Chief Belly Scratcher - Barkbox
CMO - MRY
David Berkowitz is Chief Marketing Officer at agency MRY, where he spearheads marketing operations, directs the agency's communications, and gains visibility for clients such as Visa, Johnson & Johnson, and Coca-Cola. Previously, he spent seven years at 360i, serving as Vice President of Emerging Media; he also co-founded its social media practice and led its Startup Outlook initiative. David has contributed more than 500 columns to outlets such as MediaPost, Ad Age, and Mashable, and he has penned his blog MarketersStudio.com since 2005. He has spoken at more than 250 events globally, and he is mentioned regularly in the press.
VP of Global Media and Consumer Engagement - Mondelēz International
Bonin Bough is the Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement at Kraft Foods where he oversees all of Kraft’s digital communications, establishes new partnerships with online platforms, manages internal capabilities and develops strategies across the firm’s product portfolio. Having spent over fifteen years in the field of digital marketing, he's an avid supporter of the space, especially the world of emerging technologies. Bonin continues to be fascinated by how technology fundamentally transforms both society and business, and how it enables us to build stronger, more meaningful connections. Prior to joining Kraft, Bonin was Senior Global Director of Digital and Social Media at PepsiCo.
Founder - Yoxi
Trained as a designer and architect, Sharon applies an urban planning philosophy to everything she does. She is the Founder and CEO of Yoxi, a creative sandbox for social innovation. Combining different resource streams such as capital investment, creative talent orchestration, and future-oriented storytelling, Yoxi works with Social Innovation Rockstars to tackle 21st century global challenges. She is also a Partner at THNK School of Creative Leadership, an organization with the mission to develop the next generation of creative leaders that will have a societal impact on the world. She is in Amsterdam regularly to mentor extraordinary teams and individuals in developing breakthrough ideas.
Founder - Takeout
Judith Clegg is a highly experienced consulting and award winning entrepreneur. She is CEO and founder of Takeout. Her consulting experience includes clients like Barclaycard, Microsoft, The British Government Communications Network, IKEA, BAA, the entertainment group Ministry of Sound, YO! Sushi, US and European financial institutions as well as in entertainment, media, technology and clean-tech sectors. Judith established The Glasshouse in London in 1998, to provide support and inspiration to other entrepreneurs. Judith has been listed as one of the Top 100 Digital Powerbrokers in the UK by Wired as well as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Britons in Technology by the Daily Telegraph. She was also an Award Winner for Woman of the Year in 2005 and 2001 and has been a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Women of Achievement Awards in 1998.
Head of Creative - Betaworks
James is head of creative at Betaworks, responsible for creating interesting brand and product partnerships. He is an award winning advertising creative director. He is actively involved in the New York start up scene having signed a deal between JWT and Tech Stars. He is also a personal mentor at Tech Stars NY, an advisor to ADstruc, and was a first round angel investor with Help Remedies. An innovative OTC pharma company.
CEO - Dash
Jamyn Edis is the founder and CEO of Dash, a connected car platform. He is also a mentor and investor in Techstars, the world’s premier technology accelerator, as well as being a participant in the New York 2013 program. As a VP at HBO, he led the Emerging Technology R&D Group and also worked in the London and New York offices at Accenture’s strategy consulting practice, with industry focus was technology, media and telecoms; his clients include Sprint, BT, Fox Interactive, MySpace, Rogers, Global Telematics, Trader.com, Sony PlayStation, World Rally Championships, Warner Music, EMI.
Founder - MakeLoveNotPorn
Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of www.IfWeRanTheWorld.com, a co-action software launched in beta at TED 2010 and subsequently written up and taught as a Harvard Business School case study; and of www.makelovenotporn.com, launched at TED 2009. She and cofounders Corey Innis (CTO) and Oonie Chase (User Experience) launched https://www.makelovenotporn.tv/ in public beta in 2013. Business Insider named her one of the "15 Most Important Marketing Strategy Thinkers Today", alongside Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin, and recently cited her as #33 on their list of 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter, and number one on their list of Top 30 People In Advertising To Follow On Twitter.
CEO - Spindows
Clay Hebert is an internationally acclaimed marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 80 entrepreneurs raise over $20M on popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Clay has trained senior leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and his speaking clients have included Accenture, Pfizer, Zappos and some of the top universities and nonprofits in the world. He advises corporations and startups on strategy, marketing, innovation and culture independently and through Clarity.fm, Exobase and the First Growth Venture Network.
Global VP, Social Marketing - Spotify
Josh Karpf is Global Director, Social Marketing at Spotify; an award winning digital streaming service. In this role he oversees user communications planning and content strategy. Prior to this role, Josh spent 6 years at PepsiCo where he launched digital and social programs designed to drive consumer engagement. While at PepsiCo, Josh launched Gatorade Mission Control, the industry’s first “always on” digital command center and PepsiCo10, a breakthrough program that connected the company with cutting edge digital and mobile start ups. Prior to PepsiCo, Josh spent six years at General Electric in marketing and digital communications.
CEO - NUE Agency & SoundCtrl
For over a decade, Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business, specializing in securing talent for concerts, tours and endorsement deals for his various clients and brand partners internationally. He founded NUE (a creative music agency, recently name to Inc Mag's 500 list as the 3rd fastest growing Media Company in America) to sit at the center of music, brands and technology. He is the co-founder and visionary behind SoundCtrl, the authority in Music Tech culture, news and events. Jesse is also the executive producer for both the hit digital series #CRWN and The Annual FlashFWD Awards, which honors premiere stars in Music Tech. Follow him @JesseKay
Founder - Seen
Tarikh Korula is an entrepreneur and hacker based in New York. He is currently Co-founder and CEO of Seen. Prior to Seen, Tarikh Founded Uncommon Projects, a pioneering, New York-based Research, Development and Design Studio for Mobile, Web and Tangible Computing. Uncommon worked publicly and privately for Fortune 500 companies, including Yahoo!, consistently shipping world class technology. Uncommon Projects was a winner at Yahoo’s first open Hack Day and their project, ybox, was featured at Maker Faire, in Making Things Talk and lives on as open source kits. Korula is a root member of NY Hacker, operator of the Hackdaze list and has been an organizer or judge for all the TC Disrupt Hackathons.
CEO, Co-Founder & Executive Producer - m ss ng p eces
Ari Kuschnir is the co-founder and Executive Producer of m ss ng p eces – a new wave production and entertainment company inspired by the limitless potential of technology, storytelling and the web. Ari has been leading, advising and completing creative projects that matter to him and his community since 2005. His tireless passion for blazing trails has lead to collaborations with some of the world’s leading artists, agencies, brands and organizations. He has been featured on the Creativity 50 and sits on the board of advisors for the Future of Storytelling, AICP Digital and TED’s Ads Worth Spreading.Ari consistently strives to push himself and his team to create conversation-shifting pieces that impact his community and the world. Say hi on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Executive Director - NY Tech Meetup
Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup group in the world, and a non-profit organization supporting the growth and diversification of New York’s technology sector. In 2013, she co-founded The Work Revolution Summit, a conference on the future of work. Prior to her work with NYTM, Jessica was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California, where she supported a community of 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers, and 15,000 girls. Jessica was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010. Jessica’s writing has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes.com, The Next Web, The Huffington Post and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise. She also speaks frequently on technology startups, the New York technology community, women in tech, organizational development and culture, the future of work, and non-profit management.
CMO - Mashable
Stacy Martinet is the Chief Marketing Officer of Mashable and sits on the company’s Operating Committee, which directs the company’s strategy, planning and operations. Stacy leads integrated marketing and communications, including brand, creative services, social media, corporate communications, external affairs, events and the company's social good initiatives. Stacy joined Mashable in December 2010 and the brand has since expanded globally, doubling its social media following and significantly increasing its monthly traffic. In January 2014, Mashable secured its first external capital raise. Stacy has spent her career at the intersection of media, technology and social media. Before joining Mashable, Stacy spent nearly a decade in corporate communications and digital marketing at The New York Times. She was part of the team that launched the company’s first social media strategy. While at The New York Times, Stacy was recognized multiple times with the company's Chairman's Award.
Head of Agency Development, Digital Sales, Brand & Programmatic Partnerships - Google
Founder - Personal Democracy Forum
Andrew Rasiej is a civic and social entrepreneur, technology strategist, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media, which produces Personal Democracy Forum and other events about intersection of technology and politics. Among its offerings are TechPresident.com an award winning news outlet. He is the Founder of MOUSE.org which focuses on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC organization using technology to make government more transparent. Andrew is also the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 40,000-member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies using technology to transform themselves, New York City, and the world.
CEO - Deep Focus
Ian Schafer, CEO and Founder of Deep Focus, an award-winning integrated digital agency part of Engine USA, is one of advertising’s most influential voices in interactive marketing and social media. Prior to founding Deep Focus in 2002, Ian was Vice President of the New Media division of Miramax Films. Under Ian’s guidance, Deep Focus has been lauded for its expertise and excellence at using digital media, technology, creative, and communications strategies to create engaging, value-driven experiences that get people talking. The Emmy® Award-winning firm has been responsible for many memorable, award-winning efforts over the years including 2009’s MadMenYourself.com, and has been the recipient of numerous distinctions, including several IAB & Webby Awards and a Cannes Gold Lion.
Katherine Von Jan
Innovation Lead - SalesForce
Katherine's innovation clients have included IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Shazaam, Humana, Morningstar, Credit Suisse, Deluxe, Aon-Hewitt, CEOs for Cities, Western Governor's University, ManpowerGroup, Wrigley, Kraft, Yum Brands and more. She's led opportunity identification and realization related to a variety of themes including the Future of Mobility, Future of Motherhood, Future of Achievement and Future of Work. Katherine's entrepreneurial accomplishments include creating the revolutionary game-based campus-recruiting platform, RadMatter, as well as the online innovation academy, Agents of Epic, and Fathom + Hatch, a foresight agency, which sold to Edelman in 2009. Katherine is a Huffington Post Blogger on education innovation, and author of 101 Wacky Ideas for Reinventing Higher Education. She is an avid speaker on talent, technology and innovation, and her views have been shared broadly including BBC, MSNBC, Wired Magazine and many more.
Partner/Co-founder - Lux Digital
Deanna Zandt is a media technologist, the co-founder of and partner at Lux Digital, and the author of Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking (Berrett-Koehler 2010). She is a consultant to key media and advocacy organizations, and her clients have included The Ford Foundation, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, and Jim Hightower’s Hightower Lowdown. Zandt is contributor to Forbes.com via her ForbesWoman “Prospect: Tech” blog, and a social media advice contributor NPR’s flagship news program, “All Things Considered.” She has advised the White House on digital strategy and public engagement. Zandt specializes in social media, is a leading expert in women and technology, and is a frequent guest on CNN International, BBC Radio, Fox News and more.