Dublin Tech Summit 2024: Our top 3 agenda picks plus 5 event survival tips

Topic: Events
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Dublin Tech Summit 2024 promises to be ‘Europe’s most exciting tech event’ – which is all well and good; but how do you decide what to cram into two action-packed days to get the most value, excitement and take away knowledge?

We’ve picked our top 3 recommendations to give you maximum kudos when networking at the evening events, sound the most knowledgeable when you get back to the office, and arm you with ideas you can actually implement!  

1.      AI is taking over

The robots are coming and no tech conference is safe from an agenda full of sessions promising insight into an artificial intelligence-led future. Our top pick is on Day One (10.15-10.35, Prism Main Stage);AI Now and Next, a Fireside Chat with Sir Martin Sorrell. Unlike some of the more conceptual sessions on AI, this promises insight from Martin Sorrell; one of the longest serving chief executives of a FTSE 100 company and founder of WPP – the world’s largest advertising and PR group. If you’re looking for AI applicable to the business world now and in the future, this promises to be the short, sharp session for you.

2.      Next-gen retail experiences

Our next pick in another expert packed AI based session but this crams in 3 leaders from 3 well-known and respected brands: Ikea, Angi (formerly Angie’s List for those of you, like me, old enough to remember) and Walgreens Boots Group. Day Two: 10.25-10.55 Prism Main Stage: Next-Gen Retail Experiences: Harnessing the Power of AI Across Digital and Physical Channels. We talk to lots of our customers, both retail and non-retail who are always looking to enhance their blend of online and offline customer experience. And of course, we’re biassed – creating a great mobile journey means you can create great customer experiences online, in-store, in fact wherever your customers may be – so this is one session we’re keen to listen into closely.

3.     Start-up World Cup Dublin Regional Semi finals – Pitch Competition.

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to claim ‘I was there when [XX next big thing akin to Uber/Meta/Tesla] was just a startup at Dublin Tech Summit 2024’? Head over to The Accelerate Stage on Day Two (15.15-17.10) and see entrepreneurs showcase their start up innovations, all vying for a chance to compete in the Silicon Valley grand final for a prize of $1,000,000 investment. 

Our top 5 bonus Dublin Tech Summit survival tips:

1.     Take notes the old school way

 Wi-Fi at the venue is free but not necessarily fast when you’re surrounded by thousands of other tech-bods. The network is RDS, no password required but our top tip is not to rely on the internet and instead tune into the sessions and go old school for your note taking (Evernote or pen and paper, we won’t judge).

2.      For lunch options head to the food trucks

The food is always fresher and the queues usually quieter; plus what conference wouldn’t be made better by a burrito?

3.      Take the Dart

Buy a ticket using one of the automated machines, and jump on the train to Lansdowne Road or Sandymount – the RDS is a short walk from either, and will help you avoid the road traffic.

4.      Make the most of your evenings

If you haven’t had a Guinness in Dublin then we highly recommend doing so (it definitely tastes better!), but our top tip would be to have one poured for you at one of the event’s official after parties; that way you get to grab a beer and maximise your networking time…

5.      Plan ahead

The event gets busy and is packed with sessions and exhibitors galore! We highly recommend booking some time to talk to us about all things SMS, WhatsApp and mobile experience. All Esendex promotion aside; do make sure you have a note of your must attend sessions, and try and leave some time to wander around the exhibitors and start-up stands to make the most of your time at the event.

Have a great show!

Dublin Tech Summit 2024 is live at the RDS, Dublin from 29-30 May.
Esendex are exhibiting in Hall 1, stand B5.

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Laura Brown

I am a self confessed marketing geek, with a love of well orchestrated multi-channel campaigns; especially those that end with an SMS delivery notification and a parcel at the door! With a tech marketing background I'm interested in all aspects of digital marketing, marketing automation and customer experience, and have worked with customers across the software, finance and retail industries. Find me over on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraannebrown/