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Investing and M&A Strategies of Tech Giants

CIX - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom A/B

The world’s biggest tech companies are constantly changing the game with disruptive technologies that become tomorrow’s industry standard. Increasingly, partnering with startups is an important innovation strategy for the tech giants. This panel will investigate what they are looking for in startups: What kinds of companies are they interested in working with? What are the pain points they are hoping to solve? And how can startups be better partners?


Moderating:


Alison Nankivell
Vice President Fund Investments and Global Scaling
BDC Capital


Featuring:


Kevin Callahan
Head of Global Business Development Strategy & Operations
Twitter

Will Fung
Investment Manager
Samsung Catalyst Fund
Growth-stage in a variety of sectors including Automotive, AI, Data Center Infrastructure, IoT, and Device-level technologies.

Hitesh Saijpal
Global Head of Portfolio Development
Cisco Investments

Bram Sugarman
Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships
Shopify

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