Tony Fadell, The 3.2 Billion Dollar Man is coming to Web Summit

Last year Tony Fadell and NEST exhibited as part of START, our invite-only program for the world’s highest potential startups. Do you know a startup that could do the same? Here’s more info.


10 months ago Nest were finishing up their time exhibiting at Web Summit. Have they done much since? Not really… besides a deal with Google in January which saw them being bought for $3.2 billion. Yes that’s right, Three Point Two Billion.

Today we’re delighted to announce Tony Fadell as our latest speakers for Builders Summit, one of our 4 primary Summit’s at Web Summit 2014.

So who is Tony? He is the Founder and CEO of Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Prior to Nest, Tony served as SVP of Apple’s iPod division, reporting to Steve Jobs. He was responsible for creating the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone.

Last year Tony took time out of START to talk to David Rowan on Web Summit’s Main Stage. Here’s what he had to say:

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Before joining Apple, Tony was co-founder, CTO and director of engineering of the Mobile Computing group at Philips Electronics. He architected the award-winning Velo and Nino PDAs and later became VP of business development for Philips U.S. Strategy and Ventures, managing its digital music strategy and investments.

Want to join Tony and 20,000 others in Dublin? Early Bird tickets are available until next Tuesday. You can get your ticket here.

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