Flipboard CEO Mike McCue joins line-up for upcoming Dublin Web Summit

20 Aug 2012

Pictured at last year's Dublin Web Summit in October were: John O'Farrell, partner with top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom and Bebo founder Michael Birch. Photos by Conor McCabe

The organisers of the Dublin Web Summit have revealed that the founder and CEO of Flipboard Mike McCue will be taking the stage at the upcoming Dublin Web Summit in October. McCue joins Google Ventures’ Kevin Rose, 4chan’s Chris Poole and Stripe’s Patrick Collison and 50 other tech start-up luminaries arriving in Dublin.

This year the Dublin Web Summit’s organisers are putting together an event that strives to be even bigger and better than those of the last three years, including a start-up summit called ‘Start’ as well as an area dedicated to coding called Node.

Flipboard is the innovative iPad app that has brought magazine layout sensibilities to a plethora of websites for users of the breakthrough Apple device. It has since expanded to the iPhone and Android devices.

As well as McCue, new speakers coming on board in October include Kevin Lynch of Adobe Systems, Ilya Sealovich of Yandex, Joe Fernandez from Klout, Alexia Tsotsis from TechCrunch and Ciara Byrne from VentureBeat.

Other key speakers announced today are Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker; Gareth Williams, co-founder and chief executive of Skyscanner; JP Rangaswami, chief scientist for Salesforce.com; Joe Green, co-founder of NationBuilder; Circa co-founder Matt Galligan; and Felix Petersen, CEO and co-founder of Amen.

More than 180 more speakers are expected to take the stage at the event, which hopes to attract 3,000 tech enthusiasts from across Europe and even further afield.

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