Drew Houston CEO& co founder of Dropbox
Millions of people use dropbox for hundreds of different projects, Dropbox was a game changer in that we now don’t have to worry about that lost USB key. Houston co founded Dropbox with Arash Ferdowsi in 2007 and has never looked back. He took part in a fireside chat at TechCrunh SFO 2013 and is wholly honest and super smart. Definitely a must see at Web Summit 2013.
Jordan Casey CEO of CaseyGames
At 13, he is a self taught programmer and has created Alien Ball VS Humans, Save The Day (Official game for national Children’s Day in Brazil) Food World and My Little World. No stranger to speaking and he was the only speaker at the Irish International Business Network held in New York as well as speaking at Cannes Lions , TedxYouth New Delhi, The Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit and BETT 2013. Impressed ? You should be.
Tony Hawk Tony Hawk Foundation
As well as being possibly the greatest skateboarder to ever have lived, Hawk’s foundation has donated more than $4.4-million to 529 communities in all 50 States. He is also an astute businessman. We can’t wait to see him on the peoples stage.
Padmasree Warrior Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
Cisco is a global company and its a massive win for Web Summit to have Cisco CIO and strategy officer as a speaker. We hope to here strategy insights and as many tips as possible for start ups coming to grips with new technologies.
Jay Bregman Founder / CEO of Hailo
Everyone, literally everyone has either used or heard of Hailo. The taxi app is now live in Dublin, London Washington, New York, Barcelona, Madrid and Cork to name but a few. This will be the first time Viddyad will get to see Bregman speak, and we can’t wait.
‘We’re the platform your the producer’
Facebook owned Instagram are about to introduce video ads into the newsfeed of users with in the coming months. Instagram will join LinkedIn as the only social networks to provide video advertising as an advertising product. Back in June Intsagram updated their application to allow videos to be captured and shared.
For many months Facebook video ads have been rumored to be tested within the next few weeks but it seems they may be pushed back further to allow more time for feedback on Instagram. Brands such as Ralph Lauren have already been using the video feature to their advantage.
What this means for users ?
In their statement the social network said “Our aim is to make any advertisements you see feel as natural to Instagram as the photos and videos many of you already enjoy from your favorite brands”.
Ads will appear as videos or pictures on the regular instagram feed. They also went onto state that users will be able to provide feedback and hide ads if they wish.
Social media advertising
At the moment LinkedIn are the only other social network providing video ads as a advertising solution. With this Instagram update and Facebook gearing up to test their video ad platform, the next 12 months in social media advertising will be an interesting one.
‘We’re the platform, you’re the producer’