Chief Technology Officer
Doug Solomon leads technology strategy efforts at IDEO, a design strategy firm, where he works with clients to
leverage technologies that create both business and social value. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in
the consumer electronics and information technology industries, Mr. Solomon has a particular interest and experience
in collaborative technologies that enable greater community engagement and participation. Before joining IDEO,
he was vice president of investments at Omidyar Network, helping pioneer a new approach to socially meaningful
investing. He was also senior vice president of corporate development and chief strategy officer at both Apple and
Palm, and held leadership roles at Interval Research and several technology startups. He began his career by applying
marketing and other business concepts to public health programs in Asia, where he learned the importance of cultural
awareness and community involvement in achieving meaningful social change.
Sir martin Sorrell
Group Chief Executive
Sir Martin Sorrell, knighted in the Millennium New Year Honors list, founded WPP in 1985 and has served as chief
executive throughout its history. During that period, WPP has become one of the world’s leading communications
services groups. Before founding WPP, Sir Martin held a number of senior positions. From 1977 to 1984, he was group
finance director of Saatchi & Saatchi, and instrumental in planning and implementing its international expansion.
He was a business and financial advisor to British food retail entrepreneur James Gulliver at Argyll, and managed the
commercial and financial affairs of sports personalities and celebrities with the Mark McCormack Organization in
London. Sir Martin began his career as a marketing associate with Glendinning Associates of Westport, Conn. He is
a trustee of the Conference Board, the Cambridge Foundation, and the Royal College of Art Foundation; a patron of
Cambridge Alumni in Management and Christ’s College Cambridge; and a member of the Tate Gallery’s Corporate
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Pacific Crest Securities
David Spitz runs Pacific Crest’s Software Investment Banking Group and spearheads the firm’s Software-as-a-Service
Practice. Mr. Spitz has served as a banker for 19 years and has focused exclusively on the software industry for the
past 12. He joined Pacific Crest in 2004 from SoundView Technology Group, where he built that firm’s West Coast
software practice and ultimately ran global software and Internet banking. Earlier he ran the Enterprise Software
Practice for Wessels, Arnold and Henderson, and served seven years with CS First Boston. Mr. Spitz’s experience
includes numerous financings and strategic M&A advisories. Recent clients include Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors,
Exact Target, Gomez, Vocus, Demand Tec, Convio, MySQL, Postini, Double-Take Software, Infravio, Cyclone
Commerce, and Phase Forward. He holds three degrees from MIT: a BS in computer science, an MS in electrical
engineering, and an MS in management from the Sloan School.
michael r. Splinter
President and CEO
Applied Materials, Inc.
Mike Splinter, also a director of Applied Materials since 2003, is a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry
and has led the company to record revenue and profits during his tenure. Under his leadership, Applied Materials is
helping drive global adoption of solar power by enabling a true inflection point in the cost-per-watt of solar energy.
Mr. Splinter is currently chairman of the Technology CEO Council, a group of high-tech CEOs who are helping drive
public policies to bolster U.S. competitiveness. He serves on the boards of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials
International (SEMI) and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and trustees board of Santa Clara University. Before joining
Applied Materials, Mr. Splinter was an executive at Intel Corp., and began his career at Rockwell International. During
his tenure, he became manager of the company’s Semiconductor Fabrication Operations and was awarded two patents.
He is the author of numerous papers and articles.