Artificial intelligence is changing every business.
Don't be left behind.
March 25-26, 2019
St. Regis Hotel
San Francisco, CA


EmTech Digital is a uniquely accessible and insightful forum on the commercialization of AI technologies.

It's where the discerning lens of the world’s preeminent technology university meets Silicon Valley.

Our program is carefully curated to review the state of artificial intelligence technologies. We'll examine the capabilities and commercial applications of these technologies and provide a deeper understanding of the growing economic impact that the field is having on organizations and industries around the world.

» Gain a working understanding of complex tech that’s driving business innovation.

» Learn to harness these technologies to build a competitive business advantage: increase revenue, ensure security, and make smart hires in a changing workforce.

» Get clear insights that help you cut through the noise around AI and chart your strategy.

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

This Year's Themes

  • What's Next for AI?

    While recent advances in AI have been significant, leading organizations around the world are racing to develop technologies that are more adaptable and useful in real world environments. We’ll examine the most significant developments of the year, from the growing accessibility of cloud-based AI to more intuitive human-machine interfaces. As well, you’ll see the most ambitious research fueling the next generation of intelligent systems.
  • AI’s Economic Impact

    AI technologies are being deployed in nearly every global industry and will be central to economic growth going forward. As the capabilities of these systems continue to improve, the pace of adoption will accelerate quickly, making it a critical time for business leaders to embrace new technologies to augment their existing workforce. Practical insights from early adopters will reveal what is working today and where to watch for the next wave of disruption.
  • A Global View

    While there is much to learn from the AI hubs in the US and China, we will also examine other emerging centers of innovation and those regions at risk of being left behind. As AI’s implications on the global economy continue to grow, so do the stakes for ensuring that the social impact of these technologies is kept in mind. The rapid pace of automation fueled by AI requires a global discussion around ethics and governance to ensure that these technologies are more broadly beneficial.
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 speaker nominations for our upcoming conference. Applications close approximately three months before the event.

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St. Regis San Francisco

125 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Registration check-in: 2nd floor
General sessions: 2nd floor

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available. Make your reservation early, as rooms will likely sell out.

EmTech Digital 2019 Schedule

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

Monday, March 25, 2019

  • 8:00
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Sessions
  • 12:30
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00
    General Sessions
  • 5:30
    EmTech Digital Reception

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • 8:00
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Sessions
  • 12:00
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:30
    General Sessions
  • 5:00
    Closing Toast
What’s EmTech Digital All About?

Watch video from previous EmTech Digital events to meet the leaders, understand the tech, and gain a business advantage.

Venue + Travel

March 25-26, 2019
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.

Hotel information

St. Regis San Francisco

Discounted Conference Rate:
$435/night + tax
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125 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Online reservations +

You may also reserve a room by calling St. Regis Central Reservations at 1-877-787-3447. Be sure to mention EmTech Digital 2019 to receive the discounted rate. 

The group rate is available until March 1, 2019.


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.

Be First to the Table

Special First Mover pricing is offered for a limited time, while supplies last.

Registration includes two full days of sessions, a networking reception, and a closing toast at the St. Regis in San Francisco.

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