Highlights of Silicon Republic’s Dublin Web Summit 2013 coverage (videos)

2 Nov 2013

SpaceX and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk at the Dublin Web Summit during the week. Photo by Conor McCable Photography

With so much to see and do at this year’s Dublin Web Summit – and people to meet – you can’t have seen everything, so we’ve brought together all our interviews and videos from the Summit and put them in one place for you. Enjoy!

From a few hundred people in a Dublin hotel a few years ago to 5,000 people at the RDS last year and 10,000 people this year the Dublin Web Summit is going from strength to strength and can rightly claim the crown of being Europe’s premier tech event.

At this year’s Summit we caught up with some of the tech world’s finest minds and finest leaders to gain insights into how they see the tech world evolving and the major trends defining the age we are in.

These include Evernote CEO Phil Libin, authors of ‘Age of Context’ Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, Spotify’s Europe chief Adam Williams, Engine Yard CEO John Dillon, DocuSign founder Tom Gonser, Five by Five founder Kat Borlongan, Sam Shanks from Hotel Tonight, Hailo founder and CEO Jay Bregman, SocialCue’s Evolyn Brooks, PCH International’s Liam Casey and 13 year-old coder and entrepreneur Jordan Casey, to name but a few.

Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote

Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of Evernote, talks about how consumer technology is redefining the future of work

SoundCloud CTO and co-founder Eric Wahlforss

SoundCloud CTO and co-founder Eric Wahlforss talks about how SoundCloud has created its own sonic boom

Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box

Interview with Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box, and how the cloud is becoming the dominant enabler of business and personal computing

Jordan Casey, teen coder and entrepreneur

Siliconrepublic.com catches up with 13-year-old coder Jordan Casey, who has just launched a new app called TeachWare to help teachers stay organised

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel on the ‘Age of Context’

Authors of ‘Age of Context’ Robert Scoble and Shel Israel outline the opportunities that await the world as we move from social to context

Dwight Merriman, chair and co-founder MongoDB

Interview with Dwight Merriman, co-founder and chair of MongoDB, the open-source back-end platform of choice for some of the world’s biggest websites

The Israeli start-up community

Alumni from the Zell Entrepreneurship Programme fill us in on what makes Israel such a hot-bed of tech activity

Tom Gonser, founder, DocuSign

Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer of DocuSign, reveals how mobile is redefining authentication and e-signature technology

John Dillon, Engine Yard

John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard, talks about the march of cloud software and how countries like Ireland can be in the vanguard of the cloud revolution

Lenard Krawinkel, Zoobe

Lenard Krawinkel from Zoobe on the next phase of consumer messaging involving animated messages

Sameer Noorani, Hoodere

Sameer Noorani from Hoodere outlines his new app that puts the ‘social’ back in media and lifestyle

Samy Karsenty, Yadwire

Samy Karsenty from Israeli start-up Yadwire on injecting commercial opportunities into municipal Wi-Fi coverage

Donna Stewart, SocialCue

From Swords, Co Dublin, to Santa Monica, California, SocialCue’s Donna Stewart talks about the growing number of Irish tech entrepreneurs basing themselves States-side

Brett Meyers, co-founder and CEO, CurrencyFair

Brett Meyers explains how fin-tech start-up CurrencyFair disrupts international banking with peer-to-peer currency exchange

Kat Borlongan, founder, Five by Five

Open data advocate Kat Borlongan tells us how freely available information can benefit our daily lives

Brady Forrest, Highway 1

Highway 1 vice-president Brady Forrest on how the maker revolution is empowering an entire new generation of industrialists

Front Line Defenders

Siliconrepublic.com talks to Wojtek Bogusz from Front Line Defenders and Shahzad Ahmad from Bytes for All about the race for better IT security to defend human rights campaigners in the world’s trouble spots

Dublin Web Summit 2013 – Front Line Defenders

Eva Missling, 99designs

Siliconrepublic.com talks to Eva Missling from 99designs about the launch of the service in Ireland

Adam Williams, Spotify

Adam Williams, head of Spotify for Europe, Benelux, UK and Ireland, talks about the future of music in the social and contextual age

Sam Shank, CEO HotelTonight

HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank talks about the app economy and the age of convenience being afforded by the latest smartphone apps

John Staunton, CEO, Buzzoek

Siliconrepublic.com talks to John Staunton, the Irishman whose Amsterdam-based start-up Buzzoek is uniting loyalty cards into one seamless digital network

Avital Yachin, CEO, Pounce

Witness the next phase of m-commerce – Pounce CEO Avital Yachin reveals how mobile purchases from leading department stores’ catalogues can occur on smartphones in just one click

Christopher Pruijsen, StartupBus Africa

Christopher Pruijsen from StartupBus Africa talks about an initiative aimed at uniting coders and entrepreneurs to come up with life-improving apps and businesses

Evolyn Brooks from SocialCue

Evolyn Brooks, co-founder of social networking app Cue, talks about the new age of context and why now is the time for female tech start-up founders

Liam Casey, PCH International

PCH International CEO and tech industry kingmaker Liam Casey talks about the new maker revolution and the opportunities that will arise as the tech industry converges on healthcare

ESB Spark of Genius Award winner ViddyAd

Fresh from her success at the Dublin Web Summit, Grainne Barron, CEO and founder of ViddyAd, talks to Siliconrepublic.com

Pat Phelan, CEO, Trustev

Siliconrepublic.com chats to Pat Phelan, CEO of e-commerce fingerprinting player Trustev, which has just raised US$3m in seed capital, believed to be the largest seed-funding round in European start-up history

Fridtjof Detzner, co-founder, Jimdo

Siliconrepublic.com catches up with Fridtjof Detzner from Jimdo, the app firm that is making it possible to run entire websites via mobile devices

Albert Szulman of Be-Bound

Siliconrepublic.com talks to Albert Szulman, CEO of Be-Bound, a company that has cracked a way of making it possible to enjoy full internet access on a variety of signals, including 2G

WikiBrains co-founder and CMO León Markovitz

León Markovitz from Tel Aviv-based start-up WikiBrains talks ed-tech and new opportunities in search

Hailo founder and CEO Jay Bregman

Interview with Hailo founder and CEO Jay Bregman on the app that is transforming transport as we know it

Ray O’Farrell, corporate SVP of R&D Cloud Infrastructure, VMware

VMware’s corporate SVP in charge of cloud infrastructure R&D Ray O’Farrell discusses where virtualised computing is headed next

Elon Musk takes the stage

Elon Musk’s on stage appearance at the Dublin Web Summit, featuring Sherpa Foundry’s Shervin Pishevar and Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years