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FestForums Panel Preview: Building Your Business Case for Event Technology


You want to have WiFi to support ticketing, sponsors, vendors and the production offices at your event, but you were told, “It’s just not in the budget”… now what? Overcoming objections is a universal obstacle we all face, but it becomes a critical component if it gets between your client’s monetary limitations and delivering the best solution to meet their goals and objectives. During this panel, which is part of TOURtech’s 15…

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EventTech 2017: Large Scale Outdoor WiFi – Lessons Learned From Lollapalooza


EventTech 2017 happening this week in Las Vegas, and TOURtech CEO & Founder Allen Cook will be taking attendees behind the scenes at Lollapalooza to showcase how 320 acres of urban terrain are wired for internet and WiFi to support 100,000-plus fans, vendors, artists, VIP attendees and staff. Joshua Hulbert, Field Technology Manager for Front Gate Tickets, will be joining Cook as they present a session titled “Large Scale Outdoor…

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FestForums Panel Preview: WTF Is Event Technology?

Event Technology

Believe it or not, technology is often one of the most overlooked things when it comes to planning an event, and more times than not, people find themselves scrambling at the last minute to make sure it is taken care of.  Technology and connectivity have become so commonplace that they are things most everyone expects will be easy to make work, however, that is rarely the case, especially when…

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TOURtech Welcomes Jeremy Rollinson as New CTO

Jeremy Rollinson - TOURtech CTO

TOURtech is excited to announce the hiring of Jeremy Rollinson as our new Chief Technology Officer. “As our CTO, Jeremy is an integral part of our technical and strategic growth, developing broader solutions for our clients,” says TOURtech COO Shannon Cook.  “His ability to understand client needs in combination with technology trends enables us to continue as the innovators in our industry. We are very pleased to welcome him to…

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The KRACK WiFi Vulnerability Explained


BY JEREMY ROLLINSON/TOURtech CTO: The KRACK vulnerability publicized on October 16th allows an attacker to intercept and decrypt wireless data sent between a device and WiFi router or access point it is communicating with. When your device first connects to password protected WiFi a handshake takes place between the two devices which confirms you have the correct password and agrees the encryption keys. KRACK allows an attacker to obtain…

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TOURtech Summit 15: Keynote and Panel Schedules for FestForums

15 Summit at Fest Forums

TOURTech will be kicking off a year-long celebration of fifteen years in the event production industry with a special business & technology summit – TOURtech 15 Summit – at industry conference FestForums in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Resort November 16-18, 2017. The Summit portion of Fest Forums will a feature and Keynote three panels, all curated by TOURtech CEO & Founder Allen Cook. Many of the TOURtech staff members will also…

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TOURtech Named To The 36th Annual Inc. 5000 List

Inc 500

Inc. magazine has ranked TOURtech NO. 2177 on their 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as…

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6 Steps to Avoiding Internet Overload at Your Event


Problems with wireless and server capacity made headlines at the Pokemon Go Festival in Chicago recently. We’re going to show you how to avoid situations like this in 6 simple steps. A positive event experience benefits everyone involved and, through social media, guests can share that experience instantly with a global audience.That positive association is of such high value to brands and sponsors that they are investing more than…

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The Cost of Redundancy vs The Cost of Failure – Pokémon GO Fest

Pokemon Go Fest

BY ALLEN COOK / TOURtech CEO & Founder:  Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago didn’t.  All weekend long colleagues were sending me emails about the event tragedy unfolding in Grant Park, but I already knew all about it – TOURtech was there.  In fact, many of them had seen the video of Niantic’s CEO getting booed and heckled which was streamed flawlessly over our network via Twitch. I have spoken at…

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