Two weeks ago The Next Web organized the first TNW CxO Summit in partnership with Accenture at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Aimed at senior executives, leading thinkers, and founders, this invitation-only conference featured world class speakers sharing their thoughts on topics including the Internet, mobile, technology, media, finance and entertainment.
The summit started with a welcoming note by TNW founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Accenture’s Senior Executive Digital Transformation Harald Timmer. During the four hour Summit I had the opportunity to interview four speakers asking what brought them to The Next Web Summit, the key takeaways of their presentation and what their advice is for enterprises to start doing tomorrow.
The rise of the Data Scientist
Hilary Mason – Chief scientist at Bit.ly discusses the rise of the Data Scientist, a new class of professionals integrated into large and small organizations enabling them to make sense out of the Big Data stored in their servers. Data scientists are building products and models out of data and explaining and visualizing it, turning that wealth of data into usable benchmarks for sound business decisions.
Tapping the minds of many
Looking to the future, crowds and crowd sourcing are the future of business, governments and social innovation, according to Ross Dawson. Read more…