WIRED 2012 – a date with the future

C Squared is delighted to be involved in the organisation of the WIRED 2012 Together with Telefónica event.

29 February 2012

WIRED 2012 Together with Telefónica will be held on 25 and 26 October in central London, it was announced today.This follows the successful inaugural WIRED 2011 event, held in October last year.  Global influencers including Alex Laskey, Alexander Ljung, Andrew Blake, Aza Raskin, Ben Hammersley, Bjarke Ingels, Carie Lemack, Chris Anderson, Christopher Mikkelsen, Dr. Debbie Berebichez, Eyal Gever, Geoff McGrath, Gil Hirsch, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Heather Knight, Henry Robinson, Joanna Shields, John Underkoffler, Juliana Rotich, Lisa Harouni, Luke Johnson, Matthew Key, Peter Sunde, Professor Hertz, Rachel Botsman, Richard Seymour, Rory Sutherland, Russell Davies, Stanley Yang, Tom Hulme, Ulla-Maaria Engeström, Werner Vogels and Yossi Vardi participated in WIRED 2011. 

A haven for disruptive thinking and radical ideas, WIRED events are brain food for personal development on a wide range of topics, from science and business to pop-culture and politics.  At WIRED 2012 attendees will have the opportunity to network with like-minded, intellectually curious and creative individuals, from entrepreneurs and investors to academics and designers.  Stimulating as much debate off-stage as on, WIRED 2012 Together with Telefónica will set the agenda and provide a unique platform from which to engage with the future.

The two-day WIRED 2012 event will be held at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.  There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED 2012, at a price of £1193*.  Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.  For further information, or for registration, go to www.wiredevent.co.uk .  Follow @ #wired12.

Matthew Key, CEO Telefónica Digital, said “After the great event last year we are delighted to continue our partnership with WIRED.  WIRED 2012 Together with Telefónica is the place to be for anyone who – like us – is fascinated by the ideas and innovations that are changing the world. It is also a great opportunity for Telefónica Digital and O2 to showcase our ground-breaking digital services.”

WIRED is recognized as the authority on the future, in print and digital.  Since launch in 2009, WIRED has won a host of awards including the D&AD Design Award and BSME Art Director of the Year Award 2011.  The WIRED enhanced digital edition iPad app has been selected by iMonitor as joint top app out of 4000+ global magazine, newspaper and companion apps.  The WIRED website, www.wired.co.uk, currently has a record 713,000 unique users.  WIRED has just announced a new service, WIRED Consulting, a bespoke business consultancy designed to deliver expertise to future-proof companies and to give the competitive edge.

Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising,  M2M and eHealth. Telefónica Digital will deliver these innovative products and services to Telefónica’s 300 million customers as well as leveraging the power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paolo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, giffgaff and 48 are all part of the Telefónica Digital group of companies.

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*A 10% discount is available to “early-birds” until 31 July.  There is also a discount available to WIRED subscribers.