Conference Program

9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:30 am WelcomeGeorge Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution

9:40 am Panel I: Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Ward Hanson, SIEPR Policy Forum Director
Robert E. Litan, vice president for research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Vivek Wadhwa, senior research associate with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley

10:40 am Case Study: Partnership for Growth in
Italy–Promoting Entrepreneurship as U.S. Foreign Policy
Richard Boly, national security affairs fellow, Hoover Institution

11:00 am Panel II: U.S. Embassy Role in Promoting Economic Dynamism Abroad

William H. Draper, III, General Partner, Draper Richards
James R. Jones, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State
Ronald P. Spogli, former U.S. ambassador to Italy
Steve Westly, former California state controller and managing director of the Westly Group

12:00 pm Lunch in Hatfield Court

1:00 pm Transformational Economic DiplomacyCondoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution

1:15 pm Panel III: Promoting Entrepreneurship Both at Home and Abroad

Curtis Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
Suren G. Dutia, CEO, the Indus Entrepreneurs
Carl Schramm, CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Bert van der Vaart, chairman, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds
Paulo Veras, Endeavor Brazil Board Member

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Entrepreneurship and the Information EconomyCharles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation and member to the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board

3:15 pm Panel IV: An Entrepreneur’s View on Promoting Entrepreneurship Abroad

Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, The Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; and co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys
Wences Casares, Co-CEO of Bling Nation and founder of Lemon Bank, Wanako Games, and Patagon
Vinita Gupta, founder and chairman of Quick Eagle Networks
Loïc Le Meur, founder of Seesmic and LeWeb conference, one of Business Week's 25 Most Influential People on the Web
Giacomo Marini, cofounder Logitech, founder and managing director at the VC, Noventi
Kanwal Rekhi, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and 1987 Arthur-Young/Venture magazine Entrepreneur of the Year
Don Wood, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

4:30 pm SummationCarl Schramm, CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

4:45 pm ClosingJohn L. Hennessy, president, Stanford University