Past Conference

SMART INVESTING & IoT: Meet Hot StartUps & Learn IoT Investment Strategies Of The Future

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:40 AM - Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM (PDT) /  

Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Summit Description

Silicon Valley Innovation Center kicks off 2016 with Smart Investing and IoT— a disruptive conference

This year, 5.5 million new “things” will become connected every single day, a 30% rise from 2015 (Gartner). By 2020, the world will have no less than 20.8 billion connected devices (Gartner). Not only that, but forecasts predict $6 trillion will be the amount invested on IoT solutions over the next half decade! (Business Insider). The face of business as we know it today, will experience tectonic shifts once again as governments and companies alike make long strides towards cutting operating costs, optimizing productivity, growing across geo-boundaries and strongly improving customer service. 

Inspired by the hotbed of possibility that is IoT, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) kicked off 2016 with a dynamic 2-day disruptive technology conference Smart Investing and the Internet of Things on January 11th in Menlo Park, CA.

With over 270 attendees and 30 angel investors, venture capitalists and c-suite executive  speakers, energy levels were high and curiosity even higher as we explored hot topics in exciting panels like Where is the next Google of IoT, The sweet spot of corporate investing and Top industries at risk of disruption.




Registration and Breakfast


Opening Remarks

 Andrey Kunov

Andrey Kunov,

President, Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Passionate innovation evangelist, economist & philosopher, engaged deeply in driving government and industry innovation strategy.





Dave McClure,

CEO, 500Startups

Panel 1: Investing in IoT:Where is the Next Google of IoT?



Shahin Farshchi


Lux Capital



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Manny Fernandez

Founder, DreamFunded

Salil Pradhan

Partner, Draper Nexus Ventures

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Jim Smith

General Partner,

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Jay Eum

Managing Director,

Translink Capital Ventures



Carol Sands

Founder, The Angels Forum


10:30 - 11:100am

Coffee and Networking

11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel 2: Corporate Investing in IoT: Where Is the Sweet Spot



Alexei Andreev

AutoTech Ventures



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Ravi Mulugu

Principal, Siemens Venture Capital

Charley Duncheon

Principal, Duncheon Associates

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Grant Allen

Senior VP,

ABB Technology Ventures

Ali Sheikh

KonicaMinolta Ventures


Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:30pm

Afternoon Keynote: IoT & The Next Big Productivity Revolution


Paul Brody


1:30 - 2:30pm

Panel 3: Threats of IoT: IoT & The Next Big Productivity Revolution



Allen Bradley


Consulmetrix, Inc.



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Redg Snodgrass


Wearable World

Steve Tsuruda

Chief of Strategy

Redstone Technologies

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Matthew Berggren

Director of Autodesk Circuits


Zaneta Kelsey

Director of IoT Marketing


Sanket Amberkar


2:30 - 3:00pm

Coffee and Networking

3:00 – 6:00pm

Unicorn Quest - The Startup Challenge

See the hottest, most promising startup teams battle it out for the Unicorn Cup. Vote for your favorites, cheer for your team!


Dave Mosby

Keiretsu Forum Academy

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Closing remarks

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Open House Tour of Bay Area IoT Companies.

Sign-Up Schedule and Host Companies Addresses shall be provided exclusively to the Conference Attendees according to the time slots and availability, on the "First Come, First Served" basis. Full-price conference ticket is required for participation in the Open House Tour, and shall include access for up to 4 company visits on Friday, January 22nd.


Host Companies

Who Should Attend:

Executives, business experts and key decision-makers in IoT
Corporate and angel investors, venture capitalists
Startups of future IoT solutions
Technology enthusiasts


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.

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