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Internet Week New York (Day Pass)

  • May 19, 2014 · 7:30 AM
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The Internet Week HQ is the epicenter of the week-long Internet Week festival. Thought leaders in business, lifestyle, art, and technology come together to explore how tech innovations create opportunity, drive competition, and change the way people live. It’s a true digital playground. Meet startups you’ve never heard of, network with more than 8,000 visitors, hear from 200 presenters, and change the way you think about the future. Order your ticket today at

Featured Speakers

• Kenneth Adams - Commissioner, New York State Department of Economic Development; President and CEO, Empire State Development

• Suroosh Alvi - Co-Founder, VICE Media

• Curtis Arledge - Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management , BNY Mello

• Bill de Blasio - Mayor, New York City

• Ned Brody - Head of the Americas, Yahoo

• Robin Chase - Founder, Zipcar

• Omar Epps - Actor and Investor, BrooklynWorks Films

• Limor Fried - Founder, Adafruit

• Alicia Glen - Deputy Mayor, Housing and Economic Development

• Eric Hippeau - Managing Director, Lerer Ventures

• Ben Huh - Founder and CEO, Cheezburger 

• Neil Hunt - Chief Product Officer, Netflix

• Piper Kerman - Author, Orange is the New Black

• Peter Koechley - Upworthy, Co-Founder 

• Jonah Peretti - Co-Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed

• Slava Rubin -Co-Founder and CEO, Indiegogo

• Chrissy Teigen - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model, Television Host, Tweeter

• Peter Weijmarshausen - Co-Founder and CEO, Shapeways

HQ Speakers

1. Emily Becher - GM & Head of East Coast Partnerships, Samsung Accelerator

2. Marianne Bellotti - Senior Software Developer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

3. Andrew Brooks - Co-Founder & COO, SmartThings

4. Michael Buckwald - Co-Founder and CEO, Leap Motion

5. Stella Bugbee - Editorial Director, The Cut

6. Rob Chandhok - SVP, Qualcomm Technologies

7. Nick Chirls - CEO, Alphaworks

8. Megan Dickey - Technology Reporter, Business Insider

9. Jamyn Edis - Co-Founder and CEO, Dash

10. Mate Galic - CTO, President and Deputy CEO, Native Instruments

11. Allison Goldberg - Co-Creator, Blogologues

12. Matt Harrigan - Managing Director and Co-Founder, Grand Central Tech

13. Michael Heyward - Co-Founder and CEO, Whisper

14. Jen Jamula - Co-Creator, Blogologues

15. Chris Kelly - Co-Founder and President, Convene

16. Stephen Liguori - Executive Director, Global Innovation and New Models, GE

17. Greg Lindsay - Contributing Writer, Fast Company / Visiting Scholar, New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

18. Doug Magnolia - Managing Director, Strategic Growth Initiatives, BNY Mellon

19. Anupam Malhotra - Manager, Connected Vehicles, Audi

20. Darren McColl - Co-Author, Storyscaping; Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds

21. Jonathan Mildenhall - VP, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company

22. Kathryn Minshew - Founder and CEO,

23. Justin Moore - Engineering Manager, Facebook

24. Jeremy Osborn - Academic Director, Aquent Gymnasium

25. Mark Palatucci - Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Anki, Inc.

26. Nico Perez - Co-Founder, Mixcloud

27. Dr. Ulrich Quay - Managing Director, BMW i Ventures

28. Jim Robinson - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, RRE Ventures

29. Geoff Schiller - Chief Revenue Officer, Evolve Media

30. Adam Shore - Event Producer, Red Bull Music Academy

31. Dan Shust - Vice President of Emerging Media, Resource

32. Larry Smith - Founder and Editor, SMITH Magazine

33. Lockhart Steele - VP, Editorial, Vox Media

34. Jason Stein - Publisher and Editor, Automotive News

35. Tim Stenovec - Technology Reporter, Huffington Post

36. Joanna Stern - Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

37. Chad Thompson - Senior Worldwide Director, Marketing and Product Management, Logitech

38. Annemarie Tierney - General Counsel, SecondMarket

39. Marya Triandafellos - Chief, Skwair

40. Conrad Wadowski - Partner, GrowHack

41. Rick Webb - Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures


Monday, May 19th

9:00am - 9:30am: Welcome Address HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage 

The Internet Week New York Festival kicks off with a welcome address from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

10:00am - 10:30am: Upworthy: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of Mission-Driven Media Peter Koechley Co-Founder, Upworthy HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

10:00am - 10:30am: The Future of Television HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

Neil Hunt takes a look at today's world of media and Netflix's role in this space.

10:30am - 11:00am: Can Tech Solve Media and Entertainment Needs? | Presented by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

Inspired by the Paley Center’s The Next Big Thing Program

10:30am - 11:00am: Make The Stage Winner | Bad Boys of Sports: Athlete Behavior Online and On the Court HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage 

11:00am - 11:30am: VICE Sessions | Journalism and the Documentary Format with VICE News    HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage 

Hosted by VICE News, an international news channel created by and for a connected generation. 

11:00am - 11:45am: Playing the Marketing Long Game: Retention's Revenge | Presented by Sailthru HQ - Classroom

11:30am - 12:00pm: How technology is changing the way we listen to, and create music | Presented by Mixcloud HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

11:30am - 12:00pm: Make The Stage Winner | If Quality Content is King, Is Distribution Queen? HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

12:00pm - 12:45pm: Acquiring New Users through Growth Hacking HQ - Classroom

Conrad Wadowski, Partner, GrowHack 

12:00pm - 12:45pm: CourseHorse Classroom Series | 3D Printing Now, Presented by Pioneer Works HQ - Classroom

David Sheinkopf , Director of Education, Pioneer Works

12:00pm - 12:45pm: How to Assure Creative Projects Deliver Awesome Business Results | Presented by Vitamin T HQ - Classroom

Marya Triandafellos, Skwair 

1:00pm - 1:45pm: General Assembly Classroom Series | Introduction to Pricing Strategy HQ - Classroom

Arie Abecassis, Venture Partner, DreamIt Ventures; Co-Founder, AppStori

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Action on Access | Presented by NYC Digital HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Maya Wiley, Andrew Rasiej, Bruce Lincoln 

 1:00pm - 1:30pm: The Media Startup: What We Can Learn from the Early Days of Media HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

2:00pm - 2:45pm: How Enthusiast Publishers Fuel the Social Video Flames HQ - Classroom

It’s no secret that viewers are choosing to consume organically integrated social video content and share it in record numbers. By creating entertaining content, brands are getting their message in front of an audience that "chooses" to view the video content (as opposed to it being forced upon them as pre-roll).

2:00pm - 2:30pm: The New Innovation Economy HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Limor "Ladyada" Fried, Founder, Adafruit 

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Convergence: the future of RTB in advertising at scale HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Led by The Trade Desk’s CEO Jeff Green

2:30pm - 3:00pm: The Real Larry and Piper On How to Tell Your Story, Six Words to TV HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Piper Kerman, author of the memoir "Orange Is the New Black” chats with Larry Smith, Founder and Editor of SMITH Magazin

3:00pm - 3:30pm: The Rise of Creativity in Digital Storytelling | Presented by Yahoo HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Ned Brody, SVP, Americas, Yahoo 

3:00pm - 3:45pm: CourseHorse Classroom Series | Coding for Everyone! Presented by Noble Desktop HQ - Classroom

Dan Rodney, Instructor, Nobile Desktop 

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Make The Stage Winner | Marketing the Music Experience: Fostering a Brand Identity in 2014 HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

4:00pm - 4:45pm: The Trade Desk Classroom Series | Who is the agency of the future? (and it’s not a DSP) HQ - Classroom

Jeff Green The Trade Desk’s CEO 

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Fireside Chat with Mike Lazerow, CMO, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

4:30pm - 5:00pm : Shifting Gears: From Industry Research to Online Consumer Retail HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Michelle Denogean, CMO, 

4:30pm - 5:00pm : When Big Banks Act Like Startups HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Curtis Arledge, Vice Chairman, CEO Investor Management BNY Mellon; Doug Magnolia, BNY Mellon, Investor Management 

Tuesday, May 20th

9:00am - 9:30am: The New Duo | Presented by Criteo HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Rob Deichert, Criteo’s Chief Operating Officer

9:30am - 10:00am: NY Loves Tech | Presented by Empire State Development HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Kenneth Adams, President & CEO, Empire State Development 

9:30am - 10:00am: OPENING KEYNOTE: Empire State Development President Kenneth Adams HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

10:00am - 10:45am: The Trade Desk Classroom Series | Trade Desk RTB is here. So what? What’s next? HQ - Classroom

10:00am - 10:30am: Presentation by Quotidian Ventures Partner Rick Webb HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

10:00am - 10:30am: Presentation by Quotidian Ventures Partner Rick Webb HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

10:00am - 10:30am: Presentation & Demo by Anki Robotics Co-Founder Marc Palatucci HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

10:30am - 11:00am: The Power of Stories Lived Versus Stories Told HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Omar Epps, Actor and Investor 
Darren “Daz” McColl, Global Chief Brand Strategy Officer, SapientNitro 

10:50am - 11:00am: The Future of Retail HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Dan Shust, Vice President of Emerging Media, Resource 

11:00am - 11:45am: General Assembly Classroom Series | Bringing Your E-Commerce Product Idea to Concept HQ - Classroom

11:00am - 11:30am: Accelerator Models HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Emily Becher, General Manager, Samsung Accelerator in New York; Matt Harrigan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Grand Central Tech 

11:00am - 11:30am: Presentation and Chat with Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder, Foursquare HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

11:30am - 12:00pm: Raising Your Standards for the Internet of Things HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Rob Chandhok, SVP; Andrew Brooks; Co-Founder & COO, Qualcomm, SmartThings; Chad Thompson, Senior Worldwide Director of Marketing & Product Management; Chris Rill, Co-Founder and Design Director

11:30am - 12:00pm: Make the Stage Winner | Mo Mobile Mo Problems HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

12:00pm - 12:45pm: How to Launch a Startup in New York City | Presented by NYC Digital HQ - Classroom

Adam Malitz, Account Manager, NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center 

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Webby Session | Presented by The Webby Awards HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

2:00pm - 2:45pm: Your B2B Marketing Sucks - 7 Things You Can Fix Fast HQ - Classroom

2:00pm - 2:30pm : Fireside Chat with Jim Robinson, Co-Founder, RRE Ventures HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Jim Robinson, RRE Ventures

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Disrupting Investments and IPO HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Annemarie Tierney, EVP, General Counsel, SecondMarket; Barry Schneider, CEO, Loyal3; Nick Chirls, Seed Investments and Head of Alphaworks, Betaworks

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Fireside Chat with Jill Kaplan Publisher, Crain’s New York Business and Christopher Kelly Co-Founder, Convene HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

3:00pm - 3:30pm: VICE Sessions | Just Add -coin: The Future of Cryptocurrency with Motherboard HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Hosted by Motherboard, an online magazine and video channel from VICE

3:30pm - 4:00pm: 2024: Banking on Our Future HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Slava Rubin, CEO, Indiegogo 

4:00pm - 4:45pm: CourseHorse Classroom Series | Intro to Bitcoins, Presented by xCubicle HQ - Classroom

Patrick Chen, Co-Founder, xCubicle 

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Make The Stage Winner| The Future Of Mobile Payments HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Mark Egerman, Co-founder of Cover and former mobile payments lead for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Mike Dudas, Paypal (Braintree/Venmo); Tatyana Zlotsky, American Express; and Erin Griffith, Tech Writer at Fortune 

Wednesday, May 21st

9:00am - 9:30am: FIreside Chat with Chrissy Teigen HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

9:30am - 10:00am: Exploring Technology through Coke Bottle Lens HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Jonathan Mildenhall, SVP, Coca Cola Co. 

10:00am - 11:00am: How to assure creative projects deliver awesome business results, Presented by Aquent Gymnasium HQ - Classroom

10:00am - 10:30am: Online Retail Goes Offline HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

10:00am - 10:30am: Make The Stage Winner | Computational Fashion -- 3D printing for the Body HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

 Joris Debo, from Materialise; Sabine Seymore, the Director of The Fashionable Technology at Parsons; Gabi Asfour, Fashion Designer with threeASFOUR; Bradley Rothenberg, co-founder of studioBRAD; Duann Scott Design Evangelist, Shapeways. 

10:30am - 10:45am: Responsive Web Design is Changing the World | Presented by Vitamin T HQ - Classroom

Jeremy Osbourne, Aquent Gymnasium 

10:30am - 11:00am: The Evolving Workplace: From Idea to Implementation | Presented by CBRE HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

10:30am - 11:00am: Stella Bugbee in Conversation HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

Stella Bugbee, editorial director of The Cut, New York magazine's fashion and lifestyle site. 

10:30am - 11:00am: How Space Impacts Culture, Presented by CBRE HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

11:00am - 11:30am: VICE Sessions | Canvases HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

11:00am - 11:30am: The World of Wearables HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

11:00am - 11:45am: CourseHorse Classroom Series | Electronic Wearables: A workshop by Elizabeth Tolson, Artist. Interactive Designer. Magic Maker HQ - Classroom

11:30am - 12:00pm: Style Chat with Garance Doré HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

1:00pm - 1:45pm: The Trade Desk Classroom Series | RTB with guarantees: the future of the programmatic forward market HQ - Classroom

The Trade Desk’s CEO Jeff Green talk about why the future of RTB lives in guarantees. 

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Top 10 Reasons to Start your Startup in NY HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage 

Eric Hippeau, Partner, Lerer Ventures Megan Dickey, Technology Reporter, Business Insider 

2:00pm - 2:30pm: 3D Printing: The Future of Product Design & Development HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO, Shapeways 

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Using New And Emerging Technology to Drive Business Innovation HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Stephen Liguori, Global Innovation and New Models at GE, General Electric 

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Make The Stage Winner | Travel Hacking, The Art of Utilizing Technology to Travel the World HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

3:00pm - 3:30pm: The Driverless Car: Heaven or Hell? HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Greg Lindsay, Contributing Writer, Fast Company 
Robin Chase, Founder and CEO, Buzzcar, Founder and Former CEO, Zipcar 

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Students in Action: The Next Generation of Software Engineers HQ - Classroom

3:30pm - 4:00pm: VICE Sessions | Blog Is My Sous Chef: The Internet As Culinary School HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Where previous decades required traditional routes of culinary school and apprenticeships to unlock secrets of the kitchen, amateurs and pros alike now use the vast resources of the web to become expert chefs. 

3:30pm - 4:00pm: The Future of Transportation HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Jamyn Edis, Co-Founder and CEO, Dash 
Ulrich Quay, Managing Director, BMW i Ventures LLC New York 

4:00pm - 4:45pm: General Assembly Classroom Series | Rules of Engagement: Moving Consumers from Awareness to Advocacy HQ - Classroom

Kelley O. Williams Assistant VP of Social Media, JPMorgan Chase Engagement

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Connecting the Car HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Anupam Malhotra, Manager, Connected Cars, Audi of America; Jason Stein, Publisher and Editor, Automotive News 

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Make The Stage Winner | The Restaurant of the Future: How Tech Is Opening New Doors for Dining HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

4:30pm - 5:00pm: Oversharing and Unelectable: Teenage Mistakes and Adult Consequences In The Snapchat Era | Presented by Mother New York HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Thursday, May 22nd

9:00am - 9:30am: Fireside Chat with OnForce Solar | Presented by Crain’s New York Business HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

9:00am - 9:30am: Make The Stage Winner | Talent 3.0: Disability or Competitive Advantage HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

10:30am - 11:00am: The Rise of Mission-Driven Media And How New York is Leading the Charge HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

11:00am - 11:45am: General Assembly Classroom Series | Data-Driven UX Design HQ - Classroom

11:00am - 11:30am: A Conversation with Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Andrew McLaughlin HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen Andrew McLaughlin, Betaworks Partner, CEO of Digg 

11:00am - 11:30am: Technology & Social Change: How Emergent Technologies & Digital Content Are Impacting Today's Social Movements | Presented by TakePart HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Brian Knappenberger, Filmmaker, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists; David Segal, Congressman, author, activist; Karina Kogan, EVP, Digital, Participant Media

11:30am - 12:00pm: Make The Stage Winner | Live Longer and Better: Become A Data-Informed Consumer HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

12:00pm - 1:00pm: How Responsive Web Design is changing the world! Presented by Aquent Gymnasium HQ - Citywide

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Webby Session | Presented by The Webby Awards HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

Webby Session Presented by The Webby Awards Webby Sessions

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Performance by Blogologues HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Blogologues (, a live sketch comedy show co-created by Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamul

1:30pm - 2:00pm: The Familiar, Yet Radically New, Mobile Future HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Ben Huh, CEO Cheezburger 

2:00pm - 2:45pm: CourseHorse Classroom Series | Infographics. Making Data Talk, Presented by MediaBistro HQ - Classroom

Sascha Mombartz, Instructor 

2:30pm - 2:45pm: Why NYC is a Playground for Location Technology HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Justin Moore, Sr. Engineer and Data Scientist, Facebook

3:00pm - 3:45pm: The Trade Desk Classroom Series | What are the big problems in advertising’s big data? HQ - Classroom

3:30pm - 4:45pm: Global Startup City Demos HQ - USA TODAY | GANNETT Stage

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Data for Crisis HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

Sara-Jayne Terp, Director of Data Projects, Ushahidi Marianne Bellotti, Senior Software Developer for United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 

4:45pm - 5:15pm: VICE Sesssions | Keynote by Suroosh Alvi, VICE Co-Founder HQ - EVOLVE MEDIA Stage

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Featured Speakers Bios

• Kenneth Adams - Commissioner, New York State Department of Economic Development; President and CEO, Empire State Development

Kenneth Adams has served as President & CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development since February 2011. 

Empire State Development, or “ESD”, is the economic development agency of New York State. Commissioner Adams and his colleagues manage a broad range of programs, incentives and services designed to increase private sector investment and job creation in New York. The organization has a staff of over 400 people located in 12 offices across the State. 

Mr. Adams works closely with Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy to implement the Regional Economic Development Councils. Recently, ESD launched Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s newest economic development initiative, Start-Up NY. This unique program offers 10-year abatements on all taxes, including corporate and personal income taxes, to qualifying companies that co-locate on college and university campuses in New York. 

• Suroosh Alvi - Co-Founder, VICE Media

Suroosh Alvi is co-founder of VICE Media, a critically-acclaimed journalist, and an executive producer of film. 

Originally launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE has expanded and diversified to include a network of online video channels, a television production studio, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book publishing division. 

Today VICE is the industry leader in producing and distributing premium web content, featuring over 60 original video series, covering news to travel to music to arts to fashion, and has a network of correspondents and bureaus spanning the globe. 

In 2002, Alvi established VICE Music, the company's record label which has partnered with such leading artists as Justice, Action Bronson, Snoop Lion, The Black Lips and Death From Above 1979. In 2011, Alvi launched a strategic partnership between VICE Music and Warner Bros. Records, expanding its presence in the music industry. 

• Curtis Arledge - Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management , BNY Mello

Curtis Arledge is Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Management, which includes the company’s asset management and wealth management businesses. Additionally, Curtis is a member of BNY Mellon's Executive Committee, which is the senior-most governing body of the corporation. 

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2010, Curtis was the chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income portfolios at BlackRock, Inc. He joined BlackRock from Wachovia Corporation, where he was the global head of the fixed income division within the bank's corporate and investment banking group. He spent 12 years of his career at Wachovia, and had oversight for various business lines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including leveraged finance, investment grade, global rates, structured products, corporate loan and commercial real estate portfolios, and financial institutions investment banking. 

• Bill de Blasio - Mayor, New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio is the 109th Mayor of New York City. From his early days as a young City Hall staffer, to serving on his local school board, to his most recent position as Public Advocate for the City of New York, Bill de Blasio has spent his life fighting to ensure that every New Yorker - in every neighborhood throughout our five boroughs - gets a fair shot. 

Together with his wife Chirlane, Bill is the proud parent of Chiara, a college sophomore, and Dante, a high school junior. Having raised their children in Brooklyn and sent them to New York City public schools, Bill and Chirlane understand firsthand the fundamental role parents and teachers share in educating the next generation - and of the importance of providing equal educational opportunities in all neighborhoods. 

After graduating from NYU, Bill studied at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He began his career in public service as a junior staffer for New York City's first African-American mayor, David N. Dinkins, and later became an assistant for community affairs at City Hall. 

• Ned Brody - Head of the Americas, Yahoo

Ned Brody is Head of the Americas at Yahoo, where he is responsible for the company’s advertising businesses in North, South and Central America. Ned brings over 25 years of experience leading, operating and advising companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

Prior to joining Yahoo, Ned served as CEO of AOL Networks, AOL’s programmatic advertising division focusing on display, mobile and video advertising technology. He additionally served as Chief Revenue Officer of AOL, Inc. where he led AOL’s global advertising businesses. 

• Robin Chase - Founder, Zipcar

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is also Executive Chairman of Veniam ‘Works, a vehicle mesh communications company based in Portugal. 

She is currently on the Board of the World Resources Institute. She also served on the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce, the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. 

• Omar Epps - Actor and Investor, BrooklynWorks Films

Omar Epps currently stars in ABC’s new drama “Resurrection”. He starred in the powerhouse hit Fox medical drama, “House,” for eight seasons for which he received an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2007 and 2008. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2005 as well as “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series” in 2006, 2009 and again in 2012. The highly successful series was Emmy nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series” from 2006-2009. 

Epps was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 Showtime Original movie CONVICTION. Omar has starred in three HBO Original movies, FIRST TIME FELON directed by Charles Dutton, DAYBREAK co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and DEADLY VOYAGE produced by Danny Glover. This true story is about African stowaways on a ship bound for France. Once discovered by the French crew, each stowaway was killed off with the exception of one - Kingsley Ofusu. Omar portrayed Ofusu and won the Silver Nymph Award for Best Actor at the Monte Carlo Film Festival for this role. 

• Limor Fried - Founder, Adafruit

Limor "Ladyada" is a MIT engineer, open source hardware and software pioneer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the educational electronics company, Adafruit. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, an EFF Pioneer Award recipient for open-source software & hardware and was recently awarded Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of the year -

• Alicia Glen - Deputy Mayor, Housing and Economic Development

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration’s efforts to invest in emerging industries across the five boroughs, re-target unsuccessful corporate subsidies, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family. Ms. Glen began her career as a junior aide to then-Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins. After completing law school, she worked for Brooklyn Legal Services, where she advocated on behalf of low-income tenants and families in need of free legal counsel. 

Glen served as the Assistant Commissioner for Housing Finance at the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development from 1998 to 2002, where she was responsible for financing the rehabilitation and construction of thousands of units of market, moderate and low-income units as well as overseeing the City’s supportive housing, tax credit and tax incentive programs. Prior to joining HPD, Ms. Glen was an associate attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski and at Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein. 

• Eric Hippeau - Managing Director, Lerer Ventures

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of RebelMouse and co-founder of NowThis News. Hippeau is a Special Partner at Softbank Capital and former Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post and a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, where he served as Managing Partner for many years. Prior to Softbank Capital, Hippeau was Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, which was the largest media company serving the technology sector. Hippeau serves on the Board of various private and public companies, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

• Ben Huh - Founder and CEO, Cheezburger 

Ben Huh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer ofCheezburger. The former journalist turned successful entrepreneur has been credited with pioneering Internet culture as entertainment, crowdsourcing, and bringing Internet memes to the mainstream. 

Since first acquiring I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Huh has grown the media company to now include more than 50 online humor sites that generate more than 200 million page views monthly. His Internet culture empire includes popular sites such as FAIL Blog, The Daily What, Know Your Meme and Memebase. Cheezburger has also released five books, two of which are New York Times bestsellers, and was the focus of the LOLwork reality television series, which aired on the Bravo network in 2012. 

• Neil Hunt - Chief Product Officer, Netflix

Neil Hunt has been at Netflix since 1999 and serves as Chief Product Officer, leading the product team, which designs, builds and optimizes the Netflix experience. 

Prior to Netflix, Neil worked from 1991 in various engineering and product roles at the software test tool companies Pure Software and its successors, Pure Atria and Rational Software. Before that, Neil was engaged in research in computer vision and image processing at the University of Aberdeen, Schlumberger Palo Alto Research Labs and Teleos Research. 

Neil has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2010. 

• Piper Kerman - Author, Orange is the New Black

Piper Kerman is the author of the bestselling memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, which has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix. She is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women's studies, sociology, and creative writing, and also to groups that include the American Correctional Association's Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book clubs, and formerly and currently incarcerated people. She is the 2014 recipient of the Justice Trailblazer Award from the John Jay College Center on Media, Crime & Justice, and serves on the board of the Women's Prison Association.

• Peter Koechley - Upworthy, Co-Founder 

Peter has been making important ideas irresistible for more than a decade — as an Onion editor, a viral video producer, and now, as a co-founder of Upworthy. 

At 24, he became managing editor of The Onion, where he co-created the company's break-out Onion News Network video series, staffed and oversaw digital strategy, and wrote your all-time-favorite Onion headline. And before YouTube existed, he drove several Prangstgrup videos to more than 1 million views. And after YouTube arrives, he produced a video that got 23 million views – a level that few viral pieces of content reach even today. Peter joined in 2007 to work on video strategy and youth vote initiatives. 
,br> In early 2012, Peter co-founded Upworthy with longtime collaborator Eli Pariser. The pair set out to prove that what’s important can be incredibly popular, even if what’s popular isn’t always important. To date, the Upworthy community has logged more than 1.5 billion minutes of attention on a wide range of important topics

• Jonah Peretti - Co-Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti is Co-Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, the media company for the social age that provides a pioneering mix of breaking news, entertainment and shareable content. After co-founding The Huffington Post in 2005, Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006 as an experimental lab that focused on tracking viral content and making things people wanted to share. Under Peretti's leadership, BuzzFeed has grown to over 300 people worldwide, 130M monthly unique visitors with editors creating shareable entertaining lists and reporters covering everything from to politics to longform features and international news. BuzzFeed has also pioneered social content marketing to build shareable campaigns for the world's leading brands. 

Before BuzzFeed, Peretti experimented with viral projects and studied how information and ideas spread through the web. Peretti is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and has taught at NYU and the Parsons School of Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twins.

• Slava Rubin -Co-Founder and CEO, Indiegogo

Slava Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way that people fund what matters to them, and has led the organization to becoming the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. Slava is responsible for executing the company’s strategic growth initiatives, while overseeing all daily operations of the business. 

Prior to Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard and FedEx for over a decade. Slava is also the founder of "Music Against Myeloma," an annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

• Chrissy Teigen - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model, Television Host, Tweeter

Known for her clever, irreverent, yet savvy tweets and instagram photos, 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model and Television Host, Chrissy Teigen was raised near Seattle, Washington. Although originally planning to be a chef, she discovered her passion for modeling at a young age. Chrissy started her career as a swimsuit model and has since moved on to working with major labels all over the world. Chrissy has caught the eye of many photographers, including the iconic Walter Iooss and Raphael Mazzuco. Both photographers shot Chrissy for the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which she has been featured in 5-times. As a Sports Illustrated Model, Chrissy appeared on the50th Anniversary cover in 2014 along with fellow models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal, and was named Rookie of the Year in 2010. 

In addition to Sports Illustrated, Chrissy has appeared in Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, and on the covers of Ocean Drive and Vegas Magazines. She has also become a staple on best dressed lists for magazines likePeople and Entertainment Weekly for her elegant yet fashion-forward red carpet choices. 

• Peter Weijmarshausen - Co-Founder and CEO, Shapeways

Peter Weijmarshausen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing marketplace and community. Prior to Shapeways, Peter was the CTO of Sangine, where he and his team designed and developed satellite broadband modems. Peter was also Director of Engineering at Aramiska, where he was responsible for delivering a business broadband service via satellite. Earlier in his career, Peter worked as ICT manager for Not a Number where he facilitated the adoption of the widely successful open source 3D software Blender. Peter was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to New York in 2010.

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    Hope to meet you all soon. Very interested in your thoughts about my friend's ipad2 app:[masked]­0/tappainter-tap-paint-love

    May 15, 2014

  • Suzan

    Looking forward to this! A couple of questions: If I got a day pass do I need to pick the day before the event? What do I need to bring in order to get to the event?

    May 12, 2014

    • Tracy K.

      Hi Suzan - The day pass will be available at registration at the Metropolitan Pavilion on whichever day you decide to go (you can only use it one day!). You don't really need to bring anything. Thanks.

      May 12, 2014

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