Marc Harper will support Lumi's continued growth with focus on technology and security innovation for member and shareholder meetings
Lumi, the global specialist in delivering compliant shareholder and member Annual General Meetings, today announces a key new appointment to the senior team following an unprecedented period of growth.
Lumi works with over 5,000 businesses around the world and all the FTSE100, including BP, HSBC, EasyJet, IBM and Marks and Spencer, to deliver member and shareholder events with patented virtual AGM technology. The Lumi service delivers authenticated attendance, live polling and managed Q&A sessions for virtual and in-person AGMs, enabling organisations to run compliant meetings that improve transparency and increase engagement. Lumi supports the full gamut of shareholder and member events, including investor days and results presentations.
The first half of 2021 has been the busiest ever period for Lumi, with its team hosting over 2,600 virtual or hybrid meetings globally for more than 128,000 stakeholders, more than double the number of events and attendees from the same period in 2020.
This follows the widespread shift from the world’s largest companies to run virtual meetings and AGM events online due to the pandemic. This change, as well as a growing focus from businesses on reducing their carbon footprint, means many organisations are rethinking the format of AGM and member meetings and shifting to virtual events.
Marc Harper joins the company’s UK head office as CTO to develop further technology innovations for Lumi’s customers, expanding Lumi’s offering beyond AGM and member meetings into the broader investor relations landscape. Marc brings extensive experience leading technology strategy and programmes for Motorola and The White Company, delivering new business-enabling technology and security solutions.
Richard Taylor, CEO of Lumi, comments: “I’m thrilled to be announcing our new CTO at such an exciting time for the business. The role of shareholder and member meetings is more important than ever, and as a business we are investing heavily in our service. As the leader in the market, it’s a perfect time for Lumi to capitalise on the increased digitisation of compliance meetings.
“We are going through a time of exponential growth, and the shift to virtual and hybrid meetings shows no sign of slowing. With Marc bolstering the team, our focus will be on positioning Lumi as an integral part of any large company’s operations, as well as continuing to be the standard for compliance meetings.”
Marc Harper, CTO Lumi, comments: “I am delighted to be joining Lumi at a period of unprecedented growth as companies and governments alike embrace digital solutions as a new way of conducting critical and compliance-driven meetings. This shift creates fantastic opportunities for the business - gone are the days where executives would fly across the world for meetings, and the Lumi digital solutions can offer a service to achieve this in an engaging way, whilst helping companies to reduce their carbon footprint.
“The company demonstrates passion, commitment and desire to deliver an outstanding service for clients, always prioritising attention to detail.”