Confirmed Speakers

LISTEN: Some of our favorite New York speakers

Jonah Peretti & Will Porteous

  • Will Porteous describes the humorous way Buzzfeed hit his radar
  • Jonah Peretti details Buzzfeed’s innovative “trend detector”
  • John and Will discuss the importance of formatting content to be viral
Al Roker

  • Al Roker offers and inside view on current productions from Al Roker Entertainment
  • Al describes the exciting tech projects happening at Roker Labs
  • Al comments on how social media is changing the way we consume other types of media
John Turek, Jet.com

  • John Turek introduces the world to Jet.com, a smart way to shop online
  • John recants the pressure of revamping Jet’s front-end three days before launch
  • John details Jet’s impressive scaling strategy
Women Tech Entrepreneurs

  • The panel tackles inherent and acquired diversity, and its impact on the working world
  • Women leaders in tech describe the benefits of brainstorming with a diverse group of colleagues
  • The panel highlights the current shift in hiring mentality

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