The CultureJukebox team are just back from a fantastic few days in Lisbon, working from the WebSummit event.
We were particularly impressed with the FutureSocieties strand of the huge event, getting inspired by some big thinking about how technology can create a better and fairer society.
Talks from Alexander Mars (How Technology Can Change The Act Of Giving); Sam Kriss (Has The Internet Done More Harm Than Good); and Rallying Tech For Refugees were all particularly memorable. A few of the WebSummit talks are here.
Anyway, our team came away with lots of new contacts, big ideas and are writing stories for various start-ups based on our meetings there. btw, there’s loads of images from the event on the WebSummit Flikr page here.
A few stats:
53,056 people from 166 countries joined attended Web Summit
Its Women in Tech initiative meant that the female/male gender ratio at Web Summit 2016 is 42% to 58%. Nearly half of the registered attendees in Lisbon this week were female (well played WebSummit!)
And circa 97,000 Pasteis de Nata consumed (A few by us we’re pleased to say!)
Maybe see you in Lisbon next year…
Admiring the bonita azulejos… 😉