TNW: President Zelensky’s hologram addresses 4 tech conferences across Europe — here’s what he had to say

‘Our goal is to make Ukraine the freest digital state in the world’

  • In an unprecedented turn of events, President Zelensky of Ukraine appeared as a surprise guest at four of Europe’s major tech conferences taking place simultaneously on June 15th, 2022. Attendees at TNW Conference in Amsterdam, Vivatech in Paris, Brilliant Minds in Stockholm, and Founders Forum in London all had a chance to hear Zelensky speak and take questions live from the audience.
  • At TNW’s Vision Stage, Zelensky’s hologram appeared via a two meter tall touch screen display developed by ARHT media. All I can say is, this extremely life-like 3D hologram was nothing like the blue tinged Leia, appearing more like a life-size IRL Zelensky standing in a large box.
  • Zelensky urged the tech communities of Europe and beyond to continue connecting and investing in the bright minds of Ukraine. Companies like Grammarly, Gitlab, and MacPaw were all born in this growing innovation hub. And with further support, they can continue (despite the current circumstances) to flourish.
  • The Ukraine Recovery Conference will be held on July 4-5 in Lugano, Switzerland. There the government of Ukraine will share its recovery plans with international partners.

Ukraine is a chance for you, for your companies, your technology, knowledge, expertise, and investments to bring even more value. Our goal is to make Ukraine the freest digital state in the world. Ukraine is a chance for a global digital revolution.

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