GUEST FOR APRIL 2013 EXEC TECHBREAKFAST:
PAUL PALMIERI, CEO of MILLENNIAL MEDIA
Paul Palmieri is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Millennial Media. Paul has spent the past 17 years building businesses in and around the wireless technology and media industries, and as a founder, corporate executive, investor, industry leader and entrepreneur, his work has had a profound impact on the growth of the mobile industry.
Paul has built Millennial Media into the independent leader in mobile advertising and data. He is also well known for his influential role in mobile entertainment and advertising, having led the mobile multimedia business for Verizon Wireless where he served as an executive for five years. His establishment of new and successful business models has been credited with playing a key role in the birth of the now thriving app economy, mobile display advertising market, text interaction, and the mobile game industry.
In March 2012, Millennial Media became a publicly traded company and its common stock is now listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol MM. The company has more than 350 employees worldwide and is based in the Canton section of Baltimore with offices in NY, London, Singapore, SF, DC and LA.
Paul is active in industry leadership, serving as a Board Member of the IAB; the Global Vice Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association, and as a member of the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus Leadership Council. Paul is also an active industry speaker, appearing on networks like CNBC and at conferences like GSMA's Mobile World Congress. Paul was honored as the 2011 Executive of the Year in media and entertainment by the American Business Awards (the Stevies), and he was previously named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Maryland in 2010. Millennial Media was named the top digital media company as the 2010 Overall winner for OnMedia, and the winner of the 2010 Stevie award for most innovative company. Paul received a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary's College in 1992 and lives in Maryland.
Why Should I Come to This? What Will I Take Away?
Learn about how Paul built a successful tech company in Maryland Raising money and working with Angels in the DC, Maryland, Virginia Region Going Public - What's it like? What should startups think about? What are the pitfalls? (Limited specifics about MM's IPO, tho). Hear about the first year / two of Millennial Media, critical inflection points, and deal making What do you know today that you wish you knew back when you were starting? (* During the talk, Millennial Media will be in a quiet period, so Paul won’t be able to discuss anything financial related to MM.)
Registration and Details
Just $29 if you register on or before March 31, 2013. $39 after that! So sign up today if you want to attend.
Registration is limited to 60 attendees!
Yes, we're serving an upgraded, HOT breakfast at this one!
FYI: You'll see the Paypal charge appear on your statement as PAYPAL * GRAVITY CONS or GRAVITYCON or GRAVITYCONS -- this is a legitimate charge, so please make sure to note that!
What is the Exec TechBreakfast?
Introducing a new kind of TechBreakfast with a new format!
Want to meet and chat with the luminaries in the industry but never had the chance? Want to get a one-on-one style of question & answer with folks who have made it in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" style interaction?
Then Exec TechBreakfast is for you! This monthly event will bring together some of the most notable and well-known movers and shakers in the technology industries here in our tech region. Each Exec TechBreakfast will follow a strictly no-presentation format with the guest presenting their background and achievements, and then the floor is turned over to you, our attendees to dig deep! Think of this as "Office Hours" for those looking for advice and guidance from those who have already been there and done that.
Exec TechBreakfasts aren't free (they're just $29 if you register early), but they are high value. Oh, and we'll upgrade the breakfast too. Tired of bagels and coffee? Me too. Come to Exec TechBreakfast and get a nice, hot meal along with some warm conversation and rich interaction.
VENUE: DLA PIPER BUILDING - MT WASHINGTON
DLA Piper is hosting us in their amazing space in Mt. Washington that can handle 200 or more people, with plentiful parking, and convenient access for those that live outside the city. What more can you ask?
The DLA Piper building is in the Mt. Washington Conference Center campus (up the hill), and it is a totally amazing building. Check it out:
To get to the venue, use the Smith street entrance (and not the entrance that weaves its way through the Mt. Washington Conference Center). See below map for detail.
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Parking is plentiful and there's a lot right next to the building, with plenty of room for all attendees. And it's free. Use the UPPER LOT.
Leave the few visitor spots that are right in front of the building available for the use of the offices. They have some elderly clients who aren't able to walk up the walkway to the building. The lot is really big and very close so you shouldn't need those spots anyways.
DON'T PARK ON THE CURB IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING - YOU WILL BE TOWED!
The Mt. Washington campus is located very conveniently near the Light Rail stop, which is literally just down the hill from the venue. Get off at the Mt. Washington Light Rail station, and then climb the steps to the Octagon Building at Mt. Washington and from there you can get to the DLA Piper building. It's a 15-20 minute walk at most.
There are also shuttles from the JHU Homewood and JHMI campuses right to the Mt. Washington Conference center, including one that leaves at 7:40AM from Homewood getting in by 8AM, and leaving at 9:35AM to return to Homewood. Very convenient.
See you all there!