Working to Improve the NYDD for All
Our committees support the mission of the NYDD to foster continued growth and stability in the digital business industry DUMBO area of Brooklyn, NY. Led by local professionals with proven credentials, these committees are a cornerstone of our future efforts. Each committee chair assembles and manages their own teams to develop initiatives in their arena.
The NYDD Executive Board continues to vet candidates for remaining Committees. Interested parties should reach out to the NYDD at firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer with one of the committees, please write to the respective committee chair at email@example.com.
Bobby Emamian, Chair
Bobby Emamian (@prolificbobby), the co-founder and CEO of fast-growing Prolific Interactive, brings a mix of technical and strategic skills to the management of the business. Prolific Interactive is a digital media agency specializing in mobile and social apps, and has worked with a wide array of recognizable companies including New Corporation, the NBA, Scholastic, and MTV. Bobby also sits on the Quinnipiac University Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and is a regular speaker at mobile technology conferences across the country. As the Welcome Committee Chair, Bobby will bring his energy and vision to bear on ensuring new members, companies, and organizations quickly find their footing in our burgeoning digital business community.
Digital Infrastructure Committee
Chris Fohlin, Chair
As the Associate Director of Interactive at Brooklyn United, a digital media agency whose work creates connections between cultural leaders and their audiences, Chris Fohlin (@cfohlin) ensures the agency and their client make responsible, forward-thinking decisions about the application of technology. Brooklyn United is a creative studio planning, designing, and producing traditional and digital media for internationally recognized brands such as Gucci, Levi’s, Columbia University, and New York University as well as local organizations such as Friends of the High Line, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Alloy Development. As the Committee Chair for Digital Infrastructure, Chris will oversee the online presence of the NYDD.
Geoff Grauer, Chair
Geoff Grauer is co-founder and CIO/COO of Pontiflex, a leading mobile advertising and the force behind the new Signup Ads platform. As the technology czar of Pontiflex, Geoff oversees short-term execution and long-term development of ad serving, security, cloud computing, and operations. As a global citizen with an established presence in contemporary art, Geoff brings a unique perspective to the NYDD team. As Technology Committee Chair, Geoff will introduce and manage technology initiatives to support a bright future for the NYDD.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, Chair
Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) is a New York City-based designer, author, and community organizer who has channeled her personal history, design influences, and aesthetic vision into a host of activites. Through the renowned design journal swissmiss, the international lecture series Creative Mornings, the Teux Deux app, and the design-tattoo shop Tatty, Tina has established herself as a recognized leader in and contributor to conversations about design and creativity. The NYDD is proud to call itself home to the New York branch of Creative Mornings, and we’re thrilled to have Tina’s input guiding our organization’s dialogue about professional design.
Andrew Zarick, Chair
The co-founder and Chief Executive Organizer of the NYDD’s premier event, Digital DUMBO, Andrew Zarick (@a2z) manages relationships with a community of over 8,000 (and growing) digital business and technology thought leaders. A series of monthly networking events and workshops established in 2009, Digital DUMBO continues to raise awareness of the growing digital community in the NYDD. By linking global brands such as Google, BING, AOL, and AT&T as host partners with local digital business pioneers, Digital DUMBO has created a unique space for conversation. Andrew is also the founder of the online advertising agency AZBK and the music delivery network StereoGrid. As the Events Committee Chair, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the organization of NYDD events.