Nationwide required a delegate management and registration app for their annual IT & Group Security division’s cascade event in Bristol. To accommodate the volume of digital traffic we needed to create a network infrastructure that was able to cope with over 700 individual concurrent device connections. A secure web-based app that included a default agenda page showing timings, presenter sessions, an information page which featured key event details and app stand terminals was created. Delegates were able to ask questions to presenters and use the internal social media platform to post short messages that were immediately displayed on screens throughout the venue. Presenters could use a voting function to facilitate their own quiz with live results and an external high-speed Wi-Fi for delegates was created.
With well over 200 messages on the platform delegates used it as an instant communication tool throughout the event to engage, promote enthusiasm and locate individuals. Results from the voting and quiz sessions captured each day were integral in contributing to the interactivity of the event and will be used to drive the cascade information and content for future ITGS events and communications. As for the wireless, we had 637 individual device connections including the iPad's over the 2 days.