The Next Game-Changer: Will It Come Out of California?
Thursday, October 13, 2011 / 9:35 am - 10:35 am
Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist and Director of the California Center, Milken Institute
Jean-Lou Chameau, President, California Institute of Technology
Henrik Fisker, Co-Founder and CEO, Fisker Automotive
Dale Fox, Co-Founder and CEO, Tribogenics
Scott Painter, Founder and CEO, TrueCar Inc.
When California starts something, the rest of the country - and sometimes the rest of the world - is likely to follow. The state dominates all things high-tech, and it's also battling to stay at the forefront of biotech and renewable energy. All of these industries are experiencing disruptive change and major shake-outs. What blockbusters are in the pipeline? Will cloud computing create new winners and losers in Silicon Valley? Can anything knock Apple, Google and Facebook off the top of the ladder? How will new media platforms revolutionize the way we consume entertainment? Are California biotech firms on the verge of breakthroughs? Which renewable energy technology will emerge as the winner-and can California grab a significant piece of the pie? Our panelists will offer predictions and advice for how the state can keep its innovation machine humming.