Thank you for joining us at Cerebral Valley New York

We just wrapped our first east-coast AI summit on June 27 in Manhattan.Our next AI summit will be this November in San Francisco. Subscribe to Newcomer to hear about it first.

The one-day event will feature conversations with the brightest minds in AI and offer an opportunity for the people building the next generation of AI to meet each other.

Hosted By
Eric Newcomer

Co-hosted by Volley

Speakers in New York Included

Sridhar Ramaswamy
CEO, Snowflake

Eric Glyman
Co-founder & CEO, Ramp

Pat Grady
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Sarah Guo
Founder, Conviction

Marco Argenti
CIO, Goldman Sachs

Olivier Pomel
Co-founder & CEO, Datadog

Anastasis Germanidis
Co-founder & CTO, Runway

Teresa Carlson
Advisor, General Catalyst

Jonathan Frankle
Chief AI Scientist, Databricks

Scott Belsky
Chief Strategy Officer, Adobe

Josh Wolfe
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Lux Capital

Stephen Balaban
Co-founder & CEO, Lambda

Zoe Weinberg
Founder & Managing Partner, ex/ante

Eoghan McCabe
Founder & CEO, Intercom

Ali Farhadi
CEO, Allen Institute for AI

Amr Awadallah
Founder & CEO, Vectara

Anna Veronika Dorogush
Founder & CEO, Recraft

Erik Bernhardsson
Founder & CEO, Modal

Jon Turow
Partner, Madrona

Mikey Shulman
Founder & CEO, Suno

Vince Hankes
Partner, Thrive Capital

Laurens van der Maaten
Distinguished Research Scientist, Meta

Shardul Shah
Partner, Index Ventures

George Arison
CEO, Grindr

Discussion Leaders in New York Included

Luis Ceze
Co-founder & CEO, OctoAI

Grace Isford
Partner, Lux Capital

Amy Wu
Partner, Menlo Ventures

Seth Rosenberg
General Partner, Greylock

Chase Lochmiller
Co-founder & CEO, Crusoe

Jacob Effron
Partner, Redpoint

Gavin Uberti
Co-founder & CEO, Etched

Casber Wang
Partner, Sapphire Ventures

Zavain Dar
Founder, Dimension

Matan Grinberg
Founder & CEO, Factory

George Matthew
Managing Director, Insight Partners

Dan Shipper
Founder & CEO, Every

Hosted By

Eric Newcomer
is an independent journalist and writer of Newcomer, one of the top outlets covering the business of startups and venture capital.

Max Child
is co-founder and CEO of Volley, the #1 AI voice gaming company, with hits like Song Quiz, Jeopardy, and Question of the Day.

James Wilsterman
is co-founder and CTO of Volley, the #1 AI voice gaming company, with hits like Song Quiz, Jeopardy, and Question of the Day.

Agenda for Cerebral Valley New York


Doors Open

Check-in and welcome coffee

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First Panel Session

9:30am - 9:35am

Opening Remarks

Featuring Eric Newcomer, Max Child, & James Wilsterman

9:35am - 9:55am

The State of Generative AI

Featuring Vince Hankes (Thrive Capital), Sarah Guo (Conviction), & Shardul Shah (Index Ventures) in conversation with Eric Newcomer

9:55am - 10:15am

Layers of Abstraction — Where is the Value?

Featuring Amr Awadallah (Vectara), Stephen Balaban (Lambda), & Erik Bernhardsson (Modal Labs) in conversation with James Wilsterman

10:15am - 10:35am

The Geopolitical Stakes for LLMs

Featuring Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital) & Teresa Carlson (General Catalyst) in conversation with Zoe Weinberg (ex/ante)


Curated Discussion Groups

10:45am - 11:20am

Discussion Groups

Attendees will be split into groups to met each other and discuss timely topics with other AI experts

11:20am - 11:45am



Second Panel Session

11:45am - 12:05pm

AI at Goldman and the Enterprise

Featuring Marco Argenti (Goldman Sachs) in conversation with Eric Newcomer

12:05pm - 12:25pm

The Future of Creativity

Featuring Mikey Shulman (Suno) & Anna Veronika Dorogush (Recraft) in conversation with James Wilsterman

12:25pm - 12:45pm

Love Language Models

Featuring George Arison (Grindr) in conversation with Madeline Renbarger



Served in The Terrace at SECOND


Third Panel Session

1:45pm - 2:05pm

Built in NYC

Featuring Olivier Pomel (Datadog) in conversation with Madeline Renbarger

2:05pm - 2:25pm

Lessons from Past Technology Waves

Featuring Pat Grady (Sequoia) in conversation with Eric Newcomer

2:25pm - 2:45pm

Machine-Invented Worlds

Featuring Anastasis Germanidis (Runway) in conversation with Max Child

2:45pm - 3:10pm

The Android Moment of Open Source AI

Featuring Jonathan Frankle (Databricks), Ali Farhadi (Allen Institute for AI) & Laurens van der Maaten (Meta) in conversation with Jon Turow (Madrona)

3:10pm - 3:30pm

The Future of Creators in the Age of AI

Featuring Scott Belsky (Adobe) in conversation with Max Child



Short break before our closing talks


Final Panel Session

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Change Is the Only Constant

Featuring Eric Glyman (Ramp) & Eoghan McCabe (Intercom) in conversation with Eric Newcomer

4:30pm - 5:00pm

AI Where the Data Is

Featuring Sridhar Ramaswamy (Snowflake) in conversation with Eric Newcomer


Happy Hour

Reception & Open Bar

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Event ends

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Past Speakers Include

Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock

Watch Reid's Interview

Kanjun Qiu
Founder & CEO, Imbue

Watch Kanjun's Panel

Amjad Masad
Founder & CEO, Replit

Watch Amjad's Panel

Dmitri Dolgov
Co-CEO, Waymo

Watch Dmitri's Interview

Deep Nishar
Managing Director, General Catalyst

Watch Deep's Interview

Raquel Urtasun
Founder & CEO, Waabi

Watch Raquel's Talk

Meng Ru Kuok
CEO & Co-founder, BandLab

Watch Meng's Panel

Ali Ghodsi
Founder & CEO, Databricks

Watch Ali's Interview

Mustafa Suleyman
Founder & CEO, Inflection

Watch Mustafa's Interview

Clara Shih
CEO, Salesforce AI

Watch Clara's Interview

Adam D'Angelo
CEO, Quora

Watch Adam's Panel

May Habib
Founder & CEO, Writer

Watch May's Panel

Chase Lochmiller
Founder & CEO, Crusoe

Watch Chase's Interview

Nedim Fresko
Vice President, Alexa Devices, Amazon

Watch Nedim's Interview

Vinod Khosla
Founder, Khosla Ventures

Watch Vinod's Interview

Daniela Amodei
President, Anthropic

Watch Daniela's Panel

Cristóbal Valenzuela
Founder & CEO, Runway

Watch Cristóbal's Interview

Chris Lattner
Founder & CEO, Modular AI

Watch Chris's Interview

David Luan
CEO, Adept

Watch David's Panel

Emad Mostaque
Founder & CEO, Stability AI

Watch Emad's Interview

Holden Karnofsky
Director of AI Strategy, Open Philanthropy

Watch Holden's Interview