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Blake Irving

Blake Irving

Executive Vice President & Chief Products Officer


Transcript of Presentation
Transcript of Interview with the Dean

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Calif.

Complimentary valet parking included.

                                              THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

About Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.,one of the largest websites in the United States, was founded in Santa Clara, California, and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine, Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, and social media websites and services.

About Blake Irving

As Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer at Yahoo!, Blake Irving leads Yahoo!'s products organization, which is responsible for the vision, strategy, design and development of Yahoo!'s global consumer and advertiser product portfolio. Previously, Irving was a professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, a Corporate Vice President of the Windows Live Platform group at Microsoft, and held development and product marketing management positions at Xerox Corp., Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. and Compaq Computer Corp. Irving holds a bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University and a master of business administration from Pepperdine University.

Event Extras and Raffles

  • Enter to win a gift basket filled with a  variety of Yahoo! branded items.
  • Be present for a chance to win the DELS raffle and get an Apple iPad 2 Gift Certificate!
  • Win the DELS getaway raffle and spend a relaxing weekend in Malibu at the Villa Graziadio (two nights based on availability, must be used by December 31, 2012). All attendees will receive a complimentary 20% discount coupon for a one or two night stay in Malibu at the spectacular Villa Graziadio.

2011-2012 DELS featured speakers include:

Richard Goudis Jerry Wilson Blake Irving Jerry West dennis-kuhl