Judges & Emcee
SSM organizers seek to create a high-profile judging panel with expertise and knowledge in digital media, with a mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists. And, our track record is pretty awesome…
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Patrick is recognized as a leading expert in online reputation management and Search Engine Optimization. In 2011, his company was named New York’s # 1 Emerging Technology Business, making his team the youngest company ever to win the $200K prize. He was recognized by the White House as one of the Empact 100 Top CEO’s under 30, named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA, and most recently, named to Inc Magazines “Top 35 under 35” list. Additionally, Patrick strives to impart his knowledge on other thinkers and creators as a General Assembly Instructor. In this role, Patrick provides GA attendees with education on opportunities in the Online Reputation and tech sphere.
He was the President and Co-Founder of Launch.it, a new self-publishing platform for PR professionals, agencies and brands to launch and socialize everything new.
Prior to that Trace was an SVP at iFluencePR where he “created understanding for a complex world.” He specializes in strategic PR for tech companies looking to develop their communications, branding and outreach strategies to connect with their communities and costumers with transparency.
Sandy has a unique mix of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills coupled with deep technical expertise in complex software systems & social computing. Diverse background including engineering management, strategy consulting, product marketing, business development, and startup experience across enterprise software, internet technologies, and mobile devices. Held managerial positions across aerospace, semiconductors, software, internet, education, and broadcast media industries.