Bloomberg Announces 2018 Players Technology Summit, August 14 in San Francisco

Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, Jaylen Brown, Joe Montana and Executives from Amazon, Coinbase, Twitter, and More Join Lineup at Second Annual Event Convening Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and Investors

(NEW YORK, NY) July 24, 2018 — Bloomberg announced today the initial lineup at the second annual Players Technology Summit. The Summit, presented by Bloomberg, brings together leaders from the technology, venture capital and sports sectors to network, exchange ideas and develop strategies around the latest innovations in business. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, August 14 at Bloomberg’s San Francisco offices.

Participants in the 2018 Players Technology Summit include:

Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors; Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors and Rich Kleiman, Co-founders of The Durant Company and Thirty Five Media; Rudy Cline-Thomas, Mastry Managing Partner; Joe Montana, Liquid 2 Ventures Founder and Managing Partner, former NFL Quarterback; Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics; Harrison Barnes, Dallas Mavericks; Baron Davis, entrepreneur, investor, and former NBA player; Paul Rabil, Pro Lacrosse player, entrepreneur and investor; Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO; Richard Au, Amazon Director of Prime Video Channels, U.S.; Emily Chang, Bloomberg TV Anchor; Laura Froelich, Twitter Global Director of Sports Partnerships; Theresia Gouw, Aspect Ventures Co-Founder and Managing Partner; Jeff Jordan, Andreesen Horowitz General Partner; Christina Lewis, All Star Code Founder & CEO; Richard Smith, Players Technology Summit Advisory Board Member; and many more.

Through a series of panel discussions, keynotes, and networking opportunities in an intimate setting, the Players Technology Summit provides a platform for athletes with prominent business careers and executives to share insights into technology, entrepreneurship and investing. The complete agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.

“I am thrilled to be partnering once again with Bloomberg to help educate and share key information and insights into the worlds of technology, venture capital and sports,” said Iguodala. “The Players Technology Summit is an ideal forum to develop collaborative relationships and become fluent in the disruptive forces at play in tech, entrepreneurship and investing.”

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Technology senior executive editor said: “At this year’s summit we will be digging into some of the most relevant and disruptive issues right now in business and sports: crypto, the new standards for business and behavior in Silicon Valley, and expanding platforms for sports, including fantasy and eSports. We’re looking forward to bringing together this group to engage in conversation and potentially even forge new business relationships.”

“We’re building on the success of last year’s Players Summit with a stellar lineup of leading entrepreneurs and athletes at the top of their game in both sports and business,” said Bloomberg Live’s Shartia Brantley.

The 2018 Players Technology Summit is supported by Morgan Stanley and will also include an exclusive dinner, hosted by Hennessy Paradis Impérial. The dinner will feature a candid conversation with leaders and influencers in various industries on when data matters and when to be a maverick.

Speakers at last year’s Summit included Andre Agassi, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Kirsten Green, Chineye Ogwumike, Patrick Whitesell and many more.

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The Summit is invitation-only.

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