• April 5 | Omni Hotel, International Ballroom, CNN Center | Atlanta
The inaugural Next List Summit, presented by Turner Sports, CNN and the NCAA, is an invite-only event to celebrate “innovation by the next generation.” The Summit will showcase select college students who are pushing the limits of innovation, technology and social change. Speakers will include top executives who got their start in business through an entrepreneurial path, and will bring together top industry executives for insight into how to engage the next generation of entrepreneurs.
|8 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|9 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
The 2013 Next List
Moderator: Brooke Baldwin, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN
• Discussion with select student entrepreneurs who are innovating to cure cancer, find renewable energy, and redefine commerce.
The Next List NOW
Moderator: Matt Winer, Studio Host, Turner Sports
• How do you launch a successful business in college? What qualities do you need to achieve success? Discussion with entrepreneurs who pursued their inventions in college, and won.
Featured Presentation, A One-on-One with Billy Beane
Moderator: Rachel Nichols, Reporter, CNN and Turner Sports
• A discussion with Oakland A’s General Manager and minority owner Billy Beane on how he used big data and analytics to innovate the business of baseball.
|• Attire for the Next List Summitt is business casual.|
|In addition to the Next List Summit, CNN will televise The Next List: An NCAA Tournament Special profiling student innovators, visionaries and agents of change. The show will be televised April 7 during the Final Four weekend of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Atlanta.|
Billy Beane is considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today. He has molded the Oakland Athletics into a perennial postseason contender since assuming the general manager’s duties shortly following the 1997 season.
Beginning in 1999, Beane and former Assistant GM Paul DePodesta shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing unorthodox (by MLB standards) strategic methodology that inevitably led one of the worst teams in the AL with one of the lowest payrolls, to five American League West Division titles.
Best-selling author Michael Lewis chronicled their journey in his 2003 bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, now a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. Beane’s strategy has since opened the eyes of many top sports executives and CEOs around the country who now utilize the “Moneyball” methodology.
Beane was named The Sporting News’ Executive of the Year in 1999 and earned Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year honors by Baseball America following the 2002 season. In November 2001, Beane was named one of Sport Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ and in 2004, he was rated 16th on their list of Baseball’s Heavy Hitters.
At the podium, Beane conveys his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves identifying undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. By striking parallels between baseball and business, Beane inspires audiences across industries with his unforgettable winning underdog story.
Dave Finocchio is a co-Founder of Bleacher Report, and currently serves as the company’s Chief Content & Product Officer, and a Vice President at Turner Sports.
Finocchio launched Bleacher Report (B/R) in 2007 with the ambition of building a next-generation digital sports network that focused on entertaining and comprehensive coverage of the most popular sports teams and topics in the US, Canada and Europe.
B/R is known for its innovative approaches to content creation and curation, and for its popular sports app, TeamStream, which is commonly the highest rated sports application in the Apple and Google App stores.
Today, Bleacher Report is one of the most-visited sports media websites in the United States, and has offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. The company was acquired by Turner Sports in August.
Also: Bleacher Report
Jeff Fluhr is a co-founder and CEO of Spreecast, the social video platform that connects people through video conversation. He is also a co-founder of StubHub, where he served as CEO from inception until its acquisition by eBay in 2007.
Jeff sits on the board of or is an advisor to several consumer-oriented internet and mobile companies. He has been the recipient of several awards including the Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership, San Francisco Business Times’ Forty Under 40 list, Sports Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40″ list and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 24 Best and Brightest young entrepreneurs in America.
Earlier in his career, Jeff worked at The Blackstone Group and Thomas Weisel Partners.
He earned a dual degree in Engineering and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Alexis Maybank has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling ecommerce experiences for consumers.
In 2007, Alexis became a founding CEO of Gilt Groupe, working to expand the company’s sales categories from women’s brands to include lifestyle categories such as sporting goods, home decor, children’s apparel, local experiences and luxury travel services.
Prior to founding Gilt Groupe, Alexis served as general manager and business development director for AOL’s ecommerce businesses. In 1998, she became an early member of the eBay team, where she helped launch the company’s first strategic planning group and also launched eBay Canada, which grew to become Canada’s largest ecommerce business. She later helped found eBay Motors, which grew to more than $2.5 billion in gross sales and continues to be the largest category of goods sold on eBay today.
Alexis holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University.
Also: Gilt Groupe
Alexis Ohanian is an entrepreneur and investor in Brooklyn, N.Y., best known as a co-founder, along with Steve Huffman, of the social news site reddit.
Sixteen months after Ohanian graduated from Virginia, reddit was acquired by Conde Nast. Alexis continued to manage product and business at reddit until leaving in 2010 to volunteer in Armenia for Kiva.org. Today he sits on the board of reddit, inc., which last month had more than 35 million unique visitors and is one of the most trafficked sites on the web.
In August 2010, just weeks before the launch, Ohanian joined the team at hipmunk, Huffman’s second Y Combinator startup. Alexis helped create the company’s brand identity and managed its marketing and PR. After a little more than a year, Alexis moved to an advisory role and accepted an offer from Grand Central Publishing for his first book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made not Managed, set to debut in Fall 2013.
An active investor with more than 50 startups now in his portfolio, Ohanian is now one of the most prominent investors in tech. He designed the logos and brands for reddit, Breadpig and hipmunk, and proven the model for making something people love online and offline, building brands that are both community-driven (reddit) and not (hipmunk).
Brooke Baldwin anchors the 2-4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. Based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Baldwin came to the CNN and HLN networks in 2008.
Baldwin has been in the nerve center – from the field and behind the anchor desk — during countless breaking news events at CNN. In 2012, she reported live from Newtown, Connecticut in the days following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She was tapped to co-anchor the network’s global coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Piers Morgan in London. In addition, she covered the 2012 Presidential election, anchoring her show from the Republican National Convention and participating in the network’s primetime coverage of the GOP primaries.
Baldwin joined CNN after serving as a lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast for WTTG in Washington, D.C., where she covered the shooting massacres at both Virginia Tech and the West Nickel Mines School, a one-room Amish schoolhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania.
At WOWK in Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia, she was the morning anchor and reported on the Sago Mine collapse and Martha Stewart’s release from federal prison. She began her news broadcasting career at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Baldwin earned a double bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she also studied at the Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico City. You can find her on twitter: @BrookeBCNN.
Rachel Nichols, who serves as a sideline reporter for select NBA on TNT games, also is a sideline reporter for Turner Sports and CBS’ joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Alongside Ernie Johnson, Nichols reported live from the 2013 Super Bowl during a live one-hour CNN-Bleacher Report Special .
Prior to joining CNN and Turner Sports, Nichols spent nine years at ESPN, working as a correspondent for SportsCenter, NFL Countdown, NBA Countdown and the network’s newsmagazine show, E:60, as well performing sideline duties on a number of Monday Night Football broadcasts.
Earlier in her career, Nichols worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Nichols received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern.
Matt Winer joined Turner Sports in 2010 and serves as a studio host for NBA TV, anchoring NBA GameTime, as well as TNT’s NBA coverage. He is as a studio host for Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Championship coverage for the third year.
Since 2010, Winer also has been the studio host during TBS’ MLB All-Star Selection Show and for the network’s MLB Postseason coverage.
Winer spent nine years at ESPN where he regularly anchored the network’s flagship show SportsCenter and hosted ESPN’s signature NBA programs Fastbreak, Coast-to-Coast and Shootaround. In addition, Winer anchored a wide range of other shows including Baseball Tonight and NFL Live and served as the update anchor for ABC’s College Football Scoreboard. In 2004, he hosted ESPN’s coverage of the Summer Olympics from Athens, Greece.
Prior to ESPN, Winer worked as a local anchor and reporter at KTVQ-TV in Billings, Mont., WJTV-TV in Jackson, Miss., WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich. and KSDK-TV in St. Louis. He covered everything from high school sports to professional leagues, from the rodeo to the Super Bowl.
Winer received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri’s School of Journalism in 1991.
The Next List Summit will be held at:
The Omni Hotel, International Ballroom
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
• FROM I-75 NORTH & I-85 NORTH (TRAVELING NORTH FROM THE HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) – 12 miles
Take I-85 N (Merges with I-75 N) to International Boulevard Exit (exit 248C). At the second light at the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Andrew Young International Boulevard. Then turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Take the first right on Marietta Street. Motor Lobby entrance is 1 block on left side of Marietta Street.
Other transportation options from the airport:
• Taxi Service: Approximately $30+ per way
• The Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service (T.A.AS.S.): (404) 941-3440 | $16.50 one way / $29 round trip
• Limo Service: Approximatley $90-$110 plus tax per way
• Sedan Service: Approximately $70–$75 plus taxes and gratuities
• MARTA: Approximately $2.75 each way. Take train North to the Five Points Station. Take a Westbound train 1 stop to CNN/GWCC Station. Take escalator or elevator up and walk through CNN building to hotel entrance.
• DIRECTIONS FROM I-75 SOUTH & I-85 (DRIVING SOUTH)
Follow I-75/85 S into downtown Atlanta. Take exit 249-C (Williams Street) and continue straight at exit. Go to the 5th traffic light and turn right onto Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive and go 3 blocks to Marietta Street and turn right. The Hotel Motor Lobby will be on your left.
• DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST – VIA I-20
Take I-20 West to exit 56B (Windsor Street/Spring Street). Turn right onto Spring Street. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Marietta Street. Turn left onto Marietta Street and go two blocks to Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left into the Hotel Motor Lobby.
• DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST – VIA I-20
Take I-20 East to exit 56B (Windsor Street/Spring Street). Turn left onto Spring Street. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Marietta Street. Turn left onto Marietta Street and go two blocks to Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left into the Hotel Motor Lobby.
• The Omni Hotel
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
• W-Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
• Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
• The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
• The Ritz Carlton
181 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration will open at 8 a.m. outside the doors to the International Ballroom on the third floor of the Omni. A continental breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m.
Please note that seating will be first come, first serve, and that your invitation to The Next List Summit is non-transferable.
• Should you need assistance or have questions, please email: NCAASummit@turner.com
• Additional contact information will be provided prior to the event.