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Monday , October 08

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

MapR Workshop Keynote: Bruce Cameron MillerCoors Union Station Extreme Screen

Container technologies are lightweight, executable packages of software that promote flexibility and portability. Businesses are leveraging these environments to quickly develop, test, and deploy applications across the enterprise. MapR integration with container technologies delivers further transformation by providing a persisted data fabric, enabling stateful applications to support microservice architecture as well as production and analytic workloads like AI, ML, and Deep Learning. In this workshop we will introduce and educate you on container technologies (Docker and Kubernetes) and MapR and show that the MapR Converged Data Platform can advance next-generation workloads whilst doing this in very strategic and cost efficient manner. Suitable for big data engineers, administrators, architects, app developers, data scientists, BI strategists



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday , October 09

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FinTech Track Presented By NBKC Bank and Supported by American Century Investments Capital One Union Station Planetarium

• Building Software Products in Highly Regulated Industries
Matt Condon, Bardavon Health Innovations: Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the youngest Board Chair in the history of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Following the successful sale of ARC Physical Therapy, he founded Bardavon Health Innovations, a health tech firm transforming the worker’s compensation industry.

• Shannon Duncan, blooom: bloom was founded in 2013 and became the fastest independent robo-advisor to reach $1 billion in assets under management. Shannon has worn many hats through its growth, and today serves as Chief Compliance Officer. She’s seen what it takes to build new software products in one of most regulated industries on earth.

• George Brooks, Crema: George is a co-founder and CEO of Crema, a smart team of app developers, product designers and creative thinkers. Crema has a knack for simplifying complex processes and demystifying convoluted topics through design.

• Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech, specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.

• Machine Learning in the Financial Industry
• Trent Bigelow, Track: Trent is co-founder and CEO at Track. Track leverages machine learning to analyze cash flow, withhold taxes, and simplify the tax process for 1099 workers. The Track team is in the inaugural cohort of Fountain City Fintech at nbkc bank, by way of San Francisco.

• Devon Johnson, ProPair: Devon is co-founder and CTO of ProPair, based in the Bay Area. Using AI, ProPair helps medium and large sales organizations convert more of their prospects. Their Prospect Matching algorithm reveals the proven strengths of each sales professional and pairs them with those prospects they are most likely to convert.

• Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.

• Financial Startups and Incumbents Working Together…or Not…
• John Thompson, Center for Financial Services Innovation: John is the Chief Program Officer at CFSI. He spends his days acting as a conduit between established financial incumbents and nascent startups trying to make their way in the world.

• Martha Salinas, MSTS: Martha is a Senior Vice President at MSTS –think, Credit as a Service - where she focuses on new payment solutions and international business development.

• Jacquie Ward, UMB Ventures: Jacquie is a Capital Markets Analyst at UMB Bank. She helps manage the financial technology investment portfolio inside UMB Capital Corporation’s Small Business Investment Company Fund.

• Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years. • The Robo-Advisor Experiment – Is It Over + What’s Next?
LIVE PODCAST WITH STACKING BENJAMINS
• Chris Costello, blooom: Chris is co-founder and Chairman at blooom. As an entrepreneur trapped in a wealth manager’s body, he’s helped form multiple firms that provide financial advice to everyone from the super-rich to everyday Americans.

• Michael Sidgmore, Broadhaven Ventures: Michael is a Partner at Broadhaven Ventures where he focuses on financial technology-oriented investments (pre-seed, seed, series A). Michael invests internationally with a focus mainly in the US.

• Brian Ramirez, WiseBanyan: Brian is the CEO at WiseBanyan. Having raised $12 million to date, WiseBanyan is the world’s first free, online financial advisor that believes investing should be a right – not a privilege reserved for the wealthy.

• Moderator, Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins: Joe is a recovering financial advisor who hosts a personal finance related podcast from his mom’s basement.



9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Power to the People: Why Search is the Next Frontier for Modern BI Capital One Union Station Extreme Screen

Brian Zielinski, Director, ThoughtSpot Abstract: Power to the People: Why Search is the Next Frontier for Modern BI 2 billion people use search everyday to get the instant answers they need to book flights, trade stocks, apply for jobs and more. But when we come into work, we have to wait days or even weeks to get the data we need. ThoughtSpot is disrupting the business intelligence industry with search-driven analytics built for enterprise scale. Come hear from how some of the most successful Fortune 500 companies are giving front-line employees the ability to build their own reports and dashboards in seconds, with zero training.



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Building Software Products in Highly Regulated Industries Capital One Planetarium Union Station

Matt Condon, Bardavon Health Innovations: Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the youngest Board Chair in the history of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Following the successful sale of ARC Physical Therapy, he founded Bardavon Health Innovations, a health tech firm transforming the worker’s compensation industry.

Shannon Duncan, blooom: bloom was founded in 2013 and became the fastest independent robo-advisor to reach $1 billion in assets under management. Shannon has worn many hats through its growth, and today serves as Chief Compliance Officer. She’s seen what it takes to build new software products in one of most regulated industries on earth.

George Brooks, Crema: George is a co-founder and CEO of Crema, a smart team of app developers, product designers and creative thinkers. Crema has a knack for simplifying complex processes and demystifying convoluted topics through design.

Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech, specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What is Blockchain and What is a Cryptocurrency? Capital One Arthur Stilwell Room Union Station

• Tedrick Housh, Lathrop Gage
• Michael Catt, KU Blockchain Institute



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Building of AutoAlert’s Data and Machine Learning Workflow in the AWS stack Capital One Union Station Extreme Screen

We dive into how AutoAlert approached taking decentralized multi-product data into a centralized MPP warehouse system in AWS. By creating a cyclical data workflow, we discuss how this insight enhanced our business and products. We further evolved Data Mining using automated systems and Machine Learning to facilitate Predictive Intelligence in our products. Finally, we discuss the Machine Learning Workflow at AutoAlert and how it has benefitted our engineers, analysts and scientists. Cody Bennett, Data Science Director, AutoAlert – Cody has 20+ years of experience in diverse knowledge discovery systems from legacy Databases, to Hadoop and MPPs. He has led at various roles in different verticals such as legal (NIST, ICAIL), marketing and automotive. With a background as a data generalist and machine learning scientist, he is fascinated with helping Data Practitioners become experts while generating measurable value to the business through repeatable experimental design.

Cody Bennett
Predictive Analytics Director



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Machine Learning in Financial Industry Capital One Planetarium Union Station

* Trent Bigelow, Track: Trent is co-founder and CEO at Track. Track leverages machine learning to analyze cash flow, withhold taxes, and simplify the tax process for 1099 workers. The Track team is in the inaugural cohort of Fountain City Fintech at nbkc bank, by way of San Francisco.

* Devon Johnson, ProPair: Devon is co-founder and CTO of ProPair, based in the Bay Area. Using AI, ProPair helps medium and large sales organizations convert more of their prospects. Their Prospect Matching algorithm reveals the proven strengths of each sales professional and pairs them with those prospects they are most likely to convert.

* Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Regulation of Crypto, Tokens & Initial Coin Offerings Capital One Union Station

Are ICOs still viable fundraising vehicles? When and how does the SEC’s Howey Test for securities apply to tokens? How did Ethereum become a non-security? What has become of SAFT and what is replacing it? What is the IRS doing to tax exchanges of cryptocurrency? What states are promoting crypto use, and what states are stifling it?

Prof. Del Wright (UMKC Law School)
Dale Werts
Lisa Hansen
Brian Fields (Lathrop Gage)



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Financial Startups and Incumbents Working Together…or Not… Capital One Planetarium Union Station

* John Thompson, Center for Financial Services Innovation: John is the Chief Program Officer at CFSI. He spends his days acting as a conduit between established financial incumbents and nascent startups trying to make their way in the world.

* Martha Salinas, MSTS: Martha is a Senior Vice President at MSTS –think, Credit as a Service - where she focuses on new payment solutions and international business development.

* Jacquie Ward, UMB Ventures: Jacquie is a Capital Markets Analyst at UMB Bank. She helps manage the financial technology investment portfolio inside UMB Capital Corporation’s Small Business Investment Company Fund. * Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Making, Owning & Hodling Crypto Capital One Union Station

How does mining work? How big an issue is power usage for crypto-mining? What kinds of mining operations are in and around Kansas City? What does Proof of Work and Proof of Authority mean for mining’s future? What are the options and considerations to bear in mind when hodling or investing crypto for investment purposes? Travis Wright and his friend, Joel Comm, have been sharing their fascination and knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain to thousands on their Bad Crypto Podcast since July, 2017. In this panel, get Travis’ latest take on all things blockchain.

Kory Bostwick (New Century Mining)
Ryan Derks (Ryan’s Hodl Fund)
Travis Wright (The Bad Crypto Podcast)



12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote: Joe Roets CEO Dragon Chain, Blockchain as an Enterprise Platform Capital One Union Station

Joe Roets, the Architect, Founder & CEO of Dragonchain, a spinoff from Disney Corporation, will explain how this unique blockchain enterprise platform works. Dragonchain is in the process of moving to KC.



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Blockchain Use in Transportation and Supply Chain Capital One Union Station

One of the most commonly applied uses of blockchain is in the movement and tracking of assets. Twice this year, for example, a large soybeans shipment has been traded, each time on a different blockchain platform. Three individuals on the cutting edge of this use case will share insights, moderated by a sophisticated blockchain investor.

Todd Haselhorst (CubeMonk)
Brett Byman Taylor Monk (BasicBlock.io)
Anthem Blanchard (Hercules Blockchain Project)



1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blockchain’s Obstacles: Scalability, Security and Privacy Capital One Union Station

To become ubiquitous and transformative, blockchain has to solve a large number of technological, security and privacy problems. What are those problems, and are they solvable?

Tedrick Housh (Lathrop Gage)



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session B: The Cryptocurrency Trading Floo Capital One Union Station

Interested in developing a decentralized application, or deploying your own cryptocurrency, but you are unsure where to start? This talk is for you. Some of the tools that we will touch on is ARK Ecosystem, Truffle Framework, Ganache, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and courses on Udacity and Udemy

CJ Obermaier Curtis Cockerham (KC Federal Reserve)



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session A: A DevOp Adventure through Blockville & Decentraland Capital One Union Station

Interested in developing a decentralized application, or deploying your own cryptocurrency, but you are unsure where to start? This talk is for you. Some of the tools that we will touch on is ARK Ecosystem, Truffle Framework, Ganache, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and courses on Udacity and Udemy.

CJ Obermaier
Curtis Cockerham
(KC Federal Reserve)



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday , October 10

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks: Councilman Jermaine Reed Kansas City, MO mHub Chamber Board Room Union Station

Welcome to the Diversity and Inclusion in Technology and Entrepreneurship Track.

Presented by MCC, Burns & MCDonnell, Full Employment Council, State of Missouri DED, ThermoFisher Scientific and EDCKC.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venture Capital Track Presented by Husch Blackwell Union Station Arthur Stillwell Room

• Venture Capital - Midwest vs. The World: East Coast, West Coast, and No Coast
• Michael Sidgmore, Broadhaven Ventures: Michael is Partner at Broadhaven Ventures where he focuses on financial technology-oriented investments (pre-seed, seed, series A). Michael invests internationally with a focus in the US.

• Darcy Howe, KC Rise Fund: Darcy is the Founder and Managing Director at KC Rise Venture Fund, a co-investment fund designed to bring capital to early-stage businesses in the Kansas City area.

• John Fein, Firebrand Ventures: John is the Founder and Managing Partner at Firebrand Ventures, an early stage fund focused on software startups in the Midwest.

• Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.

• The Robo-Advisor Experiment – Is It Over + What’s Next? : LIVE PODCAST WITH STACKING BENJAMINS
• Chris Costello, blooom: Chris is co-founder and Chairman at blooom. As an entrepreneur trapped in a wealth manager’s body, he’s helped form multiple firms that provide financial advice to everyone from the super-rich to everyday Americans.

• Michael Sidgmore, Broadhaven Ventures: Michael is a Partner at Broadhaven Ventures where he focuses on financial technology-oriented investments (pre-seed, seed, series A). Michael invests internationally with a focus mainly in the US.

• Brian Ramirez, WiseBanyan: Brian is the CEO at WiseBanyan. Having raised $12 million to date, WiseBanyan is the world’s first free, online financial advisor that believes investing should be a right – not a privilege reserved for the wealthy.

• Moderator, Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins: Joe is a recovering financial advisor who hosts a personal finance related podcast from his mom’s basement.

• KC Mythbusters: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: FACT or FICTION
Is it hard to raise money in Kansas City? Are we getting closer to our goal of being the most entrepreneurial city in America or are we kidding ourselves? Come hear a panel of diverse opinions duke it out to decide what’s fact and what’s fiction in Kansas City startup world.

• Erika Klotz, PopBookings: Erika is CEO at PopBookings, a software company that services the event staffing industry for experiential and hospitality events across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

• Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.

• Shelley Armato, MySmartPlans: Shelley is CEO at MySmartPlans, a construction project management solutions company she founded in 2006; she’s seen the rise of Kansas City’s ecosystem first hand.

• Eric Jorgenson, Zaarly: Eric is the Director of Growth at Zaarly, an innovative home services marketplace. Having recently moved back to Kansas City after a long stint in Silicon Valley, Eric brings insight and perspective to the topic of local entrepreneurship.

• Moderator, Justin Zambo, BalancePoint: Justin is the Chief Sales Officer at BalancePoint and an ecosystem veteran. He’ll be reigning things in when the panelists go off the rails.



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Total Enterprise Cloud Transformation: Sound Big? It Is.

Robert Burcham, Pinsight CTO

Pinsight Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint, became the subject of an acquisition in late 2017. In addition to opening new pathways for growth around the world, this direction introduced a need for near-term transformation enterprise-wide. Refactoring Pinsight’s Data Management Platform (a platform that anonymizes roughly 70 TB of Telco PII data and turns over 100 TB of data every day) became a critical path component of the transaction. Robert Burcham, Pinsight’s CTO, will share facts, insights and observations on this classic case study in Total Enterprise Cloud Transformation.



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Panel: Preparing for A Career in Tech | Jobs & Companies for the 21st Century Union Station Chamber Board Room

Student Track


Jarvis Hunt Room, Union Station
• Moderator – Ina Montgomery, Urban Tec
• Rashawn Caruthers, KC Public Schools
• Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code
• Daniel Smith, Full Employment Council



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Diversity & Inclusion in Technology/Entreprenuership

Moderator

– Wayne Threatt, WBT Strategy Consulting
• Juan Campos, Manos Accelerator Via Google Launchpad
• Adrienne Hayes, Seed Law
• Adrienne Benton, ONYX Spectrum



10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel:Understanding and Accessing Angel and Venture Capital

Moderator

– Mark Disalvo, Semaphore
• Stefanie Thomas, Impact America Fund
• Craig Fowler, HarbourVest Horizon



10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel:Picking the Right Tech Company to Work For | Developing Skills for Entrepreneurs

Moderator

— Chancellor Kimberly
Beatty,
Metropolitan Community College

• Michelle Word
Burns & McDonnell

• Michelle Word
Garmin
International

Margery Sendez
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

• Clyde McQueen, Full Employment Council



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Richard Wanjohi Data Scientist Commerce Bank Union Station

Richard is a Data Scientist at Commerce Bank. He will talk about Transfer Learning with Keras, a research problem in Machine Learning and Neural Networks



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venture Capital - Midwest vs. The World: East Coast, West Coast, and No Coast Union Station Arthur Stillwell Room

• Michael Sidgmore, Broadhaven Ventures: Michael is Partner at Broadhaven Ventures where he focuses on financial technology-oriented investments (pre-seed, seed, series A). Michael invests internationally with a focus in the US.

• Darcy Howe, KC Rise Fund: Darcy is the Founder and Managing Director at KC Rise Venture Fund, a co-investment fund designed to bring capital to early-stage businesses in the Kansas City area.

• John Fein, Firebrand Ventures: John is the Founder and Managing Partner at Firebrand Ventures, an early stage fund focused on software startups in the Midwest. Moderator, Zach Anderson Pettet, nbkc bank: Zach is the Managing Director at Fountain City Fintech, the only Fintech specific Accelerator in KC. Zach has been working in and around the startup community in Kansas City for five years.



11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote: Dr. Fred McKinney Innovation and Entrepreneurship Is What Will Revitalize Minority Business

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Is What Will Revitalize Minority Business

Dr. Fred McKinney , Quinnipiac School of Business



12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Data Science: Today and the Future Union Station Arthur Stillwell Room

The panelists will look at how Data Science has become a mainstream domain in enterprises, the challenges and what the future applications of Data Science look like.

John Young, PhD
Lindsay Noble, PhD
David Longstreet



2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Janae Nicholson - H&R Block Union Station

Janae Nicholson is a Data Scientist at H&R Block. Spark has become a critical component of Machine Learning in the Enterprise. In this talk, Janae will talk about her experience with using machine learning algorithms specifically comparing and contrasting Spark ML vs. H2O.ai



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Ever Growing Data Governance Challenge Union Station

Data Governance is a growing challenge in Big Data. This panel will reflect on how to look at Data Governance as a critical element of Big Data and how to successfully adopt processes, tools and technologies.

Siew Lai
Kristen Ellis



4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday , October 11

8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: Tim O'Reilly WTF Book Talk Venue Six10 Tim O'Reilly (Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO)

WTF Book talk : What is the future when an increasing number of jobs can be performed by intelligent machines instead of people, or done only by people in partnership with those machines? Is income inequality and unemployment an inevitable consequence of technological advancement, or are there paths to a better future? Tim O’Reilly is the Chairman of O’Reilly Media, a leader in publishing and conferences in the global technology community. He co-launched MakeMedia and MakerFaires which later spun out of O’Reilly Media. He is the founding Chairman of Code for America and prolific speaker and author.



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trust and Identity- Impact on Investors Venue Six10 Jalak Jobanputra • Toby Rush (Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO)

Trust and Identity - Impact on Industries Jalak Jobanputra - Future Perfect Ventures : Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focused on next generation technology of blockchain and machine learning. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Open Garden, Blockstream, Bitpesa, FuseMachines, Everledger and Blockchain. Jalak was awarded Institutional Investor’s Top Fintech Dealmakers in 2017 and 2016.

Toby Rush - CEO Zoloz (Ant Financial) : Founder and CEO of digital identity solutions company that provides a private, convenient and secure biometric alternative serving over 200 million users. Zoloz intends to make trust simple for one billion users.



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Future of Manufacturing and Robotics Venue Six10 Phil DeSimone • Dr. Karen Kerr (Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO)

Future of Manufacturing and Robotics

Phil DeSimone - Co-founder Carbon: Carbon was launched in 2014 and works at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science. They print traceable, final-quality parts produced at scale for customers from GE, Ford, Addidas and J&J. One of the fastest growing companies in America.

Karen Kerr PhD - Sr Managing Director GE Ventures: AI & Robotics Karen came to GE with two decades of experience in developing technology based businesses and venture investing. Prior roles included leadership at Intellectual Ventures, USC New Ventures Alliance, ARCH Venture Partners and founder of Agile Equities. An alumni in the charter class of the Kauffman VC Fellow.



12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Investment Trends: Venture and Impact Investing Venue Six10 Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO

Claire Lee - Managing Director SVB : Claire is the head of Silicon Valley Bank’s group dedicated to working with founders, entrepreneurs and pre Series A companies. Silicon Valley Bank works with more than 60 percent of the VC backed companies globally. Claire joined SVB in January 2014 from Microsoft Ventures and prior to this was with the corporate strategy team that created and launched Microsoft BizSpark program globally, with a focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Erika Karp - Managing Director Cornerstone Capital NYC : Erika Karp is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets, enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration. Prior to launching Cornerstone, Erika was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank, served on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee and the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group Executive Board. Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital.

Joshua Rowland - CEO and Vice Chairman of Lead Bank



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Startups Providing Engineering and Data for Productive Outcomes Venue Six10 Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO

Trevor Zimmerman - Managing Partner BlackHorn Ventures : Blackhorn Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital investments. It seeks to invest in technology, internet-of-things, artificial intelligence, healthcare, and energy efficiency sectors. Blackhorn Ventures is based in Boulder, California with an additional office in Palo Alto, California.

Kathy Walker - Managing Partner OpenAire Equity Partners : A venture capital and private equity firm solely focused on the wireless, communications and mobile Internet sectors. She has nearly 30 years of carrier and wireless experience and is considered one of the top mobile network experts in the United States. Prior to joining OpenAir, Ms. Walker served in the dual role of chief information officer and chief network officer of Sprint Nextel. She serves on the Trustees’ Councils of Missouri University of Science and Technology and South Dakota State University.

Nick Bowden - Product Lead Sidewalk Labs : Sidewalk Labs is Alphabet Incs urban innovation organization. Focused on improving urban infrastructure through technology. SideWalk Labs committed $50 million to a year-long, joint-planning process with Waterfront Toronto and recently launched Replica providing the ability to detect changes in people movement and transportation use which will answer questions about land use at a regional and city block level. Previously Nick was the CEO of MySidewalk.



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Non Capital Lens to Rising the Rest Venue Six10 Midland Theater 1228 Main Street Kansas City, MO

Brian Fitzpatrick - CEO of Tock/ORD Camp co-founder : Founder and CTO of Tock. Brian started Google's Chicago engineering office in 2005, and founded and led Google's Transparency Engineering team. Brian is the co-founder of an invitation only unconference held each January in Chicago for 350 of the coolest people across the country. Topics include work in fields of art, education, data visualization, software engineering, cooking, computer security and all emerging fields. A critical conference in creating a connected community.

Chris Moody - Foundry Group : A pioneer in developing data and platform strategies. Prior to joining the Foundry Group, Chris was CEO of GNIP sold to Twitter where he became the VP of Twitter’s data and enterprise. Prior to Gnip, Chris was at Aquent where he served in several executives roles including Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for daily operations of 70 teams in 17 countries.

Wendy Lea - Techstars Board of Directors : Co-founder of which was acquired by Siebel Systems in 1999, board of Stratify’s acquired in 2007 by Iron Mountain, CEO of Get Satisfaction’s acquisition by Sprinklr. Currently, she is the CEO and serves on the board of Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership that enables high-growth startups to prosper in Cincinnati. Wendy also serves on the private venture-backed board of Zyleme, a learning content management company, based on Boulder.



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