Todd Richmond

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November 11, 2016  |  engagela17, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  Todd Richmond, Director of Advanced Prototype Development - Institute For Creative Technologies By day, Todd Richmond is the Director of advanced prototypes at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). By night he is a musician, visual artist, and conceptual troublemaker. In a previous life Richmond was a chemistry professor at The Claremont Colleges where early in his faculty career he incorporated multimedia and web technologies into his teaching and research. That work led him to evolve from his specific focus on chemistry to instead pursue a broader understanding of technology and content as managing director of the

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PJ Morreale

PJ Morreale

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May 18, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

PJ Morreale, Senior Director of Operations and Head of YouVisit Studios Combining over 10 years of professional photography experience with a lifelong passion for travel, music, art and action sports, PJ serves as YouVisit’s Senior Director of Operations and Head of YouVisit Studios. In addition to managing YouVisit’s production teams under the YouVisit Studios umbrella, PJ works closely with the technology, marketing and business development teams to help keep YouVisit at the forefront of immersive virtual experiences. Before joining YouVisit, PJ was the Director of New Media and Web Development at the Peddle School in NJ, where he also taught video and photography classes. He continues to develop

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Jonathan Keidan

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May 16, 2016  |  enyc16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Jonathan Keidan, Co-Founder of InsideHook Jonathan has spent his career at the intersection of the media, technology and entertainment industries. He is the Co-Founder of mens’ editorial curation platform InsideHook, which has been recognized as a leading innovator in content curation and custom content integration.  He is also a Venture Advisor to Trigger Media (digital media fund) and an active early stage investor. Jonathan previously worked for former General Electric CEO, Jack Welch, launching his online education venture, and at Mendeley, a UK startup that is the world's largest online research collaboration platform where he launched and led their US operations. Jonathan

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Engage: The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference 2016

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May 5, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Monday May 23, 2016 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm 1:00 pm | Opening Remarks  Derek Smith, Founder, Talk NYC 1:15 pm | Digital Media Resonance: The Future of Engagement (Talk) As technology continues to impact the media landscape, the rules of engagement are sure to experience changes as well. In this session, Alexandra Keating, co-founder and CEO of DWNLD, a platform for creating native mobile apps, will share her take on consumer engagement in the years ahead. You’ll discover how to utilize mobile apps in an authentic way to boost engagement with your audience. Keating will also delve into what’s in store for the future of

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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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