Part 1: The Technology RFP Process
How do you determine the best technology solution for you? In this module, we review the steps required to select the best technology to meet your organization’s needs. We will walk through a five step process from establishing and evaluating your needs, examining the wide spectrum of solutions options from open mobile streaming to robust enterprise platforms, analysis of the various solution to the final vendor selection.
David Stankiewicz, DES
Project Manager, IEEE
David Stankiewicz works as a Project Manager at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
For the past 3 years, as a Project Manager for the IEEE Strategic Programs group, David has been a part of a team of event production specialists servicing a global community of technology professionals, conference organizers and meeting planners. Their suite of services includes brainstorming new event paradigms, exploring new audiences, researching new tools, trialing new methodologies, creating highly produced content, elevating IEEE’s event profile, and making it easy for organizers to innovate.
Part 2: Other Elements for Integration
The second part of this module examines the current state of technology, how to use tech to project to manage and collaborate and how to use technology to enhance the engagement and attendee experience.
Dahlia El Gazzar, DES
Principal and Tech Evangelist, DAHLIA+ Inc.
Dahlia has an OMG-attitude about tech and practical solutions. With more than a decade of experience in the meetings industry, Dahlia has held roles on the planner side as well as on the supplier side. She has been known in the events industry as the ‘go-to’ source for tech news, and solutions for the busy event professionals. Her mission is to untether the busy professional from their desktop and office, and have them be more efficient and productive working from a beach in Mexico with an umbrella drink through their mobile device and smart solutions and apps.
Recently featured in the top 5 Women in Event Tech List, and as one of MeetingsNet’s 2015 Changemakers, and a Meetings Focus Trendsetter. She speaks internationally on event technology, new-and-upcoming technology, and more to help empower event professionals with practical intel on everything event tech related, and digital innovation when it comes to their meetings and events. She wants you to break the status quo and make the shift happen!