Seize the mobile disruption
with industry trailblazers.

Moderated By

Amanda Augustine

Job Search Expert, TheLadders

Amanda Augustine joined the company in 2004 as one of its original 20 employees. In addition to being a brand ambassador and spokesperson, she also pens a weekly career advice column, Ask Amanda, which is shared with more than 6 million job seekers every Wednesday. Her job-search tips and career advice have been featured in various media, including Forbes, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, FOX Business and Woman's Day. Amanda is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who holds a B.S. from Marist College.

2013 Panelists

Cat Hernandez

Head of Talent, Chartbeat

Susan Loh

Head of Talent, Foursquare

Jess Scott

Vice President of Talent, LearnVest

Lindsey Dole

HR & Recruiting, Tumblr

David Gaspin

Director, Human Resources & Administration,

Susan Yun

Head of Human Resources, XO Group

Dave Carvajal

CEO & Founder of Dave Partners, LLC

Sophia Bianchi

Head of Recruiting, Uber

Deborah Josephs

President, Deborah Josephs Consulting, Inc.

2013 Featured Speakers

Alex Douzet

CEO & Co-founder, TheLadders

Alex Douzet is the CEO of TheLadders, where he is responsible for the company strategy, global business operations, and product development. He co-founded the company in 2003 with Marc Cenedella and Andrew Koch, and grew the member base to more than 6 million since inception. Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MS from New York University, and a BS from the University of Lyon III in France. A competitive athlete, he finished the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship in 12 hours, 12 minutes and 21 seconds.

Matt Long

Founder, I Will Foundation

Matt Long is a firefighter, author and Founder of the I Will Foundation, providing motivational and inspirational support to overcome challenges caused by life-altering illness or traumatic injury. In 2005, he was struck by a bus and critically injured. He received 68 units of blood in the first 40 hours following the accident and spent five months in the hospital. Matt survived and recovered from this horrific accident due to his high level of fitness and determination as a runner and Ironman triathlete. It is this perseverance that he wants to share with others who may think things seem impossible.

Chris Dannen

Senior Editor & Lead Technology Editor, Fast Company

As a Senior Editor at FastCompany, lead tech editor and overseer of the magazine’s experimental tech lab, Chris Dannon spends every waking moment figuring out what goes on in the brains of his online readers – and how to get more of them. Previously, he wrote for CBS MoneyWatch, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, INC, Rolling Stone and Discover magazines. Prior, he was a staff consultant for ReD Associates in Copenhagen and New York, where he worked mostly on user interface projects for Samsung Electronics. Chris studied English literature and studio art at the University of Virginia.

Aaron Schildkrout

Co-founder & Co-CEO, HowAboutWe

Aaron Schildkrout is the co-founder and co-CEO of HowAboutWe. With co-founder and childhood friend, Brian Schechter, Aaron launched HowAboutWe in 2010 with the goal of creating a new way for people to find and sustain love in the modern world.

Before founding HowAboutWe, Aaron was a high school educator at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston. Aaron oversees product development and engineering at HowAboutWe, and has spoken at NY Tech Meetup, Ignite NYC, Digital Summit, SxSW and more.

Eric Hippeau

Partner, Lerer Ventures

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on tech startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of SohoTechLabs, a Lerer Ventures-backed incubator based in NYC, and co-founder of NowThis News. He is a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, where he served as Managing Partner for many years. Prior to Lerer Ventures, Hippeau served as CEO of The Huffington Post. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, then the largest media company serving the technology sector. Hippeau serves on the board of various companies, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Alyson Shontell

Startup Editor, Business Insider

Alyson joined Business Insider in July 2008 as the 6th employee. Formerly Sales Planner, Alyson is now a Senior Reporter. She primarily covers technology with a focus on startups. Alyson is also the host of Business Insider's conferences. She has appeared on CNBC and CNN and interviewed media personalities like Dr. Oz. She graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications where she majored in psychology and advertising.

Tim Reis

Head of Mobile Solutions, Google

Tim Reis is Google’s Head of Mobile Solutions for the Americas. Recently, led the rollout of Google’s new Enhanced Campaigns initiative, and previously led verticals of the Mobile Display advertising team, the CPG practice and financial services advertising. Previously, Tim worked at Plum TV as the Director of Network Sales, as well as at Forbes as the President of Custom Media and Vice President of Sales Development. He was Southeast Manager for Fortune magazine and Founder & President of an independent media sales firm. Tim is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Promotion Marketing Association and former co-chair of the PMA’s Digital Center of Excellence.

Catherine Ulrich

Chief Product Officer, Weight Watchers

Catherine Ulrich is the Chief Product Officer at Weight Watchers International, Inc., the world's leading provider of weight management services. She is responsible for the member experience across global meeting room, website, and mobile offerings, integrating and re-imagining the Weight Watchers offering across all platforms. Joining Weight Watchers in 2006, Catherine has held positions in product strategy and development, as well as financial planning and analysis. Prior to Weight Watchers, she worked for MMG Partners, a management consulting firm. Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from Harvard College and a Certificate in Public Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Eric Harris

EVP of Business Ops, BuzzFeed

Eric Harris is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations at BuzzFeed. One of the company’s first employees, he helped develop its business model, new ventures and grew the site’s relationships with publishers and brands. Eric leads a team of strategists, planners, account managers and advertising operations professionals who work with FORTUNE 500 brands. Before joining BuzzFeed, Eric served as Vice President of Product Management at Operative Media, Director of Operations at and spent several years consulting at Price Waterhouse. Eric holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

John Caine

Chief Product Officer, Priceline

John Caine is the Chief Product Officer at Things started off strong for John when he launched a dial-up bulletin board from his bedroom in eighth grade, instantly gaining 17 friends in the local calling area. It was downhill from there. With a useless degree in creative writing, he dabbled with Internet start-ups, and eventually launched Priceline’s burgeoning mobile business. Last year, John was appointed Chief Product Officer and is now hard at work on both the mobile and desktop platforms.

Dr. Gavin Michael

Head of Digital, Consumer & Community Banking, Chase

Dr. Gavin Michael is Head of Digital for Consumer & Community Banking at JP Morgan Chase. He manages Mobile and Electronic Payments and, driving and executing the Chase mobile and digital channels. Most recently, he was the Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Accenture, driving innovation, technology and R&D strategy. Prior to Accenture, Gavin worked in various senior technology roles at Lloyd’s Bank, National Australia Bank, IBM, 724 Solutions, Lucent Technology and Fujitsu Australia Software Technologies. Gavin received his PhD in Computer Science from Australian National University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Australia.

Penny Crosman

Technology Editor, American Banker

Penny Crosman is the Technology Editor of American Banker, which has been covering the financial-services industry since 1836 and has won praise for its focus on policy issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions that affect banks. Additionally, she is the Editor in Chief of Bank Technology News, and excels in writing, editing and curating banking systems and technology content. Prior to editing SourceMedia publications, Penny held an Executive Editor role at TechWeb, as well as at CMP Media. Over the past 25 years, she has held senior editorial roles at numerous titles, including Bank Systems & Technology, Wall Street & Technology and Intelligent Enterprise. Penny holds a degree from New York University.

Guy Story

CTO & Chief Scientist, Audible

As CTO & Chief Scientist, Guy drives technology innovation at Guy joined Audible in 1996 as VP Technology and led the architecture and development of Audible’s innovative mobile audio and Internet commerce technologies. Prior to joining Audible, Guy worked in research and development for over 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies, where his areas of focus included networked delivery of multimedia documents and interactive television. Today at Audible Guy is focused on opportunities in wireless, automotive, in-home entertainment, content discovery, and social media.

Eric Jaquith

Senior Director, Global Recruiting Strategy & Innovation

Eric is a distinguished sourcing and recruiting professional with more than 17 years of experience delivering talent-acquisition solutions. Most recently at Randstad Sourceright Solutions, he drove business results for clients through creative sourcing strategies and global recruiting programs as Senior Director of Global Recruiting Strategy & Innovation. Previously, Eric designed recruiting and sourcing strategies while consulting with companies including Google, Coca-Cola, HP, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Home Depot, Microsoft and BT to find the right talent. His dedication to innovative talent-acquisition strategies and quality candidates makes him a highly sought-after strategic outsourcing business partner and consultant.

Eli Goodman

Media Evangelist, comScore

Eli Goodman is the Media Evangelist at comScore, the global leader in digital analytics, providing marketing data and measurement to many of the world’s largest businesses. He plays an integral role in educating the industry on how to best merge marketing functions across all platforms. Eli’s specialties include traditional portals, online video, television, search, social media, display advertising and mobile platforms. Prior to joining comScore, he worked at digital-marketing company Experian Hitwise as a Search Evangelist, and in business development at various companies including Gartner. Eli earned a BA in organizational and behavior management from Brown University.

September 24&25, 2013
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
New York City