They’ve managed to draw Barry Diller, Disney’s Robert Iger, Ashton Kutcher, Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, HP’s Mark Hurd, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Adam Bain of Fox, top players from eBay, Fedex, Intel, Dreamworks, Sybase, Salesforce, CNN, Google, Adobe, NBC, Qualcomm, Yahoo, AT&T, Cisco, Sony and more.
Topics include how technology needs to be used to strengthen the global economy, renew confidence and speed a recovery that establishes new business traditions.
And, the fact that the Internet and technology is often underplayed in thinking about social issues. They’ll cover mobile and social media and the implications behind the fact that we now live in a world where people bypass traditional media outlets for their news, entertainment and communications.
It begs the question: how do content creators avoid commoditization? How do infrastructure companies recoup their investments in broadband networks? How do big software companies stay relevant when more everyday people access everything over the ‘Net?