Montgomery Summit 2017

Bringing together investors, executives and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the technology industry


Our partnership

A presenting partner over the past four years, Macquarie is proud to sponsor the Montgomery Summit again in 2017.

As a leader in advising and investing in technology, digital and related sectors, we have helped convene more than 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, and executives in March each year in Santa Monica. And with our deep-sector expertise, innovative capital and financing solutions, we’ve helped some of the industry’s best realize their goals.

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2017 highlights 

Expansion outside traditional IT, assets, firms and mediums.
Presentations and discussions at The Montgomery Summit addressed  an array of prevailing and emergent themes facing the global technology community across a variety of subsectors, including ecommerce, cybersecurity, enterprise software and virtual reality. See some of the key takeaways from Macquarie Capital attendees.

Artificial intelligence

 

Machine learning and artificial intelligence is no longer the realm of high technology.
Traditional enterprises have begun incorporating machine learning technology and artificial intelligence to gather and analyse data in order to better plan and streamline operations. Industrial equipment sensors, user behaviours within networks and interactions with consumers are being analysed to give enterprise operations predictions for the future.

Augmented reality and virtual reality

 

Widespread adoption is around the corner.
The leading innovators we spoke to like to think of current technology as the “brick” mobile phone days of development, with current initial uptake by video gamers as just the beginning. We expect there to be a direct correlation between the improvement of the AR/VR user interface and mass adoption by mainstream companies and consumers as these technologies become increasingly integrated into everyday life.

On demand online

 

Online tools continue to disrupt traditional consumer service industries
Similar to the disruption faced by traditional brick-and-mortar retailers by the rapid emergence of ecommerce, traditional consumer services are similarly being disrupted by online tools and platforms. The emergence of online platforms and portals has led to traditional service industries being disintermediated. We met with a number of growing legal services and recruiting companies who have made inroads by using cloud-based and mobile-optimized interfaces to source capabilities.

Mergers and acquisitions

 

Tech M&A is up and it’s not all about costs synergies.
Larger technology enterprises are determined to remain competitive with their smaller and more nimble competitors. Instead of relying on traditional R&D, many are investing in seed companies and start-ups or even creating their own investment vehicles to invest in the newest and the latest.

Cybersecurity

Insider attacks are posing a bigger threat than ever.
Insider attacks pose a threat to cybersecurity through employees or compromised credentials. Many companies are developing advanced user behaviour analytics to proactively detect and address internal threats.

 

 

Cybersecurity providers will expand by acquiring smaller specialty companies.
As businesses look for more comprehensive software solutions cybersecurity providers will continue to expand by acquiring smaller specialty companies in order to meet increased demand.

Cybersecurity

Insider attacks are posing a bigger threat than ever.
Insider attacks pose a threat to cybersecurity through employees or compromised credentials. Many companies are developing advanced user behaviour analytics to proactively detect and address internal threats.

 

 

Cybersecurity providers will expand by acquiring smaller specialty companies.
As businesses look for more comprehensive software solutions cybersecurity providers will continue to expand by acquiring smaller specialty companies in order to meet increased demand.

Expertise from Macquarie

Artificial intelligence driving new insights for businesses

Increased investment in machine learning and artificial intelligence is helping enterprises drive improvements in areas such as business intelligence and analytics, cybersecurity and ecommerce.

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Pension and sovereign wealth funds the fastest growing source of capital in tech

A growing number of pension and sovereign wealth funds are investing in technology industries, with the sector set to become the fastest growing source of capital for technology in 2017.

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About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital provides corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing solutions to clients globally.

Our expertise covers a variety of industry sectors including telecommunications, media, technology, infrastructure, utilities, renewables, energy, resources, consumer, gaming, leisure, financial institutions, and real estate while still providing clients with a bespoke, targeted approach.

Macquarie Capital stands out by delivering solutions across the entire balance sheet, with a demonstrated capability to act as a principal investment partner and facilitate capital solutions to support acquisitions, refinancings or other events for our clients.

In the US, Macquarie Capital continues its strong growth trajectory. Working from ten locations across North America, we continue to deliver an increasing number of creative opportunities and comprehensive solutions to our clients.

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