I’m going to be speaking at ADVANCE Conference, which is taking place September 19 & 20 in Cologne, Germany. It looks like a very interesting line-up, great program and speakers - and I’m not just saying this because I’m biased.
I have the great fortune to be joining 3 distinguished speakers talking about visions of the future, and then participating in a panel on copycats. And of course it wouldn’t be the same without fanning the fires just a little.
There are tons of emerging technologies and innovations prompting speculations and science fiction (and buzzword bingo). Four experts draft individual scenarios for future market developments in digital business. Watch loose threads weaved into future visions.
Of course, there are hundreds of successful European, truly innovative startups out there. But a perceived couple of thousands are – more or less – clones of their respective US-origins. From an individual economic point of view there is nothing wrong with copycats. However, from a macroeconomic perspective the predominant funding of copycats in Europe widens the gap between the two continents in terms of economic power … on a battleground, which is regarded as the fastest growing industry of our time. This panel argues the need for a more balanced climate for funding copycats AND true innovations.