MIT PLATFORM STRATEGY SUMMIT

July 10, 2015

7:45 AM to 6:00 PM

MIT Media Lab - 6th Floor

Summit Biographies

Youngcho Chi

Youngcho Chi

Executive VP, Samsung Electronics

Dr. Chi is the Executive VP in charge of the Corporate Strategy at Samsung Electronics.
He is responsible for the corporate level strategy of Samsung Electronics with a global sales of over US$200 billion. His focus is in formulating corporate strategy on new businesses, M&A, platform & services, and industry disruption issues.
2007-Now : Samsung Electronics EVP of Corporate Strategy
1997-2007 : Accenture Managing Partner of Mobile Industry in Asia-Pacific
1994-1997 : McKinsey & Company
1989-1994 : AT&T Bell Laboratories
He has over 25 years of experience in the global ICT industry.
Dr. Chi studied Engineering at Seoul National University. He obtained B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.
Sangeet Choudary

Sangeet Choudary

Founder/Director, Platform Strategy Labs

Sangeet Paul Choudary is the founder of Platform Strategy Labs, an advisory and executive education firm focused on applying platform economics across industries. He is an industry fellow at the Centre for Global Enterprise, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the INSEAD Business School and an advisor to Silicon Valley's leading accelerator, 500 Startups. Sangeet regularly speaks at major industry conferences, including the G20 Summit 2014 events, and has lectured at leading universities, including HBS, MIT and CMU. He was formerly the head of innovation at Intuit Asia. Sangeet has worked on and advised major platform implementations globally, in all six continents. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Thinkers50 Magazine, Wall Street Journal and other leading publications.
Paul Daugherty

Paul Daugherty

CTO, Accenture

Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s chief technology officer and leads the company’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group. He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee. In addition to overseeing Accenture’s technology strategy, Mr. Daugherty has responsibility for driving innovation through R&D activities in Accenture’s Technology Labs; maximizing value from the fast-changing and dynamic technology ecosystem; and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally. He also leads the company’s highly skilled, certified technology architects, who apply new technologies and architectural foundations in building solutions for clients across industries. In addition, Mr. Daugherty is responsible for managing Accenture’s alliances, partnerships and senior-level relationships with leading and emerging technology companies, and runs Accenture’s CIO Council of more than 200 global CIOs. Before being named chief technology officer in 2012, Mr. Daugherty was Accenture’s chief technology architect, leading more than 17,000 professionals globally who focused on advanced technology solutions. Previously, Mr. Daugherty founded Accenture’s cloud computing business, and led Accenture’s technology business globally for the Resources operating group. He also was instrumental in founding Accenture’s SaaS, big data and open source businesses, and played a key role in the company’s technology business during the major transitions to client/server computing and internet-based computing. Mr. Daugherty serves as chairman of the board of Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft. He is also on the board of directors for Accenture Global Services Limited. Mr. Daugherty is a frequent speaker at conferences on industry and technology issues, and has published articles in a variety of publications. He serves on the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum and on the CIO Advisory Board for NPower, which provides IT services to non-profit organizations. Mr. Daugherty also helped found the Advisory Board of the Academy of Information Technology, a non-profit that works to increase IT career opportunities for urban youths. Mr. Daugherty joined Accenture in 1986 and became a partner in 1999. He earned his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Chrysanthos Dellarocas

Chrysanthos Dellarocas

Director, BU Digital Learning Initiative, Professor, Boston University

Chrysanthos (Chris) Dellarocas is Professor of Information Systems at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and Director of Boston University’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI). He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in the fields of online reputation and social media and has consulted on these subjects for corporations and the U.S. Federal Government. As Director of Boston University’s DLI, Dellarocas leads a special projects team whose mission is to take advantage of the wealth of emerging opportunities for innovation in education and scholarship created by globalization and technological change.
Dellarocas holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT. Prior to Boston University he taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at the University of Maryland’s R. H. Smith School of Business. Before pursuing an academic career he was a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and McKinsey. Dellarocas is a recipient of numerous teaching, funding and merit awards, including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and awards from Google and Microsoft. He holds 9 patents and is co-founder and advisor of a number of companies in the technology space.
Mark Dudman

Mark Dudman

Senior VP, NaviNet

Mark Dudman is the Senior Vice President of Product Development at NaviNet where he is responsible for research and development, network operations, and product management in Boston and Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a technology veteran with a 25 year track record of successfully launching new companies and products to market. Dudman has a broad executive management and technology background that includes software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform–as-a-service (PaaS), mobile applications, security, and large-scale enterprise applications. He is an active industry contributor and is a member of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where he serves on several Advisory Boards. Dudman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Malcolm Frank

Malcolm Frank

CSO, Cognizant

As a recognized industry thought leader, Mr. Frank is a frequent speaker about the technological challenges in today´s business. He has been profiled by Forbes magazine, ABC’s 20/20 and quoted in publications such as ComputerWorld, InformationWeek and Business 2.0. He is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study on Leadership and Management, and was named “One of the most influential people in finance” in 2005 by Risk Management Magazine. He is a graduate of Yale University with a degree in Economics.
Nabeel Gillani

Nabeel Gillani

Co-Founder, Coursolve.org

Nabeel is a co-founder of Coursolve.org, a platform that connects lifelong learners and organizations through digital internships. He is also a member of the Product Analytics group at Khan Academy. His prior work with the Oxford Internet Institute has applied computational social science and machine learning to explore how social learning unfolds in massive open online courses. Nabeel holds an Sc.B. in Computer Science and Applied Math from Brown University, and Masters' degrees in Education (Learning and Technology) and Machine Learning from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Eddie Hartman

Eddie Hartman

Founder and CPO, Legal Zoom

Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Hartman was the Chief Technology Officer at TROON, LTD, later acquired by Xceed International. Mr. Hartman was a creator of two web-based applications, MajorFind and Megaphone. He sat on the board of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. Mr. Hartman received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Program for Executives in San Francisco, California, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He is a member of the California Bar.
Chet Kapoor

Chet Kapoor

CEO, Apigee

A proven leader and innovator in the high-tech industry, Chet has contributed the vision and leadership to build Apigee into a leading technology provider for digital business. Chet has spent over 20 years in leadership positions at innovative software and hardware companies, including Vice President of Content Management and Search Products at IBM and Vice President/General Manager for the Integration Group of BEA Systems. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gluecode, an open source application server company that was acquired by IBM. Chet also served as a Vice President at webMethods, and he held various positions at NeXT.
Vince Kuraitis

Vince Kuraitis

Consultant and Speaker

Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA is Principal and founder of Better Health Technologies, LLC (http://e-CareManagement.com). BHT consults in developing strategy, partnerships and business models to enable technologies and services for accountable care and care coordination. Health care is transforming from hoarding to sharing health information and workflow. Digital networks, platforms and apps are disrupting proprietary, closed technologies and business models. The shift from hoarding to sharing is leading to the era of strategic openness in health care – where companies gain competitive advantage from sharing information and workflow. Drawing from lessons being learned in other industries, Vince's blog and forthcoming book present a framework and examples of how companies are leveraging strategic openness. BHT’s clients -- both established organizations and early-stage companies -- include: Intel Digital Health Group, Philips Electronics, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, Amedisys, Alere/RMD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Ascension Health System, Matrix Medical Network, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Medical Solutions, Medtronic, Varian Medical Systems, Disease Management Association of America, and many others. Vince brings 30 years health care experience in multiple roles: President, VP Corporate Development, VP operations, management consultant, and marketing executive. His consulting and work projects span 150+ different health care organizations, including hospitals, physician groups, IT, medical devices, pharma, health plans, disease management, home health, and others.
Vince speaks frequently at industry conferences and corporate events. He has been the opening keynote speaker at the Healthcare Unbound conferences between 2004 and 2013 and has spoken at about 35 conferences in the past 3 years. He has experience leading strategic planning retreats for Boards and physicians.
Vince’s experience includes: Principal, Better Health Technologies; President, Health Choice (medical call center), VP Corporate Development and VP Specialty Operations, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Regional Director of Marketing, National Medical Enterprises (hospital chain with 100 facilities); Senior Consultant, Amherst Associates, national health care management consulting company.
His education includes MBA and JD degrees from UCLA, and a BS degree in business administration from USC. Vince is on the editorial advisory boards of Accountable Care News and Population Health News. He served as a Board member of the Collaborative Health Consortium. He serves on the ASTM International E31 Technical Committee on Healthcare Informatics (CCR). Vince is a member of the California State Bar (inactive). He also is on advisory boards for several early stage companies.
Michael B. Jackson

Michael B. Jackson

GM, Intel Corporation

As General Manager, Consumer Health at Intel Corporation, Mr. Jackson leverages an extensive background in health economics and business strategy to provide executive leadership for Intel’s growth and P&L in consumer healthcare markets worldwide. Through a range of investments and strategic actions, his multi-disciplinary team is committed to advancing the company’s mission to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth.
Prior to joining Intel, Mr. Jackson was Director, Public Sector & Health Strategy at Adobe Systems where he led product innovation, including transformative shifts in software licensing models, for a comprehensive platform of Digital Health solutions.
His accomplishments include leading incubation, commercialization, and market development for a platform of modular solutions currently trusted to help power federal, state, and commercial health benefits exchanges in over 30 US states. He also led a team of cross-functional experts to develop the winning submission for US Department of Veteran Affairs’ Blue Button Challenge, which enabled meaningful interactions anywhere with legacy medical records and health data collected from disparate sources.
A recognized speaker, Mr. Jackson has been invited to present at conferences worldwide on the adoption of disruptive technologies and the related impact on individuals, as well as commercial and public sector enterprises.
Mr. Jackson earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. He is also a proud veteran of the US Coast Guard and serves on the Board of Directors at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, MD.
Geoff Parker

Geoff Parker

Professor, Tulane University/MIT

Dr. Parker is Professor of management science at Tulane University in the A. B. Freeman School of Business and is a Faculty Fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business. He also serves as Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. Parker received a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, M.S. in electrical engineering (Technology and Policy Program) from MIT, and Ph.D. in management science from MIT. Parker has made significant contributions to the field of network economics and strategy as co-developer of the theory of “two-sided” markets. Parker’s work appears in journals such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Energy Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Strategic Management Journal, and System Dynamics Review.

Parker has worked on projects with multiple firms, including AT&T, Cellular South, Chrysler, ExxonMobil, Hewlett Packard, IBM, International Postal Corporation, Microsoft, SAP, and Thomson Reuters. Current research includes studies of distributed innovation, business platform strategy, and the design and performance of energy markets. Parker’s research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and multiple corporations. He serves or has served as a National Science Foundation panelist, associate editor at multiple journals, and on the Industry Studies Association board of directors. Parker grew up in Oxford Ohio. Before attending MIT, he held multiple positions in engineering and finance at General Electric in North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Beth Porter

Beth Porter

Vice President of Product, edX

Beth is vice president of product and leads strategy, development, and implementation of edX’s product roadmap. Prior to edX, Beth was vice president of software product management at Pearson Education where she led product and service development for large-scale online education systems. Beth has spent her career envisioning and developing computer-enabled and online teaching and learning experiences. Her education expertise helps edX develop a cutting-edge platform to help professors, learners, and institutions transform education. Beth holds a BA and an MAT from Cornell University.
JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

CDO, Deutsche Bank

JP Rangaswami is a speaker, economist, financial journalist, technology innovator, and blogger. He was named CIO of the Year by Waters Magazine in 2003, CIO Innovator of the Year by the European Technology Forum in 2004, European Innovator of the Year by Innovate in 2005; in 2007 and 2008, he was listed in Silicon.com's Agenda Setters as one of technology's 50 most influential people; in 2009 and 2010, he made the Wired 100 and was ranked 18th in 2010. More recently, he was ranked 4th in Computer Weekly's 2013 list of the most influential people in IT. He is a Trustee of the Web Science Trust and a Trustee of the Computer History Museum.
Claudia Reuter

Claudia Reuter

Vice President, HMH Labs

Claudia is currently the Vice President of HMH Labs at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). In this role she is working to facilitate the development of new solutions that will meet emerging market demands. A seasoned entrepreneur with experience in cultivating relationships with non-profit and for-profit organizations, Claudia was formerly the CEO and co-founder of SchoolChapters, Inc. an education technology company that HMH acquired in July of 2014. She began her career in the ecommerce division of UBS. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont.
Michael Salerno

Michael Salerno

Chief Product Officer/EVP, Product & Engineering

As Cohealo's Chief Product Officer, Michael leads the strategy and development of Cohealo’s revolutionary scheduling and logistics platform that enables healthcare systems to share expensive medical devices between facilities. Michael has extensive experience in delivering intuitive, easy-to-use, enterprise technology platforms to international markets. He has successfully commercialized enterprise cloud, social and mobile technology products for the telecommunications, financial services, high tech, retail and healthcare industries.
Prior to Cohealo, Michael led the global product development and product management of market-leading CRM technology at Oracle Corporation, including a next-generation platform for self-service online billing statement technology for telecommunication providers worldwide. While at venture-backed Workscape Inc., Michael led the product team that defined an award-winning platform for international human resource management, later acquired by Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Michael is an active contributor to the Boston technology and startup community, co-founding the 501(c) non-profit Boston Product Management Association, serves as a mentor and advisor to local startups, speaks on topics of product strategy, technology, and entrepreneurship at institutions such as Babson College, Boston University and Harvard University, and serves as a member of both the MassTLC Software Development Advisory Board and MassTLC Healthcare Advisory Board. Michael previously served as a Massachusetts certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and holds BS and MBA degrees from Boston University.
Chris Tilghman

Chris Tilghman

VP, InsideTrack

Chris Tilghman brings a depth of expertise working with senior administrators in developing programs that improve student outcomes. Originally joining InsideTrack in 2005 as a Coach, Chris was instrumental in forming our Advisory Board of higher education thought leaders and has forged partnerships with a broad range of universities. A keen observer of trends in higher education, Chris has written articles for a variety of publications, including AACRAO’s College and University, UPCEA’s Continuing Higher Education Review, and CAEL’s Forum and News. Previously, Chris served in product development, strategy, and investor relation’s roles for technology companies. He holds a B.A in Social Studies from Harvard University and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Education from Stanford University.
Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne

Professor, Boston University/MIT

Marshall Van Alstyne is one of the world's foremost scholars of information business models. He is a tenured professor at Boston University and visiting scientist at MIT. He received a BA in computer science from Yale, and MS & PhD degrees in management of IT from MIT. He has made significant contributions to the field of information economics, covering such topics as communications markets, the economics of networks, intellectual property, social effects of technology, and productivity effects of information. He co-developed the theory of “two sided markets” now taught in business schools and economics departments worldwide.

Van Alstyne has consulted for British Telecom, Cisco, France Telecom, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Intel, International Posts, Law & Economics Consulting Group, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Bank, Office of Inspector General, Pearson, and SAP. Honors include National Science Foundation IOC, SGER, iCORPS and Career Awards, two patents, and six best paper awards. Articles or commentary have appeared in Science, Nature, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Research can be found at http://ssrn.com/author=253298.

Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn

Co-founder and CEO, Duolingo, Professor, Carnegie Mellon

Known as one of the pioneers of crowdsourcing, Luis is the co-inventor of CAPTCHAs, those squiggly letters and numbers everyone types daily on millions of pages on the internet to prove they are human. He apologizes. Luis sold 2 companies to Google in his 20s, is a MacArthur fellow and has been named one of the 10 Most Brilliant Scientists by Popular Science Magazine, one of the 50 Best Brains in Science by Discover, one of the Top Young Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review, and one of the 100 Most Innovative People in Business by FastCompany Magazine.
Jerry Wolfe

Jerry Wolfe

CEO, Vivanda

With the Food and CPG Ecosystem, i.e. the Network of Food, at the cusp of disruption associated with consumer digital connectivity, I aspire to serve as a positive catalyst for the wave of digital forces to create better service to the consumer and sustainable industry growth. My track record weighs heavily toward implementing transformational business strategy, developing high performing organizations and consistently delivering superior results. I have the benefit of a global perspective resulting from significant assignments and responsibilities outside of the United States. I thoroughly enjoy public speaking and networking and have been a consistent speaker with numerous presentations at industry forums and conferences - typically on the topic of transformational change. My professional goal has been and continues to be the development of industry leading operating models that deliver superior results.
Julie Yoo

Julie Yoo

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Julie is a Co-Founder of Kyruus and serves as the company’s Chief Product Officer, overseeing its portfolio of patient-provider matching solutions. She was previously the VP of Clinical Products at Generation Health, where she oversaw the development of the company’s clinical programs and data analytics platform. Julie also led the Product Management efforts at Knome, the private arm of George Church’s Personal Genome Project, where she helped to launch a bioinformatics platform for conducting individualized genomic sequence analysis. Julie’s passion for data-driven businesses began as a software engineer at Endeca Technologies, where she played Sales Engineering and Software Engineering roles. Julie has an undergraduate degree in computer science from MIT, an MS in biomedical sciences from the Harvard-MIT HST Program, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.