SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/

The Montgomery Summit, the leading, invitation-only business and technology conference, presented by Macquarie Group, today announced speakers and presenting companies for this year’s conference, taking place March 6th-7th in Santa Monica. Hosted and curated by Summit and March Capital Partners founder James Montgomery, the exclusive gathering enters its 16th year bringing together a global community of leading investors, entrepreneurs, and industry executives for two days of prominent keynote speakers, 140 presenting companies, and expert panels on the most important innovations in technology and capital. More than 1,000 attendees from around the world attend the summit each year to identify investment targets, raise capital, discover new ideas, and network.

“The Montgomery Summit is an unparalleled event that encourages the world’s top leaders and innovators to share their insights and expertise, and we’re proud to bring a truly exceptional group together this year,” said James Montgomery. “As innovation continues to evolve at lightning-fast speed, we welcome the opportunity to learn from these leaders as they address the most pressing challenges faced today.”

Speakers
The Montgomery Summit consistently features global leaders and influencers. This year, Summit guests will hear from luminaries who continue to drive significant and impactful innovation in technology and leadership:

The Montgomery Summit will also offer a series of panels and salons featuring executives from SoftBank Investment Advisers, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Zuora, AT&T Inc., Salesforce, Workday Inc., Microsoft, Google, and more. Topics include “The Societal Implications of AI;” “Changing the Way America Eats;” “The Unbanked;” “Unlocking the Potential of 5G;” “Quantum: The Next Frontier;” and more.

Presenting Companies
The private technology companies presenting at this year’s event were selected from over 2,000 nominations sourced by prior Summit attendees, entrepreneurs, and Summit partners and research staff. Nominated companies were evaluated with consideration for each company’s sector, products, traction, leadership, and more. Presenting companies represent the most impressive and innovative companies in their fields, including artificial intelligence, enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, ecommerce, esports, virtual reality, and financial technology. 140 companies will present at this year’s Summit, including Turo, SparkCognition, Amazon, Seismic, Earnin, GitLab, Carta, Forter, Brex, Thrive Market, Descartes Labs, ASAPP, OpenGov, thredUP, Evidation Health, Rothy’s, SpotHero, Sight Machine Inc., FIGS, SpyCloud, The League, ZipRecruiter, Addepar, Beyond Limits, HackerOne, Lever, Hired, Dragos, Relativity Space, and Immuta.

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur
“The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur” program is a core element of the Summit. The Montgomery Summit introduced the “Rise of the Female Entrepreneur” in 2014 to highlight the rising number of female entrepreneurs and investors. The program has grown to include over 450+ attendees, including many female entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and partners at leading venture capital firms. Our 2019 program features keynotes Alli Webb (Drybar), Hilary Schneider (Wag!), and Katlin Smith (Simple Mills), as well as a panel on Building a Successful Tech Company.

Since 2004, The Montgomery Summit has been the premier technology industry-insider event for entrepreneurs, executives, and investors, offering extraordinary opportunities for identifying investments and building relationships. This year’s Summit made possible by Macquarie and lead sponsors DCS Advisory, March Capital Partners, EY, and Accenture. Supporting sponsors include Carta, CIBC, Vista Equity Partners, Dell, ASX, Moss Adams, Nasdaq, and Gibson Dunn.

About The Montgomery Summit
The Montgomery Summit gathers an invited group of entrepreneurs, senior investors, and leading executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology. The event features two days of presentations, keynotes, panels, and salons at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. Previously known as The Montgomery Technology Conference, the Summit has for more than a decade provided unparalleled opportunities to meet a diverse blend of technological visionaries and innovators from all over the world.