Xavier Zang (March 19, 2015)

Former President, Powered by Zip, ZipRealty

Xavier Y. Zang is a seasoned technology management executive.  Most recently he led ZipRealty’s Powered by Zip business where he set strategic direction, launched a new SaaS platform product line, drove growth and sold the business to Realogy (NYSE: RLGY).  Mr. Zang joined ZipRealty from Microsoft Advertising.  He joined Microsoft through the acquisition of Rapt, a media monetization software company.  His prior professional experience includes R.B. Webber & Co., Viant Corp., McKinsey & Company, and Accenture.

Mr. Zang earned an M.B.A. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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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