Adam Zuckerman » Director, Ventures & Innovation, Discovery Communications
An entrepreneur, attorney, and MBA, Adam is Director, Ventures & Innovation at the world’s #1 pay-TV provider, Discovery Communications. His role is often described as Discovery’s global intrapranuer and futurist. His day to day responsibilities include a wide ranging of activities, including both internal and external responsibilities, such as serving a member of the team responsible for the creation of Discovery VR and acting as a driving force behind a strategic venture capital initiative, Discovery Communications Ventures..
Adam is also the founder of Fosterly, an organization which connects innovators and entrepreneurs as they start and scale their endeavors. In January 2015, Fosterly held the Collaborate Conference, the region’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship event of the year. More than the 1,000 attendees included leading innovators from both the private and public sectors including Google X, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, NASA, the White House, the GSA, and more.
In addition to being an active member of the region’s community (e.g, being a member on Washington, DC Mayor Bowser’s transition committee) he serves on the advisory boards of other organizations, mentors entrepreneurs and startups, and is a guest analyst on the topic of business and technology on CNBC.com.
Just a few of the brands he’s collaborated with include Anheuser-Busch, Box.com, Discovery Communications, DocuSign, Facebook, Microsoft, NASA, Twitter, and Verizon.