WSJDLive Adds To Speaker Line Up

Event to Host Exclusive Joint Interview With AT&T’s Randall Stephenson & Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes

They will join Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Kobe Bryant of Bryant Stibel and Kobe Inc., Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Jean Liu of Didi Chuxing, Shane Smith of Vice, Astro Teller of X, Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe and Kate Hudson, Co-Founder of Fabletics at The Wall Street Journal’s Premier Tech Event

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal’s annual technology conference, WSJDLive, announces programming updates that include the addition of an exclusive joint interview with Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner on October 25 at 10:50am, further expanding the unmatched group of global technology leaders, thinkers, sought-after entrepreneurs and investors joining WSJ editors for in-depth conversations focused on emerging global tech opportunities.

The conversation between Randall Stephenson and Jeff Bewkes will be livestreamed on wsj.com.

Other speakers include, Reed Hastings of Netflix, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Marni Walden of Verizon, Susan Wojcicki of YouTube, Bill Gurley of Benchmark and Dava Newman of NASA. A full list of the technology leaders, experts and entrepreneurs participating in WSJDLive, can be found at: http://wsjdlive.wsj.com/.

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

The conference will feature thought-provoking on-stage interviews, luncheon roundtable discussions, interactive events and new product demonstrations, exploring a wide range of issues including: the changing financing landscape, finding a balance between security and privacy and emerging global challengers.

WSJDLive 2016 will also feature:

  • The WSJD Startup Workshop, designed to offer expert insight on financing, talent and management for advancing startups
  • Opening night discussions with Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix and Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
  • WSJD After Dark hosted by WSJ. Magazine Editor in Chief Kristina O’Neill and Kate Hudson, Co-Founder of Fabletics
  • A closing lunch program hosted by The Future of Everything Magazine featuring conversations with Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X and Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe
  • A presentation by Michael J. Wolf, CEO and Co-Founder of Activate who will once again share his top nine tech predictions for the year ahead
  • Interactive demonstrations from Ebbe Altberg of Linden Lab, William Santana Li of Knightscope and Jessica O. Matthews of Uncharted Play

The conference will also host its annual Global Startup Showcase, offering select entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their independent startup companies to a panel of judges and an audience of Fortune 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. This year’s Global Startup Showcase will feature presenters from Mapmygenome India (India), Leka Inc. (France), Ava (San Mateo, California), Aira (California), WowTune (Hong Kong/Beijing), Energy Intelligence (New York) and Ourotech (Canada).

Global Startup Showcase judges will be: Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox; Kate Hudson, Co-Founder, Fabletics, 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.

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

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