Thursday, October 17th, 2019
VENUE: Salesforce Tower
TIME: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
VENUE: Salesforce Tower
TIME: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
The Summit aims to gather decision makers from the tech industry and their ecosystems including supply chain, HR and marketing to discuss and further understand the market opportunity and trends, and also Hispanic leaders, either champions within corporations as part of ERGs, senior Hispanic talent or leading Hispanic organizations across the country, who want to create collective action to generate change.
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CEO & Co-Founder, Aura
Prior to Aura, James founded Oportun (NASDAQ: OPRT), which recently completed its IPO and was named a Top 50 Most Genius Companies by Time Magazine. As CEO from 2005-2012, he led Oportun from its development as a nascent start-up to a market leader in the alternative lending industry and raised over $250 million of venture capital and debt to fund its growth. James has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and its Centennial Advisory Committee and helped pass legislation in California and the US Senate (Title XII of Dodd-Frank) to promote safe and affordable alternatives to payday loans. In 2013, he was awarded the Jerry Porras Latino Leadership Award by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for his work as an entrepreneur helping Latino families build credit in America.
James also serves as Vice-Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), a 501(c)(3) association of 300+ technology companies in Silicon Valley, as a trustee of the Katherine Delmar Burke’s School, and as director of SEO San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the achievement gap in San Francisco. Previously, Mr. Gutierrez was a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the largest trade association for non-profit micro-business lenders.
James is a partner of Insikt Ventures, an early stage financial technology fund with investments in OnDeck Capital, Listo!, and Blend Labs. He is also an early investor in over twenty startup companies, including Trulia (merged with Zillow), OkCupid (acquired by Match.com), StubHub, and Talent Inc.
Mr. Gutierrez holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
Previously, Prophet held senior executive product marketing roles at Microsoft including corporate vice president of Windows and Search Marketing, where he was responsible for Windows, Bing, Cortana and MSN brands. He was also co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering Black marketers at Microsoft.
Prior to Microsoft, he led worldwide operations for what is now HP Inc.; and before that, he lead worldwide operations for Carrier Corporation (a United Technologies Business). Before that, he was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving healthcare for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
His work has been widely recognized - by appointment to the National Academies of Sciences Board on Energy and the Environment; recipient of China’s 3 Gorges Award and Shanghai China’s Magnolia Silver Award. He also received Booz Allen highest distinction for Client work - their Professional Excellence Award.
Prophet holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Founder, We Are All Human Foundation
CEO, Overture Life
In 1984, while still in college, Martin started his first business, Urban Capital Corporation, one of the early leaders of the loft movement in downtown Manhattan.
This was soon followed in 1986 by Medicorp Services, a Canadian biotechnology company, a pioneer in AIDS and PSA testing.
Martin's third business, Viatel Ltd., Martin’s first venture into the world of telecom, was founded in 1990. This company is best known for inventing call back and building the first pan European fiber optic network ahead of liberalization.
Martin’s best-known ventures were founded during the last decade. In 1998, Martin started Jazz Telecomunicaciones (Jazztel), Spain’s second largest publicly traded telecom operator.
In 1999 Martin founded Ya.com, Spain’s third largest internet web site/DSL provider that includes the second largest Spanish language web agency www.viajar.com. But not all of Martin’s companies were successful.
In 2000, Martin started Germany’s leading cloud computing company, Einsteinet, and the company was sold in 2003 at no return to him or investors.
In 2005, Martin founded Fon. With over 23 million hotspots, Fon is the largest WiFi network in the world. The company is headquartered in Madrid, Spain but its customers are worldwide. Its investors include Atomico, British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Google, and Index Ventures.
In 2014 Martin joined the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer, the largest media company in Germany.
In 2015, Martin founded Prelude Fertility, which raised $200M in financing and is now one of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States. Prelude Fertility offers egg freezing, IVF, and egg donation.
In 2017, Martin started VAS Ventures in partnership with Axel Springer to invest in early stage ventures across Europe and the USA.
In 2019, Martin launched the MVB fund, a $200M fund of funds based in Spain. MVB invests in top performing venture capital funds and pre-IPO technology companies.
Martin also manages the Varsavsky Foundation and is best known as the founder of two large educational projects in Latin America – Educ.ar (Argentina) and EducarChile (Chile) and the Safe Democracy Foundation.
Martin was Ambassador at Large of Argentina from 2001 to 2005. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, and is a Member of the Board of Directors at Instituto de Empresa, Spain’s leading business school, where he taught entrepreneurship for eight years. Since 2012 he teaches entrepreneurship at Columbia University and New York University.
Martin has written numerous articles on business and international relations that have been published in several international publications including El Pais and Newsweek. Martin is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and an active blogger. He is the recipient of various honors and rewards.
Martin received his BA, from New York University, and holds a MA, in International Affairs and an MBA from Columbia University. In his spare time, Martin enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, piloting, photography and sailing.
Martin is married to Nina Varsavsky and has seven children.
Registration Open & Networking
Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human
Margo Georgiadis, CEO, Ancestry & Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human
An executive level discussion about the relevance of inclusion and diversity in the workplace-- from challenges to best practices and lessons learned. The panel will share why visionary companies are making D+I a key priority in their organizations for themselves and their clients. The panel will lead into a ceremonial signing of The Hispanic Promise - a call to the business community to advance and empower Hispanics through qualified workforce development and the celebration of Hispanics as employees, customers and citizens.
James Gutierrez, CEO & Co-Founder, Aura
Dalana Brand, VP, People Experience and Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Twitter
Judith Williams, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer | Head of People Sustainability, SAP
Raquel Tamez, CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Moderator: Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors, LLC
Hispanic Heritage Month Call-To-Action Recap and Ceremonial Hispanic Promise Signing Opportunity
Presentation of key facts and figures about the US Hispanic population today, including data on demographics, behavioral trends and sentiment of the Hispanic community.
Stacie de Armas, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Hispanic Market Thoughtleader, Nielsen
Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human
Robert Rodriguez, President, DRR Advisors
An exploration of how we can elevate Latinas. What cultural, societal and economic paths have brought successful Latinas to the top? This session will be a conversation among Latinas in leadership positions, particularly in tech, to share their career journey and experiences as a Latina and discussing best practices for supporting the advancement of Latinas in the workplace and beyond.
Paola Santana, Founder & CEO, Social Glass
Frances Coronel, Co-Director, Techqueria
Anna Dapelo Garcia, Founder, Lean In Latinas and Inclusion; Diversity & Health Equity Leader, Stanford Health Care
Moderator: Larissa Prairie, Board Member - Partnerships, Latinas in Tech
This session explores how the Hispanic community can advance improvements in education and career development, particularly related to skilling and access to the digital economy. This conversation will touch on gaps and barriers to access and explore solutions to solve for those gaps.
Hector Mujica, Regional Manager, Google.org
Josue Estrada, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce.org
Giovanni Dubois, Director, University Partnerships, Latin America and Spain, Coursera
Frankie Miranda, Executive Vice President, Hispanic Federation
Lili Gangas, Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center (pending)
Moderator: Frank Carbajal, Founder and President, Es Tiempo, LLC.
Ana Valdez, Executive President, Latino Donor Collaborative
Working harder is not the answer. We’re entrepreneurs by definition. We also need resources and support to (i) build the right networks for the Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs and ensure adequate access to capital and (ii) increase the long-term financial security and financial literacy of the US Hispanic population. What is the role of technology in empowering financially what promises to be the muscle for the middle class of America - the Hispanic community?
Eduardo Laiter, Sr. Investment Analyst, Kapor Capital
Guillermo Diaz, Senior Vice President of Customer Transformation, Cisco
Ron Gonzales, President & CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Tanya Olmedo, VP, Consumer & Commercial Banking, Goldman Sachs
Danelis Pardon, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Moderator: Mark Madrid, CEO, Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)
Leaders in media and marketing convene for a discussion on the visibility, perceptions, branding and communications related to how the Hispanic/Latino narrative is framed today within and outside the community. The discussion will answer questions on what is the US Hispanic communities shared voice? How do we change the narrative of Hispanics in the US?
Jesse Martinez, Founder, Latino Startup Alliance
Hugo Balta, President, National Association Of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO, Encantos Media
Maria Cuba, Diversity Experiences Lead, Airbnb
Moderator: Andre Arbelaez, President & CEO, Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council
A conversation with Hispanic entrepreneurs and venture capitalists about survival, challenges, opportunities, and best practices in the world of business creation and investment.
Agustina Sartori, Director of Augmented Reality Innovation, Ulta Beauty
Abril Estrada, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Wild Earth
Betsabe Botaitis, Co-Founder & COO, AIKON
Moderator: Mayra Ceja, Partner, Venture Unplugged
Led by the Strategic Committee of HLS: SF, attendees will have an open forum opportunity to share their key takeaways, next steps unanswered questions to inspire the action plan for the common agenda of the Hispanic community.
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