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Keynote Speaker & Judges Bio

Opening Keynote - Hillary Hartley is co-founder and lead creative at 18F, a digital services agency inside the General Services Administration. She came to the GSA as a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013, where she worked on the development of Hillary has been working to make government more accessible and available online for nearly two decades, starting as a web designer for in 1997. As Director of Integrated Marketing for eGovernment provider NIC, Hillary helped NIC’s 30 state government partners embrace new technology and concepts for a 21st century government. She speaks at events across the country, educating and evangelizing “government 2.0” and customer service/community engagement best practices for government. Hillary spends much of her free time on community-based movements such as BarCamp and Coworking, and has participated in or helped organize several government-focused unconferences: eDemocracyCamp, TranparencyCamp, Gov2.0Camp, CityCamp, etc. In 2008, after the passage of California’s Prop 8, she co-founded EqualityCamp – a pilot event bringing geeks who know the lessons of the web together with activists for marriage equality and LGBT equal rights. Her latest endeavor is Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY) – a summertime “geek retreat” in Palm Springs. The second annual event sold out in 48 hours and will bring more than 400 thinkers, futurists, nerds, and creatives together at the Ace Hotel for the ultimate experiment in planned serendipity.    


Edwin Aoki: Chief Architect @ PayPal Edwin is the Chief Architect for PayPal.  He leads the Strategic Architecture Team, tasked with defining the company’s long-term technical roadmap and enabling the technologies that will allow the company to change the future of money. Prior to PayPal he has worked at AOL, Netscape, Go Corporation, and Intuit and has been building software for almost 20 years. Holding a joint degree in Computer Science and Sociology from Harvard College, Edwin believes strongly in the ability of technology to bring people closer together and to make our lives easier. A California native, Edwin is involved with wildlife conservation and likes to spend time with big cats.  


Jorge Calderon Jorge is a career entrepreneur, management consultant, venture investment professional & educator.  Mr. Calderon is currently the founder and CEO of Carett, a new education to employment tech start-up based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He is currently on leave from Impact Strategy Advisors (ISA), a boutique social venture & investment design consulting firm where he was the founding Managing Director. Jorge’s practice focused on helping capital sources & operating companies transform intentional social purpose into economic & positive impact value.  Mr. Calderon has broad expertise in a variety of social themes, including education, economic development, diversity/inclusion, job creation, poverty alleviation, access to food, technology for change and the field of impact investing.   Jorge is the author of the Social Blueprint, a toolkit for implementing the Purpose-Center Design methodology he developed.  He is also a lecturer at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business, where he built the Social Lean LaunchPad and Impact Disco curricula, is a Fellow within Berkeley’s Institute for Business and Social Impact, was previously the Faculty Director for the GSVC, and is actively working on developing a campus based inclusive innovation program.  Mr. Calderon previously founded Springworks, a program lab that was committed to developing paths for women and minorities in innovation related careers.  Earlier he was the founding Director for the West Coast office of a tech focused seed stage venture capital firm and has had roles in top tier management consulting, banking and technology companies.  Mr. Calderon is a University of Michigan graduate and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  


Marlon Evans, CEO of GSVlabs:  Marlonoversees an ecosystem of innovation including start-ups, investors, corporations, universities and government.  In creating a platform for collaboration via innovation labs focused on EdTech, Mobility, Big Data, and Sustainability, GSVlabs helps accelerate the journey from solution to scale.  Prior to joining GSVlabs, Marlon served as a Director of Corporate Affairs at Hewlett ​Packard​. His team implemented​ global community engagement programs, collaborating with the Stanford on ideathon​s and facilitating company-driven hackathons in support of educational, health, and environmental innovation.  He also directed HP Company Foundation grant making activities,​ including Matter to a Million a 7M partnership with Kiva.  Marlon also served as the Director of Partnerships at the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation and Executive Director of Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids.  Marlon received his BA in Political Science and a MA in Sociology from Stanford University, where he competed on the football and track & field teams.    


Mohak Shroff: VP of Engineering at LinkedIn, responsible for LinkedIn's Consumer facing Products and Services. Mohak has more than 17 years of experience in building and running Technology teams in companies like Oracle, Ariba and LinkedIn. In his previous role as VP of Engineering, he lead the engineering team responsible for all of LinkedIn's Content, Community, and Communication products - including the Homepage, LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn Groups, Network Updates and the Stream, all Sharing on (and in to) LinkedIn, LinkedIn Influencers, LinkedIn's messaging and email products, and LinkedIn's Service and Presentation Infrastructure - including their front end and service invocation frameworks.  


Laura Hattendorf,Portfolio Director:  Laura Hattendorf directs the social investments – grants, debt and equity – of the Mulago Foundation.  In this role she is responsible for developing and executing Mulago’s investment strategy.  She and her team evaluate new funding opportunities, make recommendations to the Mulago board and work closely with portfolio organizations to maximize their social impact.  Laura is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business - co-teaching the course Starting and Growing Social Ventures – and an advisor to many social enterprises around the world, including the Rainer Arnhold Fellows. Laura received her BS in Economics and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA and Certificate in Public Management from Stanford University.