SPEAKERS

 

Tarang Sethia, Keynote Speaker

Tarang Sethia is the Chief Digital Officer at 7-Eleven, Inc. and a member of 7-Eleven’s Executive Committee. He joined 7-Eleven in 2016 bringing more than 15 years of experience in Digital Product Management, Strategy and Technology. 

 

His vision is to redefine convenience for customers by building experiences of the future for them and those who serve them like the stores and the enterprise functions. He is committed to transform the business by leveraging data for competitive advantage. He leads Digital Initiatives & Businesses for the customer, store and entire enterprise wherein he has the following functions and products reporting to him: Digital Strategy, Digital Products (including 7Rewards Loyalty Program, Mobile Checkout, Fuel Rewards, Store systems), User Experience and Design, Analytics, Digital Operations, Data and R&D.  Under Tarang’s leadership, 7Rewards Loyalty Program has grown from 6M total members to 24M and active members have grown to 10M.  Additionally, 7Rewards Loyalty program has been recognized globally including Loyalty360’s Best in Class Award, Auggie award for best Augmented Reality Experience, Loyalty Magazine’s Best New Loyalty Launch of the year.

 

Prior to 7-Eleven, Tarang was part of a high performing team formed to drive digital transformation at Intuit. He credits Intuit as a place where he learned the art of delighting customers with simple solutions by being Customer Obsessed and using Mobile First and Data/AI Enabled principles.  At American Airlines, he played a key role in the transformation of AAdvantage loyalty platform leveraging technology and data. 

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Jennifer Dulski, Executive Panelist

Jennifer Dulski has a wide range of executive experience including leadership roles at Facebook, Google, and Yahoo!, and founder, CEO, and president roles at early stage and scaling startups. She is currently CEO and founder of Rising Team, a company that provides tools, data, and community to turn managers into amazing coaches that build happier and more successful teams.

Prior to Rising Team, she led Facebook Groups, used by more than 1.5 billion people each month to create and participate in communities that matter to them. Her team was responsible for envisioning, building, and growing the Groups product. She also led the 2019 redesign of Facebook, “FB5,” to put communities at the center of the app.

Before Facebook, Dulski was president and COO of Change.org, a social enterprise company that empowers people to create campaigns for change. Under her leadership, Change.org grew 10x, from 18 million users to 180 million, developed a profitable business model, rebuilt its tech stack, and supported thousands of successful campaigns globally.

As an early Yahoo! employee, she held a variety of roles over nine years there, and ultimately led one of six business units as group vice president and general manager of Local and Marketplaces. She left Yahoo! to become co-founder and CEO of The Dealmap, a location-based deals app that Google acquired in 2011, making her the first woman entrepreneur to sell a company to Google. She was a product leader at Google for nearly two years before joining Change.

 

Dulski writes about leadership for LinkedIn Influencers, Fortune, Forbes, and Huffington Post. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be movement starters, was published by Penguin Portfolio in 2018 and is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

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Zhalisa Clarke, Executive Panelist

Zhalisa Clarke is VP of Product Management and Business Intelligence at Bright Horizons, a leader in early childhood education, childcare, college coaching and a wide range of work life benefits for employers. A Harvard MBA hailing from Silicon Valley, she has spent the last 20 years helping to grow companies across industries including tech, healthcare, and financial services. Prior to Bright Horizons, she created and managed the enterprise team at Udacity, an Andreessen Horowitz backed ed-tech company with a billion dollar valuation. Her experience includes general management, business development, product, marketing, and management consulting.

 

Zhalisa’s passion for health and wellness led her to pursue additional training including studying in India for certifications in Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as Vipassana Meditation, and Reiki. She is the founder of Luna Vibrations, where she leads sound healing and meditation workshops in the Denver area

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Yuchiang Cheng, Executive Panel

YuChiang Cheng serves as President of Topgolf Media following Topgolf Entertainment Group's successful acquisition of World Golf Tour (WGT), the world’s largest golf website and mobile golf game, which he co-founded in 2006. At Topgolf Media, YuChiang and his team tap their gaming, entertainment and tech expertise to create meaningful, shared digital moments for the Topgolf community. Through the use of technology, Topgolf Media further enhances in-venue golf games, apps and virtual experiences. In addition, the company supports the Topgolf experience with strategic partnerships, sponsorships and digital content.

 

Under YuChiang’s leadership, WGT grew from zero to nearly 30MM players, bringing console-quality graphics to web and mobile platforms. WGT was one of the first U.S. games to leverage free-to-play in-app purchases and in-game native advertising. Prior to WGT, YuChiang served on the executive team of WagerWorks (NYSE: IGT) as vice president of corporate development and product marketing. While at WagerWorks, he helped launch online gaming favorites Virgin Games, World Poker Tour and Hard Rock Casino before the company was acquired by IGT in 2005.

 

YuChiang graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College. He lives in Silicon Valley and, when not playing golf, you’ll find him restoring classic cars, playing hockey and wrestling his dogs. 

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Doug Leeds, Executive Panel

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Doug Leeds, is CEO of EAT Club. Immediately prior to EAT Club, Doug was an EIR with August Capital and a Berkeley Social Impact Fellow at the Institute for Business & Social Impact, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

 

Previously, Doug was the CEO of IAC Publishing, one of the largest and most profitable digital publishers in the world with brands including The Daily Beast, About.com, Investopedia, Ask.com, Urbanspoon and Dictionary.com. Prior to this role, Doug served as CEO for Ask.com, evolving the search destination into a content-rich Q&A experience over the course of 5 years, and driving a number of high-profile acquisitions, including global social network Ask.fm and digital content publishers About.com and Investopedia.

 

Before taking the reins at Ask, Doug was CEO of Dictionary.com, having led IAC’s acquisition of the premium publishing brand in 2008 . Earlier he spent five years at Yahoo! (and Overture Services), as Vice President of Global Product Justice, and held senior positions at mobile ISP OmniSky and mobile carrier Vodafone.

 

Doug received his B.A. with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley and his JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Grace Mase, Executive Panel Moderator

Grace Tsao Mase was trained as an architect, the entrepreneur has poured more than 20 years product development, user experience design, B2C and B2B software product marketing experience into BEYREP, a home renovation and remodeling management tool that helps design and building professionals increase profit, grow their business smarter and become more efficient.

 

Before BEYREP, Grace held senior executive positions at YP.com, Beachbody, United Online, and Yahoo!. Prior to that, she consulted with Virgin, Hard Rock, MGM Mirage, Sky UK, HP, AT&T, Sun Microsystems, and many other high-profile clients.

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