great ideas have the power to sway minds.

 

May 9, 2019 | San Francisco, CA | 08:00am - 4:30pm

 
 

Sway Minds Technology Summit

The annual Sway Minds Technology Summit hosts top investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders for an invitation-only event in San Francisco. This isn’t a seminar. We understand exactly who you are and who you might benefit from meeting. It’s our job to “Engineer Opportunity” across investors, large corporates, universities, research arms, and the startup community. 

With compelling content, conversation, and connection, Sway Minds showcases the best of technology, innovation, and creativity, from established global brands to bleeding edge disruptors. We tackle meaningful subjects with industry experts: past speakers include Nobel Laureate, Alvin Roth; Hall of Fame quarterback, turned serial angel investor, Joe Montana; thought leaders from iconic brands like Softbank, Costco, and Amazon; and portfolio founders from Fetch Robotics, Penrose Studios, Addepar, OpenGov, Haven, and Measurabl – just to name a few.

Speakers

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Linda Liau

Dr. Linda M. Liau is a neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is Vice Chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Liau received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry and B.A. degree in Political Science, both with honors, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1987. She then received her M.D. degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1991, and a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Neuroscience from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in 1999. After completing her residency and fellowship training in neurosurgery at UCLA, she joined the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in 1998. She was granted tenure at UCLA in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery. She is currently a full Professor and board-certified neurosurgeon with both an active research laboratory and a busy clinical practice in the field of brain tumors and neurosurgical oncology.

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Che Pope

Between 2012 - 2014, American producer and songwriter Che Pope went from a partner, to the head of A&R, to the chief operating officer of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label collective, and become one of the most influential figures in contemporary US rap and hip-hop culture. Recently, he’s penned and produced hits for A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd, but his work dates back to the early ’90s: deeply involved in the production of Lauryn Hill’s iconic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as well as working as head of A&R at Warner Bros, producing alongside Dr. Dre at Aftermath Records, and composing film scores alongside the legendary Hans Zimmer.

Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Blackberry Board of Directors

Matt Ellis

Founder & CEO
Measurabl

Jennifer Billock

Jennifer Billock

Head of Messenger Kids
Facebook

Nico Sand

Co-founder & CEO
Zanbato

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Linda Liau

Professor & Chair of Neurosurgery
UCLA

Ken Shaw

VP, Supply Chain
Boeing Global Services

David Marino

Executive Vice President
Hughes Marino

Justin Evans

Justin Evans

Managing Director
Barclays

Guido Jouret

Chief Digital Officer
ABB

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Naveen Rao

General Manager of Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel Corporation

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Bob Blakley

Global Head of Information Security Innovation
Citigroup

Che Pope

Grammy award-winning American hip-hop producer

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Bill Malloy

Founding General Partner
Sway Ventures

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Brian Nugent

Founding General Partner
Sway Ventures

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Karl Karlsson

General Partner
Sway Ventures

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Najib Khouri-Haddad

General Partner
Sway Ventures

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Ken Denman

Venture Partner
Sway Ventures

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Vince Monteparte

Venture Partner
Sway Ventures

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Andy Bair

Partner
Sway Ventures

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Daniel Haders

Operating Partner
Sway Ventures

* This page will be continually updated as new speakers are added.

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Experience how tech is shaping the way we work, live, and play through conversations with top industry executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors. Due to limited space, tickets are available by invitation only. Please use the form below to request an invite.

Past Highlights

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Previous Speakers

Alvin Roth

Stanford University
Nobel Laureate

Joe Montana

Liquid2Ventures
Hall of Fame Quarterback

Lydia Jett

Softbank

Jeff Kearl

Stance

Bindu Reddy

Amazon Web Services

Stacy Brown-Philpot

TaskRabbit

Melonee Wise

Fetch Robotics

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Mark Kirk

Former United States Senator

Eugene Chung

Penrose Studios

Yifan Zhang

Loftium

Chris Welsh

American Explorer

James Cham

Bloomberg Beta

Cameron Poetzscher

Uber

Meredith Finn

Salesforce Ventures

Trina Van Pelt

Intel Capital

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Stephen L. Norris

The Carlyle Group

Rodrigo Prudencio

Amazon Alexa Fund

Laurie Yoler

Tesla

Matt Ellis

Measurabl

Matt Tillman

Haven