See Us at SEAT 2018!

We are looking forward to SEAT Dallas 2018 – coming up next week! And as a sponsor, we are especially excited about the agenda this year.  There are lots of great speakers and we look forward to hearing lessons learned and best practices from the many esteemed panelists.

Our COO and founder, Karri Zaremba, will participate in an exciting panel on Entertainment Districts and will share some best practices from Venuetize customer, The District Detroit. You can learn more about how we work with The District Detroit here.  You can also read about how the app works at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings, here and here.

The District Detroit covers five neighborhoods, welcomes more than five million visitors annually to ten different sports and entertainment venues, and features nearly 8000 parking spaces.  And The District Detroit mobile app, developed by Venuetize, makes all of that and more available to visitors via their own device. Check out this exciting video to learn more about the $1.2B investment Olympia Entertainment has made in Detroit:

 

The panel will also include case studies from other professional and collegiate sports teams, including the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and Notre Dame.

We are looking forward to hearing from the other sponsors and sports executives at SEAT. Please contact us at sales@venuetize.com if you’re interested in meeting up in Dallas. See you soon!

The Augmented Age


Our CTO, Nimish Shrivastava is a new contributor to the IoT Agenda, a TechTarget publication that talks about The Internet of Things.  Check out his first column on the Augmented Age:

We are living in the Augmented Age. We, as individuals, are becoming more and more reliant on devices that augment our lives. As a result, connections between people and the spaces they live in and/or visit are changing rapidly.

What does this mean? Within smart spaces – like smart cities, venues, campuses and districts – IoT devices are gathering data that can improve experiences. We’ve seen a host of applications already gathering steam and as a result, smart entertainment districts and cities are becoming synonymous with IoT.

Smart streetlights and smart meters are improving energy efficiency. According to Accenture, more than 74 million smart meters were installed in the US alone through 2016. We’re also seeing IP cameras, drones and other devices improving security as well as interconnected sensor networks minimizing traffic and improving productivity.

At the same time, we are seeing smart technologies that are augmenting our bodies and our lives – including sensors on wearables, smart contact lenses, and audio interfaces like Alexa. Today, we are on the cusp of bridging these two developments: marrying the data delivered by IoT devices with the augmented consumer experience that is also producing a great deal of data, and delivering the power of that data via new interfaces.

All of this is leading to new ways of thinking about how we experience and engage with smart spaces, and to big opportunities for the people who manage these spaces.

Read the whole thing at IoT Agenda