Mark Jeffrey

Mark Jeffrey
Author, serial technology entrepreneur, co-founder, Glossi.com

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Mark Jeffrey is an author and serial technology entrepreneur. He has co-founded four internet companies and written four novels.
His first novel, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT, was recently published in hardcover and ebook by HarperCollins. The book was initially podcast as a series of episodic mp3’s and received over 2.5 million downloads.

Most recently, Mark co-founded Glossi.com, a new site where anyone can create digital magazines. Previously, Mark co-founded web television network ThisWeekIn.com. Mark served as CEO from its inception in Jan 2010 until May 2011 and remains on the Board.

From 2007 to 2010, Mark was the founding CTO of Mahalo.com, Inc., a human-powered search and learning site. Prior to this, Jeffrey co-founded a business social networking company ZeroDegrees, Inc. in 2002 and sold it to IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004 with more than one million registered users.

He founded his first company, The Palace, Inc., in 1995 and sold it to Communities.com in 1998. The Palace was a popular avatar virtual world environment which had 10 million users at its peak. He was also the co-founder and CEO of SuperSig, Inc. in 1999, which focused on app-like functionality embedded in email.

Mark has been named one of ‘50 to Watch’ by Variety magazine, a ‘Hero of Multimedia’ by Entertainment Weekly and was a featured speaker at the very first Harvard Conference on The Internet and Society. Mark Jeffrey holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.

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Workshop
Location: Soho Complex
Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Porter Anderson (Porter Anderson Media), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Management), Amanda Barbara (Pubslush), Eve Bridburg (Grub Street), Laura Dawson (Bowker), Cory Doctorow (craphound.com), Rob Eagar (WildFire Marketing), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Scott James (Red Hat Project), Mark Jeffrey (Glossi.com), Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Allen Lau (Wattpad), Sabrina McCarthy (Argo Navis & Perseus Distribution), Libby Johnson McKee (Amazon), Dana Newman (Dana Newman), Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa University), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC), Tim Sanders (Net Minds)
This one-day conference-within-a-conference from the thought leaders at Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly is designed specifically for professional authors, content creators, agents, and independent author service providers who want to move beyond "Social Media 101" to a more robust dialogue about the opportunities in today's rapidly shifting landscape. Read more.
Location: Soho_Complex
Moderated by:
Jacob Lewis (Figment )
Panelists:
Amanda Barbara (Pubslush), Scott James (Red Hat Project), Mark Jeffrey (Glossi.com), Allen Lau (Wattpad)
Join this eclectic panel of innovators as they explore the implications of a publishing future driven not by traditional gatekeepers, but by communities of readers and writers curating and interacting with content in many forms. Read more.

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