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Speakers for the 2013 Digital Conference include:

Eva Longoria

Producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Eva Longoria is co-founder of Eva's Heroes, national spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer and founder of The Eva Longoria Foundation. Starring in several upcoming feature films, including A DARK TRUTH, THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS and FRONTERA, Longoria is also executive producer of Lifetime's upcoming dramedy "Devious Maids," from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry.

Additionally, Longoria is executive producer of NBC's upcoming non-scripted "Ready for Love," and Hulu's animated series "Mother Up," as well as host for the NCLR ALMA Awards, executive producer of the documentary HARVEST, and writer/director and star of the upcoming short film, OUT OF THE BLUE, a project with Ron Howard and Canon for their "Project Imaginat10n." Longoria is also involved with MALDEF, the United Farm Workers and the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Named "Philanthropist of the Year" by The Hollywood Reporter, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Variety's annual Power of Women Luncheon,

Longoria was selected by President Obama as commissioner his reelection campaign as well as for the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. A special Ambassador for L'Oreal Paris, Longoria owns BESO Hollywood and SHe restaurant, her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, two fragrances "EVA, by Eva Longoria" and "EVAmour," and also has a New York Times bestselling cookbook EVA's KITCHEN: COOKING WITH LOVE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Andy Forssell

Andy Forssell is the acting CEO and senior vice president of content for Hulu where he leads all strategy and operations for the business. In his time at Hulu, Andy has accelerated the growth of the content business from just two content providers in 2007 to more than 460 today, built the distribution business for both Hulu and Hulu Plus, and has led the Company's expansion into original programming. Andy brought to Hulu more than a decade of experience at Siebel Systems and Oracle Corporation where he served in a number of leadership roles including product development, customer care, datacenter operations and supplier management for their hosted CRM software-as-a-service businesses. Andy's career began in the US Army where he served in the Armored Cavalry and achieved the rank of Captain. Andy earned a BS with honors in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a BS in Russian studies from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Cory Booker

The Honorable Cory A. Booker, 43, is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the State of New Jersey. He is currently serving in his second term.

Newark's mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation by marshalling its resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families. And toward that end, Mayor Booker is also a co-founder of #waywire, a social video network that seeks to pierce the oligarchy of media for individual voices and elevate the global conversation on a comprehensive range of subjects. Mayor Booker and his Administration, together with the City's residents, have made meaningful strides towards achieving the City's mission by tackling significant challenges with innovation, new coalitions, creative public private partnerships and building on the already existing great foundation in New Jersey's largest and most historic city.

Mayor Booker is widely recognized for his purposeful use of technology to drive change. Newark has New Jersey's largest wireless network of crime fighting technology (including cameras and gunshot detection), and Mayor Booker's administration has raised the bar on customer service using social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Mayor Booker is also a co-founder of #waywire, a video social network that seeks to pierce the oligarchy of media for individual voices and elevate the global conversation on a comprehensive range of subjects. Personally, Mayor Booker has significant activity on Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and #waywire; he is also present on The Huffington Post and YouTube.

For all his efforts and those of countless Newark residents and activists, Newark is fast becoming recognized as one of America's rising cities of hope and promise. Mayor Booker's leadership in these significant civic strides has been recognized by numerous magazines and other media outlets, including being named to the 2011 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Mayor Booker received his B. A. and M. A. from Stanford University, a B. A. in Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his law degree at Yale University. And he has often been known to say, he got his B.A. from Stanford but thanks to a great city, he received his best education from the people of Newark, New Jersey.

Nathan Richardson

Nathan Richardson is co-founder and CEO of #waywire, a social video network that aims to raise the global conversation with better discovery & sharing of video content that matters to you. Prior to #waywire, he built, launched and served as President of two Gilt Groupe, Inc., units: Gilt City and GiltMAN. He was also CEO of ContentNext Media, where he led its sale to Guardian Media/UK. Nathan served as hed of DowJones Online, where he oversaw Marketwatch, WSJ.com, Barrons.com and other vertical sites. He spent several years building, growing and leading Yahoo! Finance into the number-one online finance and business destination. It was named most influential by Institutional Investor during his tenure. Nathan was also part of the original team at DotBank prior to its sale to Yahoo; was as an Emerging Markets Associate with Citibank in Istanbul, Warsaw, Johannesburg and Jeddah; and served as the Country Director for the International Rescue Committee in Liberia. Earlier in his career he served a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. Nathan is on the Board of Caribe Media Inc., Salsa Networks and is an advisor to Kapitall and LeapSet. He lives in Manhattan.

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen is Bravo's Executive Vice President of Development and Talent, a position he has held since November 2011. He is responsible for overseeing the network's current development slate, creating original content, developing innovative formats and identifying new talent. He also serves as Executive Producer on Emmy and James Beard award-winning "Top Chef," and “The Real Housewives” franchises.

In addition, Cohen is the host and Executive Producer of “Watch What Happens Live," Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show that features guests from some of Bravo's most popular series, as well as from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. The series includes lively debates on everything from fashion, the latest on fans favorite Bravolebrities, to what celebrity is making headlines that week. Past guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Patti LaBelle, Molly Shannon, Kristen Chenoweth, Tracey Ullman, Anderson Cooper, Ellen Barkin, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lance Bass as well as several ‘Bravolebrities.’Cohen also hosts the network’s highly rated reunion specials and writes "Andy's Blog," posted daily on BravoTV.com, where he covers pop culture, television, media and his daily life.

Robert Wong

Robert was born Chinese, grew up Dutch, was Canadian, and is now American. While practicing accounting in Toronto, Robert woke up one day, flew to New York, and became a graphic designer instead. Since then, he has had the privilege of working on some of the world's most loved brands &emdash; Google, Starbucks, Apple, Harley-Davidson, Jack Daniel's, ESPN, MTV, NPR, and other acronyms.

Currently at the Creative Lab, Robert leads a small team of amazingly talented people within Google to help communicate to the world the magic of Google products and the spirit of the people who make them.

Prior to Google, Robert was Executive Creative Director of Arnold Worldwide, the agency most famous for a decade of epic Volkswagen advertising in the '90s. Before that, he was Vice President of Creative at Starbucks responsible for every touch point customers have with the brand globally. His work has won nearly every industry award and is represented in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Robert has no plans of ever going back to accounting. Add Robert on Google+

Alexandra Wheeler

As vice president of Global Digital Marketing, Alex leads the strategy and management of the Starbucks digital advertising, social media, and digital content and creative development across web, mobile and in-store digital platforms. Since joining Starbucks in 2006, Alex has also served rotational assignments within the U.S. Marketing and Promotions team (leading the 2010 relaunch of Frappuccino) and Brand Advertising team.

Recently, Starbucks has experienced a dramatic turnaround of its business fortunes – notably beginning with the 2008 return of Howard Schultz as ceo, a story chronicled in the New York Times #1 Best Seller, Onward. Part of that transformation was the successful creation of a unique marketing strategy and organizational capability for a company that historically "didn't do marketing or advertising" to become an acknowledged leader in effective use of social and digital media.

In 2008, Alex led the Digital team's successful launch of the company's community site My Starbucks Idea, now 349,000 members strong and with more than 241 ideas launched to date. Her team's 2009 Starbucks Love Project, launched during the holiday season, won a Cyber Lion at Cannes and set a Guinness World Record for Most Nations in an Online Sing-Along. With more than 53.2 million global Facebook fans, 2.94 million Twitter followers and as the most followed brand on Instagram, Alex and her team have developed creative, engaging digital experiences that connect Starbucks with its customers and enhance their relationships with the brand.

Alex's career spans more than fifteen years, with expertise in brand development, integrated advertising campaigns, digital strategy and social media. She's done digital strategy work for Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Nintendo, Microsoft, University of Phoenix and Texas Instruments. Prior to joining Starbucks Alex served as Account Director for WPP's agency Cole & Weber.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Speech Communication degree from University of Washington. She grew up in the Seattle area and is passionate about working for her favorite hometown company and sustainability. When not in the office, Alex enjoys spending time with her two children, playing soccer and running. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is a double short wet cappuccino with one raw sugar.

Nick Nickitas

Nick Nickitas is the CEO of Rosie, a mobile/web application that saves customers stress by predicting household items they need, before they run out, and ordering them from local grocers and online retailers. Rosie harnesses big data to power its patent pending machine learning algorithms, which provide targeted shopper marketing insights for retailers and a fast, smart, convenient shopping experience for customers. Prior to launching Rosie, Nick was the COO of FIX Solutions GmbH (www.fixsolutions.de), a financial services technology company based in Frankfurt, Germany that helps customers connect and trade more efficiently with exchanges in the DACH+ market. Prior to FIX Solutions, Nick was the Director of Business Development at FIX Flyer (www.fixflyer.com)-- a New York based company pioneering advanced technology for high-volume, multi-asset institutional securities trading using the FIX Protocol. Starting in 2007 as the third employee, Nick expanded Flyer's presence in the US, Latin America, EMEA, and AsiaPac with growth from 4 to over 160 clients in less than four years. Nick is currently pursuing his MBA at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Nick received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Lehigh University.

Eric Hippeau

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

Andy Weissman

Andy Weissman is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Andy began his career in the Internet at AOL in the mid-90s, then managed a series of venture funds with Dawntreader Ventures. In 2007 he co-founded betaworks, which both created and invested in social, real-time applications and services. Andy was born in New York City and has a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from Georgetown.

Tobias Peggs

Tobias Peggs is the CEO of Aviary. Before Aviary, Tobias led OneRiot through its pivot from consumer to B2B, and its acquisition by Walmart. At Walmart, Tobias oversaw all mobile products in international markets. Previously, Tobias led strategic initiatives at Netdecisions, a consulting and investment firm. He incubated and operated new businesses spanning e-commerce, consumer web and enterprise software globally. Before that, he was Managing & Online Editor of i–D Magazine. Tobias holds a PhD in Machine Learning from Cardiff University and a First Class Honours Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University. Tobias is a Techstars Mentor and actively advises VisualRevenue, LocalResponse, SendHub, Verbalize.It and Ubooly.

Srivats Sampath

Srivats previously served as Founder, President and CEO of McAfee.com (NASDAQ: MCAF). He built the company into one of the largest and most successful subscription-based SaaS security services for consumers. Sampath orchestrated a successful IPO in December 1999 as well as the successful merger of McAfee.com with Network Associates (NYSE: NET), which has now become McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE), in October 2002. Prior to McAfee, Sampath was the Vice President of Product Marketing at Netscape Communications (NASDAQ:NSCP). He also served in executive-level capacities for Central Point Software and as the Chief Architect of Intel's LAN Enhancement Operations. He started his professional career by co-founding Mecon (NASDAQ:MECN), a healthcare software company, which was subsequently acquired by GE (NYSE:GE). Most recently, Srivats was the co-founder, president & CEO of Mercora, a social music company. Srivats also serves on the boards of Voltage Security and Act-On Software.

Ray Bradford

Ray Bradford is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 2011 and focuses on investments for the firm's digital practice.

Before joining KPCB, Ray worked at Amazon Web Services and helped grow the company’s cloud infrastructure business. He led one of the core product management teams and was responsible for the definition, launch, and business growth of new database services, including Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon DynamoDB. He is named inventor on multiple patent applications related to scalable data systems, and is excited by the opportunity for big data to drive efficiency gains and innovation in many sectors of the economy. Earlier in his career, Ray spent time at Twitter and Linden Lab (creators of the virtual world Second Life).

Ray earned his M.B.A. at Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and completed computer science coursework. Ray holds his B.S. degree in economics from Westminster College, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as student body president.

Vanessa Colella

Vanessa heads marketing for the NA Consumer Bank at Citibank. She is responsible for branding and advertising activity across the retail bank, credit cards, small and medium business, commercial, mortgage and the payments businesses and leads online acquisitions.

Vanessa joined Citibank from USVP, where she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, responsible for uncovering, analyzing, and evaluating new investment opportunities in media, technology, and financial services companies.

Prior to USVP, Vanessa was Senior Vice President of Insights at Yahoo!, with responsibility for developing and executing the company's consumer data and research strategy globally. While at Yahoo!, Vanessa also lead B2B marketing and strategy for the U.S., focusing on communicating the unique value of Yahoo!'s solutions to the advertising and publishing communities.

Vanessa was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, working primarily in the areas of strategy development, innovation, and organizational change for media and technology companies.

Vanessa published a book on agent-based modeling and taught courses at the Santa Fe Institute on the dynamics of complex systems. She received her Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from M.I.T.'s Media Lab. Early in her career she did her undergraduate work in molecular biology at M.I.T., taught Junior High and High School through Teach for America, was a research fellow at Rockefeller University, and received masters degrees from Columbia University and M.I.T.

She currently resides in New York City and San Francisco with her husband, Giovanni.

Rebecca Van Dyck

Rebecca Van Dyck is the Head of Consumer Marketing for Facebook. Before joining Facebook, Rebecca was the Chief Marketing Officer for Levi's®, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of fully integrated marketing strategies across all of the Levi's® brand's product categories and consumer communication channels, globally. Prior to Levi's, Rebecca was at Apple, Inc. where she led the worldwide marketing and communications strategies for some of the world's most well-known and admired product launches, including the iPhone, iPad, Macs and iPod + iTunes. Before that she was the Nike Global Account Director at Wieden + Kennedy (WK) where she managed the account across four continents and led Nike's Global World Cup and Olympic Campaigns. Rebecca graduated from Macalester College with a BA in History and Psychology, and studied abroad at the University of Cairo in Egypt. She currently sits on the board of PSI (www.PSI.org) and Macalester College. Rebecca lives with her husband and two daughters in Palo Alto, California. She is also an extensive world traveler and athlete who plays competitive soccer, runs, and practices yoga.

Chaitanya 'Chet' Kanojia

Chet Kanojia is the founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., a groundbreaking onlineTV platform. Backed by a group of premiere investors and powered by a stellar engineering team, Aereo has developed proprietary cloud-based antenna and DVR technology that allows consumers to watch live or recorded HD broadcast television on virtually any type of Internet-connected device, including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers.

Previously, Chet was the founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Like Aereo, Navic Networks addressed the challenges of today's highly fragmented media landscape. Under Chet's direction, Navic Networks grew to be the undisputed industry leader in advanced television advertising. Navic Networks was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

Chet, who holds more than 14 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems, is an innovative leader known for pushing beyond the conventional and developing breakthrough solutions. He was recognized as a young executive making a lasting impact on his company and the cable and telecommunications industries in Multichannel News' "40 under 40."

He holds a master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India.

Rey Flemings

Rey  Flemings  is  a  proven  technology  entrepreneur  with  roots  in  the  music  industry.  He  currently  serves  as co-­founder  and  CEO  of  Stipple,  the  leader  in  image-­based  advertising  and  e-­commerce.  Stipple  enables brands  to  control  their  messaging  through  interactive  content  on  images  across  Facebook  and  Twitter,  and through  relevant  editorial  images  on  Tier  1  publishers  across  the  Internet  and  mobile  devices.

Prior  to  founding  Stipple,  Flemings  was  CEO  of  Particle,  which  developed  early  consumer  applications based  on  HTML5  and  cloud  applications.  Particle  was  acquired  by  Apple.  Earlier  in  his  career  Flemings served  as  an  executive  officer  at  WeTrak,  a  leading  technology  provider  of  authentication  products  and services  for  the  sports  and  entertainment  memorabilia  industry.  WeTrak,  acquired  by  Provo,  was  the exclusive  authentication  provider  for  Emmitt  Smith,  the  NFL’s  All-­Time  leading  rusher.

Flemings  combines  his  technology  background  with  over  a  decade  of  music  industry  experience.  Most recently  Flemings  served  as  co-­founder  and  CEO  of  Tennman  Digital,  the  technology  investment  and incubator  arm  of  the  Justin  Timberlake  family.  He  also  served  as  COO  of  Tennman  Records,  a  joint  venture between  Justin  Timberlake  and  Interscope.  Prior  to  his  involvement  with  Tenman,  Flemings  was  the Commissioner  of  Music  for  Memphis  and  Shelby  County  in  Tennessee,  and  the  President  of  the  Memphis Music  Foundation,  which  focused  on  revitalizing  and  promoting  Memphis’s  recording  music  and entertainment  industries.  In  his  spare  time  Flemings  is  an  avid  photographer  and  impassioned  DJ  with  a taste  for  house  hip  hop.

Mark Mahaney

Mark is a Managing Director covering the Internet sector at RBC Capital Markets. He has been ranked No. 1 in the Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet sector (2008-2012). He has also been ranked No. 1 in the Greenwich Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet sector, as well as the No. 1 earnings estimator and the No. 1 stock picker in the Internet retail segment by the Financial Times and StarMine. Mark has been covering Internet stocks since 1998. Prior to joining our research team, he worked on both the sell side and the buy side, including with American Technology Research, Morgan Stanley, and Citibank. Mark holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, an MA from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Amherst College. Prior to Wall Street, Mark worked in management consulting with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and with the US Department of State, the US Senate, and the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Lisa Utzschneider

Lisa Utzschneider leads Amazon's display advertising efforts as Vice President of Global Advertising Sales. Lisa joined Amazon.com in September 2008, assuming ad sales and operations responsibilities for a range of Amazon owned and operated websites, including Amazon, IMDB and DPReview. In this role, Lisa leads the product development and sales strategies for advertising solutions across the Amazon portfolio.

Prior to Amazon, Lisa spent 10 years at Microsoft leading a variety of advertising initiatives in product development, sales strategy, and online industry standards capacities. Her most recent position at Microsoft was General Manager of Sales and Account Services Group.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University.

Shawn Strickland

Shawn Strickland is currently CEO of Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture formed by Verizon and Redbox to bring entertainment to audiences everywhere. He oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the company and is charged with successfully securing position for Verizon and Redbox in the online entertainment marketplace.

Prior to his current assignment Shawn served as region president of Verizon Telecom's New York South/East region. In this role he led more than 5,000 men and women delivering excellent service profitably to consumers and businesses in New York.

Previously Shawn served as vice president - Consumer Strategy & Planning for Verizon's Telecom business, where he was responsible for the strategy and plans to deliver growth in the Consumer segment.

In earlier roles Shawn held a number of leadership positions within Verizon's FiOS initiative from the inception of the program, including product development and management of the award winning FiOS products. Shawn previously held a number of Strategy and Development roles throughout the company from which he drove critical change initiatives such as the launch of FiOS. Shawn began his career at Bell Atlantic within the Corporate Development organization where he supported transformational transactions such as the Bell Atlantic – GTE merger.

Shawn is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He received his MBA from Columbia University and his AB from Harvard University. He was recognized by Multichannel News for his leadership of the FiOS program in their 2006 "40 Under 40" list. He resides in New York City.

Bob Kupbens

Bob Kupbens joined Delta in March 2010 and is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Digital Commerce. In this role, Bob defines and executes the company's vision to position technology as a key driver of Delta's customer experience and a major influence on brand growth and loyalty.

Bob is responsible for Delta's marketing strategy, global execution, CRM strategy and content development, driving all customer interaction across channels.

In addition, he is responsible for developing and operating those leading customer interactions including delta.com, mobile applications, self-service airport kiosks, in-flight entertainment, customer email communications, in-flight Wi-Fi and social media. He is based in Delta's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Before joining the Delta team, Bob held several positions at Target Corporation including Vice President of target.com beginning in 2008 where he pioneered Target's mobile eCommerce program. Previously, he held positions at A.T. Kearney management consultants and Ford Motor Company. Bob is a graduate of MIT with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a MBA from the University of Michigan. He is also a professional freelance sports photographer and lives with his family in Marietta, GA.

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer was named president and publisher of USA TODAY in May 2012. As president and publisher, Kramer is responsible for developing and executing the long-term strategic vision for USA TODAY across all of its platforms, including the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, the Travel Media Group, Reviewed.com and USA WEEKEND.

Prior to joining USA TODAY, he was an adjunct professor of Media Management at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He was also a media consultant and author of C-Scape, a book on the changing landscape for media and related industries for Harper Collins (published Nov., 2010).

He sits on the board of directors of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA), American Media Inc., Freedom Communications Inc., Appinions Inc, BlackArrow, Inc. (Chairman) and Harvard Business School Publishing, and serves on the Advisory Boards to the Newhouse School (chairman), Minyanville.com, Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Crossboarders.tv and Jib Jab Media Inc. He was a founding board member and former Chairman of The Online Publishers Association.

From March 2005 until November 2006, he served as the first President of CBS Digital Media, reporting directly to Leslie Moonves. In this role, Kramer created a new division that put together all new media operations for the network, including online, interactive and wireless initiatives. He had oversight over and launched several websites including CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBS SportsLine.com and StarTrek.com. While there, he created March Madness on Demand (the web broadcast of the NCAA Basketball Tournament), put CBS TV shows on the web, and created distribution partnerships with Google, Amazon, Apple I-tunes, Yahoo and Verizon for CBS content. He served as an Advisor to CBS until March, 2008. After leaving CBS He was Senior Advisor of Polaris Venture Partners from Jan 2008 until January 2010.

Prior to joining CBS, Kramer was Chairman, CEO and Founder of MarketWatch, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTW), also known as CBS MarketWatch, until its sale to Dow Jones for $528 million in January 2005. He created the company as an LLC with Data Broadcasting Corp. and CBS, launching in October 1997, taking it public in January 1999, and making three acquisitions to build the business along the way.

He had joined Data Broadcasting Corp. as Vice President in 1994, following its acquisition of his first startup, DataSport. As founder, president and executive editor of DataSport Inc. from 1991 to 1994, he created SporTrax, a hand-held sports information monitor, which was a subscription product launched under a marketing agreement with The Sporting News.

Prior to founding DataSport, Kramer spent more than 20 years in journalism as a reporter and editor. He started his career in 1974 as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1977, he became a financial reporter for the Washington Post. In 1980, the Post promoted him to executive editor of the Trenton (N.J.) Times. In 1982, he returned to the Post to serve first as assistant to Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee and later as assistant managing editor and metro editor. In 1986, he returned to the San Francisco Examiner as its editor. In 1991, he left the Examiner to become an entrepreneur and launched DataSport and then Marketwatch.com.

While a journalist, he won several awards for reporting, including the National Press Club Award, The Associated Press Award for news writing and The Gerald Loeb award for business reporting. His staffs won two Pulitzer Prizes.

He is a graduate of Harvard University (masters of business administration) and Syracuse University (bachelors of science in journalism and political science).. Kramer has been a lecturer at several universities, including the Harvard Business School, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, NYU, Columbia University, Stanford University and Emory University. He served a two-year term as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

He is married to Myla Lerner and they have two children, Matthew Kramer and Erika Kramer.

Frank Boulben

Frank Boulben brings to RIM more than 20 years of international experience in the wireless industry with senior marketing and sales roles at global wireless carriers such as Vodafone and Orange. Most recently, he was the executive vice president for strategy, marketing and sales for LightSquared. He was recruited as employee #2 to create a new 4G-LTE nationwide wireless network in the U.S. Boulben also successfully positioned the company as the leading wholesale-only U.S. wireless carrier. Within one year, he negotiated more than 40 customer contracts with companies such as Best Buy, Leap, Sharp, and others, including a $15 billion network agreement with Sprint Nextel.

Previously, Boulben was the director of commercial strategy for Vodafone Group, responsible for strategic marketing, customer insights and segmentation, pricing, customer investment optimization and roaming. He introduced innovative value oriented pricing designs across Europe and led a value-driven transformation program across the group which remains in effect today. During his tenure, he positioned Vodafone as the leading operator in the mobile advertising space, launching operational services in 19 countries. He also oversaw the development of mobile payment services in emerging markets following the successful first launch of m-Pesa in Kenya.

Prior to Vodafone, he was the executive vice president for brand and consumer marketing for Orange Group, responsible for brand and communications, consumer propositions, value-based marketing, which included pricing and customer investment optimization, customer insights and segmentation, CRM, product marketing and devices portfolio management. During his tenure, he designed a new strategy based on a segmented approach and on a value driven allocation of resources. He developed and implemented a transformation plan to align organization, processes and skills with the new strategy. Boulben successfully revitalized the Orange brand across more than 15 countries, including two major rebranding programs in Poland and Spain. He also negotiated innovative marketing partnerships with movie and music studios, TV channels, device manufacturers and Internet players.

Before joining Orange, Boulben spent eight years working for Vivendi Universal, occupying several strategy and marketing roles for SFR and then as CEO of Vivendi Universal Internet division with a focus on mobile services. During 2005-2006, he served on the Board of the GSM Association (the world's largest trade association representing more than 800 wireless carriers in 219 countries) and was the chairman of the Strategy Committee.

Boulben earned degrees from the École Polytechnique and from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, where he studied mathematics, physics and economics.

Mike Vorhaus

Mike founded Magid's Internet practice in 1995 and Gaming practice in 2001. He consults a number of major traditional media companies, as well as a number of leading Internet and gaming companies. Mr. Vorhaus has consulted on a number of film projects such as You've Got Mail and The Matrix. He also leads Magid's Investment practice advising investment firms on media assets.

Mike has been a columnist in Ad Age and is quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and has appeared on CNBC. Mike worked in transfer of technology and fundraising at Caltech, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara. Mike also worked in two White Houses and the U.S. Congress. Mike graduated cum laude in Psychology/Sociology with a B.S. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

In 2009 Mike appeared in the movie "Imagine That" starring Ed Murphy and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Penry Price

Penry Price joined m6d as President in June 2011. He spent the prior seven years at Google, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of Google's North American Sales and Account management teams, and then was responsible for Google's business strategy and global partnerships with advertising agencies. Under his leadership, North American revenues grew from $250M to over $3.3B. Prior to joining Google, he was the Advertising Director at Us Weekly, and held various advertising sales management positions at Wenner Media and Hachette Filipacchi. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound USA, and sits on the Board of Governors of dmgMedia. In 2008, he was named to the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement. He holds a BA from Hobart College.

Natanya Anderson

Natanya Anderson is the Director of Social Media at Whole Foods Market and a founder and Immediate Past-President of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, a non-profit organization established to promote blogger philanthropy and education. Ms. Anderson has been working with new media for over a decade with a focus on both strategy and execution, helping organizations change the way they engage and communicate with customers. Through her non-profit work, Ms. Anderson is helping shape the future of social content creation as well as brand/blogger relations. Ms. Anderson blogs about loving food, drink, and living in Austin Texas at the Austin Food Lovers' Companion (austinfoodlovers.com). Follow her on Twitter at @natanyap.

Sharon Peyer

Sharon Peyer is a co-founder and VP, Business Development of HitBliss. In this capacity she oversees efforts related to the licensing of content distributed in the HitBliss store, efforts to attract third party brands to HitBliss Earn and HitBliss' consumer marketing efforts. From 2004 until 2007, Sharon held similar responsibilities at Pixamo, a photo sharing and social networking startup that she co-founded and successfully sold. Prior to Pixamo, Sharon worked in a variety of entrepreneurial capacities primarily within the investment and venture capital industries in the United States and Europe. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Jim Rudden

Jim Rudden is the Chief Marketing Officer at Spredfast and is responsible for all aspects of Spredfast's marketing efforts, as well as overall customer success. Prior to Spredfast, Jim was VP of Global Marketing at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) where he was responsible for brand and product marketing and all demand generation. He has more than 20 years experience in software marketing and implementation in the areas of enterprise software – including business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM) and enterprise middleware technologies. He has held positions in Product Management, Marketing, Consulting, and Sales at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM), BetweenMarkets Software (acquired by Innovis) and Trilogy Software. Jim holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University. Follow him on Twitter at @jimrudden.

Katia Beauchamp

Katia  Beauchamp  is  the  Co - Founder  of  Birchbox;  the  discovery  commerce  company  changing  the  way women  and  men  shop  for  beauty,  grooming  and  lifestyle  products.  Through  its  multi - channel  platform, the  Birchbox  experience  features  personalized  sampling,  informative  editorial  content  and  a  handpicked online  store.  

Headquartered  in  New  York  City,  Birchbox  launched  in  September  2010  and  extended  into  men's products  in  April  2012  with  Birchbox  Man.  In  September  2012,  Birchbox  acquired  Paris - based  JolieBox, gaining  business  units  in  France,  the  UK,  and  Spain  to  take  the  company  global  and  become  the international  market  leader  in  discovery  commerce.

Katia  began  her  career  as  an  entrepreneur  after  graduating  from  Harvard  Business  School  in  2010, where  she  met  Hayley  Barna,  her  Birchbox  Co - founder.  Their  connection  grew  into  friendship  and  the pair's  collaborative  idea  for  Birchbox  inspired  the  company's  debut  in  September  2010.   Prior  to  founding  Birchbox,  Katia  worked  in  structured  finance  and  commercial  real  estate  for  three years.  Katia's  love  for  all  things  beauty  and  style  combined  with  her  skills  from  a  deal - focused  and finance  background  are  instrumental  in  forming  partnerships  with  brands  as  well  as  in  growing  and scaling  the  Birchbox  business.  

A  native  Texan,  Beauchamp  has  a  master's  degree  in  Business  Administration  from  Harvard  Business School  and  a  bachelor's  degree  in  International  Studies  &  Economics  from  Vassar  College.  

John L. Kennedy

John Kennedy is Vice President, Corporate Marketing, IBM, where he is responsible for IBM's Brand development and marketing program execution on a global basis. This includes responsibility for leading IBM's "Smarter Planet" agenda on a global basis. John was named to this position in March, 2009.

Previously, John was the Vice President Marketing IBM Americas. In this role John led Marketing & Strategy for IBM's largest sales territory. Before that, he was assigned to IBM Asia-Pacific where he held a range of marketing and sales roles, including Vice President, Marketing and Channels, IBM Japan and Vice President, Marketing Asia-Pacific. John joined IBM in 1996 as a Product Marketing Manager in IBM's PC business in Raleigh, NC.

Before joining IBM, John was with Procter & Gamble, where he worked in Brand Management.

John serves on the Boards of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and Business Marketing Association (BMA). In 2010, he was named "B2B Marketer of the Year" by B2B Magazine.

John graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelors degrees in Economics and Political Science. John received his MBA from Harvard University.

Ken Moy

Ken Moy is group head, U.S. Emerging Payments Lead for MasterCard Worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for the development and commercialization of emerging payment platforms in the U.S. market including e-Commerce, mobile, contact and contactless smartcards, P2P, rewards and offers, and other value-added services.

Previously, Mr. Moy led the global e-Commerce partnerships and alliances team where he was instrumental in the development of MasterCard's partnerships with companies such as Google and Intel. He has held a range of senior positions in finance, product development, innovation and management through his more than ten years with MasterCard. Before joining MasterCard, Mr. Moy held senior positions with Citibank and Chase.

Mr. Moy holds a BA in sociology and psychology and a MS in business management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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