What did our speakers get up to this week? Quite a lot actually

Another exciting week for some of the speakers coming to The Summit Dublin in November. They’re changing the world day in day out, and here are some of the major stories and landmarks achieved by them over the past week.

Matthew Prince

It was a great week for Matthew Prince and Cloudflare as they announced the acquisition of Cryptoseal, a Trusted Computing and Virtual Reality network. They also announced that Cryptoseal founder Ryan Lackey will be joining Cloudflare as product manager.

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Michael Fertik

If you have a quick browse through Michael Fertik’s Twitter stream you will see the word ‘Femtomanagement’ appearing quite a lot. What is it? A unique new recruitment strategy which Michael took to Al Jazeera to explain.

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Michael Acton Smith

Some exciting news came out of MindCandy this week, as the Michael Acton Smith founded company announced their latest development – Moshling Rescue! launching on IOS and Facebook. The team also released an awesome infographic charting the seriously impressive evolution of the Match 3 Game.

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Josh Tetrick

The movement to bring healthier food to everyone knows no bounds for Josh Tetrick & Hampton Creek. During the week they were named in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List – and Josh paid a visit to ‘Mad Money’ to talk to Jim Cramer about their progress.

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 Jemima Kiss

Rarely a week goes by without an excellent, in-depth tech piece from Jemima Kiss. This week she took to explaining the background that saw Google buy Deepmind – this piece is most definitely worth a read.

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Other Speaker News:

Equinox’ Sarah Robb O’Hagan & Harvey Spevak have been in the news this week for the creation of digital software which allows gym goers to track everything relating to their exercise and lifestyle.

Noam Bardin and Waze updated their navigation app with new features, including the option to share a specific location with friends at the click of a button.

Jessica Lessin of The Information was on CNBC to talk about the new Amazon Firephone

Lew Cirne and New Relic introduced their newest feature this week – The New Relic Mobile Hub.

Ted Livingston & Kik have been quick out of the blocks, already revealing a custom built Kik platform for the Amazon Firephone.

Max Levchin was on Fox Business to talk Tech Valuations

 

Speaker Tweet of the Week

Oh my, that is a grumpy cat…..

That’s all for this week, for more info on our speakers check out our speakers page here.

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