Golden 1 Center, Sacramento | May 8, 2018

 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  

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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 


11:00 - Doors Open to General Admission 

11:15 - Opening Address + Keynote 

11:30 - Presentation: "A Tale of Two Platforms"

11:45 - Presentation: "Blockchain: a free market foundation"

Noon - Panel: Immigration + Innovation 

12:30 - Presentation: "AUTOnomous"  

12:30 - Presentation: "Future of Work: a National Emergency"

1:00 - Presentation: "RegTech to the Rescue!"  

1:00 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy 

1:30 - Featured Keynote

2:30 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy 

3:00 - Expert Panel: Industry + Policy

3:30 - 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.

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Rates go to $150 after April 1. $200 at the door.