Joseph Essas (March 19, 2015)

CTO, OpenTable

Joseph currently serves as CTO at OpenTable, part of Priceline Group where he is responsible for the development, operation, and growth of restaurant and diner products.

Prior to joining OpenTable, Joseph was the CTO for eHarmony, the Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo!, and software architect and engineer at Overture, Idealab, and tickets.com. Joseph also serves as a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital. Joseph studied at Jerusalem College of Technology.

2:00 pm Partnering: Opportunities in a World of Platforms (March 19, 2015)

Businesses today are frequently powered by technology platforms. These platforms are the core of networked ecosystems that enable distributed innovation and create new markets. This panel will explore how to develop a platform strategy, including creating incentives for innovation and sharing value.

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