Interplanetary Disruptors

Worldwebforum brought the movement of empowering radical change to the Bay Area

With the Worldwebforum On Tour, we wanted to create a venue of leaders coming together to discuss the future. The intimate affair last October 29, 2019 focused on the insights, big ideas, and future innovations.

The first stop of the tour organized by our friends at Cooley San Francisco, headed by Daniel Paramés, was attended by over 50 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, VCs, and Worldwebforum fellows based around the Bay Area.

We felt the eagerness of each of the attendees to share their thoughts about the future of space exploration, food tech, currencies, the law, and the cornerstone of every business: leadership.

The theme Interplanetary Disruptors was tackled by our esteemed panelists composed of Relativity Space CTO Jordan Noone, New Age Meats CEO Brian Spears, and McChrystal Group Executive Director and former Navy SEAL Jeff Eggers.

Jordan discussed the big vision behind his pioneering work of 3-D printing space rockets operated by artificial intelligence. The future, he says, will allow for critical infrastructure to be transported to and from the surface of Mars, opening up a new era of space experiments.

Brian shared his groundbreaking cell-cultured meat that does not involve animal slaughter and the work he does to scale it.

You would think Jeff Eggers’s leadership style is the stereotypical G.I. Joe hierarchical approach but he believes that the type of teams that will take us to the future are big on collaboration and inclusion.

The evening concluded with networking drinks, and an intimate gastronomic dinner at San Francisco’s lauded Trou Normand restaurant with speakers and selected guests.

Speakers

Venue

Cooley LLP
101 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Schedule – 29 October 2019

Time: 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Highlights: Interactive panel discussion, Networking, Exclusive dinner at ‘Trou Normand’

Trou Normand

Famous for its charcuterie and selection of Calvados, an apple brandy from Normandy, Trou Normand is all about the hearty meats. Located in a historic 1920s Art Deco skyscraper, it’s a handsome space with a retro modern vibe with its high ceilings, gray marble bar and large mural of a classic reclining nude by New York artist Ebecho Muslimova.

Impressions

On Tour Hosts

Daniel Paramés

Senior Associate, Cooley LLP, San Francisco, USA

Cooley LLP is an American international law firm, headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices worldwide. The firm’s practice areas include corporate, litigation, intellectual property, fund formation, public markets, employment, life sciences, clean technology, real estate, financial services, retail, regulatory and energy.

It has consistently been ranked as an elite law firm for technology and life sciences companies, startups and emerging growth companies, and venture capital firms by Above the Law, and U.S. News & World Report. Cooley represents as clients over a third of the companies on the Wall Street Journal’s Billion Dollar Startup Club.

Daniel Paramés advises private, venture-backed technology companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and executives. He has extensive experience working with technology companies in all areas of business, with a particular focus on the fintech, Internet of Things, e-commerce, electronics, cleantech and advanced materials industries.

Fabian Hediger

Co-Founder & CEO, beecom & Worldwebforum

As Founder and CEO of beecom and Worldwebforum, Fabian Hediger spearheads a movement to accelerate the pace of business in Europe.

Through beecom, Atlassian Top Platinum Partner of 17 years, he enables radical change in large corporations as they automate work processes and improve team collaboration. 

At Worldwebforum, the annual meeting of 1,500 executives, he gathers the most brilliant minds across industries and academia to empower radical change through innovation for the benefit of the next generation. 

Fabian is an entrepreneur, music fan, and former professional triathlete. He holds an MBA in strategy and organization at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is one of the few who ignored his professor’s advice to “play it safe and join a corporation”, as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of beecom in 2020.

On Tour host

Worldwebforum on Tour partner Cooley

About Worldwebforum

Worldwebforum on Tour San Francisco is part of a series of global meet-ups that would lead to Worldwebforum 2020, Wanted: Leader on January 16-17 , 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. The 8th annual meeting of 1,500 C-level executives who are incessantly finding answers to the question, “What should I do today to build value for the next generation?”

Worldwebforum has officially landed in the Bay Area and we’ll certainly be back for more! Special thanks to our gracious host Daniel Paramés and his team at Cooley, the leading law firm for innovators of tomorrow in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Next stop: Worldwebforum on Tour in Hönggerberg!