Event Tech Live: Meet the Speaker

JUNO CEO Josh Hotsenpiller is an expert in human connection.

With over a decade of experience building great communities and software to serve them, Josh is loved by clients like PCMA, HP, Disney, Michael Hyatt and more. Josh leads the JUNO team to help create digital communities for globally recognized brands and associations.

Here’s a snippet of Josh’s interview with the Event Tech Live team:

How long have you worked in the events industry and what keeps you interested in it?

We have been creating software for events for nine years. From the start we did the largest one-day leadership event ever called Leadercast, 117,000 people in one day. It was a real hybrid, both live and simulcasted around the world. We did multi-city events with a group called Catalyst. And then we’ve done live events for HP Global.

Best (and worst?) moments working in the events industry?

Best moment was when we scaled to 117,000 people in one day, it was just an amazing feat for us.

And I don’t want to say the worst, but a pivotal moment for us was an event early on — people had bought airline tickets and spent money on hotels and taken time away from their family. Then I watched them walk aimlessly alone through an event. It was a catalyst for us to know that in this industry there’s room to grow. Even where people have known each other for years, there is room to grow. There can still be cliques and we want to change that.

Read more here from Josh, including answers to the questions:

  • What was the last event on which you worked before the pandemic?
  • How has tech been best utilised at an event?
  • What was the biggest lesson you learned from a mistake since being in the industry?
    And a fun one...
  • What’s the most pointless tech you have purchased?

For more expertise on community building and the software that supports it, follow Josh on LinkedIn here.