What new trends will emerge in the next several years? Find out at one of the Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 16th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate. Be sure to get your seat as we welcome some of the techno-industries leading, and most opinionated, luminaries as they evaluate predictions for the years ahead. Our distinguished panel will rate and debate the trends. And our usual live audience of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest, all with opinions of your own will be asked to agree or disagree. Meet the pundits: Ping Li focuses on early stage, growth software and data center investments. Ping is currently a board member of Blue Jeans Network, Cloudera, Code42, Lookout, Nimble Storage, Origami Logic, RelateIQ, Tenable Network Security and Trifacta. Ping has also been responsible for several Accel investments which have had successful exits including Fusion-io, Renren, Mochi Media, Nimble Storage, Reactivity, and Yume. Named a “Midas List Hot Prospect” and “Top Women in VC” by Forbes in 2013 and 2014, Rebecca Lynn focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, financial services, digital health, SaaS, and consumer. She led Canvas’s investments in HealthLoop and FutureAdvisor and currently sits on their boards. Her active investments include Check, Convo, Doximity, FutureAdvisor, HealthLoop, Lending Club, Practice Fusion and Socrata. Recently named one of 8 Rising VC Stars by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies, Mike Maples, Jr. co-founded and played key roles in the growth of Motive, Inc. Motive was one of the only successful technology IPOs in 2004, and the most successful infrastructure software IPO for the prior three years. Maples investments include Digg, Formspring, Modcloth, NewsCred, Pantheon, Twitter and Weebly. Bryan Roberts focuses on a broad range of healthcare investments including Achaogen, Ariosa Diagnostics, Castlight Health, Doctor on Demand, Grand Rounds, Inarcia, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Zeltiq. Past investments include athenahealth, CodeRyte (acquired by 3M), Ikaria, Illumina, Sirna Therapeutics (acquired by Merck) and Xenoport. Roberts is the only healthcare investor to rank on Forbes Midas List six times, 2008- 2014. Focused on helping to build the next generation of leading commerce and marketing companies, James Slavet’s current commerce investments include creative LIVE, High Gear Media, One Kings Lane and Redfin. His marketing investments include Cardspring, Coupons.com and TellApart. Slavet has partnered with several of these companies as they’ve scaled from early stages to well over $100 million in annual revenue.
Reserved Tables: Accenture, Airfoil Group, Australian Consulate, Cloudera, Deloitte, Edelman, First Republic Bank, Forbes, GlobalLogic, SAP
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Sponsored by Luxembourg Trade & Investment
Ping Li, General Partner, Accel Partners
Rebecca Lynn, General Partner, Canvas
Mike Maples, Managing Partner, Floodgate
Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock
James Slavet, Partner, Greylock
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine
Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes