Keynote Speakers

Carlos Santana

Coming off the celebration of two epic milestones in 2019 – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock – Carlos Santana now looks to 2020 and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass. In it he teaches the art, heart, and soul of guitar, reaching deep into the spirituality and tonality of his playing to help students become more authentic and expressive artists. In June of 2019, inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, Santana released the powerful, energy-infused full-length album Africa Speaks, which NPR called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and The New York Times ranked among “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50- year career.” Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur who, in 2011, founded Venture for America, a non-profit that created thousands of jobs in Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and other cities throughout the country. In his book The War on Normal People, he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for every American, along with hundreds of other policies to put Humanity First. Andrew was named a Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by the White House under the Obama administration and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America. His run for President in 2020 brought a bold vision for a trickle-up economy and the power of investing in American families.

Brett Cummings

As CEO and a member of the board at Left Coast Ventures, Brett is committed to driving our mission forward to legitimize and define the future of legal cannabis. Previously, Brett was a consultant for Privateer Holdings and a Partner and CFO at 8VC / Formation8 where he was responsible for all financial, operational, and legal matters of the firm and funds. During Brett’s 7 years at Formation8 / 8VC, he helped the company raise and manage over $3B in assets under management.  Brett spent five years as CFO at CMEA Capital and managed six funds with $1.2 billion in assets under management. Brett started his career in the Audit and Business Advisory Services team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York and San Francisco, primarily focusing on insurance and investment management clients.

Brett received dual degrees in Finance and Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Brett earned his CPA in 2006 and is a member of the AICPA and California CPA Society.

Three Days of Cyber Programming

In addition to these can’t-miss keynotes, the full Cyber agenda features more than 100 speakers, 21+ hours of content, virtual tours, and so much more.

Plus, you’ll have access to the content recordings for 30-days from the start of the event.

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