Paddy Cosgrave

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Web Summit will largely be run via the company’s proprietary conference platform

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, has named its first 50 speakers for this year’s event with (...)

Quorum Chat founders David Newell, Romy Lynch and Patrick Finlay

Quorum Chat has secured $2 million (€1.7 million) in seed funding fromwell-known investors such as LocalGlobe, whose portfolio includes TransferWise a(...)

It’s one thing to make a success out of holding a conference online, and quite another to make any money from it.  Photograph: Getty Images

Collision from Home, the first Web Summit event to be held remotely and using a software platform developed in-house, was a rip-roaring success, so it(...)

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

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, will take place both on and offline in early December, its (...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave. File photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

An advertisement placed by tech conference company Web Summit lauding a Chinese government statement was halted by Twitter for violating its ban on po(...)

‘Huawei will donate personal protective equipment to help those working on the frontline, and ICT solutions which could help with video conferencing,’ said David Kenny, deputy chief executive of Huawei Ireland. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese technology company Huawei has said it will send a shipment of medical equipment to Ireland as part of its Covid-19 relief efforts. Ireland w(...)

While the conference will take place online, attendees will also get full transfers of their tickets to next year’s in-person event

The organisers of the Web Summit has said its sister conference Collision, which was to be held in Toronto in June, will now be an online-only event d(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave this week decided that he would garner some attention for himself by pouring a very personalised form of scorn on the entire Irish journalistic trade. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Media workers and journalists in particular are irrepressible navel gazers. We all know this. It is a deficiency in the breed. Prominent business peop(...)

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 (...)

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