SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Montgomery Summit, the leading, invitation-only business and technology conference presented by Macquarie, today announced speakers and presenting companies for this year’s conference, taking place March 7th-8th in Santa Monica. Hosted and curated by Summit founder James Montgomery, the exclusive gathering enters its 15th year bringing together a global community of leading investors, entrepreneurs, and industry executives for two days of networking, sessions on the latest technologies driving innovation, company presentations, roundtable discussions, and keynotes.
“Since founding the Summit 15 years ago, we’ve stayed committed to creating a program that gathers the world’s top leaders and entrepreneurs from established and emerging companies. This year’s agenda is no exception,” said Montgomery. “We look forward to welcoming influencers across industries to address today’s business and technology opportunities and challenges.”
The Montgomery Summit consistently features global leaders and influencers as keynote speakers. This year, Summit guests will hear from luminaries who continue to drive significant and impactful innovation in technology and leadership:
- John Chambers – Founder & CEO, JC2 Ventures
- Peggy Johnson – Executive Vice President, Microsoft
- Sallie Krawcheck – Founder & CEO, Ellevest
- George Kurtz – CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdStrike
- Tom Siebel – CEO, C3 IoT
- Sue Siegel – Chief Innovation Officer at GE & CEO of GE Ventures
- Sukhinder Singh Cassidy – Founder & Chairman, theBoardlist
- John Somorjai – Executive Vice President, Salesforce
- Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong – Chairman & CEO, NantWorks
- Julie Sweet – CEO - North America, Accenture
- Sam Walker – Author, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World’s Greatest Teams
The Montgomery Summit will also offer a series of panels and salons featuring executives from the Zillow Group, Microsoft, Salesforce, Intel, EY, Honeywell, Nasdaq Stock Exchange, PBS, California Institute of Technology, the Milken Institute, and the Keck Foundation.
The private technology companies presenting at this year’s event were selected from over 2,000 nominations made by members of The Montgomery Summit community. Nominations were evaluated by each company’s sector, stage, growth, and engagement metrics, as well as criteria including management, vision, and more. Presenting companies represent the most impressive and innovative companies in their fields, including enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, marketing and advertising technology, eCommerce, virtual reality, and financial technology. Over 130 emerging companies will present at this year’s Summit, including Acorns, C3 IoT, CrowdStrike, Eagle Genomics, Earnin, FogHorn, Forter, Genvid, Hired, Immuta, IPSY, Move Guides, Relativity Space, Signal, Signal Sciences, Spark Cognition, and uBiome.
The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur
The Montgomery Summit will host a unique event for female leaders in technology on Thursday, March 8th. The event will recognize, support, and celebrate “The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur.” More than 400 female attendees are expected to attend, including entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and partners at leading venture capital firms. The Montgomery Summit has also selected 50 female millennial entrepreneurs who will attend the Summit as guests. Co-chaired by Niloo Howe, Meredith Finn, Senior Director at Salesforce Ventures, and Cack Wilhelm, Partner at Accomplice VC, the event includes keynotes from Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest, and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of theBoardlist. Additional programming will include panels “Alternative Ways to Get Funding for A Company,” “Taking Control of Your Finances,” and “Building a Successful Company,” which features Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Airware, Jessica Richman, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, and Tracy DiNunzio, founder and CEO of Tradesy.
Since 2004, The Montgomery Summit has been the premier technology industry-insider event for entrepreneurs, executives, and investors, offering extraordinary opportunities for identifying investments and building relationships. This year’s Summit is programmed thanks to presenting sponsor Macquarie and lead sponsors Accenture, Signal Hill, March Capital Partners, Salesforce Ventures, EY, and Bermuda BDA. Supporting sponsors include ASX, Fenwick & West, Moss Adams, Nasdaq, Oracle Netsuite, and Gibson Dunn.
About The Montgomery Summit
The Montgomery Summit gathers an invited group of entrepreneurs, senior investors, and leading executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology. The event features two days of presentations, keynotes, panels, and salons at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. Previously known as The Montgomery Technology Conference, the Summit has for more than a decade provided unparalleled opportunities to meet a diverse blend of technological visionaries and innovators from all over the world. For more information, visit www.montgomerysummit.com.