Drew Bartkiewicz

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Drew Bartkiewicz Founder & CEO, lettrs Technology and military veteran, Drew Bartkiewicz, is the Co-founder and CEO of lettrs. Formerly an executive of salesforce.com, Mashery, BroadVision, and The Hartford, as well as co-founding CoudInsure and acting as CEO of CyberFactors. A graduate of West Point (BS) and Yale (MBA), he supports future Internet initiatives as part of the World Economic Forum’s council of the Internet and has been involved in technology trends since leaving the military as a war veteran.

Derek Murphy

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  Derek is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of USA TODAY responsible for leading the operations, brand revitalization and business growth of the enterprise across all platforms. Derek has deep experience building brands and growing traditional and digital businesses in the financial services, media and entertainment, and publishing industries. From 2011 to 2013, Derek was General Manager, Multicultural Media at AOL Huffington Post Media Group, where he led the overall strategy, audience development, operational and business performance for the launch and management of several new multicultural websites. Derek joined Huffington Post in 2009 as Senior Vice President, Business Development, where he was responsible for structuring strategic partnerships to

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Jeff Newton

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  Jeff Newton, Associate Producer 60 Minutes Jeff Newton is a producer at 60 Minutes, where he has worked for the past 12 years. He has been covering conflicts since 1992, when at the age of 25, he was working in Europe for an English-language newspaper and was sent to Bosnia during the height of that conflict. At 60 Minutes, Newton has produced pieces from Iraq to Afghanistan. He has covered the Egyptian revolution as well as the U.S. effort to hunt down remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa. He’s been on combat operations with the Navy SEALS in 2004 in

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Arwa Mahdawi

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  Arwa Mahdawi Strategy Director for North America, Contagious Insider After graduating from Oxford University with a First class degree in English Literature, Arwa went to law school and practiced at Slaughter and May in London.  She then traded law for communications and spent three years on the prestigious WPP Fellowship. During this time she worked across strategy, branded entertainment and social media at Ogilvy (London and New York) and at the Campaign Palace (Sydney). During her time in Sydney she appeared on the prime time ABC show ‘The Gruen Transfer’ and was chosen to represent Australia at AdFest 2011 in Thailand where

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Carolyn Fox

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Carolyn Fox, Digital Travel Editor, National Geographic Travel Carolyn Fox manages National Geographic Travel’s website and blogs, which produce daily engaging travel content such as Best Family Trips, Travelers of the Year and the annual Traveler Photo Contest. Carolyn also oversees the National Geographic Travel social presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Matt Semel

Matt Semel

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Matthew Semel is a founding partner at New York based film production company, Cowboy Bear Ninja, and is a director and producer working on commercials and entertainment projects. He specializes in comedy, animation and visual effects driven work. Matthew has produced work for clients including Oxygen, Greenpeace, and the Washington Post. As a director, he has made videos with Tracy Morgan, Mario Batali, Seth Green, Andrew WK, and Felicia Day. He also directs the Shorty Awards, an annual awards show honoring the best of social media. He was the director and co-creator of Flip Flops, a web-series for Nickelodeon that chronicles the adventures of Molly and Kat, two high school

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