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Apple, Facebook and NFT's at this year's Digital Agenda summit

Ken Segall, Joao Adao and @Punk6529 will share their insights at the Digital Agenda Summit 2022 on October 17th

Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides

Head's up people!!!  

The Digital Agenda Summit 2022 will be held on October 17th.  This annual event, now in its third year, features renowned speakers from all over the world who will discuss topics ranging from technology, innovation, climate change, politics and current events.

This year’s theme “The Crossroads" aims to open up a debate about where we are heading as individuals, as a society and as a country.  Even more relevant will be discussions on the coming changes in our health management and new work environment, with the focus being on generation “Z”.

One of the most notable speakers this year is Ken Segall, the former Ad Agency Creative Executive for Apple and author of 'Think Simple', responsible for the 'i' in imac, iPhone, and iPad.  Ken will fly all the way from Los Angeles to discuss how 'simplicity' propelled Apple into the behemoth it is today.

Not to be outdone, we've also got tech journalist Jeremy White who will dabble into the wild world of AI, along with Dutch artist Marjan van Aubel who will share her innovative creations of elegant solar-powered furniture, an interesting concept that should not be missed.

Expect Facebook's former managing director for South America, Joao Adao, to talk about digital strategies that contribute to the success of businesses worldwide.  And if you're into NFT's you'll definitely want to meet one of the world’s foremost collectors, investors and thought leaders in the NFT space, @Punk6529, well-known for his extensive tweetstorms on NFTs and decentralization. 

But the purpose of this year's conference is not only to showcase new trends in technology, communication, and globalization, it is also to underline the importance of digital democracy, and this is where Margrethe Vestager comes in.  The Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and European Commissioner for Competition will speak this year about her job as being "the world's most famous regulator".  Vesteger gained international recognition for investigating, fining, and bringing lawsuits against major multinational companies including Google, Apple Inc., Amazon, Facebook, Qualcomm, and Gazprom. 

And the list of speakers goes on.  See the full list here.

This year's summit will be out of this world.  If you're not convinced, take a look at a video featuring last year's speakers, incredibly interesting to say the least.  Julian Wheatland, a UK politician known for his involvement with the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Anett Numa, international cyber defense policy adviser, responsible for helping Estonia become a prime example of a fully digital state and Pen Hadow, explorer and climate activist.

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