Speaker List and Bios

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Marvin Davis
Marvin Davis joined LifeLock in September of 2009 as the Chief Marketing Officer. Davis, responsible for all of the organization’s marketing initiatives, also oversees LifeLock’s Strategic Partner Sales and Product & Strategy business units.

Prior to LifeLock, Davis led the marketing organization at Comcast, launching the company’s first-ever branding campaign. Additionally, he convinced the company to support the launch with a national media buy, a first for the Cable industry. Davis also served as the Vice President of Advertising and Brand Management for Verizon Wireless and led the development and launch of the “Can You Hear Me Now?” brand campaign. Davis was recognized by BrandWeek as a Top 10 Marketer and by Advertising Age as a Top 50 Marketer, both in 2006. Davis has a BBA degree in Marketing from Emory University and received his MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University.

Gokul Rajaram
Gokul Rajaram is Co-Founder and CEO of Chai Labs, an Internet company funded by a number of notable investors including Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman. He sits on the boards of Tumri and eduFire, and on the advisory boards of Coupons, Inc., MarketShare Partners , DeviceVM and Skyfire.

Previously, Gokul was Product Management Director for Google AdSense. He helped conceive and crystallize the product in early 2003, and played a key role in its launch and growth into a multi-billion dollar product line. He was also product lead for some Google acquisitions, including DoubleClick, AdScape and dMarc. Earlier, Gokul worked as a software engineer and technical lead at Juno Online, where he developed the back-end advertising system that drove much of Juno’s revenues and helped it go public in 1999. He was also Product Manager at Onetta, a Sequoia Capital funded optical networking company, where he launched a new product line that ultimately accounted for 90% of Onetta’s revenues. Gokul has an MBA from MIT Sloan, a MS in CS from UT Austin, and a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur where he received the President’s Gold Medal for being Class Valedictorian.

CONFERENCE SESSION SPEAKERS:

Brett Brewer
Brett Brewer is a leading Internet pioneer and executive. Just two years out of college, he co-founded Intermix Media, parent company of MySpace. The company was sold to News Corp. for $673 million. As President of Adknowledge, Brett has played a key role in attracting a $48 million investment from Technology Crossover Ventures and building the largest, independently-owned ad network.

Adam Caplan
Adam is a renowned Internet/digital media executive in the online advertising and social gaming sectors. He is VP – Virtual Currency at Adknowledge, which acquired Super Rewards Virtual Currency. Previously, Adam was Founder & CEO of a social gaming start-up and an investment banker with Morgan Stanley , where he headed the emerging Internet/new media banking team . He has significant experience providing public and private financing and M&A advice to companies across the internet and media sectors.

Gurbaksh Chahal
Gurbaksh Chahal is one of the youngest and one of the most successful internet entrepreneurs of recent history. Chahal has created companies worth over $340 million by the age of 25. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, FOX Business Network’s Cavuto, among others, and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He completed his memoir, The Dream, which was globally released on October 23rd, 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan. G is also currently developing several other television shows.

Matt Handal
Matt Handal co-founded DoubleDing in 2008. They launched in April of ’09 and are currently in super stealth, under the covers mode. DoubleDing gained notoriety when it supplanted one of the big guys on the largest facebook game a month ago. Prior to this, Matt held management and executive management positions at LowerMyBills.com, InterMix, and Zag.com.

Noah Kagan
Noah Kagan is the president and co-founder of Gambit (getgambit.com), one of the leaders in online payments. He was #30 at Facebook inventing status updates and helped develop mobile, search, advertising and more products. Afterwards, he was #5 at Mint.com and managed all marketing for the company. Noah holds a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Kris Kibak
Kris is currently CEO of e Cruz, Inc and he has quickly become one of the largest players in the direct response, performance marketing space–particularly in display advertising. He has worked with leading affiliate networks including Azoogle and Clickbooth and with Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, etc. Promoting a wide variety of offers for his advertisers and constantly exploring new opportunities, Kris has grown his business at an exceedingly rapid pace.

Mitch Liu
Mitch is the co-founder of OfferPal Media. He has Over 17 years of entrepreneurial startup experience in the Internet, online pay-for-performance direct marketing and software-as-a-service space. Mitch has helped drive the success of multiple consumer and online advertising startups through technology and marketing. Mitch has a BS in Computer Science Engineering from MIT, and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Josh McFarland
Josh is CEO of TellApart, a new company building a predictive customer analytics platform. Before this, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Greylock Partners, where he incubated ideas and advised the firm on the areas of consumer internet and monetization. Previously, he spent over 5 years at Google as a lead product manager on advertising platforms including AdWords, Audio Ads and Google’s display ads efforts. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Stanford.

Chester Ng
Chester Ng is a Co-Founder of OpenCandy, running the business development and sales team focused on increasing distribution and revenues for software providers. Prior to OpenCandy, Chester spent 7 years at DivX, most recently as Director of Business Development, responsible for software distribution and licensing, online advertising, and expanding DivX into new markets. Chester resides in sunny San Diego.

Alex Rampell
Alex Rampell is the co-founder and CEO of TrialPay, the leading payment and promotions platform that increases conversion rates and order values for any online seller. Prior to TrialPay, Alex co-founded FraudEliminator, the first consumer anti-phishing company, which merged into SiteAdvisor and was acquired by McAfee in April 2006. He holds an AB in Applied Math and Computer Science, cum laude, from Harvard University.

Spencer Scott
Spencer Scott is currently Chief Revenue Officer of online video syndication and monetization platform, OneScreen, and has held this role at multiple successful start-ups in the areas of search, rich media, video, and mobile. At OneScreen, Spencer lead the development of the Media Response product. OneScreen’s Media Response empowers DR marketers with video capabilities to target prospective buyers through digital media.

Mihir Shah
Mihir Shah is Vice President of the Ad Network for RockYou. He is responsible for all operations of the largest ad network in the social media space. Prior, he was the VP and GM for Direct Selling Solutions at QuinStreet, the largest performance marketing firm in the country. Earlier, Mihir was the President and CEO of Liquid Software, a Sutter Hill Ventures backed enterprise application integrator. Mihir is a graduate of Stanford University.

Justin Smith
Justin Smith is the founder of Inside Network, which runs Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games, the original and largest sites serving application developers, game developers, and marketers. Thousands of developers, entrepreneurs, investors, agencies, advertisers, and marketers read Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games daily. Inside Network’s latest report, “Inside Virtual Goods: The US Virtual Goods Market 2009-2010,” was released in October 2009.

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith manages Facebook’s Online Sales Account Management team in North America. Prior to Facebook, Sarah worked at Swish Marketing, Boston Consulting Group, and Sylvan Learning Centers. Sarah holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.