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Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2015: More big names announced

June 17, 2015, 3:45 PM UTC
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg Michal Lev-Ram Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2014
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg and Fortune senior writer Michal Lev-Ram at the 2014 Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo.
Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECH

We are just one month away from Fortune Brainstorm Tech, our annual gathering of senior tech executives, investors and thinkers at the Aspen Institute campus in Colorado.

Several weeks ago, we announced that our participants would include such folks as General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, Medium CEO (and Twitter co-founder) Evan Williams, Apple HR boss Denise Young Smith, Pixar president Ed Catmull and private equity titan Henry Kravis.

Today we’d like to share some additional participants:

Brainstorm Tech will kick off on the afternoon of July 13 with Susan Wojcicki, a longtime Google executive who was a major advocate for buying YouTube back in 2006. Now she’s CEO of the video streaming unit, which soon will begin offering such new products as a paid subscription service.

Also joining us from Google will be Bill Maris, who leads the company’s burgeoning Google Ventures investing group, and the company’s head of M&A, Don Harrison — who will appear alongside his peers Marc Brown from Microsoft, Arlen Shenkman from SAP and Jacqueline Reses from Yahoo. Plus Google director and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner John Doerr, who will discuss emerging tech investment trends and his firm’s place within the increasingly-competitive venture capital market.

A big part of Brainstorm Tech is learning about new technologies and how they might change how all of us live in the future. To help us navigate that will be Helen Greiner, the co-founder of iRobot who now is leading a consumer drone startup called CyPhy Works. We’ll also see a demo from Kurt Graves, CEO of Intarcia Therapeutics, a “unicorn” company whose miniature pump implant can provide up to six months of medication for Type II diabetics.

Speaking of health, we’re pleased to have such participants as FitBit CEO James Park, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Vida Health CEO Stephanie Tilenius.

Another thing Brainstorm Tech is known for is bringing family members together on stage, and this year will be no exception. Not only Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison, but also a special Monday evening conversation with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his brother Ari, an entertainment super-agent and co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor.

We also like to learn from the next generation of tech leaders, so are pleased to be joined by SoftBank vice chairman Nikesh Arora, who recently was named the likely successor to SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.

Other new participants include Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane, Eventbrite president Julia Hartz, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson, Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt, Y Combinator president Sam Altman and Uber expansion boss Austin Geidt.

The best news of all is that these people are just a selection of participants in Brainstorm Tech. You can find more on our conference website, and keep checking back for new additions.

Brainstorm Tech itself is a sold-out, invitation-only event, but we’ll be streaming many sessions on, writing about all of them, and encouraging our attendees to chat them up on social media. There will be a ton to say.