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Speakers SF 2014

Aileen Lee Aileen has many years of experience helping start ups build products customers love, and helping companies scale, both as an investor and operator.

Aileen Lee Aileen has many years of experience helping start ups build products customers love, and helping companies scale, both as an investor and operator.

Ayse Ildeniz is vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of Strategy and Business Development at Intel Corporation. She leads a team whose mission is to define future silicon features, products and business models which will   Intel imagine and create groundbreaking future technologies.

Ayse Ildeniz is vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of Strategy and Business Development at Intel Corporation. She leads a team whose mission is to define future silicon features, products and business models which will 

 Intel imagine and create groundbreaking future technologies.

Ben was born into an entrepreneurial, food-industry family.  As an industrial designer, he has brought countless components to mass production and market in Asia, the UK and Ireland; first making his mark at Lackey, a global leader in postural management products. 

Ben was born into an entrepreneurial, food-industry family.  As an industrial designer, he has brought countless components to mass production and market in Asia, the UK and Ireland; first making his mark at Lackey, a global leader in postural management products. 

Bradford Shellhammer has been named one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ by Fast Company and coined the ‘King of Quirk’ by Forbes Magazine and the ‘Eames of E-Commerce’ by USA Today. Currently Bradford is the Chief Design Office of Backcountry.com and the Creative Director of SuperPier.

Bradford Shellhammer has been named one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ by Fast Company and coined the ‘King of Quirk’ by Forbes Magazine and the ‘Eames of E-Commerce’ by USA Today. Currently Bradford is the Chief Design Office of Backcountry.com and the Creative Director of SuperPier.

AILEEN LEE
Founder


AYSE ILDENIZ
VP, New Devices Group + GM, Strategy & Business Development
BEN HARRIS
Chief Executive Officer
BRADFORD SHELLHAMMER
Co-Founder, FAB
Creative Director, SHELLHAMMER.CO

 
Brady is Vice President at Highway1, PCH International’s incubator program. A prolific speaker and maker on the geek scene, Brady can be found at speaking engagements around the world, inventing new forms of transportation at Burning Man, or creating in the Highway1 San Francisco workshop. 

Brady is Vice President at Highway1, PCH International’s incubator program. A prolific speaker and maker on the geek scene, Brady can be found at speaking engagements around the world, inventing new forms of transportation at Burning Man, or creating in the Highway1 San Francisco workshop. 

http://www.intel.com/Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company.  Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

http://www.intel.com/Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company.  Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Chris Harrold is the Vice President of Business Development & Creative Director at Mohawk. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities within the evolving graphic arts market and providing creative direction for the company’s product design and marketing campaigns. 

Chris Harrold is the Vice President of Business Development & Creative Director at Mohawk. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities within the evolving graphic arts market and providing creative direction for the company’s product design and marketing campaigns. 

Chris, a veteran journalist with more than 15 years of experience, heads up Mashable’s editorial team. He oversees the development of reporters, while working closely with Mashable’s editor-in-chief to select, develop and coordinate news coverage across the site.

Chris, a veteran journalist with more than 15 years of experience, heads up Mashable’s editorial team. He oversees the development of reporters, while working closely with Mashable’s editor-in-chief to select, develop and coordinate news coverage across the site.

BRADY FORREST
Vice President

BRENT BUSHNELL
Founder + Chief Executive Officer
CHRIS HARROLD
Vice President + Creative Director
CHRIS TAYLOR
Deputy Editor

 
Craig Dalton is the cofounder and CEO of DODOcase. An MBA graduate from UC Irvine, Craig has been involved in technology for years helping manage mobile and social media start-ups.  His early career was defined by years in the bicycle industry, running sales and marketing for storied brands such as Avocet and DEAN Bicycles. 

Craig Dalton is the cofounder and CEO of DODOcase. An MBA graduate from UC Irvine, Craig has been involved in technology for years helping manage mobile and social media start-ups.  His early career was defined by years in the bicycle industry, running sales and marketing for storied brands such as Avocet and DEAN Bicycles. 

Evelyn M. Rusli is a technology reporter in San Francisco, where she covers Internet companies, including Facebook and LinkedIn, and tracks trends in mobile technology, venture capital and the intersection of culture of technology.

Evelyn M. Rusli is a technology reporter in San Francisco, where she covers Internet companies, including Facebook and LinkedIn, and tracks trends in mobile technology, venture capital and the intersection of culture of technology.

Grace Choi is an activist inventor and the creator of Mink - a desktop printer that can instantly transform any image into a wearable color cosmetic - a tool that trains girls to understand that the definition of beauty is something that they should control, and no one else.

Grace Choi is an activist inventor and the creator of Mink - a desktop printer that can instantly transform any image into a wearable color cosmetic - a tool that trains girls to understand that the definition of beauty is something that they should control, and no one else.

Heather Gold is a writer and performer whom boingboing calls "brilliant" and "one of our favorite comedians." A web veteran, Heather was part of a few important web efforts including Apple's group at the forefront of webcasting and work on the pre-iPod/iTunes model at Tony Fadell's start up Fuse.

Heather Gold is a writer and performer whom boingboing calls "brilliant" and "one of our favorite comedians." A web veteran, Heather was part of a few important web efforts including Apple's group at the forefront of webcasting and work on the pre-iPod/iTunes model at Tony Fadell's start up Fuse.

CRAIG DALTON
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
EVELYN RUSLI
Technology Reporter

GRACE CHOI
Creator

HEATHER GOLD
Comic
 
Ido Leffler is co-founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. Since 2006, Leffler and his team have built Yes To™ into one of the world’s top natural beauty brands, with distribution in over 28,000 stores in 25 countries. 

Ido Leffler is co-founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. Since 2006, Leffler and his team have built Yes To™ into one of the world’s top natural beauty brands, with distribution in over 28,000 stores in 25 countries. 

A Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal, Jaime operates JD2 Media and the “Milk” sites, collects milk cartons, collects chunky necklaces and lusts over one day owning a striped Gaetano Pesce Up5 Chair. Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design, blogging & social media, and does some consulting on the side. 

A Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal, Jaime operates JD2 Media and the “Milk” sites, collects milk cartons, collects chunky necklaces and lusts over one day owning a striped Gaetano Pesce Up5 Chair. Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design, blogging & social media, and does some consulting on the side. 

Jared is an industrial designer and entrepreneur.  He co-created Urbio, and has been heavily involved with Urbio from inception overseeing design, development, and manufacturing.  He recently founded Primer, a design development company that partners with startups to launch products.

Jared is an industrial designer and entrepreneur.  He co-created Urbio, and has been heavily involved with Urbio from inception overseeing design, development, and manufacturing.  He recently founded Primer, a design development company that partners with startups to launch products.

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IDO LEFFLER
Author + Co-Founder

JAIME DERRINGER
Founder + Executive Editor

JARED ALLER
Co-Founder
JENNIFER BEESLEY
Vice President Brand + Creative
 
Jeremiah is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy, maker movement, and customer collaboration. Prior, he was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering social computing.

Jeremiah is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy, maker movement, and customer collaboration. Prior, he was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering social computing.

Josette Melchor is the Executive Director and-Founder of Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA), a leading San Francisco non-profit dedicated to applying digital art and technology to create positive social impact. As a community organizer, she has developed large-scale festivals of locative media addressing urban community issues. 

Josette Melchor is the Executive Director and-Founder of Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA), a leading San Francisco non-profit dedicated to applying digital art and technology to create positive social impact. As a community organizer, she has developed large-scale festivals of locative media addressing urban community issues. 

Joy Deangdeelert Cho, a graphic designer, blogger, food enthusiast, and the founder and editor of Oh Joy. She has worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching her own business and blog, Oh Joy, in 2005.

Joy Deangdeelert Cho, a graphic designer, blogger, food enthusiast, and the founder and editor of Oh Joy. She has worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching her own business and blog, Oh Joy, in 2005.

In 2006, Julia left her responsible career as a television development executive to start Eventbrite. With a focus on strategy and growth for the company that has processed $2 billion in gross ticket sales for organizers in 179 countries, 

In 2006, Julia left her responsible career as a television development executive to start Eventbrite. With a focus on strategy and growth for the company that has processed $2 billion in gross ticket sales for organizers in 179 countries, 

JEREMIAH OWYANG
Founder

JOSETTE MELCHOR
Founder + Executive Director
JOY CHO
Founder + Editor

JULIA HARTZ
Co-Founder

 
Justin created Upwell in order to have the flexibility to work with a wide range of clients: start-ups, well established companies, and other design studios – as well as the freedom to explore other side projects that interest him. Upwell has since done work with Belkin, Sol Republic, Bernhardt Design, Lunar, Teague and more.

Justin created Upwell in order to have the flexibility to work with a wide range of clients: start-ups, well established companies, and other design studios – as well as the freedom to explore other side projects that interest him. Upwell has since done work with Belkin, Sol Republic, Bernhardt Design, Lunar, Teague and more.

Kandee Johnson started as a celebrity make-up artist. She is now the writer of KandeeJ.com and a YouTube sensation.

Kandee Johnson started as a celebrity make-up artist. She is now the writer of KandeeJ.com and a YouTube sensation.

Kevin Meagher leads Lowe’s smart home initiative, including the development of Iris, the company’s open Cloud platform designed to monitor and control virtually everything in the home from a computer, smart phone or tablet.

Kevin Meagher leads Lowe’s smart home initiative, including the development of Iris, the company’s open Cloud platform designed to monitor and control virtually everything in the home from a computer, smart phone or tablet.

Kyle Nel is the Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, part of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Through Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Kyle brings together uncommon partners to imagine the impossible and provide scalable solutions for seemingly intractable problems that consumers face day to day.

Kyle Nel is the Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, part of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Through Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Kyle brings together uncommon partners to imagine the impossible and provide scalable solutions for seemingly intractable problems that consumers face day to day.

JUSTIN PORCANO
Creator
KANDEE JOHNSON
Founder, Kandeej.com + YouTube Beauty Expert
KEVIN MEAGHER
‎Vice-President + General Manager, Smart Home
KYLE NEL
Executive Director

 
Lisa Q. Fetterman is the co-founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first sous vide immersion circulator for the homecook. She got her start in her tiny Lower East Side apartment as a maker with an open-source DIY sous vide controller called "The Ember." Named one of the most inspiring women scientists by EDN, she's ready to lead us into the future of the kitchen!

Lisa Q. Fetterman is the co-founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first sous vide immersion circulator for the homecook. She got her start in her tiny Lower East Side apartment as a maker with an open-source DIY sous vide controller called "The Ember." Named one of the most inspiring women scientists by EDN, she's ready to lead us into the future of the kitchen!

A socially-minded technologist, he’s developed projects in over 26 countries. Recent work includes building security technologies with Guardian Project and leading the development of Peter Gabriel's new project at the intersection of technology and social good, The Toolbox. 

A socially-minded technologist, he’s developed projects in over 26 countries. Recent work includes building security technologies with Guardian Project and leading the development of Peter Gabriel's new project at the intersection of technology and social good, The Toolbox. 

Mark is a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop revenue grew twentyfold in five years and multiple new locations have opened across the US. Mark has held executive positions at a range of firms including Kinko’s, Avery Dennison and Health Net.

Mark is a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop revenue grew twentyfold in five years and multiple new locations have opened across the US. Mark has held executive positions at a range of firms including Kinko’s, Avery Dennison and Health Net.

Michele joined Urbio shortly after its Sharktank debut to manage the brand and drive sales. Michele leads Urbio’s marketing, sales, branding, and PR efforts.

Michele joined Urbio shortly after its Sharktank debut to manage the brand and drive sales. Michele leads Urbio’s marketing, sales, branding, and PR efforts.

LISA FETTERMAN
Founder

MARK BELINSKY
Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer
MARK HATCH
Chief Executive Officer

MICHELE BENDALL
Director, Marketing + Sales
 
Rachel Shechtman is a fourth generation entrepreneur who loves finding the next big thing as much as sharing it with others.  In 2003 Rachel launched Cube Ventures, a retail and marketing consultancy whose clients included:  Lincoln, TOMS, Kraft Foods, GILT, GAP, and AOL. 

Rachel Shechtman is a fourth generation entrepreneur who loves finding the next big thing as much as sharing it with others.  In 2003 Rachel launched Cube Ventures, a retail and marketing consultancy whose clients included:  Lincoln, TOMS, Kraft Foods, GILT, GAP, and AOL. 

Shane Reilly is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Guildery. Guildery is a new online service that enables consumers to get color-coordinated looks for their homes. The company curates exclusive textile designs from artists and then digitally prints the designs on-demand using top quality Belgian Linens. 

Shane Reilly is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Guildery. Guildery is a new online service that enables consumers to get color-coordinated looks for their homes. The company curates exclusive textile designs from artists and then digitally prints the designs on-demand using top quality Belgian Linens. 

Shauna Mei is a MIT engineer turned commerce and media industry expert and the founder and CEO of AHAlife.com. Launched in September 2010, AHAlife.com connects the best the world has to offer to the most discerning individuals from around the globe. 

Shauna Mei is a MIT engineer turned commerce and media industry expert and the founder and CEO of AHAlife.com. Launched in September 2010, AHAlife.com connects the best the world has to offer to the most discerning individuals from around the globe. 

As Quirky's Chief Technology Officer, Steve keeps an eye towards innovation trends for future products. He also leads the worldwide product engineering teams. Before joining Quirky, Steve led teams creating new products at Logitech in the connected home, wearable devices, cameras, and audio categories.

As Quirky's Chief Technology Officer, Steve keeps an eye towards innovation trends for future products. He also leads the worldwide product engineering teams. Before joining Quirky, Steve led teams creating new products at Logitech in the connected home, wearable devices, cameras, and audio categories.

RACHEL SHECHTMAN
Founder

SHANE REILLY
Co-Founder + Co-Chief Executive Officer
SHAUNA MEI
Founder

STEVEN HEINTZ
Chief Technology Officer

 
 
Verena von Pfetten, Executive Digital Editor of Luckymag.com, writes, edits and guides the content of the site and other digital products. In her role, Von Pfetten led the redesign of the site garnering an industry nomination for “Best Redesign of the Year.” Under her leadership Luckymag.com’s site traffic has increased by 30%.

Verena von Pfetten, Executive Digital Editor of Luckymag.com, writes, edits and guides the content of the site and other digital products. In her role, Von Pfetten led the redesign of the site garnering an industry nomination for “Best Redesign of the Year.” Under her leadership Luckymag.com’s site traffic has increased by 30%.

Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables, the hardware store for designers. The company is attempting to bring manufacturing from the factory to the desktop making it as accessible as desktop publishing. 

Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables, the hardware store for designers. The company is attempting to bring manufacturing from the factory to the desktop making it as accessible as desktop publishing. 

 
 
VERENA VON PFETTEN
Executive Digital Editor

ZACH KAPLAN
Chief Executive Officer