David-Michel Davies is the Executive Director of The Webby Awards and Co-Founder of Internet Week NY and Netted by the Webbys.
Getting his start as a junior staffer 13 years ago, DMD stood side-stage at the 3rd Annual Webbys as he watched Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning accept the award for Best Music Experience. Today he leads the organization from their office in New York City’s Flatiron District.
Call for entries for the 17th Annual Webby Awards is now open at www.webbyawards.com
Dubbed "a master of things that are a little bit of a joke and a little bit serious" by The New York Times, DMD has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, and Good Morning America to discuss Internet trends and news, and has also lectured audiences at a diverse mix of conferences and companies including Intel, IDEO and the Institute for the Future.
He lives with his wife Stella and son Louis in Brooklyn, NY.
About the Webby Awards
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body that includes Executive Members comprised of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.
The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musician David Bowie, Internet Co-inventorVint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig.
Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives, the 17th Annual Webby Awards expands the mission of the Webby by honoring excellence in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & App, and is proud to introduce a new suite of categories for work in the Social Web. Call for entries for the 17th Annual Webby Awards is now open at www.webbyawards.com