Mark Bates

Professional Journey:
Throughout his career, Mark has held a wide range of roles, in sales, operations marketing and strategy. Always keen to be involved with cutting edge technology and innovation; before his time with Hire Intelligence Mark has been involved with medical device product launches, special gases insulation innovations, and digitalisation / channel management projects. He worked for 6 years with BOC, and then 6 years with the Linde Group.

Mark joined Hire Intelligence in 2017, and Mark was General Manager when significant adjustments were needed to keep the company profitable during the Covid pandemic. Mark is continuing to restructure Hire Intelligence with a strategy focussed on key sectors. The team in the UK & Ireland are ensuring they can offer solutions and services alongside the best hire products. Even in the 6 years since Mark has joined there has been a lot of change in tech requirements, especially in the Virtual Reality and Digital Signage spaces.

Educational Background and Interests:

Armed with a degree in Genetics, Mark tries to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies. This includes trying to understand coding and undertaking CS50 course, and learning to use AI software products effectively. Mark has a fundamental belief that regulated innovation can help support a better future for all, and thus is most excited when Hire Intelligence are supporting global events, and important research projects.

Personal Philosophy and Interests:

Mark believes in the power of data analysis and questioning – seeking information, and spotting patterns to help find opportunities to help. He also believes in the power of buy-in; Clients and team members should all know what we are aiming for, and how our efforts all fit together in delivering upon our ambitions.

Mark lives in West London, enjoys travelling, football, boxing and music.

Posts by Mark Bates

5 Extended Reality Uses to Support Your Business Objectives

What does augmented reality do and how can virtual reality uses benefit your business? More and more organisations are asking… Read More

Pick the Right Event WiFi Network for Maximum Connectivity

Preparing to run a large event where a lot of different people will need to be connected to the internet… Read More

AR vs. VR: What is the difference?

Just a couple of years ago, the terms virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) might have only been familiar… Read More

Business Live Streaming – 5 Things You Need to Know

Business live streaming is a creative contemporary tool for engaging audiences and sharing valuable messages with consumers in real time.… Read More

Microsoft Surface Hub Benefits Explained

Keen to lead your company into a connected, creative and collaborative future? The Microsoft Surface Hub touch screen and integrated… Read More

Top Tech Events in 2019

Keeping your business ahead of the game with the latest tech can feel like an uphill battle, but there are… Read More

iPads on Stands Can Give You the Edge at Business Events

Looking for an edge to better engage with prospective customers and other stakeholders at your next business event? Look to… Read More

5 Ways Interactive Tech Changes the Way You Do Business

Interactive tech comes in different shapes, sizes and specs. However, it’s all geared towards one ultimate goal: changing the way… Read More

The Best Gaming Events of the Year

The huge popularity of domestic gaming, along with the rise of E-sports, has seen a corresponding rise in the number… Read More

Plan Successful Meetings with the Latest Conference Equipment

For many of us, various types of meetings tend to dominate the daily, weekly, monthly and annual work calendars. We… Read More

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