A device that slows time and temporarily clones you would come in handy at events but I think that technology is still a way off!
On a more serious note I think there are a plenty of eventtech solutions out there, but they seem to be largely all-in-one solutions serving the big budget end of the market.
This is understandable: that’s where the money is, and because the rate of tech adoption in events is quite constrained (annual events cycles, risk aversion), it has been a potentially risky sector to enter for tech firms from a cashflow perspective.
And I think this has resulted in the ‘long tail’ of boutique event agencies, SMEs, independent festivals, non-profits and academia being rather under-served.
However, cloud-based platforms are now slashing delivery costs, so it’s possible for new entrants to deliver software at a more accessible price, and there are consequently quite a few interesting startups in eventtech.
The good news for event planners is that the ‘API economy’ means that they can pick and choose which bits of tech they need, and plug them into each other to achieve their objectives.
I’d love to hear what other folks think, but fear I’m dragging the thread off topic?