#140LA13 Speakers

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JeffpJeff Pulver @JeffPulver (also speaking on “Listening to Your Body”) is a pioneer of the VoIP industry, as well as a globally renowned thought leader, author, and entrepreneur. Jeff is the founder of Free World Dialup (FWD), the VON Coalition, Vivox, and others, and is the co-founder of Zula and VoIP provider, Vonage. He has influenced the creation of numerous other startups.


DebDebra Eckerling @GuidedGoals (also moderating the “Heart” panel) is the creator of Guided Goals – she helps individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to set goals and manage their projects – and Write On Online, a website and community for writers. Debra has been a speaker at the #140conf in both New York and Los Angeles, the #140edu conference, Social Media Club LA panels, and the Mediabistro Social Curation Summit. She hosts a monthly writers hangout in West Los Angeles.




Listening to Yourself


MallikaMallika Chopra @MallikaChopra
Mallika Chopra has spent the last ten years working in a variety of capacities in the media world. In 2008 she started Intent.com, a new trusted wellness destination on the web, to realize her personal intention to connect with others by sharing and listening to each others stories.


Love, Passion & Chocolate


AshleyAshley Walsh @AshleyDWalsh
Ashley Walsh is the COO for Intentional Chocolate, which embeds ancient technology thru modern means into a delicious form, chocolate. At 7 years old, her father, and founder of the company, Jim Walsh, introduced Ashley to the first chocolate ever grown in the USA – Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate. Chocolate has been an integral part of Ashley’s life ever since.


Engaging Your Community


DavidDavid Bloom@DavidBloom and @Deadline
David Bloom is a consultant in communications and social media. He handles all social media, podcast creation and content partnerships for Deadline Hollywood. He also is an advisor to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and to Greenlots, a company that creates electrical-vehicle charging system solutions


CatherineCatherine Geanuracos @Geanuracos
Catherine Geanuracos, Founder of New Economy Campaigns, leverages technology and media to create global movements that respond to the most urgent social, environmental, and political issues of our time. She was the founding CTO of MomsRising.org and has advised Lyft, Zimride, Social Media Week, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, the Betacup Challenge, and Eric Garcetti’s mayoral campaign.


Transforming Entertainment through Social Media


StevenSteven Swimmer @Stevens1 and @Nowster
Steven Swimmer is a web pioneer and digital strategist/producer currently at SwimmerMedia and was previously Director of Online Marketing for Fox.com. His website - Nowster – explores the intersection of culture and technology.


JonJon Cody @Cody_Jon@TelevisionFour, and @StyleClubTV
Jon Cody is Founder and CEO of TV4 Entertainment, Inc. He was a lawyer, policymaker, TV network and studio executive, and former General Manager at Hulu.


PeterPeter Hyoguchi@PeterHyoguchi and @StrikeTV
Peter Hyoguchi is a writer, director, producer and VFX supervisor currently in production on a sci-fi series called The New Kind. His credits include writing and directing the New York and San Francisco Indie fest feature winner First, Last and Deposit, as well as co-writing a fantasy horror screenplay with the late Ray Bradbury for director John Carpenter.


MikeMike Rotman, @MikeRotman@StreaminGarage, and @ThisWeekSucked
Mike Rotman is an Emmy nominated TV comedy writer, producer, director and one of the first in the industry to make the transition to new media. He is founder of the content and production company, Streamin’ Garage, which was one of the first live streamed networks. Recently, Mike has sold a show to Nerdist called “Kids Court,” which was produced through Streamin’ Garage.


Paying it Forward


BrianBrian Mac Mahon, @YourOfficeAgent
Brian Mac Mahon, CEO and Founder of Your Office Agent, hosts Pay it Forward for Business events in Santa Monica every few months. His passion is to help individuals and companies find the change solutions they need to become faster, smarter, stronger to survive and thrive in this new world we live in.



Romance, Speaking & Hearing from the Heart


KerianneKerianne Mellott @Keri_Mellott and@eharmony
A social media and marketing expert, Kerianne Mellott is the Social Media Manager at eHarmony. She tweets with the site’s community about love, dating & relationships.


JulieJulie Spira @JulieSpira
Julie Spira is a top Online Dating Expert and Dating Coach and is the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. As a very early adopter of Internet dating, Julie’s helped singles find love online for almost 20 years is the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating.


MarniMarni Battista@MarniBattista
Marni Battista, Founder of DatingWithDignity.com, is a a certified professional Dating and Relationship Coach who inspires clients to create shifts on the inside that attract sustainable partnership and passion! Marni has written for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Yahoo! Shine, Huffington Post, YourTango.com, CupidsPulse.com, Men’s Fitness, Glamour, and more.

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