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Our Top Picks for Web Summit 2015

As day one draws to a close on Dublin’s final (for now) Web Summit before it moves to Lisbon, Portugal next year, here are our top 5 speakers not to be missed over the next two days in the RDS.


John Collison

John Collison – Along with his brother Patrick, John is President and Co-Founder of Stripe, the digital payments company. The Limerick brothers now based in the US, have operations in over 20 countries worldwide and growing. It’s always great to hear about homegrown success. – Wednesday 9:35am Centre Stage

Reggie Bradford






Jim HunterReggie Bradford & Jim Hunter – Both leaders in the technology world of IoT cloud platforms, Bradford, SVP of Product Development for Oracle, and Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist for Greenwave Systems, will discuss the impact of the Cloud on the success of the Internet of Things. – Wednesday 11:05am Machine Stage




Elisa SteeleElisa Steele – CEO of Jive Software Elisa Steel will talk about the future of the workplace as we know it, including all the technological advances and evolving styles of communication and management. We will get a glimpse of what’s to come and what the workplace of the future will look like. – Wednesday 12:45pm Enterprise Stage


Nico SellNico Sell – Founder of Wickr and Wickr Foundation, Nico will discuss the topics of privacy and privacy online, a fitting candidate to do so as she never appears in public without sunglasses. Wickr is described as the most trusted messenger in the world with top scores for privacy and transparency. – Thursday 11:40am Centre Stage/2:10pm Code Stage




Paddy CosgravePaddy Cosgrave – Paddy takes to the Centre Stage each morning to give the opening remarks but Wednesday will surely have a slightly different tone as not only is it the closing day of this year’s summit, but it is the closing day on Ireland’s reign as host to the Web Summit as it moves to Lisbon, Portugal for 2016. – Thursday 9:20am Centre Stage




There are over 1000 speakers to chose from including some of the world’s leading founders, investors, inventors, CEOs, influencers, designers and thinkers so this is just an extremely small selection of what’s on offer but ones that we think are not to be missed.


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