Top speakers include in 2018:
Evan Williams- co-founder, Twitter and founder, Medium
Evan is a co-founder of Twitter and held the role of President and CEO before leaving in late 2010 to set up Medium. Medium is an online publishing platform and a leader in social journalism combining the work of amateur and professional people and publications. 60 million readers visit Medium every month.
Margrethe Vestager- European Commissioner for Competition
Returning to Web Summit for a second year, EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager is perhaps the world’s most famous regulator. For four years she has investigated American tech firms ordering them to pay fines totaling €8.472 billion for breaking competition rules. She also ordered Apple to pay €13 billion (plus interest) to Ireland for unpaid taxes.
Maisie Williams, Actor, Game of Thrones
Maisie is best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. The show is rumored to be returning for a seventh session in 2019. She is the co-founder of Daisie, a social networking site making it easier for creatives to network, share ideas, and collaborate on projects.
Young Sohn – President, Samsung Electronics
Young Sohn is president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics. Samsung this year surpassed Intel to become the world’s biggest semiconductors manufacturer. He is responsible for business development and strategy for global innovation, investment and new business creation at the company. Young led Samsung’s recent $8 billion acquisition of automotive and audio electronics company Harman.
John Collison – co-founder, Stripe
John is president and co-founder of Stripe, a company he founded with his older brother Patrick. Stripe provides online payment processing for internet businesses. The company is valued at over $9 billion and has offices in nine cities employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide.
Devin Wenig – CEO, eBay
Devin is eBay’s President & CEO. He became CEO in July 2015, after overseeing eBay’s Marketplaces business as its President for nearly four years. Under his leadership, eBay has grown annual online sales from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $88.4 billion in 2017 and added 71 million active customers, to a total of 170 million.
Mark Schneider – CEO, Nestlé
In 2016, Mark was appointed to the position of CEO at Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drinks company. Previously he held the role of CEO at global healthcare company Fresenius Kabi. Nestlé recently paid Starbucks $7.2bn for rights to distribute the US chain’s packaged coffee.
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