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Shaquille O’Neal

Member NBA Hall of Fame,
Media Personality and Entrepreneur

Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors, including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. At 7'1" and 325 pounds, Shaq's larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide adulation and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine, in addition to being the highest ranked NBA athlete on Nielsen’s State of the Media: Year in Sports 2010 and Business Week Power Sports 100.

But Shaquille O’Neal isn’t only a legendary athlete; he has also established himself as a powerful media personality and businessman over the years. Ranked among ‘‘The 100 Most Creative People in Business’’ last year by Fast Company magazine, O’Neal is currently an NBA analyst on TNT’s Emmy-award winning show, Inside the NBA on TNT.

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Jason Sudeikis

Actor, Comedian,

Actor, comedian, Jason Sudeikis was a series regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for eight seasons. Before SNL, he performed with Chicago’s The Second City National Touring Company and was a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas.


On the small screen, he appeared on LAST MAN ON EARTH, executive produced DETROITERS, and voiced characters on SON OF ZORN and THE CLEVELAND SHOW. Jason is actively involved with The Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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Evan Goldberg

Executive Vice President
Oracle NetSuite

Goldberg is responsible for product strategy and development for the Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Goldberg was CTO and Chairman of the NetSuite board. Before co-founding NetSuite in 1998, Evan Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a Vice President. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. When he left Oracle, he started MBED Software and built groundbreaking website technology. Goldberg holds a B.A.Summa Cum Laude in applied mathematics from Harvard College.

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Mark Hurd

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Mark Hurd manages corporate direction and strategy at Oracle, facilitating company activity in consulting, sales, marketing, alliances and channels, and support. He is also responsible for Oracle’s global business units for industries, serving specific markets and industries such as financial services, health sciences, telecommunications, and utilities with products designed to help solve the most complex business problems. Since joining Oracle, Hurd has worked to share Oracle’s strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. In 2007, Hurd was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of their 25 Most Powerful People in Business. He has been named multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter. Hurd was featured several times in Barron’s in the publication’s Best CEOs lists. In 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle named him CEO of the Year.

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Jason Maynard

Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations
Oracle NetSuite

Jason Maynard is Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations for the Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. He leads NetSuite’s sales, marketing, business development and Bronto division. Prior to this role, Maynard served as SVP of Strategy and Marketing from 2016 to 2018. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite in 2016, Maynard was NetSuite’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and lead the company’s corporate strategy, marketing, and acquisitions. Maynard joined NetSuite in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of software experience including co-founding a CRM application startup and serving as a leading equity research analyst for Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch.

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Gary Wiessinger

Senior Vice President
Product Management, Oracle NetSuite

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Mamei Sun

Vice President, Chief of Staff to Larry Ellison

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Fritz Nelson

Oracle NetSuite

Fritz Nelson is the editor-in-chief at NetSuite, with oversight of all web site content initiatives, including Grow Wire, NetSuite Brainyard, the NetSuite blog, Podcasts and Video. He has served as content director for a variety of media properties, including InformationWeek, Tom’s Hardware, Network Computing, Dark Reading and more. His freelance work has appeared at VentureBeat, PandoDaily and Life & Thyme.

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Kendall Fisher

Producer and Host,
Oracle NetSuite

Kendall Fisher is a passionate and avid producer, host, writer and digital strategist. She's produced digital content with top-tier entertainment companies like E! News, curating original video franchises that garnered over one million views in less than 24 hours. She’s also interviewed A-List celebrities in music and film and live-hosted red carpet awards shows like the Golden Globes and the MTV Video Music Awards. However, her greatest experience to date has been with Oracle NetSuite and Grow Wire. Kendall has taken on the role of creator, producer and host of the Grow Wire Show, working with the most inspirational entrepreneurs and business leaders across the globe. She also produces the NetSuite and Grow Wire podcasts (from which she MAY have fired Jason Maynard….the world may never know), and you probably recognize her as the awkward girl consistently embarrassing herself in those Kendall on the Kurb videos. She has a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the University of Southern California. She's a lover of boxing and a sucker for a good dirty martini (add those blue cheese olives, please!), and she’s totally drinking all the NetSuite KoolAid.

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Suzy Strutner

Managing Editor, Grow Wire
Oracle NetSuite

Suzy is the managing editor of Grow Wire, NetSuite's media network. She manages the website's day-to-day coverage, publishing articles that deliver tactics for business and career growth via real-life company stories. Prior to NetSuite, Suzy was a lifestyle editor at HuffPost. She joined NetSuite last year, bringing her digital storytelling savvy to the business arena.

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Shawn Assad

Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Shawn Assad oversees the technical accounting matters for VICE. Additionally, he is responsible for various accounting functions, such as externa reporting, revenue accounting and shared services. Prior to Vice, Shawn was SVP at WME ( William Morris Endeavor) where he was responsible for all technical matters, and external reporting. Shawn is a graduate of Paris School of Business and holds a master degree at Northeastern University.

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Mandy Dhaliwal 

Chief Marketing Officer
Dell Boomi

Mandy is responsible for driving global market leadership, awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications. Mandy is a hands-on, highly collaborative, data driven executive with deep B2B technology expertise and Silicon Valley pedigree. Mandy brings to Boomi more than two decades of experience in driving growth and innovation strategies across the cloud and software markets. During the course of her career, Mandy has held senior leadership positions at venture-backed startups and public corporations. Prior to joining Boomi, she served as Fugue’s CMO and played an integral role in launching the company and driving market traction. Prior to that, Dhaliwal held senior marketing leadership positions at BlazeMeter (acquired by CA Technologies), SOASTA (acquired by Akamai Technologies), EMC (acquired by Dell Technologies) and Legato Systems (acquired by EMC). Mandy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Marketing from Simon Fraser University.

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Rick Gemereth

Chief Information Officer
Lionel Racing

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Mark Janzen

Vice President, Connector Engineering

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Rob King

Chief Financial Officer
American Cancer Society

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Suzanne Kounkel

Chief Marketing Officer
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Suzanne is a principal in Deloitte Consulting. As the chief marketing officer for US Deloitte Consulting, her work encompasses the full suite of marketing and communications services to support the US consulting business, including sub-branding and positioning, content marketing, public relations, and internal communications. Having provided customer and channel strategy services to clients in the high-tech industry space, Suzanne has also performed work in merger integration—specifically with regards to integrating companies’ customer experience with sales and marketing functions. She co-led the development of Deloitte’s customer, market, product, and M&A integration methodology and is a frequent speaker and author of M&A customer experience integration, global customer operations transformation programs, and marketing and sales effectiveness.

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Kelly Leonard

Executive Director
Second City Works

Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works, overseeing the Behavioral Science and Improvisation Initiative with the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. His book, “Yes, And,” was published to critical acclaim by HarperCollins. Kelly has spoken at Aspen Ideas Festival, Microsoft and TEDxBroadway and hosts the podcast “Getting to Yes, And” for WGN and Second City. For over twenty years, he oversaw Second City’s live theatrical divisions working with such talent as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Keegan Michael Key and others. Twitter: KLsecondcity

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Vanessa Ogle

Founder and CEO,

As one of the fastest growing providers of technology-based services in the U.S, Enseo has a 19-year history of delivering sustainable innovation to people places and organizations, such as the world’s largest hotel groups and schools around the nation. A leader in technology, Vanessa has been awarded more than 38 Patents from the USPTO, and has more than 27 years of operational experience with technology companies.

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John Peto

Deloitte Digital

A reformed cattle farmer who has spent his consulting career focused on all dimensions of sales and service effectiveness, experience, technology and associated practice building. John is currently responsible for shaping the strategy and stewarding the growth, quality and client impact of Deloitte’s Digital Customer business in the US and India.

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Deborah Perry Piscione

CEO and Creator
Alley to the Valley

We know that great leaders are defined by the extraordinary people that they lead. What makes Deborah Perry Piscione so special is that she has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world. Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, she has found the keys to building organizations into innovation machines and preparing leaders for the future. Deborah’s discoveries are highlighted by her series of critically acclaimed books.


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