A quick plug for Startup Summer this summer's main unconference. Featuring an awesome lineup of speakers (at fixed times). The flyer and provisional time that the headline speakers will be presenting can be found below:
Provisional speaker times
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Price: FREE (£20 refundable deposit – which is refunded on the day if you attend – please note that money will only leave your account if you fail to attend http://startupsummerce.eventbrite.co.uk)
When: Friday 26th July
Where: Camden Collective, 37 Camden High Street: London NW1 7JE
This years 'Planet of the Apps' explored the world of apps (predominantly mobile) through the eyes of different demographics both past and present.
Speakers from some of the globes leading organisations highlighted their own experiences giving advice to businesses and startups alike.
This years speakers included the Co-founder of Rovio, PopCap's Game Editor, VP at MTV, Hipstamatic's CEO and the Co-founder of Layar.
Each speaker brought something different to the table. I found myself especially interested in the startups who's business revolve around an innovative application much more so then the larger brands who have invested in apps once their business was a success.
Some really good points were addressed during the conference and I would recommend attending Planet of the Apps to brands, entrepreneurs and those within the mobile sector.
Mark Curtis (Fjord)
Peter Vesterbacka (Rovia / Angry Birds)
Robin Wauters (TechCrunch / Virtualization.com)
Chief Wonka (Ustwo)
Maarten Lens- Fitzgerald (Layar)
Attendees networking over lunch
With a stellar line-up of speakers from the worlds of Technology, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Innovation I must congratulate the organisers on a job well done as I left after the two days brimming with ideas and new directions.
Highlights included Rory Sutherland the Creative Director of Ogilvy, who discussed the ‘long overdue science’ of Behavioural Economics and its application to Marketing. I witnessed Rory speak a handful of times however his enthusiasm and insight always sets the room alight. Aza Raskin (Massive Health, formerly of Mozilla) had some great ideas for using design to influence the public within Healthcare.
Many of the concepts are transferable to digital design within the creative environment. The closing session looked to the future. A fascinating panel discussed the future of interactive design. This was chaired by Andy Budd (Clearleft) and featured Aza Raskin, Leisa Reichart (Disambiguity) and Claire Rowland (FUEL). Throughout the two days there was a really positive buzz around the networking sessions. Inspire Conference 2012 is already in the calendar after a good job well done all round. The Inspire Conference Website
(Written by Jerome Ahye)