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Updated by Tanja Buwalda on Mar 17, 2013
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Cindy Gallop -

A charismatic and passionate speaker, Cindy’s speech on how pornography has distored the sexual expectations of young men was one of the most talked about at TED in 2009. Since, Cindy has founded Make Love Not Porn as well as her new venture If We Ran The World. This new venture aims to turn good intentions in to positive action, by coordinating “microactions” of people, brands and companies.

Niall Harbison -

Niall is an entrepreneur who founded his latest business Simply Zesty in 2009 and sold it 3 years later to UTV. The company which now employs 30 people and has offices in Dublin, London and Belfast was founded in his spare bedroom with just €10,000 in start up capital. The company helps brands such as Vodafone, Samsung and Sony with their social media strategies developing creative campaigns on platforms like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. 

Deborah Berebichez -

The first Mexican woman to ever complete a PHD in physics at Stanford University, nothing about Deborah is ordinary. Working closely with her Nobel laureate PHD adviser, Robert Loughlin, Deborah is still committed to promoting the public’s understanding of science.

Joe Green -

Joe Green has been at the forefront of how the web and mobile devices are revolutionizing how governments, both local and national, communicate with citizens. He will be keynoting a special workshop on the Future of Political Communication and Governance.

Felix Petersen -

Felix is CEO and co-founder of Amen, a way for users to voice strong opinions. Amen is available on the web and iOS. Felix is also the co-founder of Plazes, one of the pioneering start-ups in the context and location based services area. Founded in 2005, it was acquired by Nokia in 2008. Petersen worked as Director of Product Strategy for Nokia Services. He´s an active investor, and advisor to companies like Soundcloud and

Andrzej Moyseowicz -

Andrzej drives compelling content
solutions for clients. His remit includes emerging trends, media, and creative content across present and future platforms. His hybrid experience across technology, creative, and communications includes work for Toyota, European Tour, T-Mobile, VISA Europe, NSPCC, Pampers, Ariel, Head & Shoulders, Vestas, Olympus, Cadbury, Weight Watchers, Novartis, Guinness and more.

Alexis Dormandy -

Alexis Dormandy is founder of LoveThis, a selfish (as opposed to social) recommendations service. He ran his first business for Richard Branson aged 26 and quickly rose through the ranks at Virgin to become a Group Director before the age of 30. He then moved on to become Chief Marketing Office at Orange followed by a stint as Chairman of Bono’s charity, Red, in Europe.

Leonard Brody -

Leonard Brody currently serves as CEO of NowPublic, one of the largest citizen journalism firms in the world. Brody has been involved with many companies in the past, having taken part in the financing and sale of several large organizations.

Damien Patton -

A pioneer in the industry, Patton speaks frequently at conferences on subjects ranging from social media, mobile and location-based technology to agile development and privacy. He currently serves as a mentor for the Harvard Innovation Lab, Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program (IXP). (IXP)

Hubert Grealish -

Hubert is by his own admission neither guru nor pundit, instead a forward thinking ideas and digitally minded marketer with unique perspectives on connecting people, through technologies, media and brands. Working right across the industry spectrum, he has grown business in hard working sectors from start-up to IPO, consumer electronics and technology to lifestyle to health & wellness. His strengths come in executing strategies that combine technology, media and end-user experience, with tried and tested tactics of timing, tone and even location. All for the best brand impacts. His talk is entitled ‘Broadcast Reversal – Brands in the hands of consumers’.

David Shing -

David Shing speaks at conferences across the globe, discussing the latest trends and the future of the web, providing his insight on the evolving digital landscape and where he believes it
is headed in the future.

Baratunde Thurston -

Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion before launching the comedy/technology startup Cultivated Wit. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him “someone I need to know.” Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. He writes the monthly backpage column for Fast Company, and his first book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times best-seller.

Scott Belsky -

Scott Belsky has committed his professional life to help organize creative people, teams, and networks. Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Behance, a company on a mission to organize and empower the creative world.

Cillian Kieran -

Cillian, a Physics & Computer Science dropout, is an Irish born entrepreneur and founder of CKSK, the internationally acclaimed digital agency with offices in Dublin and Amsterdam. Cillian is also the founder of Folio, a tech startup based in New York, developing a digital content marketplace for creative professionals to quickly monetize their creative assets.

Sarah Wood -

Sarah Wood is co-founder and COO of Unruly. She’s responsible for ensuring the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah convenes an MPhil course in Online Video Culture at the University of Cambridge and was voted 2011 UK Female Entrepreneur of the Year. She has been a member of Social Media Week’s Global Advisory Board since 2011. When not working, Sarah spends way too much time on the ViralVideoChart watching clips of kittehs with her kids.

Tom Davidson -

Tom Davidson picked the “CEO” slip out of the hat at a recent EverFi staff party and has yet to be fired by the Board of Directors. Davidson ran for the Maine State Legislature while a senior at Bowdoin College in 1994 and spent the better part of three terms working to bring education technology to students in the Pine Tree State. As Chairman of the Utilities and Energy Committee, Davidson led a successful effort with Governor Angus King to provide laptops to every Maine seventh grader as well as to create a major expansion of the wiring of schools and libraries across the State. After deciding that he needed to tell his children one day that he actually once earned a paycheck, Davidson left the Legislature in 2000 and began investing in early-stage technology companies in the education and social media spaces. He was a Venture Partner with Village Ventures, a network of venture capital firms across the U.S. Davidson graduated from Bowdoin College devoid of any academic honors of any consequence.