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Starting {dive} was an adventure. Of course, launching a new event, with a strong international ambition, within the overcrowded market of the events industry, is always a gamble. But doing so with a mission to go “beyond convention” was not an easy call, nor an easy journey.
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At {dive} we always said that the audience matters as much as the speakers or the host. Mark C. Crowley was one of our pioneer attendees at {dive} 2016 and, just like the other 99, a very special one! Leadership consultant and speaker, Mark’s mission is to fundamentally change how we lead and manage people in the workplace, and to intentionally make it far more supportive of human needs. Let’s hear about his latest achievements and projects for a brighter future.
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Amber Case was one of our guest speakers at {dive} 2016. In her book “Calm Technology”, she promotes a design method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. Last month, Amber was invited to speak at the opening session of The Next Web 2017. We managed to catch up there to get some fresh news of our favorite “Calm Technologist”.
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Since the spirit of {dive} is all about human-centered design, serendipity and personal relations, we promised to keep our small community aware of our main pioneer’s current stories. You’ve already read some news from Frima guys and our favorite Chief Disrupter. Now let’s hear about the Japanese American entrepreneur who presented at {dive] 2016 a stunning talk about “The Emotion factor”: Kei Shimada, what have you be up to ?
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Hi theeeere ;-) Anne-Marie Elias, chief-disrupter, start-up mentor, hackathon organizer was our passionate and enthusiastic MC at {dive} 2016. She likes to define herself as a «pragmatic problem solver inspired by delivering change and engaging cross-sector stakeholders to unite to achive common goals ». She accepted to share her recent news with us, welcome back Anne-Marie!
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South by Southwest Festival, the arena where technologies meets the interactive, film and music industries, ended last week in Austin. Many conferences, happenings and announcements joined up with the trends and topics we discussed at {dive} last year. We are happy to share our impressions caught at the event as well as a selection of interesting articles. Enjoy!
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At {dive} 2016, these two Canadian crazy & passionate video-gamers from Frima gave a very special talk about “The Future of Play”. Let’s hear what they want to share today with the {dive} community.
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by Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache, Executive Producer
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On July, 7, {dive} brought together more than 85 individuals from 15 different countries and 5 continents all gathered at b<>com Institute for Research & Technology in Rennes for an 18-hour, multisensory conference on innovation and user experience.
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On July 7th, {dive} will take place at b<>com campus in Rennes. « dive.share.grow » is its motto and the immersive and interactive sessions will address innovation that serves user experience first. To engage participants and boost the debate between innovators from all around the world, {dive} is partnering with Eqwall, a French start-up based in Brest and Rennes.
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