CHASE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER | UIPATH
Kelly Ducourty leads all customer operations, customer success and professional services, enablement, incentive design, and global partners to advance the organization’s mission to help customers and partners achieve exceptional business outcomes and ongoing value with UiPath. Ducourty joins UiPath most recently from Google, where she led Go-to-Market Strategy and Operations at Google Cloud and also drove the small-and-medium sized business segment.
GLOBAL ENTERPRISE MANAGER | NETAPP
Joan Genn is a growth-oriented Sales Leader with a career-long record of leading high-performance teams, multi-million-dollar sales operations, and business development for large organizations including NetApp, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. Joan is currently the global sales leader responsible for some of NetApp’s largest customers and partners, including Apple, Cisco, Meta and NVIDIA.
Co - Chair
2023 BOARD OF
EVENT HONOREES & SPEAKERS
Image credit: Cristopher Michel
Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD
PROFESSOR, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY, 2022
Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi recently made history in cancer research by becoming the first woman funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She was honored, alongside two other scientists, for her groundbreaking contributions to click chemistry through the invention of bioorthogonal chemistry. These new ways of linking molecules together have transformed diagnostics and therapeutics, energy storage, and our understanding of cellular metabolism, among other areas. She has led a revolution in glycobiology, profiling glycosylation alterations associated with cancer, unraveling cancer-immune system interactions, and developing new kinds of cancer therapies.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, GOOGLE CLOUD
Alison Wagonfeld, an entrepreneurial leader with 25 years of diverse business experience, serves as Vice President of Marketing at Google and Chief Marketing Officer for Google Cloud. She has contributed significantly to the division's rapid growth since joining in 2016. Previously, Alison held positions at Emergence Capital, Harvard Business School California Research Center, Intuit, Greenlight, and Morgan Stanley. She is a founding member of the Adweek Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and serves on the Advisory Board for Yale University's Jackson School for Global Affairs. Alison holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Alison received a cancer diagnosis on the week of her 40th birthday. As a working parent with three young kids, Alison felt lucky to have the support of family, friends, and colleagues throughout her journey. The experience taught her the importance of optimism and community, both of which are values that she upholds today.
OUR 2023 ENTERTAINMENT
World Class Tenor
Daniel has starred on London’s West End, landed leading roles in international touring musicals, wowed audiences onstage at the Sydney Opera House and performed for royalty. Australian born tenor Daniel Koek most recently took to the stage to perform in The Phantom of the Opera which premiered at the Sydney Opera House.
As a soloist, Jane’s performances have taken her to world-famous venues including Sydney Opera House and Olympic Stadium as well as London's Wembley Arena. She has appeared in concert alongside West End stars Michael Crawford, Dame Judy Dench, Michael Ball, Jonathan Pryce; with recording artists Guy Sebastian, Mika, and she has shared the bill with Snoop Dogg.
LONDON'S VIP PARTY DJ
From residencies at superclubs like Chinawhite, Fabric, Pacha, and Ministry of Sound to The Animal Ball at Lancaster House for HRH Prince Charles, DJ Philly owns the decks around world. High profile clients like George Clooney, P Diddy, Prince, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton and Johnny Depp hire her for her trademark blend of R’n’B, Hip-Hop, House and Old School guilty pleasures.
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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PILLARS
The pillars we stand upon serve as the foundation of all we do, driving quick, significant and measurable impact. We are the only organization that integrate advocacy, discovery, and direct patient support to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.
We launch innovative, high-impact research to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve the quality of life for people facing cancer.
ACS is the primary private nonprofit funder of cancer research, investing more than $5 billion over 75 years.
Our nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN, works at all levels of government to advocate for building healthier communities, creating safer workplaces, and providing greater, more equitable access to quality medical care.
We lead the way as a reliable and accurate source of information and support for patients, caregivers, and health systems.
Our website, cancer.org receives more than 130 million visits each year.