Starting today and going through this Thursday, the annual D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California is known for attracting the biggest names in technology, as well as heavy hitters in the worlds of business, politics and entertainment. This year’s scheduled speakers include Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Groupon founder Andrew Mason, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Walt Disney Co. President and CEO Robert A. Iger and more.
The exclusive three-day event is being held at the luxurious Terranea Resort, just 30 miles south of Los Angeles. One of the most influential conferences of its kind, D: All Things Digital has been the forum wherein tech industry leaders break news regarding new gadgets and features; it has also been the site for many buzz-worthy moments. In 2007, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates sat down for a joint interview where Gates speculated that tablet computers could be the wave of the future. As a CNN article notes, “Jobs, who would roll out the iPad just over two years later, just listened and smiled before vaguely predicting more “post-PC devices.”
This year, we wait in anticipation to find out whether or not Microsoft will make its move into the tablet computer field, as rumors circulate that Microsoft Windows president Steve Sinofsky will be exhibiting new tablet software. The emergence of mobile payment may also be a major highlight, as Jack Dorset, SEO of Square, and Google’s Eric Schmidt are also on the speaking roster.
If you’re as passionate about social media and/or breaking news about the latest in digital technology as we are here at Blue Interactive Agency, be sure to follow conference news in the next few days. Interactive marketing gurus can gain valuable insight into new features that will enhance social networks and allow for a much improved Facebook and Twitter marketing experience. Despite the exclusivity of the event, thanks to “all things digital,” anyone can learn about the very latest in the tech world from the industry’s top leaders.