Anil Dash is cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new app that helps make sure all the time we spend online or social networks isn't wasted. Dash is also cofounder of Activate, the consultancy which helps define strategy for the most important companies in technology and media. He is recognized as one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Described as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker, he has been publishing his site Dashes.com continuously since 1999, earning recognition as a Webby honoree and acting as a platform for his activism as well as his thoughts on technology, policy, pop culture and media. In 2013, Time named @anildash one of the best accounts on Twitter, and some of its nearly half million followers agree. Dash serves on the board of Stack Exchange, the Data & Society Research Institute, and the New York Tech Meetup, where he was the first person elected by its members to serve on the board of the largest organized technology community in the United States.
Dr. Regina Dugan is Vice President of Engineering at Google and leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. ATAP is a small band of makers and believers charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market. From May 2012 until February 2014, Regina was Senior Vice President and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Motorola Mobility. In February 2014, ATAP transitioned to Google’s Android, Chrome & Apps product area.
Vincent Horn is a mind hacker, buddhist geek, and techno shaman. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive, silent retreat practice. He began teaching meditation in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram, in their unique style of "pragmatic dharma." In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded Buddhist Geeks, which has gone on to become one of today's most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century. Buddhist Geeks has been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Tricycle, and The Atlantic. Vincent was also honored to be part of Wired’s "Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world." Along with his wife and creative partner Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.
Bob Sabiston and his company Flat Black Films have been making innovative animation since 1987. Bob's interpolated rotoscoping software has achieved international recognition as it evolved in such films as "RoadHead", "Snack and Drink", "Waking Life", "The Five Obstructions", and "A Scanner Darkly". With each project Flat Black Films strives to recast our world in a more beautiful and revealing light. In addition to making animation, Sabiston is an accomplished graphics programmer. He is the creator of Inchworm Animation, a paint/animation program for the Nintendo DSi. He also developed the innovative iOS apps Headspace and Voxel. Bob is currently working on new art software for the Nintendo 3DS.