Web Summit

Web Summit is “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace” – an unrivalled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.

The Walrus will be featuring video on demand from the conference in this space for the next month.

Video on Demand

Is Journalism Dead?

Katharina Borchert, Lucie Beudet and Liam Proud

Not since the reign of Louis XVI has the fourth estate been in such peril. Authoritarians assail its integrity with slurs of “fake news” against anything they don’t like, and access to the internet has given anyone with an opinion, however ill founded, a platform. What does the future hold for an industry under siege?


Hacking a smart home

Garry Kasparov, Avast Security Ambassador

A smart home is only as secure as its weakest link. Avast demonstrates the scenario of a smart home hack, performed by security researcher Vladislav Iliushin, and narrated by Garry Kasparov, who has a long history of trouble with machines.

Nerds rule the world… and space

Cédric Villani and Mike Massimino

Jesus called it years ago: Matthew, chapter 5, verse 5, “blessed are the geeks, for they shall inherit the Earth”… and it’s Cédric Villani and Mike Massimino he was talking about.


The dos and don’ts of democratising mobility

Andre Haddad, Jörg Lamparter and Nairi Hourdajian

As cars become shared more than purchased outright, new marketplaces are changing the economics of getting from point A to B and making mobility more accessible, while also ruffling the feathers of incumbents and regulators.

Your privacy is compromised, what are you going to do about it?

Christopher Wylie

The world’s most famous whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, speaks to Krishnan Guru Murthy about the biggest threats to our personal data.


Furhat: a new social robot

Samer Al Moubayed

Furhat Robotics, the Swedish Social Robotics and Conversational AI startup, launched their new social robot based on more than 100 collaborations with a world-leading team of scientists, designers, and engineers.

The Technology of Story-telling

Darren Aronofsky and Lauren Goode

Darren Aronofsky is a writer/Director, Protozoa Pictures
and Lauren Goode is a senior writer at Wired.

Nurturing a digital future that is safe and beneficial for all

António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres shares his thoughts on harnessing the promise of new technologies while safeguarding against their perils.

Firms or Government: Who should tackle the workplace gender gap?

Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com, Vera Jourova EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Thorold Barker, editor at The Wall Street Journal

Who should lead the way on gender equality in the workplace and how can both governments and companies ensure a fairer work environment?

Can we halt the rise of fake news

Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla, David Pemsel, CEO, The Guardian Media Group, Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister, Government of Serbia and Matthew Garrahan from The Financial Times

‘Fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ have warped society’s perception of the media. Now that the genie is out of the bottle, can we re-establish faith in the fourth estate?

We’re all going to the moon: An exploration of space exploration & rockets

Jim Cantrell, Founder & CEO, Vector Launch, Inc. François Chopard, Founder, Starburst Aerospace Accelerator and Jeremy Wilks, space, science and technology correspondent, euronews

In bed with AI: How tech is changing how we do it

Grant Langston, Polly Rodriguez, Stephanie Alys and JP Mangalindan sit down to chat about how tech is changing the dating world.

The voice-enabled internet: Making sure we listen to all humans

The value of the voice-enabled internet represents a huge interaction paradigm shift but it’s currently biased towards the western and developed world. Katharina Borchert demonstrates how Mozilla created the second largest publicly available voice data set and talk about the ways it is already being used by others.

Angela Misri is the digital director at The Walrus, and has worked at The Banff Centre and the CBC. She has written about technology and women in technology for The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and many other publications.