Saturday, 11 February 2017

Countdown to the Dublin Tech Summit begins

So this is the first of, I am sure many, DTS events. The focus is just what Dublin needs!
After the loss of the Web Summit the Dublin Tech Summit re-emerges Ireland and Dublin as the Capital of Tech and Cool for the Tech glitterati. 

I have been to every Web Summit since it started, I have covered hundreds of events and I cannot remember a time when the buzz was so good around an event. It has big shoes to fill but will definitely offer a much needed impetus to the Irish tech scene.

I am glad to see some great sponsors being a part of it and the speakers are top notch for a first time event. I think the DTS team will be proud of what they have achieved so far and  I see great things for them in the future. I would try and remind them about one thing, whatever happens and however big you get, don't leave behind the place that made you. 

Dublin's tech scene is one of the best in Europe and able to rival London and Berlin. It has the stories of the Celtic tiger to recount and the tales of the recreation of a new type of thinking around high tech companies in sectors like Fintech, Search, Medtech and AI, This thinking allowed companies like Google, Microsoft and Paypal to become part of the local landscape. From these companies new startups began to emerge and fill in the gaps across Ireland from staff leaving these firms. 

So to all attending, do your homework before you go, make your selections on what speakers you want to see, what companies you want to chat to and who you should network with.

Lastly, use the DTS App it is full of all you need to make this event great. I am on there and have used it to book all my appointments for the event, so do make contact if you want to chat at the summit.

You can follow all from me at the Event - here