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    Pearl Studios
    Founder and CEO

    Mladen Barbaric is the founder and CEO of Pearl Studios, a boutique brand and product development firm, headquartered in Montreal.

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    Scott Belsky
    Adobe
    VP Products/Community, Founder of Behance

    Scott wants to connect and empower the creative world. He is Adobe’s vice president of products/community and founder of Behance, the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work.

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    IDEO
    Editorial Director

    As the editorial director at IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, Shoshana crafts IDEO’s editorial voice and leads the development of new publishing platforms.

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    Twitter
    Former Principal Designer

    Josh Brewer is a digital designer living and working in San Francisco.

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    Ammunition
    Founder and Partner

    Robert Brunner founded design studio Ammunition in 2007 with a mission to not just make wonderful objects, but also to foster great ideas, build businesses, and create new markets.

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    GE
    SVP and CMO

    Beth Comstock leads GE’s growth and market innovation initiatives, including three company-wide platforms: GE Ventures, which partners start-ups with GE capabilities, and ecomagination and healthymagination, which harness innovation for better environmental and health outcomes.

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    Jack Dorsey
    Square
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Jack Dorsey is the creator, co-founder, and chairman of Twitter, and the co-founder and CEO of Square.

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    Nest Labs
    Founder and CEO

    Tony is founder and CEO of Nest, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Previously, he served as SVP of Apple’s iPod division, reporting to Steve Jobs.

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    Katie Kehrenbacher
    Gigaom
    Senior Writer

    Katie Fehrenbacher has been covering cutting-edge technology, startups and entrepreneurs for a decade. She is a Senior Writer and Features Editor for Gigaom, and has a particular interest in sustainable and design-centric innovation.

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    Highway1
    VP

    Brady Forrest is VP of PCH International’s incubator, Highway1.

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    EffectiveUI
    Co-Founder and President

    Anthony Franco is best known for founding the Denver-based firm EffectiveUI in 2005, under the core belief that technology lives up to its promise to humanity only when it is well designed.

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    about.me
    Co-Founder

    Ryan Freitas is the co-founder of about.me and serves as its Head of Product.

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    Airbnb
    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

    Joe defines the Airbnb experience. He is dedicated to creating an inspiring and effortless user experience through sharp, intuitive design, and crafts the product roadmap to make it so. Joe values products that simplify life and have a positive impact

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    Forerunner Ventures
    Founding Partner

    Kirsten is the founder of Forerunner Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm.

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    Gigaom
    Senior Writer

    Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center.

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    GitHub
    Designer

    Julie Ann Horvath is a designer and frontend developer at GitHub.

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    Google
    Lead User Experience Designer

    Jonah is the lead designer of the new Google Maps.

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    Google Ventures
    Design Partner

    Braden Kowitz is a designer, storyteller, and product development geek.

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    True&Co.
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Michelle Lam is the co-founder and CEO of True&Co., the most intimate shopping experience online, fitting women into the perfect bra online with no fitting rooms, no measuring tape.

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    Microsoft
    Sr. Principal Creative Director, Xbox Industrial Design

    Carl Ledbetter is creative director of Xbox industrial design, responsible for the design direction of Xbox and other consumer devices at Microsoft.

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    Polyvore
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Jess Lee is CEO and Co-Founder of Polyvore. Prior to co-founding Polyvore, Jess was a product manager at Google, where she worked on Google Maps and launched features like My Maps and draggable driving directions.

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    Rhode Island School of Design
    President

    John Maeda is president of Rhode Island School of Design, and a leader who imagines how design can simplify technology and help leaders respond to new challenges in the era of social media. His work as a graphic designer, computer

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    Downtown Project
    Coworking Development

    Jennifer Magnolfi is a recognized Advanced R&D Consultant in the corporate real estate industry. Her applied research explores high-tech workspaces and startup environments.

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    Om Malik
    Gigaom
    Founder

    Om Malik has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. He was part of the founding team of Forbes.com as a Senior Editor.

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    Danae Ringelmann
    Indiegogo
    Founder and Chief Customer Officer

    Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2008 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.

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    Gigaom
    Senior Writer

    Janko has been covering all things tech for more than 10 years.

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    frog
    Chief Creative Officer

    Mark is responsible for driving frog’s global creative vision.

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    Samsung Electronics
    SVP and Head of Samsung Media Solutions Center America

    Curtis leads Samsung Media Solutions Center America whose mission is to drive platform innovation through Samsung-designed services and third-party apps.

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    Google
    Product Management Director, Google Maps

    Bernhard Seefeld is the Product Management Director for Google Maps.

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    Erik Spiekermann
    Edenspiekermann
    Designer

    Erik Spiekermann is information architect, type designer and author . Two of his typefaces, FF Meta and ITC Officina, are considered to be modern classics.

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    Weddington Way
    Founder and CEO

    Ilana is Founder and CEO of Weddington Way, the fastest growing ecommerce business in the $14B wedding fashion industry.

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    Instagram
    Co-Founder and CEO

    In 2010, Kevin co-founded Instagram which is used by over 130 million people every month worldwide.

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    formerly Willow Garage
    Senior Researcher

    Leila Takayama was recently a research scientist and area manager for Human-Robot Interaction at Willow Garage, a robotics R&D company that served as a catalyst for personal and open source robotics.

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    Quip
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Bret is currently the CEO and co-founder of Quip, a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device — phones, tablets and the desktop.

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    The Noun Project
    Founder

    Scott Thomas, a.k.a SimpleScott, is a designer, technologist and founder of the Noun Project, a platform devoted to sharing the world’s visual language.

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    Gentry Underwood
    MailBox
    Co-Founder

    Gentry is a designer and entrepreneur who has a passion for creating simple products that help people work together. He’s the co-founder of Mailbox, now a part of Dropbox, where he continues to build the mobile inbox that puts email

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    Honeywell
    VP and GM, ECC Homes Americas Region

    In July, 2013, Tony Uttley was named VP & GM, Home Comfort & Energy Systems for the Americas Region, one sector of Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls group.

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    Adobe
    Vice President, Products

    As the vice president of products for Adobe, Jeff Veen runs product development for their creative cloud service.

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    Tesla Motors
    Chief Designer

    As the Chief Designer at Tesla, Franz is responsible for the design of Model S and Model X, charged with driving the overall design direction of Tesla and establishing a world class design competency for all future Tesla products.

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