Web Summit has announced the first 200 speakers for its 2019 conference, alongside new events, tracks and themes for all attendees arriving in Lisbon to take part in the four day event to be held this coming November.
With more of a focus on gaming, streaming and fashion – speakers at this year’s event include:
Anna Gedda, CSO of H&M
Sri Shivananda, CTO of PayPal
Randy Freer, CEO of Hulu
Brad Smith, President of Microsoft
Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com
Phil Spencer, CEO of Xbox
Vladamir Klitchko, founder of Klitchko Ventures GmbH
Julia Goldin, CMO of Lego Group
Elie Seidman, CEO of Tinder
Kristen Garcia Dumont, CEO of MZ
Adam D’Angelo, Co-founder, Quora
Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer of Electronic Arts
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development of Microsoft
Jessica Spence, CCO, Carlsberg
Juliet de Baubigny, Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Katia Bassi, CMO of Lamborghini
Mike Isaac, Technology Reporter, New York Times
Nana Akufo, President of Ghana
When it comes to up and coming themes in technology, gaming and streaming will be made more prominent at this year’s conference. The CEO of Hulu and the CEO of Microsoft Xbox are confirmed to speak for the first time in Web Summit history.
MoneyConf 2019 is moving from Dublin to Lisbon, expanding the conference from two days to three days within the conference, with the CTO of PayPay already confirmed to speak.
Venture will expand to become a three day conference, with the stage being made available to all attendees. This will be alongside the invite-only event for the world’s most influential investors from top international funds.
Investors already confirmed for Venture include:
Mike Maples, Founding Partner of FLOODGATE
Pat Grady, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Andrei Brasoveanu, Accel Partners, Partner
Dharmash Mistry, General Partner of Lakestar
Chetan Puttagunta, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Tony Zappala, Partner at Highland Capital Partners
Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates
Sebastian Schmincke, Partner, Creandum Simon
Tara Reeves, Partner of OMERS Ventures
Christian Nagel, Partner and Co-founder of Earlybird
A secret event will be hosted for two and a half days before Web Summit exclusively for 500 of the world’s most promising early stage startups. The founders of these startups will take part in activities around Lisbon, making the most networking opportunities and evening events.
Web Summit now employs 10 in Lisbon, working in a space from the Rato area. The company is scouting around Lisbon for a new office that can fit between 50 to 100 employees.