Web Summit, the “largest technology conference in the world” the main idea of which is to connect the technology community with all industries, is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, November 6th - 9th, 2017.
Web Summit 2016
The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and many others honoured print media highly appreciate the work of the conference and note its significance for the industry.
The gathering is a seething mass of startups pitching ideas, investors looking for the next Google or Facebook, tech thinkers talking about the latest trends, and the odd celebrity giving their visions for the future.
Hype.codes has applied for a participation in this huge event. As ever, we are interested in the blockchain technololgy development and will provide our readers with the most interesting information.
For instance, the MoneyConf will take place within the Web Summit. This is a fintech conference, where the world’s leading banks, tech firms and disruptive startups meet. Industry decision makers and startups looking to transform the market will connect to discuss the future of finance. This year you will be able to hear live talks of the world's leading speakers.
CEO - Ripple
Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. Previously, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012 and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners.
Head of Technology EMEA - Goldman Sachs
Jo is head of the Technology Division for EMEA, global head of the Quality Assurance Engineering Group and global head of the Engineering functions supporting Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit and Human Capital Management. She serves on the Technology Executive Leadership Group, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and is a member of the EMEA Senior Diversity Council. Since 2001, she has held roles across Technology in London and New York, predominantly focusing on the build out of the firm’s global Compliance Technology and Conflicts Technology architectures. Jo was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Jo was responsible for Global Volume Trading Technology at NatWest Markets. Jo is an advisor to the UK Government Digital Service Advisory Board.
António Horta Osório
CEO - Lloyds Banking Group
António Horta Osório is the CEO of Lloyds Banking Group. Previously he worked for Goldman Sachs, Citibank and held various senior management positions at Grupo Santander before becoming its Executive Vice President. He was a Non-Executive Director of Santander UK and subsequently Chief Executive. He is also former Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England and Governor of the London Business School. External appointments: Non-Executive Director of EXOR S.p.A., Fundação Champalimaud and Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos in Portugal, a member of the Board of Stichting INPAR and Chairman of the Wallace Collection.
Chairman - Mastercard
Rick Haythornthwaite is chairman of the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and chairman of the global board at the FTSE100 Centrica plc. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an industrial Internet of Things technology company. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer as well as Chair of the Creative Industries Federation.
Managing Partner - Rakuten Fintech Fund
Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel manages the Rakuten Fintech Fund, working with financial technology start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia, and in close cooperation with Rakuten’s various financial services units. Oskar has extensive experience in the financial industry, including investment banking and capital markets while at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Rakuten Fintech Fund’s investments include WePay, a payments provider for online marketplaces, Currencycloud, a next-generation payments engine, Insikt, a white label loan origination platform, BlueVine, an online factoring solution, Acorns, a millennial investment platform, Azimo, a global remittance disrupter, Kreditech, an international lending platform, and Upstart, a data-driven lending platform for millennials.
Now we are waiting for the confirmation of our application so that we would be able to provide you with the news from one of the most interesting events of the year.