CHRIS SCHOET TLE
Executive Vice President, Products, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Chris Schoettle is responsible for Akamai’s premier solutions for application performance, dynamic sites, and
digital assets. These solutions are market-leading in the application performance of web and IP business
applications; dynamic site acceleration and downloads of rich and interactive websites; and advanced media
management of online video, streaming, and storage services. Mr. Schoettle leads product management,
product marketing, product specialists, business development, and product operations across these solutions.
Mr. Schoettle, who joined Akamai in 2001, has been responsible for the company’s global technology platform,
including software development, information security, network infrastructure, and service operations. He also
led the integration of four companies acquired since 2005. Before joining Akamai, Mr. Schoettle served Lucent
Technologies and AT&T, Novell, and Unix System Laboratories. At Lucent, he was president of broadband
access; at Unix, he worked in the European and Asia Pacific markets for five years. He began his career at NCR
Corp. Mr. Schoettle is a trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Fellow, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School
Michael Schrage holds research appointments at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and Imperial
College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group in London. His research and advisory work focuses on the
behavioral economics of models, prototypes, and simulations as collaborative media for managing innovation
opportunity and risk. Mr. Schrage has consulted on innovation issues for firms including Google, IBM, Procter &
Gamble, Mars, Siemens, AMP, British Telecom, iRise, Embraer, Microsoft, and NASDAQ. He has written on design
and innovation issues for the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and the
Wall Street Journal. He is a featured blogger on the Harvard Business Review site and wrote the “Brave New Work”
column for Fortune. He is also the author of several books, including Serious Play, about the economics and
culture of prototyping, as well as Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration. He is currently finishing a
book on design experimentation.
Vice President, Engineering, Facebook
Mike Schroepfer is responsible for harnessing the engineering organization’s culture of speed, creativity, and
exploration to build products, services, and infrastructure that support Facebook’s users, developers, and
partners worldwide. Before coming to Facebook, Mr. Schroepfer was the vice president of engineering at
Mozilla Corp., where he led the global, collaborative, open, and participatory product development process
behind Mozilla’s popular software, such as the Firefox web browser. Mr. Schroepfer was formerly a distinguished
engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he was the CTO for the data center automation division (“N1”). He was
also the founder, chief architect, and director of engineering at CenterRun, which was acquired by Sun. Mr.
Schroepfer worked with several startups at the outset of his career, including a digital effects software company
where he built software that has been used in several major motion pictures. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a
master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. patents.
Co-founder and Chairman, Global Business Network
Peter Schwartz leads Global Business Network, a Monitor Group company, and is a partner of the Monitor Group,
a family of professional services firms devoted to enhancing client competitiveness. An internationally renowned
futurist and business strategist, Mr. Schwartz specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations,
governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a
changing and uncertain world. His current research and scenario work is focused on climate change and national
security issues, and also encompasses energy resources and the environment, technology, telecommunications,
and aerospace. Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum Global
Agenda Council, and the World Affairs Council. From 1982 to 1986, he headed scenario planning for the Royal
Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. Mr. Schwartz recently published Inevitable Surprises (2003). His first
book, The Art of the Long View (1991), is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning.