On 10 May 2017, representatives of cutting-edge tech companies such as AT&T, Microsoft, Siemens, MasterCard, as well as start-ups, investors, academia, media, and key influencers within the start-up ecosystem, came together to discuss how future trends are shaping the industry.
The conference touched upon some crucial topics for the rapidly evolving technological age we live in, such as: will intelligent machines destroy job creation or create higher value jobs for people?
Brainstorming around IoT and FinTech challenges and opportunities were also at the table - Barry O’Sullivan from Insight Centre was a keynote speaker for the IoT session, while Amy Neale coming from MasterCard addressed trends affecting Fintech industry.
The conference also raised another emerging trend within the startup ecosystem: RABBITs (Real Actual Business Building Interesting Tech), a new group of technology startups which are not as valued as unicorns, but still highly valued and will be potentially “eating” unicorns in the future!
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