DLD Conference presents a panel discussion on Internet Politics featuring discussants Mark Gorenberg, Jack Hidary, Randi Zuckerberg, Micah Sifry. This event was moderated by Jeff Jarvis.
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Mark Gorenberg is Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Founded in 1989, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in software companies. Hummer Winblad is now in its sixth fund and over 19 years has managed $1.2B and invested in 112 early stage software companies with 51 liquidity events to date.
Gorenberg has served as a board member for start-up and public software companies, including AdForce, HomeGrocer, NetDynamics and Scopus Technologies. Currently, he serves as a Director of public company Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR), as well as private companies Aria Systems, Cenzic, Infopia, Kwiry, ontheFRONTIER, Replay Solutions, Sonatype and Tizor Systems.
Gorenberg is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and The Environment.
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and
technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology
Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of the books What Would Google Do?and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live as well as the e-book Gutenberg the Geek. He has also consulted for media companies including the Guardian, Digital First Media, Postmedia, Sky.com, Burda, Advance Publications, and The New York Times company at About.com. Prior to coming to CUNY, Jarvis was president of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications, which includes Condé Nast magazines and newspapers across America. He was the creator and founding managing editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine and has worked as a columnist, associate publisher, editor, and writer for a number of publications, including TV Guide, People, the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Daily News. His freelance articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Guardian, The New York Times, theNew York Post, The Nation, Rolling Stone, and BusinessWeek. Jarvis holds a B.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was named one of the 100 most influential media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Micah Sifry is co-founder and editor of Personal Democracy Forum, a website and annual conference that covers the ways technology is changing politics, and TechPresident.com, an award-winning group blog on how American politicians are using the web and how the web is using them.
In addition to organizing the annual Personal Democracy Forum conference with his partner Andrew Rasiej, he consults on how political organizations, campaigns, non-profits and media entities can adapt to and thrive in a networked world. In that capacity, he has been a senior technology adviser to the Sunlight Foundation since its founding in 2006.
He is the co-editor of Rebooting America, an anthology of writing on how the Internet and new technology can be used to reinvent American democracy, co-author of Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), author of Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America (Routledge, 2002) and co-editor of The Iraq War Reader (Touchstone, 2003) and The Gulf War Reader (Times Books, 1991). His personal blog is at micah.sifry.com.
Randi Zuckerberg manages marketing initiatives at Facebook, where she has led the company's US election and international politics strategy.
She is the sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Most recently, Randi Zuckerberg represented Facebook as a correspondent for CNN.com’s Inauguration Day live broadcast. Zuckerberg is a graduate of Harvard University and has a passion for Italian opera and Broadway showtunes.