Chaotic Moon Studios Co-Founder Whurley Selected To Participate In Groundbreaking British Airways Innovation Lab In The Sky
Leading Silicon Valley Innovators to Tackle Global Innovation Challenges
AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Chaotic Moon Studios today announced that co-founder whurley (William Hurley) has been selected by British Airways and its partners to participate in UnGrounded, the company’s inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Whurley will join more than 100 industry leaders and change agents, to collaboratively address the global STEM skills gap with the goal of accelerating global innovation.
Participants were nominated by global technology leaders in both Silicon Valley and London, with primary input from the UnGrounded advisory board. The advisory board is made up of senior representation from RocketSpace, Silicon Valley Bank, Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford University and Innovation Endeavors. All participants have been hand-selected to participate based on their experience and passion for driving the acceleration of innovation within developed and emerging communities across the world.
“I couldn’t be more excited to contribute Chaotic Moon Studios’ world renowned innovative thinking to this unequaled gathering of visionary thought leaders.” Said whurley, “Fostering more women in STEM isn’t just critical to companies wanting to remain innovative; it’s imperative to the future of every industry.”
Named an “International Genius” by the City of Amsterdam in 2012, whurley has continuously demonstrated his talent for innovation and passion for open source thinking. At Chaotic Moon Studios he helps drive the company’s Social Innovation efforts; many of which are based on helping raise awareness to the issues of women around the world. Most recently Chaotic Moon Studios helped produce Erin Galey’s award-winning short film Sahasi Chori (Brave Girl) in which a young Nepali girl leaves her Himalayan village for the first time, only to find herself at a life-changing crossroads with a friend who, unbeknownst to her, is about to make a devil’s bargain. The film has been utilized and won praise for raising awareness of the trafficking of young girls from villages in Nepal into brothels in India.
Upon landing, the ideas and solutions created on the flight will be received by the United Nations ITU Secretary General at the DNA Summit, in association with the G8 Innovation Conference, in London.
“As we’re approaching the launch of UnGrounded on June 12, we’re excited to see the top visionaries and leaders from Silicon Valley bring their distinct perspectives and skills together to tackle the critical global challenge around the STEM skills gap,” said Simon Talling-Smith, EVP of the Americas for British Airways. “Face-to-face connection ignites the exchange of amazing ideas, and by bringing these bright minds together, British Airways and our partners, the United Nations and DNA Summit, look to spark and accelerate innovation to affect global change.”
About Chaotic Moon Studios
Chaotic Moon Studios is comprised of award-winning thought leaders, designers, coders and developers from across the mobile media landscape. Their design and development teams have developed their respective crafts alongside the most innovative companies in the world, including both Apple and IBM. Chaotic Moon team members hold over a dozen patents and are regularly highlighted in publications including Wired, ComputerWorld, and Business Week. Chaotic Moon services include brand ideation, strategy, custom development, content publishing, gaming, and managing mobile brands across all application marketplaces.
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