2018 Agenda
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Paul Leinwand, Thought Leader, Strategy&; Principal, PwC US
Alexa du Pont Bell, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Paperless Post
Byrne Doyle, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy
Michael Faye, Co-Founder, GiveDirectly; Co-Founder, Segovia Technology
Brad Katsuyama, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, IEX, the Investors Exchange
Carter Reum, Co-Founder, Los Angeles-based investment firm M13
10:15 a.m.
East vs. West – How do cultural differences shape business?
Gish Jen, award-winning Author
11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Why people still matter
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
11:45 a.m.
Changing consumer demographics and traditional industries
Susan S. Huang, Vice Chairman, Head of M&A – Americas, Morgan Stanley
Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School
Peter C. Hawthorne, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, Cargill, Incorporated
Nathaniel Karp, Chief US Economist, BBVA
Anne T. Madden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Honeywell
Amol Sarva, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Knotel
12:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
The changing demographics of the workplace
Gregory J. Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, Rockefeller Capital Management
Carol Fishman Cohen, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, iRelaunch
Jared Grusd, Chief Executive Officer, HuffPost; Global Head of News & Information at Oath
Marcus Moufarrige, Chief Operating Officer, Servcorp
Scott Pitasky, Vice President HR Consumer, Amazon
Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Wealth Solutions and External Relations, Blackstone
2:45 p.m.
Keynote: What’s new is already old: Challenging conventional wisdom
David Sable, Global Chief Executive Officer, Young & Rubicam
3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
How will blockchain change business?
Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief, Wired
Ramesh Gopinath, Vice President of Blockchain, Solutions and Research, IBM Research
Sumer Johal, CEO and Founder, Agralogics
Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder, Ethereum, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ConsenSys
Ciamac C. Moallemi, Associate Professor, Decision, Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School
Troy Osinoff, Founder, JUICE
4:30 p.m.
Looking ahead
Our expert panelists synthesize the day's discussions into crucial takeaways – and make some predictions of their own.
Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC
Willem Buiter, Special Economic Adviser, Citi
Stephan Eilers, Managing Partner, Tax, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Irwin Simon, Chief Executive Officer, The Hain Celestial Group
Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
5:30 p.m.
Concluding remarks
5:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Program concludes