Debate Topic #1:
What’s the Next Billion Dollar Tech Disruption?
Which sectors will produce the next wave of Billion dollar start-ups? After transforming photography, music, retailing, media and entertainment, where will digital tech strike next?
Debate Topic #2:
When should you go international & how do you increase the chances of success? What are the key challenges and opportunities? Stories from Silicon Valley’s best tech exports.
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“Well, it was a good day, once again better than I expected. Time really flies with you. Communication is not just “Logos”; it’s very much and combination of that and “Ethos” and “Pathos”.”
When looking internationally for key executives it was important to work with a search partner that not only understood our culture, strategy and ambitions, but also the market in which we wanted to offer our services. European Leaders’ experience with content and services vendors in the international Mobile industry provided us with a wide choice of quality candidates and attracted one of the experts in the industry.
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