Keynote Speaker

Jeff Lawson
Founder, CEO & Chairman, Twilio, Inc.

Monday, February 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Salon I

Jeff is a serial inventor with over 15 years of entrepreneurial and product experience. He is founder, CEO and Chairman of Twilio. Prior to co-founding Twilio, Jeff was Founder & CTO of NineStar, Founding CTO of Stubhub.com and Founder, CEO & CTO of Versity. He was also one of the original product managers for Amazon Web Services. At every business, Jeff identified the fundamental need for a platform for developers and companies to easily build communications-based business solutions. Jeff grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, started his first company in middle school, and earned his BS in Computer Science & Film/Video from University of Michigan.

Josh James
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Domo, Inc.

Monday, February 27, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Salon I

Josh founded Domo in 2010 to help CEOs and other leaders change the way they do business and obtain value from the tens of billions of dollars spent on traditional business intelligence systems. Before founding Domo, Josh was the CEO of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006; and from 2006-2009, he was the youngest CEO of a publicly traded company.

Omniture was the number one returning venture investment out of 1,008 venture capital investments in 2004, as well as the number two performing technology IPO of 2006. Omniture was also the fastest or second fastest-growing public company for three consecutive years. In 2009, Josh facilitated Omniture’s $1.8 billion sale to Adobe.

In 2012, the Utah Tech Council inducted him into its Hall of Fame and Mountain West Capital Network named Josh its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of its “40 Under 40: Ones to Watch” and, in 2009, as one of its “40 Under 40” top business executives. He was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Brigham Young University’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade.

Josh is the founder of CEO.com, a resource to help founders and CEOs stay up to date with what’s happening at the executive level across top industries, as well as stay armed with the latest leadership strategies and best practices. He also founded Silicon Slopes, a non-profit initiative designed to promote the interests of Utah’s high-tech industry.

Josh has six daughters.

Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Salon I

Steve Jurvetson is a partner at DFJ. His current board responsibilities include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, D-Wave, Planet, and Tesla Motors. He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail, Interwoven, Kana, Nervana and NeoPhotonics. He also led DFJ’s investments in other companies that were acquired for $12 billion in aggregate. Previously, Steve was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his communications chip designs were fabricated. His prior technical experience also includes programming, materials science research, and computer design at HP’s PC Division, the Center for Materials Research, and Mostek. He has also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT Software.

Jayshree Ullal
CEO, Arista Networks, Inc.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Salon I

Jayshree Ullal is a networking executive veteran with 30+ years of experience. In 2015 she was co-awarded “EY 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year” across National USA and “#3 IT Industry Disrupter” by CRN. In 2005, she was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People” by Network World and one of the “Top Executives” at both VMworld 2011 and Forbes magazine 2012. As President and CEO for seven years, Jayshree led Arista Networks to a successful IPO in June 2014 at NYSE. She is responsible for building the company’s business in cloud networking and has forged strategic alliances with Microsoft, HP and VMware to name a few.

Formerly, Jayshree was Senior Vice President at Cisco and responsible for $10B in direct annual revenue from Data Center, Switching and Services, including Cisco’s flagship Nexus 7000 and Catalyst 5000, 4500 and 6500 product lines. Prior to joining Cisco, Ullal was the Vice President of Marketing at Crescendo Communications, which was Cisco’s first acquisition in 1993.

Jayshree holds a B.S. in Engineering (Electrical) from San Francisco State University and an M.S. degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University. She is the 2013 recipient of the SCU School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

Jon Kaplan
Head of Global Sales, Pinterest

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Salon I

Jon Kaplan is the Head of Global Sales at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global sales and operations organization. His team works with both large and small clients, agencies and technology partners across the full range of Pinterest’s advertising solutions. Prior to Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as Vice President, US Sales where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at Economist.com, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC and Company, and is an Advisor to Metamorphic Ventures.