Keynote Speakers

Kirill Tatarinov

Kirill Tatarinov

Executive Vice President,

Microsoft Business Solutions

Kirill Tatarinov is executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, responsible for the Microsoft Dynamics business across development, sales, marketing and operations.

Microsoft Dynamics is a set of business solutions for scenarios including customer relationship, supply chain and financial management (CRM & ERP) that bring simplicity, value and agility to organizations of all sizes.

Prior to joining MBS in 2007, Tatarinov led the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he was in charge of the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions.

Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Tatarinov was senior vice president and chief technology officer for BMC Software Inc. Before that, Tatarinov was co-founder, chief architect, and head of Research and Development for Patrol Software, the developer of innovative software solutions for systems and network management acquired by BMC in 1994. Before co-founding Patrol Software, Tatarinov worked in several systems, networking and consulting companies in Russia, Israel and Australia.

Tatarinov grew up in Moscow, Russia, and earned a master's diploma in systems engineering from Moscow University of Transport Engineering and a master’s in business administration from Houston Baptist University.

Biz Stone

Biz Stone

Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the TIME magazine’s Most Influential People, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, one of Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. He was honored with the International Center for Journalists’ Innovation Award. Stone is best known for developing collaborative systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

As a progenitor of early social media, Biz became an Internet entrepreneur working at Xanga and Google before co-inventing and co-founding Twitter. After stepping away from his day-to-day role at Twitter Inc., Biz helped incubate Medium, a new, web-based publishing platform. In April of 2013, Biz announced he will serve as the co-founder and CEO of his latest startup, Jelly, a mobile application.

An adamant believer that when we help others, we also help ourselves, Stone supports a new way of doing business with a higher level of ambition, and a better, more altruistic way to measure success. Beyond immediate needs, Stone advocates selflessness; insisting we follow this path in order to deliver deeper meaning in our work.

Along with his wife, Livia, Stone was named a Huffington Post Game Changer for their work and impact in the field of public service. The couple founded the Livia and Biz Stone Foundation dedicated to supporting a variety of causes including education, public health, environmentalism, and animal welfare. The foundation works closely with the non-profit organizations the National Advisory Council for Donors Choose, PRBO Conservation Science and Farm Sanctuary.

Biz is a Fellow at Oxford University, an Executive Fellow at Berkeley and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College. Biz lives in Marin County, California with his wife Livia and son Jacob.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of thirteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the TIME 100, TIME magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.