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Lee Cheng
Newegg Inc.

Lee Cheng is the Chief Legal Officer, SVP of Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary at Newegg Inc., a $2.8B global (N. America and China) internet retailer that is the largest privately held e-commerce company in North America.  He oversees or has run Newegg’s Legal, Corporate Development, Compliance, Ethics, Human Resources, Government Relations and Risk Management functions, and created the Newegg Foundation to facilitate and encourage community and philanthropic activity at Newegg. 

Mr. Cheng’s work and contributions in the legal arena have been recognized nationally.  He has been named one of the NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 (2009), a Top In-House Counsel in California (2013) by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal publication, was awarded the Vanguard Award from the State Bar of California’s IP Section (2013) and was recognized as one of America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel (2014) and one of 50 IP Pioneers and Trailblazers (2014) by the National Law Journal.  In 2015, Mr. Cheng received an In-House Impact Award from leading legal publication The Recorder (2015).  In 2011, under Mr. Cheng’s leadership, the Newegg Legal Department received Inside Counsel magazine’s Top 10 innovation award.  Outside of the legal profession, Mr. Cheng has been elected to 2 terms on the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Board of Industry Leaders and has received the NYU-Polytechnic Innovation Award (2011). 

Mr. Cheng has also held leadership positions or served on the Boards of professional, community and affinity organizations like the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Southern California, Asian American Legal Foundation, the Organization of Chinese Americans (SF Chapter), the Harvard Club of San Francisco and the Lowell High School Alumni Association.  He is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Chapman University School of Law’s Business Emphasis Program.

Mr. Cheng is frequently asked to speak on a variety of legal and business topics, including legal function management, achieving successful outcomes in litigation, international expansion and social media regulations.  He has been profiled in leading legal publications such as the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Recorder and has been interviewed by major news and media outlets like Wall St. Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Internet Retailer.  Furthermore, Mr. Cheng has been invited to testify or to submit testimony to the US House of Representatives (Commerce and Judiciary Committees), the US Senate (Judiciary Committee), the US International Trade Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Newegg, Mr. Cheng was an attorney in the corporate department of Latham & Watkins, a leading international law firm. Mr. Cheng also served as the VP and general counsel of GeneFluidics, Inc., a medical devices company, and the VP of administration and legal affairs at LightCross, Inc., an optical networking components company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cheng worked at top-tier law firms including Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) and Dow Lohnes & Albertson.  

Mr. Cheng received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.  He is fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese. 

Tilting at Windmills: The Connection Between Fighting Abusive Patent Asserters (aka Patent Trolls) and Civil Rights Advocacy
Cornelia Davis

Cornelia Davis is CTO of the Transformation Practice at Pivotal, where she helps customers develop and execute on their cloud platform strategies. Responsible for guiding clients on the technical elements of broader transformation, she helps development and operations teams, and IT executives understand and adopt new systems, platforms and processes as the central part of delivering greater value to their customers. Fundamentally, Cornelia helps enterprises shift from a mindset where IT is a necessary evil, to becoming software-driven businesses with IT at the core. And, through these deep engagements with clients, Cornelia also brings valuable insight back into Pivotal, driving advancements in software and services offerings. When not doing those things you can find her on the yoga mat or in the kitchen.

Being Software Driven: It Takes a Platform
Chris Ferris

Christopher is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Open Technology in the IBM Cloud organization. He has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 35+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He has technical responsibility for IBM's strategic open source and standards initiatives, including OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Open Ledger Project, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Mesos, Node.js and Docker. He represents IBM on the Board of Directors for the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

He enjoys tennis, both as a spectator and as an avid club player.

Why an OPEN Blockchain is Critical for Business and Innovation
Scott Johnston

In his role as SVP of Product Management, Scott is responsible for the strategy of Docker’s products and technologies. With over 25 years industry experience from software development and product marketing to IT operations and venture capital, Scott previously served as VP of marketing, product management, and strategy at Puppet Labs. Prior to Puppet Labs, Scott served in leadership and operational roles in product management, engineering, business development, and marketing for some of the most disruptive companies in the industry, including Netscape, Loudcloud (parent of Opsware), Cisco, and Sun Microsystems.

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Ping Li

Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and infrastructure investments. He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Cloudera, Code 42, DataGravity, Primary Data, Ratpr, Sysdig and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, Tenable Network Security and previously, Imperva. He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (public), Nimble Storage (public), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce).

Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice.
Ping advises the Accel Innovation Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with PhD students learning about entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor to Heavybit, a community for developer- and operations-focused entrepreneurs.
Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Marten Mickos
HackerOne, Inc.

Marten Mickos is the CEO of HackerOne, Inc. the leading vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform.  Previously Marten was the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, acquired by Hewlett-Packard where he served as head of the cloud business. As the CEO of MySQL AB from 2001 to 2008, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. Marten holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology in his native Finland. 

How Do We Make the Internet's Building Blocks Secure?
Dave Ward
Dave Ward
Cisco Systems

Dave is Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, responsible for architectural governance, defining strategy, development of new technology and leading use-inspired research. Working via tight partnerships with customers, partners, developers and academia he is also leading co-development and co-innovation initiatives. He has been the Routing Area Director at the IETF and chair of four Working Groups: IS-IS, HIP, BFD and Softwires and worked with the ITU-T, ONF and several Open Source consortia. David was also a Juniper Fellow and Chief Architect working on the operating system and next-generation routing systems. Dave has a small vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an heirloom tomato farm along the St. Croix River in Somerset, Wisconsin.

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