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Techonomy to Host Seventh Annual Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, November 9-11

Leaders Will Gather to Discuss How to Proactively Plan for Rapid Tech-Driven Change

/ -- WHAT: Techonomy, a leading New York-based conference and media group will host its seventh annual, invite-only conference, Techonomy 2016. The event, with the theme "Man, Machines & the Network," aims to help leaders take the biggest-possible view of how tech changes business and society. It will host conversations about the impact of tech trends including the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence & machine learning, autonomous vehicles, augmented & virtual reality, and the blockchain.

Program highlights include:

  • Toward A Sentient Ecosystem: How might humans, machines and the network evolve together, forming an ecosystem that responds, adapts, adjusts and intuits our every move?
  • What Hello Barbie Said to Alexa and Siri: When "cognitized" children's toys are combined with personal assistants, such as Amazon's Echo and Apple's Siri, childhood interactions and inquisitiveness are being transformed.
  • We're Not in Kansas Anymore: People, Power and Politics After the Tornado: Join influential leaders as they analyze and evaluate the political revolution of 2016 and predict its implications for the future of the United States and the world.
  • The United States of Data: The Economic Impact of Data Convergence: How will the convergence of personal data and diversified data sets about how industry and the economy come together to change how companies build their strategies, and how society functions?

Latest program agenda:

WHO: Techonomy brings together private and public sector leaders, economists, scientists, entrepreneurs and academics, from diverse industries and geographies, for programs that are carefully curated to promote discussion around the transformative role tech plays in social and economic progress. This year's participants include:

  • Genevieve Bell, VP & Director, User Experience Research, Intel Corporation
  • John Chen, CEO, Blackberry
  • Diana Farrell, CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute
  • Sara Gardner, CTO, Hitachi Insight Group
  • Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
  • Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy
  • Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, Futurist, Google
  • Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP, Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft Corporation
  • Caryn Marooney, VP, Technology Communications, Facebook, Inc.
  • James Park, CEO, President and Co-founder, Fitbit
  • Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital
  • Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care & Health Informatics, Philips
  • Molly Turner, Global Head of Civic Partnerships, Airbnb
  • Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Padmasree Warrior, CEO, Next EV U.S.A

Full list of participants:

Corporate partners for TE16 include: Accenture, AppDynamics, Cisco, Ford, GE, McKinsey, Omidyar Network, Philips, and Verizon.

WHEN: November 9-11, 2016

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton
Half Moon Bay, CA

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. Through their events, daily editorial coverage and video content, Techonomy seek to accelerate progress and productivity in business and society. For more information, visit

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