AllSeated Press Release
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AllSeated Strengthens Advisory Board To Drive Innovation And Growth In the Events Industry
Two New Additions To Advisory Board Are David Anderman and Sean Kauppinen
San Francisco, December 12, 2018 — AllSeated is thrilled to announce that David Anderman and Sean Kauppinen have joined its Advisory Board. Anderman is the former COO and General Counsel of Lucasfilm, George Lucas’s entertainment empire, where he spent 16 years with the team that pioneered innovations in 3D, Virtual Reality and visual effects. He is a sought-after advisor to technology companies and executives on growing their businesses. Kauppinen is the founder and CEO of the International Digital Entertainment Agency. With more than 22 years of management, business development, publishing and strategic communications expertise in the digital entertainment industry, his ability to bring companies together and provide strategic guidance has led to business growth for industry giants as well as start-ups. Kauppinen has launched more than 600 titles across major gaming platforms.
AllSeated, already the leader with innovative technology for the events visualization and planning space, is fortunate to power one out of every ten events in the United States through its robust collaborative events platform. “Having Anderman and Kauppinen join our team will allow us to expand our offering and further develop the future of Virtual Reality. The events community continues to demand evolving and innovative technology including VR to help differentiate and grow their business. They understand the power of showing their clients the full immersive experience and visualization of their event before it happens,” said Sandy Hammer, AllSeated CMO and Co-Founder.
Anderman comments, “I have a true understanding of AllSeated’s vision and believe that AllSeated’s 3D and VR technology can really disrupt the events market. Leading the development and delivery of event technology is one of the most exciting sectors to be in at this time. I have seen the power of immersive visualization throughout my years of experience working at Lucasfilm and a number of VR/AR startups and am very excited with the possibilities it brings to this market.”
Anisman, Co-Founder and CTO of AllSeated added, “I’m excited to welcome Anderman and Kauppinen to our team!” Kauppinen and Anisman go way back to their early gaming days. “Having heard about AllSeated for many years, I knew when I saw the early stage of the VR that it was time to join forces with an outstanding team who is really going to revolutionize this industry and take us to new heights,“ said Kauppinen.
Summing up, Yaron Lipsitz, CEO of AllSeated comments, “having such an incredible year of growth and development allows our strong and committed Advisory Board to continue to help us build this company into our vision. Our customers are reporting amazing success with event visualization in virtual reality across platforms, and given that events are inherently so visual, we believe that our ride has only just begun! David and Sean are amazingly accomplished individuals and I am thrilled to have them join our advisory board.”
Advisory Board members of AllSeated:
Arthur Backal, The Backal Hospitality Group – CHAIRMAN
Josh Gold, Sr. Director Linkedin
Dr. Riadh Fakhoury, Managing Partner, Vestech
Thomas Clayton, VP Houzz
Harriette Rose Katz, Gourmet Advisory Services
Mindy Weiss, Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Meryl Snow, Feastivities Events
Warren Dietel, Puff’ n Stuff Catering
Ron Ben-Israel, Ron Ben Israel Cakes
Albert Manzo, The Brownstone
Harris Lane, Hank Lane Music
Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering
David Anderman, former COO/GC Lucasfilm Ltd.
Sean Kauppinen, CEO International Digital Entertainment Agency (IDEA)
AllSeated drives product innovation, provides customer support that our users call “amazing,” and a radical simplification of event planning to help deliver the world’s finest event experiences. AllSeated has transformed the events industry from pen-and-paper to an all-digital platform where the entire event ecosystem – venues, caterers, planners and vendors – can come together to delight and collaborate with their clients and hosts. We help our community grow their businesses through tools such as guest lists, 200,000+ to-scale floorplans in 2D & 3D – CAD tools, seating charts, timelines, mobile check-in and more!
Through constant innovation, we are proud to introduce our cutting-edge technologies featuring our Virtual Reality Technology. The vivid visualization that VR offers pre-delivers experiences to venues, vendors, and clients in a way that has never previously been possible in this industry. AllSeated’s Virtual Reality tools are revolutionizing the way that we work with clients, market destinations and visualize design. It’s your event before the event!