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Europe’s largest tech conference – we were there!

Events by Digital Planet

Digital Planet is exhausted and emotional after the roller-coaster event that was the Dublin Web Summit. Last year was impressive but this year’s event was just excellent. We met great people and there was some amazing speakers with ground breaking ideas and insights into the connected world we live in today and a glance at around the corner. We will definitely be back next year.

A break from the norm
We decided to support the great efforts of the summit team and sponsor a stand this year. At some events you find that that you have to fish for people to hook and speak to but we were surprised and delighted with the eagerness that people had to come and learn about what we had to offer. The environment fostered a great sense of technical camaraderie with minimal need for ‘hard pitching’ or selling. Delegates had serious intent weather that intend was educational, exploratory, or more advanced and everyone enjoyed the experience and came away better off.

The Summit
The Summit is the largest tech conference in Europe. The 2 day event that was visited by more than 2,000 people from more than 50 countries with an impressive list of international speakers and 250 startups exhibiting to investors, startup experts and industry gurus. 100 shortlisted startups took place in the Electric Ireland Spark of Genius Competition.

The event had multiple stages with over 200 international entrepreneurs, industry leaders, inventors including Niklas Zennström the founder of Skype, Mike McCue, the founder of Flipboard, Victoria Ransom, founder of Wildfire, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Michael Acton Smith, founder of Mind Candy/Moshi, Monster’s Barry Sonnenfeld, and more from companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Flipboard, and Google Ventures.

Irelands’ industry heavyweights joining the speakers included Noel Curran Director-General of RTÉ, Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Software Entrepreneur Ray Nolan and Louise Phelan from PayPal.

Already looking forward to next year!

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