I am delighted to be hosting our flagship annual Silicon Valley technology summit, located this year in San Francisco from Saturday 16th to Friday the 22nd of May 2020.
Our programme is for senior professionals, leaders and executives who want to stay abreast of technological change, and who are open to engaging with startups to innovate and solve business problems.
We host a select group of 20-25 IT and Business leaders from diverse institutions principally across the UK, for this fully facilitated week-long technology research and insights event.
Through a series of presentations, roundtable discussion, and expert panels, we showcase startups with the most promising and impactful emerging technology propositions in categories with broad appeal. We learn from founders about their innovation, and about their journey to launch and grow their companies.
We hear from leading venture funds, other ecosystem institutions, and other enterprise leaders to discover and anticipate new macro trends and more specific insights. And of course, delegates obtain great value in building peer relationships with one another, comparing experiences and strategies.
Costs are £8,250 per person again this year, and this ‘all in’ fee includes all hotel, transport and meals, plus the business programme itself. The only additional cost is your travel arrangements (flights and transfers) to and from San Francisco at the start and end of the week.
Our programme development is well underway, and I’m happy to share with you highlights we can expect from this year’s agenda. Please join us for 2020 to witness the worlds best Startup ecosystem first-hand!
Andy Jefferies, Chief Innovation Officer, Ntegra
Mark Hopkins Intercontinential, Nob Hill, San Francisco.
Our base for the week will be in San Francisco for the first time, staying at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, which enjoys views of the city and Bay and is within short walking distance to the famous shopping district of Union Square.
Delegates should check in on Saturday the 16th of May, and join us for informal supper in the hotel restaurant. We will arrange for various social activities on Sunday to allow clients to recover from their travels, prior to commencing the business programme on Monday morning.
We checkout on Friday 22nd, and the business programme finishes after lunch. Delegates should, therefore, organise return flights for Friday evening to ensure full participation in Friday’s activity. Delegates are welcome to make direct arrangements with the hotel should they wish to increase their stay beyond the programme’s conclusion.
Delegates are given the day to recover from their travels and the effects of jetlag. Join us for some optional organised social activites before the programme begins on Monday morning.
Perspectives Day, Silicon Valley Bank
We kick off the business programme with Gerald Brady and the Silicon Valley Bank Next Innovation team to hear about market trends shaping the next generation of startups. A guest CIO (to be announced) will join us for discussion before we then invite a series of startups for an afternoon of stimulating presentations and discussion.
Ventures Day, Menlo Park & Mountainview
We’re pleased to work with our extensive panel of VC’s and institutions as ever, and will enjoy visits and contributions from a16z, Lightspeed Ventures, Greylock and Sequoia. We will see around 30 promising startups through the week – some still in stealth, plus a range of early-stage investment through to later-stage growth.
We are already reviewing a number of startups, including one startup looking to solve the ‘black box’ AI problem; helping enterprises understand the decision making behind their AI models and govern for unwanted bias. We’ll publish the detailed itinerary in the coming weeks.
Cyber Security Day, Napa Valley
A real treat for delegates as we hit the midpoint of our programme. Hosted at Ackerman Family Vineyards. Co-founded by Bob Ackerman (also the founder of Allegis Cyber).
During the day we will be engaging with a group of cybersecurity start-ups out of Cyber Mentor Fund (CMF), lead enterprise security technologists, vArmour representatives, and CMF general partners. We will focus our discussion on the next-generation security tools and the needs they are addressing. We will be provided a networking lunch, wine tasting, and tour of Ackerman’s Vineyard. Our goal for the day is to promote a collaborative outlook on the future of cybersecurity and create a space for some quality networking.
The Data Driven Enterprise, AWS Loft
We’re delighted to announce our visit to AWS this year for a session on all things data. We’ll hear topics such as building next-generation data lakes and analytics platforms, the future of cloud data warehousing, and AI & Machine Learning and data lakes. We’ll also be joined by previous presenter Cazena to consider DIY vs Managed Data-lakes, and then the AWS Braket team to discuss their Quantum computing managed service.
We wrap up Thursday’s session with a debriefing working session, capturing the pertinent points presentations that resonated from the week so far.
Reflection Day, Sequoia Capital
We end our programme on a high at our partners over in Sequoia Capital, discussing our learnings from the week and receiving our final presentations from Sequoias portfolio.
Some of the companies that attend our events:
You can keep abreast of technological developments by engaging with our programme and attending our summits within the worlds-leading Innovation eco-systems.
Not only will you get a much-needed adrenaline shot of tech, but you will also hear insights from thought leaders and from peers to help inform your strategy and on how to use the technological innovation of others to transform your business.
1. Met founders and executives from more than twenty promising technology startups, many of which can help with your current strategic objectives and challenges
2. Heard from several institutions and authorities to learn about technological trends early in the maturity curve and how these will develop and be exploited in business
3. Made meaningful acquaintances with other IT executives and senior professionals, adding to your network of go-to ‘critical friends’
“Thank you to Ntegra for such a well organised, packed Israel itinerary. I found the trip incredibly useful in helping me to understand and immerse myself in the Israeli tech scene and meet such a wide variety and range of start-ups in a very busy four days. The attention to detail across every aspect of the trip allowed me to focus on the content and nothing was too much effort for the Ntegra team in an effort to deliver the best possible experience.”
Célia Pronto, Chief Customer and Digital Officer Casual Dining Group
“Working with Innovation@Ntegra is a window into a world of tech innovation for me. Often I find myself with my head down dealing with all the day to day issues of running a large IT operation, but my trips with Ntegra are a chance to lift my head and see what is happening at the cutting edge of technology. Those trips then spark off a number of PoC’s each year which lead us to try out the technology ourselves with expert assistance from Ntegra. The relationship with Ntegra is very valuable to me.”
Richard McGrail, CIO Baillie Gifford
• You are an executive or senior IT or business professional
• You recognise innovation is not just for long-term development and exploitation of emerging technologies, but also that you can attain competitive advantage by leveraging other peoples innovations for solving business problems today
• You are thinking of, or you’re trying to innovate – whether you want to be disruptive, or you want to defend against disruption
• You have a growth mindset and want an efficient way to invest in discovering unique insights and inspiration
Andy is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ntegra, a leading Digital Consulting and Managed Services organisation located in the UK.
Apart from being an entrepreneur in his own right, Andy has been working extensively with tech startups, Venture Capitalists, and Innovation institutions across the globe.
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