The Global Technology Symposium is the leading investment conference on venture capital, technology, and entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Each year since 2004, the Symposium has brought more than 300 selected opinion leaders in business, finance, technology, and policymaking to Silicon Valley, where they share insights into the opportunities and challenges of globalization.
The Symposium is honored to count many of Silicon Valley's most legendary names among its alumni. Speakers in previous years include:
- Venture capitalists such as Brook Byers, Patricia Cloherty, Reid Dennis, Tim Draper, Pitch Johnson, Dick Kramlich, Kate Mitchell, Don Valentine, and Ann Winblad;
- Corporate leaders such as former Intel chairman and CEO Craig Barrett, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, former VMware CEO Diane Greene, BP Capital founder T. Boone Pickens;
- Policymakers such as White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. senator Gary Hart, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, former Secretary of State George Shultz, and Russian Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko; and
- Management and technology gurus such as Vint Cerf, Esther Dyson, and Geoffrey Moore