NYU Stern TECHCON 2019

Shaping Our Future Today:

The Role of Tech Today in Shaping Tomorrow

Friday, November 8, 2019

8:00am - 5:00pm

NYU Stern School of Business

Henry Kaufman Management Center | 44 W. 4th Street, New York, New York

TechCon is the annual flagship technology event hosted by the Stern Technology Association at NYU Stern School of Business. The event is a conversation between MBA students and tech industry leaders about the challenges, trends, and innovations in the industry.

This year, we invite industry experts and pioneers in technology to discuss the role that our decisions in enabling technology today play in shaping the future of technology and society tomorrow.

Current Stern MBA students, Stern alumni, students from other New York business schools, and other NYU students are all invited.

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 AM: Registration Begins

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: VIP Alumni Breakfast (Alumni/Invite only)

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Opening Remarks

  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Industry Overview

  • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Keynote Address

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00PM: Machine Learning & The Future of Gaming

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch

  • 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Technology’s Enablement of Wellness Accessibility

  • 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM: Choice of Two Panels

    • Future of Mobility

    • Fintech: Redefining the Future of Finance

  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Venture Investing in Tech (in Collaboration with Stern Asian Business Society)

  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Punks & Pinstripes: Why Some Intrapraneurs Thrive and Most Don't

  • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking Happy Hour & Interactive Demo Exhibition


More speakers and details to come! Want to get involved? E-mail us at sta@stern.nyu.edu.


David Tisch, Managing Partner, Box Group

David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based venture capital firm. BoxGroup is an investor in over 300 seed-stage companies, including PillPack, Flatiron Health, Stripe, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Flexport, Classpass, Vine, Blue Apron, GroupMe, Airtable and more.

In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s NYC-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program (University of Pennsylvania) and a Harvard Business School Rock Fellow.

David is a founding board member of Lemontree a non-profit that sells healthy affordable dinners to low-income families in NYC and also serves on the board of New York Public Radio and the Friends of Hudson River Park. David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC. He has also served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, Mayor De Blasio's Tech Talent Pipeline, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in the Tribeca with his wife Zara and 3 year old daughter and 2 year old son and 3 dogs.


RJ Mical, Director of gaming, Google

RJ Mical, at age 14, invented a tic-tac-toe game computer made of relays, flashlight bulbs and D batteries -- it's a funny story, ask him sometime. RJ's professional career started with arcade development at Williams Electronics and led to his role in the creation of the Amiga Computer. He was co-inventor of the Atari Lynx handheld game system and the 3DO entertainment console. RJ was VP Software Engineering at Red Jade for Ericsson, Chief Architect for the Fathammer mobile game engine, Anti-Spam Hero for BarracudaNetworks, VP of Technology for GlobalVR, and he worked on the OS and tools for the Playstation 3 and other top-secret technology. Currently RJ is exploring the AI game space for Google.

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Greg Larkin, author, “This might get me fired”

Greg Larkin is the co-founder of Recorp and the best-selling author of This Might Get Me Fired, which chronicles his experience launching disruptive, million-dollar startups in some of the biggest companies in the world. When Greg’s startup Innovest was acquired in 2009 he embarked on the tough transition from startup entrepreneur to corporate intrapreneur. Since then he’s launched over 30 million-dollar products at Google, Bloomberg, Uber and across the Fortune 500. Along the way he’s been celebrated, fired, promoted, re-hired, and eventually emerged as a voice of raw truth in the innovation chorus.

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Adam silverschotz, principal, tcv

Adam joined TCV in 2018 and focuses on global internet and software investments across public and private markets. Adam’s current investments include ByteDance and Capsule, where he serves on the board of directors.

Prior to TCV, Adam was based in Hong Kong as a Managing Director at Coatue Management, a global investment manager focused on public and private technology companies. At Coatue, Adam invested in the global internet and software sectors for the firm’s long/short hedge fund and growth equity funds. Adam began his career at Apollo Global Management in New York as a real estate private equity associate.

Adam received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Adam speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese.

About NYU Stern Technology Association


With NYC being one of the largest tech hubs in the country, we created STA to match the demand our students had for industry-focused events, career resources and alumni contacts, and to help our members engage with companies in the technology industry. We do all of this in pursuit of our mission: to provide Stern MBA students with the tools, resources and opportunities to secure their dream job in tech. We have had enormous success in helping students focus their career paths and execute their goals. Technology companies, from mature tech to early-stage startups, looking to recruit exceptional students consistently work with STA to connect with Stern MBAs. We look forward to introducing you to our talented member base and fostering partnerships that fit your company’s goals.


Where will the conference take place?

The conference will be held in multiple classrooms at NYU Stern’s Kaufman Management Center at 44 W 4th Street.

Kaufman Management Center (44 W. 4th Street) is easily accessible by public transportation (A, B, C, D, E, F, or M at West 4th Street; N or R at 8th St-NYU or the 6 at Astor Place). If you are traveling by car, public parking is available on West 3rd Street and on Thompson Street.

Where should I check-in?

At the Kaufman Management Center security desk, please provide your name if you do not have an NYU ID. A check in table will be in the lobby to assist with registration.

I'm a Prospective Student, can I attend?

Of course! We'd love for you to join us at conference to learn more about NYU and Stern Technology Association. Please reach out to sta@stern.nyu.edu for more information about tickets and special events for prospective students.