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Orange Silicon Valley’s Corporate Venture Summit

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Orange Silicon Valley

60 Spear Street

Floor 11

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join us in San Francisco on June 23rd for a "new" type of conversation between International Business executives, Startups, Corporate VCs, and other VCs. Executives from our esteemed partners suchs as Airbus, TOTAL, Moet Hennessey, Credit Agricole, AXA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, BNP Paribas, Munich Re, Samsung, LGE, Intel, Honeywell, Yamaha, Monsanto etc. will be in the room

This is an invite only event, please register if you have your registration code otherwise please request one below.

Event Schedule

8.30 – 9.30 AM: REGISTRATION

9.30 – 9.35 AM: Welcome:

Gabriel Sidhom, Vice President, Technology, Strategy and Development at Orange Silicon Valley

9.35 - 10.00 AM: Opening Keynote: Building to Last: Technology, Disruption, and Durability in the Post-finance Age

Ajay Royan, Managing General Partner, Mithril Capital Management

10.05 – 10.35 AM: A: Driving the Pace of Innovation at IBM Venture Group

Interviewer: Evangelos Simoudis, Cofounder and Managing Director, Synapse Partners

Claudia Fan Munce, Chairwoman of the board, Global Corporate Venturing, Venture Advisor for NEA, and former head of IBM Venture Group

10.35 – 11.05 AM: B: Stories from the Oracle: The Long History of Corporate VC, Intel Cap

Speaker: Jose M Blanc, Assistant Treasurer Intel & Managing Director Intel Capital

11:10 AM – 12.05PM: C: Enterprise Investment Perspective on Security and Internet of Things

Moderator: Patience Haggin, Venture Capital Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


George Hoyem, Partner In-q-Tel

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor and Managing Director, BMW i-Ventures

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

John A. Price, Manager/Exec National Capital Area BD Technology and Acquisition, Honeywell International

12.05 – 1.20 PM: LUNCH

1.25PM – 1.50PM: D: Corporate VC Landscape

Speaker: Neel Lilani, Managing Director, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

1.50PM – 2.35PM: E: Understanding Exponential Curves (Macro Talk)

Pascal Finette, Vice President, Singular University Labs

2.40PM – 3.25PM: F: Panel: The Future of Mobility and Cities

Interviewer: Jason Middleton, Host, Technomics, KGO


Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of the Mayor of San Francisco

Ed Ruth, Director Verizon Ventures

Rohit Sharma, COO of Veniam

Jay Onda, Director of Strategic Investments, Yamaha Motor Ventures

Wale Ayeni, Principal Startup Investments, Orange

3.25PM – 3.55 PM: 30 MINS BREAK

4.00PM – 4.45PM: G: Panel: Frontier Markets = Future Markets

Moderator: Neal Hansch, CEO, Managing Partner Sherpa Foundry


Alex Lazarow, Investments Principal Omidyar Networks

Steven Fan, Executive Director, Investments Tencent

Arjun Sethi, Partner Social Capital

Lesley Marincola, CEO Angaza

4.50PM – 5.35PM: H: Panel: Corporate VC’s as Catalyst for Ecosystem Investing

Moderator: Jessica Floum, Business Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle


Aymerik Renard, Director, SanDisk Ventures

Patrick Pfeffer, Senior Director Growth Strategy and Investments, Juniper Networks

Christopher Chu, Investment Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Praveen Gupta, Vice President, Corporate Investments & Developments, HTC

Derek Au, Principal Startup Investments, Orange

5.40PM – 6.25PM: I: Panel: Corporate VC’s in the Trenches: Disruption in Deep Verticals

Moderator: Jessica Floum, Business Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle


Ryan Rakestraw, Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures

Victoria Cheng, Senior Vice President Citi Ventures

Punit Chiniwalla, Senior Director, Singtel Innov8 Ventures

Joy A. Shanaberger, CEO, Boone Group

6.25PM – 6.30PM: Closing Remarks:

Orange startup Investment Principals: Wale Ayeni and Derek Au

6.30PM – 8.30PM: Networking & Drinks

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Orange Silicon Valley

60 Spear Street

Floor 11

San Francisco, CA 94105

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