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The Economist Events Connects Global Experts in Exponential Technologies at “Innovation Summit 2019: Defining the Digital Future”

February 25, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2019--The Economist Events will host the 2019 Economist Innovation Summit on March 7, 2019 at the Convene venue in Chicago. The 2019 Innovation Summit will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, academics and entrepreneurs to discuss and debate the potential of exponential technologies that promise to play a key role in the digital future.

Exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing, are disrupting the business landscape and changing the way companies plan for future growth and transformation. At this year’s summit, speakers and panelists will discuss how every company can leverage exponential technologies to shape progress, even during a time when some question whether investments in such new technologies make financial sense.

“In today’s uncertain economic and political environment, business leaders understandably want to focus on sure bets and short-term results. However, to ensure the long-term success of their enterprises, they must explore the transformative potential of exponential technologies now on offer,” said Vijay Vaitheeswaran, U.S. Business Editor,  The Economist. “At this year’s Innovation Summit, we will examine the promise and peril involved in this brave new world of technology innovation.”

Confirmed speakers to date include:

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/americas/innovation. Join us on Twitter at #EconInnov and @EconomistEvents.

Sponsorship and Media Information

Riverbed is the event’s gold sponsor. Supporting associations include Centric, Illinois Technology Association and Argonne National Library. The event’s PR agency is Zeno Group.

Interviews and media passes are available upon request. To request press accreditation, interviews or ensure receipt of news releases and advisories, please contact: Sarah Erman, sarah.erman@zenogroup.com, +1 (650) 284-9139.

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With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognized and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary.

The Economist Events brings the publication to life. As the leader of debate in the pursuit of progress, Economist Events tackles leading issues with an insightful, forward-looking and distinctly global perspective. It provides the necessary tools for business leaders, senior executives and policy makers to make informed decisions and to stay ahead of the game in a rapidly changing world.

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