Robin Raskin has spent longer than she cares to remember exploring what it means to be living in digital times. An author, editor, events and conferences creator, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, and consultant, Raskin says she’s never met a media she doesn’t like, and is happiest when she’s writing about technology’s second citizens: kids, seniors and women.
Raskin is the former editor of PC Magazine and Editor in Chief of FamilyPC. She’s been a columnist for USA Today Online and Yahoo! and has authored 6 books about parenting in the digital age and one book as the parent of college graduates called The Parents’ Guide to College Life. For the past five years, Raskin partnered with the Consumer Electronics Association, where she produces a number of different lifestyle events including Living in Digital Times, HigherEd Tech, KidsatPlay, MommyTech, Silvers Summit, Digital Health, Sports and Fitness Tech, Last Gadget Standing, Mobile Apps Showdown, and FashionWare. Each mixes entertainment, education and great technologies to create some of the most popular forums at CES.
Raskin lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop in now and then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.
Jill Gilbert is a relationship alchemist. Through each event she crafts, she blends the most expert speakers, thought-provoking themes, forward-leaning trends and vibrant venues – along with the smartest participants – and stirs briskly. The result is a unique and mighty brew of ideas, imagination, innovation and creativity, not to mention a healthy yield of rewarding new business friendships.
Jill’s mantle as catalyst-in-chief is well earned. Her list of credits ranges from speaker, publisher and Silicon Valley entrepreneur to Hollywood producer to producing breakthrough industry conferences. Her most recent accomplishments including producing the Digital Health Summit and Silvers Summit, the acclaimed adjuncts to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that showcase technologies and trends reshaping the worlds of healthcare, wellness and living a thriving life. Her Digital Health Summer Summit in San Diego, which premiered in 2012, got rave reviews and will be expanding in 2013.
Jill’s earlier roles include serving as e-commerce VP at Caring.com and co-founder and CEO of Gilbert Guide, the first national directory and advice source on senior living. She also was in feature film development and production at Columbia Pictures, Disney, MGM and Love Spell Entertainment.
When she’s not mixing people and ideas, Jill enjoys a quiet glass of wine and a loud USC Trojans game.
Linda Nessim-Rubin is the Founder of Design Concept, a production company hosting corporate events, tradeshows and summits; and is partner in Living in Digital Times, which focuses on technology that’s relevant to particular lifestyles. Before starting Design Concepts Linda completed an 18-year stint as Executive Vice President of Communications and Branding for The Princeton Review, a leading provider of education services and products, with more than 200 publications and 150,000 students worldwide. In her role, Linda was responsible for overseeing all public relations, market research, marketing communication efforts and Human Resources for the company. With over 20 years of professional experience in the marketing of cutting-edge educational products, Linda has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week.
Raphaelle thrives when she has one foot in the trenches of health innovation and one 30,000 feet above ground looking at where the market is going.
She is currently working on a game-changing patient data visualization mobile app for the department of Neurology at UCSF.
She has led the design and commercialization of over 100 applications (desktop, tradeshow, mobile and research) for a wide range of users including HCPs, patients and caregivers, speakers, and clinical researchers.
Raphaelle is also the co-founder of the Innovation Management Institute where she leads the healthcare practice – creating change through collaborative competition.
Raphaelle holds a Masters degree in Economics with Honors from Sciences-Po Lille (France). As a PhD candidate at CUNY in Political Science, she contributed graduate-level research to international children’s rights, published her work in international journals, and organized public fora to raise awareness about the issue of child soldiers in collaboration with the United Nations.