The Montgomery Summit Announces 2016 Presenting Companies & Agenda

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--The Montgomery Summit presented by Macquarie, the leading, invitation-only business and technology conference, today announced presenting companies and speakers for the event, which will take place March 8 and 9 in Santa Monica. This exclusive gathering will attract a global community of more than 1,000 leading investors, entrepreneurs, and industry executives. Attendees and presenting companies have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings beginning today.

“This year’s Summit is about exploring where creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital meet”

“This year’s Summit is about exploring where creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital meet,” said Jamie Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Summit. “The intimate environment allows guests to identify investments, make deals, and build global alliances. The Monty Summit is where breakout companies and major industry trends are discovered.”

Presenting Companies

The private technology companies presenting at this year’s event were selected from over 4,000 nominations made by members of The Montgomery Summit community. Nominations were evaluated by each company’s sector, stage, growth and engagement metrics, as well as criteria including management, vision, and more. Presenting companies represent the most impressive and innovative companies in their fields, including enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, marketing and advertising technology, ecommerce, virtual reality, and financial technology.

Companies will present within three tracks – “Growth Track” (including unicorns Avant, BillDesk, Cloudflare, DocuSign, and Dropbox); “First Look Track” (including Peloton Technology, Sama Group, and Foodstirs); and “Emerging Track” (including August, ClearSkyData, and WEVR). Past presenting companies have included Facebook, Concur, ExactTarget, Splunk, The Honest Company, and Oculus VR.

Keynote Speakers

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

  • John Chambers, executive chairman, Cisco
  • Beth Comstock, vice chair, GE
  • Rob High, IBM Fellow, vice president and CTO, Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group
  • General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, founder and managing partner, McChrystal Group

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

In addition to its regular agenda, The Montgomery Summit will host a unique, invitation-only event for female leaders in technology, which will precede the conference on Monday, March 7. The event is a stand-alone program that will recognize, support, and celebrate “The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur.” More than 400 female attendees are expected to attend, including entrepreneurs, C-level executives and partners at leading venture capital firms. The Montgomery Summit has selected 100 female millennial entrepreneurs who will attend the Summit as guests with complimentary registration.

Co-chaired by Niloo Howe, chief strategy officer at RSA, and Kate Mitchell, managing director at Scale Venture Partners, the event will be keynoted by Victoria Ransom, founder of Wildfire, and Leen Kawas, CEO and president of M3 Biotechnology. Programming will include a panel on “Building a Successful Tech Company” featuring Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data; Juliet de Baubigny, senior partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers; and Liz Pearce, CEO of LiquidPlanner.

Since 2004, The Montgomery Summit has been the premier technology industry-insider event for entrepreneurs, executives, and investors, offering extraordinary opportunities for making deals and building relationships. This year’s Summit is programmed thanks to lead sponsors Macquarie and Signal Hill and partners Zx Ventures, EY, Delta, Avant, Citrix, Live Technology, TeleSign, Healthplans, Mibura, March Capital Partners, Gibson Dunn, Paul Hastings, Latham Watkins, BridgeBank, and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

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. For more information, visit


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Release Summary

The Montgomery Summit today announced presenting companies and speakers for the event, taking place on March 8 and 9 in Santa Monica, CA. Presenting companies were selected from over 4,000 nominations

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