Tim O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the Web 2.0 Summit, and the Gov 2.0 Summit. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar, “watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is on the boards of CollabNet, Safari Books Online and Code for America, and is a partner in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

Dr. Bernardo A. Huberman 

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Stanford University

Bernardo is the Director of the Social Computing Lab at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, a Senior HP Fellow, and a faculty member in the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University. Bernardo has created novel mechanisms for enhancing privacy and trust in e-commerce and negotiations, and currently works on designing novel mechanisms for discovering and aggregating information in distributed systems, and understanding information dynamics in large networks. He serves as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has authored numerous publications and won many distinguished awards for his work and research.

Kriss Deiglmeier

Stanford University

Kriss Deiglmeier is the founding executive director for the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has more than 20 years of management experience spanning the business, social enterprise, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors.

Upon coming to CSI, Kriss marshaled support for a new mission that has established the CSI as a global leader in the emerging social innovation field. Kriss is recognized as a pioneer in the social innovation field and has presented nationally and internationally on social innovation, social entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships, as well as guest-lectured at the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Hitotsubashi University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, and Nagoya University.

Sinan Aral 

Sinan Aral is a faculty member at the NYU Stern School of Business and affiliated faculty at MIT. His research focuses on social contagion and measuring and managing how information diffusion in massive social networks affects information worker productivity, consumer demand and viral marketing. Sinan’s research has won numerous awards including the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship (2010), an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2009), four best paper awards at the International Conference on Information Systems, the ACM SIGMIS Best Dissertation Award (2007) and the IBM Faculty Award (2009). He has been a Fulbright Scholar, serves on the board of SocialAmp, a social commerce startup, and is currently an organizer of the Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN): His work has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Management Science, Marketing Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Science, Organization Science and the Sloan Management Review, and has been mentioned in popular press outlets such as the Economist, the New York Times, Businessweek, Wired and CIO Magazine. Sinan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University and holds masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University. He received his PhD from MIT. You can find him on twitter @sinanaral

Robert Strong

Robert Strong, has been crisscrossing the world since 1985 entertaining audiences large and small, young and old, formal and casual, and everything in between! Twice voted San Francisco’s ‘Best Comedian’, Robert has appeared on every major television network, in more than 40 different countries, and twice at the White House. Inspired by TEDxSV 2009, Robert launched a speaker series, in 2010 that celebrates the lives and careers of comedy legends.

George Legrady

University of California, Santa Barbara

George Legrady is Professor of Interactive Media and director of the Media Arts & Technology Experimental Visualization Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His interactive installations have been featured internationally in Asia, Europe and North America at places such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art; the International Center for Photography, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei and many other places. He has received awards from Creative Capital, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Canada Council. His commission for the Seattle Public Library is one of the few digital artworks to collect and parse data since 2005. “We Are Stardust” realized in collaborative with the NASA Spitzer Science Center at Caltech was featured at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in winter 2010. His artwork in interactive, digital media explores the intersections between culture, narrative and emerging technologies.

Joe Lonsdale

Palantir Technologies

In 2004, Joe Lonsdale cofounded Palantir Technologies – a software company in Palo Alto, California which develops mission-critical analysis systems used by government and financial organizations around the world. Palantir is a market leader in several government segments, is widely used by large hedge funds and banks, and is one of the fastest growing mid-size companies in Silicon Valley. Joe currently serves as CEO of Addepar, an emerging leader in private wealth management technology, and is the President of Anduin, which specializes in early-stage venture investing. He is also the Chairman of the Board for ONEHope Wine, a national wine brand partnered with the Mondavi family and a leader in cause marketing technology, and is an advisor to several Silicon Valley technology companies. Previously, he worked with the financial arm of PayPal while at university and then joined as an early executive at Clarium Capital, and was a key player in growing Clarium into a $5-billion AUM world-class global macro hedge fund during his five year tenure. Joe has a variety of philanthropic pursuits including sitting on the Board of Strive for College and The Seasteading Institute. He earned a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2003, where he also studied Economics and Mathematics.

Chris Anderson


As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Chris Anderson is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy. In a series of groundbreaking articles and books, he has identified important new trends in the economy and described new business models for seizing the business opportunities they represent. With his New York Times bestseller The Long Tail, he named the rise of the niche as a powerful new force in our economy-why the future of business is selling small quantities of more things to the few people who want those things; how all of those small communities together make up a vast market potential, and how the efficiencies of digital and web technology make it possible.

Damon Horowitz


Dr. Damon Horowitz is a Philosophy Professor and Serial Entrepreneur. His work explores what is possible at the boundaries of technology and the humanities. Horowitz was co-founder and CTO of Aardvark, the popular social search engine. Aardvark was acquired in 2010 by Google, where Horowitz is now In-House Philosopher / Director of Engineering. Prior to Aardvark, Horowitz helped build several companies around applications of intelligent language processing, including Perspecta (acquired by Excite), Novation Biosciences (acquired by Agilent), and NewsDB (now Daylife).Horowitz has taught philosophy and cognitive science at Stanford, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, and San Quentin State Prison. He speaks at conferences ranging from TED to AAAI to Web2.0, and his work has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times to Discovery Channel to TechCrunch. Horowitz was recently named one of the AdAge “Creativity 50″ most inspiring thinkers and innovators of 2010.Horowitz earned his B.A. from Columbia, M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the MIT Media Lab, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford.

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