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Keynote Speakers

Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

CEO & Founder, HubSpot

Brian Halligan is CEO & Co-Founder of HubSpot, a marketing software company he co-founded four years ago to help businesses transform the way they market their products by "getting found" on the internet. Since its founding, HubSpot has already accumulated over 3,500 customers. He is author of two books: Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs, which is in its fourth printing and has been translated into 6 languages, and Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead, published in August 2010. He is also an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at MIT. In his spare time, he sits on a few boards of directors, follows his beloved Red Sox, goes to the gym, and is learning to play guitar.

Additional Speakers

Matthew Bellows

Matthew Bellows

Founder, Yesware

Matthew founded Yesware with the goal of helping salespeople close more deals faster. To reach that goal, the company is developing services at the intersection of sales, email and CRM. Before founding Yesware, Matthew was the VP of Sales and Consumer Strategy at Vivox, the market leader in voice for digital worlds. Previously, he was board member and General Manager at games studio Floodgate (sold to Zynga) and Founder & CEO at WGR Media (sold to CNET).

John Blossom

John Blossom

President & Senior Analyst, Shore Communications, Inc.

Mr. Blossom's career spans more than twenty years of marketing, research, product management and development in advanced information and media venues, including major financial publishers and financial services companies (Citicorp, Quotron and for Reuters Holdings PLC), as well as earlier experience in broadcast media. Mr. Blossom served as a Vice President and Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc., where he provided research and analysis coverage of content technologies and financial and corporate information markets for major corporate clients, and developed successful online ecommerce services for research reports. For his excellence in qualitative research, Mr. Blossom was recognized with the Vendor of the Year award by Standard & Poor's in 2001. He is also the author of Content Nation from John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Blossom holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut and post-graduate studies in Management, Marketing, Accounting, Business Analysis, Financial Markets, Structured Systems Analysis, and Advanced Communications Networks.

Ian Condry

Ian Condry

Associate Professor of Global Media, Director, Social Media Initiative, MIT

Ian Condry is associate professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He leads the Social Media Initiative at MIT, which is an effort to build a network of scholars, activists, artists and businesspeople interested in exploring the untapped potentials of the social in media. He is the author of Hip-Hop Japan (2006), an ethnography of Japanese rap musicians, which examines how local hip-hop took root and expanded as a vibrant and innovative scene. He focuses especially on performances in Tokyo nightclubs and recording studios. He is currently completing a book about Japanese animation, and how collaborative creativity is the key to anime's success as a global force. He received a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Yale, and a B.A. in Government from Harvard.

Ian Condry

Ian Condry

Associate Professor of Global Media, Director, Social Media Initiative, MIT

Ian Condry is associate professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He leads the Social Media Initiative at MIT, which is an effort to build a network of scholars, activists, artists and businesspeople interested in exploring the untapped potentials of the social in media. He is the author of Hip-Hop Japan (2006), an ethnography of Japanese rap musicians, which examines how local hip-hop took root and expanded as a vibrant and innovative scene. He focuses especially on performances in Tokyo nightclubs and recording studios. He is currently completing a book about Japanese animation, and how collaborative creativity is the key to anime's success as a global force. He received a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Yale, and a B.A. in Government from Harvard.

Vanessa DiMauro

Vanessa DiMauro

CEO, Leader Networks

Vanessa DiMauro is the CEO of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps large organizations succeed in social business and B2B online community building. DiMauro is a popular speaker, researcher and author. With over 15 years experience in social media leadership positions, she has founded and run leading online communities for CXO Systems, Cambridge Technology Partners and IDG, and has developed winning social strategies for influential companies such as Cisco, Cognizant, EMC, Palladium Group and SAP.

Vanessa DiMauro is an Executive-In-Residence at Babson College's Olin School of Management, and holds both a B.A. and M.A. from Boston College. She serves on the Advisory Board at WEGO Health and blogs at http://blog.leadernetworks.com.

Barry Graubart

Barry Graubart

Vice President, Product Strategy, Connotate

As vice president, product strategy, Barry helps drive the product roadmap for Connotate. Prior to joining Connotate, Barry served as principal of Content Matters LLC, helping media and publishing companies develop and implement strategies for mobile and web products.

Barry previously led product management for a mix of early stage technology and content companies including Crowd Fusion, Alacra, ClearForest and several divisions of Primedia.

Barry is author of the eBook The Publisher’s Guide to Mobile and Tablet Development, published by Newstex. He writes the popular Content Matters blog and can be found on twitter at @graubart.

Barry serves on the boards of the Content Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), and SIPA, and is chair of the Affordable Housing Committee for the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson. He holds a BA in political science from the State University of New York at Albany.

Gary Halliwell

Gary Halliwell

President, NetProspex

Gary Halliwell has spent 17 years building online publishing companies and is featured in BtoB Magazine's list of Who's Who.. He was the President and Founder of Intelligence Data, an online competitive intelligence provider which experienced rapid growth prior to merger with Thomson/Dialog. Gary served as CEO of Hurwitz Group a technology analyst firm and most recent he was the President of Zoominfo, a leading search engine for people. Gary began his career as a diamond prospector, working in remote areas of the African bush before finding his current niche in online publishing. Gary has a masters degree from Oxford University.

Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton

Group Director, InfoTrends

Jim Hamilton is Group Director responsible for InfoTrends’ Production Hardware consulting services in the areas of production copying and digital printing, wide format, and labels & packaging. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for conducting graphic arts market research, market forecasting, custom consulting projects, and creating editorial content for product and market analysis reports. Mr. Hamilton has been involved in the graphic arts and publishing industries since 1980, and has been a member of InfoTrends’ On Demand Printing & Publishing Consulting Service since 1995. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Mr. Hamilton worked at Linotype-Hell as an Applications Analyst and author of the company's Technical Information Series. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer in the textbook publishing industry. He has an M.S. Degree in Printing Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) and a B.A. Degree in German from Amherst College.

Henry Holtzman

Henry Holtzman

Research Scientist, Chief Knowledge Officer, Co-Director, Digital Life, MIT Media Lab

Henry Holtzman has been a member of the MIT community since 1981, joining the Media Lab as a researcher when it opened in 1985. Currently, he is the Lab's Chief Knowledge Officer, executive director of the Digital Life consortium, and director of the Information Ecology research group. In addition, Holtzman directs the Lab's CE 2.0 initiative, a collaboration with 14 Media Lab sponsor companies to formulate the principles for a new generation of consumer electronics that are highly connected, seamlessly interoperable, situation-aware, and radically simple.

Holtzman has led research projects in the areas of tangible networking and image compression, resulting in desktop applications for RFID such as the Smart Mousepad, multicast network architectures for multimedia, IP television, scale-free image representation, and knowledge-based video representation. As a member of the MPEG standardization committee, he helped to define MPEG-2 video technology, used in DirecTV, DVD, digital cable, and digital TV broadcasting. Holtzman has been granted multiple patents for his inventions.

Holtzman has extensive experience with RFID, computer programming, hardware design, operating systems, and network architecture. He has worked with Codex, a subsidiary of Motorola Inc.; Apple Computer; Hearst New Media; and Art Technology Group. He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Presto Technologies, Inc., a Media Lab spinoff that introduced many novel uses for RFID to the market. He received his MS in media arts and sciences, and his BS in computer science, both from MIT.

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

President, Pubget

Pubget, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Copyright Clearance Center, develops cloud-based content access tools for scientists and researchers. The company’s core product, Pubget.com, is a free site for legally finding and directly retrieving research papers. The site provides access to content from 450 libraries around the world in science and engineering, weighted toward biomedical science, but including content in arXiv, JStor, and IEEE. Pubget also provides content tools for industry and libraries. All are hosted and sold via a freemium model.

Ryan manages sales and marketing for Pubget. He joined Pubget from Microsoft’s enterprise search group, where he helped some of the world’s largest web sites build better user experiences with search technology. Before Microsoft, Ryan ran a media search business for FAST Search, and built technology market strategies at Commonwealth Capital and the Yankee Group. Ryan has an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Chris Kenneally

Chris Kenneally

Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally works with his Business Development colleagues to help the company attract new customers and achieve greater penetration in existing markets. He has forged partnerships with technology providers, professional associations, and media organization, among others. In addition, Kenneally is host/producer of CCC’s weekly podcast series, “Beyond the Book.”

As a freelance journalist, Christopher Kenneally reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and The Independent of London, among many other publications. He also reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio, and WGBH-TV (Boston).

Steven Kludt

Steven Kludt

EVP Marketing, Cambridge Semantics

Steve Kludt is the EVP of Marketing at Cambridge Semantics. Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, Steve was President and CEO of SRK Consulting Partners, specializing in IT strategies, architectures and implementations. Steve was a senior partner at PRTM providing executive level strategy and marketing consulting. At PRTM he headed the firm's software practice. In addition to more than 15 years of executive leadership with technology driven companies, he spent 15 years developing leading-edge technologies at Data General, Wang and a number of smaller companies. He is a board member of Atlantic Ventures 2000 and co-manages an active portfolio of investments in new technology companies.

Henry Lieberman

Henry Lieberman

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Henry Lieberman has been a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab since 1987. His research interests focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and the human interface. He directs the Lab's Software Agents group, which is concerned with making intelligent software that provides assistance to users through interactive interfaces. In 2001 he edited Your Wish is My Command, which takes a broad look at how to get away from "one size fits all" software, introducing the reader to a technology that one day will give ordinary users the power to create and modify their own programs. In addition, he is working on agents for browsing the Web and for digital photography, and has built an interactive graphic editor that learns from examples and annotation on images and video.

Lieberman worked with the late Muriel Cooper, who headed the Lab's Visual Language workshop, in developing systems that support intelligent visual design; their projects involved reversible debugging and visualization for programming environments, and developing graphic metaphors for information visualization and navigation. From 1972-87, he was a researcher at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and subsequently joined with Seymour Papert in the group that originally developed the educational language Logo, and wrote the first bitmap and color graphics systems for Logo. He also worked with Carl Hewitt on Actors, an early object-oriented, parallel language, and developed the notion of prototype object systems and the first real-time garbage collection algorithm. He holds a doctoral-equivalent degree (Habilitation) from the University of Paris VI and was a visiting professor there in 1989-90.

Mark MacCarthy

Mark MacCarthy

VP, Public Policy, SIIA

Mark MacCarthy joined the Software and Information Industry Association in February 2011 as Vice President for Public Policy. He directs their public policy initiatives in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, information privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and the promotion of educational technology. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in information privacy and tech policy in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, and courses in political philosophy in their Philosophy Department. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler Walker Group and Capital Cities/ABC and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D in philosophy from Indiana University and an MA in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes

Associate Professor of Media Technology, MIT Media Lab

Pattie Maes is an associate professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences and associate head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. She founded and directs the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group. Previously, she founded and ran the Software Agents group. Prior to joining the Media Lab, Maes was a visiting professor and a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. She holds bachelor's and PhD degrees in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Her areas of expertise are human-computer interaction, artificial life, artificial intelligence, collective intelligence, and intelligence augmentation. Maes is the editor of three books, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences. She has received several awards: Newsweek magazine named her one of the "100 Americans to watch for" in the year 2000; TIME Digital selected her as a member of the Cyber-Elite, the top 50 technological pioneers of the high-tech world; the World Economic Forum honored her with the title "Global Leader for Tomorrow"; Ars Electronica awarded her the 1995 World Wide Web category prize; and in 2000 she was recognized with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council.

Randy Marcinko

Randy Marcinko

CEO, Marcinko Enterprises, Inc. (MEI)

Randall Marcinko is the CEO of MEI (fka Marcinko Enterprises, Inc.), a California-based information consultancy that he founded in 1996. MEI assists publishers with the monetization of their digital assets, providing professional services in content licensing, sales and distribution. Skilled negotiators design and establish content licensing strategies and execute deals on behalf of primary and secondary publishers with aggregators, syndicators and redistributors within the information industry. In 2002 and 2003, Marcinko joined Nstein Technologies as its President and COO. Nstein focused on innovative content management software solutions based on linguistic artificial intelligence. In 2008 and 2009, Marcinko joined Groxis, Inc. as its CEO. Groxis focused on solutions for the dynamic clustering of search results and information discovery. Randy is a participant in various industry organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of the SIIA, was on the ASIDIC board and is a member of the SLA. He is a frequent speaker at information industry conferences and events.

Ned May

Ned May

VP & Lead Analyst, Outsell, Inc.

In his capacity as Vice President & Lead Analyst, Ned May leads Outsell's analytic coverage and advisory services focused on the Search, Aggregation & Syndication market. His coverage centers on the myriad ways in which digital content is aggregated and consumed. He keeps a keen eye on web search engines and portals, licensed content aggregators, and subscription and syndication service providers, as well as the technology vendors serving these segments. Ned serves as an executive-level advisor and consultant to clients on issues impacting all facets of this market, including the money flows around online advertising, content syndication and copyright, and the delivery platform challenges across the tethered web and mobile devices such as smart phones and e-book readers. Ned is regularly quoted in the mainstream press and has been featured on PBS’s Nightly Business Report and FoxBusiness.com.

Christopher Mayer

Christopher Mayer

Publisher, The Boston Globe

Chris Mayer was named publisher of The Boston Globe and president of the New England Media Group of The New York Times Company in January 2010. Previously, Mr. Mayer had been senior vice president, circulation and operations for the Globe since 2008, where he oversaw production, advertising operations, circulation marketing and distribution.

Prior to this position Mr. Mayer served as chief information officer and senior vice president, circulation among other positions, including the senior vice president of Community Newsdealers, Inc., the former home delivery subsidiary of the Globe. He started at the Globe in 1984 in the information services department.

Mr. Mayer graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in computer science.

Joe Naylor

Joe Naylor

CEO & Co-Founder, ImageRights International

Mr. Naylor’s career spans twenty years in the design, development, operations, sales, and marketing of communications and internet-based services at eFax.com, j2 Global Communications, WebMessenger, Apptix, and CallWave. In 2007, Joe began collaborating with professional photographer Ted VanCleave on solutions to the challenges that commercial photographers, photo agencies and publishers face with respect to online copyright protection; and in 2008 the two founded ImageRights International, Inc. Mr. Naylor holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and has served on the Picture Archive Council of America’s International Committee.

Mitchel Resnick

Mitchel Resnick

LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Academic Head, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Future Civic Media, IT Media Lab

Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Labo, explores how new technologies can engage people in creative learning experiences. Resnick's research group developed the "programmable brick" technology that inspired the LEGO MindStorms robotics kit. He co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, a worldwide network of after-school centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. Recently, Resnick's group developed Scratch, an online community where children program and share interactive stories, games, and animations. Resnick earned a BA in physics at Princeton University (1978), and MS and PhD degrees in computer science at MIT (1988, 1992). He worked as a science-technology journalist from 1978 to 1983, and he has consulted throughout the world on creative uses of computers in education. He is author of Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams (1994), co-editor of Constructionism in Practice (1996), and co-author of Adventures in Modeling (2001).

Daniel Schaible

Daniel Schaible

Senior Vice President, Content Management/IT, BurrellesLuce

As a 27-year veteran of the publishing industry, Daniel Schaible understands the business of media. He brings this experience to his role as senior vice president of the content management division of BurrellesLuce, where he is responsible for publisher relations. Previously, he worked as IT director at the San Francisco Chronicle, as production director and head of labor relations at the New York Post, and as a manager of production and advertising sales at the Star Ledger. Mr. Schaible serves as the BurrellesLuce representative to the Software & Information Industry Association, where he sits on the Content Division Board of Directors, the Copyright Society the U.S.A., the Newspaper Association of America, the National Newspaper Association, the Association of Magazine Media. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Media Council of the Paley Center for Media, as well as a member of the Licensing and Copyright Committee of AMEC.

Larry Schwartz

Larry Schwartz

President, Newstex, LLC

Larry Schwartz is a co-founder of Newstex and President of the company. Larry has guided numerous entertainment and new media ventures, from start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Bolenka Games Online (Trivial Pursuit Online), GFI Group (Nasdaq:GFIG - financial), Wizard World (publishing), Patron Technology (technology) and Tickets.com (Purchased by MLB.com). Larry attended Bates College and the Yale University Graduate School of Drama. He serves on the Content Board of Directors for the Software Information Industry Association, and is a frequent speaker on content, product development, start-ups and turnarounds. When he's not adding value to content, Larry is a show manger for hunter/jumper horse shows, is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horse Show Association and maintains several horse web sites and blogs (www.chsaonline.com, www.srostables.com). Larry, a confirmed gadget geek, also spends time on Broadway with his theatrical agent wife and two daughters.


Kevin Wells

Kevin Wells

Executive Vice President Market Development, RapidBuyr

Prior to co-founding RapidBuyr, Kevin was VP Business Development for in8 Mobile a leading player in mobile recognition delivering more than 400 million audio IDs for Verizon and other carriers throughout the world. Prior to in8, Kevin was a VP and co-founder at Mobot leveraging visual recognition technology. He led worldwide business development and created global client relationships with Starbucks, Warner Electra, Tower Records, Acura, Hearst, General Foods, Conde Nast, Hachette Filipacchi, Elle Magazine, Vibe, A&E, and others. Mobot was acquired by NeoMedia in 2006. Prior to Mobot, Kevin led business development at BzzAgent, a leading agency funded by General Catalyst, activating word of mouth across social and offline media. Created key client relationships and grew revenues 300% in one year with brands such as Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, DuPont, Kellogg’s, Broadcom, Monster.com and others. Prior to that Kevin was a founding Director at ZDNet working with clients such as HP, Gateway, IBM and created NetBuyer with Tom Aley which became Computershopper.com, a multi-billion dollar sales channel for ZD advertisers.

 

Tom Wilde

CEO, RAMP

Tom Wilde is a widely recognized leader in the field of Internet search and online advertising, and prior to becoming RAMP’s CEO has held numerous leadership roles in the field including SVP/GM of the Consumer Division at domain portfolio company NameMedia, senior vice president and general manager of MIVA Inc.’s North American division, responsible for both MIVA’s U.S. online advertising network as well as the company’s consumer business, and senior operating roles managing Terra Lycos’ global search & publishing divisions. Tom has also served on the IAB Search Engine Committee and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sam Zales

Sam Zales

President, Zoom Information Inc.

As President of ZoomInfo, Sam Zales is responsible for driving the company's operations and business strategy. With a proven track record for growing and maturing companies in challenging economic times, Zales brings 25 years of strategy, marketing, sales and product development experience with companies such as BuyerZone, American Express and Bain and Company to ZoomInfo.

In his previous role, Zales was the president and CEO of BuyerZone, the leading Internet marketplace for business purchasing. While at BuyerZone, he led the company from 2000 through its sale to Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK), in January 2007 until November of 2008. He grew BuyerZone through the challenging environment of the dotcom bubble, to rapid revenue and profit growth by focusing the company's operating and marketing efforts to solidify BuyerZone market leadership position.

Prior to leading BuyerZone, Sam served as vice president of card marketing at American Express where he was responsible for the highly successful launch of the company's corporate purchasing card. During his nine-year tenure at American Express, Sam also led the successful development of numerous customer acquisition and retention marketing programs for both the company's Corporate Services and Consumer Card divisions. Before American Express, Sam worked as a management consultant at Bain and Company in Boston. Zales graduated with honors with a BA from Dartmouth and received a MBA with distinction from Northwestern.

Along with acting as an Advisor to several high-tech companies, Sam serves on the New England Board of Directors of the American Technion Society-Israel Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Board of Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. Zales is co-Chair of the Martin Luther King Day Commemoration in Lexington. He is Head Class Agent for Dartmouth College and has served as Admissions volunteer for the Kellogg School of Management.


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