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  • Moore’s law apply – small organization lag behind but can gain efficiencies from new tools – competitive edge is possible Example Online Registration
  • Tradeshow or event may have multiple audiences – technology impacts all stakeholders better communications, introductions, increase networking, time management, making people smarter effciencies in spending time This is the approach that results in enhance audience experiences
  • Screens – flat, HD, miniature

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  • Navigating the Maze:  Jeff Rasco President AttendeeMangement Inc. How to research and select the correct technology Stephen Nold President Advon Technologies
  • Transformation
    • Innovation is evolving tradeshow tools to the overall benefit of the tradeshow industry. 
    • Small organizations
      • Snail pace to adopt the latest solutions?
      • Challenge just researching the tools
      • Efficient operations for small organizations can result from new tools  
      • Adopting technology to stay ahead of competition. 
  • Technology Adoption Life Cycle Geoffrey A. Moore Crossing the Chasm
  • What can Technology do?
    • Increase operational agility
    • Redesign business processes  
    • Enhance audience experiences
    • Requirements
      • changes in attitudes
      • understanding of organizational business processes.
  • Searching for Solutions?
    • Consultants
    • MeetingTechOnline
    • Industry Education
      • IAEE E2 eMERGE and Expo Expo
      • EIBTM
      • ASAE Springtime
      • Articles/White Papers
  • Eight Impacting Innovations
    • Web 2.0
    • Microsoft Surface
    • WiFi
    • Mobile Phone Applications
    • VoIP
    • Screens
    • RFID
    • APEX
  • Four Technology Trends
    • Dashboard integration
    • Event matchmaking
    • Online Communities
    • Streaming Video
  • Best practices: vendor review and selection
    • Research
      • Internal and External
      • Organization Technical Requirements
      • Trends
    • Unbiased peers/advisors
    • RFP
    • Vendor recommendations
    • References          
  • Case Studies
    • Large association seeks registration and event management tool
    • Oil and gas association seeks to solve data gap
    • Beauty Health association integrates show systems
    • Marie Blackie, DMIA
  • Best practices: implementing/executing new tradeshow tools
    • Technology Migration Plan
    • Resource Allocation
    • Training
    • Consultants
    • Stakeholder Ownership
  • Approaches for Value Measurements
    • ROI calculator – Sandy Angus, former IAEE chairman
    • Business Process Valuation
    • Common financial metrics
      •   Payback Period (PP)
      •   Net Present Value (NPV)
      •   Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Approaches for Value Measurements
    • Standard ROI calculation
      • ROI% = (total benefits – total costs)/total costs * 100
  • Links
    • Tradeshow Week www.tradeshowweek.com
    • ExpoWeb
    • Hot Contractor Technologies
    • MeetingTechOnline www.meetingtechonline.com
    • Corbin Ball www.corbinball.com Twelve Technology Trends in the Meetings and Events Market