DC Startup Forum: Amy Webb, Building a Business, Building Your Brand
CEO, WebbMedia Group
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @7:00pm
About the DC Startup Forum
The DC Startup Forum is an exciting new speaker series for media entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs sponsored by WAMU 88.5, J-Lab, and the American University School of Communication’s MA in Media Entrepreneurship.
Wondering how smart people make smart ideas happen? Come hear how Washington, D.C.’s entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are turning the region into a hotbed of young startups, tech innovations and new media businesses.
Find more at the Twitter hashtag #DCStartUpForum.
About Amy Webb
Amy Webb is a professional disruptor (that's a good thing!). She leads a brilliant
team that advises a worldwide client base of Fortune 100 and Global 1000
companies, government agencies, media organizations and foundations. Her new
book is "Data, A Love Story" (published by Dutton/ Penguin).
Amy is CEO of Webbmedia Group, a digital
strategy agency solves problems related to emerging technology. She and her team
help Webbmedia Group's clients prepare for the future using research, ideation and
a vast knowledge of digital media. Recently, her team worked with the City of
Chicago to redesign, in every aspect, a modern library system for the 21st century.
Amy holds many professional affiliations and collaborates with a number of
institutions. She is a Research Affiliate at the
MIT Media Lab
and has been a Lecturer
Columbia University Sulzberger Program
Graduate School of
since it began in 2007. She is a former member of the Board of Directors
Online News Association
and serves on a number of advisory boards,
including the SXSW Accelerator, Temple University's Journalism Program, TheLi.st,
International Center for Journalists and International Press Institute. She is a
Delegate on the
U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission
and has served as one
Knight News Challenge
judges. Amy is also a member of the
Television Arts & Sciences
(Interactive Media Peer Group) and helps judge the
awards. She co-founded
, a 501(c)(3) invite-only conference that brings
together the brightest minds in media and technology once each quarter.
Amy's work has been recognized with awards and nominations from the Columbia
Journalism Review, Webby, Editor & Publisher, Investigative Reporters & Editors,
Society of Professional Journalists, W3 and IAVA, among others. She originally
attended the Jacobs School of Music to study classical clarinet and later graduated
with a B.A. in political science. She also has an M.S. from the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism. Additionally, Amy earned Nikyu Certification in the
Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently.
In the past, Amy has served on the adjunct faculty at University of Maryland, Temple
University, Tokyo University and University of the Arts.
Amy began her career as a reporter/writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall
Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and
cultural trends. She has contributed to the New York Times, NPR, Economist and
many publications and broadcast shows. She
as a commentator,
and is a
keynote/ featured speaker at conferences and industry gatherings