October 19, 2016 | 8am - 8pm | Silicon Valley


This October in Silicon Valley, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from leading digital companies globally will convene for H2's annual global innovation leadership summit, H2O. Designed as a senior level, invitation only event for H2 Members and invited guests, the summit offers participants a unique platform for engaging in dynamic and open discussions on key product and business trends shaping the industry.

H2O utilizes a session-based format for analyzing some of the most dynamic industry sectors and pressing startup playbook themes of the year. Each Session will consist of a panel of leading entrepreneurs and executives, providing top insights and company profiles from across the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America regions.

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016


AM Sessions
» Fireside Chat
» Global Markets
» Fireside Chat
» Virtual Reality
» H2 Partners
Lunch + Networking
PM Sessions
» Fireside Chat
» Messaging
» Talent
» Fireside Chat
» On-Demand Services
» Funding
Summit Reception

St. Francis Yacht Club
(San Francisco)


Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Nirav Tolia - Co-Founder & CEO @ Nextdoor
» Host: Nayan Patel - Co-Founder & CEO @ H2
On-Demand Services
» Speakers: Varsha Rao - Head of Global Operations @ Airbnb, Celia Francis - CEO @ Rated People, Holger Luedorf - SVP Business @ Postmates
» Host: Dilawar Syed - President @ Freshdesk
Virtual Reality
» Speakers: David Anderman - Chief Business Officer @ Jaunt, Ash Jhaveri - Senior Director, Global Partnerships @ Oculus, Shanna Tellerman - Co-Founder & CEO @ Modsy
» Host: Josh Elman - Partner @ Greylock Partners
» Speakers: Beerud Sheth - Co-Founder & CEO @ Gupshup | Teamchat, Simon Davies - Founder & CEO @ Yakatak
» Host: Tom Clayton - VP of International Operations @ Houzz
Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Cotter Cunningham - Founder & CEO @ RetailMeNot
» Host: Gokul Rajaram - Product Engineering Lead @ Square

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Gil Penchina - Angel Investor
» Host: Nayan Patel - Co-Founder & CEO @ H2
» Speakers: Peter Clarke - Talent Partner @ Accel Partners, Jeff Markowitz - Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners, Kristin Richards - Vice President @ TPG Growth
» Host: Jeff Merkel - Co-Founder & Board Director @ H2
Global Markets
» Speakers: William Bao Bean - Investment Partner @ SOSV / China, Anupam Mittal - Founder & CEO @ People Group / India, Razmig Hovaghimian - Founder & CEO @ Ripple News / SE Asia
» Host: David Corbin - Director of Content Strategy @ Tech in Asia
» Speakers: Dave McClure - Founding Partner @ 500 Startups, Vinnie Lauria - Managing Partner @ Golden Gate Ventures, Reshma Sohoni - Founding Partner @ Seedcamp
» Host: Charles Hudson - Managing Partner @ Precursor Ventures




Formal invitations to participate in and register for this year's senior level, invitation only event will be sent out starting in June. If you are interested in participating, please complete an invitation request including profile information for consideration.


H2 is the premier global leadership network for the digital industry. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with chapters around the world, its mission is to advance education and leadership development in the fields of digital entrepreneurship and innovation. H2's membership consists of senior executives, entrepreneurs, and domain experts from leading startups and top global firms in major technology markets worldwide. Through its global member network, programs, and content, H2 creates uniquely valuable opportunities for knowledge exchange in support of its mission.