Artificial intelligence is changing every business.
Don't be left behind.

March 27-28, 2017
St. Regis Hotel
San Francisco, CA


A.I. already impacts every industry, and human-machine interaction is becoming increasingly natural and intuitive. Yet, it’s difficult to discern facts from hype. EmTech Digital does just that–giving you the business intelligence you need in this rapidly shifting landscape. Together, we’ll forge ahead on the discussions started at the conference last spring: What are the key developments of the past year? How will their commercialization affect you? What can you do right now to stay ahead?

At EmTech Digital you’ll:

Learn how to harness new technologies to build a competitive business advantage: increase revenue, ensure security, make the best hires in a changing workforce.

Gain clear business insights that help you cut through the noise around artificial intelligence and big data in order to chart your strategy.

Meet the sharpest minds in the technology, engineering, academic, startup, and management communities–the people leading the next wave of intelligent technologies.

This Year's Themes

  • The Technologies Powering Change

    The latest research on artificial intelligence techniques, including deep learning and speech and image recognition, that are providing machines with valuable new capabilities and making the automation of more business decisions possible.

  • The Business Impacts and Opportunities

    How AI will continue to change the face of every industry, including:

    • Health care and biomedicine
    • Retail and finance
    • Transportation and auto
    • Media and advertising
    • ...and more

Who Should Attend

EmTech Digital is for senior executives responsible for information, technology, security, strategy, and marketing–those charged with driving innovation and product development across industries and sectors within their business.

EmTech Digital is a must-attend for:
- C-Level Executives
- Heads of Innovation
- VC/Investors
- VPs of Strategy
- VPs of Product Planning
- R&D Specialists
- IT Decision Makers


The innovators at the heart of the next wave of the digital revolution are here.

We’re gathering the experts who’ll give you the inside track on the technologies and businesses that are disrupting industries, creating entirely new markets, and changing society.

We are now accepting applications and speakers for our 2017 conference. Applications close on December 16.

Apply to speak at an event

2016 Featured Speaker

Andrew Ng, Chief Schientist, Baidu
Session: Deep Learning in Practice:
Speech Recognition and Beyond

EmTech Digital 2017 Schedule

It’s not another lecture … it’s an invitation to join the conversation.

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • 8:30
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Session
  • 12:30
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:45
    General Session
  • 5:30

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • 8:30
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Session
  • 12:15
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:30
    General Session
  • 4:45
    Closing Toast

St. Regis Hotel

123 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Discounted hotel rooms are available until February 27, 2017.

News + Views

Tomorrow's machines

DARPA’s Autonomous Ship Is Patrolling the Seas with a Parasailing Radar

Forget self-driving cars—this is the robotic technology that the military wants to use.

Machine learning

Searching Rat Brains for Clues on How to Make Smarter Machines

A $28 million government project is betting that tapping rodent brains will pay big dividends for AI research.

Automated cars

Novelty of Driverless Cars Wears Off Quickly for First-Timers

NuTonomy is conducting “the world’s largest, most expensive focus group” with self-driving taxis in Singapore.

Smartphones and apps

Google’s New Pixel Phone Matters (But You’re Not Going to Buy It)

The device is the first phone Google designed from scratch, and it has its AI-powered personal assistant built in.

Venue + Travel

March 27-28, 2017
St. Regis Hotel
San Francisco

St. Regis Hotel

The 5-star St. Regis San Francisco hotel embodies extraordinary hospitality with modern-day sophistication. This luxury hotel features 306 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with rainforest showers, minibars, and several flat-screen TVs (including one in the bathroom). You’ll find yourself in the heart of one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods with the most exciting galleries, San Francisco attractions, events, restaurants, and shopping. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the new Jewish Contemporary Museum, the financial district, and Union Square's select stores are all minutes away. A brief stroll takes you to the hill-climbing delights of the city's legendary cable cars, and the Golden Gate Bridge leads you to the bucolic charms of wine country.

Booking deadline is February 27, 2017

Hotel information

St. Regis Hotel

Discounted Conference Rate:
$425/night + tax
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You may reserve your stay by calling the St. Regis Central Reservations line at 1-866-225-0397 and mentioning MIT Technology Review EmTech Digital. 


Extending your stay? Please call the hotel directly to inquire about extending the discounted rates on shoulder nights.


The group rate is available until February 27, 2017.


The St. Regis San Francisco enjoys an artful address, just steps from the top things to do in San Francisco. The Museum of the African Diaspora, featuring the rich history of African art and culture, is conveniently located within the hotel. In addition, the renowned San Francisco Museum of Modern Art showcases noteworthy talent directly next door, and the vibrant new Jewish Contemporary Museum stands less than one block from the hotel. The financial district and Union Square's select stores are minutes away, offering a plethora of things to do in San Francisco. A brief stroll takes you to the hill-climbing delights of the city's legendary cable cars, and the Golden Gate Bridge leads you to the bucolic charms of wine country.

Driving from the North Bay

Sausalito, Tiburon, Muir Woods, Sonoma

• Take Highway 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge.
• Follow signs towards Downtown San Francisco/Lombard Street.
• Continue on Lombard Street approximately 1.5 miles.
• Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue.
• Continue on Van Ness Avenue for 14 blocks, then turn left onto Bush Street.
• Continue on Bush Street for 12 blocks.
• Then turn right onto Montgomery Street.
• Continue on Montgomery Street and cross Market Street.
• Continue 2 more blocks to Howard Street. Turn right onto Howard Street.
• Proceed 1 block to Third Street and turn right.
• The St. Regis Hotel is located on the right side, 0.5 blocks after Howard Street. Immediately after the Museum of Modern Art, turn right onto Minna Street.

Driving from the South Bay

San Francisco International Airport, Santa Clara, San Jose, Monterey, Carmel

• Take Highway 101 North into San Francisco.
• Follow signs towards Bay Bridge onto Interstate 80 East.
• Take the last San Francisco Exit, which is Fourth Street.
• Continue through the light and turn left onto Third Street.
• Proceed along Third Street and continue for 3.5 blocks.
• The St. Regis Hotel is located on the right side, 0.5 blocks after Howard Street. Immediately after the Museum of Modern Art, turn right onto Minna Street.

Driving from Highway 280

• Take Interstate 280 North into San Francisco.
• Stay on the freeway until it ends onto King Street.
• Proceed several blocks to Third Street.
• Turn left onto Third Street
• Continue along Third Street for 6.5 blocks.
• The St. Regis Hotel is located on the right side, 0.5 blocks after Howard Street. Immediately after the Museum of Modern Art, turn right onto Minna Street.

Driving from East Bay

Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Sacramento

• Take Interstate 80 West over the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.
• Take the first right exit, which is Fremont Street.
• Turn left onto Fremont Street. Proceed 0.5 blocks to Howard Street and turn left.
• Continue on Howard Street for 4 long blocks, and turn right onto Third Street.
• The St. Regis Hotel is located on the right side, 0.5 blocks after Howard Street. Immediately after the Museum of Modern Art, turn right onto Minna Street.

Driving from Oakland Airport

• Follow the signs for Interstate 880 North, towards downtown Oakland.
• Follow the signs towards San Francisco, Interstate 80 West.
• Proceed on I-80 West over the Bay Bridge, and follow the "Driving from East Bay" directions.


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