On Tuesday and Wednesday was the NEXT 2012 conference. European biggest conference for digital media.
It is a pretty huge and expensive event. I think a regular ticket costs more than 1000 EUR. I payed a little bit more than 200, because I am a Start-Up.
There have been different rooms for Sessions and a big exhibition hall.
There have been more than 150 Sessions. Not all of them good, but some of them awesome. Oberman, the CEO of Deutsche Telekom talked at the Keynote. That was an interesting speech. He mentioned that in the next years there will be an investment from over 300 Billion EUR into the european telecommunication network. To make the internet infrastructure even faster.
He talked about new network devices which seamless will switch between 3G, 4G and WiFi. The user don’t cares which network the device is using. The user just want to have the best available connection.
And he talked about Hub:Raum. Deutsche Telekom will start an Incubator, called Hub:Raum, in Berlin Mitte. They want to support Start-Ups with Money, Office Space and connections.
I enjoyed some awesome sessions. I saw some cool shit at NEXT. This guy here is presenting social activity on a map for Cologne.
It is a life view based on the activities at Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
The food was good, but sometimes a little bit to less :-)
All in one it was a good conference, but a little bit snoopy.