In bed with the storytellers: Thiemo Gillissen


Ready to jump in bed with the storytellers of Crossover 2019?

…to listen to bedtime stories, of course.

Just like bedtime stories that we used to listen to as children, every event creates and shares its own story. A well-told story is an event where the narrator and the listener meet, where the participant and the speaker form a personal bond. Before you come to the hottest conference of the summer, we wanted you to meet our storytellers, to make the storytelling experience even stronger and more engaging.

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Q: How are we going to organize events in the future?

The key today and tomorrow will be user-centric thinking and designing an event by creating an experience rather than a schedule.

Q: Is there something you would like to change in the world of events?

More attention to detail. More inspiration. More out-of-the-box ideas.

Q: What do you love about your job the most?

Empowering people by being able to create something that enables connections and inspiration, potentially changing people’s professional paths for better.

Q: In your opinion, what is live marketing’s best advantage?

\Not being exposed to ever-shrinking digital attention spans. The opportunity to think minutes and hours with live experiences rather than seconds in virtual interactions.

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Q: What are you bringing to Conventa Crossover?

Motivation and curiosity to learn new things and get to know new people. And our story of why and how we built Fifteen Seconds.

Q: What do you expect from Crossover in Ljubljana?

A fun conference along with like-minded people from the industry.

Q: Why should an attendee not miss your session?

To learn about how to build a company based on a vision from scratch.

Q: Hashtag suggestion for the 2019 edition?


[vc_cta h2=”About Thiemo”]Thiemo is an Austrian entrepreneur and digital leader. He co-founded Fifteen Seconds, a global community gathering thinkers, makers and innovators at Europe’s leading festival to network, learn and get inspired. The conference attracts more than 5.000 attendees annually and hosts some of the world’s most successful individuals for a week in Austria, including leaders from brands on the likes of Google, The New York Times, Harvard, BBC, Facebook, Netflix, Nasa, Red Bull, GE and Apple. In 2017, Thiemo joined the international consulting and design firm moodley as partner and managing director of the interactive team, leading a multidisciplinary team of digital specialists designing growth and transforming business for clients worldwide. Thiemo was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

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