Core Summit 2019

Boston Westin Waterfront

About Core Summit

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The 2019 Underscore Core Summit, is a half-day, invite-only conference for founders, CEOs, and tech execs building iconic companies. At the Core Summit, you’ll connect with and learn from the best and brightest entrepreneurial minded crowd from Boston and beyond, share insights with fellow business leaders, and learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

This year’s Core Summit is a chance to learn, to share, and to celebrate the hard work and passion you’ve devoted to having an impact on the world – all while continuing to cultivate the supportive, close-knit community that’s become known as the Underscore Core.


"I learned a lot and met new people and connected with many old acquaintances.  Excellent organization of topics and  networking!"

"The structure of the day was amazing - great mix of presentations, panels and roundtables mixed with networking opportunities. [Underscore brings] together an amazing, diverse crew of Boston's best."

“Great opportunity to meet dynamic entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the Boston area. It's intellectually stimulating to engage so early and with entrepreneurs that are bright and passionate!"

"Underscore Core is proving to be an excellent sounding board and support group for connecting with like minded peers to talk through our problems and share our experiences."

Core Speakers

Tobias Lutke
Tobias Lütke
CEO, Shopify
Idit Levine
Idit Levine
Founder & CEO,
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Corey Thomas
President & CEO, Rapid7
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Marten Mickos
CEO, HackerOne
Erica Windisch
Erica Windisch
Founder & CEO, IOpipe
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Vivian Vitale
HR Executive & Consultant
Chris Comparato
Chris Comparato
CEO, Toast
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Christina Luconi
Chief People Officer, Rapid7
Sam King
Sam King
CEO, Veracode
Sanjay Poonen
COO, VMware
Mark Roberge
Mark Roberge
HBS Senior Lecturer
Meena Kothandaraman
Meena Kothandaraman
Experience Strategist, twig + fish
Su Joun
Su Joun
Principal, Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group
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Doug Merritt
CEO, Splunk
Matt Wood
Matt Wood
GM of Deep Learning and AI, AWS
Susan Rice
Susan Rice
Head of Product Design & Research, Toast
Chris Hass
Chris Hass
UX Consultant
Gail Goodman
Gail Goodman
Co-Founder & CPO, Pepperlane
Ray Rothrock
Ray Rothrock
CEO, RedSeal Inc.
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Berit Hoffman
Group Product Manager, Google
Lior Div
Lior Div
CEO & Co-Founder, Cybereason
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Kelly Haydu
Senior Director of Information Security, Salsify
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Russ Campanello
Sr Vice President HR, iRobot Corporation
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Richard Davis
Managing Director,Canaccord Genuity Inc.
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Heather Ames Versace
Co-Founder & COO, Neurala
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Sam Bisbee
Chief Security Officer, Threat Stack, Inc
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Marilyn Matz
CEO & Co-Founder, Paradigm4
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Rama Ramakrishnan
Professor of the Practice, Analytics and Data Science, MIT
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Rahkeem Morris
Co-Founder & CEO, SYRG
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Chris Wysopal
CTO, Veracode
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To Be Announced
Speakers Announced Weekly!

Event Lineup

Rising Star Summit
Each year in the hours leading up to the Core Summit, Underscore hosts a Rising Star Summit, which is meant to highlight and empower A+ individuals in the tech community who are likely to become tech startup founders or C-level startup executives in the next 5-10 years. The experience is meant to interlink members of this community and integrate the next generation into the Core.
Registration, Lunch, and Networking
Welcome & Fireside Chat
Featuring Doug Merritt, CEO of Splunk.
Lightning Talks
Domain Breakouts & Discussions
Networking & Coffee Break
Lightning Talks
Functional Breakouts & Discussions
Fireside Chat
Featuring Tobias Lutke, CEO of Shopify.
Core Community Celebration
We'll end the day with a community celebration that you won't want to miss! Prepare to raise the roof.
Core Engagement
Core Summit is a moment in time meant to seed meaningful connections that, if we do our jobs right, last a lifetime.

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The Venue

Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210