SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 3-5, 2019

Viking Pavilion, Portland State University

Wednesday, April 3rd

5:00 - 7:00 PM

PitchfestNW Badge Pick Up Party

Brought to you by Elevate Capital and TiE Oregon 

Location: Industrious Portland: 811 SW 6th Ave #1000; Portland, OR 97204

5:30 - 8:00 PM

TechfestNW Kick Off Party

Brought you by Portland State’s School of Business and Jama Software

Join us for drinks, snacks, and networking while you pick up your TechfestNW badge and avoid the next morning rush.

Location: Karl Miller Center; 615 SW Harrison St.; Portland, OR 97201

Thursday, April 4th

main stage (Pavilion Floor)

8:30AM

Registration/Doors Open

Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

9:15AM

Welcome from host  AJAY MALHOTRA

9:30AM

NAT PARKER: “Toppling Giants: Like Healthcare and Banking, Transportation is in need of Radical Reform”

10:00AM

RALPH GREENE: “How Tech Makes Us All Better Athletes….and Everyone is an Athlete!”

10:30AM

ALLISON CLIFT-JENNINGS: “How Blockchain Will Change the Future– and How It Won’t”

11:00AM

Break

Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

11:30AM

SCOTT ROTH: “5 Things I’ve Learned About Work”

12:00PM

AMY NELSON, ANGELA JACKSON, JESSI DULEY, & AILEEN LEE: “The Future is Female”

12:30PM

Lunch available for purchase in the pavilion

Themed Networking/Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

1:30PM

G. PASCAL ZACHARY: “The End of Work? Or Endless Work? Which is Our Future?”

2:00PM

ADAM CLAYTON POWELL III: “Tech for Social Good, Just Not in the US- How Africa and SE Asia are Leading the Way.”

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2:30PM

ARATHI MEHROTRA: “A Shared Future of Urban Mobility”

3:00PM

PETER LUND AND DR. ALBERT CHI: “AI in Health – The Intersection of Man and Machine”

3:30PM

SUZY RYOO AND JACOB HSU: “Entrepreneurship, AI and the Future of Work”

4:00PM

ANGELA RUGGIERO: “The Fluid Fan: Why the Business of Sport is Changing Overnight”

4:30PM

Closing statements

Workshops (Practice Gym)

10:15AM

Enterprise Blockchain: Distilling Hype from Reality 

Presented by moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW)

Blockchain is all the buzz right now, and while some industries are reaping in the benefits, it’s still a huge mystery to most. Join Jeff Mazer, CFO of moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW) and experts in the transportation, energy, and food and supply chain management industries for a lively debate, where they’ll shed light on real-life blockchain use cases; what’s working (and what’s not), and the industries that are ready (or not ready) for its full potential.

Panelists:
  • Amanda Oborne, VP of Food & Farms at Ecotrust
  • Rob LaForte, Owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services
  • Cian Montgomery, Director Of Technology, Chief Blockchain Architect at LO3 Energy

11:00AM

Maximizing Value with Opportunity Zone Investments for Startups and Investors

Presented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and KPMG

Interested in investing in opportunity zones? Join Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Shareholders Arnold Brown and Dan Eller, and KPMG’s Managing Director, Taylor Mallard, to learn about how qualified opportunity zone fund investments can be made in startup companies, market trends, and new regulations that impact business operations and investors.

11:40AM

The Future of Privacy Regulation: Implications for the Tech Industry & Finding Opportunities to Innovate

Presented by Lane Powell

The landscape of U.S. Privacy laws has developed rapidly since the GDPR took effect in May of 2018. During this session, Emily Maass, Attorney at Lane Powell, will look at the implications of these new state and federal policies for tech, blockchain and emerging technology, and how to prepare for the future of privacy regulation.

12:30PM

The Next Decade in Quantum Computing— How to Engage

Presented by University of Victoria, Canada

With the event of quantum as a service (QaaS), quantum computing is rapidly becoming a reality. It is time to focus our attention on engineering quantum software systems to harvest the potential benefits. Dr. Müller, Co-Chair IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative, will discuss how companies and developers can engage in this brave new quantum world.

1:10PM

Innovate with Canada

Presented by the Consulate General of Canada

With our aggressive R&D tax credits, superb quality of life, streamlined immigration, and robust public innovation funds, Canada is empowering companies to compete on the global stage and attracting international talent to work on world-changing innovations. Join Robert Fiddick, Trade Commissioner, ICT, Global Affairs and Troy DeFrank, PNW Director, British Columbia Trade and Investment to discuss why businesses are choosing Canada!

2:00PM

Break

Startup Showcase open

2:40PM

Data as an Innovation Asset: Cambia Grove Interoperability Panel

Cambia Grove’s Solution Series found that data silos present a barrier to innovation in health care. This expert panel can answer all of your questions surrounding current and future data use cases and initiatives driving interoperability that will allow health care innovation to thrive.

Moderator: Maura Little, Executive Director

Panelists:

• Ahmer Inam, VP of Data and Advanced Analytics, Cambia Health Solutions

• Brian Martin, MD, Founder & CEO, Recentia Health

• Steven Z. Kassakian, MD, MS, Associate Chief Health Information Officer, OHSU

3:30PM

The Twain Shall Meet

Presented by Supply

An interactive master class in building successful agency-client partnerships. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a captain of industry, a design firm or dev shop. Come for the obscure reference to Apollo 13. Stay for the crappy risotto recipe. And please, bring your bright ideas people; we’re all in this together.Presenter: Ted Helprin, Managing Partner at Supply, a digital product agency that’s kicking ass and respectfully requesting your contact information.

PitchfestNW (Rooms 126, 128, & 132)
Presented by Oregon Venture Fund

9:00AM

PitchfestNW

10:30AM

Break

10:45AM

PitchfestNW

12:30PM

Lunch break

1:15PM

PitchfestNW

2:45PM

Break

3:00PM

PitchfestNW

4:30PM

Pitching complete

Friday, April 5th

main stage (Pavilion Floor)

9:00AM

Registration/Doors Open

Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

9:30AM

Welcome from host AJAY MALHOTRA 

9:40AM

INNOVATION QUADRANT 

10:00AM

SARAH JEONG: “The Double-Edged Sword of Blockchain. How Bitcoin Created Silk Road—and Led to its Demise”

10:30AM

OREGON VENTURE FUNDS: Panel conversation

Panelists:

  • Allie Magyar, Hubb
  • David Nelsen, Bumped
  • Joe Onofino, Five Elms Capital
  • Maria Karaivanova, Madrona Venture Group
  • Matt Compton, Oregon Venture Fund
  • Yuriy Bulygin, Eclypsium

11:00AM

Break

Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

11:30AM

TIFFANY SHACKELFORD AND TIM BLUTE: “Digital States: How Tech is Transforming Local Governments”

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12:00PM

SKIP NEWBERRY, ZOHAR SHARON, ELISABETH PEREZ, JENNIFER DILL: “Lessons learned in Tel Aviv: How Tech Can Increase Trust in Government”

Powered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

12:30PM

Lunch available for purchase in the pavilion

Exhibit floor open/Startup Showcase open

1:30PM

RIC SHREVES: “Bitcoin: It’s Not Just For Drug Deals. How Blockchain is Providing Virtual Solutions to Real Problems”

Moderated by ALPEN SHETH

2:00PM

Presentation of winners of HealthSparq #WTFIX-A-THON, Cleantech Challenge, and Pitch Latino

2:30PM

PitchfestNW Top 10 Finalists

Presented by Oregon Venture Fund

4:00PM

DR. JEN GUNTER: “Pseudoscience and the Pussy: Profit, Politics, and Patriarchy”

Moderated by JULIA GOLDBERG

4:30PM

DAN NAINAN: Comedian

4:45PM

PitchfestNW Winner Announcement

Workshops (Practice Gym)

9:00AM

Portland State University Cleantech Challenge

11:30AM

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency

Presented by Portland State’s School of Business

A panel of local experts will take you beyond cryptocurrency to explore blockchain’s impact on a wide range of industries and business functions, including real estate, healthcare, supply chain management and finance. You’ll also learn about initiatives that are positioning Portland and Oregon as leaders in this space.

12:40PM

Should Startups Consider ICOs as Funding Tools?

Presented by Tonkon Torp

With the introduction of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to the marketplace, ICOs (Initial Currency Offering) have emerged as a new and powerful way for startups to raise capital.

1:20PM

How Your Health Care Experience Can Change with Blockchain Technology

Presented by Cambia’s Innovation Force

Blockchain technology has the potential to change health care efficiency, business models and consumer experiences. This workshop presents a methodology for prioritization of blockchain-based use cases for the most consumer impact, while re-imagining core pieces of the health care experience.

Cambia Health Solutions’ Innovation Force: Max Janasik, VP of Innovation and Nicole Cathcart, Director of Innovation

2:00PM

Coming out of the Shark Tank Alive: Negotiating your first VC Term Sheet

Presented by K&L Gates

Your company is generating buzz and attracting investor attention. Now what? Our panel will share the top five rules you need to know to separate the deals from the duds. Come learn about structuring favorable terms, so you can take the money but remain in control — reducing your investor’s blocking powers and keeping you in the leadership role.

3:00PM

HANDS ON, Rapid Prototyping & Innovation Workshop

Presented by Tektronix

Interactive session that teaches how the use of customer centered low fidelity prototyping cycles can increase adoption and decrease time to market.

Led by: Sam Strickling, Innovation Manager & Vera Sell, Program Manager

PitchfestNW (Room TBA)
Presented by Oregon Venture Fund

9:30AM

PitchfestNW

11:00AM

Top 5 PitchfestNW companies announced on the Main Stage

2:30PM

PitchfestNW finals on the main stage

4:15PM

PitchfestNW winner announced on main stage

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