It's time to get ready for the festival that started it all. In less than one month the eighth annual Internet Week takes over New York with an amazing lineup speakers and events like the Webby Awards, The Webutante Ball, and thousands of others around the city.
Over the course of four days, entrepreneurs and leaders paving the future across multiple industries - media, marketing, automotive, fashion, finance, technology, venture capital, design, government, and education - will come together to discuss the tech-driven future.
Here's a quick snapshot:
Mayor Bill de Blasio will open up the festival on May 19th with hisfirst address to New York City's growing tech community. Lerer Ventures Eric Hippeau will give his 10 reasons to start a company in New York City.
Meet the entrepreneurs.
Successful tech and media entrepreneurs, from both NYC and beyond, including Foursquare CEO and founder Dennis Crowley; Whisper co-founder Michael Heyward; Themuse.com founderKathryn Minshew, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti and Upworthy co-founder Peter Koechley, and Buddy Media co-founder Michael Lazerow.
Your TV, unbundled.
We'll hear from some of the biggest players disrupting the tube: Neflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi, and YouTube host Shira Lazar.
What's next for the IPO.
Technology is democratizing investing impacting the way startups can raise money and eventually go public. SecondMarket General Council Annemarie Tierney, Loyal3 CEO Barry Schneider andNick Chirls, Head of Alphaworks at Betaworks will break down the ramifications.
The future of brands.
And of course, we'll hear how major brands and industry titans are embracing new technologies, including: Anupam Malhotra, at Audi's Connected Vehicles team, Emily Becher, general manager of Samsung's NY startup accelerator, and Stephen Liguori, director of global innovation at GE.
Check out the full program and get your tickets at http://internetweekny.com.
About the Sponsor
Internet Week New York is an annual celebration of technology's impact on business and culture. This year's festivities will take place from May 19-25 and will attract more than 45,000 business professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced in the IWNY HQ and 150+ organized by citywide event partners.