COSM A Technology Summit

November 9-11, 2022

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COSM is an exclusive national summit on the converging technologies remaking the world as we know it. From artificial intelligence to 5G and WiFi6, from tokenized time to blockchain, from cloud computing to the quantum revolution, from the “spatial web” to the efflorescence of space flight, the future is meeting in Seattle, and at COSM. The mission of the conference is to stimulate debate and deliberation amongst industry leaders on the unities animating these apparently divergent technology areas. Held at the Bellevue Hyatt, the summit illuminates the synergy between Seattle and the world and provides a scene of civilized conversation and exchange.


Designed by famed technology futurist, George Gilder, COSM features the titans who created the tech world we’re in … and will lead us into tomorrow. COSM 2022 year will feature two winners of the internationally prestigious Kyoto Prize (Carver Mead and Federico Faggin), a Nobel Prize nominee (Keith Krach), leading venture capitalists and technologists, and even — could it be — the mysterious, enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto

Peter Thiel

Technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist
Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He cofounded PayPal, led it as CEO, and took it public; he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director; and he cofounded Palantir Technologies, where he serves as chairman. He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of startups, many run by former colleagues who have been dubbed the “PayPal Mafia.” He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies including SpaceX and Airbnb. He started the Thiel Fellowship, which funds young entrepreneurs, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long-term thinking. He is also the #1 New York Times bestselling Read More ›

Ankur Jain

VP Engineering, Google Cloud for Telecom, Distributed Cloud, Immersive Stream

Matt McIlwain

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Matt invests in a broad range of software and data driven companies with a focus on cloud computing, dataware, intelligent applications and the intersections of innovation (where life science and data science intersect). He believes in the Learning Loop for entrepreneurs who journey from curiosity to triangulation and decision making. This leads to positive outcomes and ongoing learnings. Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was vice president of business process for the Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). He also was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing in technology-driven sectors and prior to that worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse. For more about Matt and lessons learned from 20 years of VC investing, traits of top entrepreneurs, Read More ›

Hope Cochran

Managing Director, Madrona Venture
Hope is an experienced CFO of both private and public companies. Currently she is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture. Also, she applies her expertise to roles on the board of Hasbro, MongoDB, New Relic and Ai2.

Federico Faggin

Physicist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur
Federico Faggin is an Italian physicist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He is best known for designing the first commercial microprocessor, the Intel 4004. He led the 4004 project and the design group during the first five years of Intel’s microprocessor effort

David Gelernter

Yale Computer Scientist, Artist, and Author
Gelernter (BA Yale ’76, MA Yale (Bible Studies) ’77, PhD SUNY/Stony Brook (Computer Science) ’83. Asst Prof (Yale ’82), Assoc Prof (’86), Tenured Assoc Prof (’90), Prof (’93). His Linda system, a coordination language whose development began when he was a graduate student, introduced the first “cloud,” and has been taught and used from Norway to Witwatersrand (with Mauricio Arango and Nick Carriero).  His book Mirror Worlds (’91) included the first description of social networks; “mirror worlds” themselves are now discussed at major conferences (e.g. the Mobile World Conference this year and next).  He designed Lifestreams to replace the domestic operating systems and associated software.  His Lifestreams system of ’94-’95 (with Eric Freeman) was the first-ever “Twitter-type stream” (though strictly more powerful than Twitter), and the Read More ›

Maria Teresa Cometto

Journalist for Courier della Sera
Maria Teresa Cometto is an Italian-American journalist and author based in New York City since 2000. She has been working for almost 30 years for the leading Italian daily “Corriere della Sera”. She also has written several books including “La Marchesa Colombi. Life, Novels and Passions of the First Woman Journalist of Corriere della Sera” (2020, Solferino) and “Brothers of the Mountains. Arturo and Oreste Squinobal from the Alps to the Himalayas” (2000 KDP, 2020; 2019, Corbaccio). She was the co-author of “Tech and the City. The Making of New York’s Startup Community” (2013, Guerini; 2013 Mirandola Press), and she co-curated the exhibition “MAKE IN ITALY. 50 Years Of Italian Breakthroughs: From The First PC (P101) To The First Space-Bound Espresso Read More ›

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A Taste of COSM

Consequential Ideas

Because COSM offers you what no other conference can. COSM brings you directly in touch with the top thinkers powering tomorrow’s most consequential technology.

Informed Decisions

In this new era of innovation, everyone will be affected, but only a relative few will be prepared to understand — and make the best and most informed decisions about — the biggest technology upheavals and upsides we’ve experienced in a generation. 

A Diversity of Ideas

The conference is targeted toward anyone seeking to engage with a diversity of thinkers and ideas about the future of technology, including corporate senior executives (CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs), investors, researchers, and technologists.