- The true value of personal data
- How value hinges upon trust, and the way trust is driving disruption in all business sectors
- A future of dying middlemen and algorithmic security
- Ways that brands can rethink consumer transactions
- New asset classes and a working vision of the Internet of Things
Silvia Davi is a seasoned global corporate communications and marketing professional with over 18 years of experience. Ms. Davi was recently Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for The Food Bank For New York City. Prior to that she was Vice President and Head of Strategic Communications and Marketing at Broadcast Music, Inc® (BMI®), a global music rights management and royalty distribution firm. Ms. Davi joined BMI after serving as Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications and Brand at Marsh & McLennan, where she was responsible for spearheading a new brand identity, as well as developing corporate responsibility and sustainability PR programs. Prior to that, Ms. Davi spent eight years at NASDAQ OMX as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Head of Global Broadcast Media Strategy, where she led the corporate communications for key business lines, while working with C-suite executives and overseeing the exchange’s flagship and broadcast studio in Times Square known as NASDAQ MarketSite.
Co-founder & CEO, AirPR
Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer is the CEO of AirPR, a company he co-founded in 2011. He was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Shasta Ventures focused on consumer internet and the social graph. Prior to joining Shasta, Sharam was a Senior Associate at Sierra Ventures focused on consumer internet, enterprise software (cloud computing / virtualization), and mobile. He served as a Board Observer at Makara (sold to RedHat) and TouchCommerce. Sharam began his career as a technologist at Appian, a BPM software startup where he managed the first enterprise-wide tracking system for the Department of Homeland Security. Sharam graduated with honors with a BS in Computer Science from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He played NCAA D 1 ice hockey and is fluent in Farsi.
Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most powerful network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of two bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet. His third book, Think Big, Act Bigger was released in September 2015. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today. Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among any others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.
Vice President, Editorial Director, sparks & honey
Sean is the head of sparks & honey’s Product Suite, a team of writers, designers and developers producing consumer and enterprise-level editorial products born from s&h’s cultural intelligence system. Prior to s&h, Sean was at Viacom’s Scratch, where he led content and creative development programs for internal brands like MTV and Nickelodeon, and external partners General Motors, Major League Soccer, The Clinton Foundation and Manchester United. A published author, Sean began his career in academic and trade book publishing as an acquiring editor at Oxford University Press and Penguin Books.
CEO, Transform Group; Chairman, BitAngels
Michael Terpin co-founded BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its chairman. Terpin is also co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain. He also produced CoinAgenda, the first high-end digital asset investor conference, in late 2014, and co-produced the Bitcoin Investor conference in late 2015. Terpin speaks frequently on a global basis on bitcoin/blockchain issues, and consults on specific digital asset strategy, creation, deployment and management through the cryptocurrency consulting arm of Transform Group LLC, a marketing/consulting holding with more than 50 clients in the bitcoin/blockchain sector.
Terpin also founded Marketwired, one of the world’s largest company newswires. Originally known as Internet Wire, Marketwire was acquired in 2006 for $35 million. In February, 2016, the company was acquired by NASDAQ. Terpin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from SUNY at Buffalo and degrees in Newspaper Journalism and English Literature from Syracuse University, where he serves as an advisor to its top-ranked Newhouse School of Public Communications and was inducted into its prestigious Wall of Fame in 2000. Terpin is also an investor and advisor to many media and technology companies, including GoCoin, Liquipel, Purse.io, Rivetz, ShapeShift, and YouMail.