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Martha E. Pollack

President, Cornell University

Martha E. Pollack is the fourteenth president of Cornell University and professor of computer science, information science, and linguistics. She took office on April 17, 2017. She was previously provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan. A computer scientist with research expertise in artificial intelligence, Pollack is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

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Liza Landsman '90

President of Jet.com

Recently named President of Jet.com, Liza Landsman leads the firm's Management Committee and is a member of Walmart's US Ecommerce leadership team. Prior to joining Jet.com, she was Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at E*TRADE Financial.

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JJ Ramberg

Co-founder, Goodshop and Host, MSNBC's Your Business

JJ Ramberg is the founder of Goodshop, the maker of Gumdrop which automatically finds you the best deals and coupons when you shop online. She is also the host of the MSNBC program Your Business and the author of the bestselling book It's Your Business.

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Robert Smith '85

Founder Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners
2017 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Vista currently manages equity capital commitments of over $30Bn and oversees a portfolio of over 35 software companies that employ over 45,000 people worldwide. Under Robert's leadership, Vista has exclusively focused on the enterprise software, data and technology enabled solutions sectors. He is a proud graduate of Cornell Engineering.

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Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles

CEO and President, Vassilaros Coffee

Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles is CEO, President and a member of the Board of Directors of John A. Vassilaros & Son, Inc., a family business focused on roasting and distributing coffee to foodservice establishments since 1918. Stefanie left a successful corporate career to lead her family's business and brings to the company a strong background in international law and corporate finance combined with a keen operational expertise. Stefanie joined Vassilaros to structure and guide the company through the challenges of an unplanned leadership succession. Since then, she has rapidly improved the company's performance while also building upon its rich heritage with a focus on the future.

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Steve Hindy '71, MAT '73

Co-founder and Chairman, Brooklyn Brewery

Steve Hindy, cofounder and chairman of The Brooklyn Brewery, is a former Middle East Correspondent for The Associated Press. He is a longtime member and past chairman of the board of directors of the Brewers Association and coauthor of BEER SCHOOL: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery and The Craft Beer Revolution.

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Ilya Sukhar '07, MEng '08

General Partner, Matrix Partners

I'm a builder of and investor in startups. I've been a part of three startups with varying degrees of success. The latest, Parse, was a cloud platform for mobile developers. We sold the company to Facebook in 2013 and operated a semi-independent unit for a few years. On the investing side -- I'm an active angel investor, was a part-time partner at Y Combinator, and am now investing full time as a General Partner at Matrix Partners.

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Jennifer Hyman

CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a fashion company co-founded by Jennifer with a technology soul that is disrupting the way women get dressed. In her role, she sets strategic priorities and leads company growth in all areas of the business, including marketing, technology, product, and analytics. Since 2009, her company has raised over $190 million in venture capital, growing the business to over 6 million members, 1,100 employees and 450 designer brands.

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Jon Oringer

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Shutterstock

Jon founded Shutterstock in 2003 with thousands of his own digital photographs. A serial entrepreneur, he recognized the need for licensable images at an affordable cost and created the first global subscription image marketplace. Since then, Shutterstock has grown into a portfolio of brands serving businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world with all the creative and editorial assets needed.

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Scott Belsky '02, Moderator

Entrepreneur, Author, and Investor

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. He founded Behance in 2005, which was subsequently acquired by Adobe in 2012. He was also an angel investor in Uber, Pinterest, and Periscope among other early stage companies. He is currently a venture partner for Benchmark and co-founder of a new company.


9:00 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

10:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and Rohit Verma, Dean of External Relations, SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University

10:15 AM

Liza Landsman

10:45 AM

JJ Ramberg
Fireside chat with Scott Belsky '02

11:15 AM

Robert Smith
with introduction by Cornell President Martha Pollack
Fireside chat with Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Cornell University


Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles

2:00 PM

Steve Hindy

2:30 PM

Ilya Sukhar

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM

Jennifer Hyman
Fireside chat with Scott Belsky '02

4:15 PM

Jon Oringer
Fireside chat with Scott Belsky '02

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks
Scott Belsky '02 Moderator

5:00 PM



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