Mike Johns Founder Digital Mind State Mike sits at the intersection between technology and entertainment. He’s become a sought after deal negotiator, brokering deals with, among countless others, ESPN, T-Mobile, Microsoft, NBC, and most recently iHeart Radio followed by Radio One. Generating significant revenue for these brands; Johns specialty is connecting creative marketing concepts with non-traditional revenue, brand positioning, media buying, organizing events, and public relations. Johns began his career as mobile content provider for T-Mobile and quickly leveraged his success to become a in-demand content provider serving telecom companies such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. With a Jamaican ‘hard core’ work ethic, innovative marketing ideals and an eye for talent, Johns has put his ‘mobile touch’ on brands such as Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, Oscar winning rap duo Three Six Mafia, Remy Ma, even former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson all of whose careers have launched into super stardom. Today Johns is focused on creating innovative experiences for emerging technologies in unexpected environments. He is passionate about how the data and technologies of both yesterday and today can be used to shape tomorrow. Johns is also a founding member of I Am Digital, a non- profit organization that’s dedicated to the promotion of digital literacy and creating smart cities, citizens and families. He is working to tailor STEAM learning in the US, Jamaica and several developing countries worldwide. In the past year since its inception, I Am Digital has helped train a slew of teachers, students and government officials highlighting the importance of digital literacy and its impact on the future of work.
Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members.She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups 7 years. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with professional & economical livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington PostView all posts
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Derek Zanutto is General Partner CapitalG where he focuses on investments in enterprise software. Derek has led a number of investments at CapitalG, including Armis, Collibra and Dataiku, and he serves on multiple boards of directors. Prior to joining CapitalG, Derek helped lead technology investments for 10 years at TPG, Hellman & Friedman and GIC, including investments in Uber, Airbnb, Lynda.com and CAA. Derek started his career at Morgan Stanley. Derek holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
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