The meetings industry and technology are strange bedfellows and it is my goal to show meeting and event professionals that they go together like chips and dip, dark and light, Batman and Robin and it all started with a blog.

PlannerWire, LLC found its beginning many years ago when I was a meeting, event, and incentive planner and wanted to share my knowledge with the world. As I wrote, I began to focus more and more on technology.

Now, I work with associations and corporations helping them develop plans to implement technologies throughout the event ecosystem from social media and content marketing to mobile apps and web design strategies. Whether you are looking to implement online registration for 100 people or need a hybrid event plan for 10,000 people, we will make you confident in the choices that you make.

When technology is used correctly, attendees are more engaged and meeting planners are more creative and confident.

In addition to my writing for PlannerWire, I have written articles for and been quoted in many industry magazines including Plan Your Meetings, Event Solutions, Meeting News, Connect, Corporate and Incentive Travel, PCMA Convene, Mexico Meetings Network and more. I got my full 15 minutes when I was featured on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

As a writer, publisher and speaker, I am not afraid to tell it like it is, using my meeting and event planning background I tackle not only technology but all of the issues that are facing our industry and in July of 2013, I was a  finalist for the 2013  Azbee Awards and won a Bronze along with Plan Your Meetings and MeetingBoy for our article, “So You Say You Want a Revolution?”.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, you can find me on Twitter  @plannerwire for the business stuff and @keithgjohnston for the personal stuff like music, movies, and politics.