Finding Business Intelligence @ Web Summit



Web Summit needs no introduction as it has become one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe. All kind of professionals, with all kind of backgrounds gather to discuss and learn about one thing: how technology is changing our lives and work.

Big data and Analytics being two major trends in the tech world couldn’t possible be left out.

Prepare to meet disruptive startups with new approaches to BI and hear from experts about their data-driven personal experiences.

5 talks you can’t miss


If you are interested in fields like like Business Intelligence, Natural Language processing, Machine learning, and data analysis, here is a list of talks you can’t miss and people you have to meet

At the time of this post the schedule was not yet completed.


What lies beyond the second machine age – Nov 8 3:20 pm – Future Societies

Andrew McAfee will be talking about the changes on Artificial intelligence and its effects on the economy and business world.

Andrew McAfee – Principal Research Scientist, MIT


Solving crime, predicting markets, composing ugly music – Nov 9 12:40 pm –

Scott Rickard will be sharing his experiences of success and failure, thinking outside the box and looking to data in different ways to drive innovation.

Scott Rickard – CTO, Search Data Science, Salesforce


It is better to be data-driven than go with with your gut – Nov 9 2:15 pm –

A discussing on the advantages of driving a company with Data and lowering the risk of failure.

Mike Janke  – Co-Founder & Chairman, Silent Circle

Nalden – Co-Founder, WeTransfer

Kit Eaton –  Tech Reporter, New York Times

Applied Machine Learning – Nov 9 3:40 pm –

Machine Learning algorithms are everywhere and on this panel the experts will be discussing  strengths, limitations and how to take the most advantage.

Jenny Finkel – Head of Machine Learning, Mixpanel

Stephen Messer – Co-Founder, Collective[i]

Bas Wouterse – Co-Founder & CTO, Telm


Entrepreneurs should live on data – Nov 10 – 11:45 am – Future Societies

A reporter from one of the biggest tech publications interviewing one of the most influential person on the web about the importance of data for companies’ growth.

Mitchell Baker – Executive Chairwoman,  Mozilla

Kim-Mai Cutler – Reporter, TechCrunch


Have any other talk in mind? Send us an email to with your suggestions and we will be glad to add it to our list.


Meet fellow data geeks


A good way to start getting in the spirit of Web Summit is to connect with attendees with similar interests. You can follow them on social media and interact through the Web Summit App. Here is a list to get you started:

Andrew McAfee @amcafee

Andrew is an MIT scientist, known by his studies on technological progress and the way it changes business. He spoke at TED in 2013 (Watch here) and will be on Stage for two talks.

Jamie Macgregor @JamieMacgregorC

Jamie is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Insurance practice, he will be discussing the Business intelligence behind payments and FinTech on “The Insurance Revolution” at MoneyConf stage.

Jenny Finkel @jrfinkel

Jenny runs the Machine Learning division at Mixpannel, she has a PhD in Computer Science and multiple papers published on Machine Learning and Natural Language processing. You can see her on Stage discussing “Applied Machine Learning”.

Mitchell Baker @MitchellBaker

Mitchell is one of Bloomberg’s, “25 Most Influential People on the Web”, she co-founded Mozilla and is deeply engaged in building the Internet as a global public resource, empowering individuals and making data accessible to all.

Paddy Cosgrave @paddycosgrave

Paddy is one of the founders of Web Summit. He understand the importance of data and have used it to improve the networking experience at the Summit: “Instead of hiring event managers, we hired engineers and data scientists”.

Stephen Messer @smesser

Stephen is a well known entrepreneur that has been working on Artificial Intelligence, Big data and Analytics for the last few years. The experience he gathered in his last endeavour, Colletive [i], will be shared in the discussion ”Applied Machine Learning” at Stage


Wizdee Team @ Web Summit


At Wizdee, we developed a natural language business intelligence tool. As you can imagine, data is like the air we breathe, so naturally you couldn’t miss the event. If you want to share experiences and knowledge connect with our team on Twitter and meet us at the venue for a good talk on business intelligence, natural language or the beautiful things you can see in Portugal.

Paulo Gomes – CEO – @pgomes72

Bruno Antunes – CTO – @bemantunes 

Diana Antão – Head of Marketing – @DianaAntao 

João Silva – Social Media & Community Manager – @Joaospvz

Telma Costa – UX Researcher – @TelmacostaMkt 

Ricardo Quintas – Software Engineer – @xlife 

Ana Bento  – Frontend Engineer – @arbcarvalheira 

Bárbara Furtado – Frontend Engineer – @bbfurtado 

Fátima Machado – Data Scientist – @mfatimamd 


We are planning to make the most out of it

Wizdee will be showcasing as an Alpha Startup and was one of the startups selected to be on the PITCH competition

Come watch the 1st round on Tuesday 8th,  at 9:15am on Pitch 1 of Pavilion 1

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Find us on Thursday 10th @ Stand A 183 on the Big Data Area of Pavilion 3

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