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Born in Kuwait, nurtured in the Philippines and raised in the Bronx to immigrant parents, Ryan considers himself as global citizen with roots in diverse cultures. He believes in leveraging the intersection of culture, technology and innovation to solve the greatest challenges facing diaspora migrant communities and beyond.
Ryan is a seasoned social entrepreneur, helping to grow tech companies such as eKindling, Catchafire, and FeastonGood. In 2008, he co-founded eKindling, an education venture that piloted One Laptop Per Child’s XO laptop and new ways of digital learning in rural island of the Philippines. He was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, where he explored mass eviction of urban poor communities and sustainable city design. In his spare time, he likes to reminisce about the greatness of the 90s.
Jorge is an organic growth strategist scaling brands for social impact. He is a senior strategist with a strong track record delivering holistic marketing strategy and measurable impact for Fortune 500 brands. He is a trusted partner to C-Suite executives, corporate foundations, and founders of startups and social enterprises developing employee and stakeholder engagement programs. Jorge has been recognized as an innovator and problem-solver addressing social justice issues in his role as Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program, as a First Movers Fellow since 2014 with the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, and most recently as part of the 2018 class of Google Next Generation Policy Leaders influencing how tech policy affects communities of color.
Candice utilizes her editorial expertise to create content solutions that communicate key messages and to tell compelling stories. She works with organizations and brands whose communication needs can be best served with the use of words and stories, with the belief that these are the tools to engage and connect with an audience, imagine new worlds, and cultivate concepts.
Candice is a big believer in creating context to establish meaningful and relevant narratives, be it in her passion projects, collaborative ventures, client work, or even in Facebook status messages. She seeks new ideas and conversations with interesting people, feeding a natural curiosity about how things connect and relate to each other.
Nico & Katwo own and run rezonate, a global motion design production company with offices in New York City and Manila. They also direct commercials and produce for broadcast clients, including McDonald’s, UPS, Google, and Pepsi. Their creative credits include series and shows on CNN, CNBC, History Channel, TruTV, Food Network, CMT, Showtime, A&E, Sprout, and Nickelodeon.