There is always a desire to increase productivity in the travel and hospitality industry and TLabs is looking to make the experience much better. Specifically they are looking to improve business and travel conferences. The problem they are trying to solve is the randomness of meeting people at these conferences and not knowing who to talk to for developing an ideal business relationship. There is a lot of meeting people but not really knowing who would be the best fit when they are networking. Networking can be fun but it can also be frustrating if you have a plan of action and not getting the results you want. Enter WhosWhereWhen, the Smartphone application that aims to connect business professionals and maximize their networking opportunities.
WhosWhereWhen is an app that has a two tier price plan with monthly service charge. Included in the entry level registration is the option to be “found” at a conference. TLabs has signed deals with conference organizers to gain access to guest data. The data points are retrieved both before the conference and as badges are being scanned in. Sometimes you don’t always want to be pursued or just want some privacy and for a larger fee you can be not visible. The system takes into account Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter profiles, mobile phone numbers, Geo location, face recognition, Klout score, and an important travel industry rating.
As with any type of networking service, many people want privacy and so that is why they have set up this two tiered service. If networking is important but you don’t want to be tracked then the second tier is the way to go. You do not want to be too unapproachable because your industry rating could go down. There are pros and cons to this type of service but if you are looking for a better way to network and reduce talking to people who may not fit into your career networking plans then this may the right application for you.