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Kelly SlaterAction Sports

Kelly Slater is both the youngest and oldest surfer ever to win a World Surfing Title and holds the record as an eleven-time World Champion.  Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, at 45 Kelly is still at the top of his game and brings his trademark vision to his role as entrepreneur.  Kelly launched sustainable clothing brand Outerknown to create clothing with minimal environmental and social impact.  Furthering his personal mission of delivering sustainable products, Kelly owns Firewire Surfboards, the least toxic surfboard on the market.  He designs and competes on boards under his own imprint, Slater Designs.  In 2015 he captivated the surf world when he unveiled the “perfect manmade barreling wave” with his company, Kelly Slater Wave Co.

Marc MathieuElectronics

Marc Mathieu has been the Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. since June 2015. Mr. Mathieu served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Unilever since April 2011, where he was responsible for the development of its global marketing strategy. Mr. Mathieu has also overseen the implementation of pivotal programs such as Project Sunlight, the first Unilever brand consumer initiative to motivate millions of people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles and The Unilever Foundry.

Deborah DuganSocial Causes

(RED) – founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver – fights AIDS by partnering with the world’s most iconic brands including Apple, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Starbucks, Belvedere and more. Under Deborah’s leadership, (RED) has raised over $350 million for the Global Fund. 100% goes to AIDS programs that have impacted 70 million lives. Deborah’s philosophy at (RED) is to “break things.” To change the status quo, to use creativity, to constantly innovate – and to do it fast. Her goal is to put (RED) out of business.

Tony RobbinsTechnology

Tony Robbins is the author of six internationally bestselling books, including most recently New York Times #1 bestsellers UNSHAKEABLE: Your Financial Freedom Playbook and MONEY: Master the Game. Robbins has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars. He is a founder or partner in more than thirty companies in various industries, ranging from technology (virtual reality) and sports (Major League Soccer) to events and hospitality, including the #1 rated resort & spa in the Fijian islands. These companies have combined annual sales of $5 billion.

Gary VaynerchukCreative Agencies

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine businessand grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.

Raja RajamannarCredit Cards

Raja Rajamannar is chief marketing officer (CMO) for MasterCard. In this role, he has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Raja has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to Joining MasterCard, he served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer at WellPoint, Inc. Prior to WellPoint, Raja served as chief innovation and marketing officer for Humana, a Fortune 100 Healthcare company. Earlier, he was with Citigroup for 15 years holding a number of roles, including global chief marketing officer, Cards and Payments; and from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rajamannar was chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America.

Shaun WhiteAction Sports

Shaun is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, winner of 24 Winter and Summer X Games medals in snowboarding and skateboarding, and the lead guitarist in an LA based rock band. He is also the CEO of his own company, and the face of many others. Shaun was listed at #2 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of 100 most powerful and marketable athletes, and was ranked on the prestigious Forbes Fab 40: The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands as the 10th most valuable athlete. He takes a central role in each of his partnerships from the design of specific products for Burton and Oakley to becoming a majority shareholder of Air + Style in 2014. Shaun has also been honored for his philanthropic work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Boys & Girls Club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others.

Shaun WhiteAction Sports

Shaun is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, winner of 24 Winter and Summer X Games medals in snowboarding and skateboarding, and the lead guitarist in an LA based rock band. He is also the CEO of his own company, and the face of many others. Shaun was listed at #2 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of 100 most powerful and marketable athletes, and was ranked on the prestigious Forbes Fab 40: The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands as the 10th most valuable athlete. He takes a central role in each of his partnerships from the design of specific products for Burton and Oakley to becoming a majority shareholder of Air + Style in 2014. Shaun has also been honored for his philanthropic work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Boys & Girls Club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others.

Pam KaufmanCable Networks

As CMO and President, Consumer Products for Nickelodeon, Pam Kaufman is an accomplished executive who directs global strategic property planning and marketing efforts across television, digital, social, events and partnership marketing for Nickelodeon’s iconic franchises and hit preschool properties including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and more. She also oversees Nickelodeon’s $4 billion-dollar global Consumer Products business which includes licensing programs, fashion collaborations, and retail sales and marketing partnerships.

Sophia AmorusoMedia

As the founder of #Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary and modern-day entrepreneur who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. Amoruso is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Girlboss to be one of the most exciting movements of our time.

Tom PunchMedia (Online)

Tom Punch is VICE's Chief Commercial & Creative Officer. He oversees the commercial content and operations for VICE’s television network VICELAND and its 12 owned and operated digital channels & mobile offerings. He leads creative for VICE’s largest partnerships including driving some of the company’s pro social efforts, including leading the development of VICE’s forthcoming IMPACTchannel to partnering with Al Gore around climate change to creating the Shopathon campaign with (RED)

Andy WalsheBeverage

Dr. Andrew Walshe (Andy) is a globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance. For over 20 years the Australian native has been focused on the goal of "de-mystifying talent" Dr. Walshe is currently the Director of High Performance for Red Bull, where he works with hundreds of international athletes and cultural opinion leaders; supervises a team of industry-leading scientists, engineers, physicians and technologiests to develop and implement elite performance models. Dr. Walshe was the Performance Manager for Red Bull Stratos, leading the performance plan for Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump to Earth from the stratosphere in 2012.

Kathy CalvinSocial Causes

Kathy is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors. The UN Foundation, created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes, advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. Kathy’s career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining the UN Foundation as chief operating officer in 2003, she served as president of the AOL Time Warner Foundation. She previously served in senior positions at AOL, Hill and Knowlton, and U.S. News & World Report. From 1976 through 1984, she was Senator Gary Hart’s press secretary.

Derek KoenigCable Networks

Derek Koenig brings a track record of team-building, strategic acumen and award-winning creative firepower to his position as SVP, Head of Creative at Discovery Communications. He leads the in-house creative department supporting all of Discovery’s global businesses with marketing, promotion and branded content.

IN-QArtists

Writer and performer IN-Q taps into music, poetry, and spoken word to create unforgettable narratives that not only inspire audiences to rethink possibility, but challenges them to ponder questions about life and the human experience. A National Poetry Slam champion, IN-Q was the first poet to perform with Cirque du Soleil and has used his verses as an award-winning songwriter, collaborating with Selena Gomez, Aloe Blacc, and Miley Cyrus.

Greg ThompsonMusic

Greg Thompson is a veteran music executive currently serving as President of Maverick. He is well known for his role at Capitol Music Group and EMI Records where he played a critical role in the development of Katy Perry, Sam Smith, and continued growth of other artists including Coldplay.He joined Maverick in June 2016 to synergize one of the finest collections of artists and managers ever assembled in music. Some of Maverick’s current roster includes Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jason Aldean, The Roots, G-Eazy, Fifth Harmony, Nelly and more.

will.i.amMedia

An award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland has made the fight for the protection of the environment his life’s work. Between 2009-2012, Sebastian accomplished the grand slam of polar travel by leading expedition across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, covering over 7,000 kilometers on skis over the ice earning four world records in the process. As an international speaker on climate crisis for over a decade, Sebastian has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the World Affairs Council, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, the George Eastman House, Google and Apple headquarters. He has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC, NPR, Air America, and Al Gore’s Current TV, as a champion of environmental causes.

Courtney William HoltOnline Video

will.i.am, born William Adams, is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, and founder of I AM ™. Known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he also works with some of the industry’s biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.

Sid MathurToy

Sid leads the team responsible for executing all strategic transactions and partnerships for Mattel, With his extensive experience in business model development, brand development, strategy, finance, and global markets, Sid oversees the development of high-value partnerships, business models, new capabilities, and joint ventures for Mattel to align with brand and corporate strategies. Sid’s group oversees technology Platforms & Partnerships; Strategic In-Licensing and IP Partnerships and Corporate Development, and the successful integration of corporate-wide initiatives into the brand and commercial organization.

Jon BuscemiLifestyle Fashion

Jon Buscemi is an Italian-American designer born in New York that resided in Los Angeles. Jon is best known for his his eponymous brand Buscemi. Born in 1974 in Long Island, New York, he spent much of his early childhood engulfed in hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing , skateboarding, sneaker collecting and fashion design. At age 8, with close friends in his hometown of Uniondale, Jon started customizing clothing and hats. A true product of his environment where fashion and music and people like Dapper Dan emerged, he was right in the middle of the Long Island hip-hop movement along with the being involved in the beginnings of the New York City skateboard renaissance.

Marcus ShinglesTechnology

Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest social challenges.

William KimLifestyle Fashion

William Kim joined AllSaints in October 2012 as chief executive, with a vision to expand the brand’s global reach, as well as to maximize both existing and new product opportunities across all distribution channels. Kim has driven growth in the core UK, US and Asian and Asian markets, while expanding the brand’s global awareness by venturing into new territories, such as Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and France. Most recently, AllSaints has established an exclusive franchise partnership with in the Middle East with Majid Al Futtaim, and opened its first store at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai in September 2015, with stores scheduled to follow across five countries in the Middle East.

John AmatoPublishing

John Amato is a media entrepreneur and executive who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the industry today. As President of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, Amato helped transform the company into one of the most powerful forces on today’s media landscape, spearheading major international expansions, overseeing its rise to dominance on social media, forging strategic partnerships, and producing major brand activations including top-tier events, concerts and festivals. Under Amato, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group rocketed to the top-3 biggest entertainment outlets nationally with 30 million monthly unique visitors and a social following of over 20 million as Amato drove double-digit revenue rises each year of his leadership. Amato powered this growth with key strategic initiatives that included expansion into China, Thailand and the Philippines; the acquisition of Spin Media; the launch of Billboard’s massively successful video news service, Billboard News; and the creation of the company’s first branded content studio, Adapt Studios.

Dream RockwellLive Events

Dream has been called a Visionary Social Engineer, her work pioneering a new style of interactive event experiences and performance that can be seen woven through threads of west coast fashion, music and festival life. She is passionate about reforming the human experience through interactive events and the sharing of information.“As a society i believe a great change is upon us, the ancient mystery schools of the world have been holding information that will change the human experience radically. It’s now time to share that information with those ready for expansion. Through my years of curating leading-edge speakers and innovators of the self-empowerment revolution, some tiny nuggets of wisdom have fallen upon my ears. I’m excited to share what I know and what I’ve learned.

Bernard AcocaBeverage

Bernard Acoca is president of Teavana, Starbucks’ premium tea brand. As the leader of Teavana, Bernard is responsible for the management of the Teavana specialty retail and e-commerce channels, expanding the portfolio of Teavana offerings in Starbucks stores, creating global awareness for the Teavana brand, and driving tea innovation.

Ken HertzLegal

Ken is a senior partner at Hertz Lichtenstein & Young, LLP where he specializes in maximizing opportunities in a disruptive business climate. He is a trusted strategic advisor and dealmaker with more than two decades of experience representing entertainment, fashion, sports, consumer products, media, and technology companies, as well as individuals. His clients include a broad array of superstar recording artists and celebrities. Ken also represents bestselling authors, globally recognized speakers, C-suite executives, and conferences and events. He is also the founding principal in memBrain, LLC, an entertainment marketing and strategy consulting firm. memBrain works with large companies in the entertainment, fashion, technology, and marketing industries including global brand clients such as Hasbro, Intel, Logitech, McDonald’s, MillerCoors, and GSMA.

Jeri WardAuto

Jeri Ward assumed her role on May 1, 2015, becoming the first female Vice President at Audi of America. As Chief Communications Officer, Ward is responsible for creating, managing and executing an industry-leading Public Relations strategy and leading the PR Communications team.

Dirk AhlbornTechnology

Dirk Ahlborn is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. HTT designs and builds the fastest, safest, and environmentally friendly transportation system for passengers and goods. It utilizes JumpStarter’s crowd collaboration platform and is thus able to leverage technology and a 600+ team of global experts to bring disruptive innovation to the transportation industry.

Meredith PerryTechnology

Meredith Perry is the inventor of uBeam, a technology that transmits power over the air to charge electronic devices wirelessly. The idea for uBeam was conceived while Meredith was studying at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, where she entered and won “PennVention,” the Penn invention competition that recognizes ground-breaking technological innovations. Just four weeks later, Meredith was invited to demo uBeam’s technology on stage at the esteemed Wall Street Journal “All Things Digital” Conference.  She holds numerous patents related to the uBeam technology. While at Penn, Meredith served as a student ambassador for NASA, where she worked on technology to detect life on Mars, experimented in zero gravity and researched and published papers in astrobiology and medicine. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in paleobiology and wrote her thesis on astrobiology. Meredith has been included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” Mobilizers, Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment.”

Alexis OhanianMedia (Online)

Alexis Ohanian is co-founder of Reddit, Initialized Capital, and bestselling author based in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started Reddit, which they sold in 2006 to Conde Nast. In 2015, he returned to a full-time capacity with Steve Huffman as the two returned to the helm of a fully independent Reddit, which is now the 8th largest US website. In 2016, he joined Garry Tan in kicking off the third fund for Initialized Capital, an early stage venture capital firm. Alexis helped launch hipmunk (acquired by Concur in 2016) and ran marketing /pr/community before becoming an advisor and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA. He's invested in and advised over two hundred tech startups and was a parter at Y Combinator; and in 2013 wrote a national bestselling book, Without Their Permission.

Leura FineDesign

Leura Fine is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Laurel & Wolf, the online interior design destination that allows clients to connect and collaborate with a professional interior designer to create their perfect space. She is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, brand, product vision and operations. Leura is a professional interior designer turned entrepreneur. After working as the senior designer for a leading interior design firm, she launched her own business, Leura Fine Interiors, in 2013. Frustrated by the archaic business model of the interior design industry, Leura set out to democratize it by establishing a better way for clients and designers to work together. Driven by this desire, Laurel & Wolf was born in 2014 and is quickly changing the way interior design is made accessible and affordable to all. A firm believer in the power of great design and how it can transform the way people’s daily life experiences, Leura is a frequent speaker at industry events. She has been featured in numerous publications and was recently named on Forbes 2016 “30 Under 30” list for Retail & eCommerce.

Bob SafianPublishing

Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the award-winning business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees editorial operations and guides advertising, marketing, and consumer-engagement efforts. Under Safian’s leadership, Fast Company has received numerous accolades, including the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year. Safian previously served as an executive editor for Timeand Fortune and was chief editor of Money for six years.

STATE OF THE UNION
ON ATTENTION
Gary Vaynerchuk
CEO, Vaynermedia
TURNING AN AUDIENCE
INTO A FAN BASE
THE POWER OF BUILDING AN EMPIRE
Angela Courtin
CMO, Fox
NEUROPERFORMANCE
UNLOCKING YOUR BRAIN'S POTENTIAL
Dr. Daniel Chao
CEO & Co-Founder,
Halo Neuroscience
IN-CONVERSATION WITH
TONY GONZALEZ
TONY GONZALEZ
FOUNDER , HALYCON MEDIA

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
BRAND LOVE & CULTURAL CURRENCY
Tricia Nichols
Global Lead, Consumer
Engagement, GAP
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
IN A TIME OF DISRUPTIVE
BUSINESS MODELS
Sid Mathur
SVP, Global Strategic
Development and M&A, Mattel
BUILDING A SOCIAL
NETWORK FROM SCRATCH
Alex Hoffman
President [North America]
musical.ly
FUTURE PROOFING
YOUR BUSINESS
Marcus Shingles
CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
Charter Partners
Primetime Partners
Showtime Partners
Cultural Partners
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Kelly Slater Action Sports

Kelly Slater is both the youngest and oldest surfer ever to win a World Surfing Title and holds the record as an eleven-time World Champion.  Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, at 45 Kelly is still at the top of his game and brings his trademark vision to his role as entrepreneur.  Kelly launched sustainable clothing brand Outerknown to create clothing with minimal environmental and social impact.  Furthering his personal mission of delivering sustainable products, Kelly owns Firewire Surfboards, the least toxic surfboard on the market.  He designs and competes on boards under his own imprint, Slater Designs.  In 2015 he captivated the surf world when he unveiled the “perfect manmade barreling wave” with his company, Kelly Slater Wave Co.

Marc Mathieu Electronics

Marc Mathieu has been the Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. since June 2015. Mr. Mathieu served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Unilever since April 2011, where he was responsible for the development of its global marketing strategy. Mr. Mathieu has also overseen the implementation of pivotal programs such as Project Sunlight, the first Unilever brand consumer initiative to motivate millions of people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles and The Unilever Foundry.

Deborah Dugan Social Causes

(RED) – founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver – fights AIDS by partnering with the world’s most iconic brands including Apple, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Starbucks, Belvedere and more. Under Deborah’s leadership, (RED) has raised over $350 million for the Global Fund. 100% goes to AIDS programs that have impacted 70 million lives. Deborah’s philosophy at (RED) is to “break things.” To change the status quo, to use creativity, to constantly innovate – and to do it fast. Her goal is to put (RED) out of business.

Bjarke Ingels Design

Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal awarded Bjarke the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects granted the 8 House its Honor Award, calling it Dza complex and exemplary project of a new typology.

Gary Vaynerchuk Creative Agencies

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine businessand grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.

Raja Rajamannar Credit Cards

Raja Rajamannar is chief marketing officer (CMO) for MasterCard. In this role, he has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Raja has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to Joining MasterCard, he served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer at WellPoint, Inc. Prior to WellPoint, Raja served as chief innovation and marketing officer for Humana, a Fortune 100 Healthcare company. Earlier, he was with Citigroup for 15 years holding a number of roles, including global chief marketing officer, Cards and Payments; and from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rajamannar was chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America.

Shaun White Action Sports

Shaun is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, winner of 24 Winter and Summer X Games medals in snowboarding and skateboarding, and the lead guitarist in an LA based rock band. He is also the CEO of his own company, and the face of many others. Shaun was listed at #2 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of 100 most powerful and marketable athletes, and was ranked on the prestigious Forbes Fab 40: The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands as the 10th most valuable athlete. He takes a central role in each of his partnerships from the design of specific products for Burton and Oakley to becoming a majority shareholder of Air + Style in 2014. Shaun has also been honored for his philanthropic work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Boys & Girls Club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others.

Pam Kaufman Cable Networks

As CMO and President, Consumer Products for Nickelodeon, Pam Kaufman is an accomplished executive who directs global strategic property planning and marketing efforts across television, digital, social, events and partnership marketing for Nickelodeon’s iconic franchises and hit preschool properties including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and more. She also oversees Nickelodeon’s $4 billion-dollar global Consumer Products business which includes licensing programs, fashion collaborations, and retail sales and marketing partnerships.

Sophia Amoruso Media

As the founder of #Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary and modern-day entrepreneur who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. Amoruso is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Girlboss to be one of the most exciting movements of our time.

Tom Punch Media (Online)

Tom Punch is VICE's Chief Commercial & Creative Officer. He oversees the commercial content and operations for VICE’s television network VICELAND and its 12 owned and operated digital channels & mobile offerings. He leads creative for VICE’s largest partnerships including driving some of the company’s pro social efforts, including leading the development of VICE’s forthcoming IMPACTchannel to partnering with Al Gore around climate change to creating the Shopathon campaign with (RED)

Andy Walshe Beverage

Dr. Andrew Walshe (Andy) is a globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance. For over 20 years the Australian native has been focused on the goal of "de-mystifying talent" Dr. Walshe is currently the Director of High Performance for Red Bull, where he works with hundreds of international athletes and cultural opinion leaders; supervises a team of industry-leading scientists, engineers, physicians and technologiests to develop and implement elite performance models. Dr. Walshe was the Performance Manager for Red Bull Stratos, leading the performance plan for Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump to Earth from the stratosphere in 2012.

Kathy Calvin Social Causes

Kathy is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors. The UN Foundation, created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes, advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. Kathy’s career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining the UN Foundation as chief operating officer in 2003, she served as president of the AOL Time Warner Foundation. She previously served in senior positions at AOL, Hill and Knowlton, and U.S. News & World Report. From 1976 through 1984, she was Senator Gary Hart’s press secretary.

Derek Koenig Cable Networks
Derek Koenig brings a track record of team-building, strategic acumen and award-winning creative firepower to his position as SVP, Head of Creative at Discovery Communications. He leads the in-house creative department supporting all of Discovery’s global businesses with marketing, promotion and branded content.

IN-Q Artists

Writer and performer IN-Q taps into music, poetry, and spoken word to create unforgettable narratives that not only inspire audiences to rethink possibility, but challenges them to ponder questions about life and the human experience. A National Poetry Slam champion, IN-Q was the first poet to perform with Cirque du Soleil and has used his verses as an award-winning songwriter, collaborating with Selena Gomez, Aloe Blacc, and Miley Cyrus.

Greg Thompson Music

Greg Thompson is a veteran music executive currently serving as President of Maverick. He is well known for his role at Capitol Music Group and EMI Records where he played a critical role in the development of Katy Perry, Sam Smith, and continued growth of other artists including Coldplay.He joined Maverick in June 2016 to synergize one of the finest collections of artists and managers ever assembled in music. Some of Maverick’s current roster includes Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jason Aldean, The Roots, G-Eazy, Fifth Harmony, Nelly and more.

Sebastian Copeland Action Sports

An award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland has made the fight for the protection of the environment his life’s work. Between 2009-2012, Sebastian accomplished the grand slam of polar travel by leading expedition across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, covering over 7,000 kilometers on skis over the ice earning four world records in the process. As an international speaker on climate crisis for over a decade, Sebastian has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the World Affairs Council, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, the George Eastman House, Google and Apple headquarters. He has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC, NPR, Air America, and Al Gore’s Current TV, as a champion of environmental causes.

Courtney William Holt Online Video

will.i.am, born William Adams, is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, and founder of I AM ™. Known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he also works with some of the industry’s biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.

Sid Mathur Toy

Sid leads the team responsible for executing all strategic transactions and partnerships for Mattel, With his extensive experience in business model development, brand development, strategy, finance, and global markets, Sid oversees the development of high-value partnerships, business models, new capabilities, and joint ventures for Mattel to align with brand and corporate strategies. Sid’s group oversees technology Platforms & Partnerships; Strategic In-Licensing and IP Partnerships and Corporate Development, and the successful integration of corporate-wide initiatives into the brand and commercial organization.

Charter Partners
Primetime Partners
Showtime Partners
Cultural Partners