OpenOcean Annual CEO Summit
Deep Tech Gets Delicious - March 15th 2018, London
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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?