The Event Tech Talk Show Podcast
Season 2 Episode 8 - Bear Analytics

Season 2 Episode 8 - Bear Analytics

September 1, 2022

The eighth episode of Event Tech Talk Show is all about data, and in Joe Colangelo host Adam Parry has found another perfect sparring partner.

 

Joe is co-founder and CEO of Bear Analytics, a firm dedicated to translating data into actionable intelligence for event producers, trade associations and professional societies.

 

Putting questions both as data the infatuated co-founder of Event Tech Live and as a very interested independent other, Adam gets the back story; how Jo Colangelo started with a biotech trade organisation, going on to work with its events team where he identified a “pretty big” deficiency on the data side. And how he and partner Eric Misic

founded Bear in the summer of 2013 as a result.

 

Adam and Joe discuss the impact of the Covid pandemic, how close it came to suffocating the business, and the subsequent launch of Bear IQ.

 

They talk about the burgeoning value of data and how to get the most out of it, which business operations benefit the most from centralised, clean, consolidated data. They look at tech stacks, Bear’s unique place in the puzzle, and much, much more.   

Season 02 Episode 07: The future of hybrid ecommerce

Season 02 Episode 07: The future of hybrid ecommerce

June 30, 2022

In little over 10 years Jimmy MacDonald, together with Rachel Isherwood, founded, developed and sold London Design Fair.

 

At the end of May 2022 – soon after the Evening Standard and Citibank had rated him one of the top 1,000 most influential Londoners - California-based e-commerce platform Ribbon appointed MacDonald as its global fairs liaison officer.

 

Episode 7 of the Event Tech Talk Show sees Jimmy MacDonald talk host Adam Parry through that considerable background, making mention of 100% Design, a JV with Reed Exhibitions, Super Brands London and much more.

 

Meeting out praise for Old Truman Brewery and Excel, MacDonald goes on to discuss his biggest challenge and the trade show mechanic before tackling the hybrid commerce question – with a spotlight on the Ribbon platform.

Season 2 Episode 6: The rise of the event technologist

Season 2 Episode 6: The rise of the event technologist

April 27, 2022

In this episode of Event Tech Talks, number 6 of Season 2, Canada-based Evan Babins – who joined Klir, succinctly ‘the operating system for water’, at the turn of the year - tells host Adam Parry about planning, producing and executing trade shows in the water industry across the United States.

 

Steeped in relevant experience, and a great, sharp communicator, Evan got a start in virtual events back in 2017. With a focus on a full-bore event year in 2023, he offers tech advice for the meantime, as the industry finds its feet again.

 

Evan highlights the value in incorporating virtual and hybrid models post-pandemic, connectivity – properly mixing in-person with virtual attendees – latest lead generation/lead capture solutions, getting better quality information, more substance, via Voiceform rather than asking people to fill a form out, and much, much more. 

Season 2 Episode 5: Speaker Checks to Seamless Sessions

Season 2 Episode 5: Speaker Checks to Seamless Sessions

March 23, 2022

Event Tech Talk Show Season 2, Episode 5 sees host Adam Parry talking shop with Ben Axtell and Gus Perret – co-founders of GoRemote.

In March 2020 – as events businesses around the world were postponing, cancelling, rethinking their everything in light of the then encroaching pandemic shadow. Tech took the calls but there was, naturally enough, some oversight.   

Virtual/hybrid event specialist Ben, speaking from Annecy in the south east of France, and show caller/AV man Gus, around the corner in Thônex, do the detail on GoRemote, which focused on supporting speakers as they found their feet across the digital platform through lockdowns, making sure they were fully briefed and confident before stepping on the virtual stage. And how the company has moved on as restrictions have lifted.

Season 2 Episode 4: How to find the right global technical event services partner

Season 2 Episode 4: How to find the right global technical event services partner

March 9, 2022

Event Tech Talk Show’s episode 4 in Season 2 sees host Adam Parry crossing the hemispheres to talk to Mike Day in Australia.

Mike is Asia Pacific regional manager for One World Rental, the event tech hire business, who comes to the conversation with more than five years’ experience managing teams, operations, projects, and client relationships internationally for the company.

While overseeing all APAC operations, Mike also focuses on the continued development and expansion of the company internationally as well as onboarding global partnerships.

Having revealed that he’s IOS more than android and would choose a cocktail over a coffee – particularly on the beach – in answer to Adam’s quickfire questions, Mike goes on to remember his first steps in the event industry, joining One World Rental, when it was called High Tablets and moving Down Under, before digging into the event services partner question.

Season 2 Episode 3: How to use Augmented Reality at events

Season 2 Episode 3: How to use Augmented Reality at events

March 2, 2022

Event Tech Talks’ episode 3, series 2 sees host Adam Parry talking to Joel Olandesca, creator/co-founder of the self-explanatory SOS Charging Solutions and, topically, SOS WebAR, which is a browser route to immersive augmented reality and all its commercial potential. 

With a background in mobile technology, marketing and the money side of the events world, along with prominent positions at the ILEA, Joel Olandesca is another perfect fit for the programme.

Talking from his Calgary base, where it’s -25°c, incidentally, Joel fields Adam’s quickfire ‘who are you’ questions before digging into what augmented reality means for the events industry, how it’s used, how SOS is working with clients to integrate AR activations, what the future holds for the technology and more besides.  

Season 2 Episode 2: How to host more meaningful, inspiring events online

Season 2 Episode 2: How to host more meaningful, inspiring events online

February 11, 2022

The second edition in Event Tech Talks’ Season 2 sees host Adam Parry talking with Michelle Garrison and Daniel Moss, co-founders of virtual event optimiser We & Goliath, about ‘How to host more meaningful, inspiring events online’.

A serial entrepreneur operating in and around sustainability and community-building projects for some 20-years, Michelle’s projects have been picked up by the Boston Globe, Washington Post and CBS among many others.

Daniel is a senior event strategist who has designed digital campaigns for virtual and in-person events, replete with lead nurturing automation, omnichannel retargeting, and conversion rate optimisation.

They launched We & Goliath in 1999 to empower organisations to host more meaningful, inspiring events online. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, but working everywhere, Michelle Garrison and Daniel Moss have myriad answers to the question.

This episode starts with a tip about bonded internet and keeps on giving…

Season 2 Episode 1: Why you need to launch a podcast

Season 2 Episode 1: Why you need to launch a podcast

February 3, 2022

First episode in Event Tech Talk Show Series 2 maintains the focus on clued up contributors doing the detail on the hottest topics.

Here, it’s Jason Allan Scott, serial entrepreneur/founder of software company Kopus, which has a focus on commercialising podcasts, Matt Coyne from Waves Connects, home to a weekly event industry podcast, and Caleb Parker, founder of Bold – think occasional office space for entrepreneurs – who hosts WorkBold ‘the only podcast dedicated to the future asset class called Space-as-a-Service’ A panel fully equipped to address the subject.

Steered by host Adam Parry, look out for tips on sourcing the requisite tech, the kit, to deliver – which doesn’t need to be expensive - the best recording environments, fostering and maintaining an audience, making it pay and much more. It’s all here.

Event Tech Predictions 2022 – The Event Tech Talk Show Ep 20

Event Tech Predictions 2022 – The Event Tech Talk Show Ep 20

December 29, 2021

The last Event Tech Talk Show of the year, recorded mid-December, features Adam Parry and guests Max Gethin, client partner at integrated brand experience agency Matter, Swapcard content marketer Mia Masson and Lionel Scurville, account exec at Hubilo. 

Over the last 12 months Event Tech Talks’ first series has harnessed some brilliant minds to look at, in the host’s words, ‘just about everything you could throw a stick at when it comes to event technology.’ 

So ‘where next?’ is the perfect, boundary-free wrap-up question.

Under the banner ‘Event Tech Predictions’ Adam and his guests start with Zuckerberg’s metaverse and finish, aptly enough, with what they want to leave behind in 2021, pandemics aside…

Switch on to 60 minutes for four clued-up, considered takes on our tech future.

The Event Tech Talk Show is sponsored by eventscase, the company behind solutions and services to boost engagement, increase networking, automate processes and generate registrations for in-person, hybrid and virtual events: eventscase.com

Has #eventtech innovation already slowed down or even stopped?- The Event Tech Talk Show Ep 19

Has #eventtech innovation already slowed down or even stopped?- The Event Tech Talk Show Ep 19

October 27, 2021

In this episode of The Event Tech Talk Show host, Adam Parry chats with Mahoganey Jones, Founder & CEO at Event Specialists.

Mahoganey is a true event expert. She founded and runs Event Specialists, one of Canada’s pre-eminent event production and management firms. She is the FIRST (yah, the first!) Canadian Event professional to become a Certified Digital Event Strategist and considers herself a poutine aficionado!

It has been 17+ years since Mahoganey took a jump into the Events world – and she still wakes up each day with a real love for her work! She has won numerous awards for her contributions to the events world, including the 2021 “Event Professional of the Year'' & “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry.”

The Event Tech Talk Show is sponsored by eventscase, the company behind solutions and services to boost engagement, increase networking, automate processes and generate registrations for in-person, hybrid and virtual events: eventscase.com

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