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Future Compute


MIT Technology Review’s
essential event for tech leaders

Future Compute 2023 is over.

Future Compute offers CTOs and IT Leadership the emerging technology and strategy insight required to outpace change and ensure their digital infrastructure aligns to and exceeds business goals.

This year’s conference focuses on the technologies and strategies that foster Digital Dexterity. We’ll dig into hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, security, AI ops, digital culture, the chip wars, artificial intelligence, and of course, Web3 and the metaverse.

What to expect

The Essential Emerging Technology Event

Optimize IT operations while maximizing technology innovation. MIT Technology Review’s Future Compute uncovers the emerging technologies set to become tomorrow’s essential technologies and the tech-forward strategies to run a seamless, cost-effective IT infrastructure today.

For CTOs, CIOs, and IT Decision Makers

Successful IT requires leaders to be change agents, talent scouts, and culture revolutionaries to foster an environment that is dedicated to innovation and the customer experience. Nurture ambition and master the ability to use technology for better business outcomes.

At the Inspirational MIT Campus

Future Compute is hosted on the MIT campus, in the heart of “the most innovative square mile on the planet.” Our speakers are invited, not accepted from unsolicited applications, and they are interviewed unscripted by MIT Technology Review’s award-winning editors. Our attendance is capped, attracting the most curious and innovative minds in technology.

Featured speakers

Head of Enterprise Computing
Chief Information Officer
Schneider Electric
SVP of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Venture Partner, Archetype; Research Fellow
Crypto Council for Innovation

Agenda overview

Sunday, April 30

Quantum Exploration at MIT

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

When in Rome! In a first for Future Compute, we’re moving out of the conference center and into the classrooms and labs of MIT where we’ll explore the amazing world of quantum computing.

Monday, May 1

Digital Dexterity

9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Deliver the technology platforms that drive digital business, and foster a culture that capitalizes on game-changing opportunities.

Who attends


Chief Research Scientist


Head of Operations & Strategy


Chief Architect


Chief Scientist


Sr Director, Strategic Technology Initiatives


Executive Director Global Network Services


VP, Strategy & Transformation


Head of AI/ML Innovation


Director, Digital Future




Vice President, Emerging Technology


Vice Provost & Professor


Register for Future Compute

Online-only Access

  • Early access to the virtual platform
  • All live mainstage content on May 1
  • Q&A sessions with speakers
  • Ability to download speaker materials
  • Peer-to-peer virtual networking
  • Access to exclusive Technology Review content within the virtual platform
  • On-demand access to the Future Compute library for up to three months
  • One-year Digital subscription to MIT Technology Review
  • The Download, MIT Technology Review's weekday tech newsletter

In-Person + Online Access

  • All of the virtual benefits


  • Limited to 500 attendees for optimal networking with speakers and peers
  • Access to all in-person presentations at the renowned MIT Media Lab
  • “Back to the Lab” experiential programming on April 30
  • Evening networking events on April 30 and May 1
  • First access to Q&A sessions with speakers
  • Upgraded one-year Print + Digital subscription to MIT Technology Review

This year, Future Compute will be held the same week as our popular AI event, EmTech Digital, allowing attendees the opportunity to attend both events at a discounted rate. You can learn more about EmTech Digital by visiting the event website. Attendees may register for the bundle package on either event website.

We are pleased to offer conference discounts to MIT alumni and other members of the MIT community, non-profit organizations, select affiliate groups, and parties of three or more. A limited number of scholarships are also available. Email us to inquire about your eligibility.


Cancellation policy

We understand the return to live events brings many unknowns, and safety is our top priority. Tickets are fully refundable until April 3, or you may choose to apply your payment to another MIT Technology Review event in the same calendar year without penalty. No refunds are offered after April 3, but you may transfer your ticket to another person at any time by providing authorization to us in writing. Email us for all cancellations and transfer requests. Should MIT Technology Review make the decision to not host the in-person event, you will be contacted immediately.

Media registration

To request a media pass for an MIT Technology Review conference, please submit the media registration form.

Media passes are limited and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event (see media and analyst required credentials on the form). The information you submit will be reviewed carefully, so please be as detailed as possible when filling out the form. Media credential approval for a prior MIT Technology Review conference does not guarantee approval for this event.

Email us with any questions.

Attendee code of conduct

We are curating discussions that include a wide range of views on the most significant technologies and trends of the year. We are committed to providing safe, respectful forums – both live and online. By participating in this event, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the conference. Violations will be dealt with at the organizer’s discretion and may result in removal from the event. To report an incident, please email us.

Any speaker materials provided are meant for informational/educational purposes only and may not be reproduced or altered in any other way.

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Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We value diversity of ideas and perspectives, both onstage and among our audiences. We strive to include speakers with varied experiences and perspectives, and we offer scholarships to encourage event participation by underrepresented groups and individuals.

Career mentorship

Discounted tickets for early-career professionals are available to those new to the workforce and/or with limited experience in their field. Email us to inquire. Eligibility will be reviewed as inquiries are received, based on industry experience, job title, and other relevant considerations. MIT Technology Review reserves the right to cancel tickets purchased by those that do not qualify.

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