Some of the ihorizon team headed down to The Europas yesterday to find out who the tech community believes is the most forward thinking, progressive and innovative tech companies of 2015.
The day kicked off with the usual Europas vigour. As ever, the conference was full of great insights – it’s fantastic to see so much happening in European tech.
Our personal highlights from the day included:
- Peter Smith, founder of blockchain.com, was insightful about the future of the way we work once we get passed just bitcoin – BlockChain will fundamentally change the way we interact with the internet
- Steve Abrams from IBM Watson Life gave us an overview of IBM’s approach to cognitive computing with their artificially intelligent computer Watson
- Mike Butcher riding the robo-horse in style
- Breakout sessions hosted by our friends Mind The Product and Grabble
- Nina Faulhaber from Aday taking to the stage for the health startups panel
As well as the great content on stage, the demos didn’t disappoint. There were tiny drones flying around, Matt from our team tried out the Samsung Gear VR helmet, and special mention has to go to the Crescendo smart vibrator from Mysteryvibe, who along with their Fueled-developed app, have smashed their crowdfunding target on Born.com for their personalised adult toy.
On to the awards:
We were excited to see so many ihorizon clients and friends up for Europas Awards this year, with Grabble, Busuu, JustPark, Touch Surgery, Kovert Designs, and Thread all nominated for awards. However, it was the team at Kano who stole the show winning Best Hardware Startup! Well done guys!
We’re already looking forward to next year, and to see what another 12 months of European Tech brings. Great work Mike!