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[Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:00-7:30 PM]

"A fireside chat on start-ups"

With Don Listwin
Founder and Chairman, Canary Foundation


Event Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, room LK120
Free event, open to the public.
Flier here


Don Listwin has over 25 years of experience in building and leading multi-billion dollar, publicly traded companies. Don has been Chairman of the board and CEO of Sana Security. He served as chairman of the board, CEO and President at Openwave, a worldwide leader in mobile internet solutions. He was the president of @motion, executive Vice-President of Amteva Technologies and served as the #2 executive at Cisco Systems.

In 2004, he walked away from his high profile technology career and launched Canary Foundation dedicated to the early detection of cancer. Don's family has been deeply affected by cancer. Don's father is a colon cancer survivor and his mother died of ovarian cancer. He has pledged over $22 million for early cancer detection research.

Don jump-started the creation of an early cancer detection center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In 2009, Canary Foundation and the Stanford School of Medicine created the Canary Center dedicated to improving the detection of cancer early on.

Don serves on the boards of several cancer organizations and currently is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors.