Asymco’s Horace Dedui Plans April Conference in Helsinki

Asymco’s Horace Dedui Plans April Conference in Helsinki

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The conference circuit is hot. Once the domain of nameless geeks to commiserate on why they can’t get dates, tech conferences now showcase high-profile CEOs, serve as the backdrop for big deals and are the new sign that you’ve made it. The latest addition to the list is an independent analyst with a reputation for keeping his wits about himself amid Wall Street’s Chicken Little routine.

Helsinki-based Horace Dedui writes about the intersection of technology and investing at, a site that attempts to explain Wall Street and Silicon Valley – a feat unto itself given the often inscrutable reasoning behind why people buy Apple devices and investor reactions. The Amsterdam-based Asymcoconf promises an “engaging, participatory experience” on topics such as the case for mobile computing, Hollywood, financial services and education.

If jetting over to Helsinki is not a barrier, keep in mind the conference’s maiden voyage is Friday, April 13. But fighting your fears might be worth the effort. Dediu is a Harvard-educated former Development Manager at Nokia who has also spent time as a professional analyst.

Although it’s unknown what luminaries may attend the event, the conference joins nearly a half-dozen others competing for your attention. Along with the granddaddy of all tech gatherings, TED, there is the All Things Digital conference, the Wall Street Journal‘s Eco:nomics conference, Wired’s Business Conference as well as Michael Arrington’s Tech Crunch Disrupt.

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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