Schedule & Program

2018 Keynote Speakers:


7:15-8:15am: Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30am: Opening Remarks

8:30-9:00am: Keynote: Jonathan Rothberg, Chief Strategy Office, 4Catalyzer & Inventor of High-Speed DNA Sequencing

9:05-10:05am (Biotech Track): China & Asia: Future Opportunities for Advancing Biotech with Peter Farina, Canaan Partners (moderator); Haifan Lin, Eugene Higgins Chair Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Genetics, and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Founding Director of Yale Stem Cell Center; Jeffrey Chen, Managing Director, Ascendent Capital Partners Ltd; Yibing Wu, Joint Head, Portfolio Strategy & Risk Group, Temasek China.

9:05-10:05am (Tech Track): The QCI Story – Inside Yale’s First Quantum Computing Startup, featuring Rob Schoelkopf, Cofounder and Chief Architect of QCI and Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale; Brendan Dickinson, Partner, Canaan Partners.

10:10-11:00am (Biotech Track): Biotech Panel

10:10-11:00am (Tech Track): Blockchain and Internet Security – What Does the Future Hold? With Robert Rosenblum, Corporate & Securities Partner, WSGR (moderator).

11:00am-12:30pm: Lunch & e-Poster Session & Presentations in Courtyard

12:30-1:30pm: Biotech & Tech Pitch Contests

1:35-2:30pm: Biotech & Tech Panels

2:30-3:00pm: Coffee Break

3:00-3:35pm: Keynote: Yibing Wu, Joint Head, Portfolio Strategy & Risk Group, Temasek China

3:40-4:15pm: Keynote: Arie Belldegrun, Leading Biotech Researcher, Entrepreneur & Investor with Kite Pharma and Vida Ventures.

4:15-4:45pm: Closing Remarks and Announcement of Blavatnik Awards

5:00-7:30pm: Post-Event Reception at the Peabody Museum