Europe’s Largest Technology Marketplace

53,056 attendees & 15,000 companies

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Feira Internacional de Lisboa and Meo Arena Portugal Lisbon
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November 7 - 10, 2016
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Overview

Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”, a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies. It’s not just Europe’s largest companies that will be at Web Summit, but over 7,000 CEOs from companies of all sizes and industries learning about what new software and hardware can transform their businesses. For the first time, they’ll be joined by leading academics, those at the forefront of tech and business worlds, cultural icons and influencers, and key global leaders to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

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Thomas Cort Hansen

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Really great event for meeting fellow entrepreneurs, while exploring new trends in IT and not least meeting interesting people and expanding network

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Matthew Hubble

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WebSummit seemed well organized up until the opening night. Thereafter, it felt unprepared for the volume of attendees and this created an unpleasant environment. It was extremely difficult to find and network with potential connections because it created a high-stress atmosphere.

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Eugene Shevchenko

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Fares Hadj Ali

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Though a 50,000+ tech conference sounds great on paper, the actual reality/experience of being in one is far different from the fantasy when the registration process, food service, facilities management, people flow management etc etc are all sub-par. This is what happens when too much time is spent on marketing & promotion and too little on logistics & operations. After this, I'm sticking to smaller, more intimate, more focused conferences. Less is definitely more.

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Nowhere near as focused as it used to be.....risk of losing momentum and interest...far too diluted, anything and everything goes.

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Interessanting parallel events, too expensive tickets. Great melting pot.

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Second day. 9.18 pm. Over 1km of lines outside. First attendees were still waiting to get in at 9.05. Most will miss initial speakers (the reason I paid to come). Fortunately Portuguese are polite. In any other city you would have a riot. Organisation seems incapable to handle big crowds. Sad.

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Interessanting parallel events, too expensive tickets. Great melting pot.

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This event was very unorganized and seriously oversold with attendees. The one entrance was a hot mess and this event was so overbooked that the sessions were standing room only and packed where you were rubbing up against the person next to you. Serious planning flaws! I know it was their first year in Lisbon so hopefully they will get this all sorted out in the future. Also after numerous issues that was raised to Paddy, the founder of the event, he made it clear to me that he thought the United States was a joke (In writing!). Unprofessional and surprising that someone of his stature would make statements about a country that is probably more than half of his revenue.

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My first time attending websummit this year and to be honest it will probably be my last time. There were so many people that it felt almost impossible to find relevant people to speak to, and content was difficult to curate in a meaningful way for such a diverse audience. Having said that, there were many interesting, high profile speakers, and a great atmosphere around Lisbon.

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Way to many people. Long lines for getting in, eating, and going to the toilet. Missing really good speakers when waiting in lines for everything. This is not ok...

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First day: Opening session: Poor. Flop. People outside, wifi broken, guests missing, a PM with a very poor english, not a single translation.

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not worth. thanks

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As a developer I was expecting the talks to be similar to RISE (which is more towards the business side) but the calibre of speakers (particularly the fullstk track on day 3) just blew me away. There's something for everyone at web summit, not just marketing and business types. Also check out the parties after - it's where half my contacts came from.

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Biggest event of it's kind in Europe!

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It defines the ecosystem.

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Speakers 250

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Bruno de Carvalho

  • Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • President
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Rowan Trollope

  • Cisco
  • SVP & General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group
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Vikram Subhedar

  • Reuters
  • Chief Correspondent, European Equities
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Ron Miller

  • TechCrunch
  • Enterprise Reporter
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Demet Suzan Mutlu

  • Trendyol Group
  • CEO, Founder
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Suchit Dash

  • Dubsmash
  • President
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Johan de Nysschen

  • General Motors
  • President, Cadillac & General Motors Executive Vice President
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Brooke Hammerling

  • Brew Media Relations
  • Founder
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Andrus Ansip

  • European Commission
  • Vice-President and Commissioner, Digital Single Market
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Pedro Rocha Vieira

  • Beta-i
  • President & Co-founder
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Jonathan Downey

  • Airware
  • Founder & Director
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Tom Hulme

  • GV
  • General Partner
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Matthew Freud

  • freuds
  • Founder
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Pamela Pavliscak

  • Change Sciences
  • Co-Founder
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Marina Willer

  • Pentagram
  • Partner
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Jim Hunter

  • Greenwave Systems
  • Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist
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Ryan Hoover

  • Product Hunt
  • Founder
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Eric Gundersen

  • Mapbox
  • CEO
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Carlos Ghosn

  • Renault
  • Chairman And CEO
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Paul Daugherty

  • Accenture
  • CTO & Sr. MD, Technology Strategy & Innovation Group
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Ajay Chowdhury

  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • Partner and Managing Director
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Dean Cappello

  • New York Public Radio
  • Chief Content Officer
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Tiago Paiva

  • Talkdesk
  • Founder
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Bruce Pavitt

  • Sub Pop
  • Founder
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Carl Bass

  • Zendesk
  • Member of the Board of Directors
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Alex Ferrara

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Partner
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Marcus Anzengruber

  • Campanja
  • Founder & CEO
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Reggie Bradford

  • Oracle Corporation
  • Senior Vice President, Product Development
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Mohit Rajpal

  • My Taxi India
  • Co- Founder
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Sarah Friar

  • Square
  • CFO
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Roberto Azevêdo

  • World Trade Organization
  • Director General
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Raj Rajkumar

  • General Motors
  • Co-Director
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Kit Eaton

  • The New York Times
  • App Smart columnist
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Stephen Bryant

  • Tele2
  • CTO
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Connor Murphy

  • Tracktive
  • Co-Founder
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Liz Bacelar

  • TheCurrent
  • Founder
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Ankur Jain

  • Tinder
  • VP of Product
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Dave Levin

  • Refugee OpenWare
  • Co-Founder
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Constantin Eis

  • Casper
  • Co-Founder
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Eileen Burbidge

  • Passion Capital
  • Partner
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Gaia Dempsey

  • DAQRI
  • Co-founder & VP DAQRI International
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Mark Wilson

  • Aviva Group
  • CEO, Aviva Group
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Samir Desai

  • Funding Circle
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Andra Keay

  • Silicon Valley Robotics
  • Managing Director
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Michael Beutler

  • Kering
  • Sustainability Operations Director
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Ron Palmeri

  • Layer
  • Founder & CEO
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Peter Nelson

  • HBO
  • Executive Vice President of Sports
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Jonathan Mayers

  • Superfly
  • Co-Founder
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Harper Reed

  • Braintree
  • Head of Commerce
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David Neeleman

  • TAP Portugal
  • Co-Owner
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Maureen Fan

  • Baobab Studios
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Catarina Midby

  • H&M Clothing Company
  • Sustainability Manager
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Brendan Kennedy

  • Privateer Holdings
  • CEO
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Tiago Pires

  • Red Bull
  • Professional Surfer
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Avril Furness

  • Black Dog Films
  • Director/VR Filmmaker
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Louis Saha

  • Axis Stars Limited
  • Director and Co-Founder
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Rohan Silva

  • Second Home
  • Co-founder
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Sean Ryan

  • Facebook
  • VP, Platform Partnerships
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Gabriel Otte

  • Freenome
  • CEO, Co-Founder
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Reshma Sohoni

  • Seedcamp
  • Co-Founder & Partner
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Bradley Rencher

  • Adobe Systems
  • Executive Vice President & General Manager, Digital Marketing
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Rebecca Parsons

  • Thoughtworks
  • Chief Technology Officer
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Terry Tamminen

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
  • Chief Executive Officer
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Rahul Chopra

  • Storyful
  • CEO
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Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

  • Marks & Spencer
  • Chief Customer, Marketing and Digital Officer
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Joe Wade

  • Don't Panic
  • Managing Director
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John Lunn

  • PayPal
  • Senior Global Director of Developer & Startup Relations
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Mikko Hypponen

  • F-Secure
  • CRO
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Ivan Poupyrev

  • Google
  • Technical Program Lead
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Gillian Caldwell

  • Global Witness
  • CEO
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Dr. Dambisa Moyo

  • Chevron Corporation
  • Board Member
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Sarah Leary

  • Nextdoor
  • Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing
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Gregory Gittrich

  • Mashable
  • Chief Content Officer
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Ross Mason

  • MuleSoft
  • Founder
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Nicholas Horbaczewski

  • Drone Racing League
  • Founder and CEO
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Joe Lonsdale

  • 8VC
  • Founder & Partner
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Ronaldinho Gaúcho

  • Zoome
  • Founder
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Cathy White

  • CEW Communications
  • Founder & Director
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Don Dodge

  • Google
  • Developer Advocate
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Joanne Chen

  • Foundation Capital
  • Partner
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Naveen Jain

  • Moon Express, Inc.
  • Founder & Executive Chairman
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Tristan Harris

  • Google
  • Product Philosopher
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Tom Davis

  • Forbes
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Alex Stamos

  • Facebook
  • Chief Security Officer
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Belinda Rowe

  • ZenithOptimedia
  • Global Managing Partner & UK Chairman
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Andrew McAfee

  • MIT Center for Digital Business
  • Principal Research Scientist
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Jay Simons

  • Atlassian
  • President
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Sean Rad

  • Tinder
  • Chairman
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Michael Winn

  • DroneDeploy
  • CEO and Co-Founder
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Edward Humphrey

  • British Film Institute
  • Director of Digital
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Elmar Frickenstein

  • BMW Group
  • Senior Vice President
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Gerard Grech

  • Tech City UK
  • CEO
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Petah Marian

  • WGSN.com
  • Senior Editor
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Jonas Jacobi

  • Apress Publishing
  • Author
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Patrice Arnera

  • Axis Stars Limited
  • Director and Co-Founder
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Jim Scheinman

  • Maven Ventures
  • Founding Managing Partner
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Matt Drinkwater

  • London College of Fashion
  • Head of Innovation
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Raffael Johnen

  • Auxmoney
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Roelant Prins

  • Adyen
  • Chief Commerce Officer
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Sean MacDonald

  • McCann Worldgroup
  • Global Chief Digital Officer
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Martin Mignot

  • Index Ventures
  • Partner
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Kris Borchers

  • JS Foundation
  • Executive Director
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Adam Dunkels

  • Thingsquare
  • Founder & CEO
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Todd Greene

  • PubNub
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Mogens Lykketoft

  • United Nations
  • President
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Eric Wahlforss

  • SoundCloud
  • Chief Product Officer
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Kimberly Salzer

  • Virgin Hyperloop One
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Shane Snow

  • Contently
  • Co-Founder, CCO
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Yvette Pasqua

  • Meetup
  • CTO
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Billy Alvarado

  • Stripe
  • Chief Business Officer
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Norm Johnston

  • MindShare
  • Chief Digital Officer
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Gaurav Dhillon

  • Jaman
  • Founder & CEO
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Lynton Crosby

  • Crosby|Textor
  • Founder
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Daniel Ramot

  • Via
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Charlotte Jee

  • Techworld
  • Editor
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Jane Zavalishina

  • Yandex Data Factory
  • Chief Executive Officer
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Amy Emmerich

  • Refinery29
  • Chief Content Officer
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Blake Wooster

  • 21st Club
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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David Buttress

  • 83North
  • General Partner
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João Vasconcelos

  • Government of Portuguese
  • Secretary of State of Industry
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Bedy Yang

  • 500 Startups
  • Managing Partner
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Jonah Goodhart

  • Moat
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Des Traynor

  • Intercom
  • Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
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John Roese

  • EMC
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
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Dominic Smales

  • Gleam Futures
  • CEO
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Marian Goodell

  • Burning Man
  • CEO
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Scott Larson

  • UrtheCast
  • CEO
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Jacob Blackstock

  • Bitstrips
  • Co-Founder ,CEO & Creative Director
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Ryan Sarver

  • Redpoint
  • Partner
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Michael Breidenbrücker

  • Speedinvest
  • Partner
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Justin Kan

  • Atrium LTS
  • CEO
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Mike Janke

  • Silent Circle
  • Co-Founder & Chairman
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Andrew Harper

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Innovation Lead
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Michael Buckwald

  • Leap Motion
  • President, CEO and Co-Founder
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Rodolphe Gelin

  • SoftBank Robotics Holdings
  • EVP Chief Scientific Officer
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Nicolas Dessaigne

  • Algolia
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Ditte Hammarström

  • Snowfire
  • Creative Director & Founder
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Jose Viegas

  • International Transport Forum
  • Secretary General
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Matt Garratt

  • Salesforce Ventures
  • Vice President
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Richard Ngo-Tran

  • Initiate Inc.
  • Managing Director
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Martin Hofmann

  • Volkswagen Group
  • Chief Information Officer
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Jana Rosenmann

  • AIRBUS DEFENSE & SPACE
  • Senior Vice President Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems
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Claire Calmejane

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Head of Digital Centre of Excellence, Innovation, Partnerships
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Jeff Schumacher

  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • CEO, Founder
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Robin Wauters

  • Tech.eu
  • Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
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Jacob Jolibois

  • MESH
  • Director of Digital Strategy
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David Marcus

  • Facebook
  • VP, Messaging Products
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Maxim Lobovsky

  • Formlabs
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Darian Shirazi

  • Radius
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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David A. Steinberg

  • Zeta Global
  • Founder & CEO
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Rene Reinsberg

  • General Catalyst
  • EIR
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João Guerra

  • Dream Football
  • Dream Director
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Dave McClure

  • ShopGo
  • Board member
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Mike Lee

  • Under Armour
  • Chief Digital Officer
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Ryan Merkley

  • Creative Commons
  • CEO
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Anne Pascual

  • IDEO
  • Executive Design Director
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Eric Schurenberg

  • CBS MoneyWatch
  • President & Editor in Chief
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James Ball

  • BuzzFeed
  • Special Correspondent
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Blaise Zerega

  • VentureBeat
  • Editor-In-Chief
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Leila Janah

  • Samasource
  • Founder & CEO
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Nicole Glaros

  • Techstars
  • Chief Innovation Officer
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António Costa

  • Government of Portuguese
  • Prime Minister
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Mattias Ljungman

  • Atomico
  • Partner
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Apu Gupta

  • Curalate
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Laurent Féral-Pierssens

  • Silentale
  • Founder & CEO
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Oliver Luck

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Executive Vice President
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Winston Binch

  • Deutsch
  • Partner and Chief Digital Officer
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Werner Vogels

  • Amazon
  • VP & CTO
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Warren Mead

  • KPMG
  • Partner, Global Co-Head of Fintech
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Rob Frohwein

  • Kabbage
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Matthew Mee

  • mediacom
  • Chief Strategy Officer
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Jacques Van den Broek

  • Randstad
  • CEO
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Mike Perlis

  • Forbes Media
  • President & CEO
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Matthew Vincent

  • Ocata Therapeutics
  • Director, Business Development
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Miguel Frasquilho

  • aicep Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency
  • CEO
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Yahal Zilka

  • Magma Venture Partners
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner
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David Schneider

  • That Lot
  • Co-Founder & Creative Director
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Thomas Gonser

  • DocuSign
  • Founder
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Cait O'Riordan

  • Financial Times
  • Chief Product and Information Officer
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Huy Nguyen Trieu

  • The Disruptive Group
  • CEO
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Ted Chung

  • Cashmere Agency
  • Founder
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Gary Marcus

  • New York University
  • Professor
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Nathan Eagle

  • Jana
  • Co-Founder & CEO
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Richard Arnold

  • Manchester United Football Club Limited
  • Group Managing Director
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Takeshi Idezawa

  • LINE Corporation
  • CEO
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Rick Kelley

  • Facebook
  • Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions - Gaming
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Richard M. Stallman

  • Free Software Foundation
  • President
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Jess Crombie

  • Save the Children
  • Director of Creative Content
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John Maeda

  • Automattic
  • Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion
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Ryan Smith

  • Qualtrics
  • Founder & CEO
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Mats Lundquist

  • Telenor Connexion
  • CEO
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B. Bonin Bough

  • Mondelez International
  • Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement
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Suzanne Powers

  • McCann Worldgroup
  • Global Chief Strategy Officer
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Bradley Tusk

  • Tusk Ventures
  • CEO and Founder
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Telle Whitney

  • Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology
  • CEO
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Rob Coneybeer

  • Shasta Ventures
  • Founder and Managing Director
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Amir Orad

  • Sisense
  • CEO
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JB Perrette

  • Discovery Communications
  • President - Discovery Networks International
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Oisin Hanrahan

  • Handy
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Heinrich Zetlmayer

  • Turtle Entertainment
  • Managing Director
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Hans-Holger Albrecht

  • Deezer
  • CEO
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Billy Jones

  • Raytronics
  • Co-Founder & COO
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Ted Bailey

  • Dataminr
  • Founder & CEO
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Lara Setrakian

  • News Deeply
  • CEO & Executive Editor
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Francisco Veloso

  • Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics
  • Dean
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Gregory Stone

  • Conservation International
  • Executive Vice President of The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science + Oceans
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Henry Holland

  • House of Holland
  • Founder
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Gabi Zijderveld

  • Affectiva
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Emanuel Yekutiel

  • FWD.us
  • Director of Development
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Theresia Gouw

  • Aspect Ventures
  • Co-Founder
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Lindsay Gardner

  • Layer3 TV
  • Chief Content Officer
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Elisa Cimetta

  • EpiBone
  • Business Development, Co-Founder
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Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

  • Federal Government of Mexico
  • Secretary of Economy
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Jeff Lawson

  • Twilio
  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Peter Horsburgh

  • ETF Partners (Environmental Technologies Fund)
  • Founder and Chairman
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Aimee Helfand

  • FamiLeague
  • Founder/CEO
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Scott Heimes

  • SendGrid
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Iris Lapinski

  • Apps for Good
  • Founder & co-CEO
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Mood Rowghani

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • General Partner
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Andrew Cotton

  • Red Bull
  • Big Wave Surfer
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John Suh

  • LegalZoom
  • CEO
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Serena Kutchinsky

  • New Statesman
  • Digital Editor
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John Chambers

  • Pindrop
  • Board member
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Yoni Assia

  • eToro
  • Founder & CEO
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Tom Davidson

  • Everfi
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Scott Rickard

  • Salesforce
  • CTO, Search Data Science
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Zach Nelson

  • Netsuite
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
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Gianluca Vialli

  • Tifosy
  • Co-Founder
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Sytse Sijbrandij

  • GitLab Inc
  • CEO
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Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

  • Mozilla
  • CMO
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Dr. Kyu Rhee

  • IBM
  • Vice President & Chief Health Officer
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Danese Cooper

  • PayPal
  • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
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Ann Mettler

  • European Commission
  • Head of the European Political Strategy
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Karin Klein

  • Bloomberg Beta
  • Partner
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Luke Dormehl

  • Digital Trends
  • Content Writer
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Chris Clarke

  • DigitasLBi
  • Chief Creative Officer
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Seth Farbman

  • Spotify
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Alan Schaaf

  • Imgur
  • CEO & Founder
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Gautam Rege

  • Josh Software
  • Co-founder and Managing Director
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Jake Paul

  • TeamDom
  • CEO and Founder
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Jason Phipps

  • Guardian Media Group
  • Head of Audio
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Michael Shmilov

  • Viber
  • Chief Operating Officer
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Sonny Vu

  • Fossil
  • President & CTO
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Ravi Rajapakse

  • Blackfire Research Corporation
  • Founder & CEO
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Phil Chen

  • Presence Capital
  • Founding Partner
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Corinne Clinch

  • Rorus Inc.
  • Co Founder & CEO
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Torbjörn Holmström

  • AB Volvo
  • CTO
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Howard Lindzon

  • Social Leverage
  • Founder & General Partner
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Charlotte Hogg

  • Bank of England
  • Chief Operating Officer
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Miroslava Duma

  • Buro 24/7
  • Founder

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