Tumblr, BskyB & AmEx

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Today we announced that Maelle Gavet, one of the world’s most powerful people in business, is coming to speak at Web Summit. But we haven’t stopped there – we’re also delighted to announce another 3 speakers joining us in November. Tumblr, AmEx and BSkyB are powerful players in their industries, and behind these brands are incredible people – 3 of these are below, lets find out who they are:

David Karp – Founder & CEO of Tumblr

Founder, CEO, 1st ever person to post – David Karp has played a huge role in creating Tumblr, and then developing it into a platform for more than 100million creators. On May 20th, 2013, Yahoo announced that they would be buying the platform for $1.1 billion – David was 26 years old at the time, yes 26! Here’s a great Business Insider piece on how he spent his time after the sale. As a top 15 US network, Tumblr serves an audience of more than 170 million people worldwide.

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John Hayes – CMO at AmEx

John Hayes is Chief Marketing Officer of American Express, overseeing their business in over 120 countries. For the past 17 years, John has overseen American Express’s marketing efforts worldwide, shaping both the company and its brand. Here is a great video with John as he talks Marketing, and

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Jeremy Darroch – CEO of BSkyB

Jeremy joined BSkyB as CFO in 2004 and was appointed CEO in December 2007. He has a wealth of experience in many different fields, including 12 years with P&G, time spent with DSG International (formerly Dixons), and a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group & Marks and Spencer.

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Want to join Maelle, David, John & Jeremy at Web Summit? Get your ticket here.

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