2019 AGENDA

The agenda is in formation, additional sessions and speakers to be announced.


Monday, July 15, 2019

7:00 AM
MORNING ACTIVITIES

7:00AM – 9:30AM
MAROON BELLS BIKE RIDE
Annual 25-mile bike ride up Castle Creek Valley to Maroon Lake, with views of Maroon Bells, and then downhill back to the St. Regis Aspen

7:45AM – 11:45AM
ROARING FORK RIVER RAFTING
Soak up Aspen’s beautiful scenery and wildlife from the Roaring Fork River while traversing exceptional class III whitewater rapids. Good for beginner and expert paddlers.

8:00AM – 11:00AM
FLY FISHING
Learn to cast flies on the beautiful banks of the Roaring Fork River. Your guide will demonstrate basic wading and casting skills.

8:00AM – 12:00PM
MAROON BELLS HIKE, Moderate
Hike along the wood trail through mountain meadows to the top of Maroon Lake and then enjoy a moderate 3-mile hike down to East Maroon Portal.

8:00 AM – 12:00PM
ROCK CLIMBING
On the dramatic cliffs of Independence Pass, instructors will teach rocks skills, including knots, belaying, and movement on rock, to all levels.

8:15AM – 11:30AM
SUNNY SIDE TRAIL, Challenging
Enjoy the magnificent views of Elk Mountain Range and the town of Aspen as you take on this 3-mile ascent and return on the same trail.

8:45AM – 12:00PM
SNOWMASS HORSEBACK RIDE
From the mountain town of Snowmass Village, ride up the hills and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Daly and Elk Mountain Range. This ride is 1.5 hours.

9:00AM – 10:00AM
YOGA
Start your day with stretching, concentration, and relaxation with Aspen local Erica Behrens. Participants will gather at the St. Regis.

10:00AM – 12:00PM
NATURE WALK ON RICHMOND RIDGE
Take the gondola up Aspen Mountain (11,212 feet) with views of the Rockies. A guided walk on top of Richmond Ridge takes you through pines, meadows, and possible wildlife sightings.

2:00 PM
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor and Editorial Director, Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE

2:05 PM
SEE WHAT’S IN STORE

As the world’s largest retailer, what do you do to stay there? Online, digitally enabled brick and mortar stores, organic food, pick-up and delivery, massive advertising—how do you keep up?

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart Inc.
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

2:30 PM
THE BUZZ ABOUT RING

Ring went from Shark Tank rejection to Amazon acquisition. The CEO, who, during his “midlife entrepreneurial crisis” created the first Wi-Fi video doorbell in his garage, will share what he’s learned along the way.

Jamie Siminoff, Founder and Chief Inventor, Ring
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer and Co-chair, Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE

2:55 PM
QUANTUM LEAPS AND BOUNDS

Humanity is on the cusp of a new computing paradigm that promises to unlock new frontiers in science, business, and beyond: the quantum computer. Expect an influx of improved medicines, materials, and even models of the universe. Listen in as two tech pioneers share their vision for these nearer-than-you-think dream machines.

Andrew Fursman, Co-founder and CEO, 1QBit
Krysta Svore, General Manager, Quantum Software, Microsoft Corp.
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Senior Writer, Co-founding Editor, The Ledger, FORTUNE

3:25 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON STITCH FIX

In 2017, Katrina Lake took her company public. But first she spent years building her business, wisely leveraging data in the fickle retail and fashion worlds, and developing a sustainable new model in a highly competitive industry. How does she keep honing it to stay ahead?

Katrina Lake, Founder and CEO, Stitch Fix
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

3:50 PM
UPDATE ON TOWN HALL 2017: FIXING INEQUALITY IN SILICON VALLEY

Pam Kostka, CEO, All Raise

3:55 PM
THE DATA WITHIN US

We have no hesitation in collecting, analyzing, and acting on the data within our companies. What about ourselves? A discussion of the perils and possibilities through the lens of consumer genomics and what it can teach business leaders in every industry. ​

Margo Georgiadis, President and CEO, Ancestry
Othman Laraki, Co-founder and CEO, Color
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, FORTUNE

4:25 PM
TO THE EXTREME: HOW TECH CAN AMPLIFY HATE

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League

4:35 PM
A (NEW) TOY STORY

What’s behind the reinvention of a legendary 74-year-old toy company? A plan to take franchises like Barbie to the big screen.

Robbie Brenner, Executive Producer, Mattel Films
Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.
Moderator: Christa Quarles, Co-chair, Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE

5:05 PM
TEN TRENDS IN TEN MINUTES

Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Lead Internet Analyst, RBC Capital Markets

5:15 PM
SPOTIFY: FRIEND OR FOE?

The streaming platform once derided for destroying an industry is now hailed for rescuing it. Can now-public Spotify discover profits? And how does its foray into podcasts figure?

FLETCHER, Singer-songwriter
Alex Norström, Chief Premium Business Officer, Spotify
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Digital Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE

5:45 PM
RECEPTION

RECEPTION
Fountain Courtyard St. Regis Aspen(Lobby level)

6:50 PM
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder and CEO, Slack
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

7:30 PM
BBQ DINNER

Ajax Tavern, The Little Nell

9:30 PM
NIGHTCAP @ CASA TUA

Hosted by TripActions

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:30 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

A buffet breakfast is served outside the room from 7.30am- 8.00am.

Choose one of four

HOW TO DESIGN YOUR WAY TO INNOVATION
Hosted by 3Pillar Global
We know design goes far deeper than aesthetics. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can marry design thinking with digital transformation and the ramifications of doing so. What happens when you’ve designed a user experience that functions perfectly but encourages destructive customer behavior? How do you align incentives, ethics, and economics?

David DeWolf, CEO, 3Pillar Global
Siobhan McFeeney, Global Leader, Business Transformation, Pivotal
JB Osborne, CEO, Red Antler
Teddy Zmrhal, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Innovation, Salesforce
Moderator: Brian O’Keefe, Deputy Editor, FORTUNE

THE FUTURE OF 5G: EXCITING, ALARMING, LUCRATIVE
Transformative Technologies Track, hosted by Intel
The arrival of next-generation 5G wireless networks promises 3 million new jobs, $275 billion in direct investment, and untold impact on industries, from automotive to health to media. We’ll discuss how humanity can responsibly harness the potential of comprehensive connectivity.

Evan Cummack, Head of IoT, Twilio
Ibrahim Gokcen, Chief Technology Officer, Digital, Schneider Electric
Guru Gowrappan, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Media
Maria Lensing, VP, Healthcare Solutions, AT&T Business
Opening Remarks: Asha Keddy, Vice President and General Manager, Next Generation and Standards, 5G, Intel
Moderator: Aaron Pressman, Senior Writer, FORTUNE

SO YOU WANT TO BE A TECH COMPANY
Hosted by Cherwell
No one said it was easy. In this session, technical leaders discuss how best to transform your company’s technology into a competitive differentiator.

Sam Gilliland, CEO, Cherwell
Vini Letteri, Managing Director, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Minsok Pak, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Target
Jill Ramsey, Chief Digital Officer, Macy’s
Ramnath Venkataraman, Senior Managing Director, Technology, Accenture
Moderator: Jonathan Vanian, Writer, Technology, FORTUNE

MOBILITY’S FUTURE
Intelligence Track, hosted by KPMG
Many of today’s new cars feature autonomous technology, and it’s far from an alien concept by now. But it’s a long road to Level 5. We talk to industry leaders about what we should—and shouldn’t—expect from self-driving cars, scooters, trucks, smart roads, and more.

Pamela Fletcher
, Global Innovation and R&D Laboratories, General Motors Co.
Karen Francis, Lead Independent Director, Telenav, Inc.
Brandon Newell, Director of Technology and Partnership, Installation neXt Program, U.S. Marine Corps
Moderator: Jeff Roberts, Senior Writer, Law & Policy Reporter; Editor, The Ledger, FORTUNE

9:00 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9:15 AM
HOW TO CONTROL A.I. (BEFORE IT CONTROLS US)

All tools can be used for both good and evil—but artificial intelligence has taken the concept to another level. What must companies do to harness its potential without harming their customers?

Dario Gil, Director, IBM Research
Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, FORTUNE

9:40 AM
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON VIDEO GAMES

Burning hours in front of the television? That’s so last century. Equipped with new concepts, technologies, and business models, video games are conquering new frontiers. We hear from pioneering executives.

David Baszucki, CEO, Roblox
John Hanke, Founder and CEO, Niantic, Inc.
Moderator: Christa Quarles, Co-chair, Brainstorm TECH, FORTUNE

10:05 AM
BETTING THE FARM ON DATA

If you think farmers are behind the times when it comes to technology, think again. A conversation about how automation and analytics are overhauling agriculture.

Beth Ford, President and CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Sara Menker, Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Senior Editor, FORTUNE

10:30 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM
WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHDOGS

Can you be a rabble-rouser and a regulator? This SEC commissioner frequently dissents from her peers and votes down enforcement actions in favor of rule changes that sometimes support entrepreneurs. We ask why.

Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Interviewer: Jeff Roberts, FORTUNE

11:25 AM
TOWN HALL: SHOULD TECH BE REGULATED?

…and if so, how? We debate the steps legislators could take to curb technology’s worst effects and explore the role that tech companies themselves—including autonomy purveyors, drone developers, and social media suppliers—play in shaping local, state, and federal policy. Our third annual Town Hall discussion

Elizabeth Banker, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Internet Association
Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
Tekedra Mawakana, Chief External Officer, Waymo
Corynne McSherry, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Moderated by: Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace

12:30 PM
MOVE TO LUNCH ROUNDTABLES
12:45 PM
LUNCH

Choose one of five

FINDING THE HUMANITY IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Intelligence Track, hosted by KPMG
A.I. promises to unlock an array of new capabilities, accelerate countless industries, and augment the inefficient human. But talk to any executive or entry-level employee, and there’s a hint of fear about such sweeping change. How do you responsibly adapt?

Arjun Bansal, Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Intel
Falon Fatemi, CEO, Node.io
Omoju Miller, Machine Learning Engineer, GitHub
Nat Natarajan, Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Ancestry
Opening Remarks: Steve Hill, Global and U.S. Head of Innovation, KPMG
Moderator: Jonathan Vanian, FORTUNE

MARKET DEEP OR MARKET WIDE?
Platforms promise marketers audiences without precedent and technology promises deeper brand engagement. Yet the war for attention rages on. Where’s the real ROI?

Anda Gansca, Co-founder and CEO, Knotch
Aimee Johnson, CMO, Zillow Group
Michael Mendenhall, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
Jen Rubio, Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, Away
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, Co-founder, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women; Chair, FORTUNE MPW Summit

FOLLOW THE MONEY
Finance Track, hosted by RBC Capital Markets
Artificial intelligence, capital investment, cybersecurity, and impact investing are just some of the hot topics on the minds of leading investors, VCs, banks, and private-equity pros. Which technologies spell opportunity and which have fallen from favor? We discuss (and debate) here.

Mukul Chawla, Managing Director and Head of West Coast, Temasek
Kara Egan, Principal, Emergence Capital
Ilya Fushman, General Partner and Managing Member, Kleiner Perkins
Lydia Jett, Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund
Lila Preston, Partner and Co-head, Growth Equity and Sustainable Solution Fund, Generation Investment Management
Moderator: Polina Marinova, Editor, Term Sheet, FORTUNE

THE FUTURE WORKER
Hosted by Herman Miller
The products we develop, the way we work, and the culture we aim to cultivate are all changing. So, too, is the profile of the employee. How should workplaces—from the physical location to the technology tools at workers’ disposal to our approach to employee wellness—change to meet today’s workforce?

Alex Atzberger, President, Customer Experience, SAP
Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Kristine Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, eBay
Melissa Taunton, Partner, NEA
Moderator: Verne Kopytoff, Senior Editor, FORTUNE

CYBERSECURITY: PROTECTING THE INTERNET ECONOMY
The institutions and critical infrastructure upon which we depend are under endless siege by hackers, spies, and other adversaries. But there’s hope for defenders yet. Learn how key executives are coping with an onrush of threats.

Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder and CTO, CrowdStrike
Mike Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Department of Defense
Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Oracle
Tim Junio, Co-founder and CEO, Expanse
Moderator: Robert Hackett, FORTUNE

2:20 PM
HOW TO BUILD, AND BET ON, GROWTH

Allstar venture capitalists explain how they guide companies beyond their original mandate in a bid for an exponentially larger business. What are the hazards, who’s doing it right, and what role does the market play?

Jeff Jordan, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Alfred Lin, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Jana Messerschmidt, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Moderator: Polina Marinova, FORTUNE

2:50 PM
THE NEXT BILLION AND WHERE THEY’LL COME FROM

Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

3:00 PM
COMPLETING THE CIRCUIT

Motorsports have historically been on the cutting edge of automotive technology and Formula E is no different. Learn how electric-car racing has become a proving ground for advancements in A.I. and data analytics.

Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO, Envision Virgin Racing
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, FORTUNE

3:15 PM
WHEN TECH HITS THE TARMAC

We talk to three leaders who are paving the way for new approaches to moving people, goods,and everything in between.

Aicha Evans, CEO, Zoox
David Richter, Chief Business Officer, Lime
Ken Washington, CTO, Ford Motor Company
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

3:45 PM
INSIDE INTEL

Bob Swan took Intel’s top job in January with a promise to “lead one of the most successful transformations in corporate history.” Can an executive without a technical background turn around a Silicon Valley titan?

Robert Swan, CEO, Intel Corp.
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

4:10 PM
LEADING IN A TIME OF CHANGE

Two business software companies find themselves at key moments in their trajectories. Hear how the CEOs navigate.

Sasan Goodarzi, CEO, Intuit Inc.
Jennifer Tejada, CEO, PagerDuty
Moderator: Alan Murray, CEO, FORTUNE

4:35 PM
THE EVOLUTION OF TWITTER

Twitter has turned the page to profitability. How does it sustain its momentum in the face of the broader challenges and opportunities the industry faces?​

Ned Segal, CFO, Twitter
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

5:00 PM
THE SILVER SCREEN GETS SMALLER

Would you watch a Hollywood-quality clip if you could fit it into an idle moment of your day? Quibi promises Tinseltown storytelling and Silicon Valley tech chops in a paid package that fits on your phone. All you need to do is tune in.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Managing Partner, WndrCo
Meg Whitman, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Quibi
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, FORTUNE

5:30 PM
RECEPTION

Residence of Laura and Gary Lauder

7:30 PM
ADJOURN

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:30 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

A buffet breakfast is served outside the room from 7.30am- 8.00am

A SEAT AT THE BOARDROOM TABLE
Intelligence Track, hosted by KPMG
Leadership in the boardroom can make or break a company and individual executive careers. Discuss how governance is changing, how diversity should no longer wait, and how the best boards do it.

Amy Chang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Collaboration, Cisco Systems, Inc
Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Venture Partner, NEA
Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
David Trujillo, Partner, TPG Capital
Moderator: Christa Quarles, FORTUNE

BANKING’S BATTLE ROYALE
Finance Track, hosted by RBC Capital Markets
Wall Street’s old guard and tech’s upstarts are squaring off to claim the future of fintech, an industry teeming with $110 billion in investment globally. They’re fighting to offer consumers cheaper, faster, simpler payments, credit cards, loans, and other financial products. Join the discussion.

Jimena Almendares, Vice President, Global Expansion, Intuit, Inc.
Chris Britt, Founder and CEO, Chime
Nima Ghamsari, Co-founder and CEO, Blend
Gretchen Howard, COO, Robinhood
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, Senior Writer, FORTUNE

THIS TECH WILL GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE EDGE
Transformative Technologies Track, hosted by Intel
Do you really need A.I.? Are you investing in data? Which technologies will actually transform your business—and which won’t? We gather executives from a number of industries to discuss and debate which technologies matter most—and which ones are mere hype.

Paul Cheesebrough, CTO, Fox
Merline Saintil, COO, R&D/IT, Change Healthcare
Kirsten Wolberg, CTO and COO, DocuSign
Opening Remarks: Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corp.
Moderated by: Verne Kopytoff, FORTUNE

9:00 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9:15 AM
THE EVERYTHING WAR

Can on-demand delivery ever turn a corner? We dish with the chief executive of Postmates as the San Francisco company confronts new challenges.

Bastian Lehmann, Co-founder and CEO, Postmates
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

9:35 AM
PROTECTING THE CONNECTED

How can the government protect critical digital infrastructure when most of it is controlled by private companies? We speak with a top FBI executive.

Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, FBI
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, FORTUNE

10:00 AM
QUALCOMM TURNS A CORNER

With bruising legal battles (mostly) behind it, the world’s leading mobile chipmaker looks to a 5G future.

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
Interviewer: Aaron Pressman, FORTUNE

10:25 AM
AI AT THE FRONTIER: GLOBAL VIEWPOINT

Omoju Miller, Machine Learning Engineer, GitHub

10:30 AM
A CHIP OFF THE BLOCK?

When the first bitcoin bubble burst, many people wrote off crypto companies for good. Can blockchain companies emerge from a category’s crisis of confidence, and who will build the next Google, Amazon, or Facebook?

Joseph Lubin, Foounder and CEO, ConsenSys; Co-founder, Ethereum
Dominic Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist, DFINITY
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, FORTUNE

10:50 AM
TECH: THE VIEW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

Joseph Van Valen, White House Fellow, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

11:15 AM
CLOSING REMARKS
11:20 AM
PROGRAM CLOSE

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

8:00 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES
9:00 AM
MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS
11:10 AM
CLOSING REMARKS
6:45 PM
SPECIAL SESSION