Many startups coming to Dublin will be asking themselves, ‘How can I get the most out of my November trip to Dublin?’ There is no sure fire answer, but getting your idea heard and story shared is a definite way to walk away from Web Summit feeling like you’ve climbed a few steps on the ladder. With the sheer number of journalists Dublin-bound for Web Summit 2014, getting your message out there has never been easier. Here are some of the journalists with a passion for business and tech you need to know about.
Lisa Fleisher – The Wall Street Journal
Relatively new to this area of journalism, Fleisher swapped her beat as a schools reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering education in the New York area for the fast-paced tech sector. Now based in London, she specialises in covering online privacy, data, fintech and bitcoin. Fleisher has been with The Wall Street Journal since 2010, but before joining the New York publication she worked at a host of well-known newspapers state-side, including The Star-Ledger, The Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune.
Liam Boogar – Rude Baguette
He’s the co-founder of the French startup blog Rude Bagguette and from one of the definitive epicentres of the tech revolution, Silicon Valley. Boogar moved to Paris in 2010 and since pitching his tent in the French capital, he has become one of the big hitters on the continental Europe startup scene. With experience in online media, TV, and radio, Boogar is a well-rounded journalist coming to Web Summit in November and also has a lot of experience delivering talks at tech conferences and events across Europe.
Ann O’Dea – Silicon Republic
O’Dea is one of the founding members and current CEO of Siliconrepublic.com, a website that has thrived in the tech boom. Under O’Dea’s tenure, Siliconrepublic.com have been reporting on all the latest technology developments in Ireland since 2011 and become the de facto storytellers narrating all of Ireland’s success in this rising sector. It’s worth noting, O’Dea has a particular interest in shining the media spotlight on women in tech and business. She is co-ordinator of Women Invent Tomorrow, which is a Silicon Republic organised movement that aims to bring more attention to women excelling in their respective fields such as tech, maths, and engineering.
Jessica Kelly – Newstalk
Getting your story out there can mean sharing your ideas across all platforms the media have to offer, including radio. Kelly is a journalist with Irish radio station Newstalk with a special interest in tech. She currently leads the Technology on the Right Hook segment on Monday at 6:30pm on the station’s drivetime show, reviewing the latest products to hit the market and answering tech related questions for listeners. Since 2010, Kelly has been a mainstay at the station working for the Moncrieff show, the Tom Dunne Show, and currently works on the Pat Kenny Show production team.
More Journalists coming to Web Summit
Sébastien Flury – Startupolic & Coteries
Harald Neidhardt – MLOVE
Armand Taïeb – Tesla Magazine