UIDP26 Registration
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.



UIDP Academy Workshop:  Emerging Models for Innovation
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Corporations and universities have a shared interest in fostering the creation of successful innovations that address major societal needs and challenges.  Today innovative success is highly episodic and most efforts at university-industry “tech-transfer” show modest success.  Improved performance could have a major positive impact on society.  We address the following:  What have we learned in the last decade about the most advanced and promising models for successful value creation? How can the value of research be maximized by improving the mechanisms that connect research and industry?  How can companies and universities work together to jointly optimize the research and innovation ecosystem?

SpeakersBarry Johnson, NSF, Liz Kennell, UIDP, Pramod Khargonekar, UC Irvine, Chris Ramming, VMWare, Brad Roberts, Xinova

Location: Jordan



UIDP Academy Workshop: Federal Data Rights
8 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

This session will cover general federal data characterizations, distinctions, and related rights, data security, and any provisions that would particularly affect university/industry agreements. Key differences between federal agencies will be reviewed. Presenters will dissect the federal provisions to clarify them, suggest scenarios for use of the various provisions, and alternatives that may be available to assist in reaching appropriate agreement for university/industry projects.

SpeakersHeather Bragg, CMU, Elaine Brock, UIDP, Robert Hardy, COGR

Location: Cakebread & Kistler



UIDP Board Meeting
8 – 11:30 a.m.

For board members and invited guests.

Location: Opus



UIDP Board Meeting
11:40 – 11:45 a.m.

Location: Vineyards Conference Center



Keynote Speaker - Vivek Wadwha
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Vivek Wadhwa is author of ""The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future"" and during his talk, he will consider how astonishing technological advances are arriving in increasing numbers.   Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. Importantly, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Three core questions should be asked about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University.

Introduction: Dennis Fortner, Carnegie Mellon University

Location: Vineyards Conference Center




Keynote Speaker - Vivek Wadwha
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Vivek Wadhwa is author of ""The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future"" and during his talk, he will consider how astonishing technological advances are arriving in increasing numbers.   Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. Importantly, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Three core questions should be asked about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University.

Introduction: Dennis Fortner, Carnegie Mellon University

Location: Vineyards Conference Center



UIDP Annual Membership Meeting and Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

This serves as the annual membership meeting of the UIDP.  Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Introduction: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP, Randy Hall, University of Southern California

Location: Bldg. 9 Hallway (south entrance) and Vineyards Conference Center



Coast to Coast: Leaders View the Landscape of University-Industry Technology Collaboration
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

A moderated discussion among leaders at Princeton, Cisco, and Microsoft on the challenges and opportunities for university - industry collaboration in information technology, in an era when technology plays an ever-increasing role in every field of major human endeavor.

Speakers: Moderator: Elizabeth Bruce, Microsoft, Greg Akers, Cisco, Pablo Debenedetti, Princeton

Location: Vineyards Conference Center



From the White House to Your House: CyberSecurity Policy in the Age of AI and IOT
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

With hundreds of millions of devices joining the Internet and the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence, privacy and cybersecurity face a multitude of new challenges.  Professor Ed Felten of Princeton University and Aaron Kleiner of Microsoft provide an overview of key issues from the perspective of government, academia and industry.

Speakers: Moderator: Chip Hay, Princeton, Panelists: Ed Felten, Princeton, Aaron Kleiner, Microsoft, Vyas Sekar, Carnegie Mellon University

Location: Vineyards Conference Center



Exploring Knowledge Supply Chains
3:30 – 4 p.m.

Active co-development partnerships have become a critical source of innovation for companies around the world. Fortunately, these endeavors leave a footprint that enables us to understand both corporate strategies and technical directions. In this seminar Dr. Robert Lowe will present and explore data on collaborative research programs in autonomous vehicles, graphene, and other technology areas to spark conversation about how incumbents, new entrants, and academic partners fit into these emerging technology landscapes.

Introduction: Rob Lowe, Wellspring Worldwide

Location: Vineyards Conference Center



Buses to Reception at Silicon Valley Capital Club
4 p.m.



Reception at Silicon Valley Capital Club
5 p.m. (Shuttles to Cisco at 7 p.m.)

Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Welcome Remarks by Randy Hall, USC, and Mark Schmidt, Deere & Company. 

Evening Reception Keynote by Alan November, TedX (Introduction by Coleen Burrus, Princeton):

Perhaps the single most important skill in the Age of the Web is separating fact from fiction. One of the most empowering uses of technology is making thinking more visible for both students and professors.

Day 2: Tuesday, April 17