Carrie Fitzsimmons // ArtScience Labs, Executive Director
Carrie Fitzsimmons is the Executive Director of ArtScience Labs, an international network of creativity and innovation labs founded by Harvard Professor David Edwards that catalyzes idea translation in art and design experiments at the frontiers of science, and the founding Director of the ArtScience Prize. She attended the Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2008 while she was Chief of Staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. She is a connector for Boston World Partnerships; a Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts; a founding board member of the National Creativity Network; on the National Advisory Council for The Art of Science Learning; and advisory board member for Massachusetts College of Arts Artward Bound program. Carrie travels globally to speak on behalf of the ArtScience Prize while strategically growing and managing the international programs that comprise the ArtScience Labs.
Sally Wolf // Time Warner Inc, Executive Director
Sally Wolf is a media industry executive with extensive experience developing growth strategies for both large companies and industry start-ups. She currently serves as Executive Director of Multicultural Business Initiatives at Time Warner Inc. (TWX). As part of the Cultural Investments group, Sally leads efforts to foster emerging talent and digital content development, aligning the company and its divisions (Time Warner Corporate, HBO, Turner Broadcasting, and Warner Bros. Entertainment) with the Time Warner Foundation’s philanthropic focus on discovering and developing the next generation of storytellers. She specializes in identifying opportunities to reach younger and increasingly diverse millennial content consumers.
She began her career in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Media & Entertainment practice, developing detailed growth strategies for companies across all sectors of the industry, with clients including film studios, television networks, content creators, magazines, newspapers, theme parks and more.
Daniel Doubrovkine // Artsy, CTO
Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is CTO at Artsy.net in New York, working on bringing the art world online. He is a maintainer of multiple popular open-source projects, including Java Native Access, Ruby Grape and Hashie. Daniel graduated from University of Geneva in late 90s and founded and sold Vestris Inc., an early stage technology start-up right after college. He joined Microsoft as Development Lead, was Director at Visible Path, then Architect and Development Manager at Application Security.
Ken Zolot // Entrepreneur and MIT Professor
Ken Zolot is a professor at MIT, at Berklee visiting faculty and founding steering committee member at the Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, and at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Ken serves as Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship.
Ken has held full-time founding roles in several startups, including Rethink Robotics (fka Heartland Robotics), which Ken co-founded in 2008 with Rod Brooks, former Chief Technology Officer of iRobot and Director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 2000, Ken co-founded Egenera, Inc., along with Goldman Sachs' Chief Technology Officer Vern Brownell. Ken's previous startup, Geer Zolot Associates, was a spinoff from MIT Project Athena. Ken is an active advisor to numerous organizations involved in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship, including TechStars, The Deshpande Foundation, The Levin Institute of New York City, MassChallenge, hackNY, and FIRST Robotics. Ken partnered with retired Harvard Business School professor James Cash in launching "The Cash Catalyst" , a program for fortune 100 Chief Information Officers to promote peer-to-peer exchange and learning.
Kelly Schaefer // IDEO, Senior Business Designer
Kelly Schaefer is an entrepreneur, venture designer and career coach. As a Senior Business Designer at IDEO Boston, she uses her background in entrepreneurship, media and education to develop new ventures and launch innovative products and services. She also works as a career coach for Harvard Business School, her alma mater. In previous roles, she launched a division for a pan-African non-profit, started a food company, and worked as a management consultant. Free time finds her writing, painting and hiking.
Romi Kadri // Sonos, Innovation Manager
Romi Kadri manages the innovation program at Sonos, a US-based consumer electronics company that develops wireless home audio products that "fill your home with music." He received his B.S. in Innovation Engineering at MIT in 2014. He co-founded FreeFlow Global, a multi-million dollar retail and product design business in the adventure-sports industry. He has also worked at Interscope Records, Aslop-Louie Partners, and Executive Digital Management.