Technology and Culture Reporter, NPR
(@elisewho) Elise Hu-Stiles is a reporter who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR’s on-air, online and multimedia platforms. She joined NPR in 2011 to coordinate the digital development and editorial vision for the StateImpact network, a state government reporting project focused on member stations. Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters of The Texas Tribune.
Managing Partner, North Base Media
(@mbrauchli) Marcus Brauchli is a managing partner at North Base Media, an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprises in emerging markets. Brauchli also was a former editor of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He received the Leadership in Diversity award last year at the 2013 AAJA Gala Banquet.
Director, Mercury Fund
(@TexasVC) Aziz Gilani is an experienced operator, consultant and investor in technology companies, with a focus on consumer and enterprise software. Prior to joining the Mercury Fund, Aziz was a senior engagement leader with Infosys Consulting, where he led the Enterprise Asset Management Practice. Prior to that he was a director at ABB Performance Services.
Senior Editor, OZY Media
(@AneeshRaman) Aneesh Raman is a senior editor at OZY, a new media company co-founded by Carlos Watson (journalist) and backed by high-profile investors including Laurene Powell Jobs, Larry Sonsini, David Drummond (Google), Dan Rosensweig and Ron Conway. Prior to joining OZY, Raman was a speechwriter to President Barack Obama. Before joining government, Raman was an award-winning CNN reporter.