With only a few weeks remaining before GigaOM’s Structure:Europe event debuts in Central London, we take a quick look at some interesting titbits about the conference. As a reminder, ITProPortal will be attending the event and the whole crew will be working from there. We’ve compiled four noteworthy points about the event itself.
1. GigaOM Structure:Europe will take place in the Grange Tower Bridge hotel. The venue is one of a growing trend of hotels that consider themselves eco-friendly. It has an onsite borehole as well as an assortment of renewable solar and photovoltaic panels, high performance glazing and motion sensing lighting and plumbing.
2. Matt Mullenweg is one of the 60 or so industry experts and visionaries that will attend the conference this year. He is the co-founder of WordPress and as such has single-handedly changed the way content is being published and therefore distributed and consumed on the internet. WordPress, which turned 10 in May, powers more than 60 million websites globally and is by far the most popular content management system on the planet.
3. The event will also host a handful of carefully selected startups that hail from Boston to Budapest and Berlin and covering a wide range of verticals that all have the cloud (with or without a big C) in common. Coincidentally, two of them carry the suffix IO (for in/out), which underlines the importance of the cloud as a “store and compute” unit.
4. You can shave 25 per cent off the retail ticket price by going to this page. The super saver ticket sells for £795 (with the price jumping to £995 this forthcoming Sunday), while buying three or more tickets at the same time cuts that down to £595 and £795. GigaOM also celebrates entrepreneurship by allowing startup employees to pay only £350. These are the SRP prices and exclude 20 per cent VAT and the 25 per cent discount.