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Event schedule

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Welcome
Speaker
Jay Rains
Jay Rains, Partner and Co-Chairman (Americas)
DLA Piper
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Address
Speaker
Adam Messinger
Adam Messinger, Chief Technology Officer
Twitter
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break

Track 1

10:15 am - 11:30 am
Concurrent Sessions
Bitcoin

This presentation addresses the challenges and opportunities of bitcoin to become a mainstream currency or payment system.

Moderator
Rich Scudellari
Rich Scudellari, Partner
DLA Piper
Speakers
John McDonnell
John McDonnell, CEO
Bitnet Technologies Corp.
William S. McKiernan
William S. McKiernan, President
WSM Capital, LLC

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Track 2

10:15 am - 11:30 am
Concurrent Sessions
Using Connected Care Technologies to Transform Health Care

Our healthcare system is going through a period of great transition as providers, patients and innovators drive toward value-based care models. The demand for greater transparency and information, the spread of mobile apps and other consumer-friendly technologies, and stronger pressure to reduce costs are creating an ecosystem that supports engagement of patients in their own healthcare like never before. As a result, consumers are increasingly demanding that their providers think outside the box in delivering care in non-traditional sites such as retail clinics, using the technology to the greatest extent possible to make care accessible and convenient. Learn more about how connected care improves access to care, helps providers and patients avoid costly health care services and increases convenience for patients.

Moderator
Krista Drobac
Krista Drobac , Senior Policy Advisor
DLA Piper
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11:30 am - 11:50 am
Break
11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Keynote
Speakers
Greg Becker
Greg Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dessert and Networking

Track 1

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Is Silicon Valley Losing the Cybersecurity War?

In a recent report, McAfee estimated the worldwide cost of malicious cyber-activity to be as much as $1 trillion. The panel will explore emerging threats, best practices and proposed legal and enforcement responses concerning hacking and data theft.

Moderator
Jim Halpert
Jim Halpert, Partner
DLA Piper
Speakers
Jeffrey A. Eisenach
Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Senior Vice President
NERA Economic Consulting
Joseph L. Ford
Joseph L. Ford, Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Bank of the West

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Track 2

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Collaboration for Innovation

The speed and complexity of innovation have increased substantially in the recent past, and many companies are challenged to find the resources in this new environment. These challenges have led to increases in collaborative projects, frequently based on open source methodologies, to develop the technology needed to compete. The Linux Foundation represents one of the largest and oldest of these projects, with over 10,000 contributors with major corporations providing much of the support. The Linux operating system is ubiquitous, serving as the basis for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android operating system and many other products. Recently, the Linux Foundation has expanded its role to provide services for other projects such as Open Daylight (focused on Software Defined Networking) and Allsseen Alliance (Internet of Things). In 2012, a group of major companies created the OpenStack Foundation to develop the software for cloud computing. The OpenStack Foundation is one of the most rapidly growing open source projects with over 17,000 individual members and 200 corporate members. More recently, other companies such as Pivotal and Imagination Technology started foundations to manage open source projects. This panel will discuss best practices in developing and managing these collaborative projects.

Moderator
Mark Radcliffe
Mark Radcliffe, Partner
DLA Piper
Speakers
Amit Rohatgi
Amit Rohatgi, President
prpl Foundation
Jim Zemlin
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director
Linux Foundation

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2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Break

Track 1

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Activist Investing and Public Companies: Perspectives and Strategies

As activist investing has emerged as a force in Silicon Valley companies in recent years, what is its outlook? Are all activist investors the same? What are emerging trends in activist tactics? This panel features senior investment banking and public relations professionals as well as an investing principal.

Moderator
Ed Batts
Ed Batts, Partner
DLA Piper
Speakers
Eric Brielmann
Eric Brielmann, Partner
Joele Frank
Kirt P. Karros
Kirt P. Karros, Principal and Managing Director
Relational Investors LLC
Douglas Muir Paterson
Douglas Muir Paterson, Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

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Track 2

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
The Internet of Things and Big Data's Impact on Clean Technology

The Internet of Things and big data are both giving birth to startups that promise to transform many sectors of the economy. They hold particular promise for the energy sector, as witnessed by Google’s acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion and by OPower’s successful initial public offering. The panel will discuss how the Internet of Things and big data can help utilities change the ways they develop and deliver energy, while helping commercial and residential customers use energy in a more efficient, cost-effective manner.

Moderator
John Zysman
John Zysman, Professor
U.C. Berkeley
Speakers
Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist
Greenwave Systems
Andrew Krioukov
Andrew Krioukov, CEO and Co-founder
Building Robotics
William F. Wescott
William F. Wescott, CEO
The CoSMo Company (USA)

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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