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Chris Wild, the founder and curator of Retronaut.com delivers surprising, thought-provoking, and amusing images of the past to his many fans every day, inviting viewers to See the past like you wouldn't believe. Number 20 on the Times of London's list of the 50 people you should follow on Twitter, Wild worked across the museum and archive world for the better part of a decade. He is guest curator for a range of digital and physical museums, and lives near Oxford, England, with his wife, Annie, and two children.
Chris' first book, Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine, is published by National Geographic.
Laura R. Walker is President and CEO of New York Public Radio (NYPR). During Ms. Walker’s tenure, the organization has transformed from two city-owned radio stations into an independent nonprofit news and cultural organization that operates eight public radio stations (including WNYC and WQXR), produces a portfolio of award-winning content, and develops digital products that reach 14.2 million people each month.
Under Ms. Walker’s leadership, NYPR has won seven George Foster Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and developed groundbreaking programming that has changed the sound of public radio including: Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media, Death, Sex and Money, New Tech City and The Takeaway. She leads the organization’s strategy to bring its high-quality audio content, journalism and music to listeners through terrestrial radio, podcasts and innovative products like WNYC’s groundbreaking App with its Discover feature.
Ms. Walker has been named one of New York City’s Most Powerful Women by Crain’s New York Business, and has received an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PRI's Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Earlier in her career, she was a print journalist, a producer at NPR and an executive at Sesame Workshop.
She sits on the boards of The Tribune Media Company, Saint Ann’s School, The Women’s Forum, Yale Center for Customer Insights, The Eagle Picher Trust and New York Public Radio. She is the Chair of the Station Resource Group.
Ms. Walker holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA magna cum laude from Wesleyan University where she was an Olin Scholar.
Eamonn Store, the newly appointed Guardian US, CEO was previously the President, Agency Development at MEC, a GroupM company. He joined MEC in 2005 as Managing Director, Global Solutions and has been based in New York since 2007. Previously he held senior positions at Starcom, Profero and Carat International. Prior to starting his media planning career at Carat UK in 1988, Store trained as a Pilot Officer with the British Royal Navy.
Timothy Shey is Director of Creator Experience and Development, YouTube Spaces, a team focused on understanding the medium of YouTube and helping creators worldwide innovate, collaborate, and develop successful channels on the platform. Some of the projects Tim has helped lead since joining YouTube and Google include the development, design and launch of YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, and soon New York; the Creator Playbook of best practices for success on YouTube; the first-ever YouTube Music Awards in November 2013; and the development of YouTube Nation with Dreamworks Animation.
Tim was co-founder and president of Next New Networks, one of the first media companies built on distributed platforms such as YouTube, and led the company's creative and platform strategy until its acquisition by YouTube in March 2011. Next New Networks pioneered the practice of audience development and the multi-channel network (MCN) business model, assembling at the time the most diverse and successful portfolio of original programming on the Internet, including hit channels Barely Political, VSauce, ThreadBanger, Indy Mogul, Channel Frederator and Fast Lane Daily, and a network of over 100 independent creators such as The Gregory Brothers, racking up over 2 billion video views and thirteen Webby Awards, more than any online media company at the time. They also built long term, industry-leading partnerships with companies such as AOL, YouTube, and MSN and blue-chip advertisers including Warner Bros, American Express, Verizon, and Unilever.
Tim and his work have been featured in media including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, USA Today, WIRED UK, TechCrunch, and AdWeek’s 20 Under 40. Tim’s eighteen years as a designer and producer have also included projects in television, mobile, and the web: in 1996, Tim co-founded Proteus, a pioneering interactive agency, which was responsible for the first-ever nationwide interactive TV broadcast using mobile phones during FOX’s Super Bowl XXXVI, and produced mobile phone-based interactive TV experiences for NBC's 2004 Olympics and four seasons of NFL, NASCAR, and MLB on FOX Sports. His work as Proteus' creative director also included campaigns for AT&T, Sony, Sprint, Newsweek, ExxonMobil, The Washington Post, Gibson, and Motorola, and network-wide mobile content offerings for HBO, ABC, Discovery, and FOX.
Jim has been Chief Content Officer and Executive Editor of Mashable since Nov. 2013, managing a newsroom of 70 journalists dedicated to covering news, entertainment, digital culture and technology. Before joining Mashable he spent 7 months as Executive Editor of Reuters Digital and 26 years at the New York Times, where he served in numerous roles, including Assistant Managing Editor, Editor of Digital News and Politics Editor. He's a graduate of the University of North Carolina