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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is co-founder of Gilt Groupe, an innovative e-commerce company offering highly-coveted luxury lifestyle products and experiences. For the company's first four and one half years, she was Chief Merchandising Officer. Recently she took on a new responsibility as Head of National Sales for Gilt City, a fast-growing business within Gilt Groupe. Alexandra is a member of the...
Alexis has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling ecommerce experiences for consumers. In 2007, Alexis became a founding CEO of Gilt Groupe, working to expand the company's sales categories from women's brands to include lifestyle categories such as sporting goods, home decor, children's apparel, local experiences and luxury travel services. Prior to founding...
Ashton Kutcher is an actor/producer and co-founder of Katalyst, a studio for social media – creating original digital media, television and film properties. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the Katalyst mission is to create thought-provoking and compelling content for multiple platforms. Founded in 2000 by partners Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, Katalyst film credits include...
Baratunde Thurston is a technology-loving comedian from the future who cares enough about the world to engage with it politically. Yes, he votes. Regularly. With an ancestry that includes a great-grandfather who taught himself to read, a grandmother who was the first black employee at the U.S. Supreme Court building and a mother who took over radio stations in the name of the black liberation...
BEN MEZRICH has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality. He has authored over a dozen books, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on...
Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the Most Influential People in The World by TIME magazine, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc Magazine, one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age, and was honored with the International Center for Journalists' first Innovation Award...
Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks, the first ever live, daily web television talk show. The Young Turks are on XM Satellite Radio 8-9PM ET (XM 167, America Left) and on Sirius Left 146. The Young Turks is one of the Top 100 You Tube Partners, with over 18 million views a month on their You Tube Channel...
Craig Newmark is a self-described nerd, pioneer of the Web, speaker, philanthropist, and a strong advocate of the use of technology for the public good. He is the founder of craigslist, which he started in 1995 and is now one of the world's most-visited websites with around 50 billion pages views per month...
Frank Rose is a recognized authority on the future of media. In his new book, The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories, he argues that we are seeing the emergence of a new form of narrative that’s native to the Internet in the same way the novel is native to print. Told through many media at once in a nonlinear fashion...
Already considered a quintessential maven of modern-day marketing, GARY VAYNERCHUK is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author as well as a self-trained wine and social media expert. In high school, while working at his family owned liquor store, Gary started reading The Wine Spectator among other wine books and realized collecting wine offered an allure similar to...
Kevin Colleran began his career at Facebook in early 2005 as one of its first 7 employees and the very first advertising sales person. At that time, Facebook (known as TheFacebook) was a small, US based English language website comprised of less than 1 million college students. Working from Facebook's East Coast Headquarters (Colleran's 1 bedroom apartment in NYC), Kevin focused on building...
Matt helped build the communications team at Facebook and define its public voice as one of the first members of its PR team. Most recently, he led social media and content strategy for it main communications channels--including the Facebook Blog, official Facebook Page and Twitter account—which reach millions of people every day. Before that, he managed the company’s advertising and business...
Cat·fish [kat-fish] noun - a person who pretends to be someone they're not, using social media to create a false identity, particularly to pursue deceitful online romances In a world where everyone is constantly connected digitally, social media has made communicating easier but this digital world might also complicate relationships. According to MTV "Millenials" 18-24 years old, 1 in 4 has...
Randi Zuckerberg is the founder and creative director of Zuckerberg Media. As one of the early employees at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer’s marketing program. She led the company’s U.S. election and international politics strategy and created Facebook’s livestreaming capability through media partnerships during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. Randi was...
Shira Lazar is an Emmy-nominated TV and web personality. She is a co-founder of Disrupt Group, a digital production company behind such popular online shows as What's Trending with Shira Lazar and The Partners Project (YouTube). A digital trailblazer, she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as Bloomberg TV, CNN, and Fox News. She is also a weekly social media columnist for...
Suneel Gupta is an expert at building stuff from scratch. From newly created ventures to Fortune 500 businesses, he's built and scaled dozens of products that are enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people around the globe. As Groupon's first Head of Product Development, he helped reinvent local commerce, and develop a tiny startup into a multi-billion dollar IPO within 2 years. He's also the Co...
In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune Magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work...
Considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Gen Y or, “Millennials,” and Gen Z trends, consumer behaviors and preferences, JAMIE GUTFREUND is recognized internationally for helping business leaders move beyond data-driven analyses to provide a more tangible understanding of the why behind this young generation’s desires, attitudes and actions. In her role as Chief Strategy Officer...
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