Past Conference

ROBOTICS AS A BUSINESS: Monetizing the Emerging Megatrend in Commercial Robotics

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM (PDT) /  San Mateo, CA 

Conference Description

The Robotics as a Business (RaaB) Conference will help investors, entrepreneurs and executives in disruption-prone companies, e.g. hospitality, fashion retail and education, address the following issues:

  • How to stay relevant and grow business when robotics disrupt your industry
  • What commercial robotics technologies and innovations you can take advantage of right now
  • How to profit from the emerging trends in commercial robotics

Conference Agenda




Registration and Breakfast


Opening Remarks


Andrey Kunov

President, Silicon Valley Innovation Center


Opening Keynote Address


Ashutosh Saxena

Director, RoboBrain Project at Cornell


Panel 1: THE ERA OF ROBOTS: How to Stay Relevant and Grow Your Business

Speaker Profiles: Industry Practicioners - Leaders in applying robotics - sharing their experience and best practices. Industry Case Studies.


Moderator: Jeff Goldsmith,

VP Marketing, Revolve Robotics

11:10am - 12:30pm

Panel 2: INVESTING IN ROBOTICS: Spotting the Emerging Megatrends and Investment Opportunities

Speaker Profiles: VC Investors focusing on Robotic


Moderator: Roger Chen,

Principal, OATV 


Lunch and Networking


1:30-2:00 pm

Keynote Address:  Future Shared by Humans and Robots


Gary Feierbach,

Sci-Fi Writer

2:00 – 3:30pm

Panel 3: DISRUPTIVE APPLICATIONS: Is Your Business ready for Smart Robots and AI?

Speaker profiles: Executives of rapidly growing robotics companies


Harrison Rose,

CEO and Co-Founder, Telepresence Robotics Corporation

3:15 - 5:15pm

Panel 4: NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN ROBOTICS: Turning Technology into a Business – Designing Products That Can be Made

Speaker Profiles: Successful Entrepreneurs and Strategists


Moderator: Ted Larson,

CEO, OLogic

5:15 - 5:30pm

Summary Wrap Up

Open House Tour of Bay Area Companies

SIgn-Up Schedule and Host Companies' Addresses Shall be Provided to the Attendees on Day 1 of the Conference
SVIC will host select visiting companies

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At The Conference, You Will:

Network with leading commercial robotics experts and business leaders
Take advantage of new investment and partnership opportunities
Gain new business insights from robotics adopters, developers and business experts
Learn how and where the commercial robotics industry is set to grow
Make informed technology purchasing decisions
Witness new product unveilings and cutting edge robotics solutions

Who Should Attend

EXECUTIVES: Business Leaders and key decision-makers in industries ripe for robotics-caused disruption
STARTUP FOUNDERS AND TEAMS: Creators of future robotics solutions, eager to learn if the market is ready for their products and ideas
EXPERTS: Professionals in various fields supporting the commercial robotics business
INVESTORS: VCs, angel investors and public market investors interested in learning about the most attractive sectors and the crucial success factors for choosing the robotics companies

Our Partners

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Host Companies


Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) organizes executive education programs and global conferences in technology innovation around emerging trends and disruptive technologies. We work with executives from global corporations and technology startups from around the world.
We help companies grow and innovate by educating them about disruptive technologies and innovation trends.

Contact Us

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