H2’s annual Global Innovation Leadership Summit brings together executives, entrepreneurs and investors from leading digital companies and innovation hubs around the world. Designed as a senior level, invitation only event for H2 Members, Partners and invited guests, the Summit offers participants a unique platform to engage in dynamic and open discussions covering leading technology trends and industry insights from Silicon Valley and across the globe.

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017


Breakfast Welcome AM Sessions Break Lunch + Networking PM Sessions Break Closing Summit Reception
The Battery
(San Francisco)


Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Mary Grove - Director of Google for Entrepreneurs @ Google
» Host: Nayan Patel - Co-Founder & CEO @ H2
Artificial Intelligence
» Speakers: Anand Chandrasekaran - Director of Product/Platform Partnerships @ Facebook, Jonathan Seroussi - Co-Founder & CEO @ Jumper, Peng T. Ong - Partner @ Monk's Hill Ventures
» Host: Dilawar Syed - President @ Freshworks
» Speakers: Adrian James - Co-Founder & President @ Omada Health, Arvind Rajan - Co-Founder & CEO @ Cricket Health, Nate Gross - Co-Founder @ Doximity and Rock Health
» Host: Jeff Merkel - Co-Founder & Board Director @ H2
Corporate Innovation
» Speakers: Jon Slavet - General Manager - West @ WeWork, Gerald Brady - Managing Director, SVB Network @ Silicon Valley Bank, Rich Grant - Founder & Managing Director @ Touchdown Ventures
» Host: Charles Hudson - Managing Partner @ Precursor Ventures
Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Jeff Markowitz - Talent Partner @ Greylock Partners, Brendan Browne - VP of Global Talent Acquisition @ LinkedIn
» Host: Reshma Sohoni - Founding Partner @ Seedcamp

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Fabricio Bloisi - Founder & CEO @ Movile
» Host: Russell Dreisenstock - Head of International Investments @ Naspers Ventures
Global Markets
» Speakers: Michal Borkowski - Co-Founder & CEO @ Brainly, Cameron Priest - Co-Founder & CEO @ TradeGecko, Paulo Veras - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ 99, Bedy Yang - Managing Partner @ 500 Startups
» Host: Valerie Wagoner - Global Summit Co-Chair @ H2
» Speakers: Leah Scanlan - Operating Partner @ Khosla Ventures, Gia Scinto - Head of Talent @ Y Combinator Continuity, Jennifer Holmstrom - Talent Partner @ GGV Capital
» Host: Peter Clarke - Talent Partner @ Accel Partners
» Speakers: Beezer Clarkson - Managing Director @ Sapphire Ventures, William Bao Bean - General Partner @ SOSV, Frederico Greve - Managing Partner @ DGF
» Host: Josh Becker - CEO @ Lex Machina
Fireside Chat
» Speaker: Robby Kwok - VP People @ Slack
» Host: Kirthiga Reddy - Global Summit Co-Chair @ H2



Our pre and post Summit activities offer valuable opportunities for Summit participants to informally connect with each other as well as leading organizations and companies in Silicon Valley. Activities for this year include:

» Sunset Sail - October 25 | 5-7:30pm: evening sail out on the San Francisco Bay
» Silicon Valley Innovation Tour - October 27 | 9am-5pm: visit to leading companies and investors

Additional details on these optional activities will be made available to H2 Members in August. Please note sign-ups will take place on a first-come first-served basis due to limited capacity.




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. Its membership consists of senior executives, entrepreneurs, and domain experts from leading startups and top global firms in major technology markets worldwide. Through its unique global network, programs and content, H2 creates valuable opportunities throughout the year for industry connections, learning and support towards achieving its mission.