REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Rocket Fuel Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence advertising solutions for digital marketers, today announced that Chief Executive Officer George John and Chief Financial Officer Peter Bardwick will present at the Canaccord Genuity 32nd Annual Growth Conference in Boston, MA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
- George John is a former academic and NASA scientist who spent years at Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, and Epiphany, developing some of the first ad data analytics technologies, before starting Rocket Fuel. The company's artificial intelligence advertising platform analyzes billions of data points in real-time to make millions of automated ad buys for over 700 of the world's most successful marketers, including 74 of Advertising Age's Leading National Advertisers® and 39 of the Fortune 100. He has served on the advisory boards of CafePress, Enviz, Quindi, and Intelligent Results; advised the National Science Foundation; and volunteered with the American Institute for Health Education. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in the department of computer science at Stanford University.
- Peter Bardwick's experience includes board and advisory board positions -- he was the founding investor and is a member of the board of Healthcare Data Solutions, a successful healthcare direct-marketing company. He holds advisory board positions with the Wolverine Venture Fund and several private companies. In total, he has raised $10.4 billion for companies where he was an executive or which were investment-banking clients. He has held CEO, COO, and CFO positions for both public and private companies including Solomon Brothers, Citicorp Investment, WestWood One, Zecco Holdings, Reactrix Systems Inc., Digital Path Networks, infoUSA.com, CBS MarketWatch, and the Beasley Broadcast Group. As CFO for CBS MarketWatch he was responsible for its highly successful IPO.
About Rocket Fuel:
Rocket Fuel is the leading provider of artificial intelligence advertising solutions that transform digital media campaigns into self-optimizing engines that learn and adapt in real-time, and deliver outstanding results from awareness to sales. Recently awarded #22 in Forbes Most Promising Companies in America list, over 700 of the world's most successful marketers trust Rocket Fuel to power their advertising across display, video, mobile, and social media. Founded by online advertising veterans and rocket scientists from NASA, DoubleClick, IBM, and Salesforce.com, Rocket Fuel is based in Redwood Shores, California, and has offices in fifteen cities worldwide including New York, London, Toronto, and Hamburg.
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