Detroit Sept. 17, 2013

    • 6:00 - 8:00pm

      Opening Reception hosted by General Motors

      Location: Sky Deck at Detroit Opera House
    • 7:45 - 8:30am


    • Breakfast & Coffee

      Hosted by Detroit Venture Partners
    • 8:30 - 8:45am
      Michael A. Finney, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
      M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University
    • 8:45 – 9:30am

      Education 2.0 for Americans 2.0

      Institutions of modern education are mostly unchanged since the 19th century. But tomorrow’s workers cannot afford yesterday’s education. The nature and the form of education and learning need to be re-thought. Traditional curricula may remain a foundational building block, but many students will require a more tech-centric, skills-focused program. Coding could become as important as math. But we can’t lose sight of the bigger picture; liberal arts will remain indispensable, as will job-focused skill set acquisition. Luckily, educational innovation is rampant, so there are a plethora of new tools to better prepare workers for the 21st century.

      Video & Transcript

      John Wm. Covington, Education Achievement Authority of Michigan
      Marlin Page, Sisters Code
      Hector Ruiz, Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc. (ANS)
      Tae Yoo, Cisco
    • 9:30 - 9:40am

      What Makes a City Great?

      Lessons from around the globe.

      Video & Transcript

      Patrick Finn, McKinsey & Company
    • 9:40 - 10:05am

      City Re-Vision: Towards a Techonomic Detroit

      If we’re entering a new era of metropolis-as-self-contained-ecosystem, in which cities and municipalities are more and more masters of their own domain, is what Detroit has – tech savvy business leadership and intense civic engagement – what
      Detroit needs? In five years, will we look at Detroit as an example of how to bring a city back from the brink?

      Video & Transcript

      Dan Gilbert, Rock Ventures & Quicken Loans
      Bruce J. Katz, Brookings Institution
      Moderator: Edward Luce, Financial Times
    • 10:05 - 10:30am
      Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
    • 10:30 - 11:00am

      Networking Break

    • 11:00 - 11:05am

      Welcome Back

    • 11:05 - 11:50am

      Where Are the Jobs?

      Companies have very specific ideas about what they want, and what they need, to survive and thrive in a global economy that grows more interconnected and interdependent every day. Who better to ask about who’s hiring, the jobs of tomorrow, and what skills will be necessary?

      Video & Transcript

      Nolan Finley, The Detroit News
      Felix Ortiz, Viridis Learning Inc.
      Joel D. Tauber, University of Michigan
      Carol Williams, Dow Chemical
      Moderator: Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
    • 11:50am - 12:10pm

      Keeping the U.S. Competitive in a Hyper-Connected World

      How does policy impact our global economic standing?

      Video & Transcript

      Nilmini Rubin, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • 12:10 - 12:45pm

      Everybody’s Starting Something

      States and cities are building toolkits for regional entrepreneurs to smooth the process of company formation. Detroit has a growing ecosystem for local finance and innovation. Las Vegas is undergoing its own unique rehabilitation into an entrepreneurial hub. What elements make a city or state attractive to startups and help it produce jobs and economic growth? Is the excitement about the “sharing” economy justified? Can communities of pooled talent, combined with both government and private resources, kick-start urban and regional revitalization?

      Video & Transcript

      Jocelyn Benson, Michigan
      Josh Linkner, Detroit Venture Partners
      Andrew Yang, U. S. Presidential Candidate & Venture for America
      Moderator: Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press
    • 12:45 - 1:00pm
      Keith Ferrazzi, Ferrazzi Greenlight
    • 1:00 - 2:00pm


      Hosted by Ford
    • 2:00 - 2:15pm

      Switch Break

    • 2:15 - 3:15pm

      Techonomy Labs

    • 1. Business & the Economy in an Internet + Everything World

      In a world where we can connect almost anything to the Internet—from mousetraps, lights, and thermostats to cars, factories, and even our bodies—we are witnessing a fundamental shift in the way we view, apply, and distribute intelligence. This is altering business, social, and personal landscapes, presenting us with a whole new range of opportunities. What does this mean for the future of business and the economy? How can we harness the Internet of Everything to boost U.S. competitiveness?

      Video & Transcript

      Amit Kumar, Bitponics
      Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute
      Vishakha Radia, Cisco Consulting Services
      Greg Ross, General Motors
      Moderator: Emily Chang, Bloomberg Television
    • 2. Civic Startups: Engage & Improve

      From restoring buildings to reenergizing entire industries, today’s civic engagement startups are encouraging urbanites to take action and drive change. They are expanding the public’s perception of what can be dreamed and what can be accomplished, with models that are more inclusive, collaborative, and ambitious than ever before. By way of community-centered missions – fueled by crowdsourced ideas and tech-driven tools – Detroit and other cities across the nation are seeing simple civic spirit translate into real economic progress

      Nick Bowden, MindMixer
      Lawrence J. Morrissey, City of Rockford, Illinois
      Jerry Paffendorf, LOVELAND Technologies
      Stephen Walter, Engagement Game Lab
      Moderator: Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
    • 3. Connecting Detroit: 8 Mile to Downtown

      Boston, Manhattan, and San Francisco combined have a population nearly four times Detroit’s. Yet all fit within Detroit’s physical boundaries. The city’s dispersed nature, lack of urban density, and high poverty rates are high hurdles to overcome. If nearly limitless broadband connectivity is making the world smaller, smarter, and more efficient, why can’t it do the same right here? How can technology help Detroit create and expand long-term economic and social solutions for its residents?

      Matt Clayson, Detroit Creative Corridor Center
      Brandon A. Jessup, Michigan Forward Urban Affairs Group
      Catherine Kelly, Michigan Citizen
      Brian Mulloy, Apigee
      Moderator: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press
    • 4. Reimagining Education

      If a being from another planet landed on Earth today, what would they think of an education system based on training regimens hundreds of years old? What would they think of an education system controlled by individuals with no personal day-to-day experience participating in that system? Join us in reimagining a truly 21st century education.

      In partnership with Kaplan University Cathy Lewis Long, The Sprout Fund
      Damien Rocchi, Grand Circus
      Annis Stubbs, Teach For America - Detroit
      Betty Vandenbosch, Kaplan University
      Moderator: Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News
    • 5. The 5 Undeniable Rules of Changing Human Behavior

      Why do teams fall short of objectives even though everyone agrees they make sense? Why don’t people live up to their New Year’s resolutions, and why can’t teenagers change bad habits they acknowledge? Greenlight Research has studied the biggest barriers to humans changing behavior and developed an efficient set of interventions which can help all of us in our own lives and in helping others create change.

      Keith Ferrazzi, Ferrazzi Greenlight
    • 3:15 - 3:30pm

      Switch Break

    • 3:30 - 3:35pm

      Welcome Back

    • 3:35 - 3:55pm

      A New Age of Manufacturing

      Can robotics and automation reboot U.S. manufacturing?

      Video & Transcript

      Rodney Brooks, MIT
      Interviewer: Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
    • 3:55 - 4:35pm

      Can the Maker Movement Re-Make America?

      If everyone can be a maker, can the maker movement move the economy? What is the impact of the DIY economy beyond creating and selling knickknacks? Additive, 3D, digital – manufacturing in the 21st century is increasingly personalized. Can these new approaches to finance and manufacturing create a sustainable ecosystem and significantly contribute to economic growth?

      Video & Transcript

      Matt Clayson, Detroit Creative Corridor Center
      Chad Dickerson, Etsy
      K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ford Research & Innovation
      Marleen Vogelaar, Shapeways
      Moderator: Lou Rassey, McKinsey & Company
    • 4:35 - 4:50pm

      The Push for the Prize

      From self-driving cars to private-sector space exploration, from budding entrepreneurs across Africa to innovative and inventive users of information technology, prizes and awards programs are being used not only to honor and recognize landmark achievement, but also to incentivize learning and motivate organizations and individuals to invent solutions.

      Video & Transcript

      Jean Case, Case Foundation
      Interviewer: Jeff Green, Bloomberg News
    • 4:50 - 5:30pm

      Turbo Charging Detroit’s Techonomy

      Entrepreneurship is the seed corn of modern economic health. Jack Dorsey will moderate a discussion with Detroit entrepreneurs about technology and growing their business.

      Video & Transcript

      Catherine Kelly, Michigan Citizen
      Scott Moloney, Treat Dreams
      Alex Southern, GrowDetroit
      Jack Dorsey, Square & Twitter
      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 5:30pm

      Closing Remarks

    • 5:45pm - 6:30pm


      Hosted by Quicken Loans