Computer Planet
COSM A Technology Summit

2022 Agenda

All times, sessions, speakers, and panels are subject to change.

Wednesday, Nov 9
10AMRegistration Opens

12:00Welcoming Remarks
Steve Buri— President, Discovery Institute
Matt McIlwain — Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

12:10Keynote Luncheon
Peter Thiel (via video conference) – Investor and Philanthropist
George Gilder – Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Fireside Chat presented by
1PMThe Future of the Self-Sovereign Web3 Economy
Kate Mitselmakher (Moderator) — CEO, Founder & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC
Joe Lubin (via videoconference) — CEO, ConsenSys
George Gilder — Author, Conference Architect

Panel Discussion
1:45Is the Future Really on the Chain?
Sam Yilmaz (Moderator) — COO Bloccelerate
Wyatt Robinson — Principal Corporate Counsel, Microsoft
Gregory Meredith — President, RChain Cooperative
William Dembski — Mathematician and Philosopher
John DeVadoss — GBBC Board Member and Cofounder, InterWork Alliance

2:45Networking Break

3:15Eric Schmidt (via video conference) — Schmidt Futures and Former CEO & Chairman, Google

Fireside Chat
4PMChina Decoupling: The Clean Network as a Trusted Network?
Keith Krach Former U.S. Undersecretary of State
Andre Fuetsch
— Former CTO, AT&T
Thursday, Nov 10
7:30-Thursday Breakfast (provided)

Panel Discussion
8:30The New Nanocosm
Steve Waite (Moderator) — Founder, Consilient Capital
Chris Harrison — CEO, CTEC Energy
John van Leeuwen — CEO, Universal Matter
Shlomo Nedvetzki — CTO, Nanorobotics

Panel Discussion
9:30AI: Friend or Foe?
Matt McIlwain (Moderator) — Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Blake Lemoine — Software Engineer and AI Researcher
Robert Marks — Director, Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence
George Montañez – Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College

10:30Networking Break

Panel Discussion
11AMElectric Cars: Salvation or Fantasy?
Bryan Mistele (Moderator) – CEO, INRIX
Tony Posawatz – President and CEO, Invictus iCar
Walter Myers — Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Howard Hayden — Retired Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut
NOONRemarks from The Hon. Lynne Robinson, Mayor of Bellevue
Countering Doom with Superabundance
Dr. Marian Tupy – Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

1:30Networking Break

Response Panel
2PMSecular Slump or Superabundance?
George Gilder (Moderator)
Gale Pooley — Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Jeffrey Funk — Technology Consultant


Panel Discussion
3PMSynthetic Biology: What New Therapies Are in Store?
Babak Parviz (Moderator) — Vice President, Amazon
Matt Scholz — CEO, Oisin Biotechnologies
Ryan Emerson — VP of Data Science, A-Alpha Bio
Georg Seelig — Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

4PMEngineering Famine
Josh Gilder – Founding Partner, Reach Global Strategies


6PMCocktail Reception
7PM On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the Internet Pioneers
Maria Teresa Cometto interviews Federico Faggin

Carver Mead — Kyoto Prize acceptance speech. (Video)

Friday, Nov 11
7:30-Friday Breakfast (provided)

9AMUnsettling Climate and Energy
Steven Koonin — Undersecretary, US Department of Energy, Obama Administration


Panel Discussion
10AMDigital and Physical Spaces for Work and Play
Daniel Li (Moderator)— Cofounder and CEO at Plus, Venture Partner at Madrona
Jules Urbach – CEO, OTOY
Nicole Herskowitz — Vice President, Microsoft
Nick Fajt — CEO and Co-Founder of Rec Room
11AMThe Future of Money: Is it Blockchain or a Renewed Dollar?
Bret Swanson — Technology Analyst and Visiting Fellow, AEI
John Tamny — Political Economy Editor, Forbes
George Gilder

11:45Closing Remarks, Conference Wrap-up and Adjournment
Carver Mead — Kyoto Prize Winner (2022)
George Gilder