Live Stream from Disrupt SF 2017 Day 1
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.
Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
AGENDA (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Opening Remarks: Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief
9:05 AM – 9:25 AM In Conversation with Cindy Mi (VIPKID) The co-founder and CEO of VIPKID is taking the stage to share how the company became a major player in the English as a second language market by employing thousands of fluent speakers as teachers.
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Fireside Chat with Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures) As a general partner at Forerunner Ventures, Green will lay out her views on making great bets and what it takes to build a new business from scratch. We’re also curious about where she put the VC of the Year Crunchie that she won earlier this year.
9:45 AM – 10:05 AM In Conversation with Justin Kan (Atrium) Atrium LTS founder Justin Kan will discuss how technology can be used to improve the legal industry and build a next-generation law firm.
10:05 AM – 10:15 AM Founder Spotlight on The Neuroscience Of Recruiting Pymetrics CEO Frida Polli explains how AI can use games to predict your career destiny.
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM In Conversation with Balaji Srinivasan (21.co) The 21.co co-founder and CEO will talk cryptocurrency, government regulation and building a business with bitcoin.
10:35 AM – 10:55 AM BREAK
10:55 AM – 11:15 AM Fireside Chat with Alex Rodrigues (Embark) What it takes to build the autonomous commercial transport of tomorrow.
11:15 AM – 11:35 AM Combating Sexism and Harassment with Sarah Kunst (Proday), Kim Malone Scott (Candor), and Hilary Gosher (Insight Venture Partners) Silicon Valley has turned into a hotbed for sexual harassment and scandal. Hear from three seasoned Silicon Valley leaders about their experiences in tech and what’s needed to foster a better workplace.
11:35 AM – 12:05 PM Playing the Esports Industry with Craig Barry (Turner Sports), Heather Garozzo (Team Dignitas Ltd.) and Stratton Sclavos (Vision Venture Partners) Esports are already a massive industry, yet there’s still areas of opportunity and these three experts from different corners of the industry will speak to how startups and players alike can join the fun.
12:05 PM – 12:15 PM Special Presentation with Carl Vause (Soft Robotics) Robots may be getting smarter, but Soft Robotics will demonstrate its low-tech grippers that may prove to be the real game-changer.
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Fireside Chat with Andrew Ng (Coursera) After co-founding Coursera and leading AI teams at Google and Baidu, Andrew Ng is starting a mysterious machine learning shop of his own.
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM In Conversation with Bozoma Saint John (Uber) Uber’s newly hired chief brand officer plans to change the public perception of Uber in light of sexual harassment allegations, lawsuits and changes in executive leadership. But how?
1:40 PM – 1:55 PM Startup Battlefield Alumni Update
1:55 PM – 2:00 PM Passing of the Disrupt Cup
2:00 PM – 2:05 PM How the Startup Battlefield Final Competition works with Anthony Ha
2:05 PM – 3:45 PM Startup Battlefield Final Competition Finals Judges: Theresia Gouw (Aspect Ventures), Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch), Krishna Yeshwant (GV), Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures)
3:45 PM – 4:10 PM BREAK
4:10 PM – 4:15 PM Hackathon Highlights
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Fireside Chat with Matt Rogers (Nest Labs) Nest’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer talks about how Nest is upending the energy, safety and security spaces and what industry his company is aiming for next.
4:35 PM – 4:55 PM In Conversation with Laurene Powell Jobs (Emerson Collective) and Ron Conway (SV Angel) Fueling innovation – how the tech community and students need each other to thrive and compete.
4:55 PM – 5:15 PM In Conversation with Fritz Lanman (ClassPass) The investor and new ClassPass CEO is currently in leadership positions at ClassPass, Verst and Doppler Labs, and has had to make a few tough calls along the way.
5:15 PM – 5:35 PM Startup Battlefield Closing Awards Ceremony