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The Twitter hashtag for the 2019 event is #ACK2019. Request an invite if you are interested in joining us for the 2019 conference.

2019 AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Reception – Participants are invited to join our sponsors:
Latham & Watkins, Morgan Lewis, Park Square Executive Search, RSM and Square 1 Bank
Nantucket Yacht Club

THURSDAY, june 6TH

7:30am – 5:00pm
Registration | White Heron Theatre

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Discussion: Kickstart your connections and meet the #ACK2019 Class of Young Entrepreneurs | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom B

9:15am – 9:30am
Welcome & Introductions | White Heron Theatre

9:30am – 10:15am
From Here to There: Innovating Transportation | White Heron Theatre

Speaker: Meghan Verena Joyce, former Regional General Manager of US & Canada Rides, Uber
Speaker: Dan Wolf, CEO and Founder, Cape Air
Moderator: Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective

10:15am – 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am – 11:30am
Designing Compelling Customer Experiences | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
Julia Wetherell LeClair, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Orchard Mile
Speaker: Brynn Putnam, Founder & CEO, Mirror
Speaker: Wombi Rose, CEO, Lovepop
Moderator: Lily Lyman, Principal, Underscore VC

11:30am – 11:45am
Networking Break

11:45am – 12:30pm
Commerce & Communities: Challenges & Opportunities | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
Jessica Beck, COO & Co-Founder, Hello Alfred
Speaker:
Donna Levin, Co-founder of Care.com; Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Senior Lecturer at MIT
Speaker:
Matt Meeker, co-founder and CEO of BARK and co-founder of Meetup
Moderator: Steve Ranere, Partner, Latham & Watkins

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch & Lunch Conversations | White Elephant Hotel: Deck

1:00PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Discussion: The Realities of Follow-On Funding: AMA (Ask Me Anything) | White Elephant Hotel: Sun Room
Speaker:
Michael Skok, Co-Founder & Partner, Underscore VC

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Breakout: Revenue-first Startups | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom A
Speaker:
Andy Cook, CEO and co-founder, Tettra
Speaker: John Landry, Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures
Moderator: Phil Beauregard, Co-Founder, Brothers Artisanal; Former CEO, Objective Logistics

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Breakout: Industry 4.0 — What Is It, and What Happens Next? | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom B
Speaker:
Dave Evans, CEO and Co-founder, Fictiv
Speaker: Dan Shapiro, CEO and cofounder, Glowforge
Speaker:
Sachlene Singh, Business & Industry Strategy, Manufacturing and Production, Autodesk
Moderator: Scott Miller, CEO, Dragon Innovation

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Breakout: Spatial computing (aka AR) in Ecommerce and beyond | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Boardroom
Speaker:
David Rose, VP Vision Technology, Warby Parker
Speaker: Sara Remsen, Vice President of Vuforia Product Experience, PTC

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Breakout: Seed & Superseed Investing | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom A
Speaker:
David Beisel, Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Speaker: Ryan Moore, Co-founder, Accomplice
Speaker: Vivjan Myrto, Founder & Managing Partner, Hyperplane Venture Capital
Moderator: Rebecca Liebman, Co-founder and CEO, LearnLux

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Breakout: AI is a Real Thing | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom B

Speaker: Ansel Halliburton, Co-founder and CEO, Syntexys
Speaker: Jess Stauth, Managing Director, Quantopian
Moderator: Mona Vernon, Head of Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Breakout: The Evolving Role of the CFO | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Boardroom

Speaker: Lucy McQuilken, CFO, Whoop
Speaker: Yvonne Hao, former COO of PillPack / Amazon Pharmacy
Moderator: Rob Biederman, CEO, Catalant

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Rounding the Buoy

New this year, Rounding the Buoy was created to allow for more mingling and connections throughout Thursday evening.  Participants may choose to visit one or all of the different locations throughout the evening (with a sweet prize for anyone who visits all three).      

6:00pm – 7:30pm | White Elephant: Sun Deck
Kick off the evening with our traditional reception on the White Elephant Sun Deck.

7:30pm - 9:30pm | Brotherhood of Thieves, 23 Broad Street
Join friends at the Brotherhood of Thieves for light nibbles and engaging conversations.

9:30pm - 11:00pm | Rose & Crown, 23 Water Street
Cap off the evening with Karaoke at the Rose & Crown.

FRIDAY, june 7TH

7:30am – 5:00pm
Registration | White Heron Theatre

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Workshop: Moving Toward Real Diversity | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom B
Speaker:
Jackie Glenn, Former VP of Global Diversity, Dell EMC
Speaker: Stacey Scott, Vice President of Travel Service and People Operations, Lola
Moderator: Melissa James, CEO, The Tech Connection

9:15am – 10:00am
On Competition | White Heron Theatre

Speaker: Julie Johnson, Co-Founder & President, ARMORED THINGS
Speaker: Isaiah Kacyvenski, Founder and Managing Partner, Will Ventures
Speaker: Michael Sullivan, CEO, Acquia
Moderator: Walter Frick, Deputy Editor, HBR.org, Harvard Business Review

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – 11:15am
Fireside Chat: The Pillpack Story (So Far) | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
TJ Parker, Co-founder & CEO, Pillpack
Moderator: Kevin Colleran, Managing Director, Slow Ventures

11:15am – 11:45am
Networking Break

11:45am – 12:30pm
The New Deal Dynamics | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
David Pakman, Partner, Venrock
Speaker: Carmichael Roberts, PhD, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Material Impact
Speaker: Devon McDonald, Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
Speaker: Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner, The Engine
Moderator: Michael Barron, Partner, Morgan Lewis

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Discussion: Why Culture Matters and How to Scale It | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom B
Speaker:
Dave McLaughlin, General Manager for Northeast, Tri-State and Mid-Atlantic, WeWork
Speaker: Marcus Tgettis, VP of Talent, Sage Therapeutics

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom A

2:00pm – 2:45pm
What’s Next in Robotics | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
Christian Cerda, COO, iRobot
Speaker:
Rylan Hamilton, Co-Founder, 6 River Systems, Inc.
Speaker: Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics Inc.
Moderator: Mikell Taylor, Senior Director, Veo Robotics

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Networking Break

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Immigrants: We Get the Job Done | White Heron Theatre
Speaker:
Louay Eldada, CEO & Co-Founder, Quanergy
Speaker: Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO, Co-Founder, Wanderu
Moderator: Semyon Dukach, Managing Partner, One Way Ventures

3:45pm – 4:00pm
Networking Break

4:00pm – 4:30pm
From Startup to Exit: The Easiest & Hardest Parts of Building a Company | White Heron Theatre

Speaker: Mike Russell, CEO, Paintzen
Moderator: Scott Savitz, Managing Partner, Data Point Capital

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cisco Brewery Tour