Success & failure stories, and the epiphany moments behind them
Krishna is currently GM @ Amazon leading Alexa reminders program. Prior to Amazon, he has held Director of Engineering roles at Eventbrite and Yelp. His career has spanned hands-on, startup founder, and engineering leadership roles across a wide variety of products.
Jocelyn Goldfein is a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners where she invests in the intelligent enterprise - early stage startups applying AI to solve business problems. She's particularly excited about the potential of AI to optimize infrastructure, security, supply chains, and worker productivity. Jocelyn is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure, and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early-stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware. During her tenure at Facebook, she helped convert News Feed to Machine Learning and spearheaded the transition to a ‘mobile first' product organization. As an early engineer at VMware, she built core virtualization technology and ultimately created and led VMware’s Desktop Business Unit. Jocelyn also and leadership roles at startups Datify, MessageOne and Trilogy/pcOrder. Jocelyn has a passion for STEM Education and serves on the board of Harvey Mudd College and lectures at Stanford University, where she received her BS in Computer Science.
Michael White leads engineering for Caviar, Square’s food ordering platform. Prior to Caviar, he managed engineering teams building Square's payments, point of sale, and hardware products. Michael has a passion for building high-performing teams, helping small businesses grow, and enjoying craft cocktails.
Mike Riccio is a Director at Google on an unannounced project. Prior to joining Google, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zoosk, where he led a migration from a monolithic application hosted in private data centers to a containerized set of cloud services, enabling continuous self-service code deployment for engineers. Prior to joining Zoosk, Mike served as the Vice President of Engineering and Architecture at the global interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA). During his time at EA, Mike helped spearhead a radical shift in how EA’s customers accessed video games—the evolution from packaged goods to an always-on, cross-platform, social system. Before his time at EA, Mike provided architecture vision and leadership to various enterprises and co-founded Pogo.com, the top-ranked online casual game destination worldwide that was later acquired by EA. He has an MS in Information Networking and a BS in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside the office, Mike likes to tinker with home automation, play poker, and do all things Disney with his family.