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  • DLA Piper Global Technology Summit
  • September 27-28, 2016
  • Rosewood Sand Hill
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About the Summit

Day 1: Garage2Global The opening day of the Summit will be dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, emerging-technology professionals and investors from all stages of the investment community with insights into the legal and business foundations needed to drive sustainable growth and take companies from "garage to global."

Day 2: TechLaw The second day will be dedicated to providing in-house counsel and leaders from well-established technology companies updates on the latest trends impacting legal departments. Speakers will include general counsel and thought leaders from some of the world’s largest and most innovative technology companies.

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell

Chairman

Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.

Day 1: Garage2Global Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 a.m.
Welcome Address - Jeff Lehrer
Jeffrey K. Lehrer
Speakers
Jeffrey K.  Lehrer

Jeffrey K. Lehrer

Co-Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

DLA Piper

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation US State Department and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Alec Ross
Speakers
Alec Ross

Alec Ross

Former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation

US State Department and New York Times Best-Selling Author

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
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10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Track 1
How is Technology Transforming the Way We Deliver Healthcare?
Moderator: Monica Phillips
Lynne Chou O’Keefe, Tom Rodgers and Sanjay Shah

Technology is constantly evolving and changing where, when and how we deliver healthcare. Our panelists will discuss the rapidly changing environment within which new technology solutions are being deployed, as well as some of the factors affecting the adoption and ultimate success of these technologies. 

Moderator
Monica Phillips

Monica Phillips

Client Development Executive

DLA Piper

Speakers
Lynne Chou O’Keefe

Lynne Chou O’Keefe

Partner

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Tom Rodgers

Tom Rodgers

Senior Vice President and Managing Director

McKesson Ventures

Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah

Director of Strategic Innovation

Dignity Health

10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Track 2
Strategies for Successfully Scaling a Startup Internationally
Moderator: Jonathan Axelrad
Jonathan Ebinger and Santi Subotovsky

What do you need to think about when planning to scale your startup internationally? In this session, we’ll feature panelists who have successfully navigated international expansion. Come learn from their experiences as you consider going global.

Moderator
Jonathan  Axelrad

Jonathan Axelrad

Partner

DLA Piper

Speakers
Jonathan Ebinger

Jonathan Ebinger

General Partner

Blue Run Ventures

Santi Subotovsky

Santi Subotovsky

General Partner

Emergence Capital

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
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11:30 - 12:40 p.m.
Keynote - Michelle Zatlyn, CoFounder, CloudFlare, Inc.
Michelle Zatlyn
Speakers
Michelle Zatlyn

Michelle Zatlyn

Co-founder

CloudFlare, Inc.

12:40 - 1:10 p.m.
Dessert and Networking
1:10 - 1:30 p.m.
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1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Track 1
Best Practices in Corporate Venture and Innovation
Moderator: Mark Radcliffe
Dong-Su Kim, Jacqueline LeSage Krause and Heidi Mason

The increasing pace of innovation means that corporations need to engage with the startup ecosystem. Our panelists will discuss using corporate venture capital, incubators and collaborations to meet this need.

Moderator
Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe

Partner and Chair, Corporate Venture Practice Group

DLA Piper

Speakers
Dong-Su Kim

Dong-Su Kim

Vice President

Samsung Ventures America

Jacqueline LeSage Krause

Jacqueline LeSage Krause

Managing Director

Munich Re and HSB Ventures

Heidi Mason

Heidi Mason

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Bell Mason Group

1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Track 2
Early Stage Financing in the New Economy: SOMA to Sand Hill
Moderator: Louis Lehot
Alexei Agratchev and Amit Mukherjee

Among the points examined in this session:

  • The response to consolidation and the impact of angels and seed funds on the rate of conversion
  • The role of incubators and accelerators
  • Will we continue to see micro-VCs seed the early stage?
  • The Series A crunch
Moderator
Louis  Lehot

Louis Lehot

Partner

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Speakers
Alexei Agratchev

Alexei Agratchev

CEO and Co-founder

RetailNext

Amit Mukherjee

Amit Mukherjee

Principal

New Enterprise Associates, Inc.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
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2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Track 1
IoT: Strategies for Success
Moderator: Elliot Katz
John Luo, David McLauchlan, Florian Michahelles and Rolf Rando

The Internet of Things will have a dramatic impact on many industries. This panel will discuss the potential of the IoT across major industries and strategies to succeed in the new world created by the IoT.

Moderator
Elliot Katz

Elliot Katz

Associate and Global Co-Chair, Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice

DLA Piper

Speakers
John Luo

John Luo

IoT Research Supervisor

Ford Research and Innovation Center

David McLauchlan

David McLauchlan

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Buddy Platform

Florian Michahelles

Florian Michahelles

 

Siemens Corporate Research

Rolf Rando

Rolf Rando

Director of Mobile Development

August Home

2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Track 2
M&A Exits – The Buyers Speak
Moderator: Curtis Mo

Corporate development heads of major companies discuss what they look for in emerging growth company targets, how they manage their process, and key tips for a successful exit.

Moderator
Curtis Mo

Curtis Mo

Partner

DLA Piper

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cocktails and Networking

Day 2: TechLaw Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 a.m.
Welcome Address - Sang Kim
Sang Kim
Speakers
Sang Kim

Sang Kim

Co-Chair, US Tax Practice

DLA Piper

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Cisco
Moderator: Stasia Kelly
Mark Chandler
Moderator
Stasia Kelly

Stasia Kelly

Co-Managing Partner (Americas)

DLA Piper

Speakers
Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

SVP of Legal Services, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer

Cisco

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
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10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Track 1
International Employment and Equity Challenges and Opportunities in the Evolving Global Talent Marketplace
Moderator: Kelly Mandish
Lisa Borgeson, Nancy Paik Lowenkron, Lexi Rhorer and Adelmise Rosemé Warner

Companies expanding internationally place top priority on attracting, motivating and retaining talent in the global marketplace. But legal and regulatory pitfalls are rife. The lines between employees, contractors and other workers are increasingly blurry, while today’s workforce is increasingly mobile. Tech companies are seeking practical approaches for growing their international workforce most effectively while minimizing risk and administrative burdens. In this panel, we offer critical considerations that in-house counsel should consider as they expand globally.

Moderator
Kelly  Mandish

Kelly Mandish

Director of Global Employment Law

Netflix

Speakers
Lisa Borgeson

Lisa Borgeson

Senior Director, Legal; Worldwide Employment and Compliance

NetApp, Inc.

Nancy Paik  Lowenkron

Nancy Paik Lowenkron

Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment Law

Cisco Systems

Lexi  Rhorer

Lexi Rhorer

Associate General Counsel

Twilio Inc.

Adelmise Rosemé  Warner

Adelmise Rosemé Warner

Lead Employment Counsel

Pandora

10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Track 2
What Keeps Corporate Counsel Awake at Night When Their Clients Go Global, and How to Plan for Cross-Border Disputes
Moderator: Cedric Chao
John W. Kuo, Carol Lam and Eric Tuchman

With global contracts come global disputes. This session will discuss:

  • Best practices in negotiating dispute resolution provisions in cross-border contracts
  • Risk mitigation when structuring the deal
  • When litigation is better than arbitration, and vice versa
  • Traps for the uninitiated in international arbitration
  • The emerging hybrid civil law/common law system of justice choosing optimal arbitration provider strategies for arbitrator selection.
Moderator
Cedric Chao

Cedric Chao

Co-Head, International Arbitration Practice

DLA Piper

Speakers
John W. Kuo

John W. Kuo

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Varian Medical

Carol  Lam

Carol Lam

Deputy General Counsel

Qualcomm Incorporated

Eric Tuchman

Eric Tuchman

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

American Arbitration Association

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
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11:30 - 12:40 p.m.
Keynote - Mike Callahan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn and Hillary Smith, General Counsel, Zenefits
Moderator: Dan Cooperman
Mike Callahan and Hillary Smith
Moderator
Dan Cooperman

Dan Cooperman

Of Counsel

DLA Piper

Speakers
Mike Callahan

Mike Callahan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary

LinkedIn

Hillary Smith

Hillary Smith

General Counsel

Zenefits

12:40 - 1:10 p.m.
Dessert and Networking
1:10 - 1:30 p.m.
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1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Track 1
Best Practices in Defending Patent Litigation
Moderator: Mark Fowler
Brian Fogarty, Kenneth S. Korea and Peter O’Rourke

This panel will focus on strategies to address the many complicated issues that arise in patent litigation. In-house counsel from top companies will provide insight on the ways they balance business needs with the desire to protect the company against unwarranted litigation that sets its sights on tech companies’ most valuable possession – intellectual property.

Moderator
Mark Fowler

Mark Fowler

Partner and Co-Chair, Patent Litigation Practice

DLA Piper

Speakers
Brian Fogarty

Brian Fogarty

Senior Director, Global Intellectual Property Litigation

Nike, Inc.

Kenneth S. Korea

Kenneth S. Korea

Senior Vice President and Head of US IP Center, Silicon Valley

Samsung Electronics

Peter O’Rourke

Peter O’Rourke

Managing Counsel

Oracle

1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Track 2
Current Trends in M&A: Consolidation or Divestiture? Strategic Buyer or Go-Private? From Public Company Tie-Ups and PE Firm Buy-Outs to Strategic Acqui-Hires and Tech Tuck-Ins
Moderator: Louis Lehot
Ben Adams, Nathaniel McKitterick and Andrew Powell

Some M&A sectors, such as stand-alone fabless chip companies, are seeing rapid consolidation. Meanwhile, reverse M&As through spinoffs and divestitures are increasingly common, thanks to unprecedented levels of shareholder activism. Meanwhile, the Fed is pondering whether to tighten monetary policy, while Europe tries negative interest. In this session, we focus on key aspects of M&A deals in this shifting climate, including:

  • Public company developments in Delaware law
  • Regulatory developments, especially in domestic and international antitrust enforcement
  • the role of due diligence (whether performed externally or using outside advisors) and the growing use of representations and warranty insurance in private deals
Moderator
Louis  Lehot

Louis Lehot

Partner

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Speakers
Ben Adams

Ben Adams

Vice President, Legal

PayPal

Nathaniel McKitterick

Nathaniel McKitterick

Partner

DLA Piper

Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell

Lead Counsel, M&A and Investments

Lenovo Group Limited

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
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2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Track 1
Fork in the Road: Future of International Taxation and Structuring
Moderator: Sibel Owji
Jason Choi, Yaron Katz and Adelmise Rosemé Warner

Recent months have seen frequent media coverage of multinationals’ international tax structures. Meanwhile, the OECD is seeking to modify the framework of international taxation – activity that could have a dramatic impact on corporate structures, and investment decisions, worldwide. Our panelists, who represent some of the most forward-thinking companies in the Bay Area, will examine the current climate of reform and its impact on their companies. Find out what these and other leading companies are doing to ensure that their international structures continue to be tax optimal.

Moderator
Sibel Owji

Sibel Owji

Partner and Co-Chair, International Tax Practice

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Speakers
Jason Choi

Jason Choi

Director of International Tax

Netflix

Yaron Katz

Yaron Katz

Senior Director, Global Tax Planning and M&A

Intel

Adelmise Rosemé  Warner

Adelmise Rosemé Warner

Lead Employment Counsel

Pandora

2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Track 2
The Anatomy of an Internal Investigation
Moderator: Pamela Naughton
Elizabeth O’Callahan

Imagine you’ve received a credible allegation of potential criminal conduct regarding one of your overseas subsidiaries. What do you do? What do you need to know? Where do you start? Our panel of distinguished in-house counsel will discuss their own experiences in conducting global internal investigations and how they are grappling with new issues such as cybersecurity, data privacy, and more. Join us as we discuss the anatomy of internal investigations with a focus on the hottest legal and compliance topics. 

Moderator
Pamela  Naughton

Pamela Naughton

Partner

DLA Piper

Speakers
Elizabeth O’Callahan

Elizabeth O’Callahan

Vice President, Legal

NetApp, Inc.

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cocktails and Networking

Hotel accommodations

For our invited guests, we have reserved a limited number of deluxe king guest rooms at the Rosewood Sand Hill at the discounted rate of $545 per night and a number of premier guest rooms at the discounted rate of $595 per night. This rate will be honored as long as the room block is available. To book a room, please call the Rosewood Sand Hill reservations office directly at + 1 650 561 1515 and reference the DLA Piper Global Technology Summit to receive the special rate.

Rosewood Sand Hill 
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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