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9:00AM - 10:00AM
10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 2:30PM
Registration & Networking Breakfast
TechEdge Sessions
Lunch & Networking
TechEdge Sessions
Conference Concludes
Global Q&A: How IoT is Changing the Way We Work and Live
  • Jeffrey Cooper, Head of Mobility and IoT, Samsung

Panel: AgTech in the Region

Agriculture is one of the area's largest and most important industries. Panelists will discuss how advances in technology are changing the way we grow and produce food.

  • Adrian Ferrero, CEO & Co-Founder, Biome Makers Inc.

  • Raj Ketkar, CEO, Arcadia Biosciences

  • Jon Margolis, Chief Science Officer, Joyn Bio

  • Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO, BioConsortia

  • Julie Morris, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, Food & Agriculture Industry Immersion, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

The Intersection of Sports, Business, Gaming and Technology
Q&A with Michelene Loomer, Head of Business Development - Bleacher Report
A Discussion on New Media Technology

Q&A with Meghan Sims, Director of Strategic Video Initiatives - McClatchy New Venture

The Future of Medical Technology

Q&A with Dr. Albert Chan, Vice President & Chief of Digital Patient Experience - Sutter Health

Panel: Sacramento and the Future of Mobility

A massive shift is underway in automotive technology and transportation. Hear where Sacramento is looking to lead the way.

  • Dimitrios Dovas, CEO, Highlands Power

  • Yvonne Harris, Associate Vice President, California State University Sacramento Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development

  • Austin Heyworth, Public Affairs Manager, California, Uber

  • Arlen Orchard, CEO, SMUD

  • Phil Silver, Transportation Vertical Strategy Leader, Amazon Web Services

Panel: How is Government Fostering Innovation through Technology?
  • Casey Burns, Leader, State and Local Government , Amazon Web Services

  • Darrell Doan, Economic Development Director, City of Elk Grove

  • Louis Stewart, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Sacramento

Panel: Startup Funding - How Does it Work?

How does someone with a great idea get their start? hear from entrepreneurs and investors on the typical funding process, and the things angel investors and VC firms look for in an early-stage company.

  • Cheryl Beninga, COO, Fantag & Co-Founder, FourthWave

  • Lokesh Sikaria, Managing Partner, Moneta Ventures

  • Chon Tang, Founding Partner, Berkeley Skydeck Fund

  • Che Voigt, Chair, North Bay Angels

TechEdge is a powerful conference that includes networking opportunities and industry-specific panels moderated by thought leaders, executives and experts in the key industries that have a major impact on technology. 


This year, TechEdge will be hosted at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento on April 24, 2019, in the capital of California where we will uncover new perspectives, explore game-changing ideas and discover the next big technology trend. TechEdge 2019 will showcase the latest technology solutions around AI, AR, VR, Robotics, Cloud and so much more. 


TechEdge garners senior business executives and decision makers, startup companies and entrepreneurs, investors, and attendees representing banking, education, IT management and consulting, and local government. This event is a vehicle for sharing ideas, showcasing the best of technology, recruiting technology talent and creating connections.


We invite you to be part of this unique experiential event that integrates healthcare, entrepreneurship, policy, education, sports and government with technology.

TechEdge is the "Super Bowl" of technology events in the Capital Region!

TechEdge attendees come from all walks of life including entrepreneurs, government officials, innovators, media personalities, technology company executives, investors, lobbyist, gamers, students and business professionals who see value in today's thriving technology sector. Partners and attendees both are change makers driving global innovation and fueling the rise of disruptive technology.


TechEdge has recently drawn upwards of 300 individuals from around the region. With the new partnership of the Sacramento Business Journal and IYC, we plan to double that number this year (and beyond). Seventy-nine percent of the Sacramento Business Journal audience are business decision makers. Sixty-two percent are Owners, Partners and Senior Management of their organizations. The companies represented by these readers had an average revenue growth rate over the past year of 13+%. They lead by example. The Journal reaches influencers, innovators, key political leaders and such. 

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