When Kevin Systrom first visited ETL in May 2011, Instagram had just launched the previous October. He and co-founder Mike Krieger spoke about how, as two young Stanford alums, they leveraged their education in engineering and entrepreneurship to create an unexpectedly viral photo-sharing app, then navigated the first eight months of rocket-like growth.
Almost a decade later, he returns to the ETL stage to examine Instagram’s startling success from the far side of that massive scaling effort.
Now a senior strategist and “Space Cowboy” at X, the “moonshot factory” at Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Andy Karsner has spent the past two decades driving renewable energy innovation and other climate solutions. In addition to his role at X, Karsner is the founder and executive chairman of Elemental Labs, an organization that pursues systems-based solutions to promote a sustainable future and equitably empower communities.
Joe Tsai is a co-founder and the executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, a global Internet technology company based in China with a portfolio that includes e-commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment. Tsai joined Jack Ma and others to incorporate the company in 1999 and latter served as its CFO; he is now responsible for the company’s strategic acquisitions and investments, and serves on its board of directors.
Heidi Roizen is a partner at Threshold Ventures, and currently serves on the boards of Zoox, Planet, Memphis Meats, HelixRE and DMGT.
Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado will discuss medical, epidemiological and public health approaches to fighting COVID-19 as well as how the Stanford Hospitals are preserving the safety of medical personnel while identifying and treating the sick. Bonnie is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and senior associate dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Karen Eggleston, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Center Fellow, Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
Join us for a virtual workshop on how to engage your local government on issues of concern to you and your local community. Gain a better understanding of the Bay Area's local government decision-making processes, explore ways to to make your voice heard and connect with your city officials and agencies, and learn about resources for staying on top of issues in your local community. Kris Kasianovitz, the Government Information Librarian for International, State and Local Documents at the Stanford Green Library, will conduct this digital workshop.
William B. Gould, IV, emeritus professor of law, discusses the policy and legal agenda for advancing worker protections and the social safety net in the context of the pandemic. Professor Gould is an expert in labor law and labor relations, a critically acclaimed author and scholar and the former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and California Agricultural Relations Board.