Lead Voice UX Designer, NextEVRead more
Lisa Falkson is Lead Voice UX Designer at NextEV, designing the next generation of voice user interfaces for electric cars. Previously, she worked at CloudCar as the primary VUI designer on the Jaguar Land Rover justDrive application. Prior to that, she co-designed Amazon’s first speech-enabled products: Fire TV, Fire Phone and Echo/Alexa. Lisa has over 15 years of industry and research experience, specializing in design, development and deployment of natural speech and multimodal interfaces.
Director of Product,
Dollar Shave Club
Ashley is Director of Product at Dollar Shave Club, responsible for the company's iOS and Android applications. She has previously led mobile teams at DogVacay and eHarmony. She has a Bachelor's Degree from UCSB and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Head of Mobile,
Jennifer is the Head of Mobile at The Honest Company. Previously, she was the founder and CEO of Alt12 Apps (acquired by The Honest Company) where she helped the company grow to over 20M organic downloads with 2M monthly active users. She's spent the last decade in product marketing and strategy roles, previously at Gracenote, a music technology company. Passionate about the intersection of health, wellness and mobile, Jennifer has written for the San Francisco Chronicle Food and Wine section and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu and UCLA.
API.AI at Google
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the product manager for API.AI at Google. Ilya co-founded API.AI in 2010 and served as the company CEO. API.AI is a developer platform for building conversational experiences into products and services. Over 60k developers use API.AI to build chatbots, Prior to launching API.AI, the company built Assistant.ai, the highest rated independent voice assistant in the world with 40M+ users. Ilya earned his MBA from the University of Brighton, and a BSc in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. Ilya’s areas of interest are in natural language processing, artificial intelligence and conversational interfaces. He is an author of a number of patents in those fields.
VP of Product,
Stephanie Redmon is VP of Product at Dogvacay, an online service connecting pet owners with pet sitters in the U.S. and Canada. Stephanie is responsible for creating the strategic vision for the product. Leading the product and design teams, she uses technology to create a positive experience for pet sitters and pet parents. Prior to DogVacay, Stephanie spent the last 15 years developing web and mobile products at Teleflora, LexisNexis and Ticketmaster. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Andrews University in Scotland and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma.
VP Growth & Partnerships, CleverTap
Global Talent & Partnerships Committee, Women in Wireless
Kara Dake is VP of Growth & Partnerships of CleverTap, a mobile analytics + engagement platform that drives user retention for apps. She is also on the Global Talent & Partnerships Committee of Women in Wireless, an organization that connects and empowers female leaders in the mobile and digital space. Kara started her career on Wall Street and has an MBA from NYU Stern.
Senior Vice President – Software Development,
Paul Gaffney is senior vice president of software development for The Home Depot. He is responsible for leading the IT technology development for more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada. Paul drives the design and development of our long-term strategy and vision for the technology roadmap that supports our stores, online, merchandising, supply chain and other developmental platforms.
Paul brings more than 20 years of technology expertise that spans multi-channel retail, financial services, e-commerce, physical distribution and direct fulfillment operations. Before joining The Home Depot in 2014, Paul served as president and CEO of American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada and Utah. He has held executive leadership positions at Desktone, Staples, Office Depot and Charles Schwab.
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University.
Chief Product Officer,
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Andrew Vaughan is the Chief Product Officer for Real Time Analytics at Hyatt Hotels. Located at Hyatt's corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew drives innovative change at all levels of the Hospitality industry through various technological and cultural advancements. He is a strong advocate of better-practices, working to push product development teams to achieve higher standards in their accomplishments. His work has encompassed everything from small data processing to multi-billion dollar eCommerce platforms. His day-to-day includes a mix of system architecture, product ownership, engineering, and everything between - all depending on the challenges a given team faces in the moment. You can find him on Twitter as @andrewvaughan - please say hello!
Chief Product Officer,
USA TODAY Network
Daniel Bernard is the SVP and Chief Product Officer at USA Today Network. Daniel was formerly head of product for Time, Fortune and Money Digital at Time, Inc., and previously chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and general manager for The Wall Street Journal Online. As the head of product for Time Inc.’s Time, Fortune and Money Digital, Daniel directed product development, user experience and design. As the first chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, he drove product innovation across all digital products and platforms, including WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, Smartmoney.com, and Barrons.com. Earlier in his career, he introduced cutting-edge ad units and custom solutions to win new business as vice president of marketing for Dow Jones Online/WSJDN. He also previously served as vice president/global head of advertising development & product design for Reuters.
Senior Product Manager,
Jazz Singh has been both a programmer and product strategist in the Mobile industry since its inception. His love for sports, coupled with his expertise in mobile software, has allowed him to work with some of the biggest brands in sports media. He now focuses his attention fully on football, with the NFL, in bringing its fans engaging and exciting mobile experiences.
SVP North America,
M&C Saatchi Mobile
Eric Mugnier leads M&C Saatchi Mobile’s global marketing agency presence as Senior Vice President of the Americas. He uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help drive M&C Saatchi Mobile’s business forward. In 2006, Eric joined the founding team of Inside Mobile, which was acquired by M&C Saatchi in 2010 and rebranded M&C Saatchi Mobile. Eric moved from the UK to open M&C Saatchi Mobile’s first international office in New York. He went on to open additional offices in San Francisco and then Los Angeles where he currently resides. Over the last decade, Eric has expanded his marketing repertoire working with major global brands including HSBC, Microsoft, Adidas, Skype, and Audible. His focus continues to be on driving success for M&C Saatchi Mobile’s client.
Director of Mobile Marketing,
Genevieve heads up the mobile marketing efforts for the Realtor.com app, responsible for user acquisition, retention, app store optimization, and consumer messaging.
Director of Business Development, VenmoRead more
Jay is Director of Business Development at Venmo, leading go-to-market efforts for Venmo and building relationships with companies excited to collaborate with the unique consumer payments brand that Venmo has built. Jay also spends time as Director of Business Development at Braintree, focusing on third party wallet partnerships with key partners including Apple, Google, Visa, Mastercard, and Coinbase, and driving merchant adoption of key strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Braintree and Venmo in 2013, Jay was a Lead Product Manager at Zynga, leading product efforts for several game franchises.
SVP Executive Creative Director, RGARead more
As SVP Executive Creative Director, R/GA San Francisco, Paulo leads the Creative team through the development of client projects ranging from product design to integrated campaigns. Prior to San Francisco, Paulo helped found and run R/GA São Paulo, a fast-growing shop that garnered every major creative award in Latin America.
With more than 18 years of experience working with brands such as Google, Nike, Samsung, MasterCard, Peugeot, PepsiCo, and Unilever, Paulo is a pioneer in digital marketing. Prior to joining R/GA in 2009, he helped implement and drive ModemMedia's operations in Brazil, an office that won numerous national Awards and was recognized as Brazil's Best Interactive Agency by Exame magazine in 2011.
After Modem Media, Paulo moved to the U.S., where he held senior creative roles at Publicis and Digitas. During this time, Paulo had the opportunity to lead more than 15 global product launches in more than 50 countries for LG Mobile; he also participated in major digital endeavors such as the design of delta.com, gm.com, and aol.com.
Paulo has an MBA from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing and a BA in graphic design from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado. When he is not at work, he can be found playing the drums or enticing his dog, Boris, to catch the drumstick.
Founder & CEO,
Nancy is the CEO and co-founder of Apptimize, a mobile A/B testing and deployment company that lets top apps like the Wall Street Journal, Western Union, Trulia, and HotelTonight increase mobile revenue and accelerate product development. In 2015, Nancy’s leadership at Apptimize earned her a spot in the Forbes “30 Under 30”. Prior to Apptimize, Nancy led the GETCO (now KCG Holdings) FI Quantitative Strategies team in New York and Chicago.
The New York Times
Toni Cruthirds is a product manager at The New York Times who is focused on mobile and emerging technologies. Last year, she launched NYT VR, an award-winning app for Android and iPhone. Toni is currently leading a rewrite of The New York Times core iOS apps. Before moving into product, Toni worked on advertising platforms at the Times. Prior to that, she was a web producer at Scholastic.
Mada leads community and developer marketing and is one of the co-founders of Branch, a startup that provides deep linking technology to mobile app developers and marketers. In the last year, Branch has grown an 18,000-person Mobile Growth community in 50 cities around the world. Born and raised in Romania, Mada came to US to study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and then earned her Masters of Engineering and MBA from Stanford. Mada enjoys playing the latest viral mobile game, binge watching the hottest sci-fi show and photographing Branch events. She was included in Linkedin’s Next Wave, 150 top professionals in 15 industries all 35 & under.
Senior Director of Product Marketing,
Bill helps educate brand leaders on how to use the power of mobile engagement to grow their mobile audience. Over the course of his more than 20-year career, Bill has focused on delivering products that help the digital marketer effectively communicate with their customers. Prior to Urban Airship, Bill held executive positions with Aisle7 and leadership positions with Webtrends and Waggener Edstrom.
VP Engineering, OfferUpRead more
Peter Wilson is the vice president of engineering at OfferUp, the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers. Wilson has more than two decades of tech experience in the Seattle area, including at Facebook, Google and Microsoft. At OfferUp, Wilson is focused on working with a rapidly growing engineering team to build the best product experience possible. Prior to joining OfferUp, Wilson was the site director for Google’s engineering office in Kirkland.
Senior Director, UX Design,
Jeff Lau is an innovative design leader with a track record of elevating fortune 500 brands. Clients included Delta Airlines, Kraft Foods, General Motors, Microsoft, Unilever, Pfizer and more. After many years of working with interactive agencies as a Creative Director he now takes on the exciting challenges at General Electric. As a Sr. Director of User Experience Design within GE Digital, he manages multiple teams of extraordinary talent. In-depth knowledge of user centered research, interaction & visual design, guide him to envision and create compelling experiences. With an array of programs that include product & marketing strategy, branding, design systems, data visualization, mobile & web apps, collaboration tools, big data management, and videos crafted to tell engaging customer experience stories, Jeff is an active driver in GE’s growth. As a member of the AIVA Executive Council (Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts) he has been able to give back to the design community by awarding industry leaders.
Principal Analyst, ABI ResearchRead more
Based in the UK, Patrick is a Principal Analyst for ABI Research’s global smart retail coverage. Particular topics of interest include beacons, indoor analytics, location-based services and advertising, digital maps, big data/analytics, customer engagement, staff management, asset tracking, and ambient intelligence. Patrick is an experienced market analyst and research director. Prior to joining ABI Research, he worked with IMS Research for six years, reaching the position of Research Director, GPS & Location Technologies Group, a new business area he developed for the firm. Patrick holds a BEng in electronics engineering at the University of Limerick.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Prepaid & Alternative Payments, American ExpressRead more
Stefan Happ is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Prepaid & Alternative Payments at American Express. In this role, Stefan has P&L responsibility for the digital prepaid business across international markets and in the United States, encompassing business development, client management, marketing and portfolio management for prepaid, and new online and mobile payment capabilities and services, including the LianLian Group digital wallet in China; Bluebird, in partnership with Walmart; Serve, the company's next-generation payments platform; as well as the AXP single load and gift card business.
Previously, Stefan served as SVP and GM in the company's U.S. prepaid business, re-launching American Express Serve in 2013, which has won numerous industry awards and is now available in over 30,000 retail locations across the country, as well as leading the dramatic growth of the American Express Gift Card and Reward Card franchises in the United States and Canada. He spearheaded the company's introduction of the ground-breaking family of reloadable prepaid cards, both through the American Express e-commerce channel and through numerous distribution partnerships.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Stefan spent ten years at a number of American Express divisions and functions in the UK and Continental Europe, and served as a board member on three joint ventures.
He began his career at British Airways, where he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and operations in the United Kingdom as well as Central and Eastern Europe. He holds a BA from University College London and an MBA from Lancaster University Management School.
David Wu is a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and angel investor. He is currently a General Partner at Maveron, a consumer-only venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco and Seattle and over $1B under management. He led Maveron’s investments in August Home, Darby Smart, Eargo, Instamotor, and Booster Fuels and serves on each company’s board.
David has strong ties to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community, and as an angel and venture capitalist has invested in over 50 startups, including Practice Fusion, Postmates, August Home, Tile, and Jaunt VR. With a long focus on investing in mobile companies, David has invested in over two dozen mobile app companies throughout his career. He was previously the Internet Committee Chair on the deal-screening committee for the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, and can often be seen as a recurring panelist on CNBC's PowerPitch.
David is holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. David is also an active music supporter and is a member of the Recording Academy and a board member of the GRAMMY Foundation. In a past life, David has also toured the country as a professional bass player, as well as floated down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft.
Principal Lead Product Manager, Consumer TV Experiences, EricssonRead more
Howard Cooperstein is the Principal Lead Manager for Consumer TV Experiences at Ericsson, where he is responsible for product strategy, client applications and management of a team building MediaFirst TV Platform, the company’s next generation cloud TV service. In this role, he oversees the user experience and features for Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform on TVs, smartphones, and tablets. Howard joined Ericsson as part of the Mediaroom acquisition from Microsoft. During his two decades tenure at Microsoft, Howard led the creation of key features, mobile and social experiences, and graphics system across some of the most highly recognized and popular Microsoft products, including Windows desktop, MSN.com, and the entire Office suite. Howard has received multiple patents for his work at Microsoft. Howard is also co-creator of the OnSwitch app, a popular lighting app that lets Philips Hue and LIFX owners choose from a multitude of lighting moods and simulations to create immersive and animated experiences. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Michigan.
Guillaume Cabane is the VP of Growth at Segment. Prior to joining Segment he was Head of Marketing at Mention, which was named #3 of the "top French startups with the strongest growth" by TNW in 2015. In addition to other marketing roles at French companies Lexsi, Homeloc, and Codiki, Guillaume spent 6 years at Apple as the Business Development Manager for Europe. Outside of work, Guillaume is a startup mentor (and t-shirt collector), husband, father and Pastafarian.
SVP Design and Mobile,
Doug Reston is the global head of the UX and Design practice at GoDaddy. . Doug’s team defines new product experiences, from creating and implementing a new GoDaddy interaction design system to designing the customer experience as they go through their complete lifecycle.
Prior to joining GoDaddy, he held senior positions within AT&T and Citigroup where he successfully led UX teams on establishing the strategic experience vision for initiatives touching the digital space.
Doug now lives in Seattle, WA. When not replying to email or in a meeting, Doug can be found hanging out with his wife and ten-year-old daughter.
Global Head of Mobile Applications
Ambika Nigam is Bloomberg Media’s Global Head of Mobile Apps and Connected Devices, where she partners with teams across engineering, design, editorial, sales, and analytics to architect and execute the product development strategy. In this role, Ambika defines the future of apps for Bloomberg Media with a focus on developing a seamless, cross-platform strategy and identifying new opportunities for audience growth, increased engagement, and native monetization. Previously, Ambika was the Business Design Lead at IDEO in NYC, where she worked on designing and building new products and services that drove strategic growth for her clients. Ambika helped launch new products and features for clients across a variety of industries including, digital media, financial services, retail, and hospitality.
Prior to IDEO, Ambika worked at Ogilvy and Mather, where she was an Associate Director in Marketing Strategy and focused on developing data driven marketing strategies for clients across a variety of industries. She began her career at OppenheimerFunds, starting off as a Financial Analyst and then moving into Integrated Marketing. Ambika attended The University of Michigan, where she received a B.A. in Economics. She also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, MicrosoftRead more
Alberto is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, where he leads the growth marketing efforts to drive acquisition and usage of the Office core mobile apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. He has over 15 years of experience in the mobile space, previously launching emerging mobile applications services at Visa, driving partner marketing for Windows Phone and leading the consumer marketing and go-to-market initiatives at Nokia. His daily focus is on driving growth and optimal customer experiences for the Office mobile apps across all platforms and devices.
Founder and Chief Creative,
Mark Rolston is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. An early pioneer of software user experience, Mark helped forge the disciplines around user interface design and mobile platforms.
He is co-founder and chief creative officer of argodesign, which focuses on the modern challenge of design outside the visible artifact. He served previously as chief creative officer of frog design, founding the firm’s software business and guiding its transformation into a modern strategic design organization.
A veteran design leader, innovator and patent holder, Mark is an internationally recognized expert and valued advisor on software, experience design, and mobile applications. He has written about technology and design issues for a variety of publications, including WIRED, MIT Technology Review, and Fast Company.
Group Strategy Director,
High-energy, passionate and intense are a few of the adjectives I've heard my colleagues use to describe me. A digital planner and strategist with over 20 years experience - I'm most passionate about using creativity to solve complex problems. On the flip-side I'm inspired by deep powder, architecture, design, family and wine.
Laura Newton is a product manager at Kik, a chat app with 300 million registered users. She's been working in the bot space for almost three years and recently launched Kik's Bot Shop in April 2016. Laura is passionate about great user experiences and aims to equip developers with the features and data they need to build great bots.
Director of Product,
The New York Times
Kate Harris is the Director of Product at The New York Times and overseas product development across our digital platforms (Android, iOS and Web) and also manages third party experiences, such as Google AMP and Apple News. Prior to joining The Times, Kate did stints in mobile product strategy at HUGE Inc., strategic partnerships and new product incubation at Google and emerging media at Conde Nast. In a former life, she worked in strategic development at a startup and statistical modeling at a consulting firm. Kate earned her MBA at NYU Stern with specializations in Product Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and her B.A. at Tufts University where she focused on American Studies and Economics.
Group Creative Director,
As a Group Creative Director, Nick co-leads the creative team in AKQA’s San Francisco office. Over the past six years with AKQA, Nick has worked with key clients like Activision, Audi, Google, Kraft Foods, Nike, Red Bull and Visa.
Prior to joining AKQA, Nick spent nine years in London holding positions at several agencies including BBH, Young & Rubicam and BBDO. Nick's work has been recognized for its effectiveness and creativity by national and international award shows.
Head of Product, Financial TimesRead more
Gadi Lahav is the Head of Product for FT.com at Financial Times, overseeing the publication's website, apps and external platforms development. Prior to that he was the VP Digital of Haaretz, Israel's leading quality publisher and a Senior Product Manager at Amazon Instant Video. He holds and MBA degree from ESADE, Barcelona.
Ben Smith is Senior Vice President, Head of Experience at Hulu. He is responsible for the end to end viewer experience and customer journey on Hulu - from product design to customer service. Ben’s passion is making it as easy as possible for all people to enjoy the content they love and has been at the leading edge of reimagining the home entertainment experience for the last 10 years. Prior to joining Hulu, Ben headed Product Management at Sonos where he led the global expansion of music services and their evolution of the home music experience. As a Partner at Microsoft, Ben led product design for Xbox for nearly a decade, broadening the gaming experience with Kinect, pioneering streaming video and living room UI on Xbox 360, and designing the TV and video experience for Xbox One. Ben and the teams he led at Xbox were awarded an Emmy for Innovation in Entertainment Devices in 2014. Before starting his career, Ben served as a Peace Corps Volunteer after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Sudev Balakrishnan serves as senior vice president of product at Grubhub and is responsible for leading product strategy, execution, product design and user research functions. Prior to joining Grubhub, Sudev served as vice president of product for XO Group’s commerce and registry business. Before XO Group, Sudev was the director of ecommerce for Bluefly responsible for all aspects of the website, site merchandising, customer experience and business functions. Sudev also held leadership roles at BT London, Redback Networks and Motorola. Sudev holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Victoria in Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kanpur.
Head of Product,
Angela is the Head of Product at Sprig. Sprig delivers honestly sourced, delicious meals on-demand in San Francisco. At Sprig, Angela oversees product management, design, research, brand and culinary R&D. She is responsible for the Sprig customer experience via Sprig’s mobile apps, menu strategy, food quality, and customer insights.
Prior to joining Sprig, Angela worked in product management at Uber on surge pricing, and dispatch. Before Uber, Angela led several R&D efforts as a PM at Microsoft. Angela holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science from Rice University and an MBA for Harvard University.
Lead Mobile Strategy Manager,
Matt Schulz is a Lead Digital Product Manager in Emerging Channels at USAA, a financial services provider for 11.5 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. He also writes a mobile blog on TechTarget.com focused on the viewpoint of the user and the teams that are implementing technology. Matt is described as a unicorn, digital leader, strategist and futurist driving the next generation of digital experiences. He is currently looking at the intersection of new technology in the form of microservices, machine learning, bots, conversational UI, mixed reality and the experiences people have as they live their lives. Prior to USAA, Matt led the field mobility program at American Family Insurance, where he concentrated on mobile strategy, networks and business workflows. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in IT and International Business from DeVry Institute of Technology and St. Norbert College, respectively. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and son.
Strategic Partner Development Manager,
Anjali works in Business Development for Google Play, leading Play's relationships with Shopping app partners worldwide. In her role, she helps apps find success and grow on the platform and helps new Google platforms and products find success by getting more developers to use them. Prior to working in Business Development, Anjali worked in strategy consulting and got her MBA from Wharton.
Co-Founder + CIO, AppboyRead more
Jon Hyman is the co-founder and CIO of Appboy, the world’s leading marketing automation platform for mobile apps. He is in charge of building Appboy’s technical systems and infrastructure as well as managing the company’s technical operations. Prior to Appboy, Jon worked as a lead engineer for the Core Technology group at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. There, he managed a team that maintained 80+ software assets and was responsible for the security and stability of critical trading systems. Jon met co-founder Bill Magnuson during his time at Bridgewater, and together they won the 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Jon is a graduate of Harvard and holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. While at school, he was an active member of the research team for CitySense, the first citywide wireless sensor network, and advised several tech startups.
Vice President of Marketing and General Manager, Hyphenate Inc.Read more
Han Dong is Vice President of Marketing and General Manager at Hyphenate Inc., a leading provider of hosted Mobile Instant Messaging for mobile apps. Prior to Hyphenate, Han has held several Product Marketing, Product Management, and Business Development roles in the tech industry across a wide range of disciplines, including microservices, IoT, global Wi-Fi, open source, and cloud-based security and authentication.
VP Worldwide Sales,
Nathan Golan is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in enterprise software and mobile technology. As the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Insert, he’s growing the company’s sales and driving adoption of the Insert platform in a range of vertical markets. Prior to Insert, Golan led Worldwide Sales for IBM’s MobileFirst Platform where he helped grow the business significantly. He joined IBM via the acquisition of Worklight where he held the position of VP of Worldwide Sales. Previous to Worklight, Golan had extensive experience managing sales teams at companies such as Antenna Software (acquired by PegaSystems), Everdream (acquired by Dell) and Thomson NETg (acquired by Skillsoft).
President and COO,
Stu brings more than two decades of tech-sector leadership to the Mixpanel team, having played principal roles in multiple highly successful startup ventures across diverse industries. Stu previously served as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Blue Jeans Network, where he helped grow the business from zero to a leadership position in the video collaboration market. Before that, Stu held a similar role at cleantech stalwart Bloom Energy, which he launched to tremendous fanfare in 2010 on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Stu has also led several other technology start-ups to successful IPO and M&A exits. As President and COO, Stu will have responsibility for all customer facing organizations, including sales, marketing, customer success, customer support, and business operations.
Head of Business Development – West Coast, Pinsight MediaRead more
Brooke Bobe is a super-hero…no really; she has literally leaped tall buildings in a single bound as the Head of West Coast Business Development at Pinsight. She leads agency and publisher sales and her primary responsibilities include overseeing revenue growth, generating new leads, and facilitating and securing global strategic partnerships. She has over 15 years of experience, and in true Wonder Woman style, Brooke holds several board positions including the Ascension School Advisory Council and the Legacy Foundation for the Arts. Brooke is a Kansas City native, and when she’s not evangelizing digital media, mentoring her team or growing revenue, she’s scoring goals with her son’s soccer team and hosting royal princess gymnastics events for her daughter.
Principal & Founder, Lopez ResearchRead more
Maribel Lopez offers deep industry knowledge and expertise to provide research, analysis and strategic insight to the communications industry. Over the past two decades, she has observed, commented on and engaged in the massive shifts in communications technologies. She has worked directly with the service provider community as well as with equipment, device and software vendors. Maribel’s perceptions are gained through direct industry involvement and interaction where she has an opportunity to listen and speak to the customers that are the ultimate beneficiaries of her clients’ technologies.
Often-quoted for her industry insight, Maribel is a sought-after mobile technology conference speaker and facilitator. Since founding Lopez Research, Maribel Lopez has been called upon to provide strategic analysis of global markets, undertaken message testing, analyzed product positioning, and helped companies to understand where they play in new markets. Prior to founding Lopez Research, Maribel was a respected analyst for more than 10 years at Forrester Research, most recently as Vice President of the tech industry strategies group. In this position at Forrester Research, Maribel provided analysis on multiple topics including network and service strategies, enterprise communications and consumer markets for voice, video and data. She also worked as an analyst for International Data Corporation, and gained practical marketing and operations experience while at Motorola and Shiva Corp.
Principal Analyst, Mobile and Wireless, AOTMPRead more
J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is the Principal Analyst with AOTMP, creators of telecom management best practices and industry standards, and a leading information services company in the telecommunications industry. He is a nationally recognized industry authority and thought leader who focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging market trends, technologies, and behaviors in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst with a passion for the analysis of devices, applications and services; as well as wireless connectivity to those devices. His reputation in the industry, and passion in the mobile niche, led to the inception of Mobile Letter, an email publication with a syndicated readership of over 100,000. His informative column on a wide range of mobile and wireless topics is currently in circulation under AOTMP’s weekly Telecom Management Industry News.
Dr. Purdy has been a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) that produces the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSMA Mobile World Congress. He is also a sought-after speaker and moderator at major mobile and wireless conferences and has appeared in national news broadcasts including MSNBC and Fox Business.
Head of Product, AmplitudeRead more
Justin Bauer is the Head of Product at Amplitude, where he strives to make it easy for companies to make better decisions from their data. He’s a two times entrepreneur as well as an alumnus of McKinsey, Stanford GSB and Carleton College.
Vice President, GGV CapitalRead more
Robin Li is a vice president in GGV Capital’s Silicon Valley office. She focuses on investments in IoT, mobile, security, gaming, and ecommerce. Prior to joining GGV, Robin worked at Flextronics' Venture Arm covering hardware and technology investments and at Qiming's Beijing office. Before venture capital, she spent three years at Teach For America as a teacher and administrator. Robin holds an M.B.A from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M.S. from Hunter College in Education and Special Education, and a B.A. from Rutgers University in Art History and Economics.
Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown
Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown