FutureStack14: High Profile New Speakers Added to FutureStack14’s Stellar Lineup

The lineup of speakers for our user and tech conference, FutureStack14 just keeps getting better and better. Today we’re announcing leaders and visionaries from high-profile companies like Adobe, GoPro, Bleacher Report, and Lending Club are joining the already stellar roster of speakers on tap for the October event in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center.

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Take a look at the latest additions to our amazing speaker lineup here:

Adobe: Colleen Berube, VP of business services

Airbnb: Elena Grewal, data scientist

Bleacher Report: Sam Parnell, CTO

GoPro: CJ Prober, SVP of software and services

Lending Club: John Macllwaine, CTO

Socrata: Chris Whong, data solutions architect

Trulia: Chris Sessions, director of operations

Trulia: Louis Bennett, director of engineering

Twitter: Tim Perzyk, head of North American advertising research

VenueNext: John Paul, founder and COO

These speakers are joining other, previously announced, industry luminaries, headlined by New Relic CEO Lew Cirne, Code.org’s Hadi Partovi, and Strava’s Mark Shaw. For a full list of speakers, check out the speaker page at futurestack.io/speakers. And stay tuned in the coming weeks for in-depth previews of the FutureStack14 speakers and the subjects of their talks.

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What they’ll be talking about

A key focus for many of the data-driven executives, innovators, visionaries, and data scientistswill be how organizations of all sizes are changing the game by leveraging modern software and the data it generates.

GoPro’s Charles Prober, for example, will talk about how the company’s customer fan community helped it become a market leader and cultural icon. John Paul from VenueNext will share details on his company’s new location-aware mobile app that connects San Francisco 49ers fans with the best of the team’s newly opened Levi’s Stadium. Also on stage will be Chris Whong, a self-described urbanist and civic hacker who created data visualizations mapping a day-in-the-life of a New York City taxi driver that quickly went viral.

More on FutureStack14

To get all the details FutureStack14, visit futurestack.io. And to get a peek at how FutureStack14 will disrupt everything you think you know about tech conferences–including innovative design, interactive badges, turbocharged networking, crowd-sourced “unconference” sessions, instant feedback, hands-on hacking, and unprecedented access to company experts–see FutureStack14: Changing the World with Software and Data.

The unique event will be held October 8–9, 2014, at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Register before September 21 to save $100 on your ticket.


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