Lunch + Midday Featured Panel

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During this one hour panel, top leaders will identify and explore what they see as the current major disruptors – such as AI, blockchain, robotics, advanced manufacturing and 5G – and trends in technology, and their effects on funding new and existing ventures. They will assess how these disruptors and trends are impacting and shaping particular industries, such as healthcare, IT and financial services – and how incumbents in these industries are adapting and may need to adapt to avoid being disrupted to survive or even thrive. Panelists will also explore how these major disruptors and trends may impact the nature of cities, work and the labor force in our global economy, with high-stakes challenges to attract, retain and develop talent.


S. Tien Wong
Chairman & CEO, Opus8, Inc.
Mr. S. Tien Wong is a technology entrepreneur, CEO, and angel investor. He is Chairman & CEO of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and strategic advisory firm specializing in raising capital for private equity and venture capital fund managers, as well as and promising tech companies. He is also Chairman of Tech 2000, Inc., an ed tech company which provides advanced tech training, learning analytics, and software development to Fortune 500 customers. Read full profile…


Hon. James P. Moore, Jr.
Founder and CEO, Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society
James P. Moore, Jr. is the founder and CEO of the newly launched Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society. Based in Washington, D.C., the Institute is dedicated to addressing challenging issues facing the intersection of business, government, and society, particularly in the area of high technology and innovation. Read full profile…

Susan Penfield
Susan Penfield is Booz Allen’s Chief Innovation Officer, Strategic Innovation Group Lead, and a member of the Firm’s 11-person Leadership Team. She drives the firm’s innovation agenda to build and scale functional differentiation and develop and monetize breakthrough solutions in the areas of digital transformation, artificial intelligence, advanced cyber, and augmented and virtual reality. Read full profile…

Gary Shapiro
President & CEO, Consumer Technology Association
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. Shapiro directs a staff of about 200 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. Read full profile…