CNBC Net/Net is an event-driven editorial franchise that examines the ways companies are promoting and managing innovation, exploiting rapid change and using technology to accelerate growth exponentially.

In this time of rapid technological innovation, shifting demographics and consumer behavior, change comes lightning fast. Net/Net is not a tactical guide or a how-to workshop. We are exploring big trends–technological, demographic, consumer–that will have medium to long-term impact on companies.

Who should attend: Net/Net is geared toward senior financial executives.
No longer a ‘chief accountant,’ today’s financial chiefs are increasingly relied upon by CEOs and boards for strategic guidance. Financial leaders need to be constantly updating their knowledge and expectations or they will be left behind. Net/Net, with a tone of urgency and nimbleness, helps our audience make confident, informed decisions.

SPEAKERS

Michael
Barkin

Vail Resorts

Michael Barkin is the EVP and CFO of Vail Resorts.

Michael Barkin

Michael was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Michael was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Michael currently serves on the board of directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

Robert
Katz

Vail Resorts

Robert Katz is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Vail Resorts.

Robert Katz

Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. Previously, he served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. Rob has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, he was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards. Recent recognition for Rob and his leadership at Vail Resorts includes: Global Game Changer (Forbes 2017), one of Most Creative People in Business (Fast Company), and Transformational Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young 2016). During Rob’s tenure, Vail Resorts has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes 2017 & 2016), one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company 2016) and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel (Fast Company 2017).

Jared
Polis

Governor of Colorado

Jared Polis is the Democratic Governor of Colorado.

Jared Polis

Jared Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, public servant, and Colorado native. He started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

Following these business successes, Jared committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. He co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.

In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, much of Jared’s adult life has been focused on improving public education. He served six years on the State Board of Education, where he worked to raise pay for teachers and reduce class size for students. He also founded several public charter schools for at-risk youth, and served as superintendent of one of them, the New America School, which helps immigrants earn their high school diploma.

Most recently, Jared served as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which stretches from Larimer County and the Wyoming Boulder, to the Central Mountains at the heart of Colorado’s tourism economy, to Boulder and the U.S. 36 high-tech corridor. During his time in Congress, the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Jared the most effective member of Colorado’s House delegation due to his success working across the aisle to improve Colorado’s schools, protect public lands, and support startups and small businesses.

Jared and his partner Marlon, and their two children are all avid Rockies fans.

Scott
Cohn

CNBC

Scott Cohn is a Special Correspondent for CNBC.

Scott Cohn

Scott Cohn develops in-depth features and special reports for CNBC and CNBC.com, including the influential annual series "America's Top States for Business," which he created in 2007. He also covers breaking news for CNBC and NBC News, and he is a contributor to the popular public radio program Marketplace. A sought-after public speaker and the owner of a Northern California-based production company, Cohn serves as a consultant to national media organizations, and is a producer and special correspondent for the true financial crime series "American Greed."

Cohn assumed his current role after more than 25 years as a CNBC reporter. He helped launch CNBC in 1989, eventually rising to Senior Correspondent. He established the CNBC Chicago bureau as well as the network's investigative unit. Along the way, he reported on many of the most important business and financial stories in CNBC's first quarter century. They include the Enron and WorldCom scandals, the technology bubble, the 2008 financial crisis, and the human and economic devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He has traveled to all 50 states,reported from more than a dozen countries, and interviewed the famous and infamous, from Warren Buffett to Bernie Madoff.

Cohn is a three-time national Emmy nominee—all for investigative reporting—as well as a two-time CableACE nominee.

He has reported some of CNBC's most acclaimed documentaries,including "Billions Behind Bars: Inside America's Prison Industry," which received a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). His groundbreaking documentary, "Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation," received a 2011 Gerald Loeb Award—the highest honor in business journalism—as well as top honors from IRE, the national organization of Investigative Reporters and Editors. The program helped lead America's oldest gun manufacturer to agree to replace millions of allegedly defective triggers on its most popular rifle.

Before joining CNBC, Cohn was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has also worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WEAU in Eau Claire, Wis., and for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. A native of Chicago, Cohn holds a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Journalism. He was also a founding board member of the Center for Journalism Ethics. In 2005, the University honored him with its annual award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.

SPEAKERS

  • MICHAEL BARKIN

    Vail Resorts

    Read Bio ⟶

    MICHAEL BARKIN

    Michael was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Michael was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Michael currently serves on the board of directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

  • ROB KATZ

    Vail Resorts

    Read Bio ⟶

    ROB KATZ

    Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. Previously, he served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. Rob has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, he was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards. Recent recognition for Rob and his leadership at Vail Resorts includes: Global Game Changer (Forbes 2017), one of Most Creative People in Business (Fast Company), and Transformational Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young 2016). During Rob’s tenure, Vail Resorts has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes 2017 & 2016), one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company 2016) and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel (Fast Company 2017).

  • JARED POLIS

    Governor of Colorado

    Read Bio ⟶

    JARED POLIS

    Jared Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, public servant, and Colorado native. He started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

    Following these business successes, Jared committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. He co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.

    In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, much of Jared’s adult life has been focused on improving public education. He served six years on the State Board of Education, where he worked to raise pay for teachers and reduce class size for students. He also founded several public charter schools for at-risk youth, and served as superintendent of one of them, the New America School, which helps immigrants earn their high school diploma.

    Most recently, Jared served as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which stretches from Larimer County and the Wyoming Boulder, to the Central Mountains at the heart of Colorado’s tourism economy, to Boulder and the U.S. 36 high-tech corridor. During his time in Congress, the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Jared the most effective member of Colorado’s House delegation due to his success working across the aisle to improve Colorado’s schools, protect public lands, and support startups and small businesses.

    Jared and his partner Marlon, and their two children are all avid Rockies fans.

  • SCOTT COHN

    CNBC

    Read Bio ⟶

    SCOTT COHN

    Scott Cohn develops in-depth features and special reports for CNBC and CNBC.com, including the influential annual series "America's Top States for Business," which he created in 2007. He also covers breaking news for CNBC and NBC News, and he is a contributor to the popular public radio program Marketplace. A sought-after public speaker and the owner of a Northern California-based production company, Cohn serves as a consultant to national media organizations, and is a producer and special correspondent for the true financial crime series "American Greed."

    Cohn assumed his current role after more than 25 years as a CNBC reporter. He helped launch CNBC in 1989, eventually rising to Senior Correspondent. He established the CNBC Chicago bureau as well as the network's investigative unit. Along the way, he reported on many of the most important business and financial stories in CNBC's first quarter century. They include the Enron and WorldCom scandals, the technology bubble, the 2008 financial crisis, and the human and economic devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He has traveled to all 50 states,reported from more than a dozen countries, and interviewed the famous and infamous, from Warren Buffett to Bernie Madoff.

    Cohn is a three-time national Emmy nominee—all for investigative reporting—as well as a two-time CableACE nominee.

    He has reported some of CNBC's most acclaimed documentaries,including "Billions Behind Bars: Inside America's Prison Industry," which received a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). His groundbreaking documentary, "Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation," received a 2011 Gerald Loeb Award—the highest honor in business journalism—as well as top honors from IRE, the national organization of Investigative Reporters and Editors. The program helped lead America's oldest gun manufacturer to agree to replace millions of allegedly defective triggers on its most popular rifle.

    Before joining CNBC, Cohn was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has also worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WEAU in Eau Claire, Wis., and for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. A native of Chicago, Cohn holds a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Journalism. He was also a founding board member of the Center for Journalism Ethics. In 2005, the University honored him with its annual award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.

AGENDA

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking and Cocktails

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Dinner and Conversation

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