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Monday, June 13
 

5:00pm

Welcome Reception and Eureka Lounge
We’ll kick off the Bloomberg Tech Conference with a bang. Join us for cocktails and cool food inventions (you can taste and touch) followed by dinner and evening program.

Monday June 13, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

6:30pm

Opening Night Dinner
Monday June 13, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:00pm

Breaking Through
Yuri Milner will discuss his new endeavors in space—and what innovations are catching his eye.

Moderators
avatar for Erik Schatzker

Erik Schatzker

Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
Erik Schatzker hosts conversations with the world's most powerful, interesting and influential executives, investors, financiers and policymakers for Bloomberg Television. His recent interviews include Bridgewater's Ray Dalio, SEC Chair Mary Jo White and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. Schatzker has a deep background in business news and years of experience covering many of the most demanding topics in finance and the biggest stories on Wall Street... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner

Founder, DST Global
Yuri founded Mail.ru Group in 1999 and under his leadership it became one of Europe’s leading internet companies. He took that business public in 2010 and founded DST Global to focus on global internet investments. DST Global became one of the world’s leading technology investors and its portfolio has included some of the world's most prominent internet companies, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Airbnb, Spotify, ... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

Reinventing Twitter
Twitter’s executive chairman Omid Kordestani discusses the company’s future plans.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Stone

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Brad Stone heads Bloomberg's global tech operation, as senior executive editor. He joined Bloomberg Businessweek in August, 2010 as a senior writer covering technology. He has written over twenty cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo, and profiles of business luminaries such as Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. He is also the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Omid Kordestani

Omid Kordestani

Executive Chairman, Twitter
As Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid is responsible for providing leadership and support for the executive team, as well as recruiting key talent. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Google Inc., from August 2014 to August 2015; prior to that, he served as Google’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for ten years. | | Omid started his career in Silicon Valley as a... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 8:00pm - 8:30pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Tuesday, June 14
 

7:45am

Registration and Breakfast
Tuesday June 14, 2016 7:45am - 8:30am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:30am

Welcoming Remarks
Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:30am - 8:35am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:35am

The Spark
Nathan Myhrvold, who spent 14 years as Microsoft’s CTO during its major growth years, has a knack for spotting big ideas. He’ll discuss the current invention environment and what he looks for before investing.

Moderators
avatar for Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance

Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
Ashlee Vance joined Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011 as a technology writer where he has written feature stories on topics ranging from cyber espionage and “the Singularity” to DNA sequencing and space exploration. Previously, Vance was a Silicon Valley technology reporter for The New York Times. He also spent five years as the editor of The Register, the UK technology Web site, and worked as a freelancer for The Economist. Vance is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold

Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Dr. Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures (IV) in 2000 after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation. During his 14-year tenure at Microsoft, Myhrvold helped spearhead many of the company’s most successful products and founded Microsoft Research. Today, Myhrvold is focused on building a market for invention, where inventors realize the value of their ideas. Under his... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:35am - 8:50am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:50am

Protecting IP
Despite countless lawsuits and major efforts to bolster Intellectual Property protections, copycats still prevail. A look at solutions and effective ways to protect inventors.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Giles

Tom Giles

Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Tom Giles is the executive editor of the global technology team at Bloomberg News. He previously served as managing editor of U.S.  company news and team leader for U.S. technology. Tom was also the editor of Businessweek.com’s Technology channel, based in Silicon Valley. | | Before joining Businessweek.com in 2005, Giles was deputy technology team leader at Bloomberg News, where he spent more than eight years, with stints in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle K. Lee

Michelle K. Lee

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, USPTO
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle Lee provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world. Ms. Lee serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on both domestic and international intellectual property matters, and provides leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the policy... Read More →
avatar for Donald Rosenberg

Donald Rosenberg

EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm
Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm’s Government Affairs... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:50am - 9:10am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:10am

Global Hot Spots
A conversation with inventors from around the world about what city will be the next big invention hub.

Moderators
avatar for Alistair Barr

Alistair Barr

Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Alistair Barr is an editor and writer on Bloomberg's global technology team based in San Francisco. In a 20 year journalism career, he has reported on stock markets, hedge funds, banking, insurance and technology for Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, MarketWatch, Reuters, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Alistair won a Loeb award for coverage of short sellers and was a finalist for work on Facebook's IPO.

Speakers
avatar for Inbal Arieli

Inbal Arieli

VP, Strategic Partnerships, Start-Up Nation Central
Featured as one of the 100 Most Influential people in Israeli hi-tech and as one of the 100-tech-business-women-speakers in the world.  Inbal joined Start-Up Nation Central after more than a decade of experience working with start-ups and building companies of her own. During her military service Inbal was a Lieutenant in the IDF elite intelligence 8200 unit. There she led a professional intelligence team in a highly advanced... Read More →
avatar for Fan Bao

Fan Bao

Founder and CEO, China Renaissance
Fan Bao is the founder and CEO of China Renaissance, an independent investment bank that serves the financing and business advisory needs of China’s burgeoning technology startup community. Fan began his career with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley during the 1990’s Internet boom. Inspired by his clients’ entrepreneurial zeal, Fan left banking to serve as chief strategy officer for a software startup. He founded China... Read More →
avatar for Akiko Naka

Akiko Naka

Founder and CEO, Wantedly
Born on October 12th 1984 in Japan. Akiko serves as a founder and chief executive officer at Wantedly, Inc., the professional social networking service she started in her apartment. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 1 million monthly active users and 15,000 corporates, which has become the leading professional social networking... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:10am - 9:30am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am

Office 2.0

A look inside Microsoft’s push to build Office products for multiple platforms


Moderators
avatar for Emily Chang

Emily Chang

Anchor, “Bloomberg West”, Bloomberg Television
Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor of "Bloomberg West," Bloomberg Television's weekday technology program airing at 6pm ET/3pm PT from the network's San Francisco studio.  Chang reports on global technology and media companies and the startups that may become them. She regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors and entrepreneurs, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julie Larson-Green

Julie Larson-Green

Chief Experience Officer, Office Experience Organization, Microsoft Corporation
Julie Larson-Green is a renowned leader in user interface design and a pioneer in product development and engineering. She is a national thought-leader in computing and technology, and she is one of the highest ranking software and hardware engineering female leaders at Microsoft. Today, she is Chief Experience Officer for the Applications and Services group leading Office Experience Organization. Julie’s team develops tools and experiences... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:45am

Networking Break
Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:05am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:05am

Robots for All
Roboticists are on a mission to make our lives easier. Meet the brains behind social robots’ future.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Clark

Jack Clark

Reporter, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Jack Clark is a reporter with Bloomberg where he specializes in Google, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. He previously worked at The Register and for ZDNet, where he covered distributed systems and topics in technology. He holds a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.

Speakers
avatar for Tessa Lau

Tessa Lau

Chief Robot Whisperer, Savioke
Tessa’s passion is building systems that improve people’s lives. Her background in machine learning enables her to understand what roboticists are saying, while her expertise in human-computer interaction drives her to understand people’s needs and design and build user-focused systems that address those needs. Her goal at Savioke is to guide the development of robots that will revolutionize the service industry. Dr. Lau holds a... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Roberts

Wendy Roberts

Founder and CEO, Five Elements Robotics
Wendy Roberts is the CEO and founder of Five Elements Robotics. Five Elements Robotics was founded in 2012, with the goal of revolutionizing the human robot relationship. Mrs. Roberts’ vision is to have robots as an integral part of our everyday lives by providing affordably priced robots that perform necessary functions. To that end, Five Elements Robotics has developed two robots; Budgee™, the Friendly Robot that Follows You and... Read More →
avatar for Melonee Wise

Melonee Wise

CEO, Fetch Robotics
Melonee Wise is the CEO of Fetch Robotics, which is delivering advanced robots for the logistics industry.  The company introduced their robot system, including Fetch and Freight, in May of 2015.  Prior to joining Fetch, Melonee was CEO and co-founder of Unbounded Robotics.  Before then, Melonee was Manager of Robot Development at Willow Garage, where she led a team of engineers developing next-generation robot hardware... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:05am - 10:25am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:25am

What's Next for Dropbox
The company's founder and CEO talks invention, innovation, and his plans for Dropbox.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Stone

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Brad Stone heads Bloomberg's global tech operation, as senior executive editor. He joined Bloomberg Businessweek in August, 2010 as a senior writer covering technology. He has written over twenty cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo, and profiles of business luminaries such as Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. He is also the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Co-founder and CEO, Dropbox
Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, leading Dropbox’s growth from a simple idea to a product used by millions around the world. Before founding Dropbox, Drew received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006. While at MIT, he took a leave of absence to found online SAT prep company Accolade, while working as a software engineer at various startups. After graduating, Drew was... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:25am - 10:40am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:40am

Monetizing Invention
How can companies that spend heavily on R&D recoup their investments? A debate about the cost of invention.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Giles

Tom Giles

Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Tom Giles is the executive editor of the global technology team at Bloomberg News. He previously served as managing editor of U.S.  company news and team leader for U.S. technology. Tom was also the editor of Businessweek.com’s Technology channel, based in Silicon Valley. | | Before joining Businessweek.com in 2005, Giles was deputy technology team leader at Bloomberg News, where he spent more than eight years, with stints in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, VMware
Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO. Prior to EMC, Gelsinger spent 30 years in numerous... Read More →
avatar for Jay Simons

Jay Simons

President, Atlassian
Jay Simons is the president of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organize, discuss and complete work. More than 57,000 large and small organizations - including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Visa, Procter & Gamble, BMW and NASA - use Atlassian's project tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Tilenius

Stephanie Tilenius

Co-founder and CEO, Vida Health
Stephanie Tilenius is CEO and Co-Founder of Vida Health, a next generation mobile health expert marketplace for consumers and businesses. Prior to Vida, Stephanie was an Executive-in-Residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, primarily focusing on companies within its Digital Growth Fund. Stephanie was vice president of global commerce and payments at Google, Inc., where she oversaw commerce, product search and... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:40am - 11:00am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Inventing Uber's Future

How is Uber building for the long-term?


Moderators
avatar for Brad Stone

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Brad Stone heads Bloomberg's global tech operation, as senior executive editor. He joined Bloomberg Businessweek in August, 2010 as a senior writer covering technology. He has written over twenty cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo, and profiles of business luminaries such as Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. He is also the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Holden

Jeff Holden

Chief Product Officer, Uber
Now Uber’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff Holden spent nine years at Amazon building the company’s supply chain optimization technology from the ground up. He ultimately served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Applications, responsible for all of Amazon’s consumer-facing technology worldwide, including the creation of Amazon Prime. Having experienced Amazon’s hyper-growth from the very early days, Jeff knows how... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:20am

Capturing the Ocean's Power

Marine energy has the potential to be the new wind energy. This inventor explains how.


Moderators
avatar for Ellen Huet

Ellen Huet

Reporter, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Ellen Huet covers startups for Bloomberg's tech team. She joined the newsroom in December from Forbes, where she spent time covering Silicon Valley culture and the burgeoning on-demand economy. She got her start in journalism covering crime and breaking news at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Speakers
avatar for James G.P. Dehlsen

James G.P. Dehlsen

Chairman, Aquantis
Jim Dehlsen has a three-decade legacy of technology development in renewable energy and is now leading Aquantis in marine current turbine development for grid and subsurface data center electric power. Named Power Engineering’s Top 10 most influential people over the past 25 years; Jim received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Wind Energy Association and has been referenced as the father of the American wind industry... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:20am - 11:30am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:30am

Big Bets on Big Ideas
What motivates leaders to bank on blue sky ideas?

Moderators
avatar for Emily Chang

Emily Chang

Anchor, “Bloomberg West”, Bloomberg Television
Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor of "Bloomberg West," Bloomberg Television's weekday technology program airing at 6pm ET/3pm PT from the network's San Francisco studio.  Chang reports on global technology and media companies and the startups that may become them. She regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors and entrepreneurs, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roelof Botha

Roelof Botha

Partner, Sequoia Capital
Roelof F. Botha focuses on Internet, services and software investments. He is a Director of Eventbrite, Evernote, Inside.com, MongoDB, Natera (NTRA), Plain Vanilla, Square (SQ), Unity Technologies, Weebly, and Whisper. He is also involved with Sequoia Capital portfolio companies including AssureRX and Mapillary. Previously, he was a Director of YouTube.com (GOOG), Insider Pages (IACI), Meebo (GOOG), TokBox (Telefonica Digital), Nimbula (ORCL... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Fonstad

Jennifer Fonstad

Co-founder, Aspect Ventures
Jennifer Fonstad co- founded Aspect Ventures in 2014 after almost two decades in the venture business with Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Aspect Ventures is an early stage, mobile-focused firm with $150MM under management. Prior to Aspect and while a Managing Director at DFJ, Jennifer co-founded Broadway Angels, a respected Angel network of women executives in the Bay Area. She had led seed investments in NanoString (NSTG), athenahealth (ATHN... Read More →
avatar for Young Sohn

Young Sohn

President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics
Young Sohn is president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics. He leads development and implementation of the strategy behind the global innovation and future business agenda for Samsung. In this role, he is responsible for accelerating open innovation and investment in new and emerging businesses and technologies being developed worldwide. Young previously served as CEO of Oak Technologies, Agilent Semiconductor, Inphi Corporation... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:30am - 11:50pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:50am

Special Lunch Session: Inventing the Future of Finance
Sponsored by PowerShares QQQ
Automated financial advising has seen remarkable adoption rates as more people turn to high-tech tools to manage and grow their portfolios. So what's next for this fast-growing sector? 

Moderators
avatar for Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Radio and Television
Cory Johnson covers technology, innovation and the future of business throughout the day on Bloomberg Television. He also anchors "The Advantage" on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar, daily from 7 am to 11 am PT/ 10am to 2 pm ET. | | Johnson provides in-depth coverage of Internet companies, social media, cloud computing and other developments in technology, media and entertainment. | | Prior to joining Bloomberg in October 2010, Johnson was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harris

Bill Harris

Founder and CEO, Personal Capital
Bill Harris is the founder and CEO of Personal Capital. He has spent 25 years building financial technology, notably serving as CEO of Intuit and PayPal. He is the founder of several financial technology companies and has served on the boards of numerous technology firms, such as SuccessFactors, RSA Security, Macromedia, and Answers.com.
avatar for Adam Nash

Adam Nash

President and CEO, Wealthfront
As President and CEO of Wealthfront, Adam Nash has built the company around a centralized mission to always put the client first and change the bad practices that plague the financial services industry. Adam joined Wealthfront from Greylock Partners, where he was an Executive-in-Residence. Prior to Greylock, he was VP of Product Management at LinkedIn, where he built the teams responsible for core product, user experience, platform and mobile... Read More →
avatar for Simon Roy

Simon Roy

President, Jemstep
Simon Roy is President and has overall responsibility for managing the investment systems function, which develops and maintains sophisticated financial modeling applications that support investment decision-making on the Jemstep platform. He is also responsible for leading business development opportunities. Mr. Roy has an established track record as an investor, consultant and chief executive officer (CEO) in several successful technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:50am - 12:50pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:50am

Networking Lunch
Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:50am - 1:05pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:00pm

Fireside Chat

A wide-ranging conversation with entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen.


Moderators
avatar for Emily Chang

Emily Chang

Anchor, “Bloomberg West”, Bloomberg Television
Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor of "Bloomberg West," Bloomberg Television's weekday technology program airing at 6pm ET/3pm PT from the network's San Francisco studio.  Chang reports on global technology and media companies and the startups that may become them. She regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors and entrepreneurs, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen

Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Marc Andreessen is a cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is an innovator and creator, one of the few to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few to establish multiple billion-dollar companies. Marc cocreated the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser and cofounded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also cofounded Loudcloud, which as... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:30pm

The Next Frontier

What are Planet Labs tiny satellites capturing as they orbit Earth?


Moderators
avatar for Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance

Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
Ashlee Vance joined Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011 as a technology writer where he has written feature stories on topics ranging from cyber espionage and “the Singularity” to DNA sequencing and space exploration. Previously, Vance was a Silicon Valley technology reporter for The New York Times. He also spent five years as the editor of The Register, the UK technology Web site, and worked as a freelancer for The Economist. Vance is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

Partner, DFJ
Steve Jurvetson is a partner at the venture capital firm DFJ. His current board responsibilities include Planet Labs, SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors (TSLA). He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail, Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led DFJ's investments in other companies that were acquired for $12 billion in aggregate. Previously, Steve was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his... Read More →
avatar for Will Marshall

Will Marshall

Co-founder and CEO, Planet Labs
Will Marshall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Planet Labs. He leads the overall company strategy and direction. Prior to Planet Labs, Will was a Scientist at NASA/USRA where he was Deputy Systems Engineer on lunar orbiter mission “LADEE”, a Science Team member for the lunar impactor mission “LCROSS”, served as Co-Principal Investigator on PhoneSat, and was the technical lead on research projects in... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 1:50pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:50pm

Sand, Silicon and Servers

The general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group discusses the company’s past, present and future.


Moderators
avatar for Max Chafkin

Max Chafkin

Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
Max Chafkin joined Bloomberg Businessweek in January 2016 as a writer covering the tech industry. His cover stories to date include features on Snapchat and Yahoo!. Chafkin was previously a contributing writer to Fast Company, producing cover stories on Udacity and Apple’s design philosophy, which was featured in Best American Magazine Writing 2014. He was also a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, where he was the lead writer for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Diane Bryant

Diane Bryant

EVP and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
Diane M. Bryant is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that develops the data center platforms for the digital services economy, generating $16 billion in revenue in 2015. In her current role, she manages the data center P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise, cloud service providers, communications service providers, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:50pm - 2:10pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:10pm

Managing Mad Scientists
A panel discussion featuring the leaders of disparate R&D organizations, discussing the challenges and rewards of managing researchers, and the lessons the rest of the business world learn from research lab culture.

Moderators
avatar for Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Radio and Television
Cory Johnson covers technology, innovation and the future of business throughout the day on Bloomberg Television. He also anchors "The Advantage" on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar, daily from 7 am to 11 am PT/ 10am to 2 pm ET. | | Johnson provides in-depth coverage of Internet companies, social media, cloud computing and other developments in technology, media and entertainment. | | Prior to joining Bloomberg in October 2010, Johnson was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Berger

Geneviève Berger

Chief Research Officer, Firmenich
Professor Geneviève Berger is the Chief Research Officer at Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. She is responsible for driving world-class research and innovation across Firmenich’s business in areas such as biotechnology, delivery technology systems, as well as sustainability. An internationally recognized science and business leader, Professor Berger, has an exceptional... Read More →
avatar for John Lepore

John Lepore

SVP, R&D Pipeline, GlaxoSmithKline
John Lepore is SVP for R&D Pipeline at GlaxoSmithKline, where his group is responsible for R&D activities across neuroscience, rare diseases, respiratory, and metabolic and cardiovascular disease.  His group is also responsible for novel models of drug discovery based on partnerships with academia as well as for ensuring excellence in GSK’s early drug discovery capabilities across the portfolio. John received his medical degree... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:10pm - 2:30pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:30pm

Investing in the Impossible
Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris shares his thoughts on the industries ripe for disruption

Moderators
avatar for Eric Newcomer

Eric Newcomer

Reporter, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Eric Newcomer covers privately held, venture-backed technology companies for Bloomberg -- in a word, startups. In particular, he tracks Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. He's written about startups trying to get into gas delivery, DNA printing and international freight-forwarding. He's dug into Dropbox and Zenefits for Businessweek and made many appearances on Bloomberg West. Before joining Bloomberg, he was the first employee at The Information. He broke... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Maris

Bill Maris

CEO, GV
Bill founded GV in 2009 and oversees all of the fund’s global activities. GV is one of the most active investors in the world, with approximately $2 billion under management, 300 portfolio companies, and offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and London. Investments include pioneers like Uber, Nest, DocuSign, Cloudera, Flatiron Health, and Foundation Medicine. Bill has had an interest in next-generation life sciences and... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:50pm

The Art of War
As technology advances, so does the way its used in combat. A group of experts across sectors discuss the ways invention is changing the defense industry.

Moderators
avatar for Jillian Ward

Jillian Ward

U.S. Technology Team Leader, Bloomberg
Jillian Ward is the U.S. Technology Team Leader at Bloomberg. Previously, she was an editor for the U.S. technology team, specializing in coverage of computer hardware, software, Internet and e-commerce companies, covering companies such as Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Google and Amazon.   Ward, who previously worked at Bloomberg News from 1997 to 2006, rejoined in January 2011. Prior roles at Bloomberg include deputy top news editor and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shahar Abuhazira

Shahar Abuhazira

CEO, Roboteam North America
Roboteam is one of the global top 3 tactical robotic suppliers,  engaged in the development, manufacture and support of cutting edge, user-oriented, multi-purpose, unmanned ground vehicles and controllers for defense, law enforcement and public safety missions. The company was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide up to 250 of its anti-IED Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) through 2022. Roboteam Inc... Read More →
avatar for Tom Arseneault

Tom Arseneault

COO, BAE Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is a global, U.S.-based defense, aerospace, and security company with approximately 32,300 employees and annual revenues of $10.4 billion in 2015. As COO, he serves as deputy to President and CEO Jerry DeMuro and is responsible for driving operational performance and delivering key business objectives across the enterprise. Arseneault is also a member of the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc, on which he leads the Program... Read More →
avatar for William Chappell

William Chappell

Director, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA
Dr. Chappell joined DARPA as a program manager in July 2011 and became Director of the Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in June 2014. His interests include advanced packaging, adaptable RF systems, and antenna arrays. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Chappell served as a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Purdue University, where he also led the Integrated Design of Electromagnetically-Applied Systems (IDEAS... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:50pm - 3:10pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:10pm

The Future of Work, Workers, and Technology: The Great Uncertainties
Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:10pm - 3:20pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:20pm

Networking Break
Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:20pm - 3:45pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:45pm

The Search for a Cure

There remains no easy solve for cancer, but advancing technologies are getting closer to providing an answer.


Moderators
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Caroline Chen

Health Reporter, Bloomberg
Caroline Chen is a healthcare reporter covering the drug industry and the intersection of health and technology. In the past year, she has written about innovations in gene editing and cancer immunotherapies, the challenge of pricing novel treatments, and co-authored a Bloomberg Businessweek cover story on blood-testing startup Theranos.

Speakers
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Helmy Eltoukhy

Co-founder and CEO, Guardant
Helmy Eltoukhy, PhD, is Guardant Health's chief executive officer and co-founder. After receiving his PhD, MS and BS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, he joined the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) as a post-doctoral fellow in 2006 to work on low-cost DNA sequencing technologies. During his doctoral studies and at the SGTC, he developed the first semiconductor sequencing platform and first... Read More →
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Michael Polansky

CEO, Parker Media and Executive Director, Parker Foundation
Michael Polansky is an entrepreneur, investor, and executive. Michael co-founded and serves as Executive Director of the Parker Foundation, a $600 million private philanthropy vehicle dedicated to the aggressive pursuit of large-scale systemic change in Life Sciences, Global Public Health, and Civic Engagement. Recently, he co-founded the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and now serves as a Director. Michael has been... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:45pm - 4:05pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:05pm

The Invention Playground
Andy Rubin is most well-known as Android’s inventor. Though the company (and product) sold to Google in 2005, Rubin’s never rested on his laurels. He shares what he's up to now.

Moderators
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Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Brad Stone heads Bloomberg's global tech operation, as senior executive editor. He joined Bloomberg Businessweek in August, 2010 as a senior writer covering technology. He has written over twenty cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo, and profiles of business luminaries such as Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. He is also the author... Read More →

Speakers
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Andy Rubin

Founder and CEO, Playground
Andy Rubin is the Founder and CEO of Playground and Venture Partner at Redpoint. Andy Rubin is best known for his leadership role at Google and his work in mobile at both Android and Danger. Andy was the founder and CEO of Danger Research, which he co-founded with fellow Playgrounder Matt Hershenson in 2000. Danger created the first always-on, Internet-connected smartphone, the T-Mobile Sidekick. Subsequently, Andy co-founded Android in 2004... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:05pm - 4:40pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:40pm

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception
Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:40pm - 4:45pm
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103