October 24-27, 2017       Silicon Valley

GTS is... Thought Provoking

Day One: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco Waterfront

110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Registration and Coffee

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov welcomes exhibitors

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innovation for the World Economy

A conversation with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and California investors and policymakers

• Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan

• Alexandra Johnson, President, Global Technology Symposium (moderator)

• Dick Kramlich, General Partner and Co-Founder, NEA

• Sid Voorakkara, Deputy Director, External Affairs, Office of Business and Economic Development, Governor of the State of California

10:00 am – 11:45 am

Silicon Valley Confidential: Advice to the President

Silicon Valley companies share their advice to President Minnikhanov on building an innovation region

• Nikolay Davidov, Founder, Gagarin Capital (healthcare AI)

• Jenna Kelly, CEO, Surfdash (data collaboration platform)

• Alec Lee, Co-Founder, Ava Winery (molecular viniculture)

• Iliad Terra, Managing Director, Alpha8 (design, architecture, smart communities)

• Zach Zhang, Co-Founder, EdgeWater Investment (backer of Hyperloop)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Signing Ceremony

Chevron and Tatneft sign a memorandum of understanding

• Nail Maganov, General Director, Tatneft

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch: There and Back: A Report on Global Innovation

• A report from participants in the recent GTS venture capital delegation to the Open Innovation Forum in Moscow

• Chris Starling, Col. (Ret.), United States Marine Corps, and Chief of Global Operations, Spirit of America

Day Two: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Perkins Coie, Palo Alto

3150 Porter Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94304

The Global Innovator Competition (GIC) is GTS’ business plan competition. GIC allows selected international and US startups to present to a panel of venture capital and financial leaders. GIC brings promising entrepreneurs from all over the world to present transformational products and visions. It’s easily the most energizing part of GTS!

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Speaking for Success

Champion debaters at UC-Berkeley lead a master class for emerging market companies on how to present an effective pitch

• Alexander Berl and Pranav Shankar, UC-Berkeley

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Global Innovator Competition

Preliminary rounds featuring rockstar companies from Tatarstan and other unexpected places

Judges:

• Drew Clark, Managing Partner, Serpentine Advisors

• Alex Fries, Ecosystem Ventures

• Katia Gaika, Executive Director, NGRS Recruitment

• David Goldsmith, business guru and author, Paid to Think

• Gideon Marks, entrepreneur and operational strategist

• Lydia Mazzie, Principal, Global Technology Partners, Cloud, Google

• Vish Mishra, Founder, The Indus Entrepreneurs and Venture Director, Clearstone Venture Partners

• Lyubov Simonova, angel investor

• Dmitry Stavisky, Founder & CEO, Edwin.ai

Companies:

Companies will present in random order

Agrarium, Alex Fedosseev (Tatarstan)

Blacksands, Nathan Pawl (Michigan)

Briology, Talgat Kildiarov (Tatarstan)

Equity X, Akio Kurata (Japan/UK)

Facemen Development, Alexander Prokhorov (Tatarstan)

Getcoder, Adel Gilaziev (Tatarstan)

Gyronautica, Daniel Kuzikov (Russia)

Helios Exchange, Pierre Trevet (France)

HM3, Hiroshi Morihara (Oregon)

Innosoft, Anton Trantin (Tatarstan)

Instanda, Henry Kwan (UK)

Krafto, Irek Rakhmanov (Tatarstan)

Kray Technologies, Dmytro Surdu (USA/Ukraine)

Mouse, Ilia Karas (Tatarstan)

NoPo Nanotechnologies, Gadhadar Reddy (India)

Reveal, Mikhail Trofimov (Tatarstan)

SurfX, Dmitry Repin (Russia/Spain)

Tenkiv, Joseph Ngyuen (California)

Try.Fit, Vagan Martirosyan (Tatarstan)

TV2.Digital, Kirill Shidenko (Tatarstan)

WashOS, Bertrand Patriarca (California/France)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Global Innovator Competition continues

Day Three: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Skadden Arps, Palo Alto

525 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Global Innovator Competition

Elimination rounds featuring rockstar startups from unexpected places

Judges:

• Drew Clark, Managing Partner, Serpentine Advisors

• Aron Bohlig, Partner, ComCap, and member, Band of Angels

• Katia Gaika, Executive Director, NGRS Recruitment

• Pierre Gaubil, General Partner, The Refiners

• Monique Giggy, Managing Director, SU Ventures, Singularity University

• David Goldsmith, business guru and author, Paid to Think

• Trisha Harry, Investment Manager, Stanley Ventures

• Steve Kirsch, Founder & CEO, Token

• Lydia Mazzie, Principal, Global Technology Partners, Cloud, Google

• Vish Mishra, Founder, The Indus Entrepreneurs and Venture Director, Clearstone Venture Partners

• Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Companies:

Companies will present in random order. At least one company from the preliminary rounds will also be selected to complete.

Arcadier, Kenneth Low (Singapore)

Checkbook, PJ Gupta (California)

Cocoa Compost, Kathy Kennedy (USA)

Daylighted, Elizabeth Mouchy (France)

Dresslife, Julian Hensolt (Germany)

Elevian, Mark Allen (California)

GenH, Robert Freda (Massachusetts)

Globekeeper, Dan Peleg (Israel)

SmartCatch, Mark Dahm (California)

Ujama, Hugh Molotsi (California)

Vence, Frank Wooten (USA/New Zealand/UAE)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Global Innovator Competition continues

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception (Stanford University Faculty Club)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner (Stanford University Faculty Club)

• Words of wisdom from the 2016 Global Innovator Competition winner, Steve Kirsch, Token

• Special mystery guest from Southern California

Day Four: Friday, October 27, 2017

Sharon Heights Country Club, Menlo Park

2900 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

• Alexandra Johnson, President, Global Technology Symposium

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Away from the Coasts: Innovation in Unexpected Places

• Ryan Micheletti, Director of Operations, Vet-Tech (moderator)

• Lorraine Hariton, SVP Global Partnerships, New York Academy of Sciences

• Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion

• K. Austin Delorme, Technology Forecasting & Innovation Officer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

10:00 am – 11:00 am

NEWS (North, East, West, South) From Emerging Markets

• Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank (moderator)

• Antoine Colaço, Valor Capital

• Norman Liang, Vice President, WI Harper

• Allen Taylor, Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

So You Say You Want a (Corporate) Revolution: Exit Trends 2017

• Kelly Porter, Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners (moderator)

• Jyoti Bansal, Founder, AppDynamics

• Claudia Fan Munce, Venture Advisor, NEA

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch/Keynote

• Chuck Wolfe, former Navy Seal and Senior Advisor, BMNT

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Virtual Wall Street: What’s Coming in Fintech

• Mark Fields, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

• Ross Fubini, Co-Founder and Partner, Village Global

• Steve Kirsch, Founder & CEO, Token

• Jeff Reamer, Managing Partner, Post Cove Partners

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Veteran Entrepreneur: What Military Service Can Teach Us About Business Leadership

• Phil Dillard, Principal, Black Ant Consulting & Founding Partner, BMNT (moderator)

• Susan Feland, Program Officer, Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business

• Don Faul, CEO, Athos

• Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company

• Justin McCarty, Co-Founder, Bungalow Living

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Open Boardroom: Global Innovator Competition Final Round

• Nikolay Davidov, Founder, Gagarin Capital

• David Goldsmith, business guru and author, Paid to Think (moderator)

• Alex Gurevich, Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners

• Alexandra Johnson, President, Global Technology Symposium

• Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Farewell Remarks

• Alexandra Johnson, President, Global Technology Symposium

• Presentation of Global Innovator Award

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing Reception

Vodka and caviar, baby!