Draper Fisher Jurvetson Stanford Technology Ventures Program Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students

Fall 2013-14 Speaker Lineup

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Oct 2
Matt Rabinowitz ~ Founder and CEO, Natera
Dr. Matthew Rabinowitz has had dual careers in industry and academia. He completed his B.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University, receiving both the Levin and Terman Awards, the highest academic honors offered respectively in engineering and physics and a graduate fellowship to the school of engineering. While completing his dissertation, Dr. Rabinowitz co-founded an intelligent online merchandizing company, Panop.com, which later sold for $100M. Shortly after, Dr. Rabinowitz started his second company, Rosum, which developed a location technology using TV signals to augment GPS. Rosum received the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers award when he was CTO.

In 2003, Dr. Rabinowitz's life took a turn. A family member had a child born with a genetic disease and the child died. Dr. Rabinowitz experienced firsthand the trauma, stress, and devastation that an unexpected diagnosis of genetic disease can bring to a family and he was moved to action.

Drawing on expertise from his seemingly unrelated background, Dr. Rabinowitz embarked on a journey with the goal of ensuring that other families need not experience similar pain wrought by the inability to have a healthy child. Bringing together a team of experts in medicine, engineering, statistics, and genetics, along with his own skills in optimization, signal processing, informatics, and entrepreneurship - Natera was born.

Dr. Rabinowitz is now an authority in the field of prenatal and preconception informatics-based genetic testing. He has served as the Principal Investigator on six research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health from which multiple publications have emerged in the leading journals of the field such as Bioinformatics, Human Reproduction, and Molecular Human Reproduction. He actively presents at medical conferences around the world, including at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and Fetal Medicine Foundation World Congress.

Dr Rabinowitz is a board member, advisor, and angel investor for multiple technology companies in the fields of biotech, communications, cleantech and healthcare. He has received the Scott Helt Memorial Award from IEEE and was selected by MIT Technology Review Magazine as one of the top 35 technology innovators under 35 in the US.

Natera's results have been no less than remarkable. Dr. Rabinowitz and the entire Natera team share a dedicated passion to bringing the breakthrough Parental Support technology to those who need it most in their pursuit of a healthy family.
Oct 9
Padmasree Warrior ~ Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco
Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.

In her previous role, Warrior served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and also co-led Cisco's worldwide engineering organization. As Senior Vice President, Engineering, she was responsible for core switching, collaboration, cloud computing and data center/virtualization, security, and architectures for business transformation.

Warrior joined Cisco in 2007. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and CTO at Motorola. Under her leadership, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology.

Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative, visionary leadership. This year, SVForum in Silicon Valley celebrated her Visionary Award, and the International Museum of Women presented her with the Innovator Award for Women in Technology. Forbes named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," for two years running. In 2012, Business Insider called her one of the "25 Most Influential Women in Wireless," the Aspen Institute honored her with its first Leadership in Science and Technology Award, and CloudNOW recognized her with its first annual CloudNOW Award. The Wall Street Journal has called Warrior one of "50 Women to Watch," Fast Company included her among the "100 Most Creative People in Business," and The Economic Times listed her as "the 11th Most Influential Global Indian."

Warrior has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards, and charitable and community organizations. She received the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce's Excellence Award and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the Women in Information Technology International Hall of Fame.

Warrior holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and a master of science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

Oct 16
Cyriac Roeding ~ Co-Founder & CEO, Shopkick
Cyriac caught his mobile virus by living in Tokyo in 1994, and by traveling the world observing mobile behavior, all the way to monks in Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains. He created his first mobile startup in Europe in 1999 in five countries, then founded CBS's mobile division in 2005 in Los Angeles, and led the team to Emmy nominations and profitability. In 2008, he joined Kleiner Perkins's iFund in Silicon Valley as an EIR, where the idea for shopkick was born. Cyriac started his entrepreneurial endeavors as a paper boy turned software developer (he sold his first computer program to a newspaper publisher at 15), and as a radio host in Germany and Lithuania.
Oct 23
Steve Teig ~ President and CTO, Tabula
Steve Teig is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Tabula and the inventor of Tabula's Spacetime 3-Dimensional Programmable Logic Architecture. In 2012, Tabula has been recognized with an Edison Award, an American Business Gold Award, inclusion in MIT's "TR50" list of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide, and as #3 in the Wall Street Journal's "Next Big Thing" list of the most promising venture-backed startup companies. Prior to founding Tabula, Steve Teig was CTO of Cadence Design Systems (NSDQ:CDNS). Steve joined Cadence through its acquisition of Simplex Solutions (NSDQ: SPLX), where he was also CTO. At Simplex, Steve invented and led the technology development for the X Architecture, which radically improves chip design by pervasively incorporating diagonal wiring.
Oct 30
Bill Drayton ~ Chair and CEO, Ashoka
Bill Drayton is a social entrepreneur with a long record of founding organizations and public service. As a student, he founded organizations ranging from Yale Legislative Services to Harvard's Ashoka Table, an inter-disciplinary weekly forum in the social sciences. After graduation from Harvard, he received an M.A. from Balliol College in Oxford University. In 1970, he graduated from Yale Law School. After working at McKinsey & Company, he taught at Stanford Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. From 1977 to 1981, while serving the Carter Administration as Assistant Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, he launched emissions trading (the basis of Kyoto) among other reforms. He launched Ashoka in 1981. He used the stipend received when elected a MacArthur Fellow in 1984 to devote himself fully to Ashoka.

Bill is Ashoka's Chair and Chief Executive Officer. He is also chair of three other organizations; Youth Venture, Community Greens, and Get America Working! Bill has won numerous awards and honors throughout his career. In 2005, he was selected one of America's Best Leaders by US News & World Report and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership. Other awards include the Yale Law School's highest alumni honor, the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Achievement Award International; and the National Academy of Public Administration National Public Service Award. As one of three members of the Leadership Team, his special responsibilities are leadership of the new group entrepreneurship and social financial services programs as well as staff search and marketing functions.
Nov 6
Scott Harrison ~ Co-Founder & CEO, charity: water
In 2004, Scott served as a photojournalist for Mercy Ships in Liberia, West Africa, where he learned the life-threatening effects of contaminated water. Upon moving back to his home in New York City in 2006, he founded charity: water. His organization's goal is to bring clean water to 100 million people by 2020. Scott has a Bachelors from New York University.
Nov 13
Mike Olson ~ Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera's product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle's acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies and Informix Software. Mike has a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nov 20
Sharon Vosmek ~ CEO, Astia
Sharon Vosmek has been CEO of Astia since 2007, previously joining as COO in 2004. As CEO of Astia, Sharon has an unwavering passion and a uniquely well-suited background to drive forward the organization's mission of propelling women's full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic. Under her guidance, the Astia community of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders has grown ten-fold and now spans North America, Europe, South America and India.

Prior to joining Astia, Sharon founded SJ Vosmek & Associates, a management firm that included clients such as PG&E, PacBell (now AT&T) and the University of Wisconsin Madison. She held management positions at American Express and in the office of United States Senator, Dennis DeConcini. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of StarVest Partners and Illuminate Ventures , the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Experts Advisor Group, and on the "Making Value for America" expert advisory committee for the National Academy of Engineering.

A sought-after speaker, Sharon was invited to participate in The White House Women's Entrepreneurship Conference and The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In January 2011, Astia was chosen to join the White House's StartUP America initiative, developed to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Astia is the only organization included that focuses on women-led start ups.

Sharon has a master's degree in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a bachelor's degree in political science from Arizona State University.

Spring 2012-13 Speaker Lineup

April 10
Nassim Taleb ~Author, "The Black Swan" and "Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder."
Nassim N. Taleb is a former derivatives trader who became a scholar and philosophical essayist in 2006. Although he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute, he self-funds his research and operates in the manner of independent scholars. Taleb is the author of The Black Swan (2007 through 2010) and Antifragile (2012). His works focuses on decision making under uncertainty, as well as technical and philosophical problems with probability and metaprobability, in other words "what to do in a world we don't understand".
April 17
Monica Lam ~ Stanford Professor and Co-Founder, MokaFive
Monica Lam is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University since 1988. She received a B.Sc. from University of British Columbia in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987. She is the Faculty Director of the Stanford MobiSocial Computing Laboratory and a co-PI in the POMI (Programmable Open Mobile Internet) 2020 project, which is an NSF Expedition started in 2008. Her current research interests are in building an open and federated social computing infrastructure. She has worked in the areas of compiler optimization, software analysis to improve security, and simplifying computer management with virtualization.
April 24
Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta ~ Co-Founders, Pulse.
Pulse was founded in May 2010 by Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two graduate students at Stanford's acclaimed d.school. What began as a class assignment quickly turned into a true passion project, as the two worked tirelessly to revolutionize the mobile news reading experience. The result is an app that has garnered praise from Steve Jobs, won the prestigious Apple Design Award, was named one of TIME's top 50 apps of 2011, and more. Now with over 20 million users (and adding more than a million new users every month), Pulse has solidified its place at the forefront of the modern news industry.
May 1
Kate Mitchell ~ Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners.
As a co-founder and partner of ScaleVP, Kate is instrumental in building the firm's team and strategic direction. She also leads investments in software and business services - including Infrastructure and Mobile. Kate has actively worked with portfolio companies such as Hubspan, Jaspersoft, mBlox, Tonic Software and Wayport.

Before joining ScaleVP in 1996, Kate was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where she led the development and launch of the company's Internet banking services. In addition to technology management, she has significant experience in corporate finance and business development.

Kate holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. She also earned a certificate in Strategic Marketing from the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Kate is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and a current member of its Executive Committee. Through NVCA, Kate actively highlights the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, advocates for regulatory and economic policies that promote and reward entrepreneurship nationwide. She sits on the boards of directors of Silicon Valley Bank and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. She is a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley).

May 8
Justin Rosenstein ~ Co-Founder, Asana
Justin Rosenstein last worked at Facebook as a tech lead and engineering manager on projects from presence solutions for businesses to back-end site-performance to front-end abstractions. Prior to that, he was a product manager at Google for three years, leading projects in Google's communication and collaboration division. Before that, he majored in math and got part way through a master's in computer science at Stanford.
May 15
Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti ~ Managing Director & Director of Operators at KickLabs and Co-Founders, The Last Mile.
In 2010, Chris Redlitz and his wife Beverly Parenti co-founded The Last Mile program, designed to teach incarcerated men and women fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial training. The program launched at San Quentin State Prison in California, and it has been a rousing success. The curriculum will include computer programming in the fall of 2013. The Last Mile is the most progressive prison program in the world, and it has been covered by nearly every major news service. The program will expand to several other states in 2013, and it is expected to be adopted across America in the next five years. Several graduates from The Last Mile program are expected to participate in the ETL session, providing a perspective of what it is like to become an entrepreneur from inside the walls, transitioning to the free world.

Chris has been on the forefront of emerging technologies since the commercialization of the web. He is the Founding Partner of KickLabs, a world renowned technology accelerator and Transmedia Capital, a seed stage investment fund both based in San Francisco. Chris co-founded AdAuction, the first online media exchange in 1997 which was the precursor to the current auction based and dynamic pricing platforms in online media. He received Ad Age's prestigious i20 award for his accomplishments in the development of interactive advertising. Early in his career, Chris held management positions for Reebok Int'l and owned the first athletic specialty retail chain in Southern California.

Beverly has been an integral part of emerging technology companies that include online payment solutions, e-commerce, financial services, advertising, lead generation, search and P2P technology. Beverly is currently the Director of Operations for KickLabs and the General Manager of a new immersive technology incubator, launching this year in San Francisco. Beverly was a founding member of First Virtual Holdings, the first secure online payment system that she helped take public in 1996. With a background as a dancer and certified fitness instructor, Beverly understands the importance of fitness, health and performance in the competitive business environment, and founded BodyAmi.
May 22
Jocelyn Goldfein ~ Director of Engineering, Facebook
Jocelyn Goldfein is a Director of Engineering at Facebook, where she drives new product design and architecture and helps scale the engineering organization. Her teams are responsible for key Facebook product features like news feed, search, and photos. Prior to joining Facebook, Jocelyn was Vice President and General Manager at VMware, where she ran the engineering and product teams for VMware's desktop products. She previously was Director of Engineering at e-mail management start-up MessageOne. Jocelyn holds a bachelors degree in computer science from Stanford University.
May 29
Ferdinando Buscema ~ Magic Experience Designer
An award winning magician and gambling expert, Ferdinando is a charming and refined entertainer, performs internationally, in corporate and private events. He is a credited performer at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, the most exclusive stage for magical entertainment.

Winter 2012-13 Speaker Lineup

Jan 16
Hank Wuh, MD ~ Founder & CEO, Skai Ventures
An orthopedic surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur, Dr. Hank C. K. Wuh has led the development of over twenty biomedical and consumer healthcare products from concept to global commercialization. Dr. Wuh is founder and CEO of Skai Ventures, a hybrid of venture capital and technology accelerator focused on creating and investing in high growth companies by transforming novel, ingenious ideas from scientists at leading universities into disruptive innovations. Dr. Wuh is also founder and CEO of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., developing advanced, bioengineered corneas for transplantation.
Jan 23
Steven McCormick ~ President, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Steven J. McCormick, the president and a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, leads the Foundation's work to turn bold ideas into lasting change in environmental conservation, science, and patient care. The Foundation is among the top ten largest private foundations in the U.S. and one of the largest funders of scientific research and environmental conservation in the world. Before joining the Foundation, Mr. McCormick spent six years as the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
Jan 30
John Lilly ~ Partner, Greylock Partners
John Lilly joined Greylock as a partner in 2011. Prior to Greylock, John was CEO of Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, an open source Web browser used by more than 450 million people. John also co-founded Reactivity, an enterprise security infrastructure company acquired by Cisco in 2007, where he served as founding CEO and later CTO.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of Citrus Lane, Clearslide, Code for America, Mozilla Corporation, and the Participatory Culture Foundation. He is a board observer at Tumblr, lead's Greylock's investment in Dropbox and led the investment in Instagram (acquired by Facebook). John previously served on the boards of directors of TripIt (acquired by Concur in 2011), CenterRun (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003), and Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007).

He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and among other roles is a Consulting Assistent Professor at Stanford's d.schoo and an advisor to the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and StartX.
Feb 6
Tim Draper ~ Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Tim Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Mr. Draper currently serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Prosper, and Miartech. DFJ's previous successes include: Skype, Overture.com, Baidu, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, PLX Technologies, Digidesign, and hundreds of others. He launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. He also recently founded Draper University of Heroes, an immersive boarding school in San Mateo, California for students 18-24 years old, dedicated to encouraging proactive entrepreneurship.
Feb 13
Cindy Padnos ~ Founder & Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures
Cindy Padnos is the founder and Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures. Ms. Padnos focuses primarily in cloud computing sector with a particular emphasis on B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and platforms, big data/real-time analytics, enterprise social, technology-enabled services and mobile communications investments. She currently serves as a director of privately held portfolio companies BrightEdge, CalmSea, Hoopla and Xactly Corporation. Prior to founding Illuminate, she was a director of Outlook Ventures, where she sourced more than half of the firm's new investments including companies in the IT infrastructure, software/SaaS, consumer Internet and mobile application spaces.
Feb 20
Stephen Cohen ~ Executive Vice President, Palantir
Stephen Cohen currently serves as Executive Vice President, and sits on the board of Palantir Technologies, a private company in Palo Alto, CA that develops software analysis products used by governments and financial organizations around the world. Prior to joining Palantir, Stephen worked at Clarium Capital Management. Stephen graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University. His primary interest is creating leverage on real-world problems through Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, and Machine Learning inspired techniques.
Feb 27
Dan Berkenstock is an entrepreneur and engineer fascinated by scalable and novel data streams that revolutionize the ways that consumers, businesses, and governments make decisions in their day-to-day lives. As Skybox Imaging's Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, Mr. Berkenstock leads the vision, implementation, and delivery of revolutionary information products & services derived from timely satellite imagery.

Julian Mann is an aerospace engineer and entrepreneur whose work in the aerospace industry has spanned a broad spectrum, including NASA's manned space program, where he worked conducting oversight and risk analysis on the Constellation program. At Skybox, Mr. Mann focuses on the development of core technology, managing the relationship between near-term product development and long-term technology strategy. He is responsible for the company's IP portfolio and strategic corporate partnerships.

John Fenwick is a former active-duty US Air Force officer with experience managing a range of national intelligence and military space programs, all focused on transitioning new capabilities from lab bench to orbit. In addition to development roles spanning the national space community, his tenure at the Pentagon also included several years of space intelligence advocacy on Capitol Hill. Prior to his work inside the Beltway, Mr. Fenwick designed and built airborne imaging cameras as an Air Force research physicist.

Ching-Yu Hu is an entrepreneur born and raised in Silicon Valley. As Skybox Imaging's Director of Business Development, Ms. Hu is responsible for driving new business opportunities with strategic alliances and partnerships around the world. She played a key role in supporting Skybox's Series A, B, and C venture capital financing, marketing, sales, and various business operations initiatives. Ching-Yu earned her Master's degree in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

Mar 6
Tim O'Reilly ~ Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. O'Reilly Media is the publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, leader in Gov 2.0 "government as a platform" efforts, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its MAKE magazine and Craftzine.com. Over the years, Mr. O'Reilly has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy, and he is also on the board of Safari Books Online and is a partner in O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

Fall 2012-13 Speaker Lineup

Oct 3
Jeff Smith ~ Co-Founder & CEO, Smule
Ge Wang ~ Co-Founder & CTO, Smule
Jeff is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Music at Stanford University. He previously received a BS in Computer Science at Stanford University. In between Stanford and Stanford, Jeff co-founded and ran an email security software company which he took public on the Nasdaq and grew to $50M in sales before stepping down as CEO. Jeff is the co-author of sixteen patents in the field of email security. Read more by Jeff on his blog at http://ridingeast.blogspot.com/.

Ge is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University and a BS in Computer Science from Duke University. Ge is the creator and chief architect of the ChucK audio programming language, and is the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). He sits on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony.
Oct 10
Olivia Fox Cabane ~ Author, The Charisma Myth
An expert in the fields of charisma and leadership, Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT and the United Nations. As a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, she helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring. From a base of thorough behavioral science, Olivia extracts the most practical tools for business; giving her clients techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT. In addition to being a columnist for Forbes, FastCompany and The Huffington Post, Olivia is often featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg or BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR's Marketplace show. Olivia was featured as one of the "25 Men and Women Who Are Shaping Our Profession" by the speaking profession's insider publication, Speaker Magazine.
Oct 17
Geoff Yang ~ Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Building on a remarkable career as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Geoff Yang focuses heavily on the consumer media and infrastructure spaces, including successful investments in firms such as Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, Scribd and Tivo. Formerly a partner with Institutional Venture Partners and the director of the National Venture Capital Association, Yang also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Oct 24
Heidi Roizen is a Venture Partner at DFJ and an adjunct professor in the department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford.

Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital, and works with a broad range of companies, including Square, Eventbrite, YouTube, Tumblr, Evernote and Instagram. Botha holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Steve Garrity is the CTO & Co-Founder of Hearsay Social. He is a Stanford alumnus with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science. Garrity is also a former Mayfield Fellow.

Kit Rodgers is Vice President of Business Development & Licensing at Cryptography Research. Rodgers holds B.S. and M.S. engineering degrees from Stanford, where he was also a Mayfield Fellow.

Divya Nag is a co-founder of Stem Cell Theranostics, a biotechnology company. Nag studied Human Biology as an undergraduate at Stanford, where she also founded StartX Med, an initiative to accelerate the development of high-impact medical entrepreneurs around the world.
Oct 31
Noam Wasserman ~ Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Noam Wasserman is a professor at Harvard Business School. For more than a decade, his research has focused on founders' early decisions that can make or break the startup and its team. At HBS, he developed and teaches an MBA elective, "Founders' Dilemmas,"" for which he was awarded the HBS Faculty Teaching Award and the Academy of Management's 2010 Innovation in Pedagogy Award. In 2011, the course was also named one of the top entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc. magazine.
Nov 7
Peter Fenton ~ General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Jess Lee ~ CEO, Polyvore
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners. Current Board Seats: DotCloud, EngineYard, HortonWorks, Lithium, New Relic, Polyvore, Revinate, Twitter, Yelp (IPO: YELP), Zendesk and Zuora. Previous Investments: Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), FriendFeed (acquired by Facebook), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco), SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), Terracotta (acquired by Software AG), Wily Technology (acquired by CA), Xensource (acquired by Citrix), and Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!).

Jess is Polyvore's CEO. Prior to co-founding Polyvore, Jess was a product manager at Google, where she worked on Google Maps and launched features like My Maps and draggable driving directions. After four years at Google, Jess became hopelessly addicted to making Polyvore sets and decided the only cure was to join the Polyvore team. Jess has a degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Nov 14
Melinda Gates ~ Co-Chair & Trustee, Gates Foundation
As co-chairs, Bill and Melinda Gates shape and approve foundation strategies, review results, advocate for the foundation's issues, and help set the overall direction of the organization. They meet with local, national, and international grantees and partners to further the foundation's goal of improving equity in the United States and around the world. They also use many public appearances, including speeches, interviews, and articles, to focus attention on these issues. Melinda Gates received a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and a master's in business administration from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she distinguished herself in business as a leader in the development of many of Microsoft's multimedia products. In 1996, Gates retired from her position as Microsoft's General Manager of Information Products. Since then, she has directed her energy toward the nonprofit world. In addition to her role with the foundation, she is a former member of the board of trustees of Duke University and is a former co-chair of the Washington State Governor's Commission on Early Learning.

Nov 28
Sue Siegel ~ CEO, GE healthymagination division
Sue Siegel is a GE Corporate Officer and the CEO of healthymagination, GE's $6 billion global commitment to provide better health for more people by lowering costs and increasing access. Sue is a 25-year industry leader with corporate and venture capital experience in growing companies that bring key enabling technologies to the forefront of biomedical research and healthcare. Prior to joining GE, she was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures where she led investments spanning enabling technology platforms, molecular diagnostics and digital health, which leveraged the convergence of these disciplines in driving personalized, consumer-driven and information-based healthcare. Sue was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and was featured in the bestselling business book: Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and was recognized as one of "The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley."

Spring 2011-12 Speaker Lineup

Apr 11
NVIDIA Auditorium
Jeff Church ~ Co-Founder, NIKA Water
Jeff Church is the cofounder of NIKA Water Company, a unique social entrepreneurial model that donates its profits in hopes of alleviating global poverty. After seeing the impacts of the global clean water crisis first-hand during a 2007 visit to Kenya, Church formed NIKA with business school classmate Mike Stone in March 2009. NIKA translates from Zulu as "to give." Church graduated from Michigan State University in 1983 with a B.A. in accounting and was named one of the top twenty-five graduating seniors out of 8,000 students. He later attended Harvard Business School and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 1988. Between graduating from Michigan State and attending Harvard, Church worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young.
Apr 18
NVIDIA Auditorium
Gale Anne Hurd ~ Film Producer & Screenwriter
Gale Anne Hurd is one of Hollywood's most respected film and television producers. Her work has advanced the role of technology in filmmaking, with credits that include The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss. A Stanford alumna, Hurd is currently an executive producer of the popular and acclaimed television series, The Walking Dead. Join us as Hurd shares insights and lessons learned from her groundbreaking career in entertainment.
Apr 25
NVIDIA Auditorium
Frank Quattrone ~ Founder & CEO, Qatalyst Partners
Frank is a founder and CEO of Qatalyst. He began his career with Morgan Stanley in 1977, has advised technology companies since 1981, and ran the global Technology Groups for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. Over the past three decades, Frank and the teams he has led have advised on more than 400 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value over $500B and on more than 350 financings that raised over $65B for technology companies worldwide. During this time, Frank has enjoyed the privilege of advising technology leaders including Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, Applied Materials, Ascend, Autonomy, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Cypress, Data Domain, eBay, Go Daddy, Google, HP, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Intuit, Isilon, Linear Technology, Motorola Mobility, National Semiconductor; Netezza, Netscape, Oracle, Palm, RIM, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics, 3PAR, VeriFone, VeriSign, VERITAS and Xilinx.
May 2
NVIDIA Auditorium
Rebeca Hwang ~ CEO, YouNoodle

Elizabeth Samara-Rubio ~ Founder & CEO, StorWatts
Rebeca Hwang is a Co-founder and CEO of YouNoodle, a startup based in San Francisco focused on building a meaningful platform for entrepreneurs around the world. Rebeca comes from a Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering background and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. Having participated and won entrepreneurship competitions at MIT, Rebeca continued her involvement with similar programs when she moved to Stanford to pursue her PhD in Environment and Resources. Rebeca was lead organizer of the Social E-Challenge Competition at Stanford, Co-founded Clean Tech Open (CTO), which is now one of the largest cleantech competitions in the US, and sat on judge panels for numerous competitions including the World Bank Competition. In addition to YouNoodle, Rebeca lectures "High Tech Entrepreneurship" at Stanford University and has been a speaker for the Ministry of Education in Denmark, University of Zaragoza in Spain, University of Porto in Portugal, University EAFIT in Colombia, EnterPrize Puerto Rico, IEEE Egypt, Tech de Monterey in Mexico, IIT India, and Global Startup Workshop in Buenos Aires, Norway, Spain, South Africa, and Iceland.

Prior to founding StorWatts, Elizabeth Samara-Rubio led multiple teams that achieved breakthroughs in product affordability, reliability, and commercial adoption. As Director of Energy Markets and Products at Danaher, she led Corporate Breakthrough Innovation, taking products from R&D through Scale targeting the new Smart-Grid Global Electric Utility sector. She also secured $1M in funding for product development. At HP, where Elizabeth led product management, strategic marketing and research, she and her team developed and launched the HP Global Integration and Installation Operations business unit ($110M). She has also held leadership positions at early stage companies including Vice President of Marketing at ARX and Director of Product Management and Marketing at YY Software. Elizabeth earned her M.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was honored with a Fellowship from the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Business Administration. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Elizabeth was born in Colombia, S.A. and speaks fluent Spanish.
May 9
NVIDIA Auditorium
Brian Murray ~ President & CEO, HarperCollins Publishers
Mr. Brian Murray has been Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide of Harper Collins Publishers L.L.C and Harper Collins Publishers Limited since June 5, 2008 and its President since July 2007. Mr. Murray led the development of worldwide growth initiatives including digital strategy and investment. He also had direct responsibility for the HarperCollins General Books Group in the U.S. which includes HarperCollins, William Morrow and Collins publishing divisions. Mr. Murray served as Group President of Australia and New Zealand operations of Harpercollins Publishers Inc. Mr. Murray oversaw operations of the U.S. General Books Group. In addition, his portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight of HarperCollins Canada and HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and serving as the U.S. Representative on the board of HarperCollins India. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of HarperCollins General Books Group in New York. He joined HarperCollins in 1997 and played a key role in the division's financial turnaround. Mr. Murray came to HarperCollins from Booz Allen & Hamilton, one of the country's leading consulting firms, where he served as a Consultant in the Media Practice, working with a number of leading trade publishers. Mr. Murray worked for The Hearst Corporation's New Media Group before taking on his role at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Murray has been Director of NewsStand, Inc. since January 2007.
May 16
NVIDIA Auditorium
Daniel Ek ~ Co-Founder, Spotify
Daniel is a 26 year old technologist who started his first company 1997 at the age of 14. Currently he is the CEO and founder of Spotify, a legal music service that helps people discover, browse and play music. Spotify was founded as a reaction to the decline of the music industry. People listen to more music than ever, from a bigger diversity of artists. The underlying business has changed from being about ownership to an access model. Spotify facilitates that by offering a service in the cloud. Prior to Spotify, Daniel was the initial CTO of Stardoll, the fashion & entertainment community for tweens. He was also the CEO of uTorrent, the worlds most popular BitTorrent client with more than 100 million downloads. Daniel has also founded Advertigo, the advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, as well as been a part of the nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay).

May 23
NVIDIA Auditorium
Adam Lashinsky ~ Author, Inside Apple
Adam Lashinsky covers Silicon Valley and Wall Street for FORTUNE and is the author of Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works (Hachette Book Group/Grand Central Publishing). He has been on the magazine's staff since 2001, and for two years before that was a contributing columnist. In addition, Lashinsky is a contributor to the Fox News Channel, appearing weekly on the network's "Cavuto on Business" program on Saturday mornings; co-chair of FORTUNE's annual Brainstorm Tech conference; and a seasoned speaker and panel moderator. Lashinsky's cover-story subjects in FORTUNE have included Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Google. He also has written in-depth articles on Wells Fargo, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, and the venture-capital industry, as well as on topics ranging from San Francisco politics and oil-exploration technology to the post-Katrina economic recovery of New Orleans. Prior to joining FORTUNE, Lashinsky was a columnist for The San Jose Mercury News and TheStreet.com. Before moving to California, he was a reporter and editor for Crain's Chicago Business. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he worked for a year in Tokyo as a reporter for the Nikkei Weekly, the English-language version of Japan's main economic daily. He began his career in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Crain Communications.

May 30
NVIDIA Auditorium
Drew Houston ~ Co-Founder & CEO, Dropbox

Drew Houston is CEO and Co-Founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox's growth from a simple idea to a service relied upon by millions around the world. Drew leads Dropbox's activities, and is actively involved in its business and product decisions. Before founding Dropbox, Drew attended MIT where he studied computer science. He took a quick leave from school to form Accolade, an online SAT prep startup, and also worked as a software engineer for Bit9. After graduating from MIT, Drew recognized that people needed a way to bring their files with them without sending email attachments or carrying USB drives. He began writing a solution to this problem in early 2007 before showing an early version to Arash Ferdowsi in Boston. The two of them then began working on the project that would eventually become Dropbox.

Winter 2011-12 Speaker Lineup

Jan 18
NVIDIA Auditorium
Deborah Hopkins ~ Chief Innovation Office, Citi
Twice named by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in American business, Deborah Hopkins visits ETL to discuss Citi’s approach to delivering client-focused innovations and building partnerships with venture capitalists, startups and universities to support emerging technologies and disruptive business models. Hopkins will also share insights gained from holding previous senior positions at The Boeing Company, Lucent Technologies and General Motors Europe.
Jan 25
NVIDIA Auditorium
Alexander Osterwalder ~ Entrepeneur and Author
Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, business model innovator, and the co-author of the global bestselling book, Business Model Generation. Join us as Osterwalder discusses his dynamic tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder is also the founder of The Business Model Foundry, which offers strategic tools for entrepreneurs and innovators, and he has served as a guest lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley and IESE in Madrid.
Feb 1
NVIDIA Auditorium
Ted Zoller ~ Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
Ted Zoller has engaged in all aspects of the entrepreneurial experience, including time as an entrepreneur, an investor and as a leading entrepreneurship educator. In his current role at the Kauffman Foundation, Zoller performs research and advises the organization's leaders on creating impactful entrepreneurship strategies and programs. Prior to Kauffman, Zoller oversaw teaching and outreach programs as the director of the entrepreneurship center at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Feb 8
NVIDIA Auditorium
Warren Packard ~ Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Warren Packard is a Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He currently serves on the Boards of EoPlex, Microfabrica, and SeaMicro. Warren also leads the firm's investments in BinOptics, Hola!, Primet Precision Materials, and YeePay. He is also the Founder and CEO of Thuuz, a consumer platform for real-time sports discovery, tune-in, and sharing. Prior to joining the firm, Warren co-founded Angara Database Systems, a main memory relational database company, which was acquired by Personify. Prior to co-founding Angara, he was an Associate at Institutional Venture Partners, investing in early-stage technology companies. Before IVP, Warren was a Senior Principal Engineer in the Advanced Product Development Group at Baxter International. Warren is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University and holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering: Smart Product Design. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Feb 15
NVIDIA Auditorium
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy ~ Founder and Chairman, Joyus
As the founder and chairman of Joyus, the web's first premium video shopping network, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy continues to build on her dynamic career as a leading consumer Internet and media executive. Cassidy previously served as CEO of social commerce site, Polyvore, and as CEO-in-Residence with Accel Partners. Join us as Cassidy illuminates her entrepreneurial journey and shares wisdom gained from her roles with global and early-stage companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee and News Corp.
Feb 22
NVIDIA Auditorium
Reid Hoffman ~ Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock
Over the past decade, Reid Hoffman has become a leading voice in entrepreneurship, with successes in the consumer Internet and online payment spaces. Hoffman is the co-founder and executive chairman at professional networking company LinkedIn, and led the company through its first four years into profitability. Hoffman served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was a founding board member. He is also an angel investor and a partner at Greylock Ventures.

Feb 29
NVIDIA Auditorium
Kristina Johnson ~ Former US Under Secretary of Energy
Kristina Johnson was the under secretary for Energy at the United States Department of Energy, where she successfully brought greater cohesion to energy and environmental programs. Prior to that role, she served as provost at Johns Hopkins University, and as dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Johnson holds dozens of U.S. patents and received the prestigious John Fritz Medal, the highest award in engineering. She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Mar 7
NVIDIA Auditorium
Sandra Kurtzig ~ Founder, ASK Group; Founder & CEO, Kenandy

Andy Kurtzig ~ Founder, CEO & President, JustAnswer
In a special event, technology pioneer and entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig will speak at ETL, along with her son and fellow serial entrepreneur, Andy Kurtzig.

Sandra Kurtzig transformed the manufacturing software industry when she founded ASK Computer Systems in 1972. Over the next two decades, Kurtzig would go on to grow the company into one of the largest software companies in the world. As the current CEO and chairman at Kenandy, Kurtzig aims to drive innovation and collaboration for manufacturing management in the cloud. Kurtzig is also the managing partner of SLK Investment Partners, a private equity investment partnership.

Andy Kurtzig founded the expert answer website, JustAnswer, in 2003, in response to his need for accurate online medical information. Prior to his current venture, Kurtzig served as CEO and co-founder of eBenefits, which was acquired by an Inc. 500 company. As well as being a serial entrepreneur, Kurtzig is an active and successful angel investor and philanthropist.

Fall 2011-12 Speaker Lineup

Oct 5
NVIDIA Auditorium
David Friedberg ~ CEO, WeatherBill/Climate Corporation
Prior to founding WeatherBill in 2006, David was with Google, where he joined as one of the founding members of the company's Corporate Development team. David managed a number of strategic projects for Google, including identifying and leading several of Google's largest acquisitions. David also served as a Business Product Manager for AdWords--Google's primary revenue source. Before Google, David spent several years working in private equity and investment banking. He has invested in and advised dozens of companies in the technology industry. Earlier, David worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he led several projects as a mathematical programmer. He has a degree in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley.
Oct 12
NVIDIA Auditorium
Phil Libin ~ CEO, Evernote
Phil Libin the CEO of Evernote. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining EverNote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation in early 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications.
Oct 19
NVIDIA Auditorium
Brad Feld ~ Managing Director, Foundry Group; Co-Founder, TechStars
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger Networks, Fitbit, Gnip, MakerBot, Oblong, Orbotix, Standing Cloud, and Zynga for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad served as chief technology officer of AmeriData Technologies. AmeriData acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. Brad had grown Feld Technologies into one of Boston's leading software consulting firms prior to the acquisition. He also directed the diversification into software consulting at AmeriData, a $1.5 billion publicly-traded company which was acquired by GE Capital in 1995.
Oct 26
NVIDIA Auditorium
Scott Summit ~ Co-Founder & CTO, Bespoke Innovations
Scott Summit is a co-founder of Bespoke Innovations. Scott has been designing consumer products for more than 20 years, including innovations for Apple, Nike, Palm, and other major brands, many of which have earned patents, as well as IDEA and IDSA awards. Scott has held faculty positions teaching design and process at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, and Singularity University. Additionally, Scott writes for Time Compression Magazine on the art and technology enabled by additive fabrication. He lives in the mountains of Marin County, California.
Nov 2
NVIDIA Auditorium
Marten Mickos ~ CEO, Eucalyptus; Former CEO, MySQL AB
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group. Previously, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of Electrosonic. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. In 2006 he received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.
Nov 9
NVIDIA Auditorium
Adam Lowry ~ Co-Founder & Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products
Adam Lowry is the co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that design is the most confusing word in the English language and that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change. It is at the intersection of these beliefs that Adam has focused his work. As Chief Greenskeeper at Method, Adam's focus is bringing sustainable innovations to the Method business. He also directs the sustainability aspects of product design, sourcing, production, and marketing. Prior to founding Method, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institiution, developing software products for the modeling of climate change. That public sector experience, combined with his earlier experience designing environmentally preferred automotive products, formed the nucleus of his unique approach of commercial environmentalism.
Nov 16
NVIDIA Auditorium
Dana Mead ~ Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Dana Mead joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in May 2005 to work in the firm's life sciences practice. He leverages experience accrued from his venture-funded, startup management roles and board participation to support entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of millions suffering from life-limiting diseases. Dana serves on the boards of Apnicure, Awarepoint, Corventis, Inspire Medical Systems, Intersect ENT, Invuity, Navigenics, Pulmonx, Spinal Modulation, Spiracur and Voyage Medical. For the past 30 years, Dana's career has focused on identifying new medical technologies, developing new markets and therapies, and building world-class management teams. He has worked with physician thought leaders around the world representing 12 medical specialties. Before joining KPCB, Dana was president of Guidant Vascular Intervention, a fully integrated billion-dollar division with more than 4,500 employees. He joined Guidant in 1992 and held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, including vice president and general manager, Cardiac & Vascular Surgery; vice president and general manager, Stents, Vascular Intervention Group; president, Japan and A/P Operations based in Tokyo; and vice president, Corporate Relations and Policy, with responsibility for investor relations, corporate communications, corporate marketing and public policy initiatives. Earlier in his career, Dana worked in various sales and marketing roles at Allergan, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.
Nov 30
NVIDIA Auditorium
Jessica Mah ~ Co-Founder, Architect & CEO, inDinero
As co-founder and chief of inDinero, Jessica drives the development of inDinero's product strategy, software development, and design efforts. She and her partners built the core product over the Summer of 2009, and the company has since raised funding from investors such as Y Combinator. In her early life, Jessica was the founder and technical lead behind internshipIN.com, which helped match students with internships. She's been programming since age 9, building businesses since age 12, and finished high school at age 15. Jessica holds degrees from Simon's Rock the Early College, and from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied computer science and was president of the computer science undergraduate association. Jessica has been mentioned in publications ranging from Inc. magazine to the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on PBS to encourage students to pursue science and entrepreneurship.

Spring 2010-11 Speaker Lineup

Apr 6
NVIDIA Auditorium
Jennifer Morris ~ Executive VP, Conservation International
For nearly a decade, Jennifer Morris has lead the Conservation International - Verde Ventures Fund, which invests in pro-conservation, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) working in key sectors of interest. Under her leadership, Verde Ventures has provided affordable financing to coffee and cacao producers, as well as ecotourism SMEs worldwide. Prior to joining Verde Ventures, Ms Morris played a key role in assisting local partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to analyze, structure, and develop community-based enterprises and credit instruments for the development of rural micro and small enterprises supporting conservation. She has first-hand experience understanding the issues faced by growing SMEs in accessing affordable financing to tap into international markets.
Apr 13
NVIDIA Auditorium
Barry Silbert ~ Founder & CEO, SecondMarket, Inc.
Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of SecondMarket. Prior to founding SecondMarket in 2004, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. Barry is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading alternative assets and has appeared in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today and Forbes. Barry has been featured on CNBC, CNN Money, Bloomberg News and Fox Business News.
Apr 20
NVIDIA Auditorium
Ori Brafman ~ Author, Click: The Magic of Instant Connections
Born in Israel and raised in El Paso, Texas, Ori Brafman has been a lifelong entrepreneur in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. His projects include launching healthy fast food restaurants, leading political and advocacy campaigns, and co-founding Courtroom Connect, a wireless network company. In 2001, Ori co-founded a network of more than 1000 CEOs working for peace and economic development projects. The network was supported by the likes of venture capitalist John Doerr and the Ford Foundation and has catalyzed projects in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, Ori has facilitated a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ori’s first book, The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Penguin Portfolio) was released in October 2006. Ori wrote his second book, Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior (Doubleday, June 2008) with his brother, Rom. The book explores why perfectly rational people make irrational decisions. It is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Apr 27
NVIDIA Auditorium
Richard Scheller ~ Executive VP, Research & Early Development, Genentech
Dr. Richard H. Scheller, Ph.D. serves as an Executive Vice President of Research & Early Development at Genentech, Inc. He served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Genentech Inc. since June 2008 and also served its Executive Vice President of Research since September 2003. He served as the Senior Vice President of Research of Genentech Inc., from March 2001 to September 2003. He served as a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Biological Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center from September 1982 to February 2001 and as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from September 1990 to February 2001. Dr. Scheller received his first academic appointment to Stanford University in 1982. He served as a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology since 1993 and as an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1994. Dr. Scheller served as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. and Rinat Neuroscience Corporation. He serves as a Member of the Medical and Scientific Review Board of Renovis Inc. He has served on numerous advisory boards including the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of Health. He is a Member of Executive Committee at Roche Holding AG. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His work has earned him numerous awards including the 1997 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Scheller holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology where he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biology. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
May 4
NVIDIA Auditorium
Geoffrey Moore ~ Author & Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Geoffrey Moore has made the understanding and effective exploitation of disruptive technologies the core of his life's work. He is widely recognized for his expertise in market development and business and investment strategies. During his career, Geoffrey has consulted with some of the leading companies in the technology industry. A Venture Partner at Mohr Davidow, he serves as an advisor to many of the firm's portfolio companies and draws upon best practices derived from his extensive work. He limits his startup consulting work today to Mohr Davidow funded companies. He is also a best-selling author. His books, Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Fault Line, and Dealing with Darwin are best sellers and required reading at leading business schools.
May 11
NVIDIA Auditorium
Kevin Systrom & Michael Krieger ~ Co-Founders, Instagram
Kevin graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS in Management Science & Engineering - he got his first taste of the startup world when he was an intern at Odeo that later became Twitter. He spent two years at Google - the first of which was working on Gmail, Google Reader, and other products and the latter where he worked on the Corporate Development team. Kevin has always had a passion for social products that enable people to communicate more easily, and combined with his passion for photography Instagram is a natural fit.

Mike also graduated from Stanford University where he studied Symbolic Systems with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction. During his undergrad, he interned at Microsoft's PowerPoint team as a PM and at Foxmarks (now Xmarks) as a software developer. He wrote his Master's thesis on how user interfaces can better support collaboration on a large scale. After graduating, he worked at Meebo for a year and a half as a user experience designer and as a front-end engineer before joining the Instagram team doing design & development.
May 18
NVIDIA Auditorium
Wences Casares & Meyer Malka ~ Co-Founders, Bling Nation
Wences Casares is founder and co-CEO of Bling Nation, as well as a founding partner of private investment firm, MECK, Ltd. Bling Nation's mobile technology platform works to connect users' online and offline customer experiences. Businesses can build loyalty programs, while consumers gain seamless integration of smooth checkout experiences integrated with their social media presences. Casares previously founded Lemon Bank (www.lemon.com), a Brazilian retail bank for the poor, in June 2002. He is also the founder of Wanako Games (www.wanakogames.com), a US based developer of console videogames that seeks to leverage the creativity of Latin American talent. Wanako Games was sold to Vivendi Universal.

Meyer Malka is the Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bling Nation, Ltd. In addition to his role at Bling Nation, Malka is a founding partner of MECK, Ltd., a private investment firm based in Santiago, Chile. Malka has been instrumental in several technology and financial services endeavors. He helped develop Patagon, an online brokerage and Latin America's first comprehensive Internet financial services portal, by founding and developing its Venezuelan branch. He was also a founding member of Classified Media Group, an online classified ads company focusing on Venezuela, Colombia and Central America, which was later sold to MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI). Malka also founded and serves on the board of a Wendy's Hamburger franchise for Venezuela. In addition, Malka founded the broker dealer Heptagon Financial Group and is a board member of Climax magazine. Malka is an Economist from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.
May 25
NVIDIA Auditorium
Aneesh Chopra ~ United States Chief Technology Officer
Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President's technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland. He was sworn in on May 22nd, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he served as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. He previously served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008. Aneesh Chopra received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.P.P. from Harvard's Kennedy School.

Winter 2010-11 Speaker Lineup

Jan 12
NVIDIA Auditorium
Wendy Kopp ~ CEO and Founder - Teach For America
Wendy proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis in 1989. Today more than 8,000 Teach For America corps members are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in 39 regions across the country, reaching over 500,000 students, and 20,000 alumni are working inside and outside the field of education to continue the effort to ensure educational excellence and equity. Wendy is also chief executive officer and co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent social enterprises pursuing this mission in their countries. Since 2007, Wendy has led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to requests for support from social entrepreneurs around the world who are passionate about adapting the model to their contexts. Teach For All has already grown to include programs in 14 countries across the globe, from India and China to Peru and Brazil to Lebanon and Israel.
Jan 19
NVIDIA Auditorium
Aaron Levie ~ Co-Founder and CEO - Box.net
Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box.net, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Box.net was launched from Aaron's dorm room in 2005 with the help of CFO Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box's product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase.
Jan 26
NVIDIA Auditorium
Brent Constantz ~ Founder - Calera
Dr. Constantz specializes in novel, high-performance cements. He is the inventor on more than 60 issued U.S. patents, as well as many pending U.S. and foreign patent applications on the subject. Prior to founding Calera, he was the founder and CEO of three successful medical device companies: Norian, Skeletal Kinetics, and Corazon. His bone-fracture cements can be found in most orthopedic operating rooms in the Western world. A Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Dr. Constantz has taught courses in biomineralization, carbonate sedimentology, and bone mineralization, and has conducted numerous seminars and Continuing Medical Education courses on the use of cement in bone fracture management. He serves on the board of directors of the Stanford Environmental Molecular Science Institute and is affiliated with the Woods Institute for the Environment, where his expertise is carbon dioxide sequestration in concrete and the built environment. Dr. Constantz received B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California, and received a post-doctoral appointment at the U.S. Geologic Survey and a Fulbright Scholarship at the Weizmann Institute.
Feb 2
NVIDIA Auditorium
Susan Desmond-Hellmann ~ Chancellor - UCSF
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., is chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, Desmond-Hellmann also holds appointment as Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor. Before joining UCSF, she served as president of product development at Genentech, a position she held from March 2004 through April 30, 2009. In this role, she was responsible for Genentech's pre-clinical and clinical development, process research and development, business development and product portfolio management. She also served as a member of Genentech's executive committee, beginning in 1996. She joined Genentech in 1995 as a clinical scientist, and she was named chief medical officer in 1996. In 1999, she was named executive vice president of development and product operations. During her time at Genentech, several of the company's patient therapeutics (Lucentis, Avastin, Herceptin, Tarceva, Rituxan and Xolair) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the company became the nation's No. 1 producer of anti-cancer drug treatments. In November 2009, Forbes magazine named Desmond-Hellmann as one of the world's seven most "powerful innovators," calling her "a hero to legions of cancer patients." The seven were lauded for their curiosity, empathy and leadership.
Feb 9
NVIDIA Auditorium
Jack Dorsey ~ CEO and Co-Founder - Square
Jack Dorsey is an American software architect and businessperson best known as the creator of Twitter. He took Twitter through an order of magnitude of growth and two major rounds of financing, whilst safely navigating the business through some difficult times. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the new credit card payment device Square. MIT's Technology Review named him in the TR35, an outstanding innovator under the age of 35. BusinessWeek called Jack Dorsey one of technology's "best and brightest."
Feb 16
NVIDIA Auditorium
Mark Forchette President and CEO - Optimedica
Mark J. Forchette, president and chief executive officer, has more than two decades of experience in ophthalmic sales, marketing and business unit management. Immediately prior to OptiMedica, he served as vice president of global marketing and sales for the vitreoretinal business unit of Alcon. In this position, he led the vitreoretinal unit through a period of substantial portfolio enhancement, infrastructure development and a significant increase in market share. Prior to Alcon, Mr. Forchette was vice president of sales and marketing at Grieshaber & Co. Inc., where he led the privately-held Swiss company's domestic operations through major infrastructure and revenue expansion. Grieshaber, which was acquired by Alcon in 1998, remains a significant contributor to Alcon's successful vitreoretinal portfolio of products. Mr. Forchette received a B.S. in marketing from Auburn University and completed the Harvard Program for Management Development.
Feb 23
NVIDIA Auditorium
Bill Gross ~ Founder, Idealab and CEO, eSolar
Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. A lifelong entrepreneur, Bill started several companies prior to Idealab. In high school, he founded Solar Devices, a firm that sold plans and kits for solar energy products. In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. After graduating from college, Bill and his brother Larry started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP and Bill became a software entrepreneur at Lotus Development. In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that grew to be the third largest educational software publisher in the world and was eventually sold to Cendant Software and is now a division of Havas Interactive, which is owned by Vivendi. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Mar 2
NVIDIA Auditorium
Guy Kawasaki ~ Author of Enchantment; with post-lecture interview by Jesse Draper of The Valley Girl Show
Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Fall 2010-11 Speaker Lineup

September 22
NVIDIA Auditorium
Juan Andres Fontaine ~ Minister of Economy, Chile
Juan Andres Fontaine holds degrees in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and the University of Chicago (MA). He has been a Research Director at the Central Bank of Chile, a Professor at some of the major universities in Chile, a visiting Professor at UCLA, an author of several publications and an international consultant. Currently, he is Partner and Chief Executive of Fontaine & Paul Consultores, a firm that specializes in economic and financial consultancy in Chile and abroad. He is Chairman of the Board of Bolsa Electronica de Chile, and a Board member of Quinenco S.A., Socovesa S.A, and Transelec S.A.
September 29
NVIDIA Auditorium
Amit Chatterjee ~ CEO of Hara, Inc
Amit Chatterjee is CEO and Founder of Hara, the fastest growing provider of environmental and energy management solutions. Mr. Chatterjee has been at the forefront of shaping a new category of business software and has championed the notion of organizational metabolism. Mr. Chatterjee is a published author of The Post Carbon Economy and is on the board of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association. Prior to founding Hara he led SAP's fast-growing Governance, Risk and Compliance unit. Mr. Chatterjee developed his strategic and leadership experience while at McKinsey & Co., working with clients such as SAP, Cisco and Oracle. Mr. Chatterjee has B.A. degrees in Political Science and Chemistry from UC Berkeley, with graduate studies at Stanford University.
October 6
NVIDIA Auditorium
Chi-Hua Chien ~ Partner KPCB and Dan Rosensweig ~ CEO of Chegg
Chi-Hua Chien joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2007. At KPCB he focuses on investments in the iFund (mobile applications), consumer internet, and digital media infrastructure. As a Board Director or observer, he works closely with the teams at Booyah, Chegg, Lockerz, Reputation Defender, and Working Equity. Daniel Rosensweig is the CEO of online textbook-rental company Chegg.com, a start-up that has raised more than $160 million in venture capital including $57 million in November of 2009. Rosensweig was previously the President and CEO of Activision's Guitar Hero Division. He joined Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm, in 2007 and is an Operating Principal focused on the firm's media and communications private equity business.
October 13
NVIDIA Auditorium
Mark Suster ~ VC and Serial Entrepreneur
Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Most recently Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com (NASDAQ: CRM) following its acquisition of Koral,where Mark was Founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, the largest independent global content collaboration company focused on the engineering and construction sectors, which was acquired by SWORD Group (PARIS: SWP). Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S.
October 20
NVIDIA Auditorium
Thomas Prescott ~ President and CEO, Align Technology, Inc.
Mr. Prescott has served as President and CEO of Align Technology since March 2002. Previously, he was President and CEO of Cardiac Pathways, Inc., where he brought focus to the organization, launched new products and substantially grew the revenue run rate over a 24-month period. Prior to Cardiac Pathways, Mr. Prescott held various sales, general management and executive roles at Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Inc., and various management positions at GE Medical Systems. In addition, Mr. Prescott served in sales, marketing and management roles at Siemens. He earned his masters degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in 1992 and his bachelors degree, with emphasis in Civil Engineering, from Arizona State University
October 27
NVIDIA Auditorium
Ann Miura-Ko Partner, FLOODGATE
Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, and big data. In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Ann is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she got her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High Tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Many of her students have gone on to secure Angel and VC funding for their ideas.
November 3
NVIDIA Auditorium
Diego Piacentini ~ Senior VP International, Amazon
Diego Piacentini has served as Senior Vice President International since joining the company in February 2000 and is a member of Amazon.com's executive team; he is responsible for all retail operations in the five countries outside of North America: UK, Germany, France, Japan and China. Prior to joining Amazon, Diego was Vice President and General Manager of Apple Computer Europe, where he led operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joined Apple Computer in 1987 and was promoted to the post of general manager for Apple Europe in 1997. Before joining Apple Computer, he held a financial management position at Fiatimpresit in Italy. Diego serves on the advisory boards of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and of Endeavor, a global non-profit organization helping entrepreneurs in developing countries. Diego is also on the board of the Maasai Association (www.maasai-association.org) supporting their education and health initiatives in Kenya. Diego holds a degree in economics from Bocconi University of Milan. An Italian national, he has traveled and worked across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
November 10
NVIDIA Auditorium
Bob Sutton ~ author Good Boss, Bad Boss, SoE Faculty
Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sutton studies innovation, leaders and bosses, evidence-based management, the links between knowledge and organizational action, and workplace civility. Sutton's books include Weird Ideas That Work: 11.5 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Firms Turn Knowledge into Action (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management (also with Jeffrey Pfeffer).
November 17
NVIDIA Auditorium
Jennifer Aaker ~ Author The Dragonfly Effect, GSB Faculty
A social psychologist and marketer, Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Her research spans time, money and happiness. She focuses on questions such as: What actually makes people happy, as opposed to what they think make them happy? How do small acts create significant change, and how can those effects be fueled by social media? Her research has been published in both marketing and psychology journals, and has been featured in a variety of media including The Economist, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Forbes, CBS MoneyWatch, NPR, Science, Inc, and Cosmopolitan. She has served as associate editor or on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Spring 2009-10 Speaker Lineup

April 7
Cubberley Auditorium
Randy Komisar ~ Partner, KPCB
Randy Komisar is currently a partner a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He was a co-founder of Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a "virtual CEO" for such companies as WebTV and GlobalGiving. He is a founding director of TiVo and serves on the Global Advisory Board for the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency. Earlier, Randy served as CFO of GO Corporation and Senior Counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in Technology Law.
April 14
Skilling Auditorium
John Seely Brown ~ Author, Former Director of Xerox PARC
John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC) and the Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as organizational learning, knowledge management, complex adaptive systems, and nano/mems technologies. He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL).
April 21
Skilling Auditorium
Carlos Perea ~ CEO, Miox
Carlos Perea is the CEO of MIOX corporation, a leading water treatment company. Prior to joining MIOX, Perea has held several roles including President of Qynergy, a technology firm focused on alternative energy, and Chief Financial Officer for Novalux, a semi conductor laser company. Perea also has extensive experience with Intel Corporation in a variety of operations management and marketing roles. In addition to his role at MIOX, Perea is active in his community and volunteers his time to several non-profit and economic development focused initiatives
April 28
Skilling Auditorium
Tom Conrad ~ CTO, Pandora
Tom Conrad is the CTO of Pandora, the popular online radio service. Tom Conrad leads the Pandora product organization, which includes product management, user interface design, software development, and network operations. Over the years, Tom has led numerous engineering and product design teams across a wide range of applications - from operating systems and enterprise software to video games and consumer web sites. Before joining Pandora, Tom was the Vice President of Engineering at Kenamea, Inc. where he led the teams responsible for the design and development of an award-winning Internet-scale messaging system. Tom previously was the Technical Director for the successful video game series "You Don't Know Jack.
May 5
Skilling Auditorium
Lisa Lambert ~ Managing Director, Intel Capital
Lisa Lambert manages the Software and Solutions Group of Intel Capital. Lisa and her staff of 5 Investment Managers are responsible for software equity and M&A investments in support of Intel’s platform and solution strategies with oversight responsibility for more than 50 portfolio companies worldwide. Her specific software focus areas include applications, middleware, services, open source/Linux, RFID, sensors, data warehouses, business internet, vertical markets, & various other software categories.
May 12
Skilling Auditorium
Marc Andreessen ~ Serial Entrepreneur
One of the few people to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few people to co-found two billion-dollar companies, Marc Andreessen is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and blogger. Marc recently co-founded Andreessen Horowitz, a $300 million venture capital fund in Silicon Valley, investing in the best new technology companies regardless of stage at investments ranging from $50 thousand to $50 million.
May 19
Skilling Auditorium
Josh Makower ~ Founder and CEO, ExploraMed
Joshua Makower, M.D. is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of ExploraMed II, Inc., a medical device incubator based on the west coast and is also a Venture Partner with New Enterprise Associates. Dr. Makower serves as a Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and is Director of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program.
May 26
Skilling Auditorium
Alec Ross ~ Senior Advisor on Innovation to Secretary of State
Alec Ross is the Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, a role created for him that blends technology with diplomacy. As Secretary Clinton's "tech guru," Ross is leading the State Department's efforts to find practical technology solutions for some of the globe's most vexing problems on health care, poverty, human rights and ethnic conflicts. He also played a key role in developing Barack Obama's far reaching technology and innovation plan

Winter 2009-10 Speaker Lineup

January 13
John Adler (Founder, Accuray) and Trip Adler (Founder/CEO Scribd)
Dr. Adler was a founder of Accuray, a company which manufactures the Cyberknife, an image-guided radiosurgical instrument that noninvasively ablates tumors almost anywhere in the body. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Accuray from 1999 to 2002, and the Chief Medical Officer up until 2007. Dr. Adler founded the CyberKnife Society in 2002 and served as its President until 2009. He presently serves as a member of the Accuray Board of Directors.
John R. "Trip" Adler III is an American entrepreneur who started the social publishing company Scribd. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard University where he studied biophysics and graduated in June 2006. Trip is also Dr. Adler's son.
January 20
David Heinemeier Hansson Ruby on Rails, 37 Signals
David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm 37signals. In 1999 Hansson founded and built a Danish online gaming news website and community called Daily Rush, which he ran until 2001. In 2005 he was recognized by Google and O'Reilly with the Hacker of the Year award for his creation of Ruby on Rails. After graduating from the Copenhagen Business School and receiving his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, he moved from Denmark to Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in November 2005.
January 27
Elisabeth Pate Cornell Chair of MS & E
Dr. M. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1948. She attended public high schools both in Dakar and in La Rochelle, France. Her undergraduate degree is in mathematics and physics (BS, Marseilles, France, 1968), and her first graduate degrees are in applied mathematics and computer science (MS and Engineer Degree, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, 1970; 1971). In 1971 she came to study and live in the United States, where she has been a citizen since 1986. She received a Masters degree in Operations Research (OR) in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems (EES) in 1978, both from Stanford University. She then was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at MIT, before joining the Stanford faculty in 1981, where she became Professor (in 1991) and then Chair (in 1997) in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). In 1999, she was named the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.
February 3
William Hagstrom, CEO, Crescendo Bioscience
Mr. Hagstrom has over 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Crescendo Bioscience, he was President of Alpha BioPartners, a strategic consulting firm for early stage biotechnology companies. While at Alpha BioPartners, Mr. Hagstrom co-founded Altheus Therapuetics and Biolytx Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he served as President and CEO of UroCor, a specialty diagnostic services company focused on urological cancers, which he built from start-up through market launch, product expansion and penetration of over 35% of the U.S. Urology market. Mr. Hagstrom has also held a variety of management positions in large, multinational healthcare companies including Becton Dickinson, American Hospital Supply and Baxter International.
February 10
Panel of Young Entrepreneurs
A panel of young entrpreneurs discuss their experiences starting companies, including Jeff Seibert, Kimber Lockhart, Clara Shih, Steve Garrity, Joshua Reeves, and Tristan Harris. These entrepreneurs will be interviewed on stage as part of the presentation
February 17
Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle, SlideShare

Rashmi Sinha is a designer and entrepreneur. She is co-founder & CEO for SlideShare, the best place to share your presentations on the web.

Jonathan Boutelle is a cofounder of Slideshare, a site for the online social sharing of slideshows. Previously, he was a principal at Uzanto, a UI consulting company. At Uzanto he was the software architect behind MindCanvas, a rich web application that provided game-like surveys for design research.

February 24
Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford Univerisity takes place every year in the month of February. EWeek events are free and open to all students, parents, alumni and members of the public. This year E-week kicks off with Steve Case, best known as the co-founder and former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL).

March 3
Polly Sumner (Salesforce) and Elizabeth Tinkham (Accenture)

Polly Sumner is president of global Services and chief adoption officer at Salesforce.com. She has a 20-year career in executive management in the technology industry. Most recently, she was president of global services at Telecordia. She also served as president and CEO of Alphablox, where she grew the company from $5 million to $25 million in two years.
Elizabeth Tinkham is managing Director at Accenture Ltd. Chicago.

Fall 2009-10 Speaker Lineup

Sept 23
Robin Li ~ Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Baidu Inc
Robin Li has served as the chairman of Baidu since their inception in January 2000 and as the chief executive officer since January 2004. Prior to founding Baidu, Robin Li had accumulated extensive knowledge and practical application experience in search engine technology. Mr Li worked as a staff engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer in the Internet search engine industry, from July 1997 to December 1999 and he was a senior consultant for IDD Information Services from May 1994 to June 1997
September 30
Eric Ries ~ Author, Startup Lessons Learned
Eric Ries became a Venture Advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, after co-founding and serving as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). While an undergraduate at Yale Unviersity, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Ries continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech.
October 07
Steve Jurvetson ~ Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading venture capital firm with affiliate offices around the world. He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), and Kana (KANA). He also led the firm's investments in Tradex and Cyras, acquired for $8 billion. Current Board positions include Synthetic Genomics, SpaceX, NeoPhotonics, Tesla Motors, and Wowd.
October 14
Greg Papadopoulous ~ CTO, Sun Microsystems
As Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Sun, Greg Papadopoulos directs the company's approximate $2B in R&D portfolio with an eye toward innovation, simplicity, and eco-responsibility. With more than 20 years experience in the technology industry, Papadopoulos is responsible for managing Sun's technology decisions and architecture. His team leads Sun Labs, the DARPA High Performance Computing Systems program, global engineering architecture and advanced development programs.
October 21
Craig Barrett ~ Retired CEO/COB, Intel
Craig R. Barrett was Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation from May, 2005-May, 2009. He became Intel’s fourth President in May of 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He was elected to Intel’s Board of Directors in 1992 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997. Barrett began his tenure at Intel as a Technology Development manager in 1974. Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Barrett was an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
October 28
Join us for a Mixer hosted by Zynga after the event
Mark Pincus ~ Founder, Zynga and Bing Gordon ~ Partner, KPCB
Mark Pincus is the frenetic visionary of Zynga. His DNA is one strand entrepreneur and one strand competitive gamer. Mark founded Tribe.net (www.tribe.net), one of the first social networks in 2003. Prior to Tribe, he was the founder and CEO of SupportSoft (Nasdaq: SPRT), the world's leading provider of support automation software. Prior to SupportSoft, Mark co-founded Freeloader, the first consumer push information service.

Bing Gordon served as Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008, after heading EA marketing and product development off and on since EA's founding. He joined EA in 1982 and helped write the founding business plan that attracted KPCB as an initial investor. Bing has driven EA's branding strategy with EA Sports, EA's pricing strategy for package goods and online games, and has contributed design and marketing on many EA franchises including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer.

November 04
This event will be free to Stanford affiliates. The general public may purchase tickets online for $15 before Nov 1st, or after for $20.
Quincy Jones III ~ QDIII Entertainment and Chamillionaire ~ Hip-hop Artist
Quincy Jones III is a bona-fide hit maker in hip-hop, R&B and pop. In addition to his many hits for artists such as Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, and LL Cool J, he has remixed singles for artists such as Prince, Ronald Isley, Queen Latifah, Coolio, Naughty by Nature, Everlast (Erik Schrody), and Morcheeba, among others. For this work, QDIII was nominated for a Source magazine award for Producer of the Year, along with Dr.Dre and others.

Chamillionaire founded the Chamilitary label and began grooming the careers of brother Rasaq and 50/50 Twin. His hit single, "Ridin'," off The Sound of Revenge, reached the top of the Billboard singles chart and was later nominated for a pair of Grammy Awards. The follow-up to Revenge, titled Ultimate Victory, was released in September 2007.

November 11
Steve Blank ~ Stanford Professor, Serial Entrepreneur
Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur with over 28 years of experience in high technology companies. He has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups since 1978. They include E.piphany, two semiconductor companies (Zilog and MIPS Computers), a workstation company, a supercomputer firm, a computer peripheral supplier, a military intelligence systems supplier (ESL) and a video game company.
November 18
A special presentation of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture Series ~ Global Innovation Tournament Showcase

Prepare to be amazed. Watch an entertaining showcase of the Global Innovation Tournament, in which students had eight days to "Make Saving Money Fun!" Their goal was to create value and have impact, presenting their results in short YouTube videos. We will announce winners of the local Stanford tournament and show the videos. The audience will pick some winners, so bring as many friends as possible!
This event is free and open to the public.

The Global Innovation Tournament is organized by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and generously sponsored by Intuit Inc. This event is hosted by the organizers of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture Series: Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and Business Association of Entrepreneurial Students (BASES)

Spring 2008-09 Speaker Lineup

April 8
Jensen Huang ~ Co-Founder, NVidia
Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang co-founded NVIDIA Corporation in April 1993 and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors since its inception. Under his leadership, NVIDIA has become the world leader in visual computing technologies and one of the semiconductor industry's largest fabless companies.
April 15
Mari Baker ~ CEO, Playfirst, formerly Navigenics
Mari Baker is currently the CEO of PlayFirst, Inc., an award-winning entertainment company that makes games appealing to everyone. Ms. Baker was most recently CEO of Navigenics, a healthcare company that combines advances in genomics and technology to provide personalized medicine. In 2006, she was an executive-in-residence at KPCB. Prior to that, she was president of BabyCenter. Under her leadership, BabyCenter became the world's leading website for new and expectant parents, winning numerous online health awards and expanding significantly offline and internationally.
April 22
Sheryl Sandberg ~ COO, Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg graduated in 1991 from Harvard College, and worked under Lawrence Summers at the World Bank. She later earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995 and worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. Sandberg then served as chief of staff to Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers from 1999 to 2001. Turning down several investment bank offers, she joined Google in 2000. She was included in Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women of 2007 and, at the age of 38, had the distinction of being the youngest on the list. In March 2008 she left Google Inc. to become Facebook's COO.
April 29
Jennifer Fonstad & Steve Perricone, BioFuelBox
Jennifer Scott Fonstad is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Considered one of the most senior women in venture today, Ms. Fonstad invests broadly in early stage companies, most recently taking an early leadership role in clean energy. Additionally, she has been working to change our country’s healthcare system through entrepreneurship.

Steve Perricone is President and CEO (Co-Founder) of BioFuelBox Corporation. Steve has over 20 years experience in the technology industry, with over half of that in start-up environments. Most recently Mr. Perricone was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SonicWALL (NASDAQ: SNWL). He joined SonicWALL when it had less than 20 employees and was instrumental in the growth of the company to over 450 employees worldwide.
May 6
Steve Ballmer ~ CEO, Microsoft
Steven Anthony Ballmer needs no introduction. He has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became Microsoft's 24th employee, the first business manager hired by Gates. As a visionary and leader, Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft to the top of the computer software world.
May 13
Jeff Hawkins ~ Founder, Numenta
Prior founder of Palm and Handspring
Jeff Hawkins is well known as co-founder of two companies, Palm and Handspring, and as the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and Treo smartphone. Jeff also has a deep interest in neuroscience, which led him to create the non-profit Redwood Neuroscience Institute (RNI), a scientific institute focused on understanding how the human neocortex processes information. While at RNI, Hawkins developed a theory of neocortex which appeared in his 2004 book, On Intelligence. With the team of Dileep George and Donna Dubinsky, Hawkins founded Numenta in 2005 to develop a technology platform derived from his theory.
May 20
Steve Westly ~ Former CA Controller
Steve P. Westly is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Westly Group. Prior to founding the firm, he served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California. Throughout his career, Mr. Westly has developed expertise in fiscal management. He brought determination and commitment to the State Controller’s Office at a time when California was facing a severe fiscal crisis. In the private sector, Mr. Westly guided eBay through a period of rapid growth, serving as a Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, and International Operations. Currently, Westly is California Campaign Co-chair for Obama for America and is a member of the campaign's finance committee.
May 27
Tina Seelig ~ Executive Director, STVP & Author,
What I Wish I knew When I Was 20
Tina Seelig, Ph.D. is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program where she is responsible for strategic planning, operations, and outreach efforts of STVP. In addition, Tina is the Director of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network and the co-Director of the Mayfield Fellows Program. Tina's latest book, What I wish I knew when I was 20, provides insights on life, leadership, and the little things that make a big difference in an entrepreneurial setting.

Winter 2008-09 Speaker Lineup

January 14
Dinner afterwards
Hugh Martin
Chairman and CEO - Pacific Biosciences
January 21
Dinner afterwards
Soujanya Bhumkar, Josh Schwarzapel, Austin Shoemaker
Founders, Cooliris
January 28
Dinner afterwards
Teresa Briggs
Managing Partner - Deloitte, Silicon Valley
February 4
Spencer Ante
Computer Department - Business Week
Author - Creative Capital
February 11
Tom Siebel
Chairman - First Virtual Group
Founder - Siebel Systems
February 18
John Hennessy
President - Stanford University
Launch of Stanford University Entrepreneurship Week!
February 25
Tim Draper & Michael Moe ~ Discussion moderated by Tony Perkins
Conclusion of Stanford University Entrepneurship Week
March 4
Elizabeth Holmes
Founder and CEO - Theranos Inc.

Fall 2008-09 Speaker Lineup

October 1
Mixer and Dinner afterwards
Steve Blank ~ Stanford Professor, Serial Entrepreneur
Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur with over 28 years of experience in high technology companies. He has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups since 1978. They include E.piphany, two semiconductor companies (Zilog and MIPS Computers), a workstation company, a supercomputer firm, a computer peripheral supplier, a military intelligence systems supplier (ESL) and a video game company.
October 8
Mixer afterwards
Erik Straser ~ Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures
With a decade of experience in venture capital, Erik has been a catalyst for Cleantech in Silicon Valley and abroad. He leads MDV's Cleantech investment team and applies his expertise in areas of solar, biofuels, energy storage, industrial biotech and clean coal.
October 15
William McDonough is an internationally renowned designer and one of the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners call 'The Next Industrial Revolution.' Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a 'Hero for the Planet', stating that "his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that-in demonstrable and practical ways-is changing the design of the world."
October 22
Vinod Khosla ~ Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures
Vinod Khosla was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Vinod serves on the boards of Agami, Centrata, eASIC, Indian School of Business, Infinera, Kovio, Metricstream, QWEST Communications, Spatial Photonics, Xsigo and Zettacore. Furthermore, Vinod became a General Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986, and more recently founded Khosla Ventures.
October 29
Mixer and Dinner afterwards
Judy Estrin ~ CEO of Packet Design
Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC, formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC. She is the author of Closing the Innovation Gap, published in September, 2008. Prior to co-founding Packet Design, in May 2000, Estrin was the CTO for Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1981 Estrin co-founded three other successful technology companies: Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, and Precept Software.
November 5
Anna Patterson ~ Co-founder of the Cuil Search Engine
Anna Patterson is the President and Co-founder of Cuil. Previous to this position, she was the architect of Google's large search index, TeraGoogle, that launched in early 2006. During her time with Google, Anna was the technical lead of one of the two Web ranking groups at Google, in charge of GoogleBase, and managed for the core piece of Google’s ad-matching technology. She joined Google in 2004 after designing, writing and selling Recall.
November 12
Tom is the General Manager of IDEO, the widely admired design and development firm that brought us the Apple mouse, the Palm V and hundreds of other cutting edge products and services. Fast Company listed IDEO as number five in its 2008 list of The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.
November 19
Guy Kawasaki ~ Garage Technology Ventures
Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.

Spring 2007-08 Speaker Lineup

Jeff Housenbold

CEO, Shutterfly
Mixer Handout,
David Rothkopf

Author, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making
Mixer Handout,
George Zachary

Partner, Charles River Ventures
None Handout,
Peter Diamandis, M.D.

Chairman and CEO, XPrize
Anand Chandrasekaran

Founder, Aeroprise Inc. / Producer, Tapestries of Hope
Dinner Handout,
Michealene C. Risley

President, Freshwater Spigot / Writer & Director, Tapestries of Hope
Sue Decker

President, Yahoo
None Handout,
Larry Brilliant

Executive Director, Google.org
John Melo

CEO, Amyris Biotechnologies
None Handout,
Beth Seidenberg, M.D.

Partner, KPCB
Dinner Handout,

Winter 2007-08 Speaker Lineup

Mitch Kapor

Founder, Foxmarks
Founder, Lotus
Mixer and Dinner
Ron Conway

Founder, Angel Investors LP
Mike Maples

Founder, Maples Investments
Jesse Fink

Co-Founder, MissionPoint Capital Partners, (Co-Founder,Priceline)
Mixer and Dinner
Steve Blank

Stanford Professor and Serial Entrepreneur
Christine Benninger

President, Humane Society Silicon Valley
Dinner Slides (PPT)
Brett Crosby

Group PMM, Google Analytics
Mir Imran

Chairman of the Board, InCube Labs
Launch of Stanford Entrepreneurship Week!
Debra Dunn

Former HP Senior Vice President of Coprorate Affairs
Jay Cohen Gilbert
Bart Houlahan
Andrew Kassoy

Founders , B Corporation
Please note this week's change in location to Hewlett 200
Ken Wilcox

CEO, Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group
Mixer and Dinner

Fall 2007-08 Speaker Lineup

Donna Novitsky

CEO, BigTent, and former VC, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Mixer Handout
Martin Eberhard

Co-Founder and President of Technology, Tesla
Mixer Handout
Please note this week's change in location to Hewlett 200
Launch of Stanford Entrepreneurship Network.
Dominic Orr

President and CEO, Aruba Networks
Mixer Handout
Chip Heath

Stanford Professor and Author, Made to Stick
Mixer Handout
Please note this week's change in location to Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall
Stanford REE Conference.
Stan Christensen

Co-Founder, Arbor Advisors
Dinner Handout
Larry Bawden

Co-Founder and President/CEO, Jadoo Power
Dinner. Handout
Armen Berjikly

Founder and CEO, Experience Project
Mixer Handout
Ping Li

Partner, Accel
Mixer Handout
Ashwin Navin

Co-Founder and President, BitTorrent

Spring 2006-07 Speaker Lineup

William Perry

U.S. Secretary of Defense (1994-1997) Stanford University
It's Your Ship
Mixer Wikipedia
Mark Jung

Founder, IGN
The Entrepreneurial Life Cycle Dinner Podcast
Shai Agassi

Former President, Product and Technology Group, SAP AG
Not Just a Pipe Dream: Converting Israel to an All-electric Fleet of Vehicles Mixer Wikipedia
Co-sponsored by Energy Crossroads and Woods Institute for the Environment
Please note this week's change in location to Terman Auditorium
Carly Fiorina

CEO, Hewlett-Packard (1999-2005) and Author, Tough Choices
Remarks by Carly Fiorina Mixer
Co-sponsored by Stanford Women in Business
Please note this week's change in location to Terman Auditorium
Jackie Speier

Author & CA State Senator (1998-2006), CA Senate
Dinner Wikipedia
Book Podcast
Deborah Stephens

Author, Co-Founder, Center For Innovative Leadership
Andrew Frame

CEO, Ooma
Dinner Podcast
Warren Packard

Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Mitchell Baker

CEO, Mozilla Corporation
Entrepreneurship and Mozilla Dinner Wikipedia
Bob Sutton

Author & Professor, Stanford University
The No Asshole Rule Mixer Blog

Winter 2006-07 Speaker Lineup

Jan. 17 Janice Roberts Mayfield Fund Managing Director Mixer Handout Podcast
Jan. 24 Tien Tzuo Salesforce.com Chief Strategy Officer Dinner Handout Podcast
Jan. 31 Ray Lane KPCB Partner Mixer Handout Podcast
Ron Bloom Podshow Founder
Feb. 7 Reid Hoffman LinkedIn Founder Mixer Handout Podcast
Feb. 14 Gregory Waldorf eHarmony CEO Mixer Handout Podcast
Feb. 21 Steve Burrill Burrill & Co Founder Mixer Handout Podcast
Feb. 28 Entrepreneurship Week Panel Mixer Handout Podcast
KR Sridhar Bloom Energy CEO
Jeff Koseff Stanford University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kavita Ramdas Global Fund for Women CEO
Chip Blacker Stanford University Director, Institute for International Studies
Brook Byers KPCB General Partner
Paul Yock Stanford University Director of Biodesign Program
Mar. 7 Shaukat Shamim Rhythm NewMedia SVP, Business Development Mixer Handout

Fall 2006-07 Speaker Lineup

Oct. 4 Kathy Eisenhardt Stanford University Professor of Management Science & Engineering Mixer Handout Podcast Slides
Oct. 11 Greg Brandeau Pixar Senior Vice President of Technology Dinner Handout
Oct. 18 Rick Wallace KLA-Tencor CEO Dinner Handout Podcast
Oct. 25 Jim Breyer Accel Partners Managing Partner Mixer Handout
Chris Larsen Prosper Marketplace, Inc. CEO
Nov. 1 Joseph McCracken Genentech Vice President of Business Development Mixer Handout
Nov. 8 Nick Earl Electronic Arts Vice President & General Manager Dinner Handout Podcast
Nov. 15 Greg Ballard Glu-Mobile CEO & President Mixer Handout Podcast
Nov. 29 Scott Kriens Juniper Networks Chairman & CEO Mixer Handout

Spring 2005-06 Speaker Lineup

4/12 Tina Seelig Stanford University Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program Mixer Video
4/19 Katie Rodan Proactiv Solution Co-Founder Dinner Video
4/26 Stephanie Keller-Bottom Nokia Innovent Director Mixer Video
5/3 Gil Penchina eBay VP of Business Development Dinner Video
5/10 Pam Marrone Agraquest Founder Dinner Video
5/17 Marissa Mayer Google Vice President, Search Products & User Experience Mixer Video
5/24 Tony Fadell Apple Executive Vice President, iPod Division Mixer [Not recorded]
5/31 Ryan Phelan DNA Direct Founder and CEO Dinner Video

Winter 2005-06 Speaker Lineup

1/18 Tom Byers Stanford University Professor, Deputy Chair, Management Science and Engineering Mixer Handout
1/25 Jeff Beaver Bobby Beaver Zazzle Co-founder, VP Products
Co-founder, VP Technology
Dinner Handout
2/1 Janice Fraser Adaptive Path CEO Dinner Handout
2/8 Kim Popovits Genomic Health President and COO Dinner Handout
2/15 Chong-Moon Lee AmBex Venture Group Founder and Chairman Mixer Handout
2/22 Michael Goldberg Mohr Davidow Ventures General Partner Mixer Handout
3/1 Carol Bartz Autodesk Executive Chairman of the Board Mixer Handout
3/8 John Roos Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati CEO Dinner Handout

Fall 2005-06 Speaker Lineup

Oct 5 Geoff Davis Unitus President, CEO Mixer Handout
Oct 12 Evan Williams Odeo Founder, President Dinner Handout
Oct 19 Joe Liemandt Trilogy Founder, President, CEO Dinner Handout
Oct 26 Jim Breyer
Mark Zuckerberg
Managing Partner
Mixer Handout
Nov 2 Lonnie Smith Intuitive Surgical President, CEO Mixer Handout

Nov 9 Kim Polese SpikeSource CEO Mixer Handout
Nov 16 Frank Ricks LRK Architecture Founder Dinner Handout
Apr 6 Geoffrey Moore Dealing with Darwin: The Evolution of Business Strategy Over the Life Cycle of a Category Mixer Venture Partner

Managing Director
Mohr Davidow Ventures (VC)
TCG Advisors

Apr 13 Trip Hawkins Startup Strategies From the Founder of EA and Digital Chocolate Mixer Founder, CEO Digital Chocolate (start-up) Handout
Apr 20 Brook Byers Decoding How Venture Capitalists Really Work Today Mixer Partner KPCB (VC) Handout
Apr 27 Roger McNamee The New Normal Dinner Partner Elevation Partners (PE) Handout
May 4 Bill Campbell

Danny Shader
From Start-Up to Success: Lessons in Growing a Company Mixer Chairman


Good (start-up)

May 11 Tim Draper Change the World -- A Gathering for Heroes Dinner Partner DFJ (VC) Handout
May 18 Jeff Hawkins -- Booksigning and Mixer Founder Numenta (start-up), PalmOne Handout
May 25 Randy Komisar

Debra Dunn
-- None Virtual CEO

TiVo, WebTV


Speaker List for Winter Quarter 2005: video archive
Date Thought Leader Talk Post-Seminar Event Title Company Handouts
Jan 12 Reid Dennis Venture Capital as a Career - Then and Now Dinner Partner IVP (VC) Handout
Jan 19 Kenneth Denman -- Dinner CEO iPass (wireless) Handout
Jan 26 Peter Fenton

Marc Fleury
-- Mixer Partner

Accel Partners (VC)

JBoss (open source software)

Feb 2 John Doerr The Power of Networks and Entrepreneurs n/a Partner KPCB (VC) Handout
Feb 9 Karen Richardson -- Dinner CEO E.piphany (CRM software) Handout
Feb 16 Peter Seligmann A Walk on the Wild Side: True Confessions of a Conservationist Entrepreneur n/a CEO Conservation International (non-profit) Handout
Feb 23 Steve Fodor -- Mixer CEO Affymetrix (biotech) Handout
Mar 2 Kathy Ku -- Mixer Director Stanford Office of Technology Licensing (patents) Handout
Speaker List for Autumn Quarter 2004: video archive
Date Thought Leader Talk Post-Seminar Event Title Company Handouts
Oct 6 Hanson Gifford

Robin Bellas
Hatching Medical Device Ideas: An Approach to New Venture Incubation that Works Mixer President & CEO

General Partner
The Foundry

Morgenthaler Ventures

Oct 13 John Miner Globalization and the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Mixer President Intel Capital Handouts
Oct 20 Guy Kawasaki Art of the Start Mixer + Book Signing Managing Director & Chairman Garage Technology Ventures Handouts

Oct 27 Bob Sutton What Does a Creative Organization Do? Mixer Professor Stanford University Handouts
Nov 3 Randy Adams AuctionDrop: Tales from the Front   CEO & Co-Founder Auction Drop Handouts
Nov 10 Vic Verma Building to Last: An overnight success after 15 years Dinner President & CEO Savi Technology Handouts
Nov 17 Laura Arrillaga SV2: Strategy and Leverage in Social Innovation Mixer Professor Stanford University Handouts
Spring Quarter 2004:
Date Thought Leader Talk Title Company Handouts
Apr 7 Gajus Worthington From the Bleeding Edge: A Story of High-Tech Entrepreneurship President, CEO, & Co-founder Fluidigm --
Apr 14 Matt James Leveraging For-Profit Enterprises to Promote Non-Profit Messages Senior Vice President Kaiser Family Foundation --
Apr 21 John Hennessy Stanford University: The Wellspring for Silicon Valley President Stanford --
Apr 28 Randy Komisar * Virtual CEO & Author Virtual CEO --
May 5 Jeff Raikes A View from Inside: The Entrepreneurial Process at Microsoft Group Vice President, Productivity & Business Services Microsoft --
May 12 Harris Barton

Ronnie Lott
From Football to Financing: Launching a New Career Managing Member

Managing Member
HRJ Capital --
May 19 Fern Mandelbaum Lessons Learned from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur Partner Monitor Venture Partners --
May 26 Gordon Davidson A Lawyer's Perspective on Silicon Valley Partner, Corporate Group Fenwick & West, LLP --
* Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with Brad Margus of Perlegen, we are honored to have Randy Komisar on April 28. Winter Quarter 2004:
Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Jan 14 David Morgenthaler
Gary Morgenthaler
General Partners Morgenthaler Handout
Jan 21 Max Levchin
Peter Thiel
Co-founders Paypal Handout
Jan 28 Dr. Donald Francis President and Co-founder Vaxgen Handout/Slides
Feb 4 Bill Campbell

Mike McCue


Co-founder, President, and COO

TellMe Networks
Feb 11 Guido Appenzeller
Tim Choi
Product Marketing Manager
Voltage Security Handout/ Slides
Feb 18 Andy Rubin

Joe Britt

Matt Hershenson
Founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer
Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Founder, Senior VP for Advanced Technology
Danger Handout
Feb 25 Ann Winblad

Heidi Roizen

Co-founder and Partner

Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Mobius Venture Capital
Handout/ Slides
Mar 3 Ken Wirt Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Handheld Business Unit palmOne, Inc. Handout / Slides

Autumn Quarter 2003: video archive
Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Oct 1 Jerry Kaplan Serial Entrepreneur -- Handout
Oct 8 Elon Musk Founder, CEO & CTO SpaceX Handout
Oct 15 Nitin Mehta Director Viking River Cruises Handout
Oct 22 Steve Jurvetson Managing Director Draper Fisher Jurvetson Handout
Oct 29 Lynn Reedy
Stephanie Tilenius
Avid Larizadeh
Sr. VP for Technology
Vice President
Product Manager
eBay Handout
Nov 5 Kim Popovits President and COO Genomic Health Handout
Nov 12 Arcadia Kim

Erin Turner

Nick Earl
Development Director, Lord of the Rings
Associate Producer: James Bond 007
VP & General Manager: Redwood Stores Studio
Electronic Arts Handout
Nov 19 Brook Byers

Kim Smith

Co-Founder & CEO
Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers,
NewSchools Venture Fund
Spring Quarter 2003:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Apr 9 Mike Moritz General Partner Sequoia Capital Handout 4-9-03
Apr 16 Kavita Ramdas President & CEO Global Fund For Women Handout 4-16-03
Apr 23 John Doerr General Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Handout 4-23-03
Apr 30 David Neeleman Founder & CEO JetBlue Airways Handout 4-29-03
May 7 Marc Benioff Founder, Chairman, & CEO Salesforce.com Handout 5-7-03
May 14 Judy Estrin CEO Packet Design Handout 5-14-03
May 21 Dr. Irving Weissman Director Institute for Cancer/Stem Cell Biology & Medicine Handout 5-21-03
May 28 John Thompson Chairman & CEO Symantec Handout 5-28-03
Winter Quarter 2003:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Jan 15 Mar Hershenson & Thomas Heydler Founder, CTO & CEO Barcelona Design Handout 01-15-03
Jan 22 Paul Yock, M.D. Co-founder and Director Stanford Center For Research In Cardiovascular Interventions, Medical Device Network Handout 01-22-03
Jan 29 Jensen Huang Co-Founder, President, & CEO NVIDIA Handout 01-29-03
Feb 5 Geoff Moore Author, Managing Director, & Venture Partner Crossing The Chasm, The Chasm Group, Mohr Davidow Ventures Handout 02-05-03
Feb 12 Bill Campbell & Mike Homer Chairman, Chairman & CEO Intuit, Kontiki Handout 02-12-03
Feb 19 Guy Kawasaki Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO Garage Technology Ventures Handout 02-19-03
Feb 26 Gordon Ringold Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO SurroMed Handout 02-26-03
Mar 5 Wu Fu Chen Founder & Serial Networking Entrepreneur Acorn Campus Handout 03-05-03

Autumn Quarter 2002: video archive not available

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Oct 2 Bing Gordon Chief Creative Officer & Exec VP Electronic Arts Handout 10-02-02
Oct 9 Kamran Elahian Founder & Chairman Global Catalyst Partners Handout 10-09-03
Oct 16 Gajus Worthington Founder, President, & CEO Fluidigm Technology Handout 10-16-03
Oct 23 Jeff Hawkins Founder, Chairman, & Chief Product Officer Handspring Handout 10-23-03
Oct 30 Jay Shiveley Senior Principal Atlas Venture Handout 10-30-03
Nov 6 Olivier Helleboid President, Products Organization BEA Systems Handout 11-06-03
Nov 13 J. Leighton Read, M.D. General Partner Alloy Ventures Handout 11-13-03
Nov 20 Ravi Mhatre & Michael Carrier General Partner, Founder Lightspeed Venture Partners and Totality Software Handout 11-20-03

Spring Quarter 2002: video archive not available

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Apr 10 Bill Sahlman Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Harvard Business School Handout 4-10-02
Apr 17 John Lilly and Glen Osaka Cofounder & CEO Reactivity Handout 4-17-02
Apr 24 Vinod Khosla VC Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Handout 4-24-02
May 1 Larry Page Founder Google.com Handout 5-1-02
May 8 Steve Jurvetson VC Draper Fisher Jurvetson Handout 5-8-02
May 15 Nancy Schoendorf VC Mohr Davidow Ventures Handout 5-15-02
May 22 David Pottruck President and co-CEO Charles Schwab Handout 5-22-02
May 29 Atiq Raza Founder, Chairman, and CEO Raza Foundries, Inc. Handout 5-29-02

Winter Quarter 2001-2002:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Jan 9 Ken Wirt Senior VP Marketing Palm Computing Handout 1-9-02
Jan 16 Heidi Roizen Managing Director Mobius Venture Capital Handout 1-16-02
Jan 23 Judy Estrin Cofounder, President and CEO Packet Design Handout 1-23-02
Jan 30 Gary Bloom CEO and President Veritas Handout 1-30-02
Feb 6 Laura Jennings Partner Atlas Venture Handout 2-6-02
Feb 13 Geoffrey Moore Chairman/Venture Partner The Chasm Group/ Mohr, Davidow Ventures Handout 2-13-02
Feb 20 Julian Nikolchev CEO AVAcore Technologies Handout 2-20-02
Feb 27 Ed Zander President and Chief Operating Officer Sun Microsystems Handout 2-27-02

Autumn Quarter 2001-2002:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Oct 3 Bill Campbell and Randy Komisar Chairman of the Board/ Virtual CEO, Author Intuit/
Virtual CEO
Handout 10-3-01
Oct 10 David Kelley Founder and Chairman Ideo Handout 10-10-01
Oct 17 Mike Klein President and CEO R2 Handout 10-17-01
Oct 24 Carol Bartz Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO Autodesk Handout 10-24-01
Oct 31 Frank Levinson Cofounder and CTO Finisar Corporation Handout 10-31-01
Nov 7 Jo Mei Chang Cofounder and CEO Vitria Handout 11-7-01
Nov 14 Craig Newmark Founder craigslist.org Handout 11-14-01
Nov 28 Rich Redelfs and Teresa Meng President & CEO; Founder CTO Atheros Communications, Inc Handout 11-28-01

Spring Quarter 2000-2001:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Apr 6 Kevin Fong Managing Partner Mayfield --
Apr 13 West Shell III Chairman Netcentives --
Apr 20 Polly Sumner CEO AlphaBlox --
Apr 27 John Doerr Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers --
May 4 Sabeer Bhatia Founder/CEO Hotmail/Arzoo --
May 11 John Thompson CEO Symantec --
May 18 Dr. Sally Ride Astronaut, CEO Imaginary Lines --
May 25 Richard Ferrari Managing Director De Novo Ventures --

Winter Quarter 2000-2001:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Jan 12 Takeshi Natsuno Executive Director, Gateway Business Department NTT DoCoMo --
Jan 19 Denise Brousseau CoFounder Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Springboard2000 --
Jan 26 Debra Dunn VP of Strategy and Corporate Operations Hewlett Packard --
Feb 2 Paul Stoltz President and CEO PEAK Learning, Inc --
Feb 9 Ann Winblad CoFounder, Venture Capitalist Hummer Winblad Venture Partners --
Feb 16 Randy Komisar Virtual CEO, Author Virtual CEO --
Feb 23 Hadi Partovi VP of Production, Board Member Tellme --
Mar 2 Geoffrey Moore Founder, Author, Venture Capitalist The Chasm Group and Mohr Davidow Ventures Slides
Mar 9 Heidi Roisen Venture Capitalist Softbank Venture Capital --

Autumn Quarter 2000-2001:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Handouts/Slides
Sep 29 Sue Hellmann Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Genentech --
Oct 6 Pehong Chen CEO BroadVision --
Oct 13 Dave Peterschmidt CEO Inktomi --
Oct 20 Scott Kriens CEO Juniper Networks --
Oct 27 Vani Kola Founder RightWorks --
Nov 3 Steve Smith Managing Director Broadview --
Nov 10 Tim Koogle CEO Yahoo! --
Nov 17 Tom Siebel CEO Siebel Systems --

Spring Quarter 1999-2000:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Apr 7 Marc Andreessen Chairman and Co-founder Loudcloud
Apr 14 Geoff Yang Partner and Co-founder Redpoint Ventures
Apr 21 Guy Kawasaki CEO, Chairman, and Co-founder Garage.com
Apr 28 Kevin Fong Partner Mayfield Fund
May 5 John Doerr Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers
May 12 Mary Ann Byrnes CEO Logictier
May 19 Angus Davis Co-founder Tellme Networks
May 26 Jeanne Jackson CEO Wal-Mart.com

Winter Quarter 1999-2000:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Jan 7 Geoff Moore Founder, author Chasm Group
Jan 14 Geoff Mott Managing partner McKenna Group
Jan 21 Jeffrey Smith Founder, CEO, President Tumbleweed.com
Jan 28 Christy Jones Founder, president PC Order
Feb 4 Chris Lochhead Chief marketing officer Scient
Feb 11 Heidi Roizen Managing Director Softbank Ventures
Feb 18 Ta-lin Hsu Chairman H&Q Asia
Feb 25 Ann Winblad Co-founding partner Hummer Winblad
Mar 3 Ken Wirt Founder and CEO Riffage.com

Autumn Quarter 1999-2000:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Sep 24 Tom Melcher Executive VP, Strategic Development CNET
Oct 1 Mike Volpi Executive VP Business Development and Global Alliances Cisco Systems
Oct 8 Ed Zander President and Chief Operating Officer Sun Microsystems
Oct 15 Phil Goldman Cofounder, Senior VP of Engineering WebTV
Oct 22 Steve Jurvetson Managing Director Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Oct 29 Gary Dillabough Director Business Development eBay
Nov 5 Heidi Roizen Chairman and Founder Critical Path
Nov 12 Roy Hardiman ** Director of Business and Corporate Development, Far East Representative Genentech
Nov 19 Randy Komisar Virtual CEO Virtual CEO

* Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with Tom Meredith, we are honored to have Gary Dillabough from eBay on October 29.
** Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with Nicholas Simon, we are honored to have Roy Hardiman from Genentech on November 12.

Spring Quarter 1998 - 1999:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Apr 2 Mitch Kapor Founded Lotus, Partner Accel
Apr 9 Guy Kawasaki Founder Garage.com
Apr 16 Kamran Elahian * Co-founder and Chairman Neomagic
Apr 23 Alex d' Arbeloff Chairman MIT
Apr 30 Ray Smilor Vice President of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Kauffman Foundation
May 7 Gary Hamel Author, Competing for the Future; Founder and Chairman Strategos
May 14 Geoff Yang General Partner Institutional Venture Partners
May 21 West Shell Chairman, CEO Netcentives
May 28 Reactivity Panel **  -- Reactivity

*Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with John Doerr, we are honored to have Kamran Elahian from NeoMagic on April 16.
** Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with Bob Gett, we are honored to have a panel from Reactivity on May 28.

Winter Quarter 1998 - 1999:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Jan 8 Geoff Moore Founder, Chairman; Venture Partner Chasm Group; Mohr/Davidow Ventures
Jan 15 Ann Winblad Co-founder Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Jan 22 John Price VP of Marketing Trilogy
Jan 29 Keith Krach Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Ariba
Feb 5 Mark Saul President, CEO and Director Acuity
Feb 12 Barry Sullivan -- EDS
Feb 19 Mitchell Kertzman -- Network Computer
Feb 26 Deborah Stephens -- Center for Innovative Leadership
Mar 5 Aart de Geus -- Synopsys

Autumn Quarter 1998 - 1999:

Date Thought Leader Title Company
Oct 2 Hasso Plattner Founder SAP
Oct 9 Bill Campbell Chairman Intuit
Oct 16 Malcolm Thompson CEO dpiX
Oct 23 Esther Dyson Chairman Edventures Holdings
Oct 30 Dick Anderson General Manager, Enterprise Web Management IBM
Nov 6 David Bernstein President and CEO Pluris
Nov 13 Mike Dodd President of Phillips Components N.A. Philips
Nov 20 Tom Siebel Founder and CEO Siebel Systems
Dec 4 Stratton Sclavos CEO Verisign

Spring Quarter 1997-1998:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Topic & Themes
Apr 3 Jerry Yang Founder Yahoo! --
Apr 10 Ray Smilor -- Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship in the Next Century: Where Will Venture Capitalists Find Their Next Pearl?
Apr 17 Peter Cohan Author Book title: The Technology Leaders The Critical Source of Advantage for America's Most Profitable High-Tech Companies
Apr 24 Audrey MacLean Lecturer IEEM, Stanford Entrepreneurship is a TEAM sport!
May 1 John Doerr Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Startup Manual
May 8 Jeremy Jaech CEO Visio What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur
May 15 Mary Ann Byrnes CEO Corsair Communications --
May 22 Katrina Garnett CEO CrossWorlds Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Collaboration and Innovation
May 29 Joe Costello Managing Director CAD.lab If anyone can lead, why do few succeed?-- A Leadership Riddle

Winter Quarter 1997-1998:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Topic & Themes
Jan 9 Ann Winblad Founder Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Venture Capital in the High-Tech Industry
-- Regis McKenna Founder The McKenna Group --
Jan 23 Geoffrey Moore Founder The Chasm Group Managing High-Tech for Shareholder Value
Jan 30 Steve Smith VP Microprocessor Group Intel The Merced Project
Feb 6 Ronald Croen CEO Nuance Communications The Revolution in Speech Recognition
Feb 13 Pat Gross Co-founder and Vice Chairman American Management Systems Global Growth Challenges
Feb 20 John Luongo CEO Vantive Front Office Automation
Feb 27 Dave Duffield & Ken Morris Founders PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning
-- Lori Mirek Senior VP of Marketing Netscape Managing a Career in High-Tech Marketing
Mar 13 Joe Liemandt Founder & CEO Trilogy Front Office Software

Autumn Quarter 1997-1998:

Date Thought Leader Title Company Topic & Themes
Oct 3 David Wang Executive VP Applied Materials The Future of the Global Semiconductor Value Chain
Oct 10 Geoff Tate CEO Rambus Rambus: The New Memory Interface Standard
Oct 17 Christy Jones President and Founder PC Order pcOrder: An Electronic Commerce Platform
Oct 24 William Perry Former Secretary of Defense -- Technological Competition Versus Security Cooperation
Oct 31 Ed Zander President Sun Microsystems The Network is the Computer
Nov 7 John Morgridge Chairman Cisco Catching the Wave
Nov 14 Duane Zitzner Sector Vice President Hewlett Packard The PC Market
Nov 21 Eric Benhamou Chairman, President, and CEO 3Com Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Collaboration and Innovation
Dec 5 Jean-Louis Gassée President and CEO Be, Inc. --
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