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AI Unleashed: Unicorn or Trojan Horse?-20th Annual Silicon Valley Chapter Conference -5-20-24

  • 20 May 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Oracle Redwood Shores

AI Unleashed: Unicorn or Trojan Horse?

Monday, May 20, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Oracle Redwood Shores
350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA



PROGRAM: As AI continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, its impact on businesses, research, and on IP creation, protection, and commercialization is profound and far-reaching. This conference is designed to explore the depths of this dynamic relationship, offering insights, strategies, and discussions on the uses of AI, and how AI is not just influencing but actively reshaping businesses and the landscape of IP and licensing.

Key Themes:

  • AI and Business: How AI is disrupting traditional modes of conducting business, and attracting capital in the process.
  • Licensing in the AI Era: The evolving dynamics of licensing agreements in the age of AI, including the negotiation of AI-generated content and software
  • Future Frontiers: Look ahead to the future of AI, including emerging technologies, potential uses of AI, and the global landscape of IP rights in the digital age.
  • AI: Revenge of the Hardware: learn where the limits are constantly being redefined by the synergy of AI and hardware.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Registration, Buffet Breakfast, Networking

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Keynotes, Panels, Buffet Lunch, Networking Breaks:
Welcome: Efrat Kasznik, LES-SVC Chair, LES Board Member, President, Foresight Evaluation Group

Morning Keynote Address: “SCALING MAGIC: Transforming Business with Generative AI” -  Matthew Kropp,CTO, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)     LinkedIn  
Generative AI has emerged as many executives top priority from nowhere just a year ago.  And for good reason - the technology can do things software has never been able to do before.  Matt Kropp, CTO for BCG X (BCG's AI software development group) will talk about what Generative AI can do for organizations, but more importantly how to get actual impact from deploying it.  He will share BCG research on the potential but also the pitfalls, and the secret of how to get employees to joyfully embrace this powerful tool.

Afternoon Keynote Address: "The Future of Generative AI: What Organizations Need to Know" - Greg Pavlik, Senior Vice President, AI and Data Management Service, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle   LinkedIn 
With its seemingly limitless potential to evolve industries, AI is revolutionizing the way businesses operate. As AI technology continues to evolve, it becomes easier to automate tasks, improve decision-making, and personalize customer experiences so businesses can achieve their goals more effectively. But what’s truly exciting about AI is the transformational change that’s starting to happen in the AI world with generative AI technologies. Learn about the latest advances in AI, how Oracle is addressing them, and how you can take this information back to your businesses to overcome challenges and successfully implement AI.

Panel #1: Deus ex Machina: AI – Catalyst of Change or Chaos?
This panel will discuss AI's impact on business applications across the high-tech and life sciences industries and the impact of AI transformation on IP strategy.  The panel includes industry executives leading corporate commercialization and investment related to AI innovation, and a legal expert experienced in IP strategy in the AI ecosystem.

Jordan Becker, Partner, Perkins Coie   LinkedIn 
Shaloo Garg, Managing Director, Late-Stage Startups & Unicorns, Microsoft   LinkedIn
Maital Rasmussen, Former Chief Commercial Officer, Octave; Board Member, Pluri  LinkedIn
Moderator: Efrat Kasznik, LES-SVC Chair, LES Board Member, President, Foresight Evaluation Group     LinkedIn 

Panel #2: AI: Revenge of the Hardware
The panel delves into the thrilling cycle of innovation where AI's growing demands (e.g., energy) fuel hardware breakthroughs, which in turn, unlock new AI potentials. Join us for a glimpse into the future of technology, where the limits are constantly being redefined by the synergy of AI and hardware.

David George, COO, TetraMEM  (fmr HR Labs)   LinkedIn
Abul Nuruzzaman, VP of Semiconductor Technology and IP Licensing, Adeia   LinkedIn
Louis Ross, CEO, MEI Micro   LinkedIn
Moderator: Michael Pierantozzi, Board Member, LES-SVC (IAM Strategy 300)   LinkedIn

Panel #3: AI in Action: Real Paths to Commercial Success
The panel will explore how service/solution providers are rising to the challenge of developing AI-enabled business tools that can improve productivity across various industries.

Zack Cable, Chief Revenue Officer,   LinkedIn
Jiyoung Choi, COO, ValueNex    LinkedIn
Tom Mavrakakis, Director, Patents, IBM  LinkedIn
Arvin Patel, Chief Licensing Officer, New Segments, Nokia  LinkedIn
Moderator: Pallavi Shah, Managing Director, Mobity LLC  LinkedIn

Panel #4: VC Perspectives on the Evolution of AI and Systems Applications
The panel will explore R&D efforts and venture capital investing in AI applications, focusing on the evolution of the smart factory and autonomous networks.

Reza Khaj, PhD, Early Stage Investor at Plug and Play Ventures  LinkedIn
Hermann Schindler, Scalator X Ventures Inc.  LinkedIn 
Tatiana Zander MSc, MBA, Director Disruptive Technologies, Ericsson  LinkedIn
Moderator: DarIus Sankey, PhD, General Partner, IAC  LinkedIn 

Panel #5: Navigating the AI Revolution: A New Blueprint for Innovation and Collaboration
We will uncover how ScaleIP leverages AI to transform IP monetization. Hear from ScaleIP's Founder/CEO, an early investor, Kent Richardson, and a mystery guest, as they explore new strategies for connecting patent holders with potential licensees.

A Fireside Chat:
Mark Leonard, Founder/CEO, ScaleIP, Co-Chair LES-Colorado  LinkedIn
Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group  LinkedIn
Eric Ver Ploeg, Founding Partner, Tunitas Ventures (investor, ScaleIP)  LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

Who should attend?
This conference is a must-attend event for IP professionals, licensing executives, innovators, policymakers, investors, legal experts, and technologists who are looking to navigate the complexities of AI in the IP realm. Whether you're seeking to understand the latest AI-driven IP strategies, explore new opportunities for investment or licensing, or anticipate the future challenges of IP law and policy, this conference will provide valuable insights and networking opportunities.

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