Panel Discussions

A Breakdown of Election Security and the Threat of Cyber Warfare

Monday, February 25
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
 

Moderator:
Erik Suppiger, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities 

Panelists:
Tony Cole, Chief Technology Officer, Attivo Networks, Inc. (Private)
Steven Booth, Chief Security Officer, FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)

Join us for a conversation about the reasons that elections have become vulnerable to nation state attacks and the steps that can be taken to protect future elections. We will also discuss cyber warfare more broadly and will investigate both the opportunities and the limitations that cyber security technologies have in the fight against nation states. 

Smart Grid, Safe Grid

Monday, February 25
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Moderator:
Joe Osha, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities

Panelists:
Don Reeves, SVP, Services & Delivery, Itron, Inc. (ITRI)
Michael Bauer, Founder & President, Sentient Energy, Inc. (Private) 

California’s devastating wildfires, and the resulting bankruptcy of PG&E, raise enormous questions about how power can be safely delivered to customers in an environment that is becoming hotter and drier. One important part of the solution will be making the state’s power grid smarter and better able to respond rapidly to events. We’ll hear from Sentient Energy, the industry leader in power line sensors, and Itron, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electric meters and smart grid solutions.

Live from Generation Z: The New Millennials

Monday, February 25
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
 

Moderator:
Ron Josey, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities

With Generation Z set to outnumber Millennials over the next several years, we’ll discuss Internet and mobile usage and trends across this increasingly important demographic.  As we think about how some of the key Internet companies of today are positioned for the future, topics will include time spent on mobile, social media platforms and usage, media consumption, eCommerce trends, and the gig economy. 

Heavy Electric: The Future of Commercial Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, February 26
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
 

Moderator:
Joe Osha, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities

Panelists:
Matt Essex, Director of Sales, ADOMANI, Inc. (ADOM)
Dakota Semler, Co-Founder & CEO, Thor Trucks Inc. (Private)

When we think about electrification and the transportation market, the conversation tends to center on Tesla and passenger cars. That’s too bad, because there is enormous potential for growth in electrification in the commercial vehicle market as well. Indeed, we think that some segments of the commercial vehicle market could go electric more rapidly than anyone expects. This panel will feature perspectives from two of the most interesting participants in the commercial electric vehicle market – Adomani in school buses, and Thor in medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Blockchain: Disrupting Today’s Technologies

Tuesday, February 26
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
 

Moderator:
Satya Bajpai, Technology Investment Banking, JMP Securities 

Panelists:
Bill Barhydt, Founder & CEO, Abra (Private)
Christian Hasker, CMO, Hedera Hashgraph, LLC (Private) 

Blockchain and related technologies are disrupting technology companies in a range of industries, leading true believers, skeptics and those in between to question the status quo and to contemplate a future in which blockchain technology may become increasingly relevant to us all. Which technology sectors are being impacted most? What are the most compelling use cases? How are technology companies responding, and are their responses effective? How quickly will change come, and how much will the competitive landscape shift?

Exploring Key Internet Investment Themes for 2019 And Beyond

Tuesday, February 26
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.,
 

Moderator:
Ron Josey, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities 

Panelists:
Rob Howard, President, Consensus Corporation (Private)
John North, SVP & CFO, Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD)
Nick Huzar, CEO, OfferUp, Inc. (Private) 
Adam Silverschotz, Principal, TCV (Private)

One thing is constant:  The Internet continues to evolve, create, and disrupt industries, and in this panel we’ll discuss how companies are adapting to key Internet trends like Voice, AI & ML, connected devices, and shifts in commerce in order to drive continued growth.