Cuban is an active investor in leading and cutting-edge technologies and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Prior to his purchase of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban co-founded Broadcast.com, the leading provider of multimedia and streaming on the Internet.
Herp is the president and CEO of Linear Air, a company offering private air travel to executives and families with superior and personalized service. Linear Air offers flexibility and convenience not offered from big name airlines.
Santos is the creative director for Studiocom, where his responsibilities include leadership for the design team, user experience concept creation and strategic consulting for highly engaging interactive experiences.
Nemchev is President of Stanley Bostitch, a Division of the Stanley Works. The Stanley Works is a worldwide supplier of tools, hardware and security solutions for professional, industrial, and consumer use.
Wladawsky-Berger is vice president of Technical Strategy and Innovation at IBM, responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments that are critical to the future of the IT industry.
Matt Mason has written and produced TV series, comic strips, and records, and his journalism has appeared in VICE, Complex and other publications in more than 12 countries around the world. He is the author of The Pirate's Dilemma.
Lane co-founded Item Group and over two decades has built up a dynamic and entrepreneurial design and development firm. Steve focuses on defining and executing new initiatives, both corporate and long-range planning, capitalization and strategic partnerships.
Johnson is the best-selling author of five books. His most recent work The Ghost Map. Johnson is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at the New York University Department of Journalism.
Fried is the founder and CEO of 37signals. He spearheaded the concept, design, and development of Basecamp, 37signal's web-based project management tool for designers, freelancers, and creative services firms.
Nationally recognized as a leader in public safety innovation, Providence's Chief of Police has revamped the city's crimefighting force and successfully replaced the department's traditional methods with a new community policing concept.
Paul English is the co-founder & CTO of Kayak.com a travel search engine. Recently, English has gained recognition as the founder of gethuman, a consumer movement, with the goal to change the face of customer support in the United States.
Cottam is a co-founder of Tellart and serves as the company's CEO and creative director as well as being a part-time faculty at RISD. Cottam's current research and course topics at RISD involve design for Search and Rescue and Disaster Medicine.
Chase is the founder and CEO of GoLoco, a service that helps people quickly arrange to share rides between friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Prior to GoLoco, Chase co-founded and was CEO of Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing company.
The founder and Chairman of Icosystem Corporation, Bonabeau is one of the world's leading experts in complexity. His book Swarm Intelligence has been a scientific bestseller for eight years and provided the inspiration for Michael Chrichton's Prey.
Benedict doesn't just do "green" architecture. She recently completed a 38-unit new construction project that uses 85% less energy than standard designs...and she did it without subsidy or special grants.
Balter is the founder and CEO of BzzAgent, Inc., one of the advertising industry's most recognized word-of-mouth marketing and media firms. Balter currently serves as Chair of The Word of Mouth Marketing Association International Committee.