OK, not the whole team. We wish!
But Kathy Wagner is ever so pleased that the week of Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal is upon us. Web Summit is touted as the world’s largest tech conference and brings every industry together through 25 sub-conferences.
Kathy’s schedule is packed but she promises to make time to blog about her experiences. Probably from a lounge chair.
Kathy’s Web Summit week
Canada Day Summit Reception
A welcome reception at the Canadian Embassy to Portugal.
Governments: Don’t regulate technological innovation
Has tech innovation outpaced governments’ ability to regulate? And would attempts to catch up do more harm than good? Our speakers disagree on where the boundaries should lie. Come and cast your own vote in this on-stage debate.
Founder & CEO, Saffron Consultants
Senior Reporter, Business Insider UK
Creativity, love, and happiness
How does design affect us fundamentally? As companies vie for our time, designing for creativity, love, and happiness is key to understanding our relationship with technology.
Founder, Change Sciences
UX Strategy Consultant, Google
Head of Venture Design, frog
Desktop and apps: Is mobile the future of enterprise?
Many industries have a mobile-first approach. Is this what the B2B customer wants? What is the right approach to striking a balance between mobile and desktop?
Founder & CEO, OutSystems
Chief Technology Correspondent, Reuters
Can technology mend the mind?
Can VR be used to treat PTSD? Could AR help with chronic anxiety? This fireside chat explores alternative ways to engage the human brain and how its own ideas can be highjacked to fix what’s broken.
Founder & CEO, Mindmaze
Creativity : Where humans and data intersect
Data is everywhere. But creative humans and data aren’t always good bedfellows. Creative humans have instincts and emotions, pride and love; data says, “Hey, it’s not personal, it’s just business.” But this intersection where humans and data meet is full of opportunity. Join President of BuzzFeed Entertainment Group Ze Frank for a conversation about the pitfalls and the sometimes bizarre magic of using data to inform creative decision making.
President, Buzzfeed Entertainment Group & Branded Creative
Watch this space for Kathy’s conference log!