Co-Founder and CEO, Recount MediaJohn Battelle is co-founder/CEO of Recount Media, a political media platform currently in development, and serves as a Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University/SIPA. Battelle also runs NewCo, an “inside out” conference model and media platform. He also serves as Chair of sovrn Holdings, a publisher-first programmatic advertising and data platform that proudly serves 100,000+ sites. He has founded or co-founded more than half a dozen companies across media and technology, including Federated Media Publishing, the Web 2 Summit, Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com, and Wired magazine. He is also a director at LiveRamp, a NYSE-listed data services business. In 2005 he authored ‘The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture’ (Penguin/Portfolio), an international bestseller published in more than 25 languages.