2015 WIRED Business Conference

May 12, 2015


'After' Author Anna Todd Lets Readers Own the Story

Anna Todd, author of the best-selling series "After," says she avoids the happy-endings her readers want.

Bjarke Ingels: Architecture Turns Fiction Into Fact

"We have the responsibility to make the world of the future a little more like the world our dreams," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

Cyber Illusionist Marco Tempest: Open-Source Magic

Illusionist Marco Tempest performs "Stickman," an augmented reality trick using sophisticated Qualcomm technology to bring magic to life.

CyPhy Works CEO: Do We Need Drone No-Fly Zones?

CyPhy Works CEO Helen Greiner talks UAV safety and what NASA and the FAA are doing to prevent drone crashes.

Data Mining: More Powerful Than Ever Before

Networked Insights CEO Dan Neely describes "the brain," the technology that makes data mineable, meaningful, and valuable.

Defy Ventures: Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs

Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, designed a Khan Academy for ex-cons.

Etsy CEO: Business and Social Good Go Hand-in-Hand

Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson argues that good business and social good shouldn't be separate

Instagram Direct and the Future of Chat

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger wants to make Instagram Direct, a private photo-sharing and messaging feature,  better, easier, faster.

Instagram's Mike Krieger: Building a 'Discovery Engine'

 Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger says the photo-sharing company is upping its search game - with some help from Facebook.

Mike Krieger: Instagram Makes 'Teleportation' Possible

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger explains how photo-sharing is connecting the art world and far-flung destinations.

Rodney Mullen: Skateboarders 'Hack' the Environment

Skateboarder Rodney Mullen says skateboarders "hack" the environment and disbelief.

Tracy Chou: Becoming an Advocate for Women Engineers

Tracy Chou, Engineering Lead for Pinterest, shares how she inadvertently became an advocate for women software engineers in the tech industry.

Wealthfront's Adam Nash: Be Skeptical About Stocks

Adam Nash, President & CEO of Wealthfront, says surviving the Great Recession made us smarter and more skeptical about the stock market.

Workplace 2.0: Bjarke Ingels Shares Design for Google HQ

BIG's Bjarke Ingels shows off the design for the new Google headquarters, bringing nature back and replacing parking with parks.

Y Media Labs CTO Sumit Mehra: Tips for Mobile Developers

Y Media Labs CTO Sumit Mehra advises developers to think mobile first and focus on demographics.

You Don't Have to Be a Pothead to Invest in Marijuana

What made Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan Kennedy see a future in the marijuana business?

About this conference

On May 12, the WIRED Business Conference 2015 will take you beyond the usual tech-conference suspects. Our event is designed introduce you to the true doers in the modern business universe. These aren't the people you've heard of a thousand times. They are the people who, right now, are actually developing the products, tools, and ideas that will power tomorrow. Get to know them. They are what's NEXT.

Featuring an interactive cross-pollination of approaches and solutions, this day-long event is designed to inspire fresh thinking and new ideas. The speakers will share secrets and novel approaches to problem-solving, delivering the critical insights that only come when you're prepared to challenge the status quo. This is the WIRED Business Conference.

For more information, visit: http://www.wiredbusinessconference.com/


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