The Next Billion Conference San Francisco 2016


The Next Billion is a metaphor for the future of the internet — the exponential growth in connectivity in emerging markets as well as the growth of next-level technology in mature markets. Quartz is bringing together thought leaders, industry experts and others members of our community to discuss the expansion of the connected world and what it means for every industry that touches it.

Speakers include:

  • Allen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn
  • Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
  • Daniela Perdomo, Founder and CEO, Gotenna
  • Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
  • Esther Wojcicki, Chief Learning Officer, Planet3
  • Joe Desimone, Co-Founder, Carbon
  • Kate Mitchell, Co-Founder, Scale Venture Partners
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
  • Matt Grob, CTO, Qualcomm
  • Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder, Airbnb
  • Rick Levin, CEO, Coursera
  • Rodney Brooks, Founder and CTO, Rethink Robotics
  • Sara Menker, Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence
  • Vivek Ravisankar, Co-Founder and CEO, HackerRank

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