Who we're most excited to hear at Web Summit 2018

Paige Miles

In our previous blog post, we discussed why we were going to Web Summit and why you should too. The undeniably impressive list of speakers is a big draw; you’ll have the opportunity to listen to some of the most influential names in tech, politics and sport, to name a few industries.

With around 1200 speakers this year, it can be somewhat overwhelming to decide which talks to attend. To help with that decision-making process, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of our most anticipated talks.

Young Sohn - President, Samsung Electronics

As President of a global information leader with more than 200 subsidiaries, Sohn is responsible for the company’s development and strategy. With Samsung going from strength to strength, it looks like he’s doing a pretty good job.

Evan Williams - Co-Founder Twitter, Founder Medium

Not content with co-founding Twitter, Evan Williams went on to found online publishing platform Medium. Comparable to Twitter except long-form content instead of character-limited tweets, Medium is a hugely popular platform that guides users to stories based on algorithm predictions.

Mark Schneider - CEO, Nestle

Nestle, like many companies of this list, needs no introduction. As the biggest food and drink corporation, Nestle’s products include baby food, pet food and even bottled water. I’m betting that if you look around you right now, there’s probably a Nestle product lurking somewhere.

Tim Berners-Lee - Inventor, World Wide Web

One of the most famous British Computer Scientists to have ever lived, Berners-Lee literally invented the World Wide Web. Cool, right? He’s also a Professor at Oxford and MIT and Director of WWW Consortium which oversees continued development of the Web.

Emmett Shear - CEO, Twitch

If you play video games, chances are you’ve heard of Twitch. Even if you don’t, the likelihood is still that you’ve been exposed to the online video streaming platform at some point. It’s just that huge.

Cal Henderson - CTO and Co-Founder, Slack

At Netsells, we’re big fans of Slack. They describe it as a “collaboration hub” - a pretty apt description. Slack’s cloud-based collaborative tools make communication a smooth process in businesses and friendship groups alike.

The list goes on. The full list of speakers is available on the Web Summit website but remember that time-travel is unfortunately not yet possible so you won't be able to hear everyone. Choose the speakers who really excite you and you're guaranteed to leave Web Summit with no regrets.

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