10:30 am – 10:40 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker:

Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD
President, Association for Women in Science
Senior Vice President, Genentech

Speaker:

The Honorable Libby Schaaf
Mayor of the City of Oakland


10:40 am – 11:00 am

Dialogue and Discussion: The Ideal Ecosystem – Where Does Innovation Happen and How Does it Spread?

Innovation can happen anywhere, but the locus remains at universities and in industry. We examine how ideas spread across sectors, and how men and women contribute to the innovation agenda in STEM.

Speaker:

Laura Furstenthal, PhD
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Speaker:

Brian Frank, JD
Vice President, Global Sales Operations
LinkedIn


11:00 am – 11:15 am

Remarks: UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

Speaker:

Amanda Kimball
Research Specialist
University of California, Davis


11:15 am – 11:40 am

2:1 Interview: Creating Environments that Foster Innovation: A Roadmap for Inclusion

Inclusion is critical for future innovation. We explore how companies can create STEM environments that allow everyone’s innovative ideas to flourish.

Moderator:

Vasudev Bailey, PhD
Principal
Quid

Speaker:

Christie Smith, PhD
Managing Principal
Deloitte, LLP

Speaker:

Justin Siegel, PhD
Interim Faculty Director
Innovation Institute for Food and Health


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch with Keynote Address

Moderator:
Sara Radcliffe, MA, MPH
President and CEO
California Life Sciences Association

Keynote Speaker:
Janet Napolitano
President, University of California


1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

2:1 Interview: Stimulating Creative Partnerships to Support Entrepreneurial Scientists

Fostering innovation must start early on; university-industrial partnerships are crucial to the process. We will discuss best practices that are in existence to support entrepreneurial scientists.

Moderator:

Mary Croughan, PhD
Executive Director
Research Grants Program Office
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the President, University of California

Speaker:

Regis Kelly, PhD
Director, QB3

Speaker:

Kevin Sin
Vice President, Oncology
Genentech Partnering


1:20 pm – 1:50 pm

Panel: Show Me the Money: Funding Future Innovators

Taking an idea from the bench to the marketplace is a long and expensive process, which often overwhelms early-stage inventors. Finding new ways to finance the entire arc of innovation is important for inclusivity, and we highlight innovative funding models.

Moderator:

Mary Rozenman, PhD
Senior Vice President
Corporate and Commercial Development
Aimmune Therapeutics

Speaker:

Nat Goldhaber, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Claremont Creek Ventures

Speaker:

Christopher Haskell, PhD
Head, US Science Hub
Bayer HealthCare

Speaker:

Pamela Marrone, PhD
CEO and Founder

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

Speaker:

Adriana Tajonar, PhD
Associate
The Column Group


1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Janet Bandows Koster, MBA
Executive Director and CEO
Association for Women in Science


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Informal Networking Reception

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