Time simply goes too fast! Heard myself saying that before, yes…
Anyway, there are only like 10 days left to the NEXT conference in Berlin, the number of tweets slowly increases, and I still don’t have a clue, what I want to see. Time to change this!
But let’s start with the program!
These are the things that I would if anyhow possible not like to miss!
Day 1 / 17th of May
Arriving by night train at 5 past 6 in the morning, I will definitely make it to the opening at 9 am – in a decent shape I hope, otherwise I might need to use any available shower facilities at Berlin Hauptbahnhof ;).
11:00 – 12.30 If Content is King then Data is Queen
And as we know, Queens are often even more important than kings… This session looks very useful, since it seems to pick up the daily challenges monitoring companies but also every one else doing some kind of monitoring of topicsm, brands etc. is exposed to. So I hope to get some more insight on that which will help me further to understand the needs of our data customers better.
13:30 – 15:00 The Click is dead, stop loving it – start loving IT
This session I am particularly interested in because I still meet a lot of people in media who are interested in exactly that – the click. And the more or less direct turnover right behind it. In their dreams at least. Only a few people already realised that their online strategy in total, with seeking communication with their clients at the heart of it, which will bring them the much desired ROI. Problem with that is, though, the measurement. New ways have to be applied in order to see what went into it and what a company gets out of it. In sympathy and customer satisfaction (better: enthusiasm!) which will then increase the ROI. A whole new game that has to be mastered by still a lot of companies. Will be interesting to listen to the speakers’ experiences!
15:30 / 17:00 Will Data Business Models rule the world?
I shop more and more online, don’t you? Plus, at Twingly we feel the increasing demand of (blog)data for all kinds of businesses – everybody wants to know what people talk about their products and brands. Nothing new, but it seems, that almost everybody is now aware of what is said on the web. Again, let’s see what the speakers’ experiences and plans are!
This will be my first NEXT ever and I don’t know how it was with the program in previous years, but it seems quite thought through! There is space for chats and meetings between the sessions and a really nice long lunch break. So it seems I might actually manage both, listening to the panels I picked and meeting lots of interesting people!
Really looking forward to it!!