Ronald Reagan Bldg and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
The Future of Technology Summit 2018 will host a gathering of experts and innovators to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by rapid technological advances. Powered by the mission of building an enduring partnership between the autism community and technology thought leaders, the conference will bring together over 40 startup companies that will have the opportunity to showcase, pitch and exhibit their businesses. The summit will have a strong emphasis on the importance of women and diversity in technology and will provide networking opportunities to connect with prestigious keynote speakers, investors, venture capitalists and mentors, and nearly 1,000 industry leaders representing more than 400 companies.
WHEN & WHERE:
The Future of Technology Summit 2018
Wednesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7am – 3:30pm ET
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
Jacqueline Woods is the chief marketing officer at IBM Global Business Partners. She drives marketing efforts around IBM’s channel business, with a focus on growing business partner momentum in IBM Cloud and AI technologies. In this role, she leads the new IBM PartnerWorld program that enables IBM partners of all types (legacy, born on the cloud, startups to large ISVs) to build high-value digital capabilities, increase their speed to market and help them create new revenue streams. Jacqueline has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America and cited in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on leadership and strategy. She has been a featured speaker at Harvard, the Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development, and numerous technology, leadership and marketing conferences. She will be the keynote speaker during the Women and Diversity session on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm.
Marissa Shorenstein has served as the president of AT&T for more than five years overseeing external affairs across the state. In that role, she has led AT&T’s commitment to a number of local efforts, including bringing free public WiFi to New York City’s parks, introducing wireless service to its underground subway stations and launching an innovative effort to combat cyberbullying statewide. As senior vice president of the eastern region, Marissa will continue with those duties long with managing state legislative and regulatory affairs from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Prior to AT&T she served as the director of communications for Andrew Cuomo’s successful 2010 campaign for Governor of New York State and as the press secretary and deputy director of communications for Governor David A. Paterson. Marissa serves on the executive committees of the New York Business Council, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Women’s Forum of New York. She will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Technology—Communication session on Wednesday, February 21st at 2:30pm.
Darrell Silver is co-founder and CEO of Thinkful, a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Measuring his company’s success alongside student success, he believes in strong experiential learning and is wildly driven to explore things that will make him curious. Prior to founding Thinkful, Darrell founded Perpetually.com, the web archiving service that sold to Dell in 2012. He started his career in quantitative trading at the Clinton Group, where he honed his leadership skills and built the company’s first automated stock trading algorithms, while also running Asia trade execution. Darrell will be the keynote speaker at the Education in the desert session on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm.
About Future of Technology Summit 2018
The FTSummit is a global technology and startup conference, hosted in influential cities, and live-streamed around the world. The conference focuses on technologies and innovators that are building today and shaping tomorrow. For more information, visit https://www.ftsummit.us follow on Twitter @FTSummitG