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Keynote Speaker


 Larger Headshot Craig Hatkoff

Craig Hatkoff is a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival along with Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. The Tribeca Film Festival is the largest film festival in North America. The festival was created immediately following the events of September 11th to help revitalize lower Manhattan.

In 2010, Mr. Hatkoff created and curates the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in collaboration with Professor Clayton Christensen, with whom he is co-founder of the Disruptor Foundation.

Mr. Hatkoff is Chairman of Turtle Pond Publications LLC, a private entertainment and media based company. He is on the Board of Directors of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Sesame Workshop, The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, The Child Mind Institute, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, The Wild Bird Fund and the Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation. Mr. Hatkoff is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a Director of two NYSE companies, Taubman Centers Inc. and SL Green Realty Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Hatkoff has co-authored with his young daughters a best-selling series of children's books including the New York Times #1 best-selling Owen and Mzee.

Mr. Hatkoff graduated from Colgate University ('76) and received his MBA from Columbia University ('78), where he was an adjunct professor at the business school for five years. He resides in New York City with his wife Jane Rosenthal and their two daughters.