Closing Keynote: Little fish, big pond — big splash: How small (companies or countries) are now competing with the large
Thursday, November 28, 2013
3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
In this keynote, industry commentator Ben Kepes explains how modern technology, alongside changes in economies and society, are leading to the democratization of business, where small can now compete with large.
Non-profits are gaining the credibility of their commercial brethren, and little countries are discovering how they can punch above their weight.
About the speaker
Ben Kepes is an investor, commentator and business advisor based in New Zealand who leads a global consultancy that helps large organizations navigate their way in the cloud, specializing in software-as-a-service and business strategy. He is also an advisor to many start-ups, sometimes in return for equity, most often for the price of a cup of coffee.
Ben’s expertise covers the convergence of technology, mobility, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the cloud. His commentary has been published on ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian and a wide variety of publications – both print and online. He is often included in lists of the most influential technology thinkers globally and is an active member of the Clouderati, a global group of Cloud thought leaders.