Below is our recent interview with Hilary Laney, CEO at Evia Events:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Evia Events?
A: The first word that comes to mind is ‘Visionary’. We have come a very long way since ’93, digitalizing event content into CD-ROMs. Today, we have emerged as leaders in the event technology space, specializing in creating hybrid and virtual event experiences. We are a user experience and engagement expert in the field of virtual events. We have been able to reach these new heights with the successful launch of our revolutionary Smart Evia Player and our highly innovative Evia Platform for virtual events. Evia is also defined by the unfaltering and wholistic end-to end support and world-class customer service that we offer to all our clients.
Q: You’ve recently announced the launch of the new Evia Player; could you tell us something more?
A: Our new Evia Player ™ is an intelligent cloud-based video player, which uses ML/AI to make your content more accessible, noticeable and engaging to your audience. You can now get insights into your video content performance and viewer engagement data with the help of the Evia Player™ analytics. Our sponsorship options within the player, enables you to monetize your videos and increase ROI. One of the most valuable features of the new player is that it empowers you to launch your videos anywhere you prefer. The accessibility features help your audience to consume the video in a language of their choice with closed captioning and transcriptions options. All these features make the player accessible to diverse audience with diverse needs. In one word, our new Evia Player™ is “revolutionary”.
Q: Why is an evolution in the events industry especially necessary now?
A: Today the health crisis in the world has shaped the evolution of the event industry radically overnight. Though the industry was gradually pacing towards virtual events, live events continued having its charm. However, COVID-19 almost forced the industry to go completely virtual overnight. Now, that the evolution has happened, my message to the industry is to ramp up their offerings to suit the needs of their customers. Evia, overnight has been able to pivot from hybrid events and focus on virtual events to help clients in their hour of crisis. It was our visionary outlook which had prompted us to create Evia Platform for virtual events five years back. When the unprecedented change came over, Evia was prepared for it. Change is the only true constant and so it is important for our industry to evolve with the demands of time.
Q: Can you tell us something more about your approach? What makes it unique?
A: Evia’s unfaltering focus always has been customer support. We make sure we support our customer throughout their journey. From the point where we strategize the event with you to managing, building and producing your event content, we are always with you. Our end-to end media production support will never lose focus on you in your entire journey with us. Technical consultation and recommendations to editing your media content, we are always there to support you.
Evia’s unfaltering focus always has been customer support. We make sure we support our customer throughout their journey. From the point where we strategize the event with you to managing, building and producing your event content, we are always with you. Our end-to end media production support will never lose focus on you in your entire journey with us. Technical consultation and recommendations to editing your media content, we are always there to support you.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Take Evia to even greater heights. Remain visionaries and evolve continuously to match the changing demands of time and needs of our clients.