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PIRATEx DEEP DIVE
Event experts from around the world discussing the future of events, online conferences, best practices, and more! The PIRATEx DEEP DIVE is the go-to source to learn about the current happenings in the online event scene.
Apr 23, 2021
Sustainable transformation in the events industry w/ Lubomila Jordanova
In this week’s special episode recorded for Earth Day, Laura is in conversation with Lubomila Jordanova, the CEO and Co-Founder of Plan A. Plan A has developed a unique new product for event organizers, to help them calculate and realize the carbon footprint of their events. This new software is in a category of its own when it comes to the landscape of event technologies. Laura and Lubomila talk about the hidden impact on the earth when it comes to online events, and what event professionals can do to create greener and more sustainable events. -- Connect with us on LinkedIn! Laura: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-kol... PIRATEx: https://www.linkedin.com/company/piratex
Feb 26, 2021
Join for the content, stay for the fun w/ Jasmin Karatas
What can online events learn from gaming? Why are event platforms trying to rethink the online experience if the gaming industry has perfected that already? Is there really a fundamental difference between these two experiences? In this episode, Laura talked to gamification expert Jasmin Karatas about how event organizers and platforms can learn from gaming. For example, how can they motivate participants to love their event experience? What does it take to get the same engagement a Twitch Streamer gets? And much more thought-provoking questions. So listen and learn! -- Connect with us on LinkedIn! Laura: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-kol... PIRATEx: https://www.linkedin.com/company/piratex
Feb 18, 2021
Survival of the Fittest: The Wolve Summit Story w/ Michael Chaffe
When things went south for event organizers all over the world back in March 2020, the polish-based Wolves Summit didn’t have much time to reorganize from physical to online. But they did so successfully. In fact, they were one of the earliest examples of a bigger startup conference to do this pivot. But that hasn’t been the only pivot they did. The Wolves recognized the opportunities for being a capable organizer of online events. And so began their journey to pulling up a successful agency business. In this episode, Wolves Summit’s CEO Michael Chaffe shared his experience on how they pulled it off and what he wishes for within the upcoming switch to hybrid events. -- Connect with us on LinkedIn! Laura: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-kol... PIRATEx: https://www.linkedin.com/company/piratex
Feb 11, 2021
Event Curation in a Pandemic World w/ Monique van Dusseldorp
For our latest edition of the PIRATEx Deep Dive we had the honor to speak with industry veteran and event curator Monique van Dusseldorp. Laura and Monique discuss how event curation today is very different than it used to be, why Monique believes not everyone craves the return of physical events, and what she wishes event tech platforms would implement to become more human.
Feb 4, 2021
Rising up: Balloon’s Journey to the top of the event tech scene w/ Iraklis Alexopoulos
The latest Deep Dive episode brings back an old friend: Iraklis, the CEO of joinballoon.com! Balloon joined the Deep Dive back in the summer of 2020 to host a quick demo of their then still very young online event platform. What happened since then? Where is Balloon now and how is Iraklis' view on the event industry? Listen to learn! Connect with us on LinkedIn! Laura: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-kol... Iraklis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iraklisal... PIRATEx: https://www.linkedin.com/company/piratex
Jan 29, 2021
Clubhouse: what it is and what it isn't w/ Ben Costantini
In the latest Deep Dive Laura invited our good friend and event expert Ben Costantini, the Founder & CEO of Startup Sesame to talk about the current Clubhouse hype. Why didn't they held the session on Clubhouse you ask? Well, there might be formats that are just not that suitable for Clubhouse. And, of course, others that are perfect for it. Which would those be? Watch and learn! SHOW LESS
Jan 20, 2021
PIRATEx Backstage: Online Event Production Learnings from 2020
It's time for a recap! In this episode of the PIRATEx Deep Dive, our project team will share their biggest learnings from the 2020 switch to online events. What would they have done differently & what can you take away for your next event production? Tune in to be prepared for 2021!
Jan 14, 2021
A bold journey to the far east w/ TechBBQ
In this edition of the PIRATEx Deep Dive, Laura invited TechBBQ’s Nicklas Pavoncelli and Henk Werner to learn about their journey to going online and to in-person again. TechBBQ is one of Europe’s most beloved startup events, but they've got some ambitious plans to scale further beyond the Nordics, both online and offline. They've already made steps in that direction, hosting one of the first startup and tech events to return in-person in 2020, in Shenzhen, China. But how did the return to physical events go, after months of #onlineevents? Tune in to learn more!
Jan 7, 2021
2021 Predictions for Online Events w/ Natalie Novick and Felix Josephi
2021's first edition of the PIRATEx Deep Dive, Laura talked with our CEO Felix Josephi and Content Specialist Natalie Novick on some of our predictions for 2021. We discussed the growing landscape of players in the event space, and the further unbundling of the industry. We also discussed our dreams for 2021 and what we hope the event industry will be brave enough to tackle.
Dec 17, 2020
Can online festivals work? w/ Brian Corcoran
*On the latest edition of the PIRATEx Deep Dive, Laura invited Brian Corcoran, the CEO of Turing Fest. Turing Fest is a cross-functional tech conference, designed to forge new connections between entrepreneurs, technologists and investors from all over the world. Like everyone in the experience economy, Brian and his team had to overhaul their event management during lockdown to create the first ever, digital Turing Fest. Can a festival work in an online world? What are the most important things to consider when building a virtual festival? What does Brian think is the key thing missing when it comes to online events? *
Dec 10, 2020
Digital prevails & events are no exception w/ Manuel Koelman
For this episode, we welcomed back PIRATE.global’s Manuel Koelman to the Deep Dive. The last time Manuel joined the Deep Dive, he had a lively conversation with Startup Sesame’s Ben Costantini on the question of whether or not physical events will return, or online events will prevail. Here, he shares some further views on what online events may look like in 2021, based on his experiences with adjacent industries experiencing disruption. Laura and Manuel discuss how digital and convenience always wins and how tech has to keep up with user behavior.
Nov 26, 2020
On tech events and travelling from home w/ Natalie Novick
Natalie Novick is a long-standing startup and event expert. She is a veteran of countless startup and tech conferences as a speaker, organizer, and attendee. She believes the future of events is online, which is why she's pivoted her career to work on it. In this episode, Laura and Natalie talk about experiences of online events and how to experience the world from home.
Nov 18, 2020
TNW - to go bigger, go remote w/ Patrick de Laive
Patrick de Laive is the founder and CPO of TNW, a global digital brand that informs, inspires, and connects people who love tech through media, events, and services. Being a media company TNW has live-streamed their events for the past nine years. But this time it was different. With 2020 hitting them as hard as anybody else in the event industry they saw a chance to now scale even bigger than they had before. Listen to what Patrick has learned so far and what he would have done differently looking back.
Nov 11, 2020
Meeting in the middle - is hybrid the new thing? w/ Daniela Stack
Daniela Stack is the Director of New Fairs and Events at Deutsche Messe. Deutsche Messe is one of the world’s largest and leading organizers of trade fairs, bringing together visitors and exhibitors since 1947. Daniela has over 16 years in the industry and today is leading Deutsche Messe’s new projects, including more and more digital solutions. Listen in to learn more about how established events and service providers are adapting to more remote options in the wake of COVID-19 and an increasingly digital world.