Speakers

Northside Innovation is where the best and brightest names in the global innovation community come to discover the next big thing through a series of panel talks, keynotes, pitch competitions, and networking events.

There is no place to develop your professional network and connect with colleagues who will transform your career or your business like our conference. Northside Innovation will feature talks on emerging tech, media innovations, the future of original video content, startup pitch competitions, talks on design, tactical workshops for entrepreneurs, and cultural discussions with Brooklyn influencers.

Adam Perlis

CEO, Founder of Academy

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Adrian Chen

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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Alex Chung

CEO, Giphy

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Allie Mahler

Founder, COMMUNITY X DESIGN & Part-Time Faculty, Parsons

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Amy Carlson

Actress, Blue Bloods

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Amy Hobby

Tribeca Film Institute

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Ana Andjelic

Havas Lux Hub

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Andrew Walker

Staff Photographer, Shutterstock

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Andrew Nusca

FORTUNE

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Andy Cohn

THE FADER

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Anna Holmes

First Look Media

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Anthony Casalena

Founder & CEO, Squarespace

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Anthony Pompliano

Full Tilt Capital

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Ari Kuschnir

M ss ng P eces

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Ben Smith

BuzzFeed

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Beth Kowitt

FORTUNE

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Betsy Reed

The Intercept

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Bette Ann Schlossberg

Influencer Partnerships, Google

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Casey Fremont

The Art Production Fund

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Christene Barberich

Refinery29

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Colin Nagy

Fred & Farid

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David Pakman

Venrock

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David Rosenberg

GIPHY

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Derick Rhodes

Director of Creator Programs, VIMEO

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DJ Spooky

Artist, Writer, Musician

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Elizabeth Plank

Vox Media

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Elliott Wilson

Culture & Content, Hip Hop - TIDAL

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Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO BrainReserve

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Gemma Craven

SVP, Director of Social & Mobile, McCann NY

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Glenn Greenwald

The Intercept

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Graeme Wood

National Correspondent, The Atlantic and author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

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Hank Shocklee

Hip Hop Producer and DJ

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Himanshu “Heems” Suri

performer, ex-Das Racist

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Ian Schafer

DeepFocus

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Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager Company

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Isaac Oates

CEO, Justworks

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Jackson Jeyanayagam

CMO, Boxed

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Jane Rosenthal

Tribeca Film Institute

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Janett Martinez

CEO, Loomia

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Jason Kuperman

Chief Product Marketing Officer, OUTFRONT Media

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Jason Schickel

Senior Product Manager, Shutterstock

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Jason Silva

Filmmaker, Futurist - ORIGINS, Brain Games

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Jeff Gothelf

Lean UX, Sense & Respond

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Jeremy Scahill

The Intercept

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Jeseka Hahn

Principal Product Designer, Shutterstock

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Jesse Kirshbaum

NUE

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Jessica Bennett

Author, Feminist Fight Club

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Jessica Lawrence Quinn

NY Tech Alliance

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Julie Menin

Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

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Julie Mossler

Head of Brand & Global Marketing, Waze

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Julie Samuels

Executive Director, TECH:NYC

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Justin Stanwix

Nanotronics

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Kae Burke

House of Yes

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Kara Swisher

Recode

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Kathleen Lingo

New York Times

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Kathryn Minshew

Founder & CEO, The Muse

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Kevin Weil

Instagram

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Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator for New York

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Lauren Duca

Journalist, Teen Vogue

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Lex Dreitser

CEO, VRVU

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Lydia Polgreen

Huffington Post

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Marcela Sapone

Hello Alfred

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Mark Di Christina

Director of Marketing, Mailchimp

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Martha Jeffries

Years of Living Dangerously

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Mary Harron

Director, American Psycho

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Masha Gessen

Journalist, activist & author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

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Matthew Hartman

Partner, Betaworks

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

The City of New York

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McLean Donnelly

Shutterstock

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Mehdi Hasan

The Intercept

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Michael Angelakos

Passion Pit

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Michael McQuilken

Old Sound Room

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Missy Suicide

Suicide Girls

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Nathan Bashaw

CEO, Hardbound

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Nicholas Thompson

Editor-in-Chief, WIRED

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Nick Gray

Museum Hack

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Norma Kamali

Fashion Designer

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Paola Mendoza

Filmmaker, Artistic Director of Women's March

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Paula Szuchman

VP, On-Demand Content at WNYC

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Piper Kerman

Author, Orange is the New Black

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Polina Marinova

FORTUNE

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Raeshem Nijhon

Founder and EP, Fictionless

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Rebecca Carroll

Editor of Special Projects, WNYC

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Rebecca Traister

Writer at Large, New York Magazine & Contributing Editor, Elle Magazine

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Ric Leichtung

Co-founder, AdHoc

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Rick Heitzmann

Founder, FirstMark Capital

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Robyn L. Scott

Improviser & Executive Presence Coach

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Rozina Ali

Contributor, The New Yorker & Contributing Editor, Cairo Review

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Ryan Tate

Technology Editor, The Intercept

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Sabrina Dridje

Telly Awards

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Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest

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Sam Biddle

Technology Reporter, The Intercept)

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Sara Poorsattar

Dir. of Product Management, Vimeo

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Sarah Leonard

Features Editor, The Nation

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Sasheer Zamata

SNL

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Scott Heiferman

co-Founder & CEO, Meetup

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Shani Hilton

BuzzFeed News

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Shruti Ganguly

Filmmaker and Partner, Fictionless

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Spencer Mandell

Creative Strategist, Facebook and Instagram

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Suzanne Lindbergh

AOL BUILD

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Tim Clancy

Vice HBO

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Winnie Wong

People For Bernie, #FeelTheBern

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Winslow Porter

New Reality VR

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Young M.A

rapper

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Zoe Buckman

Artist

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