Chris Treadaway is the founder and CEO of Polygraph Media, a social media data mining and analytics company. Prior to his work at Polygraph Media, Chris spent almost four years at Microsoft Corporation where he was Group Product Manager for Web Strategy in the Server & Tools Division, and the business lead on the first launch of Silverlight. Chris has worked in the Internet marketing field for more than 15 years and in two other startups, Infraworks and Stratfor.
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Blake single-handedly pioneered the social gaming space with his creation of the iconic and super-viral Facebook games Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves & Slayers which acquired over 45 million users. He then went on to cofound Ohai with part of the team from Everquest. Prior to that, he led the development of Causes on Facebook, cofounded CareBadges (acquired by Causes), Mogad (acquired by iSkoot) and BuildForge (acquired by IBM). He’s also held senior engineering positions at Plaxo.
Nick co-founded data startup Infochimps and led the company as CEO from 2010-2011, raising ~$3 million and growing the team and business. Now, Nick is applying what he learned in making data more accessible to education as VP Content at Boundless. Previously, he was a VC lawyer for 4 years, working with startups and VC funds in company formation, debt and equity financings, M&A and IPOs. Nick is an investor in Outbox and an advisor to Polygraph Media, PowerInbox and LegalReach.
Brad B. McCormick is a digital & social strategy consultant with over 13 years of global agency experience. Brad has led teams in the creation of award-winning, integrated campaigns. Communication Arts, the Webby’s, SXSWi, and the One Show have all recognized his team’s work. Past clients include LEGO, Kelloggs, Novartis, Xerox PARC, Epocrates, the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, HP, Gillette, and the Smithsonian Institute. Brad has been quoted in the New York Times and Business Week and has written for both Ad Age and PR Week. He lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.