Next week, Silicon Valley will be flying south to schmooze, break bread and discuss the future.
Top executives at public giants including Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Alphabet's Google, IBM and Tesla, as well as multibillion-dollar start-ups such as Uber-competitors Didi Chuxing and Grab, are among the speakers lined up for the third annual Code Conference, run every year by Recode.
What do most of these tech biggies have in common? They are the platforms providing the infrastructure of our increasingly connected world — from cloud computing to transportation on the ground — and building the framework for the internet of everything.
The event — which gathers influencers in technology, media and business — runs from Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon next week in Southern California (Rancho Palos Verdes, 30 miles south of Los Angeles). Other speakers include Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson.