Steve Jobs and Ballmer to headline D8 conference

The annual All Things Digital conference this year is returning with some of the most important figures in tech today. In a surprise move given Apple’s recent circumstances with their upcoming iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been confirmed to kick off the opening interview on June 1st.

Additional spotlight guests for the technology conference include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Hollywood director James Cameron.

Founded by co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher in 2003, the D conference is a gathering of the most influential figures in media and technology. Each year, Mossberg and Swisher put these top players to the test onstage during unrehearsed, unscripted conversations. The results are candid, entertaining sessions that provide glimpses into the strategies of the industry’s most creative thinkers.

The full list of speakers for the conference include:

  • Steve Ballmer | CEO of Microsoft
  • Steve Burke | COO of Comcast
  • James Cameron | Director, Producer, Writer
  • Steve Case | Chairman and CEO of Revolution
  • Peter Chou | CEO of HTC
  • John Donahoe | President and CEO of eBay
  • Carly Fiorina | Candidate for U.S. Senate, California
  • Julius Genachowski | Chairman of the FCC
  • Paul Jacobs | CEO of Qualcomm
  • Steve Jobs | CEO of Apple
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg | CEO of Dreamworks Animation SKG
  • Ted Leonsis | Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL, Chairman of Revolution Money and Owner of Washington Capitals
  • Alan Mulally | CEO of Ford
  • Ray Ozzie | Chief Software Architect of Microsoft
  • Richard Rosenblatt | Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Demand Media
  • Vivian Schiller | President and CEO of NPR
  • Paul Steiger | Editor-in-Chief, President and Chief Executive of ProPublica
  • Mark Zuckerberg | Founder and CEO of Facebook

The 2007 D5 conference was one of the most significant in history in that it included longtime rivals Bill Gates and Steve Jobs together in a joint interview. The following video shows some quick highlights from the event but be sure to check out the full interview here (transcript).

Image credit All Things D.

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