The Wyoming Global Technology Summit (WGTS) is an event held every fall in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 2020 summit will feature government leaders, high tech entrepreneurs, financiers and futurists on the topics of Blockchain, Agriculture Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Venture Capital, Quantum Computing and Digital Healthcare Technology. Our event helps energize new approaches to old challenges, building on technologies discussed at our summits, where they can be leveraged to produce quantifiable outcomes for rural populations.

The summit is seed-funded by John D. Temte, with follow-on funding from other donors, who share our vision and from the nonprofit Jackson Hole Technology Partnership.

Past summit speakers includes: Randall Stephenson, CEO AT&T, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shoing, CEO Nantworks and Co-Owner Los Angeles Lakers, Mark Gordon, Governor of Wyoming, Matt Mead, Former Governor of Wyoming, Tom Vilsack, former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO of AT&T Mobility and numerous venture capital partners.

To help support the summit or for more information please contact:

Beth Young-Jones, Global Technology Summit Director of Operations


2020 Summit



7th Annual

Wyoming Global Technology Summit


Thursday October 1, 2020 @ Center for the Arts - Jackson, WY

Presented by The Jackson Hole Technology Partnership 501c3

2019 agenda


September 26, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration

Jackson Hole Conference Center 920 West Broadway, Jackson, Wyoming 83002

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.    John Temte, General Partner, Temte Venture Partners & JHTP Chair introduces Wyoming Governor, The Honorable Mark Gordon

 9:05 - 9: 15 a.m.   Wyoming Governor, Mark Gordon Welcome

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.  “Venture Capital Outside of Silicon Valley - Challenges & Opportunities” - Moderated by Wyoming Governor, Mark Gordon.  

 Panelist:  Decker Cunov, Partner, Prime Movers Lab (San Francisco, CA); Maximilian Winter, Neue Fund (Miami Beach, FL); Lisa Giuffra Diaz, President & CEO , Prince Street Capital (New York, NY) and B. Philip Winder, Chief Executive Officer, Polygon Investment Management (Jackson, Wyoming, and Princeton, NJ)


10:00 - 10:50 a.m. “Advancing Ag Tech:  Pioneering Innovation for Rural Communities” Moderated by Steve Brock, Co-Founder, SymbioScape and Senior Advisor, The Council on Strategic Risk (Washington D.C.).  

 Panelist:  The Honorable Tom Vilsack, CEO US Dairy Export Council, Former US Secretary of Agriculture, Former Governor of Iowa (Arlington, VA); Rob Trice, Founder and Partner, Better Food Ventures and The Mixing Bowl, (Menlo Park, CA); Alex Blum CEO, Atomic Capital (New York, NY); Charles McGregor, General Manager, GeoVisual Analytics (Boulder, CO) and Wendy Millet, Director, TomKat Ranch Foundation (Pescadero, CA)


10:50 - 11:05 a.m. Networking Break


11:05 - 12:00 p.m. Seth Schechter (JHTP Board Member, Del Mar, CA) Introduction to Keynote “Advances in Biotechnology –Implications to Wyoming Wetlands, Grasslands & Agriculture” – Dr. Joe Noel, Professor & Director of The Skirball Center for Chemical Biology & Proteomics at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA)


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.    “WY #1 State for Blockchain. Capital, Jobs and Revenue for Wyoming?” Moderated by Jourdan Urbach, Managing Partner of Brandt & Co (New York, NY). 

Panelist:  Jacob Mullins, Shasta Ventures (Palo Alto, CA); Tony Peccatiello, Co-Founder & CEO at Parallel Markets (New York, NY); JS Cournoyer, Partner, Real Ventures (Quebec, Canada); Ben Jorgensen, Co-Founder & CEO, Constellation Labs (San Francisco, CA) and Matt Kaufman, WY Blockchain Task Force (Cheyenne, WY)

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.    “Inspirational Entrepreneurial Success Stories – Founders Perspectives” Moderated by Bob Grady, Partner, Gryphon Investors (Jackson, WY).

Panelist:  Jeff Kaditz, Founder Affirm & QBio (Jackson, WY and San Francisco, CA); Ryan Donahue, VP Global Design, ZenDesk (Palo, Alto, CA) and Jason Kintzler, Founder, Pitch Engine & LifeKey (Lander, WY)


         2:30 - 2:45 p.m.    Networking Break


2:45 - 3:30 p.m.    “What We Want For Wyoming: A Discussion About Healthcare” Panel Moderated by Beth Jones, Director Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation and JHTP board member (Laramie, WY).

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH. Clinical instructor University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI Program, Laramie Campus (Laramie, WY); Joel Schwartz, Senior Manager - Digital and Quantitative Medicine, Biogen (Cambridge, MA); Allen Gee, MD, PhD, FAAN. Frontier NeuroHealth & Wyoming Healthcare Innovation Living Laboratory (Cody, WY) and Lee Stein, Chairman Spiral Health Wyoming, Inc. (Cheyenne, WY). 

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.    “How the Jackson Hole Tech Partnership and WY Global Tech Summits have Impacted Wyoming”

Shawn Reese, CEO, Wyoming Business Council, (Cheyenne, WY) and Mike Vance, VP SAFR at Real Networks (Seattle, WA) 

Closing Remarks by John Temte, General Partner, Temte Venture Partners & JHTP Chair (Cody, WY)


4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception for all attendees at Stillwest Brewery (upstairs on patio – drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided) 45 East Snow King Avenue, Jackson, WY

Information about The Lodge at the Jackson Hole Conference Center can be found here.

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Offering flights through Delta, United, and American Airlines.

Offering flights through Delta, United, and American Airlines.


In-town travel accommodations including rental cars and shuttle/taxi services can be found at The Jackson Hole Airport website here.

A list of hotel accommodations in Jackson Hole can be found through the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce website here.