NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global technology leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers including Virginia Rometty of IBM, Bin Lin of Xiaomi, NSA Chief Admiral Michael Rogers, Kazuo Hirai of Sony, Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, Sergio Marchionne of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and investor Yuri Milner of DST Global will take the stage at WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal’s annual technology conference, which will focus on the global promises and challenges of today’s digital world.
The exclusive, invitation-only event will take place October 19-21 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, Calif., where participants will connect with peers in an environment of unrivaled discussion, debate and discovery.
CEO, executives and policy makers participating include:
- Marc Benioff | CEO, Salesforce
- Bob Bowman | President, Business and Media, MLB
- Stewart Butterfield | Co-Founder and CEO, Slack
- Kazuo Hirai | President and CEO, Sony Corporation
- Elizabeth Holmes | Founder and CEO, Theranos
- Drew Houston | Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox
- Vikas Jain | Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics Ltd.
- Max Levchin | Co-Founder and CEO, Affirm
- Bin Lin | Co-Founder and President, Xiaomi
- Sergio Marchionne | CEO, Fiat Chrysler
- Yuri Milner | Founder, DST Global
- Steven Mollenkopf | CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
- Leslie Moonves | President and CEO, CBS Corporation
- Richard Plepler | Chairman and CEO, Home Box Office, Inc.
- Jessica Richman | Co-Founder and CEO, uBiome
- Admiral Michael Rogers | Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, NSA
- Virginia Rometty | Chairman, President and CEO IBM
Hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s editor in chief Gerard Baker, deputy editor in chief Rebecca Blumenstein, global technology editor Jonathan Krim, and business editor Dennis Berman, WSJDLive will feature provocative on-stage interviews, focused roundtables with experts, interactive events and new product demonstrations, all with a global focus.
The conference will be covered in a worldwide special report in The Wall Street Journal on October 27 and on WSJD.com.
“This year’s WSJDLive will feature a uniquely compelling mix of global tech leaders and entrepreneurs engaging in rigorous discussions on the proliferating and diverse ways that cultures, corporations and nations will continue to be impacted by the ever-changing digital world,” said Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal.
WSJD will once again host its Global Startup Competition at the conference, offering select entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend WSJDLive and present their independent startup companies to a panel of judges and an audience of Fortune 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. The winner will be featured in The Wall Street Journal’s special report. Entries to the Global Startup contest will be accepted until July 1, 2015.
For more information about The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive, please visit http://wsjdlive.wsj.com/.
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