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2019 Calendar Of Gatherings

INVITE-ONLY: “SAAS GROWTH 2.0 ECOSYSTEM PLANNING MASTERCLASS”, NOVEMBER

LOCATION: CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, ANTWERP

HOST: CRESCO LAW & GLOBAL VENTURE EXCHANGE

1:30pm

Early Bird: Networking, barista & 1-1 meetups

Current State of Growth Ecosystem

Session 1: Growth Science Testimonials & Innovation Trends

Session 2: Digital Transformation thru Lens of Customers

Networking break & refreshments

Session 3: How - Top 10 Growth 2.0 & AI Technologies

Small Groups 1: Use Cases & KPIs - Data Science & AI
10 Small Industry groups – 3 Digital Execs, 3 Scaleup CXOs, 2 SaaS/AI investors, 1 Growth 2.0 CXO

Networking break & refreshments

Session 4: How – Business Models, Risk & ROI of Cloud infrastructure

Small Group: Growth Science & Data Exercise. “What use cases, what ROI, where is the data” (exercise)
10 Small Functional groups – 3 Digital Execs, 3 CXOs, 2 investors, 1 growth 2.0 CXO. Deliverable: Worksheet, planning per person. Sales, Marketing, Customer Care, HR, CFO, DevOps.

Official Close - Exec Summary: Testimonials & Case Studies on Growth 2.0
(Sales, Marketing, Customer Care, HR, CFO, DevOps)

18:30 - 22:00 - After Party: Whisky Bar 

Veteran Welcome & After Party - ‘CXOS who will change the world with data’

Day 2 - For Data Tech Tour delegates

10am - Map out v7 Growth 2.0 Ecosystem and

11am - Data Science Use Cases with GDPR considerations - US and Europe context

1pm - Visit to Gent or Antwerp Data Science Departments

October - European Data Tech Tour
(8 weeks, including Growth Science Masterclass)

MAY 2019 - “DATA INNOVATION” GLOBAL VENTURE FORUM

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, US

PARTNERS: MICROSOFT, FENWICK & WEST

08:00 - 08:30

DOORS OPEN - Exhibitions open

NOTE - Seating is limited.

08:30 - 09:00

Early bird 1-1 Meetups with CXOS Industry & Investors

Industry & Investor attendees contact GVF for requests to meet with CXOs (info@globalventure.com).

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome: Chair, Keynote & Partners

09:15 - 09:50

SESSION 1: Data Innovation Trends, Drivers & Cooperation

  • Moderator: Pathway Partner

  • Arash Nourian, Senior Director AI, FICO & UC Berkeley Faculty

  • Rainer Sternfeld, VP Data Platforms, Intertrust (2014 Top 20 GVF alumn)

  • Bob Rogers, EIR for AI & UCSF Medical Center (frmr Chief Data Officer Intel)

Potential remote participation “Data Engineering & Data Science” faculty & students from Universities in US and Europe

09:50 - 10:10

SESSION 2: Roundtable Introductions - Roles, Goals & Asks

  • Facilitated by UC Berkeley AI Fellows

10:10 - 10:25

NETWORKING BREAK & REFRESHMENTS

10:25 - 11:40

SESSIONs 3-5: Testimonials from Top 20 Data Innovators

  • AI Business Applications

  • Data Technologies & Services

  • Building blocks Security, Orchestration, Blockchain, Privacy, Robotics, IoT and other technology areas

11:40 - 12:10

SESSION 6: ‘The Sales’ Meets ‘The Science’: Maturity Continuum & Practices

  • Heini Zachariassen, Founder & Board Member @ Vivino

  • Raj Yarlaggada, VP Technology, eCommerce & Big Data, Kohl’s

  • George Leng, Global Head of Market Strategy & Insights, Equinix

  • Moderator: Pathway Partner

12:10 - 12:45

NETWORKING & LUNCH (1-1 Meetings)

12:45 - 13:25

SESSION 7: Distributed Teams, Talent and Roadmaps

  • Charis Kaskiris, Principal Data Scientist, Autodesk

  • Moderator: Vinnie Bandla, CEO Winmax Corp Data Engineers

13:25 - 13:40

NETWORKING BREAK & REFRESHMENTS (1-1 and small group pre-meetings)

13:40 - 14:30

SESSION 8: Industry, Investors & Founders in Small Groups

Groups: 2 CEOs, 2 industry leaders, 2 investors & 2 influencers. 

Topics: Groups discuss a topic related to challenges and successes in AI, Data Orchestration, Blockchain, Cloud, Robotics & Connected Industry.

Facilitators:

  • Harlan Spiva, BB&T Transformation frmr

  • Kelan Raph, President, Optimum Supply Chain

  • David Hindley, Snr. Director M&A Autodesk

  • Ramon Lim, Associate CIO SLAC Nat'l Laboratory (Stanford)

  • Yashesh Shroff, Intel Head Edge AI

14:40 - 15:30

2019 & 2020 Partner CLOSED DOOR NETWORKING with Top 20 Data Innovators, Advisors, Experts & Students (unofficial close 14:40)

EXIT - Head to Calistoga for Dinner & optional Day 2 retreat.

FIND A CARPOOL via the CAR POOLING BOARD at GVF.

MAY 2019 - CEO & INVESTOR RETREAT (4)

LOCATION: CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA

PARTNERS: WINMAX, EUROPEAN BUSINESS ANGEL NETWORK

11:00 - 12:30

AI & Data Roadmaps in Reverse - From Run to Walk to Crawl

If you are going to the Main Program Day you are invited to the Retreat (expect to contribute for wine tour and your own needs). Format: Informal panel, with lots of 1-1 interaction

  • Founders from US, Europe & Asia and other ecosystems share insights into international expansion.

  • Informal group interaction, networking, appetizers and drinks.

14:00 - 17:00

Human Development: ‘We are the tech we seek’ (& Wine Tour)

Developmental Culture change and Human potential. We believe culture and people are the secret to successful technology companies, happy career and quality of life and society. We welcome our Davos partner We-Flow: Integrating Conscious Business & Growth Practices, using culture as a human tech. Some attendees will go sailing or small aircraft flying on the ride home.

Please plan to use Uber if you plan to join the wine tours or return to SF Saturday night. We recommend staying at a hotel Friday and/or Saturday evenings.