(Keynote speaker and digital rockstar Robert Scoble pictured with Pivot's social media team)
Pivot Summit - a world class event with impact
In 2015, the inaugural Pivot Summit event brought Australian and international thought leaders together to share insights on the future of digital and its impact on how we work, live and play. tandemVox is on the Pivot Summit Inc committee and is a sponsor.
Held on 28 October in Geelong, the event engaged over 300 creative and digital professionals with speakers, networking and collaboration. Silicon Valley royalty Brian Solis and Robert Scoble helped Pivot Summit trend No 9 on Twitter on the day. Significant commercial sponsorship, local business support and Federal, State and Local government funding all helped in bringing the event to life.
The response from attendees and local stakeholders was extremely positive with 94% interested in attending again. This is great news for Geelong as Pivot Summit will play an important part in our new economic future. The experience of Pivot will impact, inspire and encourage innovation.
Pivot also helps promote Geelong. For example, an interview by Brian Solis conducted with fellow presenter Robert Scoble (both with significant social media audiences) was shared and viewed over 6,000 time across the world. This short video supported the promotion of Pivot Summit via two respected leaders from Silicon Valley as well as profiling Geelong as a destination.
What is the vision for Pivot Summit?
Pivot Summit is planned to grow into a multi-day, multi-site world class event with impact incorporating digital and interactive film, music and exhibitions, entrepreneurial innovation, idea generation and creative collaboration over the next few years.
In 2016, Pivot Summit is developing a program of activities and events along the following themes:
· Digital Inclusion
· Emerging technologies
· Jobs of the Future
· Entrepreneurship & Innovation
It's an exciting time for Geelong, so let me know if you want to get involved with Pivot Summit.