2019 OpenOcean Annual CEO Summit

(Date, Venue & Time TBC)






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A better time,
a better place

Progress is not a certainty and yet the messages of despair and fear trumpeted over social media are (mostly) overblown and self-serving. Over the last few decades the information age has accelerated the good work of the industrial revolution. The world has become a better place: lower levels of poverty, disease, violence, and more education, art and equality. Industry by industry it is being transformed to the benefit of the individual.



Enduring companies shall remain

Europe’s deep tech capabilities are contributing significantly to this change, drawing upon its thousand-year-old universities; a surge of venture and growth capital; and greater numbers of highly skilled developers than the USA. Its global successes are increasingly remaining to become Europe's enduring companies. We are entering a post Silicon Valley age.

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The tech-naissance of the city-state?

All of this has been happening in the age of the Internet, Open Source and low-cost airlines, making it possible to support a greater number of distributed tech hubs than we could ever have seen in the US. Is this the tech-naissance of the city-state?"

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Thriving on digital capabilities

From decentralisation in data management, AI and machine learning, to cloud computing, mobile, genomics, and the ‘4th industrial revolution’, these deep tech drivers are disrupting the world’s key industries. Businesses in Media, Fintech, Workspace, HealthTech and Autonomous Vehicles are all thriving, dependent on their digital capabilities.

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Delivering delicious software

The IT industry itself is undergoing its own ‘devops’ driven digital transformation such that its 4.7 million developers can deliver ‘delicious’ software to the user at an unprecedented pace and productivity.

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The Secrets of Scaling

From deep and delicious tech, to green shoots of growth and then scale, how does one take a software business to series A and beyond?

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2019 Summit Agenda 

(Coming soon)

2018 Summit Agenda

8am - Breakfast & registration

9am - "Deep Tech Gets Delicious" - OpenOcean intro

9:15am - Panel: It's Time for Europe

Industry Deep Dive

10:00am - Industry Perspectives: Media Fireside Chat with Mark Read, WPP

10:30am - Digital Media panel: Data And Privacy Deep Dive

11:15am - Qriously: What Does the World Think About..


11:25pm - Morning break

Europe's Deep Tech Capabilities

11:50am - From "Check-Mate" To "Team-Mate": The "Centaur Chess" With AI - panel discussion

12:35pm - The Rise of the Intangible Economy: Fireside Chat with Stian Westlake


1:00pm - Lunch & networking  break


2:00pm - Fabric Ventures keynote: Envisiniong Token-Based Decentralised Economies

2:15pm - The Fourth Age of Open Source - panel discussion

3:00pm - Democracy Earth: The Rise of the Sovereign Individual


3:10pm - Coffee & networking break


3:35pm - Keynote: Scaling A Software Business

3:50pm - Scaling Truecaller: Fireside Chat with Nami Zarringhalam

4:15pm - Closing word by OpenOcean & AWS

4:20pm - Breakout workshops on business building & scaling


18:00 -  Drinks reception

Dinner & Keynote

7:30pm - Guests are welcome to join for an exclusive dinner with a keynote speaker. Due to limited spaces, dinner requires a separate RSVP and spaces are filled on a first-come basis. 

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OpenOcean CEO Summit 2018 Highlights 

(Coming soon)


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