Luncheon Panel Discussion

The New Workplace:
Big Data, Analytics, Millennials

Leslie Feinzaig
Julep Beauty Inc

Leslie Feinzaig is a product manager, marketer and innovation strategist. She’s led strategy and execution for consumer tech products that touch the lives of millions. Her product expertise ranges from products at maturity (the MSN portal at its usage peak) to the very early stage (Kinect for Windows device and developer platform), and from pure experiential products (mobile games at Big Fish studios) to the online experience for consumer goods at Julep Beauty, which sells beauty products and nail polish both on-line and at leading retailers such as Sephora and Nordstorm. Prior to her time in tech, Leslie had a background in innovation strategy from her time at Innosight, a specialized consulting firm. She has a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Julie Larson-Green ‘86
Chief Experience Officer
for the Applications &
Services Group

Julie Larson-Green is a renowned leader in user interface design, a pioneer in product development and engineering, and a national thought-leader in computing and technology. She is one of the highest ranking women leaders in software and hardware engineering at Microsoft, where she has made dramatic impacts for more than 20 years. Julie’s remarkable ability to unify leaders and teams and create a shared vision of how technology can be built in a cohesive cross-system approach has led to significant product improvements. Her principles of open communication, transparency across teams, and willingness to explore ideas from anyone have created a paradigm shift in product team collaboration and innovation. She holds a masters degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelors degree in business administration from Western Washington University.

Kieran Snyder
Co-Founder & CEO

Kieran Snyder holds a PhD in linguistics and has held product and design leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon. Textio was founded on this simple vision: how you write changes who you reach, and using data, predicts ahead of time, how you’re going to do. She has authored several studies on language, technology, and document bias. Most recently, Kieran built a multifunctional team in analytics, program management, and design for Amazon’s advertising organization. In her prior product leadership roles at Microsoft, Kieran created a linguistic services platform for developers, introducing new language detection, spell-checking, and other natural language processing capabilities to Windows developers for the first time. She participates actively in Seattle-based STEM education initiatives and women in technology advocacy groups.

Barry Steinglass
VP/Client Software

Barry Steinglass has served as Vice President of Hulu Client Software since July 2014. He oversees a Seattle-based 35 person team and is responsible for all client software, including, mobile apps and living room apps on devices like Apple TV, Roku and video game consoles. He founded Chef, a company that helped start the devops movement and whose software automates the infrastructure of Google, Facebook and Yahoo. He beagn his career at Microsoft where he spent seven years and created the digital entertainment features of the Xbox 360. He holds two patents and holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

Panel Moderator

Joyce Taylor ‘84
News Anchor

Joyce Taylor is a Northwest native and has been a member of the "Home Team" for almost 20 years. She is an Emmy-Award-winning anchor of "KING-5 Morning News," the top-rated morning newscast in the Northwest. For more than 25 years, she has reported on the events that have shaped this region, interviewing U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, entertainers and hundreds of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Joyce is passionate about health and education. She leads KING-5's "Get-Fit" franchise focused on health and wellness which involves thousands of viewers on-air and on-line at Joyce is a proud alumna of Western Washington University. She currently serves on Western's Foundation Board and was recognized as one of Western's "100 Outstanding Alumni of Century." She also served on the board of Seattle's Rainier Scholars – a rigorous 11-year academic program for talented students of color and is now a member of the Rainier Scholars Advisory Council. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Joyce has a twin sister and is one of five children. She is an avid runner. She's hit the pavement for the Seattle Half-Marathon 8 times! She ran her one and only 26.2 mile marathon in Portland, Oregon in 2006. Her newest passion is Lindy Hop Swing Dancing at Seattle's famed Century Ballroom! In 1997, Joyce was awarded a "Best News Anchor Regional Emmy" for her live reporting from London, England on the tragic death of Princess Diana. She is also a member of the SABJ - The Seattle Association of Black Journalists and NABJ - The National Association of Black Journalists. Joyce and her husband of 22 years have a son and daughter and live in Bellevue.

Hotel Bellwether Ballroom

11:30 AM
Registration and Ballroom doors open

12:00 PM

12:45 PM
A Conversation with Robert M. Gates

1:30 PM

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