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Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “We’re in the hands of the gods”

Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “We’re in the hands of the gods”

Update: 2020-06-12
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Paddy Cosgrove, founder of tech conference Web Summit, to talk about doing a virtual event in a pandemic (6:00 ), the hit to cities and vendors (10:15 ), the existential threat to events (13:15 ), why software might help (15:30 ), cancelling (18:30 ), what happens to flagship event Web Summit (22:30 ), the collapse in costs (24:15 ), algorithmically-engineered random meetings (28:10 ), how potential attendees have reacted (34:25 ), negotiating with cities (36:15 ), why he prizes having a non-techie slate (40:00 ), the problem with tech journalism (42:30 ), and the unknowable future (45:10 ).

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Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “We’re in the hands of the gods”

Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave: “We’re in the hands of the gods”