October 29-30, 2019 | New York

Sooner Than You Think


The Path Forward for Tech

Breakthroughs like 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and the internet of things are upending the way we live, work and play. They also present the technology industry with both opportunity and obligation. How do disruptors foster innovation while also ensuring that its benefits are shared widely and equitably? How can Silicon Valley use the rivers of digital data gathered on its platforms to improve lives and build businesses while also preventing privacy loss, threats to civil discourse and a widening of social, racial and economic divisions?

October 29 - Tuesday

6:00 pm

Special Session: Dinner and Evening Program

The Power of Data: Sooner Than You Think

Proudly sponsored by IDA Ireland

On October 29 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Bloomberg presents an exclusive dinner and evening program to kickoff Bloomberg’s global technology conference, Sooner Than You Think, The Path Forward for Tech.
The age of big data is upon us. Data provides insight into consumers’ actions and attitudes and holds the power to transform industries. Data has the potential to drive real change beyond business – from combating ocean pollution to aiding medical breakthroughs. How do we separate hype from reality regarding big data? How can your company leverage data to solve problems and positively impact the world?
The stakes are high. As companies collect infinite amounts of consumer data, what is the responsibility to protect sensitive data for the public good? Where do we draw the line?
The Power of Data: Sooner Than You Think will convene leaders on the front lines grappling with these issues and taking action to move the technology industry forward.
Limited seating is available for this exclusive dinner and program. Separate registration is required. To inquire about attending, email us at blive@bloomberg.net.


October 30 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am



9:05 am

The Role of Technology in Society

A wide-ranging discussion on technological advances and what companies can do to restore trust in the tech sector.


  • Tristan Harris

    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology


9:35 am

New Rules for Tech: Two Sigma's David Siegel

The quantitative hedge fund pioneer talks about how advancements in technologies like AI create new obligations for companies and governments.


  • David Siegel

    Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Two Sigma, Chairman, Siegel Family Endowment


  • Brad Stone

    Senior Executive Editor, Global Tech, Bloomberg

9:55 am

Disrupting Commerce: A Conversation with Shopify



  • Tom Giles

    Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg

10:15 am

How to Prevent a Data Breach

We’ll discuss the best ways to protect your data and systems in the age of rampant cybersecurity attacks.



10:35 am

Changing the Narrative In Hollywood and Beyond



11:00 am

State Attorneys General Probe Big Tech

We’ll discuss the state attorneys general antitrust probes of Big Tech.



11:20 am

Businessweek Talks

We’ll discuss how Verishop positions itself as the anti-Amazon.



  • Jason Kelly

    Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

11:40 am

Unleashing Opportunities: Innovation with a Sustainability Focus

The quest for new markets and revenue streams while also confronting some of the most pressing issues of our time, from climate change to inequality, amplify the need for innovative and sustainable solutions that boost the bottom line while also serving society. What is the strategic framework for identifying and implementing these solutions? What are the biggest trends at the intersection of technology and sustainability?



  • Lee Ballin

    Head of Business Development for Sustainability, BloombergNEF

12:00 pm

Privacy-Focused Product Design

We’ll discuss how to construct an internet and internet of things that are not based on collecting data and surveillance.



  • Brad Stone

    Senior Executive Editor, Global Tech, Bloomberg

12:20 pm

Special Lunch: Leveraging AI to Protect the Enterprise Roundtable

Data breaches are becoming more common and costly. The toll from a tarnished brand and client loss can be significant. And the stakes are even higher as more companies embrace cloud computing. Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can be deployed as an additional layer of cyber defense. As hackers become more sophisticated and customers demand data protection, how can enterprises ensure they are readily prepared? Where are the critical vulnerabilities in their infrastructure? We’ll discuss how to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning as a competitive advantage.

Proudly sponsored by Marks Paneth.

Pre-registration is required for this invitation-only lunch program. Attendance is limited. 


  • Dean Nelson

    Principal-in-Charge of Technology & Digital Services, Marks Paneth


  • Tom Giles

    Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg

Networking Lunch

1:35 pm

Artificial Intelligence: Reality vs Hype

We’ll separate the facts from fiction regarding artificial intelligence and how companies can leverage this emerging technology for a competitive advantage.



1:55 pm

The Evolution of Foursquare

We’ll discuss Foursquare’s evolution, how the company uses customer data responsibly and the future of location-based technology.



2:15 pm

Identifying a Deepfake

We’ll discuss the prevalence of deepfake videos and how this technology can be used to manipulate the public. How can we detect false content?



2:35 pm

Protecting Democracy: Counting Down to 2020

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year away, just how vulnerable to hacking and digital manipulation is our electoral system? Are we better protected than we were in 2016? And how have the threats evolved since then?



3:10 pm

The Role of Government in Data Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been hailed as the most important change in data privacy in the past two decades. Should the U.S. create a single and comprehensive standard? How will the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect in January 2020, impact the urgency for a comprehensive standard?



3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:55 pm

Top Tech Trends to Watch

We’ll highlight the trends and industries prominent venture capitalists are investing in now.



  • Mark Milian

    Global Technology Venture Capital Editor, Bloomberg

4:15 pm

Disrupting Real Estate

We’ll discuss how Compass leverages technology and talent to shake up the real estate industry.



4:35 pm

The Future of Mobility

We’ll discuss how the ridesharing service Via works with cities to create affordable transportation options that reduce congestion and emissions.



4:55 pm

What's Next for the Brooklyn Nets



5:20 pm

Networking and Cocktail Reception


Shamir Allibhai

CEO & Founder Amber Video

Michael Beckerman

President and CEO Internet Association

Tom Bossert

Chief Strategy Officer Trinity Cyber

Mignon L. Clyburn

Former FCC Commissioner MLC Strategies, LLC Principal

Alexa Dembek

Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer DuPont

Vince Digneo

Sustainability Strategist Adobe

Noelle Eder

Chief Information and Digital Officer Hilton

Andrew Farah

Founder & CEO Density

Jamil Farshchi

Chief Information Security Officer Equifax

Jeff Glueck

CEO Foursquare

Megan Gray

General Counsel and Head of Policy DuckDuckGo

Yasmin Green

Director of Research and Development Jigsaw

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder & Executive Director Center for Humane Technology

Natalie Hwang

Managing Director Head of Simon Ventures

Jason Illian

Managing Director Koch Disruptive Technologies

Imran Khan

Co-Founder & CEO Verishop

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder Digital Asset Trade Association

George Kurtz

CEO & Co-Founder CrowdStrike

David Levy

CEO Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

Tobi Lütke

Founder & CEO Shopify

Harry Moseley

Chief Information Officer Zoom

Dean Nelson

Principal-in-Charge of Technology & Digital Services Marks Paneth

Andrew Ng

Founder & CEO Landing AI

Andy Ozment

Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Technology Risk Goldman Sachs

Carmen Palafox

Partner MiLA Capital

DJ Patil

First U.S. Chief Data Scientist & Head of Technology Devoted Health

Daniel Ramot

Co-Founder & CEO Via

Robert Reffkin

Founder & CEO Compass

Pilar Savone

Executive Vice President of Production and Development Simpson Street

Wendy Schmidt

President of The Schmidt Family Foundation and Co-founder Schmidt Ocean Institute

Martin Shanahan

Chief Executive Officer IDA Ireland

David Siegel

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Two Sigma Chairman, Siegel Family Endowment

Mandeep Singh

Senior Analyst Technology Bloomberg L.P.

Bradley Tusk

CEO and Founder Tusk Ventures

Kerry Washington

Actor, Director, Producer and Activist

Georgia Weidman

Founder & Chief Technology Officer Shevirah

The Honorable Dave Yost

Attorney General Ohio

Elizabeth Zalman

Co-Founder & CEO strongDM

Lee Ballin

Head of Business Development for Sustainability BloombergNEF

Shartia Brantley

Deputy New York Bureau Chief and Senior Editor Bloomberg Live

Austin Carr

Reporter Bloomberg News

Olivia Carville

Technology Reporter Bloomberg

Sarah Frier

Technology Reporter Bloomberg

Caroline Gage

Executive Editor for Global Finance Bloomberg

Tom Giles

Executive Editor, Global Technology Bloomberg

Nico Grant

Reporter Bloomberg

Ed Hammond

Senior Deals Reporter Bloomberg

Caroline Hyde

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake Bloomberg

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Mark Milian

Global Technology Venture Capital Editor Bloomberg

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Eric Newcomer

Technology Reporter Bloomberg

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor, Global Tech Bloomberg

William Turton

Cybersecurity Reporter Bloomberg


Presenting Sponsor

After more than 200 years of innovation, DuPont is entering a new era of discovery. Our community of scientists, engineers, visionaries and all of our partners are working every day to turn possibilities into real world answers that help humanity thrive. DuPont is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food and worker safety. More information can be found at www.dupont.com.

Supporting Sponsor

IDA Ireland is Ireland’s inward Investment Promotion and Development Agency has a track record of 70 years in attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland.  The agency partners with overseas companies to secure new investment in Ireland and collaborates to assist companies expand their existing footprint in Ireland.

IDA Ireland works with a portfolio of over 1400 overseas company operations in Ireland across a myriad of industry sectors from Technology, Life Sciences, International Services and Financial services. Today 7 of the top 10 global technology companies,  all of the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies and 19 of the world’s top 25 Financial Services companies have established operations in Ireland.

These companies employ almost 230,000 people in Ireland, the highest level on record.

To find out Ireland is the right place for your business, log on to www.idaireland.com or follow us @IDAIRELAND

Supporting Sponsor

Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. NYSE: IVZ; www.invesco.com. Invesco is the provider of QQQ, one of the earliest and largest ETFs in the industry. QQQ trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market where innovation and technology expertise have created a world-recognized marketplace for the world’s biggest and best technology companies.

Participating Sponsor

Marks Paneth LLP is a premier accounting, tax and advisory firm, ranked by Accounting Today among the 50 largest accounting firms in the nation and the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in major markets throughout the East Coast, the firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services, with specialties in family office, international tax, forensic accounting, litigation support and financial advisory services.

The professionals in Marks Paneth’s Technology and Digital Services Group focus on client needs in the areas of technology assessment, data analytics, enterprise integration and architecture, business process consulting, IT due diligence, cloud enablement and digital transformation plans. Drawing upon decades of experience, they consider each client’s unique environment, challenges and industry-specific issues and use that knowledge to recommend and develop customized solutions that align with overall business objectives.

To learn more, visit markspaneth.com/technology.

Community Partner

Tech:NYC is an engaged network of tech leaders working to foster a dynamic, diverse, and creative New York. We bring together New Yorkers to support a successful technology ecosystem, attract and retain top-tier talent, and celebrate New York and the companies that call it home. Tech:NYC mobilizes the expertise and resources of the tech sector to work with city and state government on policies that ensure New York’s innovation economy thrives.

Community Partner

THEBRIDGE: TheBridge (thebridgework.com) is a non-partisan organization connecting tech, innovation, policy, politics, focused on building understanding and collaboration. We provide a unique forum for neutral, productive discussions on hotly debated issues. We convene our community members, make connections, provide a niche jobs board, a career platform helping translate skills between these industries, a searchable leaders directory and more resources on our website. Visit thebridgework.com, explore, join and get involved!

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