Designed by famed technology futurist, George Gilder, COSM will feature many of the great minds of our day. Our nationally recognized speakers include Peter Thiel, Steve Forbes, Ken Fisher, Ray Kurzweil, Tim Draper, Carver Mead, and other luminaries. The conference is targeted toward anyone seeking to peer into the future of technology, including corporate senior executives (CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs), investors, researchers, and technologists.

George Gilder

Author, Technology Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Co-founder of Discovery Institute

Peter Thiel

Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Ken Fisher

Founder and Chairman, Fisher Investments

Ray Kurzweil

Director of Engineering at Google

Tom Alberg

Founder, Madrona Venture Group

Babak Parviz

Vice President, Amazon

Lindy Fishburne

Managing Partner of Breakout Ventures and the Founder of Breakout Labs

Dr. Carver Mead

Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Hope Cochran

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Ed Moy

Former Director of U.S. Mint

Tim Draper

Founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ.

Wendy Liu

Managing Director – Head of China Strategy, UBS Investment Research

Dr. Bill Dembski

Mathematician and Philosopher

Laurie Self

Senior Vice President & Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Bob Kelly

Managing Partner, Ignition

Nick Tredennick

Electrical Engineer, Author, Inventor

Gary Rieschel

Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Daniel Berninger

Independent Communication Architect

Jules Urbach

Founder and CEO, OTOY

Matt McIlwain

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Dr. Robert J. Marks

Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Baylor University, Director, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, Discovery Institute

Bryan Mistele

Co-founder, President & CEO of INRIX

Oren Etzioni

CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Matt Scholz

Founder and CEO, Oisín Biotechnologies

George Montañez

Iris and Howard Critchell Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College

Eben Frankenberg

Co-founder & CEO, Echodyne

Gilad Garon


Andre Fuetsch

 President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer

Andy Kessler

Inside View, Wall Street Journal

Charles Giancarlo

Chief Executive Officer, Pure Storage

Michael Kratsios

Chief Technology Officer of the United States