Tech Companies That Changed The World

Success and Leadership Series

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Speakers from Snapchat, Google, LinkedIn and Wikipedia

Krassi Hristova, Senior Technical Program Manager from Snapchat and Leila Zia, Senior Research Scientist, from Wikipedia have just confirmed their involvement in our panel discussion.   They will be joined by Senior staff research scientist at Google, Dr Evgeniy Gabrilovich and Dr Xin Fu, Senior Director of Data Science at LinkedIn on the panel at our upcoming Success & Leadership Series breakfast. [See below for speaker bios]

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from these global brands.  

For the first time in history last year, the 5 most highly valued companies in the world were all tech companies. These, and more, are heading to the annual World Wide Web Conference (WWW2017), which is to be held in Perth for the first time on 3-7 April. 

The last time this conference was held in Australia, in Brisbane in 1998, the founders of a little known startup called Google presented their ideas for changing the way the world searches for information.

On Thursday 6th April, in conjunction with WWW2017, Business News will be holding a Success & Leadership business breakfast with top ranking representatives from web companies such as Amazon, Google and LinkedIN.

How did these businesses become so successful? What are their plans for Australia?

Book now to secure your place at this ‘once in a lifetime’ event.

Tickets to this breakfast also come with a 20% discount to attend the WWW2017 conference.  To book conference tickets, please use this link:    The discount code is:  businessnews 

Tickets for the breakfast are purchased below.  

Krassi Hristova
Krassi HristovaKrassi Hristova is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Snap Research. She is passionate about building products and has worked in a variety of front- and backend software engineering teams in companies ranging from big corporations to small startups. 

Prior to joining Snap Inc, Krassi has worked at Microsoft, Hulu and a small startup in the heart of Silicon Beach named ZEFR.   She received her MS in IT Project Management and BS in Information Assurance and Security Engineering from DePaul University in Chicago.

Leila Zia
Leila Zia is a Senior Research Scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation where she has worked since 2014.   Her research interests include quantifying and addressing the gaps of knowledge in Wikipedia and Wikidata, understanding Wikipedia's readers, and studying the contributor diversity on Wikimedia projects. She received her PhD from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering. 

Xin Fu
Xin FuXin Fu is a Senior Director of Data Science at LinkedIn. His team drives product innovation on Growth and Engagement through creative use of data, ranging from inferential analysis and online experimentation, to creation of analytics platforms and data products. Xin holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and a MS in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Xin worked at Google and Microsoft. He has authored over 50 refereed papers and journal articles in the areas of information organization and retrieval, Web search interface, and online user behavioral measurement. He is also a frequent speaker at major Big Data conferences like KDD and Strata. Xin is a data advisor for some startup companies in the U.S. and China, including DiDi, China's largest ride-sharing company.              

Dr. Evgeniy Gabrilovich
Dr Evgeniy GabrilovichDr. Evgeniy Gabrilovich is a senior staff research scientist at Google, where he works on improving healthcare. Prior to joining Google in 2012, he was a director of research and head of the natural language processing and information retrieval group at Yahoo! Research. Evgeniy is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and is a recipient of the 2014 IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize. He is also a recipient of the 2010 Karen Sparck Jones Award for his contributions to natural language processing and information retrieval. Evgeniy is currently serving as a program chair for WWW 2017, and has served as a program chair for WSDM 2015. He earned his PhD in computer science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.




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Event Details

Thursday, 6 April, 2017
7am (for 7.30 start) - 9am sharp
BelleVue Ballroom, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Seat Price:
$125.00 ($115.00 for paid subscribers)
Tables (10):
$1 100.00
Rosemary Grace 08 9288 2139