Three colossal industries – tech, telecom, and media — aren't just converging...they're smashing together. The one trend that seems to be overtaking them all is content creation, and it’s not hard to see why. Just take a look at some of the most anticipated IPOs of 2017: Snapchat, Spotify, Vice Media, Pinterest, and even Slack.
Not long ago, the only source of news was a printed piece of paper. Today, people cannot access a digital medium without a deluge of news updates. How do you break though the content shock when it surrounds us all? How do you keep up when change is at the speed of digital?
For the past seven years, Business Insider's IGNITION conference has brought together top industry innovators from media, tech, telecom, and finance. The event explores the transformation taking place in the digital world now and what's next up on the horizon.
IGNITION: Future of Media provides fast and smart content. For two days, executives will experience interactive demos and workshops, exclusive interviews, and insightful presentations.
Our mission has always been to bring Business Insider's content to life, and as Business Insider has grown, our agenda must grow too. For 2017, IGNITION will offer individualized "pillar programs". Attendees will be able to self-select which pillar programs fit their focus best. We will be diving deep into the issues that companies are faced with in a more interactive style.
Pillar Programs May Include:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Emerging Tech
The conference is produced by Business Insider, one of the fastest-growing digital-media companies in the world, and hosted by Henry Blodget, Business Insider's Global Editor-in-Chief and CEO.
2016 Speakers included:
Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO, Thrive Global
James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century Fox
Mathias Döpfner, chairman and CEO, Axel Springer SE
Maverick Carter, CEO, SpringHill Entertainment and UNINTERRUPTED
David Levy, president, Turner Broadcasting
Michelle D. Wilson, chief revenue & marketing officer, WWE
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T
Tim Armstrong, CEO, AOL
Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc.
Julia Boorstin, senior media and entertainment correspondent, CNBC
Nathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and CTO, Airbnb
Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive, IAC and Expedia Inc.
David Kenny, general manager, IBM Watson
Miguel McKelvey, cofounder and CCO, WeWork
Adam Neumann, cofounder and CEO, WeWork
Raja Rajamannar, Global CMO, MasterCard
Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
George Kliavkoff, CEO, Jaunt Inc.
Dave Finocchio, founder and CEO, Bleacher Report
Andrew Bosworth, VP of engineering, Facebook
Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer; SVP, YouTube; Google
Mike Dyer, President and Publisher, The Daily Beast