Innovation Uncensored: Push Your Boundaries with Fast Company
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SMW believes in a culture of lifelong learning — and we continually seek out opportunities to bring that to our community. So, we’re excited to hear about our partners Fast Company’s annual Innovation Uncensored event. Taking place April 23-24 in New York City, you can join leaders of the most innovative businesses in the world, including Jack Dorsey, David Karp, and SMW NYC’s own Jessica Lawrence. You keep up with the conversation by following #IUNY13 on Twitter.
What’s more the SMW community can use the code “Connect” to save $50. Learn more and register here.
These are some of the events during Innovation Uncensored that have us excited:
The Future Of The City
Digital media has made municipal government and services more transparent and more responsive. How did New York City authorities communicate during Superstorm Sandy? What can citizens expect from their government the next time around?
FEATURING Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York; Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director for NY Tech Meetup; Emily Rahimi, Social and Digital Media Manager for the New York City Fire Department; and Nigel Snoad, Product Manager for Google Crisis Response.
Something New From The Sandbox
Mashed-up and re-mixed: more than ever, culture is a hybrid of the high and the low — and no, the world hasn’t fallen apart as a result. A conversation between two of the visionaries blowing up the old sandbox and building a new one.
FEATURING Jonah Peretti, Founder & CEO of BuzzFeed; and Steve Stoute, Founder & CEO of Translation.
The founder of two of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies chats with a legendary fashion icon to riff on apps, wraps, and hashtags.
FEATURING Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Square and Twitter; and Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman of DVF Studio.
Future of Retail
A decade ago, the only way to buy something on your phone was to send a text message to a shady 5-digit number. These major players hint at where retail will be 10 years from now.
FEATURING Rachel Schechtman, Founder of Cube Ventures; Gibu Thomas, Senior VP of Mobile & Digital for Walmart; and Steve Yankovich, VP of Innovation & New Ventures for eBay.
We hope to see you there! Make sure you say hi to our team and then share your highlights with us.
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