Harpi Madan is the co-founder and VP of Product & Marketing for Project Slice. Previously he was the co-founder and Sr. VP Marketing at FiberTower, a leading independent provider of backhaul to wireless carriers. He also held software development roles building internet infrastructure and transaction processing software at Oracle and Bull-Honeywell.
He holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University and a BS in Computer Science from Institute of Technology, BHU, India.
David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet.
Prior to founding Blumberg Capital in 1991, David managed technology investments with Claridge Investments, Adler & Co., Apax, and T. Rowe Price Associates. David launched the business development efforts for Check Point Software Technologies.
David earned his AB in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD. David speaks French and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish.
Justin Nassiri is the Founder & CEO of VideoGenie. Prior to founding VideoGenie, Justin served as an officer in the US Navy onboard nuclear submarines. There, he served as a senior supervisor on ships responsible for safe operation and navigation of $1.3 billion nuclear-powered warship and welfare of over 170 lives onboard in clandestine operations of vital importance to national security. Justin has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company (New York office).
Justin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the US Naval Academy, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he lead the Entrepreneur Club.
Bob Garfield is co-host of NPR's "On the Media". Apart from On the Media, Bob has been a columnist for 30-plus years, at the moment on the subjects of media and marketing forThe Guardian and MediaPost. He is the author of five books, most recently Can't Buy Me Like.
In print, Bob has been a contributing editor for the Washington Post Magazine, Civilization and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Atlantic and Wired and been employed variously by ABC, CBS, CNBC and the defunct FNN as an on-air analyst.
Ian Wolfman is the Chief Marketing Officer for MEplusYOU. Ian leads the marketing, public relations and business development functions.
At MEplusYOU, Ian has cultivated relationships with the agencies clients and industry luminaries--including Procter & Gamble, American Diabetes Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Sharp, Samsung, Hasbro, 7-Eleven, The A&E Network, Omni Hotels, RadioShack, Pizza Hut, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
Ian's leadership has contributed to the agency receiving top industry acclaim: Forrester Groundswell Award for P&G's Secret, Forbes Best Branded Mobile Applications, the Effies, ADDYs and the number.
Bill Youstra focuses on mobile commerce and media, both as a Venture Partner for Kohlberg Ventures and as an independent advisor to early stage companies. Most recently he was SVP of Marketing & Business Development for Revel Touch, a tablet e-commerce pioneer, where he helped shape the company's early strategy, secure funding and build out business operations.
Past operating & consulting roles include SocialChorus, thefind.com, there.com, Pixo and AOL, where he oversaw network-level programming & promotions, subscriber relations, email, search, software UX and other areas with over 5bn monthly impressions and $750m annual contribution.
Noah Mallin is a digital marketer, social media and content strategist in New York. He is an advisor to technology startups and has been in leadership roles at Digitas and Reprise Media with clients that have included American Express, General Motors, Mead Johnson, Microsoft, Hyundai and L'Oreal Paris.
Michoel Ogince is Director of Platform and Product Strategy at social media agency Big Fuel, where he leads Social Labs, the agency's innovation nerve center. Tasked with evaluating emerging social technologies for global Fortune 500 companies, he provides innovative and effective solutions for brands in the social space. Clients he has worked with include: Samsung, General Motors, T-Mobile, Starwood Preferred Guest, Colgate-Palmolive, Estēe Lauder Companies, Best Buy, Gatorade, Kraft and Citibank.
Michoel is Founding and Managing Partner at Windforce Ventures, a VC firm specializing in social and mobile technology. He is a Board Director at Mashwork and a Board Advisor at Nexgate, Mass Relevance, VideoGenie and SocialChorus. He is also a frequent speaker at social media technology conferences and events.
You can follow him on Twitter - @Twabbi.
John Anderson is Director of Platform Operations at Facebook, where he oversees global risk and payments operations for the company.
Prior to Facebook, John was the founder/CEO of GroupCard, a social payments startup that was acquired by InComm, a sixteen billion dollar prepaid services company. At InComm, John served as VP of Ecommerce and Mobile Payments. Previously, John held numerous product, payments, and marketing roles at eBay.
John serves as an advisory and board member for a number of leading startups in online gaming, video, and ecommerce.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John earned his BS from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Raymond Nasr is the former Director of Executive Communications at Google Inc., where he was responsible for several aspects of the public communications for the senior management including Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt as well as Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Currently, Nasr maintains a communications consultancy where he advises a number of start-up companies and venture capital firms, including Twitter, Inc., Pandora Media, and Sierra Ventures.
Bettina Cisneros was part of the founding team of CNET at the start of the Internet, where she held various marketing management positions and created and executed programs that helped the company grow from concept stage to market leader and innovator. After seven years at CNET she left to oversee marketing at Vencast, a web-based alternative investment start-up. After the company was sold to Instinet she spent the next few years consulting with web-based start-ups, volunteering, and spending time with her two children.
At Yahoo! she joined Marketing Development, a team being formed to provide unique media solutions for their largest advertisers. She also developed Yahoo!'s new political advertising and elections platform as Director, Political Marketing. And as Marketing Director for Yahoo!'s Global Partner Solutions team she focused on building the overall Yahoo! brand in the advertiser and publisher marketplace.
In 2009 she joined Time Inc.Digital as Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development and now works across all digital brands as Vice President, Market Strategy & Development.