We’ll be kicking off the 2016 GeekWire Summit next Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, with something new: a panel of veteran technology journalists discussing the biggest trends and hottest news in the technology industry — setting the stage for two days of interviews and talks by top tech and business leaders.
Joining us will be Nick Wingfield of The New York Times, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet and Jay Greene of The Wall Street Journal — three journalists with decades of experience covering technology and business. We’ll be getting their insights into tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, as well as their thoughts on the future of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the state of the startup market, and many other topics.
Other featured speakers on the agenda for Oct 4-5 include Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who will discuss the changing winds of the online travel business; Peggy Johnson, the executive vice president at Microsoft who oversees strategic partnerships for the software giant; Jeff Jordan, the former PayPal and OpenTable executive who leads investments in Airbnb, Pinterest and OfferUp for Silicon Valley VC powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz; and Nathan Myhrvold, the controversial and bold Intellectual Ventures CEO.
We’ll also be hearing from DARPA chief Arati Prabhakar, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, and Luke Aikins, the skydiver who wowed the world by jumping from an airplane at 25,000 feet without a parachute.
Those are just a few of the highlights from the lineup, which features more than 36 leaders in technology, science and business. More than 800 people from across the industry are expected to attend the event. Check out the full agenda here, and see the event site for more details and to register for tickets. See you next week at the GeekWire Summit!