New York City | September 13, 2017

Sooner Than You Think


Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Three-Term Mayor of New York City

Dr. Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Cornell Tech Dean & Vice Provost

Megan Murphy

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor

Ginni Rometty

IBM Chairman, President & CEO

Tom Giles

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Global Technology

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

Qualcomm Incorporated Executive Chairman & Chairman of the Board

Jackie Simmons

Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor, Americas

Lowell McAdam

Verizon Chairman & CEO

Alex Barinka

Bloomberg Technology & Deals Reporter

Navin Chaddha

Mayfield Managing Partner

Chieh Huang

Boxed Co-Founder & CEO

Shan-Lyn Ma

Zola CEO & Co-Founder

Brad Stone

Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor, Global Tech; Sooner Than You Think Editorial Co-Chair

John Krafcik

Waymo CEO

Selina Wang

Bloomberg News Reporter

Ben Fried

Google Chief Information Officer

Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Mastercard Executive Vice President of Global Cities

David Karp

Tumblr Founder & CEO

Andy Weissman

Union Square Ventures Partner

David Gura

Bloomberg Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance"

The Honorable Jeh Johnson

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary

Scarlet Fu

Bloomberg Television Anchor

Jenny Abramson

Rethink Impact Founder & Managing Partner

Kimberly Bryant

Black Girls CODE Founder & CEO

Matt Salzberg

Blue Apron Co-Founder & CEO

Joel Weber

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor

David Siegel

Two Sigma Investments, LP Co-Chairman

September 13 - Wednesday

12:30 pm

Registration and Refreshments

Registration will open on Roosevelt Island. We welcome you to join us for refreshments and networking with other participants in advance of the program.

2:00 pm



2:05 pm

Bloomberg Businessweek Debrief with Ginni Rometty

What are the challenges and opportunities in remaking one of the most legendary companies in history? IBM's Chairman, President & CEO discusses her strategy to transform IBM into an industry leader in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.



2:35 pm

STYT Spotlight: The Cutting Edge of Mobile

The Qualcomm executive chairman and chairman of the board on staying on the cutting edge of mobile technology, becoming a leader in the Internet of Things connectivity and the future of 5G.


  • Tom Giles

    Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg


2:55 pm

STYT Spotlight: Rewriting the Telecom Playbook

The Verizon Communications chairman and CEO on the rapidly evolving telecom sector, the changing regulatory environment and how to spur innovation and improve broadband infrastructure.



3:15 pm

The Disruptors: Scaling a Sustainable Brand

These fast-growing companies are shaking up their industries one customer at a time. Hear from these CEOs on the "a-ha" moment they knew they were onto a great idea -- and what it's taken to build their businesses.



3:35 pm

Networking Break

3:55 pm

STYT Spotlight: The Revolution will be Self Driven

We've seen the future and it doesn't involve us. At least not as drivers. One of the leaders of the self-driving revolution on what needs to happen to make this technology a widespread consumer reality on the roads -- and when.


  • Brad Stone

    Senior Executive Editor, Global Tech; Sooner Than You Think Editorial Co-Chair, Bloomberg


4:15 pm

Silicon Alley: Creating a 21st Century Tech Hub

New York long has been in the shadow of Silicon Valley as a tech innovation hub. But that's changing as an ever more competitive tech community continues to build here.



4:40 pm

STYT Spotlight: Democracy vs Technology

What are the immediate measures the government and businesses must take to thwart sophisticated cyber attacks? The former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security discusses the next generation of risk: How vulnerable is our data, infrastructure and, ultimately, our democratic process itself to digital security threats?


  • David Gura

    Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance", Bloomberg


5:00 pm

Tech for All: A Roadmap for Inclusion

The recent headline-grabbing examples of pervasive sexual harassment at Uber and several venture capital firms highlight the lack of diversity in the tech industry. How does the so-called bro culture so common in many tech firms inhibit a culture of inclusiveness? And what can large technology companies do to create a pipeline to recruit, develop and retain diverse talent?



5:20 pm

STYT Spotlight: We IPO'd ! Now What?

The Blue Apron CEO discusses the transition from unicorn to publicly-traded company, life after an IPO, and the meal kit company's strategy for fending off growing competition.



5:35 pm

STYT Spotlight: The Talent Equation

The co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments on why his firm is first and foremost a tech company; his perspective on how artificial intelligence is transforming hedge funds; and his mission to boost this country's interest in coding to teach computational thinking.



6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

We hope you'll stay to network with other participants while enjoying stunning views of Manhattan.

September 13 - Wednesday

12:30 pm

Registration and Refreshments

Registration will open on Roosevelt Island. We welcome you to join us for refreshments and networking with other participants in advance of the program.


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