What we have to say, what we want to say, and stuff others say about us

  1. Winning

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    Activity Stream was founded by serial entrepreneurs who strongly believe in paying it forward in the extremely vibrant startup community in Iceland. It is a humbling experience to be not only nominated by these same people but to actually win an award as Startup of the Year 2017. This is so unexpected as the nominated companies are all teams of galactic talents who as teams are changing the world.

    As a committed, independent, rag tag group of pros who get shit done, we like to thank the many people who have contributed to the journey so far. Without our great customers, strong investors, agile board of directors and a very capable team, Activity Stream would still only be a great freakin’ idea.

    Today, our CEO & Co-founder, Einar Saevarsson, accepted on behalf of us all a trophy which in itself represents yet another proof that we must be doing something right. This means that we now go head to head against the best at the Nordic Startup Awards at the Grand Finale in Stockholm in October. What an honor.

  2. Yo Metty!


    Iron Man has Jarvis, Apple users have Siri and Alexa assists Amazon customers. Activity Stream has Metty. Agents are a great way to communicate with technology and present information in a human-like manner. Jarvis and Siri are two well-known examples of great agents who increase productivity, provide valuable insights and help users do a better job. Although Jarvis is a fictional character, he is a great indication of where things will or at least can go.

    Communications have possibly come a full circle. Everything used to be face to face, two or more people engaging in an interactive conversations. Now, a software places a layer of forms, buttons, and on-screen prompts between technology and people so they can give commands and retrieve information. Agents, on the other hand, provide users with a great way to use speech and simple natural text to do the same.

    Metty is to Activity Stream users what Siri is to Apple users. She is everybody’s perfect assistant and you can ask her for information based on the data she can access through the artificial intelligence based Activity Stream platform and the associated industry specific solutions. She works with a team of experts who help by turning data into knowledge and actionable insights.

    Metty is in training to become the most experienced, most fun, and most intelligent assistant you can wish for. She has big data for breakfast, business acumen for lunch, industry expertise for dinner and between meals she snacks on small talk and wit.

    We put together a short video to introduce the concept of agents and how we enable Activity Stream users to use agent technology to increase the value of their data.

  3. In case you missed us in Dublin

    Ticketing Technology Forum was such a blast

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    Kyle Wright from the Shubert Organisation presented their data makeover at this year’s Ticketing Technology Forum in Dublin. Broadway Data Facelift was a high impact, informative narrative of how the Shubert organization redesigned their data strategy and is implementing a new way to gather, analyze and create valuable operational intelligence out of their data to distribute in real-time for decision support.

    Over the last months, Shubert has worked with Activity Stream to realize the full value of their data and try out new things to better understand their audience. You can read more about the case in this blog post.

    The forum also marked the launch of a range of new features of the AI based Activity Stream operations intelligence platform. Advanced marketing tracking, an AI-based definition of customer segments for specific events, and Metty, an in-solution chatbot that helps you find relevant information, all now rolling out to existing subscribers.

    A big takeaway from this year’s conference is that many venues, clubs, and organizations are more and more turning to specialized partners for better exploitation of their data, as the possibilities (and value) is increasing at tremendous speed. This year’s conference saw an increased number of dedicated intelligence providers enter the scene, offering a range of services to help organizers improve marketing, customer experience and optimize pricing by use of data analytic services. It’s also clear that services are now getting so mature, inexpensive and user-friendly that even mid-size venues are signing up to get benefits that were previously only available to big organizations with a large data warehouse, a team of business analysts and data scientists.

    The Stream Team thoroughly enjoyed their days in Dublin and all the interesting dialogues they engaged in. A big thank you to the organizers and our fellow attendees for eventful and inspiring times.

  4. TTF17 – Date in Dublin?

    Let's get together


    The stream team has been preparing for the Ticketing Technology Forum 2017 in the last weeks. We are super stoked to be there to see friends, colleagues, partners, potential partners and fellow thought leaders in the ticketing space to discuss imminent challenges and exciting future opportunities. We are demonstrating both the artificial intelligence based Activity Stream operations intelligence platform and AS for Live Entertainment, the associated industry specific solution at booth 119, in case you will be there. We would love a chance to have a discussion with you about your setup and pain points. Why not set up a meeting here?

    One of our partners, The Shubert Organization, operators of legendary theaters in the US and providers of the STAR System, a purpose built ticketing solution through Shubert Ticketing, are presenting a case study: “Broadway Data Facelift” where they provide details on how they have in only 12 months catapulted their data strategy to foster a true data-driven culture. Our CEO, Einar Saevarsson, is co-presenting as Activity Stream and the AS for Live Entertainment industry specific solution for ticketing play a role in the massive makeover as announced earlier this year. The presentation is part of DATA: GETTING IT, USING IT, GROWING IT, a talk starting at 11:00 on day one, April 5th.

    The case is presented by three people who are no strangers to the Ticketing Technology Forum;

    David Andrews – Senior Vice President, Shubert Ticketing, USA

    Kyle Wright – Interactive Marketing & Analytics Manager, Shubert Ticketing, USA

    Einar Sævarsson – CEO, Activity Stream, Iceland

    We assure you the presentation will be both informative and entertaining. Activity Stream is shortlisted for the best DATA/CRM Tool at the Ticketing Technology Awards 2017. If you can’t make it to the conference, here is a little introduction of the case and you can always get in touch with us directly or come see us at any of these upcoming events


  5. In case you missed us in Birmingham…

    and the great stories


    This week, Activity Stream’s very own Martin Gammeltoft, VP of Commercial Operations and Martin Crosier of AKA Promotions, participated in an expert panel discussion on creating value with better use of data hosted by Leo Sharrock of the Audience Agency at the Ticketing Professionals Conference in Birmingham.

    Martin Crosier opened with an interesting case story about how AKA has built a warehouse of ticket sales and events data collected for years from a long list of events. The data has been enriched with show-specific information about the cast, reviews, and much more, enabling AKA Production to analyze sales performance in detail.

    Martin Gammeltoft then presented his views on how the data focus is changing from historic data collection to real-time data delivery, to bring the right information to the right people at the right time – in the right format. Based on use cases gathered beforehand in interviews with attendees of the conference, the presentation demonstrated dashboards, tools, if-this-then-that triggers, and the generation of key observations brought to users of the Activity Stream platform and the associated AS for Live Entertainment industry specific solution, or even Amazon’s Alexa web analytics tool or a smartwatch.

    Following the presentations, meaningful questions from the audience covered the subject far and wide – from making tools actually valuable, over the GDPR, to how artificial intelligence, a functional foundation of the Activity Stream platform, will affect tools and data analysis.

    From all of us at Activity Stream, we’d like to extend a big “thank you” to our fellow panelists and a great audience who was extremely engaged even at this last session of the day.

    If you want to know more about getting an “intelligent assistant” in your organization, please contact us.