The world's leading speakers are coming to Amsterdam to inspire you, share their insights and to spill the secrets of their success.
The world's leading speakers are coming to Amsterdam to inspire you, share their insights and to spill the secrets of their success.
Some of the world's most powerful innovators are coming to discuss web technology and share their invaluable insights.
Principal, Altimeter Group
Brian is a digital analyst, sociologist and currently principal at Altimeter Group. His new book, What’s the Future of Business, explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth.
Evan is the co-founder of Pinterest, where he leads all design efforts. A former architect, Evan finds inspiration from pinning interesting maps, science facts, architecture, vacation plans, and fonts for his design projects. Before Pinterest, Evan worked at Facebook as a product designer.
Partner, Google Ventures
Kevin Rose is a Partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on early-stage investments. Prior to joining Google Ventures, Kevin co-founded Milk, Digg and Revision3. When the internet is off, he climbs rocks, drinks tea/wine and reads thenextweb.com.
Luis is an entrepreneur and a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the inventor of CAPTCHAs and reCAPTCHA, which sold to Google in 2009. He is also the founder of Duolingo, a free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform.
Research Scientist, Intel Corporation
Dr. Healey is a Research Scientist at Intel Corporation where she works on developing the next generation of wearable sensors. She has spent over a decade working on real world deployments of wearable sensing systems for accurately measuring emotions and health.
Founder, Internet Archive
Brewster is a 'digital librarian', he founded the Internet Archive and has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than twenty-five years. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet's first publishing system, WAIS. In 1996, he went on to found the Internet Archive.
Author, Digital Disruption
James is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and the leading analyst tracking the development of digital disruption. He develops consumer models to help companies understand the power of digital consumers and helps them implement new strategy models.
Privacy Activist, @ncilla
Ancilla is a public figure, presenter and one of Europe's best-known fetish and glamour models. She worked as an activist for Bits Of Freedom, a Dutch non-profit dedicated to online privacy and last month she ran as a candidate city councillor for the Pirate Party Amsterdam.
Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
Jessica is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest meetup group and a non-profit building a sustainable and diverse technology ecosystem in NYC. She is also the creator of the Work Revolution Summit, and writes about technology, organizational development, and work.
Founder, Indie Phone
Aral is designer of a new category of open technology called Indie Technology. He is the founder of Indie Phone, an experience-driven free and open consumer phone that empowers mere mortals to own their data and thereby protect their privacy and civil liberties in the post-Snowden era.
Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor, ML
Morten is the kind of guy that accomplishes more in a month than most of us do in a lifetime. As a self-described neo-classical serial entrepreneur, Morten’s impact on the world has left an indelible mark. He has founded and invested in over 110 tech start-ups including Tradeshift and Skype.
VP of Product, Shutterstock
Wyatt is currently VP of Product at Shutterstock. He’s grown the product organisation from a single development team to 15 cross functional teams spanning product development from Search algorithms to A/B testing, customer experience, Video, Mobile and more.
Youtube Expert, brendangahan.com
Brendan Gahan is a YouTube expert helping Fortune 500 brands with their YouTube influencer and community building campaigns. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising and one of the 25 Top YouTube Business Power Players for 2013.
Author, Too Big to Know
David Weinberger, Ph.D., writes about the effect of the internet on ideas. He is a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and is co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. His latest book, "Too Big to Know", looks at the networking of knowledge and expertise.
Physics Professor, Delft University
Leo is professor in physics at Delft University of Technology. He's interested in employing the quantum behaviour of fundamental particles at much larger scale. Kouwenhoven is also founding director of the new center on quantum technologies called QuTech.
General Manager, Microsoft Ventures
Rahul Sood is General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach around the world. They also run a strategic fund that makes seed investments in startup companies from their portfolio and others. Rahul joined Microsoft in January of 2011.
CEO, Hunter & Bard
Shira is the CEO of Hunter & Bard - a full-service marketing, design and development agency and has been working in the tech startup industry for over 15 years. Shira is a thought leader and teaches Marketing for Startups at Tel Aviv/Jaffa Academic College and mentors at several accelerators.
Head of, Google Campus London
Eze launched Campus London, Google’s first startup hub, providing entrepreneurs with work and event space, mentorship, and educational programs as well as access to a vibrant startup community. Before Campus, Eze spearheaded Google’s commerce strategic partnerships in EMEA.
Dale left school at the age twelve to become an unschooler. Today at twenty-two, Dale leads UnCollege and is a sought-after education expert appearing on major news networks including CNN, ABC, CBS and Fox. His book, Hacking Your Education, was published by Penguin in 2013.
General Manager, SoftLayer, an IBM Company
Jonathan has over 15 years experience in technology and has scaled small startups to international market leaders. Jonathan was the first SoftLayer employee in Europe, now scaling as the IBM Company. Prior, he spent 8 years at Kodak Gallery.
CTO, ion interactive
Scott is the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive, a marketing software company in Boston. He is also the author/editor of the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, chiefmartec.com, which focuses on management and culture at the intersection of marketing and technology.
Digital Prophet, AOL
David is AOL’s digital prophet. Shing provides both historical perspective and current context as he lays out his vision of the brave, new world of marketing to come - one he believes will belong to those willing to embrace change, and one that he dearly hopes will suck a great deal less.
Artist, Exchanghibition Bank
Dadara is an artist from Amsterdam. A few years ago as an artist he started his own bank - the Exchanghibition Bank. Last year he became 'a real guru of a fake religion' with his new Like 4 Real project, which deals with our real connectedness in nowadays virtual age.
CEO, Sanoma Learning
Martin spearheads Sanoma’s initiatives to support pupils and teachers in realizing excellent learning outcomes. Passionate about innovation in learning, science and media, Martin is leading international businesses through the transformation of the digital future.
Global Senior Director, PayPal
John Lunn oversees the global developer network for PayPal and Braintree. Lunn spends his time primarily focused on innovation, ensuring that developers around the globe have access to the features, functionality and feedback they need from PayPal and Braintree.
Global Head of Industry Development, Spotify
Gary uses market trends and insights to evolve Spotify's business strategies. Previously, he was Spotify's Global Director of Ad Product Strategy, leading platform innovation and operations for ads, and working with brands around the world to create unique media programs.
Host, Freedomain Radio
Stefan is the host of Freedomain Radio, the largest philosophy show in the world. He is an acclaimed public speaker, and has interviewed world experts on moral philosophy, politics and relationships. He also spent 15 years as a software developer, manager and entrepreneur.
Teemu Arina is a technology entrepreneur and biohacker. He is the founder and CEO of Meetin.gs (winner of The Best Web App at TNW Europe 2013), co-founder of the Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland movement and author of the forthcoming Biohacker’s Handbook.
Principal, Index Ventures
Martin joined Index in 2010. He specialises in SaaS, marketplaces, bitcoin and mobile. He worked on 50+ transactions to date, including Assistly, BaseCRM, Cloud.com, Flipboard, Just Eat, Notonthehighstreet, onefinestay, PeoplePerHour, TrustPilot and SoundCloud.
Director of Europe, General Assembly
Since joining General Assembly in 2011, Matt has seen the company grow from one campus in New York to operations in over 9 cities around the world. In 2012, Matt moved to the U.K to launch the GA campus in London. Matt graduated in 2009 from the School of Education and Social Policy.
Head of Developer Relations, Twitter
Chris's passion for connecting people through technology has had him leading teams at Google, founding startups and now leading the International Developer Relations Team @Twitter, enabling companies and developers to redefine the future by connecting to the moment.
Director of Revenue, Dyn
As DYN's Director of Revenue, Paul is responsible for effective execution of the regional go to market strategy. Prior to joining Dyn, Paul was Head of New Business at Claranet. Paul is a graduate of the University of Wales where he was a member of the Biomechanics PhD program.
Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group
Marc Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California.
Matt is the founder of Vooza, a mobile app that steals data from cellphones from high profile Hollywood celebs and sells it to Eastern European spammers. Well... not exactly, Vooza is a video comic strip about the startup world. We at TNW call it "a must watch" for techies.
Commissioning Editor, The Next Web
Natt Garun is the Commissioning Editor at The Next Web, working with contributors to bring feature stories to channels across the site. If you miss her blogging, you can find some of her articles scattered across the Web on Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo.
CEO, Group Hubb
At the age of 23 Stéphanie founded her first corporate strategy consultancy. She is now the CEO of the Groupe Hubb by having gradually acquired companies in telecoms, IT and web services. Her latest venture, Hubbicom, is specialized in the creation of social networks.
Co-founder, Squid Solutions
Adrien is CEO of Squid Solutions, which provides a data management platform for companies to perform advanced usage analytics by leveraging big data technologies. He led Squid from inception to the development of large business deals and raised a $3M Series A round.
CCO, Adyen Payments
Roelant is responsible for the commercial activities at Adyen. After starting his career as a consultant, he moved on to the online payments industry in early 2000. Throughout the years, Roelant has held various international management roles in sales and business development.
Mentor, 500 Startups
Sangeet is the founder of Platform Thinking Labs, an advisor on platform strategies to the C-Suite at large enterprises. He is a mentor at 500 Startups, featured columnist (HBR, WSJ, WIRED) and a speaker at leading research labs (MIT Media Labs and INSEAD) and business conferences.
Bas Beerens is the CEO of WeTransfer, an online file-transferring platform. They are based in Amsterdam and roam the globe with a dedicated team to build the best file-transferring service. They have transferred millions of files safely to practically every corner of the world.
CEO, DFJ Esprit
Simon is the CEO of DFJ Esprit and has been involved with the European Venture Capital industry since 1995. He's been involved with a number of Europe’s most successful technology start-ups such as Lovefilm (Amazon), Cambridge Silicon Radio (IPO LSE) and Virata (IPO Nasdaq).
Reporter, The Next Web
Kaylene Hong is a Reporter for The Next Web, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin and loves tech, food, travel and dogs. Kaylene graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore but is not yet as geeky as she would like to be.
Founder, Blonde 2.0
Ayelet has been involved in the social media world before the term social media even existed. She opened Blonde 2.0 back in 2006 and since then it has become the largest global PR company in Israel helping 40+ companies including HP, Microsoft, PWC, Viber, Mobli, Glide, and uTest.
Founder, Boom Chicago
Pep is one of the founders and Artistic Director of the famous comedy ensemble Boom Chicago. He writes and performs tailored programs for companies to facilitate change, innovation and creativity with humor. He is on stage each Saturday in Boom Chicago’s own theater in Amsterdam.
Investor, LDV Capital
Evan Nisselson is an experienced technology investor, entrepreneur, startup advisor and a long-time friend of The Next Web. Evan has a passion for digital media, photography and imaging. After two consecutive editions he's back again to co-moderate The Next Web Conference.
CEO, The Next Web
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten is a successful serial entrepreneur and co-founder of The Next Web. He started his first company in 1997 and sold it in 1999. In 2003 Boris started the first Wi-Fi Hotspot operator in the Netherlands and later sold the company to the Dutch Royal KPN.
Some of the most influential minds in technology have spoken at previous editions of The Next Web Conference.
Chief Scientist, Bit.ly
Partner, Google Ventures
Author, 4-Hour Workweek
CTO & VP, Amazon
Professor, Cardozo Law
King of Orange, Netherlands
CEO, Wolfram Research
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