Candid feedback on [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del]: A Reboot of Future of Events

August 23, 2016 marked the launch of [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL], a virtual event supported by LIVE Pop-Up events in over 15 cities around the world, hosted by local event professionals.

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] is a unique global event, brought together by a group of industry leaders – Dahlia El Gazzar (DAHLIA+), Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group) & Liz King (Liz King Events) – to make the most of a large new and exciting conference that unfortunately was cancelled.


The goal was to unite the events industry and to capitalize on the amazing brainpower of industry leaders who were slated to attend this inaugural event in Europe. Thanks to the dedication and selfless contribution of organizers and presenters, participants were treated to an all-star line-up of thought-leaders at NO COST.

Personally, I feel the event was a great start and look forward to see where we can take this. (I say we, because it is up to all of us to engage, co-create and getting involved in continuing to moving this forward). But don’t take only my word for it – here are comments received from a participant at our LIVE Pop-Up event hosted at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce in California:

“Good Morning Thomas, I wanted to send you a quick email and tell you what agreat and informative event yesterday was. I have been to a lot of training this year and I learned more yesterday than I have in all the other training’s combined. It was well put together, the timing for each  breakout was spot on and the presenters were amazing! I do wish there was time to engage the other pop ups. Those who did not attend really missed out on a great learning opportunity.”

Thank you Dahlia, Aaron, Liz and all presenters and hosts of LIVE Pop-Up Events around the world, I welcome and look forward to the opportunity co-creating and collaborating on future upcoming [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] events.


Sincerely, Thomas


This way to AI powered Networking

Ever since our first App, ITM Mobile have focused on making networking less “scary” and more fun.

Thanks to our Automatch, which is customized as per each event organizers specifications, app users can quickly find other participants, subject matter experts, vendors or sessions based on their areas of interest/expertise.

However, why stop there…

Through our partnership with Grip,‬ ITM Mobile is now introducing the first ever Artificial Intelligence-powered business matchmaking solution for events as part of our custom branded client Apps.

Event participants that click Network are “served up” recommended matches and here indicate who they are interested in meeting with. Based on the users swiping behavior, we recommend the next person to meet and by using natural language processing techniques and deep learning we use this data to facilitate better networking. Every “swipe” is not one but tens of data points, that refine our algorithms, and continuously improve the experience for attendees.

Contact our ITM Mobile sales team to learn more and to add the most intelligent event matchmaking solution to your next conferences, trade show or networking event.


Powering Your Event = Increased Revenue & Interaction

Thank you to all that have visited our ITM Mobile stand, or charged your smartphone at any of the Experiential Charging Stations made available via sponsorships at IMEX Frankfurt this year.

Brightbox Charging Stations are an “easy sell” to exhibitors and sponsors as they increase the opportunities for customer interaction and enhance brand recognition. The custom branded screen on the unit can also be used for interactive polling and lead generation.

By the way, the Mobile Charging Stations featured at IMEX Frankfurt are the same that are currently in use at the “French Open” at Roland-Garros and that were available in sponsored VIP Areas at the “UEFA Championship Final” in Milan. We’re happy to report that the brand sponsor has been so impressed with the results that they are now also looking to use these to strengthen their brand consumer relations in other European markets.

Product update

Living on the cutting edge, our ITM Mobile product team are constantly working on enhancing our purpose-built MINT Manager Event Platform as well as our Next-Gen Member Community, Multi-Event and Conference Apps.

As we see it, integration is key to make your job easier and in delivering Best-in-Class solutions and we are pleased to announce that we in addition to having integrated our MINT Manager Event Platform with leading Association Management Software and Registration Systems, now also feature Mentimeter as part of our mobile apps.

Mentimeter is a leader in Audience Interaction software. Over 4 million users and 100 000 professional facilitators around the world have Mentimeter as part of their meetings including the Imperial College UK, Harvard, HP, Microsoft, Daimler and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.