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23 Billion Minutes a Month Are Spent on this Application
and you’ve probably never heard of it

November 5, 2020 |  10:00 am Pacific Time, 1:00 pm Eastern, 6:00pm London, 7:00pm Continental Europe
RATE: $25 for members and $35 for non-members

About this Event:

With 80 million users and counting, Wattpad has become one of the world’s most innovative and fastest-growing social applications. If you haven’t heard of Wattpad, ask any young adult that you know. Chances are they’ve heard of it – and may even have it on their phone.

Wattpad users write original stories that get posted on the platform and read by subscribers. The Wattpad Story DNA Machine learning technology helps discover and promote stand-out stories. What’s more, Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-based insights to turn Wattpad Stories into Books, films and TV shows.

This amazing application is helping a generation of people create entertainment and distribute it in a way never before possible.

Please join us as we talk to Jeanne Lam, General Manager at Wattpad as she discusses how Wattpad grew from an app two co-founders created to help people read on-line to a world-renowned juggernaut, changing the face of entertainment media.

About Wattpad

Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is the world’s leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 80 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology allows the company to discover stand-out stories among the nearly one billion uploads that have been written on the platform. Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-backed insights to turn Wattpad stories into books, films and TV shows. Wattpad Brand Partnerships help brands build deep engagement with Gen Z consumers. In 2020, Wattpad was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Click here to learn more about Wattpad.

 

About the Presenter: Jeanne Lam, MBA'12

Jeanne Lam is a senior executive with over fifteen years of experience working in technology and high-growth consumer startups. She is the General Manager at Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company and world's leading social storytelling platform that is home to a community of more than 80 million people.
 
Prior to Wattpad, Jeanne led growth and user acquisition at Shapeways, the world’s largest 3D printing service. She has also worked at Yahoo as Director of Platform Strategy, and mobile payments company, GoPago, as Head of Marketing & Business Intelligence. Before her startup career, she spent three years as a management consultant at Accenture.
 
Jeanne holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics from Cornell University. She is a board advisor for Women and Color, the president of the board of the Cornell Club of Toronto and a member of the board of the HBS Club of Toronto. She is passionate about helping young professionals find fulfillment in their careers.

 

Come join moderator Jean Kovacs'85. You won’t want to miss this webinar!

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