Kabeer is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Burrow, a direct-to-consumer company that designs and manufactures uncompromising furniture and other nice things for modern life at home. Burrow was a part of Y Combinator's Summer 2016 class and raised a $14 million series-A round in March 2018. Kabeer is passionate about the intersection of retail and technology and sets the vision for the brand and product at Burrow. Previously, he co-founded an in-store mobile experience platform and has also launched e-commerce and mobile applications for several start-ups. Previously, he had managed global retail analytics for Michael Kors and played a pivotal role in their digital innovation team. Kabeer received a B.Eng from McGill University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.
Founder and CEO, NeuroFlow
Christopher Molaro is a 2010 graduate of USMA where he graduated with a degree in Engineering Management and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a platoon leader to Iraq in 2011 and was awarded a Bronze Star. In 2017 he earned his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He is now the founder and CEO of NeuroFlow. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Erica.
Nimish Shukla, CFA
Co-Founder and Head of Retirement Income, Blueprint Income
Nimish Shukla, CFA is the Co-Founder and Head of Retirement Income at Blueprint Income. At Blueprint Income, Nimish has spoken with thousands of customers about retirement spending and believes the #1 misconception about retirement planning is that accumulating wealth is more important than building an income stream. Nimish is a CFA Charterholder and licensed fixed annuity producer. Prior to heading up operations, sales and account management at Blueprint Income, he advised companies on M&A, capital markets, and financing transactions at the Stifel Nicolaus Weisel investment bank. He holds a Wharton MBA, MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the College of William and Mary.
Stratechery is written by Ben Thompson in Taipei, Taiwan. Ben worked previously at Apple, Microsoft, and Automattic, where he focused on strategy, developer relations, and marketing for Apple University, Windows, and WordPress.com. Ben attended undergrad at the University of Wisconsin, received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management with a focus on strategy and marketing, and an MEM from McCormick Engineering school in Design and Innovation with a focus on human-centered design.
Ben has been writing Stratechery since 2013, and it has been his full-time job since 2014.
About the event:
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Recommended by The New York Times as “one of the most interesting sources of analysis on any subject”, Stratechery has subscribers from over 85 different countries, including executives in both technology and industries impacted by technology, venture capitalists and investors, and thousands of other people interested in understanding how and why the Internet is changing everything.
Gail is VP Developer of Ecosystem and Services at eBay. She has also recently been named the General Manager of the eBay Portland office. Through the eBay Developers Program and eBay public APIs, Gail and her team make it easier for third-party developers to write code that integrates with eBay. Previously at eBay, Gail led engineering efforts on architecture and standards for eBay web services and mobile apps. Before eBay, Gail was a director at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, the heart of Linux at Intel. She has also held tech leadership roles as developer, architect and manager at venture-backed startups focused on mobile software. Her treatise on standards-based mobile Web development, “Beginning Smartphone Web Development”, was published by Apress in December 2009.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
General Manager at Walmart.com & Jet.com
Thomas Ellis is the Senior Director and General Manager of Office/School Products & B2B Solutions at Walmart, Inc, overseeing P&L and all category management responsibilities across Walmart.com and Jet.com. As one of the earliest employees at Jet.com, Thomas helped navigate complexities of hyper-growth. Prior to Jet.com, he was the Head of Strategic Partnerships for eBay Digital, leading negotiation efforts and working closely with the engineering team to develop a new marketplace for digital goods. Thomas hold a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Ken leads the Digital Strategy Group at Adobe, a global team of strategists who advise the world's top brands on digital customer experience and digital transformation. Prior to Adobe, Ken was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company’s technology practice and worked with several early stage tech companies. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a Post-Doctorate Fellow at Wharton.
Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. A Fortune Global 500 company, it has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, since 1 September 2009. In 2018, the company reported net revenues of $39.6 billion, with more than 459,000 employees serving clients in more than 200 cities in 120 countries. In 2015, the company had about 150,000 employees in India, about 48,000 in the US, and about 50,000 in the Philippines. Accenture's current clients include 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500