Slush is an extraordinary business conference. There is nothing like it on the calendar, anywhere. Here in Helsinki, assembled for Slush, are 17,000+ entrepreneurs, business managers, inventors and financiers talking about the future.
I am thrilled to be part of such an extraordinary event, for the networking opportunities, for the learning and for the inspiration.
How companies like ours do business has changed. Change is the new normal. And I am not talking about basic software update change. No, this is real change at the core. Slush is all about this, leaps occurring across industries thanks to new technologies and new business paradigms.
It is a privilege to be at Slush this year as part of a small Australian contingent.
To show how different Slush is to other business conferences, here is part of the kick off from Wednesday morning:
This is not the place for us to be specific about take-aways from Slush. However, they are many and we are only at the end of day two – we participated in the pre opening events yesterday.
Launching new products this year as we have done, we understand, in a small way, the challenge of the start-up and have an appreciation for many issues involved.
Slush is providing us opportunities to explore these and related topics further.
Here are some photos from day one of the main conference.