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Bloomberg LINK announced today that in partnership with Bloomberg Television, it will host its inaugural Next Big Thing Summit on June 17-18 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.
The two-day Summit will convene the most influential investors and entrepreneurs in technology and science to debate how innovation is reshaping industries and creating new opportunities for investment.
Bloomberg has assembled a power-packed list of speakers, including one-on-one discussions with:
One highlight of the Summit will be a heated debate, titled "The Currency of the Future is BitCoin?" The debate will be moderated by Dave Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, SurveyMonkey, and taking opposing sides will be Micky Malka, Founder, Ribbit Capital, and James Rickards, Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital Partners; Author, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.
“This forward-looking group of more than 100 business innovators will take the stage and share with the best of the Bloomberg audience their expertise and perspective on operating at the cutting edge of technology across the industry spectrum,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “At this first-time Summit, we anticipate lively discussion and intriguing conversations on what ‘next big things’ lie ahead and what investors should be watching.”
Additional key speakers include:
Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West", which airs daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST, will also broadcast live from the Summit, offering coverage throughout both days. The program's 3 p.m. PST edition on Tuesday, June 18, will air from the Summit's main stage.
Sponsoring the Summit are: DataStax; IDA Ireland; Citi Ventures; Philips; Visa Commercial; the University of California; Samsung; Alcatel-Lucent; and Credit Suisse.
For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/event/nbt
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