We’ve been promising our best speaker line-up for our 5th birthday edition of Ticketing Technology Forum. And we will deliver.

The first of our 40+ speaker announcements is Stephen Statler, world-leading expert on all things ‘beacon’. He’s flying in to Dublin from San Diego to share his insights into how the emerging beacon ecosystem will impact ticketing, access control, visitor experiences and new marketing opportunities.

And here’s a chap who knows his onions – or rather his beacons. He has, quite literally, written the book – which is called Beacon Technologies: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Beacosystem. (If you want to brush up on your beacon knowledge, you can buy a copy of Stephen’s Amazon Besteller book here).

Steve is a writer, public speaker and consultant working in the beacon ecosystem. Checkout his video intro here.  He trains and advises retailers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware.

Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm’s Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market.

“There has been a major disruption to the ticketing ecosystem. The digital and physical worlds are converging,” says Stephen. “Major opportunities and risks are manifesting themselves. There will be winners and losers in the race to respond.”

Is your venue ready for the beacon revolution? If not, then book your seat at #TTF17 and meet Stephen in person.


PS. Meet Stephen, 40+ world-class speakers and 400+ industry leaders at Ticketing Technology Forum 2017 (5-6 April, Dublin). Earlybird passes including 2 free hotel nights here.

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