Whether you like it or not, technology isn’t going to stop evolving – you can’t just ignore it. Technology and entrepreneurialism go hand-in-hand, and you need to learn how to use it to your business’s advantage. The 2010 Investec Entrepreneurs’ Summit brought together a world-class panel to teach you how to stay ahead of the technology curve and even make money out of it. Read the highlights of the tech debate in the pdf below.To start, the panel introduce themselves. From the rise of social gaming to “cool data” and app-envy, our expert panel then sheds light on the big technological trends of the day: In our second video, the panel discusses the rise of cloud computing – where are the opportunities for entrepreneurs? Jos White from Notion Capital says the business app market is where the big bucks can be made, but The Future Laboratory’s Martin Raymond says entrepreneurs should look at the opportunities locked in technology: “You have to think about what the opportunity is, before you consider the technology.” Next, the panel goes into the nitty-gritty of hyperlocation. It seems everywhere you turn, technology wants to know and tag your location. What are the privacy implications? Can you make money out of it? It’s clear that the opportunities for location-based marketing are big, but is hyperlocation just a hype? On page two, learn how you can make money through social media and new technology. Plus the panel answers an audience question on how entrepreneurs can make money from online entertainment – a fast-growing market.
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