Hot Topics Event London 2013
Tuesday 12th November 2013
12th November 2013
8am - 12pm
Debate Topic #1:
Do European entrepreneurs need to cross the Atlantic?
With the European economy flat-lining and the region's IPO market in the doldrums, it can be tough to scale a European TMT start-up. Do ambitious entrepreneurs need to head to the U.S. to secure a large injection of cash or secure an attractive trade sale? Is it possible to achieve a lucrative exit without leaving Europe?
Debate Topic #2:
The battle for the 'home' entertainment market
As one of the few digital consumer markets where the ‘Gang of Four’ are not yet dominant, 2014 promises to be a pivotal year in the battle for the ‘home’ entertainment market as the lines between traditional television and video-on-demand become increasingly blurred. How much disruption will we see? Where are the investments going? Who’s under pressure?
Debates and panellists
The Hot Topics Events team is pleased to
announce the following speakers:
Hot Topic #1: Do European entrepreneurs need to cross the Atlantic?
Anne Glover - Chief Executive and Co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners
Brian McBride - Chairman, ASOS
Robin Klein - Partner, Index Ventures
John Hughes - Chairman, Just Eat
Dan Wagner - Chairman & CEO, Powa Technologies
Facilitator: Ben Rooney - Wall Street Journal, Europe
Hot Topic #2: The battle for the 'home' entertainment market
Philippe Botteri - Principal, Accel Partners
Thomas Hoegh - Founder & CEO, Arts Alliance
Gill Whitehead - Director of Audience Technologies & Insight, Channel 4
Olivier Gers - Global President, LiquidThread
Jon Gisby - Adviser, Magine
Sorosh Tavakoli - Founder & CEO, Videoplaza
Facilitator: David Pringle - Hot Topics Events
Hot Topics events are invitation-only and non-transferable
Take a look at the panel reviews from the day written by Facilitator & Editor, David Pringle.