The CEO2CEO West Innovation Summit brings you together with a dynamic roster of CEOs and innovation experts from the Fortune 500, Tech, Health Care, Social Media, Entertainment and more, such as:


Andrew N. Liveris

President, Chairman and CEO, The DOW Chemical Company

Chairman, President and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company Andrew Liveris led The Dow Chemical Company to record sales of $60 billion in 2011, a 12% increase over 2010, which translated to a 19% increase in earnings per share, the highest equity earnings in the company’s history. He is a 36-year veteran with the company in a career that began in Australia and spans manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and general management. An advocate for domestic manufacturing, Liveris serves as Co-Chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States, and is the author of Make It in America. Andrew holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.


Thomas Erickson

CEO, Acquia

Tom Erickson joined Acquia as CEO in 2008, following 30 years of experience in the software industry, including leadership positions with pioneering software companies in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Tom began his career in 1980 in open source software, then called “public domain”, at Project Software and Development, Inc. Prior to Acquia, Tom was Chief Products Officer at Tele Atlas, CEO of Systinet. During the rise of the internet, Tom was the EVP International for webMethods, based in Sydney, Australia. Tom holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin.


Jerre Stead

Chairman and CEO, IHS

Jerre Stead became Chief Executive Officer of IHS in 2006. Under his leadership, IHS has grown into a $1 billion-plus leader in providing information and insight services to businesses around the globe. Over his career he has served as CEO of Ingram Micro, AT&T Global Information Solutions, AT&T Global Business Communications Systems and Legent Corporation.  Mr. Stead earned a BBS at the University of Iowa, and an advanced degree at Harvard University Advanced Management Program in Switzerland.


Val Rahmani

CEO, Damballa

Val Rahmani, the CEO of Damballa, leads the company in delivering a new approach to the fight against modern cyber-threats.  Val brings over 25 years of customer-driven business and technical leadership to the role. Prior to Damballa, Val served as General Manager of IBM's Internet Security Systems (ISS) division, after she made IBM's $1.3 billion acquisition of the company.  Her IBM experience includes wireless, telco, utilities, media and government markets across the world.  Val holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, England.



Kimberly Popovits

President and CEO, Genomic Health

Kimberly Popovits leads Genomic Health, a pioneering company focused on development and commercialization of genomic-based diagnostic tests that enable cancer patients and their physicians to make personalized treatment decisions. Under her leadership the firm achieved revenue of $206.1 million in 2011, a 16% increase over 2010 with margin improvements that allowed Genomic to record its second full year of profitability. Ms. Popovits became Chairman of Genomic Health in 2012, after serving and President and CEO of the firm since 2009. Prior to joining Genomic Health as COO in 2002, Kim served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Genentech, Inc. where she led the successful commercialization of 14 new therapies. She was named Woman of the Year in 2008 by the Women Health Care Executives organization. Kim holds a BA in business from Michigan State University.


Robert Hohman

Co-Founder and CEO, Glassdoor

In 2007, Robert Hohman co-founded Glassdoor with long-time friend Rich Barton.  The site, a free career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs or interviews for specific employers, was launched as a public beta in June of 2008.  To date, the company has raised approximately $9.5 million in venture capital.  Before creating Glassdoor, Bob was most recently president of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, Inc. Bob was one of the original team members of Expedia, and was part of the executive team that took it public in 1999. Bob started his career at Microsoft and worked as a software developer in a range of areas from Windows 95 to interactive television to online games. He holds bachelors and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University.


Michael Klayko

CEO and Director, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Michael Klayko was named Chief Executive Officer and a Director in January 2005, with responsibility for the storage networking company's vision, strategic direction, and operational management.  Under Michael, Brocade has tripled in size to $2billion in revenue, and 4700 employees in six years.  Michael joined Brocade in January 2003, following the acquisition of Rhapsody Networks for which he served as CEO and President.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the storage, computer, and telecommunications industries. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio Institute of Technology.


Jeffrey Housenbold

President and CEO, Shutterfly

Jeffrey Housenbold is a new-media visionary whose leadership drives the strategic direction and growth of Shutterfly.com, TinyPrints.com and WeddingPaperDivas.com.  He is the force behind Shutterfly’s industry leading transformation into a personal publishing and multi-brand company by giving consumers the tools to share their personal stories.  Previously, Jeffrey was Vice President of Business Development & Internet Marketing at eBay, where he managed customer acquisition and retention. Formerly, Jeffrey held senior management positions with AltaVista, including Vice President & General Manager.  Jeffrey earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Dean’s Fellow, and his undergraduate degrees, with High Honors in Economics and Business Administration, from Carnegie Mellon University.


Richard Flynn

Group President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services

Richard Flynn was named CEO of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services group in March 2010, achieving $482million in revenue in 2011, an 8% increase over previous year. Corporate Legal Services (CLS) focusses on legal and compliance solutions under the CT brand with leading share in the Compliance and Government, Lien Management, Brand Trademark Management and Legal Spend Management service sectors. Flynn has launched new business models and expanded CLS' business's global footprint utilizing his talent for developing new revenue through innovation within a company's current scope of expertise. He created the Real Rate Report, a comparison of legal spending, by mining data that is a by-product of the firm's legal invoice e-billing program, TyMetrix. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Flynn held several senior-level positions at American Express, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager for OPEN, the market leader of U.S. small business payment cards. Mr. Flynn received a BS in Finance and International Business from New York University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


Langdon Morris

Director, PwC

Langdon Morris was named Director at PwC in 2012 and leads an innovation consulting practice within its Strategy Group. His work focuses on developing and applying advanced methods in innovation and strategy to solve complex problems with very high levels of creativity.  As co-founder and partner of InnovationLabs LLC, Morris is recognized as one the world’s leading thinkers and consultants on innovation, and his original papers and books have been adopted by corporations and universities on every continent to help them improve their innovation processes and the results they achieve.  His breakthrough white paper, Business Model Warfare is a landmark in the field, and is used as a standard reference at universities and corporations worldwide. To date he has authored or co-authored six acclaimed books on innovation.  His most recent work, "Permanent Innovation: The Definitive Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Methods of Successful Innovators," explains that innovation is the process of creating new ideas and turning them into new business value


Clark Kokich

Chairman, Razorfish

Clark Kokich joined Avenue A in the summer of 1999, and under his leadership, the company grew to become one of the largest and most influential interactive agencies in the world. In 2004 Avenue A acquired Razorfish, which now employs over 2,000 professionals in twenty offices in eight countries, serving world-class brands such as Dell, Mercedes, Nike, Microsoft, Disney, and Intel. Razorfish is a division of aQuantive, which was sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6-billion. As chairman, Clark is currently focused on working with key clients and leading strategic initiatives across a range of issues. Recently he completed and released Do or Die, the world’s first business book published exclusively as a fully-interactive app. Before he joined Avenue A I Razorfish, Clark was president and CEO of Calla Bay, a manufacturer and retailer of women’s swimwear. Kokich holds a BS degree from the University of Oregon.


Eric D. Belcher

President and CEO, InnerWorkings, Inc.

Eric D. Belcher is President and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, IL. InnerWorkings is a pioneer in the print management industry, generating record revenue of nearly $500 million in 2010. With a global footprint extending across the Americas to Europe and beyond, InnerWorkings has become the preeminent international print management provider in an environment where multinational corporations are increasingly seeking one global print procurement partner. The company recently announced plans to hire and additional 200 employees in its Chicago headquarters in 2012. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Eric served as Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer of manroland North America, a printing equipment manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Belcher holds a BS from Bucknell and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.


Sanford (Sandy) R. Climan

President, Entertainment Media Ventures

Sandy Climan is President and Managing Partner of Entertainment Media Ventures (EMV), a Los Angeles-based venture capital fund focused in investment in the area of technology and media. Entertainment Media Ventures bridges the worlds of business, finance and entertainment by acting as business accelerators with proven success in strategic counsel, creation and activation. EMV focuses particular attention on the benefits and opportunities that will come with greater bandwidth and increasingly rich media, as well as on companies with enabling technology and next generation infrastructure that hasten the advent of broadband communications and entertainment. EMV currently manages a portfolio of nineteen companies spanning these strategic areas. Previously, Climan was executive vice president and president of Worldwide Business Development for Universal Studios, Inc (formerly MCA, Inc.), and a senior management team leader at Creative Artists Agency. Climan holds a BS, MS and MBA from Harvard Business School.


John D. Corpus

Co-Founder and CEO, Milyoni

John Corpus is co-founder and CEO of Milyoni (pronounced million-eye) which helps entertainment and lifestyle companies convert Facebook fans into customers. Whether it’s broadcasting a live concert, movie or sporting event, Milyoni enable companies to monetize fan pages through a unique, shared, social experience on Facebook. In February of 2012 the company closed on $11milion in series B funding. Prior to founding Milyoni, Corpus served as CIO and Senior Vice President of Mervyns, LLC. Mr. Corpus has over 14 years of technical and leadership experience within various industry technology projects. He has specialized in the development of e-business strategies including business plan development, content structure, publishing strategy, technical implementation, corporate communication, and workflow process. Mr. Corpus holds a BS in Information Technology from the San Diego State University.


Nick Bicanic

CEO, Flikdate

CEO of Flikdate, the world's first mobile-only video dating platform, Nick brings years of experience as an entrepreneur in both technology and entertainment to focus on disrupting verticals one at a time, with mobile video.
Nick mixes left brain and right brain stuff on an ongoing basis. Charming if desired - rude and cutting if required - Nick is equally at home on an MMA fighting mat, a unix command prompt, a mast-high crushing north swell, behind the controls of a helicopter, convincing a board about strategic changes of direction, field-stripping a SIG 552 Commando blind-folded or inventing new paradigms in mobile phone user interface design.


Neil Vineberg

CMO, ThingLink

As CMO at ThingLink, Neil is helping shape a generational transformation in how we engage with images. ThingLink, a privately held company headquartered in Finland, turns images into an interactive platform for rich media and social connection.  In 2011 ThingLink launched Rich Media Tags, an innovative new product that enables anyone to add the content and functionality of other websites and social platforms directly into their images. Rich Media Tags have so far been developed for some of the world’s leading social content platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Spotify, Vimeo, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and Twitter.
Neil has been PR guru and strategist both for startups and Fortune 100 brands. He held management and partner positions with leading communication firms including Middleberg Euro and Golin/Harris. 
His successes include pioneering strategic work with visionaries in MP3 digital music, social media, advertising, online communities and technology. His experience spans the technology, B2B, consumer, digital entertainment and philanthrophic sectors, including engagements with Advertising.com, Applifier, Jaiku, Sprint, UNICEF, UNDP, Texas Instruments, Procter & Gamble, United Airlines, IBM and Sony.


Chase Norlin

CEO, Alphabird

Chase Norlin is the CEO of AlphaBird, a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis.   He has spent the last 15 years in the Internet industry as an entrepreneur and distribution executive.  Prior to AlphaBird, Norlin was the founder and CEO of Pixsy, a pioneer in syndicated video search funded by TVGuide-Gemstar (now Rovi - NASDAQ:ROVI). Previously he served as a senior executive at ValueClick (NASDAQ:VCLK) where he managed publisher distribution for the display advertising network, paid search, and comparison shopping divisions.  Previously, Norlin developed Sony's first online photo sharing venture and founded the web's first online video sharing company ShareYourWorld. Norlin also served as a new venture consultant in launching Boeing's (NYSE:BA) online video and image licensing division. Norlin began his career in the media business in the mailroom at Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency.  Norlin holds a BA from UC Berkeley and MA from The University of Chicago.