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Top Technology Leaders to Speak at Bloomberg Summit

Following the cybersecurity breaches at Target, Sears and other major retailers, the evolution of today’s technology reflects the need for business executives to keep up-to-date with new innovations and challenges that could potentially disrupt the current marketplace. The Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit will look at a how corporations and governments plan to address the hurdles facing cybersecurity in this new age of technology.

This year, the Summit will be held on Thursday, April 24, at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. It is held bi-annually in New York and London, bringing together an audience of the biggest procurers and producers of enterprise technology from the public and private sectors. Since its inception, the Summit has covered low-latency strategy and high frequency trading, and this year will be no exception, given recent attention on High Frequency Trading and dark pools.

The Summit will include discussions surrounding cloud strategy and security, IT restructuring strategies, modern datacenters, healthcare IT and new ideas for the enterprise, with a focus on financial services companies.

The Summit will also feature Pitch Roulette, a LINK conference staple, in which upcoming technology pioneers will each have four minutes to present concepts to a panel of enterprise investors and decision makers. The panel will then break down their business models and advise them on how to take their concepts to the next level.

In a special one-on-one conversation, Gus Hunt, former CIA Chief Technology Officer and President and CEO of Hunt Technology, LLC will sit down with Bloomberg News cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley to discuss the state of security today.

Additional technology leaders speaking at the event include:

  • John Frankel, Partner, ff Venture Capital
  • Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer, Google
  • Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and CEO, Cedric Leighton Associates; Former Deputy Director Training, NSA
  • Stephen Little, Chief Information Officer, Xerox
  • William Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, Blackstone
  • Ann Neidenbach, SVP, Global Technology Services, NASDAQ OMX

The Summit is sponsored by RetailMeNot, Inc., BATS Global Markets, Inc. and Brasil IT+.

For more information about the program and our speakers, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/events/tech-2014/.

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@BBGLINK). The hashtag for this event is #BBGTECH.

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About Bloomberg LINK

Bloomberg LINK, the executive conference arm of Bloomberg LP, leverages the resources of a global news and information organization to convene events that break news and generate content in live and digital forums. The LINK portfolio focuses on business, technology, finance and world affairs. Since its creation in 2009, LINK has hosted more than 140 events in 14 countries. For more information, please visit www.bloomberglink.com, on the Bloomberg Professional service at LINK <GO> or via Twitter @BBGLink.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 319,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people in 192 locations around the world. For more information visit www.Bloomberg.com/now/

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