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1-4 February 2022

The Official Digital Showcase of ISE 2021

Next event: Join us on the Main Stage during ISE 2021 Live & Online in Barcelona

1-2 June

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RISE Spotlight is a monthly series of free-to-attend digital events

RISE Spotlight provides a unique forum for sharing thought leadership, insight and opinion, aiming to spark conversation in the industry, as well as drive engagement between ISE attendees, exhibitors and partners in advance of ISE 2021.

The monthly two-hour RISE Spotlight events, produced in association with TNW, will include voices from global subject experts, technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.

RISE Spotlight Content
ISE Reporter Roundtable

Live studio roundtable discussions and Q&A

On the Sofa with ISE

Live one-to-one interviews with global experts and audience Q&A

Startup Nation

Analysis on which start-ups are shaking up the sector and start-up pitches

Watercooler Virtual Meets

Moderated virtual group hangout and time for one-to-one networking

RISE Connect Newsletter

RISE Spotlight is supported by a monthly RISE Connect newsletter, featuring insight from industry analysts and informative content on each designated topic. Each edition incorporates Q&A interviews with industry voices touching on issues including skills development, diversity and inclusion.


The Official Digital Showcase of ISE 2021


April Spotlight:

Digital Signage: New Solutions for a New Era

Digital signage has never been more useful than in these pandemic-disrupted times. Consumer and employee behaviours are changing rapidly; information in public spaces needs to be adapted continuously; and experiences in stores, museums and brand centres need to capture audience’s full attention. Big pictures and large digital canvases are the much-needed alternative to mobile devices and working from home.

In combination with IoT and back-of-house IT platforms, digital signage becomes the connection between online and offline spaces. Whether on campus, in the lobby or in public spaces, digital screens are part of the solution, today and tomorrow. But new challenges are arising – especially in Europe, where B2B clients are demanding more sustainable platforms and operational concepts. Join this edition of RISE Spotlight and learn how to:

  • Design smart, sensor- and data-driven concepts which are fully GDPR compliant
  • Develop efficient operations, services and maintenance plans that optimise TCO
  • Plan green AV Concepts for more sustainable, less power-consuming digital signage

March Spotlight:

Smart Buildings: The Way Forward

With large numbers of people staying at home during the pandemic, you might think that smart building investment has suffered. In fact, the opposite is true: right now, building owners and managers are looking to smart technology to help them welcome people back in a safe, Covid-compliant manner. And startup activity in this sector is also on the rise. March’s RISE Spotlight interrogated this phenomenon in detail:

  • What kinds of smart building functionality are property developers, building owners and tenants looking for, and what types of solutions are delivering it?
  • What are the main challenges around putting these together in an integrated solution?
  • What are the most exciting startups offering in the smart building space?

February Spotlight:

Live Events Experiences, Reinvented

As the events industry goes through a crucial phase of recovery, we are all left wondering – what will audience and fan interaction look like in the future?

Whether virtual, in-person or hybrid, audiovisual and emerging tech will be at the heart of creating the next era of live experiences so, if you produce, host or supply events, you’ll need to be aware of what audiences are looking for and what tech is set to accelerate.

We bring together a seasoned group of live event professionals to share their view on emerging new business models, innovative ways of engaging with audiences and creating meaningful experiences.

Discover what you need to do to find opportunity in crisis and stay ahead of the game for the road ahead.

January Spotlight:

Harness the Power of Digital Learning

In 2020, pivoting to remote learning became an immediate necessity, rather than an option for businesses and academia, globally. The need to keep students and staff engaged in the learning experience increased the roll-out of existing tools and drove the adoption of new ones.

In 2021, the demand for new interactive technologies will continue to surge. The field is fast developing and shows no signs of slowing down. We examine the technologies boosting learning experiences and the issues around their successful deployment.

We bring together corporates, AV providers, integrators, futurists and educators for a rounded conversation on the future of digital learning.

December Spotlight:

XR in Today’s Reality

We often hear about the potential of XR and for many, it is deemed as simply a complement or supplement to business activities which can provide an innovative edge within product design, development, marketing, or general business processes. However, XR is no longer just an add on, there are multiple use cases to be excited about. During December’s Spotlight on Tuesday 15 December 2020, we looked at some of the most compelling use cases of XR.

This is your opportunity to explore the art of the possible.  So, what’s holding you back?

November Spotlight:

Workspace Evolution

The first RISE Spotlight, launched in November was based around unified communications and collaboration, with the theme of Workspace Evolution.

With the increased shift to remote working and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this timely subject provides valuable learning and insights into the future development of work and workspaces.

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A1 Retail Magazine
AV News
AVI Latinoamerica
Connected Home Business
Education Technology
Home Comfort
Integration Mag
ISP Audio
ISP Integracion
KNX Today
Light & Sound International
Lighting & Sound America
Lighting ASIA
Link Light Express Magazine
Sistemi Integrati
Smart Integraciones
Smart Intégrations Mag
Sound & Communications
System Integrator Magazine
Technology Record
TPi Magazine
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