Helping bridge the gap between today’s business operations and tomorrow’s demanding expectations, our carefully curated league of 20+ innovative speakers will showcase how business leaders can stop wondering what is happening… and instead start building what the future is inviting forward.

We’re at a point in time where our collective ability to solve some of the biggest business and social challenges has the potential to literally reshape our world. In bringing together the builders, the practitioners and the visionaries, we’re extending a bold invitation for us all to become more confident innovators.


Introducing our extraordinary (and growing) lineup of 20+ speakers joining us for Gigaom Change 2016…

Jacquelyn Ford Morie Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, All These Worlds LLC
Founder & CTO, The Augmented Traveler Corp

Rodolphe Gelin

EVP Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics

Manoj Saxena

Executive Chairman, CognitiveScale

Dr. Heike Riel

IBM Fellow & Director Physical Sciences Department, IBM Research

Mark Rolston

Cofounder & Chief Creative Officer, argodesign

Rob High

IBM Fellow, Vice President, CTO IBM Watson

Dr. Michael Edelman

CEO, Nanoco

Melonee Wise

CEO, Fetch Robotics

Shane Wall

CTO and Global Head, HP Labs

David Rose

CEO, Ditto Labs

Stan Deans

President of Global Logistics & Distribution, UPS

Rohit Prasad

Vice President and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa

Liam Quinn

Vice President, Senior Fellow, Chief Technology Officer, Dell Inc.

Niloofar Howe

Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President, RSA

Michael Petch

Author & Analyst

Josh Sutton

Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence, Publicis.Sapient

Melissa Morman

Client Experience Officer, BuilderHomesite Inc.

John McClurg

VP & Ambassador-At-Large, Cylance

Mark Hatfield

Founder and General Partner, Ten Eleven Ventures

Mark Halverson

CEO, Precision Autonomy

If you are interested in sharing your work either on the stage or demonstrated in the venue, please contact us asap at [email protected] as we’re finalizing things now.

Hosts + Special Guests

Robert Metcalfe

Professor of Innovation, Fellow of Free Enterprise, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

James V Hart

Screenwriter/Producer, Common Ground/Hart Properties Inc.

Jerry Michalski

Founder, REX; research affiliate of the Institute for the Future

Nancy Giordano

Executive Producer + Strategic Futurist, Gigaom Change

Byron Reese

CEO + Publisher, Gigaom


Patricia Baumhart

Market Strategist + Entrepreneur, Emergent Technologies

Cris Turner

Head of Office, Americas Government Affairs, Dell

Doreen Lorenzo

Director for the Center of Integrated Design, The University of Texas at Austin

Richard Fink

President, Applied Nanotech Inc.

Leanne Seeto

Co-Founder | Strategy & Operations, Human Ecology Holdings

Scott Evans

Director of the Longhorn Maker Studios, The University of Texas at Austin

Chipp Walters

CEO, altuitdesign