Why I Hate Social Games and You Should Too (Gamasutra)

Social Games
October 20, 2011  |  2011, Blog  |  No Comments

Businesses throughout history have exploited people. Not because they are evil. Not because they are malicious.

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Alison Provost

Alison Provost
October 2, 2011  |  2011, Round 3  |  No Comments

Alison Provost is Founder, Chairman and CEO of TouchStorm. Alison is a born leader. From her commanding presence to her ability to affect change, Alison exudes leadership at every turn. She has a knack for attracting people who are at the top of their careers and looking for the freedom to innovate, whose collective experience shines into every perspective of effective marketing. Alison’s vision for TouchStorm is to revolutionize the online editorial video industry by enabling brands nationwide to reach their target consumers online in relevant, meaningful ways. Alison began her career as a concert promoter (Nederlander Organization) and a TV news

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David Tisch

David Tisch
October 2, 2011  |  2011, Round 3  |  No Comments

David is the Managing Director of TechStars in New York City. He is also the Managing Member of Box Group, LLC, a New York City based seed-stage venture capital firm that focuses on investments in disruptive technologies and exceptional entrepreneurial teams. Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a diversified global information services company. While at kgb, David focused on consumer facing initiatives, the companies rebranding efforts and served as special advisor to the CEO on new business opportunities. In addition, David founded and

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Marc DeBevoise, General Manager of CBS Interactive

MarcDeBevoise
August 3, 2011  |  2011, Round 3  |  No Comments

Marc DeBevoise is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive’s Entertainment division.  In this role, DeBevoise oversees CBS Interactive’s entertainment sites, including CBS.com, TV.com and Clicker.com, as well as digital content distribution strategies, and the development of both original and show-based digital content, applications and games. DeBevoise joined CBS Interactive from Liberty Media’s premium subscription channel Starz, where he was responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy and the digital initiatives supporting its film, television and digital original content properties.  At Starz, DeBevoise also led the generation, evaluation and execution of business development, strategic investment, and growth opportunities

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David Shulman, President of New York Wunderman

David Shulman
August 3, 2011  |  2011, Round 3  |  No Comments

David Shulman, President of Wunderman New York By embracing a diversity of skills and styles, David Shulman offers clients the best thinking his team has to offer. From Kiev to Detroit to New York, David is known for inspiring teams to produce positive outcomes for their clients. He does it by creating a culture of entrepreneurism, which leads to imaginative and productive solutions. Perhaps that’s why Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” continue to inspire him. David joined Wunderman in 2010 after serving as chief

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Andrew Olson, COO Comcast Converged Products Group

AndrewOlson
August 3, 2011  |  2011  |  No Comments

Andrew Olson, COO Comcast Converged Products Group Named one of the 25 All Stars of the first decade of digital media by StreamingMedia.com,  Andrew Olson is the COO of Comcast’s Converged Products group.  He joined Comcast when it acquired thePlatform, the leading online video management and publishing company, which he co-founded and where he served as Chief Operating Officer and CFO. Andrew's diverse background includes a stint at Microsoft, digital audio development for top companies in the U.S. and Japan, co-founding of two biotechnology companies, and three years with The Boston Consulting Group.  He has been a contributing writer for a number

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Alexandra Wilson

Alexandra Wilson
June 18, 2011  |  2011  |  No Comments

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt Groupe Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer With over twelve years of international experience in luxury goods and retail, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt Groupe, is on the forefront of revolutionizing and innovating the landscape of luxury e-commerce. Prior to co-founding Gilt Groupe, Alexandra managed retail operations at Bulgari, overseeing 15 North American stores. Before working at Bulgari, Alexandra managed Leather Goods Sales Planning for Louis Vuitton North America. Alexandra began her career working for 3 years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, spending her time

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Jason Goldberg

Jason Goldberg
June 18, 2011  |  2011  |  No Comments

Roeloff Botha

Roeloff Botha
June 18, 2011  |  2011  |  No Comments

Roelof works with financial services, cloud computing, bioinformatics, consumer internet and mobile companies. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2003, Roelof served as the Chief Financial Officer of PayPal (EBAY). Earlier, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Roelof is a certified actuary (Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries), and has a BS in Actuarial Science, Economics, and Statistics from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Juliette Powell

Juliette Powell
June 18, 2011  |  2011  |  No Comments

Juliette Powell is a media entrepreneur, a community catalyst and the author of 33 Million People in the Room : How to create, influence and Run a Successful Business with Social Networking, (January 2009, Financial Times Press). Drawing on first hand experience as a social media expert and co-founder of The Gathering Think Tank, an innovation forum that connects technology, media, entertainment, and business communities, Powell writes about the patterns and practices of successful business leaders who bank on social networking to win. Powell’s background includes a decade of experience in broadcast

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