I love, love, love all things events and technology. If you can’t tell by my tweets, Facebook posts and all my other social media interactions, I love to talk about events and the tools that help us do what we do better. In June 2011, I partnered with an organization called Pogby to bring you PlannerTech – an event technology showcase. This weekly blog series is going to help continue to expose you to new tools you need to be aware of as an event planner. Also, in case you missed it, PlannerTech could be coming soon to your area!
Today, we’re talking about Presaria
Your name: Dag Hendrik Lerdal
Company/Tool Name: Preseria AS / Preseria Conference
What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?
Our tool makes it easier to handle presentations at medium and large conferences. The tool collects presentation files from the speakers before or during the event and plays them – no matter what format and with seamless switching between presentations.
Between the presentations a pause image is shown to the audience. This consists usually of the conference’s own graphical profile, which gives the event a professional look. After the conference, the tool automatically generates a publishing page for easy web publishing and sharing of the conference material. Here the participants can choose to download the presentations in PDF or view them directly in their web browser.
What is the best audience for this tool? Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small?
Medium to large conferences
What does your tool help event planners do better?
Preseria Conference makes life easier for presenters and conference organizers in the different stages of a conference:
Planning: Organization of conferences, sessions, presenters and their presentation files on web.
Execution: Problem-free execution of presentations. No hassle switching between presenters and their files.
Publishing: Fast, easy and professional publishing solution for online or offline viewing of presentations.
How is your tool different from/better than the competition?
Our tool covers the planning (gathering), execution and publishing-phases of conference presentations. Our tool supports all common presentation formats, not only PowerPoint.
What is the single coolest feature of your product?
The automatic synchronization of presentation files between the web-site, where presenters upload their presentation, and the computer in the conference venue. This enables presenters to work on their presentation up to three minutes before they enter the stage. Their presentation will be ready for them and the hassle of connecting a new computer or juggle another USB stick is eliminated.
Anything else we need to know?
We’re soon launching a new product for presenters and meeting organizers. Check out beta.preseria.com for more info on this.