Meet our people : Raime Merriman of Hubb
This week we are introducing you all to Raime Merriman, Marketing Director at hubb.me.
Shining a spotlight on amazing #womenineventtech - whether that's women starting event tech companies, programming event tech innovations, or designing breathtaking event installations - we want to celebrate you all. Whatever the tech, wherever the event, whoever the woman - we're getting behind you to share stories, meet up, inspire and connect.
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Now let's meet Raime and dish up four questions for her to answer -
Hello, I'm Raime Merriman and I lead Hubb's marketing initiatives. I have 15 years of marketing experience in the technology sector, focused mainly on helping B2B SaaS companies achieve growth, and this year I was honoured to be named a Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner.
I am a passionate, poetic lover of ideas, reader of books, and drinker of wine.
Q. How can women make an impact in the event tech space?
A. By showing up, having a point of view and making their voice heard. It’s an interesting space because we’re using technology to facilitate better in-person experiences and help make more real-life connections. I think women’s innate empathy and relational abilities can serve them well in this capacity.
Q. What are some of your personal favorite tools or products to use?
A. I’m a fan of FitBit. It’s an example of technology that is designed to help me better understand myself and provide information and encouragement to meet my goals. Rather than being a barrier, the tech becomes part of your daily life.
Historically, Apple has also done a great job of making tech accessible, easy to use and changing the way we live and work.
Q. Who do you most admire in event tech?
A. I love what Marin Bright has done with Smart Meetings and the Smart Women Awards. Spending time with other amazing women and speakers from the industry was really inspiring. I also admire Hubb CEO Allie Magyar. What she’s been able to accomplish in such a short period of time is phenomenal.
Q. What's your one piece of advice to other women in event tech?
A. My advice would be to be keep a “beginners” mind-set. If there are things you don’t know, ask. When you are open and willing to learn, you’ll find the teachers that you’re seeking. You also don’t need to be a tech guru to work in event technology, you just need to stay focused on what problem you’re trying to solve and the experiences you’re trying to create.
Thank you Raime!
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