General Session

Panel: Building the Ecosystem: Investment, Alliances and Partnering – Open to All Attendees

Cyril Magnin Ballroom November 7, 2016 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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Steve Ardire
Umair Akeel
Tim Chang
Patrick Eggen
Chris Farmer

Moderator: Steve Ardire, AI start-up advisor


– Umair Akeel, Partner, Bessemer

– Tim Chang, Managing Director Mayfield Fund

– Patrick Eggen, Head of Ventures North America, Qualcomm Ventures

– Chris Farmer, CEO/Co-Founder, SignalFire

The AI and machine learning industries are in their infancy. As the market grows and expands, companies will need to continue to invest, build multi-industry channels and find unique and mutually beneficial partnerships in order to build enterprise-class business models.  In this session, veteran industry investment professionals discuss likely scenarios of how and where this will unfold, and where new investment opportunities will arise.