2010-11 Speakers

Randy Pond

Randy Pond

Executive Vice President, Operations, Processes, and Systems,
Cisco

Cisco

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Techmart, Santa Clara, Calif.

Transcript of presentation
Interview with Randy Pond
 

Pond oversees the functions of corporate affairs, customer value chain management, customer operations, human resources, information technology, and legal services. He also co-chairs the Connected Business Operations Council and the Quality Experience Board. To help fuel growth, promote innovation, and increase Cisco's productivity, Pond is currently leading a comprehensive business transformation across Cisco by re-engineering business processes, re-architecting IT systems, and redefining the role of Cisco leadership. Pond holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Ball State University, is an advisor for the Miller College of Business Board of Advisors, and a Trustee of the Ball State University Foundation.


Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Chief of Staff Enterprise Sales, Marketing and Strategy,
Hewlett-Packard Company

Hewlett-Packard

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Irvine Marriott, Irvine, Calif.

Transcript of presentation
Interview with Deborah Nelson

Nelson is responsible for governance and overseeing of operations across the global sales and marketing teams for HP’s $54 billion Enterprise Business. For the past five years, Nelson has led worldwide marketing of HP’s services, software, servers, storage, and networking across five global business units. In June 2009, Nelson was honored with the HP Recognition Award by the Connect user group for her advocacy of the HP user community. She received the Frost & Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 thanks to her pioneering efforts to drive marketing excellence at HP. Nelson is a graduate of Northwestern University.


Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners;
Chairman, National Venture Capital Association ;
Board Member, SVB Financial Group Board of Directors and Silicon Valley Bank Venture Capital Advisory Board

Scale Partners

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, Calif.

Transcript of presentation
Interview with Kate Mitchell

Mitchell leads investments in software and business services, and brings more than 25 years of experience in technology, finance and management to her portfolio teams. She is the Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and a member of its executive committee. She is actively involved with regulatory and economic policy impacting the venture capital industry. Mitchell was a Senior Vice President responsible for the development and launch of Bank of America's Internet banking services. Kate holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Executive Program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and attended the Harvard Executive Program for Strategic Marketing. Kate is active as a charter member of Environmental Entrepreneurs.


Paul N. Hopkins

Paul N. Hopkins

Chairman of the Board – Farmers Group, Inc.;
Chairman Americas – Zurich Financial Services

Zurich

FARMERS

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu, Calif.

Transcript of presentation
Interview with Paul Hopkins

Hopkins is a member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Financial Services Ltd and President of U.S. Personal Business. He joined the Farmers organization in 1978 as an agent, and has held a series of executive positions with the company since. Since January 1, 2009, Hopkins has served as Chairman of the Board of Farmers Group, Inc. and CEO of the Americas. Hopkins also serves as a member of the board of trustees for the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU), as well as of the Board of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Hopkins holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Eastern Illinois University and completed the Advanced Executive Education program at the Wharton School of Business. More »


David C. Hendler

David C. Hendler

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Sony Pictures Entertainment

    SONY

Wednesday, May 5, 2011

Sony Pictures Studios

Interview with David Hendler

Hendler is responsible for all of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s financial, information technology, and strategic planning activities. His duties also encompass SPE's treasury, procurement and security, health and safety. Hendler brings significant worldwide entertainment industry and management experience to SPE, having held executive positions with Warner, Elektra, Atlantic, Inc., The Walt Disney Company and PepsiCo, Inc. Hendler is a CPA and holds a degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and an MBA from Pepperdine University. In addition, Hendler was an adjunct professor teaching managerial finance at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.