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Jay Samit

Serial entrepreneur Jay Samit is president of ooVoo – the world’s largest provider of social video chat with over 70 million registered users ooVooing for over 2 billion minutes of video per month. A leading technology pioneer for over 25 years, Samit has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for start-ups, sold companies to fortune 500 firms and taken them public. He was a senior advisor to LinkedIn and has sat on the board of a dozen successful start-ups. Samit was CEO of SocialVibe, the largest social media advertising platform, and has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. At Sony, Samit implemented a profitable global digital ecommerce strategy -- making Sony the #7 largest ecommerce site in the world. As Global President of Digital Distribution for EMI, he launched digital businesses in over 30 countries and as Senior Vice President of Universal, Samit built the first million member social network. As Director of the National Education Technology Initiative, Samit was charged with getting the Internet into America’s public schools by the White House. Samit is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UCLA and an adjunct Professor at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Jay Samit tweets entrepreneurial advice daily @jaysamit on Twitter.