The opportunity in front of us is immense: As we emerge from the pandemic, each and every one of us–and our companies–are taking stock of the past year. How do we rethink the way we work, play, and communicate? How can we design new systems and push for innovations that improve productivity and inclusivity? How do we harness the speed, agility, and spirit of collaboration unlocked during these tough times, and leverage them to propel us even further? How do we redefine the future?

And so at Half Moon Bay we’ll have the chance to meet and hear from the top minds in technology. We’ll focus on issues macro and micro, including the opportunities and challenges that our hybrid approach to work presents. We’ll hear about the most important advances in AI, VR and AR, connected devices, mobile tech, biometrics, the seemingly unending popularity of the cloud, cybersecurity, robotics, genomics, blockchain, and the most impactful innovations on the DEI front. We’ll also discuss the future for IPOs and SPACs, the market for bitcoin and NFTs, and the hottest investment trends. And, of course, we’ll talk about the current state of Big Tech and where the regulatory journey is headed, and the impact of a new Administration in D.C. All that and much, much more. CEOs already confirmed to join us include Anousheh Ansari of XPRIZE Foundation, Dave Baszucki of Roblox, Pat Gelsinger of Intel, Kevin Mandia of FireEye, Tekedra Mawakana of Waymo, Adi Tatarko of Houzz, and Hans Vestberg of Verizon.

Come hear from the biggest names in tech, and join the conversation as we learn from our recent past and work toward a redefined future–with the beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

2020 discussion participants included Cruise CEO Dan Ammann; SB Opportunity Fund Founding Member Stacy Brown-Philpot; Head of Google for Startups, U.S Jewel Burks Solomon; WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart; SV Angel Co-managing Partner Ron Conway; New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham; Silver Lake co-CEO Egon Durban;  Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk; IBM CEO Arvind Krishna; Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian; Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley; Square Co-founder Jim McKelvey; Rakuten CEO Mickey Mikitani; Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and People Deirdre O’Brien; MIRROR CEO Brynn Putnam; Accenture CEO Julie Sweet; PagerDuty CEO Jen Tejada; Summit Partners Managing Director Melanie Whelan and Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson.

Brainstorm Tech Co-chairs

Terri Burns

Partner, GVs; Co-chair

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Robert Hackett

Senior Writer, FORTUNE, and Co-chair

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Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

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Lucinda Shen

Reporter, FORTUNE and Co-chair

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Ryan Smith

Founder and Executive Chairman, Qualtrics; Co-chair

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All items are in US/Pacific time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Tuesday 30 Nov, 2021
7 - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:35 PM
12:35 - 12:45 PM
12:45 - 2:00 PM
2 - 2:10 PM
2:10 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 3:55 PM
3:55 - 5:00 PM
5:15 - 6:15 PM
6:15 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:30 PM

Membership Benefits

Virtual or in person, we’ll have the great “gets,” surprising and engaging demos, fast paced interviews, the inside scoop on where the smart money is going, the latest in tech trends and a critical look at the role it played in the recent national election. We’ll talk about how the issue of race has changed us all, how the pandemic has affected us and our roles and responsibilities and how we see the future. We’ll still be the place you come to hear from top executives and bold thinkers talking about everything from the Cloud to retail, investment to biotech, transportation to social media, hardware to software.

Your Fortune Brainstorm Tech membership affords opportunities for learning, engaging, networking, and sharing initiatives. 

Benefits include:

Participation in the 2021 live Annual Conference at Half Moon Bay.
Community contact directory
Complimentary invitations, for you and executives from your company, to exclusive Fortune events, including Fortune Brainstorm A.I., our annual CES dinner, and other live and virtual events as applicable.
Premium-level access across all FORTUNE media platforms 

Brainstorm Tech annual membership is $8,500 and the membership fee must be received before the conference pass is issued or access is provided to member benefits. Please note that benefits for your registration fee received in 2021 will extend into 2022, but will not apply to the 2022 Fortune Brainstorm Tech Annual meeting.


The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA


Contact Us

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Tech, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to suggest a speaker. 

For Participation:

FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech membership is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable and includes all member benefits through our 2021 in-person conference.
Diana Connors
Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
Tel: 646-437-6613