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Shift Forum Program Agenda

The Shift Forum program will focus on real world case studies, lessons learned and candid conversations. Most sessions will include time for Q&A. Programming elements will be between 5 and 30 minutes in length and will take the format of: High Order Bit (HOB) – short focused presentations, Interviews – In-depth conversations led by hosts John Battelle or John Heilemann along with a few surprise guest moderators, and Small Panel Discussions – focused on bringing opposing views together for some engaging rational discourse. Sessions are tagged with the Pillar Topics they will be most focused on.

*Agenda Subject to Change

Day One: Monday - February 26th, 2018

2:30 PM
Check-In
3:30 PM
Welcome to the Shift Forum
John Battelle EIC & CEO, NewCo
A Conversation with Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson President and CEO, Starbucks

Topics covered: Future of Work, Business of FoodBusiness Transformation & Politics and Policy.

High Order Bit: A New Vision for Capitalism
Eric Ries Founder and CEO, The Long-Term Stock Exchange
High Order Bit: No One Else Will Fix Government
Jennifer Pahlka Founder, Code for America

Topics covered: Politics and Policy and Future of Democracy

Google's Reach
Kent Walker Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Google

Topics covered: Politics and Policy

High Order Bit: Meet Mayor Tubbs
Michael Tubbs Mayor, City of Stockton

Topics covered: Politics and Policy

A Conversation with Sue Hellman-Desmond
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Topics covered: Business Transformation, Politics and Policy, Future of Work and Future of Democracy

Is Democracy In Peril?

Partnering with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, the largest forum in the world of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers, we’ll hear from a select group of former world leaders discussing the fate–and future–of democracy in North America. A pre-conference roundtable featuring 30 leaders in business and politics will report key discussion take-aways to Shift Forum general session covering

Panelists:

Esko Aho – Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

Jorge Fernando Quiroga -President of Bolivia (2001-2002) and Vice-President of Club de Madrid

Vaira Vike-Freiberga -President of Latvia (1999-2007) and President of the WLA – Club de Madrid

Luis Almagro – General Secretary, The Organization of American States (OAS)

The Future of the Democratic Party
Julián Castro Former United States Secretary, Housing and Urban Development
Jason Kander President, Let America Vote
Jennifer Palmieri President, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy

The 2017 NewCo Honors Award Ceremony

The NewCo Honors celebrates three different kinds of organizations, each embodies the “company acting as a citizen” ethos we have written about extensively. They’ve put purpose over profits, or people over process, or led the way in a new market with significant positive impact. These honors are bestowed each year for actions in the preceding year.

NewCo Honors are given to The NonProfitCo, an award that celebrates a non-profit that’s going above and beyond on serving their communities. The BigCo, a large, established brand that’s transformed its operating model and put purpose at the core of what they do and The NewCo, a new kind of company with innovative offerings and a deep-rooted focus on a mission beyond profit.

6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM
An Intimate Dinner: With Special Guests
Anthony Scaramucci Founder and Former Co Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital
Gov. Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey (2010-2018), State of New Jersey
9:30 PM
Twilight Gathering

Day Two: Tuesday - February 27th, 2018

7:30 AM
Breakfast and Check-In
8:30 AM
Welcome to Day Two
John Battelle EIC & CEO, NewCo
National Interests With John Heilemann
John Heilemann National Affairs Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Executive Producer and Host, Showtime's The Circus, NBC News, MSNBC, Showtime

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy 

A Conversation with Donna Brazile
Donna Brazile Political Strategist, Brazile and Associates, LLC

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy

The Future of the Republican Party
Mike Murphy Senior Partner, Revolution Agency

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy 

One Year Later: Russia, Facebook and Our Elections
Renee DiResta Director of Policy, Data for Democracy
Laura Rosenberger Director and Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy

A Conversation with Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Topics covered: Business Transformation, Future of Work and Politics and Policy.

We Have to Talk About Governance
Anat Admati George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Sarah Bloom Raskin Former Deputy Secretary , U.S. Department of the Treasury

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Politics and Policy.

10:45 AM
Networking Break
A Conversation with Ray Mabus
Ray Mabus Former Secretary of the Navy, US Navy, Google Ventures

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work 

A Conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy 

Advertising and the Blockchain
Michelle Peluso Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, IBM

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work 

From Routers To Crickets
John Chambers CEO, JC2 and Chairman Emeritus, Cisco
Mohammed Ashour Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Business of Food

High Order Bit: Is It A Burger?
Pat Brown Founder and CEO, Impossible Foods
Traci Des Jardins Chef/Owner/Partner, Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, The Commissary, Arguello, Transit, Public House

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Business of Food

12:30 PM
Lunch Dialogs: Debate, Discuss, Lead.

Back by popular demand, The Shift Forum Lunch Dialogs draw on the collective knowledge of the event’s attendees to inspire and educate one another. Peer-led, with a cross-section of topics as diverse and multi-disciplinary as the audience itself, these free-form, “unconference” conversations allow everyone in attendance to participate in the program.

This program is underwritten by Sustaining Sponsor Perkins Coie.

The Future of Work Pillar: Reporting Out: Lunch Dialogs
Liz Matthews Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Creative, Dell Technologies

A huge hit at our last Forum, Ignite is a series of speedy talks focused on “The Future of Work” where 5 presenters each get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun session with presentations lasting just 5 minutes each.

Ignite @ Shift Forum

A huge hit at our last Forum, Ignite is a series of speedy talks focused on “The Future of Work” where 5 presenters each get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun session with presentations lasting just 5 minutes each.

What's the Future of Work?
Nick Hanauer Venture Capitalist, Second Avenue Partners
Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
Laura D. Tyson Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

Topics covered: Business Transformation

High Order Bit: AI and the Corporation
Abhay Parasnis Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Adobe

Topics covered: Business Transformation

Free Speech and the Corporation
Cindy Cohn Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Carol Christ Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Topics covered: Business Transformation, Future of Work and Politics and Policy

4:00 PM
Networking Break

Topics covered: Business Transformation

A Conversation with Marc Pritchard
Marc Pritchard Chief Brand Officer, P&G

Topics covered: Business Transformation

Signal P&G Innovators

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

A Conversation with Susan Sobbott
Susan Sobbott President, American Express

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

A Conversation with Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson CEO, Genentech

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
9:30 PM
Twilight Gathering

Day Three: Wednesday - February 28th, 2018

8:00 AM
Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM
Welcome to Day Three
John Battelle EIC & CEO, NewCo
A Conversation with Karen Lynch
Karen Lynch President, Aetna

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

High Order Bit: It All Starts With the Board
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Founder and Chairman, theBoardlist

Topics covered: Politics and Policy

A Conversation with Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann Co-Founder and CEO, Pinterest

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

Reporting Out: Lunch Dialogs
What's the Future of Tech?
Kirsten Green Founder and Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures
Aileen Lee Founder and Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Topics covered: Business Transformation and Future of Work

11:00 AM
Networking Break
High Order Bit: A Billion Coders by 2040
Hadi Partovi Founder and CEO, Code.org

Topics covered: Future of Work

The Facebook Newsfeed
Adam Mosseri Head of News Feed, Facebook

Topics covered: Politics and Policy

High Order Bit: A New Approach to Investing
Debbie McCoy Managing Director, SAE Team, BlackRock

Topics covered: Business Transformation

High Order Bit: Title To be Announced
Lata N. Reddy Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Impact, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Topics covered: Business Transformation

A Conversation With Gov. John Hickenlooper
Gov. John Hickenlooper Governor, State of Colorado

Topics covered: Future of Democracy and Politics and Policy

Closing Remarks
1:00 PM
Grab-and-go Lunch

We’re so grateful for the support of our Pillar Partners. We’ve tapped their combined expertise in the areas of business transformation, legal, regulatory and government policy as well as innovation in technology and emerging trends. They have been invaluable advisors in creating our Program Agenda.

                     

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