NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luminaries Tim Cook of Apple, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Sue Desmond-Hellmann of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, investor Peter Thiel and others will join a global group of more than 200 entrepreneurs, thought leaders and other influencers at WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal's new technology conference, which will explore and assess the most compelling tech opportunities emerging around the world. The exclusive, invitation-only event will take place October 27-29 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA.
Hosted by The Wall Street Journal's editor in chief Gerard Baker, deputy editor in chief Rebecca Blumenstein, business editor Dennis Berman and global technology editor Jonathan Krim, WSJDLive will feature provocative on-stage interviews, focused roundtables with experts, interactive events and new product demonstrations, all with a global focus. Participants will connect with peers in an environment of unparalleled discussion, debate and discovery.
Additional CEOs and executives participating include:
- Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
- Noam Bardin, CEO, Waze
- Hugo Barra, VP, Xiaomi
- Maelle Gavet, CEO, OZON Holdings
- Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Group
- Michael Heyward, CEO and Co-Founder, Whisper
- Alex Karp, Co-Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Co-Founder and Director, DreamWorks Animation SKG
- Richard C. Levin, CEO, Coursera
- Madam Chen Lifang, SVP, Huawei
- Alexander Ljung, Founder and CEO, SoundCloud
- Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten, Inc.
- Kira Radinsky, CTO and Co-Founder, SalesPredict
- Peter Thiel, Partner, Founders Fund and Co-Founder, Mithril Capital Management
- Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
Also featured are Dan Kaufman, Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA; Axelle Lemaire, Deputy Minister for Digital Affairs, France; Brad Smith, General Counsel and EVP, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation; and many others.
"In bringing together this global cast of CEOs of some of the world's largest, most entrepreneurial and most dynamic companies, along with thought leaders, policymakers and innovators, WSJDLive will host an unrivaled conversation about the promise and challenges of the modern digital world," said Gerard Baker, the Journal's editor in chief.
The conference will be covered in a worldwide special report in The Wall Street Journal on November 3rd and on WSJD.com, the Journal's new home for tech coverage. The special report will be available in the U.S., Europe and Asia print editions of The Wall Street Journal and on WSJ.com.
For more information about The Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive, please visit http://wsjdlive.wsj.com. And follow the conversation on social media with #WSJDLive.
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