The Engineering Summit 2017

Wednesday October 25, 2017
3.30 pm

Wharton San Francisco
6th Floor,
2 Harrison Street,
San Francisco, California


Time Event
3.30 – 4.00 Registration & Networking
4.05 – 4.50 Opening Keynote: Arati Prabhakar, former Director, DARPA
How Engineering Changes the World
Arati Prabhakar was the Director of DARPA from 2012-17 and is now a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Before that, she was a partner at U.S. Venture Partners. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she led the 3,000-person organization.
4.50 – 5.15 Company presentations:
Anjan Venkatramani, CEO, Prismo Systems
Saket Saurabh, CEO, Nexla
Kevin Fisher, CEO, Sail Internet
5.15 – 6.00 Closing Keynote: Adrian Cockcroft, VP Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS
Enabling the Next Generation of Innovation
As technologies mature, they move from being novel capabilities to commodities.  There’s an opportunity for startups to catch new waves of capabilities, and to build completely new products that previously weren’t feasible. AWS has been taking on “undifferentiated heavy lifting” for many years, but also has some groundbreaking new capabilities in hardware platforms, IoT, serverless and artificial intelligence technologies. In this talk we’ll focus on these new areas, and discuss examples of startup companies building new kinds of businesses on AWS.
6.00 – 7.00 Reception

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