CEO, Complex Networks
Rich joined Complex, founded by Marc Ecko, as CEO in 2002 and quickly established the magazine as a profitable powerhouse known for delivering a sharp editorial blend of pop culture and style trends. Antoniello led the company's digital expansion with the launch of Complex.com. In 2007, Antoniello formed Complex Media, a collective of 110 sites that forms a formidable hub for one of the most hard-to-reach demographics—young males. Before joining Complex, Antoniello spent four years at National Geographic Adventure magazine, National Geographic Adventure Gorge Games in association with NBC, and Wenner Media's Men's Journal. Antoniello graduated from the School of Management at SUNY Binghamton University.
SVP/GM Smithsonian Enterprises
Mark is an award-winning entertainment executive specializing in multi-platform content, and communications strategies. He has been recognized with numerous broadcast and print journalism honors, including an Emmy, more than a dozen Cine Golden Eagles, and various film festival awards. As Senior Vice President of Smithsonian Media, he oversaw Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines, Smithsonian Books, Smithsonian.com, and the Smithsonian Channel partnership with Showtime. Previously, Mark was Chairman of National Geographic's Cross Platform Editorial Committee and Executive Vice President of National Geographic Television, where he oversaw more than 400 hours of programming, as well as digital video. Before that, Mark was based in Eastern Europe and Latin America for ABC News, where he ran Baghdad and Balkan coverage.
CEO, Barefoot Media
Bill is a veteran digital executive with over twenty-five years of unmatched experience. He is the Founder of Barefoot Media LLC, a consulting firm focused on assisting start-ups with funding, digital strategy, business and financial modeling, and negotiations. Prior to founding Barefoot Media, Bill was Senior Vice President, Global Digital Business, Universal Music Group as well as Senior Vice President, US Digital Business Development at Sony Music Entertainment. His responsibilities included content licensing, channel development, and strategic partnerships for the distribution of the labels' content, including subscription services, a la carte downloads, mobile apps, streaming audio and video services, live audio products, D2C and cloud-based music services across a variety of content delivery platforms. Bill's responsibilities also include negotiating and structuring key business terms, creating financial models, growing existing partners' revenue, evaluating and recommending investment opportunities, and exploring new technologies. Mr. Campbell holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law and a BA in History from the University of Richmond.
Global Head, Bloomberg Live
Stephen is head of Bloomberg Live, the company's global events division. Colvin most recently served as CEO of Robb Report Media. Colvin began his career in the U.S. in 1995 as employee number one at Dennis Publishing U.S., where he launched and established media properties Maxim, Blender, The Week, and Stuff. He also served as CEO of both Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Founder & CEO, Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing
Jason has a long, storied career in the music industry. As chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, Jason was responsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, Lorde, and more. The New Yorker described him as "one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years...known for his specialty in delivering 'monsters.'" He is a leading philanthropist and champion of social justice issues as a founding board member of the Innocence Project and is a board member of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Legal Action Center, The Drug Policy Alliance, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, NYU Prison Education Program, Proclaim Justice, and VetPaw. He founded the Life After Exoneration Program and the Innocence Network Conference to provide support and social services for exonerees. In 2007 Flom co-founded the Freedom Fund at the Bronx Defenders. In 2011, he donated $1MM to the Innocence Project to establish a senior litigation position in honor of his late father, Joseph Flom.
Andy Gaies has been Chief Content Officer of Audible, Inc. since 2015, responsible for Audible content globally. Mr. Gaies began working with Audible in 2011 as a lawyer in the Amazon legal department. In 2012, Mr. Gaies joined Audible as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, primarily focused on content and rights acquisition for Audible. Prior to joining Amazon, Mr. Gaies was a Corporate Attorney at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP. He has also worked as a Management Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Gaies is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Editor in Chief, WebMD
Kristy leads the team responsible for serving WebMD's users by selecting the best content to appear on WebMD's Home Page, Health & Wellness Centers, newsletters, and partner sites. Before moving into her current role, Hammam served as WebMD's deputy managing editor and as executive producer of programming. She began her career as a writer and producer at CNN. Hammam has degrees in English and Art History, graduating with honors from Emory University.
Co-Star, ABC's Shark Tank
CEO & Founder, FUBU
Daymond is known for creating the celebrated, pioneering, global lifestyle brand, FUBU, and as one of the Sharks on ABC's long-running hit show, Shark Tank. He's received over 35 entrepreneurial awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Daymond is also the author of two best-selling books, Display of Power and The Brand Within.
A fellow with MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy, Michael Schrage is author of The Innovator's Hypothesis (MIT Press, 2014) and Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become? (Harvard Business Review Press 2012), Serious Play (Harvard Business Review Press 2000), among others. His research, writing and advisory work focuses on the "behavioral economics" of models, prototypes and experiments as collaborative media for managing "innovation risk." His current research explores the interplay of "network effects" with innovation and human capital. He's pioneering work in "selvesware" technologies—he coined the word—designed to augment aspects, attributes and talents of productive individuals. His consulting and innovation/experimentation clients have included Prudential, Microsoft, BASF, ZF, Accenture, Mars, BT, Google, SAS, Edmunds and Embraer He's conducted non-classified research for the U.S. Department of Defense (Office of Net Assessment) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on cyber-conflict, complex systems procurement and "other" issues. Previously, a Merrill Lynch Forum Innovation Fellow, he founded and was executive director of its Merrill Lynch Innovation Grants Competition for doctoral students worldwide. An angel investor in several digital media and "machine learning" start-ups, he is a featured and top trafficked blogger on the Harvard Business Review site.
Richard Taub, CFA
EVP/Broadcast & Digital Services, Media Audits International
Richard is Senior Vice President of Broadcast & Digital Services of Media Audits International. Previously, he was a founder, CFO, and SVP of Distribution at Vme Media, Inc., the Spanish-language TV network with the largest U.S. distribution after Univision and Telemundo, reaching 74 million TV households, as well as international and digital distribution. In this role, Richard financed production of over 1,000 hours of content and launched a 24/7 Hispanic childrens' cable network. Richard received his MBA from The Wharton School, where he was his class' recipient of the annual Joseph P. Wharton Award.