If we were to ask anyone, "What does music mean to you?" it's likely that everyone would agree: life without music is unimaginable. Chris Barton, one of the founders of the Shazam program, shares this sentiment. Introduced in 2002 as Shazam Entertainment Limited, this service allows you to identify any song within seconds just by listening to it. Chris Barton recalls that when he told everyone he could create a program that identifies songs in just a few seconds, they thought it was impossible. But a few years later, Chris and his friends proved them wrong.
Prior to this venture, Chris Barton spent 8 years at Google and 4 years at Dropbox. Finally, he teamed up with his friends to create one of today's most popular services. Chris Barton, along with Philip Inqhelbrecht, Avery Wang, and Dhiraj Mukherjee, founded Shazam 21 years ago. Interestingly, Apple acquired the company in 2017 for a staggering $400 million. Today, with over 100 million monthly active users, Chris Barton, one of the program's co-founders, will reveal the secrets of his successful journey at the InMerge Innovation Summit.
It's worth mentioning that the InMerge Innovation Summit, organized by PAŞA Holding and supported by Trendyol Group, aims to bring together innovators, leading technology companies and leaders, startups, and investors passionate about corporate innovation in Baku. The summit is open to anyone looking to drive transformation in their field, integrate into the innovation ecosystem, and enhance self-improvement through strategic networking. Secure your tickets to participate in the summit, taking place at the Baku Congress Center from November 30 to December 1. Reserve your spot now, as there are many more surprises to come. Stay tuned for more updates!