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Thomson Reuters Corporation

May 15, 2011 21:00 ET

Reuters Global Technology Summit -- 16-19 May 2011 -- Over 30 Technology and Media Leaders to Discuss Outlook for the Industry

Reuters Global Technology Summit in New York and Paris Begins

Continuous Coverage Available on Reuters.com

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 15, 2011) - Some of the world's leading names in technology and media will visit Reuters bureaus in New York and Paris from May 16-19 to discuss the outlook for the technology, telecommunications and media sector in a series of exclusives interviews. The stories and videos from the closed on-the-record sessions at the Reuters Global Technology Summit will be posted online at www.reuters.com/summits.

The next U.S. election may be won or lost on Facebook. First word of an earthquake or revolution may come via Twitter. Phones can find bargains and pay for coffee. Angry Birds are everywhere. There is no doubt new mobile technology is capturing the imagination of Washington, Wall Street and every corner of the world.

It's all part of the post-PC landscape -- where powerful, ultra-portable devices connect people continuously to their data and their social networks, shunting aside bulky equipment and inflexible software. Traditional forces may quickly find themselves obsolete as new powers arise from nowhere.

Apple's iPad is uprooting the PC. AT&T's daring $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA has investors and regulators on alert. Nokia is slashing jobs to make way for Microsoft phones. Valuations for social sites are reaching into tens of billions of dollars.

Reuters Global Technology Summit in New York and Paris presents exclusive closed interviews with more than 30 executives forging the infrastructure of this new order, from chip and device designers to wireless carriers and the people running the websites that are changing the way people live and work. The Summit willl generate exclusive stories and investable insights, as well as online videos and blog postings. These can be seen at http://www.reuters.com/summit/GlobalTech11

While the sessions are closed, for the first time with Reuters Global Technology Summit you have a chance to question world leaders in mobile communications, online publishing, personal computing, social media and more. Click here to post your questions or send them to lars.paronen@thomsonreuters.com. We'll post selected answers on MediaFile throughout the summit, running from Monday, May 16 to Thursday, May 19.

Guests speaking at the Reuters Global Technology Summit will include:

New York:

  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker;
  • AOL CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong;
  • Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington;
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg;
  • Verizon CFO Fran Shammo;
  • AT&T Business Solutions CEO John Stankey;
  • Foursquare Co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley;
  • LivingSocial Co-founder and CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy;
  • NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang;
  • Corning CFO Jim Flaws;
  • Symantec Corp CEO Enrique Salem;
  • Spark Capital Principal Mo Koyfman;
  • Intel General Manager for Sales and Marketing Group Thomas Kilroy;
  • Real Networks Chairman Rob Glaser;
  • SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe;
  • Google Ventures Managing Partner Bill Maris;
  • Atlas Ventures Partner Axel Bichara;
  • CMEA Capital Partner Saad Khan;
  • Dell Head of Strategy Dave Johnson;

Paris:

  • Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen;
  • Opera Founder Jon von Tetzchner;
  • SEMI Europe President Heinz Kundert;
  • Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou;
  • Index Ventures Co-founder and Partner Neil Rimer;
  • HTC Europe President Florian Seiche;
  • Habbo Hotel CEO Timo Soininen;
  • ARM CEO Warren East;
  • France Telecom Orange Head of Mobile Services Anne Bouverot;
  • Rovio Mobile CEO Mikael Hed;
  • Gameloft CFO Alexandre de Rochefort;
  • Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith;
  • Iliad CFO & VP Innovation Thomas Reynaud;
  • Telmap CEO Oren Nissim; and
  • NXP Semiconductors CEO Richard Clemmer.

Reuters Summits bring together top executives from key industries in exclusive sessions with Reuters News global teams of specialist journalists. During the course of Reuters Summits, exclusive news stories and video interviews are posted on Reuters.com, providing valuable insight into specific companies, business sectors, and economies.

PRESS COVERAGE:

Reuters Summits are roundtable interviews, not conferences, and are closed to other media attending. However, you may present questions for this Summit -- click here to post your questions or send them to lars.paronen@thomsonreuters.com. For media wishing to use interview text, video and audio, please provide proper attribution for the "Reuters Global Technology Summit".
For continuous coverage of this summit, click here: http://www.reuters.com/summit/GlobalTech11

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