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Monday, April 29, 2013

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Crowdfunding for Start-Ups and Small Business

Chris Brummer , Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Candace Klein , Founder and CEO, SoMoLend
Benjamin Miller , Co-Founder, Fundrise
Babak Nivi , Co-Founder and President, AngelList
Danae Ringelmann , Co-Founder, Indiegogo

Daniel Gorfine , Director, Financial Markets Policy, and Legal Counsel, Milken Institute

The concept of crowdfunding, seen as the next phase in the democratization of finance, has captured the attention of investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and the media. It can be defined as a means of raising capital for a project or enterprise through the pooling of numerous, small contributions or investments from the public, usually via the Internet. Last year, entrepreneurs around the world raised an estimated $2.8 billion through crowdfunding. The bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups(JOBS) Act, passed in the U.S. in 2012, seeks to open the market for securities crowdfunding, enabling average investors to purchase debt and equity in enterprises ranging from startup companies and mom and pop shops to real estate. Additionally, the law lifts the ban on general solicitation, allowing companies to mass market securities to accredited investors, which could spur a sea change in capital raising. Join us for a discussion about maximizing the promise of crowdfunding while minimizing risks to investors and entrepreneurs.

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

3D Printing: The Industrial Imagination

Avi Reichental , President and CEO, 3D Systems
Peter Weijmarshausen , CEO and Co-Founder, Shapeways

Jamal Simmons , Principal, The Raben Group; Political Analyst

Will 3D printing launch the era of widespread human tissue engineering? Is it going to relocalize manufacturing, upsetting global supply chains and other facts of economic life? What's real about 3D printing, and what's hype? In theory, this technology for layering materials into complex objects can create customized products on a mass scale, bypassing traditional industrial and even scientific techniques. It is already used, largely for prototyping, in the automotive, aerospace, medical and other fields, but considered still in its infancy. Our panel will illuminate how the technology works and gauge its eventual impact. Which industries will see 3D printing as a boon, and which may be on the losing end? How can entrepreneurs make use of it, and could it help small and medium-sized businesses level the playing field with their larger competitors? What will the technology do to business costs and employment? How are regulators looking at these developments?

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

A Discussion with Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson (By invitation only)

Rupert Murdoch , Chairman and CEO, News Corporation
Robert Thomson , CEO, News Corporation Publishing Group

Tom Finke , Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital

  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Can Technology Revamp the Learning Process?

John Barbour , CEO, LeapFrog Enterprises
Nolan Bushnell , Chairman and CEO, Brainrush
Michael Moe , Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GSV Capital
Ronald Packard , Founder and CEO, K12 Inc.

Adam Nordin , Global Head of Education Services and Technology, Barclays Capital

Accelerating technology and robust online offerings mean education may finally be poised for real transformation. The increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of technology, coupled with social media and other rapidly evolving methods of communication, are creating new opportunities to expand access to education and help both children and adults develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Will this intersection of technology and education dramatically improve student performance in core academic areas such as math and science? Will new, non-traditional venues emerge where displaced workers and undereducated adults can gain the skills or specialized credentials that will put a dent in unemployment? Join authorities from some of America's most innovative technology-based learning companies as they debate the role and impact of technology in education today and in the future.

  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Building the Apps Economy

Di-Ann Eisnor , Vice President, Platform and Partnerships, Waze
John Malloy , General Partner, BlueRun Ventures
Michael Mandel , Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Ray Sharma , President and Founder, XMG Studio Inc.

Kara Swisher , Co-Executive Editor, All Things D

Though the most popular smart phone activity may be flinging kamikaze birds across a small screen, mobile apps mean big business -- even for small businesses. Navigation has become social, with programs showing up-to-the-second data about your drive from Tucson to Toledo. We can now exchange business cards with a quick phone bump. We can board jets and enter theaters ticketlessly - and manage our health through monitoring devices that connect to electronic medical records. Demand seems insatiable, and many developers, designers, and marketers are well-rewarded. Apple has reported more than 40 billion app downloads, covering 775,000 programs on the App Store alone, and those developers have been paid, in aggregate, more than $7 billion. About 500,000 jobs have been created in a field that didn't exist five years ago. This is the new apps economy. It's global, it's social, it's empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs and it's changing the way we do business.

  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

A Conversation with Thorsten Heins: The Future of BlackBerry and Mobile Computing

Thorsten Heins , President and CEO, BlackBerry

Richard Ditizio, Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

In Tech We Trust? A Debate with Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen , Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Peter Thiel , Partner, Founders Fund

Martin Giles , U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist

Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have something to say about where high-tech is taking the world economy, and what is being left behind. Andreessen, co-developer of the first Web browser and now a top venture capitalist, expects software to automate and ultimately dominate most other industries. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, has written in depth about what he considers the stagnation of innovation in fields that others see as emblems of progress: energy, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, nanotech and much more. In fact, Thiel links the austerity gripping the Western world to productivity gains that never happened. Join these acute observers for a unique exchange on science, business and innovation, or the lack thereof.

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  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Inventing the Impossible

Nolan Bushnell , Chairman and CEO, Brainrush
Pablos Holman , Hacker and Inventor, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory
Salim Ismail , Founding Executive Director, Singularity University
Marco Tempest , Cyber Illusionist

Ken Rutkowski , Host and Co-Founder, "Business Rockstars"

This unique panel will explore unusual approaches to overcoming the limitations of available technology, and common approaches to fostering rapid innovation. The speakers, who have used technology to surmount traditional barriers in their fields, will discuss their process and thought framework as well as provide visual examples of how innovative, new technology can be applied in a practical, tangible fashion. Their presentations will focus on recent advances in their fields of research and building upon those for further progress.

  9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

Late Night with Paul Anka, David Foster, Lionel Richie and Friends

Paul Anka , Entertainer
David Foster , Producer and Songwriter; Chairman, Verve Music Group
Lionel Richie , Founder, The Lionel Richie Foundation; Entertainer, Composer, Producer and Humanitarian

Three top names in the recent history of American music will show you why they became legends. Lionel Richie, David Foster and Paul Anka -- celebrated songwriters and hit-making performers all - will present some of their classics and share their new work too. Each will recount tales from a life in music and observations on the revolutions in taste and technology they have seen. And be ready when a surprise guest, or maybe two, takes the stage. This is sure to be one of the most memorable events of Global Conference 2013.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Mobile Web: Creative Disruption

Kit Beall , Vice President, Global Service Provider Segment, Cisco
Marianne Braunstein , Vice President, Product Management, Epocrates
David Carr , Founder, Supermechanical
Cory Ondrejka , Vice President, Mobile Engineering, Facebook

Jonathan Spalter , Chairman, Mobile Future

Wireless communications, not long ago a niche market with limited capability and clunky gear, has evolved into a dramatically innovative industry. Now that it has merged with the Internet, it is present in every sphere of life and transformational in many. Parenting, politics, healthcare, finance, education, government, philanthropy, and certainly entertainment - there are proliferating apps for that. This panel will showcase the ideas that could enable mobile platforms to better serve communities, concepts that may grow into industries and probably will make what we are doing now obsolete. It will also consider the challenges of accommodating untethered growth in regard to spectrum, infrastructure, regulation, and cost.

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Innovators on the Front Lines of the Future

Paul Benda , Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Freda Lewis-Hall , Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
Megan Smith , Entrepreneur and Vice President, Google[x]

Peter Diamandis , Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation

If you take 30 linear steps, you walk across the room. If you take 30 exponential steps, that's a billion steps. Join visionaries who are trying to spur humanity to think exponentially. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize Foundation and a bestselling author, will discuss the most compelling ideas that came out of X Prize's annual Visioneering gathering. We'll celebrate projects that could lead to radical breakthroughs, benefiting humanity and inspiring the formation of new industries.

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Disruptors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Bonin Bough , Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International
Gotham Chopra , Filmmaker and Co-Founder, Graphic India
Ryan Holmes , CEO, HootSuite
Kenneth Lerer , Managing Director, Lerer Ventures; Co-Founder, Huffington Post

Lisa Ling , Host, "Our America"

Audacious innovators are out to change the world. Risk-takers are turning classic business models upside down. Social-media entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the workplace and shortening the business cycle. Corporations with in-house incubators are recreating entrepreneurial environments as a recruitment and retention strategy. Tweeting consumers promote while purchasing. These are the disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs who keep reinventing society. How do we measure social currency and build community? Does everyone need a personal brand-marketing strategy to succeed? Philanthropists and global citizens, filmmakers, gamers and storytellers are transforming the way we look at and interact with the world. Join us for a conversation without boundaries.

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  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Enterprise Strikes Back! Is Corporate or Consumer Technology a Better Bet for VC and Growth Investors?

Paul Barber , Managing General Partner, JMI Equity
Paul Maeder , Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Brett Rochkind , Managing Director, General Atlantic
Scott Sandell , General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Inc.
Robert Smith , Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Alec Ellison , Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC; Chairman, Technology Investment Banking

Consumers are crazy about Apple, Google, and Facebook. But when it comes to IPO performance, valuation and revenue growth, less sexy enterprise technology has a great story to tell. Our panel of venture and private equity investors will turn a spotlight on technology market segments that have been advancing under the radar. Among them, a range of software niches, virtualization, network and cyber-security as well as opportunities surrounding big data. What's the latest in cloud computing and mobile broadband? And consumer segments won't be overlooked as we discuss e-commerce, social networking and other models in the pipeline. We'll expand your view of what's leading-edge and lucrative.

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A Conversation with Sumner Redstone (By invitation only)

Sumner Redstone , Executive Chairman, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

  3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

The Big Picture for Global Media

Gale Anne Hurd , CEO and Producer, Valhalla Entertainment
Michael Lynton , CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Leslie Moonves , President and CEO, CBS Corp.
Robert Pittman , CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Founder, MTV

Julia Boorstin , Media and Entertainment Reporter, CNBC

This past year has seen a dramatic shift in global media and entertainment As the supply of mobile content continues to develop, how that content is financed and distributed keeps changing. That's reflected in Disney's acquisition of Marvel and Lucasfilm, Comcast's completion of its NBC Universal acquisition and the ongoing evolution in the relationships with such providers as Netflix, Apple and, not only in the U.S. but in growing international markets. As revenue from traditional models declines, are artificial limits on broadband speeds and content delivery inhibiting the uptake of paid digital distribution? Do international markets compensate for potential declines in U.S. television revenue? As media companies deal with such issues as changing platforms, declining movie revenue and globalization, what does the industry's past tell us about the big picture for media in the future?

  3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

In the 21st Century, Data Is King

Michael Chui , Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
Frank Cooper III , Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverage Group
Jim Messina , Chairman, Organizing for Action; Campaign Manager, Obama Campaign
DJ Patil , Data Scientist in Residence, Greylock Partners
Kevin Slavin , Assistant Professor and Founder, Playful Systems Group, MIT Media Lab; Co-Founder, Area/Code

Paul Kedrosky , Contributing Editor, Bloomberg; Partner, SK Ventures

If a tree falls in the forest and an electronic sensor hears it, it becomes data. In 2011, the world created more data than it had from the dawn of civilization through 2010, enabled by the relentless contraction in the costs of storage and computing power. Industrial and commercial data are exploding, from online activity and buying patterns to product testing, financial algorithms, and transit monitoring. And wasn't it data that drove President Obama's 2012 get-out-the-vote effort? Though some call data a new currency, cashing in will require seeing through the clutter to map new trends and dynamics. Our panel will delve into the riddles of using Big Data effectively and profitably. Is the cloud model working? Is the cost equation more complicated than many believe, considering that high-skilled workers and operation reorganizations around data aren't cheap? What might lawmakers and regulators do as concerns of over-automation arise, privacy advocates push back, and the basic rules that govern social interaction change?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Is Gender Parity Possible in the 21st Century?

Molly Ashby , Founder and CEO, Solera Capital
Geena Davis , Academy Award-Winning Actor; Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Deborah DeHaas , Vice Chairman and Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP
Manju Ganeriwala , State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Ann McElaney-Johnson , President, Mount St. Mary's College

Willow Bay , Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

The U.S. Senate, famed as a men's club, now has more women members than ever before - but still only 20 percent. At one time, a female Fortune 500 CEO was unheard of. At 4 percent, their status has progressed to rare. Yet the majority of voters are female - 54 percent in 2012 - as are holders of college degrees, so can the maldistribution of political and economic power be justified any longer? Many argue that part of the problem lies in a media culture that ignores women or presents disparaging and unrealistic female images as it models the world for our children. This panel will consider the prospects for true equality as our young century unfolds. With women now on the front lines, what is the next glass ceiling to be shattered? Join a conversation with change agents about pushing limits and working toward gender parity.

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  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The $2.2-Trillion Battle for Your Living Room

Doug Barry , Managing Director, Selby Ventures
Ryan Kavanaugh , Founder and CEO, Relativity Media
Tom Rogers , CEO, TiVo
Michael White , President, Chairman and CEO, DirecTV

Andrew Morse , Head, Bloomberg Television U.S.

The proportion of households with a cable or satellite television subscription is declining for the first time. About 3 million Americans have already cancelled their service, including more than half a million in the last few months. These "cord-cutters" are joined by a new group -- the "cord-nevers." A full 83% of new households choose to live without pay TV, contributing to the apparent collapse of the cable/satellite industry's financial model. Yet most of these households are still avid entertainment consumers. How is the new content being delivered, and are these systems economically viable? This panel will discuss the new frontier of entertainment as consumers take control of how they receive their content and decide what wins at home.

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