GES has purchased Poken, a cloud-based event management platform. Poken’s extensive event measurement and visitor engagement capabilities perfectly complement GES’ core live event services and technologies, bringing together digital and physical event spaces to drive engagement and gain better insight through real data. The Poken 360° platform offers a seamless ecosystem of technology tools that enhance event engagement through smart badges, and digital document collection through its patented “Touch and Glow” technology, visitor-to-visitor engagement, gamification and full metrics reporting.
Poken joins the N200|GES event intelligence team, and the company will retain the product name Poken 360°. Poken founder and CEO Stéphane Doutriaux and the global Poken team will join GES with offices in New York City, London and Lausanne, Switzerland. The Poken team brings significant innovation capabilities, experience and knowledge of intelligent events, and will further extend the value GES brings to its clients and their attendees.