Corbin's September/October 2016 TechTalk Newsletter
|Volume XVIII, Issue 5|
Welcome to the 18th anniversary issue of 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.
In this issue:
These are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better and improve the attendee experience.
This annual review covers many of the major events technology trends to watch for this coming year.
NEW VIDEO: Jamie Muro and Convene Article by Corin Hirsch -- recorded in Vancouver at PCMA.
TechTalk Turns Eighteen!
Groupize is teaming up with Concur to offer an integrated solution that empowers corporate administrators and travel arrangers with precise traveler profile data and visibility into traveler stays.
A natural alliance between a major mobile event app company and a lead retrieval/session tracking provider.
This tool draws real-time data from Etouches' technology stack—sourcing, registration, mobile and onsite activity—to give a view of an event's return on investment.
Honored to be included at #5 on this list created by Bizzabo. The rankings are based on Klout Score, Moz Page Authority, Twitter Follower/Following ratio, and other qualifications.
19 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
6 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
6 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:
7 Sites Just for Fun:
*Thanks to Matthew Mazerolle for the link suggestions.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." – Benjamin Franklin
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
"Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure." --Henry Morton, President of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison's incandescent lamp (c.1880)
"Lee DeForest has said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years. Based on these absurd and deliberately misleading statements, the misguided public ... has been persuaded to purchase stock in his company." -- a U.S. District Attorney, prosecuting American inventor Lee DeForest for selling stock fraudulently through the mail for his Radio Telephone Company (1913)
RECENT MENTIONS AND QUOTES FROM CORBIN:
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