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How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

  • 1.  How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 15 days ago

    Happy Monday! We're back with the next Huddle of the Week discussion.

    We know this new era of events has brought a lot of change to your role, whether you are an event planner, event marketer, third-party planner, or other position. With the pivot to virtual, and now the new approach of the return to in-person and hybrid events, your role has likely leaned heavily on the event technology more than ever before.

    It's led to event professionals understanding meetings and technology at the same level of depth, and taking on new technical responsibilities or evolving your career in a way that you may not have foreseen. 

    This has been an extremely interesting impact for all in the industry, so we'd like to hear firsthand from you:

    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role?

    Let us know your thoughts and experiences below! #HuddleoftheWeek #VoiceIt

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    Danni Czark
    Senior Associate, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Posted 14 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?
      • Yes I play a much larger role with technology in virtual events instead of the all operations role I played with in-person events.
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role?
      • I still  consider myself Event Operations but now more Event Technology Operations.


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    Scott Sward
    Global Travel and Events Manager
    Viewpoint, Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Posted 13 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today? A lot of my turn has focused on taking usually printed static documents and making things more digital and interactive
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role? I always have, even pre pandemic. Involvement in cvent, virtual events even before everything, mobile apps, onsite registration, interactive LEDs and other technology being brought into the spaces


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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 4.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Community MVP
    Posted 12 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role?

    I had to pivot to virtual in 7 weeks and amp up my game as an event technologist. I also had to educate both colleagues and my attendees on the shift in paradigm from onsite to virtual. That is a huge mindshift, and one that takes a long time, and is filled with disbelief and inexperience on the part of those whom I'm trying to convince to do things differently.

    Marketing the tools, changes in paradigm, and best practices has been a huge challenge.

    I made up my own title years ago: Event Architect. I am an event technologist, as well as a marketer, an educator, and a project manager responsible for the budget, branding, swag decisions, surveying and reporting, speaker training, getting my team to complete tasks on time and under budget while maintaining high quality, and ultimately, I am responsible for the success or failure of an event.

    I am also now advising more and more other companies, those that I don't work for, to help them understand what virtual tools they well need and, more importantly, how they will need to change their processes. 


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    Brenda Ainsburg
    Channel Program Manager
    brenda.ainsburg@siemens.com
    Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Posted 11 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today? My role in event technology has grown in leaps and bounds. I have learned so much about WebEx, Zoom, bring in-person events to virtual, and even an event producer.
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role? If I am not there yet, I will be before events get back to a full swing of being in-person.


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    Mary Ann Hall
    Event Specialist
    Federal Reserve System
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  • 6.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Community MVP
    Posted 11 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?
      As a tech enthusiast, I enjoy staying on top of the constant evolution of technology in the event world; and it served me well when we had to pivot from in-person to virtual in light of COVID. 
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role?
      Yes and no. I think it's important for most/all event planners to educate themselves on all things they are involved in when managing events - at least enough to understand them, even if someone else is responsible. Know at least a little about everything you touch!


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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?

    Posted 11 days ago
    • How has your role adapted to the rise of event technology in our environment today?
      • My role has definitely adapted while our events have evolved to higher-tech support: adding Mobile apps, iPad check-in and badge printing, etc. Seems like each year, we add more and more of Cvent's tools to our mix, and I have to learn each one.
    • Do you consider yourself an event technologist or a different role?
      • Yes, I'm definitely the Event Technologist at our company. 


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    Bob Lane
    Director, Technology
    OMNIA Partners, LLC
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