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Meet the Man Behind the Future of Money & Technology and Musictech

San Francisco entrepreneur gathers the movers and shakers of San Francisco and Silicon Valley Venture capital

Behind The Future of Money & Technology Summit is founder and executive producer Brian Zisk. Described as a serial entrepreneur in the music and technology industries, Brian is a strategist specializing in digital media, Web broadcasting and distribution technologies. Having developed a passion for informing music and technology professionals, he has dedicated his career to coordinating conferences, building companies, non-profits and other projects for the music and technology communities.

Following the creation of the very successful SF MusicTech Summit, now in its sixth year, Brian decided to turn his attention to technology as it pertains to commerce, specifically in the San Francisco Bay area. Brian explains that the money and tech industries are constantly evolving, especially in the new economy, where virtualization and sustainability are becoming increasingly important to businesses. In 2010, Brian founded the The Future of Money & Technology Summit, with the objective to provide a platform to showcase alternative payment services and new technologies that could push boundaries and even change the way we do business.

When asked about the development of the conference, Brian says, "The Future of Money and Technology Summit, created in the city that leads the way in innovation and new technologies, is a forum for visionaries to connect, share, discuss and announce exciting new products. We are taking all that we learned from putting on the world's best music-technology conferences and aiming to build what we hope to be the best conference on the future of money, with a San Francisco Bay Area focus, welcoming all of the great money technology developers who are active here."

Last year's event featured over 70 speakers and 20 panel discussions covered in three sessions throughout the day, followed by a "raging" cocktail party. Beyond networking opportunities, the conference series provides a business development platform to discuss the rapidly evolving money ecosystem and to showcase innovative ideas, the latest technologies and business strategies in the converging industries of finance and technology.

This year, The Future of Money and Technology Summit brought together over 500 thought leaders and visionaries in new money technologies, including entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers and organizations who work with them at the intersection of cash, commerce and technology. To sign up for next year's event, go to http://www.futureofmoney.com.

Beyond the Future of Money conference, Brian fulfills leadership roles for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profit organizations. Active in many influential computer-mediated forums, Brian is quoted and published extensively in the media, regularly appears on panels and speaks at industry events, and is highly regarded by industry peers as an expert at building brand awareness as well as creating and evaluating new business models.

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