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Technology Executives, Venture Capitalists Discuss What’s Next for Tech at Dow Jones FASTech


Keynotes from The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt, American Express’ Dan Schulman and others

NEW YORK – Venture capitalists, corporate executives and entrepreneurs will convene at the Dow Jones FASTech conference ( to forecast where technology is headed, analyze the challenges technology companies face, and review the most investment-worthy start-ups as deemed by VentureWireeditors and an advisory board of leading venture capitalists. The conference will take place Nov. 8-9 at the Sofitel in Redwood City, Calif.

The two-day conference will feature incisive keynote interviews with:

*Carl Bass, president and CEO, Autodesk
*Deborah Hopkins, chairman, venture capital initiatives, and chief innovation officer, Citi
*Walt Mossberg, personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal
*Richard Rosenblatt, chairman and CEO, Demand Media
*Dan Schulman, group president, enterprise growth, American Express
*Godfrey Sullivan, chief executive officer, Splunk

Attendees will also gain expert insight into the dynamics driving innovation, start-up acquisitions and interest in white-hot sectors such as cloud computing, data management and education technologies. Plus, the CEOs of early-stage start-ups — all hand-picked by an advisory board of technology investors and experts — will present their companies and answer questions from venture capitalists.

All FASTech participants are invited to the exclusive Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards dinner and ceremony honoring the 2011 award winners on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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