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2017 Speakers

Shift Forum is hosted by John Battelle, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the Web 2.0 Summit. Forum speakers are drawn from the top echelons of the world’s most admired companies along with the world’s most challenging and controversial academics, journalists, and authors.

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Bill Aboudi

Bill Aboudi

President
Oakland Port Services Corporation
Adrian Aoun

Adrian Aoun

Founder & CEO
Forward
Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar

Vice President
Schibsted Media Group
Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen

Founder and Creative Director
Listen Up Training and Chinese Menu Comedy
Louis Beryl

Louis Beryl

Co-Founder & CEO
Earnest
Michael Boskin

Michael Boskin

T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics
Stanford University
Rose Broome

Rose Broome

Co-Founder & CEO
HandUp
Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors Point Guard and Co-Founder & CIO, Slyce
NBA Golden State Warriors, Slyce
Michael Dubin

Michael Dubin

CEO
Dollar Shave Club
Marc Elias

Marc Elias

Partner, Firmwide Chair, Political Law Practice; Member, Firmwide Executive Committee
Perkins Coie
Moy Eng

Moy Eng

Executive Director
Community Arts Stabilization Trust
Anne M. Finucane

Anne M. Finucane

Vice Chairman
Bank of America
Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence

TV Personality, Chef, Entrepreneur, Author
Tyler Florence International, Inc.
Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor
Financial Times
Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest

Co-Founder
Ignite Talks PBC
David Friedberg

David Friedberg

CEO
The Production Board
Adena Friedman

Adena Friedman

President & CEO
Nasdaq
Kara Goldin

Kara Goldin

Founder & CEO
hint, Inc.
Jill Hagenkord

Jill Hagenkord

Chief Medical Officer
Color Genomics
Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and Executive Chairman
Kiva
Neesha Hathi

Neesha Hathi

EVP, Investor Services Strategy, Segments and Platforms
Charles Schwab
Robin Hauser

Robin Hauser

Director & Producer
Unleashed Productions, Inc.
John Heilemann

John Heilemann

National Affairs Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Executive Producer and Host, Showtime's The Circus
NBC News, MSNBC, Showtime
Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

President & CSO
CrowdStrike Services
Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Founder
Ready Set
Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen

Digital Collections Specialist
California Academy of Sciences
Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
White House
Bill Kanarick

Bill Kanarick

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Publicis.Sapient
David Kidder

David Kidder

Co-Founder
Bionic
Emily Leproust, Ph.D.

Emily Leproust, Ph.D.

CEO
Twist Bioscience
Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

CEO
SuperPhone
Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Box
Alison Lewis

Alison Lewis

CMO
Johnson & Johnson
Peter Leyden

Peter Leyden

Founder and CEO
Reinvent
Daniel Lurie

Daniel Lurie

Founder & CEO
Tipping Point Community
Kathleen McLaughlin

Kathleen McLaughlin

Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart and President, Walmart Foundation
Walmart & Walmart Foundation
Donna Morris

Donna Morris

Executive Vice President, Customer & Employee Experience
Adobe
Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

President
University of California
DJ Patil

DJ Patil

Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist
White House
William Peduto

William Peduto

Mayor
City of Pittsburgh
John Podesta

John Podesta

Chair
Hillary Clinton for America
Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich

Professor of Public Policy
UC Berkeley & Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Rob Reid

Rob Reid

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Bestselling Author
Year Zero and Forever On
Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D.

Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D.

Founder, President & CEO
Center for Global Policy Solutions
Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi

Research Scientist
IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre
Chris Satchell

Chris Satchell

Chief Product Officer
Comcast NBC Universal
Diego Scotti

Diego Scotti

CMO
Verizon
Libby Schaaf

Libby Schaaf

Mayor
City of Oakland
Tina Sharkey

Tina Sharkey

Co-Founder & CEO
Brandless
Elle Shelley

Elle Shelley

EVP Forth, a division of LM and CMO
Local Motors
Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Medical Doctor and Founder
Private Medical and Healthloop
Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President & Chief Legal Officer
Microsoft
Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor

Founder
Niskanen Institute
Arjanna van der Plas

Arjanna van der Plas

Author
Stories Behind the Fog
Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa

Distinguished Fellow
Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering
Rachel Whetstone

Rachel Whetstone

Senior Vice President, Communications & Policy
Uber
Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Managing Partner
USV
Robert Wolf

Robert Wolf

Co-Founder & Chairman, Measure, Drone as a Service®
CEO, 32 Advisors
Shivon Zilis

Shivon Zilis

Partner, Founding Member
Bloomberg Beta

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