“The human motive to share is very powerful. The human motive to profit is also very powerful, but the profit motive and the sharing motive are not exclusive.”
Editor in Chief | Backchannel
“Six years after the IPO, an impressive number of Google’s most important early employees… were still working hard at Google, even though they had the wealth of Saudi princes.”
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“Depending on the interview, we’re either moving towards a freedom-loving worker utopia or a low-wage nightmare.”
This two-day, high-value forum is where the geeks meet the suits, and where incumbents and upstarts come together to talk about what's happening and, more important, what's going to happen. By handpicking the topics and presenters, we've crafted an intense, lively program that not only explores the future of business but begins to shape it. Attendees will hear from, and connect with, leaders who are both instigating fundamental changes and transforming work, business, and society, as well as others who have felt the impact of these changes.
Our speakers include Silicon Valley visionaries and high-tech CEOs, as well as leaders from a broad spectrum of businesses, including industries that are being transformed by technological progress. We'll also hear from the top academics and other thought leaders who study these issues. And we'll highlight sharp new talent—people you might not have heard who are doing amazing things.
Questions we'll explore include:
Attendees will consist of senior executives, VCs, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. See the current attendee list here.
If you're a leader in today's business world you'll want to join us for Next:Economy for one simple reason: to meet and share ideas with people like yourself who are wrestling with the fundamental changes that technology is bringing to business. It's no longer just media that's being transformed by "the Internet." Every business must change, or perish.
You'll hear not only from key executives of companies driving the transformation, and from economists and other academics who are studying it, but also from people on the front lines of the revolution: a new class of workers taking on new jobs in new kinds of businesses; kids who've grown up without the assumptions business leaders share; and inventors who are changing the world with their products and services.
Invited speakers include not just familiar faces from Silicon Valley (though they will be there) but also leaders from mainstream companies in diverse industries who know that every business is now a tech business and realize the urgency of understanding and shaping the future. Next:Economy collects the leading players and thinkers in the web space in one room; it will be the place where important deals and decisions are made, with a huge ripple effect on the industry over time.
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