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Dylan Kelly
Published on January 22, 2015

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Nike & Apple – 2 brands that transcend geography & generations. Both have nurtured many of the greatest innovators of the past 50 years, and today we’re delighted to announce that 2 of those innovators will be joining us at Collision in May. Not just them, but 7 others – including a Pro Bowl NFL running back, and a leading Data Innovator. Lets take a look:

Chris Satchell – Nike, CTO

As CTO / VP at Nike, Chris helps shape the digital future for the world’s leading innovator of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. Prior to this, Chris was CTO for the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) at Microsoft, where he led technical strategy and execution across the gaming business at Microsoft; Xbox, Games for Windows, Xbox Live and Microsoft Game Studios. Satchell has a long history in games development; serving as an Executive Director at The 3DO Company, Technical Director for Silicon Dreams ltd and an Artificial Intelligence specialist and Project Leader for Eidos Interactive.

John Sculley – Apple. Former CEO

In the early 1980s, Steve Jobs purportedly lured John to Apple with the line, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?” And that they did. Sculley took over as Apple’s CEO in 1983, leaving a high role as CEO at Pepsi-Cola, and led the company through its infancy. In his ten years in charge, annual sales grew from $800m to $8 billion. Since leaving Apple, he has found his passion for investing after he joined forces with his two brothers to create Sculley Brothers LLC. Here’s John in conversation with David Carr at Web Summit in Dublin last November:

Paula Long – DataGravity, CEO & Co-Founder

“Paula Long is known in the enterprise tech world as the co-founder of EqualLogic, a storage company bought by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. Last year, she began working on a new startup, DataGravity, still in stealth mode.” The above is the intro into this great Business Insider article about one of the most fascinating, innovative and successful people in tech: ‘Paula Long’s New $42 Million Startup Is An Ingenious Way To Do Big Data‘. We’re delighted Paula is joining us in Downtown Vegas. Paula Long

Cathryn Posey – TechSuperwomen, Founder

Cathryn Posey is the Founder of Tech By Superwomen, an organization she started to help elevate and celebrate women in tech. Cathryn is passionate about helping find ways to shift the current dynamics within tech culture so the community can truly be a microcosm of the world and place where all of its members can thrive. Cat Posey

Tiki Barber – Thuzio, Co-Founder

Best known for his time on the field, former New York Giants football player Tiki serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s program, “Tiki & Tierney,” alongside New York Emmy winning broadcaster, Brandon Tierney. He is one of three NFL players in football history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in a career and holds almost every NY Giants rushing record. Upon retiring from the NFL, Barber worked as a correspondent for NBC News and Sports, primarily for TODAY and Football Night in America and also covered the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for MSNBC. Barber is an entrepreneur, co-founding Thuzio, a marketplace providing an all access pass to celebrity and sports talent through event services. Tiki is also a contributor and partner to KultureCity – an nonprofit focused on creating equality and acceptance for individuals, and their families, with autism. Tiki Barber 2

Also Confirmed to Speak

Bracken Darrell – Logitech, CEO Stan Chudnovsky – Ooga Labs, Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath – GitHub Co-Founder & CEO Want to join us at Collision? Find out how here >>