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2014 AGENDA

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
1:00 – 7:30 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia


REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-function Space


OPENING REMARKS
1:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


GENERAL SESSION — VC PANEL
2 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Investment Insights from the Top VC Hotbeds — 

Hear what’s trending in venture investing from this esteemed panel of venture capitalists representing hotbeds of venture investment.   The Silicon Valley and Boston annually lead venture capital statistics in terms of both dollars invested and companies funded.  Together with the Metro NYC and DC regions, they account for over 70% of venture capital invested in the US.   Panelists will share insights on the current state of their region and why Philadelphia is an interesting place to look for deals.

Panelists:

  • Philip Eliot, Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group – Washington D. C.
  • Shamez Kanji, General Partner, North Hill Ventures – Boston
  • John Simon, Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures – Boston
  • Louis Toth, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures – Silicon Valley
  • Jeff Williams, Partner, Spring Lake Equity – Boston
  • Matthew Witheiler, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners – New York

Moderator: 

  • Zack Seward, Editor-in-Chief, Technical.ly

 

Sponsored by:

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NETWORKING
3.00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

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.

Sponsored by:

Blank Rome LLP


GENERAL SESSION
3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Greater Philadelphia Digital Health – A Magnet of Opportunity

PACT, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SEPA, EY, Fairmount Partners and The CEO Council for Growth have joined to produce a comprehensive analysis of the digital health opportunity in the region, including investment and exit activity over the past several years and a look at the healthcare and IT assets that make Philadelphia a magnet for healthcare innovation.

Produced by:

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ernst & Young LLP

Fairmount

PACT


GENERAL SESSION — Top IT Buyers Panel
3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

The Buyers of Innovation – The CIO

Top regional and national CIOs share their biggest issues, what are they buying and what would they pay a lot for if it existed?  These visionary CIOs represent multiple industry sectors and are leading the digital transformation of their businesses with the application of new, cutting edge technologies.

Panelists:

  • Lisa McCann, Principal – IT Vision/ Enterprise Shared Services, Vanguard
  • Beverly Prohaska, Vice President, Technology, GS1 – US
  • Michael Restuccia, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Corporate Information Services, Penn Medice
  • Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO, Campbells

Moderator: 

  • Zack SewardEditor-in-Chief, Technical.ly

Sponsored by:

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Keynote Speaker 
4:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

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Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer, SAP

Co-Sponsored by:

Blank Rome LLP      SAP - logo

 


COCKTAIL RECEPTION
5:30 p.m.
10 Arts Lobby Lounge

Mix and mingle with the movers and shakers from the PACT community as we conclude the opening day of IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit.

Sponsored by:

EisnerAmper LLP


INVESTOR DINNER (By Invitation Only)
7:30 p.m.
Petite Ballroom and The Exchange

Investors, senior business development professionals and a select group of key players in the region will get together for a separate technology and healthcare industry-focused dinner.

Technology Dinner Sponsored by:              

CBIZ MHM, LLC

 

Healthcare Dinner Sponsored by: 

Penn Center for Innovation


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and the Crystal Tea Room


REGISTRATION OPENS
7:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom – Pre-function Space


BREAKFAST KEYNOTE SPEAKER
8:30 a.m.

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Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico

Bill Richardson proudly served as Governor of New Mexico for eight years. He was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 with the support of 69% of voters, representing the largest margin of victory for any Governor in state history. Richardson served in 1997 as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and in 1998, he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

While a congressman, Richardson served as a special envoy on many sensitive international missions. He successfully won the release of hostages, American servicemen and prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, Cuba and Sudan. Richardson has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.Bill Richardson sought the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2008.

 

Sponsored by:    

 

 

 

 

cozen


FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
9:45 a.m.

Hear presentations from 50 of the region’s most promising investment opportunities in three industry-focused tracks

EARLY STAGE
The Exchange

Sponsored by:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

HEALTHCARE
Plaza Ballroom

Sponsored by:

Ernst & Young LLP

TECHNOLOGY
Petite Ballroom

Sponsored by:

Cozen O'Connor


NETWORKING
10:45 a.m.

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.


Industry Track Panel Sessions 1
11:15 a.m.

Early Stage
The Exchange

The Process of Early Stage Fundraising:

A panel of investors and entrepreneurs will discuss key aspects of the process of early stage fundraising, from preparation for an initial meeting with investors to closing a financing round.  The panel will also discuss ways to demonstrate traction to investors and will share lessons learned and stories from the trenches!  Finally, the panel will discuss resources available to assist early stage companies with the fundraising process, including professional advisors, incubators and accelerators.

Panelists:

  • Kevin Kleinschmidt, Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments
  • Bruce Luehrs, Managing Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures
  • Ned Moore, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Clutch
  • Rick Nucci, Co-founder, Guru; President, Philly StartUp Leaders (PSL)
  • Mindy Posoff, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures

Moderator:

  • David Bookspan, Founding Partner, DreamIT Ventures

Sponsored by:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

HEALTHCARE
Plaza Ballroom

Achieving Excellence in Clinical Trials – The Lifeblood of Drug, Device and Diagnostic Companies

Emerging drug, device, and diagnostic companies must succeed in clinical trials to survive.  But what defines success when the constituents of these clinical trials are so varied (e.g., regulators, investors, payers, etc.)?  In this panel representatives from several of these constituents will discuss how they define excellence in clinical development.

Panelists:

  • Barbara S. Lindsay, Vice President, Clincal, Regulatory, and Quality Affairs, Benvenue Medical
  • Donald Liss, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Programs & Policy, Independence Blue Cross
  • Andy Pyfer, Partner, FingerPaint Marketing
  • Bruce C. Robertson, PhD, Managing Director, H.I.G. Ventures

Moderator:

  • Brian K. Halak, Ph.D., Partner, Domain Associates, L.L.C.

TECHNOLOGY
Petite Ballroom

Mid-Atlantic Success Stories – Lessons Learned from Five of our Region’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the past few years, some of the nation’s largest and most successful technology company exits have occurred right here in the Mid-Atlantic region. These CEO’s have leveraged the abundant resources our region has to offer in the process of building and growing their companies to successful exits. Panelists will discuss how they built their technology companies into market leaders, achieved successful exits, and why they did it in the Mid-Atlantic region. Whether you are an aspiring technology company leader, investor, or advisor, you want to learn from these marvels of modern entrepreneurship.

Panelists:

  • Rick Bullotta, CTO, ThingsWorx (acquired by PTC)
  • Carl Guarino, CEO, Procurian (acquired by Accenture)
  • Mike Phelan, CEO, SevOne (recapped by Bain)
  • Sashi Reddi, Managing Partner, SRI Capital (AppLabs acquired by CSC)

Moderator:

  • Michael S. Harrington, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Sponsored by:       

 

    Fox Rothschild LLP


LUNCHEON
12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

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Dara Torres, 5-time Olympic Swimmer

Dara has competed in five Olympic Games and has won 12 medals in her entire Olympic career.  Her impressive performance in Beijing and her attempt at the 2012 London Olympic Games has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition. She was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and in 2009, won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback.” She was also named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Sponsored by:

KPMG LLP


Featured Company Presentations
2:15 p.m.

EARLY STAGE
The Exchange

Sponsored by:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

HEALTHCARE
Plaza Ballroom

Sponsored by:

Ernst & Young LLP

TECHNOLOGY
Petite Ballroom

Sponsored by:

Cozen O'Connor


Networking/Breaks
3:15 p.m.


Industry Track Panel Sessions 2
3:45 p.m.

The Exchange

 

HEALTHCARE IT

Plaza Ballroom

Mobile Medical – Looking for Gold Standards

Mobile technology has not only changed the way we communicate, but has the potential to transform entire industries.  The healthcare industry is no exception.  This panel will discuss how mobile technology is impacting the healthcare industry and search for best practices in this nascent sector.

Panelists:

  • David T. Gulian, CEO, Futura Mobility
  • Todd R. Johnson, MD, NobleMD
  • Thomas Rodgers, Director, Strategic Investments, Cambia Health
  • Michael Vennera, SVP and CIO, Independence Blue Cross

Moderator:

  • Tom Olenzak, Director Corporate Development and Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

Sponsored by:

Independence Blue Cross

TECHNOLOGY
Petite Ballroom

How to Achieve A Successful Technology M&A Exit

Hear what types of companies technology buyers are looking to acquire and how their M&A process works.  Learn what startup companies can do to prepare for an M&A event, pitfalls to avoid, and how to achieve a successful outcome.

Panelists:

  • Justin Markle, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Comcast Corporation
  • David Reuter, Partner,  LLR Partners Inc.
  • Jeremy Segal, Vice President, Corporate Development, Akamai Technologies
  • Kevin Taylor, Associate General Counsel, Infor
  • Martin Wentzel, Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Siemens Corporation

Check back for additional panelists

Moderator:

  • Timothy J. Levy, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Sponsored by:

Duane Morris LLP


FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
4:45 p.m.
Petite Ballroom

EARLY STAGE

Sponsored by:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

HEALTHCARE

Sponsored by:

Ernst & Young LLP

TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by:

Cozen O'Connor


GALA RECEPTION
6 p.m.
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 IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference.

Co-Sponsored by:

Grant Thornton

Pepper Hamilton