Diaz Nesamoney

Diaz Nesamoney Founder, Jivox Diaz Nesamoney founder of Jivox has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market's first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999 with a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category

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Chris Cunningham, CEO and Co-Founder of Appssavvy

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Chris Cunningham, co-founder and CEO of appssavvy As CEO, Chris leads appssavvy’s mission to rethink the delivery and reception of advertising.  As people’s behavior shifts from page-based consumption to activities, on both web and mobile, he believes so should advertising. Chris co-founded appssavvy in 2008 and grew the company as a sales and marketing services organization to more than $20 million in annual revenue by the end of 2010. Towards the end of that year, he and the team set-out to transform the company to one entrenched in technology. Today, appssavvy is an activity advertising technology company focused on people’s native activities

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Digitally Delivering Social Good

Digitally Delivering Social Good

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Participant Media is the company behind a few notable films that have been released in the past few years, including An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman, Food Inc, Good Night & Good Luck, Charlie Wilson’s War, Contagion, The Help, and others. TakePart.com serves as Participant Media's digital arm, and is a leading source for delivering the most important issues that shape our lives through socially relevant news, features, opinion, entertainment and information. It is now one of the largest cause-oriented communities online, and much of its success in promoting social good through the internet is due to another guest that will be joining Do Good Better: Innovation in

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Putting Community First

Putting Community First

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When the day winds down to a close, 1600 Panera Bread bakery-cafes are prepping to send out one last shipment out. This delivery is a special one, and is just one effort that Panera Bread has when giving back to the community that it serves. More so, the strategic partnership Linn Parish developed with Feeding America ensures that all unsold bread and baked goods are donated to local area hunger relief agencies and charities. Panera Bread's efforts to be a sustainable responsible business push the importance of families and individuals wellbeing within the community, and the "Day-End Dough-Nation" program and partnership

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Engineering Social Change

Engineering Social Change

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Creating a lasting impression can be a daunting task to undertake. How a group or individual goes about bringing change and awareness for a pressing social issue starts from the bottom. GMMB's mission is to help solve the problems that society faces. We're lucky enough to have three engineers of social good join us at Do Good Better. Learn more about Joel R. Johnson, SVP Account Planning, Jeff Martin, SVP Creative Director, and Jennifer Krupey, SVP Strategist. Joel R. Johnson, SVP Account Planning Joel is a veteran brand planner whose award-winning strategies have helped some of the world’s best brands achieve deeper consumer

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Breaking Down Barriers and Building Opportunity

Breaking Down Barriers and Building Opportunity

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July 15, 2013  |  Blog, Do Good Better, speakers  |  No Comments

United Way of New York City has had a vision that it has carried for over 70 years - helping to break down barriers for low-income New Yorkers, while paving new opportunities for individuals and families. Solving the short-term needs of those looking to achieve a stable income, academic and educational success, and a healthy lifestyle is only a part of what the United Way works on day in and day out. The group also looks to find long-term solutions to improve the situations and lives and many that struggle to break free from poverty. Sheena Wright joined United Way of New

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Meet Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

Meet Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

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Since opening up shop in 2006, Droga5 has become a force within the advertising industry. The independent shop continues to be awarded for its captivating work, having been named Creativity's Agency of the Year in 2011, AdWeek's Agency of the Year in 2012, and as of recent, one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in 2013. This doesn't happen alone. Good work comes from amazing teams. We are very lucky to have one such individual join us on July 31 at Do Good Better. Recently moving up from his post as CEO, Andrew Essex is currently Vice Chairman and a Co-Founder of

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Meet Jeremy Heimans, CEO and Co-Founder of Purpose

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Meet Jeremy Heimans, CEO and Co-Founder of Purpose, and one of our distinguished speakers set to take the stage at Do Good Better. A little more about Jeremy: Jeremy Heimans (@jeremyheimans) is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched several major new organizations including All Out, a 1.5 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world’s first open-source global activism platform, and advised institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACLU and Google. Jeremy has been building

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Carisa Bianchi

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May 3, 2012  |  2012 Speakers, speakers  |  No Comments

CARISA BIANCHI President, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles Carisa has been President of TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles since 2005. Under her leadership, the office has experienced unprecedented growth, adding global assignments for Visa, Energizer and Gatorade, along with domestic responsibilities for Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Tostitos and Stacy’s Pita Chips. Key to her – and our – success is an unwavering focus on defining each client’s brand belief and brand behavior, through the agency’s Media Arts and Disruption practices. Previously, Carisa was President/CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day San Francisco, where she grew that office from a start-up to more than $250 million in billings. She was named one of Advertising Age’s

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Erik Flannigan

Erik Flannigan
May 3, 2012  |  2012 Speakers, speakers  |  No Comments

Erik Flannigan Executive Vice President, Digital Media - Viacom Entertainment Group Erik Flannigan is Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Viacom Entertainment Group. He is based at the company's New York City headquarters and reports to Doug Herzog, President of Viacom Entertainment Group. The Entertainment Group is comprised of a multi-platform portfolio of brands featuring the COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV and TV Land cable channels and Web sites, as well as the internet site GameTrailers.com. Flannigan supervises the linear channels’ digital media teams, overseeing the networks’ digital programming initiatives, to maximize revenue growth opportunities for the Entertainment Group. He

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