Corbin's January/Februrary 2015 TechTalk Newsletter
|Volume XVII, Issue 1|
Welcome to Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter providing the latest in technology to nearly 11,000 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in over 70 countries. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows.
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Hundreds of billions of sensors are deploying quietly. They will track our every move and monitor almost everything with which we interact. The Internet of Things (IOT) will transform society and will have a significant impact on tradeshows and events. As everything links with everything else, this will be the next big technology revolution! This article covers its impact on events, meeting facilities and society in general.
NEW VIDEO: Wearable Computing for Events
NEW VIDEO: New Tech Trends
Recorded by International Meetings Review at EIBTM 2014
"Corbin's Favorites", the web's most comprehensive list of categorized web links on events and tradeshow technology has just been reorganized and updated. If you are looking for a specific meetings or tradeshow technology product, it is very likely on this list!
Major meeting tech acquisition: Lanyon acquires GenieConnect.
Major meeting tech acquisition: Cvent acquires Elite Meetings
FreemanXP enters into exclusive agreement with Klowd for polling and audience engagement technology
19 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
7 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
Social Media for Events
Excellent, comprehensive ebook from Julius Solaris!
The Meeting Planner’s Guide to Going Mobile
Excellent, white paper from QuickMobilehttp://cadmiumcd.com/cadmiumcd/article.asp?ID=digital-session-displays
5 Reasons Digital Session Displays Will Revolutionize Your Conference
Some good points from Cadmium CD
BLE/iBeacon Technology Advances for Events and Tradeshows
ITM is one of a number of companies making significant progress with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons.
Expedited Badge Brinting Using Mobile Phones
Survey sponsored by IAEE, PCMA and the Experience Institute, seeking to find the reasons people attend meetings.
Decision to Attend
EventuosityNew cloud-based event planning and tradeshow booth management tool with strong mobile interfaces (native iOS and Android).
7 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:
What is the Internet of Things?
Hyper PlanVery simple, "e-postit notes"-like project management tool. Free trial until Jan. 17.
Infographic: Facebook and Twitter: The Future through Acquisitions
Infographic: U.S. Daily Temperature Anomalies 1964-2013
Very interesting interactive infographic!
Another interesting infographic.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” -- Plutarch
"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause." -- Mark Twain
"It's almost impossible to have fun playing ping pong with someone who doesn't care, won't try or isn't any good. Ping with no Pong is no fun. The same is true of conversation." -- Loren Ekroth
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
The truth is, no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher, and no computer network will change the way government works." - Astronomer Clifford Stoll, 1995
"Even God could not sink this ship." -- Sailor of the Titanic, 1912
RECENT ARTICLES/VIDEO WITH MENTIONS OR QUOTES ABOUT/FROM CORBIN
PCMA Convene: What's Next for Wearable Tech
Successful Meetings: Geofencing Technology Helps Track Attendee Engagement
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Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS
Corbin Ball Associates
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SpotMe's robust mobile event app technology, meeting architecture consulting and support empower you to achieve your vision,
Ungerboeck is the world leader in end-to-end event management software for exhibitions, conferences and associations. For most organizations, Ungerboeck software delivers the capabilities of three to five separate software packages at a fraction of the cost including CRM, booth sales, event registration, CAD floor plans and more. Visit ungerboeck.com for more information.
AllianceTech is the leading event technology solutions provider focused on metrics & analytics. Our technology suite is designed to provide customers with an end-to-end solution for their conference and event needs. Lead retrieval, event mobile guides, attendance tracking, electronic surveys and RFID are among some of the solutions we offer.
At CadmiumCD we focus on the technology needs of event planners. We specialize in technology tools and services to collect, manage and distribute educational materials at conferences and events. Our services include: Call for Papers, Speaker Data Management, Conference Proceedings, Audio Recordings, Electronic Meeting Posters, Online Itinerary Planners, Conference Apps and Online Evaluations.
About Certain Software®, Inc
Certain Software is the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver to meeting and event professionals streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall value of meetings and events. Certain's event management solutions support a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
The multi-lingual, multi-currency platform offers registrations,
budgeting, project management, speaker/exhibitor/sponsor
management, event websites, seating, surveying, email marketing,
social networking & mobile App. Love your event software!
EventsAIR by Centium Software is for event organizers needing a turnkey solution to efficiently manage events. Easy to use and mobile optimized, it features unique capabilities, including real-time data, mobile apps and multiple productivity tools in a secure cloud environment. It's an end-to-end solution developed by and for event professionals.