Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos
What do the Atlanta Braves, Microsoft, 3M, Nike, and Intel all have in common? According to Shona Brown and Kathleen Eisenhardt, each of these organizations are predictably unpredictable.
Moderator: Kara Swisher, Co-Producer, D: All Things Digital
Kathy Eisenhardt, Professor, Mngmt, Science & Engineering, Stanford
Shona Brown, SVP Business Operations, Google


CEO Presentations -- Main Stage
Presentations by CEOs of the hottest companies.
Emceed by Emceed by Noah Gellman, Director & Columnist, AlwaysOn.

and by Awais Khan, Director, VC Practice, KPMG.
Peter Hoskins, CEO, ManiaTV
John Kembel, CEO, HiveLive
Gordon R. Knight, Ph.D., CEO, NanoChip
Doug Antone, CEO, Networks in Motion
Lorenzo Carver, CEO, Liquid Scenarios
Mark Dzwonczyk, CEO, Vello
Dan Miller, EVP, Neighborhood America


The Role of Foundations in Setting the Agenda
Fabulously endowed, prestigious, and rarely heard from. This panel of top foundation execs will examine how they play a crucial role in setting the investment agenda.
Moderator: Tina Seelig, Executive Director STVP, Stanford University
Debra Dunn, Adviser to Social Ventures, Skoll Foundation
Lesa Mitchell, VP, Kauffman Foundation
Linda Segre, Managing Director of Operations and Initiatives, Google.org


Are Angels and Early-Stage Investors the New VCs?
This group of investors has seen their collective star raise in the web 2.0 new media investing environment. What are they up to now?
Moderator: Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angels
Mike Maples Jr., Managing Partner, Maples Investments
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Co-Founder, Garage Technology Ventures


Where are the Blue-Chip VCs Placing Their Bets?
Wouldn't you like to know?
Moderator: Tom Byers, Professor, Stanford University
Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Robert Kibble, Managing Partner, Mission Ventures
William Quigley, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners
Geoff Yang, Foundin