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DIG SOUTH Tech Summit (Charleston, SC)
April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
WHAT’S DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT?
DIG SOUTH Tech Summit is the only event in the region purpose-built to grow the South’s digital economy. We connect leading global brands like Oracle, IBM and Salesforce to the top tech leaders, entrepreneurs and smartest, scalable startups in the South. Our community gathers in gorgeous Charleston to make deals, share the latest digital trends and build relationships.
“This is one of the only conferences in my life that I’ve been to more than once. And, I believe that there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vaynermedia
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE NEXT SUMMIT?
The DIG NATION Tribe will gather April 24–26, 2019 at the Charleston Gaillard Center and other stunning locations across the gorgeous Charleston peninsula. Take in a world-class dining scene, hit the beach and grab a meeting with a local fast-growth tech company or Fortune 500, including Boeing, Bosch, BMW, Volvo, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Vans or Michelin. Who doesn’t love Charleston, the world’s #1 destination?
WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT?
Over the last seven years, DIG SOUTH has welcomed more than 12000 attendees and 1000 speakers from the world’s leading brands, including Oracle, Salesforce, Google, Instagram, BuzzFeed, IBM, Boeing, Twitter, The New York Times, Facebook, Adobe, Kickstarter, VaynerMedia, Inc, Fast Company and hundreds more. DIG SOUTH focuses on connecting those brands to the South’s top 500 tech companies including Blackbaud, Red Hat, Benefitfocus, Terminus, BoomTown plus tech-powered companies like CNN and Coca-Cola.
WHO ARE YOUR SPEAKERS?
DIG SOUTH focuses on speakers drawn from the South’s top 500 tech companies and leading global brands. Most have a minimum of $10M in ARR and many are venture backed. We welcome fast-track entrepreneurs, executives, founders, investors and experts currently leading innovative companies with a proven track record of success. We also host renowned authors and thought leaders who work at the leading edge of technology, business, marketing, culture, and other game-changing industries plus digital economy and tech ecosystem experts. Preference is given to tech, tech-enabled and tech services companies.
A sampling of our speakers includes Gary Vaynerchuk, Casper CEO Philip Krim, Jet President Liza Landsman, Vox CEO & Chairman Jim Bankoff, Kickstarter CEO Yancy Strickler, Re/Code Senior Editor Peter Kafka, Bonobos CMO Micky Onvural, TechStars EIR Chris Heivly, Sharp Imaging President Doug Albregts, Peter Shankman, 2041 Founder Sir Robert Swan, Lolly Wolly Doodle CEO Brandi Temple, VF Corps Head of Innovation Soon Yu and hundreds of others.
SUMMIT THEME: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
DIG SOUTH Tech Summit selects the best of the best, the most innovative founders, executives, experts and fast-track entrepreneurs working today in technology, marketing and business. Our attendees want to hear the real story from people in the game right now: What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur? What’s the most important new tech for us to consider adopting? Where should we spend our limited resources? How can we increase revenues by 10x? When should we pivot? Take venture capital? Exit? And how do you recruit the very top talent?
We want to hear your story … What does it take to make it as a founder? What’s your brand story? Growth story? What did you learn from your biggest failure? … What’s the story of the most relevant new tech platforms in AdTech, Blockchain, Healthtech, Saas, IoT, social media, AI? How can I partner with a Fortune 500? When should I pivot? Take venture capital? What’s the story of your biggest exit? … What’s the story of the future?
Curated tracks include Emerging Technology, Business Growth, Digital Marketing, FinTech-Blockchain and HealthTech. Topics within each track deep dive into leadership, code, IoT, AI, digital marketing, brand storytelling, e-commerce, gaming, digital health, wearable tech, 3D printing, app development, location-based promotions, design, creativity, viral video, music, social media, digital publishing, funding, creative collaborations, the evolution of tech and creative culture, transportation, eSports and much more.
Attendees predominantly range between 25–50, are high-income earners, and well-educated with advanced degrees. We attract leaders from the top 500 tech companies in the South plus leading C-level innovators and disruptors, entrepreneurs, startups, digital marketers and strategists, software and hardware developers and engineers, designers, technology executives, investors, members of the national media, arts professionals, musicians, researchers, inventors, media planners and buyers, publishers and many other Web-savvy professionals and leading creatives join us every year.