The annual Intel Capital Global CEO Summit, which aims to bring together business leaders, investors, analysts and innovators to discuss the ways in which the world can further technology, is underway in San Diego, California, and will run until 23 October.
“Business deals happen when innovators, key executives, thought leaders, government officials and professional service providers come together at the Intel Capital Global Summit. This annual forum is held in different locations around the world and is designed to immerse attendees in a world of networking — ranging from one-on-one introductions and targeted matchmaking sessions to panel discussions and social activities,” Intel explained.
ITNewsAfrica is in San Diego to cover developments from the meeting rooms, keynote addresses and angel investor discussions that will be the heart of the event. Key speakers at this year’s event include Ashish J.Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group; Brian M. Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation; Kerry Dolan, Senior Editor at Forbes; as well as musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am.
A large part of the Summit will also focus on start-ups and how they can source investors and crack it in the incredibly fast-paced business world. “Our mission is to invest across the broad spectrum of technology innovation to encourage the creation of the technologies of tomorrow. We focus on helping entrepreneurs scale from start-up to global corporation,” Intel explained.
Topics up for discussion include ‘Technology Trends & VC Landscape’, ‘Consumer Internet and Digital Media’, ‘Intellectual Property Strategy in a Changing World’ and ‘The Tipping Point: Enterprise Cloud Adoption’, and well as the latest buzzword Perceptual Computing in the talk ‘Beyond the Looking Glass: Perceptual Computing’.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor