It's no secret that this year's Web Summit was a huge success in Dublin! EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk covered Web Summit 2014 live in Dublin where she saw the most shocking and creative new technological advances that are hitting the internet worldwide.
From 3D Food printers, Basestone's award, washable nanotech embedded workout shirts, international medical treatment to positive world news sites we saw the cream of the crop of 2014. We are pleased to share that EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk will be following up with an in-depth interviews with the most interesting creators she met at Web Summit 2014.
And that's a wrap folks! After three days, 22,000 attendees, 614 speakers, 700 investors, 1324 journalists and press, and 82,000 cups of coffee Web Summit 2014 has come to a close.
Can Europe's biggest tech conference get any bigger? It can says Founder, Paddy Cosgrave, who reflected on this year's event,
“It can become bigger. Just look at our chat app where we can grow from a network effect and more and more people are looking for recommendations from us. The more diverse the people the more the growth. We were described before as Davos for Geeks but I don’t think we’re anything like that – there’s no snipers on the roof for starters! We’re probably more like a Glastonbury for Geeks – the average age of the team behind Web Summit are 27-28 and for them, their experience is of music festivals and so we try to bring that to here. We’ve taken a different approach and focus on the social element as well for that’s really important too."
At the end, Bono joined Eric Wahlforss Founder & CTO of Soundcloud and Dana Brunetti, Producer House of Cards, to discuss Movies & Music in the 21st Century with the U2 frontman believing in the power of technology to give power back to musicians.
"Streaming services are exciting," he said. "Songs are like our parents, they don't like being ignored and anything that gets your songs out there is a good thing. This is an experimental and exciting period so let's experiment and see what works."
Apt words to end Web Summit 2014 on we think. As has been observed, discussed and talked about over the last three days, technology is changing our lives for the better each and every day. We can't be sure exactly what lies ahead but we do know it's about creativity, collaboration and experimenting. Here's to the next 364 days of idea generation, building, trying and see what works. It's what got Web Summit here in the first place.
So don't forget to join us when we cover next years Web Summit and keep your eyes peeled for more ground breaking interviews!
Source: Web Summit