Totem Wins ‘Best Technology Platform’ Award at the Digital Event Awards 2022

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London, 1st April, 2022 – Totem, the London-based event-tech company, won the ‘Best Technology Platform’ award at the Digital Event Awards 2022 last night (31st March, 2022). The awards, organised by Digital Event News, celebrate excellence and innovation in digital events.

Totem’s smart events platform was created in response to the pandemic and the upheaval in the events industry. Alex Hughes and Christopher Bo Shields, the founders of Totem, saw a gap in the events industry market. They aimed to create a platform that accommodated every kind of event, while being truly flexible, customisable, and responsive to customer needs.

Informa now uses its own version of Totem’s platform – ConnectMe – across all Informa Connect events, and extended the partnership further last October, investing in the business.

The Totem platform has hosted over 1,000 events since it started in 2020, across various sectors: financial, law and regulation, biotech and pharma, law and regulation, Education, energy, and media and entertainment.

The Digital Event Awards judging panel noted that Totem has “put the customer at the heart of what drives their product”. The judges added: “One platform for all their clients’ digital needs is impressive and not just limited to the same type of event. In addition, offering creative and production is commended as is the gamification of users’ engagement.”

Commenting on the win, Alex Hughes and Christopher Bo Shields, Co-founders, Totem Hybrid Events, said:

“Last night’s win is truly rewarding for all the hard work that has gone into building Totem. We created a platform during a challenging time for the industry and it is encouraging to see our efforts being recognised.

“We would like to thank the organisers and the judges of the Digital Event Awards for giving us the opportunity to showcase Totem and for recognising its value.

“The team has worked incredibly hard to deliver a valuable and game-changing platform and we are proud of the entire team.

“We will continue to deliver innovative event solutions through our platform, and we are excited for the year ahead.”


About Totem

Totem’s smart events platform enables the creation of branded events from a 10-person meeting to a 10,000+ attendee event, allowing you to build, run and monitor events using live data and real-time control: