John MartinezRead more
With over 30 years of experience in the events industry, John understands the needs of membership organisations deeply and intrinsically. After spending the first 14 years of his career as a PCO, he founded Shocklogic in 1997, where today he leads an international team to deliver cutting edge event management technology. John has a PhD in Quantum Physics from MIT and has previously been named one of the “Top 100 Movers & Shakers in Events” by Eventbrite. In 2020, he was also listed as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry” and one of the “Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators” by Eventex.
Richard John (Moderator)
Richard John (Moderator)Read more
COO of Realise.Me, I also run a successful learning and development consultancy, specialising in essential "soft skills" training and coaching. And I have the pleasure of writing for several leading business magazines covering the meetings and events industry, as well as presenting and facilitating at numerous events around the globe.
I'm the creator and MD of Ideas Nest, the website that acts as a 'dating agency' for those who have great ideas and are looking for supporters and investors to make them a reality.
I also undertake a variety of consulting, advisory, speaking, mentoring and NED roles for event agencies needing the guidance that comes with grey hairs and battle scars. I'm also happy to start with sharing free advice and opinion to early stage businesses or those struggling with life’s challenges.