Agenda

Our fourth Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit promises to be the most interesting and engaging summit that we have hosted.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Location: the Portside Pub (7 Alexander St, Vancouver)
5:30 - 9:30pm
Welcome Reception with Start-Up Pitches
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Morning)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West (Rooms 220 & 222)
7:30 - 8:25am
Breakfast
8:25
Welcome Remarks
8:30
JSR’s Big Challenges: Unprecedented Regime of Materials Informatics
Speaker:Nobu Koshiba, President & CEO, JSR Corporation
8:50
Advanced Manufacturing: A Race to the Bottom or Delivering Unique Customer Value
Moderator:Keith Gillard, General Partner, PangaeaVentures
Panelists:Rajesh Swaminathan, Senior Investment Director & General Manager, Applied Materials
Jason Myers, CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Patrick Suel, President, Diamond Edge Ventures
9:50
Accelerating Growth with Value Chain Alignment
Speaker:Rob Niven, CEO & Founder, CarbonCure
10:05 - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35
Is Materials Commercialization Getting easier?
Speakers:Craig Hunter, CEO & Founder, Covalent Metrology
 Vanessa Chan, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania
11:15
Cleaner Stronger Metals or Cheaper Composites - Who Wins the Light-weighting Game?
Speakers:George Gogolov, Manager - Corporate Venturing, Severstal
 Arno Van Mourik, CEO, Airborne
11:45
Regulatory Hacking
Speaker:Evan Burfield, Author and General Partner of 1776 Ventures
12:00 - 1:15pm
Lunch with Unpanel Sessions
Topics:Building Senior Management and Business Unit Consensus
 Structuring a CVC Program and Team
 Building a High Performance Team at Materials Start-ups
 Soft Robotics
 Energy Storage
 Material Informatics
 Positioning for Early Exits
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Afternoon)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West (Rooms 220 & 222)
1:15
Regenerative Medicine - Therapy of the Future
Moderator:Justin Young, Partner, Osler, Hoskiin & Harcourt LLP
Panelists:Tamer Mohamed, CEO, Aspect Biosystems
Peter Zandstra, Director and Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering & Director, Michael Smith Laboratories
Robert Blake, Scientist, Genentech
2:15
Is Silicon Valley Becoming Biology Valley?
Speaker:Josh Silverman, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Calysta
2:30 - 3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00
Should Impact Investors Focus on Science-Based Startups?
Moderator:Justin Bull, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UBC
Panelists:Joel Solomon, Managing Partner, Renewal Funds
Julia Moore, Portfolio Director, Breakout Labs
Matthew Nordan, Co-Founder & Chairman of Investment, PRIME Coalition
4:00
Making CVC Value-Creating
Speaker:Max Hong, Partner & Managing Director, BCG
4:15
17 Years of Overnight Success
Speaker:Jason Hartlove, CEO, Nanosys
4:30
Closing
4:35 - 6:00pm
Networking