The 2017 Websummit is fast approaching, and you do not want to miss out on the event! It is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal so not everyone will be able to attend. However, if you are unable to attend, you should not feel down as there will be a live stream available online. There will be many different speakers on offer to share their expertise with others interested in technology. In this article, you will learn about seven worthy speakers that you do not want to miss out on.
The websummit is an annual technology conference that has been held since 2009. In 2017, it will be held from November 6-9. As mentioned previously, speakers around the world, including big names in technology, are invited to attend.
This year, there is an expected attendance of 68, 000 people, of which 68% of attendees will be involved in senior management within technology. This just goes to show how massively popular and important the websummit has become to the technology industry.
The summit was first held in 2009 when only 500 people attended. The exponential growth of the summit shows how important knowledge is shared during the event and why it is so pivotal to see for self-development and for any starting entrepreneurs in the technology sector.
Every year, there are important people from within technology that are invited to speak to share their personal experiences and make announcements. This year is no different. You should definitely tune in to hear about these people’s experiences as they have inspired many in the past and are looked up to in the technology industry. They can teach you immensely on self-development and how the get far in the tech industry. Here are seven worthy speakers you should make sure to catch during websummit 2017:
·Steve Huffman. Huffman is the CEO and co-founder of the extremely popular website, Reddit. Reddit has grown in considerable influence and has become an integral part of the Internet. Huffman started as a programmer and eventually became the CEO of one of the largest websites. His experience and story can help any prospective programmer or anyone looking to start a new business.
·Sean Rad. Rad is the co-founder and chairman of tinder. You probably have heard about tinder, as it is one of the main ways in which people. In fact, it’s very likely that you have even tried the extremely popular dating app yourself. Tinder has completely taken the dating market by storm and has become the most mainstream and accepted app for online dating. The ease of use and functionality of tinder has made it breakthrough into the mainstream. Before finding tinder, Rad pursued many tech ventures. He will have many stories to discuss with the audience that you do not want to miss out on hearing!
·Gillian Tans. Tans is the president and CEO of Booking.com. Booking.com has, in many ways, revolutionised the way in which people book holidays and specifically hotels and accommodation. Many successful holiday platforms that have come after booking.com have taken inspiration from it.
·Brad Smith. Smith is the president of Microsoft. Well, Microsoft needs no introduction, and it’s possible that you are viewing this page from a device operating on Microsoft software. Tune in to see his advice for start-ups and self-development, as well as his insight into the future of technology.
·Stewart Butterfield. Butterfield is the co-founder and CEO of Slack. Slack is communication software that allows teams and individuals within an organisation to communicate effectively. Tech giants such as IBM, eBay and EA use the software. Butterfield also co-founded Flickr.
·Werner Vogels. Vogels is CTO of Amazon.com. Amazon.com needs no introduction and you have probably used it at some point in your life. His insight into the technology industry will be invaluable to hear, so ensure you do not miss out by watching the websummit.
·Joe Sullivan. Sullivan is the CSO of Uber. Uber has completely changed the landscape of the transportation industry. Sullivan also has prior experience working at eBay, paypal and facebook.
As you can see, there is a host of big names lined up to speak at the 2017 Websummit. So, ensure that you do not miss out as their talks can further inspire you and give you good advice and insight into the tech industry.
William Melton is a writer and researcher on educational and tech topics. Also, he works as a part-time editor at Thesisrush.com creating many amazing posts regarding helpful techniques & strategies for students. He goes mad of reading British modern literature.