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.

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

5:00p

Dinner

Location: Surfbird & Tidewater

7:30p

Fireside Chat

Location: Mission Blue

Speakers

  • Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Location: Callippe Ballroom

8:30a

How Do Large Companies Innovate?

Speaker

  • Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

8:50a

Tech in the Most Surprising Places

Speakers

  • Chris Dixon, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed

9:20a

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?

Speakers

  • Sebastian Gunningham, Amazon
  • Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowtiz

Demos

  • Christopher Nguyen, Adatao
  • Ion Stoica, Data Bricks

10:00a

Break

10:20a

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.

Moderator

  • Michael Copeland, Andreessen Horowitz

Speakers

  • Ryan Spoon, ESPN
  • James Beshara, Tilt

Demos

  • Jim Gilliam, NationBuilder
  • Walker Williams, Teespring

11:20a

Ownership is Over

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

Moderator

  • Balaji Srinivasan, Andreessen Horowitz

Panel

  • Joe Gebbia, Airbnb
  • Ben Uretsky, Digital Ocean
  • John Stanfield, Local Motion
  • Logan Green, Lyft

12:00p

Lunch

Location: Surfbird & Tidewater

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.

Moderator

  • John Jack, Andreessen Horowitz

Speakers

  • Alex Stamos, Yahoo!
  • Ash Carter, former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Demos

  • Andrew Rubin, Illumio
  • Todd McKinnon, Okta

2:15p

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.

Moderator

  • Chris Dixon, Andreessen Horowitz

Speakers

  • Brian Armstrong, Coinbase
  • Christina Smedley, PayPal

Demos

  • Daniel Mattes, Jumio
  • Greg Schvey, Tradeblock

3:15p

Break

3:35p

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.

Speaker

  • Benedict Evans, Andreessen Horowitz

Demos

  • Yuval Scarlat, Capriza
  • Dan Siroker, Optimizely

4:30p

Fireside Chat

Speakers

  • Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Marc Benioff, Salesforce

5:15p

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.

Enterprise Demos

The Future of the Data Center & Cloud Computing

Location: Tidewater A

    Moderator

  • Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Demos
  • Tom Gillis, Bracket Computing
  • John Joseph, DataGravity
  • Pravin Kothari, CipherCloud
  • Alfred Chuang, Magnet
  • Florian Leibert, Mesosphere
  • Peter Schlampp, Platfora
  • Karthik Rau, SignalFuse

Consumer Demos

Customer Experience & Digital Innovation

Location: Tidewater B

  • Moderator
  • Michael Copeland, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Demos
  • Ben Gross, Genius
  • Alan Schaaf, Imgur
  • Manav Mital, Instart Logic
  • Jason Rosenthal, Lytro

7:00p

Dinner + Fireside Chat

Location: Surfbird & Tidewater

8:30p

Fireside Chat

Callippe Ballroom

Speakers

  • Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Conan O’Brien, CONAN

9:00p

Performance by Big Data

Location: Callippe Foyer

Join us for an after party!

Speakers

alex-stamos
Alex Stamos
CISO, Yahoo
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Ash Carter
former Deputy Secretary of Defense
balaji
Balaji Srinivasan
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
ben-horowitz
Ben Horowitz
Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
benedict-evans
Benedict Evans
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
christina
Christina Smedley
VP, Global Brand & Communications, PayPal
conan
Conan O’Brien
Talk Show Host, Comedian, CONAN
jeff-jordan
Jeff Jordan
Jeff Jordan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
john-jack
John Jack
Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
marc-andreessen
Marc Andreessen
Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
marc-benioff
Marc Benioff
CEO, Salesforce
peter-levine
Peter Levine
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
ryan-spoon
Ryan Spoon
SVP, ESPN
satya-nadella
Satya Nadella
CEO, Microsoft
sebastian-gunningham
Sebastian Gunningham
SVP Seller Services, Amazon

Venue

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Cavallo Point Lodge