The email killer and 4 things not to miss Tuesday morning

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Check out our guide to Tuesday morning – the CEO of one of this year’s most talked-about companies, a former Premier League star and a woman known as the Supernova…

Louis Saha – Founder – Axis Stars

From sports star to tech star – Centre Stage – 9.45am

“Of all the centre-forwards we employed… Saha would be one of the best. He posed a perpetual threat.” That’s Alex Ferguson on Louis – praise indeed. He’s being joined by former NFL great Tiki Barber and three-time Heineken Cup and Six Nations-winner Jamie Heaslip for a talk on moving from the sporting arena to the boardroom.

Stewart Butterfield – Co-Founder & CEO – Slack

The email killer? – Centre Stage – 10.05am


Stewart’s going to be speaking about Slack, an internal messaging service for companies, and whether it can kill email. We can’t wait – we’re big fans of Slack here in Web Summit HQ.

Emily O’Reilly – European Ombudsman – EU

Why the EU matters to tech – Society Stage – 10.40am


Emily was appointed by the European Parliament to investigate the EU on everything from irregularities to abuses of power. At a time of great euroscepticism, she’ll be talking about why the global tech community should pay close attention to the EU.

Natalia Vodianova – Co-Founder – Elbi

Centre Stage – Challenging misconceptions – 10.50am

Natalia is known as the Supernova – she’s a philanthropist and supermodel who’s fronted major campaigns for Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Stella McCartney and has featured on 69 Vogue covers. She’ll be talking about Elbi: a startup she co-founded that makes it easier for people to donate to charities.

EU migrants, technology and what it means to be free – Society Stage – 11am

Paula Schwarz – Founder – Startup Boat.

In the face of a vast arrival of migrants and refugees, our speakers explore how the tech startup community should lead in networking, mobilising and collaborating to create a positive ecosystem. Join Paula SchwarzChris FabianMike Butcher and Zoe Comyns for this talk.


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