Today I had the privilege of being invited to chair a round table discussion at the SVC2UK Masterclass.
This event was put on in conjunction with The Sheffield Universities and enable a coming together of Students and Business experts. This involved a few talks and a series of open round table discussions about various subjects, where the students could decide where their interests lie.
It started with a talk by Robin Camp of Mobile Manifest titled “The State of the Mobile and App Landscape”, which gave an insight into the current trends and fads of this market. An observation Adobe really have not handled their press well over the last two weeks, there were some very misinterpreted comments made, but it was a really good talk and very informative.
Then onto the round table discussions.
“Mobile Development: Native v Cross-Platform” Hosted by me …. this was a really good discussion and had some excellent content from the students.
“The Business Of Games Apps” hosted by Russ Stearman of Team Cooper.
“From Idea to Investment” hosted by Michael Dimelow of ARM and Ben Hookway of Vidiactive.
“The Great Divide between Business and the Customer” hosted by Lee Strafford formerly of Plusnet.
“To App or Not to App” hosted by Steve Dupree of Diva Creative.
“Apps for Specialist Markets” hosted by Chris Murray of epiGenesys.
Being involved in my own group I didn’t have the opportunity to attend the other groups but the feed back from the students afterwards was really positive and impressive.
Finally we had the pleasure of Joel Gasgoine from buffer joining us over tech video feed from Silicon Valley to talk about “From Idea to Paying Customers in 7 Weeks”.
The whole afternoon was finished off not surprisingly by going to the pub…
Thanks to all that organised this it was a really superb afternoon and a privilege to have been asked to attend.