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Thursday, November 8 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Rising Stars Lighting Talks

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We are surrounded by rising stars - you know them. The people who are doing amazing things all around us, but might not be featured on prime time news for the world to see. DCWEEK wants to shine a light on the amazing changemakers among us. So join us for short keynote talks by some of America's (and beyond!) most amazing minds and inspirational voices. 

Shane Green, CEO & Founder, Personal

Lauren Delisa Coleman, Author

Keya Dannenbaum, CEO, ElectNext

Ari Gesher, Palantir

Kalsoom Lakhani, CEO, Invest2Innovate

Katalin Gallyas, Open Innovation Lobbyist, Amsterdam

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Lauren DeLisa Coleman

Socio-Economic Digitalist, LDC Enterprises
I'm a socio-economic digitalist. That means I'm passionate about tracking global social change as it converges with pop culture and the tech revolution. I'm the leading author, speaker, journalist, social entrepreneur and expert consultant in this brand new arena. My current digi-social theory SmartPower, and my book exploring this phenom, is what has everyone talking and what I'll discuss during my Rising Star appearance on the 8th. Wanna get my... Read More →
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Keya Dannenbaum

Founder/CEO, ElectNext
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Katalin Gallyas

Open Innovation Lobbyist, City Governance Amsterdam
My passion is bottom up city planning/policy making through crowdsourcing and  crowdfunding. I am lobbying for a new age governance in cities where the cheapest and most effective solutions are shared with commons, via open source software’s and because of the use open data. I am fortunate to have an excellent team on 3 EU open innovation projects (running till 2015) in Amsterdam where we recruit app developer fellows for cities... Read More →
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Ari Gesher

Senior Engineer, Palantir Technologies
Ari Gesher is a Senior Engineer on the Palantir Government project at Palantir Technologies. An alumnus of the University of Illinois computer science department, Ari has worked in the software industry for the past ten years, including a stint as lead website and infrastructure maintainer for the SourceForge.net open source software archive. At Palantir Technologies, Ari has split his time between working as a backend engineer on... Read More →
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Shane Green

Co-Founder, President, & CEO, Personal
Shane Green is co-founder, President and CEO of Personal (www.personal.com), which gives individuals the ability to securely store, share and reuse all the important data, notes and files in their lives through a vault and personal network connecting them to trusted people, apps and companies. Shane has been building and leading startups throughout his career. From 1992 - 1995, he served as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International... Read More →
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Kalsoom Lakhani

Founder/CEO, Invest2Innovate
I'm passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, new cultures, travel, food, wine, the list goes on. I'm the Founder of Invest2Innovate, or i2i, which I established because I've been passionate about enabling entrepreneurship in newer and more untapped markets. i2i is an intermediary organization that supports seed-stage enterprises currently in Pakistan by identifying high-potential entrepreneurs, providing business support to grow these... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

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