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John Battelle

John Battelle

Founder and CEO, NewCo Festivals, Inc.

John is the ​founder and CEO of NewCo Festivals, Inc​.​ John founded Federated Media Publishing in 2005 and served as CEO and ​chairman until the company was acquired in early 2014. In addition, John was the ​co-​founder, ​executive ​producer and ​program ​chair of the Web 2 Summit, the ​chairman and CEO of Standard Media International, publisher of The Industry Standard, and ​co-​founding ​editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. He is also a ​board ​director of Acxiom, Inc., and a ​director at Chute Inc.

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