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Collision top speakers

Collision announces initial speaker lineup for 2018 edition

Collision, “America’s fastest growing technology conference”, announced today the first speakers for the 2018 edition. Miguel McKelvey, Brad Smith and Susan Herman will join global CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, activists and investors for the four day event taking place April 30-May 3.

Now in its 5th year, Collision has grown from a gathering of 2,000 attendees to an expected 25,000 in 2018. Collision will host discussions across industries from music and technology to robotics, IoT, climate change, net neutrality, hacking and Hollywood.

Initial 25 of 300 speakers announced.

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Collision conference and trade show in New Orleans on May 4, 2017 – Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

Collision top speakers

  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft : As Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, Brad’s remit covers the company’s corporate, external and legal affairs. He leads on issues including privacy, environmental sustainability, security and more for the global tech giant.
  • Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder, WeWork : Miguel co – founded WeWork in 2010, aimed at changing the way we live and work. the communal work space valued at $21billion. Miguel serves as WeWork’s Chief Creative Officer.
  • Susan Herman, President, ACLU : Susan is a lawyer, lecturer, author and activist. Has working daily to defend the individual rights and liberties of citizens of the United States. Susan played a vital role in the 2015 Supreme court ruling which secured same sex marriage rights across the US.
  • Sophia Bush, Actress & Activist – The Girl Project : Actress, director, and activist. Sophia has starred in the drama series One Tree Hill, and in Chicago P.D. She is co-founder of The Girl Project which aims to unleash the economic and social power of girls through education around the world.
  • Damon Wayans Jr, Actor.
  • John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco.
  • Susan Credle, CCO, FCB Global.
  • Marc Mathieu, CMO, Samsung Electronics.
  • Sairah Ashman, CEO, Wolff Olins.
  • Full list here.
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Collision conference and trade show in New Orleans on May 4, 2017 – Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. In five years, Collision has grown from 2,500 to an expected 25,000 attendees from more than 120 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s fastest growing startups and the world’s
largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.

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