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TDS 2018

Investor Office Hours (by invitation)
Wednesday - December 5, 2018
2PM-5:30PM

Texas Digital Summit
Thursday – December 6, 2018
8:30AM - 6:30PM

Rice Alliance + Station Houston

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Texas Digital Summit 2018

Digital technology is unlocking new business models and transforming how industries operate and how people work. To build on this momentum and its alignment with Houston’s strengths, Station Houston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship are partnering to connect the most promising tech startups with corporations and investors seeking transformative innovation and digital strategies. Texas digital summit is the leading conference for industrial innovation, bringing together experts in AI, automation, blockchain, and the connected worker. For two days, representatives from Industrial and Technology companies will discuss transformative technology and how it will affect Texas companies.

Why this matters?
Texas is where industry leaders, innovators and technologists converge to form the next wave of digital transformation across the industrial spectrum. The summit brings capital, customers and startups to one location to address the challenges of the future.

Startups

I want to connect with investors and customers

Corporate Innovation

I want to connect with startups and investors

Investors

I want to connect to startups

Sponsors

I'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Startup Pitch Tracks

The 2018 Texas Digital Summit will feature two Startup Pitch Tracks.

Angel Track

  • Pre-seed or seeking initial funding or seed extension
  • Have evidence of customer traction
  • Seeking to connect with customers

Venture Capital Track

  • Seeking A or B rounds
  • Annual Recurring revenue of $500k or greater
  • Seeking to connect with customers

Who should Apply to Present?

Startups focused on…

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Augmented/Virtual Reality
Augmented / Virtual Reality (VR)
Business-to-Business (B2B)
Business-to-Business (B2B)
Big Data / Analytics
Big Data / Analytics
Blockchain
Blockchain
Cyber Security
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software / SaaS
Enterprise Software / SaaS
FinTech
FinTech
Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Mobile
Mobile
Robotics
Robotics
Call For Presenters
Call For Presenters

AGENDA

Investor Office Hours (Invite Only)

Wednesday - December 5th, 2018
2PM - 5:30PM
Station Houston

Texas Digital Summit

Thursday - December 6th, 2018
8:30AM - 6:30PM
Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

  • 8:30 - 8:40 AM - OPENING Remarks

    [ Shell Auditorium ]

    Brad Burke, Managing Director | Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
    Gabriella Rowe, CEO | Station Houston

  • 8:40 - 9:10 AM - OPEN INNOVATION: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN HOUSTON

    Kim Padeletti, Technology, Research & Development Lead | BHP Petroleum and Director-at-Large for Innovate, R&D, WIN | Society of Petroleum Engineers

  • 9:10 –10:00 AM - Company PRESENTATIONS | ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE, IoT & SaaS

    OpsLock; 3GiG; SafePass; DocJuris; Galen Data; Clutche Tech; CommandHound; Sensorfield; Towny; LogoBar Enterprises

  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM - Networking Break

    [ Anderson Family Commons ]

  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM - PRESENTATIONS | AI, AR/VR & ROBOTICS

    Abyssal; Warm Commerce; DeepCast.ai; Future Sight AR; DYNAMICS; Vigilant Aerospace Systems; Currux Vision; Zenus; Sensoleak; Engage Mobilize

  • 11:15 – NOON - AI & AUTOMATION: TURNING DATA INTO ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS & TRANSFORMING BUSINESS MODELS

    Will Womble, Cofounder | HyperGiant (Moderator)
    Abhijeet Bhandare, Chief Automation Officer | GE Power
    Kirk Coburn, Investment Director | Shell Ventures
    Erdin Guma, CFO | Penrose Technologies
    Ramoj Paruchuri, Managing Director, Regional Lead for Data Science/AI | Accenture

  • NOON – 1:00 PM - LUNCH

    [ Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Student Center ]

  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM - DEMYSTIFYING BLOCKCHAIN & HOW IT CAN ENABLE ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

    Jim Lawnin, Managing Partner | BBL Ventures (Moderator)
    Andrew Bruce, President & CEO | Data Gumbo
    Britney Crooks, Ecosystem & Ventures – Blockchain Lead | Accenture
    Jean-Pierre Foehn, CEO & Founder | Ondiflo
    Sujatha Kumar, Founder & Managing Partner | Ayatis
    Celestine Vettical, Partner | Celestial Holdings

  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM - PRESENTATIONS | BLOCKCHAIN, CYBER SECURITY & FINTECH

    Fourier; SecurityGate; ScribeRule; Embassy of Things; Zynera; I Hate Receipts (IHR); Information Shield

  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM - PRESENTATIONS | AI, HARDWARE, HEALTH & OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

    Sonder Design; Guzo (formerly Croozen); Anjin Secure Car; Pandata Tech; Crewcollar; Pheramor; Balex Technologies; Nesh; Patients We Share; Kanthaka; Delfin; ORintel

  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM - Networking Break

    [ Anderson Family Commons ]

  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM - HOW TO ATTRACT & WORK WITH THE RIGHT VC INVESTORS IN ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE

    Brad Burke, Managing Director | Rice Alliance (Moderator)
    Emily Keeton, Managing Director | WeWork
    Blair Garrou, Managing Director | Mercury Fund
    Tim Marx, Venture Partner | Baird Capital
    Allison Lami Sawyer, Partner | The League of Worthwhile Ventures

  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM - HOUSTON THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS & LESSONS FROM ABERDEEN

    David Millar, TechX Director | The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

  • 4:45 – 4:55 PM - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TEN MOST PROMISING COMPANIES

  • 5:00 – 6:30 PM - Company Showcase and Networking Reception

    [ Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Student Center ]

PRESENTED BY

Rice Alliance + Station Houston

Texas Community Partners