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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The agenda for the third annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design in Partnership with MDC Partners was announced today. The one-day symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City features presentations and conversations with select company and thought leaders, each known for innovation and a willingness to disrupt the status quo. Seats at the conference are sold out but sessions can be viewed live online at FORA.tv, http://wired.fora.tv. Additionally, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will be broadcasting live throughout the event with coverage of the topics and participants. Selected by WIRED editors and led by editor in chief Chris Anderson, this year’s main stage speakers and session topics include:
Keynote: Bill Gates, Co-Chair & Trustee, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Chairman, Microsoft Corporation in conversation with Chris Anderson: Energy Innovation: A Tour of the Most Promising Technologies to Replace Oil and Coal
Carl Bass, President & CEO, Autodesk in conversation with Chris Anderson: The New Industrial Revolution: How Web Innovation Models Are Transforming Manufacturing
Paul Buchheit, Partner, Y Combinator & Chris Sacca, Founder & Principal, Lowercase Capital in conversation with Steven Levy, Senior Writer, WIRED: Nurturing Disruption: A New Way to Fund the Great American Startup
Adam Davidson, Host, Planet Money: Smart Jobs: A Special Report on the Future of Work
Reed Hastings, Cofounder & CEO, Netflix in conversation with Chris Anderson: Watch Anywhere: What 20 Million Subscribers Taught Netflix About the Future of Video
Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy in conversation with Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, WIRED: The Real YouTube Revolution: A New Way to Teach Everything
Andrew Keller, CEO, CP+B in conversation with Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED: How Advertising Works: Turning Products Into Personalities
Johnny Chung Lee, Interface Technology Researcher in conversation with Jason Tanz, Senior Editor, WIRED: Innovation on the Edge: How Hackers Turned a Videogame Controller Into a Breakthrough Device
Mick Mountz, CEO and Founder, Kiva Systems in conversation with Jason Tanz: How Robots Think: Why Artificial Intelligence Is Nothing Like the Human Mind
Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in conversation with Chris Anderson: Brand Media in the Tablet Age: Making “Omnimedia” Work in a Mobile World
Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Advertising, Google in conversation with Steven Levy: The Advertising Algorithm: In Search of the Perfect Business Model
The full program can be found here: www.wiredbusinessconference.com.
Official broadcast partner CNBC will offer exclusive television access from inside the WIRED Business Conference sessions. CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will anchor “Power Lunch” (1PM-2PM ET) live from the conference, and offer coverage and analysis, as well as interviews with top executives and business leaders throughout CNBC’s Business Day programming.
The conference will be available for viewing May 3, 2011, via free live stream on FORA.tv at http://wired.FORA.tv. The entire day’s programming and individual sessions will be available for purchase beginning May 4, 2011.
Follow day-of coverage of the WIRED Business Conference on Wired.com at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/wiredbiz2011/ and via Twitter @WIREDBiz and @WIREDInsider.
The WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design in Partnership with MDC Partners is presented by Microsoft with sponsorship from Avis, Juniper Networks, Shell, NASDAQ OMX, Xerox, and Jaquet Droz, the Official Luxury Timepiece sponsor. SKINNY (www.skinnynyc.com), a MDC Partners Company, is the WIRED Business Conference creative partner.