Ziv Navoth, advisor, Tech City UK and founder and CEO, Paragraph (chair)
Jim Daily, executive vice president of sales, Ebuzzing
Ricky Engelberg, senior director of innovation for digital sport, Nike
Rachel Haot, chief digital officer, City of New York
Mood Rowghani, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Zach Sims, co-founder and CEO, Codecademy
Jim Daily, Ebuzzing's US General Manger, is an expert in online video advertising. With over 8 year's industry experience Jim previously worked in sales at Undertone and as Director of East Coast Sales for Break Media. Jim joined Ebuzzing in June 2013 to launch and grow the company's operations in the US.
Ricky Engelberg is the Senior Director of Innovation for Digital Sport at Nike. In his prior role as Experience Director his team was responsible for the end to end Experience for the entire Nike+ family including products such as the Nike+ Fuelband, Nike+Running, Nike+ Basketball and Nike+ Kinect Training from idea creation to launch. Ricky has been at Nike for over 11 years working in various roles in digital including leading Digital Innovation and Digital Marketing globally as well as helping drive key partnerships with companies such as Facebook, Path, Google, EA and Apple. He also spent almost 3 years working in Asia Pacific focused on Digital Communication and Marketing with a focus on the Beijing Olympics.
Rachel Haot is the Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, leading NYC Digital, part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. The mission of NYC digital is to realize Mayor Bloomberg's digital roadmap for New York City, a plan to fulfill the City's digital potential.
Prior to this role, Rachel was an independent digital strategy consultant, and Founder and CEO of GroundReport, a global, crowdsourced news startup. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in social media and entrepreneurship.
A lifelong New Yorker, Rachel attended public schools and graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a BA in History. In 2012 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and serves on the digital advisory board of Women@NBCU and the NY/NJ 2014 Super Bowl Social Media Advisory Committee.
Ziv Navoth is the founder and CEO of Paragraph. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships at Aol. Ziv joined Aol through its acquisition of Bebo, where he was responsible for marketing, business development and mobile, and a member of the executive team that led the negotiations and eventual sale of the company to Aol for $850M.
Before joining Bebo he founded Verve, a boutique management consultancy offering strategic advisory services to leading companies in the US, UK and elsewhere. Before this he ran Startup Station, an internet accelerator he founded in 1999 and sold to a UK public company. He is the author of Nanotales, a collection of short stories, and lives with his wife and two daughters in New York City.
Mood Rowghani joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in 2011. He focuses on investments in the firm's digital practice, targeting high-growth Internet companies that have achieved strong adoption and scale.
Before joining KPCB, Mood worked for five years at Summit Partners, where he led the firm's Internet and digital media practice in North America. Mood was actively involved across Summit's Internet portfolio, including serving as a director at Announce Media, where he helped lead the take-private acquisition of Answers Corp. (Nasdaq: ANSW). Earlier in his career, Mood was with Highland Capital Partners, where he was actively involved with Vistaprint (Nasdaq: VPRT) and Coremetrics (acquired by IBM). He also spent two years at McKinsey & Co., where he served Global 1000 clients in the high-tech industry.
Mood has a B.A. degree from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Zach is the co-founder and CEO of Codecademy, a company dedicated to teaching the world skills that help them make things and find jobs. Codecademy has millions of users across the world and has raised money from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Index Ventures, Richard Branson, and more. He is also a Venture Partner at Bowery Capital. Zach worked with GroupMe (acq. by Skype), drop.io (acq. by Facebook), and AOL Ventures before dropping out of Columbia University to start Codecademy. Zach was named to Inc. Magazine and Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 lists, as well as voted one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2013.