Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Software is eating the world, one industry at a time. From healthcare to hospitality, consumer products to communications, no industry is exempt from the sweeping changes brought about by software.
How do you harness these changes to transform your business? This exclusive event gathers today's top industry leaders and forward-thinking entrepreneurs for an intimate discussion on how disruptive technologies are redefining businesses and how you can succeed in the race to innovate.
Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand building. Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at a16z.com.
Mission Blue Room
Cocktail Reception & Dinner
An informal discussion between Ari Emanuel, William Morris Endeavor + Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
Learning to Innovate
Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
Perspectives on innovation from leaders of companies both large and small.
Michael Copeland, Andreessen Horowitz
Jeffrey Immelt, GE + Tom Preston-Werner, GitHub
Ben Silbermann, Pinterest + Rob Master, Unilever
Danny Hillis, Applied Minds
CMOs, kindly make your way to the Tidewater Room.
The Departmentalization of IT
Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
Security Steps Out From the Shadows
Security has gone from the domain of a vocal few to an issue that is at the center of business and society. It is the battle of our time. How do we face the increasing threats and the growing consequences?
Michael Chertoff, The Chertoff Group
John Jack, Andreessen Horowitz
Caleb Sima, Bluebox
Pravin Kothari, CipherCloud
Kevin Mahaffey, Lookout
Simon Crosby, Bromium
The Cloud Won. Here's What's Next.
If the recent past has been about building technologies to provision the Cloud, the future will be about reimagining the buying and selling of enterprise computing.
Ross Meyercord, Salesforce
Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
Todd McKinnon, Okta
Yuval Scarlat, Capriza
Christian Gheorghe, Tidemark
Alex Solomon, PagerDuty
The Hyperscale Age
The first step was the virtualization of the compute layer. What happens when the network, the storage and the whole data center become software-defined? Welcome to the data center in the hyperscale age.
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix
Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
Ramana Jonnala, COHO Data
Tom Gillis, Bracket Computing
Andrew Rubin, Illumio
William Lynch, Former CEO, Barnes & Noble Inc.
A Social Complex
You hear it’s a part of every business, but what does “social” really mean? And in the end, what should you get for all your effort? The right elements and realistic results of a valuable social strategy.
Adam Bain, Twitter
Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowitz
Jim Gilliam, NationBuilder
James Beshara, Crowdtilt
Dalton Caldwell, App.net
The Changing Face of Commerce
Between mass-customization, crowd-funding and 24/7 access, you can develop deeper relationships, online and off, with customers than ever before. And yet customers swan off to some new crush with a wink from a special offer. What engenders loyalty? What builds a lasting brand? Can you have a long-term customer relationship in today’s (and tomorrow’s) commerce environment?
Julie Bornstein, Sephora
Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowitz
Jane Park, Julep
Logan LaHive, Belly
Daniel Mattes, Jumio
CIO + CMO Track
Lunch, Verbena Room
Topic tables are available for deeper conversation in key innovation areas.
My friend. My foe.
Are the CIO and the CMO partners or rivals in the race to innovate?
Peter Horst, Capital One
Rob Alexander, Capital One
Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
Jeremy Skule, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Brad Peterson, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Awash In a Sea of Data
You can track everything in your company. You can know (almost) everything about your customers. But do you? Should you? What Big Data means within different industries. How to wade through the morass of information, get answers to pivotal questions, and create new things with your most important asset: your data.
Don Duet, Goldman Sachs + Anthony Delvecchio, eBay Inc.
Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
Suhail Doshi, Mixpanel
John Joseph, DataGravity
Ben Werther, Platfora
Roman Stanek, GoodData
It's Mobile First...And Second...And Last.
Sure, there are still things to hammer out. All those gadgets everyone wants to bring to work for starters. But mobile is not some exotic technology form. It is computing. It is how we all work. It’s how we all play.
Kim Stevenson, Intel
Manav Mital, Instart Logic
Alfred Chuang, Magnet Systems
Georg Petschnigg, FiftyThree
A Conversation with Meg Whitman + Marc Andreessen
Innovators Pavilion, Mission Blue Room
Meet the entrepreneurs creating the next wave of innovation and see live demos. Join us for cocktails and appetizers.
Dinner & Fireside Chat
An interview with Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! + Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz, led by Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
CIO, Capital One
Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Marc Andreessen is an innovator and creator, one of the few to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few to establish multiple billion-dollar companies. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser and co-founded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also co-founded Loudcloud, which as Opsware sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion. He is now a co-Founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and serves on the boards of eBay, Facebook, Glam Media, Hewlett-Packard, Bump, Kno, Rockmelt and TinyCo. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
President, Global Revenue, Twitter
Adam oversees Twitter’s worldwide monetization efforts and the rollout of its advertising platform. Prior to joining Twitter in 2010, he served as President of the Fox Audience Network (FAN), a role in which he oversaw a division that includes one of the web’s largest advertising platforms and a team dedicated to monetizing News Corporation’s web properties and hundreds of third-party online publishers.
Previously, Adam served as Fox Interactive Media’s original Chief Technology Officer, and helped spearhead acquisitions of MySpace, IGN, Photobucket, and Scout Media. He began his career with News Corp running the technology and product divisions at FOXSports.com, and previously served in several roles within the online news industry, including stints at latimes.com and Cleveland.com. In September 2012, Adam was listed as #1 in “AdWeek's 50” ranking of indispensable industry talent. He serves on the board of the Ad Council and is a member of their Executive Committee. He is @adambain on Twitter.
Former U.S. Secretary, Homeland Security, Managing Principal, The Chertoff Group
As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina.
At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. "Risk management has become the CEO's concern," he says. "We help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business."
Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism - including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
In addition to his role at Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.
Adrian Cockcroft is the architect for the Cloud Systems team, focused on how best to use cloud native architectures to support the global growth of Netflix. He is leading the open source NetflixOSS program and the Netflix Cloud Prize (see http://netflix.github.com and follow @adrianco on twitter). Adrian is also well known as the author of several books while a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. From 2004-2007 he was a founding member of eBay Research Labs.
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Lars founded SuccessFactors in the middle of the worst tech crisis in history (May 2001) and made it cash flow positive within the first two years. SAP AG bought the company for $3.6B 10 years later at 11X on sales, and 56% premium to last trading day - one of the top 1% returns of the decade. SuccessFactors’ stock outperformed Apple’s stock during the 17 quarters it was public.
Lars was most recently responsible for all of SAP's Cloud business. SAP cloud has gone from $20M to $1B in run rate the first year, offering beautiful, and deep products in all relevant business areas from People, Suppliers, Money, and Customers.
Lars was chosen as “Best CEO of a Large Company” in the 2010 San Francisco Business Times Innovation and Technology Awards, and E&Y “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2008. Mr. Dalgaard holds a Bsc. (Ha) in Economics, Psychology, and Consumer Behavior from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and a M.S. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow.
Prior to SuccessFactors, Lars held various strategic marketing and management positions with Unilever and Novartis with roles in global M&A, Corporate Finance and Controlling, Sales, running a global business unit, and was a local company CEO, consolidating five acquisitions into one company that gained 80 percent market share.
Lars is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian, and conversational in Dutch, Spanish, and Swedish. He enjoys laughing, painting, reading, and surfing in his free time.
VP, Business Mgmt, Planning & Strategy, eBay Inc.
CIO, Co-head of the Technology Division, Goldman Sachs
Don is co-head of the Technology Division. He chairs the Technology Division Operating Committee and serves on the Technology Division Executive Committee and Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Investment Banking Division’s Internet Investment Committee and Clean Technology and Renewables Group Investment Committee.
Don joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 as an associate in the Technology Department within Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities in New York. He transitioned to a number of roles within Technology, relocating to London in 1991, Frankfurt in 1993 and Tokyo in 1996. Don was the chief information officer for Goldman Sachs in Asia from 2001 to 2006. Prior to assuming his current role, he was global chief operating officer of the Technology Division. He was named managing director in 2000 and partner in 2006.
Don earned a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Marist College in 1988.
Co-CEO, William Morris Endeavor
Ariel Emanuel is the co-CEO of WME. One of the world’s leading entertainment agencies, WME was co-founded by Emanuel following the historic merger of the William Morris Agency and Endeavor in 2009. WME represents artists across film, television, music, literature and digital media.
Emanuel’s clients include Sacha Baron Cohen (“Les Misérables”), Michael Bay (“Pain and Gain”), Peter Berg (“Lone Survivor”), Larry David (“Clear History”), Dwayne Johnson (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Seth MacFarlane (“Ted”), Tobey Maguire (“The Great Gatsby”), Charlie Rose (“CBS This Morning”), Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In), Joe Scarborough (“Morning Joe”), Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Aaron Sorkin (“The Newsroom”), Charlize Theron (“Prometheus”), Mark Wahlberg (“2 Guns”), and Oprah Winfrey (“The Butler”).
In 2012, Emanuel forged a strategic partxwnership between WME and technology investment firm Silver Lake, accelerating the agency’s growth in the digital space. Emanuel also incubated WME’s relationship with the merchant bank Raine, leading the company’s investments in properties like VICE Media. More recently, Emanuel and WME co-CEO Patrick Whitesell aligned WME with Adweek Agency of the Year, Droga5.
Emanuel began his career at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and went on to become a senior agent at InterTalent and International Creative Management (ICM). He co-founded Endeavor in 1995 and orchestrated the largest talent agency merger in history when it partnered with William Morris to form WME.
Emanuel has been recognized as an AdAge “Influencer” and was named one of Fortune’s “Businesspersons of the Year” in 2010. He is an associate member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and sits on the boards of Live Nation and MOCA. Emanuel is also active in the non-profit organization, P.S. Arts.
A graduate of Macalester College, Emanuel resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
CTO, Applied Minds
Danny Hillis is Co-chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Minds, LLC, a research and development company that invents, designs, creates and prototypes high technology products and services for a broad range of applications including transportation, education, architecture, distance collaboration, advanced visualization, electronics and software. Previously, Danny was Vice President, Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Disney Fellow. Before that, he co-founded Thinking Machines Corp., where he designed some of the fastest computers in the world.
Danny is an inventor, scientist, author and engineer. While completing his doctorate at MIT, he pioneered the concept of parallel computers that is now the basis for most supercomputers, as well as the RAID disk array technology used to store large databases. He holds over 200 U.S. patents, covering parallel computers, disk arrays, forgery prevention methods, and various electronic and mechanical devices. Danny is also the designer of a 10,000-year mechanical clock.
In addition to his leadership role at Applied Minds, he is co-chairman of The Long Now Foundation, and Judge Widney professor of engineering and medicine of the University of Southern California. He has also served on the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute, SETI Institute’s Technical Advisory Committee, and the board of the Hertz Foundation. Danny is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dan David Prize for shaping and enriching society and public life. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
CMO, Capital One
Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcarebusinesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.
Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.
Former CEO, Fortify
32 years of sales, marketing, and executive management experience in the software industry. Highlights include: CEO at Fortify Software (sold to Hewlett Packard) and Covalent (sold to VMware). COO at The Vantive Corporation (public, sold to PeopleSoft), and executive positions at Sybase, Inc.
Most recently, at Fortify Software, lead an experienced management team and company whose products protected enterprises from the threats posed by security flaws in business-critical software applications. Along with the management team and founders, grew the company to the undisputed market leader in the software security space. Acquired by Hewlett Packard in September of 2010, remained with Hewlett Packard until January 2012.
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Jeff Jordan is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and serves on the board of the following portfolio companies: Airbnb, Belly, Circle, Crowdtilt, Fab, Lookout and Pinterest. Jeff also oversees the firm's investments in Fanatics, Julep and zulily, and is on the boards of Wealthfront and Zoosk.
Jeff was previously chief executive officer and then executive chairman of OpenTable, where he led the company during a period of accelerated domestic and international growth and oversaw its initial public offering.
Prior to OpenTable, Jeff was president of PayPal and responsible for establishing the company as the global standard for online payments. Earlier, he was senior vice president and general manager of eBay North America, overseeing eBay's growth into one of the Internet’s leading commerce brands and driving the successful acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com.
Before joining eBay, Jeff was chief financial officer of Hollywood Entertainment and president of Reel.com. He also worked as senior vice president of finance for The Disney Stores at The Walt Disney Company.
Jeff holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he also serves on the Advisory Counsel. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Amherst College.
You can follow Jeff on his blog, http://jeff.a16z.com/, and @jeff_jordan on Twitter.
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Adam Lashinsky is a San Francisco-based editor-at-large for FORTUNE, covering Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Lashinsky joined FORTUNE in 2001, after two years as a contributing columnist. Prior to joining FORTUNE, Lashinsky covered Silicon Valley for TheStreet.com and The San Jose Mercury News. A Chicago native, Lashinsky holds a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Peter Levine is a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction. Peter joined Citrix in 2007 through its $500 million acquisition of XenSource, the leading provider of enterprise-class open source virtualization software, where he served as CEO, leading its 600 employees and establishing strategic agreements for the XenServer product family with customers such as Microsoft, Symantec, HP, NEC and Dell.
Prior to XenSource, Peter was a general partner at the Mayfield Fund. Before Mayfield, he was an early employee of VERITAS Software. During his 11-year tenure with the company, he helped to grow the organization to over 5,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue. Peter served as executive vice president and was responsible for worldwide marketing, OEM sales, business development and several product divisions. He began his career as a software engineer at Spectrum Software and was later a software engineer at MIT’s Project Athena.
Peter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is also currently a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a former entrepreneurship lecturer at the Sloan School. He serves on the boards of Actifio, Bromium, COHO Data, DataGravity, GitHub, Instart Logic, Mixpanel and Udacity, and blogs at http://peter.a16z.com/.
Former CEO, Barnes & Noble Inc.
William J. Lynch, Jr. became chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc., on March 18, 2010. He was previously president of Barnes & Noble.com, responsible for the company’s e-commerce operations. He resigned from the chief executive position in July 2013.
Mr. Lynch joined Barnes & Noble from HSNi, where he was executive vice president of marketing and general manager of HSN.com. From 2004 to 2008, he was chief executive officer and co-founder of gifts.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAC.
From 2000-2004, Mr. Lynch was vice president and general manager, e-commerce, for Palm Inc., where he oversaw Palm’s Web properties, including: Palm.com, the Palm Online Store, the Palm Software Connection and the Palm.Net wireless ISP. His earlier career included brand management positions at Seagram Universal and Guinness.
Mr. Lynch graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics and received his MBA from the Columbia School of Business.
Vice President, Media Americas & Europe Unilever
Rob Master is Unilever’s Vice President Media, Americas, which includes all of North and South America and Europe. He is responsible for overseeing media strategy, investment, evaluation and crafting integrated communications plans for all brands across the region.
Prior to this position, Rob was Vice President Media, North America where he redesigned Unilever media and agency teams to better adapt to the rapidly changing consumer and media landscape. Additionally, he focused on communications innovation, shifting media planning and strategy to the beginning of the product development pipeline and propelling Unilever to the forefront of digital innovation and branded entertainment, evidenced by the company’s recognition by Advertising Age as “Digital Marketer of the Year,” Media Post Media Client of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Marketers.
Rob also played a leading role in helping rewrite the rules of the traditional “upfront” process with the development and success of Unilever’s unique and trend-setting “reverse upfront” approach, during which Unilever presents its brands’ plans to media companies and asks them to develop media plans and content deals around them. He also played a critical role in shaping the development and implementation of global partnerships with the likes of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Viacom among other companies.
After joining Unilever in 2002, Rob spent the first half of his career as a brand marketer, managing a number of iconic Unilever brands such as Dove and Axe and driving award-winning branding campaigns around the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and The Axe Effect.
Prior to joining Unilever, Rob worked in brand marketing for PepsiCo’s Taco Bell and Young & Rubicam and had also led marketing for Internet start-up eHobbies, an online retailer.
He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
President + CEO, Yahoo!
CIO and Executive VP, Global Technology
Brad Peterson is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX, a role he’s held since February 2013. In his role at NASDAQ OMX, Brad is responsible for Global Technology that includes product engineering / development, technology infrastructure and operations, common governance and architecture, information security and technology platforms. A key aspect of this role is to drive end-to-end executional excellence in the technology enterprise and develop innovative technology solutions for NASDAQ OMX’s business units and clients.
Most recently, Brad was the Chief Information Officer for Charles Schwab where he ran Schwab Technology Services (STS) for nearly 5 years. In addition leading Schwab’s technology enterprise, he also had responsibility for Project Services, which had accountability for the planning, coordination and financial management of all company-wide projects. He was also responsible for Offshore Services that leveraged third party offshore capabilities when appropriate.
In 2003, Brad joined eBay, where he served as CIO for five years. Following eBay's acquisition of PayPal, Brad's corporate technology responsibilities expanded to include PayPal Product Development and PayPal Consumer & New Venture Products. His organization there was comprised of more than 1,300 employees who were geographically distributed in 10 major cities located in five different countries. His achievements at eBay included the strategic use of information management to fuel growth and helping to scale the company from $1.2 billion in revenue in 2002 to $7.6 billion in 2007.
Prior to eBay, Brad was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Epoch Securities after its merger with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He has held a long list of senior executive positions at other companies including Epoch Partners, Charles Schwab & Company, Pacific Bell Wireless and Pacific Bell - Local Service (now part of AT&T).
He earned his master's degree in management at MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor's degree in systems science and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
CEO and co-founder, GitHub
Tom Preston-Werner is a software developer and entrepreneur who co-founded GitHub in 2008, along with Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett, to simplify sharing code and make it easy to collaborate on building software. Today, GitHub is the largest code host in the world, with a community of four million people building software together.
Before founding GitHub, Tom worked as a Ruby developer for Powerset, a Wikipedia search engine that was acquired by Microsoft. Additionally, Tom invented Gravatar, a service for providing unique avatars that follow you from site to site, which he sold to Automattic in 2007.
Tom grew up in Iowa and came to the west coast to study physics at Harvey Mudd College; he left after two years when he realized that he enjoyed programming far more than the math that was the core of his physics studies. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
CMO, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Jeremy Skule is the Chief Marketing Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for all brand, marketing, design, digital and social properties as well as internal and external communications. Mr. Skule brings more than 15 years of global brand building experience including a special emphasis on reputation/issue management, integrated business marketing, strategic communications and investor relations--in both agency and corporate settings.
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Skule was the head of marketing and communications at UBS Wealth Management Americas. There he was responsible for all marketing and communications strategy for company’s 7,000 financial advisors in the United States.
Prior to UBS, Mr. Skule was chief communications officer at MF Global Holdings Ltd. In this role, he was responsible for all marketing, corporate communications and investor relations. Mr. Skule played a key role in developing communications strategy and enhancing corporate identity. He built the brand from obscurity to become of one of the “up and comers” on Fortune’s Most Admired list. Additionally, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the firm's relationships with institutional shareholders and sellside analysts and developing the company’s investment thesis.
Prior to joining MF Global, Mr. Skule led the financial services practice at FleishmanHillard, a division of Omnicom, the world’s largest marketing, advertising and public relations firm. He was responsible for enhancing the reputation and maximizing the valuation for a range of the firm’s Fortune 100 clients. Mr. Skule also handled crisis communications for Cantor Fitzgerald and eSpeed Inc., pre- and post-September 11 Mr. Skule received an MBA from George Washington University and a B.A. from Dickinson College.
Kimberly "Kim" Stevenson is corporate vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of Information Technology (IT). Intel's IT organization delivers leading technology solutions and services that enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. The IT organization is comprised of over 6,000 IT professionals worldwide.
Previously, Stevenson was vice president and general manager of Intel's Global IT Operations and Services. In this role she led both the strategic and tactical support of Intel's world-wide infrastructure components, including Data Centers, Network and Telecommunications, Enterprise Application Support, Client computing and a 24x7 internal Service Desk.
Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson spent seven years at the former EDS, now HP enterprise services, holding a variety of positions including vice president of Worldwide Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice, and vice president of Enterprise Service Management where she oversaw the global development and delivery of enterprise services. Before joining EDS, Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM holding several executive positions including vice president of Marketing and Operations of the eServer iSeries division.
Stevenson obtained a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. She holds a master's degree in business administration from Cornell University where she is an appointed member of the Cornell University Johnson School Advisory Board. She also serves on the board of directors of Riverbed Technology.
Ben grew up in Iowa, where he spent a lot of time collecting bugs. Today, he helps millions of people collect things they love asco-founder and CEO of Pinterest. Before Pinterest, Ben worked at Google on AdSense and studied at Yale. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Ms. Whitman has served as HP's president and chief executive officer since September 2011. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011. From March 2011 to September 2011, Ms. Whitman served as a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, a private equity firm. Previously, Ms. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc., from 1998 to March 2008. Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Whitman held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., a toy company, FTD, Inc., a floral products company, The Stride Rite Corporation, a footwear company, The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, and Bain & Company, a consulting company. Ms. Whitman also serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company and Zipcar, Inc.
Senior Director of Product for Revenue, Twitter
Kevin Weil is the Director of Product for Revenue at Twitter, where his team is responsible for developing and refining Twitter's monetization products. Previously, he led the company's analytics team.
Prior to Twitter, Kevin was the first employee at web media startup Cooliris, working in user growth and advertising-focused analytics. He has also worked at municipal wireless network provider Tropos Networks and Microsoft Research and, in a past life, as a physics Ph.D. student at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Harvard University, and an M.A. in Physics from Stanford. He is @kevinweil on Twitter.