Shane Smith (CEO of Vice) at Web Summit

Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Magazine, will be speaking at the Web Summit 2013. Read his recent interview with The Guardian’s Tim Adams here.

“I realised two things: first I would pay money to do the job I am doing, and second I wanted to build the next CNN, the next ESPN. And I also realised that given the digital revolution that is not only within my grasp, but I am frontrunner to get there. Once I realised money isn’t the report card, and putting your imprint on the world’s cultural fabric is possible, that is when we stopped scrabbling around on the periphery begging for money, and thought ‘let’s go for it’.” (The Guardian)

You can find a full list of Web Summit Speakers here. Tickets are available for purchase here.