Audience members will be able to ask questions of Dwolla, LevelUp, and PayPal.
Brady Forrest is Program Chair for O’Reilly’s Where and co-chair for Android Open . Additionally, he co-chaired the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.
Ben Milne is a payments outsider and founder of Dwolla, a new payment network based in the heart of the Silicon Prairie. The company continues to disrupt Visa and Mastercard by building useful and innovative online and mobile products on top of its open and low-cost payment network.
Ben is a repeat entrepreneur, having created and sold another multi-million dollar startup with over sea operations back in 2008. Open, candid, and honest, he is a sought after speaker in the international startup community, payments industry, and tech circles. Ben also has extensive leadership, investment, and mentorship experience with numerous companies, charities, and organizations in the Silicon Prairie region. In 2011, he was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Chris is the SVP and Chief Brand Alchemist of SCVNGR/LevelUp. He is in charge of using SCVNGR’s gaming engine and LevelUp’s mobile payment system to drive revenue, loyalty and social-engagement for brands.
Chris has deployed SCVNGR and LevelUp for organizations like Coke, National Geographic, GameStop, Warner Bros., 7-Eleven, and SUBWAY. Prior to joining the SCVNGR team, Chris led sales, marketing and business development teams at Rightmedia Yahoo!, Informatica and salesforce.com .
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