The most powerful British woman in tech and the woman executing a “zillion dollar idea” are coming to Web Summit this November.
They’re joining the already-amazing group of speakers coming to Dublin.
Take a look at our latest additions:
Nicola Mendehlson – VP EMEA Facebook
Having recently celebrated her two-year anniversary as VP EMEA at Facebook, Nicola is the most powerful British woman in tech, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Based in Facebook’s London HQ, Nicola is currently overseeing the rolling out of mobile ads on sister company Instagram.
Formerly CEO and founder of London ad agency Karmarama, Nicola was recently awarded the title of Commander of the British Empire (CBE), and says ‘chutzpah’ is one of her specialities.
Meredith Perry – Founder & CEO – uBeam
Mark Cuban thinks that Meredith came up with a “zillion-dollar idea.” Fortune has asked whether she’s the next Elon Musk.
Why the hype? Late last year, Meredith’s company uBeam announced that it had built a working prototype of a wireless charger.
The charger uses ultrasound rays, and Meredith has said she sees the technology being used everywhere from bars to libraries to industrial warehouses. One of the company’s investors Marc Andreesen says: “This will be the mother of all markets when it comes together.”
Rob High – IBM Fellow; CTO Watson of IBM
Rob is CTO of a collection of IBM computers, one of which hammered human contestants on US quiz show Jeopardy in 2011 and was considered one of the top 50 most powerful computers in the world.
Since then, the collection of computers – known as Watson – have developed even better language recognition skills and are being used in pioneering cancer research and treatment work.
Thomas Crampton – Global MD of Social@Ogilvy
Thomas holds the top job Ogilvy & Mather’s social media practice, Social@Ogilvy.
With a staff of nearly 800 digital specialists, the firm generates more than $100 million in annual revenue.
Last year, Social@Ogilvy announced a partnership with social media intelligence platform Unmetric, which will see the firm target the smart use of data in its work.
Formerly a New York Times reporter, Thomas joined Ogilvy in 2009 and continues to keep a blog.
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