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Former Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter

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Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by The New York Times, Adam Sharp has forged a distinctive career of more than twenty years at the intersection of media, technology, and politics. Sharp joined Twitter in November 2010 as its first hire in Washington, DC. From 2010 through 2016, Sharp was Head of News, Government, and Elections at Twitter, advising and driving creative uses of Twitter by journalists and news organizations, government officials and agencies, and political candidates and campaigns worldwide. He led the platform’s approach to the 2012 and 2016 US and more than a dozen international elections during his tenure. He was also director of media partnerships and worked closely with the media, government, and political candidates that wanted to make use of Twitter. Sharp became the longest-serving member of the company’s global media team, and its most visible broadcast spokesperson.

Actor, Comedian, and Cast Member of Saturday Night Live

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A master impersonator, Darrell Hammond's uncanny renditions of Bill Clinton, Geraldo Rivera, Chris Matthews, Sean Connery, and others leave audiences roaring with laughter. His dead-on depictions of some of America's most famous faces are smart, poignant, and, of course, hilarious.

Emmy & Peabody Award Winner

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Former Wall Street lawyer, investment banker and now rising star on the comedy scene, Mecurio combines his quick wit and intelligence with his innovative improv abilities to create a hilarious and unique comedy experience.

Founder of FUBU & Star of ABC's Shark Tank

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Daymond John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst and Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivation speaker. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC's entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank.

Former COO & President of Buzzfeed, Former CEO of Daily Mail North America, & CEO of Cheddar

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Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar, a new video media company sitting at the intersection of business news and culture. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 40 under 40. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America. Steinberg grew U.S. revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue. He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team.

CEO of Sidewalk Labs, Former President and CEO Bloomberg LP and Former Deputy Mayor of New York City

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Dan Doctoroff is the former president and CEO of Bloomberg LP, the former Deputy Mayor of New York City, and the current CEO of Sidewalk Labs, a visionary new project funded by Google parent company Alphabet. Alongside Google, Doctoroff developed Sidwalk Labs, which is focused on integrating technology into cities nationwide in the hopes of redeveloping decaying and struggling districts into booming city centers enhanced by 21st century technological capabilities.

Expert on AI, Machine Learning, & Technology Ethics

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Tim Hwang is the former Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a philanthropic project working to ensure that machine learning and autonomous technologies are researched, developed, and deployed in the public interest. Previously, he was at Google, where he was the company's global public policy lead on artificial intelligence, leading outreach to government and civil society on issues surrounding the social impact of the technology. Called “The Busiest Man on the Internet” by Forbes, Hwang’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Tim's current research focuses on the geopolitical aspects of computational power and machine learning hardware, and the parallels between historical common law development and platform content policies.

CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

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Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled (at the Whitney Museum of American Art), and North End Grill, as well as Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient. Each USHG restaurant and business is lovingly crafted and distinctive, and each strives to distinguish itself with warm hospitality and consistent excellence.

Winner of NBC's The Apprentice

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Personable and sincere speaker who brings the lessons he's learned through trial and error to life in each of his presentations.

Customized Corporate Put-On Comedian, Actor, & Emcee

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As a corporate put-on comedian and emcee, Harry Freedman has performed for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, and is frequently rated ‘best speaker’ at their conferences and perhaps the only individual ever to have been profiled in the business sections of The New York Times, Miami Herald, Newsday, and the International Herald Tribune. As a stand-up comedian, Harry is a regular opening act for Ray Romano, and as an actor, he has appeared on shows like CBS's hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and TNT's Men Of a Certain Age. With over three decades experience from the clubs of Las Vegas to the corporate boardroom, Harry Freedman is a comic you can trust and that audiences across all industries will love. Harry will create the perfect fake industry expert or executive for your group and will have everyone fooled with his outrageous quips until they realize they have been had and they are roaring with laughter!

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Humor Columnist, Best-Selling Author, and Satirist

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Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist. He has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business, and, most recently, Insane City. Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World, and Big Trouble was adapted into a film starring Tim Allen and Renee Russo. He also wrote a nationally-syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. One of his columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe “International Talk like a Pirate Day” every year on September 19th – perhaps his most enduring achievement.
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Best-selling Author, Business Change Agent & Marketing Expert

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As a best-selling author, business change agent and marketing expert, Jeffrey Hayzlett led the turnaround of one of the most iconic brands in the world as the Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak with some of the most innovative approaches to marketing. Mr. Hayzlett is the author of the best-selling book “The Mirror Test”, named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010 Best Business Books list, and speaks frequently around the world on business growth, communications, and marketing.