“Creativity breeds value and experience. These words encompassed our message for 2017. Our world is changing; technology is changing, the way we work is changing but most importantly how we, where we, and when we engage our patrons is changing. I challenged my team to embrace creativity and innovation, and together we are transforming this industry. For Tickets.com, 2017 was an extraordinary year. We’d like to share with you some of our greatest highlights.” – Joe Choti, Tickets.com CEO & President
Alfred – Tickets.com Native Access Control Solution with NFC Enabled Tickets via Apple Wallet
Tickets.com became the first technology company to bring the convenience of Near Field Communication (NFC) via Apple Wallet to the ticketing market with the debut of its innovative new platform, Alfred Access Control. Near Field Communication support for event entry is just the beginning of Alfred Access Control. This one-of-a-kind platform was built to both leverage present technologies and adapt and evolve to the future of live event technology.
The Official Ticketing Provider of Minor League Baseball
We were thrilled to sign a long-term partnership with Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™), the governing body for all 160 affiliated professional baseball teams, making Tickets.com the organization’s first-ever Official Ticketing Provider. Tickets.com is committed to the Minor Leagues™ by providing fans with a great customer experience, powered by Tickets.com’s ProVenue® platform technology on the devices fans use most.
Bettering Our World Through the T.Cares Program
Since its launch in 2016, the T.Cares initiative has created over 150 experiences for families, individuals, and communities facing various obstacles. From providing VIP experiences for families at MLB games to getting our hands dirty in the UK volunteering at a local community garden, Tickets.com team members have stepped up as social impact leaders in 2017. Tickets.com couldn’t be prouder of our accomplishments so far and we are confident that our movement towards creating a better world has only just begun.
Registered Developer Program Membership Growth
The Tickets.com Registered Developer Program allows for clients and third parties to develop their own applications utilizing Tickets.com data services. The program grew significantly over the course of 2017 with a 41% growth in membership. Each one of our Registered Developers can bring tremendous value to venues and their patrons’ experience.
ProVenue Exchange 2017
ProVenue Exchange 2017 was held at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida from June 11-14. The Tickets.com vision for the 6th annual conference focused on transforming the way we experience networking, technology, client services and live events. Derek Argobright, Chief Technology Officer at Tickets.com, highlighted that to meet the demands of the widely influential millennial audience, the ticketing industry must transform itself, bringing the digital age and self-service not just to the online purchase experience but to the Box Office.
Significant Client Growth
From multiple league-wide deals to independent venues, Tickets.com experienced tremendous growth in the number of clients using Tickets.com technology. We were honored to add each venue and organization to the Tickets.com Family, and we look forward to additional signings coming up in 2018.
Our accomplishments of 2017 are going to be the foundation of an exciting and successful 2018. Tickets.com is committed to disrupting and revolutionizing the live events industry through innovative technology, and we are excited for what this New Year will bring.