Web Summit: Science

Understanding science and developing technology have always gone hand in hand, so it's no surprise Web Summit covers important news coming out of the field. It's hard to keep up with all the breakthroughs being made in the world, so we take a deep dive into a select few that are particularly interesting. Topics include bio hacking, plastics and environmental sustainability, and more!


Clearing the path for innovation

Small and medium-sized enterprises as well as large multinationals compete in a globalised world, in some rapidly changing markets. The Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, gave her perspectives from European competition policy and why competition rules are needed to make sure those markets work well.
00:16:58 9/16/2018

Past Episodes

Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, took to centre stage at Web Summit 2017 with Matthew Freud of Freud Communications to discuss how online advertising has moved from the creative sphere to specialists in programmatic advertising and how this data science methodology helped Donald Trump win the U.S. election.
00:19:23 9/16/2018
Al Gore, the former United States Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, subject of the Academy Award-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth", and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, challenges the tech and innovation community to help solve the planet's biggest problems.?
00:33:01 8/22/2018
Just what will self-driving cars mean for cities? And what's the path to get there? Hear from the board director of fast-growing intelligent driving startup Nauto and the managing director of the largest transport-focused VC firm, which was one of Lyft's earliest backers. Guests: Karen Francis, Nauto, Inc.; Quin Garcia, Autotech Ventures; Steve Kovach, Business Insider
00:23:25 8/16/2018
Microsoft's President, Brad Smith, took to centre stage to discuss where the gaps in technology exist today and how we can fight to close them. Brad Smith also speaks about the philanthropic work of Microsoft. Guest: Brad Smith, Microsoft
00:19:26 8/9/2018
As artificial intelligence applications are improved the panel examines how speech can be a hurdle for human interaction with machines. Guests: Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria, Sherpa; Liz McMillan, Dictionary.com; Jared Lindzon, Fast Company, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, POLITICO and more
00:19:40 7/26/2018
Credit Karma's Nichole Mustard and Yahoo Finance's Rob Pegoraro at Collision Conf 2018. Hear from the Co-Founder of one of the worlds fastest growing unicorns, Credit Karma.
00:21:04 7/24/2018
The speakers in this session believe inspiring early-stage corporate philanthropy can make a lasting global impact. Pledge 1% is an easy way to leverage a portion of a startup's future success to support nonprofits and leaders who are part of this movement give examples of their efforts. Guests: Amy Lesnick, Pledge 1%; Jenna Griffith, MediaMath; Michael Pryor, Trello; Chris Foster, Burson Cohn & Wolfe
00:21:51 7/18/2018
Frank Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer at BlackRock, delivers an engaging keynote on how to leverage data and machine learning in a manner that will minimize human bias but still allows for human input by scaling our empathy, creativity and other human traits.
00:16:17 7/17/2018
What does the future of agriculture look like? As the worlds population grows how will farmers feed billions more people in the face of climate change using less land and less resources? The expert panel discusses the possibilities and potential of data science & indoor vertical farming. Guests: Mike Stern, The Climate Corporation; David Cheng, DCM Ventures; Guy Blanchard, AeroFarms; Beth Kowitt, Fortune
00:22:00 7/9/2018
This web summit seeks to shine a light on the problem of plastic and it's impact on our environment. Guest: Dianna Cohen, Plastic Pollution Coalition; Naja Nielsen, Orb Media; Jackie Nunez, The Last Plastic Straw; Jon Bowermaster, National Geographic
00:33:00 6/25/2018

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