May 23

LUMA’s Digital Media Summit

LUMA’s Digital Media Summit
May 23, 2017
New York, New York

“Ad industry on inevitable march away from proxy metrics, like impressions to selling on business outcomes.”
~ Terence Kawaja, Luma Partners

“(Amazon taking on Google & Facebook) Amazon is playing a different game, knows exactly what you bought and what you will buy.”
~ Terence Kawaja, Luma Partners

“In venture, the return for being early is exactly the same as being wrong.”
~ Terence Kawaja, Luma Partners

“10 yrs ago, 5 most valuable firms in world were oil co’s, now top 5 are tech co’s powered by massive amounts of data. ” (Data = New Oil)
~ as tweeted by Kerry Morris

“We’re in the disillusionment phase of Artificial Intelligence. We’re going to move to amazement soon.”
~ Brian Andersen, Luma Partners

“Mobile is the new endcap.”
~ as tweeted by Martin Nisenholtz

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“You’re not wandering through life waiting to be delighted and surprised by a mobile advertisement.”
~ as tweeted by Hulu Insights

“Make yourself profitable, control your destiny… investor sentiment comes and goes on waves.”
~ as tweeted by Kelly Hoey

“If you build a profitable company… you’ll have lots of options.”
~ as tweeted by Kelly Hoey

“Good companies don’t get sold, they get bought.” (Winners’ Circle panel)
~ Lorne Brown, SintecMedia

“I want to talk buyers not breathers.”
~ Mike Sands, Signal

“Software is eating the world, but Artificial Intelligence is eating software.” (quoted at the Luma Summit)
~ as tweeted by Jim Anderson

Conference Link: LUMA’s Digital Media Summit

May 17

Techonomy Health

Techonomy Health
May 16, 2017
New York, New York

“Patients should be empowered to take their own data and share it with whomever they want.”
~ Eric Schadt, Sema4

“Why do we give permission to Google to own our email? Because there is a perceived benefit.”
~ Eric Schadt, Sema4

“Technology can help us, but we have to look at it in a human way.”
~ Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health Equity

“The founding fathers… didn’t imagine corporate America with so much power and no checks and balances.”
~ Dean Ornish, UCSF

“Why do I trust Wikipedia and not Facebook? Wikipedia is optimized for truth. Facebook is optimized for eyeballs.”
~ Gary Marcus, Geometric Intelligence

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“We have a much bigger problem than fake news. We have a fake democracy.”
~ Andrew Rasiej, Civic Hall

“Building for relationships is the frontier where designers will win.”
~ Bre Pettis, Bre & Co.

“We need to see healthcare costs as investment, not a cost.”
~ as tweeted by GreyHealth Group

“We’ve been bad mouthing the US healthcare system all day…let’s continue…”
~ David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy

Conference Link: Techonomy Health

May 11

IAB Digital Content NewFronts

IAB Digital Content NewFronts
May 1-12, 2017
New York City, New York

“We believe brands shouldn’t have to choose between premium quality content and scale.”
~ Matt Derella, Twitter

“We want to leave a mark and we want to better the world… and that’s through technology.”
~ Jack Dorsey, Twitter

“People want that insight into the game and instant feedback from other fans.”
~ Adam Silver, NBA

“The future of video is on the handset, not the TV set.”
~ Pete Cashmore, Mashable

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“We’re not here to talk about what’s the same in digital. We’re talking about what’s different, interesting, and new.”
~ Pete Cashmore, Mashable

“We are not a website. We are a distributed media company.”
~ Pete Cashmore, Mashable

“Last year was all millennials… now parents are the new ‘it’ crowd” they’re ‘digital captives’.”
~ Devra Prywes, Unruly

Conference Link: IAB Digital Content NewFronts

May 04


May 2-4, 2017
New Orleans, Louisianan

“People don’t always buy into a vision, but they do buy into a leader.”
~ Larry Quinlan, Deloitte

“Over the next 10 years, there will be 1.3 M jobs created for software developers, with only 400,000 grads to fill them”
~ Doug Gray, Indeed

“Know when to admit there are services you can’t provide and become more valuable by recommending trusted partners.”
~ Lauren Crampsie, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

“Knowing what you don’t know is the most powerful trait you can have as a marketer.”
~ Lauren Crampsie, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

“Empathy and compassion doesn’t show up on a spreadsheet.”
~ Chris Sacca, Lowercase Capital

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“When the best people in the world stop working at your company, your company is in serious trouble.” (re Uber)
~ Chris Sacca, Lowercase Capital

“As advertisers lose the ability to invade the home, and consumers’ minds, they will be forced to wait for an invitation.”
~ Scott Donaton, Digitas

“Fun fact: There are 1.65 billion active mobile social media accounts globally, with 1 million new users added every day.”
~ as tweeted by Kelly Ann Collins

“Big corporations want to work close and alongside #startups, they love the energy and buzz.”
~ Miguel McKelvey, WeWork

“As a woman, you have a right to take up space. You have a right to take up as much space as you want.”
~ Sophia Bush, The Girl Project

Conference Link: Collision

Apr 28

TED2017: The future you

TED2017: The future you
April 24–28, 2017
Vancouver, BC

“Politicians come and go, but ideas are forever.”
~ Chris Anderson, TED

“The best time to protect coral reefs was 50 years ago. The second best time is now.”
~ Kristen Marhaver, Coral Biologist

“Every time a machine gets smarter, we get smarter.”
~ Tom Gruber, Apple

“We need to be willing to see our own worldview as open to improvement from the evidence of other people.”
~ Michael Lynch, Philosopher

“Daring to understand means risking the possibility that what you want and what’s true are different things.”
~ Michael Lynch, Philosopher

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“Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach: you get dizzy, drunk, lose your balance and end up hurting those around you.”
~ Pope Francis

“Algorithms automate the status quo.”
~ Cathy O’Neil, Mathematician

“That is not an anxiety-reducing situation.” (re: future full of flying cars overhead)
~ Elon Musk, SpaceX/Tesla

“The only people who refer to their customers as ‘users’ are drug dealers and technologists.”
~ Manoush Zomorodi, Writer

“Aging is not a problem to fix or a disease to be cured. It is a powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.”
~ Ashton Applewhite, Writer

Conference Link: TED2017: The future you

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