Speakers will include general counsel and thought leaders from some of the world's largest and most innovative technology companies. Michael Callahan is responsible for worldwide legal affairs and public policy at Linked In. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and receivedhis J. In these roles, he oversees Cisco's global legal activities and policies, as well as ethics, compliance and regulatory affairs, employee relations, investigations, and brand protection. Previously, he was Managing Attorney for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, based in Paris.
Before joining Linked In, Callahan served as the Chief Legal Officer at Auction.com, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, where he oversaw the company's legal, regulatory, and government relations matters. A primary part of his focus is developing solutions to simplify the support for Cisco's sales and services transactions, including process automation and anticipation of future transactional needs.
Prior to joining Zenefits, Hillary was the General Counsel for Success Factors, Inc., which was a global public company until its acquisition by SAP for .4 billion in 2012.
Following the acquisition by SAP, Hillary led the legal team supporting the global cloud business at SAP.
Currently, he continues to educate various world leaders and top CEOs about these topics.
Alec's New York Times best-selling book, The Industries of the Future, released February 2016, gives readers an understanding of the next wave of innovations that are going to disrupt markets and workplaces around the world, for better and for worse.
In 2010, Alec Ross is one of America's leading experts on innovation.
He is largely responsible for creating the system of using text messaging codes to donate to relief funds.
He also served as Convener for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Policy Committee on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Yahoo! Chandler joined Cisco in 1996, when Cisco acquired Strata Com, Inc., where he had been general counsel.
Prior to Strata Com, he served for six years as vice president of corporate development and general counsel for Maxtor Corporation, a Fortune 500 hard disk drive manufacturer. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council, member and chairman of the City of Palo Alto Planning Commission, and member of the Palo Alto Utilities Advisory Commission.
He serves as an advisor for both the political and technological elite to help them better understand the implication of factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, technology, and innovation.