Mergers & Acquisitions

AUGUST 9, 2018
SILICON VALLEY, CA

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Agenda
8:00-8:25 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:25-8:30 Welcoming Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-8:50 Keynote
Presenter:
8:50-9:30 The Underlying Drivers of M&A: Opportunities in Disruptors or the Disrupted
Moderator:
Josh Black, Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight
Panelists:
9:30-10:10 Shifting Landscape: The Political Climate, Regulatory Environment, Globalization
and Technologies Affecting Business Models

Moderator:
Panelists:
10:10-10:50 Acquisition of Innovation: How the Enterprise is Addressing Transformation in an
Era of Rapid Technological Advancement
Moderator:

Panelists:
10:50-11:20 Networking Break
11:20-11:50 Panel Discussion
Technology as a Catalyst: New Markets in context to Social, Political and Economic Expansion
Moderator:

Panelists:
David Lauer, Managing Partner, Mile 59; Chairman & Co-Founder, Healthy Markets Association
11:50-12:30 PM The Integration Challenge: How to Ensure Successful M&A in an Era of High
Disruption
Moderator:

Panelists:
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Sustainability Technologies: Recognition of ESG as a Driver of Value in the
Capital Markets
Moderator:

Panelists:
Josh Sawislak, Global Director of Resilience, AECOM
2:10-2:50 Embedding Corporate Social Responsibility in M&A Valuation: Is There an
Opportunity to Connect Profit and Purpose in New Generation M&A
Moderator:

Panelists:
2:50-3:20 Networking Break
3:20-4:00 Most Sought After Solutions: Technologies that Companies are Most Interested
in Acquiring
Moderator:

Panelists:
4:00-4:30 M&A and Unintended Outcomes: Is There an Opportunity to Create New
Markets, Post Disruption
Moderator:

Panelists:
4:30-5:00 Armchair Chat
Private Equity: Trends, Capital Flows, and Underlying Drivers of M&A Related
Investment
Moderator:

Panelists:
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:05 Conference Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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