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 imbookin 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 TechSpec
What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?
The problem is the lack of knowledge about technology that is rampant in our industry. The need for technology in guest rooms and meeting space is pervasive, yet we’re all not speaking the same language. This tool will not only help planners and hoteliers determine a baseline level of tech competency in the property, but is also designed to elevate the conversation so that the needs of the guests and attendees are consistently met.
What is the best audience for this tool?
Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small? – All segments. If the planner wants their attendee, the hotel’s guest, to have a good work environment while they’re in the hotel, it has value.
What does your tool help event planners do better?
Determine whether the hotel they are about to secure for their event provides adequate technology (bandwidth, tech ergonomics, etc.) for their attendees, both in the guest room and the public space.
How is your tool different from/better than the competition?
Right now, there is no competition for this tool.
What is the single coolest feature of your product?
Everything is “way cool” about it.