Chief Data & Analytics Officer Conference – London, February 2018
A two day conference with a preliminary Focus Day and a trade exhibition running concurrently. This conference was a much larger event than those held in previous years, so it necessitated a degree of upscaling in most respects. We had the pleasure of being involved in many previous events but these were more like meetings than full blown conferences. The challenge was to increase the size but maintain the intimate feel of the event.
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The event was meticulously planned with the main liaison between our client, Rachel Thomas of Corinium Global Intelligence and CBS Production manager, Steve Cook. Upscaling from meeting to conference meant a change of equipment level and additional logistical planning.
For the Focus Day, we provided a small PA system with lapel and Hand Held radio mics, along with a pair of laptops, vision mixer, HD projector and 2m rear projection screen. Although the meeting was relatively small, it was vital that the sound system was crystal clear and the visuals were first class, particularly with some of the very detailed slides involved. Our technician, Greg was on hand to ensure all ran smoothly and offer technical advice and assistance where required.
After the Focus Day concluded, the rest of the team arrived to set up the main room and exhibition areas. The main conference room was set with stage, branded backdrop, screen and repeating screens down the room. We also installed the facility for speakers to use laptops at the stage, as well as at the control desk and provided a timer system to keep the programme running to order. A surround sound PA system ensured complete clarity for all presenters, so the messages were heard clearly throughout the conference hall.
Various screens, ranging from 42” to 60” were provided for Exhibitors’ stands and a PA was in place for announcements as required during the event.
The main conference featured presentations from representatives of organisations as diverse as HMRC, ONS, Legal & General, Oracle, IATA, Close Brothers, European Central Bank, Credit Suisse, Santander and The BBC, to name but a few. All of the message displayed and broadcast by The CBS Group.
All sessions were interactive with an app based system enabling audience members to pose questions to presenters and give feed back in real time.