Speakers



FOST SUMMIT

David Droga
Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5
David Droga is creative chairman of Droga5. He is the most-awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
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Anjali Sud
CEO, Vimeo
Anjali Sud is CEO of Vimeo, the world’s largest ad-free online video platform dedicated to empowering creators.
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Hasan Minhaj
Comedian, Actor & Writer
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer who appears regularly as a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning program The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
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Wendy Calhoun
Writer & Executive Producer, Edgewood Place Entertainment
Wendy Calhoun is an award-winning writer and executive producer credited with writing the historic first season of Fox’s hit series Empire, as well as writing and producing shows including Nashville, Justified, Revenge, and Life.
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Linda Boff
Chief Marketing Officer, GE
Linda Boff drives the positioning of GE as the preeminent digital industrial company. She is passionate about all things digital and is recognized as one of today’s most influential CMOs.
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David Carey
President, Hearst Magazines
David Carey is president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, where he has helped expand the company’s leadership position in digital media.
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Steve Stoute
Founder & CEO, Translation
Steve Stoute has made a career out of identifying and activating a new generation of consumers on behalf of iconic brands. His book The Tanning of America teaches corporate America how to engage with today’s young adult market.
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Jose Antonio Vargas
Founder & CEO, Define American
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Define American, which uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in America.
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Jade Raymond
Group General Manager, Electronic Arts
Jade Raymond is Electronic Arts’ Group General Manager and is responsible for the Star Wars franchise across EA for HD games. She is a video game pioneer best known for helping create the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs franchises.
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Eli Pariser
CEO, Upworthy
As CEO of Upworthy, Eli Pariser is dedicated to figuring out how technology can elevate important topics in the world. He is the author of the New York Times best seller The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You.
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Karen Palmer
Multidisciplinary Immersive Filmmaker, Interactive Films
Karen Palmer is an award-winning filmmaker and the creator of RIOT, an emotionally responsive, live-action film that uses AI and machine learning through facial recognition to allow viewers to navigate through a dangerous riot.
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Justin Sanchez
Director of Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
A biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Justin Sanchez has devoted his career to developing new technologies to treat injuries and illnesses of the brain and expanding the limits of what even healthy people can do with their minds.
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Todd Yellin
VP of Product, Netflix
As VP of Product at Netflix, Todd Yellin is responsible for leveraging vast amounts of data, sophisticated algorithms, and best-in-class user interfaces to create easy, compelling ways for Netflix members to find something great to watch.
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Dr. David Weinberger
Writer & Senior Researcher, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
David Weinberger, PhD, is a best-selling author and a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His latest book, Too Big to Know, looks at the networking of knowledge.
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Marije Vogelzang
Eating Designer, Studio Marije Vogelzang
Marije Vogelzang is a pioneer in the field of eating design. She works on restaurant concepts and medical projects for hospitals and does extensive work for the food industry.
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Molly Swenson
Cofounder and Head of Brand, RYOT
Molly Swenson is cofounder and head of brand of LA-based media company RYOT. She has worked on dozens of award-winning VR films and documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated film Body Team 12.
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Robert Sorcher
Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network
As global chief content officer, Rob Sorcher is responsible for content strategy and creative affairs for Cartoon Network, where he produces narrative formats, connected games, and a wide array of interactive content and products for multiple CN-branded platforms.
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Jonathan Josephson
Founder & CTO, Quantum Interface
As the visionary inventor of Quantum Interface's motion-based UIX systems, Jonathan Josephson is changing how we interact with the world.
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Loc Dao
Chief Digital Officer, National Film Board of Canada
Loc Dao is the Chief Digital Officer for the National Film Board of Canada and a digital content creator who helped invent the art form of the interactive documentary.
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Barnaby Churchill Steel
Cofounder & Daydreamer, Marshmallow Laser Feast
Barnaby Churchill Steel is a visual artist and cofounder of the creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, whose glittering hoard of sensory nuggets includes music videos for U2 and the award-winning project Treehugger: Wawona.
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Brent Bushnell
CEO & Roustabout, Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles–based experiential entertainment company building a network of permanent micro-amusement parks.
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Joe Belfiore
VP, Windows 10, Microsoft
A 27-year veteran at Microsoft, Joe Belfiore leads the team that builds and defines the Windows 10 experience.
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Derek DelGaudio
Writer, Performance Artist & Magician, A.BANDIT
Derek DelGaudio is widely recognized as one of the greatest living sleight of hand artists. He has garnered critical acclaim for his innovative theatrical productions and conceptual performances.
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Douglas Eck
Research Scientist, Google Brain Team
Doug Eck leads Magenta, a Google Brain project working to generate music, video, images, and text using deep learning and reinforcement learning.
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Joe Lewis
Head of Comedy, Drama & Virtual Reality, Amazon Studios
Joe Lewis is the Head of Comedy, Drama, and Virtual Reality for Amazon Studios, where he oversees the development and production of acclaimed Amazon Originals such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Catastrophe, and more.
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D. Fox Harrell
Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence, MIT
D. Fox Harrell founded and directs the MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab) to develop new forms of computational narrative, gaming, social media, and related digital media.
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Sam Gustman
Chief Technology Officer, USC Shoah Foundation
Sam Gustman is responsible for the operations, preservation, and cataloging of the the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's digital library, one of the largest public video databases in the world.
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Linc Gasking
Cofounder, 8i
Linc Gasking cofounded 8i, a holographic technology company that provides the easiest way to record, create, and experience photorealistic human holograms for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
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Colum McCann
President and Cofounder, Narrative 4
Colum McCann is the best-selling author of Let the Great World Spin, and the president and cofounder the nonprofit global story exchange organization Narrative 4.
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