Speakers



FOST SUMMIT

Jose Antonio Vargas
Founder & CEO, Define American
Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading nonprofit media advocacy organization that uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in a changing America.
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Linda Boff
Chief Marketing Officer, GE
As GE’s Chief Marketing officer, Linda Boff drives the positioning of GE as the preeminent digital industrial company, leading the industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.
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Brent Bushnell
CEO & Roustabout, Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles–based experiential entertainment company building a network of permanent micro-amusement parks.
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David Carey
President, Hearst Magazines
David Carey is president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 300 editions around the world.
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Derek DelGaudio
Writer, Performance Artist & Magician, A.BANDIT
Derek DelGaudio is a writer, performance artist, and three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award–winning magician.
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David Droga
Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5
David Droga is creative chairman of Droga5, a creative and strategic agency in New York. He is the most-awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
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Douglas Eck
Research Scientist, Google Brain Team
Doug Eck leads Magenta, a Google Brain project working to generate music, video, images, and text using deep learning and reinforcement .
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Linc Gasking
Cofounder & CEO, 8i
Linc Gasking cofounded 8i, a holographic technology company that provides the easiest way to record, create, and experience photorealistic human holograms for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
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Sam Gustman
Chief Technology Officer, USC Shoah Foundation
As CTO of the Shoah Foundation Institute, Sam Gustman is responsible for the operations, preservation, and cataloging of the Institute’s 8-petabyte digital library, one of the largest public video databases in the world.
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Fox Harrell
Professor of Digital Media in both the Comparative Media Studies Program Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
D. Fox Harrell is an MIT professor and researcher exploring the relationship between imaginative cognition and computation.
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Jonathan Josephson
Founder & CTO, Quantum Interface
Jonathan Josephson is the visionary inventor of Quantum Interface's patented technologies and solutions. As founder and CTO, he spearheads the development and design of QI’s motion-based UIX systems.
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Tim Kring
Screenwriter & Television Producer
Tim Kring is a screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the drama series Strange World, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch.
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Joe Lewis
Head of Comedy, Drama & Virtual Reality, Amazon Studios
Joe Lewis is the Head of Comedy, Drama, and Virtual Reality for Amazon Studios, where he oversees the development and production of acclaimed Amazon Originals such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Catastrophe, Fleabag, and more.
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Karen Palmer
Multidisciplinary Immersive Filmmaker, Interactive Films
Karen Palmer is an award-winning filmmaker working with new forms of technology.
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Eli Pariser
CEO, Upworthy
As CEO of Upworthy—one of the fastest-growing media companies of all time—Eli Pariser is dedicated to figuring out how technology can elevate important topics in the world.
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Jade Raymond
Group General Manager, Electronic Arts
Jade Raymond is a videogame pioneer best known for helping create the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs franchises, and for founding Ubisoft’s Toronto studio, which developed blockbuster titles like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist while under her direction.
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Robert Sorcher
Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network
As global chief content officer, Rob Sorcher is responsible for content strategy and creative affairs for Cartoon Network, where he produces narrative formats, connected games, and a wide array of interactive content and products for multiple CN-branded platforms.
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Steve Stoute
Founder & CEO, Translation
A powerful innovator in brand marketing, Steve Stoute has made a career out of identifying and activating a new generation of consumers on behalf of iconic brands such as State Farm, Jeep, and the NBA.
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Marije Vogelzang
Eating Designer, Studio Marije Vogelzang
Marije Vogelzang is a pioneer in the field of eating design. She works on restaurant concepts and medical projects for hospitals and does extensive work for the food industry.
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Dr. David Weinberger
Writer & Senior Researcher, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
David Weinberger, PhD, a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is a best-selling author who has explored how the Internet is not only transforming our major institutions, but is changing how we understand ourselves and our world.
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Todd Yellin
VP of Product, Netflix
As VP of Product at Netflix, Todd Yellin is responsible for leveraging vast amounts of data, sophisticated algorithms, and best-in-class user interfaces across numerous viewing devices to create easy, compelling ways for Netflix members to find something great to watch.
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