AGENDA

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please take a look at this year’s developing agenda to gain a clear picture of how the conference runs.

 

WEDNESDAY, November 1, 2017
1:00-7:30 PM
Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel

 

1:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

Liberty Foyer Pre-function Space

1:30 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS

Liberty Ballroom A/B

2:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION – LIGHTNING TALKS – DISCUSSION  

Liberty Ballroom A/B/C

What are large enterprises looking for when acquiring customers and companies? How do smaller companies become partners with behemoth enterprises? Hear the frontline stories of success through collaboration.

Success through Collaboration, Inclusion and Access

Lightning Talk Speakers

  • Dan Goldsmith, Senior Executive, Software, Consulting, Life Sciences, Veeva
  • Laura Huang, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Yang, Founder, Venture for America

Moderator

Polina Marinova, Associate Editor at Fortune and Author of Term Sheet

3:00 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

There will be many opportunities to seek out that company or investment opportunity in a casual or structured way during our strategically placed networking sessions.

3:30 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION – LIGHTNING TALKS – DISCUSSION 

Liberty Ballroom A/B/C

4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Anita Elberse, Award Winning Teacher and Scholar, Chair, Executive Educational Program, The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports, Harvard Business School

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5:30 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Liberty Foyer

Mix and mingle with movers and shakers from the PACT community as the opening day of the PACT Capital Conference 2017 concludes.

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THURSDAY – November 2, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel and the Crystal Tea Room

7:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

Liberty Foyer – Prefunction Space

8:00 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS AND BREAKFAST

Liberty Ballroom A/B/C

9:15 a.m.

FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Hear presentations from more than 40 of the region’s most promising investment opportunities in industry-focused tracks.

EARLY STAGE

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HEALTHCARE

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TECHNOLOGY

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10:15 a.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

There will be many opportunities to seek out that company or investment opportunity in a casual or structured way during our strategically placed networking sessions.

10:45 a.m.

Industry Track Panel Sessions

EARLY STAGE

Independence A/B

How to Herd Cats While Running the Dog & Pony Show: Closing and Syndicating Your Early Investments

You’re trying to close a round with multiple investors, while trying to close early clients, and building the relationships that will keep things running and growing. From your vantage point, it might seem impossible to do all at once, yet the best founders find a way do it. Learn from successful leaders from all relevant perspectives on some of the right and wrong ways to get it done

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HEALTHCARE

Independence C/D

Revolution in Reimbursement: Your Customer is Changing and you need a program to keep up.

No health care business model can survive without identifying who is incented to pay for your product. Reimbursement models are evolving faster than ever before. Come hear from experts who will compare and contrast the fee-for-service, facilitated health network, and integrated delivery network payment models. Hear firsthand how these changing payment systems fundamentally determine for your company or those in your portfolio who buys your product and how they pay for it.

Panelists

  • Anita Brazill, Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development, The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Care Centered Collaborative, Previously Senior Director, Integrated Healthcare Systems, Merck Human Health
  • Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President and President, Facilitated Health Networks, Independence Blue Cross

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TECHNOLOGY

Philadelphia Ballroom

Supporting innovation through effective collaboration between corporations and startups

This panel will explore successful relationships between enterprises and startups which increase ROI for both parties. Be prepared to walk through the do’s, don’ts, and biggest learnings from those experienced in these partnerships. There will be ample time for Q&A so please come prepared with your burning questions for our expert panelists.

Panelists

  • Joseph DePaulo, CEO & Co-Founder, College Ave Student Loans
  • Scott A. Snyder, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
  • Shea Wallon, SVP & Managing Director, Financial Venture Fund, Hearst Business Media

Moderator 

Richard L. Cohen, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

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11:45 a.m.

LUNCHEON

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey S. Moorad, Chairman, Morgan Lewis’s Global Sports Industry Initiative, Principal, Morgan Lewis Consulting

Interviewed by: KPMG LLP

 

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1:30 p.m.

Featured Company Presentations

EARLY STAGE

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HEALTHCARE

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TECHNOLOGY

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3:30 p.m.

Industry Track Sessions – Companies and Customers Reverse Pitches

The Enterprise to Startup Exchange

This exchange will explore the needs of the represented enterprises with the opportunity for pre-selected startups to pitch their offerings, receive feedback, and eventually land a contract. A diverse group of enterprises will be participating across the Healthcare, FinTech, Media, and Manufacturing verticals. Don’t miss this highly interactive and experiential learning based session.

HEALTHCARE

Panelists

  • Rajesh Aggarwal MBBS MA PhD FRCS FACS, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Division of Minimally Invasive, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Greg Barnowsky, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architecture, Independence Blue Cross
  • Jon Kipp, Vice President, Benefits Innovation and Product, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Comcast-Spectator
  • Brian P. McVeigh, CPA, CMA, CLP, MBA, Vice President Worldwide Business Development Transactions and Investment Management, GlaxoSmithKline

Moderator

Tom Olenzak, Managing Director, Independence Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director Innovation and Corporate Development, Independence Blue Cross

 

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TECHNOLOGY

The Enterprise to Startup Exchange

This exchange will explore the needs of the represented enterprises with the opportunity for pre-selected startups to pitch their offerings, receive feedback, and eventually land a contract.  A diverse group of enterprises will be participating across the Healthcare, FinTech, Media, and Manufacturing verticals.  Don’t miss this highly interactive and experiential learning based session.

Panelists

  • James G. Graham, Executive Vice President, Head of Domestic and Global Treasury
  • Joe Proto, Chairman and CEO, Transactis

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4:30 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

 

4:45 p.m.

THE LION’S DEN

A panel of highly successful entrepreneurs will be presented with 3 investment opportunities from the best of the conference featured companies. Investment decisions will be made LIVE in front of the audience.

The Lions

  • David Adelman, President and CEO, Campus Apartment
  • Dr. Robert Corrato, Founder and Managing Partner, Devon Hill Capital Partners
  • Michael Wells, Managing Director, Princeton Biopharma Capital Partners, LLC
  • Sashi Reddi, Managing Partner, SRI Capital
  • Rudy Karsan, Managing Director, Karlani Capital

Moderator : Marc R. Lederman, General Partner, NewSpring Capital

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6:00 p.m.

GALA RECEPTION

Crystal Tea Room

Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square, Philadelphia

Join us at the Crystal Tea Room to celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we conclude PACT Capital Conference 2017.

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