California Policy Summit 2018

California Policy Summit 2018

Program


Monday, August 6, 2018

Mon 8/6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Addressing the State's Infrastructure Investment and Resiliency Challenge (Invite Only)

As the traditional financing sources for California's major infrastructure dries up, how will government and business leaders adapt to support future economic growth? There simply won't be enough capital in government alone to finance infrastructure projects. California needs to identify a new multi sector marketplace that can support coordinated infrastructure investment in order to achieve future growth, community revitalization and climate resiliency. This session will bring together leaders in policy, infrastructure and finance to determine, how can state, regional and local leaders collaborate with businesses and investors to develop and deploy new infrastructure investment models? What barriers prevent project coordination, and what can government and policy leaders do to enable a platform that attracts outside investment to address the states built environments needs?

Opening Remarks

John Chiang

Treasurer, State of California

Moderators

Matt Horton

Associate Director, California Center, Milken Institute

Caitlin MacLean

Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Host

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tue 8/7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Tue 8/7
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Opening Remarks and Keynote

Opening Remarks

Diane Helfrey

Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Host

Dan Schnur

Director, California Influencers Series, Sacramento Bee

Speakers

Toni Atkins

President pro Tempore, California State Senate

John Chiang

Treasurer, State of California

Tue 8/7
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Preparing California for the Future of Work

The future of work is taking shape under the looming specter of automation and the spreading application of artificial intelligence across industry sectors. This dynamic has leaders around the country contemplating the role of human labor in the face of unprecedented technological advancement. In preparing California for this future of work, the focus for leaders starts at reshaping California higher education pipeline to proactively develop the skills critical for 21st century jobs. Hear viewpoints from both traditional and state of the art California companies, as well as from state and educational leaders as to the future of work and higher education in the Golden State.

Moderator

Jane Oates

President, WorkingNation; Former Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Speakers

Jay Banfield

Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director of California, Year Up

Rob Bonta

Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 18th District, California

Ellen Junn

President, CSU Stanislaus

Phil Mathews

Principal Director of Talent Acquisition, The Aerospace Corporation

Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Ardine Williams

Vice President, HR World Operations, Amazon

Tue 8/7
10:00 am - 11:15 am

The Next Governor's Trade Agenda (Invite Only)

California's prosperity is tied to the export and import of goods and services by California-based companies and through California's transportation hubs. The state's 2017 exports were valued at $172.0 billion (11.1% of the U.S. total) and imports at $440.6 billion (18.8%). The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are two of the largest seaports in the Western Hemisphere, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest cargo airports nationally. The ports and international airports of Oakland and San Francisco make up the ninth largest metropolitan port complex in the country. However, with NAFTA and multiple national bilateral free trade agreements in limbo, what can the next governor do to protect California small businesses and jobs and position the state to lead global commerce in the Pacific? At this private session, business and government leaders will discuss perspectives and recommendations for the next California governor to develop a coordinated and resourced trade strategy.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Awinash Bawle

Deputy Director, International Affairs and Business Development, State of California, Go-Biz

Caroline Brown

Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tue 8/7
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Will Innovative Financing Solve California's Housing Shortage?

A robust housing supply remains a vital component of any government strategy that aims to successfully invest in human capital, promote economic development and provide social mobility. Despite state action in 2016 to induce new development through a mix of policy regulation and accountability measures, California cities continue to struggle to develop adequate levels of housing for large segments of the population. Lack of adequate financial incentives that support various types of development demanded throughout the state also contribute to the crisis. What can state leaders do to incentivize more housing development at the local level and how do we widen the capital pool for affordable housing projects?

Opening Remarks

Darrell Steinberg

Mayor, City of Sacramento

Moderator

Beth Ruyak

Host, Insight with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio

Speakers

Carla Boragno

Vice President, Site Services, Genentech

David Chiu

Assemblymember, 17th District, California

Laura Foote Clark

Executive Director, YIMBY Action

Steve Hansen

Vice Mayor, City of Sacramento

Bill Witte

Chairman and CEO, Related California

Tue 8/7
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Investing in California's Opportunity Zones (Invite Only)

Signed in December 2017, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established Opportunity Zones to encourage investment in low- to moderate-income communities through tax incentives. This legislation offers great potential to increase jobs and accelerate wealth creation in the areas that need it most by unlocking the nation's pool of unrealized capital gains, which are estimated to be more than $6 trillion. As the U.S. Department of the Treasury works through developing implementation guidelines for the Opportunity Zones, states are wrestling with implementation questions of their own, including treatment of capital gains tax and gentrification and displacement risks, as well as considering multi-sector investment opportunities. At this private session, leaders will discuss approaches to using Opportunity Zones to drive economic growth in California, and what clarity investors need to execute successfully.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Aron Betru

Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Sarah Brundage

State and Local Policy Director, Enterprise Community Partners

Dan Carol

Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Energy, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Tue 8/7
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Gender Equity Leadership in a Time of Transition

In the last year, issues surrounding gender equality in the workplace and in society have been at the forefront of the national conversation. From pay equality to gender bias to underrepresentation in government, California women face obstacles many of their male counterparts have never encountered. How is California addressing women's rights as human rights, and how can our political and business leaders capitalize on the current social revolution to deliver transformational and lasting impact?

Moderator

Lauren Gustus

West Editor, McClatchy

Speakers

Autumn Burke

Assemblymember, 62nd District, California

Laura Friedman

Assemblymember, 43rd District, California

Cassandra Pye

Founder and CEO, 3.14 Communications, LLC

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Filmmaker; Founder and CEO, The Representation Project

Chris Silbermann

Founding Partner, ICM Partners

Tue 8/7
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Insights from the C-Suite: California's Business Climate

From transformative new technologies, ambitious climate laws and controversial social initiatives, California remains a prolific laboratory for bold ideas and innovative solutions to intractable problems. Conversely, California has been rated as having the worst business climate in the U.S. due to business regulations, tax policies, and cost of doing business. Five CEO’s of California headquartered companies will take on this dichotomy and discuss their perspectives on the state’s biggest strengths, as well as their thoughts on how California’s political leaders can have the biggest impact on the state’s economic climate.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Anne Hoskins

Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun

Jeff Maggioncalda

CEO, Cousera

Mary O'Hara

Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Internal Communications, Blue Shield of California

Sandra Stern

President, Lionsgate Television Group

Pete Vlastelica

CEO, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues

Tue 8/7
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Lifting California Children and Families Out Of Poverty (Invite Only)

California's acclaimed position as the 5th largest economy in the world belies an economic landscape that harbors the highest effective poverty rate and the highest percentage of children in poverty of any state in the country. California maintains a robust social safety net, yet more than 20% of the state's children live in deep poverty. As it builds its recommendations required by law to be submitted to the Legislature and new Administration this November, The Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty Task Force has brought multi sector leaders together to develop state policies to comprehensively address this human and fiscal crisis in line with effective business practices, including a comprehensive approach to coordinating prenatal and health care & child care, education, and social services. This session will explore how this approach to systemically tackle child poverty can foster a more inclusive investment strategy - in communities and human capital - that enables children and youth to thrive throughout the state for generations to come.

Speakers

Autumn Burke

Assemblymember, 62nd District, California

Conway Collis

President and CEO, Grace

Matt Horton

Associate Director, California Center, Milken Institute

Tue 8/7
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm