San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Amsterdam/CreativeMornings: Salar al Khafaji, Silk
January 25, 2013, 8:00am - 10:00am
(RSVP will open Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10am!)
Salar (1985) is co-founder and CEO of Silk, a startup building a platform for structured data on the web. Silk combines a deep vision for the future of the semantic web with innovative technology. Silk is venture-backed by Atomico Ventures, the VC fund founded by the Skype founders, and prominent Dutch angel investors and is headquartered in Amsterdam.
Prior to founding Silk, Salar studied theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam while working in technology. He led various projects at an agency in The Hague, Q42, from highly scalable SMS gaming infrastructure to one of the first software NFC implementations. Later, he did R&D at Xopus, an advanced web-based XML editor (sold to SDL in 2010).
Salar talks about technology, engineering, the future of data and start-ups.
JANUARY = HAPPINESS
We’re excited to announce that CreativeMornings will be hosting unified themes across our 40+ chapters starting in 2013.
This month, over 5,000 attendees will meet up at CreativeMornings events on six continents for speakers that relate to our January theme, “Happiness” brought to you by MailChimp.
Through these themes, we hope to stir up a global conversation among our fantastic, local creative communities. Themes for future months will be announced later on in the new year.
THIS CHAPTER'S HOST
MediaCatalyst is a strategic design agency. They design experiences that build sustainable, inspiring and meaningful relationships between brands, people and organisations.
frog is a global innovation firm founded in 1969 by Hartmut Esslinger,working with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services.
SuperHeroes is a creative digital agency with SocialSuperStrength and digital SuperPowers based in Amsterdam.
BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY TWO FOR JOY
Breakfast and delicious coffee will be generously sponsored by our main sponsor Two for Joy. They are a small specialty coffee roasting company based in the heart of Amsterdam. Nice and local. They take some of the finest cultivated coffee beans in the world, and roast by hand and eye to ensure they bring out the best intrinsic quality of each variety.
When & Where
CreativeMornings is a monthly speaker series and morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 15-20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:00am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
CreativeMornings/Amsterdam is organized by Alvaro Marquez