Aamir is an electrical engineer, software engineer, and product manager who has seen growth at three startups (PowerReviews, Xobni) including one he co-founded (Dropcam). Aamir is focused more on building a good product and a viable business than on growth and a promise of profitability someday. Aamir is a Houstonian born and raised.
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Founder & CEO, RideCell
Aarjav is the founder and CEO at RideCell where they power multi-city carsharing, ridesharing, on-demand rentals, pooled rides, and autonomous services for car companies including BMW, private fleets like Google, and transit agencies like VTA and Southwest. Aarjav started Summon/InstantCab, an early player in ridesharing, in 2012 and grew it to over 2300 drivers in San Francisco. Aarjav studied CS and infosec, and was a research and software engineer at CipherTrust, Secure Computing, and McAfee.
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COO, Loop Media, Inc.
Aaron is the COO of Loop.tv, managing all business operations for the premium streaming media leader servicing companies like IMDB and Disney online, retail customers like AppleBee's, Best Buy, Cycle Bar and others. Previously, Aaron was an executive at Vevo, Marcus by Goldman Sachs and he currently advises fast-growing methinks.io, Board, No Brainer and PorchGames.
Adjunct Professor Internet History, NYU
Aaron was the CEO of several internet media companies: Menupages (Seamless) Bolt (GoFish), AnyClip and Soundwall. He's been teaching at NYU for 9 years and spent 3 years there on a full-time basis. Today Aaron is a co-founder of CoInspect -- Software that makes the global food supply safer. Aaron is also a founder/investor in a fund that invests in California Cannabis retailers with a particular focus on structures that encourage minority and recidivist ownership.
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Aaron is the founder of Endré, a boutique marketing communications firm based in San Francisco. He develops marketing strategies in data analytics, enterprise mobility, marketing automation, big data, CRM, and data storage.
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Aaron is the CEO of Blokable. He loves building teams that bring design and technology together to go after big problems. He's had the privilege to build companies and teams in Toronto, Miami, New York, and Seattle and is currently working on scalable housing production.
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Aaron Jacobson invests in entrepreneurs seeking to build, scale and secure the next-generation of SaaS applications, big data platforms, cloud infrastructure, and robotics. He serves on the board of Bitglass, Tigera and illusive networks, and is an observer at NGINX, Streamsets, Topia, Mimosa Networks, Juvo, and Built Robotics. He has also worked closely with many other NEA portfolio companies including Box (NYSE:Box), Databricks, MapR, UnifyID, Bloom Energy, and Coursera. In 2016 he was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in Venture Capital and the Silicon Valley Business Journal's "40 Under 40"
Founder and CEO, Smith.ai
Founder and CEO of Smith.ai - we help SMB capture and convert their leads to customers using human + conversational AI. As former CTO of The Home Depot and Redbeacon, Aaron has seen first hand that SMB is a vastly underserved community. Our mission is to leverage technologies to help them grow and thrive.
Head of Product - Transit, Uber
Product leader with over 13+ years of global experience. Expertise in launching innovative & useful products, team building, people management & growth, product strategy, agile product management processes, product development, UI/UX design, understanding consumers, and driving engagement & revenue. Deep experience in b2c & b2b product, including: e-commerce, physical commerce, marketplaces, digital innovation, digital transformation, enterprise tools, process improvement, marketing & advertising, social, and collaboration.
writer, Effin' Birds
AARON REYNOLDS is a humourist, professional speaker, and the man behind the @EffinBirds and @swear_trek Twitter accounts. When he's not on Twitter, you can find him producing a series of podcasts and at ComicCons dressed as George Lucas. He has been a baseball writer, a fine art printer, and a mall Santa Claus photographer. Aaron was raised in Mississauga, Canada, a suburb where they cut down all the trees and named the streets after them. He currently splits his time between Toronto and Ottawa.
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Director, Strategy & Business Development, Experian
Aaron is responsible for strategy and business development for Experian's Consumer Information Services business unit, with an emphasis on identifying market trends and facilitating partnerships with key players in the rapidly evolving FinTech startup ecosystem. Aaron's areas of focus include mobile payments and marketplace lending. Prior to joining Experian in 2013, Aaron spent five years at Line 6, a venture-backed music technology firm where he held various positions in product and marketing.
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Aaron founded SEObook as a blog which tracked organic and paid search in 2003. He created an e-book by the same name, which was regularly updated until the search algorithms became so complex it was hard to write a linear guide covering all of search. At that point he transitioned to running a membership site, which he ran until he closed it in early 2016 as ads crowded out the organic search results and made running a community focused on the SEO industry much less viable.
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Aash is like a Quidditch seeker - while everybody else is busy playing "the game", he's looking for a tiny glint of gold in a vast space. Aash currently plies his trade at a Big Social Media Corp. Before that was at a Unicorn Mobility Corp. Something not on his LinkedIn profile is that he prefers hearing "I'll send a follow-up email" to "Let's circle back".
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Senior Vice President, 21st Century Fox
Aashish specializes in media, technology, mobile, broadcast and product management. He is experienced in Digital Product Management, Delivery and Technology Solutions in media and content environments with a keen eye for detail in consumer focused organizations.
Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Professor Stemler is a leading scholar on the sharing economy and platform-based business models. Her research explores the interesting spaces where law has yet to catch up with technology. In particular, her aim is to expose the evolving realities of Internet-based innovations and platforms and to find ways to effectively regulate them without hindering their beneficial uses. As she sees it, many modern firms inhabit a world that operates under alien physics—where free is often costly and “smart” is not always better. She employs tools and insights from economics, behavioral science, regulatory theory, and rhetoric to understand how we, as a society, can better protect consumers, privacy, and democracy.