Tech News: Event Technology Awards, Hubilo, JabberYak, Albany Capital Center Additions; Hyve, Crowd Connected Alliance


Tech News: Event Technology Awards, Hubilo, JabberYak, Albany Capital Center Additions; Hyve, Crowd Connected Alliance

From recognizing the stars behind the technology in the industry to uncovering comprehensive solutions aimed at helping event professionals succeed, event technology is constantly evolving. Check out some of the latest developments!

Event Technology Awards – The People

Event Technology Awards (ETA) opened applications for its new people-focused branch this summer and selected a panel of judges. Event Technology Awards – The People live and almost take place during June 8th Event Tech Live, Las VegasThe first in-person US edition of the show, which has been taking place in London for nine years and held as a virtual event for the US and Canada in 2020.

ETA – The People will celebrate individuals and teams who bring technology to the table and help develop solutions, better practices and new ways around traditional problems.

Entries are open to both suppliers and organizations, and suppliers are encouraged to nominate their customers. If a supplier falls into a category for their team or an individual, they will be given a free token to nominate one of their customers. List of 31 categories can be found here.

Meanwhile, 15 people known for their extensive industry experience and/or innovation from all corners of the event industry, recently selected to judge the awards.

“As ETA–The People’s entries overlap alongside regular award submissions, we’re asking our judges for even more this year,” said Adam Parry, co-founder of the Event Technology Awards. “We’ve come to expect the best throughout the process, and judges of this caliber will certainly deliver.”

Judge Kathryn Frankson event marketing manager at Informa Connect, commented on why it is so important to recognize technical achievements.

ETA and similar events are extremely important.” “It’s always been true that teams work hard to create bespoke experiences, but in the past two years the demands for event professionals are higher than ever.”

“It has never been more important to recognize and reward the heart and soul that people put into scaling technology, advancing our industry and connecting,” he added.

The full list of referees (pictured above, left to right) includes:

  • Andrew Harrison, Director, Event Provider and Services Association (ESSA)
  • Corinne Kessel, International President, International Live Event Association (ILEA)
  • Craig Mathie, general manager, Bournemouth 7s
  • CEO and executive director, David Audrain, Association of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)
  • Eric Kingstad, consultant and founder, Kingstad Event Technologist
  • Dahlia El Gazzar, idea architect + technology therapist, DAHLIA+Agency
  • Tess Vismale, Founder and CEO of iSocialExecution
  • James Kelley, director, onsite, leader training, business development, virtual events, MCI USA
  • Kathryn Frankson Dmanager toventilation marcheology, Informa Connect
  • Kelly Stanley, co-founder and managing director of Borough Bench Media
  • Ksenija Polla, regional manager, North America, ICCA
  • Mahoganey Jones, Founder and CEO, Event Specialists
  • Marco Giberti, founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures
  • Sabrina Meyers, founder of Sabrina Meyers Consulting
  • Sina Bunte, co-founder and event manager of SheSharp

Event Tech Live, Las Vegas, June 7-9 At the Expo World Market Centerand Event Tech Live, London 15-17 November ExCeL, London. Each hybrid event is dedicated to bringing together global event professionals to experience and discuss the latest in event technology, support thought leadership, and engage with its community throughout the year.


Leading event technology company hubilo will take the stage MIX 2022 (Mastering Immersive Events), the first global hybrid meetup, March 30 and 31. MIX is designed to bring together the best minds in the industry to share, learn and grow the next generation of hybrid events.

MIX will take place both virtually and in person, with live events on March 30 in San Francisco, New York and London, and March 31 in Bangalore.

MIX will allow attendees to learn from experts on event trends, community building and what is moving the industry forward, discuss new frontier engagement strategies, and experience lounges for networking, peer-to-peer, one-on-one meetings and interactions. speakers.

Highlights of the event will include special guest speaker Mindy Kaling, writer, director and actor in hit series such as “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” and films such as “Late Night”. Kaling will participate virtually for “The Possible Path,” a Q&A that will highlight their experience in overcoming challenges to become a creative powerhouse.

Additionally, CEO Vaibhav Jain will share his vision of how event professionals will continue to transform the last analogue channel in marketing into an essential tool for connectivity in our digital-first global society and the technology they will use to get there.

See more details on MIX 2022 sessions and speakers here.

Hyve and Crowd Connected

Hyve GroupWorld leader in B2B events with meetings in 13 countries, signed a multi-event agreement for licensing Crowd Connected‘s proprietary location software.

Crowd Connected’s platform enables real-time positioning of smartphones in any environment, indoors and outdoors. It is widely recognized as a best-in-class solution and is licensed in the live events industry, including business events, sports and entertainment venues, and music festivals.

With its software integrated into the official app for an exhibition or trade show, Crowd Connected provides critical insight into visitor behavior in a venue in real time by providing blue dot navigation, location-based personalization and location analytics.

“Hyve is at the forefront of the technology revolution in the trade show industry,” said Mark Maydon, commercial director of Crowd Connected. multiple show crews as physical events return post-pandemic. ”

Maydon added that the industry is increasingly focused on running “smart” events and is conscious that physical shows compete with digital.

“This means being more data-driven,” he said. “At Crowd Connected, we are on a data-driven mission to transform live events through location tracking insight.”

Ernesto Perdomo, head of digital experience at Hyve, said that working with the proven positioning technology and ease of deployment in the features offered by Crowd Connected will enable Hyve to take the physical experience to the next level by bringing the best of digital to the showroom.

“This ticks more than one box,” he said. “It elevates the visitor experience through the familiarity of blue-dot navigation that leads to greater engagement with attendees. It makes the mobile app more valuable by helping us customize the event experience. And Crowd Connected’s analytics provide previously unobtainable metrics, such as foot traffic statistics for each exhibitor at a trade show.”


JabberYak The recently introduced event technology was conceived as a unique icebreaker concept that reduces social tension and helps conversation flow while providing attendee analytics and event recording capability.

Company developed a system for uniting people through common interests, based on the concept of the “seven degrees of interest”, the idea that individuals will connect and have a meaningful conversation in at least one area of ​​interest.

Attendees select seven personal or business interests from a default or customized event-specific template. These selected keywords are printed on unique T-shirts or badges worn at an event and provide a visual cue allowing attendees to know something relevant about someone else before the first word is exchanged.

Lynn Wellish, an event expert who partnered with JabberYak for a recent event, commented on how impressed she was with the product.

“The biggest obstacle at any event is getting people to interact, as people find it awkward and scary to interact with others,” he said. “I was amazed at how conversations and networking with JabberYak happened organically.”

JabberYak also offers an analytics dashboard that provides a comprehensive report on the interests of users of the system. This information can be used by event professionals as a valuable tool to tailor more effective event experiences to attendees’ interests.

As an additional service, JabberYak’s free event registration tool allows event professionals to create in-person, virtual or hybrid events, and attendees easily register and respond to RSVPs.

The event logging portal provides users with the following capabilities:

  • Display events online
  • Promote brands with a stylish signup template
  • Receive registration notifications
  • Get a QR Code for event registration
  • View lists of attendees on the dashboard
  • Automatic confirmation and reminder emails
  • View RSVP link in invitation emails and website
  • Show attendees registered to the event
  • View crime scene map
  • Link the event to social media

Albany Capital Center

This Albany Capital Center (ACC) has launched a completely revamped website in Albany, NY, designed to significantly improve the experience for event organizers and attendees.

“With the help of this new website, we’re able to highlight everything ACC has to offer, from our floor plans to our virtual tours, event listings, and preferred partners and vendors,” said Shannon Licygiewicz, ACC general manager. The new website offers customers a modern, one-stop shop that will change the way they experience meetings and events.”

New site features include displaying alerts quickly and prominently on the homepage, unifying event page details, and providing the user with a clean and easy navigation process. As part of the design refresh, the new website adds images and videos throughout, making the experience more visually appealing. The new capabilities will allow the ACC to keep clients and customers updated on rapidly changing government mandates related to COVID-19, such as entry and mask policies. Additionally, new site features will allow ACC staff to efficiently manage the diverse catalog of events held at the facility by editing critical event information such as ticket links, event descriptions and dates, FAQs, prices and times. The search functionality has been completely revamped, making users’ navigation smooth and providing search results directly within the website.

In addition to the improved user experience, the new website also introduces the Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) rebrand, which includes a new logo and brand statement.

“Investment in the new website improves access to information, provides timely event updates, highlights ACC’s large capacity and its operator, ASM Global Albany’s ability to adapt to any need,” said Duncan Stewart, ACCA Executive Director. . Similarly, in commissioning a new logo and developing a branding statement, the ACCA Board sought to highlight the greatness of Albany and the Capital Territory, and despite all that, ALB I NY® truly ‘A Crossroads of American History, Culture and Culture’. Confirmed that it is. Trade®.”

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