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The Web Summit Rio magazine gathers highlights from some of the most inspiring speakers, innovative companies and hot topics at our 2024 event.

Discover what C-suite speakers from IBM, Salesforce, TikTok and more said about the most topical trends of the year, from environmental activism and the censorship wars to the GenAI arms race and Bitcoin hopefuls.

A person (TikTok general manager of global business solutions for LatAm Gabriela Comazzetto) standing on a stage. They are holding a microphone in their right hand, and a presentation clicker in their left. Behind them is a wall of large cuboid water containers, lit from within. Over the head is visible the word 'Rio', part of the Web Summit Rio logo. This is Center Stage at Web Summit Rio.
Gabriela Comazzetto
General Manager of Global Business Solutions for LatAm | TikTok
Homegrown heroes

From Burger King’s digital transformation to Bianca Andrade’s journey to influencer and business owner, these Brazilian CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs are inspiring others with their success stories.

AI and machines

Learn about the latest AI developments, including IBM’s mission to reskill 30 million people by 2030, Salesforce’s data revolution, and Nvidia’s drive towards microchip supremacy.

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Startups and investors

Gain valuable perspectives on the current outlook for startups, and learn practical advice for founders navigating today’s funding challenges. 

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Sustainability and impact

Defending the Amazon rainforest is one thing. Using drones to help reverse the ecosystem’s decline is something altogether different. 

Meet our 2024 speakers

Mike Brock
Mike Brock
CEOTBD
Monica Long
Monica Long
PresidentRipple
Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
Artist
Justina Nixon-Saintil
Justina Nixon-Saintil
VP & Chief Impact OfficerIBM
KondZilla Dantas
KondZilla Dantas
Founder & DirectorCanal KondZilla
Hernan Kazah
Hernan Kazah
Co-founder & Managing PartnerKaszek
Emily Chiu
Emily Chiu
Co-founder & COOTBD
Marcio Aguiar
Marcio Aguiar
Executive Director of Enterprise Sales for Latin AmericaNvidia Corporation
Mate Pencz
Mate Pencz
Co-founder & CEOLoft
Bianca Andrade
Bianca Andrade
Influencer & YouTuber
Mikayel Vardanyan
Mikayel Vardanyan
Co-founder & Chief Product OfficerPicsart
Vasco Pedro
Vasco Pedro
Co-founderUnbabel
Gabriela Comazzetto
Gabriela Comazzetto
General Manager of Global Business Solutions for LatAm TikTok
Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald
FounderSystem Update
Fábio Coelho
Fábio Coelho
PresidentGoogle Brazil
Aline Oliveira Pezente
Aline Oliveira Pezente
Co-founderTraive
Vitor Olivier
Vitor Olivier
Chief Technology OfficerNubank

“Social networks bring an absurd benefit to business, but if we’re not aware of how much they can harm our mental health, we will not be able to follow our strategies.”

A smiling person (influencer Bianca Andrade) stands on stage. They are wearing a headset mic. They hold a presentation clicker in their right hand and what appears to be a tube of lipgloss in their left. They appear to be speaking. This is Center Stage at Web Summit Rio.

– Bianca Andrade, Influencer

“Winning the PITCH competition shows that a Brazilian company can address a global market and build a global product.”

Two people (deco.cx co-founders Guilherme Rodrigues and Rafael Crespo) stand shoulder to shoulder. They are holding a wooden trapezoidal trophy with the word PITCH carved through it. Behind them is a wall of large cuboid water containers lit from within. deco.cx was the PITCH winner at Web Summit Rio 2024. This is backstage at Web Summit Rio's Center Stage.

– Guilherme Rodrigues, Co-founder, deco.cx

 

“Every day, the battle is different, but the purpose is the same. What we are asking for is that Indigenous people have sovereignty over our lands.”

A person (Indigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders co-founder Helena Gualinga) sits in an armchair. They are wearing a headset mic, and gesturing with both hands. They appear to be speaking. Behind them is a wall of large cuboid water containers, lit from within. This is Center Stage at Web Summit Rio.

– Helena Gualinga, Co-founder, Indigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders