Dublin Tech Summit

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Dublin Tech Summit
Dublin Tech Summit logo.png
VenueConvention Centre Dublin
Location(s)Dublin Docklands
Inaugurated15 & 16 February 2017
FoundersIan Hyland & Ben English
The Convention Centre Dublin is home to the Dublin Tech Summit

The Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) is an international technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. The first summit took place on 15 and 16 February 2017, at the Convention Centre Dublin in the city's Silicon Docks area.

The summit aims to run annually, and to attract more than 10,000 attendees.[1] It is reputedly focused on attracting speakers, startups, exhibitors, sponsors and investors, covering a number of themes, including: Business, the Internet of things, marketing, fintech, medtech, Big data and analytics.[citation needed]

DTS was the idea of Business and Finance magazine publisher Ian Hyland and former Accenture consultant Ben English.[2]

Irish telecoms firm eir was a founding partner of the Dublin Tech Summit and has been a lead sponsor.[3]

The event is one of many vying to fill the void left by the controversial departure of the Web Summit to Lisbon, Portugal after 2016.[4]

In its inaugural event, two thirds of the 10,000 attendees came from outside Ireland, 49% were women, with DTS reportedly giving €400,000 worth of tickets to under-represented groups in the tech industry, including women and students.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Newenham, Pamela (25 April 2016). "Dublin Tech Summit aims for 10,000 attendees". The Irish Times. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ O’Dwyer, Peter (7 April 2016). "Dublin Tech Summit aims to return city to the top table". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. ^ Burke-Kennedy, Eoin (7 September 2016). "Eir backs inaugural Dublin Tech Summit". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  4. ^ Woods, Killian (31 March 2016). "The events vying to fill Dublin's Web Summit-sized void". thejournal.ie. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ Boran, Marie (2 February 2017). "Dublin Tech Summit: not for geeks, but definitely for women". The Irish Times. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Thousands attend first day of Dublin Tech Summit". RTÉ News. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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