2017 Speakers

  • Shiza Shahid

    Co-Founder, The Malala Fund

    Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact. Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organisation as founding CEO. Prior to that, she was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and is a graduate of Singularity University where she studied how to apply technology towards the goal of solving gender inequities. Through her seedstage venture capital fund and platform, NOW Ventures, Shiza’s current focus is on supporting mission-driven startups whose financial success makes the world a better place.

  • Patrick Chung

    Founding Partner, Xfund

    Patrick Chung is a founding partner of Xfund, and a director of 23andMe, MeCommerce, Philo, and Ravel Law. He is also actively involved with CrowdMed, Curalate, Guideline, Halo Neuro, IFTTT, Landit, Rock Health, Upworthy, and Zumper. Prior to Xfund, Patrick was a partner at NEA where he led the firm’s consumer and seed investment practices. Before joining NEA, he helped to grow ZEFER, an internet services firm acquired by NEC, to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. While at McKinsey & Company, Patrick specialised in hardware, software and services companies. He received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

  • Stephanie Tilenius

    CEO & Co-Founder, Vida Health

    Stephanie Tilenius is an entrepreneur and an “intrapreneur” who builds products, platforms and businesses from the ground up. She is passionate about commerce, payments, healthcare, education and the sharing economy. Presently, Stephanie is CEO & Co-Founder of Vida Health Inc, a next generation continuous care platform and health marketplace that provides expert, personalised, on-demand health coaching and programmes from a network of experienced health care providers and leading medical institutions. She was formerly Vice President of Commerce and Payments at Google and Senior Vice President at eBay and PayPal. She also founded Planetrx.com, an online pharmacy and disease management company. Stephanie is on the boards of Coach, Seagate and Tradesy.

  • Karen Appleton Page

    Senior Director, Apple

    Karen Appleton Page is on Apple’s US Enterprise team where she heads Strategic Partnerships (IBM, SAP, Deloitte) Channel and Industries, as well as the Mobility Partner Program. In this role, she leads the go-to-market team responsible for creating ecosystems of customers and partners, and developing transformational solutions that address major opportunities for enterprises. Karen was formerly Vice President of Business Development at Box where she was responsible for defining and leading Box’s Industry GTM strategy. Prior to that, she was an executive at Prosper, where she served as Head of Business Development at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe. Karen holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Development from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Towson University.

  • Ellen Levy

    Managing Director, Silicon Valley Connect

    Ellen Levy is Co-Founder of SVC2UK and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect. She actively manages a portfolio of over 50 startups either as an angel investor or advisory board member. Ellen is also a member of the Board of Directors for learning technology company Instructure, and social network for military and veterans company Rallypoint. She has been appointed as a University Advisor at Arizona State University and co-chairs their Network Innovation Council. After originally joining LinkedIn as Advisory Board member, Ellen has held the positions of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Head of Corporate & Business Development and member of the Executive Team. Prior to LinkedIn, Ellen spent two years running a Stanford University programme that facilitated collaboration between industry partners, Silicon Valley and the university research community by championing questions concerning people, technology and innovation.

  • Renée La Londe

    Founder, iTalent

    Renée La Londe is a business and tech entrepreneur. In 2005, she founded iTalent Digital, a woman- and minority-owned global technology consulting and systems integration services company. The company focuses on digital transformation, enterprise content and collaboration, mobile app development, business insights and analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud integration and software development, and change management. Renée has previously held positions of Director of Business Systems at NetApp, Manager of Internet Commerce at Cisco Systems, Director of APAC Service at McAfee, and Global Warranty Programs Manager at Apple. She has been named one of Silicon Valley’s most influential women by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and is a co-author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy.

  • Matt Glickman

    Chairman, NovoEd

    Matt Glickman is a successful serial entrepreneur and technology executive, who co-founded and served as CEO of BabyCenter, the leading online resource for new parents (now owned by Johnson & Johnson) and Merced Systems, a customer service analytics software company (now owned by NICE Systems). Matt is an advisor to, investor in, or board member of several technology startups and non-profit organisations. His primary area is consumer software, business applications and analytics. He works across industries but has a focus on education and early childhood development. Currently, Matt is a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches the flagship entrepreneurship class, Startup Garage.

  • Jacquelline Fuller

    VP, Google and President, Google.org

    Jacquelline Fuller leads Google.org, a data-driven, human-focused philanthropy powered by Google, which she joined in 2007. Her team invests more than $200 million yearly to support innovative non-profits that use technology to create more opportunities for everyone to learn, succeed, and be heard. Jacquelline previously served as Deputy Director of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was a member of the senior management team for eight years. In 2004-2005 she helped to launch a $300 million health initiative in Delhi, India for the Foundation. Jacquelline was also speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis Sullivan. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard, and serves on the board of GiveDirectly.

  • Obi Felten

    Director, Google X

    Obi works at X, the team behind self-driving cars, self-flying delivery vehicles, energy kites and internet from balloons. As Director of X Foundry, she is responsible for getting early stage X projects from the lab into the real world – or ensuring they fail fast. Previously, she was Director of Consumer Marketing for Google in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Obi is a startup mentor and angel investor, with a focus on women entrepreneurs. She set up Campus London, a Google-funded space for tech entrepreneurs, and is on the board of Shift, a social enterprise designing products to address social problems like youth obesity and depression. She is also on the board of tech startup Picasso Labs.

  • Rahul Vohra

    Founder & CEO, Superhuman

    Rahul Vohra is a computer scientist, gamer, entrepreneur, and designer, and the Founder & CEO of Superhuman, an advanced email application for professionals and power users. He has been involved with several startups in both investment and advisory capacities, including his role as CEO & Co-Founder of Rapportive, an email add-on that displays your contacts’ social media information inside your email application. While attending college at Cambridge University, Rahul was the President of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, one of the most successful student-run business creation competitions in the world.

  • Hillary Mickell

    Head of Global Partner Marketing, Udacity

    Hillary is the Head of Global Partner Marketing at Udacity, the company that helps you to get a new job or advance your career with courses built by industry leaders like Google, Amazon and Facebook. She is also the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Foodily Inc, the world’s largest recipe search engine, which offers a new way to search for recipes from big name chefs to up-and-coming bloggers. Hillary previously worked at PayPal, Yahoo!, Shutterfly, Netscape, and Microsoft. She holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston University.