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Amy Webb

Founder and CEO

 


Amy Webb is CEO of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency that focuses on near-term emerging technology trends. She and her team help Webbmedia Group’s clients prepare for future business disruption using research, ideation and a vast knowledge of digital media. Webbmedia Group works with Fortune 50, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as large nonprofits, universities and government agencies. Recently, Amy’s team worked with American Express to re-imagine the future of credit cards on mobile phones and the City of Chicago to redesign, in every aspect, a modern library system for the 21st century. In addition, Amy is the co-founder of Spark Camp, a 501(c)(3) invite-only series of conversations that brings together the brightest minds in media and technology to solve problems in society.

Amy holds many professional affiliations and collaborates with a number of institutions. She is a Delegate on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and has been a Lecturer at the Columbia University Sulzberger Program at the Graduate School of Journalism since it began in 2007. She is a member of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Libraries. Amy is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group), and has served as a Blue Ribbon panel judge for the Emmy awards. She is a current member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra board of directors, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Online News Association and serves on a number of advisory boards, including the SXSW Accelerator, Temple University’s School of Media and Communication and the International Center for Journalists. Amy is an advisor to several startups, including TheLi.st, AdGlue and Knod.es. 

Amy originally attended the Jacobs School of Music to study classical clarinet and has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently. Amy began her career as a reporter/ writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and cultural trends. She contributes to a number of publications, including the Harvard Business Review and Slate, where she writes the "Data Mine" column.

In 2013, Amy published “Data, A Love Story,” a bestselling book about the world of online dating, consumer behavior and finding love via algorithms. Amy was featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, The View, NPR and CNN, and her book was covered by numerous media outlets, including People Magazine, Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, Elle, Slate, Huffington Post, Grazia, ReadWrite, Mashable and many others. Data has since been translated into several languages and has garnered a worldwide audience.

Last year, Forbes named Amy one of the “Women Changing The World,” while the Columbia Journalism Review included Amy on its “20 Women To Watch in Media” list. Amy lives in Baltimore and New York City with her husband and daughter.

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Contacts:

Media: For interview requests, please contact Cheryl Cooney. Email: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Speaking: Amy is represented by Theresa Brown at William Morris Endeavor. Email: TBrown@wmeentertainment.com. Telephone: 212.903.1194.

Data, A Love Story - Publicity: Amy is represented by Amanda Walker at Dutton/ Penguin. Email Cheryl Cooney with all inquiries: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Literary: Amy is represented by Suzanne Gluck and Erin Malone at William Morris Endeavor. Email: sgluck_asst at wmeentertainment.com and emalone_asst at wmeentertainment.com. Telephone: 212.903.1169

Film/ TV/ Broadway: Amy is represented by Ashley Fox at William Morris Endeavor. Email Cheryl Cooney with all inquiries: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Foreign Rights: If you are interested in acquiring DATA for publication outside of North America, please contact Erin Malone at William Morris Endeavor. Email: emalone_asst at wmeentertainment.com. Telephone: 212.903.1169.

 

Recent + Upcoming Talks:


Time Inc (private event)
August 15, 2013 - NYC

Aspen Institute
August 3 through 6, Aspen

Globe & Mail (private event)
July 30, 2013 - Toronto

Ideacity
June 21, 2013 - Toronto. Registration required. Click here

Columbia University (closed lecture)
June 19, 2013 - NYC

Spark Camp::Storytelling
June 14-16, 2013 - Cambridge

Internet Week NYC
May 23, 2013 - Registration required.

Mediabistro Social Media Conference
May 14, 2013 - Virtual

Private client event
April 30, 2013 - Miami

TED
April 24, 2013 - NYC HQ

American University
April 18, 2013 - Washington, DC

Private client event
April 9, 2013 - Washington, DC

Private client event
March 27, 2013 - Chicago

Design Matters
March 19, 2013 - NYC

Private client event
March 13, 2013 - NYC

SXSW
March 10, 2013 - Austin
Three book signings: SXSW bookstore at 3pm, Samsung Lounge at 5pm, Publishers Weekly at 11:45pm

SXSW
March 9, 2013 - Austin
*Featured presenter and book signing

Digital Influencer Summit - Hartford, CT
March 4, 2013
*Keynote speaker and book signing

Southwest Media Group
February 7, 2013
*Keynote speaker and book signing

Spark Camp::Design
January 11, 2013 - San Francisco

MSN Media Academy
January 9, 2013 - Seattle

National Press Club
December 4, 2012 - Washington, DC

TEDx Mid-Atlantic
October 27, 2012 - Washington, DC

National Press Club
October 18, 2012 - Washington DC

Digital Influencer Summit
October 15, 2012 - Hartford
*Keynote speaker

Society of News Design
October 13, 2012 - Cleveland
*Keynote speaker

Online News Association
September 21, 2012 - San Francisco

Colorado University
September 5, 2012 - Ft. Collins

Spark Camp::Money
July 20, 2012 - Cambridge

National Press Club
June 26, 2012 - Washington, DC

Columbia University (priavte lecture)
June 5, 2012 - NYC

Council on State Governments Leadership Conference
May 18, 2012 - Palm Springs
*Keynote speaker

Government and Media Conference
May 16, 2012 - Washington, DC
*Keynote speaker

National Broadcasters Association
April 17, 2012 - Las Vegas
*Keynote speaker

Loyola University
March 27, 2012 - Chicago

SXSW
March 10, 2012 - Austin

Languages: English, Japanese. Focus: Digital strategy, digital experiences, emerging technologies.
   
   
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