Sogody at the largest European tech and entrepreneurship events in Netherlands

In May and June of this year, we had the pleasure to partake in the two most anticipated tech and entrepreneurship events in Europe, The Next Web Conference 2019 and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019.

We consider these as one-to-many experiences where we get to share what we’ve been working on in the past year and the new exciting updates coming from our team, but also where we get to learn from some of the brightest minds from around the world working in our industry.

TNW 2019:

The TNW Conference 2019 happened on May 9 and 10 at NDSM. Sogody was part of a delegation of tech companies organized to participate in the TNW2019 by the Kosovo ICT Association (STIKK). A former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam Noord, the NDSM Wharf has blossomed into an enormous cultural hotspot in recent years with a vibrant artist community and an ever-expanding variety of bars and restaurants. The area hosts multi-disciplinary festivals, performances, exhibitions, dance parties and a wide range of other events in unique, post-industrial surroundings. This in a way describes the conference which was a 2-day techfest bringing together a thriving ecosystem of technology and business innovators.

Some of the highlights of the conference were:

  1. Listening to Guy Kawasaki, author, speaker and entrepreneur
  2. Matchmaking with strangers working in Martech
  3. Drinking with fellow entrepreneurs in front of a beautiful view at Pllek
  4. Meeting Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones)

GES 2019:

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit was special this year because Sogody got featured as an example of an innovative European company working in the field of Connectivity, more specifically in Digital Infrastructure.

We got invited as a company to showcase the data interactivity projects in which we’re working on. The experience in GES2019 went by listening to keynotes from experts that work on leading technology companies like Google and Amazon, challenging some of the biggest global issues like AI/ML advancement and regulation, but also helping climate change by reducing the carbon footprint.

The highlights of this conference were:

  1. Having a brief conversation with Michel de Carvalho, olympian, child actor, ED at Heineken holdings and husband to Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, heir to Heineken international
  2. Getting to matchmake with investors interested in data-solution platforms
  3. Getting to reconnect with YTILI fellows from 2018
  4. Visiting the Hague, an elegant city in the Netherlands