Talks & Interviews

The Montgomery Summit talks, interviews, and panels feature global thought leaders sharing crucial insights about trends in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Talks & Interviews for the 2020 Montgomery Summit are listed below.

Our talks and interviews unfold in a unique space set as a café-style venue for up to 50.

We host talks and interviews on subjects related to innovation, creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship—covering a range of topics, including design innovation, emerging markets, the changing nature of relationships, healthcare, corporate venturing, and innovation in corporate M&A. Our hosts—nationally recognized experts and journalists—introduce our resources, who give talks or interviews for 15-20 minutes, followed with discussion and interaction with participants.

Salon: Liquidity Outlook for 2020
Wednesday, 3/4; 8:00 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Alex Dyner, Head of Special Projects, Cloudflare
Jeff Thomas, Senior Vice President, Head of Western US Listings & Capital Markets, Nasdaq
Paul Barber, Managing General Partner, JMI Equity

Moderated by

Tej Shah, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Salon: Public Safety in the 21st Century: The LAPD's Technology Overhaul
Wednesday, 3/4; 9:00am , Blue Room

Participants

Michael R. Moore, Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
Jon McMahon, Commander, Information Technology Group, Los Angeles Police Department

Moderated by

Wes Nichlos, Venture Partner, March Capital Partners

Salon: Technology, Automotive, & Industry 4.0
Wednesday, 3/4; 9:30am, Blue Room

Participants

Heriberto Diarte, Senior Vice President & Gobal Head of SE Ventures
Michael Lohnert, Senior Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Sarah Hindlian, Senior Analyst, Technology, Macquarie

Moderated By

Jed Leidheiser, Partner, March Capital Partners

Keynote Panel: Transformational Impact of AI
Wednesday, 3/4; 10:00 AM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Macario Namie, CMO, ASAPP
Amir Husain, Founder & CEO, SparkCognition
General Raymond Anthony Thomas III, Retired General of US Army & Former Commander of the US Special Operations Command

Moderated by

Quentin Hardy, Head of Editorial, Google Cloud

Keynotet: Powering the Global Economy with Digital Assets
Wednesday, 3/4; 10:00 AM, Wedgewood

Participant

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple

Moderated by

Dan Dolev, Senior Analyst, Macquarie

Salon: Frontiers of Innovation in Israel
Wednesday, 3/4; 11:30 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Michael Reitblat, Co-Founder & CEO, Forter
Dror Davidoff, Co-Founder & CEO, Aqua
Adi Pinhas, Co-Founder & CEO, Brodmann17

Moderated by

Harel Kodesh, Operating Partner, Silverlake

Introduced by

David Dorfman, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

Salon: Politics & the Future of the American Dream
Wednesday, 3/4; 11:30 AM, Blue Room

Participant

Frank Luntz, Author, Political, and Communications Consultant

Moderated by

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Lunch Keynote: Scaling a Company to Hypergrowth
Wednesday, 3/4; 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Lunch), Starlight Ballroom

Audience Entrance & Seating: 12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

Introductory Remarks: 12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

Keynote Panel: 12:30 pm – 1:15pm

Participants

George Kurtz, Co-Founder & CEO, CrowdStrike
John Chambers, Founder & CEO, JC2 Ventures

Moderated by

James Montgomery, Managing Partner, March Capital Partners

Salon: Future of Networks
Wednesday, 3/4; 1:30pm, Blue room

Participants

Yvette Kanouff, Partner & CTO, JC2 Ventures
Pankaj Patel, Senior Advisor, March Capital Partners
Quinn Li, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Qualcomm Ventures

Moderated by

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Salon: Break Through: Lessons Learned from Disruptive Leaders
Wednesday, 3/4; 2:00pm, Jones Library

Participants

Babak Azad, CMO, GoodRX
Alex Tshering, SVP Marketing, FIGS
Katerina Schneider, CEO, Ritual

Moderated by

Tara Pettus, Industry Lead –  Disruptors, Facebook

Salon: Fireside Chat with Khazanah
Wednesday, 3/4; 2:00pm, Blue room

Participants

TBD

Moderator

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Salon: Exposure to the Innovation Economy
Wednesday, 3/4; 2:30pm, Blue room

Participants

Maureen Austin, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Eric Upin, Managing Partner, Main Post Advisors
Sundhiraj Sharma, Director, Khazanah Americas Incorporated

Moderated By

Ahmed Husain, Senior Vice President, Neuberger Berman

Keynote Panel: Foreign Influence: Future of Information Warfare
Wednesday, 3/4; 3:00pm, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

General Raymond Anthony Thomas III, Retired General of US Army & Former Commander of the US Special Operations Command
Richard Ledgett, Founder, The Ledgett Group LLC

Moderated by

Niloo Howe, Technology Investor and Executive

Keynote Panel: 2020s: The Decade of LA
Wednesday, 3/4; 3:00pm, Wedgewood Ballroom

Participants

Spencer Rascoff, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, dot.LA
Brian Lee, Co-Founder & Managing Director, BAM Ventures

Salon: Future of Marketing
Wednesday, 3/4; 4:00pm, Blue Room

Presented by DC Advisory

Participants

Tasso Argyros, Founder & CEO, ActionIQ
Frank Cordek, Director, DC Advisory
Macario Namie, CMO, ASAPP

Moderated by

Wes Nichols, Senior Advisor, March Capital Partners

Salon: Investing in Southeast Asia
Wednesday, 3/4; 4:00am, Blue Room

Participants

Nicholas Nash, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Asia Partners
Woon Lim, Managing Director & Deputy Head of Equity, Daiwa Capital Markets America
Amit Saberwal, CEO, RedDoorz
Oskar Miel, Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital

Moderated by

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Salon: Future of Marketing: Will AI Be the New CMO?
Wednesday, 3/4; 4:30pm, Blue Room

Participants

Tasso Agryos, Founder & CEO, ActionIQ
Frank Cordek, Director, DC Advisory
Macario Namie, CMO, ASAPP

Moderated by

Wes Nichols, Venture Partner, March Capital Partners

Salon: In the Boardroom with John Chambers
Wednesday, 3/4; 5:00pm, Blue Room

Participant

John Chambers, Founder & CEO, JC2 Ventures

Moderated by

Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Breakfast Salon: Corporate Venture Outlook for 2020
Thursday, 3/5; 8:00 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Matt Nerlinger, Corporate Development and Ventures, ServiceNow
Tom Lounibos, Global Managing Director, Accenture Ventures
Daniel Docter, Managing Director, Dell Technologies Capital

Moderated by

Meredith Finn, Partner, March Capital Partners

Introduced by

Jules Walker, KPMG

Salon: B2B Payments: What's next?
Thursday, 3/5; 9:00 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Richie Serna, Co-Founder & CEO, Finix
Patrick Kann, Co-Founder & CEO, Papaya
Michael Prager, Co-Founder & CEO, AvidXchange

Moderated by

Hans Morris, Managing Partners, Nyca Partners

Salon: Removing Friction from the Real Estate Market
Thursday, 3/5; 9:30 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Adena Hefets, Co-Founder & CEO, Divvy Homes
Wei Gan, Co-Founder, Ribbon
Guy Zipori, Co-Founder & CEO, Skyline AI

Moderated by

Hans Morris, Managing Partner, Nyca Partners

Keynote: Panel: The Politics, Economics, & Health Implications of COVID-19
Thursday, 3/5; 10:00 AM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Christopher N. Mores, SM ScD, Professor, Department of Global Health, Milken Institute of Public Health, The George Washington University
Jonathan Fielding, M.D., MPH, M.A., MBA, Founder, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
Marko Papic, Partner & Chief Strategist, Clocktower Group, L.P.
Michael Oberholzer, PhD, Staff Product Manager, Infectious Disease, Illumina

Moderated by

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Salon: Coming to America (From India)
Thursday, 3/5; 11:00 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Umesh Sachdev, Co-Founder & CEO, Uniphore
Vinod Muthukrishnan, Chief Growth Officer (CCBU), Cisco Systems , Inc.
Saahil Goel, Co-Founder & CEO, Shiprocket

Moderated by

Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Salon: Enterprise Tech Priorities for 2020
Thursday, 3/5; 11:30 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Prakash Kota, CIO, Autodesk
Praveen Akkiraju, Board Advisor, Team 8
Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital

Moderated by

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO and Investor

Introduced by

Jed Leidheiser, Partner, March Capital Partners

Salon: Voice: The Greatest Influence, Innovation, and Communication Tool You Possess
Thursday, 3/5; 1:30 PM, Wedgewood

Participants

Roger Love, Voiceplace 

Introduced By

Jacki Karsh, Reporter, LA36

Lunch Keynote: Daniel Dines, UiPath
Thursday, 3/5; 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Audience Entrance & Seating: 12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

Introductory Remarks: 12:55 pm – 1:00 pm

“The Next Ten Years”: 1:00pm – 1:10pm

Fireside Chat with UiPath – 1:15 pm – 1:45pm

 

“The Next Ten Years”

Participant

Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Fireside Chat with Daniel Dines, UiPath

Participant

Daniel Dines, Co-Founder & CEO, UiPath

Moderated by

S. Somasegar, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Salon: Trends in Gaming
Thursday, 3/5; 2:00 PM, Blue Room

Participant

Ari Segal, CEO, Immortals Gaming Club
Hope Cochran, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Jon Robinson, President & COO, 100 Thieves

Moderated by

Gregory Milken, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Salon: Living with Intent: How to Seek Balance, Joy & Purpose in Our Busy Lives
Thursday, 3/5; 2:30 PM, Blue Room

Participant

Mallika Chopra, Author of Living with Intent, Just Breath, & Just Feel 

Rise of the Female Entrepreneur
Thursday, 3/5; 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Starlight

Welcoming Comment and Introductions 3:00PM – 3:15PM
Participant

Niloo Howe, Sr. Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners

 

Keynote Panel: Insights from the Other Side of the Table – Raising Capital 3:15PM – 3:45PM 
Participants

Sarah Shenton, Invester, Goldman Sachs
Assia Grazioli-Venier, Founding Partner, Muse Capital
Hope Cachran, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Moderated by

Noor Sweid, General Partner, Global Ventures

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Jess Mah, InDinero 3:45PM – 4:10PM
Participant

Jess Mah, Founder & CEO, InDinero

Moderated by

Sheila Gulati, Managing Director, Tola Capital

Panel: Building Marketplaces & Scaling a Company 4:10PM – 4:40PM
Participants

Shilla Kim-Parker, CEO, Thrilling
Joanna McFarland, Co-Founder & CEO, HopSkipDrive
Katie Warner Johnson, Founder & CEO, Carbon38
Pooneh Mohajer, Co-Founder and CEO, Tokidoki

Moderated by

Jesse Draper, Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Shivani Siroya, Tala 4:40PM – 5:05PM
Participant

Shivani Siroya, Founder & CEO, Tala

Moderated by

Jennifer Ferro, President, KCRW

Closing Remarks 5:05PM – 5:15PM
Participant

Niloo Howe, Sr. Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners

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