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Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “Throwing virtual tomatoes”

Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “Throwing virtual tomatoes”

Update: 2020-08-14
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Paddy Cosgrave, founder of Web Summit, to talk about the big virtual conference experiment (3:00 ), random online meetings (6:00 ), why 24 hours a day is too much (8:10 ), when the check-in tech failed (10:15 ), whether virtual conferences are viable (12:35 ), his plans for Web Summit (15:30 ), spinning up micro-conferences (18:15 ), why he insisted on making software (20:00 ), on how the pandemic may be an opportunity (22:10 ), the sheer size of the business conference industry (26:30 ), the surprises (30:20 ), the business case of online conferences (32:35 ), and Siyabulela Mandela’s message on social justice (34:15 ).

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Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “Throwing virtual tomatoes”

Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “Throwing virtual tomatoes”