Nicolas De Santis spoke on the challenges he faced creating his various start-ups, beenz (the first internet currency) and Opodo (the online travel giant) on scaling them across markets and regions. Nicolas also explained the processes that De Santis uses to work with start-ups and corporations to develop innovation, better business models and using new technologies to expand from the core business and onto new potential markets. The event was moderated by Fabrizio Nicolosi, founder of Leaders First.