2017 Panels

Our 2017 panels are in the works. Check back periodically for updates!

Future of Enterprise Technology

Presented by Accenture

Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 am
Starlight Ballroom

Panelists
Paul Fipps, CIO, Under Armour
Paul Daughtery, CTO, Accenture
Pankaj Patel, former EVP and Chief Development Officer, Cisco

Moderator
Sarah Hindlian, Macquarie

Overview
What we see going on in the near term and longer term in enterprise IT and infrastructure and, by extension, the opportunities for the emerging private companies.

 

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Private Liquidity for Technology Companies

Presented by Macquarie

Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 am
Wedgewood Ballroom

Panelists
Alan Cline, Principal, Vista Equity Partners (confirmed)
Peter Chung, Managing Partner & CEO, Summit Partners

Moderator
Sarah McBride, Venture Capital and Technology Reporter, Bloomberg

Overview

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``Around The World in 45 Minutes``

Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Starlight Ballroom

Panelists
David Petraeus, Member and Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Moderator
TBA

Overview

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A Conversation on Building a Market Leading Company

Wednesday, March 8, 3:30 pm
Starlight Ballroom

Panelists
Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow

Moderator
TBA

Overview

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John W. Thompson

Wednesday, March 8, 4:00 pm
Starlight Ballroom

Participant
John W. Thompson, CEO, Virtual Instruments and Chairman, Microsoft

Interviewer
Aled Miles, CEO, TeleSign

Overview

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AR & VR

Thursday, March 9, 10:00 am
Wedgewood Ballroom

Participant
TBA

Interviewer
TBA

Overview

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2016 Panels

Private Capital Outlook

Sponsored by Macquarie

Tuesday, March 8, 9:30am – 10:15am
Starlight Ballroom

Panelists
Alan Cline, Principal, Vista Equity Partners
Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Rory O’Driscoll, Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Moderator
James Montgomery, Managing Director, March Capital Partners and Founder, Montgomery Summit

Overview
Anand Sanwal, CEO, CB Insights

Introduction
David Dorfman, Head of U.S. Telecom, Media & Technology, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Summary
Capital availability is the lifeblood of our high-growth and fast-changing industry. With heightened speculation about inflated valuations in Silicon Valley, can examining recent investment data help us anticipate future trends? Hear what leading experts believe about the future of valuations and liquidity.

Cybersecurity on the Edge: How Many Canaries Need to Die?

Sponsored by Signal Hill

Tuesday, March 8, 9:30am – 10:15am
Wedgewood Ballroom

Speaker
Peter Bloom, Advisory Director, General Atlantic

Panelists
Nate Fick, CEO, Endgame and NY Times Best-Selling Author
Niloo Howe, Chief Strategy Officer, RSA

Introduction
Don More, Managing Director, Signal Hill

Summary
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for governments, corporations, and individuals. Emerging issues range from military vulnerabilities to the infringement of personal freedom. Learn what industry leading executives think about issues ranging from military vulnerabilities to the infringement of personal freedom, and find out how crises can be turned into opportunities.

The Changing Nature of Millennial Consumption

Sponsored by Pritzker Group

Wednesday, March 9, 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Wedgewood Ballroom

Panelists
Nick Green, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Thrive Market
Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO, The RealReal.com
Annie Kadavy, General Partner, Charles River Ventures

Moderator
Keith Ferrazzi, Ferrazzi Greenlight

Summary
The Millennial Generation is the largest yet and is expected to peak at nearly 100 million in the U.S. alone. This cohort represents a huge market opportunity characterized by unique and evolving patterns of consumption. Millennials embrace the Internet as their primary avenue to connect, buy, learn, and share, while placing a premium on brand authenticity. Learn how leading companies are building loyalty among this increasingly important demographic.

Virtual Reality: Fact vs. Illusion

Wednesday, March 9, 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Starlight Ballroom

Panelists
Cliff Plumer, President, Jaunt Studios
Babak “Bob” Rafei, Co-Founder and CEO, Big Red Button Entertainment, Inc.
Guy Bendov, CEO, Sidekick VR
Maureen Fan, CEO, Baobab Studios

Moderator
Ben Schachter, Senior Analyst, Macquarie

Summary
A picture of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg walking past a room of seated adults with virtual reality headgear on sparked an online sensation last month. Some say VR technology will be ubiquitous in the future; some say it’s a distraction. Is all the excitement warranted, or is this just hype—or even hoax? This discussion about virtual reality with industry leaders moderated by a top Wall Street expert will help you separate reality from illusion.

2015 Panels

Building a Personal Brand

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Staright Ballroom

Panelists
Gwyneth Paltrow, Founder, Goop
Scooter Braun, Agent and Businessman

Interviewer
Cristina Alesci, CNN

Summary
As billions of people establish online presences, the distinction between private and public life is dissolving, and instant fame—or infamy—seems within anyone’s reach. How do entrepreneurs create valuable personal brands—and then leverage those brands to drive success in new fields? Hear from media and entertainment titans who have used their accomplished careers in film, music and sports as springboards to launch highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors.

Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Signal Hill

Tuesday, March 10, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Staright Ballroom

Panelists
George Kurtz, President, CEO and Co-Founder, CrowdStrike
Matthew Prince, CEO and Co-Founder, CloudFlare
Florin Talpes, CEO and Co-Founder, Bitdefender
Scott Weiss, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Moderator
Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times

Summary
Despite spending increases and technology breakthroughs in cybersecurity, breaches continue unabated—impacting individuals, organizations, and nations. The response largely has been to adopt improved security products, while neglecting better security processes. A panel of cybersecurity industry leaders explores how new technologies, hand-in-hand with preventive processes in areas such as behavior management, public-private collaboration, automated compliance, and Big Data analytics, can strengthen security and privacy.

The Next Billion Connected Devices

Tuesday, March 10, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Wedgewood Ballroom

Panelists
Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics
Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA
Jason Johnson, CEO, August

Moderator
Ben Schachter, Senior Analyst, Macquarie

Summary
Come see and learn about next-generation devices that are blurring the borders between physical and digital worlds. Let the entrepreneurs pioneering this field bring you a preview of a world with drones, virtual reality, holograms, and billions of connected devices. The audience will have opportunities to see and interact with many of the technologies discussed.

The Application of Big Data

Sponsored by Macquarie with The Hive

Wednesday, March 11, 10:00am – 11:00am
Staright Ballroom

Panelists
Rachel Chalmers, Partner, Ignition
Eli Collins, CTO, Cloudera
Al Goldstein, CEO, AvantCredit
Nikhil Raj, VP, Walmart Labs
Wes Nichols, CEO, Marketshare

Moderator
Aaron Schwartz, Research Analyst, Macquarie Securities

Summary
Organizations in every industry are collecting an abundance of data from a multitude of sources, but extracting value from these often-disparate data remains a challenge. As Big Data continues to move beyond the Internet industry and into the mainstream, we are seeing more and more successful use cases and deployments of Big Data in production environments. Our panel includes Big Data customers, technologists, and industry experts who will provide insights on the technology roadmap and adoption path for Big Data applications across industries.

Opportunity and Success In Emerging Markets

Wednesday, March 11, 10:00am – 11:00am
Wedgewood Ballroom

Panelists
Paul Su, Chairman, Macquarie China
Nik Rizal, Khazanah (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Malaysia)
Srinivasu (Vasu) MN, CEO, BillDesk

Moderator
Sumant Mandal, General Partner, March Capital

Summary
Join an insightful discussion on the markets that will shape the technology innovation ecosystem for the next decade as the next billion people come online. Investors and entrepreneurs who have pioneered the technology boom in emerging markets in southeast Asia will share some of what they’ve learned during careers in these exciting new frontiers of internet adoption. Find out what’s really going on in these markets and how these expertsΩ see things developing.