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Video From Shift Forum 2017


This Man Ran US Healthcare. He’s Very, Very Concerned. Are You?

Andy Slavitt who under President Obama ran the Center for Medicare and Medicaid. Today he's a man on a mission — deeply aware of the intricacies, politics, and human costs of getting healthcare policy right, and mad as hell about where things are headed under the Trump administration.

Can Entrepreneurs Fix Healthcare?

Honor and Forward are not your typical Valley startups — they’re both attempting to reinvent healthcare, and they’re both run by serial entrepreneurs who have absolutely no prior experience in health. Seth Sternberg (Honor) and Adrian Aoun (Forward) discuss their shared goal of care delivery across the United States.

Honor Tackles an Intractable Market: Senior Care at Home

There’s a particular class of companies in the world I like to call “Total NewCos.” These are firms attempting to solve massive and intractable social problems through the application of technology and innovative business models. Joining those ranks today is Honor, brainchild of entrepreneur Seth Sternberg. He presented Honor, which is attempting to reinvent the home senior care market.

Cancer: From Risk Detection to Diagnosis to Personalized Response

Three innovators, Jeff Huber, CEO of Grail Bio, Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, and Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer of Color Genomics, sat down with moderator Dr. Jordan Shlain to discuss the fight to beat cancer.

Preventative Testing for Everyone

By routing around insurance companies and going direct, Color Genomics wants to help everyone get the health data they need. Interview with Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer at Color Genomics.

Public Policy

The Hacked Election

Russia Hacked Our Election. So When Are We Going to Get Serious About That?

A panel of experts sat down with John Podesta and moderator John Heilemann to discuss the implications of Russia’s hacking on the US election process. Shawn Henry, president of the firm which identified the hackers, and Marc Elias, general counsel to the Clinton campaign, discussed Trump’s claims of voter fraud, whether the hacking will effect the 2018 midterm elections, and more.

What Exactly Is Trumponomics?

Obama advisor Robert Wolf, the co-founder & Chairman of Measure and CEO of 32 Advisors, debated Republican economist Michael Boskin, T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University. At issue was the nascent and often contradictory economic policies of the Trump administration. While the conversation, moderated by political journalist John Heilemann, remained cordial, it didn’t lack for discord.

The tech industry is poised to lead the resistance to Trump. But will it?

At the dawn of the Trump administration, a diverse panel of technology veterans — Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, Rachel Whetstone, Uber, and DJ Patil, the outgoing Chief Data Scientist for the White House  discuss the impact of a new and unpredictable administration on their industry.

Still Angry: John Podesta’s First Interview Since the Hacked Election

The Chair of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and former Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton joined John Heilemann for a candid conversation about “The Hacked Election.” His commentary is not to be missed.

Saving Democracy (and Capitalism) With Robert Reich

If anyone can command the intertwined threads of policy, economics, and capitalism it’s Reich. In conversation with John Heilemann, co-creator and host of Showtime’s The Circus, Reich pulls not a single punch, questioning President Trump’s policies, practices, and, at one point, his basic sanity.

With Trump, There Is No Crystal Ball

Political veteran John Heilemann frames the consequences of an unexpected election

Future of Tech and Labor

When Super Intelligence Emerges, Will We Even Notice?

Rob Reid, Author, entrepreneur, and an investor comes out with a new book titled - After On, the story turns on the emergence of machine-native super intelligence (laced with a heavy dose of biotech), in the form of a pervasive social network called Phluttr. I won’t spoil it for you — but at the NewCo Shift Forum earlier this year, Reid outlined some of the deep thinking that went into his latest creation.

What Happens to the Social Safety Net In a World of Automation and AI?

Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures moderates this discussion on the future of labor markets with Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D. Founder, President & CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions, and Stephen DeWitt CEO, Work Market. Rockeymoore is an expert in labor policy, and DeWitt has pioneered a new approach to labor through his company’s Work Market platform.

Meet The Platform Workforce

A conversation with workers on the front lines of the on demand economy

Business Experience

Are You Going Direct to Consumer Yet?

It took a kick in the teeth and the rise of social media to teach celebrity chef Tyler Florence a lesson he’ll never forget: You have to learn how to make your own content, period.

You Have Unconscious Bias. Now What?

Robin Hauser hit a nerve with the debut of Code, her first feature length documentary on the role of women in technology companies. The reaction to that film drove Hauser to dig into the deeper issues behind bias in our society, and is at the center of her next film, Bias, which is coming out next year.

Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq

A Nuanced View of the Markets

Just one month into her tenure as the new CEO of Nasdaq, Adena Friedman stopped by NewCo Shift Forum to talk about politics, regulation, fintech competition, and the prospects for technology-related IPOs.

Business Transformation

“Business Exists To Serve Society”

Walmart is perhaps the most successful and the most reviled company in the history of American retail — and as this fascinating conversation with Kathleen McLaughlin reveals — it also may be the most misunderstood.

Michael Dubin Did NOT Sell Out

One of my favorite people in the startup world is Michael Dubin. He’s earnest, he’s smart, and he’s wickedly funny, as anyone who’s seen his famous Dollar Shave Club commercials can attest. So when Dubin sold Dollar Shave for a cool billion to Unilever, one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies on the planet, I was a bit worried. Read on NewCo Shift

Kara Goldin Founder & CEO, hint, Inc., had a feeling diet soda was not helping her. She was right.

One of the most interesting sessions at the NewCo Shift Forum earlier this year featured speakers who took on massive, established consumer packaged goods categories like food, beverages, or grooming (see our conversation with Michael Dubin of Dollar Shave Club, for example)

Leadership and Culture

Chasing Happiness? Find Your Purpose Instead

Jennifer Aaker presents “The Purpose of Purpose.” She points out that we chase happiness as a goal, but that truly getting to “happy” involves understanding purpose, both at work and in life.

Steph Curry: You Win When Everyone Touches the Ball

Steph Curry, as point guard and reigning league MVP, is the chief evangelist of the team-first focus. But there’s another side to him that you might not be familiar with: he’s also an avid entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, and is actively involved in the startup world.

Think You Know Verizon? Read This, Then Think Again

Diego Scotti CMO, Verizon, gives us an earful on the Yahoo and AOL deals, challenging Google and Facebook, and how best to run a massive marketing organization

Ryan Leslie Shifts the Connection Between Artist and Fans

Ryan Leslie discusses his journey from Salvation Army brat (both his parents worked there) through Harvard to a career as a grammy nominated musician and entrepreneur. His new SuperPhone service connects artists directly to their fans, bypassing the limitations (and obstacles) of traditional social media marketing.

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