SAP CEO on Qualtrics Deal: A Global Growth Juggernaut in the Cloud
SAP CEO on Qualtrics Deal: A Global Growth Juggernaut in the Cloud

SAP CEO Bill McDermott says that buying Qualtrics creates a “global growth juggernaut in the cloud, the number one business software growing in the cloud in the world.” McDermott says that he’s here to build a company for the generations, not just for a few days.

Nokia CEO: 5G Will Launch in 2019 Starting in the US
Nokia CEO: 5G Will Launch in 2019 Starting in the US

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri says that the company will start to launch 5G in 2019 and 2020 starting with the United States followed by Japan, South Korea, and China. He says that the rollouts have already begun with actual 5G launches next year.

Dropbox CEO: The Opportunity is Massive
Dropbox CEO: The Opportunity is Massive

Dropbox CEO Josh Lipton says that making their product better is their primary strategy to achieving continued strong growth and he doesn’t expect their growth to slow down in the near future.

Etsy CEO: Machine Learning is Opening Up a Whole New Opportunity
Etsy CEO: Machine Learning is Opening Up a Whole New Opportunity

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman says that “machine learning is opening up a whole new opportunity” for the company to organize 50 million items into a discovery platform that makes buying an enjoyable experience and also is profitable for sellers.

SAP: Imagine if We Can Work Together and Make Inclusion a Fact
SAP: Imagine if We Can Work Together and Make Inclusion a Fact

SAP Chief Strategy Officer Deepak Krishnamurthy said at the Web Summit, “Imagine if we can work together and make inclusion a fact.” Alexa Gorman, who is SVP, Head of SAP.iO Foundries Europe also announced the creation of a dedicated accelerator program for women and diverse-led enterprises in Berlin, Germany.

Blippar CEO: AR Will Be as Ubiquitous as the Internet
Blippar CEO: AR Will Be as Ubiquitous as the Internet

The co-founder & CEO of augmented reality platform company Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, told an audience at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal that within 5-7 years AR will be as ubiquitous as the Internet itself.

Tinder Co-Founder: Siri Might Become a Matchmaker Soon
Tinder Co-Founder: Siri Might Become a Matchmaker Soon

Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad, in an interview on stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, said that he thinks that as the technology of AI advances that Siri might become a matchmaker soon.

RingCentral CEO: All of the Legacy Providers Are in Secular Decline
RingCentral CEO: All of the Legacy Providers Are in Secular Decline

RingCentral founder and CEO Vlad Shmunis spoke with Jim Cramer on CNBC about how they are competing and leading in cloud communications, winning business from huge legacy companies such as Cisco and Avaya.

Former ESPN President Says Streaming is the Future of Sports Viewing
Former ESPN President Says Streaming is the Future of Sports Viewing

There’s very little doubt that the way fans are going to get their sports in the future, in the near future in some places, and in the medium future, other places are through a streaming service. It’s the future of sports viewing.

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Launches Contract for the Web and Says… Silos Shouldn’t Dominate Your Life
Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Launches Contract for the Web and Says… Silos Shouldn’t Dominate Your Life

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web, launches Contract for the Web that encourages companies to agree to let individuals own and control their data and importantly to allow mobility of data.