Posts Tagged ‘WIRED Business conference’

Driven to Disrupt

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“The key to disruption is going beyond what people expect.” – David Lai

WIRED The Web is dead

WIRED The Web is dead

Our CEO/Creative Director, David Lai, was invited to the WIRED Business Conference in June, where he was interviewed by Porsche along with Matt Jarvis, 72andSunny’s Managing Director and Fred Bullock, HP’s VP of Marketing.

David was asked to comment on disrupting the marketplace with innovation, what instincts to follow for success and how passion drives business. The interviews can be viewed on WIRED.com as well as WIRED’s most recent issue, “The Web is Dead.”

WIRED: Disruptive by Design

Monday, June 21st, 2010

David Lai, our CEO and Creative Director, was invited to attend the WIRED Business Conference, an event hosted in partnership with MDC Partners. The conference, Disruptive by Design, called together a group of speakers who are disruptors of the first order. From CEOs of multinational corporations to startups, all who attended shared a basic philosophy: “If change is good, more change is better.”

WIRED Biz

Miles Nadal from MDC Partners welcomes everyone at the WIRED Business Conference.

WIRED Biz

Chris Anderson of WIRED and Howard Schultz from Starbucks talks about a free Wi-Fi network.

WIRED Biz

Get your own plastic printer for $750. Wish I could print out an iPhone 4.

Chris Anderson, Editor of WIRED, kicked off the event talking about how “atoms are the new bits.” Bre Pettis showed us his Makerbot, followed by Howard Schultz, who talked about Starbucks being the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S – which will be free to access starting in July. Mark Pincus of Zynga took us into the world of Facebook games where 235 million active players per month engage in FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Social gaming is clearly here to stay. Co-founder of Flickr, Caterina Fake, talked about taste profiles with her new venture Hunch, and former Commissioner of the NYPD, Bill Bratton, presented thoughts about precrime – the ability to use data to help predict crime before it happens. Fred Smith, Founder of FedEx, ended the conference with his thoughts of drones possibly delivering our packages someday. Disruptive by Design left us full of ideas and we’re looking forward to the next one.

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