GUEST FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 EXECBREAKFAST:
SCOTT FERBER, Chairman & CEO Videology, founder Advertising.com
Scott has spent his career utilizing mathematics and data analysis to build profitable businesses and products. With the goal of bringing the accountability of digital media to the expanding video space, he founded Videology (http://www.videologygroup.com) in 2007. Since its launch, Videology has grown to become the 3rd highest reaching online video network. Moreover, its video advertising solutions platform, Videology, is now used by some of the world’s largest marketers and media agencies to connect brands with their targeted consumers.
Prior to his work with Videology, most notably Scott founded Advertising.com (http://www.advertising.com) in 1998. The company was sold to AOL in 2004 for nearly half a billion dollars. In his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he was responsible for the company’s stellar operating performance, strategic vision and continued development of its award-winning, proprietary optimization technology. Prior to Advertising.com, Scott held roles at Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, where he developed computer systems and mathematical models to create business practices for plant production and raw material procurement. He also was with the Capital One Financial Corporation, where he leveraged statistical approaches to marketing and financial risk management to develop new businesses outside of the credit card industry.
Scott graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, Dept of Systems Engineering in 1991, and a M.S. from the Stanford University, Dept of Engineering-Economic Systems in 1992.
Introduced by David Horowitz, Partner, Genacast Ventures
David is a partner at Genacast Ventures (http://www.genacast.com/). Prior to Genacast, David was Managing Director at Comcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast. David joined Comcast Ventures in 2000 as one of the first employees of the fund. David focused on investments in digital media, advertising technology, digital home, education and financial technology. David led investments in Entropic (NASDAQ: ENTR), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), Invite Media (acquired by Google), LinkShare (acquired by Rakuten), Nuera Communications (acquired by Audicodes), and XOS Digital (acquired by JumpTV/Neulion.) David serves of the board of Riskive, a Genacast investment. David also is currently on the board or an observer of the following Comcast Ventures portfolio companies: BlackArrow, Integrate, JiWire, Perfect Market, SnagFilms, The Rubicon Project, UberMedia, Videology, and Visible World. Prior to Comcast Ventures, David worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns. David graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with highest honors from the University of Michigan.
Why Should I Come to This? What Will I Take Away?
• Learn about how Scott Ferber built and grew two successful tech businesses in the Baltimore region
• Hear from Scott Ferber about how to attract, grow, and retain strong technical teams in this region.
• Learn about Scott's philosophy on entrepreneurship and life
Registration and Details
Just $29 if you register on or before August 31, 2013. $39 after that! So sign up today if you want to attend.
Registration is limited to 100 attendees!
Yes, we're serving an upgraded, HOT breakfast at this one!
FYI: Meetup accepts payment via Paypal, and as such you might see the credit card charge appear on your statement as PAYPAL * TECHBREAKFAST or TECHBREAKFAST or 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!