WSJDLive 2016 To Bring Together Global Technology CEOs, Founders, Investors and Pioneers

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal’s annual technology conference, WSJDLive, will bring together global technology leaders, thinkers, sought-after entrepreneurs and investors including: Reed Hastings of Netflix, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Kobe Bryant of Bryant Stibel and Kobe Inc., Jean Liu of Didi Chuxing, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management, Marni Walden of Verizon, Shane Smith of Vice, Susan Wojcicki of YouTube, Dava J. Newman of NASA, Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Astro Teller of X.

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WSJDLive will explore a wide range of issues including: the evolution of digital platforms, the shifting landscape for financing, the tenuous balance between privacy and security, the impact of technology on communication and entertainment, and the growing influence of global challengers.

WSJDLive is an exclusive, invitation-only event set to take place October 24-26 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California.

Hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s Editor In Chief Gerard Baker, Deputy Editor In Chief Rebecca Blumenstein, Financial Editor Dennis K. Berman, Business Editor Jason Anders, Global Technology Editor Jason Dean, Personal Technology Columnists Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern and Reporter Rolfe Winkler.

The conference will feature thought-provoking on-stage interviews, round table intensives with noted thought leaders, interactive events and new product demonstrations, all centered on how technology impacts and drives business around the globe.

Some of the technology leaders, experts and entrepreneurs participating include:

Brian Acton & Jan Koum | Co-Founders, WhatsApp
Fan Bao | Founder and CEO, China Renaissance
Mark Benioff | Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Cynthia Breazeal | Co-Director, Center for Future Storytelling Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab | Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.
Jim Breyer | Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital
Kobe Bryant | CEO, Kobe Inc. | General Partner, Bryant Stibel
Troy Carter | Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify
Aparna Chennapragada | Chief Technical Advisor, Google
Theresia Gouw | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Aspect Ventures
David Eun | President, Samsung Global Innovation Center
Tyrone Grandison | Deputy Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
Michael Grimes | Managing Director and Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
Reed Hastings | Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix
Jen-Hsun Huang | Co-Founder, President and CEO, NVIDIA
Alex Karp | Co-Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
Linda Kozlowski | COO, Etsy
Jenny Lee | Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Jenny Lefcourt | Partner, Freestyle
Hilary Mason | CEO and Founder, Fast Forward Labs
Maja Matarić | Professor and Vice Dean, University of Southern California; Chief Science Officer, Embodied, Inc.
Satya Nadella | CEO, Microsoft
Dava J. Newman | Deputy Administrator, NASA
Nelson Peltz | Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management. L.P.
Richard Plepler | Chairman and CEO, Home Box Office, Inc.
Maria Renz | Vice President and Technical Advisor to the CEO, Amazon
Ginni Rometty | Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
Chris Sacca | Founder and Chairman, Lowercase Capital
Sheryl Sandberg | Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Shane Smith | Founder and CEO, VICE
Randall Stephenson | Chairman and CEO, AT&T
Astro Teller | Captain of Moonshots, X
Marni Walden | EVP, President – Product & New Business Innovation, Verizon
Susan Wojcicki | CEO, YouTube
John Zimmer | Co-Founder and President, Lyft

The conference will be covered in a robust global special report in The Wall Street Journal on October 31 and on

WSJD will once again host its Global Startup Showcase 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. Judges will include: Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox; Theresia Gouw, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Aspect Ventures and Nick Woodman, Founder and CEO, GoPro. One entrepreneur, selected by audience vote, will be featured in the Journal’s special report.

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