Technology

Steve Grove
Steve Grove

Head of Community Partnerships, G+ and Google
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Steve Grove

Mr. Grove is currently the Head of Community Partnerships for G+ at Google. He paved the way for integration of politics into mainstream social media, as the Head of News and Politics at YouTube. While at YouTube, he was responsible for the development of news and political content strategy programming. He developed YouTube Direct, a website that gave news organizations access to YouTube's archive of citizen-generated news clips. He also created CitizenTube, a YouTube channel that highlights news clips generated by individuals in the wake of breaking news.

Professional
  • Google, Head of Community Partnerships
  • YouTube, Head of News and Politics
  • ABC News, Reporter
  • Boston Globe, Correspondent
Education
  • Harvard University, M.A., Public Policy
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A.



Jon Kirchner
Jon Kirchner

Chairman and CEO, DTS, Inc.
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Jon Kirchner

Mr. Kirchner currently serves as Chairman and CEO of DTS, the leader in high-definition audio technology. Since joining DTS in 1993, he has led DTS from a small startup to a globally-recognized brand and a leader in audio enhancement and delivery technology for movies, music, and video games. Today DTS technologies have been licensed into hundreds of millions of consumer electronics, mobile, automotive, and PC products worldwide. During his tenure, Mr. Kirchner has served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including President, COO, CFO, and Vice President of Finance & Business Development. Previously, he worked for the Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery and Audit Groups of international accounting firm Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). While at Price Waterhouse, he advised clients on a range of finance, strategy and operations issues.

Professional
  • DTS, Inc., Chairman and CEO
  • Price Waterhouse LLP, Dispute and Corporate Recovery
Leadership
  • Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Chapter Chairman
  • YPO Santa Monica Bay Charitable Foundation, Chairman
  • Berger Institute for Work and Family, Advisory Board
  • LARTA Institute, Director
Education
  • State of California, Certified Public Accountant
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Jonathan Joseph Rosenberg
Jonathan Joseph Rosenberg

Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Google
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Jonathan Joseph Rosenberg

Mr. Rosenberg is the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Google. He is an 18-year industry veteran who oversees the teams that manage Google's innovative product portfolio and go-to-market strategies. In this role, he oversees the development, improvement, and customer acceptance of all of Google's products, from consumer offerings to business services. He directs the teams with a special focus on delivering exceptional user experiences, continuous innovation, and highly relevant, accountable, and untraditional marketing.

Professional
  • Google, Senior Vice President - Product Management and Marketing
  • Excite@Home, Senior Vice President of Products and Services
  • Apple Computer, Inc., Executive Producer
  • eWorld Services, Product Line Manager
Education
  • University of Chicago, M.B.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Francisco Varela
Francisco Varela

Strategic Partner / Development Manager, YouTube
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Francisco Varela

Mr. Varela leads YouTube's partnerships with mobile and consumer electronics manufacturers, telecommunications carriers, game consoles and publishers, infrastructure providers, and live streaming content providers. Mr. Varela's team is responsible for YouTube's global partnerships with companies such as Vodafone, AEG, Samsung, Sony, Electronic Arts, Verizon, and DoCoMo. Prior to joining YouTube, Mr. Varela held the position of Legal Director for mobile software company Openwave Systems in London, where he oversaw support for Openwave's regional sales efforts, litigation and corporate acquisitions. Mr. Varela also spent five years as International Counsel for Yahoo! Inc., where he worked on Yahoo!'s strategic alliances and acquisitions, including Yahoo!'s mobile efforts with companies such as TeliaSonera and sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup.

Professional
  • YouTube, Strategic Partner/ Development Manager
  • Openwave Systems, Legal Director
  • Yahoo, Inc., International Counsel
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Government