WIRED Business Conference 2016

June 16, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


A High End, Private, Vetted LinkedIn

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & Chairman of theBoardlist, discusses what the theBoardlist is and how it helps companies find their next female board member.

Facebook's David Marcus: The Future of Messaging

David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, on how messaging will change customer service and how we interact with businesses.

IBM's Arvind Krishna: Trust the Blockchain

Arvind Krishna, SVP & Director of IBM Research, believes blockchain will decrease money laundering and banking corruption.

How 'Between Two Ferns' Saved Obamacare

Brad Jenkins, Managing Director & Executive Producer at Funny or Die D.C., discusses the viral video promoting healthcare.gov with Issie Lapowsky of Wired.

Deep Learning

Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook, discusses why deep learning is suddenly coming to the fore of the tech world.

New Kinds of Immersive Experiences

Rony Abovitz, Founder & CEO of Magic Leap discusses his new collaboration with Rob Bredow of Lucas Films and John Gaeta of ILMxLab.

The Beauty of Text

Nancy Lublin, Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line, discusses how their algorithm queues people depending on the severity of their needs.

The Canvas is Your Consciousness

Chris Milk, Founder & CEO or Vrse, discusses the difference between filmmaking in the medium of virtual reality.

Google's Diane Greene: Securing the Cloud

Diane Greene, SVP at Google, discusses why more and more businesses are using cloud technology.

The Future of Cars

Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO of General Motors, discusses with Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief at WIRED, the future of cars.

There is No Cheat Code

Ryan Green, Co-owner & Head of Narrative of Numinous Games, shares about the VR experience of sitting with the pain of his son's battle with cancer in the game he created That Dragon, Cancer.

Creativity Is the Next Frontier of Human Optimization

 Andy Walshe from Red Bull North America talks about the connection between creativity and human performance.

Slack's Erica Baker: Real Diversity Numbers

Slack engineer Erica Baker on Silicon Valley's diversity statistics and how to really improve inclusion in tech.

About this conference

Named one of the top conferences for meeting influencers and innovators, the WIRED Business Conference will take you beyond the usual suspects. Our event is designed to introduce you to the most important people in the modern business universe. These are the unsung creative, technical, and social visionaries working to bring the incredible world of tomorrow to you today. Get to know them now. 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.


WIRED is the first word on how technology is changing the world. WIRED's focus is less on the technology itself, and more on the impact of technology: on business, science, and culture. WIRED sees change as opportunity. We embrace the future and help foster innovation, invention, and disruption. WIRED is the guide for what's next. The WIRED mission is to tell the world something they have never heard before in a way they have never seen.

For more information, visit: www.wired.com