Golden 1 Center, Sacramento | May 8, 2018 | Doors Open at 12:00

 Impact Global Venture Summit '18 Tech + Policy Colliding

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The Impact Global Venture Summit is a day of exhibition focused on the innovation and regulation of emerging tech. Attendees will gain insights on the potential impact of foundation technologies, hands-on demonstrations of early applications, and access to the real innovators and policymakers shaping their adoption in our markets and communities.  

Technology and policy are colliding everywhere you look; those who understand these collisions will create the greatest opportunities.  

Technology and institutions are colliding everywhere you look; as tech scales and policy rushes to keep up, can you afford to be left behind?  


A Tale of Two Platforms - Internet Platforms & Markets

Whether the market of ideas and media, or the market of goods and services, internet platforms create incredible market innovation and efficiency. Yet critics argue its achieved by co-opting open markets and regulating institutions. In digital media, two competitors comprise 80% market share. Opponents claim proprietary algorithms amount to market coordination, promoting content engagement over legitimacy for self gain, while aggregated personal data enable vector targeting for its repetition. While the debate is ongoing, industry-led and regulatory intervention is underway. This track explores solutions and risks for media and all internet platform businesses.

Industry Led Solutions: Media supply and demand solutions Media platform solutions Building trust in journalism 


Data Wants to be Free" - Blockchain & Data Economy

The Digerati were right - thanks to zero marginal costs, data and digital goods are nearly free. Blockchain, however, may hold the key to digital scarcity and ownership for the emerging data asset class. Its adoption depends heavily on modernization of key legal and regulatory institutions. This track explores key issues and the progress of the change required and showcases the innovative applications flourishing in its wake.  

Data Rights & Property Law: GDPR: Portability & Erasure Self Sovereign Identities Data assets as property Use Cases Smart Contracts Validity & Enforceability: Recognition of parties and liability Self executing contract standards Evidentiary admissibility 


AUTO-nomous - Mobility & Infrastructure

Shared, autonomous, and electric vehicles are coming - and they will usher in the most radical transformation of American life seen in generations. This track explores the challenges, opportunities, and benefits autonomous vehicles will bring to cities, communities, fleet owners, and your commute. 

Transforming American Cities: Infrastructure requirements Reclaiming public spaces Self driving Fleets: Urban vs. Rural divide  


The Future of Work, a national emergency? - AI & Employment

The world of work is changing rapidly, and it’s causing a fair bit of anxiety. Growing economic disparity has become politicized and made real by the rise of gig-work and the fear of progress made in artificial intelligence. This track explores tech solutions that assure the growing workforce of tomorrow. 

Artificial Intelligence: Replacing or empowering jobs? New industrial revolution UBI Movements: Narrowing Safe Harbors: DCMA512, CDA230 


RegTech to the Rescue! - Analytics & Governance

Often straddled with outdated infrastructure and limited budgets, many .govs are turning to regtech solutions that leverage cloud services and analytics to close compliance gaps and agency challenges. This track explores solutions for public institutions and those working to comply with them. 

Government Services: Public Record & Transparency Crisis Response & Situational Awareness Compliance & Automated Monitoring: KYC & AML Reporting NLP & Data Processing 


Epic Office Hours

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New Panels Added!

Blockchain | Co/ Direct Investing | Foreign Capital &Talent 

Media & Privacy | Corporate VC | Gov Tech | Smart Cities 

Cyber Security | Women in Tech | 


We'll be announcing more speakers and panelists soon. Click the button below to be the first to know when that happens.

Eric Ball Impact Venture Capital General Partner Speaker 

Jack Crawford Impact Venture Capital General Partner Event Chairman 

Dixon Doll

Dixon Doll Impact Venture Capital General Partner Speaker 

Betty Yee

Betty T. Yee California State Controller Speaker 

Jessica Strauss GE Ventures Moderator 

Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui Congresswoman Speaker 

Allen Taylor Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst Moderator 

Darrell Steinberg

Honorable Darrell Steinberg Mayor City of Sacramento Speaker 

Phil Wickham Managing Director, Sozo Ventures Speaker 


Jack Wu

Jack Wu CEO Nightingale Security Speaker 

Rachel Michelin CEO of California Women Lead Moderator 

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer SIR Program Manager, S.F. Mayor's Office Speaker 

Gary Painter USC - Director Sol Price Center Speaker 

Moses Choi Orange - Silion Valley Speaker

Mohammad Shaikh Director - ConsenSys Moderator

Thomas Boon IT Chief GO-Biz Speaker

Jacqueline Manger CEO - New Wallet Speaker 

Lane Kasselman Managing Partner, Greenbrier Speaker 

Bingjie Li Cross-border Venture & Fund Expert Speaker 

Corey Ford Matter Speaker 

Sandeep Sardana Blue Pointe Speaker 

Taelor Stamm CA GoBiz Speaker 

Graham McBain Layer One Speaker 

Aaron Anderson Impact Venture Capital Moderator 

Marc Berman Assemblymember Speaker

Louis Stewart City of Sacramento Speaker

Heein Chung SK hynix Speaker

Yang Zhong United Innovation Services Speaker

Rob Tashima

Rob Tashima Director, Innovations at Village Capital Speaker 

Kathy McKim External Affairs Professional Moderator 

Gary Simon

Gary Simon Clean Start Moderator 

Jonathan Allen Dekrypt Capital Speaker 

John Conley Impact Venture Capital Moderator 

Venita Sivamani Founder Dermveda Speaker

Gayathri Radhakrishnan Pensa Inc Moderator

Timothy Burr Director of Public Policy for Lyft Speaker 

David Strickland Self Driving Coalition Speaker 

Ale Vigilante Fidelity Labs Speaker 

Jeff Tennery Moonlighting Speaker 

Joe Collinwood CySure Speaker 

Chris Hendricks Impact Venture Capital Speaker  

Ken Anderson Hedera Hashgraph Speaker 

Nigam Shah Globetouch Speaker

Nadia Marquez Cruise Automation Speaker

Krista Canellakis City of San Francisco Speaker

Beau Seil Unitus Impact Speaker

John Becker Project Lead the Way Speaker

Michael Beaudoin

Michael S. Beaudoin II Venture and Private Equity Investor, Mark IV Moderator 

Eric Woo

Eric Woo Venture Capital Top Tier Capital Partners Moderator 

Saqib Rashid The Abraaj Group Moderator 

Anna-Marie Wascher CEO Flatworld Partners Speaker 

Katherine Rodota Top Tier Capital Partners Speaker

Edmond Zagorin CEO Bid Ops Speaker

Kathleen O'Dell Principal at Deloitte Consulting Speaker

Alexander Lloyd Founder Accelerator Ventures Speaker 

Jasmine Zhang Westlake Ventures Speaker 

Chris Brown EY Speaker 

Ian Calderon Assembly Member Speaker 

Derek Waterman Blockchain Expert Speaker 

Adam Sterling UC Berkeley Speaker  

Paul Master Cornami Speaker 

Paul Escobar Silicon Valley Leadership Group Speaker

Greg Loos Pondera Speaker

Rahul Chopra Lawrence Berkeley Lab Speaker

Dan Bout CA Offices of Emergency Services Speaker

Carol Pepper-Kittredge Sierra College Speaker

Syed Faraz US Air Force Speaker




Join the top innovators, capital sponsors and policy experts driving the future of emerging technology markets.


The Impact Global Venture Summit is a select all-day event focused on the innovation and regulation of emerging technology. Attendees will gain insights on the impact of emerging technologies, hands-on demonstration of early applications, and access to the leading innovators, capital sources, and policymakers shaping its opportunity in our markets and communities. You won't want to miss this. 


The Impact Global Venture Summit will feature:

  • 15 Expert Panels + Presentations
  • 5 Running Stages + Exhibition Areas
  • Womens' Startup Competition
  • Startup Pitches + Open Office Sessions
  • 75+ Tech Exhibitors
  • VIP + LP Reception + Green Room
  • Media + Press Interview Space 
  • Post-Event Lookbook + Updates 


12:00 - Doors Open to General Admission 

12:30 - Opening Address  

1:00 - Presentation: "A Tale of Two Platforms"

1:45 - Presentation: "Blockchain: a free market foundation"

2:00 - Panel: Immigration + Innovation 

2:30 - Presentation: "AUTOnomous"  

2:45 - Presentation: "Future of Work: a National Emergency"

3:00 - Presentation: "RegTech to the Rescue!"  

3:15 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy 

3:30 - Featured Keynote

3:45 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy 

4:00 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy

4:30 - Closing Awards + Cocktails + Networking Hour  


Golden 1 Center

The second annual Impact Global Venture Summit will be held at the Golden 1 Center, the most tech-forward arena in the world, located at 500 David J Stern Walk in the beautiful Sacramento DOCO.

Click here for the map and more info about the venue.



Sawyer Hotel

Located at 500 J Street, right next to the Golden 1 Center. Our discounted rates start at $271/night.

From the Bay Area: Take I-80 East. Near Sacramento, follow signs for I-80 Business Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe. Take the exit for I-5 North toward Redding, then take exit 519B for J Street toward Downtown, and turn right.

Click here for the Amtrak route.

Event Partners & Sponsors

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Rates go to $150 after April 15. $200 at the door. Golden 1 does not allow oversize bags, briefcases or backpacks on the arena floor. There will be a secured bag check on the Concourse level adjacent to Attendee Check In.