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Sessions Info

4:00 PM -4:30 PM
Malibu / Santa Monica

Cecily Mak

Chief Revenus Officer and General Counsel,

Cecily Mak is the Chief Revenue Officer and General Counsel at Flipboard, Inc. She is also a published author, teaches digital media law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and serves as an active advisory board member to a number of domestic and international early stage start ups in the digital media/tech industries.

In her capacity as CRO she oversees ongoing innovation and operations across the company’s various global business teams including direct sales, revenue strategy, business development and publisher relations. As General Counsel, Cecily oversees all of the company’s legal matters, including governance, fundraising, securities law, commercial agreements and transactions, litigation, intellectual property, and supporting Flipboard’s joint venture and M&A transactions.

Before joining Flipboard, Cecily served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Rhapsody International Inc., a joint venture between Viacom International and RealNetworks, Inc. with investment from Best Buy Stores, Inc. and Universal Music Group where she oversaw strategic content relations and management, launched the company’s first patent mining program, led the acquisition of the company’s largest domestic competitor, and played a leadership role in the company’s international expansion, all while growing and developing a highly specialized legal and content relations team.

Previously Cecily was with the global in-house legal team at RealNetworks, Inc. (2004-2007) and an associate at Shartsis Friese, LLP (2001-2004). Cecily has been named a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by The Recorder and honored by Digital Media Wire as one of their “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment.” In addition to publishing a book on digital content licensing, she has been she is a regular contributor to a range of magazines, legal periodicals and book releases.

As an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, Cecily has been teaching Digital Media Law since 2006. She serves as an advisory board member of several organizations including the World Economic Forum (Media Industry Partnership Programme) and Digital Entertainment World. She serves as an advisory board member to several early-stage start-ups including Loudr, Inc., Wisdom Labs, Inc., and Open Aura, Inc. She is an active mentor for young professionals and start-up founders and has served in a formal capacity as a judge, coach or juror for a handful of young entrepreneur organizations including The Network for Teaching and Entrepreneurship (NFTE), The French American Business Awards (via Business France and the French Chamber of Commerce), The French American Digital Lab, and Digital Entertainment World (DEW).