Miguel is EventMB’s Editor-in-Chief and likes to describe himself as a, “curious creator and caring curator of computerized content and a conscious connector of charismatic characters”. He lives and breathes the event tech sector and is deeply engaged in the global online community of event professionals. Miguel is a Portuguese soul who built a career in the UK and is now raising a young family in southern Denmark.
Conference Destinations Compete With Academic Firepower
This report ranks destinations based on representation in international association leadership. It introduces a “harnessing ratio” as an indicator of how well destinations are leveraging their intellectual capital to attract conventions.
Event Tech Plug and Play Is No Longer a Mirage
VSef, which aims to make it easy for event organizers to move data securely between event platforms, CRMs, and business intelligence tools, has partnered with several high-profile event organizers, tech platforms, and industry associations. These organizations’ data professionals and senior strategists make up VSef’s working groups. Knowles has previously held leadership roles at CloserStill and […]
EventsAIR Taps Former Hopin Exec as New CEO as Part of New Private Equity Infusion
Australian events management software provider EventsAIR has selected U.S.-based event tech veteran Matthew Donegan-Ryan as its next CEO. The move is part of a significant private equity investment led by The Riverside Company. Founder Trevor Gardiner, who was CEO, takes on the role of executive director of product innovation.
9 Lessons From SXSW 2022
The 2022 edition of South by Southwest came to a close on Sunday. This highly anticipated return to in-person experiences in Austin, Texas, was augmented by many sessions streaming online. The success of this edition marks a return to a sense of relative normalcy for tech.
Does Hopin’s Downsizing Signal a Top for the Virtual Event Tech Boom?
In September of 2021, we explored a potential downward trend for virtual event tech as the sector dealt with a largely transient client base that was not looking beyond the Covid pandemic; as a group that looked to virtual event tech primarily as a stop-gap solution, this share of the market is sometimes even referred […]
Hopin Lays Off Workers on Impact From Covid
UK-based event tech unicorn Hopin is laying off 12 percent of its workforce, including four members of the senior management team. Does the downsizing point to a real decline in business or just some housecleaning after riding the wave of virtual meetings?