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Babs Rangaiah
Director
Media & Entertainment
Unilever USA
Stefan Olander
Global Director
Digital Media
Nike
Penry Price
Director of North American Sales
Google
Shane Steele
Director-Emerging Media & Online Advertising
Coca-Cola
Jeffrey Glueck
CMO
Travelocity
Mike Murphy
Chief Revenue Officer
Facebook
Liz Vanzura
Global Marketing Director
Cadillac

Duncan Watts

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Duncan Watts

Principal Research Scientist
Yahoo! Research
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Watts is a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he directs the Human Social Dynamics group. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at Columbia University, and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute and Nuffield College, Oxford.

His research on social networks and collective dynamics has appeared in a wide range of journals, from Nature, Science, and Physical Review Letters to the American Journal of Sociology. He is also the author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (W.W. Norton, 2003) and Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness (Princeton University Press, 1999).

He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of New South Wales, and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University.

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