Day one of the Dublin Web Summit has almost ended. Now the largest tech conference in Europe, the scale of this year’s event is evident – over 200 speakers, 370 exhibiting startups and 4,000 in attendance. Our day one gallery should give you a flavour of the day’s proceedings.
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Not that he needs an introduction but Paddy Cosgrave is founder and organiser, along with his team, of the Dublin Web Summit.
Summit attendees begin to fill the main stage of the Dublin Web Summit after morning lunch.
BT Young Scientist category winner in 2011 and again in 2012, James Eggers talks the audience through his Free Flow project that analyses traffic cameras and sends real-time traffic updates to Twitter.
Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch moderates a discussion on apps and the battle for users with Matt Paul of Schematic Labs, Steve Greenwood, founder and CEO of Brewster, and Tomer Kagan, co-founder and CEO of Quixey.
Matt Paul and Steve Greenwood in discussion.
TNW’s Martin Bryant moderates a discussion on mobile payments with Petter Made, co-founder of SumUp, Jacob deGeer, founder and CEO of iZettle, Ben Milne, founder and CEO of Dwolla, John Lunn, Director and Developer at PayPal, and Colm Lyon, founder and CEO of Realex Payments.
Petter Made and Jacob deGeer listen as PayPal’s John Lunn engages in conversation.
Managing Editor at The Next Web, Martin Byrant.
“[Eventually] I will be able to take out my phone and pay the money directly from my current account to you in real time for free” – Colm Lyon, Realex Payments.
Courtney Boyd Myers moderates a panel discussion on young entrepreneurship with James Whelton, co-founder of Coder Dojo, Sujay Tyle, VP of Business Development at Scopely, and Pep Gomez, co-founder and CEO of FeverUp.
“I once hacked an airplane’s Wi-Fi at 30,000 feet” – James Whelton, co-founder of Coder Dojo.
Some of the 370 or so startups exhibiting at the Dublin Web Summit.
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Faces of technology greet those walking to the Cloud and Digital Stages.
Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Another 9, moderates a security panel discussion with Dermot Williams, Managing Director of Threatscape, Henry Bar-Levav, CEO of Recursion Ventures, and Richard Hollis, CEO of Risk Factory.
Dermot Williams, Managing Director of Threatscape, during a security panel discussion in the Cloud Stage at the 2012 Web Summit.
Henry Bar-Levav, Founder and CEO of Recursion Ventures.
“Cloud is catalyst and enabler” – Bethann Cregg, VP for Social Business Cloud Services at IBM.
“The convergence of cloud, social, mobile and information into a unified set of forces is shaping almost every IT-related decision” – Dan Levin, COO of Box.
Brian Caufield, partner at DFJ Esprit moderates a panel discussion on the consumerisation of IT as Dan Levin, COO of Box, delivers his view-point.
“Users have shared 18 million places on Gogobot to date” – Travis Katz, Gogobot.
“Data has shown us that people really want an un-send my text option, especially on a Sunday morning” – Stephen O’Leary, O’Leary Analytics.
“The real reason you can’t ignore Google+ is Google” – Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot.
Niall Harbison, founder of Simply Zesty, a social media agency acquired by UTV Media in March of this year.
Niall Harbison spoke of the importance of mobile and how websites and content must be able to adapt to an infinite number of emerging devices.
Dean Fankhauser pitches his startup Nuji in stage one of the Electric Ireland Spark of Genius competition.
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From the conversation you will learn where the concept of data backed lending comes from, and why it was previously so difficult to carry out.
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Additionally, Lauren shares how founders, who are unsure of what their data is worth, can take steps towards identifying and securing value from their data. Lauren also talks about what sets Gulp Data apart from their competitors, and why Gulp Data doesn’t shy away from competition, but infact welcomes it. And finally, Lauren opens up about what is next on the horizon for Gulp Data.