Discussion paper

Cool tech disrupting the future of events

Technologies and trends shaping the Future of Events

Over the last couple of years, even months, a deluge of technologies has flooded the world of live events. Some are designed to streamline the event management process. Others are created to meet a seemingly insatiable appetite for new and novel experiences.


This paper looks at some of the developments that piqued our curiosity. Some have potentially far-reaching implications, like virtual conferences. Others offer practical online solutions to otherwise laborious event planning tasks that would have taken weeks in the past and can now be completed in a matter of minutes or hours, like choosing the optimum location and date for your event.

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Cool tech disrupting the future of events
‘Cool tech disrupting the future of events’ includes
  • Blind date - app to find best date for your event
  • Pitch perfect - using VR to overcome fear of public speaking
  • NFC - near field coms simplify access to content
  • Hyper-active content - smart WiFi reinvents space and time
  • Virtually there - 360 VR transforms virtual event experiences
  • Social mining - how to leverage social networks

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