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Juliette Powell

Principal: Powell International Entertainment
Juliette is the heart of the Gathering. She has spent her career exploring the boundaries of television in a quest to transform the medium into a force that can expand minds and enrich lives. In addition to her time as an on-air interviewer and TV writer/producer, Juliette has hosted events for luminaries such as Prince Charles and Nelson Mandela. At Powell International Entertainment (PIE, inc.), she continues to pursue cutting-edge television production and media development opportunities, working with such clients as Bravo, E!, WE (Women’s Entertainment Television), as well as several collaborations that have emerged from the Gatherings.

Astro Teller

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO: BodyMedia, Inc.
Prior to founding BodyMedia in 1999, Astro was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development, a technology solutions company. Astro's work includes a teaching position at Stanford University, an algorithmic consultant at Phoenix Laser Technologies, a researcher at Stanford's Center for Integrated Systems, and a senior engineer at Carnegie Group Inc. Astro holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a Masters of Science in symbolic and heuristic computation from Stanford University, as well as a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University where he was inducted as a Hertz fellow.

George Mueller

Founder and Chairman: Color Kinetics
George is a seasoned inventor and entrepreneur whose expertise lies in recognizing emerging technologies and creating successful ventures to realize their potential. He co-founded Color Kinetics in 1997 (NASDAQ:CLRK) and Internet Securities Incorporated, in 1994. George is worldly traveler, recreational DJ and is passionate about kite surfing, snowboarding and playing hockey.

John Girard

Co-founder and CEO: Clickability, Inc.
John is the Gathering's "Believer." He trusts that smart people who see the connections between important things in a variety of disciplines will change the world. Over the past three years, John and four fellow Stanford alums realized their garage-based dream and founded Clickability, with more than 140 brand name customers like CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. John is interested in the ways that individuals use technology to share and retain important information. When John isn’t busy helping the world’s largest media companies publish online more effectively, he can be found spending time with his family, surfing, flying and acting as a sunrise DJ for the Gathering.