2014 Corporate Venture Summit Agenda: “The DNA of Corporate Venture”

NVCA Presents the Corporate Venture Summit

Hosted by Intel Capital

November 6, 2014 Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA

To check space availability, please contact Janice Mawson at: jmawson@nvca.org. Please note the agenda is subject to change. 

Pre-Event Activities

Monday, November 3 – Wednesday, November 5

Intel Capital Global Summit – by invitation only, to select NVCA Summit attendees

Wednesday, November 5

6:00p – 7:00p Networking ReceptionSponsored by SVB

Summit Agenda

Thursday, November 6

7:30 – 8:45a Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00a Welcome and Opening Remarks          

Marc Yi, Intel Capital

Corporate Venture Group 2014 Highlights      

Mary Kay James, DuPont Ventures – CVG Chair

9:00 – 9:15a Message from Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, NVCA


9:15 – 10:15a Fireside Chat with Arvind Sodhani, President, Intel Capital and  Declan Denehan, BNY Mellon


10:15 – 10:45a CVC Key Trends     

Industry leaders will share their thoughts on CVC investment trends, developments, and other statistics.

Moderator:   John Taylor, NVCA


Tracy Isacke, SVB

Toby Lewis, Global Corporate Venturing

Victor Boyajian, Dentons

10:45 – 11:15a Networking Break


11:15 – 12:15p CVC Best Practices – Leveraging Lessons Learned

CVC practitioners will share insights and “I wish I would have known” during a frank discussion on venture shortfalls and successes, as well as offer up what should be considered by new corporate venture investors.

Moderator: Jon Lauckner, GM Ventures


Daniel Keoppel, Verizon Ventures

Kevin McElgunn, Dow Chemical Co.

Elaine Jones, Pfizer

Matt McElhattan, Chevron Technology Ventures

Andy Tang, ABB Technology Ventures

12:15 – 12:30p Investing in Breakthrough: Corporate Venture Capital

Amanda Feldman, will provide a glimpse into Volans’ recent report centering on the impact of CVC social and environmental investing.


12:30 – 1:30p Networking Luncheon
1:30 – 2:30p Creating & Capturing CVC Value

Fairly new CVCs will discuss “why now” and compare/contrast value strategies with seasoned veterans who’ve stood the test of time


Moderator: Vanessa Colella, Citi Ventures


Rafael Torres, GE Ventures

Rami Branitsky, Sapphire Ventures

Tom Constabile, Verizon Ventures

Brad Vale, Johnson & Johnson

2:30 – 3:30p Corporate Accelerators…here we go again!

Passing fad or long term strategy?  Learn from current and past CVCs on why corporate accelerators are relevant, a waste of time and are they another harbinger of the industry dynamics.


Moderator: Bert Navarrete, Tigerlabs


Zack Weisfeld, Microsoft Accelerator

Anish Srivastava, Citi Ventures

Dylan Boyd, R/GA Ventures


3:30 – 4:00p Networking Break
4:00 – 4:45p Silver Lining Playbook

How to make the most out of co-investing with other CVCs – some partnership opportunities may not be so obvious!


Moderator: Victor Pascucci, USAA


Geeta Vemuri, Baxter Healthcare Ventures

Ray Schuder, AMD Ventures

Daniel Docter, EMC Ventures

4:45 – 5:00p Summit Wrap Up

Marc Yi, Intel Capital

5:00 – 6:00p Closing Reception – Sponsored by Dentons


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