Mastermind Keynote Speakers


Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company. Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft's biggest product offerings. Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group.

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Technology Entrepreneur and Investor

He first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. Today he is known as the mentor of the PayPal mafia of entrepreneurs, as well as for his warnings of a coming technology deficit with severe economic consequences. He works to accelerate innovation to prevent such a crisis by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.


Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple, Inc. and Chief Scientist, Fusion-IO

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.


John Zimmer

Co-Founder & President, Lyft Inc.

John Zimmer's interest in peer-to-peer transportation began at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. Upon learning that only 20 percent of seats in cars on highways are occupied, he began working on ways to use existing information infrastructures to solve the problem of unused and empty seats. In 2007, after a brief stint on Wall Street, Zimmer and Logan Green launched Zimride — the predecessor to Lyft.

CIO Luncheon Keynotes

Sit down with fellow CIOs for special luncheon presentations that feature invited guests.

Arianna Huffington
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Chair, President and Editor-in-chief
  • The Huffington Post Media Group
Patrick Lencioni
  • Patrick Lencioni
  • Founder and President
  • The Table Group
Robert McKee
  • Robert McKee
  • Story Lecturer

CIO Panelists

  • Fumbi Chima
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Walmart Asia
  • Martha Poulter
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

Industry Sunday Closing Keynote

Industry Sunday starts at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 5 — included in your conference fee.

Erik Brynjolfsson
  • Erik Brynjolfsson
  • Director
  • MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Guest Speakers

Hear from senior IT and business executives from leading multinational organizations that will bring their valuable experience to life by sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Dorie Clark
  • Dorie Clark
  • Harvard Business Review/Forbes contributor and author of "Reinventing You"
Sherry Turkle
  • Professor Sherry Turkle
  • Author, Consultant and Researcher

Meet Keynote Speaker Steve Wozniak

Exclusive Meet and Greet & Photo Opportunity. Limited space!

NEW Analyst Directory Guide

View 180 Gartner analysts that will be on-site, organized by agenda topics and tracks.