March 26-28, 2014       San Mateo, CA

GTS 2014 Agenda

Unless noted below, all of the sessions will take place at Draper Hero City.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pre-Event Registration


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception
Draper University

Sponsored by Sberbank

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Ernst & Young


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote Presentation

Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company


10:00 am – 11:15 am

Panel I:  The Space Debate

Moderator: Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

• Will Marshall, Co-Founder and CEO, Planet Labs

• Andrew Nelson, COO, XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

• Robert Richards, Co-Founder and CEO, Moon Express, Inc.

• Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, CEO and CTO, Escape Dynamics


11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Panel II:  Tech Investment Comes of Age

Moderator: Heidi Roizen, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

• Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angel

• Ronny Conway, Founder, A Capital

• Adam Draper, CEO and Founder, Boost

• Tim Draper, Founder, Draper University


12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch:  Competitive Advantage: How Nations are Attracting Innovators

Draper University

Moderator: Gabe Turner, Director, DFJ Global Network

• Bret Kugelmass, Founder, Airphrame

• Jessica Richman, Co-Founder and CEO, uBiome

• Agustina Sartori, Co-Founder and Director, AdviseMe Tech

• Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank


2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel III:  The Next Wave of Social Media

Moderator: Mark Milian, Tech Writer & Editor, Bloomberg News

• Eric Feng, CTO, Flipboard

• Jules Maltz, General Partner, IVP

• Francisco Valera, Global Director of Mobile and Platform Partnerships, YouTube


3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat:  Extreme Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director, DFJ-VTB Aurora

• Kym McNicholas, CEO and Founder, Kymerview

• Bill Tai, Partner, Charles River Ventures; Co-Founder and Vice-President, MaiTai Global


4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Panel IV:  Frontier Markets

Moderator: Lorraine Hariton, Former Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs,
State Department

• Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-Founder, Prezi

• Sean Griffin, CEO and Founder, StartUp Cup

• Neal Hansch, Managing Director for Investment and Incubation, MEST incubator

• Zeeshan Usmani, CEO, Go-Fig Solutions

• Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO and Founder, BootstrapLabs


5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Interview and Book Signing: Paid to Think

David Goldsmith, President, Goldsmith Organization, LLC


6:00 pm – 6:45 pm


Sponsored by Russian Venture Company


6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner: A Special Guest Appearance

Draper University
Wine Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

Friday, March 28, 2014

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Cisco


9:00 am – 11:00 am

Global Innovator Competition


11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Investor Office Hours


11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Panel V:  Reinventing Venture Capital

Moderator: Kelly Porter, Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners

• Nick Adams, Managing Director, AME Cloud Ventures

• Don Dixon, Managing Director, Trident Capital

Jeff Grabow, West Venture Capital Leader, Ernst & Young

Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Interactive Lunch

Draper University


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fireside Chat: The Incoming Chair of the National Venture Capital Association

Moderator: Claudia Fan Munce, VP, Managing Director, IBM Venture Group

• Scott Sandell, General Partner, NEA and Incoming Chair, NVCA


3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel VI:  From Russia With…

Moderator: Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director, DFJ-VTB Aurora

• Dmitry Akhanov, President and CEO, Rusnano USA

• Igor Karpovich, Head of Strategic Business Development, Sberbank

• Maxim Kiselev, Director of Leadership Programs, Skoltech

• Mikhail Pakhomov, Director of Government Affairs for Russia, Cisco

• Andrey Nikitin, CEO, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (ASI)

• Sergey Petrov, Consul General, Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco


4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel VII:  Emerging Markets’ Global Power

Moderator: John Nahm, Managing Director, Strong Ventures

• Val Babajov, General Partner, Gate Ventures

• Eric Kim, Managing Director, Maverick Capital

• Dauren Toleukhanov, Head of the Representative Office in the UI, Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing Reception

Draper University

Sponsored by Rusnano