Corbin's January/February 2016 TechTalk Newsletter
|Volume XVIII, 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 for over seventeen years. 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.
NEW ARTICLE: 6 Novel and Useful Event Apps
Mobile event apps have become the standard for many events with more than 300 products to choose from. With so many choices, we are seeing an evolution expanding from simple agenda apps to ones that can provide specialized benefits including audience engagement, advanced networking and much more. Here are six apps that have novel and specific meetings-related applications to consider:
NEW ARTICLE: 7 Ideas Innovative Event Organizers Are Doing
A variety of marketing and technology suggestions to improve your events.
NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pathway to the Internet of Things
International Meetings Review interview by James Latham.
This PowerPoint PDF deck, provided by Neil Patwardhan, CEO of Skoop, highlights the benefits and options for creating a micro network for your event.
15 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
5 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8fc0xiKO4o&feature=youtu.be (Video demo)
Very cool full-featured sourcing/SMM/meetings management system. APEX compliant. Several 3rd-party planning features as well.
Interesting startup slide/presentation management tool including slide sharing, polling, surveys, handouts and more. Speakers can even see/advance slides on their Apple Watch!
New event management platform with an abstract management and peer review system for accepting papers for conferences.
Very powerful social wall/digital marketing tool.
Very powerful community building and marketing automation system used by ASAE, MPI, PCMA, IAEE and others.
5 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:
Infographic: 5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to Use Instead
Security and Data Protection in a Google Data CenterInteresting view on the high level of data security.
Infographic: 10 Rules to improve your PowerPoint presentations.
Infographic: How to Give a Powerful Presentation
Website speed test tool
5 Sites Just for Fun:
A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
Reusable Space Rocket - Another Step To Recreational Space Travel
APPLE iPhone 6 Parody Commercial by IKEA
John Oliver on Sugar
16 Internet Firsts
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." --- Jawaharlal Nehru
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." -- Albert Einstein
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
"Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous." -- -Winston Churchill (1939)
That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done ... The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives. -- U.S. Admiral William D. Leahy to President Truman (1945)
RECENT MENTIONS AND QUOTES FROM CORBIN:
MeetingsNet: 10 Trends You Need to Know for 2016
Smart Meetings: A Discussion With Technology Expert Corbin Ball
Making Sense: Top Tech Trends that Will Dominate 2016
Cadmium Blog:17 Inspiring Quotes form 17 of the Most Influential #Eventprofs
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Corbin Ball Associates
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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.
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.
ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC and cloud-based event solutions, serves corporate event producers, event agencies, tradeshow managers, and exhibitors on six continents.
Meeting Evolution (ME) - a web-based Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) platform managing the entire meetings lifecycle. ME SMM includes event request processing; sourcing of venues, custom contract management, post event reporting and meeting spend analysis; event planning to create BEO's; attendee registration and housing with a dynamic on-line/mobile APP for your attendees.
"We're using the SpotMe app to let 400 evangelists take control of the agenda and create their own sessions at our annual agile community event" - Hannah Shain, Rally Software
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.
AllianceTechis 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.
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