July 11-13, 2016: Aspen, CO

Agenda

Conference Tracks

IoT

Sponsored by Flex

Finance

Sponsored by RBC Capital Markets

Intelligence

Sponsored by KPMG

Talent

Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand

The Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2016 agenda is under development. Please check back for updates. All times subject to change.

Monday, July 11, 2016

7:00 AM–9:30 AM MAROON BELLS BIKE RIDE

Annual 25-mile bike ride through Maroon Bells, cycling to Maroon Lake with a special photo-op stop and then, downhill back to the Aspen Meadows.
Hosted by NYSE

8:00 AM–12:00 PM MAROON BELLS HIKES

8:00 AM – Noon
Challenging: Hike to the top of Maroon Lake, stop for photo op, then climb a 700 ft elevation for 1.5 miles around Crater Lake. Total hike is 5 miles.

 10:00 AM- Noon
Moderate: Join the special photo op at the top of Maroon Lake and then enjoy a moderate hike down to East Maroon Portal. Total hike is 3 miles.
Hosted by NYSE

9:00 AM–10:30 AM ANDERSON PARK YOGA

Stretching, peace, and concentration in Anderson Park at Aspen Meadows, led by local instructors Erica Behrens and Bel & Emily Carpenter.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM BUTTERMILK MEADOWS HORSEBACK RIDE

Experience the slopes of Buttermilk on horseback, venturing to the top of the Tiehack section where you will take in views of the Maroon Bells, Highland’s Bowl, and Red Mountain.  

10:00 AM–12:00 PM ASPEN ART TOUR

Take a visit to the Baldwin Gallery for a viewing of the current exhibition, and gain special access to a private tour of the Aspen Art Museum.

2:00 PM WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

2:05 PM CONNECTING THE CAR: THE ROAD AHEAD

Dan Ammann, President, General Motors
John Zimmer, Co-founder and President, Lyft
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Assistant Managing Editor and Editorial Director, Brainstorm TECH, Fortune

2:30 PM TILTING THE SCALE ON CLOUD COMPUTING

Diane Greene, Senior Vice President, Google
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Senior Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm TECH, Fortune

3:00 PM WHAT MAKES A LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY TICK?

Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries
Interviewer: Alan Murray, Editor, Fortune

3:30 PM CAN GOVERNMENT DISRUPT ITSELF?

Haley Van Dyck, Co-founder, United States Digital Service
Interviewer: Leena Rao, Senior Writer and Co-chair, MPW Next Gen, Fortune

4:00 PM CONTEMPLATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

David Kenny, General Manager, IBM Watson
David Mindell, Professor, MIT; Co-founder and CEO, Humatics
Shivon Zilis, Partner, Bloomberg Beta
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:30 PM WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
Bill Maris, CEO, GV
David Trujillo, Partner, TPG
Moderator: Dan Primack, Senior Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm TECH, Fortune

5:00 PM SYNCING UP WITH DROPBOX

Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox
Dennis Woodside, COO, Dropbox
Interviewer: Dan Primack, Fortune

5:25 PM A NEW WAY TO WORK

Adam Neumann, CEO, WeWork
Rebekah Neumann, Chief Brand Officer, WeWork
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

5:50 PM RECEPTION

7:05 PM KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Robert Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Co.
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer and Co-chair, MPW Next Gen and Brainstorm TECH, Fortune

7:45 PM DINNER @ ASPEN MEADOWS

9:30 PM NIGHTCAP: HALT AND CATCH FIRE

A conversation with Christopher Cantwell and Christopher Rogers, co-creators of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and Executive Producer Melissa Bernstein followed by the exclusive Season 3 premiere of the show. The series, set in the early 1980s, follows a group of renegade entrepreneurs and engineers who decide to be take on IBM in the early days of the PC wars.
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

8:00 AM BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

CHINA ROUNDTABLE: 21ST-CENTURY INNOVATION
China’s rapid digital transformation has created opportunity for savvy investors, entrepreneurs, and executives. In what areas is China emerging as the innovation leader? How can multinationals and investors best participate?
Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Jenny Lee, Partner, GGV Capital
Mike McNamara, CEO, FLEX
Veronica Wu, Managing Partner, CSC Venture Capital
Moderator: Jaime FlorCruz, former China Bureau Chief, CNN

WHAT COMES AFTER UNICORNS?
It’s been a strange year for venture capitalists, whose portfolios are stocked with billion-dollar companies but relatively few IPOs or blockbuster sales. Will they ever find liquidity for their “winners”? What are they looking for in new investments? We’ll discuss these questions with five leading VCs whose firms approach investing from different philosophies.
Jeff Fagnan, Co-founder, Accomplice
Roger Lee, General Partner, Battery Ventures
Ann Miura-Ko, Managing Partner, FLOODGATE
Megan Quinn, General Partner, Spark Capital Growth
Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner, NEA
Moderator: Dan Primack, Fortune
Finance Track hosted by RBC Capital Markets

WHEN DIVERSITY IS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
We’re talking about diversity more than ever before in the technology industry, yet progress remains frustratingly elusive. Who is succeeding and failing—and most importantly, why? This session will be a frank and honest discussion about how to more effectively achieve diversity and what that actually looks like.
Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, HP, Inc.
Laura Weidman Powers, CEO, Code2040
John Rice, CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow
Jeffrey Siminoff, Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity, Twitter
Melissa Taunton, Partner, NEA
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune
Talent Track hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand

WIRING THE WORLD AROUND US, FROM ENERGY TO ELEVATORS
Smartphones were only the beginning. The world around us is gaining Internet connectivity and it’s changing the way we work and live. We can now predict when elevators will break down long before they do, connect light bulbs to a common network, monitor personal health, and track inanimate objects across continents. This session will bring together executives from different corners of this world to discuss where it’s headed next.
Patrick Bass, CEO, thyssenkrupp North America
Jennifer Fonstad, Managing Partner, Aspect Ventures
William Lynch, CEO, Savant
Jill Stelfox, Vice President, Zebra Technologies
Chuck Swoboda, CEO, Cree
Moderator: Barb Darrow, Senior Writer, Fortune
IoT Track hosted by FLEX

TUNING IN TO THE NEW WORLD OF TV
A new generation of viewers has arrived and they’re no longer content to let someone else define their viewing experience. They want to watch programming, sure—but also create it themselves and share it with everyone they know. How are media players reacting to this shifting landscape? And what of screens in cars and on refrigerators? Find out what’s coming next.
Jeff Berman, President, Whalerock Industries
Isaac Lee, Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer for Univision Communications Inc.
Joe Marchese, President, Advanced Advertising Products, Fox Networks Group
Beatrice Springborn, Head of Originals, Hulu
Moderator: Erin Griffith, Senior Writer, Fortune

9:00 AM SWITCH BREAK

9:15 AM A CHIP FOR EVERY HOME (AND FACTORY AND HOSPITAL)

Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
Introduction by: Mike McNamara, CEO, FLEX

9:45 AM THIS TOY STORY STARTS WITH TECHNOLOGY

David Brandon, CEO, Toys”R”Us
Interviewer: Dan Primack, Fortune

10:10 AM 10 TRENDS IN 10 MINUTES

Melissa Lavigne-Delville, CEO, Culture Co-op

10:20 AM BREAK

10:50 AM A LEAP INTO MIXED REALITY

Rony Abovitz, CEO, Magic Leap
Brian Wallace, CMO, Magic Leap
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

11:15 AM PRESENTATION

Reshma Saujani, CEO, Girls Who Code

11:25 AM THE INDUSTRIALIST’S DILEMMA

Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box
Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune

11:55 AM A HEAD TRIP WITH EMOTIV BRAINWEAR

Tan Le, CEO, EMOTIV
Interviewer: Alan Murray, Fortune

12:05 PM CONCURRENT LUNCHES

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: CAN A MACHINE MAKE YOU MILLIONS?
Are machines better than humans when it comes to work? Cognitive systems are bringing new levels of automation and productivity to a broad range of fields, from financial services to manufacturing. We’ll discuss the impact of these emerging technologies on consumers, companies, and investors.
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest
Adam Nash, CEO, Wealthfront
Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
Clara Shih, CEO, Hearsay Social
Moderator:Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: RETHINKING SERVICE FOR THE SMART AGE
New technologies and techniques have radically changed the way companies address customers inside and outside their corporate walls. What problems do executives face, what solutions are they exploring, and how is the process reshaping their company’s operations? Panelists from a diverse group of industries will share how they’re navigating the shift.
Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt Hotels
Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable
Atif Rafiq, Chief Digital Officer, McDonald’s
David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus
April Underwood, Vice President, Product, Slack
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor, Fortune
Hosted by Publicis.Sapient

WINNING THE NEW TALENT WARS 
Forget the products, ignore the business model, set aside the ten-year plan—if you don’t have the best possible talent in your organization, you’re up a creek without a paddle. Here’s the catch: so is everyone else. In a cutthroat environment, how will you find, land, onboard, engage, and keep the very best people? Leaders in various industries will share the tools and strategies that keep them competitive.
Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit
Elena Donio, President, Concur
Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio
James Park, CEO, Fitbit
Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings
Moderator: Aaron Task, Editor, Fortune.com
Talent Track hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand

INFORMAL NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45 PM BREAK

2:00 PM AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BUILDING AN AGILE ORGANIZATION FOR THE DIGITAL AGE 
Want to acquire the skills needed for success in the digital economy? You’ll need to rethink every role and approach in your organization. Should marketers think like software development teams who build, measure, and learn? (Yes.) Should data scientists think like marketers who understand how to tell a great story? (Yes to that, too.) This workshop-style session will explore frameworks for developing new mind-sets for the digital age.
Jake Schwartz, CEO, General Assembly
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune
Hosted by Herman Miller

CAN THE TECH INDUSTRY STOP A NEW COLD WAR? 
In any situation, complex technologies in the hands of fallible human beings can be a potentially catastrophic combination. In the context of nuclear conflict? Unthinkable. With that in mind, can tech innovators help lead the charge on global nuclear security? In this workshop-style session, we’ll learn from past failures and discover what visionary technologists in various fields (from cyber security to data analytics, insurance to financial services) can do to work together and find a solution to one of the most pressing issues of our time.
Brian Finlay, CEO, Stimson Center
Erika Gregory, Director, N Square
Eric Schlosser, Author, Command and Control
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

BIG BUSINESS RACES TO THE STARS
The most exciting new category in tech is three-quarters of a century old: space! As governments hand over the business of spaceflight to the private sector, what opportunities, challenges, and advancements await? How are key players competing and collaborating to get there? And what cutting-edge technologies are in play to make it happen? Come to this session to learn more about the business of the final frontier.
Natalya Brikner, CEO, Accion Systems; 2015 Unicorn Idol Winner
Philip McAlister, Director, Commercial Spaceflight Division, NASA
George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

THE (BLOCK) CHAIN GANG: FUTURISTIC FINANCE 
From digital currencies like Bitcoin to decentralized real estate ownership records, the blockchain continues to be one of the tech world’s most promising and perplexing technologies. Join a group of entrepreneurs and investors to discuss whether blockchain technologies will spark a revolution—or end up on the coding room floor.
Brian Armstrong, CEO, Coinbase
Jim Breyer, CEO, Breyer Capital
Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain
Justin Newton, CEO and CTO, Netki
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Reporter, Fortune
Finance Track hosted by RBC Capital Markets

3:00 PM SWITCH BREAK

3:15 PM BEING AIRBNB

Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb
Belinda Johnson, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, Airbnb
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

3:40 PM REPORT: CLOSING THE ED–TECH GAP

A Brainstorm TECH task force of leading educators, technologists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and investors will present their recommendations for addressing the persistent gap between the digital innovations in K–12 education and what’s actually available to the vast majority of children.
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent, Orange County Public Schools
Moderator: Susanna Schrobsdorff, Chief Strategic Partnerships Editor, TIME

3:50 PM ALEXA, WHAT’S NEXT FOR AI?

David Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices, Amazon
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:15 PM TO INFINITY AND BEYOND—WITH TRANSISTORS

Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:40 PM TAKING TALENT BEYOND THE COURT

Maverick Carter, CEO, Springhill Entertainment/UNINTERRUPTED
Draymond Green, Founder and CEO, Money 23 Green Enterprises; Forward, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.
Moderator: Dan Primack, Fortune

5:15 PM ADJOURN

5:30 PM–7:30 PM RECEPTION

Residence of Laura and Gary Lauder

9:30 PM NIGHTCAP IN ASPEN

Hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

8:00 AM–8:45 AM BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH DRONES?
They’re buzzing overhead in yards all over Silicon Valley, but the most impactful applications of unmanned aerial vehicles—a.k.a. drones—are for business. We bring together players in a nascent but fast-growing industry to discuss why farmers, insurers, and retailers are so captivated by these machines.
Jonathan Downey, CEO, Airware
Mark Johnson, CEO, Descartes Labs
Gretchen West, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells US
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Fortune
Intelligence track hosted by KPMG

ENCRYPTION AND SECURITY FOR THE THREAT-SET
Ask any board chairman or CEO—the most pressing issue by far at any corporation this year is cybersecurity. Have you been hacked? (Yes.) Will you be hacked again? (Yes.) What can you do about it? Attend this session and hear from top industry experts about what to look for and what to do about it.
Steve Herrod, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Paul Judge, Chairman, Luma
Elena Kvochko, Head, Global Information Security Strategy and Implementation, Barclays
Michelle Zatlyn, Head of User Experience, CloudFlare
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Fortune
Intelligence track hosted by KPMG

MARKETING INNOVATION: THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT
Take note, consumers: marketers are watching you every week, every day, every hour. They want to learn what you’re doing so they can better understand why you’re doing it—and, with luck, build campaigns with more speed and agility to better anticipate what you’ll be receptive to before you ever demonstrate intent. How are marketers using technology to rethink medium and message? Attend this session to find out.
Marc Mathieu, CMO, Samsung Electronics America
Sarah Personette, VP, Global Business Marketing, Facebook
Katherine Power, CEO, Clique Media Group
Karen Quintos, CMO, Dell
Tim Vanderhook, CEO, Viant, Inc.
Moderator: Erin Griffith, Fortune

CAN SMART GUNS BE SMARTER?
Thousands of Americans are killed by guns each year, whether for intentional violence, suicide, or accident. Can technologies like RF sensors and fingerprint scanners curtail the carnage? Must such systems be mandated by the government? We’ll discuss the situation with a smart gun advocate, an entrepreneur, and a representative from the firearms industry.
Margot Hirsch, President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Lawrence Keane, Senior Vice President, National Shooting Sports Foundation
Kai Kloepfer, Founder, Biofire Technologies
Moderator: Dan Primack, Fortune

FINDING OPPORTUNITIES IN TURBULENT TIMES
The global landscape—economic, political—is changing rapidly in times of uncertainty, transparency, and unprecedented change. How should a leader lead in this environment? How should investors, executives, and entrepreneurs play the game when the old rules no longer apply? We ask some of the best in business for their visions of the future of global entrepreneurship.
Jim Breyer, CEO, Breyer Capital
Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution
Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy
Amy Wilkinson, Author, The Creator’s Code; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune
Hosted by La French Tech

8:45 AM SWITCH BREAK

9:00 AM A NEW MODEL FOR CONNECTIVITY

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

9:30 AM MAKING MOVIES FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

Thomas Tull, CEO, Legendary Entertainment
Mary Parent, Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production, Legendary Entertainment
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

10:00 AM BEYOND MOBILE

Dan Schulman, CEO, PayPal
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

10:30 AM MASTER COACH: WHAT I LEARNED FROM BILL CAMPBELL

Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream
John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Emil Michael, Chief Business Officer, Uber
Brad Smith, CEO, Intuit
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

11:00 AM ADJOURN