Maura Corbett, CEO and Founder, Glen Echo Group
Maura has made disrupting the status quo her business. In under four years, she and her team have successfully taken on some of the most entrenched industry players on behalf of those leading the Internet revolution, using a powerful mix of creative storytelling, subject matter expertise and broad coalition building.
She created Innovation Policy Day 2014 at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival. The inaugural event, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, brought together leaders in disruptive technologies, entrepreneurs, policymakers and festival attendees in a daylong event to showcase the often-bloody intersection of disruption and politics and how policy is made by those who show up. The event became one of the top trending hashtags in Austin during one of the busiest days at SXSW 2014. It will return by popular demand in 2015.