Point of Control: Commerce

Moderated by:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Scott Thompson (PayPal, Inc.), Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures), Michael Rubin (GSI Commerce)
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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

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Scott Thompson

PayPal, Inc.

Scott Thompson is president of PayPal with overall responsibility for growing the global leader in online payments. Succeeding Rajiv Dutta in 2008, Scott previously served as PayPal’s senior vice president and chief technology officer where he oversaw information technology, product development, and architecture for PayPal.

Prior to PayPal, Scott worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. As executive vice president of technology solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa’s global payment system.

Scott was also chief information officer of Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo.

Scott received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College.

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Keith Rabois

Khosla Ventures

Keith Rabois joined Khosla Ventures in March 2013. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Square from August 2010 until January 2013 where he lead the company’s business operations including marketing, communications, business development, distribution, human resources and risk management. Keith specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs.

An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide and began his career practicing law at Sullivan & Cromwell. Keith was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube, served on the Board of Yelp (NYSE: YELP) from 2005 to Jan 2014, and currently serves on the board of directors of Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM). Keith holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University.

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Michael Rubin

GSI Commerce

Michael G. Rubin is founder and CEO of GSI Commerce Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce and interactive marketing solutions. With revenues of more than $1.0 billion, GSI’s services enable more than 500 of the world’s leading consumer brands and retailers to capture the full potential of the online channel.

GSI delivers customized solutions through its three divisions: e-commerce services, interactive marketing services and consumer engagement. GSI’s global e-commerce platform provides technology, order fulfillment, customer care and all of the intricate processes that make online shopping possible. The company also offers a full suite of interactive marketing services through its Global Marketing Services division, which includes TrueAction, a full-service digital agency, and e-Dialog, one of the world’s leading e-mail marketing providers. GSI’s Consumer Engagement division provides brands and retailers a platform for online private sales through RueLaLa.com, and an online, off-price marketplace, SmartBargains.com

Rubin started GSI in 1999 but has been a CEO his entire career. At age 12, he launched his first business in the basement of his family’s home. Today, at the age of 37, he is the leader of a fast-growing Internet company. This global organization employs 5,500 people, rising to over 10,000 employees during the holiday shopping season.

Having received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial skills and accomplishments, Rubin was named one of 2010’s “15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under,” by Forbes magazine, and was recently featured on CBS’ hit television series Undercover Boss.

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