10 things to look out for at this week’s Dublin Tech Summit
Dublin Tech Summit takes place this Wednesday and Thursday at the Convention Centre and the schedule is jam packed.
The event provides the perfect opportunity for members of the tech community to collaborate and learn from each other. Whether you are working with a startup or involved with a global corporation, Dublin Tech Summit the perfect platform to get some first hand knowledge from the experts at the forefront of technology innovation and business.
We are inviting all attendees to come and cowork for free in Fitzwilliam Hall, throughout the week. This way you can enjoy your time in Dublin, while still keeping on top of your workload it will also help showcase what a great, creative space Dublin is.
There will be plenty to see and do at the Dublin Tech Summit. Here are the ten things we are most excited about:
1. Quality networking
It is expected that more than 10,000 people will attend the Dublin Tech Summit. Investors, media outlets and tech industry experts will all be there, so make sure to bring your business cards.
2. Talk: Collaboration as a competitive advantage
At 10am on the Wednesday, there will be a talk on the benefits of collaboration at the business and marketing stage. The panel discussion will look at what collaboration means in a business environments and what this means for technology, productivity and our collective future.
At Glandore, we know that working together can breed brilliance and it’s one of the many potential advantages of our coworking space. So for us, this is a must-see talk.
3. The Startup100 Programme
100 early-stage companies will showcase their ideas at the two-day event. A wander around the exhibition stands is ideal getting some inspiration or networking with other businesses. At the Dublin Tech Summit you can see a wide selection of blossoming startups alongside industry leaders like Accenture and Intel.
4. Jimmy Chamberlin
Co-founder and drummer of the Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin, will give two talks at the Dublin Tech Summit this week. He will lead a talk about music and the tech industry. He will also be part of a panel discussing technological developments in the arts. For any Smashing Pumkins fans out there, it’s a must-see event. But it’s worth dropping into even if you’re not a fan as he’ll be sharing his experience as business leader.
RoboThespian is a life-sized humanoid robot that was designed for human interaction. On Thursday, it will be speaking at the Rise of the Robots discussion alongside three humans. It sounds like this will be an entertaining event.
6. Startup talks
The Dublin tech Summit has a range of talks and events for people involved in startups, but one event in particular caught our eye.
Growing a startup; the necessary fundamentals will take place after lunch on Thursday. It will look at the key ingredients for startup success. Speakers include the Dublin Commissioner for Startups, Niamh Bushnell, and John Phelan of the Dublin Business Innovation Centre, as well as some entrepreneurs who have been through the experience themselves.
7. Catching up with developments at Twitter and Facebook
We like to keep an eye on the companies that started out at Glandore. The likes of Facebook, Dropbox and Twitter started out in our Dublin offices before they grew big enough to open their own offices. Steve Hatch and Dion Magee of Facebook, as well as Bruce Daisley of Twitter will be giving talks over the two days that we’re sure will be enlightening for our current clients.
8. Learning more about putting customers first
We always think it’s fundamental to put customers at the centre of your business, so we’re intrigued by Thursday’s talk: A customer-centric approach to success. This will look at how to build meaningful relationships with your customers.
9. How the tech industry is transforming Dublin
On Thursday afternoon, the innovation stage will host a discussion about how the influx of technology companies to Dublin is changing the city. This is a must attend event for those close to the city of Dublin.
10. The after party
Following all these talks, there will be plenty for people to discuss at the after hours networking events on Wednesday and Thursday evening. The Dublin Tech Summit lays out their suggestions for where to take the after party on their website.