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2016 Pioneer Summit Agenda Released

2016 Pioneer Summit Agenda Released

We are thrilled to have selected over 125 venture-backed start ups to participate in this year’s Pioneer Summit. Additionally, we will welcome over 100 investors from some of the leading firms around Silicon Valley.Over 1,300 leaders will join us to accelerate transformative ideas and people and ultimately, as we like to say, make things happen!

 

Below you will find featured presentations and panels at the 2016 Pioneer Summit. See the full agenda here and download our mobile app to create your own personalized schedule.

 

Wednesday, September 14
Opening Keynote
9:00-9:30AM
Michael Moe (Co-founder + CEO, GSV)
Virtual Reality PIoneer Summit
Your New Reality
9:30-10:00AM
Jason Rosenthal (CEO, Lytro), Tipatat Chennavasin (GP, the Venture Reality Fund) + Eric Romo (CEO, AltspaceVR)
20 Million Students and Counting
10:00-10:20AM
Lila Ibrahim (COO, Coursera)
Travel at the Speed of Sound
10:00-10:20AM
Blake Scholl (CEO, BOOM)
How to Live Forever – the Future of Medicine
10:20-10:40AM
Mike Longaker (MD, Stanford University)
Julie Cordua Pioneer Summit
Superpowers to Fight Slavery 
10:20-10:40AM
Julie Cordua (CEO, Thorn)
Investing in Tomorrow’s Stars
11:00-12:00PM
Peter Bell (GP, Highland Capital), Sandy Miller (GP, IVP) + Gary Swart(GP, Polaris Partners)
Women Transforming Tech Lunch
Invite Only
12:00-1:00PM
Joe Lonsdale Pioneer Summit
Taking on Trillion Dollar Industries
1:00-2:00PM
Joe Lonsdale (Founding Partner, 8VC)
Building the Space Economy
1:30-2:00PM
Will Pomerantz (VP of Special Projects, Virgin Galactic)
Investing for All – Doing Well and Doing Good
1:30-2:00PM
Joe Sanberg (Founder, Aspiration)
AI in the Real World
2:00-3:00PM
Mike Haley (Autodesk), Javier Aguera(Snips), Syed Ahmed (TARA) + Ben Levy (BootstrapLabs) moderated by Tim Wagner (Strategist, btrax)
If You Build It, Will They Come?
2:30-3:00PM
Andy Cunningham (Founder, Cunningham Collective)
Discovering the Next Zuckerberg
Discovering the Next Zuckerberg
3:00-3:30PM
Jeremy Johnson (CEO, Andela) + Vivian Wu (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)
A Full-Service Bank on your Phone
4:00-4:30PM
Todd Bradley (CEO, Mozido)
Craig Venter Pioneer Summit
The Next Chapter for Humanity
4:30-5:00PM
J. Craig Venter (CEO, Human Longevity)
Reception
5:00-7:00PM
Thursday, September 15
The On-Demand Economy and the Future of Commerce
9:00-9:30AM
Ron Johnson (CEO, Enjoy)
John Donahoe Pioneer Summit
Marketplaces Unleashed: The Birth of the Digital Economy, “New Money” and Where We Go From Here
9:30-10:00AM
John Donahoe (Chairman, PayPal + former CEO, eBay)
Healthcare for All
10:00-10:30AM
Ali Diab (CEO, Collective Health)
Calling All Game-Changers
10:30-11:00AM
Randy Komisar (Partner, Kleiner Perkins)
Ann Miura Ko Pioneer Summit
“The Most Powerful Woman in Startups”
11:00-11:20AM
Ann Miura-Ko (Founding Partner, FLOODGATE)
My Robot Best Friend
11:20-11:40AM
Boris Sofman (CEO, Anki)
The Next Media Mogul
11:40-12:00PM
Emerson Spartz (Founder, Dose + MuggleNet)
Innovators of Color Lunch 
Invite Only
12:00-1:00PM
Investing in the Future
1:00-2:00PM
Alex Rosen (MD, IDG Ventures), Jeff Richards (MP, GGV Capital), Rebecca Kaden (Partner, Maveron)
India Rising
2:00-3:00PM
Upal Basu (GP, Nokia Growth Partners),Ash Lilani (MP, Saama Capital), Karl Mehta (CEO, Edcast) + Shruti Gandhi(MP, Array Ventures)
Drones Pioneer Summit
Taking to the Skies – Drones Transforming Every Industry
2:00-3:00PM
Joanne Chen (Partner, Foundation Capital), Gareth Keane(Investor, Qualcomm Ventures), Pippa Malmgren (Founder, DRPM Group), Bilal Zuberi (Partner, Lux Capital)
Building a Solar Future
3:00-3:20PM
Mark Kerstens (CEO, Beamreach Solar)
AI is the New Electricity
3:20-3:40PM
Andrew Ng (Chief Scientist, Baidu)
Jacob Jaber Pioneer Summit
The Best Damn Cup of Coffee…Ever
3:40-4:00PM

Jacob Jaber (CEO, Philz Coffee)

Nikesh Arora PIoneer Summit
Investing in Billion Dollar Companies
4:00-5:00PM
Nikesh Arora (Former President + COO, SoftBank)
Happy Hour
5:00-6:00PM
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Hall of Fame PIoneer Summit
2016 Global Silicon Valley Hall of Fame
6:00-8:00PM
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The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.
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