Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.
Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.
Scott Thompson is president of PayPal with overall responsibility for growing the global leader in online payments. Succeeding Rajiv Dutta in 2008, Scott previously served as PayPal’s senior vice president and chief technology officer where he oversaw information technology, product development, and architecture for PayPal.
Prior to PayPal, Scott worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. As executive vice president of technology solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa’s global payment system.
Scott was also chief information officer of Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo.
Scott received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College.
Keith Rabois is Chief Operating Officer at Square, the innovative new payments company founded by Jack Dorsey that empowers anyone to accept payments everywhere. Keith oversees the company’s business operations including marketing, communications, business development, distribution, human resources, and risk management. Keith specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs. An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide and began his career practicing law at the prestigious Sullivan & Cromwell. Keith was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube and currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp, Xoom, and Milo. Keith holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University.
Michael G. Rubin is founder and CEO of GSI Commerce Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce and interactive marketing solutions. With revenues of more than $1.0 billion, GSI’s services enable more than 500 of the world’s leading consumer brands and retailers to capture the full potential of the online channel.
GSI delivers customized solutions through its three divisions: e-commerce services, interactive marketing services and consumer engagement. GSI’s global e-commerce platform provides technology, order fulfillment, customer care and all of the intricate processes that make online shopping possible. The company also offers a full suite of interactive marketing services through its Global Marketing Services division, which includes TrueAction, a full-service digital agency, and e-Dialog, one of the world’s leading e-mail marketing providers. GSI’s Consumer Engagement division provides brands and retailers a platform for online private sales through RueLaLa.com, and an online, off-price marketplace, SmartBargains.com
Rubin started GSI in 1999 but has been a CEO his entire career. At age 12, he launched his first business in the basement of his family’s home. Today, at the age of 37, he is the leader of a fast-growing Internet company. This global organization employs 5,500 people, rising to over 10,000 employees during the holiday shopping season.
Having received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial skills and accomplishments, Rubin was named one of 2010’s “15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under,” by Forbes magazine, and was recently featured on CBS’ hit television series Undercover Boss.
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