Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world's leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries.
Darius joined a group of partners to purchase the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in November of 2012. He is a political strategist who spearheaded a series of innovative ventures and private/public partnerships in the high-tech, real estate and retail fields. Currently, a key project is the Treasure Island Development Project, a $6 billion economic redevelopment of the former Naval Station Treasure Island. In addition, Darius is also the Founder and CEO of Platinum Advisors, a full-service government affairs firm that ranks in the top five of California government advocacy companies. With offices in Sacramento, Orange County and San Francisco, Platinum Advisors provides lobbying, real estate project development, procurement, public affairs and strategic consulting to corporations, governments, trade associations and non-profit groups. Between 1993 and 1998, Darius Anderson served as Chief of Staff for The Yucaipa Companies and as Vice President of External Affairs for Ralphs Grocery Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. He also served as the Executive Director for the Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation. Philanthropy is important to Darius, and he is involved in a variety of charitable activities. He is the Chair of the National Advisory Council at the Institute of Governmental Studies at University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the George Washington University Graduate School of Public Management’s Council on American Politics, Californians Building Bridges and the Sonoma Jazz Festival. He is a passionate art collector and owns world-class collections of both baseball and Jack London memorabilia. Darius Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Sir Ken Robinson
Doug Barry has been an innovator in technology, media and entertainment for the past 25 years. He has been a founder, investor, board member and operating executive. Doug began his career producing concerts at UC Berkeley before heading to Hollywood where he developed popular TV gameshows, "Win, Lose or Draw" and "The Joker's Wild." Doug joined Electronic Arts (EA) in the early 90’s as a product development executive and co-founded EA Kids (EA's educational division). Following EA, Doug became Senior VP/GM of Turner New Media where he managed the division's digital businesses including Cartoon Network online which became the leading kid's website with over 1 million users. Doug left Turner to become President/Services of Internet TV software startup, Navio Networks, which later went public as Liberate in a $1 billion IPO. Doug co-founded Selby Ventures in 2000 and has provided seed financing to over 50 digital media and software startups As a founding venture investor in Pandora Media, Doug helped guide the Company from inception to IPO. Pandora is now the largest global internet radio service with over 125 million users and a market value of over $2 billion. Doug received his B.S. from UC Berkeley and MBA from Harvard University.
Dale Dougherty is the founder, President & CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. MAKE has been the catalyst for a worldwide Maker Movement that is transforming innovation in industry, hands-on learning in education and the personal lives of makers of all ages. MAKE invites everyone to become a maker, and integrate creative goals with technical skills. Dougherty was a co-founder of O'Reilly Media, where he was the first editor of their computing trade books, and developed GNN in 1993, the first commercial website. He coined Web 2.0 in 1993. MAKE started at O'Reilly Media and spun out as its own company in January 2013. He grew up in Louisville, KY.
Jim is a general partner with Technology Partners where he leads the firm's efforts in Consumer Medicine, investing in both medical device and biopharmaceutical companies. He serves on the boards of ElCelyx, Essentialis, Incline Therapeutics, Revance Therapeutics, Transcend Medical, and TRIA Beauty while also having led Technology Partner's investment in two companies that have since gone public; Iomai (IOMI) and Cadence Pharmaceuticals (CADX). Jim is also an advisor to the Lester Center at University of California, Berkeley and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, DC. Previously, Jim was Managing Director at CIT Venture Capital, leading the Group's effort in Life Science investing. Also, Jim was a leader within McKinsey & Company's Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice. Jim earned a B.S. from Duke University and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Biology. He was a Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellow at Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany and a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley. Jim has published several research papers and had his research highlighted in major media outlets, including: Nature, The New York Times, Scientific American, and CNN.
Kerry Rego is a Social Media & Technology Consultant and Keynote Speaker working with individuals, businesses, government and non-profits. Since 2006, she has been educating, implementing, and training staff on new media tools. She is the County of Sonoma social media staff trainer, City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department social media instructor, lead trainer for California Community College's Interactive Internet and Mobile Applications for Business program, a Vistage speaker, and a columnist for the North Bay Business Journal. Kerry was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA with a background in office management, recruiting, and entertainment. She is the recipient of the North Bay Business Journal's 2011 "Forty Under 40" Award and is the author of "What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: Take Control of Your Online Reputation".