June 2, 2016
2016 Conference is the centerpiece of the company’s global multi-platform Bloomberg Technology brand, expanding this fall with more than 40 reporters and editors around the world dedicated to covering the most important technology news
June 2, 2016, San Francisco & New York – Bloomberg today announced the Bloomberg Technology Conference, an annual gathering of global business leaders and tech influencers in San Francisco that explores the biggest issues impacting technology. This year’s program will take place on Monday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 14th at the St. Regis Hotel and will focus on the advancements that inventors are making around the world and the inventions that are changing technology and society. Among the featured speakers are representatives of companies, institutions, CEOs and inventors who offer a global perspective and are striving to change business and society, such as Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, venture capitalist Yuri Milner, Omid Kordestani of Twitter, GV’s Bill Maris and Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green. Conference attendees will gain a better understanding of how to develop cultures of invention that will produce game-changing products, services and processes on an international scale.
The conference is a centerpiece of Bloomberg’s forthcoming global multi-platform technology initiative led by Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor of Global Technology. Launching in fall 2016, Bloomberg Technology will leverage Bloomberg’s unparalleled reach across the Bloomberg terminal, digital, print, television and radio platforms with the goal of becoming the world’s most indispensable source of technology news and information. Stone and Emily Chang, anchor of “Bloomberg West,” Bloomberg’s weekday television show dedicated to technology, are editorial co-chairs of this year’s conference.
“With this year’s Bloomberg Technology Conference we are aiming to cast a spotlight on inventors around the world and the people who help to usher their creations into existence,” said Stone. “The conference is also part of our ongoing efforts to significantly expand Bloomberg’s technology coverage in Silicon Valley and around the world, in advance of the fall launch of our multi-platform technology properties.”
“The sold-out conference features speakers with an international agenda who will look beyond Silicon Valley to explore themes that impact global technology at large,” said Stacy Kennedy, Global General Manager of Bloomberg LIVE. “We’ll be arming conference delegates with actionable insight into technology trends around the world in a way that only Bloomberg, with its global resources and perspective, can do.”
To open the program, Monday’s dinner will feature back-to back fireside chats with global technology investor Yuri Milner and Twitter executive chairman Omid Kordestani.
Speakers at the main event on Tuesday include Andreessen Horowitz co-founder and general partner Marc Andreessen, GV CEO Bill Maris, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee, Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, Intel EVP and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group Diane Bryant, Samsung president and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn, and more. The program will feature many voices from outside Silicon Valley—like Start-up Nation’s Inbal Arieli from Israel, China Renaissance CEO Fan Bao, Wantedly founder and CEO Akiko Naka, who is based in Japan, and Firmenich Chief Research Officer Geneviève Berger from Switzerland— all of whom will share their perspectives on the opportunities that innovating beyond U.S. borders allow.
This multi-platform initiative includes Bloomberg Businessweek‘s annual global technology issue, available on newsstands on Friday, June 10th, which will venture far outside the well-trodden environs of Silicon Valley to uncover the inventors and inventions that are poised to change the world. Complementing the issue will be a custom feature experience on Bloomberg.com. Additionally, a special sneak preview of an upcoming episode of Bloomberg’s new technology and travel digital video and television show, “Hello World” with host Ashlee Vance, will debut at the event. “Bloomberg West” on Bloomberg Television, and Bloomberg Radio, will broadcast live from the conference, covering the subject of invention throughout the day, simulcasting select sessions and conducting interviews with key speakers.
Full list of speakers:
Shahar Abuhazira, CEO, Roboteam North America
Marc Andreessen, Co-founder & General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Inbal Arieli, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Start-Up Nation Central
Tom Arseneault, COO, BAE Systems
Fan Bao, CEO, China Renaissance
Geneviève Berger, Chief Research Officer, Firmenich
Roelof Botha, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Diane Bryant, EVP & General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel
William Chappell, Director, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA
James G.P. Dehlsen, Chairman, Aquantis
Helmy Eltoukhy, Co-founder and CEO, Guardant Health
Jennifer Fonstad, Co-founder, Aspect Ventures
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Vmware
Jeff Holden, Chief Product Officer, Uber
Drew Houston, Co-founder & CEO, Dropbox
Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ
Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman, Twitter
Julie Larson-Green, Chief Experience Officer, Office Experience Organization, Microsoft
Tessa Lau, Chief Robot Whisperer, Savioke
Michelle K. Lee, Undersecretary Commerce for Intellectual Property, United States Patent and Trademark Office
John Lepore, SVP, R&D Pipeline, GlaxoSmithKline
Bill Maris, CEO, GV
Will Marshall, Co-founder & CEO, Planet Labs
Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global
Nathan Myhrvold, Founder & CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Akiko Naka, Founder & CEO, Wantedly
Wendy Roberts, Founder & CEO, Five Elements Robotics
Donald Rosenberg, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm
Andy Rubin, Founder & CEO, Playground
Jay Simons, President, Altassian
Young Sohn, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics
Stephanie Tilenius, CEO and Co-founder, Vida Health
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch
The Bloomberg Technology Conference is sponsored by PowerShares QQQ, Deloitte and Qualcomm.
To learn more about the Bloomberg Technology Conference — the speakers, agenda, and partners — and to request an invitation, please visit bloomberglive.com/tech/.
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Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News, is an investor in Andreessen Horowitz.
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