Archive for April, 2013

Disruptive 2013 Breakout Sessions Announced

2013 TDIA Breakouts

The Ever Increasing Technology/Culture Gap Hosted by the Disruptor Foundation Kenzo Digital – Director/Artist Ken Goldberg – Artist and Professor of Robotics, UC Berkeley Norma Kamali – Designer and Wellness Advocate Pierre J. de Lespinois – CEO, Vision 3 Experiential, LLC Morgan Spurlock – Director and Co-Founder, cinelan Moderated by: Betsy Isaacson – Tech Writer,… [See Full Post]

Making Art out of Earthquakes – 2013 Honoree Ken Goldberg is featured in The Atlantic

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Disruptor Reviews: Thomas Suarez Reviews the Nexus 7

Thomas Suarez

Thomas Suarez, Disruptive Class of 2012, is TDIA’s official technology reviewer and blogger. Stay tuned for more from Thomas and visit his YouTube channel here:

2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards – Friday, April 25th

The 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards will be held on Friday, April 25th at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Buy all-inclusive Innovation Week Passes and view more information here.

Professor Clayton Christensen – Father of Disruptive Innovation Theory & Author of The Innovator’s Dilemma – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches one of the most popular elective classes for second year students, Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and his ideas have been… [See Full Post]

Gregg Breinberg – Director, PS22 Chorus

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The music teacher behind the P.S. 22 choir and Internet sensation, Gregg has inspired countless youngsters at one of those everyday public schools filled with kids from all walks of life to reach for heights they could never have imagined or accomplished on their own. He is a young man with incredible passion and a… [See Full Post]

Jared Cohen and Jack Dorsey – Twitter Revolution

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Jared Cohen and Jack Dorsey are credited in creating, identifying and harnessing the power of “connection technologies.” As early adopters and writers about these new technologies, Jared’s understanding of the transformative power of disruptive innovation has helped create and raise the awareness of new models for foreign policy and statecraft. In June 2009, Jared and Jack… [See Full Post]

Jonathan Feinberg – Wordle


We would like to honor Jonathan as the creator of Wordle.  We view Wordle as an extraordinary example of a digital disruptive innovation that has many educational, communication and design applications.  We would also like to incorporate Wordle into some of the design elements for our award program itself. Feinberg created the Wordle word-cloud layout… [See Full Post]

2013 Disruptive Honorees Announced


We’re proud to honor pioneers and groundbreakers across all fields at the fourth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with the Disruptor Foundation and Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen, father of Disruptive Innovation Theory, is pleased to announce the innovative honorees from various disciplines and domains that will… [See Full Post]

2012 Disruptive Innovation Awards Video

Watch the entire 2012 Awards Ceremony here!