2018 Agenda


Monday, July 16, 2018

7:00 AM
MORNING ACTIVITIES

7:00-9:30 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.
Editorial Host: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

8:00-9:30 ANDERSON PARK YOGA
Stretching, concentration, and peace in Anderson Park at Aspen
Meadows, led by local instructor Erica Behrens

8:00-12:00 ROARING FORK RIVER “DUCKIE” FLOAT
Navigate a calm section of the Roaring Fork River in an inflatable kayak. You will paddle through rapids, including Members Hole and Anderson Falls. Class II & III rapids.

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

8:30-12:00 SUNNY SIDE TRAIL 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.

8:30-12:00 SNOWMASS HIKE: RIM TRAIL (Moderate)
Hosted by NYSE
Wind your way along scrub oak and aspens on the single track trail on
the rim of Snowmass Village. Enjoy sweeping view of Snowmass ski area and surrounding mountains.

8:30-12:00 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.

8:45-12:00 SNOWMASS HORSEBACK RIDE
In the beautiful mountain town of Snowmass Village, ride up the hills through scrub oak and aspens while enjoying the spectacular views of Mount Daly and the Elk Mountain Range. This ride is 1.5 hours.

9:00-12:00 STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD TOUR
The Roaring Fork River meanders through the Northstar Preserve, where you will focus on basic SUP skills such as balance, paddling techniques, and navigating swift water. A great work out—and you will most likely go swimming!

10:00-11:00 ASPEN ART TOUR
Meet at Valley Fine Art Gallery, which focuses on classic American art, followed by a private viewing of exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum—featuring Nina Katchadourian: Tweeters and Cheaters; Larry Bell; Yto Barrada: Klattu Barrada Nikto; Cheryle Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS; and Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect.
Editorial Host: Andrew Nusca, Digital Editor, Fortune

2:00 PM
OPENING REMARKS

Clifton Leaf, Editor in Chief, Fortune
Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer, Fortune

2:05 PM
DRIVING CHANGE

Nearly one year into one of the highest-profile turnaround gigs, Uber’s CEO is well past the honeymoon phase. Dara Khosrowshahi gives an in-depth update on the state of Uber’s strategy, business, culture—and its coming IPO.
Speaker: Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

2:30 PM
WEWORK TO LIVE, WELIVE TO WORK

First it was co-working spaces. Now it’s living quarters, a wellness brand, design services, women-only offices, coding boot camps, and a primary school, not to mention aggressive global expansion. How can WeWork diversify so widely and still stay focused?
Speakers:
Shiva Rajaraman, Chief Product Officer, WeWork
Julie Rice, Chief Brand Officer, WeWork
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune

2:50 PM
CHINA’S BIG E-COMMERCE BET

Anyone can put a product on a shelf. Not everyone can offer people a soup-to-nuts solution to sell their wares. The founder of China’s biggest retailer shares his thoughts about logistics, markets, and the rise of “retail as a service.”
Speaker: Richard Liu, CEO, JD.com
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

3:20 PM
TECH AND THE POLICY AGENDA

Regulatory and policy issues in the Trump presidency reverberate loudly in the tech world. Net neutrality, trade, innovation, worker visa restrictions, economic growth, and privacy are all part of the debate. What tech leaders can expect.
Speakers:
Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Partners; Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Bradley Tusk, CEO, Tusk Ventures
Moderator: Alan Murray, President, Fortune

3:50 PM
GRABBING THE WHEEL

Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab made headlines when it agreed to acquire rival Uber’s business in the region. But the win may not be as easy as it seems. Now it turns to regulatory approval of the deal, feisty competitors, and managing a growing portfolio of other services.
Speaker: Hooi Ling Tan, Co-founder, Grab
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, Asia Editor, Fortune

4:10 PM
GOOGLE’S GURU OF DESIGN

Mobile, aural, personal—we interact with today’s technology in radically different ways than before. Hear how a top Google design guru is harnessing her employer’s computing muscle for surprisingly human experiences.
Speaker: Ivy Ross, Vice President, Design for Hardware, Google
Interviewer: Brian O’Keefe, Deputy Editor, Fortune

4:30 PM
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MASSIVE PROFITS

Today’s products and companies want more power than ever before, and they want it accessible 24/7/365 in the cloud. We talk to industry leaders who are preparing for a future where intelligent interconnectivity isn’t limited to the tech industry.
Speakers:
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWare
Dennis Woodside, COO, Dropbox
Lisa Su, CEO, AMD

4:55 PM
INCUBATING WALMART’S FUTURE

Cashless, humanless, storeless? The future of commerce is all about a radically redesigned customer experience. We talk to two leaders at the world’s largest retailer about what’s next.
Speakers:
Jennifer Fleiss, CEO, Code Eight
Marc Lore, CEO, Walmart eCommerce U.S; CEO, Jet.com
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Senior Writer, Fortune

5:15 PM
SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED
5:45 PM
RECEPTION
6:45 PM
One On One

Jerry Yang, Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures and Co-founder, Yahoo
In conversation with: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

7:30 PM
BRAINSTORM BBQ

Doerr-Hosier Center
Hosted by: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

8:00 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

SO YOU’VE GOT AI. NOW WHAT?
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
What happens when you put artificial intelligence at the center of your business strategy? Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and others are investing in AI that anyone can use. What can your business do with this all-new capability?
Speakers:
Kris Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, eBay
Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, Box
Kyle York, General Manager, Business & Product Strategy, Oracle Dyn
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Aaron Pressman, Fortune

PUSH, NUDGES, SHOVES: HOW BEHAVIOR DRIVES MARKETING
Marketers have more ways than ever to reach, connect with, and influence customers. But an area with potential—behavioral economics, the study of psychology and how it relates to the economic decision-making process—has opened up a whole new set of possibilities for marketers.
Speakers:
Frank Cooper, Global CMO, BlackRock
Christine Cuoco, Global Head, Business Marketing, Twitter
Dani Cushion, CMO, Cardlytics
Alicia Tillman, CMO, SAP
Steven Wolfe Pereira, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Quantcast
Moderator: Kristen Bellstrom, Deputy Digital Editor, Fortune

CRYPTOCURRENCY’S WILD RIDE: FAR FROM OVER
Finance Track hosted by RBC Capital Markets
What asset class has been more volatile than cryptocurrency? Many argue that virtual coins are poised to become the economic foundation of the future. Others argue that it’s a flash in the pan. Where should you place your bets? We gather technologists and investors to hash it out.
Kathryn Haun, Lecturer in Management, Stanford Business School
Slava Rubin, Founder, Indiegogo
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO, Gem
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Jeff Roberts, Law & Policy Reporter, Fortune

THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY
Our world is in motion: cars, trucks, planes, trains, and every scooter and bicycle in between. Our desire to move people and goods remains constant, but the way we do it is undergoing dramatic change. In this session, we discuss the technological, social, and economic trends that are working together to transform the way we live.
Speakers:
Nikhil Naikal, Founder, Mapper.ai
Alisyn Malek, COO, May Mobility
Hooi Ling Tan, Co-founder, Grab
Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Ventures
Chris Taylor, Head of U.S., Ofo
Moderator:Brian O’Keefe, Fortune

9:00 AM
MOVE TO BRAINSTORM TENT
9:15 AM
ECHOS OF THE FUTURE

Ten years ago, you asked your friends for advice. Five years ago you searched for it on Google. Today you can ask Alexa. Today’s digital personal assistants bring us machine-driven answers and mind-boggling convenience alongside continued concerns about personal data and privacy.
Speaker:
Toni Reid, Vice President, Alexa Experience and Echo Devices, Amazon
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

9:35 AM
INSIDE SOFTBANK’S BIG BETS

Few in the investment world today have the size, heft, and have made moves as large and aggressive as SoftBank. It has poured billions into some of business’ biggest deals—Uber, ARM Holdings, Nvidia, WeWork, DoorDash, Wag, Katerra, and more.
Speakers:
Jeffrey Housenbold, Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers
Lydia Jett, Consumer Internet Investor, SoftBank Vision Fund
Moderator: Dan Primack, Business Editor, Axios

10:00 AM
MAKING MONEY MOVE

Meet the Internet of value, where digital dollars and cryptocoins zip around the world in an instant. Big businesses are itching for modernized payment rails, and consumers are exploring new money-moving options, including peer-to-peer alternatives. Quicker, cheaper financial transactions are right around the corner—and these are three of the companies making it happen.
Speakers:
Asheesh Birla, SVP Product, Ripple
Claire Hughes Johnson, COO, Stripe
Bridget van Kralingen, SVP, Global Industries, Platform, and Blockchain, IBM
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, Senior Writer, Fortune

10:25 AM
BREAK
10:55 AM
MOMENTUM ON DEMAND

Call it a surge: Ride-hailing contender Lyft aggressively seized market share over the past year as archrival Uber stumbled. Now, the question facing the company is whether it can curtail its heavy spending to beat its longtime rival to profitability—and maybe even a public offering?
Speaker:
John Zimmer, President, Lyft
Interviewer: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

11:20 AM
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: WHAT’S HAPPENED SINCE 2017?

Speaker:
Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable

11:25 AM
TOWN HALL 2018-TECHLASH: NAVIGATING AN INDUSTRY’S MOMENT OF CRISIS

Data privacy, fake news, anticompetitive concentration of power, job-killing and military-assisting AI, brogrammer behavior. But for these and other concerns everything’s going swimmingly for Big Tech these days. Our wide-ranging, audience-driven conversation explores what happens next and how the industry should respond.
Introduction: Jo Ling Kent, Business and Technology Correspondent, NBC News

OPENING REMARKS: CAN TECH FIND ITS HUMANITY?
Speaker: Tristan Harris, Founder, Center for Humane Technology

DISCUSSION
Featured participants:
Natalie Evans Harris, COO, Ecosystem Development, BrightHive
Tristan Harris, Founder, Center for Humane Technology
Del Harvey, Vice President, Trust and Safety, Twitter
Hemant Taneja, Managing Director, General Catalyst
Moderator: Jo Ling Kent, NBC News

12:15 PM
TECH INVESTING: THE LONG VIEW

With a new $11 billion fund, Robert Smith’s private equity firm is ready to make software tech deals across industries, from health care and government to education and cybersecurity. A look at where he’s placing his biggest bets.
Speaker:
Robert Smith, CEO, Vista Equity Partners
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

12:35 PM
MOVE TO LUNCH ROUNDTABLES
12:45 PM
LUNCH ROUNDTABLES

AI AND THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
The introduction of AI, drones, robots, VR, and other cognitive tools are changing the boundaries of performance. At the same time, collaboration platforms are making it easier for people to work where they want, when they want, and on projects of their own choosing. Leaders have no choice but to adopt—and adapt to—these new tools to win.
Speakers:
Mike Ableson, Vice President, Strategy, General Motors
Matt Driskill, Lieutenant Commander; Deputy Program Manager for Advanced Development, Navy and Marine Corps Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office, U.S. Navy
Brad Keywell, CEO, Uptake
Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, GE; CEO, Business Innovations, GE
April Underwood, Chief Product Officer, Slack
Additional speakers to be announced
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

CHINA INNOVATION
A new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs is working to build super-scale tech companies that could reset the power balance in a number of key industries.
These entrepreneurs are fast and well-funded. Investors and executives share their experiences.
Speakers:
Connie Chan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
David Chao, General Partner, DCM Ventures
Gary Rieschel, Founder, Qiming Venture Partners
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Wang Ying, Managing Director, Fosun RZ Capital
Deborah Weinswig, CEO, Coresight Research
Moderator: Clay Chandler, Asia Editor, Fortune

INVESTING IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Finance Track hosted by RBC Capital Markets
Short-term noise, breaking news, volatility—it’s all there in some measure, at all times. Hear from some of the best minds in finance on what they’re looking at closely, what they are staying away from, and how to tell the difference.
Speakers:
Anu Hariharan, General Partner, Continuity Fund, Y Combinator
Anton Levy, Managing Director, General Atlantic
Katie Rae, CEO, The Engine
Mood Rowghani, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Trae Vassallo, Managing Director, Defy
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Dan Primack, Business Editor, Axios

INFORMAL NETWORKING LUNCH
Aspen Meadows Reception Center

2:00 PM
MOVE TO AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLES
2:15 PM
AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLES

CONNECTED, YET PROTECTED
Intelligence Track hosted by KPMG
Technology’s use of personal data has unlocked a wealth of new capabilities. It’s also created an array of new risks. Can you design an ethical security system that uses, but not abuses, personal information? A spirited discussion about how products can preserve trust and privacy in an age of intelligent interconnectedness.
Speakers:
Chad Greene, Director, Security, Facebook
Hal Lawton, President, Macy’s Inc.
Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President and Former Leader, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft
Nat Natarajan, Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Ancestry.com
Zeynep Inanoglu Ozdemir, Global Vice President, Product Messaging and Communications, Palantir Technologies
Kirsten Wolberg, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, DocuSign
Moderator: Aaron Pressman, Fortune

THE TRIUMPHS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TECH TRANSFORMATION
Overhaul the way an entire organization operates? Easier said than done. Leaders including top chief information, technology, and digital officers share tales from the trenches—from skills gaps to process problems to operational overhauls—and discuss what they wish they had known about embracing new technologies.
Speakers:
Jeremy King, CTO, Walmart Labs
Christine Landry, Group Chief Executive, Consumer & Industrials, Conduent
Cathy Polinsky, CTO, Stitch Fix
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune

THE NEW SCIENCE OF FITNESS
Can we innovate our way to better bodies and better lives? We convene executives and athletes—both pros and amateurs—to discuss the technologies making fitness and human performance more formidable.
Speakers:
Siobhan McFeeney, Vice President, Innovative Strategy, Pivotal
Mark Verstegen, President, EXOS
Geoff Woo, CEO, HVMN
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

3:00 PM
RETURN TO BRAINSTORM TENT
3:15 PM
10 LESSONS, 10 MINUTES: THE PERILS OF STOCK PICKING IN TECH

Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Internet, RBC Capital Markets

3:25 PM
THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

What role do creatives play in a world driven by algorithms? How are people consuming movies, television, and more today—and what does tomorrow hold? We discuss new experiences and business models with top industry executives.
Speakers:
Robert Bakish, CEO, Viacom
Stacey Sher, Co-president, Activision Blizzard Studios
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

3:50 PM
WHEN THE CUSTOMER COMES FIRST, IKEA STYLE

TaskRabbit, a founding member of the so-called “gig” economy, made headlines in September when it was acquired by Swedish home goods company IKEA. The startup’s new task: helping its owner digitize and embrace on-demand customer service.
Speaker:
Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

4:10 PM
DEMO: EXOS

Speaker: Mark Verstegen, President, EXOS

4:20 PM
WHAT IMPACT WILL AI HAVE ON HUMANITY?

Artificial intelligence is emerging as an enabler of both our greatest potential and our worst tendencies. How will humans ensure that one of technology’s greatest advancements is used responsibly? A dialogue about the precarious balance between human and machine.
Speaker:
Dr. Mike Capps, CEO, Diveplane Corp.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Marissa Mayer, Co-founder, Lumi Labs

4:45 PM
THE NEW BATTLE FOR TRAVEL

The world’s most-visited travel website rakes in billions of dollars of revenue for its parent company (the former Priceline Group) but faces an existential threat in Airbnb—and a constant competitor in Expedia—as the travel market expands to include home-sharing.
Speaker:
Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

5:10 PM
ADJOURN
5:30 PM
RECEPTION

Residence of Laura and Gary Lauder

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8:00 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

IS TECHNOLOGY INHERENTLY BIASED?
Algorithms increasingly control decision making at corporations, within government, and in our daily lives. It can be remarkably efficient—but it turns out that algorithmic bias is also part of the process. We’ll take a look at the so-called “myth of neutrality” and its implications for technology and society.
Speakers:
Karla Monterosso, CEO, Code2040
Bärí Williams, Legal and Operations Adviser, Owl
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

SECURITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Tech-equipped public transit systems, intelligent energy grids, smart structures of all kinds—we have wired up the physical world around us. Are we prepared to secure it from threats?
Speakers:
Patrick Bass, CEO, ThyssenKrupp North America
Brendan Wallace, Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Ventures
Jeremy Warren, CTO, Vivint Smart Home
Additional speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Jeff Roberts, Fortune

SILICON UNION: A NEW TECH GENERATION IN EUROPE
Swimming in Spotify’s wake are a number of well-funded tech businesses poised to put a new face on an industry. Key players convene to discuss the successes and issues facing Europe’s tech community.
Speakers:
Pascal Cagni, Ambassador for International Investment and Chairman, Business France
Maelle Gavet, COO, Compass
Demet Mutlu, CEO, Trendyol
Hiro Tamura, Partner, Atomico
Robert Vis, CEO, MessageBird
Mei Wen, Founder, Startup Sweden
Kamran Zaki, President, North America, Adyen
Moderator: Polina Marinova, Writer, Fortune

MARKETING REIMAGINED: LEVERAGING NEW TOOLS
Never before have there been so many tools—and so much customer data—at the fingertips of today’s top marketers. And yet: How do you model, predict, and improve performance when customer journeys keep changing? You need to work with other corporate functions effectively, know what the platforms of tomorrow can offer, realize when big data is too big and always personalize, personalize, personalize.
Speakers:
Dawn Laguens, Chief Brand Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Monica Long, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Ripple
Joe Marchese, President, Advertising Revenue, Fox Networks Group
Ross Martin, CEO, Blackbird
David Roman, CMO, Lenovo
Dara Treseder, CMO, Business Innovations and GE Ventures, GE

8:45 AM
MOVE TO BRAINSTORM TENT
9:00 AM
HOW TO GROW YOUR STARTUP IN 4 EASY STEPS

It wasn’t so long ago that a generation of on-demand startups commanded billion-dollar valuations and bullish growth prospects. Then reality set in. We talk to two business partners who weathered the storm and maintained their focus on sustainable scale.
Speakers:
Alfred Lin, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Tony Xu, CEO, DoorDash
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

9:25 AM
THE NEW SPACE ECONOMY

As rockets become reusable and launches become commonplace, the final frontier feels closer than ever. A status update on the state of space tourism, moonwalks, and missions to Mars.
Speakers:
Dan Hart, CEO, Virgin Orbit
Howard Lance, CEO, Maxar Technologies
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

9:50 AM
CYBERSECURITY’S NEW GAME OF RISK

Security used to be about keeping the bad guys out. But what happens when bad actors use your company’s products and services against you? A discussion about realism and the state of digital security.
Speaker:
Jen Easterly, Managing Director; Global Head, Cybersecurity Fusion Center, Morgan Stanley
Additional speakers to be announced
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Reporter, Fortune

10:15 AM
ONE ON ONE

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

10:40 AM
SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED
11:10 AM
CLOSING REMARKS