What do famed election-caller Nate Silver, Terry Wise of Amazon Web Services, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani, New Relic CEO Lew Cirne, big companies like GE, Concur, and Airbnb as well as “Celebrity Dashboards” all have in common? They’re all to be found at FutureStack16 in San Francisco, November 16 and 17.

futurestack 16 logoWe’re just about three weeks away from the fourth installment of our annual FutureStack conference, and we could not be more excited about what’s in store for attendees this year. When we first launched FutureStack back in 2013, we hoped to build a vibrant community for the disruptors, creators, and drivers of modern digital businesses. Over the past three years, FutureStack has grown in size, but, more important, it has become a world-class event where industry leaders gather to share insights and best practices as they set the course for the future of software and digital businesses.

Check out some of the highlights of what’s on tap this year:

Four conference tracks to choose from

As always, Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of New Relic, will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation on how our customers are tackling the complexity of running a digital business, and discovering new insights that drive their bottom line. Of course, he’ll also pull back the curtain on a few of our latest innovations.

Our four distinct FutureStack tracks—New Relic 101, Developing Breakthrough Customer Experiences, Analytics for Everyone, and Operating Dynamic Infrastructure—offer a compelling and valuable FutureStack16 experience for attendees with a wide range of interests and experience.

Big brands and hands-on learning

Leaders from some of the world’s biggest brands, like GE and Major League Baseball, cloud pioneers like Airbnb and Concur, and media giants like Gannett will share how they approach creating and scaling their own digital businesses.

FutureStack will also offer attendees the opportunity for hands-on, “in the trenches” New Relic University training focused on getting newer users up and running quickly, and more experienced users ready to build a strategic approach to using data to drive customer experience, monitoring and managing dynamic infrastructure, and creating connections between their technical teams and their executive leadership. These sessions will be a combination of instructor-led, laptop-open sessions and collaborative workshops.

The biggest names in cloud—AWS, Google, and Pivotal—are joining us as official sponsors, and will present ways we can all get to the cloud faster.

Big time thought leadership … and fun

nate silver and kumail nanjiani

Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com (left) and Kumail Nanjiani, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Nate Silver, one of the world’s greatest data nerds and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com. Nate started his career as a “sabermetrician,” using data to predict the careers of baseball players, but quickly applied his approach to predicting election outcomes. In his first shot at political prophesying in 2008, he accurately predicted the results of 49 out of 50 states, and in 2012 he perfected that by correctly calling 50 out of 50. With the upcoming presidential election shaping up to be one of the most closely watched in history, Nate’s breakdown just a week later, along with his discussion of how data shapes his understanding of complex systems, is sure to make for a fascinating Day 1 closing keynote.

In addition to Nate Silver, attendees will also have the chance to see hilarious comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who plays Dinesh on HBO’s smash hit Silicon Valley. Kumail will join us on stage at the close of Day 2 for a fireside chat that is sure to be big on laughs. And there will be other surprises for fans of the show.

Celebrity dashboards

Our fun and informative session “Celebrity Dashboards” was a big hit at FutureStack16 New York this past summer, so we’re bringing it back for the San Francisco event. A handful of different New Relic customers will display their favorite dashboards and give a short presentation on the questions it answers, which teams use it, and share stories from the field on how it has made a difference in their business. To protect the innocent, this event will be a “non-tweetable/not-recorded” session only viewable by event attendees.

neon treesFinally, don’t miss the official FutureStack party on Nov. 16 at the beautiful Regency Ballroom, with an exciting live performance by Neon Trees!


Register today!

Learn more at SanFrancisco.FutureStack.io and register here before we sell out! And follow us on Twitter @NewRelic #FS16SF.


Note: Event dates, participants, and topics are subject to change without notice.

Robson Grieve is CMO of New Relic. View posts by .

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