Inbox Love Speakers
Ladar Levison is the Founder of Lavabit, LLC. Founded in 2004 (originally named Nerdshack), Lavabit served as a place for free anonymous email accounts. By August of 2013, Levison had grown Lavabit to over 400,000 users, with over 100,000 paid subscribers to Lavabit’s encrypted e-mail services. Levison created Lavabit because he believes that privacy is a fundamental, and necessary right of the American people. On August 8, 2013, he made the bold decision to shut down his business after “refusing to be complicit in crimes against the American people.” Levison is currently vigorously advocating for the privacy and free speech rights of all Americans.
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Exchange
Jason is a Group Program Manager at Microsoft in the Exchange team. He has lead the engineering teams responsible for the Outlook, Exchange, and Exchange Online developer platform for the past six years. During this time his teams have designed and built the Exchange Web Services, Exchange Web Services Managed APIs and the apps for Outlook extensibility model. Jason was a key driver of the apps for Office app model and Office.com store as a distribution mechanism for 3rd party apps. Jason is extremely passionate about empowering app developers to leverage the rich mail, calendar, contact, and task data inside of office, and democratizing the distribution and usage of apps by users and organizations. Prior, Jason worked on Outlook Web App and Microsoft Mobile Information Server, an early platform for bringing e-mail and other productivity services to WAP devices. Jason has been involved in building e-mail and collaboration services and developer platforms in some form or another for the last twelve years.
Lead Designer, Gmail
As the leader of the Gmail User Experience team, Jason is constantly working to improve the experience of the hundreds of millions of users of the world’s most popular email service. Jason helps guide Gmail’s continued evolution through empathy for users and their stories, deep and data-driven understanding of human behavior, and a healthy disregard for the impossible. Prior to joining Google, Jason worked on a wide range of software, from consumer apps to tools for doctors, engineers, scientists, and governments. When he’s not working on improving email you might catch him playing the guitar in dive bars around San Francisco.
Principal, gotomedia, LLC
As an evangelist for design ethnography, Kelly Goto is dedicated to understanding how real people integrate products and services into their daily lives. Goto is principal of gotomedia, LLC, a global leader in research-driven, people-friendly interface design and strategy for web, mobile, and product solutions for clients including Samsung, Hyundai, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Adobe, and Seiko Epson Japan. Her book, Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works, is a standard for user-centered design principles. Goto served as past president of the national board AIGA Center for Brand Experience. She lives in Half Moon Bay with her husband and two daughters and is currently writing a book on the Emotional Side of the User Experience.
Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo
Kaushal Kurapati is a Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo. In his 6 years at Yahoo he has led major initiatives around Search, eCommerce & Mail. Kaushal started with leading Multi-media Search globally for Yahoo and grew his responsibilities to run Search in Emerging Markets and then further expanded his role as lead product executive for Web Search, Multi-media Search and Vertical Search product lines globally. He launched many data-driven and user experience centric innovations in Search that led to multiple awards at Yahoo. Kaushal has also been in charge of several Commerce initiatives including targeted advertising services and hosted eCommerce platforms for small businesses and launching new programs around local offers and daily deals.Most recently Kaushal has been spearheading the Platform, Search and Co-branded Partnership efforts for Yahoo Mail. Kaushal has 22 issued US patents to-date in the areas of Personalization, Recommender Systems and Search. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an MS in Computer Science from U of Maryland Baltimore County, another MS in Mechanical Engineering from U of Delaware and a Bachelors of Technology in Aerospace Engineering from IIT-Madras in India.
Professor of Pyschology, UC Santa Cruz
Steve Whittaker works at the intersection of Psychology and Computation, looking at how we live our everyday lives online. Professor Whittaker uses insights from Cognitive and Social Science to design new digital tools to support memory, collaboration and socialising. His past research has been funded by the EU, NSF, EPSRC (UK) and Microsoft. He currently has a Google grant to look at online collaboration, and will soon be taking over as Editor of the Human Computer Interaction journal.
Director of Product, TripIt
Edith leads product strategy for TripIt and is one of the founders of TripIt for Teams, an easier way to organize travel plans for the whole team. Edith has more than 10 years of experience with both consumer and enterprise startups. From her work on portal sharing, she has two patents. Edith received a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and a degree in Economics from Pomona College.
CEO, Tempo AI
Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran having worked across the space over the past 13 years. Raj is the Founder and CEO of Tempo AI focused on developing a smart calendar. Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where Raj served as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Previously, Raj was the founding Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire, a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to Skyfire, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.
Director of Email Product, Dyn
As the Director of Email Product, Mike Veilleux is responsible for the stability, scalability, growth, and development of Dyn’s email delivery platform. During his tenure with Dyn, Veilleux has also worked as a program manager who worked, along with the Email development team, to develop product requirements, plan and execute projects. Veilleux previously spent six years at Elbit Systems of America where he managed projects in engineering, finance, marketing and sales and contracts and operations. Veilleux earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Business Development Manager, Constant Contact
Josh manages Business Development at Constant Contact, which provides more than a half a million small businesses, non-profits and associations worldwide with a full suite of online marketing tools such as email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys. Josh primarily focuses on both strategic and integrated partnerships. Prior to Constant Contact, Josh led Business Development at Postling, a New York startup built to make social media marketing easier for small businesses. A recent Bay Area transplant, Josh lives and works in San Francisco and is still completely thrown off by football being on at 10am.
Co-founder & CTO, Customer.io
John is Cofounder and CTO of Customer.io, which makes it easy to email your customers based on what they do (or don’t do) in your app. Prior to that, he spent many years at New York based startups, such as Gilt Groupe and Challengepost, honing his skills and experiencing, first hand, the pains of sending personalized email to millions of people.
CEO, 410 Labs
Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the CEO of 410 Labs. He founded his first company at age 14 and has founded 10 companies during his career. He is the creator of several different popular projects and platforms, including Twittervision (the very first application developed for the Twitter API). At 410 Labs he helped create Shortmail.com, an entirely new email platform built around short email messaging, and also Mailstrom.co, a new tool for managing inbox workflow. He is also an active angel investor and is the founder of Baltimore Angels, an angel investing group in Baltimore. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two children, and when he’s not working on startups, he enjoys creating maps, recreational coding, and flying small airplanes.
Co-Founder & CEO, Boxer
Andrew’s executive and entrepreneurial experience spans 16 years in B2C and B2B, for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Today Andrew is the Co-Founder and CEO of Boxer. In 2007, Andrew co-founded the cyber security firm, Ciphent. Ciphent grew to nearly 100 employees with 1000 customers by 2010 before being acquired by Accuvant. With a three year growth rate of 8900%, Ciphent was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #16th Fastest Growing Private Company in the United States. During his tenure as SVP of Services at Accuvant Andrew oversaw a $50mm, 200 person organization and was responsible for doubling revenues in 18 months. As CEO of Bodkin Consulting Group Andrew worked with Fortune 500 brands and technology companies to define their interactive marketing strategies. Andrew began his career as a software architect working with NASA, i2 technologies, and the US Marine Corps. Andrew graduated Suma Cum Laude from Virgina Tech with a degree in Management Information Technology. Andrew lives in Austin TX with his wife, two daughters, and champion “Dock Dog” Sophie.
Ryan has spent his career helping organizations use data and insights to improve performance. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of VoloMetrix, an enterprise cloud analytics company that enables organizations to improve strategic alignment and execution. Previously, he was a manager at the management consulting firm, Bain & Company, where he advised executives on some of their most challenging strategic and operational issues. Before that, Ryan spent many years building and designing enterprise software and selling business intelligence solutions at Cognos and in other BI startups.
Product Manager, Gmail
Shalini is a Product Manager on the Gmail team. Prior to Gmail, she worked on Google Maps, Local Ads, SMB products, and TV Ads
Senior Developer Programs Engineer, Google
Claudio is an engineer in the Google Apps Developer Relations team. Prior to Google, he worked as software developer, technology evangelist, community manager, consultant, technical translator and has contributed to many open-source projects. His current interests include Google APIs, new technologies and good coffee.
Director of Product Management, Return Path
Bruno is the Founder of Context.IO, now part of Return Path. Context.io is an API that makes it easy and fast for developers to integrate email data in their applications. Bruno likes to think the numerous discussions he had with developers innovating on top of email with Context.IO gave him a unique perspective on what the future holds for this deeply ingrained communication medium. A perspective he enjoys sharing at conferences that are kind enough to accept him as a speaker. Bruno has been involved in startups since graduating from McGill Engineering in 2001 with his first web startup acquired in 2003. In 2009, he had a son and started DokDok, a Gmail extension to manage attachments. The work behind DokDok turned into Context.IO which came out of beta in December 2011, a mere four months after his daughter, and second child, was born
Eoghan has always been making things for people who make things. Exceptional, his last company, now part of Rackspace, helped software developers build better products by alerting them to bugs as their customers experienced them. With Intercom, his goal is to help those who run an online business of any size or type to connect with their customers. Founded in 2011, Intercom has replaced traditional help desks and email marketing products with one, simple platform for thousands of businesses.
Principal Program Manager Lead, Outlook.com
David Dennis leads a team of wild eyed program managers intent on making Outlook.com hotter than ever and pushing the boundaries of email interactivity and productivity. David has worked in the software industry for more than 10 years, including stints with Microsoft in Redmond and Madrid. He was the co-founder of a firm that created Web-based project collaboration solutions in the Bay Area and is stoked to be back working in the valley. In a former life, David was a public school teacher and trained educators how to integrate software with classroom curricula. He enjoys mountain biking, writing, reading, travel and snowboarding. He lives in Santa Cruz and surfs whenever he can. In the mornings, he’s often seen dripping with saltwater on the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus. David is also a freelance photographer and the co-founder of GetGear.org, a non-profit focused on delivering new and used sports gear to children in the developing world.
Vice President, of Customer Enablement, Sailthru
In his role as Vice President of Customer Enablement for Sailthru, Damian Borichevsky oversees the delivery of services to the company’s world-class roster of retailers, publishers and digital clients. Mr. Borichevsky’s organization includes deliverability, creative services, integration and the customer facing PMO. Damian brings substantial I/T, business consulting, digital marketing and leadership experience to his role directing a services organization responsible for unparalleled client success. Prior to joining Sailthru, Mr. Borichevsky spent 7 years as a services executive in the digital marketing technology industry. Before entering the digital marketing technology field, he spent several years working in a management role in Professional Services with Dell. Prior to Dell, he served in roles at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and several small internet start-ups where his responsibilities ranged from development and service team management to strategic client success and growth initiatives. Mr. Borichevsky has a degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Delaware.
Chief Innovation Officer, Return Path
Joshua Baer spends all day worrying about email so that you don’t have to. He is an email marketing pioneer and the Founder of OtherInbox, which was acquired by Return Path in 2011. He has founded or invested in a dozen email startups and you can see his mark on about half of the email messages in your Inbox. Joshua helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.He brought together 20 others to form the Capital Factory early stage accelerator to mentor and invest in tech startups. Joshua founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He received Computer Science and Information Decision Systems degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children.
Founder & CEO, AwayFind
Jared Goralnick is Founder and CEO of AwayFind.com, a web application that addresses email interruptions. In 2010 he sold his technology productivity training company, SET Consulting, that worked with organizations like NTT, HP, NIST, and the FBI. He is also the EVP of the Information Overload Research Group, Founder of Ignite DC, and a Mentor at Founder Institute and 500 Startups. You can find Jared blogging/tweeting online at Technotheory.com/@technotheory, and he’s also written for sites like Lifehacker and WebWorkerDaily. He received a software engineering degree at 17 and Bachelor’s in Philosophy with honors from University of Maryland at 20. When he’s not addressing (or suffering from) information overload on his blog or at conferences, he’s a big fan of photography, swing and blues dance. He divides his time between San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC.