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April 14, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT

 
 

The 10th Anniversary of the Governor's Utah Economic Summit

Started in 2006 under Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the governor-hosted Utah Economic Summit has been a celebration of economic success, a gathering for learning, and, most importantly, a driver of collaboration. In the last 10 years, Utah has come through an economic recession and out on top. Forbes’ Best State for Business and Careers five out of the last six years. Pollina Corporate’s No. 1 Pro-Business State four years running. We have much to be proud of. Thank you for joining the celebration.

 


 

WATCH THE KEYNOTES BELOW

Governor Gary R. Herbert
State of Utah

Natalie Gochnour
Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Pierre Lassonde
Franco-Nevada

Scott Anderson
President and CEO, Zions Bank

 
 

Business in Utah | #UtahSummit

 
 

2016 Economic Summit Speakers

 
 

GOVERNOR'S UTAH ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Friday, April 15, 2016

 
 
 
Morning Keynote

Pierre Lassonde
Founder and Chair, Franco-Nevada Corporation
Founder, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah

Luncheon Featured Speaker
 
 
 

General Session

 
 


Scott Anderson
President and CEO,
Zions Bank


Troy D'Ambrosio
Executive Director,
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute,
University of Utah


Natalie Gochnour
Associate Dean,
David Eccles School of Business,
University of Utah


Val Hale
Executive Director,
Governor's Office of Economic Development

 
 

M&A in Today's Markets: How to Prepare Your Company to Be Acquired

Google. Dell. IBM. Wall Street. These M&A experts are hardly strangers to the biggest deals, both national and international. A fair mix of business and law, this session covers the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions for a variety of company sizes and industries. Sometimes the best move is to sell—learn how to best prepare your company for optimal growth.

 
 


Vance Checketts
Vice President and General Manager,
EMC Corporation


Larry Grafstein
Managing Director and Co-Head,
The Americas M&A Group at UBS


Paul Haigney
Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking, Co-Head of Global Technology Telecom and Media Group,
Lazard


Ervin Tu
Managing Director,
Technology, Media and Telecom Group,
Investment Banking Division,
Goldman Sachs

 
 

Workforce Culture: Building a Team

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Companies thrive when every employee has caught the vision. Building the right team isn’t just about picking the right teammates—it’s about creating company culture. MaritzCX president and CEO Carine Clark has led more than one company to remarkable growth. Learn from her expertise on building a professional environment of empowerment, of happiness and of fun to achieve employee and company success.

 
 
 
 


Carine Clark
President and CEO,
MaritzCX

 
 
 
 

How Technology-based Business Models Drive Market Valuations

William J. (Bill) Ribaudo is a frequent author and speaker on digital business model innovation and its link to market valuation. It’s clear in recent years that investors are measuring and rewarding differently. Corporate value is shifting in favor of those business models that use less physical assets and leverage technology “as” the business. Understand how technology-based business models increase market valuation. Learn how the ubiquity of technology is making traditional industry classification less relevant. Gain insights about “The Great Race” and what it will take to win in the physical and virtual worlds.

 
 
 


Sharon Anderson Morris
Programs Director,
Strategic News Service,
Future in Review


William Ribaudo
Managing Partner,
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry,
Deloitte & Touche LLP

 
 
 

Main Street: Backbone of the Economy

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MICHAEL GLAUSER POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD STEVE BAIN'S POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Not everyone can build a Facebook, Apple, Google or eBay. But anyone with passion, tenacity, and a sound concept can build a successful main street business. Learn the keys to success from local entrepreneurs who have built thriving companies in Utah.

 
 


Michael Glauser
Executive Director,
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business,
Utah State University


Steven Bain
Co-Founder, Former President and CEO
Simply Mac


Jana Francis
Founder and President,
Steals.com


Adam Hepworth
Co-Founder and CEO,
Jamberry Nails

 
 

The Evolution of Entertainment

Join Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce and leaders from Utah’s digital entertainment industry as they explore the future of this fast-growing sector. With the worlds of film, game design and technology increasingly overlapping, discover how local companies are combining strategic thinking with innovative content creation to make serious waves in the industry across the globe. Utah Digital Entertainment Network’s Jon Dean, Clark Stacey of WildWorks, ChAIR Entertainment’s Donald Mustard and Ken Bretschneider of The Void join forces to share secrets to their success and discuss the wider industry’s evolution.

 
 


Virginia Pearce
Director,
Utah Film Commission


Ken Bretschneider
Founder and CEO,
THE VOID


Jon Dean
CEO,
XacFAQ and Guv1


Donald Mustard
Creative Director,
chAIR


Clark Stacy
Co-Founder and CEO,
Wildworks

 
 

Venture Capital in Utah

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Utah punches well above its weight in venture capital, now rivaling the Silicon Valley in deal amounts, for example. Given the state’s long tradition of entrepreneurship, it’s not surprising we’re building the funds to match. Learn about Utah’s venture capital scene across multiple industries and Utah’s footing on the national venture capital scale.

 
 


Nick Efstratis
Managing Director,
EPIC Ventures


Bobby Franklin
President and CEO,
National Venture Capital Association


Karen Griffith Gryga
Chief Investment Officer,
Dreamit Ventures


Blake Modersitzki
Managing Partner,
Pelion Venture Partners


Todd Reece
Partner,
Ballard Spahr

 
 

Hiring with a Future Focus: High Performance HR Strategies

A fast-paced business world requires a sharp eye for the best employees. Human resources management is not only about recruiting right in the first place, but also about growing talent effectively. Learn tips, tricks and rules of the trade from HR experts influencing some of Utah’s fastest growing tech companies.

 
 


Sara Jones
President,
IFINIDI


Cathy Donahoe
Vice President of Human Resources,
Domo, Inc.


Starr Fowler
Senior Vice President of Human Resources,
Vivint


Todd Riesterer
Senior Vice President of Human Resources,
InsideSales.com


Jeff Weber
Vice President of People and Places,
Instructure

 
 

An Automated Life: The Internet of Things

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Jabil is the third-largest electronics manufacturing service provider in the world, supplying the likes of Cisco and Tesla. Supporting industries from IT, automotive and healthcare, the company is well acquainted with the growing trend of “Internet of Things” — meaning automated living with various “smart” technologies. Imagine starting your washer and turning the oven on before you head home. Perhaps you already monitor your health with wearable tech. These simple examples only scratch the surface of possibilities.

 
 


Michael Loparco
CEO & Executive Vice President,
Engineered Solutions Group,
Jabil


Michael Savoie
CEO & Dean of College of Technology and Computing,
Utah Valley University


Brad Walters
Founder and CEO,
Monnit Corporation


April Butterfield
Senior Director of Technology,
Engineered Solutions Group,
Jabil

 
 

The Exponential Sale: Moving From the $1 Million to the $100 Million Deal 

The fundamentals of any sale are the same regardless of the dollar amount. But to move up and to the right, your sales technique must shift from technical to aspirational. “What does the product do?” changes to a deeper understanding of the customer’s hopes and needs. Building a strong relationship with the customer is the key driver. From American Express, GE Capital and Paypal, Robert Clarkson brings decades of experience in closing multi-million dollar deals and retaining long-term customer relationships. You know the science. Now learn the art of the sale.

 
 
 
 


Robert Clarkson
Vice President,
GM of N.A. Large Enterprise Sales and Retail Solutions,
PayPal

 
 
 
 

Smart Transportation: What the Future Looks Like 

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The future of highway transportation—at least for Utah—is extremely bright. With workable infrastructure and active development and testing already underway, Utah is ahead of the game. Think high-speed driverless cars, convoying robotic trucks, or things you haven’t even considered. The future is nearly now.

 
 
 


Carlos Braceras
Executive Director,
UDOT


Mark Pittman
Founder and CEO,
Blyncsy


Daniel Witt
Senior Manager, Business Development and Policy,
Tesla Motors

 
 
 

How to Prepare Your Company For Venture Capital Investment

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Money makes the (business) world go round. You know Utah has entrepreneurs—Utah has investors too. Learn from top local and national experts about how you can best prepare your business for the funding it needs to move to the next level.

 
 


Nick Efstratis
Managing Director,
EPIC Ventures


Ben Veghte
Vice President,
Communications & Marketing,
National Venture Capital Association


Blake Modersitzki
Managing Partner,
Pelion Venture Partners


Todd Reece
Partner,
Ballard Spahr

 
 

Secrets to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

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Learn crowdfunding from Utah’s successful crowdfunders. They brought us the Nokē Padlock and U-lock, Peeq Qball, and Ravean Heated Jacket. How did they put together their campaigns? How did they build up support? How did they source materials? How did they recruit others to help? Learn these secrets and more.

 
 


Bryce Fisher
Co-Founder,
Ravean


Bryce Hansen
Interim Director,
Small Business Development Center
(Salt Lake Region)


Cameron Gibbs
Co-Founder, Nokē
Co-Founder, FŪZ Designs


Jason Klug
Founder and CEO,
Klugonyx Group, LLC

 
 

Swimming with Sharks: Utah Shark Tank Companies

There’s a lot of risk involved in starting a business. Imagine presenting that risk on national television. These Shark Tank winners certainly have a unique experience to share, but each of these serious entrepreneurs has gone on to build a successful business. Some said yes to the funding, some went elsewhere. Learn about their stories and apply their best tips for success.

 
 


Pat Crowley
CEO,
Chapul Inc.


Rachael Herrscher
Founder and CEO,
Today's Mama


Susan Petersen
Founder and CEO,
Freshly Picked


Peter Thorpe
CEO,
FireAvert


David Toledo
Founder and President,
Power Practical

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

PRECONFERENCE | INNOVATE Kickoff Reception

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 
 


Clint Betts
Founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief,
Beehive Startups


Ryan Hinkle
Managing Director,
Insight Venture Partners


Aaron Skonnard
President and CEO,
Pluralsight


Ryan Smith
Co-Founder and CEO,
Qualtrics

 
 

 

Additional speakers to be announced.

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Session Tracks 

Looking for the $100 million strategy? Or want to assemble a successful team?
Breakout Sessions are easily organized by tracks.

 

 

 

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2016 Economic Summit Agenda

Click here for the downloadable version of the agenda

NOTE: Agenda subject to change without notice

 

 

 
 

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Plan to join us at the 2016 SUMMIT!


April 14 —
INNOVATE KICKOFF Preconference Reception

April 15 — 10th Annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit

This year is a special year for the Economic Summit. In it's 10th year, come join us and engage your business in Utah's economic growth.

 
 

BECOME A SPONSOR

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kadee Duclos at (801) 204-6826 or kadee@utahmediagroup.com.

2016 Economic Summit Sponsors

Premier Partner

 
 
 

Spotlight Partner

 
 
CBRE 
 
 
 
 
dmc 
 
 
 

Event Partner

 
 
 
 
 
 
questar 
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Associate Partner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KUER 
pelion 
 
 
 
 

Innovation Showcase Exhibitors

 
 
 
 

Corporate Partners

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