Wednesday 16 October 2019

Watch: The first evening of talks as Web Summit 2018 gets underway in Lisbon

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe's biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe's biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
Attendees turn on the light on their phones and raise them after being prompted to do so by Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, during the opening of the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 5 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Tim Berners-Lee, known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, addresses the attendees during the opening of the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 5 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Web Summit's co-founder Paddy Cosgrave greets Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe's biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
General view of the centre stage of Web Summit, Europe's biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe's biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
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Web Summit 2018 kicks off for another four days of tech and business talks from Lisbon and Independent.ie will be bringing you all the biggest speakers from the Summit’s Centre Stage live and in full from Monday to Thursday.

The opening ceremony on Monday starts with Paddy Cosgrave opening proceedings at 18:30 followed by four fascinating talks:

18:40-19:00 A contract for the web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee who invented the web almost thirty years ago, believes there is a growing sense that it is failing to live up to its promise. Join Sir Tim as he calls on all of us to stand up and fight for the web we want.

19:00-19:15 Apple: Business doing well by doing good
Lisa Jackson, Vice President - Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple, on how the company this year reached its goal of powering its global operations with 100% renewable energy. Plus, find out what’s next for Apple as it works to protect the planet.

19:15-19:35 The technology of storytelling
Has technology improved our storytelling ability or has an overreliance on the newest special effects curbed our ability to truly connect with an audience? Darren Aronofsky, Writer/Director, Protozoa Pictures and Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times, discuss.

19:35-19:50 Nurturing a digital future that is safe and beneficial for all
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres shares his thoughts on harnessing the promise of new technologies while safeguarding against their perils

19:50-19:55 Portugal and the world
António Costa, Prime Minister Portugal, delivers his opening address

19:55-20:00 Official opening
Paddy Cosgrave calls on the Prime Minister of Portugal and the Mayor of Lisbon to open Web Summit.

Independent.ie's coverage of Web Summit 2018 is in association with PWC

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