26 Aug August 26, 2015 – Greatest Hits! Smithsonian Exhibit Lon Safko & USA Network & Sci Fi Channel founder Kay Koplovitz
Lon Safko – Best Selling Author & CEO at Innovative Thinking and Author of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success
Lon Safko is the bestselling author of “The Social Media Bible” which hit #1 on Amazon, and “The Fusion Marketing Bible” which hit #3 on Amazon. He is an acclaimed international keynote speaker and the host of the PBS Television Special “Social Media & You… Communicating In A Digital World.” According to Steve Jobs, Lon created the “First Computer To Save A Human Life!” Lon has 3 patents and has 18 inventions. More than 30,000 of his personal records are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution! Lon was recipient of the Westinghouse Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was twice nominated for the Inc. Magazine and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Kay Koplovitz – Chairman of Koplovitz & Co, Founder of USA Network & Sci Fi Channel and Author of Been There, Run That
Kay Koplovitz started her amazing career by using geosynchronous orbiting satellites to broadcast the Thrilla in Manila between Ali and Frazier, opening the world to global communications. She launched the first satellite delivered basic cable network, USA Network, creating the two revenue stream model – advertising and licensing – that still exists today. It is the model that makes the cable networks so profitable. During her tenure, she built USA into the #1 ranking in prime time viewership among cable networks, for 13 consecutive years. The Company was sold in 1998 for $4.5 Billion and became a publicly listed company. Today, she is devoted to helping women build their companies and create jobs. As Chairman of Springboard Enterprises, the nation’s premier platform for connecting women with venture capital, Kay helped 481 companies raise over $5.5 billion in new capital. Springboard partners with Angel Funds, VC’s and corporations to grow great female owned companies that have yielded extraordinary growth levels and positive liquidity events for investors including IPO’s. Her latest passion is joining thought leaders at Singularity University and XPrize to brainstorm ways to bring technology innovation to commercial enterprise and better the lives of the 7 billion people around the globe. See Kay in action at TEDx here…