Autonomous Vehicle Leader
Deep Learning/Computer Vision Pioneer
Former Global Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble. CEO of The Jim Stengel Company
SVP Corporate Development at Groupon
Product Engineering Lead at Square
Founding Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Co-Founder, Seventh Generation
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer & E-Commerce at GNC
Co-Founder and CEO, Tribeca Enterprises
Senior Director of Product Management, Credit Karma
Founder and CEO, Madison Logic
Global VP, Unilever
Chairman and CEO of Transactis
Chairman and CEO, America's Test Kitchen
Founder and CEO, 1-800 Flowers and Chairman, Willis Towers Watson
Global CEO, Y&R
Chief Growth Officer at Macy's Inc.
Mary Ann Belliveau
Director of Sales at Twitter
Founder, Sapiens (NASDAQ-SPNS), Precise and Wintegra
Product Lead at Instagram
SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development at Advance Publications
Digital VP, McKinsey & Company
Head of Global Sales at Pinterest
Kristen Morrissey Thiede
SVP of Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Starry
VP Sales, Google
CEO of HSN, Inc.
Founder and CEO of Taboola
Co-Founder and CEO, Honest Company
Founder and President, Company3 and CEO of Deluxe Creative Services
Kirthi Kalyanam, PHD
J.C. Penney Research Professor
PM, Google Play Music
Former Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group
Chairman and CEO, Bacardi
Former Executive Director, Group President of Li & Fung
CEO, Online Teacher Resource
Chief Product Officer, ACI Worldwide
Former President of Video at AOL
Former NBA All-Star
Andrew was the VP of Engineering at Cruise Automation (acquired by GM). Before Cruise he was the founding member and technical leader of Tesla’s Autopilot. Andrew received his P.h.D from UC Berkeley in intelligent control theory. Andrew’s current interests are focused on using deep learning in perception for self-driving cars.
Marco also worked at NetScale Technologies now part of NVIDIA autonomous driving group. He was an early employee at NYC startups Floored and Canary where he lead the CV and software teams through the launch of an IoT security device setting standards in IoT security and notifications.
Jim is also the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble and a former member of the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola, and a former advisory board member of MarketShare. Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building leading-edge marketing capabilities. In 2011, he was named to the first-ever Fortune® Executive Dream Team, and has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing.
Jason was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Groupon. Prior to Groupon, Jason was Director of Corporate Development team at Google, Inc. and led several major transactions, including the acquisitions of DoubleClick, ITA Software, Invite Media, Feedburner and Teracent; investment and subsequent sale of a 5% stake in AOL; and the sale of Performics.
Former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Industry Advisor at Inventus Capital Partners. Former Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Founder and former CEO of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook.
Katherine oversees the media and technology portfolio, advising cities on economic development and public communications strategies, while helping them harness the power of media and technology to improve government services. Katherine has a long history of working alongside Mike Bloomberg, first as General Manager for Bloomberg Radio & Television, and then in government where Mayor Bloomberg appointed her as Commissioner of Media & Entertainment for New York City, a position she held from 2002-2013.
Jeff's passion for the environment and corporate responsibility is evident in each of his seven books, including “The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win” (2012) and his most recent, “Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most.” Jeffrey is also the former Chair and a current member of the Greenpeace US Board of Directors as well as co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council. He is also on the Boards of Practice Green Health, Health Care Without Harm, and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization.
Prior GNC, Jeff spent 11 years at Dick’s Sporting Goods and was EVP, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief e-Commerce Officer among other positions as varied as SVP – Strategic Planning and VP – Finance. Jeff joined Dick’s when it was a privately held, regional player and left it as a public, $5 billion national brand. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Branding Brand, a leading mobile commerce company and as a Senior Advisor to Consigliere Brand Capital. Previously, Jeff has been on the board of the Pittsburgh Penguins foundation, the Pittsburgh Marathon and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.
In addition to co-founding Tribeca Enterprises in 2003, she co-founded Tribeca Productions in 1988 with Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001. Rosenthal also co-founded the Tribeca Film Institute, an instrumental resource for filmmakers and arts education, with programs that reach over 25,000 New York City students. Prior to founding Tribeca Productions, Rosenthal was an executive at CBS-TV and The Walt Disney Company. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is an active leader on the boards of the Tribeca Film Institute, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at The World Trade Center, the Child Mind Institute, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Interlude, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dean’s Council.
Anish sold his first company to Google in 2010. While at Google he served as a Partner at Google Ventures. He also led the Google+ Mobile product team, where he managed Google’s social efforts for mobile and tablet devices. Prior to Google, he co-founded SocialDeck Inc. in 2008 and served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Software Developer, driving core platform and distributed systems efforts at Amazon.com.
Erik is also the former President and Founder of IndustryBrains which he sold to Marchex in July of 2005. He also founded a company called MediaBrains, a reader service and buyers guide provider to premium publishers.
Prior to this position, Rob served as Unilever’s Vice President Media, North America. In that role he focused on communications innovation, shifting media planning and strategy to the beginning of the product development pipeline, and propelling Unilever to the forefront of digital innovation and branded entertainment. Under Rob’s leadership, Unilever was recognized by Advertising Age as Digital Marketer of the Year, Media Post Media Client of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Marketers.
Prior to Transactis, he launched REMITCO, a payments company acquired in 2000 by First Data, as well as Financial Telesis (CashFlex) which was acquired in 1992 by CoreStates, now part of Wells Fargo. Joe is a director at SpendSmart Payments Company (SSPC: OTC) a fast growing loyalty platform with 5M digital subscribers. He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Payments Advisory Committee of the Payments Innovation Council as well as a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA).
From 2004 through the sale of the company in 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Penton Media Inc. and as Executive Vice President there since 1998. He was responsible for the launch and acquisition of many iconic business media brands including New Hope Natural Media, Mecklermedia, PC Expo, Digital Book World, among many media properties in the print, event and media communities. Prior to joining F+W, David formed Sundance Business Enterprises a joint venture with ABRY Partners, LLC, to seek digital media and information/communication services acquisitions.
Jim recognized early on the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with the ability to express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives through top quality floral gifts combined with exemplary, personal service. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited and a board member at Gruppo Lottomatica.
David was also one of the first pioneers in founding a high-tech marketing company in Israel. Still today, he maintains his involvement in Israel’s marketing and technology sectors. David rejoined the Y&R family on his return to the U.S., working for both Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe. David and his team built the industry’s very first client website, won the first-ever interactive television award and created a logo that is still in use today. In the early days of the Internet, as a Co-Founder of Genesis Direct, David helped create a direct-to-fan Internet presence for the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. David also serves on the Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters.
Sachse served for the previous year as Macy’s, Inc.’s chief innovation and business development officer, and for the three years before that as Macy’s chief stores officer. He was Macy’s chief marketing officer from 2009 to 2012, along with serving as chairman and CEO of macys.com since April 2006. He was president of Macy’s Corporate Marketing from 2003 to 2006. Prior to serving in these roles, Sachse was president and chief operating officer of The Bon Marché in Seattle.
Mary Ann is a digital media veteran, with over 20 years of business development and operational experience. She specializes in developing sales, organizational and operational strategies for companies. Prior to Twitter, Mary Ann joined Google in 2002, where she was a founding member of Google’s Industry Development and Marketing Team. Mary Ann was also responsible for hiring of many of Google’s sales and business leaders.
Prior to MasterCard, Mario was the Managing Director of PayPal in Asia, where he launched PayPal in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Vietnam, growing the business to over $100M in revenue. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Bryant University.
He was the founder and Executive Chairman of Precise Software Solutions, another software company he took public on NASDAQ in 2000, until its acquisition in late 2003 by VERITAS in a cash transaction valued at over $600 Million. Ron was a first round investor and a board member in GVT Holding SA, a large telephone operator in Brazil until it’s acquisition in late 2009 by The Vivendi Group of France for over $4.5 Billion. Ron was an early investor and a board member at Wintegra Inc. acquired in 2010 by PMC Sierra for over $200m.
Previously Robby led mobile product at Yahoo! after the company acquired the startup he founded, Stamped in 2012. He was previously at Google for 4 years. While at Google, Robby managed signups and product launches for Gmail, and most recently was Product Manager for the Ad Exchange. He built the first Stamped prototype in his NYC apartment and graduated from Northwestern University.
Mr. Siegel previously led Yahoo! Inc.’s corporate development activities. He was named to the 2011 Silicon Alley 100, and was honored with a 2011 TechFellow Award for General Management.
Prior to joining McKinsey, he held senior executive roles at Google, PayPal, and Yahoo! and served on the Board of PayPal Europe. He led Google’s mobile ads business, and founded and grew technology-based startup companies in payments, mobile and social marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM). He holds more than a dozen patents on digital tools for improving financial services and marketing.
Jon also worked with Google’s product organization to develop solutions that respond to industry and customer challenges, including products such as Google Wallet, Google Travel and Google Advisor. Prior to this role, Jon led Google’s US Financial Services practice. Jon joined Google in 2003 from Economist.com, where he on the founding team and served as Director of Sales and Operations in North America.
With an initial personal investment of $10,000 funded mostly with credit card debt and no outside funding, he steadily grew Oversee.net from an Internet start-up to a profitable enterprise with over $200 million in revenue. Lawrence sold the majority of his interest to Oak Hill Capital upon a $150 million investment in the firm. Lawrence won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award for the Greater Los Angeles program in the technology category. During his tenure, Oversee.net was named to the Inc. 500 and ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Prior to joining Starry, Kristen spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.
In addition, McAteer works directly with Google’s product organization to ensure that the company's Retail and Tech client’s interests/needs are being met. Prior to joining Google, McAteer was VP, Sales and Merchandising, for PriceGrabber Inc. McAteer is an emeritus Board Member of Shop.org and graduate of Cal State Sacramento, with degrees in Finance and Economics.
In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Taboola has raised over $157M since launch in 2007. Most recently the company raised $117M in a round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, joined by Yahoo! Japan, Comcast, Advance Publications, among others. Prior to founding Taboola in 2007, Adam developed his analytical skills while serving as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency.
Prior to starting The Honest Company, Brian was also a Co-Founder of ShoeDazzle.com, and before that, the Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com.
Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies,” Sonnenfeld has applied his skills as a colorist to many of the most acclaimed and popular features of the past decade. In 1997, Sonnenfeld founded Company 3. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly named Sonnenfeld to its list of “50 Smartest People in Hollywood.” Creativity Magazine also included him on its list of “Most Interesting People.”
Previously, he was also Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SpinCircuit Inc, a provider of supply chain integration services to the electronics industry. Dr. Kalyanam has advised or consulted for Comscore Networks, Propel Corporation, Xambala, Kiwi Networks, Symphoniq Corp, Boorah, CoffeeTable. He serves as a board advisor and consultant to the Commander of AAFES, a $9B retailer ranking #36 in the Top 100 Retailers and as an Advisor to Google’s Retail Direct Sales Organization.
Prior to graduation from Brown, Elias co-founded AmieStreet.com and was named as one of Business Week’s ‘Top 25 Entrepreneurs in America Under 25.’ Amazon.com invested in AmieStreet, Inc. in 2007 and acquired the AmieStreet.com brand and customer base in 2010. In 2010, Elias and his co-founders launched Songza, a music Concierge that improves your life by streaming the perfect playlist for whatever you’re doing (from waking up to sleeping, from working out to getting through the work day).
Mr. Bell previously held the positions of Chairman and CEO of True North Communications Inc., the world’s sixth largest global advertising and marketing communications holding company. In his career, he has served virtually every kind of industry, from automotive to financial services; consumer packaged goods as well as business-to-business.
Prior to joining IMG, Michael served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, Inc. From 2000 to 2003, Michael was Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam (Y&R). Michael is also a member of the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc.
Haim has over 30 years of deep retail relationships and experience focused on fashion, brand building and marketing. An expert in the brand management field, he is considered a pioneer of the proprietary brand business model. In 2007, Haim sold his company, Regatta USA LLC, to Li & Fung and stayed on to run its women’s business. Prior to Regatta, he co-founded Gitano, an apparel and accessory retail brand that was sold to Fruit of the Loom. Haim was an early investor in Isaac Mizrahi.
Prior to joining Etsy, Adam was an architect of Google’s international expansion. He joined Google in 2002 to build the international sales and operations function for the company’s fledgling AdWords business. Two years later, Adam founded Google’s International Product Management team. In that role, he led technical product managers, product marketers, and translation specialists to localize features, functionality, and content for all of Google’s products outside the United States.
Bill was previously the President of SpendSmart Networks Inc. Bill also held the position of EVP at First Data Corporation managing the US card, processing and output services businesses. During his 7 years at MasterCard International, Mr. Hernandez was a Senior Vice President of the Americas, managing the national sales and account relationships for the largest US-based financial institutions.
Ran was one of the first people to evangelize syndication as a means for publishers and content creators to scale their video business and make the economics of video production work. After 5min Media was acquired by AOL in 2010, Ran’s vision became the cornerstone of AOL’s video strategy.
Baron is an investor in companies such as VitaminWater and PopChips. He is also renowned for producing the film, “Crips and Bloods: Made In America,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Davis also recently launched The Network of Champions (The NOC), teaming with Google to create a premium sports and entertainment channel on YouTube.