They’re both coming to Web Summit.
We’re seriously excited about this week’s speakers. We’re talking the co-founder of Instagram and renowned author Dan Brown. There’s also 30 other impressive names added to the Speakers page – Check the full list out here.
Mike Krieger – Co-Founder – Instagram
Mike is the tech lead and co-founder of Instagram. His job is to focus on building products that bring out the creativity in all of us. He designed and developed the app back in 2010 with Kevin Systrom and has .spent the last few years scaling the engineering team into a 50+ person organization, now within Facebook. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Mike now lives in SF after much hassle over visas. He’s been heard to say that getting a a working visa took longer than building Instagram!
Dan Brown – Author – The Da Vinci Code
Dan has sold over 200 million books, had his work translated into 52 languages, and is perhaps best known for his 2003 bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Audrey Tautou have brought his characters to life in the blockbuster adaptations of Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code.
Dan’s 1998 novel Digital Fortress looked at the issue of governments spying on private citizen’s electronically-stored data. The book is based on cryptography’s history, and the novel’s antagonist is former NSA employee who – angered at the organisation’s intrusion into people’s private lives – goes rogue.
This week’s speaker line up has made us more excited than ever for November. Don’t miss early bird tickets.