New York Tech Week is in full swing. Ending on October 22, it follows Tech Week in San Francisco and Los Angeles, which attracted more than 45,000 people. As of October 19, NY Tech Week had 437 events. Everyone here is looking for the latest information, debates, partners, co-founders, promotional leads, ideas and predictions in the emerging technology space. Top topics covered include women, politics, underrepresented demographics, branding, and artificial intelligence (AI), which is an industry that should be worth your time. $90 billion by 2025, according to UBS.
Among a plethora of panels, events, parties, networking sessions, private whiskey tastings and more, here are the top three events investors should know about:
- AI is King: The conversation around AI for social good, its intersection with Web3, or the politics surrounding it is simply absolutely massive. Some main points include moving away from the biggest players in the industry such as Open AI. Creative founders are now offering new platforms to bring AI to the personal level (think: your own dupe that you manage in the world via a dashboard), collective dual professional (think: responding to emails based on a collective memory of your previous response to topics over time). ), individual control of an entire industry (think: becoming your own travel booking agency with AI-powered insights into the best price changes and Web3-managed payments).
- Startup Mindset: Major discussions on how to better support startups, founders underrepresented in investment planning nudges, panels on how to best hire, work in teams , building teams, and much more are at the forefront.
- Forecasting and Policy: It is important to monitor different companies and how they interact with politicians and decision-makers. Find out how to plan, what to anticipate, how to deal with political obstacles, how to lobby, where to place your investment and energy bets.
These three areas are essential to understand for today’s investors in innovation. AI gaming is growing rapidly. We have already passed the stage of being solely devoted to a vision dictated by big companies. Think of this new twist as when computers moved from a business-only computer to a personal computer. This and other developments will be driven by well-defined startups because they possess a powerful capacity for agility, unlike hierarchical companies that are risk-averse and distant from highly tech-savvy consumers.
The wild card, however, is regulation and policy. This area should be closely monitored as it parallels the parameters that will or will not enable various ideas in the emerging technology space and can intersect at any time, creating support or chaos for businesses.
The successful investor will need eyes and ears to detect the convergence of these areas that will define our society for decades to come.
There is much more to come.