The keynote speakers can be found on the keynote section of the website. A brief description of each keynote speaker is also listed below.
David Rose, CEO, Ditto Labs, David Rose is an instructor and researcher at the MIT Media Lab, and the author of the preeminent book on the Internet of Things, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things. A serial entrepreneur, David is CEO of Ditto Labs and is the founder and former CEO of Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging that is now distributed by CVS and Walgreens. He also founded Ambient Devices, which embedded Internet information in objects such as lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. He holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art and covered in Wired, in The Economist, and on The Colbert Report.
Kate Matsudaira, Principal, Urban Influence, Kate Matsudaira has spent her entire career leading brilliant teams, and is currently a principal at Urban Influence, an award-winning branding and interactive agency in Seattle, Washington. Previously, Kate was the founder and CEO of Popforms, which was acquired by Safari Books Online in 2015. She has also worked as the vice president of engineering and chief technology officer at Decide (acquired by Ebay), Moz, and Delve Networks (acquired by Limelight), and as a software engineer, tech lead, and manager at Amazon and Microsoft. Kate is a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and teaches a highly sought after workshop for teams on the elements of successful leadership. She also maintains a popular blog on management, productivity, and creating an amazing career at www.katemats.com.
Brian Wong, Co-founder and CEO, Kiip, Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced keep), a mobile monetization network. He has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership. Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app. After skipping four K-12 grades, he received a bachelor of commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, and shortly after became one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding.