For those who follow my social streams, you’ll know I spent the better part of last week in Lisbon attending the massive Web Summit. It was my 4th visit to the Dublin-born tech conference, and it continues to inspire. First and foremost, the 70,000 attendees of the sold-out event are treated to a feast of…… Continue reading Europe’s Biggest Tech Conference
For those of you with whom I’m connected on LinkedIn, you probably noticed I recently returned from the Web Summit in Lisbon. It was my third year in attendance. Before I get into what I was doing there, you should know how big the Web Summit has become. First, I’d venture to say that it…… Continue reading Making a Name for Your Startup
As with any conference attended by 42,000 people, it’s virtually impossible to take in everything the organizers have served up. The Web Summit in Dublin this week was no exception. Only meticulous planning, a willingness to pivot and just plain serendipity will permit one to find fulfillment over the course of three, impossibly hectic days.…… Continue reading Startups Shine At Web Summit
Hype or Not? Fortune’s Dan Primack recently set tongues-a-waggin by cutting down to size New York City’s normally ebullient tech community with a piece titled “Are we done yet with New York tech hype?” Dear New York: Are we done yet with your tech hype? http://t.co/4k9Qyp0qgN â€” danprimack (@danprimack) October 2, 2014 The Boston-based Mr.…… Continue reading Is NYC’s Tech Scene Just Hype?
I recently caught up with an old friend and former client who’s steeped in the world of tech startups, digital media and information technology (IT). Neither my friend nor I are coders, but at 50 years+ apiece we can still hold our own when it comes to assessing, articulating and advancing the commercial prospects of…… Continue reading 22 New Yorkers Over 50 Who Get I.T.
A week doesn’t go by without some news org touting one city or another as the next Silicon Valley. Â Here’s a random sampling: Singapore Aims to Become Southeast Asia’s Silicon Valley (Wall Street Journal, Feb 26, 2014) Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Hereâ€™s why it should settle in Oakland (GigaOm, Feb 17, 2014)…… Continue reading The NYC Techonomy Boom