Paddy Cosgrave is the founder of Europe's TOP conference, Web Summit. In 5 years it grew to a team of over 100 and expanded into conferences Collision in Las Vegas and RISE in Hong Kong.
Paddy founded F.ounders, which has been described by Bloomberg as "Davos for Geeks". Paddy was named WIRED Magazine's Top 100 most important people in tech.
About this event
Paddy is the founder and CEO of Web Summit, a global technology conference that takes place in Dublin each November. In 2014, 22,500 attendees from over 100 countries flew to Dublin for Web Summit. They hosted speakers including founders and CEOs of Twitter, YouTube, Netflix, Skype, Tesla, PayPal, Angry Birds, PayPal, Oculus VR and many others.
Paddy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with a BA, MA in Political Science and Economics. He worked in a number of start-ups before setting up Web Summit and f.ounders in 2010 with Daire Hickey and David Kelly.
In less than 5 years the Web Summit has grown from a small team of 3 people to a full time team of over 100. In 2015 Web Summit is hosting a number of international events including Collision and RISE, based in Las Vegas and Hong Kong respectively.
F.ounders is an annual private gathering of 200 CEOs of the world's leading technology companies which happens alongside Web Summit, has been described by Bloomberg as "Davos for Geeks".
Paddy is listed on WIRED Magazine's list of 100 most important people in tech.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC