A speaker without a voice on the stage? This works out. Visitors of CeBIT Global Conferences in 2016 saw it on the second day of the conference live on the Expert Stage: Cosmin Ene, founder of the payment service LaterPay had lost his voice due to illness shortly before his appearance.
So he attempted to carry on with his presentation without speaking - the audience could read Enes presentation using a speed reading software from the monitor.
But that was just one of many high-profile lectures and talks that made the second day of the CeBIT Global Conferences so special. On the Open Stage two Syrian refugees told the audience about their use of social media. The surgeon Hamber Al Issa and the Engineer Saleh Al Zeer showed how refugees get information and organize their journey through social media. And they also told the audience how activists monitor via social media the crossing of refugee boats on the Mediterranean. When the people on board the boat stop to post their position, the Coast Guard is informed by the activists.