Emily Ward is a CEO and board chair for AlcaCruz, a video streaming company headquartered in Silicon Valley. AlcaCruz created MultiView streaming technology that live streams multiple camera views or multiple events (sports, esports, concerts, channel programming, etc.) into one interactive screen (download our demo app CruzTV on IOS and Android). Our MultiView technology is based on AlcaCruz’s SuperStream VR which powered the world’s first 8K 360 degree commercial VR service. AlcaCruz is also using our award-winning MultiView technology to create NFTs and build an NFT platform.
Previously, she was Vice President & Worldwide Chief Technology Counsel at PayPal and eBay for many years where she led a global team responsible for legal technology, ip, litigation and M&A issues. She was a business strategy leader for investments and licensing in innovation and ip assets from publicly traded and privately held companies and also legal tech leader for PayPal’s and eBay’s new technologies, products, and companies. She was a driving force in eBay’s M&A teams that assessed and bought GSI ($2.4B), Bill Me Later ($1.2B), Braintree ($800M), and many other companies, as well as divested Skype. She split the IP portfolios for eBay and PayPal during PayPal’s spin-off from eBay in 2015. She built an award-winning ip dept. as well as successfully resolved bet-the-company lawsuits, including Merc Exchange v. eBay, which had a unanimous US Supreme Court decision for eBay. She has testified on patent reform before Congress. She has won numerous awards, including being recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley (SV Business Journal), one of the Top Women Leaders in Technology Law, one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists, Legal Impact Winner, Multicultural Leadership Award, Legal Momentum Women of Achievement honoree and the Direct Women Board Institute program.
She enjoys spending time with family, friends and church, and she and her family are avid animal lovers and currently have 4 rescue dogs at home. They also support the Hope Technology School (a full inclusion school for special needs children).