July 17-19, 2017: Aspen, CO

Agenda

Conference Tracks

Intelligence

Sponsored by KPMG

Finance

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Talent

Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand

IoT

Sponsored by Flex

The world is changing dramatically, thanks to the rapid development of technology. At Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2017, we’ll be discussing the myriad ways that companies are trying to prepare for the future, whether they are bringing us products, processes, or services. And we’ll be asking the tough questions of Fortune 500 leaders, emerging entrepreneurs and financiers, and our audience.

We’ll hear from those succeeding in finding a competitive edge, as well as those who might be potential targets for disruption. We’ll talk with the people who are launching wild ideas and moonshot undertakings; we’ll delve into the ethics of work cultures and what a new generation of employees needs to stay competitive and inventive.

Monday, July 17, 2017

6:30 AM–9:30 AM MAROON BELLS BIKE RIDE

Hosted by NYSE
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.

7:30 AM–12:00 PM CATHEDRAL LAKE HIKE (Challenging)

Hosted by NYSE
Master a high-altitude trail through delicate tundra to visit an alpine lake and take in breathtaking views of the Continental Divide. 1,300 ft. elevation gain in 6 miles.

8:30 AM–12:00 PM RED MOUNTAIN HIKE (Challenging)

Hosted by NYSE
Enjoy the magnificent views of the incredible Elk Mountain Range and the town of Aspen as you take on this 3-mile ascent and return on the same trail.

8:30 AM–12:00 PM 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.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM MAROON BELLS HIKE (Moderate)

Hosted by NYSE
Take advantage of a special photo op at the top of Maroon Lake and then enjoy a moderate 3-mile hike down to East Maroon Portal.

9:30 AM–12:00 PM RIM TRAIL HIKE (Moderate)

Hosted by NYSE
Hike both up and downhill over a series of switchbacks to the top for spectacular views of the Continental Divide, Wildcat Ranch and all of Snowmass Village. Total hike is 3 miles.

9:30 AM–10:30 AM ANDERSON PARK YOGA

Stretching, concentration, and peace at Anderson Park at Aspen Meadows, led by local instructor Erica Behrens.

10:00 AM–12:00 PM ASPEN ART TOUR

Visit the newly opened Marianne Boesky Gallery for a viewing of the current exhibition, and gain special access to a private tour of the Aspen Art Museum.

2:00 PM OPENING REMARKS

Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune, and Co-chair, Brainstorm HEALTH
Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune, and Editorial Director, Brainstorm TECH

2:05 PM FULL THROTTLE ON SELF-DRIVING CARS

Autonomous vehicle technologies are improving every day and virtually every automaker is racing to get them right. These companies are rapidly buying startups specializing in software, robotics, AI, mapping, cameras, and a host of other fields to forge entirely new alliances that seemed unthinkable only a few years ago. We’ll look at some of the best partnerships and hear how things are going.

Tim Kentley-Klay, CEO, Zoox
Kyle Vogt, CEO, Cruise Automation, a subsidiary of GM

2:35 PM RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Robotics is becoming part of just about every industry: manufacturing, health care, retail, agriculture. Robots are becoming more capable (and in some cases, more lifelike) and are well on their way to deeper integration into our daily lives. Should we celebrate or worry? Join us for a conversation about whether humans should embrace future robots or fear the evolution of machines.

Yoky Matsuoka, Chief Technical Officer, Nest Labs

3:00 PM DELL CHARTS ITS DIGITAL FUTURE

How can large technology companies reinvent themselves to keep up with the pace of innovation? Find out more from the corporate leaders who orchestrated the largest buyout since the 1930s—all in the name of digital transformation.

Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Technologies
Egon Durban, Managing Partner and Managing Director, Silver Lake

3:25 PM CAPTURING INSTAGRAM’S NEXT MOMENT

More than 40 billion photos and videos are shared each day by more than 700 million users of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. What does it mean for users, marketers, and our collective self-esteem?

Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram

3:50 PM HOW BIG IS BIKE SHARE IN CHINA? BIG.

By some estimates, there are already more than 2 billion bikes in use around the world. By 2050, that number could be as high as 5 billion. China alone accounts for an estimated 400,000 bike-share bikes in use. In other words, the bike-sharing market is big—really big. Hear from a young CEO in the sector who believes that continued exponential growth is a sure thing.

Davis Wang, CEO, Mobike

4:05 PM PRICELINE’S NEXT DESTINATION

Find out what drives the chief executive who leads the world’s largest travel agency and oversees a business designed to serve anyone, going anywhere, at any time.

Glenn Fogel, CEO, Priceline Group

4:30 PM LAUNCHING UBER AND BEYOND

First he founded the web discovery platform StumbleUpon. Then he dreamed up and co-founded ride-hailing service Uber. Garrett Camp is firmly in the business of building companies. What are his strategies, triumphs, and challenges? We ask him.
Garrett Camp, Co-founder and Chairman, Uber; Founder and CEO, Expa

5:00 PM NEW REALITIES FOR STAR WARS

What if Star Wars happened not in a galaxy far, far away but literally leapt off the screen, immersing you in the universe? Hear from one of the most celebrated visual-effects gurus about how technology can let creativity flourish, and from the leader of ILMxLAB about how Lucasfilm is dedicating itself to new methods of storytelling and immersive entertainment.

Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB
John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm

5:30 PM RECEPTION

Hosted by Expa

6:30 PM KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: THE BUSINESS BATTLEFIELD

Retired General Stanley McChrystal weighs in on today’s political climate and how executives should lead in the modern era.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), Founder, McChrystal Group

7:30 PM–9:00 PM DINNER

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

8:00 AM BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

CAN YOU DISRUPT YOURSELF?
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
Leaders of big companies are learning from the methods of cutting-edge startups to leverage new technologies and increase entrepreneurship inside their own enterprises. The discussion will focus on disruption from within rather than disruption by new entrants.

Lak Ananth, CEO, Next47
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
Mike McNamara, CEO, Flex
Siobhan McFeeney, Vice President, Business Transformation, Pivotal
Mark Papermaster, Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Micro Devices
David Wadhwani, CEO, AppDynamics

RETAIL BRICKS VS. CLICKS
In the world of direct-to-consumer, it’s easier than ever to shop for clothing, shoes, cosmetics, eyeglasses, dinner kits, active wear—even mattresses. The customer service and personalization of these direct-to-consumer entities can exceed the efforts of the finest brick-and-mortar department stores. A new generation of businesses is taking off fast. Find out who’s in, who’s winning, and who’s next.

Laura Behrens Wu, CEO, Shippo
Julie Bornstein, COO, Stitch Fix
Jennifer Goldfarb, President, ipsy
Philip Krim, CEO, Casper
Bastian Lehmann, CEO, Postmates

TRENDS IN TECH—THE VC VIEW
Finance Track hosted by Royal Bank of Canada
An all-star panel of venture capitalists debates the trends that have come to dominate an industry: valuations and unicorns, the bubble (or not), and the next big platform.

Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Vincent Letteri, Director, KKR
Rebecca Lynn, General Partner, Canvas Ventures
Mood Rowghani, General Partner, KPCB

THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT
Talent Track hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand
How do workers engage with employers as technology is dramatically changing the nature of their relationship? We explore.

Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Capital, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Anne Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
Hemant Taneja, Managing Director, General Catalyst
Tony Xu, CEO, DoorDash
Introduction: Adam Miller, CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

MARKETING: RIGHT MESSAGE, RIGHT TIME
Technology has given marketers more tools to reach customers than ever before, but the basics are just as important today, if not more so. How are today’s marketing leaders balancing medium and message?

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing, Digital Globe
Marc Mathieu, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics America
Ragy Thomas, CEO, Sprinklr
Additional participants to be announced

9:15 AM HOW TARGET STAYS ON TARGET

Brian Cornell is remaking America’s third-largest retailer. When the makeover is complete, what can customers expect from one of the nation’s most recognized stores?

Brian Cornell, CEO, Target

9:45 AM A NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Hear from the woman spearheading the digital transformation in rail, mining, marine power, and drilling at General Electric.

Jamie Miller, Senior Vice President, GE; CEO, GE Transportation

10:10 AM BREAK

10:40 AM SHOP TALK WITH AMAZON

In conversation with the leader of Amazon’s signature retail business.

Jeff Wilke, CEO, Worldwide Consumer, Amazon

11:05 AM TOWN HALL: ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

A vibrant, honest, and deep dive into the challenges, obstacles, and strategies of achieving company diversity and inclusion in an all-new Fortune Brainstorm TECH format.

Linda Kozlowski, Chief Operating Officer, Etsy
Leanne Meyer, Director, Leadership Development, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon
Laura Weidman Powers, CEO, Code2040
Jonathan Sposato, Chairman, PicMonkey
Moderator: Emily Chang, Anchor and Executive Producer, Bloomberg TV

11:45 AM THE SMART MONEY SPEAKS

What’s the next big thing? On what industry, idea, or trend is worth betting big? Hear from an all-star panel of financiers, who will share what they’re seeing,  and the changes they’re watching out for.

Kirsten Green, Founder, Forerunner Ventures
Anton Levy, Managing Director and Global Head, Internet and Technology, General Atlantic
David Trujillo, Partner, TPG

12:10 PM ROUNDTABLE LUNCHES

INNOVATING WITH PURPOSE
Talent Track hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand
Every business needs to take the long view when it comes to employees—and that means knowing not only what they need on Day One but also what will keep them there: a great culture, as well as opportunities for growth and for making a positive impact on the broader community and world. Why is purpose important? How do you inject it into your business plan? What’s best for your business? Find out here.
Lorna Borenstein, CEO, Grokker
Shernaz Daver, Chief Marketing Officer, Udacity
Additional participants to be announced

DO YOU HAVE AN AI STRATEGY?
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
Artificial intelligence isn’t a technology—it’s a capability that cuts across every product and industry. In the future, AI will be like electricity. Are you ready?
George Babu, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Kindred
Zachary Bogue, Co-managing Partner, Data Collective
George Kurtz, CEO, CrowdStrike
Rao Mulpuri, CEO, ViewGlass

BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE IPO
Finance Track hosted by Royal Bank of Canada
Externally the initial public offering is seen as a milestone of success, but executives who have been through the process know that it’s much more complicated. We assemble leaders at different points in their journeys to discuss the markets and the meaning of an IPO in 2017.
Lise Buyer, Partner, Class V Group
Participants to be announced

INFORMAL NETWORKING LUNCH
Aspen Meadows Reception Center

1:35 PM AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLES

GLOBAL HEALTH: BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
Money is pouring into the health care and life sciences industries as regulations shift, technologies improve, and founders set their sights on solving world-changing global problems. But with things like digestible sensors, electronic pharmaceuticals, patient management systems, wearables, 3D printed biological materials, optogenetics, and more, technology is more important than ever. Hear from executives, entrepreneurs, and investors share.
Daniel Chao, CEO, Halo Neuroscience
Arun Gupta, Quartet CEO
Lisa Maki, CEO, PokitDok
Additional participants to be announced

TANGLED IN RED TAPE
Regulatory and government bureaucracies can stifle any business, but some CEOs have been successful at learning how to deftly navigate them. Executives from a diverse set of industries—from health to cannabis—will discuss their strategies.
Ken Chahine, General Manager, AncestryDNA
Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development, State of Colorado
Brad Hargreaves, CEO, Common
Othman Laraki, CEO, Color Genomics
Kyle Sherman, CEO, Flowhub

USER EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING
IoT Track hosted by Flex
The way a product or service looks, feels, functions, and lasts—it all has an effect on a customer’s happiness. We gather some of the world’s best design and product minds to discuss the lessons they’ve learned about creating positive user experiences.
Gadi Amit, Principal Designer, NewDealDesign
Xavi Cortadellas, Senior Director for Innovation and Design, Gatorade
Diego Rodriguez, Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO
James Siminoff, CEO, Ring
Charles Sipkins, Partner, Finsbury
April Underwood, Vice President, Product, Slack
Introduction: Jeannine Sargent, President, Innovation and New Ventures, Flex

3:00 PM GUARDIANS OF THE CYBER GALAXY

In the mad scramble to beat back digital baddies, businesses have few places to turn for trusted advice. Who better to teach this mixed martial art than its masters? Join a former NSA honcho and one of the world’s top bug bounty bosses as they dish on what you need to know to protect your network, your data, and your job.

Keith Alexander, CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, NSA
Oren Falkowitz, CEO, Area 1 Security
Mårten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne

3:25 PM BEYOND BROADCAST

Two top media executives share how they’re navigating the rapidly changing world of what, where, why, and how we watch—on screens large and (very) small.

Charlie Collier, President, AMC and Sundance TV
Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu

3:50 PM DEMO

Daniel Chao, CEO, Halo Neuroscience

4:00 PM THE WWE’S DIGITAL PEDIGREE

Sixteen million YouTube followers and its No. 1 sports channel—that’s the WWE. The duo that lead the brand and discover its talent share their strategies for success and fan engagement around the globe.​

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events, and Creative, WWE
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE

4:25 PM TOYS GO HIGH TECH

What happens when you turn a Google veteran loose at the country’s biggest toy company? We sit down with new Mattel CEO Margaret Georgiadis to find out what’s in store for Barbie, Hot Wheels, and more.

Margo Georgiadis, CEO, Mattel

4:45 PM THE NEW PLAYER IN PUBLISHING

What happens when you encourage athletes to go beyond the soundbite to speak for themselves? How will fans react? We look at The Player’s Tribune, a new media company founded by Derek Jeter and built on first-person accounts from the folks on the field.

Jaymee Messler, President, The Player’s Tribune
Richard Sherman, Cornerback, Seattle Seahawks; Contributor: The Player’s Tribune

5:15 PM ADJOURN

5:30 PM–7:30 PM RECEPTION

Residence of Laura and Gary Lauder

9:30 PM NIGHTCAP

Hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

8:00 AM BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

HOW TO AVOID A TOXIC CULTURE
Speedy growth doesn’t have to mean cutting corners, ignoring regulations, or creating a culture that doesn’t value and welcome everyone. Entrepreneurs and execs discuss what it takes to maintain a healthy culture even as they take their company to the next level.

Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy
Susan Lyne, CEO, BBG Ventures
Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent
Joshua Reeves, CEO, Gusto
Cindy Whitehead, CEO, The Pink Ceiling

A LIFE OF LEARNING
How can today’s workers harness new technological tools to continue learning new skills and stay on top of the rapid changes in today’s economy? Join this roundtable to discuss a vital issue.

Kristen Hamilton, CEO, Koru
Jake Schwartz, CEO, General Assembly
Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Additional participants to be announced

HOW TO BUILD A SMARTER CITY
IoT Track hosted by Flex
We assemble experts from energy, transportation, government, finance, and other sectors to discuss the challenges and successes of connecting our urban areas.

Mike Bell, CEO, Silver Spring Networks
Robert Gaudette, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions, NRG Energy
Gary Hallgren, President, Arity; Connected Car, Allstate
Jim McCarthy, Global Head of Innovation and Strategy, Visa
Ahmad Wani, CEO, OneConcern
Additional participants to be announced

CRYPTOCOINS AND THE FUTURE OF FINANCE
In the world of digital currency, ICOs—initial coin offerings—are the new IPOs. Join us to discuss a fast-growing category that’s got everyone talking (and trading).

Peter Smith, CEO, Blockchain.com
Balaji Srinivasan, CEO, 21.co
Additional participants to be announced

9:00 AM WHY SOFI MATTERS

A fast and furious conversation with the founder of the online personal finance company.

Mike Cagney, CEO, SoFi

9:15 AM BIG BANKING

We’ll hear from the CEO of one of the largest banks about innovation and recovering from tough times.

Timothy Sloan, CEO, Wells Fargo

9:40 AM SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED

10:05 AM SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED

10:30 AM SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED

11:00 AM CLOSING REMARKS AND ADJOURN