Margaret Dawson – Startupfest 2014 (Keynote)

The future of digital is physical

In today’s always-on world, trillions of digital handshakes occur every day. We share information with colleagues, family, friends, followers, connections—and even complete strangers. Despite this, we still travel across the globe to sit around a table together and share a meal. We meet in person to establish a strong business bond. We sit patiently in a huge room, listening to industry luminaries we could just as easily watch on YouTube. And some of the world’s leading organizations have curtailed teleworking, telling their employees to come back to the office. Margaret Dawson reveals why the killer application of the digital era is … human contact.