Learn from entrepreneurs and innovators who continue to push the boundaries of digital marketing and advertising.
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Felix Baumgartner, record-setting stratospheric daredevil. Read more ›
Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph), or Mach 1.24, on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. He is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practised parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.
Baumgartner's most recent project was Red Bull Stratos, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012. As part of this project, he set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity.
Adam Bain, President of Global Revenue at Twitter. Read more ›
Adam Bain has been the President of Global Revenue at Twitter, Inc. since 2010. Previously, Adam served as the President of Audience Network and the EVP of Product and Technology at FOX Interactive Media.
Bain served as Fox Interactive Mediaâs original Chief Technology Officer, and helped spearhead acquisitions of MySpace, IGN, Photobucket, and Scout Media. He began his career with News Corp. running the technology and product divisions at FOXSports.com, and also served in several roles within the online news industry, including stints at latimes.com and Cleveland.com.
Bain is a Director of The Advertising Council, Inc. and a former Director of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Inc.
John Battelle, journalist, author, professor and media entrepreneur. Read more ›
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author who has founded or co-founded businesses, magazines and websites. Best known for his work creating media properties, Battelle helped launch Wired in the 1990s and launched The Industry Standard during the dot-com boom. In 2005, he founded the online advertising network Federated Media Publishing, which now ranks as one of the top properties on the Web.
His 2005 book, The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture, described the history and impact of search engines and the late emergence of Google from a field of competitors.
Battelle also co-founded and hosts the annual Conversational Marketing Summit and the OpenCo Global Innovation Festivals.
Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy. Read more ›
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to "anyone, anywhere" in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool.
Khan's journey began when he was helping a young cousin with math in 2004, communicating by phone and using an interactive notepad. When others expressed interest, he began posting videos of his hand-scribbled tutorials on YouTube. Demand took off, and in 2009 he quit his day job. The Khan Academy website now provides self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 3,000 instructional videos on its YouTube channel covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics. It's the most-used library of educational videos on the web, with 4.2 million unique students per month, over 118 million lessons delivered, and over 260 million exercises completed.
In 2012, Time magazine named Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In addition, strategic leaders from top brands will share how they made the shift to digital.