The team of Speakt participated at the WebSummit the best technology conference on the planet, as it has been described. An event with more than 70,000 attendees, company executives, CEOs, founders and many executives from some of the world’s largest companies. There were also more than 2,000 news agencies, as well as individual journalists from well-known news agencies such as the Financial Times, Forbes, CNN, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.
The event of WebSummit
This event has a very short life span, having managed to become the largest technology conference in the world, the last eight years, when it started. The first years it was held in Ireland, but in the last four years, it has been held in Lisbon, Portugal, and in particular at the Altice Arena, a really huge venue, specially designed for large conferences. Companies like Booking.com, AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, and other tech giants have shown their main innovations.
Participating in this event was both a great opportunity and a challenge for us. Speakers and organizers of the workshops were world-class experts in the field of technology and some of them were Guo PingRotating from Huawei, Brad Smith the president of Microsoft, Werner Vogels Amazon’s CTO and many other corporate executives, ambassadors, NGOs and politicians.
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Companies and people, in a variety of fields, such as AI and Machine Learning, education, tourism and travel industry, economics, health, food, environment, etc. participated at WebSummit. Through this event, we managed to get in touch with many attendees, who were founders and executives in these companies and we did the so-called networking, which is a modern marketing tool in today’s world. We’ve heard a lot of talk about entrepreneurship and new things coming to humanity about technology, and through this event we’ve been able to showcase the Speakt platform and learn from other companies new technologies and tools that we may use in the future.
The WebSummit venue
All this took place in a wonderfully designed space, where you virtually needed half an hour to reach from the entrance to the large arena where the major speeches took place. The large arena that was used as the central stage had a capacity of approximately 25,000 people. To reach the arena you should pass through five large indoor halls, in size of football stadiums, where companies and exhibitors presented their products. In these halls, there were some corners, in which speeches were taking place. In the meantime, there were some workshops and some roundtables where you had the opportunity to exchange views with other attendees or corporate executives, or even pitch in to potential investors in order to get financing. Apart from these halls, in the venue, there were a big space where you could find whatever you could imagine about food, for every taste.
About us, on the second day of the event, we were exhibitors in the ALPHA zone the rest of the days we managed to hear some very useful speeches at various sites of the conference.
It’s truly an event that everyone can attend. You do not have to be a founder of a company. Everyone can go to this event in order to learn extra things, to meet new people and be inspired for whatever plan he has in his life.
Watch the video from this year’s participation