The NEW New

4/29/2016 Nancy 0 Comments


Over the course of two amazing weekends in April, brand catalyst, investor, and educator Scott Elias curated a series of far-ranging conversations with hand-selected leaders who disrupt, innovate, and create the future. "The NEW New @BIC" was one part dynamic conference, one part credit-bearing intensive and all parts engaging.  

The most REMARKABLE group of professionals included:

Chris Paik, co-founder of Thrive Capital who was an early investor in Instagram, Twitch, WarbyParker, Kickstarter, Harry's Shave Club.

Spencer Rice, Chief Marketing Office of SoulCycle, which was founded ten years ago with a mission to create happiness and empowerment through exercise. Spencer also treated us all to a free session).

Adrian Chernoff, Director of Innovation & Research, Johnson & Johnson, who has been honored with 89 awarded patents and 20+ awards he has helped General Motors in electric cars, NASA in medical robots, Kodak in printers, Disney in theme park rides, and Broadridge Financial Solutions in consumer apps.

Stinson Parks, Head of Digital Content at Mountain Dew whose specialities include image/lifestyle brands, disruptive innovation, brand restages/renovations, and key customer strategy development.

Nicole Gill, SKD Knickerbocker, who led New York & California marriage equality act and Planned Parenthood Crisis Response team.

Yoni Ben-Yehuda, BlueFountain Media, CMO,  a results-driven, digital marketing agency in NYC specializing in website design, mobile app development, and online marketing. 

Matt Cynamon, General Assembly, SVP Community & Opportunity. By the end of 2015, General Assembly will have nearly 40,000 alumni across the globe. Armed with intense ambition, a desire to support one another, and a wide range of the most important skills of the 21st century, this group possesses all the potential to be one of the most influential networks in the world.

Scott MacEachern, Nemo Design, VP Business Development; Nike Advanced Concept Team VP who signed & managed Nike Lance Armstrong relationship; conceived & supervised Nike's LiveStrong Bracelet, then led Nike's LiveStrong Brand.

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