All Things Digital’s D10 Conference Begins Today

Steve Jobs at D8 in 2010

Today the All Things Digital D10 Conference kicks off in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The conference brings together the greatest minds in technology to discuss the latest trends and products. Always a crowd pleaser, All Things Digital has brought some of the biggest names in the industry including Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in a rare joint appearance in 2007. This year, hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher return with another great lineup. Tonights keynote is sure to be the biggest event at D10. Apple’s Tim Cook will take the stage nine months after taking over as CEO. Apple fans are hoping for some inside information, but do not get your hopes up. Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is in a few weeks, and all announcements are certainly being saved for that event.

Speakers for the three day event include:

Tony Bates | President, Skype Division, Microsoft
Michael Bloomberg | Mayor, New York City
Dr. Ed Catmull | President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Tim Cook | CEO, Apple
Daniel Ek | Co-founder and CEO, Spotify
Larry Ellison | Founder and CEO, Oracle
John Hennessy | President, Stanford University
Reid Hoffman | Chairman, LinkedIn
Salman Khan | Founder & Executive Director, Khan Academy
Jon Leibowitz | Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Mary Meeker | Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Nathan Myhrvold | Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Sean Parker | Entrepreneur
Sundar Pichai | SVP, Chrome & Apps, Google
Mark Pincus | Founder and CEO, Zynga
Aaron Sorkin | Screenwriter
Jeff Weiner | CEO, LinkedIn
Susan Wojcicki | SVP, Advertising, Google

Visit the All Things Digital website for all the information and for videos following the events. I encourage anyone interested in technology to watch as many of these speakers as possible. They are the drivers of the current technology market. Interestingly, there will probably be a Steve Jobs theme to the conference as it is the first since his death in October 2011. A number of the speakers have a connect to Steve Jobs. Ed Catmull was hired by Steve to run Pixar. Larry Elison is a member of the Board and has been since Steve returned to Apple in 1997. Tim Cook is obvisoly Steve’s successor. Most interesting, however, will be Aaron Sorkin. It was announced that he has been hired as the adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs into film for Sony.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at D5 in 2007 (this is Part 1)

Steve Jobs at D8 in 2010 (full video)

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