Personal Media Participation with a Global Purpose

Jason Wilmot (Moderator) is the Communications Manager for mediaX at Stanford University. He is a media, marketing and communications professional who specializes in building awareness for globally reaching campaigns and projects using multi-platform distribution to increase overall engagement. He spent 13 years managing and running commercial broadcast stations in the United States, and is familiar with creating and distributing content that gains attention from any audience in the “instant gratification what have you done for me lately world” we currently live in.

Dave Toole is the CEO of MediaMobz, enabling brands to scale video content for mobile audiences where they create, publish, engage and measure the impact on audience outcomes. MediaMobz brings together local creative resources to global issues in the cloud. Mr. Toole holds patents on some of the first cloud based applications for social networking, files sharing and bi-directional communications. Mr. Toole and his team globalized, took public and sold technology company GaSonics. They were leaders in several competitive markets delivering a dozen generations of technology for the likes of Intel and others. He saw the cost of communicating with video and digital media disruptive and founded a digital media incubator. MediaMobz is his latest venture. Mr. Toole has been in the digital video space for 20 years.

Gilberto Topczewski is bigBonsai’s MOVEMENTO Program Director. As an advertising copywriter during the 90s, he worked with major Brazilian agencies such as F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Almap/BBDO, LewLara/TBWA, Lowe/Loducca, as well as experiencing the European market while working at Delvico Bates in Barcelona. His interest in filmmaking is supported by cinematography classes at FAAP- SP and courses directing actors at ECITV in San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. As an assistant director, he has served professionals such as Fernando Meireles (City of God), Cesar Charlone (director/DOP), Tarseem, Hugh Johnson, Paulo Vainer, Chris Monger and several others. He has accumulated experience shooting advertising commercials as well as feature films. In 2004, Topczewski and his partners founded bigBonsai, a production company focused on documentaries that very soon became an innovative brand communications audiovisual production company. After directing several projects he now functions as CEO, Consultant for branded content projects and Producer for special projects. Over the last two years his focus has been on the power of audiovisual to create positive impact in society utilizing currently available technology and tools. Mr. Topczewski has a Bachelor of Social Communications from ESPM-SP.