BUILDING THE RIGHT TEAM
Andy Billings, VP of Profitable Creativity
Andy shares some of experiences on team while working at one of the biggest gaming companies Electronic Arts (EA)
Andy Billings is passionate about energizing executives, managers, and teams to shape their future and transform how they do business through innovation, product development, and organization building. He works closely with leaders to find the right path toward success and profitability. Andy’s business acumen and ability to work as a trusted colleague fuels his leadership effectiveness.
In his current role as VP of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts, Andy stresses the vital importance of leadership development as a force for transformational change. Known for developing highly-effective simulations, games, and other creative means that result in learning and change, Andy develops key change agents who ensure ongoing profitability by overcoming “impossible” challenges. Participants in Andy’s learning and development initiatives have played a major role in the company’s recent digital transformation and financial turnaround.
Kara Goldin is founder and CEO of hint inc., the San Francsico-based company which produces the leading unsweetened flavored water. hint® also recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with hint fruit essence.
Kara has been named among Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes' 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
3rd and 4th generation Venture capitalists Tim and Adam Draper speaks today about the future of currency and Bitcoin.
Tim Draper is the founder of Draper Associates and DFJ. Founder Draper Venture Network. Global VC.
In 2014, Draper purchased, for an undisclosed price, nearly 30,000 bitcoins which had been seized by the US Marshals service and auctioned to the public. The accumulation of bitcoins was estimated to be worth US$19 million at the time.
Jack Saba is a Managing Partner at Day One investments. Jack visits Draper University to talk about the potential of blockchain investments and bitcoin.
Jesse Damiani is Editor-at-Large of VRScout and the CEO of Galatea, a writing and project management tool for immersive storytelling. He's also Series Editor for Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press) and the author of @endless$pectator: The Screens Suite #loliloquy (BlazeVOX, 2017). Other writing can be found on Quartz, IndieWire, and HuffPost.
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. He sits down at Draper University to promote his new book Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups—Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.