Panel Discussions

Monday, February 27, 2017
Salon V

How To Invest In Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Moderated by Pat Walravens – Director of Technology Research, Senior Analyst, JMP Securities

Mike Anderson – Founder & Chief Technical Officer, Tealium
Michael Housman – Chief Data Science Officer,
Andrew Nguyen – Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco and co-founder & CTO of Klara Health

Pat Walravens and a panel of industry experts will discuss the categories of investment opportunities for artificial intelligence/machine learning, including algorithms, applications and data. We will discuss what to look for in each category, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to find under-appreciated opportunities.
Making Energy Smart: The Growing Need for Intelligence at the Edge of the Grid
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Moderated by Joe Osha- Senior Analyst, Alternative Energy, JMP Securities

Michael Bauer – Founder and President, Sentient Energy, Inc.
Rajit Gadh, PhD – Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA Founder & Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
Don Reeves – Chief Technology Officer, Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Electric power grids were built all over the world during the 20th century. They were all designed around the same premise, which is that power would be steadily generated at a centrally located plant and transmitted over the grid to customers. Now all of that is changing. Grid operators must now contend with distributed generation, distributed storage and a growing number of electric vehicles, all of which represent a challenge to how power grids have traditionally worked. It’s time for grids to become smarter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Salon V

Internet In 2017 And Beyond — Where Do We Go From Here?
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Moderated by Ron Josey – Senior Analyst, Internet & Digital Media, JMP Securities

Kirsten Green – Founder, Forerunner Ventures
Eric Liaw – General Partner, IVP
Antonio Nieves – CFO & COO, Bonobos

Multiple tailwinds are surfacing across the Internet sector including AI and voice, connected devices, virtual reality, and the sharing economy and we are relying more on our mobile devices for connectivity. This panel will explore some of the key trends that are likely to lead to continued sustained growth across the Internet sector for the next several years, delve into how companies are adopting some of these key opportunities, and highlight the early leaders across specific categories.
Transforming Cyber Security For The Digital Enterprise
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Moderated by Erik Suppiger – Senior Analyst, Internet Security, Communications Infrastructure & Storage, JMP Securities

Ken Hunt – Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
Dick Williams – President & Chief Executive Officer, Webroot
Kevin Mandi – CEO, FireEye, Inc.

Despite an increasingly sophisticated and active threat landscape, organizations are constantly exposing more assets and relying on the Internet to engage more customers in the era of the digital enterprise. Traditional security tools are woefully inadequate to address the new vulnerabilities created by adoption of mobile, cloud and IoT architectures. Join JMP cyber security analyst Erik Suppiger as he hosts our panel of security veterans that have not only developed solutions to address the emerging security needs of the digital enterprise but they have lead the transformation in their companies to become a digital enterprise.