Elliot Kotek is the CEO & founder of The Nation of Artists, founder of Beyond Cinema and co-founded Not Impossible. He believes in the power of content and campaigns to change the world and takes pride in collaborating on ideas that deliver real impact to real people. The producer of groundbreaking projects like 140 (the first ever user-generated feature film) and Project Daniel (creating the world’s first 3D-printed prosthetics lab), Elliot has created documentaries & VR for Qualcomm, Intel, HP, Sony, Hyundai, LEGO Education, California Almonds, Aflac, Accenture, Participant Media etc and has been distributed globally.
Host of the 2018 SxSW Innovation Awards, Elliot’s work has been honored with shiny stuff – seven Emmy nominations, four SxSW Innovation Awards (2015, 2016 & 2019), 5x Cannes Lions (incl Titanium), 20x Tellys, 16x Communicator Awards, 8x Hermes Creative Awards, 3x One Show Pencils (incl t-Best in Show), 3x Maggies, 2 AICP Awards, archiving at MoMA, 2x Webby Award honors, 10x W3 Awards, the Gold Stevie Award, the NYU/Tisch Craft Award & the 2016 Innovation Fellowship at the Kellogg School of Management.
A leading mind on purposeful content, technology for good, innovating for humanity, storytelling for social impact, Elliot has participated at TEDMED and had work listed to the Nominet Trust 100, he’s also spoken at the United Nations, US Institute of Peace, US Chamber of Commerce, SxSW, NxNE, Social Innovation Summit, Social Impact Week, Anderson School of Business, Techweek, Philanthropy Summit, DOHA Goals @ The Special Olympics, Global Marathon and numerous corporate gatherings. Elliot also sits on the board of directors of The Giving Back Fund.