2015 Keynote Speakers
Wednesday, Sept. 9th
Björn Jeffery is the CEO and co-founder of Toca Boca, a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. Since its first product launch in 2011, Toca Boca has released 28 apps that have been downloaded in 215 countries worldwide. With over 90 million total downloads to date, Toca Boca apps focus on stimulating kids’ imagination so that they can play and have fun in a safe digital environment.
Thursday, Sept. 10th
Currently, Pistor is leading the feature film initiative for Mattel’s Playground Productions, which encompasses extending existing brands as well as identifying, developing and producing new IP. She is producing MAX STEEL, Playground’s first live action feature. Upcoming projects include executive producing MASTER’S OF THE UNIVERSE and BARBIE for Sony and HOT WHEELS with Legendary.
Oren Jacob is CEO and Co-founder of ToyTalk, an award-winning entertainment and technology company that combines art and science to create conversation with characters. ToyTalk’s groundbreaking platform powers the unique creative process that ToyTalk and the world’s leading entertainment companies use to create conversation with their beloved characters.
Evie Nagy is a Bay Area-based Staff Writer at FastCompany.com, writing features and news with a focus on culture and creativity. She was previously an editor at Billboard and Rolling Stone, and has written about music, business and culture for a variety of publications. Her book about Devo’s album Freedom of Choice, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, was released in May 2015.
Vice President, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide,
Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group
Founder and CEO
CEO & Co-Founder
Duck Duck Moose
Bright World eBooks
Children’s Technology Review
Vice President, International & Digital Business
Highlights Consumer Businesses
Senior Director, Head of Digital Media
HIT Entertainment, a division of Fisher-Price, Inc.
Founder and CEO Virtual Worlds IP Inc.
Founder and CEO Numedeon Inc.
Product Lead, Mobile Strategy & Design
Senior Vice President
Big Blue Bubble Inc.
Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development
William James College
Director of Learning
Director of Product Management
CEO and President
iStoryTime Inc. a division of Cupcake Digital
HITN and Founding Member
CEO & Founder
Marketing & Communications
Director of Product
Senior Vice President of Research
National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
Vice President of Research & Evaluation
Global Head of Educational Apps & Games Partnerships
Director of Digital Strategy and Engagement
Metaverse Mod Squad
Living in Digital Times
Executive Creative Director and Chief Strategy Officer
PBS KIDS Digital
Youth Centers Manager
San Francisco Public Library
EVP Digital Interactive
ESRB Privacy Certified
Design, Product, UX
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Marketing
Digital Kids® Media
Chief KID, CEO and Founder
Founder & CEO
Senior Vice President of Global Trends
Apps and Digital Learning