The Future of Disruption

Global Technology Summit

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Thursday, October 17th, 2024

About the Summit


DLA Piper’s Technology Sector will host its Eighth Biannual Global Technology Summit on October 17, 2024.

Launched in 2008, DLA Piper's award-winning Global Technology Summit is dedicated to providing insight and analysis into the emerging technology and legal trends affecting businesses today.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Freedman.

Speaker bio

Sam Zell

Sam Zell


Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.

What past attendees say

"Great job pulling this together. Great keynote speakers and very engaged audiences. Strong turn-out, quality folks."

2018 Summit Attendee