Dublin Tech Summit kicks off tomorrow

Filling the Web Summit shaped hole in the city

Dublin Tech Summit kicks off tomorrow

Dublin Tech Summit 2017

Dublin Tech Summit will kick off its first event tomorrow in the city's Convention Centre. Organisers say more than 10,000 attendees will take part in the two-day tech summit. 

Looking to fill the Web Summit-shaped hole left in the city after Paddy Cosgrave took his venture to Lisbon, Dublin Tech Summit has a host of big names from around the world taking to the various stages. Some of the speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Jimmy Chamberlin, Cindy Gallop, Matthew Luhn and Robo Thespian. 

Speaking ahead of the conference, Dublin Tech Summit Noelle O'Reilly said,

“Dublin is such a fantastic city to do business in. We wanted to provide a unique event that showcases that, as well as give the tech community in Dublin a chance to meet and learn from each other.”

The conference is focused towards enabling B2B networking. The organisers created an app for attendees to make it easy for conversations to start before the conference kicks off. 

“DTS at its core is about simplicity," explains O'Reilly. "We wanted to make our attendees experience here as simple, straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Our app and meeting scheduling platform are designed to do just that and witnessing people connect online in the lead up to the event has been incredible for our team to see.”

Stages

More than two hundred speakers will take to the eight stages across the two days. Some of the topics include 'technology's role in the future of healthcare', 'the digitisation of the fashion industry' and 'Rise of the robots'. The full agenda is available to view here

Some of the largest tech firms in the world, such as Microsoft, Intel, Google, PayPal and Facebook will be in attendance at the Dublin Tech Summit this week. 

In a press release issued in the last number of days, organisers highlighted the issue of diversity in the world of tech.

"The conference, in an attempt to promote diversity in tech, provided over €400,000 worth of tickets to underrepresented groups in the industry such as women and students. Additionally, both women and students were enabled to apply right up until this week for a significantly discounted ticket. Ticket holders for the event are 48% female."