OPEN Forum 2013 at Santa Clara Convention Center
OPEN Forum lunch
Women Forum 2013 Keynote
Women Leadership Forum 2014
When: Nov 8th 2014 - 9 AM
Where: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
Early Bird Registration Ends On Sept 25th
Lily Sarafan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Care Assistance, a venture-backed pioneer in the rapidly expanding $100bn senior care market. Lily oversees the company's strategic plan, global operations and business development from their headquarters in Palo Alto. Under her leadership, Home Care Assistance has gone from startup to industry champion, expanding throughout North America and Australia with 100 retail locations and more than 5000 employees. Lily has been an innovator in the concierge health and on-demand consumer service movements for the past decade, delivering consistent revenue growth through a unique corporate/franchise expansion strategy and garnering prestigious awards for excellence in client service and community impact.
Lily leverages her operational expertise as a board member and strategic advisor for innovative social and business ventures. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at events across diverse audiences and has lectured on leadership at Stanford University.The co-author of an award-winning book series, Lily also serves as a city commissioner and is actively involved with public good initiatives in education, health, social entrepreneurship and the Iranian-American community. She has been featured by media outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur and the covers of President & CEO and Smart Business magazines.
Lily holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, B.S. in Science Technology and Society and minor in Middle Eastern Studies from Stanford University, where she currently serves on the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Cabinet. While at Stanford, Lily was elected Class President and won the Eben Tisdale Fellowship for High Tech Public Policy; she also received widespread recognition for her landmark treatise on the role of the Internet in Iran at Hoover Institution's Nobel Laureate Conference. Lily has traveled to more than fifty countries across six continents.
Sabika is the cofounder of Convo. She is passionate about Startups, Product Design and User experience and has over 13 years of experience in Product Design and Management.
Convo is a business collaboration tool for fast-moving teams to centrally share, organize, and archive information securely. Launched in 2012, Convo is proudly backed by Morgenthaler Ventures, the same early-stage VCs that funded Apple, Siri, Lending Club, and Evernote. Prior to launching Convo, Sabika helped launch a ground breaking online organizer Scrybe (www.iscrybe.com) on a shoe-string budget and was known for its enterprising use of web technologies and user experience. Scrybe was the first ever web app that worked offline too. The unique viral video used for Scrybe's beta launch in early 2007, created enough of a buzz for the likes of Adobe, NYTimes, Washington Post, CNET, Wired, Inforworld, Gartner etc. to take note.