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Web Summit to Hire 100 Staff for Dublin Office

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Web Summit to Hire 100 Staff for Dublin Office

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 

Web Summit to Hire 100 Staff for Dublin Office

Ahead of this year’s first Web Summit to be held outside of Ireland, the company’s Dublin-based office is to take on more than 100 staff across 2016.

Web Summit will be held in Portugal for the first time in 2016. Despite its decision to move the event elsewhere in Europe, the event’s co-founder Paddy Cosgrave was adamant that much of the organisational work that goes into hosting such an enormous event will remain based in Dublin.

Web Summit has announced that it will hire more than 100 staff to accommodate the major changes that come with hosting an event internationally.

In a post to the Web Summit’s blog page, Cosgrave said that the jobs, which will be based in the capital will cover a wide spectrum of roles, particularly in the positions of:

  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Data science 

One of the first hires it has made in 2016, it also announced, was Giuseppe Vitulano, Google’s former head of sales in EMEA, who has joined Web Summit to lead the sales teams there. 

For details of current job vacancies advertised with Web Summit click here


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