In today's interview about the impact of event technology on the event industry landscape, we have Even Babins, a trendsetting Event Producer with over a decade of corporate and private event experience working on events around the world. Currently taking the role of Event Manager at Intuit.
We've asked Even to share with us his beginnings, his major accomplishments and challenges as well as his insight about how technology is influencing the way events are being executed. Start reading it now!
Evan Babins: I started in the industry through the AV Production and DJ route. Turned that into corporate event production, agency work, and in-house event planning for major global brands. Some major accomplishments include:
Evan Babins: I have produced many amazing events, but the one that stands out is the 2023 Get Connected tour for Intuit. We produced 4 events across Canada in 7 weeks. Had an amazing team working together to bring the event to life from conception to execution. The event was very well received by guests and stakeholders alike.
Evan Babins: When producing an event overseas, at the last minute my AV supplier backed out of the event. The event was a hybrid event that was broadcast to different offices plus in person with over 1000 people in the room.
Evan Babins: Working with speakers/presenters to get the maximum return on their content. Allow audiences to be immersed in presentations and sessions to make them a two-way dialogue vs. a speaker talking to them and them just listening.
Evan Babins: GenAI is the new buzzword in the industry. The things that can be done using AI including text, image and audio-based content are unreal. I'm excited about what GenAI will do to advance our industry in the near future.
Evan Babins: Using proper technology to your advantage is a major win for event profs. Using too much or the wrong tech, can backfire and make your event look fake and staged. Finding the balance is essential.
Evan Babins: Using AI to help generate content, event schedules, run sheets and more will streamline event profs workflow and make the 'admin' tasks we do so much faster and easier to accomplish.
NoIs the event industry effectively adapting to the changing expectations and preferences of the younger generation?
YesDoes the event industry place too much emphasis on extravagant productions and overlook the substance and content of events?
NoDo you believe there is an over-reliance on technology and automation in the event industry, leading to a diminished human touch?
NoIs there a tendency for the event industry to prioritize high-profile and celebrity-driven events over those with authentic and community-driven experiences?
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