08:30 - 09:30 amRegistration & Networking BreakfastGuests arrive to register, meet and greet over a brief networking breakfast.
9:30 - 9:40 amOpening Ceremony by:
- Anna Dvornikova, Founder, SVOD; Managing Partner, TEC Ventures, 2014 Women of Influence Award by Silicon Valley Business Journal
- Stas Khirman, Co-Chair, SVOD Conference, Managing Partner, TEC Ventures
9:40am - 10:00amFireside Chat with Alexander Galitsky, Founding Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
Investor in Qik (sold to Skype for $150M), Vyatta (sold to Brocade), Yandex (IPO, Market Cap $5.3B)
Named The Best European VC of the Decade by The Investor AllStars Awards 2012
Moderator: Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal
10:00am - 10:20amThe Ugly Duckling: How a Startup Can Take Over the Established Industry Leadership
Fireside Chat with Nir Zuk, Founder/CTO, Palo Alto Networks (Market Cap $14B+)
Moderator: Anna Dvornikova, Managing Partner, TEC Ventures; Founder, SVOD Conference
10:20 - 11:20 amStartup companies PITCHStartup Pitches. On-stage judges: TBD
11:20am - 11:40amNetwork Effect: The Winner Takes It All.
James Currier, Managing Partner, NFX Guild; The King of Networks and Marketplaces; Founder, Tickle (sold to Monster.com for $100M), Founder, Wonderhill (sold to Kabam); Founder, IronPearl (sold to PayPal)
11:40am - 12:10amFireside Chat with Whitfield Diffie, Winner, 2015 A.M. Turing Award (Equivalent to Nobel Prize in Computer Science), Advisor, Almaz Capital Partners
Moderator: Geoffrey Baehr, Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
12:10pm - 1:10 pmNetworking Lunch
1:10pm - 2:20pmStartup Companies PITCHStartup Pitches. On-stage judges: TBD
2:20pm - 2:40pmFireside Chat with Noam Bardin, Chief Wazer, Google
Moderator: Dan Stolyarov, Investment Director, Almaz Capital PartnersNoam Bardin, Chief Wazer, Google
2:40 - 3:00 pmFireside Chat with Kira Makagon, Executive VP, Innovation, RingCentral (Market Cap $1.2B); Founder, Octane Software (raised $43M from such investors as Greylock & Norwest Venture Partners, and acquired by E.piphany for $3.2B in 2002). 2015 Women of Influence Award by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Moderator: Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal
3:00pm - 3:20pmFireside Chat with Hans Tung, Partner, GGV Capital (Midas List 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) on Chinese market, consumer mobile, edtech, and some of his hit investments.
Moderator: Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Silicon Valley Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal
3:20pm - 3:40pmHow to Build a Profitable Business on Open Source?
Fireside Chat with Alex Freedland, Founder/CEO, Mirantis (Market valuation $1B)
Moderator: Ashmeet Sidana, Founding Partner, Engineering Capital
3:40pm - 4:00pmWorking Break
4:00pm - 4:30pmSmart Elephants Can Dance: Innovate or Die.
- Caroline Tsay, VP & Chief Digital Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Board Member, Rosetta Stone (Market Cap $190M)
- Emily Becher, Global Head, Samsung Accelerator
- Steve Miranda, Executive VP, Applications Product Development, Oracle
Moderator: Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Global Gateway, Silicon Valley Bank
4:30 - 5:30 pmStartup companies PITCH