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Editor in Chief, Programmable Web
David Berlind is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than 20 years dating back to 1991 when he started reviewing technology for PC Week. He was the editor-in-chief at Windows Sources, the editorial director at Computer Shopper, and executive editor at CNET.com. In 2008, David joined UBM Tech Media as a part of that company’s acquisition of Mass Events Labs — a conference production company he founded in 2006 that among other events, produced the API and developer focused event Mashup Camp. There at UBM, he served as the company’s Chief Content Officer until 2013 when he returned to the API economy and joined ProgrammableWeb as its editor-in-chief. David has appeared on international media such as CNN, CNBC, the Charlie Rose Show, NPR, the BBC, the Economist, and FOX.
VP of Solutions Innovation, Prototyping and Verification, Alcatel-Lucent
Jason Collins is Vice President of Emerging Technology and Innovation at Alcatel-Lucent. This responsibility includes driving innovation by developing ecosystems and executing via agile prototyping of technology, service concepts, and business models. Jason pioneered the development of several working innovation centers in conjunction with partners. Jason’s career began in communications research at Georgia Tech and includes over 15 years of experience in telecom service providers from large traditional telecoms to startups where he headed up product management for innovative services such as programmable QoS based VPLS and MPLS networks, VoIP and early cloud-based managed business application services. He holds a patent for video over DSL as well as several patents pending for unique service delivery models and service diagnostic processes.
Chad Dickerson is the CEO of Etsy. Chad was CTO at Etsy from September 2008 until July 2011. Before joining Etsy in fall 2008, Chad led the Brickhouse and Advanced Products teams at Yahoo!. Prior to this role, Chad was senior director of the Yahoo! Developer Network and launched the Hack Day program globally at Yahoo! Chad came to Yahoo! from InfoWorld Media Group (IDG) where he served as CTO for nearly five years. Prior to InfoWorld, Dickerson served as CTO of Salon.com and in various engineering positions at CNN, CNN/Sports Illustrated, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer. Dickerson holds a BA in English literature from Duke University.
Senior Editor, All Things D
Liz Gannes has been a Silicon Valley-based business technology reporter since 2004, where she started her career as a reporter at Red Herring. She was the second employee at the technology blog network GigaOM, where she covered the rise of the social Web. As part of GigaOM, in 2006, Ms. Gannes founded NewTeeVee, a site that became the preeminent source for news and analysis about Internet video and ultimately the intersection of entertainment and technology. She graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in linguistics.
VP Developer Programs and Business Development, NetSuite
Guido Haarmans leads NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Developer Network and all business development initiatives with technology partners. Mr. Haarmans has nearly twenty years experience with technology partnering programs. He spent 10 years at Autodesk where he was pivotal in creating and growing the Autodesk Developer Network to more than 3,500 members and building a team of over 40 people responsible for all global aspects of the program. After Autodesk, Mr. Haarmans joined Driva Solutions, a Customer Relationship Management consulting firm founded by Amazon.com’s first Vice President of Customer Service, where he consulted with companies such as TiVo and Microsoft’s MSN organization on improving their customer and partner satisfaction.
Global Business Development, Visa
Russell Hamilton is a Senior Business Leader in Visa’s Global Business Development group. He evaluates partnerships and strategic alliances for Visa’s emerging products group, including mobile and online payments. Prior to Visa, Russell worked in business development for American Express and consulted for Booz & Co. He has an MBA from Stanford University and an MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Director of Corporate Strategy & Development, Intuit
Anton Hanebrink leads development and execution of Intuit’s M&A and investment strategy. Before Intuit, Anton was at Opus Capital where he focused on early-stage venture investments in software and digital media companies. While at Opus, he sourced new investments and worked closely with existing portfolio companies on growth strategy, acquisitions, and fundraising. Prior to Opus, Anton was at Hewlett-Packard in the Strategy & Corporate Development group where he led valuation, negotiation, and due diligence of acquisition targets for the Web Services and Software Business. His previous experience includes strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group and investment banking at ABN AMRO where he successfully executed over a dozen M&A advisory assignments and equity offerings.
Director, New Business Customer Solutions, Best Buy
Ms. Labhard, Director of New Business Customer Solutions at Best Buy, focuses on identifying and developing new business growth opportunities that leverage mobile, social and web properties in honor of the retail customer. She is currently implementing location-based and new retail shopping format experiments that leverage new technology and customer experience innovations. Ms. Labhard’s professional experience spans strategy, business development, and product development across digital and web properties in the retail and education industries.
Executive Editor, Inc.com
Christine Lagorio is a writer, reporter, and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, and SELF, among other publications. She is executive editor of Inc.com.
CEO, Rudys Barbershop
Vy Le is a dynamic figure in the business sector and a seasoned expert in consumer insights, brand marketing and business development. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Rudy’s Barbershop. With 14 store locations in Washington, Oregon and Southern California, the brand is also affiliated with Ace Hotels. Le has built a reputation as a positive change agent across multiple industries: from consumer driven healthcare, software as a service to specialty and online retailing.
Jay H. Lee
Vice President, Business Development, American Express
Jay H. Lee joined American Express in April of 2008. As VP of Business Development for OPEN, Jay is responsible developing and executing a business development strategy consistent with OPEN’s transformation and diversification goals. Examples of growth areas for OPEN include: alternative payment transactions and financing, emerging distribution channels, next-generation marketing capabilities, and relevant business services. The Business Development team cultivates deals that range from marketing partnerships to investments and acquisitions. The current focus is on innovative capabilities and earlier stage companies that will help OPEN capture the high growth Small Business payments market. During his career, Jay has developed a track record of business building and accelerating innovation.
Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Quinn Li is Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures. Quinn focuses on investments in mobile, devices and enabling technologies and also leads investment activities in North America. He manages and serves as a board observer for Qualcomm Ventures investments in AMEC, Consert, InvenSense and Tela Innovations. Quinn also led Qualcomm Ventures investment in A123 Systems (AONE). Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, he worked as a product manager in IBM, and also worked in the wireless infrastructure group at Lucent Technologies and mobile communications group at Broadcom. Quinn holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
VP Digital Advertising Products & Platforms, AT&T
Will Lowry leads a product strategy and development organization focused on driving innovative, data centric media and advertising solutions. In this role he has overall responsibility for both online products and multi-platform data services. Previously he was the Marketing Director of Cloud Strategy and Development for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. He designed and architected a cloud product and services strategy to direct priorities and solution architecture for the Consumer organization. Will owned concept, design, and delivery of raw and finished cloud services for AT&T branded services and 3rd party application developers. Will and his team partnered with AT&T teams and numerous technology partners to discover and evaluate new technologies and their application in product innovation.
Senior Product Manager, Google Enterprise
Scott is a Product Manager at Google, where he runs the Apps Marketplace and thanks his lucky stars to be able to work with amazing developers revolutionizing the way businesses use the web. A startup guy at heart, Scott joined Google when it acquired JotSpot, where he ran developer and partner programs, and previously founded Inovie Software, maker of early Web collaboration service TeamCenter, acquired by SDRC. Scott holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from UC San Diego and was a PhD student at UCSD’s Computer Systems Lab.
Editor at Large, CNET News
Rafe Needleman is Editor at large for CNET Networks and producer of the weekly tech issues podcast, Reporters’ Roundtable, a site about Web-based products and startups. Rafe has been a technology editor and writer since 1988. His experience and perspective makes him a keen judge of what works and what doesn’t. Previously, Rafe wrote Catch of the Day for Red Herring. He has written for Business 2.0, Always On, and Release 1.0. He has also edited several publications, including Byte Magazine, where he was editor in chief.
Director, AppConnect Program, Constant Contact
Kevin is director of the AppConnect program at Constant Contact. Kevin enjoys working with business leaders from other software companies focused on the small business space developing integration strategies, discussing business challenges, and making SAAS easier to use through integration. Kevin is responsible for the app partner program, as well as managing the Constant Contact MarketPlace. Kevin has also speaks at events on the topic of email marketing and social media marketing. Prior to joining Constant Contact, Kevin was a software developer building interfaces for healthcare software apps.
West Coast Editor, Business Insider SAI, Business Insider
Matt Rosoff is Business Insider SAI’s West Coast Editor. Prior to joining SAI, he was an analyst for Directions on Microsoft for 10 years, and blogged about music and digital technology for CBS Interactive. From 1995 to 2000, he was a founding editor at CNET.com.
Roy Rubin is the co-founder and CEO of Magento, the world’s fastest-growing eCommerce platform. Launched in 2007, Magento was enthusiastically embraced by developers and merchants. Today, tens of thousands of merchants worldwide – including the world’s most innovative and sophisticated brands – run their sites on Magento. A technologist at heart, Rubin’s vision and strategic acumen helped him build a thriving business around the platform. In August, 2011, eBay, Inc. acquired Magento, and the platform became a core component of X.commerce, eBay, Inc.’s global commerce operating system. Rubin continues to lead Magento while contributing his strategic vision to the X.commerce leadership team.
SVP Emerging Platforms, Anthem Worldwide
Mark Silva is SVP Emerging Platforms for Anthem Worldwide, a full service strategic brand consultancy division of Schawk, Inc. Prior to joining Schawk, Silva founded and lead Real Branding, a leading digital marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and Toronto. Silva has been bringing emerging platforms to brands since the earliest days, helping launch CareerMosaic at Omnicom in 1994 as one of the first 100 commercial enterprises on the web. Silva has led online brand strategy for the world’s largest and most beloved companies and brands including ABC/Disney, Anheuser-Bush/Inbev, Darden Restaurants, Pepsico, Unilever and Warner Bros. He is a frequent speaker, advisor and resource for industry matters.
General Manager, Microsoft
As General Manager of Microsoft’s developer & platform evangelism efforts Matt Thompson has the first hand opportunity to both observe and work with a number of Silicon Valley’s most unique technology start ups. His time is split between working with this influential community of technologists as they adopt Microsoft technologies (including Microsoft’s cloud offering, Windows Azure, and new phone platform, Windows Phone 7); advising a number of early stage start ups; and working with Microsoft customers & partners as they implement solutions on top of the breadth of the Microsoft platform offerings. Previously, As Sr. Director of Sun’s Cloud engineering organization Matt was responsible for the development of Sun’s platform as a service offering and related cloud developer tools. In a previous role, Matt was responsible for Sun’s developer program and technology outreach worldwide. When not working you’ll likely find Matt off an island somewhere following his passion, underwater photography.
Chris is the CEO of Topix where he has led the team creating the #1 local forum site in the US. Chris is a serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley executive who co-founded Spoke Software and NewHoo (acquired by Netscape) and has held a variety of sales & marketing positions at Netscape, AOL & Sun Microsystems prior to joining Topix. Chris graduated from the University of California at San Diego with degrees in Computer Science and Economics.
SVP Information Technology and Product Development, ADP
Rich is responsible for leading product development and innovation for Automatic Data Processing’s (ADP’s) Small Business Services division. In this capacity, Rich led the research and development for ADP’s new payroll platform for the small business market, RUN Powered by ADP. RUN has received critical acclaim by numerous publications and is awaiting approval for patent pending technological innovations, including RUN Mobile Payroll, which allows business owners to run payroll from their mobile device. Prior to joining ADP, Rich was a Principal Consultant at William M. Mercer, where he pioneered the introduction of electronic employee communication for large multi-national companies. His achievements there include creating the first web-based employee portal at Dell Computers in 1996.
BetterWorks’ company mission is to help small and medium-sized businesses recognize, reward and retain employees by “Making Work Rewarding”. The BetterWorks Perks Platform gives businesses an easy way to recognize, reward, and retain employees with big-company style perks for even the smallest company budget. For a flat monthly fee, employees are provided a personal dashboard and access to order from variety of local vendors and services offering pre-negotiated corporate rates. Employers are able to monitor and measure engagement levels to ensure ROI on employee perk spend. Currently available in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and soon launching in Austin, San Diego and Orange County.
@username Located in Santa Monica, CA
BlackLocus helps online retailers to price their products. With machine learning algorithms developed at Carnegie Mellon, BlackLocus SaaS platform tracks both competitor prices from the web, and internal data from its clients, to provide real-time intelligence to online retailers. When online retailers are able to offer the right product, at the right price, to the right people, explosive sales occur.
@BlackLocus Located in Austin, TX
Expense reports that don’t suck! Import your expenses *and your receipts* from credit cards and mobile phone, submit expense reports through email, and reimburse everything online with QuickBooks and direct deposit. Used by over 70K companies and 400K individuals, you’re going to love it too!
@expensify Located in San Francisco, CA
Ginzametrics is the most scalable SEO platform on the market, serving the needs of advertisers, publishers, agencies and ecommerce companies at global scale. Our platform manages millions of keywords across large site portfolios in over 20 global markets. The Ginzametrics SEO dashboard makes it easy to optimize content for all major search engines. Ginzametrics integrates with Google Analytics, Omniture SiteCatalyst and more to provide engagement insights for organic search. Our API enables SEOs and agencies to automate site provisioning and analytics at massive scale. Ginzametrics has received funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups and other investors.
@ginzametrics Located in Mountain View, CA
GoInstant helps you get closer to your customers. With GoInstant you can share a web browsing session within seconds, and there are no downloads or plugins to get in the way. For sales, that means you can put your customer in front of your product faster; creating more engaging experiences and improving conversions. For support, it means you can join your customer where they need you; so you can assist sales, diagnose problems and demonstrate solutions.
@goinstant Located in Halifax, Canada
Goldrun is an augmented reality (AR) platform that places gps-linked virtual objects in real-world locations such as shopping areas, parks, and events. The free app is a powerful promotional tool tailored for the mobile environment. It hosts cost-efficient, interactive campaign extensions using existing brand assets. These programs, called runs, engage consumers in immersive, shareable experiences. Through the Goldrun application, clients can launch unlimited geo-targeted AR promotions and create unique engaging brand experiences anywhere, at any time.
@GoldRun Located in New York, NY
Grovo is an online education and training platform that helps people find and use sites, and helps sites reach and educate users. Before Grovo, there was no single, centralized location for Internet education and training. Grovo produces free and Premium Business video tutorials that cover the Web’s most popular and useful sites as well as essential cloud services in social media, productivity, and online marketing.
@grovo Located in New York, NY
Movable Ink breathes life into your emails. We help you make an email experience as real-time as the web. Most emails begin to go stale from the moment they are sent. Using the Movable Ink App Gallery, marketers are able to send rich, dynamic emails that personalize to the recipient when opened. This email content can change when the email is opened, based on time of day, recipient’s location, device used, and real-time business rules. Our customers see greater clickthroughs, conversions, and engagement. Most importantly, they delight their recipients with a highly-relevant message.
@movableink Located in New York, NY
myERP.com is the world’s fastest business cloud application. Just type what you want to get things done or to find any business information you need, lightspeed. No more complex menus to learn. Designed for small businesses, myERP.com is today the #1 Cloud ERP (accounting, CRM, purchasing, inventory…) integrated with Google Apps, with more than 40 000 business customers, in over 100 countries. myERP.com is available for free, for 2-users, and $29/month per additional user.
@username Located in San Francisco, CA
Ordoro helps small and medium sized ecommerce retailers to efficiently manage their backoffice operations. Ordoro is the one place where these merchants log in to view orders coming in from multiple channels – Amazon, eBay, webstores, phone orders – and keep track of their fulfillment operations. Ordoro automatically prints shipping labels via Fedex, UPS or USPS, or routes orders to manufacturers for direct shipping. Ordoro accurately tracks inventory levels across multiple locations to give the merchant a real-time view of their supply chain. Ordoro is an essential tool for ecommerce businesses that want to grow.
@ordoro Located in Austin, TX
Outright dramatically streamlines the work involved with running a small business, by helping entrepreneurs pay the right taxes, organize their income and expenses, and keep their businesses on track. We help small businesses thrive in our connected world.
@outright Located in Mountain View, CA
Revel Systems provides a iPad POS that is disrupting the POS market one store at a time. The point of sale system provides store owners with a way to connect the virtual world to the physical with their open API.
@revelsystems Located in San Francisco, CA
RewardMe is an in-store tablet-based solution that brings the power of online retail to the physical retail space. From the moment the customer enters the restaurant, RewardMe provides an engaging experience that captures the customer’s information, personalizes up-sells, and generates social-driven customer referrals, all while increasing the speed of line and representing the brand. Our proven technology has helped businesses increase average order value through up-sells and recommendations as well as increase customer loyalty through gamification techniques similar to those used in Farmville.
Located in Mountain View, CA
Rypple is a social performance platform that helps managers and their teams recognize one another for great work, share key priorities, give and receive feedback, and coach people to achieve their goals—all in real time. Rypple captures everything in one place, so it’s easy for managers to get a snapshot of employee performance at the end of a goal, project, or quarter. With Rypple, performance management is fast, painless, and effective. Rypple brings a social, just-in-time approach to performance management. Employees get the continuous feedback, coaching, and recognition they need to improve faster and stay engaged. Managers ensure their teams keep focused on the right priorities. And business leaders build a high performance feedback culture at work.
@workdotcom Located in Toronto, ON and San Francisco, CA
Salespod is a swiss army knife for the mobile workforce: unique, comprehensive, field sales & services automation solution available for smart phones and tablets. Used by field sales representatives, service technicians and merchandisers. Built to boost sales and productivity through real-time coverage of the field work, smart analytics and Enterprise 2.0 style of collaboration. With Salespod we are about to eliminate (paper) notepads from the hands of sales reps and service technicians and most of the phone calls between them and office personnel of their companies.
@SalesPod Located in Zagreb, Croatia
Seamless Receipts helps retailers stay connected with in-store customers. The Seamless Receipts solution replaces paper receipts with branded eReceipts and allows retailers to personalize messages to their customers. With Seamless Receipts, you can collect more emails, drive offline customers online, and engage customers after they leave your store. We build our products with simplicity in mind, making it easy for any retailer to increase customer engagement.
@Sailthru Located in New York, NY
Founded in 2010, Slice cuts through the clutter of shopping and simplifies the e-commerce experience for consumers. By developing new ways to automatically track, organize and manage purchases, the company helps shoppers stay organized and save time.
@helloslice Located in Palo Alto, CA
Sprout Social allows businesses to efficiently and effectively manage & grow their social presence across multiple channels and turn social connections into loyal customers. The web application integrates with Twitter, Facebook Fan Pages, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Gowalla and other networks where consumers are engaging with businesses and brands. In addition to communication tools, Sprout Social offers contact management, competitive insight, lead generation, reporting, analytics and more – all in a package that’s intuitive and easy to use.
@sproutsocial Located in Chicago, IL
SteelHouse(tm), an ad:tech and Under the Radar award-winning company, brings innovative advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and eCommerce marketers. SteelHouse reaches more than 125 million consumers a month, across hundreds of the world’s largest brands. The company’s behavioral marketing solutions, including A2, Real Time Offers(tm) and Retargeting enable brands to drive high engagement in their ads, on or off their site, based on their consumers’ behaviors and in real time.
@steelhouse Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stitch, a design-focused fully integrated business management suite for the SMB market, was created to solve problems the founders experienced while operating product-based businesses. Stitch integrates inventory management, order fulfillment, invoicing, accounting and business analytics through numerous sales channels (i.e. online, wholesale, consignment, trade shows) into a single SaaS product offering. Near-term development continues to focus on business management tools in addition to incorporating industry-changing integration technologies through both web and mobile applications. Long-term development will fill the void that currently exists between retailers and manufacturers by leveraging network effects and a uniquely designed database.
@stitchlabs Located in San Francisco, CA
Tagtile helps local businesses identify and engage their customer base to increase repeat purchase rates. Unlike big retail CRM systems that are complex and expensive, Tagtile is designed to be frictionless, fun and effective. The Tagtile product, a low-cost hardware device called the Tagtile Cube, tracks in-store transactions and enables customers to get rewards for their purchase by simply tapping their phones against the Cube. By connecting identity information with purchase history, Tagtile enables businesses to build a rich database of their users and leverage that data to run highly targeted direct marketing campaigns. Tagtile is founded by alumni from Google and Stanford, and based in San Francisco.
@tagtile Located in San Francisco, CA
The Resumator provides growing businesses with tools that take the hassle out of hiring. Instead of relying on clunky spreadsheets and clogged HR email inboxes, the “deputized hiring managers” found in many small and growing businesses can use our SaaS tool for promoting jobs, reviewing resumes, and socializing their jobs through social media. The Resumator provides employers with recruiting tools they’ve never had, but have always needed.
@theresumator Located in Pittsburgh, PA
ThinkNear is a smart marketing engine for local businesses. Just as airlines and large corporations adjust their prices based on demand, our system automatically makes marketing and discount decisions for local businesses. ThinkNear’s engine predicts how busy a merchant is in real-time, creates the optimal discount to sell excess capacity, and makes those discounts available on nearby smartphones.
Located in New York, NY / Los Angeles,CA
Are you tired of rewriting the same emails over and over in business? Email is the #1 communication and business workflow tool yet it continues to be a repetitive and arduous process. Tout looks at patterns in human communication and is building a better email client for businesses to help them communicate more effectively and productively.
@toutapp Located in New York, NY, and Mountain View, CA
TribeHR is a fresh way to manage your human resources. Our social HR management software lets you focus more on what you do best, and less on the things that get in your way. TribeHR holds all of your employee information, captures social interactions, and highlights information that can help you better engage your employees and managers in HR processes. With core functions in the areas of applicant tracking, time off tracking, performance management and recognition, all wrapped in an easy-to-use interface, TribeHR helps you build a motivated and engaged culture in your company, making everyone happier and more efficient.
@tribehr Located in Waltham, MA and Waterloo, ON
uberVU is a social media marketing service designed from the ground up to be unbelievably easy to use, lightning fast yet amazingly powerful. It covers the whole social media life cycle, from strategy to execution to management yet you can learn to use it in minutes, not days.
@ubervu Located in London, UK
Vend is beautiful retail web-based point-of-sale and inventory management software you will love to use. Take the stress out of owning a POS system by simplifying the day to day management of sales, products, pricing and inventory. All you need is an web browser. Vend works with equipment you already own, including barcode scanners, cash drawers and receipt printers. Vend continues to work even if your internet connection doesn’t. Your data will automatically synchronize the next time you connect. Enjoy the latest features without the hassle of maintenance and upgrades, for a small monthly subscription.
@vendhq Located in Auckland, NZL and San Francisco, CA
Vidyard makes it easy for businesses, video producers and agencies to put their videos online. We take care of hosting, YouTube syndication and real-time, instantly available analytics to help our customers best identify the ROI of video content. In addition, we enable call to action in video. This means that businesses can enable purchases or conversions via video rather then re-direct the viewer to boring or static content. For many businesses and agencies, Vidyard is the central hub for implementing, creating, managing and analyzing the success of their video content.
@vidyard Located in Waterloo, Canada and Mountain View, CA
Wave helps small businesses achieve success. How? Wave Accounting is a 100% free online app that takes away the pain associated with accounting and bookkeeping, and gives business owners back their time. Wave eliminates laborious manual entry tasks, and yields accountant-friendly reports, without requiring the business owner to know anything about accounting. Along the way, Wave is revolutionizing the business side of small business SaaS apps: Sophisticated, privacy-protective revenue streams allow us to offer an extraordinary product completely for free — not just a free trial. In less than a year, Wave has already attracted 50,000 small business signups in 189 countries around the world.
@wavehq Located in Toronto, Canada
Microsoft Conference Center, Building 1
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Microsoft Conference Center
Microsoft Conference Center, Building 1
1065 La Avenida Street | Mountain View, CA, 94043
Microsoft Phone: 650-693-1001
Directions Take 280 South (towards San Jose) if you are coming from San Francisco.
* The morning traffic on 101 South WILL delay your arrival by 30 minutes or more.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Wednesday, November 9th | 6pm to 8pm
Zibibbo | 430 Kipling St, Palo Alto, California 94301