Yael Maguire is an engineering director for the Facebook Connectivity Lab and a visiting scientist at Harvard. He is the co-founder of Plum Labs, an early stage mobile innovation lab, and co-founder and former CTO of ThingMagic, Inc., a leader in bringing long-range RFID readers to the global market. At Facebook, Yael is directly responsible for identifying and developing ways to provide affordable internet in underserved communities around the world. He is leading Facebook and Internet.org’s efforts to develop lasers, high altitude long endurance planes and satellites to help provide the necessary infrastructure for connectivity to these areas. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2009-2013, a MassHighTech All-Star in 2007, and one of Technology Review's "Top 35 innovators in the world under 35" in 2005.
Jonah is the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, a social news and entertainment company that publishes a mix of breaking news, entertainment, and shareable content. After co-founding The Huffington Post, Jonah launched BuzzFeed as an experimental lab focusing on tracking already viral content and creating content that people want to share. Since its launch in 2006 BuzzFeed has grown to employ over 900 people worldwide and provide enticing content to more than 200 million unique visitors/month and 1 billion video views/month. Buzzfeed editors creating shareable lists and reporters cover everything from politics to long-form feature articles as well as international news. BuzzFeed also pioneered social advertising to build shareable campaigns for the world’s leading brands. Before BuzzFeed, Jonah experimented with viral projects and studied how information and ideas spread through the web. Jonah is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and has taught at NYU and the Parsons School of Design.