Day 1
29 Nov 2018

Berkeley Welcome @ Free House Pub with “CXOs who will Change the World”

VENUE: FREE HOUSE (back courtyard) @ 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Parking: Telegraph-Channing Garage 2450 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (8 min walk)
Day 2
30 Nov 2018

Early Bird with barista & light breakfast + registration

VENUE: Microsoft Reactor, 680 Folsom St #145, San Francisco. Parking @ 3rd and Harrison (5 min walk) Seating is LIMITED, please be sure to REGISTER (, cc: for the morning program and bring...
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Earlybird 1-1 meetups w CXOs & Industry, Investors

Industry & Investor attendees should contact GVF directly for special requests to speak with CXOs ( We will facilitate these for you during & after the event.

Welcome: Create Value, Get Returns

Open Austria, Welcome by EU Presidency (2H 2018) & Flanders Investment & Trade Agency  

Session 1: Global AI/Blockchain Trends & Scaling Startups from Industry & Investor perspective

Raymond Liau, Ventures Managing Director (Samsung NEXT) Industry & Investment leaders Moderator: Deborah Magid, Director Software Strategy (IBM Ventures)
09:45 - 10:10

Networking break & refreshments

Session 2: Testimonials from Top25 AI, Blockchain, Cloud & Industry 4.0 Founders & CXOs

“2018 GVTop 25”. Early and Growth tech changing the world of AI, Data-driven Sales/Marketing, Customer Care, Blockchain, Edge Computing, IoT & Advanced Manufacturing
12:10 - 12:45

Networking & lunch (1-1 meetings)

Session 4: Reverse Engineering Open Innovation

Panelists: Rodrigo Prudencio, Lead Alexa Accelerator – Amazon Alexa Fund; David Putts – Chairman, Billon Group; Industry & Investor leaders. Moderator: Marco Marinucci – CEO, Mind The Bridge with Startup...
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Session 5: Industry, Investors & Founders in Small Groups

Led by TheHeart, a top corporate & scaleup AI solutions integrator funded by Mastercard. Small specialized groups facilitated by industry, experts and veterans — 2 CEOs, 2 industry leaders, 2 investors & 2 influencers. Groups...
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Official Close & The Exit – Drive up to Calistoga (for dinner & optional Retreat)

Official close. AI and Industry 4.0 Drive to Calistoga, VIP dinner social evening. Blockchain founders & CXOs go to Berkeley for one of top Bay Area blockchain gatherings of the...
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Day 3
01 Dec 2018

Venturing Backwards — from IPO/Exit to Market Leadership to Product Market Fit

Format: Informal panel, with lots of interaction within small groups for story sharing between entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders. EBAN Board Member Peter Braun & Adobe Head of Vertical Strategy...
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Calistoga Decompression: Wine Tour and AI/Blockchain Chat

Optional: Drive up to Calistoga for Blockchain white boarding offsite, post-mortem gathering and enjoying. Some attendees will go sailing or small aircraft flying on the ride home.