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The Emerce EDAY is a yearly gathering of bright minds in media, tech and digital business, and it is all about getting inspired. Promising new developments, novel practices and, naturally, a bit of speculation too. For the first time, we were there not just to get our fix but as a frontrunner in technology. It’s important to get our voices heard as well!
Let’s take a look at the top five things we learned.
Composable is gaining traction due to its obvious advantages: it’s agile, future proof and it features best-of-breed technology. Ideal for both scaling and high performance. As new competitors and vendors enter the market, the amount of available tools and features rises with it.
We’re looking forward to the additional challenges that come with staying ahead of the curve.
At their core, events like the Eday are about sharing. And not just sharing wisdom and making bold predictions for the future; it’s also about sharing our love for technology and media. Macarons are a mighty tasty treat, and they look deceptively simple. However, nothing can be further from the truth. It takes a lot of practice, patience, time and the right equipment to get the chef’s seal of approval. The same can be said for our products. We also celebrated our new visual identity, the colours matching the macarons. That’s why we handed out mac(h)arons at our stand and got some fruitful (blueberry and lemon) conversations going.
For years, everybody’s been talking about artificial intelligence, and it seems like we are all waiting for a life-changing practical application. The past year, AI finally took off, and is no longer restricted to a handful of crafty tech nerds. We’ve seen DALL-E and Midjourney take the art world by storm, and we’ve seen companies like ByteDance (TikTok) and RTL wield the power of AI to generate music. But this is just the start. AI is here, it’s available to anyone with internet access and it will play a big part in what’s to come.
During the Eday, we learned about DAOs, yet another interesting phenomenon birthed by blockchain. DAO stands for Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, which is basically an entity with no central leadership. It can be used for many different purposes, from sharing your favourite cooking recipes with a group of like-minded people through a Discord channel or acting as the foundation (or structure) of an entire organisation. Getting a vote usually means buying (crypto) tokens, but there are many ways to run a DAO. Are you part of a DAO yet?
We are still very much feeling the aftershocks of the pandemic. Some things quickly returned to how they used to be, but some were shaken up forever. Working from home suddenly became mainstream, and there are no signs of it going away. Regardless, it felt good to be out there again, mingle with peers, and have stimulating conversations with knowledgeable people in our work field. And among ourselves, we get to hang out as an organisation again. And that felt good.
There’s a lot going on in the world of digital technology, and it’s an exciting time for digital businesses and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in learning more about one of the topics discussed in this article, or digital business in general, feel free to reach out. We’ll be happy to answer.