The hi-tech sector is a key driver of growth and innovation in the U.S. economy. To fully realize the potential of diversity is vital to ensuring that the hi-tech producer/earner economy more closely mirrors the hi-tech user community.
The Digital Diversity Network’s inaugural “Cloud Gathering” Conference is the first in a series of events designed to help foster diversity in leadership and ownership in digital media and hi-tech.
From learning the art of deal-making, to understanding key business metrics and the technology that levels the playing field, attendees will come away connected, motivated and empowered.
All professionals who are interested in digital media and hi-tech careers, as well as advancing the business agenda in these sectors should be at this event!
Attendees and presenters represent a broad range of companies and disciplines, including: business owners, creatives, inventors, venture capitalists, social media, mobile, gaming, journalism, human resources and more.
There is a notion that Silicon Valley is a digital meritocracy where the best ideas rise to the top and the traditional rules of corporate gamesmanship do not apply.
Is this a myth or a reality? What are the implications for diversity?
Entrepreneurs and investors/financiers will share their perspectives on breaking through, making deals and negotiating the realities of doing business in the digital and hi-tech arenas.
Mobile devices are bridging the digital divide, attracting highly diverse audiences and changing the way we work, play and consume media and entertainment.
How are leading companies leveraging mobile apps to drive brand preference and increased consumer engagement?
Learn how the growing app economy is affecting existing business models and generating new ways to monetize content.
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Jonathan Carson Nielsen
Paul Smurl The NY Times
Dhanusha Sivajee Bloomberg Mobile
Glenn Outerbridge eyeMe LLC
Navarrow Wright Interactive One
Salil Dalvi NBCUniversal
Luncheon: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
One-on-One Conversation with
Sheldon Gilbert, Founder & CEO, Proclivity Media
As socially-enabled companies, e.g., social media giants Facebook and Twitter, have emerged and evolved over the past decade, it is clear that consumer adoption rates for social tools and platforms have paralleled in growth.
Are businesses prepared for the impact of social media on relationships between brands/advertisers and consumers? How is social evolving business go-to-market strategies? Does social build real value and ROI for brands and advertisers? How do you measure success?
Hear the debate from leaders in this space as they tackle whether or not social technology can drive business growth.
How do you take an idea from the back of a napkin to a booming enterprise?
Silicon Valley and tech insiders share the secrets to their success in scouting, funding and incubating new business ventures.