Core Team

Bruce Cahan – Founder/Curator/Sponsorships

Bruce conceived and curates TEDxNewWallStreet.
He is a serial social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, Stanford Visiting Scholar (School of Civil & Environmental Engineering) and Stanford CodeX Fellow (Computer Science and Law Schools’ Center for Legal Informatics). Beginning in 1991, Bruce pioneered capital investment strategies for governments that created open geospatial data now used in Google Maps and similar web services. He provided geospatial data and logistial support as an emergency responder at the Command Center in NYC after the 9/11/01 World Trade Center Attacks. Currently, Bruce is creating GoodBank™(IO), a high-transparency, impacts-aware bank built in and for the Information Age. (See, and Email: bcahan (at)

Michael Witlin  – Executive Producer

Michael Witlin is a well-known and respected producer of extraordinary corporate and special events. For 25 years he has owned and operated MWA providing expert event production solutions to Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. He is known for bringing high production values and delivery across a variety of media and launching new products and services, programs, and consumer marketing campaigns on both an intimate and very large global level. His focus is on developing the most powerful tools for communicating business, technology, and consumer market strategies for both internal audiences of employees, sales forces, and executive teams, and external audiences of customers, press, analysts, and corporate partners.

Massimo Paolini – Webdesign & Optimization

Massimo PaoliniMassimo is the founder and CEO of The Spectrum Group, a Digital Marketing Agency based in Silicon Valley. With over 20 years of business and marketing experience in Canada and the U.S., Massimo jumped into the Internet world right at its inception. He developed a holistic approach to web intelligence that blends together site design, SEO, social media, content development, and consumer behaviors. When working with clients, his approach is educational and collaborative so that they will become more active in their own solutions. Massimo speaks at various organizations on measuring the power of online marketing and social media. He works with dozens of businesses around the country to increase revenue by managing their web presence.