Meet with Mentors is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts who can guide you and your concepts. Schedule your sessions with mentors of your choice on Friday/Saturday and get connected.
Patrick P. Gelsinger has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of VMware since September 1, 2012. Prior to joining VMware, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products at EMC from September 2009 to August 2012. Mr. Gelsinger joined EMC from Intel Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of advanced integrated digital technology platforms, where he was Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager of Intel Corporation's Digital Enterprise Group from 2005 to September 2009 and served as Intel's Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer from 2002 to 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Gelsinger led Intel's Desktop Products Group.
Director of Leadership Development, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Nancy Ortberg served as a teaching pastor for eight years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. During that time she lead Network, a ministry that helps people identify their spiritual gifts and find a place of service in the church, and Axis, a weekly gathering for the eighteen- to twenty-something generation.She is a founding partner of Teamworx2, a business and leadership consulting firm affiliated with Patrick Lencioni, which provides fast-paced, practical, and compelling sessions to leaders and their teams. Teamworx2 works with businesses, schools, nonprofits, and churches to address issues of organizational effectiveness and teamwork. Nancy is currently working at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church as the Director of Leadership Development where she is working to create a dynamic and innovative approach to leadership development. Nancy is a gifted communicator who is passionate about helping people connect what they believe with their everyday lives. A highly sought-after speaker, Nancy has been a featured presenter at the Catalyst and Orange conferences, and has been a regular contributor to Rev! Magazine. Nancy is the author of Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey through Tattoos, Tofu, & Pronouns and, Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands, Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership.She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children: Laura, Mallory, and Johnny.
Head of Growth, StumbleUpon
Currently the Head of Growth at Stumbleupon, Aaron is an expert on growth and has a passion for public policy issues and philosophy. He applies his personal and professional study of people and metaphysics to marketing, product, and entrepreneurship. His approach to markeitng is product driven, data inspired, and cross-disciplinary (pulling in his experience with philosophy and behavioral economics).He helped grow the Romney Campaign to the millions and StumbledUpon’s users to the tens of millions. He hopes to bring the same success in growth and engagement from the startup and technology community to political arena with LincolnLabs.
Engineering Manager, Google
Alain is a software engineering manager at Google working on bringing fast Internet access to everyone in the world. He is the co-founder of OnHub, a wireless router for the connected home and also worked on Google social networking infrastructure and built software to connect Google's data centers. Prior to Google, Alain held engineering positions at Symantec, Pillar Data Systems, and Maxtor.
Executive Director, TechMission
Andrew is the founder and Executive Director of TechMission and the President of City Vision College. He serves as the Director of City Vision’s Master’s program in Technology and Ministry that is a startup accelerator for Christian tech projects. He received his MS in Technology and Policy and MS in Computer Science at MIT where he co-founded the Internet and Telecoms Consortium with one of the fathers of the Internet. He has also done consulting in new product development to companies including St. Paul Venture Capital and Sprint as well as many ministries.
Vice President of Operation, Salem Web Network
Bill Long is Vice President of Operations for Salem Web Network where he has worked for over 14 years. In that time, he has overseen all areas of technology including Salem's acquisition and expansion of sites such as BibleStudyTools.com, Crosswalk.com, Christianity.com, GodTube.com and iBelieve.com. Recent highlights include managing GodVine.com, a site that delivers over 30 million page views per month to an audience of over 10 million people. He is well versed in all aspects of Internet product development including initial strategy, project management, design, development and marketing. Bill resides in Richmond, VA with his wife Becky and his 6 year old daughter Olivia.
CEO, CleanWeb Initiative
CEO, Lightside Games
Brent Dusing is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Lightside. Brent founded Lightside out of his passion for quality, authentic Christian entertainment.
Prior to Lightside, Brent was the Founder and CEO of Cellfire, the nation’s leading mobile coupon company. Prior to Cellfire, Brent was a venture capitalist. Prior to that, Brent spent a year working with homeless people and refugees in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Brent has a bachelors cum laude in Economics from Harvard University.
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Impact Hub Seattle
Brian supports entrepreneurs in structuring, launching, and scaling ideas. He is our CEO, as well as the town crier who started yelling about Impact Hub Seattle a few years ago, and has loved watching the village help raise it. Currently, he wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about how this space, community, and resources can best inspire entrepreneurs to build ventures worthy of their full humanity.Prior to launching Impact Hub, he founded Vox Legal PLLC, a law firm that specialized in setting up structures for social ventures, start-ups, and nonprofits. He loves to teach and gets to do so at a few graduate universities, talking about business, social justice, and possibility. He currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the UW Center for Commercialization, an advisor to Fledge.co and SiFP.net, a board member with Arts Aftercare and Realize Impact, of counsel with Apex Law Group, and as a partner with VenturScale. He's never happier than when cooking with his wife, hanging out on a rooftop with friends, or playing with his nephews.
Front-end Engineer, Yahoo!
Chris is a leader in product innovation at Yahoo. He dominates Hack Days at Yahoo and has won the most number of Hack Days in the company’s history. In his day job, he works as an engineering lead at Yahoo Search, where he is currently bringing his inventions to market. He has 15+ years of experience in programming, and holds a Master’s Degree in computer science from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Chris enjoys volunteering his time to a number of causes and ministries. He currently sits on the communications board at Bethel Church of San Jose, where he advises the church on how to effectively leverage technology for the ministry. He is particularly passionate in mentoring and coaching young adults and students about careers and personal finances.
Executive Director, SF City Impact
Christian Huang serves as the Executive Director at SF City Impact, a non-profit organization that started in 1984 in the inner-city of San Francisco. In 2011, Christian resigned from his national sales position in health care after receiving a call from a friend who survived being sex-trafficked only four blocks away from SFCI’s main campus.
Through SFCI’s Rescue Mission, Health & Wellness Center, Food Bank, Elementary School, Volunteer Center, Adopt a Building, Church, and Social Enterprises, they are intervening in both the lives of the people in the inner-city and the volunteers they mobilize to serve. They believe San Francisco is an epicenter where SFCI’s model of ministry can be scaled and deployed to other inner cities throughout the nation.
Christian, his wife Cori, and their three children live in San Francisco and have a burden to see the inner-city revived.
David W. Lin
Founder and GM of Microsoft Accelerator – China
David ran the operations for Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D headquartered in Beijing, China in the past six years. He completed the $300m campus development and launched an award winning startup accelerator program in 2012 that has since graduated 45 startups with 93% of which receiving further funding. Prior to Microsoft David held various leadership positions in Symantec, VERITAS Software and Sun Microsystems in technical customer-facing roles. He returned to the US mid 2013 to enjoy a sabbatical after working and serving in China for 10 years. He actively mentoring tech entrepreneurs and is currently serving as an advisor to ShotTracker, a wearable tech for athletes; and releaseing a Chinese worship album where he is the executive producer.David has always been active in serving the local churches, having held senior leadership roles in his home church in LA and a large house church in Beijing. His heart is to see the nations discipled and unreached become worshippers of Jesus which is why he serves on the board of GoLiveServe, a missions sending agency that specialize in sending tentmakers to Asia. He is a graduate of MIT in aerospace engineering and is married with three sons.
Strategy Consultant, American Bible Society
DJ Chuang is a strategy consultant, working with organizations like American Bible Society, Worship Leader Magazine, Leadership Network (as Leadership Community Director for Multi-Site Churches and next gen Asian American churches) and with L2 Foundation developing leadership & legacy for Asian Americans. He hosts the Social Media Church podcast, a place for conversations with church leaders about social media. He’s the editor of 2 books, Asian American Youth Ministry and Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Virginia Tech. He has been blogging at his personal website [www.djchuang.com] since 1999, curating many links to resources pertaining to churches multiethnic and/or Asian American. He resides in Orange County, California, with his artistic wife Rachelle, and their 16-year old son Jeremiah. Lastly, DJ’s often spotted wearing orange at conferences.
Founder, ORA, eResources
Dusty Gulleson is Chief Executive Officer and has built eResources from a one-man web consulting firm into a thriving competitor in the Content Management, Online Application Management, and custom applications market. In addition to managing the growth and strategic vision of eResources, Gulleson serves as the Chief Software Designer. He is responsible for the design and development of the company’s flagship product eResources Content Management System and various SaaS-delivered custom applications, such as the paperless Online Application Manager.In 2012 he formed ORA, a mobile and community building app to introduce a new way to pray. ORA leverages existing social networks and mobile devices to connect individuals in the most meaningful relationship they can have with others and with God. ORA technology creates a personal mobile experience for the individual to invite, connect, share, respond and interact with one another in intercessory prayer. ORA collects, organizes, tracks, reminds, connects and securely shares prayer requests and answers with anyone you choose. ORA does this at a personal and intimate level with your friends and family through the mobile platform or 'app' on their smartphone. And ORA does this at the organization level through software that your organizations can use with your existing infrastructure (i.e. - church management software, emailing system, website cms, etc.)
Jason is the founder and CEO of RethinkBooks.com, a dynamic social e-book company which focuses on engaging and interactive content allowing people to read together. With more than 10 years of technology and executive experience, Jason Illian is a visionary in the mobile and social new media space. Having raised over $30 million for new business ventures, Jason has a passion for taking great ideas and making them businesses. His strategic thinking has helped corporations, organizations, non-profits, churches, and leaders be more innovative.
Jason is also the former CEO of Big Jump Media (godtube.com and tangle.com), a Christian video network that had over 4 million monthly users.
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur responsible for the founding of six successful commercial companies, three non-profits and a community foundation. Before joining the eResources team where he manages the strategy and consulting practice, Jeff served as the Chief Technology Officer for Common Good, Inc. in Washington, D.C. developing a global educational initiative to teach and promote Freedom of Conscience via social media. He served as the COO at the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia, as a Strategic Gifts Officer for Prison Fellowship, had organizational-turn-around work as the COO for MOPS International, Inc. , and annual-report-leading work as CIO for the American Bible Society. Prior to his social entrepreneurship, Jeff was a Sr. Vice President and lead the interactive services division of NASDAQ-traded Crosswalk.com. He is also the founder and served as President/CEO of the software company Infomedia, Inc., a developer of early commercial internet banking software. He has served on the board of Praktikos, Inc., the LECAF Foundation, IEEE SoutheastCON, ACM/SIGGRAPH and co-chair of the technology committee for the PCA. Jeff graduated from Samford University, did his graduate MBA work at the University of Colorado, graduate theological studies at New Geneva Seminary, executive studies in the Industrial Liaison program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was recently selected for the inaugural class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Global Innovations Program in Social Enterprise. He and his wife have five adult children and make their home in Colorado.
Jeff Bone helped co-found ORA LLC
Stanford Lecturer & Founder, Entrepreneurs by Design
Jess founded Entrepreneurs by Design to ignite young entrepreneurs by discovering their identity as co-creators.
She teaches design thinking at Stanford, where she recently helped reimagine the future of higher ed (2025.stanford.edu).
At IDEO, she fueled design for social impact and created tools to make design thinking available to 50,000+ social entrepreneurs globally (HCDconnect.org).
She helped launch a school for Africa's future leaders, in Johannesburg. She coached South African Christian business owners to integrate faith and work through Repurposing Business—Transforming Society.™
Co-founder and Board Chair, Praxis
Josh Kwan is the Board Chair for Praxis and the Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, where he helps provide growth capital to a portfolio of young nonprofits tackling global poverty. In addition to financing, he provides strategic planning, financial assessment, and often serves on the Board of Directors. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Government, and also has an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Director of Spiritual Formation, Reality SF
Julie Barrios serves as the Director of Spiritual Formation at Reality SF. She studied Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology and is passionate about the interconnection of spiritual theology and every other craft of culture. It's in these intersections that we discover a robust, embodied awareness of what it means to be human. This was greatly influenced by her time at the Loyola Institute, where she specialized in Ignatian (Jesuit) spirituality and it's invitation to "find Christ in all things." With playful joy, Julie has made odd friendships with unlikely disciplines, developmental spirituality and fashion, technology, economics, and art, to name a few. She is a voracious learner and loves to discover Christ in new and unlikely ways.
Senior Pastor, Crossroads Christian Center
Kathy finds the most joy in sharing the story of Jesus and watching people operate in their giftings. Through authentic humor and relevant teaching, she loves working with groups and especially church planters. Her life goals are to be an amazing disciple, wife to Ben, mom, friend, follower & leader. After serving for eight years as an executive pastor of ministry & and development, she is now the lead pastor to an awesome core of families who are re-planting a historic church in the Bay Area.The Cannons have been married for 12 years and became parents through the "zero to chaos" method of adoption. Five uh-mazing kids later, they're busy and often sleep-deprived, but convinced the fantastic 5 are going to make the best grown-ups the world has ever seen.
Senior Vice President. Morgan Stanley
Ken Churchill is Portfolio Manager Director, Senior Vice President, and Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley. In the 1980s, Ken was the Administrator of World Vision in the central region of Sudan, and worked in Nairobi, Kenya, in public health. He worked twice in Thailand. During the first of these assignments he lived and worked in the Banvinai Refugee Camp near the Mekong River. Later he returned to run World Relief Thailand and the Christian Medical Team, both in Bangkok.
Founder, Open Church
Kent Shaffer lives in an RV with his wife and 2 kids. It's part of his work with Open Church - an initiative to help disciples of Jesus collaborate, learn from each other, and share resources. At the core of this collaborative ecosystem is a free, global library of digital content and tools.
He also co-founded a design and marketing firm, launched and sold a few tech startups, and gave strategic counsel to groups such as LifeChurch.tv, Saddleback Church, charity: water, Leadership Network, and OneHope.
He writes at ChurchRelevance.com about the intersection of theology and methodology - what we do vs what Christ said. His ministry roots began as a missionary’s kid in Peru and evolved into 10+ years of youth and children’s ministry at Church on the Move, LifeChurch.tv, and Frontline Church.
Director of Innovation/Teaching Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Kevin Kim is the executive director of Crazy Love Ministries and is working on a house church movement in San Francisco with Francis Chan.
He received his B.A in Biology from the University of Virginia and his M.Div from Biblical Theological Seminary.
He is passionate about the intersection of worship and justice, innovation and the church.
In his free time he enjoys basketball, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and three children.
Digital Bible Manager, Faith Comes By Hearing
LouAnn Hunt is the Digital Bible Manager at Faith Comes By Hearing. She leads an awesome team who created the second-most downloaded Bible app, Bible.is, offering Bibles in over 800 languages. LouAnn also oversees the Digital Bible Platform, the world's largest digital library of Bible text, audio, and video content, which is available via API. Digital initiatives she manages include localization strategies, Deaf Bible app, KIDZ Bible app, Smart TV apps, radio, and satellite.She loves all things digital and is passionate about getting God's Word to everyone, everywhere in their heart language through every digital means available now and in the future. She is always looking for innovative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking to get the Bible into the hands of every human on earth. Her team's vision is for no one to have to search for the Bible in their language, "the Bible should just BE..."
Lusi Chien is a Stanford MBA and a dual degree MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the founder and CEO of 4Soils, a mobile an edu-tainment company that is connecting the mobile first generation with their faith through interactive content and engaging community.
Managing Partner and Designer, Ovenbits.com
Micah Davis is the CEO of Oven Bits and a seasoned designer with an affinity for well-crafted, intuitive experiences. From established brands to Bay Area startups, his work with Oven Bits has been generously featured by Apple and reached tens of millions of users. Recent highlights include his work on the Over iOS app and the Bible App for Kids interactive storybook.
Co-Founder, CEO, Carpenter's Code
Neil has a passion for innovation that serves the Gospel. Neil is Co-Founder/CEO of Carpenters Code, which has built Abide, an iPhone app for praying together. Neil is on leave from Google, where he spent six years managing business development for vertical ads, launching access and mobile projects in Africa, and a variety of other roles. Before Google, Neil was the Darfur / Chad refugee program manager for the U.S. Department of State, and served in hotspots across Africa for Food for the Hungry and the World Bank.
Director of Mobile Design, Yahoo
Roberto is currently Director of Mobile Design at Yahoo, where he helps lead a design team focused on native mobile experiences. His journey at Yahoo began less than a year ago after being acquired for a mobile product he helped design with his close friend. Prior to Yahoo, Roberto spent a couple of years at Google where he focused on UX design, however he jump started his career in software and design when he was recruited by Lockheed Martin when he was 17 years old. He is also a co-founder of ELEO (eleoconference.com), a meetup and conference held in the bay area that focuses on leadership + entrepreneurship.
co-founder, Solid Ground International
Sandra Borgest is a co-founder of Solid Ground International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the help, assistance, and healing of individuals exploited by human trafficking through the establishment and maintenance of transitional housing.
Vice President, Faith Comes By Hearing
Revolutionary initiatives and programs led by Troy Carl include the development of the 40-day MP3 Bible program called You've Got The Time, the BibleStick, the Military BibleStick, the Audio Bible Ambassador software system, and the Digital Bible Platform, which features API Scripture distribution in nearly 800 languages via radio broadcast, digital download, SMS, streaming, and its premier mobile app network Bible.is. This platform has reached over 100 million unique users in 246 countries in under 36 months. Troy brings a strategic understanding of how to employ Internet and mobile technology in the service of God’s kingdom. He manages diverse teams of professionals across multiple disciplines including, fundraising and development, marketing and communications as well as digital technologists. Troy has sought out and developed Bible engagement campaigns that use state-of-the-art tools to bring people closer to God. One of these Bible listening initiatives is You’ve Got The Time, which is designed to combat biblical illiteracy and raise awareness of the need for Audio Scripture outreach to the world’s poor and illiterate people. Since 2006, nearly seven million men, women, and children in over 16,000 churches from 140 denominations have participated. Troy was also the president and CEO at eStarNetwork, a telecommunications Internet company. He also served on the board of directors of Cognigen Networks Inc. (OTC:BB CGNW), a publicly traded Internet company with gross sales of more than $50 million a year. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president/director of sales for WorldConnect Communications Inc.
Director of Ministry Catalyzation, OneHope
Tyler serves at OneHope, a ministry working to catalyze churches to reach every young person in the world with the good news of Jesus in innovative, relevant ways. He has been at OneHope for 4 years, consulting with churches, agencies, and networks in over 30 countries to design great ministry initiatives. He oversees a team that is conducting market research on ministry innovation in 40 countries, as well as the Illuminate platform, designed to spark learning by highlighting innovative models of children and youth ministry around the globe. His passion is helping great ministry ideas grow, everywhere. He lives and plays in beautiful Chattanooga, TN.
Internet Pastor, Gateway Church
Vince Marotte is a communicator, futurist, speaker and consultant. He dwells in creative spaces and lives with ideas. Never satisfied with the status quo, he is always looking for a better way to do things. He recently wrote Context and Voice—communication design in our new media culture and also contributes regularly to Outreach Magazine.
Vince is currently the Internet Pastor at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas and has served in ministry since the 90′s. He was first a Youth Pastor in San Diego and Kauai, Hawaii and planted churches in Southern California. He is married to Tami (12 years) and father to daughter Ashtynne and son Steele. He is also a lifelong skateboarder, nature lover, foodie, craft beer enthusiast and competitive cyclist.