NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 1, 2011 — WIRED and The Economist, publications at the forefront of technology and progress, today announced the inaugural NEXTWORK, a one-day, interdisciplinary conference created to discuss the promise and peril of the network's future. NEXTWORK will take place at Tribeca Rooftop (www.tribec.com) in New York City on June 22, 2011. The presenting sponsor is Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), a leader in network innovation.
With unprecedented contributions from both WIRED and The Economist, the NEXTWORK conference will assemble leaders across a multitude of disciplines — economics, technology, academics and business — to discuss the future of the network. Sessions will examine the digital zeitgeist and its impact on future collaboration, development and governance of the network. The discussion-format of sessions will promote lively discourse and debate about the issues and opportunities concerning the network today and moving forward.
Network infrastructure is essential in making the world not only closer but better, helping to accelerate social and economic advancement across the globe. Each day thousands more people become connected; data traffic is doubling each year on mobile networks alone, begging the question "can the network keep up with exponentially increasing demands?" The NEXTWORK conference will seek to offer solutions to this and other questions and discuss how the network promotes dialogue and cultural understanding, propose how the network should be governed to accelerate growth, reexamine how networks are built, and offer ideas on how to support the future of the network.
"Each month, WIRED explores the impact of technology — on science, business and culture. The NEXTWORK conference is an opportunity to bring that conversation to life, around a topic that impacts everything: the Network," said Howard Mittman, vice president and publisher of WIRED. "We are excited to lift some of the world's greatest minds off our pages, onto the stage and into the audience to tackle the promise of human innovation, and the responsibility that goes with it."
"The Economist has been primarily concerned with human progress for 167 years," said Paul Rossi, managing director and executive vice president of The EconomistGroup. "We are pleased to join this discussion, which will look at the intersection between technological and social progress."
More information about the NEXTWORK conference is available at www.nextwork.com. Participation is by invitation only.
NEXTWORK is an annual, interdisciplinary gathering of business leaders, technologists, futurists, economists and academics who will apply new thinking, to explore both the promise and peril of the Network's future. NEXTWORK will include unprecedented contributions from both WIRED magazine and The Economist, the global authorities at the intersection of politics and business. NEXTWORK Conference is presented by Juniper Networks.
WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation and science. WIRED was named to Ad Age's A-List in 2010, was named "Magazine of the Decade" by AdWeek and has received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Wired.com was named 2009's Best Magazine Website by Adweek, Best News, Business & Finance Website in 2009 by MPA Digital and took home six Webby awards in 2009.WIRED and WIRED.com reach more than 14 million readers a month.
About The Economist
Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world politics, business, finance, science, technology, culture, society, media and the arts.The Economist has a North American circulation of more than 800,000, a global circulation of more than 1.4 million and more than 4 million monthly visitors at The Economist online. Because of its international editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world's political and business leaders than any other magazine.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).