A new world of Summits – Sport, Music, Film and Food

This November, Europe’s largest tech conference will get even bigger with new stages for Food, Sport, Music and Film – grab your chance to be a part of it all


Technology is all around us. It is no longer just about consumer electronics, laptops and phones but it is a part of almost everything we do. Technology is transforming all kinds of industries all over the world, and Web Summit celebrates that fact by showcasing the most disruptive and innovative technology companies and by providing a platform for the most groundbreaking and influential industry thinkers.

But this year we are taking things a huge step further…

To reflect even more clearly how technology is dramatically impacting everything around us, Web Summit is expanding to feature new Summits on Sport, Music, Food and Film, each with their own lineup of fascinating speakers. Those speakers will discuss their experiences and how technology is changing their environment, while there will also be a host of new events and parties for our attendees to get involved in.

We are living in the age of the Internet of Everything, and this November Web Summit 2014 will certainly have everything covered. So you can expect plenty more exciting news on events and speakers to be announced in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, keep on scrolling to find out everything you need to know right now.


Film Summit will examine all aspects of the technology revolution that underpins the evolving industries of film and television. With Oscar-winning producers attending and a purpose-built cinema stage onsite showing sneak-peaks and premieres of upcoming movies, Film Summit promises to be an exciting and provocative experience. Crowdfunding of films, special effects and television distribution are among the subjects that will be examined.

Speakers announced so far include:

Tim Webber – Oscar-winning special effects artist with credits including Gravity and The Dark Knight
Abigail Disney – Documentary filmmaker, scholar and grandniece of Walt Disney
Gale Anne Hurd – Producer of The Walking Dead, Aliens, Armageddon and Terminator and Recording Secretary of the Producers Guild of America
Michael Shamberg – Executive Producer of Django Unchained and Producer with credits including Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich and A Fish Called Wanda

Django Unchained. Cristoph Waltz Jaimie Foxx.


Sport arguably provokes more passion and is at the centre of more debate than other subject on the planet. It is also one of the biggest industries worldwide, as well as being one of the most progressive and innovative industries in terms of how technology is used for marketing, data analysis and content creation. The new Sport Summit at this year’s event will examine the intersection of sport, technology and business, as well as covering areas such as Leadership in Sport, eSports and Sport Media.

Speakers announced so far include:

Bill James – Senior Advisor to Boston Red Sox, 2006 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World and the Father of Sabermetrics (theories featured in 2011 film Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt)
Jeremy Schaap – Sports writer and 8-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster with ESPN
Jamie Heaslip – International rugby player and captain of Leinster and Ireland with 5 British & Irish Lions caps
David Epstein – Investigative reporter with ProPublica and bestselling author of The Sports Gene

World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two


Our brand new Food Summit, in partnership with Good Food Ireland, will showcase the best of local Irish food and produce on an international stage. As well as feeding our 20,000 attendees, this part of the event will feature demonstrations and discussions on the latest innovations in food technology, while the ethics and technology behind food production will also be explored.

Speakers announced so far include:

Josh Tetrick – Founder and CEO of Hampton Creek
Tom Parker Bowles – Renowned Food Writer



Technology has turned the music industry upside down in the last ten years with fundamental changes occurring in how music is created and consumed. The inaugural Music Summit will examine these changes, and some of the most influential speakers in Music-Tech will discuss exactly where the industry is headed over the next 10 years. Subjects that will be covered include the distribution of music, the marketing of music and technological innovation in music.

Speakers announced so far include:

Jeff Jampol – President of Jam, Inc. and manager of Tupac Shakur, The Doors and The Ramones
Lauren Wirtzer – Head of Digital for Parkwood Entertainment (Beyonce’s management company) and formerly of DefJam Records
Jonathan Dickins – Manager of Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer Adele
Troy Carter – Founder and CEO of Coalition Media Group and Atom Factory and former manager of Lady Gaga


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