2017 Speakers
Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing IBM
President of the American Automotive Policy Council and the former governor of Missouri
Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Blackstone
Senior Partner,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Senior Investment Strategist,
Goldman Sachs
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions – Americas, Deutsche Bank
Group Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office, Land O'Lakes
President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Global
Journalist and producer, The New York Times’ Retro Report series
Professor of Computer Science, Yale and Chief Scientist, Mirror Worlds Technologies
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School
Ralph Herbrich
Director, Machine Learning Science, Amazon
Co-Head of The Americas M&A Group
Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, Zillow Group
President, Casabella Holdings
Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Senior Partner, Brunswick Group
Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Mars, Incorporated
Co-Head, Mergers & Acquisitions Shareholder Advisory Practice, Goldman Sachs
President Emeritus of Workers United, SEIU. Former President of Workers United and Executive Vice President of SEIU
Founder and CEO, Betterment
CEO, Climate Corporation and Vice President, Monsanto
Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University
US Managing Editor, Financial Times
Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and contributing writer at The New Yorker
Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Conference Co-Chairs
Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law Columbia Law School and Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Columbia University
Partner and Head of US M&A
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Columbia University
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

2017 Highlights

A look at the 2017 event
If you weren’t able to make it to our 2017 event, here are some of the highlights. We look forward to seeing you in April.
The Terminator and the Washing Machine
Erik German, journalist and producer of The New York Times’ “Retro Report,” led the Artificial Intelligence panel in our 2017 conference. In his report, he addresses some of biggest fears of A.I. by talking to scientists working to solve some of A.I.’s toughest problems. Watch the full report.
2017 event report
Read our overview of the conference and find out what our speakers said on topics ranging from international deal making to cyber security risks.