300 leaders outstanding in their fields.
C-Suite Leaders, Founders, Serial Entrepreneurs, Investors, Futurists, Pioneers, Brand Marketers, Scientists, Engineers, Designers, Architects, Social Innovators, Change Agents, Politicians, Award-winning Winemakers, Viticulturists, Master Chefs, Renowned Artisans, Musicians, Best-selling Authors, Educators
You’ll have the opportunity to meet a diverse mix of transformative leaders in technology, media & entertainment, food & wine and consumer products. These divergent thinkers will share thought provoking ideas and transferable insights.
Chief Product Officer, GoDaddy
It’s Steven’s job to set and execute the company’s vision of providing elegant, end-to-end technology solutions for GoDaddy’s more than 14 million small business customers. He also heads up the Online Bookkeeping and WorkSpace teams.
Steven brings over a decade of experience at Intuit, where he built solutions to help small businesses use the Web to grow and run their stores. He also has small business experience as the founder of a Web company that simplified shopping for insurance. Steven earned an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.A. in physics from University of North Carolina.
After hours, Steven serves as President of the Board of the Bay Area Glass Institute, a non-profit glass studio, and enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and their son, Jackson, at many sports and arts events.
CMO, Golden State Warriors
Chip Bowers is currently in his third season as the chief marketing officer (CMO) of the Golden State Warriors. In this role, Bowers oversees all marketing and corporate partnership sales & services efforts for the organization. During his tenure with the Warriors, the organization has received several prestigious awards for its efforts on the business side, including the SportsBusiness Journal’s 2014 Sports Team of the Year award, and a league-high seven awards at the 2014 NBA Sales and Marketing meetings.
Bowers joined the Warriors after a four-year stint with the Orlando Magic, where he most recently served as the team’s senior vice president of corporate partnerships & marketing. With the Magic, Bowers oversaw the marketing, corporate partnerships sales and client services process for the organization, while orchestrating the sale of naming rights and all founding partnerships associated with the Amway Center – the Magic’s new arena that was named 2012 Facility of the Year by the Sports Business Journal. Under his direction, the Magic’s corporate partnership team also won the inaugural Sponsorship Activation Award at the NBA Sponsorship Meetings in 2012. He originally joined the Magic in June of 2008 as vice president of corporate partnerships.
Prior to joining the Magic, Bowers spent eight seasons in various roles within the business development department for the Seattle SuperSonics organization. In May of 2007, Bowers was promoted to vice president of business development, where he oversaw the corporate partnership development, revenue generation and client services for both the Sonics and Seattle Storm of the WNBA.
A graduate of Appalachian State University, Bowers began his career in professional sports with the San Diego Padres, where, as a senior sales executive, he assisted in fiscally rejuvenating previously unused revenue streams by selling newly developed stadium signage, website advertising and multi-dimensional marketing programs.
General Manager, Developer Ecosystem and Startups, IBM
Sandy Carter is General Manager Developer Ecosystem and Startups, responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on the Cloud ecosystem for Developers, Startups and Accelerators. As the chief evangelist for the ecosystem, she helps developers increase their productivity and creativity.
The author of 3 books, including "Get Bold,” Sandy is a recognized expert: Cloud Top 5 Influencers, B2B News Network’s 2015 B2B Influencer, C-Suite Social Media Legend, Top 10 Cloud Influencer, Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters, Top Growth Hackers, Top 10 in Social Media, Top 50 Social Business Influencers,10 Most Powerful Women in Tech, Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT), and CRN Women of the Channel. Sandy was recently named a CRN 2016 Channel Chief.
Sandy is on the board of Girls in Tech, WITI (Women in Technology International), and International Child Art Foundation. She is on the Advisory Board of Women of the Channel (WOTC) West.
Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where Gore drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs that will drive the world economy. Mrs. Gore also chairs the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and builds global partnerships that positively affect the UN’s most pressing humanitarian issues. She is also one of PEOPLE’s Extraordinary Women.
Hold your head high and give em hell.
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Innovation Strategist, Autodesk
Bill is responsible for developing and evolving Autodesk’s innovation perspectives and programs, which includes giving presentations, writing white papers, conducting workshops, and managing the Autodesk Innovation Genome, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology being developed at Autodesk in San Francisco.
Over the past four years Bill has delivered more than 250 innovation-related presentations and workshops, working with Autodesk customers; Fortune 100 corporations; technology leaders like Facebook, AirBnB, and Google; innovative Silicon Valley startups; and government organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bill is the editor of Autodesk POV, a monthly journal about design, technology, business, and innovation. He is also responsible for developing executive communications for Autodesk’s senior leadership (CEO, CTO, and VP of Strategy).
Bill has 25 years of experience managing projects at the intersection of strategy, innovation, technology, and design, living and working in New York, London, Boston, and San Francisco. Today Bill lives just over the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and their dog Zinzino, a leading global canine innovator.
Vice President, Google, Head of Project Aura
Ivy Ross is currently a Vice President at Google and Head of Project Aura working on “Glass and beyond”, exploring wearables that amplify our senses. In addition, Ivy was invited in 2015 to be one of 40 people on the Vatican’s art and technology council created by Pope Francis.
Previously, she held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies with several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Old Navy and Gap and Art.com.
As an innovative entrepreneur and creative thinker, Ivy creates unique collaborative environments with her teams. To maximize her collaborators’ creative potential, Ivy draws upon her personal studies in a diverse range of fields, including sound vibration, quantum physics, play, psychology and living systems. One of her most notable innovation methodologies is Project Platypus, which has been adopted Mattel, where she was head of innovation, and Procter and Gamble, where she serves as a member of its design board.
Ivy has been a contributing author to numerous books, including The Change Champions Field Guide and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change. She has also been referenced in Ten Faces of Innovation, Rules of Thumb, and Unstuck among other books. Ivy was the keynote speaker at the Nokia World Design Conference and Fortune Magazine’s Women Conference, and has been cited byFast Company and Business Week as “one of the new faces of Leadership.”
A renowned artist, Ross’ innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Victorian and Albert Museum in London and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. A winner of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant, Ross has also received the Women in Design Award and Diamond International Award for her creative designs.
Ivy’s passion is human potential and relationships. She believes in the combination of art and science to make magic happen and bring great ideas and brands to life.
CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of The XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest social challenges.
Prior to XPRIZE, Marcus was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group where he worked with corporate executive teams to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation driven by “exponentials” (e.g., 3d printing, block-chain, crowd-sourcing, AI) resulting from the accelerated pace of discovery, invention, and technology. At Deloitte, Marcus also championed the strategic global partnership with Singularity University, and helped establish and lead the Innovation Partnership Program with XPRIZE and SU.
Marcus has over 20 years of experience, and prior to his most recent roles at XPRIZE and Deloitte, he was a successful entrepreneur founding a management consulting business working with Fortune 500 leadership teams on innovation, technology, and analytics initiatives. Earlier in his career he was the leader of the Consumer Products CRM consulting practice at Ernst & Young, and he started his career in industry at the Kellogg Company in Sales & Marketing, Global IT, and the Customer Strategy departments.
Marcus has published numerous thought-leadership pieces and presents regularly on technology trends, disruptive innovation, and related business and social impact strategies.
In his spare time, Marcus has pioneered a program in partnership with the public school system in both Los Angeles and Boston to bring “exponential entrepreneurial” training and contemporary thinking to high school students in currently underserved communities. The program has been implemented as part of a multi-year curriculum in the classroom, designed to teach self-sufficiency and prepare students for an optimistic and exponential future.
Corporate Vice President of HoloLens and Silicon, Microsoft
Dr. Ilan Spillinger, CVP of Microsoft HoloLens and Silicon, has been with Microsoft since late 2007. He currently leads the HoloLens and Silicon organization, which consists of the HoloLens Hardware engineering team, as well as Silicon and sensor development for HoloLens, Xbox, and accessories.
During his previous six-year tenure with IBM, Ilan was as a Distinguished Engineer and VP of Advanced Processor Design. In that role, he was responsible for development of all Power Architecture-based processors at IBM: server processor; embedded processors; and client-driven solutions (e.g., Xbox 360, Wii). Ilan joined IBM Haifa, Israel development laboratory in 2001, where he managed the IBM Microelectronics Infiniband activity. Prior to that, Ilan was a principal engineer and the manager of the architecture team in Intel Israel responsible for the definition of X86-based low-cost and low-power microprocessors, specifically the first Intel mobile processor in the Intel Centrino roadmap.
Dr. Spillinger holds a D.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa Israel.
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Foster new collaborations, spark deeper conversations and discover cool new innovations in a relaxed setting.
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Dirt under your feet. Fresh air leads to fresh perspective.
Face-to-face connections. Unexpected Pairings. Unscripted conversations.
Experience the cross-pollination of influential people and breakthrough thinking to solve vexing problems.
Say goodbye to the stuffy ballroom, monologues, PPT presentations, passive learning and rubber chicken lunches.
Say HELLO to an incredible modern estate, engaging dialogues, interactive collaborations and immediate business impact enhanced by a world class culinary and entertainment experience.
The Harvest Summit experience will be shaped in part by strategic partnerships with innovative brands, products and ideas showcased throughout the Harvest Summit experience.
Join us. It’s in conversations, napkin doodles, shared experiences and the clink of glasses where magic happens – ideas hatched, relationships formed, innovation sparked.
The Harvest Summit is by invitation only. Please use the link below to request an invitation or make a nomination. All registrations are non-transferable.
Charter Member price through August 1st is $995; become a founding member of Harvest Summit. Registration August 1 - September 30 is $1,195. Registration October 1 - November 4 (subject to availability) is $1,495.
The registration fee includes the program, all sessions, one-of-a-kind culinary experience, innovation happy hour, musical guest performance and materials. You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodations. We are pleased to suggest lodging providers upon request.Request an invitation
Friday, November 4, 2016
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
The Harvest Summit will be held at a private modern farm estate 10 minutes outside of Healdsburg in Knight’s Valley, Sonoma County, CA and close to the Sonoma County Regional Airport. Address to be released to confirmed, paid participants only.Learn more about the area
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