Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Strava
Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Mark Gainey has been building successful companies for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as the co-founder and executive chairman of Strava, the leading platform for athletes and largest sports participation platform in the world. Founded in 2009, over 90 million athletes worldwide have joined Strava for the competition and camaraderie found in tracking and sharing their fitness activities. Mark also co-founded Kana Communications, an enterprise software firm, in 1996 and served in various capacities, including CEO, president, and chairman. He has offered his expertise to a wide array of companies over the years, joining the boards of Alter-G, BoardVantage, Daum, Clari, and Coaching Corps. Mark holds an AB from Harvard University.
Director of Product, Google Assistant
Director of Product
Dina Berrada is Director of Product Management at Google, where she leads the teams that build multi-modal experiences on Google Assistant - helping users lead more connected, productive, and healthy lives. Before joining Google, Dina led product teams at WeWork and Amazon, evolving niche products into mass consumer products. Dina holds a MBA from Columbia University.
Founder/CEO, Principal Software Engineer, Kintsugi
Founder/CEO, Principal Software Engineer
Grace Chang is the Founder/CEO and Principal Software Engineer at Kintsugi.
Grace was previously in technical leadership roles at several Silicon Valley startups including a machine learning company specializing in signal processing for authentication. Grace is a 5-time entrepreneur and was a past winner at TechCrunch Disrupt, RSA Innovation Sandbox, and SXSW. She is the current recipient of multiple National Science Foundation awards for developing frontier AI technology. (68)
Vice President, Publisher, Capstone Publishers
Owner & Author, The English Schoolhouse
Owner & Author
The English Schoolhouse
Dr. Tamara Pizzoli is an African-American author, curator, producer and publisher who has penned and published dozens of diverse stories for children. Originally from Texas, she has resided in Rome, Italy for over a decade where she runs her award-winning independent publishing house: The English Schoolhouse. Dr. Pizzoli has four children who often inspire her stories. Her most popular books include The Ghanaian Goldilocks and Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, which has been optioned to be made into a live-action film produced by Gabrielle Union.
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Global Product Partnershhips Lead at Google
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Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships at Samsung
The other thing that's a great thing about speech, and you know as a product person I find this very useful, is consumers will ask a Voice Assistant whatever they feel like asking whether it can do it or not. And you can use that to learn what kind of features consumers will value most, and so I think that's going to be we're going to learn a lot as we get into this about what they want.
Director, Home and Gaming Products at Verizon