Private conversations with the icons of tech, media, and culture.
CEO of Uber
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sat down with Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman to discuss the past, present and future of the mobility and delivery business that now operates in 71 countries around the world and employs around 20,000 people globally. He also shared his perspective on M&A (including Uber’s recent acquisitions of Postmates and Drizly), autonomous vehicles, the complexities of working in highly regulated industries, and how his personal and professional background shaped the way he approaches leadership today
co-CEO of Ariel
Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments, the largest minority-owned investment firm in the US. Mellody also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation and is the first black woman to chair a Fortune 500 board. She is also a director of JP Morgan Chase. In this conversation with Reid Hoffman, Mellody shares highlights from her career as an investor, board member, financial educator and philanthropist, and discusses the fundamental changes necessary to diversify corporate America. shares her solutions-oriented approach to expanding diversity, financial literacy, and opportunity.
CEO of Nextdoor
Sarah Friar is the CEO of Nextdoor. In her prior role as CFO at Square, the company launched its IPO in 2015 and added $30Bn in market cap. She also serves on the boards of Walmart and Slack, has held leadership roles at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey, and is the co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a network that mentors and inspires women entrepreneurs and business owners. In this session, moderated by David Sze, Sarah will share how growing up in a small village in Northern Ireland during tumultuous times shaped her view of building a strong community, the role of the neighborhood as the most important social network, her views on building and nurturing an effective board of directors, and the importance of diversity in business. Coming May 2021.
CEO & Co-Founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky sets the vision and strategy for Airbnb. In 2007, Brian and Joe Gebbia became Airbnb’s first hosts. Since then, Brian has overseen Airbnb’s growth to become a community of over four million hosts who have welcomed more than 800M guests across 220+ countries and regions. A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brian has embedded his creative roots in Airbnb’s culture, product and community. This design-driven approach has enabled a system of trust that allows strangers to live together, and created a unique business model that facilitates connection and belonging. Brian is a signatory to the Giving Pledge and has committed to donating the net proceeds of his CEO equity compensation to community, philanthropic and charitable causes. Brian is an Airbnb Experience host in San Francisco. Coming June 2021.
CEO of Warner Media
Jason Kilar is a technology and media executive and entrepreneur that has invested his career in the creation, building and scaling of missionary companies that obsess over customers. In 1997, Jason joined Amazon when it was still a small, private company. There, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Amazon, including Amazon’s books, music, and video businesses across North America and Worldwide Application Software (which included Amazon’s Marketplace businesses and the original designs for Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon). In 2007, Jason became the founding CEO of Hulu, which grew to more than $1 billion in revenue by 2013. In 2013, Jason co-founded and was CEO of Vessel, an online video service acquired by Verizon in 2016. Jason began his career with The Walt Disney Company and currently serves on the boards of Univision Communications, Opendoor and Wealthfront. Coming July 2021.
Founder of Bad Robot Productions
JJ Abrams is the founder of Bad Robot Productions. A writer, director and/or producer of television series such as Felicity, Alias, Lost, Castle Rock, Westworld, Lovecraft Country, and Lisey’s Story and films such as Super 8, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and Cloverfield franchises, Abrams most recently directed, produced and co-wrote (with Chris Terrio) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to his film and television work, Abrams also conceived the novel S. with writer Doug Dorst, which became a New York Times Best Seller in 2013. He is currently producing The Play That Goes Wrong, which premiered on Broadway in April of 2017 and is currently on a nationwide tour, as well as Derren Brown’s Secret, which premiered on Broadway September of 2019. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, co-CEO of Bad Robot, live in Los Angeles and have three children. Coming July 2021.
Dr. Fei-Fei Li
Sequoia Professor, Computer Science Department, and Denning Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University
Before founding the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) in 2019, Fei-Fei served as the Director of Stanford’s AI Lab. She was a Vice President at Google and served as Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud during her Stanford sabbatical in 2017-2018. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, among other distinctions. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Li was on faculty at Princeton University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Coming July 2021.
CEO & Chairperson of PagerDuty
Coming August 2021.
President and CEO of NIKE, Inc.
John Donahoe is President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. He leads the continued growth of the Nike Brand as well as Nike’s global business portfolio, which includes Jordan Brand and Converse Inc. Before joining Nike as CEO in January 2020, John had served on Nike’s Board of Directors since 2014. Prior, he was president and CEO for ServiceNow and eBay, and he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board at PayPal. Earlier in his career, he worked for Bain & Company for almost 20 years, becoming the firm’s CEO in 1999. Coming September 2021.
President and COO of Salesforce
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Bret Taylor leads Salesforce’s global product vision, engineering, security, marketing and communications. Bret also serves on Twitter’s board of directors. A respected software engineer and executive with an impressive history of building widely used and loved products, Bret was most recently the co-founder and CEO of Quip, the innovative collaboration platform Salesforce acquired in 2016. Prior to founding Quip, Bret served as the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook and saw the company through its successful IPO in 2012. Credited with the invention of the “Like” button, Bret joined Facebook in 2009 after it acquired his social networking company, FriendFeed. Prior to FriendFeed, Bret started his career at Google, where he co-created Google Maps. Coming October 2021.
CEO of Zoom
Eric Yuan founded Zoom in 2011 to deliver happiness and bring teams together in a frictionless video environment. Zoom’s video-first unified communications platform continues to dramatically transform the way leading global enterprises communicate. Under Eric’s leadership, Zoom was one of the highest-performing tech IPOs of 2019. Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was corporate VP of engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco’s collaboration software development. Eric was one of the founding engineers and VP of engineering at Webex. Between 1997 and 2011, he grew his team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric has been named one of the Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech by Business Insider, was named the #1 CEO of a large US company by Glassdoor, EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California (software category), and a Bloomberg 50 leader who changed the game in global business. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real-time collaboration. Coming November 2021.
CEO of Twilio
A serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software. Prior to Twilio, Jeff was co-founder & CTO of NineStar, founding CTO of Stubhub.com, co-founder, CEO & CTO of Versity, and one of the first product managers for Amazon Web Services. Jeff grew up in Detroit, started his first company at age 12 doing event video production, DJ’d his way through college, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He is a father of two young boys, enjoys photography, and always makes time to hack on new software and hardware projects. Coming December 2021.
Chief Product Officer, YouTube and SVP, Google
Neal Mohan is Chief Product Officer at YouTube. He is responsible for YouTube products, user experience, and trust and safety on all platforms and devices globally. This includes YouTube on mobile, desktop and TV devices, experiences like YouTube Music, Kids, and VR, and YouTube’s two subscription services, YouTube Premium and YouTube TV. Products for media partners, content creators and musicians are also part of Neal’s portfolio. Previously, Neal was Senior Vice President of Display and Video Ads at Google. Neal serves on the Board of Directors for 23andMe and StitchFix. He has also served as a member of the Management Board for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Neal has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Internet Advertising Bureau and the Mobile Marketing Association. Coming December 2021.
co-CEO of Workday
Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and co-CEO at Workday. He is also chairman of the company’s board of directors. Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including vice chairman of the board and senior vice president responsible for product strategy, business development, and marketing. Aneel is also an advisory partner at Greylock, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees at Stanford University. He also serves on the board of directors of the Workday Foundation and of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Aneel previously served on the board of directors of several other companies including Intel, Pure Storage, and Okta. He is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Coming January 2022.
General Partner & Co-Founder at Footwork
Mike is General Partner and co-founder at Footwork, an early stage venture capital firm. Previously, Mike was President, COO, and interim CFO at Stitch Fix, the online personal styling service where he oversaw operations, styling, client experience, merchandise, and finance. Prior to Stitch Fix, Mike was COO at Walmart.com, overseeing all operations for a $5 billion division, including one of the most successful multi-channel offerings in the industry. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Haas School at University of California, Berkeley. Mike serves on the boards of Stitch Fix, Herman Miller, and Ulta Beauty as well as private boards such as Food52, Mayvenn, and Imperfect Foods. Coming January 2022.
CEO of Zoox
Aicha Evans joined Zoox as the Chief Executive Officer in February 2019. Prior to Zoox, Evans served as Senior Vice president and Chief Strategy Officer at intel Corporation, driving the company’s transformation from a PC-centric to a data centric company. Previously, she ran the company’s wireless efforts and oversaw a global team of 7,000 engineers. Evans is a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP. Coming early 2022.
Chairman of McKinsey Global Institute
James has worked with the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading tech companies on strategy, product, and business model innovation. James has also led research on topics including AI, the digital economy, the future of work. He was appointed by President Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House and by the Commerce Secretary to the Digital Economy Board. He serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A Rhodes Scholar, James received his DPhil, MSc, and MA. from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics and computer science. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute and a fellow of DeepMind. Coming in 2022.