On Monday, September 12th, the Warsaw Hotel Intercontinental held the “New Technologies Congress”, organized by “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” (which is a nationwide daily newspaper in Poland). A two-person delegation of our company attended the event. We had other duties that day and couldn’t participate from the beginning, so we missed two discussion panels on the Internet infrastructure and the consolidation of media and telecommunication markets, but we still had a chance to listen to a few interesting presentations.
The main topics were cloud computing solutions and mobile technologies – which comes as no surprise, as these are the two biggest technological trends of the past months and years. The presentations were given by speakers from Polkomtel SA, ACER Poland, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Poland, Citi Handlowy, and Google.
In our opinion, the two most captivating presentations were “Business in the Cloud” by Michał Jaworski (Microsoft), and “Mobile Revolution” by Guillaume Bacuvier (Google). The latter was especially interesting in demonstrating the scale and lightning-fast growth of the mobile services market. What we considered the “Fact of the Day” was one piece of statistical information – that the accumulated time spent every day by smartphone and tablet users on playing “Angry Birds” is 125 years.
Summing up, we think the conference was a success, and had very little “corporate factor” – the speakers were mostly talking about technologies, not products. We will be happy to attend the event next year.
(We also hope that next year they will have those delicious chocolate croissants again.)