Mike Abbott, John Lilly, Marissa Mayer And Chamath Palihapitiya To Take The Stage At New York Disrupt

Another week on the countdown to the big event at the Pier, another chance to share more of our star-studded lineup for TechCrunch Disrupt NY! As our awesome cast of speakers continues to grow, here’s this week’s peek into our program.

Former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya will be on the Disrupt stage as well as John Lilly, former Mozilla CEO and current Greylock Partner. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Partner and previous Twitter VP of Engineering, Mike Abbott and Google’s Vice President of Location and Local Services, Marissa Mayer will also take the stage.

While it’s always exciting to share the next bit of our stellar lineup, we’re also coming to the end of the Startup Battlefield application period. Don’t forget, applications for the Startup Battlefield are due by 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Disrupt NYC kicks off on May 19th with our 24-hour Hackathon, and the main event starting May 21st and going through the 23rd. Stay tuned as we’ll reveal more of what’s in store for Manhattan in May. Early bird ticket pricing ends this Friday. Get your tickets now.

If you’d like to become a part of the Disrupt experience and learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leslie Hitchcock and Jeanne Logozzo for more information.

Michael Abbott
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Michael is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Michael was previously Twitter’s Vice President of Engineering. Before that he lead the application platform and services development for Palm’s next-generation Palm webOS platform. He has extensive experience in building technically challenging web-based applications and services. Before joining Palm, Michael was the general manager of .NET Online Services at Microsoft, where he led efforts to deliver a services platform that enabled the development of large-scale Internet-based services. Prior to Microsoft, he co-founded Passenger Inc., where he served as chairman and led the development of the company’s consumer marketing SAAS platform. Michael also founded Composite Software, creator of industry-leading enterprise information integration software, where he served as the CEO/CTO.

John Lilly
Partner, Greylock Partners

John joined Greylock as a partner in 2011. Prior to Greylock, John was CEO of Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, an open source Web browser used by more than 450 million people. John also co-founded Reactivity, an enterprise security infrastructure company acquired by Cisco in 2007, where he served as founding CEO and later CTO. Earlier in his career, John held positions on the executive team at Trilogy Software and as a Senior Scientist in Apple’s research labs. John is currently on the Board of Directors of Citrus Lane, Clearslide, Code for America, Mozilla Corporation, and the Participatory Culture Foundation. He is a board observer at Tumblr, and led Greylock’s investment in Dropbox. John previously served on the boards of directors of TripIt (acquired by Concur in 2011), CenterRun (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003), and Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007). John holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and an MS in Computer Science with a focus on Human Computer Interaction, both from Stanford University. He is currently a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford’s d.school, and an adviser to the Stanford Technology Ventures Program as well as SSE Labs, an incubator at the University. He is a co-inventor on seven United States patents.

Marissa Mayer
VP, Google

As a VP at Google, Marissa Mayer leads the product management and engineering efforts of Google’s local, mobile, and contextual discovery products including Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile, Local Search, Google Earth, Street View, Latitude and more. At 35 years old, she is also the youngest member of Google’s executive operating committee. During her 11 years at Google, Marissa has led product management and design efforts for Google web search, images, news, books, products, toolbar, and iGoogle. She started at Google in 1999 as Google’s 20th employee and first woman engineer.

Chamath Palihapitya
Founder, The Social+Capital Partnership

Chamath Palihapitiya is the founder of The Social+Capital Partnership. Previously, Chamath was the executive responsible for overseeing Facebook Platform as well as launching Facebook’s online advertising channel. He vacated his most recent role as Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International Expansion at Facebook in June, 2011. Chamath joined Facebook from The Mayfield Fund, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where he was focused on consumer Internet, advertising and technology investments. Prior to Mayfield, Chamath spent five years with AOL, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of AIM and ICQ, where he oversaw two of the most popular instant messaging businesses on the Internet. Chamath began his career as a derivatives trader before leaving finance to work for Internet music pioneers Spinner.com and Winamp. Chamath grew up in Canada (born in Sri Lanka) and graduated first class honors in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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