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WebSummit - key themes and humorous visuals

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Having learned, enjoyed and been inspired by a marathon three days of #digital #Dublin #WebSummit I wanted to share some key lessons and soundbites.

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WebSummit - key themes and humorous visuals

  1. 1. 24,000 people attend 109 Countries
  2. 2. It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet”. But we just think it‘s different. And that difference works for our attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the most exciting startups in the world. Our speakers may be world class, but our networking is “simply legendary”
  3. 3. “ WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO INVENT SOMETHING!!? 19 YEAR OLD VC
  4. 4. PADDY COSGRAVE
  5. 5. “ EUROPE IS A SLACKER WITH LOW EXPECTATIONS AND A BAD WORK ETHIC… LONDON IS OK PETER THIEL - VC
  6. 6. “ WE HOPE TO TOUCH EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET ADAM BAIN OF TWITTER
  7. 7. “ COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THE NEW MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF A COMPANY. THERE USED TO BE THIS ATTITUDE OF MAKING SOMETHING IN STEALTH. THAT DAY AND AGE IS OVER AND WE’RE IN THIS NEW ERA OF COMMUNITY FOCUS BRENDAN IRIBE, OCULUS
  8. 8. “ ALL IT WOULD TAKE WOULD BE ONE PERSON GETTING EBOLA FROM A TEN POUND NOTE FOR PEOPLE TO RUSH TO DITCH PHYSICAL MONEY GAVIN ANDRESEN - BITCOIN
  9. 9. “ BANKING IS NECESSARY, BANKS ARE NOT BILL GATES JC
  10. 10. “ THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE IDEA THAT ONLY PEOPLE OVER A CERTAIN AGE ARE WORTH LISTENING TO ADORA SVITAK
  11. 11. “ IMAGERY IS NOW THE MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD JONANTHAN KLEIN - GETTY IMAGES
  12. 12. “ WE WANTED FLYING CARS, INSTEAD WE GOT 140 CHARACTERS ELON MUSK - SPACEX
  13. 13. “ PEOPLE DON'T LIKE BEING KILLED BY ROBOTS THEY WOULD PREFER TO BE KILLED BY DRUNKS BRAD TEMPLETON
  14. 14. $800m a year in the US 40% drinking 80% attention What c ar do I need today?
  15. 15. Milton keynes
  16. 16. “ WHAT CAREER IS NOT GOING TO BE IMPACTED MY TECH? COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION IS NOT ON THE RISE, IT'S RECOVERING FROM 10YRS OF DECLINE HADI PARVOTI OF CODE.ORG
  17. 17. “ WE ARE ONLY DIMLY AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON ONLINE, AND THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON OUR SAFETY ROBERT MUGGAH
  18. 18. “ NOT FOR PROFIT IS A BULLSHIT TERM ADAM GARONE - MOVEMBER
  19. 19. “ THE GLOBAL DIGITAL MOVEMENT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING NOW. THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ONLINE IN NIGERIA THAN IN THE UK… WHATSAPP REACHED 419MILLION USERS IN SAME TIME IT TOOK SKYPE TO GET TO 52 MILLION SAUL KLEIN
  20. 20. “ WE’RE SEEING THE MOVE AWAY FROM GOOGLE, AND WE’RE SEEING THE DEATH OF THE HOMEPAGE IAIN WHITE OF SAILTHRU
  21. 21. “ IT’S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN A GREAT INSTINCT AND A GREAT IDEA MARK PINCUS - ZYNGA
  22. 22. “ WHAT’S NOT CHANGING - IT’S STILL ABOUT CONTENT, NARRATIVES, AND QUALITY STORYTELLING - THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE JIMMY MAYHANN - HOFFPO
  23. 23. YOU COULD BE THERE NEXT YEAR!

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