2018 Talks & Interviews

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

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (Solving Cancer with Artificial Intelligence at Scale)
Wednesday March 7, 10:30 AM – 11:oo AM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO, NantWorks, LLC

Introduction

Christopher Kai, MC, The Montgomery Summit

Fireside Chat: Julie Sweet, Accenture
Wednesday March 7, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Julie Sweet, CEO-North America, Accenture

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Fireside Chat: Kathleen Phillips, Zillow Group
Wednesday March 7, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Wedgewood

Participants

Kathleen Phillips, CFO, Zillow Group

Moderator

Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Conceptualizing the Next Generation of Cloud and IoT Infrastructure
Wednesday March 7, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Blue Room

Panelists

Rajan Raghavan, CEO and Co-founder, The Fabric
Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware Inc.
Pankaj Patel, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Board Member

Moderator

Quentin Hardy, Head of Editorial, Google

Industry 4.0
Wednesday, March 7, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Blue Room

Panelists

Murray Grainger, Managing Director and Head, Honeywell Ventures
Mark Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder, Descartes Labs
Andy Bane, CEO, Element Analytics

Moderator

Drew Oetting, Partner, 8VC

Fireside Chat with Paul Daugherty (Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI)
Wednesday, March 7, 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

Moderator

T.M. Ravi, Managing Director and Co-founder, The Hive

Investing in AI: Picking the Patterns for Success
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30am – 8:30am, Blue Room

Panelists

Matt Garratt, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures
Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Moderator

Quentin Hardy, Head of Editorial, Google Cloud

Going Digital: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday March 7, 11:00 AM – 11:30, AM Blue Room

Participants

Marc Frons, Chief Technology Officer, News Corp
Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, PBS
Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

Moderator

Dave Sanderson, Partner & Director, Bain & Company

The Professional Workforce in the Age of AI
Wednesday March 7, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Carmine DiSibio, Global Managing Partner – Client Service, EY

Moderator

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Australian Stock Exchange – Providing Growth Capital for Tech Founders
Wednesday March 7, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Monty Tent

Presented by ASX

Participants

Peter Farrell, Chairman and Founder, Resmed
Chris Heaslip, CEO and Co-Founder, Pushpay
Scott Murcray, CFO/COO, AirXpanders

Moderator

Darren Keogh, Director, Macquarie

Introduction

Max Cunningham, Executive General Manager – Listings, Issuer Services and Investment Products, Australian Securities Exchange

The Next Frontier for Food Technology: Health & Wellness
Wednesday March 7, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Monty Tent

Powered by Touchdown Ventures

Participants

Brita Rosenheim, Partner, Better Food Ventures
Alan Hahn, CEO, MycoTechnology
Katlin Smith, Founder & CEO, Simple Mills
Kyle Ransford, Founder/CEO, Chef’d

Moderator

Simon Burton, Founder & Managing Partner, Eighteen94 Capital

Introduction

Brian Mitchell, Founder & CEO, Bright Greens
Brett Kadesh, Senior Associate, Touchdown Ventures

State of Digital Marketplaces
Wednesday March 7, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, Blue Room

Presented by DCS Advisory

Participants

Dana Settle, Co-Founder & Partner, Greycroft
Peter Garran, Partner, Great Hill Partners, LLC
David Kalt, CEO, Reverb
Andrew Nielsen, President/CEO, Everything But the House (EBTH)

Moderator

Frank Cordek, Director, DCS Advisory

Fireside Chat: Sue Siegel, GE
Wednesday March 7, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, Wedgewood

Participants

Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, GE; CEO, GE Ventures

Moderator

TBD

Fireside Chat: Peggy Johnson, Microsoft
Wednesday March 7, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft

Moderator

Jamie Montgomery, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Fireside Chat: John Somorjai, Salesforce
Wednesday March 7, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

John Somorjai, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce, Inc.

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Crypto – Bubble or Not?
Wednesday March 7, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Lou Kerner, Partner, CryptoOracle

Introduction

J. David Harden, Partner, PLC Venture Capital

Insights into Blockchain
Wednesday March 7, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Tim Draper, Managing Director, Draper Associates
Paul Brody, Global Innovation Leader for Blockchain Technology, EY
Lou Kerner, Partner, CryptoOracle

Introduction

Hans Morris, Managing Partner, Nyca Partners

Why Do Dyslexics Make Great Entrepreneurs?
Wednesday March 7, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Patrick Quinlan, CEO & Co-Founder, Convercent
Douglas Merril, Founder & CEO, ZestFinance

Introduction

Dr. Daniele Struppa, Professor, President of Chapman University

Keynote Panel: Private Support for Science and Technology Research
Wednesday March 7, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Dr. Robert W. Conn, President and CEO, The Kavli Foundation
Allison Keller, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Keck Foundation
Dr. Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President, California Institute of Technology

Moderator

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Keynote Panel: The Post-Privacy Economy
Wednesday March 7, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Wedgewood

Participants

Gam Dias, CEO, First Retail
Raven Jiang, Product Manager, Ubiquity6
Bobby Lee, Co-founder, BTCC

Moderator

Andreas Weigend, Author, Data for the People

Late Bloomers with Rich Karlgaard
Wednesday March 7, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Monty Tent

Participants

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Moderator

Dr. Daniele Struppa, Professor, President of Chapman University

Venture in the Northwest – Why Settle for a Unicorn When You Can Have Bigfoot
Wednesday March 7, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Matt McIlwain, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Bill Bryant, Partner, DFJ
Erik Benson, General Partner, Voyager Capital

Moderator

Sarah McBride, Reporter, Bloomberg

Investing in Australia
Wednesday March 7, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Melissa Widner, General Partner, NAB Ventures
Jennifer Zanich, Founder, UNSW Business School Accelerator
Damien Mahoney, CEO, Stackla

Moderator

Duncan Davidson, Senior Partner, Bullpen Capital

Fireside Chat with John Chambers, Bobbly Franklin & Jamie Montgomery (The Startup Economy/Innovation Economy)
Wednesday March 7, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

John Chambers, Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures
Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, NVCA

Moderator

Jamie Montgomery, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Fireside Chat with Sam Walker & Dennis Berman (Leadership & The Captain Class)
Wednesday March 7, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Sam Walker, Author, The Captain Class

Moderator

Dennis Berman, Managing Director-Financial Advisory, Lazard

Venture in Southern California
Thursday March 8, 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM, Blue Room

Presented by March Capital Partners

Participants

Jim Armstrong, Managing Director, March Capital Partners
Kara Nortman, Partner, Upfront Ventures
Gabe Greenbaum, Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Brian Lee, Co-Founder, BAM Ventures

Moderator

Serena Saitto, Reporter, The Information

Financing Valuations & Deal Terms
Thursday March 8, 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Blue Room

Presented by Fenwick & West

Participants

Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Dana Settle, Co-Founder & Partner, Greycroft
Rory O’Driscoll, Co-Founder & Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Moderator

Kristine Di Bacco, Partner, Fenwick & West

State of the Industry (Venture Capital)
Thursday March 8, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Blue Room

Presented by Fenwick & West

Participants

Bobby Frankline, President & CEO, NVCA

Introduction

Chris Girgenti, Managing Partner – Venture Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Edge Computing
Thursday March 8, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Blue Room

Presented by Macquarie

Participants

David King, CEO, FogHorn Systems
Dr. Irene Petrick, Director of Business Strategy for the Industrial and Energy Solutions Division, Intel’s Internet of Things Group
Michael Dolbec, Managing Director, Venture Capital and Business Development GE Digital, GE Ventures

Moderator

Sarah Hindlian, Senior Software Analyst, Macquarie

Fireside Chat: Future of Analytics
Thursday March 8, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Blue Room

Presented by Macquarie

Participants

Sheri Bachstein, Global Head of Consumer Business, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Moderator

Jacki Karsh, Reporter, LA 36

The Growth Premium: An Investor's Perspective
Thursday March 8, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Alan Cline, Co-Founder & Principal, Vista Equity Partners
Vincent Letteri, Managing Director, Private Equity & TMT Growth, KKR
Paul Barber, Managing General Partner, JMI Equity

Moderator

Brad Weirick, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Fireside Chat: George Kurtz & Jamie Montgomery (Cybersecurity)
Thursday March 8, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM, Wedgewood

Participants

George Kurtz, President/CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdStrike

Special Guest

Jon Davis, LtGen USMC (Ret), Redacted

Moderator

Jamie Montgomery, Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Introduction

Sarah Hindlian, Senior Software Analyst, Macquarie

Building a Consumer Brand
Thursday March 8, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Blue Room

Participants

Elle Huerta, CEO and founder of Mend
Lauren Steinberg, Founder, Queen V
Katherine Power, CEO & Co-founder, Clique
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest

Moderator

Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Breaking the Barriers to Hypergrowth
Thursday March 8, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Monica Enand, CEO & Founder, Zapproved
Jason Maynard, SVP Marketing & Strategy NetSuite Global Business Unit (Oracle), Oracle NetSuite
Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Dave Welsh, Member & Head of TMT Growth Equity, KKR

Moderator

TBD

Bermuda – The New Value Equation
Thursday March 8, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, Blue Room

Presented by BDA

Participants

The Hon. Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, Government of Bermuda
Lydia Dickens, Board Member, Bermuda Business Development Agency
Chris Garrod, Director, Conyers
Aron Dutta, Chairman, CEO & Founder, VAPHR Inc.

Moderator

John Narraway, Consultant, Emerging Technologies, Bermuda Business Development Agency

Fireside Chat with Brian N. Sheth, Vista Equity Partners
Thursday March 8, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Participants

Brian N. Sheth, Co-Founder and President, Vista Equity Partners

Moderator

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Fireside Chat with Tom Siebel, C3 IoT
Thursday March 8, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Starlight Ballroom

Presented by BDA

Participants

Tom Siebel, CEO, C3 IoT

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes

Diversity and Inclusion in Venture Capital
Thursday March 8, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Blue Room

Participants

Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, NVCA

Moderator

Heather Somerville, Technology Reporter, Reuters