Amanda is the CEO of Rabbit. She used to be the Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight the leading mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings. She leads data analytics, corporate strategy and data engineering to create and execute data-driven strategies. Prior to this role, Amanda was VP of Product, responsible for product management, design and user testing.
Amanda has several years of senior leadership experience in product and operations management in companies including Snagajob and Eclipsys. Prior to joining HotelTonight, Amanda served as Head of Product at Prezi where she upgraded Prezi’s workflow and user interface and led mobile efforts to create a truly multi-platform product suite. Amanda holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.
Ami Vora is the VP, Product for Facebook Ads, where she leads the product team for Facebook's $25B+ advertising business and focuses on making ads better for people and businesses.
In her 10 years at Facebook, Ami has spearheaded several important company initiatives, including launching Instagram's ad business and Facebook’s developer platform as well as supporting the first launches of Groups and Messenger. She led global marketing for Facebook’s mobile apps during the company’s shift to mobile and also scaled Facebook’s ads business with the first Ads APIs, power tools for ads, and ads measurement.
Ami founded the Bay Area Women in Product dinners, which grew into the Women in Product conference. She also runs a live interview show called “#JustOneThing,” where she discusses family, work, and life lessons with senior industry leaders.
Before Facebook, Ami worked on Visual Studio and .NET at Microsoft. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Harvard.
Amruta Moktali, VP of Product Management for Salesforce Analytics, has spent 10+ years immersed in the data and analytics side of popular products. Before Salesforce, she was head of product at Topsy Labs, the social search and analytics company, where her team pinpointed the catalyst tweets that initiated the Arab Spring in Egypt. Topsy was acquired by Apple and is now part of Apple Search technology. Prior to that she worked at Microsoft where she worked on several products including Bing, which she had a hand in shaping with the Powerset team. She earned her bachelor's degree in computer engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University in India, and her master's in computer science at Arizona State University.
Archana (Archie) Puri is a Sr. Director Product Management at PayPal where she heads Product Management for its Braintree division. She was named one of the Top 25 Women in Payments for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018). Archie has 18+ years of experience in product development with strong domain context in Payments and deep expertise in Product and Technology Leadership. She has led product delivery for over a decade across payments, search advertising, ad marketplaces and online job search engines. Prior to joining Braintree, she was a senior product manager at Yahoo! Inc.
Avni Shah joined Google in 2003 and is now a VP, leading product, engineering and design on a new initiative focused on long-term impact in education. Previously, she led the product team for Chrome browser, growing it to over 1B users. She also spent two years in Zurich, Switzerland, leading Google Maps and Local efforts for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In her early years at Google, she was the product manager for Google Toolbar, driving its rapid adoption by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and she kicked off Google's first search personalization efforts. Avni chairs a committee that oversees the Product Management organization at Google and recently joined the board for Women in Product. She received a B.S. in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Carol Isozaki - Founder Strategic Brand Intelligence
Carol Isozaki is an executive coach, leadership expert, and speaker with over 20 years of client service, human capital, and leadership development expertise.
Her signature Plan to be Amazing!TM call-to-action messaging creates a seismic shift in the way leaders think about themselves and their ability to lead through enhanced intentionality, leadership clarity, and personal accountability. Among her clients are The Walt Disney Company, eBay, Bank of America, Survey Monkey, Dell, Oracle, Women in Product, SF Bar Association, AICPA, and SAP. Her story-based, thought-provoking approach is regularly described as inspirational and empowering, and the results she delivers, transformational.
Carol regularly speaks at global leadership, corporate, and industry conferences; developed and teaches the curriculum for a time-tested executive development program; actively supports women's leadership programs; trains HR leaders in her highly regarded coaching methodology; and is a sought-after executive coach/trainer with a proven track record.
Carol is certified in The Personal Brand Company's award-winning framework and while with PricewaterhouseCoopers, twice received their Market Leadership Awards for her innovative efforts around leadership development. Carol earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business from San Jose State University.
In 2010, Carol started her own consulting practice, Strategic Brand Intelligence. Her mission: To inspire individuals, teams, and companies to constantly envision loftier leadership possibilities, and to empower them with the Strategic Brand MindsetTM, awareness, and confidence to create a reality that consistently exceeds that vision.
Carol resides in Pleasanton, California with her husband and their two sons.
Christa Quarles was appointed CEO of OpenTable in 2015. She is also a member of the board of directors for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Prior to joining OpenTable, Christa served as the Chief Business Officer for Nextdoor, a private company funded by Benchmark Capital and Greylock Partners. Previously, Christa served as an SVP and General Manager for The Walt Disney Corporation where she led the interactive games effort. Christa joined Disney in 2010 as part of the acquisition of Playdom, a leading social games developer, where she served as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in her career, Christa spent ten years as an equity research analyst covering the Internet sector at Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial). Christa holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Darlene Damm - Faculty Chair, Singularity University
Darlene Damm is Vice Chair & Principal Faculty of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University. She has spent nearly two decades working on moonshots and initiatives designed to solve our world’s toughest social problems and empower people to create abundant futures.
Darlene has a broad background spanning across both technology and social change. In 2012 she founded DIYROCKETS, the first company to crowdsource space technology, and in 2011 was an early co-founder of Matternet, one of the world's first companies using drones for commercial transport and delivery of medical goods in the developing world.
Darlene served with Ashoka, the world's largest association of social entrepreneurs for nearly ten years where she built the organization's fundraising system (raising over $30 million per year) and led Ashoka's presence in the Silicon Valley launching major partnerships with companies such as Google, LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition, she helped launch Ashoka's StartEmpathy initiative which has scaled to over 30 countries ensuring young children grow up learning empathy and changemaking as core skills for the 21st century.
Prior to that, Darlene spent over a decade working in Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, East Asia and the US on educational and economic programs that empowered youth and helped bring developing nations into the global economy.
She received her bachelor's degree in History from Stanford University and her master's degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS. She was a Fellow with Japan-US Community Education and Exchange and a graduate of Singularity University. She holds a patent and regularly speaks around the world and publishes on the topic of technology, innovation, and social change.
Elizabeth Douglas is currently the CEO of wikiHow.com, the world's leading how-to website. Driven by wikiHow's mission to reach everyone on the planet, Elizabeth collaborates with her teams to create innovative solutions for growing and scaling wikiHow. Under Elizabeth's leadership, wikiHow has grown over 1500%, and today is visited by more than than 150 million people every month across 230 countries.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Stanford, as well as an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Before business school, Elizabeth worked as a User Experience Engineer at Apple. While working at Apple, she served as the President of Women at Apple, a group dedicated to supporting women in tech. Elizabeth is a strong believer in authentic leadership. Her vulnerable, empathetic, approachable style has led to her being a successful student mentor and speaker. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two young daughters.
Ellen Chisa is the CEO and Cofounder of Dark, a startup aims to democratize coding by making it an order of magnitude easier for engineers to build backend web services. Chisa cofounded this startup after a career in startups and software at Lola, Kickstarter, and Microsoft. Chisa invests in other startups via parcelb.vc and is an advisor at Flybridge Capital. She has taught Human Factors in Interface Design and a seminar on Product Management for engineers at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and published a book of essays on Product Management in the summer of 2017. Chisa is a graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is currently on sabbatical from Harvard Business School, after completing her first year. Chisa currently works and resides in San Francisco, CA. You can learn more at www.ellenchisa.com.
Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty company that leverages content and community to power a superior shopping experience. Emily is heavily involved in product development, creative and brand marketing, ensuring that all products and content are created with the signature Glossier voice. Founded in 2014, Glossier has 150 employees and over $86M in venture capital funding. The company has won Women Wear Daily Beauty Inc.'s 2015 Digital Innovator of the Year award and is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2017. Emily has been included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2015 and AdWeek Top 20 Content Creators 2016. Emily lives in New York City.
Erin Teague is the Virtual Reality Product Lead at YouTube, where she is responsible for building brand new YouTube experiences, designed for VR, from the ground up. Prior to YouTube, Erin was the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s Fantasy Sports products. She also spent time Path and Twitter as a Product Manager focused on user growth, product strategy and analytics. Erin began her career at Morgan Stanley, where she designed algorithms embedded in electronic trading applications as a Software Engineer and Product Manager in the firm’s Algorithmic Trading Teaguechnology group.
Erin has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley” by Silicon Valley Business Journal, “The Next Generation of Tech Stars” by Refinery29, “40 Under 40 Tech Diversity - Silicon Valley” by theREGISTRY Bay Area, and one of “10 Black Women Making Major Moves in Tech” by BET Networks. She has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s “35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry” and one of Business Insider's "Silicon Valley 100."
Erin is honored to serve on the board of several Silicon Valley startups as well as the Wells Fargo Advisory Board, University of Michigan’s Computer Science and Engineering National Advisory Board, and the Code2040 Advisory Board.
Originally from Michigan, Erin holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Morgan Stanley Fellow, and a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with honors as an Intel Scholar.
Erin Yang is vice president of platform technology product and strategy at Workday. She is responsible for leading Workday’s Cloud Platform strategy, sales, and product management team.
Prior to joining Workday in 2011 as its first technology product manager of collaboration, Erin was an analytics engineer at Circle of Moms, the largest and fastest-growing online community for moms, where she oversaw user engagement. Before Circle of Moms, Erin was a consultant at Accenture Technology Labs, where she focused on enterprise collaboration and rich internet applications.
Erin holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
Ezinne Udezue - Head of Product for Brands, Bazaarvoice
Ezinne Udezue is Head of Product for Brands at Bazaarvoice, a SaaS company that powers major brands and retailers shopping experience with CGC (ratings and reviews). She is responsible for driving growth with new product solutions and innovation and building the data analytics platforms.
Prior to joining Bazaarvoice, Ezinne served as Vice President of Innovation and Platforms, at Time Inc. (NY), a media company with over 30 US brands and was responsible for new content platform solutions and monetization. Prior to Time Inc. she ran Product Mind, a Product Consulting firm that worked with organizations as large as Discovery Media, New York Public Radio and startups of all sizes. She spent 9 years at T-Mobile USA and launched several products from physical hardware to mobile apps that have scaled to millions of users.
Ezinne is a Founding Partner at Kernel Fund and is also honored to serve on several boards including DivInc, a startup accelerator focused on improving outcomes for minority founders and teams. She is also a mentor at Techstars.
Originally from Nigeria, she holds an MBA from the Berkeley-Columbia Executive program, an MSc. and BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and UT-Arlington respectively. She recently moved from NY to Austin with her husband and 2 kids and is making Austin home.
As Senior Vice President of Product and Design at Upwork, Hayden leads the product, design and business development teams and oversees the company’s product across desktop, web and mobile. She leads a hybrid team of 50+ employees and freelancers in developing a product that enables freelancers and clients around the globe to find jobs and find talent via a delightful and instantaneous experience. She is passionate about the success of women in the workplace, particularly tech companies, at all levels. She manages a team that is 50% women, and co-founded the Upwork Women’s group in 2016 to further the goal of women’s success in tech.
Hayden holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University and spent the early part of her career in business strategy at McKinsey & Company and in Strategy and M&A at Microsoft.
Hope Gurion is a fearless product leader of great product teams. Currently Hope serves as a Product Advisor and Coach to start-ups and companies seeking growth. She has led more than 40 B2B and B2C product teams. She was CPO at CareerBuilder and most recently SVP, Product Management at Beachbody. She also led several verticals as a product and business leader at AOL. When she’s not building great products and product teams, she enjoys writing and speaking to help others shorten their learning curves, and traveling with her family. She has an MBA from Duke University and a BA in Advertising from Pennsylvania State University.
Introduction expert and LADYBADASS founder, Joanna Bloor’s on a mission to get people to talk about themselves in a new way. She asks if you have a great answer to the question “What do you do?”
A self described “startup junkie” Joanna started her career scaling the revenue strategies of brands such as Ticketmaster, Cars.com, OpenTable and Pandora. A conversation in line at TED 2016 led to a realization that what we are known for has far reaching impact as an individual and a leader.
Companies such as GE, EY, 21st Century Fox, and Salesforce have brought Joanna in to work employees from recent grads to the executive teams. A TED speaker and “TED experience” coach. Learn more at www.joannabloor.com
Laura Marino - SVP of Product, Lever, and Lecturer
A senior product executive with extensive experience in product management, M&A analysis, and definition of corporate strategies, Laura is passionate about scaling product organizations.
Laura is currently SVP of Product at Lever, a 200-person VC-backed company that is modernizing the way organizations nurture and recruit talent. In her role, she is responsible for product management, design, and product operations. Previously, Laura has built and led product teams in small and large organizations including SAP Labs, Nuance (speech recognition), Tellme Networks - Microsoft subsidiary (speech automation), Intapp (software for the legal industry) and more recently Topia (global mobility).
In addition to being a regular guest speaker at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Laura is a member of the extended teaching team in the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Department, lecturing on entrepreneurship and product management. She has also been a guest lecturer at UC Santa Barbara, and Los Andes University, in Bogota, and a speaker at the Stage-Gate Innovation conference.
A supporter of women and diversity, Laura serves on the board of Leading Women in Technology a non-profit dedicated to promoting women leadership.
Laura earned two Master of Science degrees from Stanford University where she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Academic Performance at the Graduate Level” award.
Lauren Chan Lee is Director of Product Management at Care.com, the largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care. She is responsible for leading the Mobile Apps and Trust & Safety product teams. With nearly a decade of experience working in marketplace businesses, Lauren loves getting the flywheel spinning and using her skills at Care.com to empower women on both sides of the marketplace. Prior to joining Care.com, she held various product management positions at StubHub and strategy positions at StubHub, Microsoft, and Triage Consulting Group. Lauren received a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with Honors from the Kellogg School of Management.
Lauren Weinstein - Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Lauren Weinstein is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching one of the most popular classes there – The Essentials of Strategic Communication. In addition to her work at the Business School, she has served as a guest lecturer and skills coach for Stanford Law School, the Stanford undergraduate program, and the Stanford d.school.
In addition to her work at Stanford, Lauren is the founder of Resonate Coaching. As the principal at Resonate, Lauren works with clients ranging from TED speakers to start-up founders to high- level executives, helping them achieve more powerful public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
Prior to her current work, Lauren served as a communication strategist for high level teams in Fortune 500 Companies and worked with Santa Clara County in their mediation and communication skills training program.
Lauren received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University. She’s also a certified leadership development coach through the Coaches Training Institute.
Liz Li is a Director of Product at LinkedIn, currently leading the Network Growth product team, which connects LinkedIn members to the communities that matter most to them professionally.
Liz has worked at LinkedIn for 7 years across both the monetization and consumer orgs. She launched LinkedIn’s first Sales Solutions product, led acquisition and retention for LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, and led the redesign of the consumer onboarding flows and success metrics to focus on long term engagement, shifting the company from purely focusing on top of the funnel growth.
Before LinkedIn, Liz worked on enterprise products at Accenture Technology Labs, a smaller R&D group within Accenture. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.
Margo Georgiadis joined Ancestry as President and CEO in May 2018 and also serves on the company’sBoard of Directors. Bringing together science, technology and self-discovery, Ancestry's market-leading products and services leverage data and distinct content across family history and consumer genomics to provide consumers with valuable insights into who they are and where they are from to inspire their future. At Ancestry, Margo is dedicated to building meaningful personal discovery experiences that connect the world and empower of customers to live better lives.
In 2017, Ancestry generated more than $1 billion in revenue, an annual increase of more than 30 percent. Ancestry has more than three million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites with an extensive collection of over 10 billion digitized historical records and has engaged over 10 million consumers to understand their AncestryDNA. Since 1996, users have created over 100 million family trees and 11 billion ancestor profiles on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA, Archives.com, AncestryProGenealogists, Newspapers.com and Fold3.
Prior to joining Ancestry, Margo served as CEO of Mattel, the global leader in play, learning and development where she led a transformation of the strategy, organization and operations to reset the company for profitable growth. Previously she was the President of Americas at Google, overseeing thecompany’s commercial operations and advertising sales in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, andbefore that was Google’s Vice President of Global Sales Operations, leading the teams that enabled the successful commercialization of Google’s products and the development of new businesses in local and commerce. She also has held leadership roles as COO of Groupon and CMO of Discover Financial Services and was a partner at McKinsey in London and Chicago.
Margo is passionate about STEM education and has championed multiple organizations that focus on inspiring girls to pursue these fields, including Made with Code, Girls4Science, and Girls Who Code. She also co-led Women@Google, a global organization of over 10,000 women across 45 countries that focused on advancing women leaders and empowering girls to pursue careers in science and technology.
Margo earned a BA in Economics Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. She serves on the Board ofDirectors of McDonald’s and the Ad Council. An internationally recognized leader in technology andinnovation, Margo is a recipient of the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” the POW! Womenetics “Purposeful Women Award,” and was named to Crain’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” lists.
Maria Angelidou-Smith - Director of Product, Facebook
Maria Angelidou-Smith is a Director of Product who leads the Facebook App Monetization team in charge of monetization of News Feed and Media. Maria oversees a variety of product efforts, including the launch and growth of video advertising on Facebook, the innovation of our ad formats such as Collection and Carousel, and the ramp up of experiences such as Canvas and Lead Generation Forms. She most recently led Facebook's investments in content partner monetization products such as ads and user funding across Videos, Live and News. Before Facebook, Maria worked at mint.com, owned by Intuit, and led teams at the Boston Consulting Group, advising Media, Tech and Retail/Consumer Goods businesses on growth strategies. Maria holds an MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where she was a Fullbright scholar and an undergraduate degree in Economics, Operations and Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece.
Maya joined Uber in 2012 as the third member of Uber's Product team. She currently leads International Growth for UberEats. Previously, Maya ran product for the Driver Experience team developing the core features to enable 3M+ drivers and couriers to provide trips globally. In her early years at Uber, Maya led the Rider Web team and spearheaded Uber for Business.Prior to Uber, Maya was a management consultant at McKinsey and holds a B.S. in Mathematical & Computational Science from Stanford University.
Naba is a seasoned ecommerce product leader at Walmart. She currently leads product management for Search at Walmart.com, Jet and Online Grocery.
During her career at Walmart, Naba has led product teams to drive many impactful products for customers leading to double digit GMV growth year over year. Naba is also the author of a Product Management white paper – “Product Acceleration” and “Product Hub” – A knowledge portal for everything related to product management at Walmart. She loves building great product teams and creating products that provide value and delight to customers.
Naba started the Women in Product organization at Walmart/Jet/Sams. She is also an active speaker and mentor at Women in Product events.
Nisha Victor is Director of Product at Intuit and heads up product for the Quickbooks Online platform. Prior to Intuit Nisha was the Head of Product at Shopkick, where she led the Product Management organization responsible for the consumer business and the data insights platform. She has over two decades of experience in shaping product strategy at companies like Yahoo, eBay and Microsoft.
An instigator on how to thrive in the future of work, Sally founded Forshay in 2011 to connect the Bay Area's most innovative companies with exceptional talent through executive recruiting, project-based work solutions, and practical strategies to improve how work gets done.
Forshay was awarded #290 on the Inc. 5000 "Fastest-Growing Private Companies" list for 2015. Prior to founding Forshay, Sally co-founded and was CEO of Flexperience. Under her leadership, Flexperience grew into a nationally acclaimed firm, and was awarded “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.
A recent speaker in two TEDx talks, Sally is a frequent keynote speaker on the future of work, women in leadership, the science of work/life blend, applying design thinking to make work better, harnessing the value of a multi-generational workforce, and talent recruitment and engagement strategies. Sally has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Forbes, YahooFinance, Huffington Post, KQED radio, NBC11 News, ABC7 News, among numerous other media publications.
Sally co-founded WorkLab in 2015, a design thinking community of action committed to making work better, based on her work with Stanford's "Redesigning and Redefining Work" project. She is committed to prototyping new workplace strategies and systems that align with the lives of today's workforce so companies can better harness talent for mutual success. Sally lectures regularly at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business as well as UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She serves on the Advisory Council of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the educational partner of LeanIn.org.
Sarah is the COO of Crisis Text Line. She has previously held positions as General Manager, SVP and VP of Global Product Development within Jet.com, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Expedia Inc., Vantiv as well as start-ups. She leads her companies and specifically Product, User Experience, Analytics, and Technology in comprehensive transformations that accelerate growth with innovative organizational design, process implementation with product discovery & development, and talent curating.
As VP, Product at XO Group, Selena Hadzibabic leads development of wedding planning tools for The Knot. She leads six teams consisting of product managers, designers and engineers. Her background includes B2C and B2B startups in recruitment, subscription commerce and education technology.
Immediately before XO Group, Selena was the Director of Product at OrderGroove, a subscription commerce tech startup, where she was responsible for product strategy and building the first product team.
Prior to OrderGroove, Selena spent 7 years with Ladders, a job-matching service, where she tried her hand at waterfall and agile, spec’ing and wireframing, following and leading. There, she had the fortune to work alongside a few doyens of lean & agile to figure out how to make it all happen.
Selena’s hobbies include parsing logical distinctions, playing devil’s advocate and being overly verbose, for which she credits her Belgrade upbringing in a family of engineers and scientists, and the venerable institutions of Phillips Academy Andover and Dartmouth College. She resides in New York with her husband of four years.
Shripriya is a partner at Spero Ventures where she invests in mission-driven founders building a future that belongs to everyone. Spero Ventures invests in companies working in the areas of well-being (health and ag tech), the future of work, and human connections.
Prior to Spero Ventures, she led Emerging Tech investing at Omidyar Network. She has been an active angel investor in, and board member or advisor to, early-stage tech companies throughout her career.
Before Omidyar Network, Shripriya led product and design at First Look Media. She formerly held several leadership roles at eBay including as Vice President of Product Marketing (US, revenue), and as Vice President of global Product Management. Prior to eBay, Shripriya was the VP of eCommerce at NextCard, the then premier online credit card company backed by Kleiner, Sequoia, Redpoint and Trinity.
Shripriya has a deep interest in the visual arts, and directed Academy Award® nominees James Franco and Jessica Chastain as part of a collaborative feature that premiered at the Rome Film Festival and opened theatrically.
She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MFA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a B.A. in Economics from Stella Maris College, Madras University.
Sue Kelsey - EVP Global Prepaid & Financial Inclusion, Mastercard
Sue Kelsey is the Executive Vice President for Prepaid Products globally. In this role, Sue has complete responsibility for the Prepaid business connecting consumers, issuers, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide. She owns the end-to-end responsibility for the full range of product development, product management, platform management and product sales support entailed in driving success for the Prepaid business. This includes developing and executing product strategies and go-to-market plans, as well as customized region-specific strategies.
In her prior role as Senior Vice President, Prepaid Product Management, Sue was responsible for driving industry-leading execution of prepaid product solutions, their user experience and ability to drive revenue. Her business includes consumer-facing solutions (e.g. prepaid travel cards), commercial-facing solutions (e.g. payroll cards) and solutions to capture new consumers at the ‘base of the pyramid’ to fuel our Financial Inclusion agenda. Her team is responsible for embedding differentiated value into such products, enabling growth through new markets and delivering innovation to market, focusing on digital.
Sue joined Mastercard in Sept 2015, bringing 20 years of marketing experience from the Consumer Packaged Goods industry where she developed her skill set in generating consumer insight, product positioning and award-winning, in-market execution. Sue joined Mastercard from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare where she held the position of U.S. Marketing Director, following a variety of marketing leadership roles at both the local market and global marketing level. She has worked across a diverse set of countries, both developed and developing. Sue joined GSK from Reckitt Benckiser where she held marketing positions in the UK and Australian markets.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Leeds in the UK, has lived in the UK, France, Australia and the U.S. and has two young children.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading digital executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of leadership experience scaling and founding companies, including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus, Polyvore, and theBoardlist. She is currently President of StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace with tickets available for over 10 million live sports, music and theater events in more than 40 countries, and an eBay company. Sukhinder also serves as a public board director at Urban Outfitters and previously served as a board member at Ericsson, TripAdvisor, J.Crew, and Stitchfix, as well as an advisor to Twitter.
For her work in the Internet industry, Ms. Singh Cassidy has been profiled in numerous publications globally, including Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Techcrunch, AllThingsD, Ad Age and in several leadership books, including, “How Good Leaders Learn,” “Innovation Nation,” and “Geek Girl Rising.” She was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2017), one of the Top 100 People in the Valley by Business Insider (2016, 2012), a “Woman to Watch” by Forbes (2014), Fortune (2008) and Ad Age (2010); Techcrunch’s first General Management Fellow (2009); and one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley (2018, 2016, 2014, 2010).
Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader & tech innovator in Silicon Valley. As General Manager & Director of Product at Amazon Web Services, she drove the development of a new software product, from writing the proposal for funding to scaling the team from 2 to 150 people. Before that, she was Vice President & Head of Product Experience for the Salesforce IoT (Internet of Things) Cloud -- a big data, real-time event processing platform. She also led Salesforce’s Re-Invention of the premier CRM product, culminating in the “Lightning Experience.”
Tatyana also built and led the Organization Design Practice at global design firm IDEO. She led many high-stakes IDEO engagements -- including the creation of digital tools to drive citizen engagement for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, scaling of a User-Centered Innovation Culture at Life Technologies, and development of the Human Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit Platform for the Gates Foundation. She has also founded two successful consulting businesses, Emergent Thinking and CS Solutions.
Tatyana started her career in global advertising, working at Leo Burnett in Chicago, London, and Moscow. She has won several design & advertising awards for her work at IDEO & Leo Burnett, and holds multiple patents for her inventions at Salesforce & Amazon.
Tatyana has a PhD in cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley and a BA in economics from Amherst College. She is a refugee from eastern Ukraine and comes from three generations of Soviet professional women. She lives with her spouse, two daughters, and Siberian street dog in San Francisco.
Tenni Theurer’s experience spans consumer and business domains at Oath, Yahoo, Visa and IBM. As Vice President and General Manager for Front Pages at Oath, Tenni currently oversees Yahoo Homepage, AOL Group, Yahoo Weather, My Yahoo, and company-wide membership initiatives. She also serves as Chair of the Hiring Advisory Team for Product Management & Design.
Most recently, she held the role of Head of Product for Oath’s portfolio of global news products, including Yahoo, AOL and HuffPost. Prior to Oath and Yahoo, Tenni served as Senior Business Leader for Visa. In this role, she captained the product innovation, strategy, and consumer experiences for Visa’s digital wallet and mobile services, leading launch from conception to market, and growing from 0 to 50+ participating issuers and 35+ merchant partners.
She held many roles in engineering, most notably as a performance expert, before transitioning into product management leading Yahoo Search distribution, personalization, and social initiatives. At IBM, Tenni worked in the Pervasive Computing group involved in developing high performance enterprise mobile synchronization solutions, a stealth project led by IBM Fellow and VP. She directly championed critical on-site deployments for key B2B customers in US and Europe.
Tenni is a notable guest speaker, featured author, and granted six patents in the web and digital payments spaces. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Veronica Belmont is a product manager and evangelist on the Adobe Spark team, where she works to help social media creators, marketers, and influencers bring their brands and creative ideas to the masses.
As an online media content producer and personality, she has worked for the last twelve years to inform audiences about the latest tech trends and news, while also advising startups on social strategy and product market fit.
An avid podcaster, Veronica also discusses Internet policy and culture on Mozilla’s Webby Award-winning show, IRL: Online Life is Real Life.