Selina Tobaccowala

Founder, Evite & ex-CTO, SurveyMonkey


Selina Tobaccowala currently works at Gixo, a company she cofounded, and serves on the board of Redfin. Prior to this, she served as the President and Chief Technology Officer at Survey Monkey.
Previously, Selina was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster’s Europe division, where she managed the 200-person Product, Technology and Operations team.
Prior to that, Selina was Vice President of Online Product and Technology at Entertainment Publications, where she led the company’s online sales and technology initiatives — managing the growth of Entertainment’s websites and developing new electronic discounting products and web tools.
Prior to joining Entertainment, Selina founded Evite.com, an online invitation service that lets users organize an offline event online, and which currently sends over three million invitations per month.
As Vice President of Engineering for Evite.com, Selina led the company’s development and operations and played a key role in setting the strategic direction with the board of directors. In 2001, Evite.com was sold to Ticketmaster. Selina managed the transition, then took on the role of Senior Director of Product and Technology for CRM (customer relationship management) at Ticketmaster.
Selina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University

Opening Keynote

Keynote session

Main Hall

You will learn that you don’t become successfull because you are at the right time , right place. Learn whats beyond that and what smart tactics our panelists used to climb up the ladder even when things are not going in your favor! This will be a very interesting discussion where our moderators will play […]


CEOs/Founder Panel Discussion

Main Hall

In this session, we want to dive into specific challenges these four accomplished entrepreneurs faced in creating their companies, and get their advice for female entrepreneurs who are building companies in this era of heightened awareness about diversity and sexism in particular. Moderators: Junko Yoshido, Peter Burrows