The Napa Summit 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013: Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley Winery
5:30 Shuttle service from Villagio Inn to Silver Oak Winery
6:00 – 7:00 Wine Reception and Vineyard Tours
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner & Fireside Chat: Solving World Problems While Going to the Hoop
Vivek Ranadivé, TIBCO
Tuesday, June 4, 2013: Villagio Inn & Spa, Villagio Conference Center, Cypress Room
7:00 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:20 Welcome, Thank Yous, Intro to the Day
Bob Buderi, Xconomy
8:20 – 8:40 Where We Are on Innovation—and Where We’re Headed
Juan Enriquez, Excel Medical Ventures
8:40 – 9:10 State of the Economy and Innovation Wake Up Panel
Scott Stern, MIT Sloan School of Management
Tom Lee, Stanford University
Gerald Brady, Silicon Valley Bank (moderator)
9:10 – 9:30 Startup Thinking for the Whole Economy
Steve Blank
9:30 – 10:00 The New Customer-Centric Startup
Jon Carder, Mogl
Wendy Lea, Get Satisfaction
Jeremy Toeman, Dijit Media
Wade Roush, Xconomy (moderator)
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 10:45 Spotlight Presentation: Disciplined Entrepreneurship
Bill Aulet, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
10:45 – 11:15 Cyber Warfare and the Economy
Robert Ackerman, Allegis Capital
Robert Rodriguez, Security Innovation Network
Phillip Porras, SRI International
Peter Stern (moderator)
11:15 – 11:35 New Paths to Health (aka the Human Microbiome)
Larry Smarr, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
11:35 – 12:15 State of Venture
Ray Rothrock, Venrock
Kevin Kinsella, Avalon Ventures
Aydin Senkut, Felicis Ventures
Bob Buderi, Xconomy (moderator)
12:15 – 1:30 Open Mic Lunch featuring Audience Lightning Talks
1:30 – 2:20 Deep Dive Sessions:
1 – Can Healthcare Help (Rather Than Hurt) Growth?
Brian Chee, Polaris Partners
Albert Santalo, CareCloud
Josh Stevens, Keas
Lisa Suennen, Psilos Group
Malay Gandhi, Rock Health (moderator)
2 – The Cleanweb: Energy Startups Go Digital
Michael Breen, GELI
Eric Danziger, Genability
Mitch Lowe, Greenstart
Andy Ruben, Yerdle
Wade Roush, Xconomy (moderator)
3 – The High-Tech Future of Food
Dave Feller, Yummly
Naithan Jones, AgLocal
Hillary Mickell, Foodily
Matthew Wise, Cosemble; FoodStartups
Adam Salomone, Harvard Common Press (moderator)
2:20 – 2:35 Break
2:35 – 2:45 Spotlight Presentation: The Future of Making Things
Steve Hoover, PARC
2:45 – 3:15 Innovator Chat: Retail Revolution
Manish Chandra, Poshmark
John Poisson, Wantful
Ellen Leanse, Eastwick (moderator)
3:15 – 3:45 Innovator Chat: New Rules for Education
Jennifer Carolan, NewSchools Venture Fund
Kiki Mills Johnston, Full Circle Fund
Steve Schoettler, Junyo
Wade Roush, Xconomy (moderator)
4:00 Wine Tasting: Kinsella Estates 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Led by Kevin Kinsella, Avalon Ventures
Attendance at Xconomy’s Napa Summit is by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please write to Thank you.