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Speaker Spotlight! Mignon Clyburn, FCC Comissioner

Presenting Mignon Clyburn, a prominent FCC commissioner committed to closing the digital divide, advocating for consumers, and preserving a free and open internet. Clyburn has been the most important advocate for net neutrality in the Federal Communications Commission for the past eight years. As the daughter of prominent South Carolina Democrat Jim Clyburn, Mignon has […]

Speaker Spotlight! Kenneth Lin, Founder & CEO @Credit Karma

Say hello to Kenneth Lin! As a highly successful tech entrepreneur, he is one of our most prominent speakers. At the age of four, Lin and his parents immigrated from China to the United States. Kenneth understood the value of money from a very young age. His parents worked long and arduous shifts during Kenneth’s […]

Speaker Spotlight! Samantha Scharff, Founder & CEO @ Future 8

Introducing Samantha Scharff, an American television producer, comedy writer, and former CEO of GIPHY Studios. Samantha is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment and culture industry. She has always been a big believer in building unique and nurturing environments where talent can thrive. Scharff attributes her success to intuition, she is able […]

Speaker Spotlight! Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder @ Foursquare

Meet Dennis Crowley, a technology innovator, product developer, serial entrepreneur, and Fortune 40 under 40 nominee. Crowley is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Born in Medway, Massachusetts, he began his higher education at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and later continued his education at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program […]

Worried About AI Taking Over? Well Don’t, Because It Already Has

Hallucinations of a post robot-apocalypse plague us all, right? But rather than white-knuckling our bed sheets every night worrying about a vague future with self-driving cars that decide to simultaneously drive half of us into the ocean, our energy would be better spent focusing on the aspects of life that artificial intelligence has already sneakily […]

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