Tech Buzz: Top 10 Developments in EIBTM's Innovation Zone
In advance of next week's show in Barcelona, EIBTM has announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year’s specially designated area of the Innovation Zone. The companies were chosen from those who applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations "demonstrating revolutionary solutions, applications and the very latest technologies that can transform the meetings, events and business tourism industry."
The Top 10 Innovations appearing this year are:
Tech Watch winner Live Group ‘IPS Locator Function,’ a dedicated App intended to transform the communications experience for event and meeting planners, by letting delegates position themselves, locate others and find specific areas on an interactive floor plan.
Sli.do, an audience engagement platform for live events that makes it easy for attendees to ask questions and vote on live polls via their devices.
Social Tables, a provider of cloud-based hospitality software that positions venues to work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event and meetings customers.
Time2, which will conduct live demonstrations of its web-based event networking solution that lets professionals at event or on the move connect more efficiently and increase their networking opportunities.
DPA Microphones, which will present its new d:screet Necklace Microphone.
Lemon & Orange, which provides augmented reality based solutions for mobile devices, websites and big screens as well as interactive applications.
The Top 10 Innovations also include new product launches:
Centium Software’s EventsAir, a cloud-based solution that leverages its cloud architecture for all types of events, conferences, tradeshows and meetings offering tools such as mobile apps, real-time run sheets, budget forecasting, reporting, analytics and more.
Init Live, which takes a mobile-first approach to managing the team on the ground. The cloud-based system includes a web service and a free mobile device app and gives event planners, event staff and volunteers a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service.
Showslice, an online platform where organizers of large meetings and events can communicate their upcoming event requirements with each other in order to connect, coordinate and share some of the infrastructure costs back-to-back at one venue, introducing the concept of sharing economy to the meetings and events industry.
Slidebox which provides IT services for speakers to manage their presentations and share their knowledge with their audience.
This year, the EIBTM Innovation Zone has been re-designed with a new look and feel. One of the new features includes Innovation in Action – a multimedia showcase of leading meetings industry innovations as they are applied in real situations, providing global suppliers such as hotels or venues, the opportunity to present case studies around their solutions to enhance the event participants’ experience.
The Innovation Zone is also bringing back the Genius Zone, sponsored by DoubleDutch, where attendees can learn more about event mobile applications, receiving inside knowledge through live demonstrations and one-to-one information sessions.
For more information on the Innovation Zone and the Top 10 Innovations, visit www.eibtm.com/izone. For further information about the Knowledge sessions, which will take place in the Innovation Zone, visit www.eibtm.com/knowledge.
EIBTM 2014 will take place from November 18 – 20 in Barcelona.