David Mason is Senior Vice President of AOL's Content Platform responsible for the Company's digital media production including Seed, StudioNow and AOL Studios. Before accepting his role at AOL, David was the CEO of StudioNow, the world's largest web-based video creation platform and a company he co-founded in January 2007 to develop a highly scalable platform to create volumes of low-cost, high quality original video content for numerous market segments. As a veteran technology entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer (he started one of the first Internet bookstores in 1994, which became Buy.com), his experience ranges from developing start-ups into publicly listed companies to venture capital investments, M&A transactions, large investments in public securities, and other investment banking activities within the U.S., Asia and Europe. What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx Youth Greater Nashville], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx Youth Greater Nashville event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.