Do you remember when your butler anticipated your every need? …………….  NO?
Well, soon there will be an App for that.

With Smartphones, GPS, Social Media, Sensors, and Big Data all together –
you will find yourself in CONTEXT.

CONTEXT will enhance your life at a level one can only imagine today –
and it is coming tomorrow!

  • What new services and businesses will emerge?
  • How will companies earn our trust?
  • How will we manage this Brave New World?

            Soon     we     will     all      be      in         CONTEXT!

Keynote Speaker:
shelShel Israel – Keynoter with Robert Scoble to packed houses at MacWorld, CES, Web Summit-Dublin, and GIS-INT – all in the last 9 months.   He writes The Contextual Beat column for Forbes, and has been a regular contributor to Business Week, Fast Company, Dow Jones, and American Express Open Forum.

Shel is co-author of Age of Context and Naked Conversations, and stand-alone author of Twitterville and Stellar Presentations.

Shel is currently working on a new book with Porter Gale, former VP Marketing at Virgin America:  Resurrecting Trust: Technology, Transparency and the Bottom Line – a business-focused sequel to Age of Context

Shel is an engaging and witty speaker – he won’t let you be taken out of CONTEXT!

 We will all find ourselves in CONTEXT!
All paid attendees will receive a free copy of Shel’s latest book: AGE OF CONTEXT
We thank our Book and Program Sponsors for making this possible.



Kevin O’Connor, Founder, FindTheBest and DoubleClick

Kevin has been a tech entrepreneur and investor for over 30 years. He most recently is the founder and CEO of FindTheBest, a research engine with detailed information on thousands of topics. Kevin founded Internet advertising-technology giant, DoubleClick, in 1995.

DoubleClick was acquired by Google in 2007 for $3.1 billion.

Prior to DoubleClick, Kevin founded and served as vice president of research for Intercomputer Communications Corporation (ICC), which was acquired by DCA in 1992. He remained with DCA as the vice president of research until 1995.

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Craig Harris, Founder, HG Data and NOZA

Craig graduated from UCSB in 1995, was drawn to the non-profit sector and joined the Peace Corps.  He later returned to Santa Barbara and worked for several years as a consultant helping philanthropies with their fundraising.

Craig then founded NOZA to convert unstructured public data into the world’s largest research database of philanthropy data which today is used by thousands of nonprofit organizations. NOZA was acquired by Blackbaud CRM in 2010. Craig then founded HG Data Company and serves as its CEO.  HG Data is a business intelligence service used by marketing and sales teams at hundreds of enterprise technology companies. HG’s Big Data platform processes billions of unstructured documents each day tobuild an increasingly detailed profiling of the enterprise technology marketplace.  HG recently closed a second venture round with Santa Barbara venture funds and angels.

This program will be moderated by Bob Johnson, Founders Capital Partners.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

  • Student $15.00
  • Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
  • At the Door $40.00
  • Parking $6.00


  • 5:00 – 6:00 Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
  • 6:00 – 7:30 Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Q&A

Early-bird online registration is open! Register now to take advantage of the online discount ($10 off general admission.)

Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

If you miss the early-bird registration, not to worry! We always welcome walk-in guests to register at the registration table in the lobby of the venue.

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