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Founding Director, BridgeUP:STEM
Christina Wallace is the Founder of BridgeUP: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History focused on introducing girls and minorities to computer science. Previously, Christina was a Vice President at Startup Institute, the Founder and CEO of Quincy Apparel, as well as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Christina is a resident with 30Weeks, a Google-backed incubator, and a mentor with both Coolhouse Labs and the Fashion Tech Lab.
Senior Global Director, PayPal
John Lunn is the Senior Global Director of Developer and Startup Relations for PayPal and Braintree. John is focused on innovation, ensuring that developers and startups around the globe have access to the features, functionality and mentorship that they need. Prior to his current work at PayPal, John spent 15 years building systems for payment and fraud detection at several successful start ups, and has since advised many major companies on their business and payment strategies.
Director of Business Development, Dentsu
For over 10 years, Kei has devoted his time to helping Japanese companies with their mobile product and service strategies in expanding across borders and likewise guided International companies with their entry into Japan. He has worked for Panasonic, Lucent Technologies, Cybird before founding mobile strategy firm, Infinita. Kei is now Director of Business Development at Dentsu's product innovation section, where he cultivates new global business opportunities in the digital arena.
Herdmeister, Herd Consultancy
Few - apart from That Nice Mr Zuckerberg - have done more in business to champion the science of our fundamentally social nature. With books like HERD and I'll Have What She's Having and work with clients from corporations like Unilever and Sony, Mark is unrelenting in his enthusiasm for "we" over "me". Mark will preview his new book Copy Copy Copy.
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Intercom
Des Traynor is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom, and was previously a Co-Founder of Exceptional (now a part of Rackspace). Des leads Intercom's customer-facing teams responsible for customer happiness, and uses the insights gained through daily interactions with customers to influence the company's product roadmap.
President and Co-Founder, Stripe
Founder & CEO, The Muse
Founder & CEO, Shutterstock
Author, The Internet Is Not The Answer
Founder & CEO, Behance
Partner, Google Ventures
Founding Editor, Wired
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor, World Wide Web
Chief Scientist, Bit.ly
Author, Getting Things Done
CTO, Amazon Web Services
Author, 4-Hour Workweek
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