CaT New York
June 9, 2011

New World Stages
340 W. 50 Street
New York, NY 10019


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Speakers

Lisa Bettany
Co-Creator
Camera+

Lisa Bettany is Co-creator of the #1 iPhone photo app, Camera+, which has sold over 2.7 million copies. Bettany also stars as Agent Sophia in the #1 best-selling game app, The Heist. Lisa Bettany continues to work with the mastermind developers at tap tap tap to develop more amazing iPhone and iPad apps. more...

Ed Brojerdi
Chief Creative Officer
kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners

Ed, a life-long entrepreneur and avid technologist, joined kbs+p in January 2010 as Chief Creative Technologist. In July, he took on additional responsibility as Chief Creative Officer, and works with partner Izzy DeBellis, to combine great storytelling with digital innovation to fully engage consumers in dynamic and relevant ways for brands like BMW, PUMA and Giorgio Armani. more...

Sam Ewen
CEO & Founder
Interference Inc. & The Supertouch Group

Sam has been setting his sights on the marketing world for over 17 years. Since his early days in the music business, he has been conceiving alternative ways of getting the word out and generating buzz. After a stint in the pioneering days of Internet marketing, Sam joined Eisnor Interactive, the first promotions and guerrilla agency for online brands. As President of Eisnor, he oversaw client strategy and campaign development for such brands as The New York Times, Nickelodeon, About.com and Polaroid. more...

Jeff Gomez
President &CEO
Starlight Runner Entertainment

Jeff Gomez is the world's leading producer of transmedia entertainment properties. He is an expert at incubating new entertainment franchises, strategic planning and production for cross-platform implementation. As CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, a New York-based digital production company, Jeff transforms intellectual properties into global franchises that successfully leverage an array of media channels and mass audience touchpoints more...

Jennifer Kattula
Head of Agency Marketing
Facebook

Jennifer Kattula is the Head of Agency Marketing at Facebook where she is responsible for programs to educate, empower and inspire agencies globally. She joined Facebook in 2010 and is working closely with agencies to help them be more successful with Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Jennifer held several roles in the Online Services Division of Microsoft more...

Michael Lebowitz
Founder and CEO
Big Spaceship

Michael Lebowitz is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, one of the most recognized and awarded creative agencies in the world. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, Michael has been integral in acquiring and serving the agency's high profile clients, including 20th Century Fox, A&E, ABC, Adobe, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Glaceau, Google, Gucci, HBO, Linden Lab, Lucasfilm Ltd, Microsoft, MoMA, NBC Universal, Nike, OfficeMax, Royal Caribbean, Sony Pictures, Target, Victoria's Secret and Wrigley. more...

Bre Pettis
Co-Founder
MakerBot

Bre Pettis makes things that make things. Passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY, Pettis builds infrastructure for creativity. He is a founder of Makerbot, a company that produces robots that make things, and a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn. Besides being a TV host and video podcast producer, he has created new media for Etsy.com, hosted Make's podcast Weekend Projects, and has been a schoolteacher, artist, and puppeteer. more...

Frank Rose
Author
Art of Immersion

Frank Rose is the author of The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories, just published by W.W. Norton. As a contributing editor at Wired, he has written extensively on the impact of technology on media and entertainment, covering such topics as the making of Ava-tar, Samsung and the rise of the South Korean techno-state, and the posthumous career of Philip K. Dick in Hollywood more...

Adam Sadowsky
President
Syyn Labs

Adam Sadowsky is the president of Syyn Labs — a collective of talented people that bring aesthetics and engineering together to create really nifty interactive art. Syyn Labs is responsible for a potpourri of interesting gizmos, from augmented reality namebadges to sound-reactive fire sculpture, but is best known for the huge Rube Goldberg machine created for OK Go's music video, "This Too Shall Pass." In the year since the music video went viral, Syyn Labs has been tapped by numerous agencies, brands and production companies to create unique contraptions. In 2010, Syyn Labs signed onto the directing roster of production company Motion Theory. more...

Tom Thai
VP Marketing & Business Development
Bluefin Labs

Tom Thai leads marketing and business development at Bluefin. He previously led marketing teams at Google and CBS Interactive. Most recently he led Strategic Development at AOL, focused on advertising formats innovation. Previously, Tom also worked at Tellme Networks. Tom received his bachelor of Computer Science from Columbia University, where he was also elected to Tau Beta Pi. more...

Brian Whitman
Co-Founder and CTO
Echo Nest

Brian Whitman teaches computers how to make, listen to, and read about music. He received his doctorate from the Machine Listening group at MIT's Media Lab in 2005 and his masters in Computer Science from Columbia University's Natural Language Processing group in 2000. His research links automatically extracted community knowledge of music to its acoustic properties to "learn the meaning of music." His composition and sound art projects consider the effects of machine interpretation of large amounts of media, such as the first actual "computer music" (as in music for computers) of "Eigenradio." more...

Brian Wong
Founder
kiip

Brian is the founder of kiip (pronounced "keep"), a mobile rewards network, backed by True Ventures. Kiip has raised over $4 million in funding to date and is redefining the advertising industry through a "moments"-based value model, versus the traditional attention based screen estate model. Very recently, Techcrunch and the Wall Street Journal called him the "youngest person to ever receive funding by a venture capital firm" more...