Global Tech Leaders to Convene at WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal's New Technology Conference, in October

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal today announced the initial speakers participating in its inaugural WSJDLive conference in October, an event that will bring together a global group of top tech CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. The Journal's senior editors will host the exclusive event at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California on October 27-29, 2014, leading vibrant, insightful discussions with some of the world's leading tech luminaries.

At WSJDLive, leaders from both established and emerging tech companies will uncover and assess the most compelling tech opportunities. Through dynamic on-stage interviews, intimate roundtables with experts on cutting-edge topics, and interactive events, WSJDLive participants will connect with diverse peers in an environment of unparalleled discussion, debate and global discovery.

"Early this year, the Journal launched WSJD, its new home for tech coverage, to provide the sharpest, most insightful, most engaging coverage of the digital world, and our new conference is the live component of that," said Gerard Baker, Editor-in-Chief of The Wall Street Journal. "WSJDLive will be global in its reach, probing in its depth and stimulating in its format. It will cover the rapidly expanding horizon of the digital world – across the corporate spectrum, examining the way technology is transforming cultures, companies and individuals."

WSJDLive's growing speaker lineup currently includes:

  • Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group;
  • Carlos Slim Helu, Lifetime Honorary Chairman, Teléfonos de México;
  • Peter Thiel, Partner, Founders Fund and Co-founder, Mithril Capital Management;
  • Hugo Barra, VP, Xiaomi;
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Co-founder and Director, DreamWorks Animation SKG;
  • Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Group;
  • Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson;
  • Nikesh Arora, SVP and Chief Business Officer, Google, Inc.;
  • Evan Spiegel, Co-founder & CEO, Snapchat, Inc.;
  • Alex Karp, Co-founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies;
  • Noam Bardin, CEO, Waze;
  • Adam Ross, Founder and CEO, Goldcrest Investments;
  • Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO and Board Member, Klarna;
  • Alan Mamedi, CEO and Co-founder, Truecaller;
  • Alexander Ljung, Founder and CEO, SoundCloud;
  • Michael Heyward, CEO and Co-founder, Whisper;
  • David Soloff, Co-founder, Premise.

WSJDLive will be covered in an exclusive worldwide report in The Wall Street Journal and on, the Journal's home for tech coverage. Select sessions will be covered live.

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About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million customers. In recent years, the Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world's largest news gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, The Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.


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