Cloud Moves TV travelled to Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon for Europe’s largest technology marketplace – Web Summit. When it launched in 2009, 400 people turned up. In 2016 – 53,000 flooded through the doors. A staggering 15,000 companies attended, as did 7,000 CEO’s from over 166 countries. The Guardian said Web Summit ‘defines the ecosystem’, CNBC hailed it as being ‘the biggest event of its kind in Europe’ and Bloomberg coined it as being ‘Davos for geeks’.
As a channel that specialises in profiling the most exceptional minds in tech – CMTV spoke to a number of Though Leaders throughout the four day Web Summit event. This included Maria Raga, the CEO of Depop – the mobile shopping app. Maria previously worked at fashion start-up Brand Alley and Groupon; she is not a recognised leading woman in technology.