Saturday, April 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm SAT 4/29
Beverly Wilshire

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am SUN 4/30
Stardust

For more than two decades, the Milken Institute has built solid, meaningful relationships with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families from around the globe. We partner with them to generate consequential research and convene panels, meetings and workshops focused on their familial and philanthropic goals. The Family Program creates a private, shared learning environment which convenes family principals to connect on critical issues such as: understanding successful intergenerational transfers of wealth and values; teaching children about money, privilege and responsibility; leveraging philanthropy as a teaching tool, and more. Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Milken Institute and former CEO of Citi's U.S. Private Bank, leads our discussion each year at Global Conference among a select group of prominent families and individuals who are shaping the currents and conversations around these issues.

Moderator
Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
Speakers
Dominika Kulczyk, Founder and Chair, Kulczyk Foundation
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Frances Stroh, Author, "Beer Money"
Belinda Tanoto, Trustee, Tanoto Foundation
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm SUN 4/30
Pavilion

This annual gathering of government and business leaders at the Global Conference will examine policy priorities and investments that will enhance American competitiveness and drive economic growth. This off-the-record session allows participants including members of Congress, administration officials, and CEOs of leading corporations and financial institutions to engage in an informative, candid dialogue.

Workforce Development
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Medical Research, Prevention and Care
1:25 PM - 2:40 PM

Economic and Fiscal Policy
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm SUN 4/30
Beverly Hills Ballroom

In this annual series of fireside chats, led by Milken Institute President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Ditizio, VIPs and C-suite representatives from among the world's leading asset-owner and asset-management firms gather in a casual setting to offer attendees an opportunity for open dialogue with some of the most important and influential Global Conference attendees.

Speakers
Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute
Mike Cagney, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, SoFi
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
Greg Maffei, President and CEO, Liberty Media Corporation
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox; Non-Executive Chairman, News Corp
AJ Murphy, Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet
Masayoshi Son, Founder, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank Group Corp.
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm SUN 4/30
Beverly Canon Gardens

An annual, exclusive gathering for Institute supporters, speakers, and special guests on the eve of the Global Conference.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm SUN 4/30
Poolside - West
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SUN 4/30
Trader Vic's
Monday, May 1, 2017
6:00 am - 8:30 am MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer
6:00 am - 7:00 pm MON 5/1
Hilton Lobby
6:00 am - 7:00 am MON 5/1
Secret Garden

LA YOGA Magazine team members are master instructors that will be leading all levels chair yoga classes. The magazine is published by Bliss Network, a media company dedicated to sharing information on how to incorporate health and wellness into our modern lives. For 15 years, LA YOGA tells inspirational stories about people, practices for daily living and techniques for increasing resilience.

  • Designed to decrease stress and tension.
  • Improve attention and focus.
  • Enhance performance in order to support conference attendees

Presented by LA YOGA Magazine

6:15 am - 7:30 am MON 5/1
Stardust
Welcoming Remarks
Michael Klowden, CEO, Milken Institute
Moderator
Petra Freddi, Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute Asia Center
Speaker
Emmanuel Roman, CEO, PIMCO
7:45 am - 9:15 am MON 5/1
International Ballroom

This year's Global Conference opens with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin interviewed by Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. Their conversation will be followed by a panel discussion examining the surprise outcomes of elections around the world and their influence on markets. This opening plenary session will examine the key forces affecting the global capital markets and set the stage for this year's Global Conference. Potential questions:

  • What are the themes that are poised to shape markets in 2017?
  • What are the capital structure considerations investors should be making given the current state of the market?
  • How has the financial services landscape evolved and what does the geopolitical environment mean for the regulatory environment? Which industry and geographic sectors or asset classes are most likely to benefit?
  • How will human management change as technology plays a larger role in decision-making?

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Moderator
Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network
Speakers
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Former Chairman, President Obama’s Global Development Council
Thomas Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings
Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
David M. Solomon, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs
Guest
Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
8:00 am - 9:15 am MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

The promise of medical research and public health to enhance and extend lives has never been greater. Regrettably, the obstacles to funding and delivering innovation remain substantial. This panel will explore the full range of health interventions--from prevention and researching improved treatments to care--and how we fund them.

  • What measures are most effective in motivating people to make better health decisions?
  • How are biopharma companies and disease-specific organizations working with governments, medical research institutions, and foundations to accelerate progress?
  • How can we improve the delivery and reduce the cost of care?
Welcome Remarks
Ed Greissing, Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute
Moderator
Katie Couric, Global News Anchor, Yahoo
Speakers
Mark Alles, CEO, Celgene Corporation
Tom Beauregard, Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Linda Fried, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
Eric Lefkofsky, Co-Founder and CEO, Tempus
Jim Robinson, President, Astellas Americas
8:00 am - 9:15 am MON 5/1
International Gallery

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often struggle for financing. But they play a vital role in generating global growth and creating jobs. Policymakers and market players, including those in emerging markets, are looking at new, nonbank funding sources for high-growth SMEs. Dozens of countries have established or expanded dedicated SME boards on local stock exchanges for this purpose. The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and co-host World Federation of Exchanges will discuss their new, survey-based research on how SMEs access capital markets. This roll-up-your-sleeves working roundtable will focus on the key to building capital markets that work for SMEs as well as the potential pitfalls -- and how to avoid them.

8:15 am - 9:15 am MON 5/1
Stardust

Broad bipartisan support is a rare commodity today, but the need to improve America's flagging infrastructure is one of the few areas that enjoys support on both sides of the aisle. Such initiatives also require consensus on how projects will be funded and executed. This private session will explore:

  • What financing models can address the challenges in U.S. infrastructure without leaving taxpayers on the hook?
  • How is the Administration forging long-term partnerships with both investors and firms that are capable of carrying out these projects?
  • What current and emerging disruptive technologies can change the cost structure of major infrastructure projects?
  • How can we address the roadblocks to turning today's big infrastructure ideas into tomorrow's job-creating realities?
Moderator
Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
Speakers
Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation
William Ford, CEO, General Atlantic
Joshua Harris, Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management, LLC
Richard LeFrak, Chairman of the Board and CEO, LeFrak Organization
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Dayton

There is a long-standing debate of whether a foundation's endowment should reflect the mission of the organization, or the fiduciary responsibility remains to maximize returns. Panelists will discuss:

  • Can endowments benefit financially from mission-related investments?
  • What the risks are in mixing mission with return? Is this better suited from the program side or the endowment side, or both?
  • What is the best process to integrate a foundation's mission with its investment strategy? How can the investment strategy impact grantmaking?
  • How the regulatory environment might impact a more mission aligned endowment portfolio?
Moderator
Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Speakers
Kim Lew, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Brian O'Neil, Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
Shawn Wischmeier, Chief Investment Officer, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Pavilion


Innovative, next-generation technology is the military's biggest advantage on the battlefield and in cyberspace. As Russia and China narrow the gap with the United States, countries such as Iran and North Korea also are gaining valuable knowledge and information. Clearly, the U.S. no longer has the lock on military technology and innovation.

  • Silicon Valley is the epicenter for cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking startups. How can we ensure that the Defense Department taps into this expertise?
  • Can the Defense Department centralize data storage to enable machine learning and AI programs -- once they are fully functional -- to mine the information for correlations and patterns?
Moderator
David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
Speakers
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet
Norton Schwartz, President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS); Former Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
Raj Shah, Managing Director, Defense Innovation Unit (DIUx)
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Palm

An inside view is required to understand that China's economic data doesn't reflect the important structural transformations within its financial system. While private investment has dipped and capital outflows have surged, China's financial institutions are operating at a world-class level. Our panel explores what this means for market stability, economic growth and business opportunities in China. Questions will include:

  • What's spooking private investment in China?
  • What indicators should investors be looking at to get an accurate view of opportunities?
  • China's Impossible Trinity: If asked to choose two of the three following options --independent monetary policy, free capital movement and exchange rate flexibility -- which would China pick and how would it affect investments?
Moderator
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner, Shanghai, McKinsey & Co.
Speakers
Goodwin Gaw, Founder and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners
Robert Petty, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Clearwater Capital Partners
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Asia-Pacific, JPMorgan Chase
Kwek Ping Yong, CEO, Inventis Investment Holdings
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Oakhurst

The crisis of opioid abuse and addiction is the latest manifestation of the challenges society faces in dealing with addiction and deeply intertwined mental health issues. Effective treatments are difficult to develop and are often difficult for patients to access. This panel will ask:

  • What are the economic and personal tolls exacted by these problems in the U.S. and globally?
  • What policy changes could help combat opioid addiction?
  • How can advances in neuroscience and new technologies, including artificial intelligence, help?
Moderator
Lynn Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Speakers
Thomas Insel, Team Lead, Verily Life Sciences; Former Director, NIMH
Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO, Shatterproof
Richard Pops, Chairman and CEO, Alkermes, Inc.
Garen Staglin, Founder and Chairman, One Mind
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Wilshire Ballroom

In the eyes of top executives, their job is to imagine the future and work towards making that imagined future a reality. Many of the largest companies in the world are intent on embracing change and building pathways that lead to a robust workforce, innovation and job creation. Corporate leaders must pursue and encourage growth while also promoting values that reach beyond the bottom line.

  • How do business leaders build and drive the workforce of the future? 
  • Change can be an amorphous concept; how should corporations define and pursue it? 
  • What are the most effective ways for CEOs and other top executives to combine growth and purpose to reflect workforce and corporate values and culture?
Moderator
Andy Serwer, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance
Speakers
John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
Denise Morrison, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Tim Sloan, CEO and President, Wells Fargo & Co.
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay Inc.
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
International Terrace

Job creation and economic development require a laser focus on innovation, which includes tapping an entrepreneurial culture to drive competitiveness. But collaboration is key: Organizations, including companies, incubators, startups, and universities, must work together to act on the big ideas that will transform our world. This session will explore opportunities to capitalize on cultural and technological disruption to drive U.S. competitiveness globally.

  • What are the keys to developing a culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation in large organizations?
  • What are the lessons from the dearth of IPOs in 2016 and the number of companies being taken private?
  • What role does private equity play in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem?
  • How do we create a thriving ecosystem that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs and startups?
Moderator
Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
Speakers
Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup
John Danhakl, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Canon

The food and agribusiness industries are facing unprecedented change: consumer tastes and preferences are shifting, technology is upending entrenched business models and climate change is altering production. Against this backdrop, the world's population is expected to grow by over 2 billion people during the next three decades. This panel will explore how the food and agriculture industries can overcome these challenges. Questions to be addressed:

  • What are the largest challenges facing the food and agribusiness industries, and are they prepared to meet them?
  • Can the existing food and agriculture supply chain meet changing dietary needs and preferences? What role can technology play?
  • What are the most meaningful shifts in consumer tastes and preferences and what do they mean for the food and agriculture industry?
Moderator
Paul Fribourg, Chairman and CEO, Continental Grain Company
Speakers
Patrick Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods
John Hamer, Managing Director, Monsanto Growth Ventures
Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
John Vikupitz, CEO and President, Netafim USA
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
International Gallery

Rajeev Misra oversees SoftBank's $100 billion Vision Fund. Mike Cagney is the founder and CEO of SoFi. Please join Rajeev and Mike as they talk about the future, how technology is driving radical change in most industries, and why Mike created SoFi to meet the changing needs in financial services.

Speakers
Mike Cagney, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, SoFi
Rajeev Misra, Head of Vision Fund, SoftBank Group Corp.
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Whittier Room

A new social reality in the U.S.: Fewer men and women are participating in the workforce, and many have stopped looking for jobs altogether. The workforce participation rate -- those who have a job or are seeking one -- among males age 25 to 54 is lower than it was at the end of the Great Depression. And participation for women has also fallen in recent years. Questions to be considered:

  • How did we get to this point?
  • What role do higher incarceration rates play?
  • What are the implications for American society?
  • How can we bring these citizens back into the workforce and into our civil society?
Moderator
Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, New York Times
Speakers
Rev. Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries
Alan Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Kris Stadelman, Director, NOVA Workforce Development; Executive Committee Member, California Workforce Association
Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney
Scott Walker, Governor, Wisconsin
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Stardust

Dramatic economic growth helped lift 29 million Brazilians out of poverty between 2003 and 2014, and the income level of the poorest 40 percent of the population continues to rise. However, poverty and inequality have declined at a slower pace since a drop in commodity prices plunged the country into deep recession. Economic woes were compounded by a political crisis. Now, with political stability restored, what lies ahead for Brazil? Please join Ambassador Sergio Amaral and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles to learn more about the progress Brazil has made.

Moderator
Clifford Sobel, Managing Senior Partner, Valor Capital Group; United States Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil (2006 - 2009)
Speakers
Marcello Estevão, Secretary of International Affairs, Brazilian Ministry of Finance
Sergio Silva do Amaral, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Brighton

The Pacific Alliance is an integrated, regional trading bloc made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. They share a population of 217 million with a combined average GDP per capita of $16,759 in purchasing power parity. The alliance provides opportunities for foreign investments as its members move toward the free movement of goods, services, resources and people. Join ambassadors from the member countries for a discussion on the outlook for the alliance and Latin America.

  • What value does the Pacific Alliance add to the region, and how does it fit into the global trade debate?
  • What are the prospects for a merger with other trading blocs, such as Mercosur and ASEAN? Are designated observer states and associated countries likely to join the Pacific Alliance?
  • What are the greatest challenges that lie ahead?
Moderator
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Inter-American Development Bank
Speakers
Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Carlos Pareja, Ambassador of Peru to the United States
Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador of Chile to the United States
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
International Ballroom

This session will feature leading investors sharing the most important lessons they have learned over their collective decades in finance. Potential questions:

  • What do you consider your biggest investing success, and what do you think went into making that investment successful?
  • What is the greatest lesson history has taught regarding capital structure?
Moderator
Scarlet Fu, Anchor, Bloomberg
Speakers
David Bonderman, Chairman and Founding Partner, TPG
William Ford, CEO, General Atlantic
Joshua Friedman, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC
Emmanuel Roman, CEO, PIMCO
Steven Tananbaum, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao will give opening remarks, then join the panel.

Not since public works programs lifted the economy from the Great Depression and inspired awe in America's capacity to build has the discussion around infrastructure taken on such luster as today. For the first time in decades, new leadership, long-term capital, foreign investment, voter support and a bipartisan drive to repair and improve infrastructure are aligned. Not surprisingly, though, the devil is in the details. This panel spotlights the unusual partnerships taking shape to forge a sustainable, systemic approach to closing the infrastructure gap.

  • What should the priorities be?
  • Will traditional funding solutions be enough?
  • Can we build transformational projects, and in so doing, pioneer new financing models for the world?
Moderator
Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
Speakers
André Bourbonnais, President and CEO, PSP Investments
Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation
Susan Gray, Global Head of Infrastructure, S&P Global
Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Virginia
Guest
Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
9:30 am - 10:30 am MON 5/1
Maple

The Middle East plays an increasingly important role in the flow of world trade and ideas. With oil markets weaker, economic reforms accelerating and GDP growth steady, there is renewed interest in engaging this market. This session will explore the key themes in the region driving trade and enabling growth in a post-oil world. Key questions:

  • What is the future potential of the Middle East as a crossroads of trade and logistics, but even more so of people, global ideas and services?

  • How will geopolitical risk impact the region's upward trajectory and global connectivity?
  • What will the impact of strategic decisions such as the Aramco IPO be on global markets?
  • What is the promise of recent investments in health R&D? 
  • How will the emergence of FinTech in the region affect economic growth?
Moderator
Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners
Speakers
Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States
Nawaf Althari, Political Adviser, Counter-Terrorism & Counter-Piracy Focal Point, OIC Focal Point Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations
Andreas Baumgartner, Executive Director, DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority, Dubai
Stuart Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Near East Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of State
Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Oakhurst

For more than 60 years, the U.S. dollar has reigned as the world's dominant international currency, accounting for nearly 90 percent of foreign exchange transactions and the majority of global foreign exchange reserves. However, as the United States' share of global output shrinks, the dollar is facing stronger competition from the euro and the renminbi, and may also be challenged by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Panelists will explore questions such as:

  • Can the dollar maintain its dominant position as rival currencies gain international acceptance?
  • Can the euro expand beyond its role as a regional currency?
  • What is the path for further internationalization of the renminbi?
  • When will bitcoin and other digital currencies have their day?
Moderator
Peter Passell, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, the Milken Institute Review
Speakers
Youssef Boutros-Ghali, Former Minister of Finance, Egypt; Former Chairman, IMF Committee
Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
James McCormack, Global Head of Sovereign and Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Nouriel Roubini, Chairman, Roubini Macro Associates LLC; Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University
10:45 am - 12:00 pm MON 5/1
Maple

Automation. Robotics. Artificial intelligence. Advances in technology are eliminating jobs far faster than globalization, and the impact extends well beyond manual labor. Technology is also profoundly affecting company cultures. To paraphrase David Brailer's observation at a previous Global Conference, culture eats strategy for lunch. Companies that gain employees' loyalty and enthusiasm -- and provide them with a sense of purpose -- regularly outperform those that don't.

  • What can be done to provide financial support, retraining and a sense of meaning for displaced workers?
  • How can educational systems better prepare graduates for today's evolving workplace?
  • How can those who lose their jobs be re-integrated into the workforce?
  • What's the special sauce that helps companies create strong cultures, and is it something that can be learned or adopted?
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Palm

Consumers are clamoring for food choices that are healthy, environmentally friendly and sensitive to animal welfare. Investors are responding to this new demand by finding opportunities in alternative proteins. This panel will explore:

  • What are the challenges posed by traditional protein sources and their supply chains?
  • What benefits do alternative proteins provide to the consumer, the environment and public health?
  • How are companies using technology to disrupt traditional protein sources? How do plant-based proteins and cultivated proteins differ?
  • What are some of the most promising technologies?
  • What investment opportunities do protein alternatives present? How strong is global demand and how can producers meet the expected increases?
Moderator
Cristina Alesci, Correspondent, CNN and CNNMoney
Speakers
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat
Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital; Founder, Jeremy Coller Foundation
Uma Valeti, CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Canon

Over the last decade, policymakers and market players worldwide have started looking at new, nonbank finance sources for rapidly growing small and medium-sized enterprises, including the creation of dedicated SME boards on local stock exchanges. This panel will review the successes and pitfalls when SMEs look to capital markets for finance.

  • What are the key lessons learned, globally, from recent efforts to expand SME access to capital through equity markets?
  • How effective have SME exchanges been in attracting listings and expanding firms' access to capital?
  • What attracts investors to SME listings and what can exchanges do to promote greater investor participation?
Moderator
Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Ana Carvajal, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
Ashish Chauhan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange
Siobhan Cleary, Head of Research and Public Policy, World Federation of Exchanges
Nick Thadaney, President and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
International Terrace

According to the OECD, global GDP growth is projected to pick up modestly to around 3.5 percent in 2018 from just under 3 percent in 2016, boosted by fiscal initiatives in the major economies. Confidence has improved, but growth in consumption, investment, trade and productivity is slow by past norms amid greater inequality. Participants will debate macroeconomic themes and opportunities to shed light on the best opportunities. Potential questions:

  • How do investors make sense of -- and find value in -- a volatile environment?
  • What geopolitical, economic and market indicators should investors consider as they think about asset allocation?
  • Are perceptions around rising populism influencing value propositions and is this a short-term consequence or lasting effect?
Moderator
Joseph L. Hooley, Chairman and CEO, State Street
Speakers
Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Bjarne Graven Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Joshua Harris, Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management, LLC
Hamilton "Tony" James, President, Blackstone
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Part 1: Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin is joined by Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers in a broad-ranging discussion with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times on topics such as machine learning implications and the war for tech talent beyond Silicon Valley.

Part 2: Pedro Domingos, one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence and machine learning, sits down with Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to explore how learning algorithms are managing our lives. They suggest the news we read, the investments we make, the books we read and even tell us who to date. And it's happening so seamlessly, we hardly realize it. How does this affect our capacity for independent thought?

Moderators
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet
Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Speakers
John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
Pedro Domingos, Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington; Author of "The Master Algorithm"
Ken Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Dayton

Despite the best efforts to block intruders, cybercrime is on the rise. Recent breaches have ranged from corporate theft to hacks allegedly carried out to influence the outcome of elections. A recent study from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the global cost of cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021.

  • How can the private and public sectors, along with law enforcement, be more effective in combatting an invisible enemy operating across national borders?
  • Are companies today better prepared to withstand cyberattacks? What can be done to contain the damage when a breach takes place?
Moderator
Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO, RedSeal
Speakers
Heather Adkins, Director, Information Security and Policy, Google
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.
Daniel Ennis, CEO, DRE Consulting; Executive Director, Global Cyber Security Initiative, University of Maryland; Former NSA Director, Cyber Threat Operations Center
Siobhan MacDermott, Senior Vice President Executive, Global Cyber Public Policy, Bank of America; Global Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
International Gallery

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its economic bloc, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), aims to replicate all the positive attributes of the European Union (EU) while avoiding its missteps. With the future of the EU ambiguous post-Brexit and U.S.-China relations even more uncertain since the November elections, this session will examine what may lie ahead for ASEAN. Will the region maintain a place in the global economy as one of the most dynamic drivers of growth? In this private roundtable, business and finance leaders from the region discuss how ASEAN remains a promising region for trade and investments, and identify the sectors in which the opportunities lie.

Introduction By
Laura Deal Lacey, Executive Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Moderator
Cesar Purisima, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Speakers
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Republic of Singapore
Enrique Razon, Chairman and President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman and Founder, Jollibee Foods Corporation
Paul Wolfowitz, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Former President, World Bank
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Brighton

U.S. and Russia relations have reached a perilous moment, with events in Eastern Europe, Syria and allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election straining the bilateral relationship to levels not seen or felt since the Cold War. How does this movie play out? This panel examines the needs and political considerations for both nations going forward.

  • What are the economic and investment prospects for Russia?
  • Putin and Trump: Who has the upper hand and for how long?
  • What is the state of Russian relations with the U.S., Europe and China?
Moderator
Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Politico
Speakers
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Congresswoman
Daniel Russell, President and CEO, U.S.–Russia Business Council
Andrew Weiss, Vice President for Studies, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nikolai Zelenski, CEO, Nordgold
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Board Room

Philanthropists often devote a lifetime of passion and resources to the causes about which they care. But with more than 1.5 million U.S. nonprofit organizations, duplicative efforts are unfolding with far less emphasis on organizational sustainability or succession planning. Some battle Founder's Syndrome, while others are chronically underfunded. In short, the time is ripe to foster a new collaborative framework.

  • What specific strategies can philanthropists use to plan for their absence and focus on long-term planning and leadership succession?
  • How can the original vision of a core founder be maintained and honored, while also expanded upon?
  • Does every organization need to exist independently? When should an organization partner -- or even merge -- with an entity with a similar mission?
Moderator
Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Stardust

Given the current and future low-rate environment, investors are increasingly turning to private equity as a source of alpha in their portfolios. This roundtable of experts will discuss the various sources of value creation private equity, provide specific case studies, and expand on which strategies are likely to thrive in the current economic environment. Questions to be addressed:

• What strategy or combination of strategies are likely to yield the best returns in the current environment?
• Can investors expect the value creation process to continue delivering a significant premium over public equity?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of various strategies at this stage in the cycle?

Moderator
Jim Pittman, Senior Vice President, Private Equity, bcIMC
Speakers
John Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital LP
James Fordyce, Founder and Co-CEO, Stone Canyon Industries
Andrew Weinberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Wilshire Ballroom


The first 100 days of a new administration are of crucial significance. They present leaders with the opportunity to pursue fresh policy priorities while laying the groundwork for the rest of the term.

  • What policies are the Trump administration pursuing to encourage economic growth?
  • Given the president's background, how has this administration's engagement with the business sector differed from those of previous governments?
  • What expectations about the future of the administration and its approach to foreign policy can we draw from its first 100 days?
Moderator
Carol Lee, White House Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, Patomak Global Partners, LLC
William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Chairman, Conservative Leaders for Education
Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation
Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Pavilion


Liberal democracy has stopped delivering on its promise, at least in the view of millions of voters across Europe, and now finds itself in a growing struggle for survival. The signs are everywhere, from Brexit to the prospect of political victories by far-right candidates in France, Germany and beyond.

  • How did the EU become an endangered species?
  • How far will populist anger push Europe's far-right into power?
  • Can (and should) the EU survive these nationalist movements?
Moderator
Alec Russell, Weekend Editor, Financial Times
Speakers
John Emerson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-2017); Former President, Capital Group Private Client Services
David Landsman, Executive Director, Tata Limited; Former British Ambassador to Greece
Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State
Alexander Stubb, Member of Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Finland
10:45 am - 11:45 am MON 5/1
Whittier Room

Innovation is emerging as the essential element of success for any organization, whether a business, government agency or philanthropy. Our panel will examine the tools leaders can use to foster innovation and remain competitive and relevant. The themes and questions our panelists will address are:

  • What can be done to ingrain not only the process of innovation, but the spirit of it -- motivation, curiosity and the hunger for lifelong learning -- into a culture?
  • What are some promising technologies that our panelists are using to promote new ideas and further workforce education?
  • How are leaders addressing constant technologic disruption and empowering workforces to respond to change?
  • How do leaders nurture collaboration; whether inside organizations, across borders, or between organizations?
Moderator
Amy Wilkinson, CEO and Founder, Ingenuity; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Speakers
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
Krishna Nathan, Chief Information Officer, S&P Global
Scott Neal, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Gulfstream
Hilton Romanski, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco
Jeff Wong, Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MON 5/1
International Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks
Michael Klowden, CEO, Milken Institute
Moderators
Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
Speakers
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm MON 5/1
Stardust

Hosted by Lowell Milken, this interactive lunch discussion will focus on solutions to challenges in the K-12 and postsecondary education systems. Milken, founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and co-founder and chairman of the Milken Family Foundation, will join leaders in business and philanthropy for an invitation-only dialogue with some of America's foremost educators and government officials.

Moderator
Lowell Milken, Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET); Chairman and Co-Founder, Milken Family Foundation
Speakers
Gene Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeb Bush, President, Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education; 43rd Governor of Florida
Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Virginia
Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Maple

Join a select group of VIP attendees for a private conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder and CTO, CrowdStrike, Inc. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times National Correspondent, David Sanger, will discuss with Dmitri a range of security topics, including the breach of the Democratic National Committee's server during last year's election, which was traced to the Russians through CrowdStrike software.

Moderator
David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
Speaker
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Whittier Room

Attacks by home-grown and foreign extremists on major European and U.S. cities have put the world on edge. In addition, terrorists are waging an increasingly sophisticated cyberwar against their foes.

  • Does closing national borders keep out would-be terrorists?
  • Can we decisively defeat groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram or must we reconcile ourselves to merely limiting their impact?
  • Has the West's 15-year war on terror made us any safer?
Moderator
Eric Schmitt, National Security Correspondent, New York Times
Speakers
Brian Fishman, Author; Lead Policy Manager, Counterterrorism, Facebook
Nicholas Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Linda Robinson, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
Terry Wolff, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, U.S. State Department
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Oakhurst

It has been nearly a decade since the global financial crisis, and the introduction of reforms such as Dodd-Frank and Basel III. With the new administration and new Congress promising to roll back some of these reforms and make material changes to others, debate over the proper structure of financial regulation has begun anew. This panel will address what changes are warranted to protect the financial system while allowing more robust economic growth. Potential questions:

  • How would Dodd-Frank's repeal affect the financial services industry?
  • What are the alternatives to an outright repeal?
  • Which businesses will be most affected and which are least likely to return to pre-crisis situations?
  • How would a repeal affect non-banks?
Moderator
Josh Barro, Senior Editor, Business Insider
Speakers
Patrick Cronin, CEO, BMO Capital Markets
Robert Lavet, General Counsel, SoFi
Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Mike Sommers, President and CEO, American Investment Council
Neal Wolin, Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary; Senior Counselor, Brunswick
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Stardust

The United States, like many parts of the developed world, is experiencing voter pressure to adopt more protectionist trade policies. At the same time, globalization is making it easier for companies not only to do business, but also to domicile, in other parts of the world. Countries with low corporate tax rates are the beneficiaries. Additionally, how we measure trade deficits and surpluses among nations matters greatly. This session will gather senior leaders to identify trade and tax reform issues that should be on the agenda.

Moderator
Terry Duffy, Chairman and CEO, CME Group
Speakers
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
International Gallery

Japan Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso engages in a frank discussion on the Japanese economy, structural reforms and U.S.-Japan relations. Aso, who is also the minister of finance, will provide an inside view into Japan's most important issues in this private fireside chat moderated by Milken Institute Asia Fellow Kotaro Tamura.

Moderator
Kotaro Tamura, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman, Japan Intelligence Initiative; Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan
Speaker
Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Board Room

In this private gathering leaders from across the food industry will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face. Amid calls for greater transparency, a crippling obesity crisis and the continued need to feed the world's hungry, how are CEOs and top investors responding? What are the most significant shifts in consumer preferences and what do they mean for the companies that produce, process and sell food? Are there collaborations or innovations that would help leaders succeed?

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
International Ballroom

Strong economic and sentiment readings, along with recovery in global equity markets, may signal better prospects for the international economy. Chinese capital outflows appear to have waned and trade is expanding again. The euro zone's performance has improved, but risk remains. In this session, panelists will discuss the key elements influencing the global economy and assess how they will play out. Questions to be considered:

  • How are consumers faring in different geographies and what can be done to boost sentiment?
  • What's the outlook for innovation and productivity?
  • How will the world economy react if the U.S. further tightens monetary policy?
  • How can advanced economies shrink income gaps, resolve immigration dilemmas and adapt to aging workforces?
Moderator
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
Speakers
S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Republic of Singapore
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Inter-American Development Bank
Emmanuel Roman, CEO, PIMCO
David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Will widening multiples in equity markets and rising interest rates encourage investors to turn to real estate? The experts on this panel will discuss the prospects for returns in property markets around the world, which vary with regional economic performance and the risks and opportunities associated with specific locations. We'll examine which countries are strengthening and which are weakening, and we'll delve into the trends by asset class: retail, industrial, commercial, hospitality, multifamily, single-family.

  • Are U.S. markets poised to garner more investment?
  • Has capital stopped fleeing China? Are other Asian markets drawing more attention?
  • Are euro-zone markets undervalued, potentially offering better returns despite weaker growth?
  • Does Latin America look attractive or are most markets still too pricey?
Moderator
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Speakers
Eric Adler, Global CEO, PGIM Real Estate
Rick Caruso, Founder and CEO, Caruso
R. Donahue Peebles, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Peebles Corp.
Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman, Hillwood and The Perot Group
Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Canon

Our health is both an individual and collective responsibility as we all bear the costs of disease and reap the benefits of healthier communities. Technology has provided new tools to enable people to easily access their health data and understand their health status, and the federal government has declared that we have a right to our electronic health records. Questions will range from:

  • How can individuals be empowered to control their health data to share with new providers or contribute to research?
  • What new opportunities do we have to support research and improve prevention and treatment?
  • How can we create not just a culture of health but health citizenship?
Moderator
Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures
Speakers
Stephanie Devaney, Deputy Director, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Eric Friedman, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Fitbit
Joyce Tung, Vice President, Research, 23andMe
Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Roni Zeiger, Co-Founder and CEO, Smart Patients
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Brighton

Part 1: Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple Inc., will discuss the commitment the world's most valuable company has made to building community and human responsibility. Apple, Ahrendts says, seeks to create connections and foster a new customer experience for a new era.

Part 2: Physician-investor Joon Yun and Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn will discuss Blackburn's New York Times bestseller, "The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer."

Moderators
Lucy Parker, Senior Partner, Brunswick Group
Joon Yun, Managing Partner and President, Palo Alto Investors, LLC
Speakers
Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Retail, Apple, Inc.
Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate; President, Salk Institute
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Dayton

Part 1: Chevron CEO John S. Watson discusses energy and the economy in the context of the new administration, as well as U.S. competitiveness and how best to develop the workforce of tomorrow.

Part 2: Peril and promise: In this session, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernst Moniz discusses nuclear proliferation, including insights from negotiations that led to the nuclear agreement with Iran. Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, will moderate the discussion.

Moderators
Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners
Brian Sullivan, Co-Anchor, CNBC's "Power Lunch"
Speakers
Ernest Moniz, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus and Special Advisor to the President, MIT
John S. Watson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion


Despite highly visible and well-funded efforts to improve public education in the United States, significant challenges remain. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks one-on-one with Lowell Milken about her priorities in the new administration.

  • What have we learned from the federal government's role in education?
  • Should accountability, innovation and choice in public schools be mandated at the federal level?
  • Can educators and elected officials cross the political divide to develop bipartisan strategies to improve education?
Moderator
Lowell Milken, Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET); Chairman and Co-Founder, Milken Family Foundation
Speakers
William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Chairman, Conservative Leaders for Education
Steve Bullock, Governor, Montana
Jeb Bush, President, Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education; 43rd Governor of Florida
Guest
Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
International Terrace

Uneven macroeconomic growth in the advanced economies in the last 20 years have left tens of millions of citizens feeling worse off than before. One result? The recent wave of populist unrest in country after country. This solutions-oriented session will review:

  • What policies can ease anxieties about economic change, spur employers to provide better training, and governments more effective assistance?
  • What now-hot ideas -- wage insurance, life-time retraining loan accounts, Universal Basic Income -- are worth serious consideration?
  • Since this is not a purely economic phenomenon, what social and cultural factors must be taken into account?
Moderator
Tony Blair, Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)
Speakers
Matthew Elliott, Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute; Senior Political Adviser, Shore Capital; Former Chief Executive, VoteLeave
Jason Furman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Luis Madrazo Lajous, Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Yascha Mounk, Author and Lecturer, Harvard University
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Palm

With the election of Donald Trump, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been under the microscope as representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada consider ways to reform the agreement. The participants in this session will examine important economic changes since NAFTA was conceived over 30 years ago from various perspectives, as well as how NAFTA might increase the continent's competitiveness in global markets and spur entrepreneurship. Potential questions:

  • Should NAFTA be scrapped all together or simply tweaked?
  • What considerations from the original agreement have changed most?
  • What are the win-win opportunities for NAFTA?
  • How big of a role should intellectual property, agriculture, energy, textiles, labor, etc. play?
Moderator
Tony Fratto, Founder and Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; Former Deputy Press Secretary, The White House
Speakers
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Jodi Hanson Bond, Senior Vice President of the Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moisés R. Kalach B., Vice President, Grupo Kaltex; Vice President, Strategic Advisory Council for International Negotiations (CCENI)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MON 5/1
Wilshire Ballroom


Artificial intelligence, digital technology and connectivity are changing just about everything we do, from family activities to running businesses, shopping, dating and even visiting the doctor. This expert panel will share their thoughts on the technological and societal trends that will shape our lives over the next decade. Questions may include:

  • How is cognitive computing and artificial intelligence transforming everything from financial services to transportation, energy, education, retail and healthcare?
  • Which technologies have the greatest potential to change how we see the world?
  • How is the extraordinary growth of mobility and connectivity affecting how we live and work?
Moderator
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code
Speakers
Adrian Aoun, Founder and CEO, Forward; Former Head of Special Projects, Alphabet
Belinda Johnson, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, Airbnb
Oscar Salazar, Founder, Pager, Inc.; Founding CTO, Uber
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm MON 5/1
Secret Garden

Presented by
Unplug Meditation
 

Natalie Bell is a passionate mindful awareness teacher and director of corporate programs at Unplug. She has more than 25 years of practice in mindfulness and lived in an ashram for a year of intensive study. Natalie is also a teacher and consultant for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.

  • Everything you need to know about meditation in 20-minutes.
  • Meditation made practical and accessible in everyday life.
  • Easy guide through mediation challenges: wandering mind, negative thoughts, restlessness and more.
  • Walk away with the tools to unplug anytime anywhere.
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Brian Fishman, Author; Lead Policy Manager, Counterterrorism, Facebook
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate; President, Salk Institute
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
International Gallery

Join a select group of VIP attendees for a private conversation with Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, and best-selling author.

Moderator
Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Politico
Speaker
Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Artificial intelligence, whether it's cognitive computing, machine learning or deep learning, is altering almost every aspect of our lives today. Along with the enhancements that AI brings, it also poses dangers to our civilization. This panel will explore the many benefits and potential hazards that AI delivers across multiple industries. Questions will range from:

  • As machines become more powerful and learn to "think" on their own, what industries will transform the most?
  • What are the most exciting applications for AI over the next five to 10 years?
  • As artificial intelligence systems become more complex, are the leading players following best practices, ethics and transparency?
Moderator
Shivon Zilis, Partner and Founding Member, Bloomberg Beta
Speakers
Paul Blase, Managing Parnter, AI and Data Solutions, Tronc
Mark Gorenberg, Founder and Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners
Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa, Amazon
Lior Ron, Co-Founder, Otto
Francesca Rossi, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research; Professor of Computer Science, University of Padova
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Dayton

Globalization has forever changed the competitive landscape, but U.S. corporate tax policy has not kept up. There is general agreement that some version of reform is required, but views diverge when it comes to the details. Regardless of the plan, there are likely to be winners and losers by industry and company.

  • What are business tax reform's prospects in the political arena?
  • Will it be closer to the Republicans' destination-based cash-flow tax system or the administration's campaign plan?
  • Will border adjustment be included, or expensing future interest on debt eliminated?
  • Does it need to occur in parallel with personal tax reform?
Moderator
Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent, Politico
Speakers
Chris Campbell, Staff Director, U.S. Senate Finance Committee
Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Gene Sperling, President, Sperling Economic Strategies; Former National Economic Advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Brighton

It's the persistent challenge for investors: How can you reduce risk, achieve higher returns and do it at a much lower cost? In this session, global institutional investors will share their views of U.S. investment opportunities, the impact of the new administration and how the interest rate environment drives their investment decisions. Questions to be addressed:

  • What is the global U.S. market exposure across asset classes such as public and private equity, loans, investment-grade credit and real estate?
  • Have the 2016 presidential elections and the current political landscape changed your views? What currency considerations are influencing investment decisions?
  • Will a rise in long-term interest rates in the U.S. have an impact on investments?
  • What other signals or triggers might prompt you to reassess your investments or adjust your outlook?
Moderator
Stefan Dunatov, Chief Investment Officer, Coal Pension Trustees Limited; Investment Committee Member, Wellcome Trust
Speakers
Sophia Cheng, Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Financial Holdings
Lisa Gray, CEO, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Juan Manuel Valle Pereña, CEO, Afore XXI Banorte
Xiaoliang Zhao, Head, Fixed Income and Absolute Return Department, China Investment Corporation
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Oakhurst

This session will analyze disruptive technologies and their potential impact on portfolios. Participants will be challenged to consider how they may want to hedge or capture these megatrends. Potential questions:

  • Where are the greatest opportunities for portfolio impact from machine learning and AI?
  • How will emerging battery technologies and autonomous cars change the demand dynamics for oil?
  • How will more efficient 3-D printers disrupt supply chains?
  • How will nano sensors drive cost control?
  • What are knock-on effects from machine learning technologies?
Moderator
Scarlet Fu, Anchor, Bloomberg
Speakers
Nathaniel Barker, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Grade Corporate Credit, Barings
Christopher Bartel, Global Head of Fixed Income Research, Fidelity
Bill Brady, Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Global Technology Group, Jefferies
Alex Griffiths, Managing Director, Group Credit Officer Global Corporates, Fitch Ratings
Stephanie von Friedeburg, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Resources, International Finance Corp.
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Wilshire Ballroom

In a world where climate change, global development and corporate accountability dominate conversations among policymakers, asset owners and consumers, there is a need for a more robust discussion around what sustainable investing means to different stakeholders. How can investments across asset classes factor in environmental and social impact? What types of investments, from public to private, can best mitigate long-term risk and meet ESG standards without sacrificing returns? The panelists will discuss:

  • What new initiatives can be brought to the investor community?
  • How can ESG factors be better integrated into investment strategy?
  • What financing tools and projects would benefit from more innovative thinking?
  • How can investors and industry improve cooperation to channel investment to the right areas?
  • How can companies and asset managers improve ESG outcomes and communicate with their stakeholders?
Moderator
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Speakers
Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America
Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund
Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
Clifton Robbins, Founder and CEO, Blue Harbour Group
Markus Voigt, Managing Partner and Founder, AREAM Group
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion

Three dynamic speakers provide three unique views on building a meaningful life.

Deepak Chopra, pioneer in integrative medicine, illuminates the power of the brain and the new alliance of science and spirituality. Arianna Huffington reveals how our culture’s dismissal of sleep undermines our work and personal lives, and provides a road map to the needed “sleep awakening.” Shaka Senghor shares his powerful personal story of how books freed his mind from the anger that led him to prison, and how he learned not to allow his past to define or deter him.

Introduction By
Conrad Kiechel, Managing Director, Milken Institute
Speakers
Deepak Chopra, Founder, the Chopra Foundation, Co-founder of Jiyo and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, The Huffington Post
Shaka Senghor, Author and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate; Senior Fellow, Dream Corps
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
International Terrace

This session will examine the ongoing monetary policy experiment and the tools that remain available for future interventions. Participants will compare international efforts to create credit and discuss the circumstances around their success or failure. Potential questions:

  • What can central banks do to support investment?
  • What effect is low productivity having on monetary policy?
  • How does technology factor into the monetary policy equation?
  • Will central banks cooperate with one another?
Moderator
Sebastian Mallaby, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers
Matt Freund, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Fixed Income Strategies, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager, Calamos Investments
Emanuel Friedman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital LLC
William Lee, Chief Economist, Milken Institute
Seema Shah, Global Investment Strategist, Principal Global Investors
John Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Stardust

Mexico's diverse, growing economy is giving it greater visibility on the world stage. Growth in manufacturing and stronger ties to the global marketplace have energized Mexico, providing compelling reasons for investors, exporters and financiers to explore the opportunities and challenges there. As the second-largest U.S. trade partner, Mexico's destiny is closely tied to that of the United States. And the significant U.S. population of Mexican heritage has greatly increased Mexico's cultural influence. This private session will feature leading figures from the government and private sectors who will discuss the dynamics of the economy next door.

Speakers
Francisco González Díaz, CEO, Bancomext
Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Luis Madrazo Lajous, Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Canon

Chronic diseases account for 85 percent of U.S. health-care spending, and the proportion is growing. In this session, we'll discuss how to evolve from an illness-driven system to one that promotes prevention and rewards wellness, easing health and economic burdens on individuals and communities.

  • How do we manage these diseases as we age?
  • What are the roles of nutrition, fitness, early detection, and education in improving health and economic outcomes, along with infrastructure and environmental factors?
  • How do these issues apply to populations around the world?
Moderator
James Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, If Our Bodies Could Talk
Speakers
Tom Beauregard, Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
William Dietz, Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer
Ellen Sigal, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Palm

The Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy and its predecessor, the Philanthropy Advisory Service, have conducted more than a dozen deep dives into "disease philanthropy." These inquiries have yielded valuable lessons on how philanthropists and family offices can make a difference in a wide range of diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Melanoma and many more. This panel will examine the following questions:

  • How can medical philanthropy evolve beyond "checkbook" philanthropy?
  • What experiences are the most gratifying and challenging for the philanthropist?
  • Compared to government resources for scientific research, will medical philanthropic capital always be marginal? Can it be transformative when it targets a specific disease?
Moderator
LaTese Briggs, Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Speakers
Debra Black, Co-founder and Chair, Melanoma Research Alliance
Cindy L. Citrone, Founder and CEO, 33 Foundation
Joyce Keller, Philanthropic Director, Gilbert Family Foundation
Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
International Ballroom


The financial services industry is changing faster than ever due to technological advances and an evolving regulatory environment. This session will examine how these trends are reshaping financial services and what organizations are doing to keep pace with technology and human capital in an environment increasingly driven by data and systems. Discussion points will include:

  • What are leaders doing to adapt their institutions and business models to the changes in the industry?
  • In a world with increased reliance on technology, are you becoming less reliant on people to implement your business strategy?
  • What types of firms are best positioned to take advantage of this changing landscape? Which firms will struggle?
  • Can regulation keep pace with the speed of technological evolution?
Moderator
David Faber, Journalist and Co-Anchor, CNBC
Speakers
Mike Cagney, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, SoFi
Brian Chin, Managing Director and CEO of Global Markets, Credit Suisse
Tom Farley, President, New York Stock Exchange
Louise Pentland, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, PayPal
Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and CEO, WorldQuant LLC
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Whittier Room

Technology has always been the catalyst that has driven the evolution of cities. Building design, transportation, infrastructure, energy usage and connectivity are undergoing massive changes that affect how we live, work and play in our urban landscape. Beyond passenger cars, the adoption of autonomous taxis, trucks and delivery vehicles could ultimately have the greatest impact on reducing congestion.

  • How is the integration of smart city technology influencing our living space?
  • What are the solutions to challenges such as expensive housing, excessively long commutes and fossil fuel dependency?
  • What are the new digital technologies that are making cities more livable and what is the effect on our privacy and security?
Moderator
Peter Marx, Vice President, Advanced Projects, GE Digital; Adjunct Professor, USC
Speakers
Chan Heng Chee , Ambassador and Chairman of Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities
Daniel Doctoroff, CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Don Katz, Founder and CEO, Audible; Founder, Newark Venture Partners
Jean Liu, President, DiDi Chuxing
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MON 5/1
Maple

Since 1999, U.S. opioid prescriptions have quadrupled--and so, too, have deaths from opioid overdose. Each day, 91 Americans die from that cause. The economic impact of the epidemic is estimated at $55 billion per year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. This private discussion will explore the causes of and potential solutions to the opioid epidemic, addressing questions such as:

  • If Americans are not reporting significantly higher levels of pain, why are pain medication prescriptions rising so sharply? What interventions can address this problem in the health-care setting?
  • What role does America's longstanding war on drugs play in driving addicts toward prescription opioids, and what policies might mitigate this?
  • What interventions are most effective in breaking opioid addiction, and how can they be deployed broadly?
  • How can federal, state and community government agencies, along with companies and nonprofits, best address this challenge?
Moderators
Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures
Ed Greissing, Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, The Huffington Post
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Deepak Chopra, Founder, the Chopra Foundation, Co-founder of Jiyo and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Sebastian Mallaby, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion
Speaker
Shaka Senghor, Author and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate; Senior Fellow, Dream Corps
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Wilshire Ballroom
Moderator
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
Speaker
Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Whittier Room

At a time when the societal fabric of the United States can seem frayed--from the backlash after a bitter presidential election to persistent racial, gender and economic challenges--sports can be a common denominator that brings people together. Players are increasingly speaking out on social issues, hailing back to earlier generations of athletes who were involved in the civil rights movement. The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) was formed to support such actions by athletes, coaches and teams.

  • What are the personal stories behind these remarkable athletes, coaches and owners, and what drives them to make a difference?
  • As public personalities in a media-saturated environment, how do they ensure that their charitable work succeeds? How do they protect their images?
  • How has sports figures' social activism evolved over multiple generations?
Moderator
Jocelyn Benson, CEO, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
Speakers
Anquan Boldin, Detroit Lions, National Football League; Founder, Anquan Boldin Foundation
Swin Cash, Director of Franchise Development, New York Liberty; 3-Time WNBA Champion
Stephen Ross, Chairman, Related Companies; Chairman, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
Troy Vincent, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement, National Football League
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Pavilion


Magnus became a chess grandmaster at 13 and is the highest rated player in the history of chess. How does he achieve such strong results? In a 30-minute discussion Magnus will share his thoughts on strategy and applying lessons from the chess board to real life. Afterwards, Magnus will put his words on display, playing a 10-person "blitz," simultaneously squaring off against CEOs and global leaders, providing a firsthand look at the World Champion in action.

Moderator
Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
Presenter
Danny Rensch, International Chess Master; Vice President, Content and Professional Relations, Chess.com
Speaker
Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
International Terrace

Under the growing spotlight of global attention, the Chinese government and its state-owned enterprises are laying the foundations for a new global order: a network of trade, economic and financial relations that flow through Beijing and Shanghai instead of Washington, New York and London. It’s global expansion, the Chinese way. Our panelists will delve into these new networks and what it means for businesses and the global economy to explain China’s holistic view of global expansion. Questions will include:

  • What do businesses and governments stand to gain or lose from China's new global role as well as its massive internal market?
  • What could this mean for global and geopolitical stability?
Moderator
Haslinda Amin, News Correspondent and Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Speakers
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Elaine La Roche, Senior Advisor, China International Capital Corporation U.S. Securities, Inc.
Mike Perlis, CEO and Executive Chairman, Forbes Media
Qi Bin , Executive Vice President, China Investment Corporation
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Maple

Financial regulations developed since the 2008 crisis have been geared toward preventing another meltdown, but some financial institutions have found them burdensome. However, the U.S. post-election reform agenda has stirred concerns about increasing systemic risks. This private session will focus on the current debate in the financial regulatory sphere, including the following issues:

  • Evaluating the efficacy of the current regulatory environment in preventing another market collapse
  • Gauging the impact of current supervisory and regulatory practices on the banking system's ability to fund credit demand from the business sector
  • Assessing prospective banking and capital market reforms that may enhance financial stability while ensuring the availability of credit to spur growth and create jobs
Moderator
Claude Lopez, Director, Research, Milken Institute
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Dayton

Active and passive investment management have a symbiotic relationship. Market volatility and the increasing complexities of a global economy create interdependent opportunities and challenges for the two edges of investment philosophy. Success comes from appropriately balancing the two. During this session, panelists will consider these questions:

  • How are asset managers and institutional investors striking the right balance?
  • From abandoning traditional benchmarks to delivering customized asset allocations, how and where active and passive will fit in the portfolios of the future?
Moderator
Jim McCaughan, President, Global Asset Management and CEO, Principal Global Investors
Speakers
Debbie Alliston, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, AMP Capital
Everaldo Franca, CEO, PPS Portfolio Performance Ltd.; Consultant, ABRAPP
Lori Heinel, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
Jonathan Steinberg, CEO and President, WisdomTree Investments Inc.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Wilshire Garden

A Conversation with Thomas Wu and Günter Verheugen.

Reception
presented by

Speakers
Günter Verheugen, Former Vice-President, European Commission
Thomas Wu, Group CEO, Glex Global Holdings
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Can you and your loved ones live longer, healthier lives? The geroscience revolution is here. From super-agers and longevity genes to telomeres and mitochondria, this panel will explore the pioneering discoveries bringing us closer to "hacking the aging code."

  • What can geroscience teach us about increasing both life span and health span?
  • What game-changing and life-changing research is in the pipeline?
  • How can investors and philanthropists get involved in research that will change life as we know it?
Moderator
Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
Speakers
Nir Barzilai, Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Director of the Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate; President, Salk Institute
Pinchas Cohen, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Joon Yun, Managing Partner and President, Palo Alto Investors, LLC
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MON 5/1
Poolside - East

Reception
presented by

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MON 5/1
Wilshire Garden
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MON 5/1
Poolside - West
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MON 5/1
Bombardier Challenger 350 Hospitality Area/Adjacent to the Beverly Hilton

Reception
presented by
Bombadier

Welcoming Remarks
David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm MON 5/1
International Ballroom

J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau are the quintessential multi-hyphenates. They have written, produced, directed and even acted in blockbuster movies and television shows. They are the driving talents behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," "Iron Man," "Jungle Book," "Elf" and many more. In this session, Favreau and Abrams will sit down for a conversation with Eddy Cue, the Apple executive who touches our lives every day by overseeing iTunes, Apple Music, Siri, Apple Pay, Maps and iCloud services.

Moderator
Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President, Internet Software and Services, Apple
Speakers
J.J. Abrams, Director and Producer; Founder, Bad Robot Productions
Jon Favreau, Actor; Writer; Director; Producer
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm MON 5/1
Beverly Hills Ballroom

After a long day of stimulating panels, talks and meetings, please join emcee Mike Milken for this Global Conference tradition. Our late night program is a fun, relaxing evening featuring music, entertainment and special surprises.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6:00 am - 8:30 am TUE 5/2
Hilton Lobby
6:00 am - 7:00 pm TUE 5/2
Hilton Lobby
6:00 am - 7:00 am TUE 5/2
Secret Garden

LA YOGA Magazine team members are master instructors that will be leading all levels chair yoga classes. The magazine is published by Bliss Network, a media company dedicated to sharing information on how to incorporate health and wellness into our modern lives. For 15 years, LA YOGA tells inspirational stories about people, practices for daily living and techniques for increasing resilience.

  • Designed to decrease stress and tension.
  • Improve attention and focus.
  • Enhance performance in order to support conference attendees

Presented by LA YOGA Magazine

7:00 am - 8:45 am TUE 5/2
Stardust

Representing $20 trillion in assets under management, the world's leading asset-owners gather for an annual meeting of the Global Capital Markets Advisory Council. This unique gathering is designed to breakdown silos between investors and offer CIOs and CEOs from pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign funds, insurance companies and single family offices from around the world a chance to hear from each other and share ideas on how to navigate the changing macroeconomic landscape. Topics to be discussed:

  • How are asset-owners adjusting their strategies and allocations to find opportunity in the low-return environment?
  • How are investors rebalancing their portfolios geographically in reaction to populist movements and other themes?
  • What innovations are asset owners using to generate incremental returns on their portfolios?
8:00 am - 9:15 am TUE 5/2
International Terrace

In the 20th century, the United States emerged as the global economic powerhouse that it remains today. In the 21st, Asia's economic and geopolitical influence has increased tremendously, inspiring optimism in an uncertain global arena. But will potential trade barriers, demographic shifts and geopolitical anxieties detract from its progress? This panel will discuss questions including:

  • What opportunities lie within Asia in the near future and how can the region capitalize on these openings?
  • Can Asia adapt to a new landscape and leverage its forces to herald an age of sustained prosperity?
  • Will we begin to catch a glimpse of the end of the Asian century?
Moderator
Timothy Dattels, Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia
Speakers
Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
Dilhan Pillay, President, Temasek International Pte. Ltd.
Tokihiko Shimizu, Managing Director and Head of Private Markets Investments, Japan Post Bank
Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman and Founder, Jollibee Foods Corporation
8:00 am - 9:15 am TUE 5/2
Pavilion


Slow progress in adding women to boards dominates the conversation on gender diversity in the corporate world. Much of the discussion is understandably pessimistic. Women hold only 19 percent of board positions in the U.S. and 30 percent in Europe. That said, several progressive companies are taking the lead, looking for female board members in new places and placing them in new ways. Panelists will share their successes and offer advice on what needs to happen. Questions will range from:

  • What has convinced companies to increase female board representation?
  • What is the pipeline like for female board members and what unconventional paths exist for finding great talent?
  • How have we overcome the challenges that exist?
  • What benefits are companies seeing from higher female board representation? Have these efforts translated to the management teams?
Moderator
Celia Huber, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Speakers
Denise Morrison, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Ronald O'Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors; Vice Chairman, State Street
NV Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact
8:00 am - 9:15 am TUE 5/2
International Ballroom


Part 1: Few individuals have as broad command of so many policy areas as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. This wide-ranging interview with CME Group's Terry Duffy will explore the current political landscape with an eye toward where we go from here. Topics will range from finance and regulation to education and innovation.

Part 2: Physician. Anthropologist. Former Ivy League college president. Co-founder of a leading international medical organization. Any of Jim Yong Kim's past jobs are enough to hang a career on, but for the past five years he's taken on an even greater responsibility at the helm of the World Bank. Institute Chairman Michael Milken sits down for a conversation about expanding the opportunity for prosperity to everyone.

Moderators
Terry Duffy, Chairman and CEO, CME Group
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Jeb Bush, President, Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education; 43rd Governor of Florida
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
8:00 am - 9:15 am TUE 5/2
Beverly Hills Ballroom

This session will examine the major trends likely to impact the asset management industry during the coming year, including shifts in regulation, customer preferences, human capital, and the effect emerging technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence may have on the industry. Potential questions:

  • How are hedge funds, private equity firms, and traditional asset management businesses evolving?
  • What is the outlook for alternative investments?
  • How is talent being recruited, developed and maintained?
  • How is artificial intelligence reshaping asset management?
Moderator
Jason Kelly, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television
Speakers
David Druley, Chairman and CEO, Cambridge Associates
Nobel Gulati, CEO, Two Sigma Advisers, LP
David Hunt, President and CEO, PGIM, The Global Investment Management Business of Prudential Financial, Inc.
Michelle McCloskey, President, Man Americas; President, Man FRM
Ron Mock, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
8:00 am - 9:15 am TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom

The U.S. economy appears to have entered 2017 with wind in its sails and fewer headwinds on the horizon. Animal spirits seem to have returned as investors react favorably to the Trump administration's ambitious agenda of tax reform, deregulation, and infrastructure investment.

  • Will the administration's agenda get bogged down in partisan gridlock in Congress?
  • Might the rhetoric about tariffs provoke trade wars with China, Mexico, Japan and other partners and undermine the optimism in corporate boardrooms?
  • Could executive orders limiting entry to the United States backfire?
  • Have the economy's long-term prospects fundamentally improved?
Moderator
Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Speakers
John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry
Francisco González Díaz, CEO, Bancomext
Vasant Prabhu, Chief Financial Officer, Visa Inc.
Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC
Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Dayton

Part 1: Clint Romesha is a third-generation Army veteran whose grandfather served in World War II and father served in Vietnam. In Afghanistan in 2009, a wounded Staff Sgt. Romesha led his comrades in a successful counterattack against 300 insurgents, earning him the Congressional Medal of Honor. In this conversation, he'll reflect on his wartime experiences and how the lessons learned have influenced his peacetime career in the energy industry and his life as a family man.

Part 2: A conversation between former film executive and philanthropist Sherry Lansing and the Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway on her biography, "Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker."

Moderator
Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, Features, The Hollywood Reporter
Speaker
Sherry Lansing, CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founding Partner, Saint Partners
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Brighton

University presidents, MOOC innovators, education experts and former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett will examine the continued impact of technology on education and how it might further revolutionize the college experience and offer better outcomes for students and workers at all levels.

  • Are college students receiving what they paid for: a quality education?
  • Should there be a wider range of degrees or certifications?
  • How will technology further transform the traditional campus experience?
  • Can universities expect to survive disruptive technologies intact?
Moderator
Jeffrey Silber, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets
Speakers
Bill Achtmeyer, Founder and Senior Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Chairman, Conservative Leaders for Education
Gregory Cappelli, CEO, Apollo Education Group; Chairman, Apollo Global
Ronald Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University
Nikhil Sinha, Chief Business Officer, Coursera
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
International Gallery

During this period of rapid technological progress, CEOs of large companies must be more focused than ever on the risk of disintermediation. In response, they're adopting a host of strategies, from strategic M&A to in-house incubators to more-aggressive IP policies to defend market share. This session will convene CEOs for a wide-ranging discussion about technological risks and opportunities.

9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Beverly Hills Ballroom

The risk of short-termism has been a focus of discussion since the 2008 financial crisis, yet little has been done to remedy the situation. In a recent survey of public and private pension plans and sovereign-wealth fund managers, respondents overwhelmingly agreed that while the ability to invest long term is an advantage, they lack the necessary implementation strategies or tools to succeed.

  • How can institutional investors reorient their portfolio strategies and management practices to emphasize long-term value?
  • Will their example promote a long-term mindset along the investment value chain?
  • What role can private investors play in advancing healthcare and infrastructure?
Moderator
Colin le Duc, Founding Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Growth Equity, Generation Investment Management
Speakers
Brian Gildea, Managing Director, Investment Officer, Hamilton Lane
Steven Goulart, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, MetLife
Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, International Finance Corp.
Jean Hynes, Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner, and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management
Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom


It's no secret that robots and artificial intelligence are replacing people in the workforce. However, technologists, economists and futurists disagree on what comes next. Some jobs will become obsolete, it's clear, while others will be enhanced by new technologies. There are predictions that half of the jobs in the U.S. will disappear, while other forecasts put the loss at less than 10 percent.

  • What can be done to prepare for this transition?
  • What skills and jobs will be relevant?
  • What effects will the aging workforce have on the future?
Moderator
Caroline Fairchild, Senior Editor, LinkedIn
Speakers
Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Jacqui Canney, Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Stardust

The recent turmoil in Brazil has left many investors wondering whether there are value opportunities to discover there. This session will examine special situation investment opportunities in Brazil and dive into the geopolitical, legal and cultural factors that investors should consider. Which portions of the capital structure are providing the best bargains and how much consideration should investors give senior vs. junior debt? How do investors incorporate a margin of safety in their calculations?

Speakers
Marcello Estevão, Secretary of International Affairs, Brazilian Ministry of Finance
Ricardo Knoepfelmacher, Managing Partner, RK Partners
Steven Mayer, Co-Head of Global Private Equity and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Canon

After decades of stagnation and resistance to change, Japan is seeing signs of economic growth. Inflation is expected to increase this year, and corporations and public institutions are beginning to diversify by investing more capital overseas. This panel of experts will explore:

  • What government policies and structural reforms are in the works to further improve the gains of a radical reflationary program?
  • What are the most promising investment opportunities in Japan? Where can investors find value?
  • Will Japanese corporations, which are sitting on nearly $2 trillion in cash, continue their recent buying binge?
Moderator
Kotaro Tamura, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman, Japan Intelligence Initiative; Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan
Speakers
Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group
Yasuhide Nakayama, Member, House of Representatives, Japan; Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Kiyotaka Sasaki, Secretary General, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, Financial Services Agency, Japan
Takumi Shibata, President and CEO, Nikko Asset Management
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Pavilion

Introduced by Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, this session will showcase five remarkable start-ups on their journey to become global players.

Welcoming Remarks
Jayne Van Hoen, Executive Director, Events, Milken Institute
Introduction By
HRH The Duke of York, KG,
Moderator
Jared Carney, Founder and CEO, Lightdale, LLC
Presenters
Tim Guillams, Founder and CEO, Healx Ltd; Co-Founder and Trustee, Cambridge Rare Disease Network
Joachim Horn, CEO, Sam Labs
Jason Lee, Founder and CEO, illumr
Daniel Murray, Co-founder, Grabble and Mobula
Rockwell Shah, CEO, Pzizz
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Whittier Room

The 21st century has seen the rise of innovative philanthropic modalities designed to confront the most pressing issues, including climate change, migration, poverty, gender equity and sustainable development. Is philanthropy equipped to handle these enormous challenges? This panel will showcase how philanthropists are developing solutions. They'll consider:

  • When is philanthropy able to make an outsized impact?
  • How do we measure success and define impact?
  • Is there a time to place "big bets," and are they paying off?
Moderator
Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
Speakers
Sir Tom Hunter, Founder, Hunter Foundation; Founding Partner, West Coast Capital
Dominika Kulczyk, Founder and Chair, Kulczyk Foundation
David Panzirer, Trustee, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Belinda Tanoto, Trustee, Tanoto Foundation
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Palm

From declining Arctic sea ice to rising temperatures, we know the threat is real. The relevant question is what can and should be done about it. This panel will explore possible solutions to one of the most challenging problems of our time.

  • What are the consequences of continuing with business as usual?
  • What policies and practices would create meaningful change to the Earth's climate?
  • What are the solutions to the predicted human, economic and geopolitical disasters that climate change could bring?
Moderator
Andrew Revkin, Senior Reporter, ProPublica
Speakers
Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Bob Inglis, Executive Director, republicEn.org
Qi Ye , Professor, Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center
Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Pete Trelenberg, Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Maple

In this session, the Milken Institute's Ed DeMarco and Michael Bright will present their work on the need for long-term reform in areas such as mortgage market structure, housing access and affordability, and the evolving role of private capital. They also will outline the Institute's proposal for housing finance reform. Their presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience on proposals now before Congress. Questions to be addressed include:

  • How and when will reform of government-sponsored enterprises take place? 
  • How can these reforms ensure we have a market that meets the needs of all Americans?
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
International Ballroom

Almost a decade after the global financial crisis, unprecedented intervention in financial markets by monetary authorities has had a deeply depressing effect on yields. As we approach the latter stages of the economic cycle, it appears unlikely that rates will have a major push higher but conversely, the days of "lower for longer" are behind us. Where does this leave investors in their search for income? This session will examine where investors are seeking returns and minimizing risks across the full spectrum of investment products. Potential questions:

  • How is the entrance of mutual funds and corporate treasuries reshaping illiquid markets?
  • How should investors prepare for rising yields?
  • Is now a time to protect principal or seek higher yields?
Moderator
James Mackintosh, Senior Columnist, Markets, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Scott Evans, Deputy Comptroller, Asset Management, and Chief Investment Officer, New York City Retirement Systems
Robert Kricheff, Portfolio Manager and Global High Yield Strategist, Shenkman Capital
AJ Murphy, Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Anne Walsh, Assistant Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Guggenheim Partners
Andrew Whittaker, Vice Chairman, Jefferies; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corp.
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
International Terrace

This session will explore the latest innovations in driverless cars and trucks. Panelists will explore how autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles will evolve over the next five to 10 years with respect to safety, security and economic feasibility.

  • Will the technology being developed ultimately improve mobility and save lives?
  • What technologies will disrupt how transportation evolves into the future?
  • How are artificial intelligence, big data and robotics shaping the future of transportation and society overall?
Moderator
Alan Ohnsman, Senior Editor, Future Mobility, Forbes
Speakers
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
James Kuffner, Chief Technology Officer, Toyota Research Institute
Lior Ron, Co-Founder, Otto
Kyle Vogt, CEO and Founder, Cruise Automation
Richard Wallace, Director, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research
9:30 am - 10:30 am TUE 5/2
Oakhurst

Even as scientific progress accelerates, the industry that turns those advances into medical treatments is relying on decades-old business strategies. As one analyst put it, "The dress code has changed more than the business model." The young entrepreneurs on this panel are creating solutions that can fundamentally alter the relationship between science and business. They will discuss:

  • What changes are required in an industry where return on R&D investment is declining and strategies lag far behind advances in science and health care?
  • Does the tech industry have solutions that could speed up progress in the infinitely complex realm of human biology?
  • What factors help new entrepreneurs succeed in a field where costs are so high and development times so long?
Moderator
Luke Timmerman, Editor, Timmerman Report; Author, "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age"
Speakers
Elizabeth Iorns, Founder and CEO, Science Exchange
Ethan Perlstein, Founder and CEO, Perlara
D.A. Wallach, Partner, Inevitable Ventures; Recording Artist
Alice Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder, Verge Genomics
10:30 am - 10:45 am TUE 5/2
Pavilion
Speakers
Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, Features, The Hollywood Reporter
Sherry Lansing, CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founding Partner, Saint Partners
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Maple

Technology has had a dramatically disruptive impact in medical research, perhaps most remarkably in genomics. Nearly two decades after the initial sequencing of the human genome, scientists are unlocking new ways to understand the cellular basis of disease through big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This private discussion will examine how far we've come and explore where we may be headed next.

  • Which areas of medical research and technology hold the most promise?
  • What models of collaboration--across bioscience and technology companies, foundations, research institutions and government agencies--will yield the best results?
  • How can we further accelerate medical research through technology?
Moderator
Jonathan Simons, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute
Speakers
Matthew Collier, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Wyatt Decker, Vice President, Mayo Clinic; Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Bob Hugin, Executive Chairman, Celgene Corporation
Eric Lefkofsky, Co-Founder and CEO, Tempus
Richard Merkin, Founder and CEO, Heritage Group; Board Member, FasterCures
Andrew von Eschenbach, President, Samaritan Health Initiatives Inc.; former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; former Director, National Cancer Institute; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Palm

Brazil is the world's fourth-largest digital economy and the second-largest market for social media, trailing only the U.S. in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users. Brazil also has maturing venture capital and technology ecosystems. Five of the hottest tech sectors in Brazil are agritech, edtech, fintech, healthtech and marketing tech. These attributes position the country to play an increasing role in defining technology and innovation trends.

  • What are the emerging trends around autonomous driving trucks and how fast do you see this being adopted in the U.S. and Brazil?
  • Rubicon recently announced a partnership with Suez to drive international expansion. How do you think about international expansion in Brazil? What are the differences between waste stream management in developed and developing countries?
  • CargoX is an Uber model for trucking with Brazil's largest fleet of independent trucks. How did the platform start and what are the similarities to other players? How is Uber looking at the trucking market?
Moderator
Scott Sobel, Managing Partner, Valor Capital Group
Speakers
Nate Morris, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Rubicon Global
Oscar Salazar, Founder, Pager, Inc.; Founding CTO, Uber
André Street, Founder, Stone Pagamentos and Arpex Capital
Federico Vega, Founder and CEO, CargoX
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Canon

Grand multilateral trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership are things of the past, but international trade--and the need for modernization to meet the current and evolving challenges involved--remains of paramount importance. Private-sector leaders, policy experts, and foreign dignitaries will discuss how the rules of California-Asia trade are changing and the strategies being created in response.

  • How will new patterns of trade and policy affect the world's busiest ports and the economies that rely upon them?
  • Will the decline of multilateral trade give rise to a new trade superpower?
  • How will the Pacific Rim countries collaborate and compete in the changing political environment?
Moderator
Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Speakers
Fred Hochberg, Former Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Elise Huang, CEO, Noah US LLC; Managing Partner, Gopher Asset Management
Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the United States
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Beverly Hills Ballroom


Institute Chairman Mike Milken sits down with several of the world's most successful investors to discuss the key insights they've gained and lessons they've learned over their years of investing. Potential questions:

  • What is the most memorable investment you've made?
  • How do investors avoid the pitfalls of cognitive biases?
  • Have the best ideas come from extensive analysis or from the gut?
  • What do you look for when hiring key members of your team?
  • How do you think about and manage risk?
  • And, of course, where are you focusing your attention -- and money -- in the near future?
Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman, Colony NorthStar
John Calamos Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments
Mitchell Julis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone
Jonathan Sokoloff, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Dayton

The food industry is changing rapidly. While many of the biggest food companies are looking to shift gears to meet evolving consumer preferences and needs, innovative new companies and investors have emerged as leaders in the space. Amid calls for greater transparency, a crippling obesity crisis, and the continued need to feed the world's hungry, these innovators are both doing well and doing good while transforming the global food system.

  • Where are the best opportunities in the $18-trillion "seed to fork" food industry?
  • How are investors and entrepreneurs fueling innovations to satisfy the desire for healthier options?
  • How can corporations and investors can get a taste of the profits produced by the healthy food movement?
Moderator
Ryan Shadrick Wilson, Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Former Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Partnership for a Healthier America
Speakers
Arian Foster, Founder, Arian Foster Family Foundation; Former NFL Player
Kara Roell, Co-Founder and Managing Director, VMG Partners
James Rogers, CEO and Science Director, Apeel Sciences
Patrick Smith, Founder and CEO, Power Supply Collective
Adam Waglay, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Butterfly Equity
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
International Gallery

In a period of low single-digit returns, traditional hedge fund fee structures are too onerous. This has led to poor outcomes and pressure on hedge funds from investors such as pensions, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. Additionally, many hedge fund strategies contain elements of market beta that are available to investors for free. Our roundtable of leading asset owners will share their views on questions such as:

  • How can asset owners and hedge fund managers compromise on a solution that reflects these realities?
  • Can innovations, such as "1 and 30" fee structures, lead to better alignment for both hedge fund managers and their investors?
  • How should the hedge fund business model evolve?
Moderator
John Claisse, CEO, Albourne Group
Speakers
Mark Attanasio, Director, Absolute Return Strategies, General Motors
Mario Therrien, Senior Vice-President, External Portfolio Management - Public Markets, Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Dale West, Senior Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Trustee, Hedge Fund Standards Board
Xiaoliang Zhao, Head, Fixed Income and Absolute Return Department, China Investment Corporation
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
International Terrace

Wind, sun and hydro-based power sources are coming into their own, complementing a world economy that still runs on fossil fuels. But for how much longer? This panel will look at the forces on all sides of the energy equation.

  • How will the development of carbon taxes and markets for offsets change business models?
  • What should we expect from renewable energy production, storage and transfer in years ahead?
  • Is "peak oil" still a thing? With ample supply and ever more efficient usage, does it still matter?
Moderator
Josh Barro, Senior Editor, Business Insider
Speakers
Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative; Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
J. Andrew (Drew) Murphy, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Edison International
Mark Schwartz, Global Head of Analytic Content, S&P Global Platts / PIRA
Michael Smith, Chairman and CEO, Freeport LNG
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Oakhurst

India, the world's second-most populous country, became the fastest-growing economy in 2015 and is on track to overtake the U.S. in GDP by 2040. The Indian economy is attracting a growing volume of investment and retaining macroeconomic stability even as the world economy staggers. India has not only established its importance in the region but also its role as an emerging superpower. This panel of experts will provide a macro view of the economy and discuss:

  • What challenges and opportunities exist in India's near future?
  • How will the world engage with this increasingly crucial global player?
  • Beyond closing the gap with rich nations, how can Indian policies ensure that living standards rise across the board within the country?
Moderator
Reuben Abraham, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; CEO and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute
Speakers
Nisha Biswal, Former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S. Department of State
Raju Narisetti, CEO, Gizmodo Media Group
Irfan Nooruddin, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Indian Politics, Georgetown University; Director, Georgetown University India Initiative
Anand Shah, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Stardust

During this private session, participants will review best practices for creating public/private infrastructure financing models that address the needs of sustainable development. They will discuss how have they succeeded or failed to match the risk/return profiles of investors. The group will explore:

  • What are key parameters in a structure that you would potentially fund to support sustainable infrastructure projects?
  • For institutional investors, is a direct-investment model more attractive than allocation through PE funds, evergreen funds or holding companies?
Moderator
Caitlin MacLean, Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute
Speakers
Frank Ahimaz, Chief Investment Officer, Museum of Modern Art
Jennifer Gandin, Principal, Investments, CIM
Janine Guillot, Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Pavilion

Part 1: Film director Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman nominated for a Golden Globe with her Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma" and later was nominated for an Academy Award for her documentary "13th," about racism entrenched in the criminal justice system. At 94 years young, legendary television creator/producer Norman Lear, best known for "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Maude" and "One Day at a Time," has not allowed age to slow his work in entertainment or his involvement in the causes that he actively supports. Although gender, race, religion and 50 years separate these two extraordinary talents, they have far more in common morally, ethically and politically than many would think. What drives their creativity?

Part 2: Co-authors Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn share stories of how citizens around the world inspired them, as featured in their book "A Path Appears."

Moderator
Alex Witt, Anchor, MSNBC; Correspondent, NBC News
Speakers
Ava DuVernay, Producer, Writer, Director and Founder, ARRAY
Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, New York Times
Norman Lear, Chairman, Act III Communications; Founder, People for the American Way
Sheryl WuDunn, Co-Founder, FullSky Partners; Co-Author, "China Wakes" and "A Path Appears"
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom


In many narratives about U.S. politics, partisanship is portrayed at an all-time high. Yet periods of intense rivalry have been part of our political system since its inception and are a staple of the electoral process. This panel will examine the factors contributing to today's political divide and the policy areas where these divisions may be set aside for the good of all citizens.

  • How much of the divide is perception vs. reality?
  • What factors feed partisanship, and how can they be overcome?
  • What policy areas offer elected officials the best opportunities to reach consensus?
Moderator
Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and Moderator of "Meet the Press," Host of MSNBC's "MTP Daily"
Speakers
Steve Bullock, Governor, Montana
Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Co; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Jason Grumet, Founder and President, Bipartisan Policy Center
Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Brighton

While population aging brings its challenges, the number of healthier, wealthier, and more active older adults is expanding rapidly across the globe. As consumers, they offer substantial returns for companies in health, technology, financial services, and other industries. As workers, they represent an experienced, creative resource for forward-thinking employers. This panel will explore the upside of the demographic wave and one of the great growth stories of our time.

  • What can businesses do to realize the financial potential of increasing longevity?
  • How can employers maximize the benefit of changing workforce demographics?
  • How does a longevity strategy benefit shareholders, customers, and employees?
Moderator
Jim Mellon, Entrepreneur and Investor; Chairman, Burnbrae
Speakers
Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb
Joseph Coughlin, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Joan Ruff, Board Chair, AARP
Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics and Former Deputy Dean, London Business School
10:45 am - 11:45 am TUE 5/2
Whittier Room

This session will examine the trends in digital finance and how technology is reshaping the business of finance. Potential questions:

  • Which emerging innovations will have the greatest impact in the shortest period of time?
  • How will these change the way the financial products are distributed?
  • What are the implications for the broader industry?
  • What are the most exaggerated claims?
Moderator
Dan Primack, Business Editor, Axios
Speakers
Corrie Elston, Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services, Google Cloud Platform
Paul Hamill, Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, Citadel Securities
Julie Monaco, Managing Director, Global Head Public Sector Coverage, Corporate and Investment Bank, Citi
Alfred Spector, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, Two Sigma Investments, LP
Michael Tannenbaum, Chief Revenue Officer, SoFi
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm TUE 5/2
International Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks
Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq
Michael Klowden, CEO, Milken Institute
Speaker
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
International Gallery

Join a select group of attendees for a private conversation with Tom Barrack, Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Colony Northstar.

Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speaker
Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman, Colony NorthStar
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
International Terrace

With valuations for a number of industries considered stretched, many industry observers are wondering if tax reform, repatriation of overseas capital and deregulation can help spur a new wave of campaigns. This panel of seasoned veterans will discuss the nuanced activist strategies that make up the universe and which are most likely to unlock value. Potential Questions:

  • How are allocators factoring activist strategies into their portfolio?
  • Is the trend of going public with a campaign taking a back seat to more friendly and long-term efforts to create value?
  • What are the different toolkits that activists have at their disposal and how do they create an alignment of interest with their investors and management?
Moderator
Justin Baer, Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Alex Denner, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Sarissa Capital
Ana Marshall, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ronald O'Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors; Vice Chairman, State Street
Alex Roepers, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantic Investment Management
Jeffrey Ubben, Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, ValueAct Capital
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Canon

By the close of the century, sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's most populous region. Growth and prosperity will depend not on natural resources, but on the talent and entrepreneurial energy of the region's young professionals. Continuing education, workplace training and international exchange programs are among the initiatives preparing the next generation of leaders. Questions considered by this panel will include:

  • How can we give young professionals the skills they need for meaningful careers in health, financial markets and other sectors critical to long-term growth?
  • How can philanthropy, industry and the public sector most effectively expand educational opportunities and make them more relevant to the region's needs?
  • How can technological innovation accelerate the democratization and globalization of professional education?
Moderator
Carole Biau, Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Frank Aswani, Vice President and Director of Strategic Relations, African Leadership Academy
Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, International Finance Corp.
Daphne Kis, CEO, WorldQuant University
Jennifer Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Palm

Emerging markets started 2017 on a weak note as equities were buffeted by concerns surrounding China's economy and falling oil prices. However, as the year has progressed, positive factors have taken hold of investor sentiment, leading to emerging-market strength. This session will examine investment and economic opportunities in emerging markets for the remainder of the year. Potential questions:

  • What factors are driving the optimism around growth markets and what headwinds remain?
  • What countries have been making the reforms required for businesses to flourish, such as reliable contract enforcement, insolvency resolution and protection of private property rights?
  • What are other considerations such as effective infrastructure, stable macroeconomic frameworks and friendly trade regimes?
  • Declining commodity prices have taken a toll on export-dependent countries while providing relief to importers. Has this reversal of capital flows made certain currencies and asset valuations more attractive?
Moderator
Cristina Alesci, Correspondent, CNN and CNNMoney
Speakers
Ricardo Adrogué, Head of Emerging Markets Debt, Barings
Fock Wai Hoong , Principal, General Atlantic
Penny Foley, Group Managing Director, Emerging Markets, TCW
Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
Anne Van Praagh, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
International Ballroom

2016 was another exceptional year for private equity investment. Capital committed to traditional funds, co-investments, separate accounts and direct deals hit a record of $681 billion, beating the previous high set in 2015 by 9 percent. This session will examine major trends in private equity with a focus on the investment opportunities and the economic landscape.

  • Should more private equity funds consider permanent capital vehicles for investing?
  • Is the fee structure sustainable?
  • Are too many firms chasing the same deals, crowding the market and making new targets harder to find?
  • Are multi-strategy funds still plausible or does the industry need more specialization?
  • Will we ever see a return of mega-buyouts?
Moderator
Gary Pinkus, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company
Speakers
John Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital LP
Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management
Jonathan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Beverly Hills Ballroom

In the 20 years leading up to the financial crisis, international trade grew at twice the rate of global output. Since then, trade has struggled to recover. Recent data is more worrying still, suggesting that trade's share of global GDP is falling. With mainstream political support for multilateral trade deals diminishing and populist movements on the rise in the U.S. and Europe, it is time to examine the future of globalization. Panelists will consider the following questions:

  • Has international trade -- and globalization more broadly -- entered a period of stagnation or even reversal?
  • Once unleashed, can globalization ever reverse or are we just seeing a slowdown in a normal cycle?
  • What are the implications for the global economy and the international economic order?
Moderator
Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Speakers
Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, Australia
J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Weblogger, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
John Hagel, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge
Alejandro Ramirez Magaña, CEO, Cinépolis
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Maple

Impact investments have largely been defined as achieving a social return alongside a financial return. However, the scale on which we measure financial and social returns is poorly defined because there is no one-size-fits-all approach that can effectively demonstrate success in this sector. Metrics that effectively measure impact in greenhouse gas emissions will be different than those used to measure the impacts of education programs for women and girls. Financial returns in one area of the social sector might look very different from those in another. Among the questions to be addressed:

  • What are the appropriate metrics for defining social and financial benchmarks for returns?
  • What are the best practices to follow across different social sectors?
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Pavilion

Daily habits like the foods you eat, the time you go to sleep and how much activity you get throughout the day have a significant influence on your health. Each of these behaviors positively or negatively affects you and dictates your overall well-being. It only takes three weeks to create a healthy habit. By focusing on small changes, you can develop a healthier, happier lifestyle. This session will discuss ways of developing healthier habits that can initiate permanent change in your life.

Moderator
Paula Zahn, Executive Producer and Host of Discovery ID's "On the Case with Paula Zahn"
Speakers
Rip Esselstyn, Founder, Engine 2 for Life; Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating Partner
Michael O. Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Herbalife Nutrition
Erik Oberholtzer, Co-Founder and CEO, Tender Greens
Dean Ornish, President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO, Happy Family
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Brighton

The decades-long march to "college for everyone" at the age of 18 has closed off rather than opened up options for too many young adults seeking rewarding careers. Too many people never attempt postsecondary education and lack the skills to compete in the economy. Too many students drop out carrying debt but no credential. Even those who earn a degree may find themselves short of skills. And too many companies can't find enough qualified employees.

  • How can schools, governments, and industry better work together to create more feasible routes to good careers?
  • Do universities and community colleges need to reassess the relevance of their curricula?
  • Are there enough opportunities outside traditional college for Americans to get the training they need?
Moderator
Jeffrey Selingo, Contributor, The Washington Post; Special Advisor, Arizona State University
Speakers
Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University
Gene Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado
Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College
Gregg Roden, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America Division
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Dayton

The entrepreneurial spirit has always been alive in Asia with business empires forged through determination. Today, we are seeing a new generation of Asian entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of ingenuity and innovation. This panel features trailblazers and mavericks who explore new frontiers and untapped opportunities, keeping the region's entrepreneurial drive alive. Among the questions our panelists will discuss:

  • What's the next big thing that will come out of Asia?
  • How do Asia's emerging economies measure on the innovation scale?
  • What is the true potential of growth in the Asian market and how can entrepreneurs and businesses unlock the opportunities?
Moderator
Ken Hausman, Managing Director, Hausman Ventures; Vice President, Innovation Catalyst, Deutsche Telekom
Speakers
Victor Cui, CEO and Owner, ONE Championship
Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Catcha Group; Co-Founder and Chairman, iflix
Ambarish (Rish) Mitra, Founder and CEO, Blippar
Finian Tan, Chairman, Vickers Ventures Partners
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Stardust

As the economy strengthens and the Federal Reserve looks to continue raising interest rates, investors are considering structured credit as a way to mitigate risk and a source for incremental returns. Our session of experts will discuss the following:

  • What is the state of underwriting standards within the various corners of the structured credit universe?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages for issuers and sponsors of securitizations in the RMBS and CLO markets? Is this having a notable effect on supply and demand dynamics of various products?
  • Are there certain corners of structured finance that are better suited for a rising-rate environment?
  • Where are the most interesting esoteric structured credit products emerging from and is the risk-return profile attractive?
  • How have new entrants been successful entering the space, and where have investors been focused?
Moderator
Paul Oliver, Head of Fixed Income and Treasury, Emirates Investment Authority
Speakers
Michael Flaskey, CEO, Diamond Resorts International
Steven Koehler, Director and Portfolio Manager, Crescent Capital Group LP
William Murray, Co-Head of ABS, CQS
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Oakhurst

There are an estimated 21 million refugees worldwide, according to the United Nations, over half of whom are children. This panel takes a clear-eyed view of the greatest refugee crisis since World War II.

  • If the scale of the global refugee problem demands a comparable scale of response, what are the options?
  • Should the United States and European nations do more, or simply administer the current level of aid more efficiently?
  • The role of NGOs and nation-states: Are there ways to work better together?
Moderator
Mary Hart, TV Host
Speakers
Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Peter Laugharn, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Saed Moujtahed, President, Syrian Institute For Progress
Zainab Salbi, Author and Media Commentator; Founder, Women for Women International
Caryl Stern, President and CEO, UNICEF USA
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom

How many times have you been urged to "be the change you want to see"? The executives on this panel are living that mantra. Their companies don't just make and sell products, they integrate sustainability into their businesses and their company culture. And they have measurable benefits, including consumer loyalty, to show for their efforts.

  • How can companies build trust around their brands?
  • How do we break the cycle of "take, make and dispose" to ease the pressure on our environment?
  • What are the best practices for creating alignment with your workforce?
Moderator
Aimée Christensen, CEO, Christensen Global Strategies; Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute
Speakers
Joanne Bradford, Chief Operating Officer, SoFi
David Denholm, CEO, Kashi
Brian Norgard, Head of Product and Revenue, Tinder
Cameron Saul, CEO, Bottletop
Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Secret Garden

Presented by
Unplug Meditation
 

Natalie Bell is a passionate mindful awareness teacher and director of corporate programs at Unplug. She has more than 25 years of practice in mindfulness and lived in an ashram for a year of intensive study. Natalie is also a teacher and consultant for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.

  • Everything you need to know about meditation in 20-minutes.
  • Meditation made practical and accessible in everyday life.
  • Easy guide through mediation challenges: wandering mind, negative thoughts, restlessness and more.
  • Walk away with the tools to unplug anytime anywhere.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TUE 5/2
Whittier Room

James Truslow Adams coined the term "American Dream" in 1931 to describe a life that "should be better and richer and fuller for everyone." An increasing number of Americans now believe the dream is out of reach. Only half of people born in 1980 -- today's 37-year-olds -- make as much money as their parents did, according to a newly developed "Index of the American Dream." We invite you to join us for a discussion of aspirations under pressure.

  • How should we define the American Dream now, and is it still within reach?
  • The data behind the dream: Why has it gotten so much harder to achieve our parents' standard of living?
  • Nobody does it better ... or do they? Is the dream more likely to come true in other nations?
Moderator
Shaun Robinson, Television Host; Author; Producer; Philanthropist
Speakers
Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup
Robert H. Dugger, Managing Partner, Hanover Provident Capital LLC; Board Member, Council for a Strong America
Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and CEO, PlayWerks, Inc.; Founder, WhizGirls Academy
Yascha Mounk, Author and Lecturer, Harvard University
Will Packer, Emmy Nominated Producer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Stardust

Join a select group of VIP attendees for a private conversation with Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Moderator
Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Speaker
Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Maple

Cross-border flows are crucial in enabling the diversification of capital allocation. Financial intermediaries, such as banks and asset managers, are the linchpins for facilitating such flows. At this private session, our panel will discuss policies that enhance financial stability by catalyzing and enabling the efficient allocation of capital through cross-border flows. Specifically, we'll explore:

  • The macroeconomic consequences of divergent monetary policies on exchange rate stability
  • The impact of disparate macroprudential/regulatory policies on the health of banks and other key institutions
  • The interplay between cross-border flows and geopolitical risk stirred by rising nationalism, Brexit, the European elections, and other causes
Moderator
William Lee, Chief Economist, Milken Institute
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
International Terrace

Voters in Britain and the U.S. endorsed changes last year that promise to drastically alter life at home and the way their governments interact with the rest of the world. In this session, panelists will discuss the ramifications for each country and the world. Questions to be addressed:

  • How will new approaches to critical issues such as trade and immigration affect the everyday lives of citizens in the UK and the U.S.?
  • Will the inward-looking implications of Brexit slow progress toward the U.N.-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals, which include improving global health and education opportunities and promoting gender equality?
Moderator
Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, Economist Group; Co-Founder, Social Progress Index
Speakers
Mark Blyth, Eastman Professor of Political Economy, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Nicholas Candy, Real Estate Entrepreneur; CEO, Candy Capital
Jim Mellon, Entrepreneur and Investor; Chairman, Burnbrae
Howard Shore, Executive Chairman, Shore Capital Group
Janet Thomas, Founder and CEO, TouchFX; President, Women in Banking and Finance
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
International Ballroom


On any given Sunday--or any other day of the week--global sports garner the intense scrutiny of millions of fans, media, fantasy-league enthusiasts, and many others. In today's interconnected world, the leaders who oversee these sports face more challenges than ever.

  • How do commissioners balance allowing players to express themselves--often unfiltered, directly to fans--while upholding their leagues' reputations?
  • As fans increasingly opt for new forms of media, how are business models changing?
  • What role do sports play--and should play--in fostering global communities and expressing shared values?
  • What will the internationalization of North American leagues look like on a broader scale?
Moderator
Jim Gray, Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox and WestwoodOne Radio
Speakers
Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League
Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer
Robert Manfred Jr., Commissioner, Major League Baseball
Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
International Gallery

A key driver of global growth and arguably the world's largest economy, China is too big to ignore. But the uncertainties both at home and abroad are mounting. Beijing cut the country's GDP growth target to 6.5 per cent, a 25-year low. While the country continues to open its markets to foreign investors, the path has not been straightforward. Understanding and navigating its policies and reforms can still be puzzling, and investors question how meaningful reforms will be. This roundtable discussion gathers leading finance professionals, business leaders and investors for a dialogue on the risks, challenges and opportunities in investing in the Chinese market.

Moderator
Heng Wing Chan, Senior Advisor, Milken Institute Asia
Speakers
Stewart Beck, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.
Elena Okorochenko, Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific, S&P Global Ratings
Perry Wong, Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Palm

Today, the barriers to collaboration and competition across geographies and sectors are lower than ever for the creative industries--movies and television, interactive content, design, and beyond. The marketplace is global and so are the centers of production. Key talent may come from anywhere, and diverse sensibilities help sell the product to wider audiences. What does this mean for Hollywood?

  • How can the historic entertainment capital maintain its edge in creativity and skills?
  • How should production companies and talent navigate the globe in search of opportunity?
  • How do companies find and cultivate the skills they need?
  • How vulnerable is Hollywood's workforce, and how can it strengthen its position?
Moderator
Noah Wintroub, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, JP Morgan Chase
Speakers
Beatriz Acevedo, President and Founding Partner, mitú
Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer, STARZ
Jon Jashni, Principal, Raintree Ventures; Strategic Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Michael Kriak, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Mashable
Chris Silbermann, Managing Partner, ICM Partners
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Canon

As economic growth and political reforms continue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, many of those countries have been compelled to accelerate structural reforms to diversify their economies away from hydrocarbons, boost the role of the private sector and create jobs for rapidly growing labor forces. A clear road map that identifies priorities and policies is essential. But it all can't be done at once, and reform is a lengthy trial-and-error process. This session will examine how innovation in financial policy, technology and government is paving the way for growth in these modernizing economies. Key questions:

  • How will shifts in oil prices and supply affect the region's commitment to economic diversification?
  • What lessons can be learned from modernizing economies across the globe?
  • How will the MENA region meet the human capital demands from expanding non-oil industries?
Moderator
Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times
Speakers
Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States
His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud, Founder and CEO, NA3AM
Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States
Mohammad Barraj, Managing Director, Guggenheim KBBO Partners
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Today's illiquid credit markets have seen significant inflows and a panoply of new entrants into the direct lending universe. This session will examine the outlook for illiquid credit and nonbank direct lending with a potentially more favorable regulatory environment on the horizon.

  • Will the rollback of banking regulations create more competition for direct lenders?
  • How do illiquid and liquid credit markets compare in value?
  • Is there too much money chasing too few deals?
  • What do investors need to know about manager capabilities to make a successful choice?
Moderator
Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Michael Arougheti, Co-Founder, Director and President, Ares Management GP LLC
Mary Katherine DuBose, Co-Head of Asset-Backed Finance and Securities, Wells Fargo Securities
Damien Dwin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Brightwood Capital Advisors
Nino Fanlo, Chief Financial Officer and President, SoFi
Terry Harris, Head of Portfolio Management, Global Private Finance, Barings
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Oakhurst

Since the Great Recession, minority-owned small businesses, in particular, have been starved for capital. In late 2016, the Small Business Administration and the Milken Institute launched a two-year pilot initiative to identify ways to increase the flow of capital to minority-owned small businesses in Baltimore and Los Angeles. In this session, our panel will consider key questions including:

  • What are some of the key issues that have surfaced and how are stakeholders trying to improve their small-business environments?
  • What will it take to reopen the capital spigots and how should we define success?
Moderator
Aron Betru, Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Jorge Castillo, Chairman and President, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Founder and Chief Strategist, ¡Onward! Estrategias
John Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland
Mark Robertson, President and CEO, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation
Eileen Sánchez, Director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic Development
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Pavilion

Purpose in life can enhance health and well-being and becomes increasingly important as we age. This impulse we all share contributes to the greater good and brings hope for a better future. Purposeful older adults, in particular, represent a powerful resource, offering transformative social and economic benefits as teachers, mentors, volunteers, and workers. The promise is powerful, but many have yet to realize the opportunity.

  • What are the benefits of purposeful lives for ourselves and those around us?
  • What are the pathways to a more purposeful life?
  • What are the impediments to realizing purpose as we age--and how can they be overcome?
Moderator
Errol Barnett, Washington Correspondent, CBS News
Speakers
Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org
Sherry Lansing, CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founding Partner, Saint Partners
Philip Pizzo, Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine; Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lynda Resnick, Vice Chair and Co-Owner, The Wonderful Co.
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom

No amount of uncertainty -- whether in the form of political shocks or roadblocks put up by governments -- seemed to stop 2016's boom in global takeover activity. By year-end, the value of M&A totaled $3.6 trillion, making 2016 the second-best year for dealmakers since the financial crisis after 2015. Leading market participants will share their M&A outlook for 2017. Potential questions:

  • What impact will current corporate tax reform proposals have on M&A?
  • Will European companies seek growth abroad?
  • Are organic growth prospects and potential synergies strong enough to justify what many claim to be high valuations in US markets?
  • With China trying to stem capital flows, where will new M&A take place?
  • What will be the new administration's impact on cross-border M&A?
Moderator
Kate Kelly, Reporter, New York Times
Speakers
John Huwiler, Managing Director, Global Head of M&A, Jefferies
Leon Kalvaria, Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
Steve Krouskos, Global Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Virginie Morgon, Deputy CEO, Eurazeo; President and CEO, Eurazeo North America
Greg Weinberger, Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Whittier Room

The future of work and the shape of employment are both changing at dizzying speed. Millions of Americans have lost the jobs they were trained for as the employment needs of entire industries have shifted, and millions still in the workforce lack the skill set for tomorrow's jobs.

  • What can businesses do to build and scale the retraining programs that can best prepare Americans for well-paying jobs and fulfilling careers?
  • What programs can local leaders and educators adopt to this end?
  • What's happening on the ground across the country that can serve as national models?
Moderator
Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Founder, CSE Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
Speakers
Arthur Bilger, Founder and CEO, WorkingNation
Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management, LinkedIn
Shernaz Daver, Chief Marketing Officer, Udacity
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Advisory Board Member, WorkingNation
Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Brighton

Infrastructure projects attract investment of about $2.5 trillion per year, a figure that falls about $1 trillion short of what is needed. This gap in funding can be addressed by private capital through vehicles such as publicly traded funds and public-private partnerships. Deals have become more attractive in terms of risk and reward and have the capacity to attract an even wider array of investors. Panelists will answer the following questions:

  • Where are the success stories in infrastructure financing, and where are the new opportunities for new investors?
  • What are the difficulties in managing infrastructure investment portfolios?
  • How can various types of investment vehicles be leveraged in different geographies? What constraints exist?
Moderator
Harry Goldgut, Senior Managing Partner and Chairman of the Power and Utilities Group, Brookfield Asset Management
Speakers
Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas
Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States
Stu Porter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Denham Capital
Thomas Wu, Group CEO, Glex Global Holdings
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm TUE 5/2
Dayton

Bringing meditation into your home, workspace and daily life is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Only when we are grounded and at peace with ourselves can we effectively and compassionately care for others. This panel will discuss the benefits of meditation and how it can help us become a force for good in our communities.

Moderator
Suze Yalof Schwartz, Founder, CEO and Author, Unplug Meditation
Speakers
James Doty, Founder and Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University
Bob Roth, Chief Executive Officer, David Lynch Foundation
Sharon Salzberg, Meditation Teacher; New York Times best-selling Author
Jeffrey Walker, Chairman, New Profit; Chairman, Contemplative Science Center at University of Virginia
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm TUE 5/2
Pavilion
Speaker
Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Founder, CSE Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
Whittier Room

The 21st century workplace is a place of change. More businesses are taking a stand on issues that matter to their employees and their customers. Companies and their employees must develop the new skills needed to succeed while also instilling an intergenerational workforce with a deeper appreciation for and understanding of diversity. This interactive panel will bring together leaders across industries to discuss how to build an engaged and diverse workforce that capitalizes on individual contributions to build organizational strength.

  • What tools or strategies do businesses use to engage employees?
  • Why do companies with a diverse workforce thrive?
  • What's distinctive about campaigns that take on major issues effectively?
  • What are the success factors and traps corporate leaders should be aware of?
Moderator
Patricia Milligan, Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer; Chief Architect, When Women Thrive
Speakers
Troy Carter, Founder and CEO, Atom Factory; Founding and General Partner, Cross Culture VC
Marcia Page, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Värde Partners
Lucy Parker, Senior Partner, Brunswick Group
John Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC
Kelvin Thompson, Founding Managing Director, MontaRosa
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
International Ballroom


In our annual look at the issues shaping global credit markets, Institute Chairman Mike Milken moderates a discussion with leading investors. Potential questions:

  • What is the outlook for rates, and how are fixed-income investors preparing?
  • What tools for hedging credit risk are most useful in today's environment?
  • As we look across the spectrum of credit instruments, where are the investment opportunities?
  • Will central bank action continue to drive yields and spreads lower?
  • What is the state of underwriting standards?
Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Mark Attanasio, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Crescent Capital Group LP
George Hicks, Co-Founder, CEO and Co-CIO, Värde Partners
Sir Michael Hintze, Founder and CEO, CQS
Joseph Naggar, Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, GoldenTree Asset Management
Jim Zelter, Managing Partner, Apollo Capital Management
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
International Terrace

Leading a large company or organization means not only providing guidance, inspiration, and operational management, but identifying and nurturing those abilities in others. This panel will examine the themes of leadership and talent development across the business and military worlds.

  • What are the key traits leaders should look for in identifying the next generation of talent?
  • How does one balance the need to have risk-takers on your team with the value of having people who know when to avoid risk?
Moderator
Susan Marquis, Dean, Pardee Graduate School, RAND
Speakers
David Buss, President, Cubic Global Defense, Inc.; Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Wesley Clark, Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates; U.S. Army General (Ret.) and Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO
Tilman Fertitta, Chairman, President and CEO, Landry's Inc.
Michael O. Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Herbalife Nutrition
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
Wilshire Ballroom

Part 1: Ocean explorer Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic and the final resting place of the German battleship Bismarck. His journeys into the deep also have given us new insights into undersea geography and life. In this session, he will make a case for further exploration and mapping of the sea's floor.

Part 2: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon. The former NBA great goes one-on-one with Katie Couric to recount his evolution from street ballplayer to superstar, New York Times bestselling author, film producer, and community activist.

Moderators
Katie Couric, Global News Anchor, Yahoo
Brian Sullivan, Co-Anchor, CNBC's "Power Lunch"
Speakers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Fame Champion; New York Times best-selling Author
Robert Ballard, Founder and President, Ocean Exploration Trust; Director, Center for Ocean Exploration, University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
Brighton

Women make more than 80 percent of family health decisions in America and are responsible for nearly 90 percent of health spending decisions. Panelists will discuss why that is the case and how this affects our health and how we live. There will be a focus on the educational and advocacy tools needed to make the best decisions. Will the next generation of women assume the same responsibilities?

  • What are the biggest barriers to improving our families' health?
  • We all may be called upon as caregivers. What should we do to prepare?
  • What health decision should keep us awake at night and how do we address it?
Moderator
Kelly Close, Founder and Chair, The diaTribe Foundation; President, Close Concerns
Speakers
Lynn Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Deneen Vojta, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, UnitedHealth Group
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
Maple

As financial markets become more globalized and sophisticated, regulatory developments and technological innovations are raising the bar for participation by developing countries. Many would agree that market participants in advanced economies have a vested interest in bringing regulators and policy officials in developing countries up to speed. This private session will explore the business case for U.S. investors and regulators to help improve regulatory structures in other countries, while also learning from developing-country counterparts.

  • What are the most effective channels for collaboration with developing countries to prepare for the globalized financial playing field, and what are the costs?
  • What skill sets are needed by regulators and other market players in developing countries?
  • In turn, what can U.S. investors learn from their counterparts in developing countries, and what can those nations do themselves to train and inform all market participants?
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm TUE 5/2
International Gallery

Although second to China in terms of population, India's diaspora is the largest in the world at 16 million people. Of that, almost 4 million live in the United States. Immigrants came in waves: early arrivals were largely unskilled, followed by engineers and doctors and other professionals. Today, they are the top recipients of temporary high-skilled worker visas and are more likely to be higher educated, be employed, and earn a higher income that other foreign-born populations. Questions to be discussed:

  • What is the impact and influence of the Indian diaspora in India and the U.S.?
  • Is their position in the U.S. is threatened by the new political climate in Washington?
Moderator
Reuben Abraham, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; CEO and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute
Speakers
Nisha Biswal, Former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S. Department of State
Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management
M.R. Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora
Sonal Shah, Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm TUE 5/2
Poolside - West

Reception
presented by

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm TUE 5/2
Canon

Amid seismic, technology-fueled shifts across the media landscape, celebrities are striking out on their own paths, finding innovative ways to connect directly with their fans well beyond traditional media channels. Join us for a reception and panel discussion with top business entertainment leaders at the forefront of advising luminaries such as Bono, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gwyneth Paltrow, The Edge, Sofia Vergara, Jimmy Iovine and more. This session will bring to life the trends and tactics shaping what's next.

presented by

Moderator
Rich Eisen, Host, NFL Network Studio; Host, AT&T’s “The Rich Eisen Show”
Speakers
Maverick Carter, CEO, SpringHill Entertainment and UNINTERRUPTED
Adel "Future" Nur, DJ, Partner and Manager of Recording Artist Drake
Brian Robbins, Co-Founder, Awesomeness TV; Film Director
Paul Wachter, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Main Street Advisors
Jeremy Zimmer, CEO and Founding Partner, United Talent Agency (UTA)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm TUE 5/2
Stardust

The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush in a wide-ranging interview led by CME Group's Terry Duffy.

Reception
presented by

Moderator
Terry Duffy, Chairman and CEO, CME Group
Speaker
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States; Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm TUE 5/2
Pavilion
Introduction By
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Katie Couric, Global News Anchor, Yahoo
Mary Hart, TV Host
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm TUE 5/2
Poolside - East

Reception
presented by

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm TUE 5/2
Four Seasons LA - Whetherly Room & Terrace
Moderator
Paul Irving, Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm TUE 5/2
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Moderator
Lance Milken, Senior Partner, Apollo Private Equity
Speaker
Deepak Chopra, Founder, the Chopra Foundation, Co-founder of Jiyo and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 am - 8:30 am WED 5/3
Hilton Lobby
6:00 am - 3:00 pm WED 5/3
Hilton Lobby
6:00 am - 7:00 am WED 5/3
Stardust

Samantha Clayton is passionate about fitness and getting people to exercise and live more healthy, active lives. As senior director of worldwide fitness education at Herbalife Nutrition, she competed in the 2000 Sydney Games as a sprinter for Great Britain. She leads the company's exercise and fitness initiatives around the world through in-person trainings, educational tools and online resources including videos and blogs. During the Balanced Body Workout, Samantha leads you through:

  • A warm-up to get started
  • A series of basic, high-energy moves with varying degrees of difficulty to maximize calorie burn and results
  • A total body workout that is both fun and effective for people of all fitness levels
  • Finish with a cool-down to help the body and muscles recover and relax

Presented by Herbalife Nutrition

7:00 am - 8:15 am WED 5/3
Maple

This private session will convene active-duty service members from our Military Leadership Circle, prominent veterans who successfully transitioned into the workplace, and executives from companies that actively support veterans' reintegration. Participants will discuss ways to help veterans support economic growth in their communities, and they'll share leadership lessons from the private sector that military personnel can apply to their jobs in the armed services.

Introduction By
Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Moderator
Matt Driskill, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy; Founder, Military Leadership Circle
7:30 am - 9:00 am WED 5/3
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Design thinking -- or human-centered design -- is moving beyond the realm of industrial/product design into the social sector, offering a powerful new framework for evaluating problems and finding solutions that are often more user-friendly and, by extension, more effective. This interactive, hands-on workshop, organized by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy, will present an introduction to the fundamentals of human-centered design by two of the field's most respected experts. Questions to be considered include:

  • How can I bring more meaning into my life?
  • How can I foster more meaningful relationships?
  • How can I craft a philanthropic portfolio that is representative of my values?
Moderators
Nadia Roumani, Senior Designer, Stanford's d.school and Director, Effective Philanthropy Lab, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University
Dawan Stanford, Director of Design Thinking, Elon University; President, Fluid Hive
8:00 am - 3:00 pm WED 5/3
Stardust
Moderator
Paul Irving, Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
8:30 am - 9:45 am WED 5/3
International Ballroom

Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speaker
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States
8:30 am - 9:45 am WED 5/3
Maple

The application of science and technology to global challenges will shape markets during the coming decade. While life-saving solutions will enable vulnerable populations to live longer, new technologies will drive productivity gains in emerging and frontier markets. This working session will build upon recent Financial Innovation Labs sponsored by a collaboration between the University of California Office of the President and Israel. We will focus on:

  • The food-water-energy barriers that can prevent inclusive economic development and strategies to leverage market partnerships for accelerated technological solutions
  • Breakthrough methodologies for financing scalable technology transfer from R&D to commercialization and to solve challenges in developing economies worldwide
Moderator
Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute
Speakers
Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim
Michael Ben-Eli, Founder, The Sustainability Laboratory
Yariv Cohen, CEO, Ignite Power
Maryanne McCormick, Executive Director, Blum Center for Developing Markets, University of California, Berkeley
Gur Shomron, Chairman, WalkMe Ltd.
9:00 am - 10:30 am WED 5/3
International Gallery

For investors, emerging manager programs have proven to be an efficient way to discover new, innovative and entrepreneurial sources for funds. Our roundtable of experts will discuss best practices and innovative strategies. Questions to be addressed:

  • What key metrics to consider when looking at emerging managers?
  • What innovations and strategies are emerging managers implementing?
  • How do managers and investors think about scale?
Moderator
Kelly Williams, Chair and CEO, Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)
Speakers
Scott Evans, Deputy Comptroller, Asset Management, and Chief Investment Officer, New York City Retirement Systems
José Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Clearlake Capital Group
Hershel Harper, Chief Investment Officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Brett Hickey, Founder and CEO, Star Mountain Capital
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Whittier Room

The first generation of marketplace lenders was born out of the evolving credit needs of consumers and small businesses. At the same time, current low interest rates pose significant challenges to traditional portfolios, creating a need for alternative solutions to help investors reach their return objectives without taking undue risk. This session will examine the potential for these lenders to produce quality assets that could be used to create "alternative fixed income" solutions.

  • What is the connection between FinTech and alternative investments?
  • What role do these new FinTech-enabled solutions play in an overall portfolio?
  • How do they change the dynamics within an alternative investment allocation?
Moderator
Rob Copeland, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, ICG
Peter Early, General Manager of Asset Management, SoFi
Brendan Ross, President and CEO, Direct Lending Investments
Richard Sandor, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman and CEO, American Financial Exchange
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Canon

By 2025, 1.6 billion urban residents worldwide will face crowded, inadequate, and substandard housing. The United Nations estimates that up to $11 trillion of additional investment will be required to close the housing gap, presenting an unprecedented challenge and opportunity for civic leaders and builders to meet global demand.

  • How can pre-fab and other innovative construction methods reduce the cost of housing while expanding supply?
  • What policy or financial mechanisms are needed to ensure affordability and adequate supply?
Moderator
Gail Goldberg, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Los Angeles
Speakers
Laura Archuleta, President, Jamboree Housing Corporation
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times
Hessam Nadji, President and CEO, Marcus & Millichap
William Witte, Chairman and CEO, Related California
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Pavilion

By all measures, the eSports industry is surging. More than 130 million enthusiasts game online daily, fans pack arenas, revenue has more than doubled in three years, and sponsors and investors are clamoring to get a piece of the action. But to grow beyond its nascent successes, big changes must be made.

  • How can this nontraditional sport develop and leverage the powerful revenue streams of more established sports?
  • What structural changes are needed and how will this growth play out?
  • Where are the investment opportunities?
  • Will success change a gaming culture that has led to astounding growth?
Moderator
Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming
Speakers
Jack Etienne, CEO and Founder, Cloud 9
Rick Fox, Three-time NBA Champion; Founding Partner, Vision Venture Partners
Peter Levin, President, Lionsgate Interactive Ventures and Games; Owner, Immortals
Bruce Stein, CEO and Co-Founder, aXiomatic eSports; Owner, Team Liquid
Pete Vlastelica, President and CEO, Major League Gaming, Activision Blizzard
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
International Terrace

As organizations grow, the data that is central to their value propositions often becomes fragmented and tougher to govern. This panel examines the benefits, in both B2B and B2C environments, of strong data governance and its support for innovation and disruption.

  • Defining the problem: What is clean data and why is it so hard to achieve?
  • What are the consequences of data disorder, at least in the short term? What if we do nothing?
  • Big Data as disruptor: examples of the value of data innovation, and how to invest in it
Moderator
Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners; Managing Director, Clearstone Ventures
Speakers
Andrew Appel, President and CEO, IRI
Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi
Vikas Kapoor, Chairman and CEO, Mezocliq
David A. Steinberg, CEO, Zeta Global
Andreas Weigend, Director, Social Data Lab; Author, "Data for the People"
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Wilshire Ballroom

Today's environment of low returns -- and the prospect that it may continue for the foreseeable future -- point to the need for new models to help asset owners meet their goals. Our panel of experts will discuss unique innovations they are exploring at their respective funds. Questions to be addressed:

  • What innovations in portfolio construction and strategies are expected to yield greater returns?
  • How do asset-owners weigh the benefits of various models?
  • What are the key metrics and benchmarks that owners use to determine success?
  • How will investors create value in the long-term?
Moderator
Thomas Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings
Speakers
Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute
Hiromichi Mizuno, Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute
Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments, University of California
Carrie Thome, Director of Investments, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Palm

Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population is unbanked or underbanked. Consumers are often presented with a range of financial products and services, but clear information and financial literacy are essential for them to make choices that will improve their financial health. This panel will discuss what financial service providers can do to bring more people into the system and empower them to make informed decisions. Questions will include:

  • What's the current state of financial literacy in the U.S. and what is needed to expand it?
  • How can we enhance disclosures to help consumers to make more informed decisions?
  • What needs to change and how do we create an environment supportive of financial health?
Moderator
Daniel Gorfine, Adjunct Fellow, Milken Institute; Vice President, External Affairs, and Associate General Counsel, OnDeck
Speakers
Louis Beryl, Founder and CEO, Earnest
Kari Dohn Decker, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, Western Region, JPMorgan Chase
Nan Morrison, President and CEO, Council for Economic Education
Jerry Patterson, Senior Vice President, Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group
Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Brighton

Recent years have brought great excitement and hope in the fight against cancer as new targeted therapies and breakthrough immuno-oncology drugs reach patients at an accelerating pace. But challenges remain as well, including unanswered scientific questions and issues of cost and access. Senior leaders from across the cancer research and development ecosystem will provide the latest insight into questions such as:

  • Why do many breakthrough treatments work for some patients but not others, and what are some of the risks of these treatments that are emerging?
  • Can patients, governments and insurers continue to meet the rising costs of cancer treatment and care?
  • Will the change in administration impact commitments made through the Cancer Moonshot and the 21st Century Cures Act?
Moderator
Jonathan Simons, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute
Speakers
Chris Boshoff, Senior Vice-President, Head Immune-Oncology, Early Development and Translational Oncology, Pfizer
André Choulika, Chairman and CEO, Cellectis
Carlo Greco, Director of Clinical Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Nils Lonberg, Senior Vice President, Oncology Discovery Biology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Richard Paulson, Vice President and General Manager, Oncology, Amgen, Inc.
Suzanne Topalian, Associate Director, Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Johns Hopkins
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Dayton

Millennial business leaders are at the forefront of the movement that is breaking down traditional barriers between business and philanthropy. With the rise of impact investing, shared value, and triple bottom line reporting, market-based solutions are now seen as a viable way to promote sustainable development and level the playing field. This panel will feature some of the world's most creative business and investment leaders who are using business tools to create social change. It will tackle a range of issues, including:

  • As business models continue to evolve, what does corporate philanthropy really mean?
  • What is the role of the private sector in environmental and social stewardship?
  • How do businesses find a sweet spot along the financial vs social returns continuum?
Moderator
Sonal Shah, Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University
Speakers
Simone Friedman, Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies
Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Reddit
Arif Rachmat, Co-Founder and CEO, TAP Group
Cindy Whitehead, Founder and CEO, Pink Ceiling
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Maple

A 1997 Fortune magazine article warned investors to be wary of an upstart company that was challenging an entrenched industry leader. "Anything Amazon.com can do," the article told us, "so, too, can Barnes & Noble." It's easy to scoff now because we know Amazon went on to do much more than improve the way books are sold. In just two decades, the Internet has transformed virtually every facet of our lives. But we're only at the beginning. This private session will explore what's next.

• Where are the best opportunities for investors? 
• How will the Internet continue to drive value creation?

10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Oakhurst

The Milken Institute is a proud supporter of the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, a global graduate business school competition that asks student teams to apply capital market tools to innovative business strategies that improve the world. The winning team from SIC 2017, from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will unveil their business plan, a sustainable private debt fund that helps private schools in India retain low-income students. Bring your questions and offer your advice in this highly interactive session!

Moderator
David Chen, Lecturer of Social Enterprise at Kellogg School of Management
Speakers
Ashwin Halgeri, Founder, EduIndia
Erica Hoeveler, Founder, EduIndia
Chris Shaw, Founder, EduIndia
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
Beverly Hills Ballroom


Imagine the possibilities if advances in neuroscience and engineering enabled doctors to peer into the brain with a tool that uses light to manipulate neurons to repair defects or heal injuries. What if there was a wearable device that allowed you to see inside your body with the detail of a high-resolution camera or MRI scanner? Finally, how about a tiny chip that could be implanted in the brain to minimize neurological damage caused by strokes, Alzheimer's or concussions? In this session, three visionaries will talk about the remarkable things they're up to -- and it'll blow your mind.

Moderator
Richard Sandler, Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation; Partner, Law Offices of Maron & Sandler
Speakers
Ed Boyden, Professor, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO, OpenWater
Bryan Johnson, Founder and CEO, Kernel and OS Fund
Neal Kassell, Founder and Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
10:00 am - 11:00 am WED 5/3
International Ballroom

Global markets have been whipsawed over the last year as concerns about China, populist elections and uncertainty around future U.S. and EU policy have ebbed and flowed. This session will examine the white swans, grey swans, and black swans that could make waves in the global economy during the next year. Potential questions:

  • Will more election surprises push the European Union closer to breakup? 
  • Will energy prices climb or slide even lower?
  • What are the chances of a trade war?
  • Is there potential for subdued inflation to surge?
  • Is the Chinese economy back on solid footing?
  • What impact will low productivity have on debt levels?
Moderator
Dennis Berman, Financial Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Bill Gross, Portfolio Manager, Janus Capital Group
Jim McCaughan, President, Global Asset Management and CEO, Principal Global Investors
Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman, Hillwood and The Perot Group
Nouriel Roubini, Chairman, Roubini Macro Associates LLC; Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University
10:45 am - 12:30 pm WED 5/3
International Gallery

Today’s financial situation poses an unprecedented set of challenges and opportunities for long-term investors. Competition for quality assets is becoming fierce, and the political and economic landscape remains uncertain. Against this backdrop, like-minded, patient pools of capital can gain substantially by working together. Ontario Teachers’ is pleased to host its inaugural Global Strategic Relationship Summit with a group of exceptional, long-term investors in Los Angeles at the Milken Institute Global Conference. 

Canadian pension plans have pursued an investment model that has put direct investing at its core. Join OTPP, CPPIB and PSP executives for an invitation-only roundtable discussion exploring their approach to partnership-driven direct investing and how creating and sustaining strategic relationships can bring together complementary capabilities and produce higher risk-adjusted returns and sustained performance for all involved. 

This will be followed by a focused case study of this approach. Sector experts will host a conversation about the advancement of direct energy investment programs in search of attractive, risk-adjusted returns.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Dayton

During this session, a panel of artists, musicians and activists dedicated to change will discuss how culture is used to advance causes, influence politics and take on missions for the greater good. Topics will include:

  • What does it take to create real, lasting change?
  • What does the future hold for mission-driven strategies such as social media, filmmaking and on-the-ground campaigns? What are the best methods for executing them successfully?
Moderator
Ralph Simon, Chairman and CEO, Mobilium Global Group; Senior Advisor, Laurel Strategies
Speakers
Haifaa al-Mansour, Filmmaker
Laura Dawn, Founder and President, Art Not War; Board Member, The Climate Mobilization
Moby, Musician; Activist
Gina Otto, Author, "Cassandra's Angel"; Founder and CEO Change My World Now
Tina Wells, CEO and Founder, Buzz Marketing Group; Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Beverly Hills Ballroom


Once the province of supermarket tabloids, intentionally false news is having a big cultural moment -- or possibly something more dangerous and permanent -- in today's hyper-partisan world. Not coincidentally, Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as its 2016 Word of the Year. Our panel examines the consequences of living in an age of politicized truth, "alternative facts" and selective reality.

  • Is fake news a healthy challenge or existential threat to traditional news organizations?
  • What role should Facebook and Google -- two giant media portals -- have in solving this?
  • Bogus information has always been with us, so why is the culture embracing it so readily now?
Moderator
Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Speakers
Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Managing Editor, New York Times
Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
Stephen Hayes, Editor-in-Chief, The Weekly Standard
Scott McClellan, Vice President, Communications, Seattle University; Former White House Press Secretary
Jon Steinberg, CEO, Cheddar
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Palm

FinTech investment has grown tremendously as tech-driven platforms break down silos, disintermediate and democratize finance, and challenge legacy regulatory structures. The conversation on FinTech, however, continues to largely focus on its potential. In this session, participants will move beyond "potential" to the impact FinTech is making on financial inclusion, access to capital, transparency and compliance. Questions will include:

  • Can you clearly define why these platforms are necessary and how FinTech has alleviated the various frictions in finance?
  • Beyond the headline numbers, how have these platforms helped the consumer build a "meaningful life?"
  • Where are the points of friction with regulators around the world and how have you been able to move regulators beyond education to a collaborative partner phase?
Moderator
Jackson Mueller, Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Henri Dommel, Director, Financial Inclusion Practice Area, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Rory Eakin, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, CircleUp
Sahil Kini, Principal, Aspada Investments
Valery Vavilov, Co-Founder and CEO, Bitfury
Craig Vosburg, President, North America, MasterCard
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Oakhurst

While data breaches like those experienced by Yahoo and the DNC tend to grab the headlines, health care was the most cyber-attacked industry in 2016, and its data security practices lag behind other industries', making it an increasingly desirable target. From electronic medical records to networked medical devices - institutional and personal - these tools have great potential rewards, but also risks in the digital era. Questions will include:

  • Why do health-care industry security practices lag behind other sectors?
  • What threats exist to individuals' privacy and safety, and to this critical piece of national infrastructure?
  • What actions should be taken to address our vulnerabilities, and how are "white hat" hackers helping?
Moderator
Kim McCleary, Managing Director, FasterCures
Speakers
Joshua Corman, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council
Kevin McDonald, Director, Clinical Information Security, Mayo Clinic
Suzanne Schwartz, CDRH Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Food and Drug Administration
Mark Wilson, Chief Evangelist, Blackberry
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Brighton

Medical use of cannabis is legal in 28 states and many countries. It also represents a $100 billion industry that is expected to employ more than 200,000 people in the U.S. alone by 2020. Patients look to medical marijuana as part of their treatment for major illnesses, from cancer to HIV/AIDS to epilepsy. The perceived health benefits have driven up demand. And with this demand comes an opportunity for investors to explore how the industry could generate strong financial returns. Panelists will discuss:

  • The growth of the medical marijuana market: Which countries have had the greatest expansion?
  • How has patient interest created a new opportunity for investors?
  • How can the medical community and investors measure health outcomes? And what product innovations have there been?
  • Given that medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law, what are the business risks? Is the regulatory environment favorable for investors?
  • With projected returns from 20 percent to 40 percent, does investing in medical marijuana have a truly double bottom line in terms of combining social and financial returns? How might this affect valuations of medical marijuana companies?
Moderator
Tara Kelly, President, North America, Ghost Vapes
Speakers
Lynn Honderd, Co-Founder and CEO, Mary's Medicinals, Mary's Nutritionals and Mary's Pets
Ben Kovler, Chairman and CEO, GTI; Chief Investment Officer, Kovpak II, LLC
Brian Reynolds, Founder and Managing Partner, Chatham Capital
Juan Sartori, Founder and Chairman, Union Group
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Canon

This session will explore new concepts in portfolio construction and how to mitigate political risk. Possible questions include:

  • How can investors manage political risk?
  • Have global events triggered new asset allocation strategies?
  • What investment vehicles can best incorporate political risk?
Moderator
Rick Newman, Columnist, Yahoo Finance
Speakers
Ellen Ellison, Chief Investment Officer, University of Illinois Foundation
Marina Gross, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Research and Consulting Group, Natixis Global Asset Management
Karen McQuiston, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Advisory and Solutions, PGIM
Alyssa Rieder, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Dignity Health
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Pavilion
Speakers
Steven Roth, Chairman and CEO, Vornado Realty Trust
Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Maple

California's most populous and dense region, the Los Angeles and Orange County metropolitan basin, has long sought to address the challenges of sprawl, traffic, and air quality with an integrated approach that also accommodates future growth. Even with new voter-approved funding for transportation and housing, leaders still face familiar challenges. At this session, leaders from the local to the federal levels will discuss potential solutions and draw a roadmap to regional prosperity.

  • As federal sources for infrastructure construction and repair wane, will local revenue alone support 21st century development and spur economic growth?
  • With the voter-backed funding, how can the region better address long-term investment needs around infrastructure, housing, energy, and transportation?
  • How can regional authorities better coordinate to integrate investments in transportation and mobility among cities and communities across the Southland?
Moderator
Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Speakers
Kelli Bernard, Chief Executive, Los Angeles Metro+, AECOM
Ron Galperin, Controller, City of Los Angeles
David Ryu, Los Angeles City Councilmember
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Wilshire Ballroom


Being successful and profitable in the multibillion-dollar sports industry - from traditional franchises to entertainment-oriented operations and broadcasting companies - requires executives with not only bottom-line acumen, but the ability to manage exceptionally talented personalities, nurture lasting ties with fans, and continually stay abreast of and implement innovative media strategies.

  • How are the revenue streams of these diverse organizations evolving?
  • How do these businesses keep their branding fresh and flexible, especially when challenged by adverse news or shifting personnel?
  • How have community service needs evolved over the past decade, and how will they change going forward?
Moderator
Liz Habib, Main Sports Anchor, KTTV Fox Los Angeles
Speakers
Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG
Ed Glazer, Co-Owner and Co-Chairman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Co-Owner and Director, Manchester United
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
David Nathanson, Head of Business Operations, Fox Sports
Andrew Wilson, CEO, Electronic Arts
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
Whittier Room

Last year, more hedge funds closed their doors than in any year since the financial crisis, yet total assets under management actually increased. This session brings together industry leaders to discuss the future of hedge funds and how the industry is evolving. Questions will include:

  • Can small and mid-size single strategy funds compete in the era of multi-strategy platforms?
  • How can funds continue to attract the best talent?
  • Is the era of the start-up hedge fund over?
Moderator
Julie Lauer Wurster, Partner, Albourne America
Speakers
Mark Baumgartner, Chief Investment Officer, Institute for Advanced Study
Scott Ferguson, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, Sachem Head Capital Management
Samantha Greenberg, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Margate Capital Management LP
Richard Schimel, Head of Aptigon Capital, a Citadel Company
11:15 am - 12:15 pm WED 5/3
International Terrace

This session will examine special situation investment opportunities across the globe and in the full spectrum of sectors. Across the world there are pockets of opportunities for investors with the right expertise. Which ones are turning up the best values?

  • Which asset classes are providing the best bargains?
  • Which geography presents the most attractive risk-reward proposition?
  • How do investors incorporate a margin of safety in their calculations, and what role does contrarian analysis play in digging up treasure where others see trash?
Moderator
Julian Salisbury, Head of the Global Special Situations Group (GSSG), Goldman Sachs
Speakers
Maria Boyazny, Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners
Justin Chang, Senior Partner, Colony NorthStar
Jeff Robinson, Managing Director, Head of the Distressed and Special Situations Group, Bain Capital Credit
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm WED 5/3
International Ballroom
Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speaker
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States; Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Brighton

Social and environmental concerns are becoming a larger priority for investors as they shape their portfolios. From impact investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) screens to traditional capital-markets products, innovative techniques can ensure that investment dollars drive social change. Panelists will discuss the following:

  • What are the best ways to access the deals and deploy capital?
  • Must investors sacrifice returns? What does that mean and what is appropriate?
  • What innovative investment vehicles exist that can be accessed by both institutional and retail investors?
Moderator
Jessica Matthews, Managing Director, Global Head of Mission-Related Investing, Cambridge Associates
Speakers
Reyaz Ahmad, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Funds, IFC Asset Management Company
Thomas Hyland, Co-Founder and Partner, Aspada Investment Advisors
Hardeep Walia, Founder and CEO, Motif
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Dayton

Feng Shui, a traditional Chinese philosophy that considers the impact of spatial design on one's energy, has merged with the Western mainstream since the 1990s. The practice has been applied in areas from health to wealth, career and family, including successful urban planning projects in New York City and Feng Shui schools springing up in U.S. cities. More than just interior decoration, the practice has expanded into big corporations, and many believe its principles can explain the unrest and unbalance in today's world. The panel will discuss:

  • The importance of Feng Shui, especially to the ethnic Chinese population
  • The benefits of Feng Shui in creating a peaceful and productive environment at home and in the workplace
  • How Feng Shui predicted the unrest of 2016 and what the predictions are for the next few years
Moderator
Curtis S. Chin, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Speakers
Naomi Campbell, Model, Actress and Businesswoman
Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Pun-Yin, Feng Shui Master
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
International Terrace

After uncovering the physical principles behind leverage, Archimedes famously observed: "Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth with it." Similarly, social innovators who effect lasting systemic change are those who find -- and fix -- the gaps that are often overlooked by others. They figure out where to stand. This panel will explore some of the more creative approaches toward making the world a better place by showcasing social entrepreneurs who are experimenting with different tools and unique approaches.

Moderator
Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Marlo Gottfurcht Longstreet, Founder and President, Tanner Project
Thomas Meredith, Senior Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners; CEO, MFI Capital
Brian Sheth, President, Vista Equity Partners; Chairman, Global Wildlife Conservation
Todd Wagner, Founder and Chairman, Charity Network; CEO, 2929 Entertainment
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Whittier Room

Emerging and frontier markets have eclipsed the advanced economies in GDP share and growth, just as the New World surpassed the Old at the end of the 19th century. This structural shift will generate opportunities to accelerate financial inclusion and boost aggregate demand in developing nations by creating a low-carbon, resource-efficient model of growth. This panel will report results from the California-Israel Global Innovation Project and recent applications in Africa, China and India to show how:

  • New technologies can enable nations to meet sustainable development and climate goals while maintaining food and energy supplies, clean water and good health.
  • Blended financial products can serve the shared interests of the advanced and developing world to meet the retirement security goals of the advanced economies.
Moderator
Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute
Speakers
Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Jeremy Bentley, Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector, Citi Israel
Richard Blum, Chairman, Blum Capital; Founder, Blum Centers for Developing Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Eli Groner, Director General, Prime Minister's Office, Israel
Angela Homsi, Director, Angaza-Africa Impact Innovation Fund
Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Is bigger better in the entertainment industry? Scale matters in the quest to profit in expanding overseas markets and compete with the giants created by mergers among media and entertainment providers. This session will bring together senior industry leaders to address a range of questions on the effects of megamergers and intensifying global competition.

  • How will new competition in new markets, both domestic and abroad, realign the landscape and affect the prominence of Hollywood?
  • Will overseas markets influence the nature of the content produced domestically? Could it lead to greater diversity of stories and narratives?
  • How stable are the new revenue streams generated by new technologies? How do companies and individuals invest in new products and creative people in this environment?
Moderator
Julia Boorstin, Senior Media and Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC
Speakers
Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation
Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO, Fox Networks Group
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
Reese Witherspoon, Actress; Producer
Jeremy Zimmer, CEO and Founding Partner, United Talent Agency (UTA)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Wilshire Ballroom

In this session, our panel will explore the transformation of venture capital over the past decade and how the industry might evolve by 2030. Topics will include both macro and micro perspectives, trends and the viewpoints of both venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

  • Will venture capitalists and individuals have new ways to invest in early stage companies in the future? If so, what, how and when?
  • With the changes that lie ahead, will capital be more available in outlier markets? And, if so, how do investors provide the ancillary resources and talent to make these businesses successful?
  • How are de-globalization movements such as Brexit affecting venture capital?
Moderator
Court Coursey, Managing Partner, TomorrowVentures, LLC
Speakers
B. Bonin Bough, Author and Host of Cleveland Hustles
Nikhil Kalghatgi, Venture Capitalist
Kay Koplovitz, Co-Founder and Chairman, Springboard Enterprises; Founder, USA Networks
Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Mehmet Oz, Host, "The Dr. Oz Show"; Professor of Surgery, Columbia University
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm WED 5/3
Pavilion

When ordinary people break through their limits to accomplish extraordinary feats, they inspire the rest of us. Such is the case with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, who often train for decades and make sacrifices others can't imagine, all for the quadrennial opportunity to experience the ultimate glory in their sport--representing their nations at the highest level of competition. Join a group of heroes as they share their secrets of success, their strategies for overcoming challenges and their incredible stories.

Moderator
Gene Sykes, CEO, LA2024; Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Speakers
Janet Evans, U.S. Olympic Athlete, Swimming
Allyson Felix, U.S. Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Apolo Ohno, U.S. Olympic Athlete, Speed Skating; Chairman and Founder, Allysian Sciences Inc.
Sarah Reinertsen, U.S. Paralympic Athlete, Nike Runner and Ironman Triathlete
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm WED 5/3
Beverly Hills Ballroom

From a top-down view, it's obvious that an ever-expanding portion of global GDP is becoming digitized, and the trend promises to continue. That's because--from a bottom-up view--more and more of our lives are conducted in, or with the help of, the digital world. There are few tasks remaining that can't be accomplished, often instantly, using a connected device. In this closing event, leaders and expert interpreters of this brave new digital reality will discuss where we're headed next.

Moderator
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code
Speakers
Michael Ferro, Chairman and CEO, Merrick Ventures, LLC
Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard
Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram
Evan Sharp, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Pinterest
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm WED 5/3
International Ballroom

After nearly 200 panels that took attendees around the world, the Global Conference's closing panel takes them out of this world--to the realm of interplanetary and interstellar exploration. Focusing on the limitless possibilities that emerge when dreamers and doers work together, we'll consider:

  • Are plans to use massive lasers that blast tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri at one-fifth the speed of light realistic?
  • How soon will humans walk on Mars?
  • Do science-fiction films accurately depict space travel?
Moderator
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut; CEO, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, Inc.
Daniel Goldin, Former NASA Administrator
Mae Jemison, Astronaut; Principal, 100 Year Starship
Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global; Founder, Breakthrough Starshot Initiative
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm WED 5/3
Poolside - West

Reception
presented by

Speaker
Quincy Jones, Producer; Composer; CEO, Quincy Jones Productions