Executive Fireside Chat

Executive Fireside Chat
April 14, 2020
8:00AM - 9:00AM
This is a virtual event. Please note that the time specified is PST.

Join us for a fireside chat between Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play, and Charles Vaillant, CTO and CDO of Mann + Hummel.

They will cover topics including how they were able to position themselves during an economic downturn, how they were able to rebound from the financial crisis in 2009, and the importance of innovation during these downtimes.

Mann+Hummel also runs an Intrepreneurship program to help accelerate cultural change through a balance of internal and external innovation. 

One of their recent teams, Purar, will join us and present what they have been working on.


  • 8:00 - 8:05 am
    Opening Remarks
  • 8:05 - 8:45 am
    Fireside Chat
  • 8:45 - 8:55 am
    Purar presentation
  • 8:55 - 9:00 am
    Closing Remarks


  • Saeed Amidi Plug and Play Tech Center CEO & Founder

    Saeed Amidi

    Founder & CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center
  • MANN+HUMMEL Group Charles Vaillant

    Charles Vaillant

    CTO & CDO, Mann+Hummel
  • Jasmine Meng, Founder of Purar

    Jasmine Meng

    Founder of Purar

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