Web Summit: an Insider’s Look
Web Summit in Lisbon is already over, and our Relevant team was there! Here are some of their firsthand impressions.
Why did you participate in the event?
We had the idea of visiting for a long time. Web Summit is the largest scale event in terms of sharing trends and experience. Forbes has named it “the best technology conference on the planet” and The Atlantic has defined that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”. So we feel it is crucial to visit such events as they are perfect opportunities to dive into the latest trends and you can get inspiration from top-notch speakers.
What were the most interesting topics?
With more than 1000+ speakers it is difficult to choose the most fascinating topics. But we can define a few featured speakers that we really liked. We were surprised to meet there such speakers as Darren Aronofsky (American filmmaker and screenwriter), Tony Blair (Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and a well-known Sofia Robot with her brother Han Robot.
This year Web Summit attracted attendees from all over the world and from different industries, ready to change this world with the help of Technology, Innovations and Digitalization.
Who were you able to meet with?
Among 70,000 attendees we have met with business development and marketing representatives from leading companies, such as Hubspot, Netflix, Booking.com and Slack. Founders and CEOs of global companies shared their thoughts on the latest trends in technology. Also there were a few startups demonstrating their PoC, MVP, Demos pitching the potential customers. Their presentations helped us better understand the market demand for the types of mobile apps.
What was your takeaway from Web Summit?
Web Summit is a huge and overwhelming event that inspires with its drive and energy. We have a better understanding of what trends and innovations will rule the world this year. We also have a clear perspective on how we, as software services providers, can help our clients to build relevant solutions that take their businesses to the next level.
So many. During the conference itself, there were many activities. Each company has made great entertainments at their booths. And of course, the best networking was after the official hours at Sunset Summit and Night Summit where attendees had energy exchange while there were drinks, food and party mood around. Few nights in a row we were able to explore different areas of Lisbon with all the people from Web Summit. It was really great!
This experience will help us grow our expertise and develop even more innovative solutions for our global clients.