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Innovation Navigation: October 17, 2017

Host David Robertson is joined by Blake Irving (CEO & Board Director, GoDaddy) and Brian Blum (Author, TOTALED: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World) on the Tuesday, October 17, 2017 edition of Innovation Navigation.

Air Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Innovation Navigation: October 17, 2017 09:00

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Brian Blum

Innovation Navigation: October 17, 2017 09:30

Air Time: 9:30 am
Featuring: Blake Irving

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Blake Irving

CEO & Board Director, GoDaddy

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Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world’s largest platform for small business and solopreneurs—helping millions of independent ventures to grow and thrive online by giving them the digital tools and insights to turn their ambitions into something real. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, GoDaddy has developed a global-scale cloud platform that powers their customer’s digital presence, communications, marketing, commerce, back-office administration and peer/community support. The platform now serves 17 million paying customers in 125 markets worldwide.

A technology pioneer for 35+ years, Blake has been at the forefront of innovation, playing a key role in many digital tools and services that are now internet staples, including digital communications, online advertising, and massive-scale service platforms known collectively today as “the cloud.” Before taking the helm at GoDaddy, Blake was Chief Product Officer at Yahoo! and prior to that, head of Global Cloud Platforms at Microsoft.

Twitter – @blakei

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Brian Blum

Author, TOTALED: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World

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Business and technology journalist Brian Blum is the author of TOTALED: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World — a real-life high-tech “whodunnit” where the mystery to be solved is who (or what) killed the Israeli electric car company Better Place, one of the most promising Israeli startups in history.

Brian Blum has covered all sides of the high-tech revolution. His articles about companies — and the people, behavior and sometimes astonishing events that are behind them — have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and Israel21c. He is a senior analyst for the Advanced Interactive Media Group and its “Classified Intelligence Report.”

Blum’s own Internet publishing startup Neta4 raised $3.2 million, in 1998. He served as entrepreneur-in-residence for Jerusalem Global Ventures and was a vice president of marketing for telecommunications provider Comverse.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Blum lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jody and their three children. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a master’s in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University.
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