Global meetings and hospitality technology, Lanyon, has appointed John Pulling (pictured) as its Chief Technology Officer. Pulling joins Lanyon shortly after its merger with ACTIVE Network Business Solutions and its acquisition of group reservation technology provider Passkey.
Lanyon is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on long-term value added investments in software and technology-enabled services.
Pulling previously served as Senior Vice President of Products for BigMachines, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company that was recently acquired by Oracle.
“I am thrilled to join Lanyon at this exciting time,” said Pulling. “The combination of the SMART EVENTS Cloud with both Passkey’s and Lanyon’s technologies positions the organisation to blaze new trails in providing next-generation technology for global meetings, events, and travel. I’m looking forward to working with the Lanyon team to create products that drive long-term material value for our customers.”
And, on 5 May, Lanyon unveiled a new user interface in RegOnline for Canada, EMEA, and APAC.
The tool offers an infographic events dashboard for planners to view key event metrics in one place, such as number of attendees registered, demographics, and the amount of revenue generated. RegOnline includes support for the French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Portuguese, and Turkish languages, in addition to English.
“Many planners use multiple tools to plan and manage their events, such as spreadsheets, email, and even binders,” said Anthony Miller, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Management for Lanyon. “The need to cross reference data across these multiple tools is time consuming and creates margin for error. RegOnline provides a single tool that can be used for all stages of event planning?from sending invitations, to attendee registration, to promoting the event, to real-time engagement with attendees via the free mobile app.”
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