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Industry Innovators 2022: 12 Event Tech Experts Pushing the Industry Forward

From metaverse experts to community builders to hologram creators to virtual platform leaders, these innovators are using technology to bring the industry to new heights.

Industry Innovators 2022: Event Tech Experts

From NFTs and the metaverse to holograms and artificial intelligence, new technology has taken the event industry by storm in recent years. And the forward-thinking innovators on this list have been helping lead the way by building useful—and just plain cool—new tech tools, products, and services that are helping event planners engage attendees in increasingly interesting ways.

Click through the profiles below to learn how they each got their start in the tech industry, their vision for the future, and what the concept of "innovation" means to them.

David Nussbaum
Inventor and CEO, Proto Inc.

Giovanna Graziosi Casimiro
Senior Events Producer, Decentraland Foundation

Jennifer Brisman
Founder & CEO, VOW

Joe Schwinger
Chief Innovation Officer, MeetingPlay + Aventri

Liz King Caruso
CEO, techsytalk

Lola and Richard McClaney 
Co-Founders, ourBLOC

Maria Shelton
CEO, Ardian Group/Ardian Technologies

Nolan Ether
Content Marketing Leader, Webex Events

Saroosh Gull
CEO, Eventcombo

Todd Moritz
Vice President of Technical Solutions, Opus Agency

Wei Li
Head of Zoom Events & Webinar, Zoom

About the list: Our Industry Innovators features are compiled by our editorial team using a variety of resources, beginning with sifting through dozens of public nominations and conducting internal research on all people nominated. The idea is to go beyond the biggest names in the biz—though it has plenty of those too—and dig deep into the industry professionals who are using truly innovative thinking to push the boundaries of live experiences.

If someone has previously been named a BizBash Innovator, they are not eligible for the list. Check out our full Industry Innovators Hall of Fame here, and head here to tell us who should make our future lists!

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