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Tom Chavez

CEO, Co-FounderSuper{set}

I'm the co-founder of super{set}, a startup studio that founds, funds, and builds technology startups.

For the past 20+ years, my professional focus has centered on using data, decision science, and AI to solve hard, interesting problems. Prior to forming super{set}, I was the CEO and co-founder of Krux, a martech platform acquired by Salesforce in 2016. Before Krux, I was the CEO and co-founder of Rapt, a provider of software for media monetization acquired by Microsoft in 2008.
To date, the companies I've built have generated a 17.5x return for investors and substantial wealth for employees.

To honor my amazing parents, I co-founded the Chavez Family Foundation, which invests in non-profit projects at the intersection of education, immigration, and entrepreneurship.

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tom currently lives and works in San Francisco. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University,  where he was a NASA Doctoral Fellow.

Jesper Andersen

CEO and President, Infoblox

Jesper Andersen is CEO and President of Infoblox, the leader in cloud-first DDI and DNS security services. He is a seasoned networking and software industry executive with a track record of building large businesses at Cisco Systems, Oracle and other technology companies. Prior to joining Infoblox, he served in a number of roles at Cisco from September 2008 to November 2013, including as senior vice president for network management during his first three years at the company.

In this capacity, he managed a team of more than 1,000 employees and was responsible for the development of the Cisco Prime portfolio of integrated network management and analysis solutions.

Prior to Cisco, Andersen served as senior vice president of application strategy at Oracle, where he was responsible for creating an application integration architecture capable of bringing together disparate products from multiple acquisitions.

Prior to that, Andersen served as general manager and group vice president for tools and technology at PeopleSoft, as well as executive vice president of products for Pivotal Software.
A native of Denmark, Andersen has a master’s degree in computer science from Aalborg University.

Jennie Baird

EVP and Managing Director, Digital News and Streaming, BBC Studios

Jennie Baird is a longtime digital transformation, product and content executive with extensive experience working on high volume, high visibility consumer-facing websites and mobile apps as well as on the development and management of enterprise tools that power those products.

She has a passion for digital news and currently serves as EVP, Digital News and Streaming at BBC Studios, where she is responsible for driving growth and audiences for the BBC’s digital news products around the globe.  Jennie was instrumental in bringing the pioneering and award-winning website to market in the mid-1990s.

Later, she worked on a number of other large scale digital products—including AOL, iVillage, and Entertainment Weekly. She also co-founded the cult baby name website,, exiting with a sale to CafeMedia. More recently, Jennie was News Corp's Global Head of Product. Jennie loves working with teams to solve business and customer problems and bringing digital products to life.

Darin Bassin

Chief Legal Officer, Yahoo!

Darin Bassin is Chief Legal Officer at Yahoo!.

Previously, Darin was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Development of CBS Interactive, the largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 internet company.

Bassin joined CBS in 2006 as Vice President, Senior Counsel, Strategic Transactions. Prior to CBS, he worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Manhattan. Bassin earned his L.L.B. and MBA from the University of British Columbia at Vancouver, Canada, and his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two children.

Dr. Maritza Johnson

Founding Executive Director, Center for Digital Civil Society, USD

Maritza Johnson believes in the power and promise of data and builds things that allow people to enjoy technological advancements safely.

She previously worked as a user experience researcher on identity, security and privacy at Google, and as a technical privacy manager at Facebook.

She completed her PhD in computer science at Columbia University and her BA at University of San Diego.

Dr. James Mickens

Professor, Computer Science, Harvard University

James W. Mickens is an American computer scientist and the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His research focuses on distributed systems, such as large-scale services and ways to make them more secure.

Mickens worked as a member of the Distributed Systems group at Microsoft Research from 2009 through 2015.He spent one semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through the MLK Visiting Professors program becoming a professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2015, where he was awarded tenure in 2019.

In 2016, he was one of the researchers working on Polaris, a new system designed at MIT to decrease the speed for loading webpages.

Mickens earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, as well as a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 2008.

Sara M. Watson

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Sara M. Watson is a technology critic and principal analyst at Forrester. Her research examines how tech executives can coordinate the firm’s ethical and responsible tech efforts to build trust and ensure the resilience of tech investments as strategies, interfaces, business models, and data privacy practices evolve. She advises firms in evaluating and communicating the opportunities and risks that emerging technologies present.

Sara’s 15-year career covering emerging technology, data, and privacy bridges industry, policy, and academia. Sara has been a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where her work on personal data and privacy helped articulate data’s role in the digital economy. As a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, her research on the media’s coverage of technology advocated for more constructive technology criticism. Sara has previously covered emerging tech trends as an analyst at Gartner and Insider Intelligence. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, and The Washington Post, and her work has been cited by NPR, The Financial Times, and The New Yorker.

She holds an MSc in the Social Science of the Internet with distinction from the Oxford Internet Institute and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Nishant Bhajaria

Director of Privacy Engineering, Uber

Nishant is an executive in the security, privacy, and compliance space, and he's built teams and programs to help achieve these goals. He typically serves as a vital link between legal, engineering, and C-level leadership to ensure that a company's products help protect user data and secure customer trust. Prior to his current role— Global Head of Privacy Engineering and Analytics at Uber—he led Trust and Security teams at Google. In addition, he's served as the head of privacy engineering at Netflix. He is an instructor on LinkedIn for security, privacy, career development and inclusivity in technology.

Nishant is also the author of the book "Data Privacy: A Runbook for Engineers."

Nishant holds a BS in computer science from Truman State University and an MS in computer science from Arizona State University.