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Day 1: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
1:00 - 4:15 PM

Business Plan Competition

Plug and Play Tech Center, Sunnyvale.

John Nogrady, Director of Strategic and Emerging Business Team, Microsoft

Ben Dubin, Managing Partner, Asset Management Company
Howard Hartenbaum, Managing Director, August Capital
Brian Mesic, Partner, Anthem Venture Partners
Andreas Stavropoulos, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Mark Sugarman, Managing Partner, MHS Capital
Richard Wolpert, Managing Director, Mail Room Fund


5:00 - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Welcome by:

John Raisian, Tad and Dianne Taube Director, Hoover Institution
Richard Sousa, Senior Associate Director and Research Fellow, Hoover Institute


Day 2: Thursday, March 26, 2009
8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

9:00 AM

General Session Begins

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Welcome by Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director, DFJ-VTB Aurora

Opening Remarks: “California’s Role in the Global Economy,” Dale E. Bonner, Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, State of California

Keynote Address: T. Boone Pickens, Founder and Chairman, BP Capital

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Fireside Chat: Global Technology Trends

Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Coffee Break Sponsored by CzechInvest


12:00 - 1:30 PM


“Successful Globalization”

Lip-Bu Tan, C.E.O., Cadence and Chairman, Walden International


1:45 - 2:45 PM

Panel: Infrastructure Technologies and Public-Private Investment

Moderator: Dr. Raymond Levitt, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; Director, Sustainable Built Environment,Woods Institute for the Environment

Dr. Craig Criddle, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Dr. Ryan Orr, Executive Director, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects, Stanford School of Engineering
Dr. Marc Porat, Serial Entrepreneur, and Chairman, Serious Materials

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Fireside chat:

Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Sheryl Sandberg, C.O.O., Facebook

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Stimulating Innovation Through Policy

Moderator: John I. Huhs, Special Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Isabel Davies, Senior Partner, CMS
Alex Freedland, C.E.O., Mirantis
Vinny Lingham, Endeavor Entrepreneur and C.E.O., Synthasite


5:30 - 8:30 PM

Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Keynote: Creativity and Innovation

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

 "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20"

Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Day 3: Friday, March 27, 2009
8:00 - 8:45 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

8:45 - 9:15 AM

General Session Begins

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

"Physics for Future (and Present) Presidents"

Richard Muller, Professor, Department of Physics, University of California-Berkeley

9:15 - 10:30 AM

Alternative Energy Panel: "What Industries Will Lead the World Out of the Crisis – the age of electricity again?"

Moderator: Piotr Moncarz, Corporate VP, Exponent and Consulting Professor, Stanford University


John Rockwell, Managing Director, DFJ Element Partners
James L. Sweeney, Professor, Stanford University and Director, Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency
Sven Thesen, Utility Operations and Sustainability Strategy, Better Place


10:30 - 12:00 PM

Panel: Founders of Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Reid Dennis, Founder, Institutional Venture Partners
Bill Draper, General Partner, Draper Richards L.P.
Pitch Johnson, Founder, Asset Management Company
Ann Winblad, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners


12:00 - 12:30 PM


12:30 - 1:30 PM


“The Recession, the Federal Response, and the State of California”

Tom Campbell, Economic Advisor to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Visiting Professor, Chapman University. Former United States Representative, former Dean of Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Panel: Global Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Matt Clark, Senior Director, Strategic and Emerging Business Team, Microsoft


Sergei Beloussov, C.E.O., Parallels, Acronis
Victoria Livschitz, Founder and C.E.O., Grid Dynamics
Vish Makhijani, C.E.O., Yandex Labs  
Nick Yang, Co-Founder and President, KongZhong Corporation


2:30 - 3:00 PM



3:00 - 4:00 PM

Panel: Corporate Venture Capital

Moderator: Spencer Ante, Associate Editor, BusinessWeek


David Lawee, Vice President of Corporate Development, Google
Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
Claudia Fan Munce, Vice President Corporate Strategy, IBM & Managing Director, IBM Ventures 


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panel: Limited Partner Prospects and Challenges

Moderator: Frederick W. Sroka, Tax Partner, Venture Capital and Private Equity Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers


Frank R. Caufield Jr., Managing General Partner, Darwin Ventures
Kirk C. Dizon, Managing Director, Hall Capital Partners
Lisa Edgar, Managing Director, Paul Capital Partners
Herbert Moos, C.E.O., VTB Capital  


5:00 - 8:00 PM

Farewell Caviar Reception

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

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