Fortune is gearing up for Brainstorm Tech, our annual gathering of the technology world’s most influential executives, investors and thinkers. Now in its 15th year, Brainstorm Tech will return from July 11 to 13 to the picturesque Aspen Institute campus in Colorado, the perfect spot for deep conversations about the technologies that are changing our world―and the consequences of those changes. It also serves as a pretty nice backdrop for those who watch via the livestream on Fortune.com.
We’ll be announcing the names of Brainstorm Tech participants over the next month or so, and wanted to get the ball rolling today.
One of our major themes will be digital transformation, so we will kick off our event with a conversation about the future of transportation with Dan Ammann, president of General Motors GM 0.17% , and John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft. Are they really working together on a fleet of self-driving taxis? Do they expect more Detroit-Silicon Valley partnerships?
We’ll also discuss transformation of the workplace with WeWork co-founders Adam Neumann and Rebekah Paltrow Neumann; the transformation of retail with Dave Brandon, CEO of Toys “R” Us; the transformation of data with Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox, and Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside; the transformation of the enterprise with Diane Greene, the former CEO of VMWare who now leads Google’s GOOG -0.03% cloud business; and the transformation of reality itself with Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, and Brian Wallace, Magic Leap’s CMO.
Brainstorm Tech also will dive deep into issues of connectivity, through conversations with Fortune 500 heavyweights Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp. INTC 0.08% , and Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems CSCO 1.11% . We’ll also explore how we connect with our own personal technology, during a conversation with David Limp, Amazon’s AMZN 0.36% senior VP of devices and services, who leads the team responsible for Amazon’s Echo device.
We also want to discuss the future of intelligence, which is why we’re looking forward to a conversation with David Kenny, general manager of IBM Watson IBM 0.17% ; Shivon Zilis, a partner at Bloomberg Beta and advisor to OpenAI; and David Mindell, an esteemed author and MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics. Speaking of astronautics, we’ll also be talking about how the public and private sectors are partnering together on space exploration with Chuck Beames, president of Vulcan Aerospace, Phil McAlister, director of NASA’s commercial spaceflight development division and Natalya Brikner, founder and CEO of Accion Systems.
We’re also looking forward to brainstorming with some business luminaries who aren’t regularly associated with tech conferences, such as Charles Koch, co-founder and CEO of Koch Industries, and Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who will be participating in an “Industrialist’s Dilemma” session with Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric GE -0.19% , and Aaron Levie, CEO of Box BOX 3.26% .
Brainstorm Tech also focuses on the money that helps drive technology, which is why we’re looking forward to welcoming such investors as Yuri Milner, founder of Breakthrough Initiatives, Bill Maris, CEO of Google Ventures, David Trujillo, partner with TPG Capital, Jim Breyer, founder of Breyer Capital, Jenny Lee, a partner with GGV Capital, John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins), Megan Quinn, a partner with Spark Capital, Scott Sandell, co-managing partner of NEA, Jennifer Fonstad, partner with Aspect Ventures, Jeff Fagnan, partner with Accomplice, Veronica Wu, president of CSC Venture Capital, Steve Herrod, partner with General Catalyst, and Ann Miura-Ko, partner with Floodgate. Plus Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft.
We’ll also look into the technology that drives money, through a conversation on the future of wealth management with Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest; and Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social.
Brainstorm Tech attendees also will be treated to the world premiere of the third season of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, the popular AMC television program set in the world of the 1980s tech industry. Also joining us will be some of the show’s creators and cast.
The best part is that all of these people are just a selection of Brainstorm Tech participants. Be sure to keep tabs on our conference site for additional names between now and July 11, when the conference kicks off. And sign up for Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily technology newsletter.