Quincy JonesMusic

Quincy Jones Productions, LLC.

A creative force in every way for more than six decades, Quincy Jones embodies what it means to be both an artist and a forward-thinking innovator. Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Jones’ genre-bending approach to music has made the 27-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee a pillar in modern music. From producing Michael Jackson’s incomparable Thriller album to discovering a young talent named Will Smith as executive producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jones has conquered music, film, radio broadcasting, Broadway, TV, and publishing -- all while leaving an indelible impact on culture and entertainment along the way.

Kerri Walsh JenningsAthlete

3x Olympic Gold Medalist

No one would dispute the fact that beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the most dominant athletes to ever play the sport. Shortly after joining the indoor volleyball United States National Team in 1999, the Stanford University graduate and her former partner Misty May-Treanor were dubbed “Team of the Year” and Federation Internationale de Volleyball Tour Champions, with Walsh-Jennings being named the Best Offensive Player and MVP by the Association of Volleyball Players in both 2003 and 2004. Walsh-Jennings’ stellar performance in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games earned the California-native three consecutive Gold medals and universal recognition as one-half of the greatest volleyball team of all time.

Hugh EvansSocial Causes

CEO, Global Citizen

2030 is an important year for humanitarian Hugh Evans, as it marks the year when the Australian-born CEO of Global Poverty Project plans to bring extreme poverty in developing nations across the world to an end. An activist since the age of 12, Evans has effectively lead campaigns that convinced the Australian government to increase its foreign aid budget, and has since set his sights on eliminating mounting factors currently contributing to worldwide poverty. In 2012, Evans started the Global Citizen Festival, a music spectacle that recently featured Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay as headliners at a show in New York’s Central Park. Designed to bring awareness to global issues and to push world leaders to support efforts that eradicate homelessness, gender discrimination, lack of clean water, illiteracy and climate concerns, the Global Citizen Festival is just one of the collaborative strategies that Evans hopes will unite the world in ending poverty for good.

Peter DiamandisTechnology

Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation

As the founder and Executive Chairman of XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit that hosts competitions and challenges designed to discover innovative solutions for real-world problems, Peter Diamandis understands the anatomy of a good idea like no other. The New York Times best-selling author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How To Go Big, Create Wealth, And Impact the World, Fortune Magazine once named Diamandis one of “The World's 50 Greatest Leaders” for his dedication to exploring the unknown. Since its inception, XPRIZE has rewarded teams with millions of dollars to develop innovative ideas in response to issues like ocean acidification and illiteracy in Africa.

Ian RogersLuxury Fashion

Chief Digital Officer, LVMH

Ian Rogers has been at the helm of digital content innovation for more than 10 years, previously serving as VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, CEO of Topspin Media, CEO of Beats Music, and Senior Director on Apple Music before joining LVMH, the parent company to Moët & Chandon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior in October 2015. Having lead Apple’s online radio strategy and the development of Apple’s Beats1 streaming radio service before landing with the leading luxury conglomerate, Rogers influence is firmly established at the intersection of technology and lifestyle.

Tony GonzalezSPORTS

Studio Analyst, CBS

The former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end enjoyed a 17-year NFL career and is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns (111) and yards (15,127) by a tight end. Beyond sports, Tony’s philanthropic endeavors include a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs, along with Shadow Buddies, an organization that provides emotional support through education regarding illness, disability, or medical treatments. The Sporting News named Gonzalez the “#1 NFL Good Guy” in 2004. Additionally, he won a Presidential Volunteer Award for his work on the Books and Buddies project which sought to promote understanding between teenagers and seniors.

Shaun WhiteAction Sports

CEO & 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun White Enterprises

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.

Jenny WallOnline Video

CMO, Hulu

Jenny is responsible for implementing marketing strategy across the Hulu brand. Since joining Hulu, she has launched marketing efforts across Hulu’s new slate of Originals including The Mindy Project, Difficult People, and Casual. She also spearheaded campaigns for Hulu’s commercial-free offering and shifted Hulu’s marketing efforts to significantly raise brand awareness. Her efforts at Hulu landed her on Ad Age’s 'Women to Watch' List. Prior to Hulu, Jenny led the global creative team at Netflix and launched campaigns for series including “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” Before that, Jenny served as CMO at BLT Communications and prior to that, ran the interactive division at Crew Creative, where she was eventually named president. Jenny’s entertainment career began at HBO where she was part of the team that created the landmark “It’s not TV. It’s HBO.” campaign.

Kevin MeehanACTION SPORTS

President, North America, VOLCOM

As president of North America at VOLCOM, Inc. since November of 2014, Kevin brings nearly two decades of experience in the action-sports industry to the firm. His prior engagements include having served as general manager of Costa Mesa-based Analog, vice president of sales and then vice president of marketing at Hurley, and group publisher for Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, and Skateboarder magazines.

Bert JacobsApparel

Chief Executive Optimist & Co-Founder, Life is Good

Bert Jacobs is Co-founder & Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Bert and his brother John launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling t-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 4,000 retailers across the US and Canada.

To inspire others to choose optimism and grow the good in their lives, Bert and John wrote Life is Good: The Book/ How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride, published by National Geographic in September 2015.

Bert focuses his energy on guiding the Life is Good brand vision, and developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with organizations that extend the Life is Good brand to new product categories and customers. He enjoys live music, travel, and surfing. His shoes do not always match.

Laurent PotdevinRetail

CEO, lululemon athletica

Early in his career, Laurent gained experience in luxury brands at luxury brand giant, LVMH. What started as a role in the M&A division evolved into a position as director of North American operations for the Louis Vuitton brand where he was integral in optimizing the brand’s North American supply chain. Prior to his position at lululemon athletica, Laurent recently served as president of TOMS Shoes where he built a world-class management team, led global expansion, and broadened the company’s cultural identity. Prior to TOMS, he spent more than 15 years in various roles including five years as president and CEO at Burton Snowboards. As an avid snowboarder, Laurent carves it up on the mountain during the winter or catches waves on his surfboard in the summer.

Jane RosenthalFilm

Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Tribeca Enterprises

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, film producer Jane Rosenthal — whose credits include A Bronx Tale, Meet the Parents and About A Boy — knew she wanted to establish an organization that used storytelling as a catalyst for social change while also revitalizing New York City’s community of filmmakers. Along with frequent collaborator Robert DeNiro and husband Craig Hatkoff, Rosenthal launched the Tribeca Film Institute in 2001 and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a way to promote independent filmmaking and provide students educational opportunities and training necessary to pursue creative careers in entertainment, business, and the arts.

George WhitesidesSpace

CEO & President, Virgin Galactic

As CEO of Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline from Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, George Whitesides is at the helm of an unparalleled effort to bring space exploration and commercial space travel to the masses. A Princeton alum and Fulbright Scholar, Whitesides previously served as the Chief of Staff for NASA and was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the agency before joining Virgin Galactic, and has since worked tirelessly to make space tourism a reality.

Ryan RaddonArtists

Multi Grammy® nominated world-renowned singer, songwriter, and music producer, Kaskade

Born in Chicago, Kaskade is a San Francisco-based DJ, A&R director, record store owner, and producer. One of the hardest-working people in the San Francisco house scene, he's Kaskade, the house music producer/DJ by night and by day, Ryan Raddon, A&R director for OM Records. Early on in his career, Kaskade familiarized himself with the rapidly changing electronic music scene wherever he went and found his home in house music. He has since released several studio albums with an ever-evolving sound. He keeps his name in the record racks by piloting editions in the San Francisco Sessions DJ series as well as the label mix House of OM. Kaskade proved expert at his production craft with the 2006 “Love Mysterious”, which placed on Billboard's electronic albums chart. In 2008, “Strobelight Seduction” became his biggest commercial success and in 2010, he put together Electric Daisy Carnival, a mix showcasing artists on the bill for the inaugural dance music festival of the same name. Forbes ranked him as the No. 8 highest-paid DJ in the world in 2014 -- and the married father of three daughters is proving to be unstoppable.

IN-QArtists

National Poetry Slam Champion & Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter

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.

Amanda De CadenetMedia

Producer & Host, The Conversation

A television personality, renowned photographer and entrepreneur, Amanda de Cadenet has evolved her body of work with an intriguing perspective and uncanny ability to render the truth through the art of storytelling.

She continues as the Executive Producer and host of The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. A television and online series that airs on TV in 18 countries, and aims to explore, nurture and empower the modern woman through thought-provoking discussions and candid interviews with notable female personalities.

Beyond hosting her interview series, de Cadenet is a renowned fashion and portrait photographer who garnered critical attention as the youngest woman to shoot a Vogue magazine cover. De Cadenet’s work can be seen in the glossy pages of publications like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, New York Times, Glamour, Rolling Stone and Flaunt as well as in her published ten-year compendium, Rare Birds, which documents and humanizes her encounters with a variety of pop culture icons.

Tony HawkAction Sports

Professional Skateboarder, Philanthropist

As an athlete, Tony Hawk is single-handedly responsible for elevating skateboarding from a pastime to a professional sport, having won more than 70 skateboarding championships throughout his illustrious career. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Hawk has leveraged his success into a series of highly profitable video games, a popular radio program on Sirius XM, and a line of skateboards and apparel through his company, Birdhouse Skateboards.

Chris RobichaudPublic Relations

CEO, PMK*BNC

A widely respected leader with more than two decades of experience in the corporate and entertainment worlds, Chris Robichaud is Chief Executive Officer of the influential communications, marketing and consulting agency PMK•BNC. As CEO of an agency known for being the ultimate popular culture and entertainment insider, Robichaud is charting the course for the more than 250-person agency into the future. He possesses a rare mix of understanding both the worlds of entertainment and brand marketing/communications, utilizing that foundation to help clients better understand the new digital landscape. Robichaud has vast experience with clients in both the entertainment world and in the world of consumer brands including, Audi, Diageo, T-Mobile, Red Bull, Pepsi, Samsung Mobile, YouTube and Beiersdorf (both in the U.S. and internationally).

Russell DubnerCommunications Marketing

CEO & President, US, Edelman

Russell joined Edelman as an entry-level account executive and today oversees the U.S. region – the firm’s largest operation. He has advised a wide range of clients in established brands including Samsung and Kellogg in addition to rising stars such as Tough Mudder and Viking Cruises. He has written and lectured on the tenets of enduring engagement and taking a narrative approach to corporate storytelling. Russell sits on the boards of Center for an Urban Future and Coro NY Leadership Center. He’s a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, GenNext Foundation, and is a founding member of PTTOW!.

Tim KringProducers

Writer & Producer, Imperative Entertainment

76 million fans around the world know the name Tim Kring and tuned in across multiple platforms to connect with his groundbreaking show “Heroes” which won the Primetime Emmy for Interactive Television in 2008. In 2010, Kring launched the “Conspiracy For Good”, a global movement that allows the audience to become part of the story to create positive, real-world change. He is the creator behind “Crossing Jordan”, “Touch” and “Dig”, co-created with Gideon Raff (Homeland, Prisoners of War). “Heroes Reborn”, the latest chapter in the “Heroes” universe, debuted on NBC in the fall of 2015 and introduced millions of people to Kring’s innovative use of cross-platform storytelling.

Cristina ManciniFilm

EVP, FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT, 20th Century Fox

Over the last 20 years, Cristina Mancini has become known across the media, technology and entertainment industries for merging rich mythology and cutting edge technology to develop inspired fandoms. Cristina leverages emerging platforms to empower audiences to become part of the story. These participatory connections build emotional attachments that drive the lifetime value of some of the world’s most recognizable franchises.

As the EVP of Franchise Development at Twentieth Century Fox, Cristina manifests this vision by identifying and engaging strategic partners across varied disciplines to design and develop immersive experiences for Fox’s $10+B film franchise portfolio.

Innovative Interactions + Rich Mythology = Dedicated Fans

Rob DyrdekAthlete

Entrepreneur, Television Personality & Professional Skateboarder, Dyrdek Enterprises

Rob is a self-made American success in the truest sense of the term. During a career now spanning more than two decades, he has transcended his role as an innovative and influential professional skateboarder to become a dynamic serial entrepreneur, pop-culture personality, and groundbreaking media impresario. He picked up skateboarding at age 11, went pro at 16, and has since been hard at work building an empire. He holds a variety of roles: 20-year brand evangelist and signature line creator for DC Shoes; founder and chairman of Street League Skateboarding -- the nation’s fastest-growing professional sports league; creator of the Wild Grinders toy line and cartoon series on Nicktoons; founding partner of Superjacket -- the production company behind MTV hits Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, and the newest addition, Snackoff; investor, brand ambassador, and mentor to a variety of lifestyle brands including IVI, Stance, Habitat, and Alien Workshop; and creator of the SLS Foundation which builds skate plazas in underprivileged neighborhoods across the nation.With more than a dozen companies and brands in his global portfolio today, Rob is a case study in hard work, hustle, and uncanny street smarts.

Jim KwikEducation

Founder, Kwik Learning & SuperheroYou

Jim is a leader in accelerated learning with online students in over 150 countries and is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. For two decades, he has served as the mental coach to many of the world's most admired CEOs and celebrities. Jim’s cutting edge techniques and impressive mental feats have made him the highly sought-out brain trainer for top organizations including Virgin, Nike, GE, Fox Studios, Harvard, and Singularity University. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim created systems to dramatically enhance his own mental performance and has since dedicated his life to helping others master their minds to strive despite the growing epidemic of information overload. Jim is an advisor/investor in ventures that advance human capacity. He has a passion for changing education and funds schools for children in need -- from Guatemala to Kenya.

Payal KadakiaTechnology

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, ClassPass

A “dancetrepreneur” since the age of 3, Payal’s passion for dance, entrepreneurship, and making the world a more active, happy place led to the founding of Classpass. Payal also founded The Sa Dance Company, a contemporary Indian dance company which she has lead to achieve tremendous community support and publicity. Prior to founding ClassPass, Payal worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and in Warner Music Group’s digital strategy and business development group.

Scott "DJ SKEE" KeeneyOnline Video

CEO, SKEE.TV

With a thriving career as an entertainer and multiple ventures under his umbrella, DJ SKEE is at the forefront of popular culture. He has generated over one billion media impressions in less than a decade and enjoys a network of more than 500,000 social network followers. Recognized as one of Billboard Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Under 30 Years Old” in 2010 and an honorable mention in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2011, DJ SKEE helped Daimler-Chrysler’s brand relaunch in the mid 2000s, and the more recent market-changing introduction of Beats By Dre headphones. He is currently building his company, Skeematic, to pioneer the future model of the music and entertainment industries with its SKEE.TV, SKEE 24/7 Radio, SKEE Music, and various other ventures.

Ken HertzLegal

Founder, memBrain

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.

Jesse WaitsNightlife

Managing Director Social Experience, Alon Leisure

A name synonymous with the Las Vegas nightlife scene, Jesse is an unprecedented force in nightclub development. As former managing partner of award-winning nightclubs XS and Tryst, Jesse was selected as one of 2013’s “Vegas Dozen.” Raised in humble beginnings in California and Hawaii, Jesse has experience as a snowboard instructor and Peace Corps worker, and takes a personable approach to retaining top DJ talent at his nightclubs. He’s cultivated friendships with the likes of Deadmau5 and Afrojack and this penchant for hospitality has allowed him to make unique strides in his career. Jesse is hard at work reshaping the luxury and entertainment offerings of Las Vegas through Alon.

Janine ShepherdAuthor

CEO, Global Human Potential, Attitude Unlimited

While training as a cross country skier for the winter Olympics, Janine suffered a devastating accident resulting in partial paraplegia. It was then that the Janine made the promise, “If I can’t walk, I’ll fly.” Within 18 months after leaving the spinal ward, Janine went on to become a fully qualified aerobatics instructor -- and then went on to write three autobiographies including the bestselling “Never Tell Me Never”. Her life story was made into a movie and today, she is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker with the commitment to helping find a cure for spinal cord injuries. Janine was named as one of the only ten recipients of the ‘“Outstanding Young Persons of the World” award in 1998 from Junior Chamber International and in 1999 was named an Australian Achiever by the National Australia Day Council. She served on the board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as its youngest and only female director. Additionally, Janine was named to the 2001 Australia Day honours list when she was appointed as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

John SykesMedia

PRESIDENT, ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES, iHeartMedia

John uses the unparalleled assets of iHeartMedia to develop new businesses for the company across a range of media, including broadcast television, digital video platforms, and live events, as well as creating value for iHeartMedia advertisers and key partners. He is the co-executive producer of iHeartRadio branded annual live events, was a co-founder of MTV, and held the reigns as leader of several media enterprises including VH1, Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio), and EMI Music Publishing.

Angela CourtinCable Networks

CMO & EVP, Fox Broadcasting Company

Angela is responsible for FOX’s overall brand strategy and oversees on-air and off-air promotion and advertising, national media, multi-platform and affiliate marketing, design, and social media for the network. Previously, she served as CMO of Relativity Media, where she was responsible for all film, television, and sports marketing initiatives as well as all branding and advertising campaigns across the company.

Vicky FreeCable Networks

Former CMO & EVP, Marketing, Marketing, BET Networks

Vicky directs the brand, marketing, and creative strategy for all businesses of BET Networks including BET and CENTRIC, across all platforms. She oversees on-air promotions, offchannel and digital marketing, market research, and affiliate and trade marketing. Prior to BET, Vicky led consumer marketing divisions within Turner Broadcasting System, and was the director of women’s initiatives and headed multicultural marketing at McDonald’s.

Kevin BaileyRetail

President, VF Action Sports Coalition & Vans, VF Corporation

Bringing more than 25 years of brand leadership and retail experience with global brands, Kevin oversees VF brands Reef and Eagle Creek in addition to the firm’s Mexico operations. In his current role, he is responsible for developing global brand strategy including overseeing brand marketing and the product line for Vans worldwide as well as sales in the Americas. The brand delivered over $2 billion in global revenue in 2014 with 21 consecutive double-digit growth quarters and was named “Brand of the Year” by both Footwear News and Footwear Plus. Kevin’s hobbies include photography, painting, guitar and being outdoors with his dog. He also serves on the board of directors of the Two Ten Foundation.

Martin LousteauGOVERNMENT

Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S.

Before serving in his current role, Martin was a member of Parliament representing the City of Buenos Aires. In 2015, he was a candidate for mayor of the city of Buenos Aires representing the ECO coalition of which he was a founder, missing by a narrow margin. He also served as minister of economy and production of Argentina (2008), and as minister of production in the province of Buenos Aires (2005). Recently, he was a partner and CEO of LCG SA, a consulting firm specialized in macroeconomics and politics in Argentina. From 2008-2015 he ran his own economic and political consultancy firm. He has been a columnist for La Nación newspaper, a regular in TV and radios shows, and author of four books, including the bestseller “Economía 3D.” In 2008, the World Economic Forum elected him as Young Global Leader and in 2012, he was selected as a World Fellow at Yale University.

Michael KassanAdvertising

CEO & Chairman, MediaLink

Michael is an internationally-recognized business strategist operating at the intersection of the media, advertising, entertainment and technology industries. He previously served as president/COO and vice chairman of Initiative Media Worldwide and in 1997, was named one of Advertising Age’s top media execs. Michael has served on the board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, the Commission on California State Government Organization, and Economy and the Cultural Affairs Commission for the city of Los Angeles in addition to serving as chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry. He is a strong supporter of community and not-for-profit programs and currently serves as chair of the UJA-New York Marketing Communications Committee. Michael also plays an active role in children’s education and mentoring, having been involved in both the H.E.L.P. Group, a non-profit organization serving children with special needs, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Los Angeles.

Sekou AndrewsMEDIA

CEO, Founder & Poetic Voice, SekouWorld, Inc.

An elementary schoolteacher turned actor, musician, national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and now award-winning poetic voice, you can find Sekou presenting an original talk for international marketing executives, giving a keynote speech at a leadership conference or performing pieces for Barack Obama. His work has been featured on such diverse national media outlets as ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO, Good Morning America, Showtime, MTV, and BET, and he has performed privately for such prominent individuals as Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones, Larry King, Hillary Clinton, and Coretta Scott King and family. Organizations that have experienced poetic voice include Nike, Time Warner, Cisco, eBay, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, Express, Paypal, General Mills, TEDx, Wieden+Kennedy, the NBA, and the NCAA. Sekou has also emerged as an engaging voice for health and wellness, routinely evoking tears, cheers, and standing ovations at various cutting edge conferences and for clients including Johnson & Johnson and Kaiser Permanente.

Nick DrakeWireless Carrier

SVP, Digital, T-Mobile

Nick is responsible for leading the strategy, planning, and operations that deliver a world-class customer experience, customer growth, and revenue in T-Mobile's digital and telesales channels. Prior to T-Mobile, he served as the global chief marketing officer of Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes for Quiksilver Inc. From 2009-2013, he was the managing director of TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles. From 2003-2009, Nick worked at sportsgoods manufacturer, adidas' global headquarters in Amsterdam where he held various positions within their global brand marketing and global sports marketing divisions. He has served as an advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama on her 'Let's Move!' initiative, has been a speaker at the OECD, and has served on the boards of various technology startups.

John AmatoMEDIA

Co-President, Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group

John is a serial entrepreneur and media executive and oversees revenue, strategy, and operations for media properties, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Since joining Billboard in April 2013 and then The Hollywood Reporter in January 2014, he has been instrumental in building a sizable consumer business across titles, leading the international expansion of the brands and the overall digital success story. Under John’s direction, the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts were launched in May 2014, fundamentally changing the way album sales are tracked across the entire music business. The same year, Billboard and Telemundo, in partnership with Dick Clark Productions, extended an agreement to produce the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious Latin music awards show on television, through 2020. Prior to his post at Guggenheim Media, John was the chairman and chief executive officer of Backstage, LLC and president and co-founder of Show Media.

Yossi VardiTechnology

FOUNDER, Mirabilis

Yossi’s firm is engaged in private hightech investments for its own account and he is the founding investor and the former chairman of Mirabilis Ltd, which pioneered the internet’s instant messaging phenomena with the instant messaging program, ICQ. He is one of Israel’s early technology entrepreneurs and leverages his broad technology background and experience gained from a successful track record of high-tech ventures and investments.

Dream RockwellLive Events

Co-Founder & Founder, The DoLaB / Lightning in a Bottle Festival // Lucent Dossier Experience

Dream is a Canadian-born stage director for cirque, rock music, EDM shows, and concert tours who enjoys engaging on topics about creating and living your true destiny. As a founder and part owner of The Do Lab, an event production company, she is responsible for the premier transformational music festival Lightning in a Bottle. Dream is also founder of the Lucent Dossier Experience.

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
Quincy Jones Music
Quincy Jones Productions, LLC.

A creative force in every way for more than six decades, Quincy Jones embodies what it means to be both an artist and a forward-thinking innovator. Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Jones’ genre-bending approach to music has made the 27-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee a pillar in modern music. From producing Michael Jackson’s incomparable Thriller album to discovering a young talent named Will Smith as executive producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jones has conquered music, film, radio broadcasting, Broadway, TV, and publishing -- all while leaving an indelible impact on culture and entertainment along the way.

Kerri Walsh Jennings Athlete
3x Olympic Gold Medalist

No one would dispute the fact that beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the most dominant athletes to ever play the sport. Shortly after joining the indoor volleyball United States National Team in 1999, the Stanford University graduate and her former partner Misty May-Treanor were dubbed “Team of the Year” and Federation Internationale de Volleyball Tour Champions, with Walsh-Jennings being named the Best Offensive Player and MVP by the Association of Volleyball Players in both 2003 and 2004. Walsh-Jennings’ stellar performance in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games earned the California-native three consecutive Gold medals and universal recognition as one-half of the greatest volleyball team of all time.

Hugh Evans Social Causes
CEO, Global Citizen

2030 is an important year for humanitarian Hugh Evans, as it marks the year when the Australian-born CEO of Global Poverty Project plans to bring extreme poverty in developing nations across the world to an end. An activist since the age of 12, Evans has effectively lead campaigns that convinced the Australian government to increase its foreign aid budget, and has since set his sights on eliminating mounting factors currently contributing to worldwide poverty. In 2012, Evans started the Global Citizen Festival, a music spectacle that recently featured Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay as headliners at a show in New York’s Central Park. Designed to bring awareness to global issues and to push world leaders to support efforts that eradicate homelessness, gender discrimination, lack of clean water, illiteracy and climate concerns, the Global Citizen Festival is just one of the collaborative strategies that Evans hopes will unite the world in ending poverty for good.

Peter Diamandis Technology
Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation

As the founder and Executive Chairman of XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit that hosts competitions and challenges designed to discover innovative solutions for real-world problems, Peter Diamandis understands the anatomy of a good idea like no other. The New York Times best-selling author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How To Go Big, Create Wealth, And Impact the World, Fortune Magazine once named Diamandis one of “The World's 50 Greatest Leaders” for his dedication to exploring the unknown. Since its inception, XPRIZE has rewarded teams with millions of dollars to develop innovative ideas in response to issues like ocean acidification and illiteracy in Africa.

Ian Rogers Luxury Fashion
Chief Digital Officer, LVMH

Ian Rogers has been at the helm of digital content innovation for more than 10 years, previously serving as VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, CEO of Topspin Media, CEO of Beats Music, and Senior Director on Apple Music before joining LVMH, the parent company to Moët & Chandon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior in October 2015. Having lead Apple’s online radio strategy and the development of Apple’s Beats1 streaming radio service before landing with the leading luxury conglomerate, Rogers influence is firmly established at the intersection of technology and lifestyle.

Tony Gonzalez SPORTS
Studio Analyst, CBS

The former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end enjoyed a 17-year NFL career and is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns (111) and yards (15,127) by a tight end. Beyond sports, Tony’s philanthropic endeavors include a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs, along with Shadow Buddies, an organization that provides emotional support through education regarding illness, disability, or medical treatments. The Sporting News named Gonzalez the “#1 NFL Good Guy” in 2004. Additionally, he won a Presidential Volunteer Award for his work on the Books and Buddies project which sought to promote understanding between teenagers and seniors.

Shaun White Action Sports
CEO & 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun White Enterprises

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.

Jenny Wall Online Video
CMO, Hulu

Jenny is responsible for implementing marketing strategy across the Hulu brand. Since joining Hulu, she has launched marketing efforts across Hulu’s new slate of Originals including The Mindy Project, Difficult People, and Casual. She also spearheaded campaigns for Hulu’s commercial-free offering and shifted Hulu’s marketing efforts to significantly raise brand awareness. Her efforts at Hulu landed her on Ad Age’s 'Women to Watch' List. Prior to Hulu, Jenny led the global creative team at Netflix and launched campaigns for series including “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” Before that, Jenny served as CMO at BLT Communications and prior to that, ran the interactive division at Crew Creative, where she was eventually named president. Jenny’s entertainment career began at HBO where she was part of the team that created the landmark “It’s not TV. It’s HBO.” campaign.

Kevin Meehan ACTION SPORTS
President, North America, VOLCOM

As president of North America at VOLCOM, Inc. since November of 2014, Kevin brings nearly two decades of experience in the action-sports industry to the firm. His prior engagements include having served as general manager of Costa Mesa-based Analog, vice president of sales and then vice president of marketing at Hurley, and group publisher for Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, and Skateboarder magazines.

Bert Jacobs Apparel
Chief Executive Optimist & Co-Founder, Life is Good

Bert Jacobs is Co-founder & Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Bert and his brother John launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling t-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 4,000 retailers across the US and Canada.

To inspire others to choose optimism and grow the good in their lives, Bert and John wrote Life is Good: The Book/ How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride, published by National Geographic in September 2015.

Bert focuses his energy on guiding the Life is Good brand vision, and developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with organizations that extend the Life is Good brand to new product categories and customers. He enjoys live music, travel, and surfing. His shoes do not always match.

Laurent Potdevin Retail
CEO, lululemon athletica

Early in his career, Laurent gained experience in luxury brands at luxury brand giant, LVMH. What started as a role in the M&A division evolved into a position as director of North American operations for the Louis Vuitton brand where he was integral in optimizing the brand’s North American supply chain. Prior to his position at lululemon athletica, Laurent recently served as president of TOMS Shoes where he built a world-class management team, led global expansion, and broadened the company’s cultural identity. Prior to TOMS, he spent more than 15 years in various roles including five years as president and CEO at Burton Snowboards. As an avid snowboarder, Laurent carves it up on the mountain during the winter or catches waves on his surfboard in the summer.

Jane Rosenthal Film
Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Tribeca Enterprises

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, film producer Jane Rosenthal — whose credits include A Bronx Tale, Meet the Parents and About A Boy — knew she wanted to establish an organization that used storytelling as a catalyst for social change while also revitalizing New York City’s community of filmmakers. Along with frequent collaborator Robert DeNiro and husband Craig Hatkoff, Rosenthal launched the Tribeca Film Institute in 2001 and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a way to promote independent filmmaking and provide students educational opportunities and training necessary to pursue creative careers in entertainment, business, and the arts.

George Whitesides Space
CEO & President, Virgin Galactic

As CEO of Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline from Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, George Whitesides is at the helm of an unparalleled effort to bring space exploration and commercial space travel to the masses. A Princeton alum and Fulbright Scholar, Whitesides previously served as the Chief of Staff for NASA and was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the agency before joining Virgin Galactic, and has since worked tirelessly to make space tourism a reality.

Ryan Raddon Artists
Multi Grammy® nominated world-renowned singer, songwriter, and music producer, Kaskade

Born in Chicago, Kaskade is a San Francisco-based DJ, A&R director, record store owner, and producer. One of the hardest-working people in the San Francisco house scene, he's Kaskade, the house music producer/DJ by night and by day, Ryan Raddon, A&R director for OM Records. Early on in his career, Kaskade familiarized himself with the rapidly changing electronic music scene wherever he went and found his home in house music. He has since released several studio albums with an ever-evolving sound. He keeps his name in the record racks by piloting editions in the San Francisco Sessions DJ series as well as the label mix House of OM. Kaskade proved expert at his production craft with the 2006 “Love Mysterious”, which placed on Billboard's electronic albums chart. In 2008, “Strobelight Seduction” became his biggest commercial success and in 2010, he put together Electric Daisy Carnival, a mix showcasing artists on the bill for the inaugural dance music festival of the same name. Forbes ranked him as the No. 8 highest-paid DJ in the world in 2014 -- and the married father of three daughters is proving to be unstoppable.

IN-Q Artists
National Poetry Slam Champion & Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter

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.

Amanda De Cadenet Media
Producer & Host, The Conversation

A television personality, renowned photographer and entrepreneur, Amanda de Cadenet has evolved her body of work with an intriguing perspective and uncanny ability to render the truth through the art of storytelling.

She continues as the Executive Producer and host of The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. A television and online series that airs on TV in 18 countries, and aims to explore, nurture and empower the modern woman through thought-provoking discussions and candid interviews with notable female personalities.

Beyond hosting her interview series, de Cadenet is a renowned fashion and portrait photographer who garnered critical attention as the youngest woman to shoot a Vogue magazine cover. De Cadenet’s work can be seen in the glossy pages of publications like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, New York Times, Glamour, Rolling Stone and Flaunt as well as in her published ten-year compendium, Rare Birds, which documents and humanizes her encounters with a variety of pop culture icons.

Tony Hawk Action Sports
Professional Skateboarder, Philanthropist

As an athlete, Tony Hawk is single-handedly responsible for elevating skateboarding from a pastime to a professional sport, having won more than 70 skateboarding championships throughout his illustrious career. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Hawk has leveraged his success into a series of highly profitable video games, a popular radio program on Sirius XM, and a line of skateboards and apparel through his company, Birdhouse Skateboards.

Chris Robichaud Public Relations
CEO, PMK*BNC

A widely respected leader with more than two decades of experience in the corporate and entertainment worlds, Chris Robichaud is Chief Executive Officer of the influential communications, marketing and consulting agency PMK•BNC. As CEO of an agency known for being the ultimate popular culture and entertainment insider, Robichaud is charting the course for the more than 250-person agency into the future. He possesses a rare mix of understanding both the worlds of entertainment and brand marketing/communications, utilizing that foundation to help clients better understand the new digital landscape. Robichaud has vast experience with clients in both the entertainment world and in the world of consumer brands including, Audi, Diageo, T-Mobile, Red Bull, Pepsi, Samsung Mobile, YouTube and Beiersdorf (both in the U.S. and internationally).

Russell Dubner Communications Marketing
CEO & President, US, Edelman

Russell joined Edelman as an entry-level account executive and today oversees the U.S. region – the firm’s largest operation. He has advised a wide range of clients in established brands including Samsung and Kellogg in addition to rising stars such as Tough Mudder and Viking Cruises. He has written and lectured on the tenets of enduring engagement and taking a narrative approach to corporate storytelling. Russell sits on the boards of Center for an Urban Future and Coro NY Leadership Center. He’s a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, GenNext Foundation, and is a founding member of PTTOW!.

Cristina Mancini Film
EVP, FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT, 20th Century Fox

Over the last 20 years, Cristina Mancini has become known across the media, technology and entertainment industries for merging rich mythology and cutting edge technology to develop inspired fandoms. Cristina leverages emerging platforms to empower audiences to become part of the story. These participatory connections build emotional attachments that drive the lifetime value of some of the world’s most recognizable franchises.

As the EVP of Franchise Development at Twentieth Century Fox, Cristina manifests this vision by identifying and engaging strategic partners across varied disciplines to design and develop immersive experiences for Fox’s $10+B film franchise portfolio.

Innovative Interactions + Rich Mythology = Dedicated Fans

Rob Dyrdek Athlete
Entrepreneur, Television Personality & Professional Skateboarder, Dyrdek Enterprises

Rob is a self-made American success in the truest sense of the term. During a career now spanning more than two decades, he has transcended his role as an innovative and influential professional skateboarder to become a dynamic serial entrepreneur, pop-culture personality, and groundbreaking media impresario. He picked up skateboarding at age 11, went pro at 16, and has since been hard at work building an empire. He holds a variety of roles: 20-year brand evangelist and signature line creator for DC Shoes; founder and chairman of Street League Skateboarding -- the nation’s fastest-growing professional sports league; creator of the Wild Grinders toy line and cartoon series on Nicktoons; founding partner of Superjacket -- the production company behind MTV hits Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, and the newest addition, Snackoff; investor, brand ambassador, and mentor to a variety of lifestyle brands including IVI, Stance, Habitat, and Alien Workshop; and creator of the SLS Foundation which builds skate plazas in underprivileged neighborhoods across the nation.With more than a dozen companies and brands in his global portfolio today, Rob is a case study in hard work, hustle, and uncanny street smarts.

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