Web Summit: Tapping into the human factor

From businesses trying to jump on the hybrid train to entrepreneurs just glad to be out in person again, Web Summit returned to Lisbon in November. Emmet Ryan was there to find out why over 40,000 people showed up

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th November, 2021
Web Summit: Tapping into the human factor
Web Summit Lisbon 2021, which was attended by more than 40,000 people. Picture: Sportsfile

Many of the headlines in Irish newspapers about the recent Web Summit in Lisbon centred around Paddy Cosgrave.

The co-founder and chief executive of the annual tech get-together is involved in a well-documented legal battle with a fellow Web Summit co-founder and details of ongoing proceedings emerged as the conference was under way. Cosgrave also used the event to highlight a story he was involved in breaking in Village magazine, which has led to the...

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