Engage: The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference 2016

May 5, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Engage: The NYC Digital Storytelling 2016 Agenda  Monday May 23, 2016 | 1:00 – 5:30 pm 1:00 pm | Opening Remarks Derek Smith, Founder, Talk NYC 1:15 pm | Deploying Tech To Drive Storytelling and Content Curation (Panel) 1:30 pm | Digital Media Resonance: The Future of Engagement (Talk) 1:45 pm | Agile Visual Storytelling, Design, and Interaction FTW (Panel) 2:15 pm | Headsets On: A Virtual Reality Storytelling Deep Dive (Panel) 2:45 pm | Power Break 2:55 pm | Artificial Creativity: Mixed Reality and World Building in the Age of Machine Intelligence (Talk) 3:10 pm | Shaping the Future of Content and Engagement (Panel) 3:30 pm | The Digital Edge: Inventive Storytelling Through Social Media (Panel) 3:50

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Jeremy Heimans

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February 22, 2016  |  dgb16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO, Purpose Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building movements and new ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Purpose has helped build global movements on issues like global LGBT rights, the sharing economy, modern slavery and gun violence in the US. Purpose also advises major NGOs, foundations and progressive companies and is currently incubating a new venture to shift demand toward more progressive forms of consumption. In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, the world’s largest online political community, with more than 40 million members. In 2005, he co-founded

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Abigail E. Disney

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February 5, 2016  |  allevents, dgb16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, WOMEN, WAR & PEACE. Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, CITIZEN KOCH, FAMILY AFFAIR, HOT GIRLS WANTED, THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), RETURN and SUN COME UP (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Her most recent projects include

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'It's Always Sunny...' star is set to direct a 'Minecraft' movie

‘It’s Always Sunny…’ star is set to direct a ‘Minecraft’ movie

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July 23, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

If you were to pick one member of the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast to direct a Minecraft movie, who would you choose? Read the full article at Mashable!

Marc Ecko

Marc Ecko

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June 11, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Marc Ecko Marc is an entrepreneur (though he hates that word), fashion and media guy, angel investor, advocate for creators and education reformer. Once a graffiti artist with no connections or fashion pedigree, Marc Ecko left the safety net of pharmacy school to start his own company. Armed only with hustle, sweat equity and creativity, he flipped a $5,000 bag of cash into a global corporation worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He, along with his then partners Marci Tapper & Seth Gerszberg, founded Marc Ecko Enterprises in 1993. The original parent entity that yielded Ecko Unltd., Marc Ecko Cut & Sew,

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Peter Levin

Peter Levin

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December 27, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  PETER Y. LEVIN, PRESIDENT INTERACTIVE VENTURES & GAMES, LIONSGATE   Prior to his current position, Levin served as CEO and Co-Founder of Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content. He also served as Co-President of Legendary Entertainment Digital after Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist Industries in July of 2012.   Prior to Nerdist Industries, Levin served as President and Co-Founder of Intel Capital, Dentsu, Softbank and DoCoMo-backed Bellrock Media Inc., a mobile and broadband entertainment company creating and distributing premium content for mobile and broadband platforms throughout North America and Japan.   Levin serves as executive advisor to Japanese media juggernaut Yoshimoto Kogyo as well as

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Ty Ahmad-Taylor

Ty Ahmad-Taylor

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December 1, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President, TV Services, Samsung Electronics   With more than 16 years of experience in creating revenue-generating sites for broadband, 15 years in interactive television, and 22 years in information design,Ty Ahmad-Taylor is a recognized authority in creating deeply engaging and profitable experiences for viewers across multiple screens. He is currently the Head of Smart TV Services at Samsung Electronics, creating interactive television applications for the world's largest television and smart phone manufacturer. He came to Samsung after his startup, FanFeedr, was acquired by the company in October of 2012. FanFeedr created an operating system for sports content that delivered the best news and

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Josh Berman

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October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  JOSH BERMAN, CEO and co-founder, BeachMint Josh has a long track-record in building and running Internet businesses. In addition to being a founder of MySpace.com, he served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from 2003 – 2007, and ran Slingshot Labs, an Internet incubator dedicated to building and developing new Web ventures for NewsCorp.  Previous to MySpace, Josh co-founded and managed successful Internet companies, ResponseBase, and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start up life, Josh was a management consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Josh received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his BA from UC- Santa Barbara. He is also on the Board of

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Sheila Marmon

October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

    Sheila Marmon, Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital   Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years.  As Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital, an interactive media and advertising company, she helps Fortune 500 brands tap into the fastest growing U.S. consumer base - the multicultural market.  Sheila has executed over 200 interactive campaigns in this space for clients including General Motors, Sony Pictures, Verizon, Marriott and Macy’s. In addition to entrepreneurship, Sheila’s multi-faceted media career includes leadership roles in operations, new ventures,

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Chris Denson

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October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

    Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, OmnicomMediaGroup USA   Chris Denson's career has spanned marketing, media, technology integration and product innovation. He is currently the Director of Omnicom Media Group's Ignition Factory, one of the key groups responsible for innovation across media, technology, and marketing for OMD clients. He most recently served as Head of Creative Solutions for Machinima, where he lead several creative business opportunities focused on the cross-roads of brand integration, content creation, business development, audience engagement, and talent development. Additionally, he is an advisory board member of the 2014 SXSW Accelerator, Custom College Recruiting, Pluto TV, and a regular guest speaker at

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