Yesterday the Web Summit 2015 kicked off in Dublin. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 3-day tech event that focuses on internet technology. Speakers from Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG, key partners of the event, and BCG and McKinsey will contribute to the programme.
Launched in 2010, the Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Dublin. The event describes itself as the “the best technology conference on the planet” and is recognised as the biggest event of its kind in Europe, growing from 400 attendees in 2010 to over 30,000 from more than 110 countries this year. The Web Summit centres on internet technology, with more than 1,000 speakers across 21 different summits* set to share their expertise and experiences.
This year’s event takes place from 3 to 5 November at the Ballsbridge hotel in Dublin, and is expected to be attended by a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start-ups and a range of professionals from across the global technology industry.
For consulting firms, being present at one of the largest tech events in the world provides an ideal platform to showcase their thought leadership, expertise and solutions to (potential) clients and learn best practices from other experts in the field. This year, three firms have committed themselves to the Web Summit as a partner: Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG, which has been a founding partner since the beginning.
In addition, among the 1,000 founders, investors, CEOs, designers and thinkers that will provide a contribution to the event by acting as speaker are eight professionals from the consulting industry. From Accenture, CTO Paul Daugherty and Global Managing Director of Technology R&D Marc Carrel-Billiard will be present. Deloitte sends CTO Bill Briggs and KPMG will be represented by Tax Partner Anna Scally, Head of Tech & Innovation Irene Chu and Partner Caroline O’Driscoll. In addition, Walter Delph, Partner and Managing Director of BCG Digital Ventures, will be present, as well as Head of Growth Tech from McKinsey & Company Peter Weed.
* Accelerator Summit, Angel Summit, Careers Summit, City Summit, Code Summit, Content Summit, Data Summit, Design Summit, Enterprise Summit, Fashion Summit, Food Summit, HealthTech Summit, Investor Summit, Machine Summit, Marketing Summit, Money Summit, Music Summit, Night Summit, Society Summit, Sport Summit, Start-up Summit, Surf Summit.