Visit the future. Join the most forward-thinking people and companies on the planet for an inside look at the technologies that are changing business forever.

Bringing together bleeding-edge startups, big company leaders, and a select group of CIOs and CMOs shaping a variety of industries, Tech Summit 2014 will delve into everything from the latest trends in mobile, payments, big data and cloud, to what’s next in smart devices connected to even smarter services.

As software continues to eat the world, the interactions and relationships between people, things and companies are being reimagined. Along the way, our notion of ownership, community, identity and how we get the job done is changing. How will you change along with it?

The future gets explained October 27-28.

Reserve your seat today for this all-inclusive event. Space is limited.

Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand building. Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at a16z.com.

Agenda

Additional Speakers to be announced.

Monday, October 27, 2014

5:00p

Dinner + Fireside Chat

An informal discussion with Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8:30a

The Future of Commerce Is Just One Hour Away

E-Commerce is entering a new phase where just about anything you once bought with a trip to somewhere — the week’s groceries or tonight’s dinner, along with your new shoes and the baby’s diapers – can be purchased and delivered with a few taps on a smartphone. Every store, every restaurant is now coming to you  — in an hour or less. Why it’s happening now, and what it means for local shopping districts and your favorite restaurants.

9:10a

An Internet of Things Has Quietly Arrived

Somewhere between wireless protocols like WiFi and Bluetooth actually working, and your smartphone getting very smart, the Internet of Things arrived. How all those precision sensors, cheap ARM processors and battery-sipping wireless chipsets are being put to work in an Internet of Things that connects not just people to machines, but more importantly – machines to machines.

9:40a

Defining Insight in the Age of Big Data

As businesses and processes throw off more and more data, the problem has shifted from how to capture it, to how to make sense of it. What are the tools and techniques to find the signal in all that noise? What do the latest analytics tell us about the ever-shifting bar that marks success?

10:10a

Break

10:30a

The Power of the Crowd

It’s not just wisdom. The crowd offers financial, creative and cultural muscle to put behind your company and your products. That is, if you do it right. How to harness the crowd, and how to let the crowd harness you.

11:15a

Ownership is Over

From cars, to weekend homes and workplace tools. You’ll own the experience and the output, just not all the stuff.

12:00p

Lunch

1:15p

Security: The New Board Room Discussion

When the next Heartbleed bug wreaks havoc, will you be prepared? Will you even know what is vulnerable? The consequences of poor security have gone from a gut-wrenching  few days of terror, to waking up and finding your brand and your business have been killed overnight. How you can protect your systems and your brand in a security crisis.

2:10p

The Bitcoin Effect and Future of Payments

Bitcoin is much more than the speculative currency that gets all the attention. The Bitcoin protocol is nothing short of a computer science breakthrough. How that breakthrough differs from, and extends traditional payment mechanisms. Why Bitcoin is the first global cryptocurrency, and why you will use it.

3:10p

Break

3:30p

Dealing with Disruption

There has been a resurgence of debate around disruption theory and the ideas put forth by Clayton Christenson in “Innovator’s Dilemma” and his subsequent books and writings. So how do large companies tackle disruption today? Are they still the lumbering organizations that can’t get out of their own way, or has better visibility into how businesses run, better partnerships with startups, and indeed years spent studying disruption theory rewritten the outcomes?

4:00p

The State of Technology

Where we are. Where we are headed.

4:20p

The Triumph of Mobile

There is no point in drawing a distinction between the future of technology and the future of mobile. They are the same. The triumph of mobile means new components in your data center, a new dominant software architecture running your devices, new ways to sell, and new ways to work. It also means operating at a massive scale never seen before. Quite literally, the world awaits. Better get ready.

5:00p

Closing Keynote

A conversation with Marc Benioff, Salesforce + Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

5:30p

Lightning Round Demos

A quick taste of the products and services that are driving not just the future of technology, but how business gets done.

7:00p

Dinner + Fireside Chat

Fireside chat with Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz + Conan O’Brien, CONAN.

Speakers

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Alex Stamos
CISO, Yahoo
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Balaji Srinivasan
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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Ben Horowitz
Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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Benedict Evans
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
conan
Conan O’Brien
Talk Show Host, Comedian, CONAN
john-jack
John Jack
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
marc-andreessen
Marc Andreessen
Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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Marc Benioff
CEO, Salesforce
peter-levine
Peter Levine
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
ryan-spoon
Ryan Spoon
Senior Vice President, ESPN
sebastian-gunningham
Sebastian Gunningham
SVP Seller Services, Amazon
steven-sinofsky
Steven Sinofsky
Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Former President, Microsoft Windows Division

Venue

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Cavallo Point Lodge

RSVP

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