Techonomy, a New York-based media and event company, hosts its fifth annual Techonomy conference November 9-11 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.
Techonomy will convene leaders from diverse industries and social sectors to discuss technology as a driver of productivity and social progress.  The invite-only conference provides a meeting ground for technologists, innovators, business leaders, government officials and academics to explore the ongoing societal transformation driven by technology, as well as the challenges and opportunities that creates.
Participants include:

  • Carl Bass, President and CEO, Autodesk
  • Genevieve Bell, Vice President and Intel Fellow, Intel Labs; Director, User Experience Research, Intel Labs; Director, User Experience Research, Intel Corporation
  • Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO,
  • Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman, President and CEO, Aetna Inc.
  • Jim Breyer, Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital; Partner, Accel Partners
  • Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe
  • Giovanni Colella, Co-founder and CEO, Castlight Health
  • Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit Inc.
  • Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square; Chairman, Twitter
  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, Inc.
  • Margo Georgiadis, President, Americas, Google Inc.
  • Geno Germano, Group President, Global Innovative Pharma Business, Pfizer Inc.
  • David Goulden, CEO, EMC Information Infastructure, EMC Corporation
  • Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners
  • Deborah Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer, Citi; CEO, Citi Ventures
  • Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO, Juniper Networks
  • Erica Kochi, Executive Director on Innovation and Co-founder, UNICEF Innovation
  • James Manyika, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging Products, Facebook
  • Ryan McInerney, President, Visa Inc.
  • David Milliband, President, International Rescue Committee
  • Amit Mital, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
  • Rima Qureshi, SV, Chief Strategy Officer, Ericsson
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Peter Thiel, Thiel Capital
  • Ken Washington, VP Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford
  • Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn Corporation
  • Margit Wennmachers, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Guy Wollaert, SVP, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

The conference emphasizes dialogue, and brings together diverse perspectives about how technology is driving change. Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel will make a rare joint appearance on stage. David Marcus, who oversees Facebook Messenger, will make his first public appearance since leaving PayPal. Former British Foreign Minister David Milliband will join Indian tech leader Nandan Nilekani and Intel tech sociologist Genevieve Bell in an after-dinner discussion about whether and how tech can contribute to equality and peace. Additionally critical current themes like security, mobile, and the Internet of Things will be touched on.
Other sessions will include:

  • A Future without Industries: Tech and the Internet blur borders between industries. What “industry” is Uber in? Airbnb? Tesla is a car company, software company, and energy company. These ambitious organizations take their definition from problems that need to be solved, not legacy business structures. What does the new landscape mean for incumbents and disruptors?
  • Preemptive Innovation: Innovation is happening faster and getting better organized. Incubators are sprouting up all over the world, and large corporations are building startup labs. Leaders can’t just wait for inspiration to strike. They have to seek it out or grow it themselves. Senior execs from Citi, Visa and Coke join serial entrepreneur Bill Gross.
  • How to Meet the World’s Grand Challenges: How can businesses focus on the world’s most urgent problems, like healthcare, food, water, energy and education? How can it partner with governments and NGOs? Where can tech play a role?

Conference partners include Autodesk, Bloomberg TV, Citi, eBay, EMC, Castlight Health, Ericsson, Ford, McKinsey & Company, and Edelman.
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About Techonomy Media
Techonomy is a media company with a mission: to elevate the dialogue about the central role of technology and innovation in business and social progress. Our annual flagship Techonomy conference brings together leaders of tech, business, government, science, academia and NGOs to cross-fertilize and share both enthusiasm and alarm at the pace of tech-driven transformation. At our annual Techonomy Detroit, we conduct a more US-centric dialogue about tech’s role for competitiveness, jobs, and urban revival. Next year we will also plan events on the Life Sciences and on Policy. Through our events, daily editorial coverage and video content, we seek to accelerate progress and productivity in business and society. See for more information or follow on Twitter @techonomy.