Meet The Disrupt SF 2015 Speakers And Judges

By September 16, 2015Bitcoin Business
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Disrupt SF is just a few weeks away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy tickets for Disrupt SF here.

You can find full details about the event right here. We’ve compiled this list of the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take the stage. Study up!

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Sam Altman is president of Y Combinator and was the cofounder of Loopt, a location-based social networking app, which was part of YC’s first batch in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. Altman will speak at 10:05am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Isis Anchalee is a autodidact and platform engineer at OneLogin, an enterprise identity management company. As founder of the #iLookLikeAnEngineer movement she believes that external appearances do not put a limit on cognitive ability. Anchalee will speak at 9:05am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Nikesh Arora is the representative director, president & COO at SoftBank Corp. Arora will speak at 9:25am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Gagan Biyani is CEO and co-founder of Sprig, whose mission it is to make eating well accessible to everyone. Biyani will speak at 9:50am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Andrew (Boz) Bosworth is the VP of advertising at Facebook. Bosworth will speak at 10:25am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital, and works with a broad range of companies. Botha will judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Calvin Broadus Jr. aka Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor. He has personal investments in Reddit, Robinhood, and Secret. Snoop will be speaking at 12:00pm on Monday, September 21st.

Gregg Brockway is CEO at Maker Media, a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Brockway will speak at 11:45am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Jon Callaghan is an early stage venture capitalist and a founder of True Ventures. Callaghan will speak at 10:45am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 2

Troy Carter is the founder, chairman and CEO of Atom Factory, an entertainment management company. Carter will speak at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd and judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday September 23rd.

Wences Casares is an international entrepreneur who has founded successful technology and financial ventures in the US, South America and Europe. Casares will speak at 9:45am on Monday, September 21st.

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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is founder and CEO of JOYUS, an online video shopping network. Cassidy will speak at 9:05am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Tracy Chou is currently a backend/infrastructure software engineer at Pinterest. She was previously at Quora, where she joined as the second engineer. Chou will speak at 9:05am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Phaedra Chrousos is an associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Before joining GSA, Chrousos was co-founder and CEO at Daily Secret. Chrousos will speak at 10:40am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Ted Chung is is the founder of Cashmere Agency and co-managing member of Snoop Dogg’s VC fund called Casa Verde Capital. Chung will speak at 12:00pm on Monday, September 21st.

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TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 1

Parker Conrad is co-founder and CEO of Zenefits, the free human resources platform that automates HR and benefits-related tasks for small and medium-sized businesses. Conrad will speak at 9:25am on Monday, September 21st.

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Topher Conway is a General Partner at SV Angel. At SV Angel, he works particularly close with Niche, URX, Bluebox, and Zenefits. Conway will speak at 9:05am on Monday, September 21st.

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Ron Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the founder and managing partner of the Angel Investors LP funds whose investments included Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, and others. Conway will speak at 9:05am on Monday, September 21st.

Leslie Dewan is the founder and CEO of Transatomic Power Corporation. Dewan will speak at 9:45am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Jacob DeWitte is the CEO and founder of Upower. DeWitte will speak at 9:45am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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John Doerr is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Since joining KPCB in 1980, John and his partners have backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Doerr will speak at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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Pavel Durov is the founder and CEO of VK.com, the social network formerly known as Vkontakte. Durov will speak at 12:20pm on Monday, September 21st.

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Helen Greiner is CEO of CyPhy Works, Inc, a startup company that acts as a “skunkworks” to design and deliver innovative robots. Greiner will speak at 10:45am on Monday, September 21st.

Mark Hatch is CEO and co-founder of TechShop and a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Hatch will speak at 11:45am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by millions around the world. Houston will speak at 10:25am on Monday, September 21st.

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Andre Iguadola is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP currently signed with the Golden State Warriors. He advises Twice, a startup acquired by eBay in 2015. Iguadola will speak at 12:40pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Ron Johnson is the CEO of ENJOY, which he founded in 2014. Prior to ENJOY, Ron served as CEO of JC Penney. From 2000 to 2012, Ron was on the executive committee at Apple and led Apple Retail. Johnson will speak at 11:25am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Jonathan Jaglom is the general manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for the overall operation pertaining to Stratasys in Asia, reporting directly to the CEO. Jaglom will speak at 11:45am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Dr. John E. Kelly III is Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research. Kelly will speak at 11:20am on Monday, September 21st.

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Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Khosla will speak at 12:10pm on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Aileen Lee is Founder of Cowboy Ventures, a digital seed-stage focused fund founded in 2012, and a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Lee will speak at 11:40am on Monday, September 21st and judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Bobby Lee is CEO of BTCC, the first and largest bitcoin exchange in China. Lee will speak at 9:45am on Monday, September 21st.

Jeremy Liew is a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, joining the firm in 2006. He invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a particular interest in massive-scale social media, commerce, gaming, financial services, and methods for increasing monetization. Liew will speak at 11:40am on Monday, September 21st.

Richard Marks is the founder of and directs the PlayStation Magic Lab in Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Research & Development group. Marks will speak at 2:00pm on Monday, September 21st.

Bill McGlashan is a founding partner at TPG Growth, the growth equity and smaller buyout investment platform of TPG. Among its best bets are Airbnb, Uber, Domo and Ipsy. McGlashan will speak at 11:40am on Monday, September 21st.

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Eric Migicovsky is the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble, Pebble Steel, Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches for iPhone and Android. Migicovsky will speak at 12:30pm on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Yuri Milner started investing in Internet companies in 1999. In 2005, he founded Digital Sky Technologies, Limited (now Mail.ru Group) to focus on Internet investments in the Russian speaking world. Milner recently announced that he’d be investing $100 million to find extraterrestrial intelligent life. Milner will speak at 10:05am on Monday, September 21st.

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James Park is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating great products and companies. Fitbit is the third startup that he has founded. Park will speak at 10:45am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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DJ Patil is the White House Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for data policy. He previously was is the VP of Product at RelateIQ, worked for Greylock Partners as Chief Data Scientist, Color Labs as Chief Product Officer, LinkedIn as Chief Scientist and Chief Security Officer, and eBay as their Director of Strategy, Analytics, and Product. Patil will speak at 10:40am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Nathaniel Popper is a business reporter at The New York Times and the author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money. Popper will speak at 9:45am on Monday, September 21st.

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Brian Pokorny is a managing partner of SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. Pokorny will judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Matthew Prince is co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare, a company whose mission is to build a better Internet. Prince will speak at 12:25pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Paul Raphaël is the co-founder and director of Félix & Paul Studios, a Montreal-based company dedicated to storytelling through virtual reality. Raphaël will speak at 2:00pm on Monday, September 21st.

Ruchi Sanghvi is the VP of Operations at Dropbox. She holds the distinction of being the first female engineer at Facebook and was instrumental in implementing the first versions of key features such as News Feed. Sanghvi will judge Startup Battlefield on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Alan Schaaf is founder and CEO of Imgur, a company that pegs itself as the Internet’s home for visual stories created and curated by millions of people around the world. Schaaf will speak at 11:20am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Sarah Schaaf is the voice of Imgur’s community of over 150 million monthly active users. Schaaf and her team ensure that community feedback is represented and incorporated into Imgur’s products. Schaaf will speak at 11:20am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Bryan Schreier is a partner at Sequoia Capital, and sits on the board of Dropbox, Hearsay, Qualtrics, MindSnacks, and Inkling and is a board observer for Trulia. Schreier will speak at 9:30am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Beth Seidenberg is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers focused on life science investing. She works with entrepreneurs to develop companies with breakthrough technology for treating patients and improving health. Seidenberg will speak at 12:40pm on Monday. September, 21st.

Dana Settle is a partner with GreyCroft Partners, and she heads the firm’s west coast office. Prior to joining Greycroft, Settle spent several years as a venture capitalist and advisor to startup companies. Settle will speak at 11:40am on Monday, September 21st.

Ryan Smith is the founder and CEO of Qualtrics. Smith will speak at 9:30am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Adi Tatarko is the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, a platform for home remodeling, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Tatarko will speak at 10:05am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Colleen Taylor is an editorial director at Y Combinator. She was a reporter for TechCrunch and the editorial director for TechCrunch TV. Taylor will speak at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Jesse Vollmar is co-founder and CEO of FarmLogs, a leading data science company focused on helping farmers make their fields more profitable. Vollmar will speak at 11:40am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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Peter Weijmarshausen is co-founder and CEO of Shapeways, a leading marketplace and community for 3D printing. Weijmarshausen will speak at 11:45am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Tim Westergren founded Pandora in January 2000 and now serves as its chief strategy officer. Tim is an award-winning composer, an accomplished musician and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. Westergren will speak at 12:05pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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Nick Woodman is the CEO and founder of GoPro. Woodman will speak at 9:05am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Tracy Young is in charge of the day-to-day operations at PlanGrid, driving the team to new levels of productivity and long hours. Young will speak at 10:25am on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder and head of user experience of CloudFlare, the web performance and security company. Zatlyn will speak at 12:25 on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Claude Zellweger is Associate Vice President of Industrial Design at HTC. Zellweger will speak at 2:00pm on Monday, September 21st.

You can find full details about the event right here . We’ve compiled this list of the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take the […]

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