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BOB PITTMANMedia

Ceo & Chairman

Bob Pittman is Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc., a leading global media, digital and entertainment company which includes iHeartMedia, which has the largest reach of any broadcaster in America and is also a major digital and social platform; and Clear Channel Outdoor, with over 750,000 displays in over 40 countries. Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV. He has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises, and was COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner.

Marc MathieuElectronics

Cmo, North America

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

Ceo

(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.

Doug PalladiniMarketing

Global Brand President

With more than 25 years of leadership across marketing, sales and product, Doug Palladini oversees the strategic direction of Vans’ $2.3 billion business as the Global Brand President. Palladini played an integral role in Vans’ transformation into a global icon of creative expression in youth culture, becoming the largest action sports footwear and apparel brand on the planet. A sampling of this success includes the establishment of Vans’ North America region and the development of an industry-leading marketing program that is executed consistently worldwide.

Gary VaynerchukCreative Agencies

Ceo

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

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

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.

DEEPAK CHOPRAHEALTH & WELLNESS

Authour, Founder Of Chopra Foundation & Co-Founder, Jiyo.com

DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

Shaun WhiteAction Sports

Ceo & 2X Olympic Gold Medalist

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.

Sophia AmorusoMedia

Ceo & Founder

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)

Chief Commercial & Creative Officer

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)

Nancy SpectorArtists

artistic director and jennifer and david stockman chief curator

Nancy Spector shapes the Guggenheim’s global strategy, overseeing creative programming for the institution and its international affiliates. She has organized exhibitions on Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Matthew Barney, Richard Prince, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Tino Sehgal, and Maurizio Cattelan. She is a recipient of five International Art Critics Association Awards and a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award for Youtube Play, a Biennial of Creative Video.

KELLY SLATERTECHNOLOGY

11-Time World Champion Surfer, Entrepreneur

Kelly 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.

Derek KoenigCable Networks

Chief Creative Officer

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

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.

Bjarke IngelsDesign

World Renowed Architect

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.

will.i.amMedia

7X Grammy Winner Artist & Entrepreneur

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. Frontman and founder of The Black Eyed Peas will.i.am has released three songs from his upcoming solo cd, #willpower on Interscope Records, due out in April, 2013. The three singles from the cd released in 2012 were: “This is Love” featuring Eva Simons; and “Scream & Shout” that has gone to number one on iTunes and radio play charts in dozens of countries. In 2013, he released his latest single “#ThatPower” featuring Justin Bieber.

Mindy HamiltonMedia

Svp, Global Partnership & Marketing

Mindy Hamilton is the SVP of Global Partnerships, responsible for developing global marketing partnerships and digital solutions for Marvel Entertainment's theatrical, television, digital, and publishing lines of business. She has led the charge on high-profile film deals including Audi, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Pizza Hut while also spearheading an aggressive initiative to expand Marvel's offerings in the digital space.

Sid MathurToy

Chief Strategy & development Officer

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

Founder, Head Of Creative

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

Ceo

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.

Connie NielsenArtists

Co-Founder & President / actor

Danish-born actor, Connie Nielsen’s achievements in the arts range across leads in films such as the Academy Award winning “Gladiator,” the critically acclaimed “Brothers,” “One Hour Photo,” and “Demon Lover”, and is the recipient of Best Actress Awards of San Sebastian Film Festival, Bodil Awards, and Empire Awards, among others. In 2010, Connie Nielsen co-founded Human Needs Project with David Warner to create one-stop-shop sustainable services for slum residents.

John AmatoPublishing

President

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

Founder

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

President

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.

Cristina ManciniTechnology

Evp, Technology & Creative Strategy

An acknowledged expert in bridging the creative aspects of technology and storytelling, Cristina Mancini leads the newly-formed Technology & Creative Strategy group at 20th Century Fox. Mancini’s overall approach centers on the importance of the human experience intertwined with technology, not just the fundamental capabilities of technology. Incorporating a variety of design approaches, including user behavior research, Cristina sets the stage for the creation of authentic relationships and deep connections between audiences and storytellers – between humans. While the principles of great storytelling have not changed since the birth of language, technology, as a creative partner, is shaping the ways in which stories are now found and told. In this environment of constant change on many dimensions, Cristina continues to explore how the most basic human art form, creating and sharing stories, will evolve alongside the convergence of AI, experiential platforms and the Internet of Things.

Marlies Dakkersluxury fashion

founder, creative director & ceo

Marlies Dekkers, the award-winning cult Dutch lingerie artist, considers the female body her canvas. With her groundbreaking designs and radically new feminine point of view, Marlies has started a worldwide lingerie revolution. Her luxury lingerie is sold in over 20 countries, and has been worn by powerful female role models such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Adele, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Marlies aims to inspire women and challenge women to be the masters of their own destiny. Her life motto is 'dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be'.

Meredith PerryTechnology

Ceo & founder

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)

Co-Founder

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

Ceo & founder

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

Editior & Managing Director

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.

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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
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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
IN A TIME OF DISRUPTIVE
BUSINESS MODELS
Sid Mathur
SVP, Global Strategic
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Marcus Shingles
CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
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BOB PITTMAN Media
Ceo & Chairman

Bob Pittman is Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc., a leading global media, digital and entertainment company which includes iHeartMedia, which has the largest reach of any broadcaster in America and is also a major digital and social platform; and Clear Channel Outdoor, with over 750,000 displays in over 40 countries. Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV. He has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises, and was COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner.

Marc Mathieu Electronics
Cmo, North America

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.

Andy Walshe Beverage
Head Of High Performance

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.

Sophia Amoruso Media
Ceo & Founder

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.

Randy Freer Creative Agencies
President & Ceo

Mr. Randy Freer serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Fox Networks Group, Inc. Mr. Freer directly oversees revenue, distribution, operations, business development and strategy for all aspects of the Fox Television Group (which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television), FX Networks, Fox Sports Media Group (which encompasses the company’s national sports channels and regional sports networks) and National Geographic Partners (which includes the National Geographic channels and brands). He is also responsible for rights acquisitions and team and league relationships on behalf of FOX Sports. He served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Fox Sports Media Group at Fox International Channels Inc. since February 11, 2011. In recent years, he oversaw the negotiations that led to new long-term agreements with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and the USGA, as well as with the Pac-12, Big 12, and Big East Conferences. Mr. Freer served as the President of Fox Regional Cable Sports Networks. He is one of two Fox representatives on the Big Ten Network board of directors. Mr. Freer served as the President of Fox Sports Networks Inc. at Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Fox Sports Networks Inc. since 2001. He joined FSN as Executive Vice President, overseeing business development since 1997. He spent the prior nine years as Executive Vice President of Entertainment Sales for Turner Broadcasting System. Mr. Freer serves as a member of the board of directors of Hulu, the National Geographic Channel, and BTN (formerly Big Ten Network), representing 21st Century Fox’s ownership interests. He is also a member of the board of directors of the After-School All-Stars, one of the nation’s leading providers of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. Mr. Freer attended St. Josephs College in North Windham, Maine and graduated with degrees in both Business and History.

Deborah Dugan Social Causes
Ceo

(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.

KELLY SLATER TECHNOLOGY
11-Time World Champion Surfer, Entrepreneur

Kelly 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.

DEEPAK CHOPRA HEALTH & WELLNESS
Authour, Founder Of Chopra Foundation & Co-Founder, Jiyo.com

DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

Gary Vaynerchuk Creative Agencies
Ceo

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.

Cristina Mancini Technology
Evp, Technology & Creative Strategy

An acknowledged expert in bridging the creative aspects of technology and storytelling, Cristina Mancini leads the newly-formed Technology & Creative Strategy group at 20th Century Fox. Mancini’s overall approach centers on the importance of the human experience intertwined with technology, not just the fundamental capabilities of technology. Incorporating a variety of design approaches, including user behavior research, Cristina sets the stage for the creation of authentic relationships and deep connections between audiences and storytellers – between humans. While the principles of great storytelling have not changed since the birth of language, technology, as a creative partner, is shaping the ways in which stories are now found and told. In this environment of constant change on many dimensions, Cristina continues to explore how the most basic human art form, creating and sharing stories, will evolve alongside the convergence of AI, experiential platforms and the Internet of Things.

will.i.am Media
7X Grammy Winner Artist & Entrepreneur

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. Frontman and founder of The Black Eyed Peas will.i.am has released three songs from his upcoming solo cd, #willpower on Interscope Records, due out in April, 2013. The three singles from the cd released in 2012 were: “This is Love” featuring Eva Simons; and “Scream & Shout” that has gone to number one on iTunes and radio play charts in dozens of countries. In 2013, he released his latest single “#ThatPower” featuring Justin Bieber.

Raja Rajamannar Credit Cards
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

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
Ceo & 2X Olympic Gold Medalist

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.

Tom Punch Media (Online)
Chief Commercial & Creative Officer

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)

Mindy Hamilton Media
Svp, Global Partnership & Marketing

Mindy Hamilton is the SVP of Global Partnerships, responsible for developing global marketing partnerships and digital solutions for Marvel Entertainment's theatrical, television, digital, and publishing lines of business. She has led the charge on high-profile film deals including Audi, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Pizza Hut while also spearheading an aggressive initiative to expand Marvel's offerings in the digital space.

Bjarke Ingels Design
World Renowed Architect

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.

Derek Koenig Cable Networks
Chief Creative Officer

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.

Sid Mathur Toy
Chief Strategy & development Officer

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.

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Showtime Partners
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