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50 Years of Innovative Ideas: Cowen’s TMT Conference

Image of the network of telecom services and technologies serving the grid in blue representing 50 years of innovative ideas at TD Cowen's TMT conference.

The year was 1972. The Magnavox Odyssey had just become the first commercial video game console, and Hewlett-Packard released the HP-35, the world’s first handheld scientific calculator. It was also the year that Bell Labs invented C programming language, and Atari released Pong.

At Cowen, 1972 marked the launch of our first Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Conference to showcase new technologies and the companies putting a host of innovative products into the hands of consumers and businesses. This tradition has persisted, with Cowen’s 50th Annual TMT Conference, to be held June 1-2, 2022, in New York.

“Cowen is proud to host the longest-running TMT conference on Wall Street. While technologies constantly change, what remains the same is our unwavering focus on areas of growth and disruption, which are very much part of the ‘new normal’,” said Jeffrey M. Solomon, Chair and CEO of Cowen. “As we look ahead, we see many areas that are both addressable and accessible, both for Cowen and our clients. By bringing together the disruptors and change agents and the investors providing capital for ongoing transformation, Cowen’s TMT Conference remains one of the most anticipated events year after year.”

Cowen’s 50th annual TMT Conference will focus on the latest developments in areas such as cybersecurity, information technology, and cryptocurrency, as well as emerging trends in communications infrastructure, semiconductors, software, telecom equipment, and more. After two years of being held virtually—fittingly enabled by technology—the TMT Conference will convene this year as an in-person event.

The conference is also an opportunity to showcase Cowen’s expertise in TMT as part of the firm’s broad and deep presence that also spans multiple, closely related areas such as technology-enabled services (TES), automotive/mobility, industrials, energy, and data. Cowen continues to add talent in Research and Investment Banking to address these growth opportunities.

Looking back on the past 50 years, what were once novel ideas and breakthrough products now seem not only antiquated, but also quaint. But the importance of identifying technologies that will fuel progress across the economy has not changed. Many of today’s breakthrough solutions are at the tipping point of delivering value, both to the companies developing them and to investors seeking to participate in that growth. These opportunities align well with Cowen’s strengths in areas such as alternative energy, mobility technology, synthetic biology, Internet of Things, edge computing and 5G, and robotics and automation. At our 50th Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference, we are proud to celebrate our storied tradition of being on the cutting edge of innovation and disruptive growth.