Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: The Pocket-Sized Platform Shift featuring Michael Sippey, former VP of Product at Twitter

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Date(s) - 03/10/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Helzel Boardroom (F299) Haas School of Business

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Video (video on YouTube site):

The consumer tech landscape has shifted dramatically over the past three years, from the desktop web to mobile apps. The Wild West of the open web has evolved into an connected set of platforms that are shaping how digital businesses are built. Entrepreneurs need to understand how the mobile ecosystem is evolving, and how platform players like Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter are shaping how you’ll develop, distribute, market and monetize your product. Michael Sippey (MBA 98), former Vice President of Product at Twitter, will give an overview of this pocket-sized platform shift, and what it means for today’s entrepreneurs.



Michael Sippey

Michael Sippey (MBA 98)

Michael Sippey (MBA 98) is currently an advisor to Twitter. Michael was formerly VP Product at Twitter, where he was responsible for leading the consumer product management and design teams, focusing on Twitter’s mobile applications,, TweetDeck, Vine and Twitter’s developer platform.

Prior to joining Twitter, Michael was VP of Artist Development at SAY Media, where he was responsible for identifying influential content creators and launching new media properties. Earlier, he was VP Product at blogging platform provider Six Apart. Michael is frequently recognized as being one of the first bloggers, with his site, which he started in 1995.  Michael earned his BA in English literature from Colgate University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is @sippey on Twitter.