Thursday, October 13, 2011
8:00 am - 8:10 am
Speakers
Michael Klowden, President and CEO, Milken Institute
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Where does California's recovery stand? And what are our prospects for growth in the months ahead? Ross DeVol, the Institute's chief research officer, offers an insightful look at the latest data.
Speakers
Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Too many Californians are struggling to find work or settling for jobs that don't really pay the bills - and they need help now. What will it take to jumpstart job growth? Some say California isn't friendly enough toward business, and its cost of living requires wages that are just too high. But is the story really that simple? Why aren't companies hiring? California is known for its creativity, great universities and openness to new ideas - not to mention that it's strategically located for trade with Asia and Latin America. How can we translate these assets into economic growth and job creation? How can we better support entrepreneurs? Can the state and private industry work together to tackle this issue quickly?
Moderators
Lewis Feldman, Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP
Speakers
Dale Bonner, Founder and Principal, Cal-Infra Advisors Inc.
Michael Kelly, Executive Director, Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs
Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor
Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President, Chevron Corp.; Chairman, California Chamber of Commerce
9:35 am - 10:35 am
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.
Moderators
Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist and Director of the California Center, Milken Institute
Speakers
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.
10:35 am - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:50 am
This year we're adding a new twist to the State of the State program: a fast-paced series of short briefings, followed by a few minutes of Q&A from our audience. Three prominent speakers will take turns tackling a specific issue and offering concrete solutions for making progress.

Spotlight on K-12 Education
Spotlight on the Entertainment Industry
Spotlight on Investment and Business

Introduction By
Skip Rimer, Executive Director of Programs and Communications, Milken Institute
Speakers
Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies & Co. Inc.
Jeffrey Berg, Chairman and CEO, International Creative Management
Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
11:50 am - 12:20 pm
12:20 pm - 2:00 pm
When Jerry Brown was sworn in as California's governor this January, he was returning to an office he first held three decades ago. Having made his own remarkable comeback, can he lead the state to do the same? Few people can envy the enormity of the task he has taken on: returning California to fiscal stability while working with a legislature that's in a perpetual state of partisan gridlock. He's been trying to level directly with the voters about the tough choices we face and usher in a new era of realism and frugality. Will he succeed? How can we reconcile today's deep cuts with the need to invest for the future? Can we leverage California's tremendous advantages to return to growth? Gov. Brown will sit down with Institute chairman Mike Milken for a wide-ranging and candid conversation about how the Golden State can overcome its challenges and prove the doubters wrong.
Moderators
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Introduction By
Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
Speakers
Jerry Brown, California Governor
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Romantics look at great cities and see melting pots of global cultures and magnets for the ambitious. They view them as laboratories for visionary architects and repositories of treasured cultural institutions. But there's a flip side: underperforming and overcrowded schools, inadequate public transportation and neighborhoods blighted by poverty. California's cities are dealing with all of these problems - and learning that they can be solved with the right combination of creativity, resources and street smarts. This session brings together some of most innovative thinkers and doers tackling issues of urban renewal to discuss how we can make our cities healthier, wealthier and more livable.
Moderators
Paul Irving, Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
Speakers
Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView; former U.S. Secretary, Housing and Urban Development; former San Antonio Mayor
Timothy Leiweke, President and CEO, AEG
Kenneth Lombard, President, Capri Urban Investors LLC; Partner, Capri Capital Partners LLC
Miguel Pulido, Santa Ana Mayor
Ashley Swearengin, Fresno Mayor
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Innovation can't happen without knowledge workers. They're the prize asset in an increasingly digital world. For years, California's economy reaped the benefits as top students flocked to its renowned research universities and stayed to create startup companies or join firms like Google, Intel, Amgen or Northrop Grumman. But talent both abroad and at home is more mobile than ever before. While California holds its own against other states in its ability to lure well-educated workers with specialized skills, competition is fierce. How can California gain a bigger edge? What are the specific strategies that will help us attract and keep the cream of the crop? And how can we do a better job of developing homegrown talent?
Moderators
Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Speakers
Susan Kennedy, Senior Policy Advisor, Alston & Bird LLP; Chief of Staff to former Gov. Schwarzenegger
Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX
Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder, NantWorks; Chairman, Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health
Peter Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, University of California
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Speakers
Michael Klowden, President and CEO, Milken Institute
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm