Former Wikipedia boss Katherine Maher named new Web Summit CEO in wake of predecessor’s resignation over Israel-Hamas comments

“Our immediate task is returning the focus to what we do best: delivering dialogue among all those connected with technological advancement,” according to Euronews.

In addition, tech company co-founder Damian Kimmelman has been named a non-executive board director, according to the publication.

Previously: Israel cancels participation in Lisbon’s Web Summit following war crime comments

Intel, Google, Meta, Amazon Pull Out of Lisbon’s Web Summit, CEO Paddy Cosgrave Resigns 

Euronews, meanwhile, writes that despite the withdrawals of the tech giants, “there will be a record-breaking 2,600 start-ups from more than 80 countries attending.”

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