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The days of multiple gadgets, devices and laptops are numbered. Today’s consumers are looking for technology that works across any platform and can control multiple devices. The convergence of technology hardware and software is enabling consumers to combine work and play anywhere at any time. No longer tethered to a video game console, a growing number of consumers are playing when and where the mood strikes them. Taking an activity like remote-controlled aircraft to an entirely new level, the Parrot AR.Drone combines consumers’ love of mobile technology with the spirit of adventure in gaming environment.
Clara helped kick off the Social CRM movement in 2007 with her Faceconnector application, which integrates Facebook and Salesforce CRM . She is author of the newly released bestseller, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff about Facebook and Twitter for business, which has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, CRM Magazine, and is being used as a textbook at Stanford and Harvard Business School. Clara recently left her position as Product Line Director of the AppExchange at salesforce.com to found Hearsay Labs, which provides social media tools enabling sales, marketers, and IT to manage customer engagements across Facebook, Twitter, and their own websites. Clara has also worked at Google and Microsoft, and holds degrees in computer science, economics, and internet studies from Stanford and Oxford. Clara blogs at http://thefacebookera.com and Twitters as @clarashih.
As chief technology officer and senior vice president, Experience & Technology Organization, Kevin Lynch oversees Adobe’s experience design and core technology across business units. This role includes driving Adobe’s technology platform for designers and developers across desktops and devices, including Adobe® Flash® Player, Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe Flex® and Adobe AIR ™, the cross-operating system application runtime that bridges the computing power and data capabilities of the desktop with the real-time dynamic capabilities of the web. He also oversees Adobe’s developer relations program, including the integration of customers and partners in the development process through Adobe Labs and customer advisory councils.
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Jen Bekman is an art-dealer, curator, writer, and entrepreneur whose inventive approach to the art world has created new models for connecting artists and collectors. Her experience as an internet media executive informs a multi-faceted enterprise, including her eponymous Manhattan gallery (which pioneered the Lower East Side art scene upon its opening in 2003), the online endeavor 20×200 (a place to buy limited-edition fine-art prints at ridiculously affordable prices), and the international photography competition Hey, Hot Shot! Jen Bekman’s projects have been featured in numerous international publications including, The New York Times , Art in America , Der Spiegel , Martha Stewart Living , and Wired . She frequently lectures and participates in panels about art, technology, media and marketing and is a popular portfolio reviewer at photo festivals. Her writing has appeared in GOOD Magazine and photo-eye Booklist .
Josh Silverman is an entrepreneurial executive who has built and run some of the world’s most loved consumer technology companies. In July 2011 he joined American Express as President, US Consumer Services, a Corporate Officer of the company with overall responsibility for the US consumer card and travel businesses. Previously Mr Silverman was the CEO of Skype.
Widely considered a leading “search engine guru,” Danny Sullivan has been helping webmasters, marketers and everyday web users understand how search engines work for over a decade. Danny’s expertise about search engines is often sought by the media, and he has been quoted in places like The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The New Yorker and Newsweek and ABC ’s Nightline.