Elon Musk is buying Twitter, and suddenly the future of free speech turns into the hottest global topic. The war in Ukraine shows the deep urgency of applied cyber security. Today’s tech challenges are becoming inseparable parts of our lives, whether we’re at home or at work. How can we tackle them and get ahead?
Developers, designers, marketers, managers, founders, and startups teams, buckle up! WebExpo’s fourteenth season is about to top last year’s exceptional performance with a lineup filled with international tech geniuses, like former hacker Runa Sandvik.
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As a prodigy in her own right, Runa laid the foundations for her career at 15: “I became obsessed with the endless puzzles: how the computer worked, how it didn’t work, and especially how to break its functions and make it do things it wasn’t supposed to do.” Over the past decade, she has been helping giants like The New York Times build safe technologies that ensure free speech. At WebExpo, she’s exclusively sharing her latest adventure of tackling war reporting challenges at Radio Free Europe. Her insights are highly applicable to any business communication.
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Czechia is also proud to welcome Daniel Cuthbert, co-author of the OWASP Testing Guide. Daniel has been in the cyber security space for an unbelievable 24 years. He’s seen all the havoc development can wreak, cyber challenges aside. Working as a Global Head of Cyber Security Research in Banco Santander now, he’s teaching companies to avoid such scenarios. “Every creator on the internet needs to hear what Daniel has to say – what seems to be a minor detail, one wrong commit or a UX error, can seriously compromise the whole website’s or product’s security and expose billions of users,” Šárka Štrossová, CEO at WebExpo explains. ”That’s why Daniel has agreed to run a very hands-on workshop where developers explore how to seamlessly embed cyber security into CI/CD processes.”
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Now, if you are a startup or gather a lot of insight from them, you might want to hear this: WebExpo teamed up with Vojta Roček (Presto Ventures) and Sebastian Sulma (Depo Ventures) to set up a WebExpo Pitching Competition — a chance for 8 startups to grab much-needed attention, pitch in front of investors, and win a jam-packed bundle of consultations and tailored advice from founders and C-level professionals at Productboard, Outreach, Livesport, as well as VCs.
As for startup speakers, you are in for a treat. Adam Zvada, co-founder of hypergrowth startup NFT Scoring, will share their journey from zero to wowing the whole crypto scene, including angels, VCs, and the prestigious Y Combinator who have backed them with 1.5 million EUR. All within their first year of existence.
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WebExpo has also snagged Jiří Helmich, CPO at MEWS, a Czech-founded global software for hotels that are rightfully striving for the unicorn status again as the pandemic is over. He’ll join CzechTourism’s CEO Jan Herget and Liftago CEO Ondřej Krátký to lead a discussion about the digitization of travel in Czechia and beyond. Tomáš Krcha, co-founder of one of the most popular design tools Adobe XD will also be there to talk about Around’s product development.
Former founder of Socialbakers Jan Řežáb will define what you can ask for as a startup team member during an exit. From recognition to money, it’s useful to know your rights. Last but not least, Livesport’s Antonín Kučera will take you on a deep dive into business intelligence in football.
WebExpo with 90 speakers and mentors to take place on June 10–12th in Prague
The largest tech conference in Central Europe is held from June 10th to 12th. For the first two days, WebExpo‘s 70 amazing speakers will hit the three stages of Lucerna in Prague. There are also mentor hours, roundtable discussions, and the WebExpo Pitching Competition held throughout both days. On the third day, there will be practical premium workshops. For the fourth year in a row, WebExpo is proud to bring this exciting event to life again with the cooperation of their platinum partner, Livesport. Make sure you get your ticket at www.webexpo.net.