Internet virality expert Emerson Spartz
Entrepeneur Emerson Spartz is, at 26 years of age, a world expert in internet virality. As CEO of Spartz Inc, he runs one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers with 160 million page views per month. The network boasts eighteen websites includes OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and SmartphOWNED. At age 12, Emerson started the Harry Potter fansite MuggleNet, which attracted 50 million views a month and remains one of the world's top Potter websites. By age 19, a book he wrote about the Harry Potter phenomenon had made him a New York Times bestselling author and he'd flown to Scotland for a one-on-one interview with Potter author J. K. Rowling. He will explain what he's learned over the past 15 years about why things take off and become viral online.