June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17

8:00 – 9:00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Heidi Neck, Babson College
Vincent Manno, Olin College of Engineering
Bob Buderi, Xconomy

9:15 – 9:35

Entrepreneurship for All

Desh Deshpande, Deshpande Foundation

9:35 – 9:55

The Case for Optimism

William Sahlman, Harvard Business School

9:55 – 10:15

Consumer Robots and AI

Steve Chambers, Jibo
Chris Jones, iRobot
Kara Miller, Innovation Hub, WGBH (moderator)

10:15 – 10:35

New Face of Biotech

Stéphane Bancel, Moderna Therapeutics
Doug Cole, Flagship Ventures (moderator)

10:35 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:30

Designing Boston to be a More Innovative City

David Manfredi, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Kishore Varanasi, CBT Architects
Rodrigo Martinez, IDEO
Benjamin Linder, Olin College of Engineering (moderator)

11:30 – 11:40

Spotlight: The Boston Brain Study

Robert Goldberg, Neumitra

11:40 – 12:10

Future of Healthcare

Sandra Fenwick, Boston Children’s Hospital
David Margulies, Boston Children’s Hospital
Michael Greeley, Flare Capital Partners (moderator)

12:10 – 12:15

Introduction to the Copenhagen Wheel

Assaf Biderman, Superpedestrian

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch

Ride and Test Drive the Copenhagen Wheel
Show and Tell with DARTdrones

1:30 – 1:50

Future of the Sharing Economy

Robin Chase, Zipcar

1:50 – 2:20

Education and New England’s Talent Pool

John Harthorne, MassChallenge
Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston
Frank Moss, Twine Health, MIT Media Lab
Jodi Goldstein, Harvard Innovation Lab (moderator)

2:20 – 2:25

Drone Pilot Training

Abby Speicher, DARTdrones

2:25 – 2:55

Managing Startups for Growth

Tom Erickson, Acquia
Raj Aggarwal, Localytics
Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners
Jay Rao, Babson College (moderator)

2:55 – 3:20

Networking Break

3:20 – 3:40

Data Analytics and Visualization

Fernanda Viégas, Google Research
Martin Wattenberg, Google Research

3:40 – 3:45

Machine Learning

Slater Victoroff, Indico

3:45 – 4:15

Boston 2035: Three Views of the Future

Bruce Booth, Atlas Venture
Bob Brennan, Veracode
Diane Hessan, Startup Institute, Communispace
Michael Troiano, Actifio (moderator)

4:15 – 4:45

Closing Thoughts on Innovation Clusters

David Cohen, Techstars
Bob Buderi, Xconomy (moderator)

4:45 – 5:45

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.