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February 20, 2017 - It’s our seventh year in a row powering the official SXSW GO mobile app and our team is getting ready to head down to Austin for SXSW 2017. Every year we work closely with SXSW and put our heads together to determine how we can push the boundaries to showcase innovative mobile technology. This year is no exception, and we’re excited to announce the release of “Abby” – an automated bot that will answer attendee questions with personalized recommendations.
If you’re heading to SXSW this year, here are a couple sessions and events where you’ll find our team.
Saturday, March 11
> Better Events Through Technology Meet Up
12:30PM - 1:30PM
JW Marriott, Room 209
If you are an event producer, creator, manager, or sponsor - this meet up is for you! More than networking, our goal is to share with one another cool tech-enabled best practices that we can implement to produce more successful events.
> Mobile Apps in the Age of Cognitive Computing
3:30PM - 4:30PM
JW Marriott, Salon 8
Join Jeff Sinclair, Eventbase CEO and Co-Founder, and Ted Conroy, Digital Innovation Manager at IBM, as they explore how intelligent machines affect mobile apps as they try to understand and mimic human intelligence. This session covers the potential for what could be achieved through advancements in cognitive computing and how systems like Watson can be integrated with mobile apps to extract valuable insights from large volumes of data and address the challenges we face today.
Sunday, March 12
> Event Technology Mixer
1:00PM – 2:00PM
W Hotel, Terrace
Eventbase returns to SXSW to host a reception where disruptors from the biggest brands in the world of events come to celebrate event technology. Mingle with event industry innovators and brand leaders at one of the premier events at SXSW. Space is limited, RSVP today!
> SXSW Tech Tour
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center, Booth 745
Take this annual tour of the SXSW Expo Hall at the Austin Convention Center. The Eventbase team will be running tech tours and demoing the latest innovation behind the SXSW GO mobile app, giving you a hands-on view of the event technology use cases. Meet at the Eventbase booth #745.
Monday, March 13
> The Event Tech Meet Up
12:30PM – 1:30PM
JW Marriott, Room 213
Eventbase’s Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Ben West, joins a group of seasoned event technology experts to discuss new and innovative technology in the event tech space. Come and connect with Eventbase and other leading event tech companies like Meetingmax, GigSalad, WayBlazer, Eventbrite, Traction on Demand, and Simpleview.
> Everyone Has a Beacon: Now What?
3:30PM – 4:30PM
JW Marriott, Salon AB
Alexandre Ackermans, Eventbase’s VP of Technology, will explore the future of beacon technology. As a proximity-based marketing channel, beacons have cultivated use cases that extend beyond brand messaging. In the event space, these include indoor navigation, streamlined check-in and attendee networking to name a few. Its power, lies in the deep insights marketers can extract from user interactions and the challenge becomes driving participation for a complete view of the attendee journey.
> Eventbase Exhibiting at SXSW
We’ll be exhibiting at SXSW. Stop by the Eventbase booth (#745) to learn more about why our mobile event technology platform is trusted by half of the largest global technology companies, get an overview of our platform and features and meet the Eventbase team.