Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organizations, developing global initiatives in rapidly-evolving and dynamic environments. With a deep understanding of consumer behavior and a passion for technology, she offers a unique perspective in identifying objectives and opportunities, to drive clear plans for implementation. Shannon heads integrated marketing strategy development for four multi-year XPRIZE competitions that are designed to drive radical humanitarian breakthroughs in the areas of educational access, adult low-literacy and ocean health. While at XPRIZE she is tasked with leveraging digital marketing strategy, brand development, audience growth, recruiting innovators to become competitors, to ultimately establish the Foundation as a thought leader within multiple verticals that address 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Operations

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is the Founder of Plug In South LA. In addition to Plug In South LA, he is digital marketing evangelist and branding expert by trade, Derek has worked with many leading global brands. Wit...

Mentors and Advisors

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Eric Jaffe

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Advisory Board

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Shane Kelly

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organization...

Kathryne Cooper

Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to st...

Matt Horton

Matt Horton is a director at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics and California Center. In this capacity, he interacts with government officials, business leaders, and other key sta...