Brady Forrest cofounded Ignite, a talk series which has been held thousands of times around the world including SXSW, Google, the Gates Foundation and the White House. He is the cofounder of Highway1, a Bay Area hardware accelerator that has funded over 75 hardware startups, and is a Kauffman Fellow. He co-authored O’Reilly’s The Hardware Startup. He’s worked with 500 Startups and Khosla Ventures, and chaired many O’Reilly Media technology conferences including Where 2.0, Web 2.0 Expo, Fluent and Android Open. Brady also spent 10 years in software at Microsoft (MSN Music and MSN Search) and in the Supply Chain industry. Brady is on the Board of CAST, a non-profit that buys buildings for artists in SF and Oakland. Most years, you can find him at Burning Man.