2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

New Social Networks Are Changing Entire Industries

Friday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St

Facebook. LinkedIn. Twitter. They’re household social channels we’ve experimented with and grown accustomed to over the years. But what would happen if social entrepreneurs fueled by hundreds of millions in capital applied social principles to entire industries? And what would that mean to the brands trying to have more direct conversations with the customers and prospects? It would represent a monumental shift in the social industry. And it’s happening.

More than $1 billion has been invested in the networks that are defining and capturing millions of professionals in entire industries – education, healthcare, technology, architecture/design, and many others. They’re connecting buyers and sellers in more direct ways, fostering direct conversations between users, and reshaping how brands think about reaching and engaging with their users. It’s the great unbundling of social and it's happening now.

Presented by SpiceWorks


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Carmel DeAmicis



Carmel DeAmicis is all about that Face...book, that is. She covers social media and the consumer web for Gigaom and gets her kicks annoying poor Uber PR people.

Prior to joining Gigaom, she rep...

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Jay Hallberg

Co-Founder & CEO


In 2006, Jay Hallberg co-founded Spiceworks, which has grown into the professional network for the IT industry. With more than 6 million users, it’s transforming how $3 trillion worth of technology...

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Manish Kothari

GM Platform


Manish Kothari is head of platform at Edmodo where he focuses on user engagement, partnerships and business development. Prior to Edmodo, he was a co-founder of Root-1, Inc., an education technolog...

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Nate Gross



Dr. Nate Gross is the co-founder of Doximity, the leading physician network used by more than 50% of US doctors. He is also co-founder of Rock Health, the full service seed fund for health startups...

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