Agenda Quote
2010
 

The following is the 2010 Nantucket Conference agenda. Guest activities are in italics.

Time Title Speakers/Moderators
Thursday, April 29
2:00pm-5:00pm
White Elephant
Ivory Room

Registration

3:00pm-4:00pm
White Elephant
Sun Room

Design as a Strategic Asset: New Approaches to Product, Service, and Process Design

Speakers:
Ed Milano, VP, Program Dev., Design Continuum
Harry West, CEO, Design Continuum

Moderator:
Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy Columnist, Boston Globe

4:30pm-5:30pm
White Elephant
Sun Room

Dispatches from Afar: What's Shaking in Europe, China, and India - and What it Means for You

Speakers:
Simon Clark, Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners London
Luke McKeever, CEO, Portrait Software
Vinit Nijhawan, Executive-in-Resident, Boston University; Chairman, Apperian
Chris Poirier, CEO, CoalTek

Moderator:
Marina Hatsopoulos
, Director at Cynosure, GSI Group and Tea Forte

5:30pm-7:00pm
White Elephant
Deck

Opening Cocktail Reception
Hosted by: Foley & Lardner LLP
7:00pm - Dinner On Your Own in Town
(First-time Nantucket Conference participants can sign up for dinners organized by our conference advisors)

Friday, April 30
7:30am-4:30pm
Jared Coffin House
Registration
7:30am-8:30am
White Elephant
Sun Deck
Breakfast
8:45am-9:00am
Jared Coffin House
Introductions
9:00am-10:00am
Jared Coffin House
How CEOs Grow with their Companies

Speakers:
Bob Brennan
, CEO, Iron Mountain
Diane Hessan, CEO, CommuniSpace
Scott Savitz, CEO, Shoebuy
Rob Seaver, CEO, Vivox

Moderator:
Bouzha Cookman, Partner, The Catlin & Cookman Group

9:45am - 11:00am Children's Activity: Amazing Plants with Cosmic Creations. Use all of your senses while learning about plants and flowers. (Children under 5 must attend with an adult.)

10:00am-10:30am
Networking Break
10:00am-12:00pm
Meet at Jared 
Coffin House
Guest Activity: Farm Talk at Bartlett's Farm. Come and hear about the development of Nantucket's nationally recognized private and public land conservation efforts with Jim Lentowski, Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

10:30am-11:15am
Jared Coffin House
Fireside Chat: Paul English on Managing Engineers, Listening to the Customer, and Building the Next Great Consumer Web Company in New England

Speaker:
Paul English, Co-Founder and CTO, Kayak

Moderator:
Larry Bohn, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

11:15am-12:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Seeing the Future: Wireless Power, 
and New Thinking About Interfaces

Speakers:
Eric Giler, CEO, WiTricity
Kwin Kramer, CEO, Oblong Industries
John Underkoffler, Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries

Moderator:
Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group

12:00pm-2:00pm
White Elephant
Sun Deck
General Lunch
12:00-2:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Eben Allen Room
Box Lunch Discussion
(Limited space: requires RSVP in advance or sign-up on site)

Home Runs & Grand Slams: Let's Talk About Building Big Companies in the New England Ecosystem

Conversation Leaders:
Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot
Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Diane Hessan
, CEO, CommuniSpace
Bill Warner
, President, Warner Research and Founder, Avid Technology

2:00pm-3:00pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
White Elephant
Sun Room
The Evolution of the Cloud: New Approaches & Strategies

Discussion Leaders:
Bob Brennan
, CEO, Iron Mountain
John McEleney, CEO, CloudSwitch

Host:
Simeon Simeonov, Founder & CEO, FastIgnite Inc.

Jared Coffin House
Getting Found: Raising Your Profile in Social Media

Discussion Leader:
Dharmesh Shah
, Co-founder and CTO, HubSpot; Author, "Inbound Marketing"

Host:
Kristen Collins, Managing Partner, KMC Partners Public Relations

White Elephant
Ivory Room
Mastering the VC Game: Getting from Start-Up to IPO on Your Terms

Discussion Leader:
Jeff Bussgang
, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

Host:
Pamela Aldsworth, Managing Director, SVB Capital

3:00pm-3:30pm Networking Break
3:30pm-4:30pm
Jared Coffin House
Venture Capital: What's Working, What's Not, and What Needs Rethinking Speakers:
Jeff Bussgang, Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group
Venetia Kontogouris, Managing Director, Trident Capital
Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective

Moderator:

John Landry, Founder, Lead Dog Ventures

4:30pm-6:45pm
Meet at Jared 
Coffin House

Participant and Guest Activity: Tour of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, Triple Eight Distillery
6:30pm-9:30pm Children's Program - Green Jungle. Includes arts & crafts, hands-on projects, group games and a movie! Dinner will be provided for the children.

7:00pm-10:00pm
White Elephant
Deck

Our 11th Annual Friday Night Lobster Boil (Indoors)
Hosted by J. Robert Scott


Saturday, May 1
7:30am-12:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Registration
7:30am-8:45am
White Elephant
Sun Deck
Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am
Jared Coffin House
From the Research Lab to 2009's Most Successful IPO: The A123 Systems Story Speakers:
Desh Deshpande
, Chairman, A123 Systems
David Vieau, CEO, A123 Systems

Moderator:
Nick D'Arbeloff, President, New England Clean Energy Council
9:45am-10:15am Networking Break
9:45am-11:00am Children's Activity: Growth and Building. Experiments with growing sponges, raisins, crystals and more! (Children under 5 must attend with an adult.)

10:15am-11:15am
Jared Coffin House
Targeting the Wily Consumer: What We've Learned Creating New Products and Services for Actual Human Beings Speakers:
Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot
Leah Busque, CEO, TaskRabbit, Inc.
David Friend, CEO, Carbonite
Stuart Nixdorff, CEO, ID8-Mobile
Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, Daily Grommet


Moderator:
Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy Columnist, Boston Globe

11:00am-1:00pm Guest Activity: Visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum

11:15am-11:45am Networking Break
11:45am-12:30pm
Jared Coffin House
The Search Economy, How Start-Ups Build Momentum, and the State of Angel Investing


Speaker:
Jason Calacanis
, CEO and Founder, Mahalo; founder, Open Angel Forum and Weblogs Inc.; host, "This Week In Startups."

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; founder, 3Com Corp.

12:30pm-1:30pm
Jared Coffin House
Closing Lunch: Participants Will Have An Opportunity to Organize Table Discussions

2:00pm-3:30pm Participant and Guest Activity: Van tour of Nantucket
* Guest Activities are subject to change. Sign up on-site required