Middle Grand Keynote
When & Where
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
About This Talk
Deb Liu is the President and CEO of Ancestry. With over 19 years in the tech industry, she has been named one of Business Insider&rsquo;s most powerful female engineers and one of PaymentsSource&rsquo;s most influential women in payments. She was previously a senior executive at Facebook, where she created and led Facebook Marketplace, a platform for millions of people to buy from and sell to one another. She also led the development of Facebook&rsquo;s first mobile ad product for apps and its mobile ad network, in addition to building the company&rsquo;s games business and payments platform, which includes Facebook Pay. Prior to Facebook, she spent several years in product roles at PayPal and eBay, where she led integration between the two products. She serves on the board of Intuit and Ancestry and is a seed investor and advisor to several startups. She also holds several payments- and commerce-related patents. Actively involved in promoting diversity in tech, Deb founded Women In Product, a nonprofit with over 30,000 members, with the goal of connecting and supporting women in the product management field. She is a member of the Committee of 100, a group of prominent Chinese Americans, and was named an A100 by Gold House, an honor recognizing impactful Asian Americans. Deb received a BS in Civil Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford&rsquo;s Graduate School of Business. Each week, she posts her thoughts in Perspectives, her Substack newsletter. She lives in California with her husband and three children, and enjoys chronicling their family adventures in her Mommy School comic strip.
Alastair Goldfisher is a Bay Area-based venture capital-focused independent content writer and conference specialist. He was a longtime business journalist, having covered the venture capital community, startups and multiple tech sectors in the last 3 decades. Most recently, he served as editor of Venture Capital Journal for more than a decade.&nbsp;Prior to that, he was a reporter at the Silicon Valley Business Journal, reporting on venture, finance, tech, small business and other news. He was on the beat in August 1995 when Netscape went public. He was also the founding editor of California CEO and has freelanced through his career. His latest conference work included producing the content and recruiting for the Women&rsquo;s Venture Capital Summit, a 2.5-day event in Half Moon Bay, California in February.