As senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Qualcomm Incorporated, Anand Chandrasekher oversees global marketing and external communications.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Chandrasekher was senior vice president at Intel Corporation in charge of the Ultra Mobility Group and the Intel Atom™ processor family. During his 24 year tenure at Intel, Chandrasekher held a variety of roles including co-head of Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group; Worldwide Sales and Marketing Group; and, the Workstation Platforms Group. He is best known for his pioneering efforts on the Intel Centrino™ platforms which helped usher in the modern era of mobility.
Chandrasekher received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University, his master’s in operations research from Cornell University; and, his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. Chandrasekher is a board member on Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Sciences; a member of the advisory board for Rutberg Wireless; and, a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
Alex Bard is a passionate entrepreneur who has been part of the founding team of 4 internet startups,including eShare Technologies (Customer Service Software, 1996-1999), eAssist Global Solutions (Customer Service Software, 1999-2004), Goowy Media (Widget Analytics Platform, 2004-2008) and Assistly (Customer Service Software, 2009 – 2012).
Most recently Alex was the CEO ofAssistly, which was acquired by salesforce.com in September of 2011. Currently Alex is the SVP & GM of desk.com and Service, a salesforce.com company, which provides social and mobile CRM services for SMB businesses.
Alex has lived all over the worldincluding New York, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and currently splits timebetween San Francisco and San Diego.
Mr. Young Sohn is President and Chief Strategy Officer of Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. He oversees global innovation and new business creation for Samsung, by leveraging Samsung’s strategy & innovation centers located in global innovation hotspots and building open ecosystems through research & development, investments, strategic alliances and M&A. In addition to his current role at Samsung, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and NativeX. He also serves on the MIT Sloan School NA Board, is a Senior Advisor to Silverlake and serves on the ARM Asia Pacific Advisory board.
Lee is an entrepreneur and early stage investor. Today, he is the product lead for Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card.
Previously, Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform which allowed smartphone users to instantly send real gifts to others without the burden of physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012.
Prior to Karma, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. During this time he co-created four top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveled the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution. In an effort to solve the growing problems faced by app developers like himself, Lee founded and lead Tapjoy to it’s position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices.
Lee began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.
Lee holds a MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and today lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013.
Dave Engberg is a technology entrepreneur with a background in building systems that can scale to support massive numbers of users. This includes both high-volume mobile/embedded solutions as well as back-end service infrastructures.
Dave joined Evernote in July 2007, where he led the technical design and implementation of the service and APIs. The Evernote web service was launched in February 2008 along with synchronizing clients on three operating systems. Today, Dave oversees Operations, IT, R&D, Analytics, and Partner Integrations at Evernote.
Before Evernote, Dave was the founder and CTO of CoreStreet, Ltd, where he designed and built digital credential validation systems used widely across the US Government and elsewhere. Prior to CoreStreet, he served as the CTO of Driveway, Inc., an online data storage service with over ten million subscribers, and VP of Engineering for JSource, which built smart card virtual machines used in tens of millions of phones in Europe. Dave also served as architect and developer at Gemplus, Taligent, and Stanford Medical School.
Ari Mir brings over ten years of entrepreneurial product leadership experience in the areas of social, mobile and e-commerce to his role at Pocket Change. He co-founded GumGum.com, the world’s largest In-image Ad-network, which reaches over 100 million unique visitors per month. Ari also co-founded MoJungle which was acquired by ShoZu. He has held senior product roles at BizRate/ShopZilla and LowerMyBills. He holds an undergraduate degree from University of Southern California.
Joanna Lambert is a senior business leader at American Express. She is charged with developing, articulating and driving the global strategy for the company’s Enterprise Growth Group, formed in 2010 to focus on business opportunities beyond the traditional card and travel realms. Jo is responsible for identifying new digital capabilities and partnerships that can serve emerging consumer needs, including mobile and alternative payment services. Her team works with leaders across American Express to drive commerce initiatives that attract new customers and open new sources of revenue for the American Express franchise.
Before moving to Enterprise Growth in 2011, Jo was Vice President of Corporate and Financial Affairs for American Express. She served as the company spokesperson on corporate and financial activities, counseled the company’s executive team and led efforts to raise American Express’ visibility as an innovative, customer-focused and socially responsible service provider. Jo joined American Express in 2002 in Sydney as part of the Australian Corporate Affairs team and relocated to the company’s New York City headquarters in 2006.
Earlier in her career, Jo was a communications consultant, advising clients primarily in the banking, finance, venture capital, and professional service industries. She also managed media for sponsors of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Jo received a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.
Mark Curtis served as the Chief Executive Officer at Handmade Mobile Entertainment Limited. Mr. Curtis co-founded Fjordnet Limited in 2004. He has a strong track record in media innovation (for clients such as Yell, RAC & Allied Domecq). Mr. Curtis was a Partner at Fjord, building cross platform and mobile products for Nokia & Orange. Prior to that, he served as a Global Executive Vice President for Razorfish, responsible for 1500 staff. Together with a Partner, he set up CHBi in 1994 to develop interactive technology solutions for marketing clients. Prior to becoming involved in digital media, Mr. Curtis set up Curtis Hoy. Mr. Curtis is the author of Distraction – Being Human in the Digital Age (Futuretext 2005).
Mikkel Svane founded Zendesk in 2007 with the goal of making customer service not suck anymore. Today, the company is the epicenter of a customer service revolution, with more than 15,000 organizations worldwide, from Groupon to Hulu to Tumblr, using Zendesk to build tight relationships with their customers.
Pete co-founded Trulia.com in 2005 while he was a graduate student at Stanford University. Trulia.com is now one of largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the US with more than 31.4 million monthly unique users. Trulia has moved beyond the desktop real estate search and has become a top resource for homebuyers, sellers. Trulia’s website and 14 mobile apps is now a go-to destination for consumers craving real estate data and local information. Trulia is a public company and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under TRLA.
Prior to starting Trulia.com, Pete was part of the initial launch team of lastminute.com, where he spent 5 years and was responsible for Interactive Marketing and Business Development. lastminute.com is a leading European online travel site and was acquired in 2005 for over $1Bn in cash by Travelocity/Sabre Holdings. Pete has also worked for IBM, JP Morgan, Battery Ventures and News Corp. Pete holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and his MBA from Stanford University. He was born in London and now lives in San Francisco.
With more than 25 years of technology experience that spans the military, the academic world, business consulting, and enterprise platforms and infrastructure, PayPal chief technology officer James Barrese is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s efforts to transform payments with innovative products and services for consumers and businesses.
A graduate of Stanford, James served as a high-frequency communications specialist for the U.S. Army Signal Corp, spent time as a programmer at Stanford, worked for Andersen Consulting, and then joined the e-philanthropy company Charitableway as vice president of engineering. In 2001, James joined eBay. Leading a number of strategic technology initiatives, he last served eBay as the vice president in charge of delivering the open platforms, infrastructure, systems software, analytics and site operations running the world’s largest marketplace at scale.
In 2011, James moved over to PayPal, first as vice president of global product development, and, beginning in 2012, as chief technology officer. With his mobile-first approach and his commitment to creating customer experiences that make things simpler and easier, he heads the world-class teams of technologists who are creating the products, platforms and technology infrastructure to power PayPal’s innovative payment services for tens of thousands of merchants and millions of account holders around the world.
Rich Riley joined Shazam with more than 17 years experience as an entrepreneur and leading Internet executive. Most recently, Rich was EVP Americas for Yahoo! where he was responsible for billions of dollars of revenue and managed a team of thousands, overseeing sales, account management, ad operations, B2B marketing, research and business development across the US, Canada and LatAm. Prior to that, Rich held a variety of roles including MD & SVP of the EMEA Region, SVP of the Small & Medium Business Division as well as corporate and business development roles.
A travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam previously founded and was CEO of DealBase.com, a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of TravelPost.com, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquired TravelPost.com and Sam stayed on as VP of business development until its fortunate acquisition by Kayak. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag. Not at all surprisingly, he was an assistant to Wes Craven on the film Scream. He HotelTonights at the Ace New York.
Manish Chandra is the founder and CEO of Poshmark, the leading mobile marketplace for fashion which makes it simple and fun for anyone to shop the most fashionable closets across the country and sell directly from their own. Manish has always been passionate about building communities and founded the first social shopping company, Kaboodle, which was acquired by Hearst Corporation in 2007. With Poshmark, Manish has applied his understanding of technology to change the way women think about shopping, building a passionate community based around people’s love for each other and their closets. Manish received a BTech from IIT Kanpur, MS from UT Austin, and an MBA from Haas School of Business.
Aunkur Arya is General Manager for Braintree’s mobile business, where he drives growth for the company’s payments platform across the fast growing mobile commerce ecosystem, leading all business development and marketing efforts. Prior to Braintree, Aunkur was Head of VAS Partnerships for Google Wallet. Aunkur joined Google in May 2010 as part of the company’s acquisition of AdMob, where he was a member of the core business team and led all partnership efforts with mobile app ecosystem, helping build a network of nearly 20,000 publishers by the time the company was acquired. Prior to AdMob, Aunkur spent several years working for Accel and Sequoia-backed startups in various operating roles. Aunkur holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
B. Bonin Bough is Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International. In this role, Bough is responsible for all forms of media, including leading and developing the partnerships, internal capabilities and strategies across all forms of consumer connections, including digital, TV, print and outdoors. Since joining Mondelēz International, Bough has been the driving force behind Mobile Futures, a first-of-its-kind program that partners the company’s brands with leading mobile startups. He has also played an integral role within the teams behind OREO Daily Twist and the OREO Super Bowl commercial and real-time activations. Bough has been recognized as one of business’ hottest rising stars in lists that include Fortune’s 2011 “40 under 40”, Fast Company’s 2011 100 Most Creative People in Business, Ebony’s Power 100 and The Internationalist’s 2012 Internationalists of the Year.
Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Bonin spent three and a half years at PepsiCo where he oversaw company-wide digital strategy and the implementation of social media tools across PepsiCo’s portfolio of food and beverage brands. Bough was instrumental in integrating digital media into PepsiCo’s overall brand vision and growth strategy, helping to make them one of the most innovative companies in the world as recognized by Fast Company in their 2011 “Most Innovative Companies” issue. He is credited with bringing PepsiCo to SXSW and helping launch the groundbreaking PepsiCo10 and Pepsi Refresh programs, as well as creating Gatorade Mission Control and the Women’s Inspiration Network.
Previous to his work with PepsiCo, Bough was the Executive Vice President and Director of Weber Shandwick’s global interactive, social and emerging media practice, leading a global team of over one hundred people. He led strategic programming for the agency’s top clients, including MasterCard, Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers, BestBuy, Electrolux, Ambien, MAC Aids Fund, and Honeywell. Prior to this, Bough was a founding member and Senior Vice President at Ruder Finn Interactive (RFI) where he ran the interactive strategy unit and led the roll-out of the Europe and Asia digital practices.
Bough’s achievements in the world of interactive marketing have won him numerous awards, including a Webby, Stevie, Golden Pencil, Sabre, Big Apple, Com Arts, and SXSW Viewer’s Choice for MrPicassoHead.com. Bough also taught for five years at NYU’s Center for Publishing, leading courses on the principles and applications of online publishing. He is the co-author of the 2010 book Perspectives on Social Media Marketing, and is a board member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s Executive Marketing Advisory Board, the Digital Collective and the Social Media Advisory Council. Bough attended Hartwick College, earning degrees in Physics and Political Science.
Before New Relic, Bill was Vice President of Alliances at Solidcore Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class change control and enforcement technology.
Earlier, Bill spent nearly seven years as the Director of Business Development at Wily Technology, which he joined as employee number 13. While at Wily, he built partnerships with BEA Systems, IBM, HP, Oracle, and others. Bill holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an AB from Dartmouth College.
Brent Hieggelke is the CMO of Urban Airship, which enables the world’s top brands to earn and maintain a presence on their customers’ mobile devices through mobile relationship management solutions. Previously, he spent a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in executive marketing posts at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent started and ran Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago. Brent has been awarded multiple marketing awards, and is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences.
Dr. Tony Salvador, Senior Principal Engineer, currently directs research in the Experience Insights Lab within Intel Corporation. His team’s role is to identify new, strategic opportunities for technology based on an understanding of fluctuating, global socio-cultural values. Tony leads a team of social scientists and business analysts to look for, find and develop viable opportunities to create local, sustainable value with new high tech products, services and infrastructures. His ongoing research interests concern disruptive innovation practice, development and new market creation with an ethnographic perspective.
Previously, he directed research for the Emerging Markets Platforms Group and was instrumental in the research and design of the Intel powered classmate PC. Prior to that he was a research scientist and co-founder of Intel’s People & Practices Group.
Tony received his bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He earned a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Experimental Psychology at Tufts University in Boston. He has over 50 published papers and patents in academic journals as well as more popular venues.
Brian M. Pearce is Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Mobile Channel and Digital Innovation for Wells Fargo’s Digital Channels Group. His team is responsible for the Wells Fargo retail mobile strategy and managing the company’s retail mobile presence, including wf.com, downloadable apps (iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Palm) and the Text Banking service (short code 93557 – WELLS). The company has nearly 10mm active customers using mobile devices to access their accounts.
Over his 20-year career in financial services, Brian has garnered much success by leading a variety of business development, product and project management, business analysis and product operations functions. Brian’s career with Wells Fargo began in 2001 in the Investment Internet Services group and continued in Online Payments in 2005. Throughout his tenure, Brian and his teams have led large, multi-channel efforts including P2P payments, InterFI Transfers, Transfer Scheduling, Bill Pay scalability, and the launch of the online brokerage platform. Prior to Wells Fargo, he worked for both industry leaders such as First Data Corporation and Andersen Consulting as well as Internet startups.
Bridget Dolan is the Vice President of Digital Marketing for Sephora where she runs Social Media, Mobile, Online Marketing, Digital Store Experience and Business Development and has led Sephora’s direct marketing efforts for the last 12 years. Prior to Sephora, Bridget directed online marketing at Eve.com and at Left Field on the agency side for Amazon, drugstore.com and Hotmail. Before she crossed into the online sector, Bridget worked in brand management for Castrol Sports and in marketing for Walgreens. She holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Marketing.
Clive Downie is the CEO for the leading mobile entertainment company DeNA. As CEO, he oversees DeNA’s mobile social game platform Mobage West. Mobage West operates worldwide, excluding the key Asian territories of Japan, Korea, and China. Downie also manages DeNA’s Western third-party business and first-party studios. Downie joined DeNA in 2009.
Prior to his current role, he helmed all third-party and firstparty game development at DeNA’s San Francisco office, and managed DeNA’s internal studios throughout North America and Europe. Prior to that, Downie led marketing, live teams and revenue creation for the company. Downie spent more than 15 years at Electronic Arts where he served as Vice President of Marketing, managing the FIFA Soccer business in both North America and Europe and the Need for Speed franchise in Europe. Downie also worked on leading videogame properties including Medal of Honor and Command & Conquer. Additionally, Downie held management positions at Mattel, Inc where he led Hot Wheels Motorsports marketing with a specific focus on Formula One.
Charles Huang is currently the CEO of Green Throttle Games, Inc., a Trinity Ventures and DCM funded startup based in Santa Clara, CA focused on creating video games on TV in the new era of video games. Previously, Charles was co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise. In 2005, the company published Guitar Hero, which went on to become the fastest video game to reach $1B in sales and a franchise that has exceeded $5B of total revenue to date. Guitar Hero was the best-selling video game in the world in 2007 and 2008.
In 2006, Mr. Huang, along with his brother Kai, was elected as one of the top 50 producers in New Media by the Producers Guild of American New Media Council membership which includes such famed movie directors as Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer.
Mr. Huang immigrated to California as a young child and currently resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. Mr. Huang holds BA’s in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Daniel has more than a decade helping startups with product design. He co-founded Canadian web agency Silverorange, where he worked with clients including Ning, the Canadian government, Bebo, Revision3, and Mozilla, where he helped design the Firefox brand. Daniel went on to Digg.com where he spent five years as Digg’s creative director. He also co-founded the social network Pownce with Kevin Rose and served as director of design for gaming startup Tiny Speck.
Daniel also co-founded the mobile incubator Milk, which was acquired by Google. Daniel led mobile user experience for Google+ before becoming a partner at Google Ventures.
As Chief Operating Officer, Edward Hieatt oversees all operational aspects of Pivotal Labs’ consulting business including engineering, client services and the company’s open source product strategy. In this role, he drives revenue growth and performance, and is responsible for managing all regional offices across the US and overseas.
Edward ensures that Pivotal’s development teams identify, anticipate and exceed client expectations for their products. His engineering organization is acclaimed for delivering rapid, high-quality, sustainable, iterative development services.
With experience as a software developer and an engineering leader responsible for delivering web and mobile applications as well as large-scale enterprise infrastructure projects, Edward brings deep insights to the COO position. After joining Pivotal as Principal in 2003, Edward was responsible for leading dozens of client engagements, and was instrumental in defining Pivotal’s development process and methodologies. Edward was promoted to Vice President, Engineering in 2008, and subsequently oversaw Pivotal’s expansion into the New York and Boulder, CO, markets. Edward was also a key contributor to the development of Pivotal Tracker, the agile project management and collaboration tool used by thousands of software developers worldwide.
Edward holds a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University, England.
Ed is Director of Innovation & Emerging Technology at Mondelez International, where he leads innovation through a multitude of partnerships and exploration with startups in both mobile and digital. He is currently championing the Mobile Futures incubator program. He also led the development of iFood Assistant, a mobile platform that won an Edison Award for Innovation in 2010.
Ed has more than 26 years of marketing experience across such companies as Cadbury/Dr Pepper, VNU, DoubleClick, Draft Worldwide and Kraft Foods. In 2009, Fast Company named Ed as “1 of the 10 Most Creative People in Food.” He also participates on the Intel Capital Advisory Board. Ed was featured on the December/January 2012 cover of Chief Marketer magazine and within the article “25 Trendsetters to Watch.”
Guy Horrocks is the CEO and co-founder of mobile brand accelerators, Carnival Labs. In this role Guy has provided strategy and helped launch over 100 mobile applications for leading brands such as OREO, Coke, CNN, Time Magazine, DreamWorks Animation, Intel, Inbev etc.
Carnival has developed an enterprise mobile marketing platform for brands. It helps unify apps and provide content and campaign creation tools to drive user actions. This was used on the 2012 US elections by CNN and Time Magazine to deliver push notification polls, competitions for Coke Zero for March Madness and deliver fake face time calls for One Direction’s 2013 North American Tour.
Guy previously co-founded the first iPhone application company in the world, Polar Bear Farm, a pioneer of the “Jailbreak market” in 2007. This was a year before the Apple iTunes App Store launched. At one point an astonishing 6 million of the first 10 million iPhones in the world ran Polar Bear Farm’s apps. Polar Bear Farm contracted in as the first developers at Tapulous helping launch the first mobile Twitter app called Twinkle prior to Tapulous’ sale to become Disney Mobile.
Guy was a finalist for the “Hi Tech Young Achiever of the Year” and won the “Most Innovative Mobile Technology” Award at the 2013 NZ Hi Tech Awards. Carnival was named in the Top100 at the Amazon AWS Startup Challenge and continues to pick up leading industry awards for the work it performs for the world’s best brands. These include: The Mobile Marketing Association Award for Overall Excellence (Kraft Foods), Best use of HTML5 (Intel), Most Innovative use of HTML5 (Trojan) and The Advertising Age’s Top10 Best Branded Apps across all platforms for 2010. Carnival’s apps have been featured by Apple over 70 times, appeared on 3 Apple TV Commercials and have reached the number 1 app store spot on numerous occasions.
Jake has helped over 50 startups with design, including About.me, CustomMade, and HubSpot. Before Google Ventures, Jake was Google’s design strategy vigilante. He led product design sprints for Google Search, Chrome, Ads, Gmail, Apps, Google X, and led internal startup projects that became Google Hangouts and Gmail Priority Inbox.
Long ago, Jake grew up on a rural island in Washington State, began his design career at Oakley, and led product design on Microsoft Encarta.
Jeff Drobick is Chief Product Officer at Tapjoy, responsible for delivering cutting-edge products that extend our leadership position in mobile advertising & monetization. Tapjoy is the leading value creation engine for application publishers – engaging users and delivering compelling results for advertisers.
Jeff brings to the team rich experience in advertising, digital media and eCommerce marketplaces. Previously, Jeff was President and CEO of Geeknet Media, a publisher in B2B technology with over 40 million IT professionals.
Prior to Geeknet, Jeff spent nearly 12 years with eBay in technology / product. As VP of Customer Service Technology Solutions, Jeff was responsible for the global CS product initiatives critical to improving eBay’s end-to-end service experience. Jeff was also VP of Information Management & Delivery and Product Development – responsible for analytic infrastructure, marketing, merchandising and advertising technology in one of the most dynamic and rich information environments in the commerce space. Simply put, his group charter was to be eBay’s information engine, delivering data rich killer applications.
Prior to eBay, Jeff spent nearly eight years at Accenture in their Global Technology Information Services practice. Jeff served clients in: products, government, utilities, food service, and eCommerce.
Jeremy Liew is a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, joining the firm in 2006. He invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a particular interest in massive-scale social media, commerce, gaming, financial services, and methods for increasing monetization. He was named to Forbes’ Midas List in 2011 and 2012.
Jeremy’s current investments include OpenCoin, Snapchat, Whisper, Slice, LivingSocial, Bonobos, Kixeye, PetFlow, Slice, ShoeDazzle, The Honest Company and Zest Finance. He was also responsible for several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Playdom (acquired by Disney), Flixster (acquired by Warner Brothers), Kongregate (acquired by GameStop) and Serious Business (acquired by Zynga).
Previously, Jeremy was with AOL, first as SVP of corporate development and chief of staff to the CEO, and then as general manager of Netscape. Jeremy joined AOL from InterActiveCorp (originally USA Networks), where he was VP of strategic planning. While there, he was responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and investments in TV Networks, consumer Internet companies and online travel companies.
He started working in the consumer Internet industry as an early employee of CitySearch in 1996, where he held a variety of sales management, operational and business development roles. He was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Jeremy is currently a Co-Chair of the board of Trustees of Presidio Knolls School, a startup, progressive Mandarin-immersion school in San Francisco. It took its first intake of Elementary School students in Fall 2012.
Jeremy holds a BA/BSc from the Australian National University in Linguistics and Pure Mathematics and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Jules Maltz joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in August 2008 and has over ten years of venture capital and startup experience. He focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Jules was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2012 VC 100 List.
Jules led IVP’s investments in Buddy Media (CRM), Dropbox, RetailMeNot, and TuneIn, and was actively involved in IVP’s investments in LivingSocial, Marketo, Ngmoco (DeNA), Spiceworks, Sugar, Twitter, and Yext. Jules currently serves on the Board of Directors of RetailMeNot, TuneIn, and Yext.
Prior to IVP, Jules worked for 3i, a leading global venture capital firm. He evaluated early and later-stage Internet, mobile, and software investments, and he completed transactions for companies such as BlueLithium, Fotolog, Omniture (ADBE), and Trovix.
Jules also worked in business development for AdMob, a mobile advertising provider, and co-founded AdNectar, a social media advertising startup. Earlier in his career, Jules was in technology investment banking with Robertson Stephens and Bank of America Securities.
Jules has an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined in 1999. Matt manages the iFund at KPCB, a collaborative initiative with Apple focused on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. Matt is either a Director or works closely with the management teams of Booyah!, GOGII, Shazam, shopkick, RGB Networks, Stoke, Aerohive Networks, Apperian, Egnyte, and Puppet Labs. Previously, Matt was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), led KP’s investment in Autonavi (NASDAQ: AMAP ’10), and was a Director at Pelago (acquired by Groupon ’11), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell ’10), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM ’09), and Peakstream (acquired by Google ’08).
Co-founding CloudOn was a natural decision for Milind due to his strong entrepreneurial passion – why settle for a job, when one can take a more exciting path of potentially changing the world?
As CEO, Milind is focused on building a company that he can be proud of while also serving the needs of people like him – someone with way too many devices but the desire to be productive on all of them at any given time, anywhere.
While he is busy leading the mobile productivity revolution, Milind also finds time for some of his other passions — traveling with his family, watching movies that channel his inner action hero (think Neo from The Matrix), cooking up a feast, playing a round of golf, or catching a San Francisco Giants game.
Michal Levin, Senior User Experience Designer at Google, has extensive practice in UX design for web, mobile, and TV. Since joining Google in 2009, Michal has been responsible for the UX design of a variety of product areas including data analytics, data visualization, search, and business applications. She is the author of a new O’Reilly book Designing Multi-Device Experiences: An Ecosystem Approach to Creating User Experiences Across Devices, and has presented at leading international UX conferences on the concept of ecosystem design, as well as designing for different screen sizes.
Prior to Google, Michal worked as Senior UX expert at TZUR, a leading UX design consultancy in Israel, and as UX specialist at Modu, a start-up company that developed an innovative type of mobile ecosystem. She holds two bachelor degrees from Tel Aviv University in Psychology & Business Management and Communication.
Mikael Berner is the CEO of EasilyDo Inc., a company that re-imagines a simpler and more useful virtual assistant – a smart assistant. As EasilyDo’s resident “Do Hacker,” Mikael is constantly working the EasilyDo Team to push the boundaries of the technology and functionality of the app. The user experience is also one of Mikael’s focuses, as he is passionate about aligning EasilyDo’s overall vision and goals with the day-to-day operations. He is a successful entrepreneur, technology industry executive, and one of the leaders driving innovation in the enhanced voice services industry, holding 9 patents in wireless and speech technologies. In 1999, Mikael co-founded BeVocal, which delivered hosted speech-automated customer service for enterprises, and led the company through its acquisition by Nuance Communications in 2007. Following the sale, he served as the SVP of Nuance’s Enterprise Division, where he grew Nuance On Demand to become the world’s largest speech automation network.
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and today is an advisor, consultant, and investor to several Bay Area start-ups and incubators. Nir’s last company received venture funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and was acquired in 2011. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.
Partner and CEO at HasOffers. Peter joined HasOffers before the company launched their first product in 2009. With more than six years of experience in online marketing, Peter has a skilled knowledge of SEO, Display Advertising, PPC, CRO, Retargeting, Social Ads, Social Marketing, PR, Email Marketing, and Usability.
Peter Yared is the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive, a top ten Internet destination, and was previously the founder and CEO of four enterprise infrastructure companies that were acquired by Sun, VMware, Webtrends and TigerLogic. Peter’s software has powered brands from Fidelity to Home Depot to Lady Gaga. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium. Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests. Peter began programming games and utilities at age 10, and started his career developing systems for government agencies. Peter regularly writes about technology trends for CNET and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and AdWeek.
Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran having worked across the space over the past 12 years. Raj is the Founder and CEO of VC-backed Tempo AI focused on developing a day assistant. Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where Raj served as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Previously, Raj was the founding Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire, a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to Skyfire, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.
Raj has also worked in product management, engineering, strategy and consulting roles for Kodak Mobile, Dell Mobile, Cellmania, MobiTV, PlayPhone, Tellme, Samsung, Turk Telekom, IGT, Hungama Mobile, Vlingo and Antenna Software. Raj’s personal projects include GameChalk, an SMS multi-player game service, Pubwalk, an LBS bar-hopping service and Wired Mashup of the Year winner in 2006 and YumYum Labs, an Android recipe voice search application and Sprint App 4G Challenge winner. Raj is also a mobile advisor to numerous companies including Movoxx, Nearverse, TinyTube, LocalResponse, Textopoly, Knocking Video and also an investor via ENIAC Ventures.
Raj is a regular mobile writer and speaker including formal and guest blogging for GotoMobile, Venturebeat, O’reilly Emerging Telephony and VisionMobile. Raj is a mentor at 500 Startups and Founder Labs and has also made contributions to a number of mobile user and expert groups including the JCP, MMA and the Bluetooth SIG. For more information, please see http://www.rajansingh.com.
Richard joined Accel as a Partner in 2006. Rich led Accel’s investment in Angry Birds (Rovio) and serves on the boards of Atlassian, the leader in software for streamlining product development; SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power; MoPub, a leader in mobile ad platforms; Qwilt, a provider of video optimization technology, among others. Rich previously led Accel’s investment and served on the Board of Admob (acquired by Google), as well as 3LM – Three Laws of Mobility, an Android enterprise startup (acquired by Motorola Mobility).
Prior to Accel, Rich was SVP/GM of Products at Openwave While at Openwave, Rich founded and chaired the Messaging Anti Abuse Working Group, a consortium of ISPs and technology providers working together to combat internet abuse. Previously Rich was the Chief Marketing Officer at Covad Communications, the DSL provider. Preceding Covad, he was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, focusing on software and consumer technology. Rich started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Sam Lawrence is CEO and co-founder of Crushpath, a platform for connecting small businesses with big audiences. Previously Sam was the founding CMO for Jive Software where he pivoted the company from small Discussion Forum vendor to Social Business Software leader (NASDAQ: JIVE). He has held executive positions at Dell, CNET, 3COM, and McCann Erickson.
Scott Davis is Chief Technology Officer for VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit and core staff member in VMware’s Corporate Office of the CTO. He is involved in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s product lines, from Desktop to Data Center and Cloud initiatives. He has also served as VMware’s Chief Data Center Architect/Storage CTO. A recognized expert in virtualization, clustering, operating systems, file systems and storage, Scott has held senior engineering and business management roles with both startup ventures and established industry firms. Prior to joining VMware, he was a strategic consultant to Fidelity Investments and President, CTO and Founder of Virtual Iron Software, which was acquired by Oracle and became the core of OracleVM. Prior to co-founding Virtual Iron, he was Chief Technology Officer at Mangosoft, an Internet software and storage company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching and file system products. Earlier, Scott was Technical Director for Digital’s industry acclaimed VAXCluster and VMS Volume Shadowing products, as well as DEC’s Windows NT clustering technology (later sold to Microsoft as the genesis of Microsoft ‘Wolfpack’ Cluster Server). Scott holds 16 US patents for clustering, storage and virtualization technologies and his products have won awards at Comdex, Demo and LinuxWorld.