it@cork 2006 Conference – Eddie Hobbs

Eddie Hobbs led off the talks at the it@cork conference this morning. His talk focussed heavily on energy and the coming energy crisis. What is the Irish government’s plan when oil reaches $200 per barrel? [Hint: it is up there with their dealing with an asteroid hitting Dáil Eireann plan].

The average distance food travels in the US from field to fork is 1,500 miles. How will the rise in oil hit that? If you are in airline stocks, get out of it!

Money will flow to businesses that help businesses become more energy efficient. Also there will be a move to longevity in products – repair rather than dispose of faulty goods.

When selling to investors, avoid tech jargon, put the financials on a CD and concentrate on telling a compelling story.

6 thoughts on “it@cork 2006 Conference – Eddie Hobbs”

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  2. Thanks for the low-down. Was recording allowed / be available for this or any of the other talks?

  3. hostyle, yes – I asked the AV company to record all the talks to mini disc so I will be releasing the talks on the it@cork blog over the next few weeks, like last year and the Web 2.0 conference this year.

  4. What in gods name is Eddie Hobbs doing at an IT conference?!
    Was there so little interest that the organisation had to resorts to populist speakers that do not have anything new to bring and thrive on hype and creative anemia?


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