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Monday 22 January 2018

Global tech chiefs to attend Dublin Web Summit in October

Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom
Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

THE heads of web giant AOL and cloud storage start up Box are the latest names to be added to the speakers’ roster at this year’s Dublin Web Summit.

Aaron Levie is now 27 but started Box when he was 19. The venture has since raised some $500m (€350m) in investment and has been the subject of constant speculation about an IPO in recent years.

Mr Armstrong meanwhile leads what was once the world’s biggest internet company and remains one of the most recognised firms on the planet. He returns to Dublin after appearing at last year’s event.

They will be joined by PayPal president David Marcus, Google Ventures Partner Kevin Rose and Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom among other A-list speakers at next October’s event.

The Summit is expanding into what it calls “a festival of ideas” and will add 50 workshops to the programme.

These hands-on classes are expected to cover topics in Technology, Business, and Design. Interested parties can register on the Web Summit website.

October’s Summit will bring together 7,000 attendees from across the world including over 500 start-ups, 250 speakers, and 300 investors.

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