In June it was my first time at Dublin Tech Summit (DTS), and I really enjoyed it. I had the chance to meet lots of new people and old friends. Networking was easy, as most of the after-events happened in pubs across the RDS. Also, I had the chance to go to an Irish pub and listen to and dance to Irish music, which was one of the highlights of my trip, thanks to Rebecca Lee, who danced with me.
Also, I did moderate two panels, thanks to Clearstory, which arranged that.
Dublin Tech Summit
The first panel was titled “Product Personalization,” with Tatyana Mamut, SVP of New Products Pendo, and Mike Mulligan, Head of Product Zalando. We discussed how important it is to deliver personalized goods to their clients. How crucial is it for businesses to be data-led versus data-informed, and how easy is it for large companies to interpret their numbers.
The second panel was titled “How to Solve SaaS Complexity,” with Adam Tessan, CRO at Chargebee, Jody Glidden, CEO & Co-Founder at Introhive, and Fabian Libeau, VP Sales EMEA at Axonius. We discussed how companies spend too much on tools they don’t need to use. Data integrity and integrations matter; how important is it to have all your revenue data in one place. Among other things, we also discussed how recent events changed things for businesses.
Also, I had the chance to visit NovaUCD and meet with Micéal Whelan, Communications and Media Relations Manager at University College Dublin. He introduced me to Aidan Finn, CEO & CO-Founder of Binarii Labs; Tracy O’ Rourke, CEO & Co-Founder of Vivid Edge; Kate Coleman, Founder of iKey; Gareth O’Sullivan, CEO of Empiric Logic and Charlie Gleeson, Founder & CEO at Zipp Mobility and Will O’Brien, VP, Growth & Gov Affairs of Zipp Mobility.
On my last day in Dublin, I went to Dogpatch labs to tour their offices. I met with Sarah Walker, who introduced me to the rest of the team. And we had a nice cup of coffee while discussing work stuff and holiday options.
Another highlight of my first visit to Dublin, Ireland, was my short trip to Bray, Wicklow. Fiona Alston insisted on going with her and having a small excursion around that area. The fields where Snurge (Fiona’s horse) is kept are unique. It reminds me of movie sets! Also, the coast in Bray was beautiful, and it was fascinating learning that when the thunderstorm pushes the sea inside, it comes from America, and when the thunderstorm comes the other way, it is from Europe.
I have a lot of things to say about my trip to Ireland, but I will need more than 3000 words. I will make sure to include it in my future editorials.
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