Talks you can’t miss on the last day of the Web Summit

  • ECO News
  • 8 November 2018

On the last day of the Web Summit, these are the speakers you can't miss. From Lime, to Medium, and Cisco Systems, here are a few you will want to follow.

Lime’s scooters have invaded Lisbon, and the leader of this company will be at the centre stage today. So will the head of Taxify, and the founder of Medium, as well as the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. On the last day of the Web Summit, these are the speakers you can’t miss.

The biggest tech summit in the world is coming to an end. However, many pitches are still planned, and many themes will still be discussed in the various stages the Web Summit has to offer.

Lime scooters reinventing mobility

At 16h10, centre stage, with Lime’s co-founder, Caen Contee

What is next for Taxify with the new regulations?

At 16h10, centre stage, with Taxify’s co-founder, Markus Villing

Is data the new oil?

At 10h50, centre stage, Ben van Beurden, Shell’s CEO, will talk about the future of oil and the growing importance of data, and which role technology will play in the oil industry.

What is it like to be a digital influencer?

At 15h45, Content Makers stage, with Caspar Lee, a Youtuber who has over 7.5 million followers.

Creativity is a business

At 14h40, in the centre stage, Sam Yam, the co-founder and president of Patreon, will talk about how creative jobs will be the ones surviving the insertion of AI in business.

How can we save the media?

At 16h35, Ev Williams, the founder of Medium. Medium is a platform sharing content, which made other blogs become almost obsolete. It gathers a community of readers in one place, with an infinity of topics, and some major newspaper already use this platform to publish their articles. The panel in which Williams will talk will focus on ways to save the media, in a time when the veracity of news has been increasingly on stake.

The President closes the event

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will address the audience at the Web Summit at 17h00, closing officially the event, next to Paddy Cosgrave, the founder of the Web Summit.

Gender diversity and profit hand in hand

At 11h10, Susie Wee, the CTO of Cisco Systems, will talk about gender diversity as a way to increase profit. Can gender diversity increases businesses’ performance?

ECO will also be part of a panel at the Growth stage

At 14h00, on a panel with Mark Cummins, Pointy’s CEO, Aneeqa Khan (eporta) and Alex Louziou, co-founder of Trouva, Mariana Barbosa Araújo, ECO’s editor, will be moderating the speakers.