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With Stephen Plumlee (Global COO, R/GA Ventures).
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM    Cost: $25
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Stephen has been the Global Chief Operating Officer of R/GA since 2006. During that time, he has overseen the company's dramatic growth & expansion to 14 cities around the world. As Global COO, Stephen is responsible for managing R/GA's global operations, including P&L management, strategic growth plans for international operations, financial tracking, & business continuity planning. He also negotiates all client engagement agreements & oversees corporate legal matters, trademarks, patents, IP, real estate, & IT, among other responsibilities. Stephen joined R/GA in 1998.

In 2014, Stephen led the establishment of R/GA Ventures, which he manages, & the R/GA Accelerator. Companies in the 2014 & 2015 R/GA Accelerator classes reflect the potential of emerging technologies & services within the Internet of Things & Connected Device spaces. R/GA Ventures is the investment arm of the agency as well as a platform for innovation & IP development.

Stephen is on the Board of Directors of BRIC Arts l Media l Bklyn, which presents contemporary art, performing arts, & community media programs that reflect Brooklyn's creativity & diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture, & showcase artists & media makers. Stephen has served as BRIC's Treasurer since 2011.

Stephen has also served on the boards of two land trusts in rural northwest Connecticut. He is an active supporter of open space & farmland preservation as well as of the sustainable agriculture, community farming, & local food movements.

Before joining R/GA in 1998, Stephen was Director of Multimedia & Video Development at Byron Preiss Multimedia Company (BPMC). There he oversaw the design, development, & production of groundbreaking interactive & video projects. Before BPMC, Stephen spent more than 10 years writing, directing, editing, & producing for film & video as well as interactive CD-ROMs. His responsibilities included scripting, production, & international distribution.
 
 
 
 
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