Jay is a serial entrepreneur and investor known for his work founding and running companies such as Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo and Opsmatic.
Most recently, Jay co-founded Center Electric, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the Internet of Things and Internet infrastructure. The firm is based in San Francisco.
Jay founded Equinix (EQIX) in 1998, where he was responsible for the original and sustaining business model, growing it to be the largest datacenter company and Internet exchange service in the world, taking the company public and building it to a multi-billion dollar company.
Jay founded Revision3 in 2005, the first Internet television network, selling it to Discovery Communications in 2012. As CEO of Digg, Jay launched and grew what was arguably the first social media company to tens of millions of users and billions of impressions a month, leaving at its peak in April, 2010. Jay served as CEO and sold SimpleGeo to Urban Airship in 2011, and founded Opsmatic in 2013, which he sold to New Relic in 2015.
Jay's passion for Internet infrastructure and communications is the thread between these companies, advisory roles and board positions. In July, 2003, Jay testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science and Research & Development. In 2008, Jay was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Russ is the CEO of Ginger.io, an on-demand behavioral health company. He is a serial technology entrepreneur and author, having founded or held senior positions at four venture-backed technology companies and writing The Big Data-Driven Business and Voting with a Porpoise. He sold his last company, Bizo, to LinkedIn where he ran the Marketing Solutions products group, driving more than 2x growth to over $800 million in revenues. As founder and CEO, he led Bizo, a B2B audience marketing and data platform from its founding to over $50 million in revenues and 160 employees. He is on the board of Rock the Vote and is focused on using his experience with technology, data science, and narrative/branding tactics to develop novel strategies to increase engagement and turnout among young voters. He believes that great cultures = great companies and loves his wife, three daughters, Duke basketball, golf and just about anything in VR.
Betsy has deep experience with political technology. Her political career began in 2007 as an organizer on the first Obama Campaign. In 2012, she served as the National Digital Organizing Director, sitting at the intersection of field, digital, and technology. In 2013, Betsy co-founded 270 Strategies - a public engagement firm that works with political campaigns, causes, and companies all over the world. She started HGL because she is still recommending the same tools to clients now that she used as an organizer 10 years ago.
Betsy is an organizer first. She has been recognized by Business Insider as “at the forefront of political innovation" and was featured on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30: Law & Policy" list for her work on the president's re-election campaign.
Kim is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that
revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor, and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations. Previously, Kim was the content director at a research firm dedicated to generational and Millennials trends. Her undergrad research is around Baby Boomers and longevity. Her post-grad work is around Millennials and social media networks.
Kim has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies in the world. She has received rave reviews from clients such as American Express, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Disney, General Mills, Linked In, Mastercard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wells Fargo, and more. In addition to speaking, Kim has written whitepapers on the topics of generational wealth transfer in the finance sector, retirement trends in the hospitality industry, work/life balance trends in the healthcare industry, and Gen Z trends in the student housing industry.
A researcher to the very core, Kim employs eye-opening statistics to accentuate her points and mixes them with stories and case studies to make her message come alive. She is a sought-after expert and has been featured on NPR as well as national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, TIME Magazine USA Today and more. She was most currently the head of research on a new book published by Harper Collins about Gen Z, the teenage demographic.
When not delving into the minutia of human behavior, you can find Kim paddle boarding, planning an overseas adventure or reading Game of Thrones spoilers on Reddit.
Kim lives in Minneapolis with her husband and daughter.
Cindy Sui is an Analyst and Data Scientist at Clarity Campaign Labs, where for the past 3 years she has led polling, modeling, experiments and other analytics projects end-to-end for various gubernatorial, US House and statewide ballot initiative races throughout the country. She loves to use data to figure out what's working, how better to communicate with people, and how to drive behavior change. In her spare time, she loves to read and to learn new thin
Paul was born in Buffalo, New York. His father, Thomas, was a police officer who was fatally injured in the line of duty when Paul was 3. He was raised by his mother and his grandparents. Paul moved to Hawaii in 1965 and, in 1970, graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in American Studies. In 1971 Paul joined the McGovern for President Campaign and over the following years he held numerous high-level positions in various presidential campaigns including; national field director, director of operations, national campaign manager (McGovern ’84), and deputy campaign manager (Clinton ’92). Paul served President Carter as the Executive Director of the Democratic Party and the Associate Deputy Administrator for the Small Business Administration. In 1990, Paul helped coordinate activities between the Kuwaiti Cabinet and the Coalition Forces during the liberation and initial reconstruction of Kuwait. After serving as the Deputy Political Director of President Clinton’s transition team in 1992, Paul and his wife, Karen, returned to Hawaii and established a real estate development company. In 1996, they adopted a baby boy. They live in Kailua, Hawaii with their son, Tom, and O’Doon, their Irish wolfhound.
Because of the catastrophe that befell our country on November 8, 2016 Paul came out of “political retirement” by designing, developing and on July 4th, 2018, launching, Make It Personal, a nation-wide volunteer recruitment and voter contact program. Paul licensed the Make It Personal software to The Tuesday Company in September 2018.