Ireland’s newest technology conference kicks off today at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the Dublin Tech Summit (DTS), a two-day conference featuring global leaders in innovation, technology and business.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Dublin Tech Summit’s CEO Noelle O'Reilly said,
“Dublin is such a fantastic city to do business in. We wanted to provide a unique event that showcases that, as well as give the tech community in Dublin a chance to meet and learn from each other.”
Organizers will be hoping to fill the void left behind following the Web Summit’s departure to Lisbon. In September 2016, Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave Paddy Cosgrave announced they would be moving the event from Dublin and cited hotel costs, traffic and other issues around infrastructure as the reasons behind the decision.
The Dublin Tech Summit seems an able replacement, with some of the world’s largest tech companies scheduled to be in attendance, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Facebook and others. More than two hundred speakers will take to the eight stages across the two days. Some of the speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Bruce Daisley, Ali Rayl, Louise Phelan, David Moloney and Chris Jones.
Themes have been chosen for each stage, which the organizers say reflect the biggest influences on us as a society. They are:
- Business & Marketing
- Internet of Things
The full agenda is available to view here. But to help you plan your day, we’ve picked out some topics that peaked our interest:
- Technology’s Role in the Future of Healthcare
- Open Source Eating the Software World & the Digital Transformation Necessary to Market IT
- Big Data Strategy For Market Growth
- The Digitalisation of Fashion Industry
- There's So Much More To Wearable Tech Than Smartwatches
- Rise of the Robots
- Protecting Your Organization From IoT Threats
- The Next 10 Years in FinTech
- Humans, Machines & Work: The Future is Now
- Why the Next Big Thing in Tech is Disrupting Sex
The conference has been focused towards enabling B2B networking. The organisers have created an app for attendees to make it easy for conversations to start before the conference kicks off. But aside from speakers and networking, there are also 100 innovative and disruptive startups that have been chosen to exhibit at DTS. They include:
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