Paddy Cosgrave

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Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Pretax profits at the group that operates the Web Summit declined sharply last year as the company agreed a deal to invest $2 million into Amaranthine(...)

Visitors explore a Christmas market in  Vienna: Corporate travel platform Tripactions is limbering up for a major assault on the European market. Photograph:  Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Tripactions, a $4 billion corporate travel platform based in the United States, is limbering up for a major assault on the European market, targeting (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the  official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit  in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

There is a madness to Web Summit that is difficult to convey to the uninitiated. It’s like a cacophonous 19th century carnival, but in 21st century cl(...)

US-based David Chaum said the growing realisation among ordinary people that their private messages online could easily be spied upon by governments is causing “an erosion of confidence in democracy itself”.

Privacy and the protection of online communications have emerged among the main themes at this year’s Web Summit in Portugal, with a swathe of confere(...)

 Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks of the promise and danger of the digital age at Web Summit in Lisbon, Photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

Ireland was taken to task in front of an audience of more than 10,000 people at Web Summit on Wednesday morning by Microsoft president Brad Smith, who(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit. Photograph: Miguel Lopes/EPA

Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder and chief executive of Web Summit, has signalled that the annual technology jamboree in Lisbon, which has more than dou(...)

Michel Barnier speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has warned the UK at Web Summit that Europe “will not tolerate” unfair economic competition on its d(...)

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, kicks off in Lisbon later today

The DAA made an offer to purchase a site where a contentious plan for a third Dublin airport terminal is being advanced, and told its owners that fail(...)

The organisers of the four-day event, which is being held in the Portuguese capital for the fourth year since it left Ireland, say almost 70,500 delegates are expected this week at the Altice Arena and FIL

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, will kick off in Lisbon later on Monday evening. The org(...)

Paddy Cosgrave liked big tech’s impact on society to the societal change brought by the invention of cars.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paddy Cosgrave, the founder of Web Summit, which kicks off in Lisbon in 10 days, has suggested that a State “censoring agency” for social media could (...)

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