Author, Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t
Kevin Maney is an author, journalist, and writer. His most recent book, Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On,
and Others Don’t, (2009), reached No. 1 in the Innovation category on Amazon.com and broke into the top 500
of all of Amazon’s books. Mr. Maney contributes to Fortune, The Atlantic, and other magazines, and websites
such as DailyFinance and Appolicious. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Portfolio magazine from its
launch in 2007 to 2009. For 22 years, he was the technology columnist and senior technology reporter at USA
Today. Mr. Maney works as an outside collaborator and writer with VSA Partners, a branding, publishing, and
consulting group based in Chicago. He is the author of The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and
the Making of IBM (2003). He also wrote the 1995 bestseller Megamedia Shakeout. He is in the midst of
co-authoring a new book with Vivek Ranadivé.
Managing Partner, Google Ventures
Bill Maris is the managing partner of Google Ventures, based in Mountain View, Calif., and brings with him
a combination of technical expertise and hands-on startup experience, including founding web hosting
pioneer Burlee.com (now part of Web.com), where he built much of the key computing, network, and
technological infrastructure. Before founding Burlee.com, Mr. Maris was a biotechnology and health care
portfolio manager for Stockholm-based Investor AB. His background also includes research at Duke University
Medical Center’s Department of Neurobiology. Mr. Maris received his degree in neuroscience with honors
from Middlebury College.
MICHAEL J. MARQUEZ
Founding Partner, CODE Advisors
Michael Marquez founded CODE Advisors with Quincy Smith and Fred Davis in January 2010. CODE Advisors is
a next-generation investment bank for the new media and technology economy. Before co-founding CODE, Mr.
Marquez served as executive vice president of corporate and business development for CBS Interactive, where
he was responsible for acquisitions, investments, and commercial partnerships across all the entity’s properties
globally. He joined the CBS Corp. in 2006 and successfully led efforts through acquisitions, investments, and
internal initiatives to build CBS Interactive into a top ten Internet property. Before joining CBS, he served
as a senior member of the corporate development team at Yahoo, where he acquired several companies
and spearheaded numerous growth-oriented strategic initiatives. Before Yahoo, Mr. Marquez was a banker
at Robertson Stephens. He was also a founding member of the Internet Center of Excellence at Andersen
Consulting (now Accenture), which was charged with overseeing the firm’s first foray into the Internet.
Global Chair, Information Technology, Communications & Entertainment (ICE), KPMG
Gary Matuszak is a partner with KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory
services. He has devoted virtually his entire career to serving the technology industry, and has worked with
global technology companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to pre-IPO startups. As global chair of the firm’s ICE
industries, Mr. Matuszak leads the global ICE Practice steering committee and represents KPMG in a number
of organizations affecting the industry. He has also influenced the development of key industry positions on
several issues that impact the technology sector. Mr. Matuszak is a frequent speaker on technology industry
trends, including China’s emerging role, the rise of cloud computing, and C-suite industry outlooks. Before
joining KPMG in 2002, he was the Silicon Valley office managing partner for Andersen and led their U.S.