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Join Andreessen Horowitz and a select group of Fortune 500/Global 2000 leading executives, capital investors, top researchers from various domains, and entrepreneurs for our second annual in-depth look at the technologies, platforms, and models that are changing the future of business.

Nowhere else will you find this meeting of minds, engaging the creators, advocates, and influencers of tomorrow’s technologies, all under one roof.

Speakers

Highlighted speakers include:

Ruth Porat

Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet Inc. and Google

Ted Sarandos

Chief Content Officer, Netflix

Charles Koch

CEO, Koch Industries

Seth Klarman

CEO, The Baupost Group

Adena Friedman

CEO, Nasdaq

Steven B. Johnson

Author

J.J. Abrams

Writer, Director, and Producer

John Collison

President and Cofounder, Stripe

Doug Ducey

Governor, Arizona

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Marc Andreessen

Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Ben Horowitz

Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Margit Wennmachers

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Martin Casado

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Connie Chan

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Frank Chen

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Sonal Chokshi

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jorge Conde

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Lars Dalgaard

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Chris Dixon

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Benedict Evans

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jeff Jordan

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Peter Levine

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jeffrey Low

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Kim Milosevich

Partner, a16z

Vijay Pande

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Alex Rampell

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Matt Spence

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Angela Strange

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Hanne Tidnam

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Ted Ullyot

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Malinka Walaliyadde

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Agenda

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Monday, November 13th

3:00 pm 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION & INNOVATORS' PAVILION Chopin / Debussy

Visit the Innovators' Pavilion to connect with representatives from some of the leading startups and technology companies as well as fellow attendees.

5:00 pm 6:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CHARLES KOCH AND MARC ANDREESSEN Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries

6:15 pm 7:15 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH RUTH PORAT AND SCOTT KUPOR Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet Inc. and Google

7:15 pm 9:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION & INNOVATORS' PAVILION Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy

Stay after the conversation for food, drinks and networking. Also, visit the Innovators' Pavilion to connect with representatives from some of the leading startups and technology companies as well as fellow attendees.

Tuesday, November 14th

7:30 am 8:30 am

BREAKFAST Encore Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am 9:00 am

10 YEAR FUTURES (VS. WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW) Encore Ballroom

The personal computer S-Curve gave us 1.5 billion PCs and 3 billion people online, and now the smartphone S-Curve is giving a computer to everyone on earth. Today, we have two innovation conversations. First, what can we build on the billion-scale platforms we have, what new models can we create, and do the internet giants leave any room? And second, what are the next S-Curves - the next transformative technology waves?

Speaker

  • Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

9:00 am 9:45 am

SETTING THE STAGE: WHAT COMES NEXT? Encore Ballroom

Startups, at the end of the day, are business experiments -- some work, some don’t. In the end, all of them tell us what people want and don’t want… and when. Given their unique vantage point on the frontlines of observing and betting on such experiments, the a16z general partners in this session share what’s top of mind for them: What’s coming next? What do people keep asking them about? What keeps established company CEOs up at night? What surprises them? And how does this all add up -- if at all -- when it comes to thinking about innovation?

Moderator

  • Tyler Cowen, Economist

Panelist

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Jorge Conde, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Lars Dalgaard, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Chris Dixon, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Ben Horowitz, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Jeff Jordan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Peter Levine, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Vijay Pande, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Alex Rampell, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

10:00 am 10:25 am

THE NEXT 3 BILLION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES Future - Brahms

Traditional banking services have fallen flat for an enormous segment of the population -- whether because they’re “unbanked,” or because the state of those services makes it very expensive to be poor. Why are so many low-income populations -- both in the U.S. and around the world -- left behind? We’ll talk about what’s happening and why; how we might address the problem; and where this creates opportunities… Because this is really about leading indicators of what comes next in financial services overall, too.  

Speaker

  • Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

10:00 am 10:25 am

AI: WHAT'S WORKING, WHAT'S NOT Innovate - Beethoven

It’s the golden age of artificial intelligence (AI), a.k.a. machine learning, deep learning, and other distributed computing. But like every golden age, there’s a gold rush-like buzz in the air that makes it hard to tell what’s hype and what’s not; what’s actually happening now vs. what will happen later (or not at all). What should we pay attention to... and how do we know where to look? And what should every business be thinking about?

Speaker

  • Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

10:30 am 10:55 am

TRANSLATING AI INTO PRACTICE Innovate - Beethoven

When we talk about AI, it often sounds like magic. And it’s true: so much of the public discussion is around theory and invisible algorithms, not practical applications. So how is AI playing out in practice right now? How will the algorithms and machines we can’t see touch our everyday realities -- the way we work, live, play? More practically, how do companies think about implementing AI in their business, from dealing with competing frameworks, to identifying the right product, to wrangling data?

Moderator

  • Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Scott Clark, Cofounder and CEO, SigOpt
  • Ion Stoica, Cofounder and Executive Chairman, Databricks

10:30 am 10:55 am

FINTECH FOR THE PEOPLE Future - Brahms

New fintech companies are democratizing access to financial services in different ways: whether it’s no longer waiting two weeks for a paycheck, making food stamps more efficient, or enabling anyone with a smartphone to create small businesses. But what they all also have in common -- besides a more inclusive approach to finance. Innovation often comes in unexpected ways from unexpected places: so what does this mean for the future of financial services... and established players?

Moderator

  • Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Jimmy Chen, CEO, Propel
  • Matt Flannery, Cofounder and CEO, Branch
  • Ram Palaniappan, CEO, Earnin (formerly Activehours)

11:00 am 11:25 am

JOBS & AUTOMATION Innovate - Beethoven

The popular narrative goes like this: Machines will eat ALL the jobs. But in reality, people, machines, and companies evolve together, just as in prior tech revolutions. But it’s not enough to say it will happen again simply because history has shown it before. Are there actually new concerns for us to consider? And if so, how can we address them? How can people and companies prepare for the future, and stay relevant?

Moderator

  • Steven Sinofsky, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Nikhil Abraham, CFO, Udacity
  • Prasad Akella, CEO, Drishti
  • AJ Shankar, CEO, Everlaw

11:00 am 11:25 am

REINVENTING REAL ESTATE Future - Brahms

Only the insiders win. That’s been true in many industries, until tech comes in to open new opportunities. Yet the commercial real-estate industry -- and investment class -- has historically been resistant to new entrants, and technology there has been incredibly slow to have significant impact. It’s really a question that more broadly applies to what happens when software reaches into any such older, non-technical industry. So how will a new wave of fintech services and marketplaces disrupt the status quo, reinventing an entire asset class along the way?

Moderator

  • Jeff Jordan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Brew Johnson, CEO, PeerStreet
  • Eddie Lim, Cofounder and CEO, Point
  • Ryan Williams, CEO, Cadre

11:30 am 11:55 am

TECH POLICY & INNOVATION Innovate - Beethoven

Politics is top of mind for everyone, whether they like it or not, and that’s just as true of tech policy. But it turns out that many of the big tech policy issues of the day play out beyond Washington -- at the state and local level. So how will (and won’t) the current and changing policy environment impact tech companies and innovation?

Moderator

  • Ted Ullyot, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, City of South Bend, Indiana
  • Doug Ducey, Governor, Arizona

11:30 am 11:55 am

DECRYPTING CRYPTO: FROM BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN TO THE ICO Future - Brahms

On the surface, the story of cryptocurrencies has been a story about new financial opportunities -- whether it’s people betting on bitcoin, or banking on the blockchain. But the building blocks of this story go back to the history of currency, the evolution of the internet and distributed networks, and towards the advent of ethereum. As these threads come together, how are they being woven together into new opportunities right now?

Speaker

  • Alex Rampell, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

12:00 pm 12:25 pm

TRENDS IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES Future - Brahms

The internet, believe it or not, was just the beginning. Yes, it’s spawned an incredible number of uses (some unexpected), from marketplaces and commerce to publishing and social networks... but that’s all been built with old models of funding and coordination. Now, as we enter a new phase of blockchain-enabled innovation -- decentralized, distributed, crowdfunded -- we’re finally bringing capitalism to open source: Smart people can now come together in new ways to build things. And that changes everything, from aligning incentives among different stakeholders to deciding what new things get built in the first place. This session covers the latest trends in crypto, going beyond the buzz around ICOs to the and the golden age of protocols.

Moderator

  • Chris Dixon, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Juan Benet, CEO, Protocol Labs
  • Olaf Carlson-Wee, CEO, Polychain

12:00 pm 12:25 pm

NEW (IN)ROADS Innovate - Beethoven

We are, quite literally, carving out new paths in the world around us -- from drones in the sky bypassing lack of infrastructure in rural areas to city bike-sharing connecting the last mile of transportation. These paths aren’t just physically reshaping (or predicting the shape of) geographies and cities, however -- they’re new paths to innovation… in much the same way that railroads once led to suburbs and highways led to malls. So where does it all lead now?

Moderator

  • Hanne Tidnam, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Keller Rinaudo, CEO, Zipline
  • Toby Sun, CEO, LimeBike

12:30 pm 2:00 pm

LUNCH & INNOVATORS' PAVILION Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy

Grab a bite to eat and visit the Innovators' Pavilion to connect with representatives from some of the leading startups and technology companies as well as fellow attendees.

2:00 pm 2:25 pm

WHEN BIOLOGY MOVES FROM SCIENCE TO ENGINEERING Innovate - Beethoven

As the product of millions of years of evolution, biology is incredibly complex. And until now, the science behind understanding biology has largely been driven by empiricism -- we try things out and see if they work, which, while it sounds great in theory, can result in billions of dollars lost in drug discovery (or other lost paths) in reality. But now, through advances in AI and machine learning, computers are finally able to understand things at a much deeper level than humans ever could. So how can we apply engineering principles for better diagnostics -- and even engineer new biological circuits -- as bio innovation moves from science to engineering?

Speaker

  • Vijay Pande, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

2:00 pm 2:25 pm

THE SECURITY MARKET Future - Brahms

Security has long been about two large markets: endpoint (computers, laptops, devices) and network (firewalls). In this panel, Tanium and Covalent will discuss evolutions in both: How is the security market changing altogether? Is the endpoint -- and therefore network security -- dead? Or are they perhaps combining into one market deployed and installed on the server?

Moderator

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Orion Hindawi, Cofounder and CEO, Tanium
  • Dan Wendlandt, CEO, Covalent

2:30 pm 2:55 pm

STATE OF SECURITY 2017 Future - Brahms

Given the heated discussions around security and the c-word (“cyber”), it’s hard to figure out what the actual state of the industry is. And it’s clearly not just an academic exercise -- it’s a matter of both business and personal survival and safety. But as cyber, physical, and national security become one and the same, how does that make us rethink how we address the problem, from software to hardware? And where do consumers come in?

Moderator

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Stina Ehrensvärd, Founder and CEO, Yubico
  • Joel de la Garza, CISO, Box
  • Niels Provos, Distinguished Engineer, Google

2:30 pm 2:55 pm

SCALING HEALTHCARE Innovate - Beethoven

No matter how grand a vision for a particular industry, disruption in practice is hard. This is especially true in industries like healthcare, which have long been resistant to software-driven change. But sometimes you can innovate within the bounds of a particular industry, using those very constraints to move it forward -- whether it’s understanding and working with the early adopters in healthcare to focusing on the bottomline.

Moderator

  • Jeffrey Low, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Sean Duffy, Cofounder and CEO, Omada Health
  • Rajeev Singh, CEO, Accolade

3:00 pm 3:25 pm

AUTONOMY IN A TIME OF WAR AND PEACE Future - Brahms

We now live in a world where connecting the dots between intel and modeling threats has become infinitely more complex: not only is the surface area to protect larger than ever, but the entry points and issues are more diverse than ever. What does it mean for protecting places (including our skies) -- and for protecting people, like our first responders? And how does it all come together into the big picture?

Moderator

  • Matt Spence, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Grant Jordan, CEO, SkySafe
  • Ryan Tseng, CEO, Shield AI

3:00 pm 3:25 pm

NETWORKING HEALTHCARE Innovate - Beethoven

There’s no question that the healthcare system is incredibly complex, not efficient, and not very “user friendly,” to say the least. Yet this also presents so much new opportunity, including areas underserved or unaddressed within the existing system -- from coordinating communication and information sharing across providers, to managing care at home. So how does innovation actually happen between silos? The answer involves networks... and tech, of course.

Moderator

  • Malinka Walaliyadde, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Vijay Pande, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Seth Sternberg, CEO, Honor

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

BREAK Main Room

4:00 pm 4:25 pm

QUANTUM COMPUTING: THE NEXT COMPUTING PLATFORM Future - Brahms

Moore’s Law accelerated the computing industry by many, many orders of magnitude, and continues to achieve seemingly impossible feats. Yet it’s also finally reaching its limits -- and we’ve been so focused on making our computers do more, that we’re not talking enough about what classic computers can’t do. Which is where quantum computing -- based on nature’s operating system of quantum mechanics -- comes in. Yet people have been talking about quantum computing for ages… so where are we, now? And how can companies get ahead of being surprised by this next revolution -- not just an evolution! -- in computing?

Moderator

  • Sonal Chokshi, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Alexandre Blais, Scientific Director, Institut Quantique
  • Dan Boneh, Professor in Residence, Andreessen Horowitz and Stanford University
  • Marcus da Silva, Director of Device Design & Theory, Rigetti Computing

4:00 pm 4:25 pm

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE, ONLINE Innovate - Beethoven

We’re so used to thinking of “community” as our friends, families, and neighbors. But what a community is, and who it is made of, has changed thanks to the internet, and without our noticing it. What happens when online communities -- really, new subcultures -- form primarily around interests, rather than personal relationships? What else will change as these communities of strangers and activities connect online and offline in new and different ways?

Moderator

  • Chris Dixon, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Alex Le, VP of Product, Reddit
  • Michael Temkin, CEO, Rabbit
  • Geoffrey Woo, Cofounder and CEO, HVMN

4:30 pm 4:55 pm

DATA, INSIGHTS, AND THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Innovate - Beethoven

“Data insight” is one of those phrases that, while important, is now so ubiquitous it’s been numbed of meaning. So how do you actually get the most meaningful insights from your data -- and as you think about crafting the best customer experience, what does this look like? When and what is the best way to use this information… without getting to the dystopian future depicted in Minority Report?

Moderator

  • Lauren Berson, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Suhail Doshi, Cofounder and CEO, Mixpanel
  • Gil Elbaz, Founder and CEO, Factual
  • Jeff Glueck, CEO, Foursquare

4:30 pm 4:55 pm

FUTURE OF VOICE Future - Brahms

A funny thing happened on the way to the modern world: We somehow went from oral storytelling, to text, and now, back to oral tech again -- or rather, voice. Thanks to smartphone-enabled cars, voice-controlled interfaces everywhere, home automation devices, and unprecedented advances in computing and processing, voice is having an important moment right now. So what does all this mean for security, creativity, interfaces, and the workplace?

Moderator

  • Sonal Chokshi, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Cofounder and CEO, Pindrop
  • Andrew Mason, CEO, Descript
  • Dave Orr, Product Manager, Google Assistant
  • Craig Walker, Founder and CEO, Dialpad

5:00 pm 5:25 pm

SPACE: THE NEAR FRONTIER Future - Brahms

When most people think of space, they think of outer space: Mars, billionaires with rockets, and the “final frontier.” But space innovation is actually playing out right now -- in an immediate and more accessible way -- through small satellites that do everything from map terrain, to telecommunications. How is this trend developing, what existing applications will it change, and what new business opportunities could it present?

Moderator

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Dan Berkenstock, Founding CEO, Skybox Imaging
  • John Gedmark, Cofounder and CEO, Astranis
  • Steven Smith, Former Astronaut, NASA

5:00 pm 5:25 pm

SOCIAL VR Innovate - Beethoven

When you picture virtual reality (VR), you might picture a black box covering half of someone’s face -- something isolatingly immersive. But virtual reality will inevitably be social, because people, at the end of the day, always want to connect and share experiences with each other, no matter the tech. In fact, VR can transcend distances -- geographical, physical, emotional -- in ways no computing platform has yet been able to. So where are we in this evolution, given the limits of current devices and content ecosystems? And how can marketers and business-builders plan for what’s next?

Moderator

  • Chris Dixon, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Chris Milk, Founder and CEO, Within
  • Jason Rosenthal, CEO, Lytro
  • Darshan Shankar, Founder and CEO, Bigscreen

5:45 pm 6:45 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SETH KLARMAN AND MARC ANDREESSEN Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • Seth Klarman, CEO, The Baupost Group

6:45 pm 9:00 pm

RECEPTIONS jardin / mizumi / costa di mare

Join us for hosted receptions at select restaurants across the Encore/Wynn property. Each reception will be themed around a particular topic; attendees are welcome to attend whichever and as many of the receptions as you would like!

Marketing Reception - Jardin

Capital Reception - Mizumi

IT/Academia Reception - Costa di Mare

Wednesday, November 15th

8:00 am 8:50 am

BREAKFAST Main Room

8:50 am 9:00 am

WELCOME REMARKS Encore Ballroom

Speaker

  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

9:00 am 9:45 am

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH TED SARANDOS AND MARC ANDREESSEN Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix

10:00 am 10:25 am

HEALTHCARE, DISRUPTED Future - Brahms

The U.S. spent $2.6 trillion on healthcare in 2010; this is expected to double by 2020. Why so expensive? And why has healthcare been so resistant to the innovations that could bring costs down; why is it still so time-consuming and difficult to bring effective solutions to market? By enabling a more powerful understanding of biology, tech is literally "rewriting" how the healthcare industry discovers, tests, and brings new medicines to market... and ultimately, to patients.

Speaker

  • Jorge Conde, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

10:00 am 10:25 am

THE WORLD THROUGH AN API Innovate - Beethoven

A profound new chapter in the story of software has emerged. In much the same way physical storefronts gave way to applications and websites instead, we’re now seeing more and more companies whose primary interface is a set of programmatic functions offered as a service -- a.k.a. the API, or “application programming interface." While this evolution is part of the broader trends in microservices, software-defined networking, developers as buyers, and connectivity as a utility, the big idea here is that traditional large programs are being broken down into and being offered as (or with data exposed to) services. But more importantly, these pieces and services are being recombined by other companies to create something new... it’s combinatorial innovation in action.

Speaker

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

10:30 am 10:55 am

THE API AS THE NEW FACE OF BUSINESS Innovate - Beethoven

Just as every erstwhile Unix operating system command became an internet service in the era of web 2.0, every function is now becoming a company and service offered to others -- whether it’s for payments, shipping, or more. As a result, traditional companies are rethinking the way they always did things -- or revisiting the things they couldn’t do before; in fact, it’s an easy way for every company to really become a tech company. So what opportunities does this create? What challenges will need to be overcome?  

Moderator

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Cristina Cordova, Business Development & Partnerships, Stripe
  • Augusto Marietti, CEO, Kong

10:30 am 10:55 am

THE GENE Future - Brahms

The gene = the code of life. Once we sequenced the human genome, we thought, surely we’d know the answer to everything. And while genomics is far more complex in practice, sequencing the genome has quickly transformed diagnosing and detecting disease, developing therapeutics, or lowering costs overall to make genomics data and development accessible to all. We’re now entering a phase where we’re building an “applications layer” on top of the “sequencing layer”, much like what happened in the early computing industry with chips and programs. What lessons can we borrow from computing for healthcare… and how does it meet the realities of the healthcare system?

Moderator

  • Jorge Conde, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Carlos Araya, CEO, Jungla
  • Gabe Otte, Cofounder and CEO, Freenome

11:00 am 11:25 am

CONTAINING THE MONOLITH: FROM MICROSERVICES TO DEVOPS Innovate - Beethoven

What happens when monolithic architectures are broken down into containers and microservices (or when things are broken down into smaller units, not just in infrastructure but perhaps even in company structure too)? From building more dynamic websites to monitoring the enterprise cloud to elastically scaling applications, where are developers in the enterprise going now and next?

Moderator

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Matt Billmann, CEO, Netlify
  • Florian Leibert, Cofounder and CEO, Mesosphere
  • Karthik Rau, Founder and CEO, SignalFX

11:00 am 11:25 am

LIFE, DEATH, AND THE PURSUIT OF HEALTHY-NESS Future - Brahms

Aging isn’t just hard on people individually, it’s hard on the healthcare system too, in terms of cost and disease. So as our ability to diagnose and treat disease grows alongside new ways of monitoring and tracking our health, how does our thinking about health -- and even possibly extending life -- change? Much of this is enabled by (you guessed it) machine learning and AI, especially in discovering new biomarkers or managing unprecedented amounts of data about our bodies longitudinally. Yet beyond how long it takes, can we shift mindsets, too, from treatment to prevention? Put another way: can the healthcare system focus on healing instead of just “do no harm”?

Moderator

  • Hanne Tidnam, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Kristen Fortney, CEO, BioAge Labs
  • Jeff Kaditz, CEO, Q.Bio
  • David A. Sinclair, Co-Director, Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Harvard Medical School
  • Michael Snyder, Chair of Genetics, Stanford University

11:30 am 11:55 am

REINVENTING FOOD Future - Brahms

Surprisingly, what we eat has changed very little over the ages, despite how much we’ve advanced as a species. Now, however, driven by globalization, environmental factors, and other considerations, the way we move, taste, and make our food is finally moving forward too. From countering the limits of seasonality and global transport to re-thinking our species’ dependence on meat to optimizing nutrition to distilling the essence of taste, this discussion is all about the future of food… including how we define what “food” really is.

Moderator

  • Kim Milosevich, Partner, a16z

Panelist

  • Bryan Crowley, President, Soylent
  • Ooshma Garg, Founder and CEO, Gobble
  • David Lee, COO and CFO, Impossible Foods
  • James Rogers, Cofounder and CEO, Apeel Sciences

11:30 am 11:55 am

THE END (AND BEGINNING) OF PROGRAMMING Innovate - Beethoven

New models and interfaces around data will drastically increase the number of people interacting with code, from 20 million to one billion over the next decade. This shift in software development will be all about data inputs and modeling, with people becoming de facto data scientists. But how will this actually work? Does it mean the end of conventional programming? And what does this all mean for companies, especially as “data is the new oil”?? One thing is for sure, though: As more and more people move away from merely consuming code to programming the computers all around us through data, we are entering the next generation of programming. Software, it seems, eats code too.

Moderator

  • Chris Wanstrath, Cofounder and CEO, GitHub

Speaker

  • Peter Levine, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

12:00 pm 12:25 pm

PAYMENTS PAY/OFF: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JOHN COLLISON AND ALEX RAMPELL Future - Brahms

Moderator

  • Alex Rampell, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • John Collison, President and Cofounder, Stripe

12:00 pm 12:25 pm

FOR AND BY DEVELOPERS Innovate - Beethoven

As software becomes part of both the core and end-user product experience -- across all industries -- what are the best practices and requirements for getting the most out of developers? And in a way that strengthens their ties to core business goals? How does the intelligence built into tools themselves change the role of the developer? One thing is for sure: Taken together, this is changing the shape of IT both inside and outside the company.

Moderator

  • Peter Levine, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Roger Dickey, Founder and CEO, Gigster
  • Ben Uretsky, Cofounder and CEO, DigitalOcean
  • Chris Wanstrath, Cofounder and CEO, GitHub

12:30 pm 2:00 pm

LUNCH & INNOVATORS' PAVILION Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy

Grab a bite to eat and visit the Innovators' Pavilion to connect with representatives from some of the leading startups and technology companies as well as fellow attendees.

2:00 pm 2:55 pm

THE AUTONOMY ECOSYSTEM Future - Brahms

The story of technology is not unlike what often happens in stories and plays, where a “deus ex machina” or character drops down magically from heaven onto our world stage. But in reality, technology never comes so suddenly, or in such an isolated manner: There’s an entire ecosystem that grows up around, and is required for it to work. In the case of autonomy -- self-driving cars, drones, autonomous robots -- what will change all around as a result of this tech coming to fruition? We focus so much on the car itself, for example, but in much the same way the mass-produced car brought about new workflows, highways, gas stations, and the DMV, self-driving cars will change everything… from insurance to infrastructure and more.

Speaker

  • Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

2:00 pm 2:25 pm

NEW RISK SCORING Innovate - Beethoven

Credit history is a luxury for many, so those without a credit history -- college students, low-income adults, immigrants, and those in developing countries -- often find it difficult to access financial services. And in turn, companies miss out on a major growth market. So how can one out-FICO FICO? In other words, what does lending look like when there is no such classic credit scoring? This panel examines the new ways companies are using novel tech to introduce more people into financial services, no matter their credit score.

Moderator

  • Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Sandeep Bhandari, Chief Strategy and Risk Officer, Affirm
  • Munjal Shah, CEO, Health IQ

2:30 pm 2:55 pm

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING INVESTING Innovate - Beethoven

As people gain new access to information that was previously left to only trained specialists, it’s created a new set of asset classes that are changing the way we think about everything from banking to customizing portfolios and more. But if investing (and most decision making, in fact) is about navigating uncertainty, what can new tools and models do (and not do) for investors both big and small?

Moderator

  • Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • John Fawcett, CEO, Quantopian
  • Joshua Levin, Cofounder and CSO, OpenInvest

3:00 pm 3:25 pm

SELF-DRIVING CARS: WHERE ARE WE, REALLY? Future - Brahms

As cars become more like iPhones and less like just, well, cars, everything changes -- from data to mapping to interfaces to security and more. This session will cover the big trend of autonomous and self-driving cars of all levels: what they change, what they don’t, and where we are, really right now in this innovation story… So what comes next?

Moderator

  • Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Taggart Matthiesen, Director of Product, Lyft
  • James Wu, CEO, DeepMap
  • Qasar Younis, CEO, Applied Intuition

3:00 pm 3:25 pm

THE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL COMMERCE Innovate - Beethoven

From the "Amazon effect" disrupting brick-and-mortar retail everywhere to the ever-evolving relationship between online and offline, commerce is changing all around the world. We've all heard (or seen firsthand) the effects of e-commerce, mobile, crowdfunding demand, and more -- but the nuances matter, and may indicate broader shifts here that will affect marketers... and pretty much anyone managing brands and innovation. For instance, what happens when influencers become retailers themselves? How does the rise of the "superapp" change how people think of retail, especially (and counterintuitively) in the physical world? What happens to basic staples like supermarkets? This conversation will reflect on all these themes, considering trends from both the U.S. and China, from then to now... and what may come next.

Moderator

  • Sonal Chokshi, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Panelist

  • Connie Chan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Jeff Jordan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

3:30 pm 4:00 pm

BREAK Main Room

4:00 pm 5:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ADENA FRIEDMAN AND JEFF JORDAN Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Jeff Jordan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq

5:00 pm 6:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH J.J. ABRAMS AND MARC ANDREESSEN Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Speaker

  • J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot Productions

6:00 pm 7:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MARC ANDREESSEN, BEN HOROWITZ, AND STEVEN B. JOHNSON Encore Ballroom

Moderator

  • Steven B. Johnson, Author

Speaker

  • Marc Andreessen, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Ben Horowitz, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

7:00 pm 9:00 pm

CLOSING RECEPTIONS the country club / la cave

Join us for hosted receptions at select restaurants across the Encore/Wynn property. Each reception will be themed around a particular topic; attendees are welcome to attend whichever and as many of the receptions as you would like!

Future Reception (Next Gen Architecture) - The Country Club

Innovate Reception (Fintech/Bio) - La Cave

 

Mon, Nov 13th Encore Ballroom Foyer Future - Brahms Encore Ballroom the country club / la cave Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy Innovate - Beethoven jardin / mizumi / costa di mare Chopin / Debussy
3:00pm 5:00pm

REGISTRATION & INNOVATORS' PAVILION

5:00pm 6:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CHARLES KOCH AND MARC ANDREESSEN

6:15pm 7:15pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH RUTH PORAT AND SCOTT KUPOR

7:15pm 9:00pm

WELCOME RECEPTION & INNOVATORS' PAVILION

Tue, Nov 14th Encore Ballroom Foyer Future - Brahms Encore Ballroom the country club / la cave Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy Innovate - Beethoven jardin / mizumi / costa di mare Chopin / Debussy
7:30am 8:30am

BREAKFAST

8:30am 9:00am

10 YEAR FUTURES (VS. WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW)

9:00am 9:45am

SETTING THE STAGE: WHAT COMES NEXT?

10:00am 10:25am

THE NEXT 3 BILLION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

AI: WHAT'S WORKING, WHAT'S NOT

10:30am 10:55am

FINTECH FOR THE PEOPLE

TRANSLATING AI INTO PRACTICE

11:00am 11:25am

REINVENTING REAL ESTATE

JOBS & AUTOMATION

11:30am 11:55am

DECRYPTING CRYPTO: FROM BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN TO THE ICO

TECH POLICY & INNOVATION

12:00pm 12:25pm

TRENDS IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES

NEW (IN)ROADS

12:30pm 2:00pm

LUNCH & INNOVATORS' PAVILION

2:00pm 2:25pm

THE SECURITY MARKET

WHEN BIOLOGY MOVES FROM SCIENCE TO ENGINEERING

2:30pm 2:55pm

STATE OF SECURITY 2017

SCALING HEALTHCARE

3:00pm 3:25pm

AUTONOMY IN A TIME OF WAR AND PEACE

NETWORKING HEALTHCARE

3:30pm 4:00pm

BREAK

4:00pm 4:25pm

QUANTUM COMPUTING: THE NEXT COMPUTING PLATFORM

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE, ONLINE

4:30pm 4:55pm

FUTURE OF VOICE

DATA, INSIGHTS, AND THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

5:00pm 5:25pm

SPACE: THE NEAR FRONTIER

SOCIAL VR

5:45pm 6:45pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SETH KLARMAN AND MARC ANDREESSEN

6:45pm 9:00pm

RECEPTIONS

Wed, Nov 15th Encore Ballroom Foyer Future - Brahms Encore Ballroom the country club / la cave Encore Ballroom Foyer / Chopin / Debussy Innovate - Beethoven jardin / mizumi / costa di mare Chopin / Debussy
8:00am 8:50am

BREAKFAST

8:50am 9:00am

WELCOME REMARKS

9:00am 9:45am

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH TED SARANDOS AND MARC ANDREESSEN

10:00am 10:25am

HEALTHCARE, DISRUPTED

THE WORLD THROUGH AN API

10:30am 10:55am

THE GENE

THE API AS THE NEW FACE OF BUSINESS

11:00am 11:25am

LIFE, DEATH, AND THE PURSUIT OF HEALTHY-NESS

CONTAINING THE MONOLITH: FROM MICROSERVICES TO DEVOPS

11:30am 11:55am

REINVENTING FOOD

THE END (AND BEGINNING) OF PROGRAMMING

12:00pm 12:25pm

PAYMENTS PAY/OFF: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JOHN COLLISON AND ALEX RAMPELL

FOR AND BY DEVELOPERS

12:30pm 2:00pm

LUNCH & INNOVATORS' PAVILION

2:00pm 2:25pm

THE AUTONOMY ECOSYSTEM

NEW RISK SCORING

2:30pm 2:55pm

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING INVESTING

3:00pm 3:25pm

SELF-DRIVING CARS: WHERE ARE WE, REALLY?

THE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL COMMERCE

3:30pm 4:00pm

BREAK

4:00pm 5:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ADENA FRIEDMAN AND JEFF JORDAN

5:00pm 6:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH J.J. ABRAMS AND MARC ANDREESSEN

6:00pm 7:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MARC ANDREESSEN, BEN HOROWITZ, AND STEVEN B. JOHNSON

7:00pm 9:00pm

CLOSING RECEPTIONS

Venue

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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