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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.



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


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

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Discussion: Meet the #ACK2019 Class of Young Entrepreneurs | White Elephant Sun Room

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, General Manager, Uber North America
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
Jennie Baik, Co-Founder & CEO, 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
Donna Levin, Co-founder of; Sr. Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, MIT Sloan School of Management; EIR, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
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 Inn and Residences: Ballroom

1:00PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Discussion: The Realities of Later Funding Rounds | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom
Michael Skok, Co-Founder & Partner, Underscore VC

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

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

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Breakout: Spatial computing (aka AR) in Ecommerce and beyond | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom
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
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

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: Ballroom

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

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Rounding the Buoy

White Elephant: Sun Deck | Brotherhood of Thieves | Rose & Crown

FRIDAY, june 7TH

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

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Worskhop: Moving Toward Real Diversity | White Elephant: Sun Room
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
Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder, Skillz
Speaker: Julie Johnson, Co-Founder & President, ARMORED THINGS
Speaker: Michael Sullivan, CEO, Acquia
Moderator: Walter Frick, Deputy Editor,, Harvard Business Review

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – 11:15am
Fireside Chat: The Pillpack Story (So Far) | White Heron Theatre
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
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 | White Elephant Inn and Residences: Ballroom

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

2:00pm – 2:45pm
What’s Next in Robotics | White Heron Theatre
Christian Cerda, COO, iRobot
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
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
Activity TBA