Ryan Evans’ idea worth spreading is “The Last Mile Revolution,” which will discuss the future of last mile transportation in dense urban areas and how he believes there will be a major shift from cars dominating the way people move around to the utilization of small, lightweight personal transportation devices.
He is the CEO of Inboard Technologies, the former Vice President of the Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries (AWSI), and the former President of North America Pure Action Sports. He has appeared on Shark Tank representing Inboard, securing a deal with Kevin O’ Leary and Lori Greiner for $750,000. Ryan has spoken at a variety of tech conferences, including TOA Berlin, CSC, SVIVE, Berkeley, and the Autotech Council here in San Jose. Additionally, he is currently working in industry trade organizations, companies in transportation, and urban planners in infrastructure.
Alan Kropf, who will be speaking about how you can find happiness in your career.
Alan is the Executive Director of Education at Anchor Distilling Co. and the founder of an exclusive beverage magazine, Mutineer Magazine. He has won many awards, including Forbes, Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Zagat 30 Under 30, along with Folio 13 Under 30 and MinOnline 10 to Watch.
Ray Wang’s idea worth spreading is about the future of technology and how digital privacy fits into that.
He is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He's also the author of the business strategy and technology blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View,” which provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Julie Campistron’s idea worth sharing is ‘Mindfulness Every Day.’ This will focus on the principles and concepts of mindfulness and how it can become the lense for every moment of your life, big or small. As she continues to be a "learner" in mindfulness today, she realizes how much mindfulness has impacted her daily life, and she can now look back at past experiences and see that she was already applying some of the principles of mindfulness without knowing it at the time.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stop, Breathe & Think. Julie is a former EVP for Demand Media, where she lead the web properties and content studio divisions of over 120 people, 100M monthly unique visitors and $70M in revenue. She was part of the leading team driving the growth of the company through its IPO and beyond. She previously worked as a marketing executive at Yahoo! where she managed multi-million dollar campaigns, talent and OEM partnerships for Yahoo! Music and drove the international expansion for Yahoo! Search Marketing. She started her career at L’Oreal as a brand manager.
Andy Semenza is a senior at The Harker School. An ardent pianist, he has performed and competed widely and often spends his summers around the country or abroad participating in music festivals such as in Beijing or South Tyrol. In the academic sphere, Andy strives to embrace the ideal of the polymath: his intellectual interests range from the evolution of the conservation movement to evolutionary biology. In that vein, Andy considers interactions and interfaces to be of crucial importance to understanding the world around us, whether between humans and society or humans and the environment. In his free time, Andy is fond of tackling brutal hikes deep in the wilderness or rummaging about in the kitchen.