Silicon Alley

The original heart of New York’s tech scene. Now spread throughout the city’s five boroughs, tech continues to innovate and thrive in New York’s diverse environment.


In technology, we tend to focus on the companies that are disrupting markets, the status quo, society - but what happens when companies are on the receiving end of disruption?

Unconventional Scaling

How are companies scaling their product development, operations, and security in the face of accelerated growth?

Daily Life

In the face of disruption, how can tech redefine components of our daily lives and serve as a vehicle for change?

Costs of a Growth Culture

As tech companies, startups, and VC firms sprint toward growth, what tradeoffs must be made at the corporate and societal level?

2021 Speakers

Aaron Luber

Head of AR Partnerships


Angela Lee

Professor / Founder

Columbia Business School / 37 Angels

Angela Song

Head of Facebook Reality Labs Growth & Analytics


Bea Dixon

CEO / Founder

Honey Pot

Ben White

Policy R&D


Brian Lockhart

VP of Original Content and ESPN Films


Chris Castiglione

Adjunct Professor / Co-Founder


Dan Wang

Associate Professor of Business

Columbia Business School

Dave Jordan

VP & Global Head Consulting & Services Integration

Tata Consultancy Services

Ed Zimmerman

Adjunct Professor / Chair of The Tech Group

Lowenstein Sandler

Dr. Elena Grewal

Founder & CEO / Former Head of Data Science @ Airbnb

Data 2 the People

Elliot Robinson

Partner, Growth Equity

Bessemer Venture Partners

Emma Sugerman

Director of Business Strategy


Erica Duignan

Founder & Managing Partner

Reign Ventures

Dr. Erik Lium

EVP, Chief Commercial Innovation

Mt. Sinai

Heather Moosnick

SVP, Content Partnerships

Hulu (former)

Jamiel Sheikh

CEO / Founder


Jason Palmer

General Partner

New Markets Venture Partners

JP Gooderham

CEO / Founder


Karin Klein

Founding Partner

Bloomberg Beta

Lu Zhang

Founder / Managing Partner

Fusion Fund

May Wang

Associate Investor

Fin Venture Capital

Dr. Mike Wiemer

Co-Founder / VP Engineering / CTO

Mojo Vision

Nash Ahmed

CEO / Founder


Natalia Quintero


Transit Tech Lab

Nnamdi Okike

Co-Founder / Managing Partner

645 Ventures

Oded Gal

Chief Product Officer


P. Sean Gupta

SVP Strategy & Business Operations

BET Network

Peter Brodsky

CEO / Founder


Sachin Nanavati

Head of Industry, Healthcare


Sean Kim

Head of Product (US)


Sharad Devarajan

Adjunct Professor / Co-Founder

Liquid Comics & Graphic India

Sheena Iyengar

S.T. Lee Professor of Business

Columbia Business School

Taryn Jones Laeben

Start-up Advisor

Mirror, Parade, REAL, and more

Tim Baker

Head of IEX Cloud


V. Ramanathan

VP & CTO - Banking & Insurance

Tata Consulting Services

2021 Sponsors