June 12, 2019
Andre Iguodala, Jaylen Brown, Harrison Barnes and Executives from Allbirds, Quibi, Venrock and More Join Lineup at Third Annual Event Convening Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and Investors
(NEW YORK, NY) June 12, 2019 — Bloomberg announced today the initial lineup for the third annual Players Technology Summit. The Summit, presented by Bloomberg, brings together top 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 Thursday, June 27 in San Francisco.
Participants in the 2019 Players Technology Summit include: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors; Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics; The Honorable London N. Breed, Mayor of San Francisco; Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi; Harrison Barnes, NBA Player and Philanthropist; Tim Brown, Allbirds Co-founder and Co-CEO; Rudy Cline-Thomas, Mastry Managing Partner; Carola Jain, Spartan Chief Marketing Officer; Al Harrington, CEO of Viola Extracts and Harrington Wellness; Diane Scott, Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corporation Co-Founder, Chair and CEO; Emily Chang, Bloomberg TV Anchor; David Pakman, Venrock Partner; John Robinson, 100 Thieves President and COO; Ann Miura-Ko, Floodgate Co-Founding Partner; Richard Smith, LinkedIn Senior Business Manager; and many more.
The Summit will consist of discussions, panels and networking opportunities for athletes with prominent business careers or who are looking to develop business interests, and executives to share insights into technology, entrepreneurship and investing. The complete agenda and full lineup of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Players Technology Summit has become a prestige forum for insightful conversations and building collaborative relationships where leaders in tech, entrepreneurship and investing come together each year,” said Andre Iguodala. “I look forward to another successful Summit in San Francisco with our partners at Bloomberg.”
“Esports, the boom in short video, the complexities of the cannabis industry and new professional sports leagues are only a few of the rich topics we’ll discuss with leaders in tech, investing and athletics,” added Brad Stone, Bloomberg Technology senior executive editor. “We’re thrilled to be gathering for another successful year of engaging conversations at the Players Technology Summit.”
Past attendees and speakers include Andre Agassi, Kimberly Bryant, Maverick Carter, Troy Carter, Stephen Curry, Baron Davis, Kevin Durant, Theresia Gouw, Kirsten Green, Joe Montana, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Tina Sharkey and more.
The Summit is invitation-only.
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Raina Dembner, Bloomberg