Mary Ann Pierce, Founder & CEO
For over 20 years she has fused the digital space to investment banking conferences and built MAP Digital: MetaMeetings™ an event Platform as a Service. She is also the founder of Smart Venues which embeds MAP Digital: MetaMeetings™ within conference centers worldwide. Last year “Meetings & Conventions Magazine” named Mary Ann Pierce, as one of “The Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry” noting: “Pierce is ahead of the curve, as the rest of the industry now embraces data capture and analytics as the next frontier.” She also serves as the technical director of the first UN sponsored Economic Equality Moonshot to foster Women-run STEM businesses solving the UN Sustainability Development Goals 2030 and to build wealth for Women especially in Emerging Markets.
MAP Digital is headquartered in New York City, produces events globally, and is dedicated to Cognitive Diversity. In addition to the Equality Moonshot, Mary Ann Pierce serves on board of Digital Irish, is an observer for the MIT Enterprise Forum NYC and an advisor for “Inspirefest” in Dublin. She has worked with J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, The Wall Street Journal, Novartis, Pfizer, and Havas. She taught digital event design at New York University and has been a speaker at “Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit,” “Masters & Robots,” “Evolve or Die,” PCMA, and MPI Conferences. MAP Digital is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Meghan Swift, COO/Executive Producer
As COO/Executive Producer, Meghan Swift has produced digital events for J.P. Morgan, Guggenheim Securities and Jefferies. For 13 years she has been responsible for the deployment of MetaMeetings in pre-production, onsite and post-production, as well as securing bandwidth provisioning and supervising AV equipment, computers, and printers rentals. She has a BFA in Theater Production and Management from Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked with a number of AEA Theater Companies, and in administration at Harvard University's Office of the Arts. Her stage management skills enhance her effectiveness as Project Manager of digital events.
Diversity and Inclusion: MAP Digital's Social Contract
MAP Digital walks the talk of the transformative power of diversity and inclusion because of our gender, generational and culturally diverse team that built MetaMeetings.
So it is fitting that we pay it forward to extend the secrets of our clients’ success to non-profit diversity and inclusion conferences by offering the MetaMeetings platform free of charge. Providing the MetaMeetings platform gratis is just the start. MAP Digital is working with corporate sponsors—who can underwrite additional administrative, engineering and production support to be managed by MAP Digital with other technology partners—in order to make diversity and inclusion conferences worldwide maximally successful and, by doing so, effect change more rapidly. Doing well by doing good.