FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech Virtual
Brainstorm Tech is going virtual. We will bring together the top technology and media leaders, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers for a dynamic exchange of ideas about our theme, “Innovating in a Time of Crisis.”
Our annual invitation-only meeting for Brainstorm Tech community members–leaders from FORTUNE 500 companies, the top emerging entrepreneurs of the tech world, and the most important investors who finance–them will occur virtually on December 1-2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Despite the unprecedented social and economic upheaval wrought by a global pandemic, technology has emerged as an ever more important tool. It has saved lives, facilitated treatments, provided untold convenience and entertainment in times of need—all while enjoying undeniable commercial success despite dire macroeconomic conditions.
Over the next year we’ll discuss how leading technology companies have led the acceleration of digital transformation; assess the most important trends in tech, from artificial intelligence to the adoption of 5G to the ascension of cloud computing; hear from tech’s hottest investors; dissect how the most important topics of the year affect tech, from social media and electoral safety to working from home and social justice. We are committed to bringing you the same interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities that are the hallmarks of Brainstorm Tech throughout the year, both at the annual meeting and in smaller group gatherings.
For big companies, entrepreneurs, and investors alike, it’s essential to stay ahead of fast-breaking trends: becoming part of the Brainstorm Tech community can make the difference between finding a competitive edge or being disrupted into oblivion. In 2020, all community events will be held virtually, including our annual meeting. To date we have gathered for virtual conversations with Silver Lake co-CEO Egon Durban; Square Co-founder Jim McKelvey; Head of Google for Startups, U.S Jewel Burks Solomon; PagerDuty CEO Jen Tejada, and Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson. Additional conversations will continue throughout the year, culminating in our annual meeting in December.
2019 conference participants included Founders and CEOs David Baszucki of Roblox, Aicha Evans of Zoox, Beth Ford of Land O'Lakes, Margo Georgiadis of Ancestry, John Hanke of Niantic Inc., Jeffrey Katzenberg of WndrCo, Pam Kostka of All Raise, Ynon Kreiz of Mattel, Katrina Lake of StichFix, Othman Laraki of Color, Doug McMillon of Walmart, Sara Menker of GroIntelligence, James Siminoff of Ring, Meg Whitman of Quibi, and and Dominic Williams of DFINITY, as well as Dorian Daley, EVP and General Counsel, Oracle; Karen Francis DeGolia, Lead Director, Telenav; Arvind Krishna, SVP, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM; Maria Lensing, VP, Healthcare Solutions; Vincent Letteri, Managing Director, Private Equity & TMT Growth, KKR; Brandon Newell, Chair, Mobility Transformation Working Group, U.S. Marine Corps; Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Internet, RBC Capital Markets; Tekedra Mawakana, Chief External Officer, Waymo; Alex Norstrom, Chief Premium Business Officer, Spotify; Hester Peirce, Commissioner, SEC; David Richter, Chief Business Officer, Lime; Ned Segal, CFO, Twitter; Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce; and Krysta Svore, Head, Quantum Architectures and Computation Group, Microsoft.
Brainstorm Tech Co-chairs
Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair
Digital Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair
Senior Writer, FORTUNE and Co-chair
Reporter, FORTUNE and Co-chair
Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital and Co-chair
Hosted by 3Pillar Global
Hosted by C3.ai
Hosted by BMC Software
This year, we’ll bring Brainstorm Tech to you virtually – and we’re excited about it.
We’ll have the great “gets,” surprising and engaging demos, fast paced interviews, the inside scoop on where the smart money is going, the latest in tech trends and a critical look at the role it played in the recent national election. We’ll talk about how the issue of race has changed us all, how the pandemic has affected us and our roles and responsibilities and how we see the future. We’ll still be the place you come to hear from top executives and bold thinkers talking about everything from the Cloud to retail, investment to biotech, transportation to social media, hardware to software -- plus we’ll try some new takes on schmoozing and networking in the virtual world and feature our always-a-hit intimate roundtable discussions where everyone gets to be heard.
Your Fortune Brainstorm Tech membership affords opportunities for learning, engaging, networking, and sharing initiatives. Click here for a full overview of member benefits.
Participation in ongoing community conversations with your fellow members
Participation in the virtual annual conference December 1-2.
Participation in the 2021 live annual conference.
Community contact directory
Complimentary invitations, for you and executives from your company, to exclusive Fortune virtual events.
Premium-level access across all FORTUNE media platforms
Brainstorm Tech annual membership is $8,500 and the membership fee must be received before the conference pass is issued or access is provided to member benefits.
For Speaker Suggestions:
To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Tech, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to suggest a speaker.
FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech membership is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable and includes all member benefits through our 2021 in-person conference.
For Sponsorship Opportunities:
A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler
For Press Inquiries:
Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
- All attendees must apply for registration here before they are given access to the conference platform.
- Once you are on the event page, click on “Enter Event”.
- You are now in the Reception. This is the Welcome page or “lobby”. Here you can quickly find out what’s currently happening and learn more about the program, speakers, and partners.
- During the conference, you can visit other areas of the event listed on the left-hand side: Stage, Sessions, Networking, and Booths.
- Chat: On the right-hand side of the screen, the chat panel allows you to send event-wide chats and directly message other attendees.
- Stage: The main program sessions will take place here. During the event, if “Live” is on the stage, it means that live onstage video is streaming.
- Sessions: This is where meetings with Fortune Editors and Brainstorm Health Co-chairs will take place. Take a deeper dive into specific topics in small groups of your peers. You’ll be able to pose questions to the moderators via the chat panel.
- Networking: Get matched up for a one-on-one video meeting and click “Connect” to automatically exchange your contact information.
- Booths: This is a virtual exhibition hall where you can connect with the conference partners, and also view the special artwork series.