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Amir Fleischman

Managing Director at Cicom Global

Amir Fleischman is the founder and managing director of Cicom Global. He is an international competitive intelligence (CI) expert and delivers around 200 lectures, talks and workshops per year in the field of marketing and CI in various countries and market segments. Amir is the head of competitive intelligence studies at the Homeland Security Academy at the Wingate College, and an ongoing lecturer of business entrepreneurship and management at various educational institutions. He has substantial experience in market research, marketing strategies, project management and consultation practices.

Topic : Web Intelligence and Social Media Intelligence

Ashley Ward

Content Marketer at SEMrush

Ashley Ward is a Corporate Speaker and Evangelist for SEMrush, the most comprehensive business intelligence platform for digital marketing. Her passion is focused on helping businesses and marketing professionals gain long-term ROI through teaching content marketing and social media marketing tips and tricks. With over six years of experience in the digital marketing industry and a journalism/public relations background, Ashley brings first-hand experience and case studies to inspire marketers around the world using unique content marketing and social media marketing tactics.

Speaking both internationally and throughout the US, Ashley regularly teaches workshops and speaks at conferences like Pubcon, Retail Global, and the prestigious SMS Sydney. Ashley has co-authored the best-selling book "The Better Business Book V.2" and is a contributing writer to industry blogs such as Search Engine Journal and AuthorityLabs.

Topic : Content Marketing ROI

Dennis Yu

Chief Technology Officer of BlitzMetrics

Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults. Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone. He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CBS Evening News and is co-author of Facebook Nation – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.

He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo. He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70 mile ultramarathon.

Topic : LinkedIn marketing

Fiona Citkin

Managing Director at Expert MS Inc

Born and raised in Ukraine, a professional diversiculturalist Dr. Fiona Citkin came to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar. She published two books on cultural diversity and is now working on a book series about prominent American immigrant women. For her first America-published book “Transformational Diversity: Why and How Intercultural Competencies Can Help Organizations to Survive and Thrive” Fiona has been recognized as a Top 2012 Champion of Diversity by diversitybusiness.com, a think-tank. Since April 2013, her monthly Huffington Post column at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fiona-citkin-phd/ and her own blog http://fionacitkin.com/blog/
explore the issues of multicultural business women and what it takes to make it in America. Fiona is also a columnist for DyNAMC magazine https://www.joomag.com/magazine/dynamc-military-issue-13-august-2016/0722383001469770862? short exploring contributions of minority businesspeople to America’s well-being and culture.

With experience as Director of Berlitz and a personal consulting portfolio with UBS, Colgate, Dupont, and Hershey among others, Fiona has skills in public speaking, training, marketing, magazine and TV interviews, entrepreneurship, and of course, intercultural communication and languages. Fiona speaks three languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian. After living and working in Europe (Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Great Britain, and Switzerland) she now resides in Warren, NJ, USA.

Topic : How Women Do It in America: Brand Innovation

Juntae Delane

CEO of DIGITAL DELANE

Juntae is the founder of the Digital Branding Institute, and CEO of DIGITAL DELANE. Juntae has worked with many brands across various industries such as Coca-Cola, Sony, Verizon, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures and many others. He is noted as a Top Social Media Influencer in several publications and has spoken around the country advancing the practice of digital branding. Juntae has delivered talks for events and organizations including Social Media Week, Content Marketing World, Social Fresh, Hootsuite, Social Media Marketing World, Brand+Aid, and Digital Hollywood to name more than a few.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social Media Transformation

Amanda Nelson

Director, Community Marketing at Salesforce

Amanda is Director, Community Marketing at Salesforce AppExchange. She has a background and focus in community, social and content marketing in B2B tech. Amanda is a conference speaker, published author, and a social media professor. Prior to content and social marketing, Amanda worked in account management for interactive and full service advertising agencies. 

Topic : Customer First! How to Build an Amazing Customer-Centric Approach to Content Marketing

Andrea Fryrear

President and Lead Trainer - AgileSherpas

An early convert to the ways of Agile marketing, Andrea loves nothing more than seeing a team evolve from a chaos to high performance. In addition to being a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) and a Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1), Andrea is trained as a Scrum Master and Product Owner. Her most recent book, Death of a Marketer, chronicles marketing’s troubled past and charts a course to a more agile future for the profession.

Topic : Big Data and Intelligent Content Marketing

Andrew Chow

Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker & Best Selling Author

Andrew Chow is known to be pragmatic, visionary, competitive, intuitive and giving.

While he is a successful social media and public relations strategist, entrepreneur and speaker based in Singapore, he is also the best-selling author of a highly popular series of books: Social Media 247, Public Relations 247 and Personal Branding 247

Andrew has spoken in over 15 countries within 5 years and addressed more than 20,000 people on Digital Marketing, Personal Branding, Enneagram, Public Relations and Branding

Andrew’s career of 30 years; has seen him work with an array of clients including AXA Insurance, Abbot Medical Optics, Singtel and Sony Pictures, M1, Starhub, and Sennheiser

Andrew had more than 300 interviews and features about him or his business since 2005 from more than 40 local and regional media.

He is listed as the Top 10 Most Influential Speaker in Singapore in 2013 by the Singapore Business Review. He won the Spirit of Enterprise in 2008 and the Successful Entrepreneur in 2010. Before he served as the President of the Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore (APSS), he also won the coveted Spirit of Service Award from the Industry.

Topic : Your personality determines what type of digital storyteller you are in digital

Andrew Tarvin

Humor Engineer

Andrew Tarvin is the world’s leading Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft.

Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew’s program are engaging, entertaining, and most important, effective. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

Topic : E - mail Evolution

Brian Mac Mahon

Founder of Expert DOJO

Brian Mac Mahon is the founder of Expert DOJO, the largest startup high performance center for entrepreneurs in Southern California. He has consulted and coached in over 35 countries so he brings a global perspective to starting and growing your small business. Brian has been teaching the power of connecting with your community and how to turn a pay it forward mindset into a revenue generator for years and combines this teaching with the experience of working with thousands of small business over the years.

As Brian also heads the Expert DOJO High performance accelerator he has access to thousands of experts and mentors who will help any entrepreneur find out whatever they need to know to pursue their small business dream. He also speaks all over the world on how to start, grow and expand any business, so is a vital partner for any small business team.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future Marketing

Eric Enge

Founder and CEO at Stone Temple

Eric Enge was named by the US Search Awards the 2016 US Search Personality of the Year, and was also the Landys 2016 Search Marketer of the Year. He is also co-author of The Art of SEO (published by O'Reilly), along with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola. Eric keynotes many industry conferences, and is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a 70+ person digital marketing agency based in Massachusetts

Topic : Voice Search revolution

Ian Cleary

Founder and Keynote Speaker

Ian Cleary is the founder of RazorSocial and a digital strategist with a strong passion for technology. He has a deep knowledge of social media and content marketing and is considered one of the top marketing influencers in his field. He is also Co-Founder of OutreachPlus which is email outreach software.

Besides his work on RazorSocial, he regularly contributes to Entrepreneur.com and Forbes. He’s also been featured in major industry publications including VentureBeat, New York Times, Fox News, Huffington Post, and many more.

Ian is a highly sought after conference speaker and consultant, ranking consistently among the top 50 content marketing and social media influencers in the world. He consults brands on how to develop and execute smart influencer and content marketing programs and retrains marketing staff on how to best leverage available marketing technologies. Ian recently spoke at Social Media Marketing World, Content Marketing World, and Martech.

Topic : How to use Email Outbound Marketing to Increase Traffic, Sales and Authority

James Michael Sama

Author & Speaker

James Michael Sama is a nationally recognized speaker and author, widely referred to as America's leading relationship writer. With over 37 million page views accumulated on his website and a collective social media following of over 400,000, James speaks at live events across the U.S. and has become a go-to expert with media outlets such as CNN, Bravo, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, CNBC, and more.

Topic : How to create viral content that people love to share

Jill Lublin

CEO of the strategic consulting firm

Jill Lublin is the author of 4 bestselling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals, Guerrilla Publicity, Networking Magic and her latest, The Profit of Kindness. and Networking Magic. Jill is the founder of GoodNews Media, Inc. and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Do the Dream and TV pilot, GoodNews TV.

Jill speaks internationally and teaches powerful and practical publicity techniques that anyone can use on the Topic of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness, and Referrals .

Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace.  She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 20 years’ experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media.  Jill teaches Publicity Crash Courses as both live events and live webinars as well as consults and speaks all over the world.  Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift and jilllublin.com

Jill has recently been featured in the New York Times, Woman's Day, and Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as on ABC, NBC, CBS radio and TV national affiliates.

Topic : Get known Everywhere(based on social media)

Judy (J.) Winslow

C.E.O. Chief Excitement Officer

Judy (J.) Winslow has had a long time love affair with business. An entrepreneur since childhood, she started her first business in her teens. She has been the right-hand ‘person’ for founders and CEOs for decades. As a brand strategist, she routinely uncovers ground breaking ideas for her clients.

Her ability to creatively solve each unique challenge has resulted in many success stories amongst a variety of clientele, ranging from non-profits such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to: Women’s Day Magazine, Cover Girl, Clairol and Elizabeth Taylor, plus multiple start-ups in varying industries.

Winslow has also won several design awards throughout her career for Branding and Identity work. As consultant, coach, trainer, speaker and designer, she pulls from various disciplines that imbue each project with an unforgettable voice. Each differentiates her clientele with respect to their vision and desires.

She founded TEDxSarasota, coaches MBA students, is active with Leadership Sarasota, and Florida Creativity Alliance. Her latest mission to inspire young game-changers with: The Global Impact Project.

She gratefully lives by the beach in Florida with her fur-man: Wallace Wattles. Each day she is filled with appreciation for all that has led her to this day.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social media Transformation

Julie Mason

LinkedIn Sales Strategist

Julie is a highly engaging and informative presenter that shares her deep knowledge of LinkedIn, sales and marketing with her audiences. With 25 years in traditional sales, 15 years in door-to-door cold-calling plus over 10 years of online marketing expertise and an intimate knowledge of LinkedIn, Julie brings a unique perspective to those wanting to grow their business. Julie has been dubbed The Social Media Princess by her clients, has been a guest presenter on SEMRush, featured on the cover of Social Media Success Magazine Australia, co-author of Stepping Stones To Business Success Vol 1 and founder of Linked Sales Formula and has helped thousands of business owners generate results through LinkedIn.

Topic : The Art Of Approach in Linkedin

Karen Yankovich

President and LinkedIn Expert, Speaker

Karen Yankovich is President of Uplevel Media, a social media marketing agency delivering profitable cutting-edge digital strategies.. Karen is an internationally recognized LinkedIn Evangelist and Social Media Consultant who is an expert at helping businesses use LinkedIn and a range of other social spaces profitably.

A popular trainer and international speaker, Karen’s social media advice and expertise can be found in guest contributions to DailyWorth.com, Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner and Career Talk Radio on Sirius XM Radio

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social Media Transformation

Logan Young

Co-founder of BlitzMetrics

Logan the co-founder of BlitzMetrics, where he run the company’s training programs, while implementing ad campaigns and optimizing marketing funnels for key accounts. He currently manage a team of 43 individuals.

Logan a internationally recognized keynote speaker, having traveled and lectured in 45 cities, 15 countries across 5 continents: spoken in NYC, California, Las Vegas, Arizona, Singapore, Australia, London, Portugal, Amsterdam and Vancouver. I've also been interviewed on Al Jazeera, Social Media Examiner, USA Today as well as other outlets. His book, The Standards of Excellence, on Facebook benchmarks, is now live.

Logan a graduate from BYU and have served a two-year mission in Idaho for my church. Logan also an Eagle Scout, avid water sports enthusiast, and caretaker of my lab mix, Sydney.

Logan learn from my mistakes, and am driven to follow my passions. He believe in family and friends, and God. Logan enjoy the journey of life and hope to help others do the same.

Topic : Facebook marketing fundamentals

Mary C. Long

Chief Ghost, Digital Strategist

Taking social beyond the typical fare, Mary offers digital strategies you've yet to consider. She has been scaring up traffic for websites, ghostwriting and teaching clients how to "do" online since 2010 (and has been writing since forever). Named to Kred's Top 50 Social Media Bloggers, a Leading PR Pro by Entrepreneur Magazine, an Expert Marketer by Inc Magazine, and a variety of other "who to follow" lists, Mary knows how to find - and get you noticed by - your target audience.

She is regularly quoted by leading publications, has her own byline on too many sites to list, and is regularly asked to participate in industry events - though she often declines travel opportunities as part of her day is devoted to homeschooling (or hackshooling, to more accurately describe it). Online privacy and teaching businesses, individuals, families and schools about the dangers online are of particular interest to her, considering. And beyond getting found, she can help you disappear as well, like a good ghost should.

Most importantly, Mary is also a ninja, according to her twelve-year-old, as she has taken numerous martial arts classes (though she is proficient in none of them). And she has an ongoing short story series, Chapter One, as well as numerous other side projects that keep her on her toes when her little guy isn't!

Topic : Advanced Growth Hacking and Predictive Analytics

Samantha Stone

Founder & CMO

Samantha Stone, author of “Unleash Possible: A Marketing Playbook that Drives Sales”, is a revenue catalyst who helps unleash the possible in organizations that have complex selling processes. She’s a fast-growth, marketing junkie, researcher, speaker, consultant and persona coach who has also managed to find time to raise four boys with her husband, David. Throughout her career she has launched go-to-market initiatives and led marketing strategies for award-winning, high-growth companies including Netezza, SAP, Ascential Software and Powersoft. In 2012 she founded The Marketing Advisory Network to help savvy business leaders unleash the possible within their enterprises.

Topic : Authenticity in the Age of Automation & Artificial Intelligence

Sameer Somal

Co-Founder & Educator at Blue Ocean Global Technology

Sameer Somal is the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ocean Global Technology and Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Technology, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at The Bank of Nova Scotia and a Financial Advisor and Intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. As part of the Investment Strategy Group at The Bank of Nova Scotia, Sameer lead efforts to establish a stellar reputation by authoring white papers, delivering keynote presentation, and fostering strategic alliances.

Sameer is a CFA Charterholder, a CFP® professional, and a Chartered Alternative Investment AnalystSM. Sameer serves on CFP Board’s Council on Education and the CFA Institute FAS Board of Regents, as well as hosts the CFAI talk show, The Topic @ Hand. Sameer is a frequent speaker on the reputation management, digital expungement, succession planning, technology, diversity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Sameer is an Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors and delivers CLE programs on reputation management, search engine optimization, and ethics across legal communities nationally. Sameer helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence.

He proudly serves on the board of the R.J. Leonard Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, initiating careers and personally mentoring young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. In May of 2017, Sameer was named an Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum.

Topic : Online Reputation Management: Building & Protecting Your Digital Presence

Tracy Repchuk

Digital Strategy Motivational Speaker

Tracy Repchuk is a digital marketing architect, speaker and influencer, a 7 Time #1 International bestselling author, with awards from the White House and President Obama and who has spoken in over 39 countries where she teaches how to understand online marketing, optimize for your situation and increase conversions so you maximize your growth potential and #ReachMillions with your message. In addition she has appeared as a technology specialist in National TV segments with ABC, NBC, FOX, CW, CBS, CW, HGTV, USA Today, Forbes, MSN, and over 50 publications, newspapers and magazines, plus 3 motivational movies.

Tracy also is a;
> 7 Time International Bestselling Author including 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles from Wiley Publishing
> World-renowned speaker in over 35 countries including Keynote in China at Global Leaders Economic Summit for presidents, heads of state and CEOs
> Award winning entrepreneur, writer and speaker since 1985 at the age of 19 when she started her software company including awards from Senate, Assembly, and the White House Presidential Award from President Obama
> Been on the internet developing brands, websites, SEO and now social media since 1994
> Appeared in over 22 National and Local TV as a trusted resource for technology, internet and social media
> Served thousands of clients around the world to develop a fully branded end to end website presence so they can professionally match, rise above the competition, and reach millions with their message.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social Media Transformation

Christine Hawkins

Director Consumer Wearables/IoT & Global E-Commerce at HP

Born in Tasmania, Australia, Christine moved to the Valley with HP Inc eCommerce team. A founding member of the HP wearables IoT incubation team, she led the eCommerce launch “engineeredby.hp.com”, exceeding sales expectations. Now the Director of Incubations, her role has expanded to include driving HP Megatrends into HP and Customer decision making.

Christine’s international career in product quality, transformation, operations and customer experience has enabled the tools for her to be an integral part of the HP Vision and Incubation team in the CTO Office.

When Christine is not explaining what a Tasmanian Devil really looks like – she is enjoying the hiking and skiing lifestyle of the bay area.

Topic : how HP are using future megatrends to chart the way and drive "personalization initiatives" across the business


Key Takeaways :

Megatrends are social or economical changes impacting the way we work, communicate, live and play. HP define 4 megatrends and several sub trends, predicting where the world will be in ten years and what changes are needed to product design and marketing. Several sub trends in particular have impact on digital marketing: changing demographics personalised everything, the rise of artificial intelligence and gig economy. How is HPs future team, partnering to ensure our digital marketing is keeping up with the future

Maura Tuohy Di Muro

Head of Global Social at Mozilla, Firefox

Maura Tuohy is the Head of Global Social at Mozilla, Firefox - the independent, not for profit that makes the Firefox browser, a product used by 300+ million people globally.

Prior to joining Mozilla she led social at San Francisco and Sydney digital, media and creative agencies, launching clients like Microsoft, Virgin America and Lyft into the perilous world of participation marketing.

Maura is passionate about the intersection of technology and humanity, buying yoga pants and complaining about San Francisco.

She is currently undertaking a Masters of Studies in Law at UC Hastings and hopes to one day shape and influence the law and policy that ensures the positive propagation of the Internet.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social media Transformation

Stephen Kraus

Chief of Insights

Stephen Kraus is Chief of Insights for SimilarWeb. In this role, he writes and speaks widely on the power of market intelligence to help companies understand, track and grow their digital presence. With a two-decade track record of thought leadership, Steve is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on consumer insights and digital trends.

Steve has written dozens of articles and three books on consumer insights and business success. His book The New Elite: Inside the Minds of the Truly Wealthy was called “indispensable to marketers” by Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist described it as “great reading, even better inspiration for millionaires-to-be.”  He currently writes about digital trends for MediaPost, and was formerly a contributor to Forbes. His television appearances have included CNBC’s Squawk on the Street and The Filthy Rich Guide. Steve is a veteran of hundreds of presentations at conferences and client events.

Prior to SimilarWeb, Steve ran several industry-leading research studies, including The Ipsos Affluent Survey (tracking financially-successful Americans for more than 40 years), the Yankelovich Monitor (well-known study of consumer values and lifestyle trends), and Women, Power & Money (a multi-wave global study of the marketplace impact of women).

Topic : Big Data and Intelligent Content marketing

Jordan Hwang

Sr. Director, Growth & Biz Ops at Evernote

Jordan has spent the last 8 years leading growth initiatives and teams across a variety of B2B and B2C business, including Kabam (mobile gaming), Chartio (SaaS) and Evernote (subscription/SaaS). In addition, Jordan serves as a Distribution Hacker for 500 Startups, where he works with companies in each 500.co batch to grow their business through a variety of Growth tactics across Product, Marketing, and Sales.

Previously, as VP of Growth at Chartio, Jordan was the first business executive hire, and led the Sales and Marketing teams to grow ARR by 700% in 18 months. Leveraging growth methodologies, Jordan rebuilt Chartio's product offering from a self-serve SaaS play into a inside Sales model, enabling a 12X increase in ACV and accelerating its growth from 6 figures in total ARR to high 7 figures. At Kabam, Jordan helped launch and run business operations for Kabam's Publishing team, helping to grow to a $35M+ annual revenue run rate within the team's first 12 months.

As the Sr. Director of Growth & Business Operations at Evernote, Jordan focuses on ensureingthat Evernote's 200M+ users experience the best of Evernote and utilize it to solve their needs.

Topic : Advanced Growth Hacking

Ray Mingo

Author, Speaker, Blogger & Board Member of DADDY UNIVERSITY

Ray Mingo is a father, author, blogger, and speaker; holding an AAS degree in Commercial Arts and Advertisement. Ray currently serves on the board of directors for Daddy University one of the oldest Male Parenting Education Company, who Educates, Advocates and Support men raising Children. An organization where fathers can find information to help them through the tough times, the confusing times as well as the greatest times of their life. Whose founder, president, and CEO is Joel Austin. Ray has worked as a residential counselor for many years working with adolescents and adults with behavior issues.

He has been a featured guest on “Welcome To The Bookstore TV” a TV talk show, whose producers are Rachael Slaughter and the David (Indikator) Fuller also founder, president and CEO of DENT Damage Entertainment Network Television/Enter The Zone TV.

As a father of three beautiful wonderfully gifted daughters that fuels his concern for social issues that negatively affect the lives of young people. Ray’s passion, mission, and social platform focus on the revitalization of FATHERHOOD. A passion became the inspiration in 2002 for Ray to create the blog called “FATHERHOOD,.” In that same year began writing his first book entitled “Who’s Your Daddy“ a book on the importance of non-residential fathers being involved in the life of their children a book that is beneficial for fathers who live with their children as well. This book chronicles some of Ray own experiences as a single father and a son. As life would have it, Ray found himself not living under the same roof of his daughters.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social media Transformation

Garrett Moon

CEO, CoSchedule

Garrett Moon is the CEO and Co-Founder at CoSchedule, the web's most popular marketing calendar and the fastest growing startup in North Dakota. Ranked as the best business tool built by a startup on Entrepreneur.com, CoSchedule helps more than 10,000 marketing teams stay organized in 100+ countries around the world. Garrett is the author of the "10x Marketing Formula" and has been blogging/speaking about content marketing, social media marketing, and startup business for more than eight years. He's been featured on sites like Entrepreneur, Adweek, Social Media Examiner, and Content Marketing Institute.

Topic : Results or Die! Finding A Content Core That Drives Traffic (And Converts It)

Mr. Phillip Paulwell C.D, M.P

former Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining

Mr. Phillip Paulwell C.D. M.P. attorney-at-law is the former Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kingston East and Port Royal. He is currently leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives and Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy.

Prior to his latest appointments, Mr. Paulwell served as a Government Minister in the People's National Party administration between January 1998 and September 2007 as Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology. During the past administration, 2011 —2016, he served as Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and Leader of Government Business in the House.

His appointments to the Executive began in 1995 when he was appointed to the Upper House as a Senator where he served until 1997. He served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce during the same period.

He entered the Lower House as a Member of Parliament in 1997 after winning the election in the constituency of Kingston East and Port Royal. His electoral victory in December 2011 marks the beginning of his fourth consecutive term of political representation in this populous section of the Kingston Metropolitan Area.

Among his many achievements as a Government Minister and Member of Parliament, Mr. Paulwell is credited with the liberalization of the telecommunications sector. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Gleaner Honour Award for implementing historic measures to break the 25-year telecommunications monopoly and introduce competition in the sector. He was also recognized by international organizations including the International Telecommunications Union as well as the Caribbean Telecommunications Union. In 2015, he was accorded the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) for over 20 years of distinguished service to Parliament.

During his tenure as Minister with portfolio responsibility for Energy, he has been credited with giving momentum to the diversification of Jamaica's Energy sources and the promotion and facilitation of millions of dollars of investment in wind and solar energy.

Prior to 1995, Mr. Paulwell served in very senior positions in the Government of Jamaica — Legal Officer of the Jamaica Commodity Trading Company Limited, Executive Director/ Trade Administrator of the Trade Board Limited and first Executive Director of the Fair Trading Commission.

Kris Degioia

CEO and Digital Marketing strategist

I am the female version of Tony Stark so please try to keep up

Regardless of what the internet states I'm far from a “social media marketing/digital guru” if anyone tells you they are one or actually believes they are one then RUN. Every 30-60 seconds, a new trend pops up, there is a new platform, etc. Just like Captain America’s shield, defies all law of physics, there is no way humanly possible to be an expert under every category of social and digital marketing.

With that said and my extensive experience in social media marketing, digital marketing. I’ve also made 24 startups go viral with 24-48 hours.

My specializations are as follows:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Influence Marketing
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Website Design / Development / Usability
  • Keyword Research & Analysis
  • Link Building
  • PPC Bid Management
  • Quality Score Optimization
  • E-commerce Solutions
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Web Analytics
  • Branding

You will either be inspired by me or intimidated by me. The choice is ultimately yours.

Doyle Buehler

CEO, Author & Speaker

Doyle Buehler, MBA, is a best-selling author, startup entrepreneur, international speaker and digital business leader, specializing in strategic digital branding and marketing.  He has mentored, coached, trained & inspired many in the areas of startups, digital leadership, digital innovation, disruption, transformation, online marketing, social media, social selling, and entrepreneurship. He helps create transformation with digital workflows for business growth innovators. He runs a worldwide strategic digital marketing agency for companies who want to create disruption in their industry. He is an author of 2 best-selling books on digital marketing, runs a podcast with digital influencers from around the world, and runs many Live video shows. He is at the intersections of entrepreneurship and digital innovation.

Topic : Building trust in transformation for innovative businesses at the cutting edge

Leza Parker

Entrepreneur | CEO | Speaker

Currently Leza is the Chief executive officer at SC Beauty Network that operates in six countries with over 350 full time and contractual employees, she is an active investor owning several startups in the banking, education, training, beauty and fashion industries.

Leza has authored several books, and appeared in multiple media newspapers & books. She has spoken at private events, universities and leading empowering women campaign with Singapore Committee of UN Women, and the face to Shiseido in 2014. She was a marketing ambassador to a SSA Consulting Group, and currently ambassador for World’s First Food Bank in aid to combat hunger among the poor, and ambassador for international travel portal ‘I am Battuta.’ At young age of 28 she was acknowledged as Singapore’s Youngest Business Guru and her story was told in a publication The Lady Boss.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future marketing

Raulvin Coke

Author, Speaker & Influencer

 I run an organization that works with companies, individuals & university students to strategically position them to be successful in the incumbent Future of work, digital transformation and the war on talent. 

I am also a Best-selling Author, speaker, trainer and Lifestyle Design Business Coach specializing in peak performance and personal development. 

I help train you to design the life they really want that allows them to massively grow their income, impact and influence while consciously designing a life that provides the freedom, flexibility and time to truly enjoy the journey.

The author of “Finding Clarity” The 21 Day Challenge to Preparing Your Mind for Success, Host & Executive Producer of “Adventures in Life Design”, Co-Founder of FamilyCon the largest family convention in the United States and a Design Thinking Advisory Board member of the Rutgers University Center for Innovation Education.

Topic : Leveraging Social media to get more visitors

Tim Addison

Digital Marketing Strategist at SEMrush

Tim is a Digital Marketing Strategist at SEMrush and Advisor on Marketing and Strategy for SignageOS. He has over 15 years of experience in marketing and has created award-winning advertising campaigns for global B2C brands such as Coca Cola and Oriflame. 

Tim began his career as an award winning Copywriter and Creative Director at Grey Advertising and McCann Erickson, then made the jump to all things digital and so has 10 years practical experience in strategy and marketing, especially in the tech industry. He has represented companies at numerous industry conferences and events including The Golden Drum and Cannes Advertising Awards.  As well as creating a local number one television sitcom, he has also conducted several workshops and ran a change management workshop for one of the world's largest e-commerce companies... whose name rhymes with Bidet :)

Tim joined SEMrush to educate marketers all over the world on how to improve their marketing strategies, focusing on content and advertising. 

As an active member of the SEMrush marketing team, Tim represented the company on the stage at several offline events in Amsterdam, The Hague, Prague, BrightonSEO, meet-ups , webinars, and online conferences. Key takeaways of Tim’s presentations are up to date with the latest marketing trends, practical and applicable insights in content building, brands, customer loyalty and winning market share.

Topic : The Invisible Key to Content Success in digital Marketing

Calum Chace

Writer and speaker

Calum Chace is a best-selling writer and sought-after speaker on artificial intelligence. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us, our societies and our economies.

His non-fiction books on AI are The Economic Singularity, about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment, and Surviving AI, about strong AI and super-intelligence. He also wrote Pandora's Brain, a techno-thriller about the first super-intelligence.

Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO.

A long time ago, Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was actually philosophy in fancy dress.

Topic : Artificial Intelligence Technology

Edmund Bartlett

C.D., M.P.Minister of Tourism

Recognized for his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has given over thirty-five years of service to Jamaica, working both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

Mr. Bartlett was first appointed Minister of Tourism in 2007, serving until December 2011. Prior to this appointment, he already had a solid track record of service as an outstanding legislator in central government in both Chambers of Parliament. While serving in the shadow Cabinet following his first stint as Tourism Minister, Mr. Bartlett traveled the world forging alliances with strategic partners for global initiatives. He returned to the helm of the Ministry of Tourism following his party’s victory in Jamaica’s February 2016 general election.

As one of the world’s leading Tourism Ministers, Mr. Bartlett has represented Jamaica regionally and internationally. Recently, he chaired the Board of Affiliate Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and during his first tenure as tourism minister he served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the UNWTO, representing the Americas. He is the first to serve on the executive of both the public and private sector arms of this prestigious organization.  Mr. Bartlett has also served on the Council of Ministers for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and as Vice Chairman of CTO. This wealth of experience has made him a much sought-after speaker at tourism-related fora.

Mr. Bartlett is an ardent proponent of public private partnerships (PPPS), which he considers essential to the sustainable development of the tourism industry. These alliances span the various sectors, locally and internationally, that make up tourism, including transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Some of these partnerships have taken the form of foreign direct investment, particularly in the area of accommodation.

Tourism has been positioned by Mr. Bartlett as a catalyst for economic growth and the transformation of communities. He has established five networks (Gastronomy, Shopping, Health and Wellness, Sports and Entertainment, and Knowledge) to fuel growth and initiated the Tourism Linkages Network within the Ministry to strengthen sustainable linkages between tourism and other sectors of the economy.

The region has also benefited from Mr. Bartlett’s innovative thinking, as he views other Caribbean and Latin American destinations not as Jamaica’s competitors but as partners that can use their combined tourism offerings to attract more visitors to experience multi-destination tourism. He has taken bold steps to have this facilitated under a special Memoranda of Understanding between nations in the region.

Mr. Bartlett has copped numerous awards. Recently, Mr. Bartlett was awarded Minister of the Year Worldwide by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association in March 2018 and Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year at the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. He was also the recipient of the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Minister of Distinction award at the recent African Diaspora World Tourism Awards. In 2016, he was awarded Caribbean's Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Tourism at the 23rd World Travel Awards. In 2012, Mr. Bartlett was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for outstanding and important services to Jamaica and in 2010, was conferred with the Commander of Number of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain on the order of the King of Spain.

Kemal Brown

Founder, President & CEO

Mr. Kemal Brown is the Founder, President & CEO of Digita Global Marketing Ltd, a Caribbean based, globally focused media company and marketing agency. He is also Chairman of Digita Global Group Inc. and Digita Holdings LLC. Mr. Brown is a son of Jamaica and was educated on her soil. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and presently sits on its Distinguished Volunteers Committee. He is a former Academic, having lectured at two Caribbean Universities.

Mr. Brown has been privileged to be a Member of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew, is a Fellow of the Commonwealth 33Sixty Leadership Programme, and is presently the Vice-Curator of the Global Shapers Kingston Hub (a subsidiary of the World Economic Forum). He is a renowned Speaker and Trainer who has delivered over one hundred talks in over four countries to corporate bodies such as VistaPrint, Sagicor, Scotiabank, Jamaica Energy Partners, JMMB, the Project Management Institute, the Global Shapers Community among others. He is also a recognized consultant on digital strategy, ideation and entrepreneurship and has mentored numerous Caribbean high-growth start-ups. He is a recipient of the Archie Singham Research Award and the Top Performer Award for the 2017 Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme.

Digita University (an online learning platform being pioneered by Digita Global Marketing Ltd.), put him in the Top 5 Creative Entrepreneurs in Jamaica, in the Creative Cup Entrepreneur Challenge of 2017, and Top 10 Finalist SLUSH Global Impact Accelerator 2017. He has represented his company and Jamaica in Colombia, Russia and Canada. He lives by the philosophy of Kaizen, constantly pursuing daily improvement towards excellence. He enjoys reading, and investing his time, energy and resources towards developing both young and seasoned members of society alike, primarily through mentorship and delivering presentations geared towards empowerment and creating a winner’s mindset.

Topic : Email marketing is still a rocking strategy if used in a right manner. Myth or absolute truth?

Manu Rueda

Hyperleader

Manu Rueda current specialization is around generating new solutions using disrupting layers like Artificial Intelligence. Due to his international background, he love to work in multicultural environments and to work in mixed teams regarding experience.

Manu Rueda also help (and invest in) startups and public organisations like the European Commision on understanding how to integrate AI into their projects pipelines with user-centric and results-based results.

Hacking now with machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, NLP, NLU, NLG, python, c/c++, Matlab. Experienced Entrepreneur: fundraising, raising money, business development, negotiation, building companies, board member.

Topic : Artificial Intelligence Technology

Matthew Lamons

CEO & Founder

Matthew Lamons' background is in experimental behavioral psychology and deep learning.

Matthew built the Skejul platform by leveraging his deep network in the data science community. Skejul is an Al platform and API to help people manage their activities and commitments. Skejul eliminates the guesswork of getting together making it quick, easy, and totally secure and was named by Gartner, Inc. a "Cool Vendor" in the "Cool Vendors in Unified Communication, 2017" report.

Matthew is a thought leader in Al and Deep Learning, building a data science community of over 65,000 including University Researchers exploring Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data Scientists, and machine learning engineers creating cutting edge applications in financial forecasting, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Marketing Tech, Healthcare and advanced speech technologies with the most sophisticated Al technologies such as NLP, Computer Vision, AI-based voice biometrics, Reinforcement Learning, and Deep Learning.

Matthew is the principle Al advisor to multiple tech companies spanning BlockChain, Education, Sports, & loT. Founded the Applied Al MasterMinds (over 3,300 members), a Data Science Consultant, Mentor, and lead author for a book to be published later this year Deep Learning Projects in Python.

Matthew frequently speaks at Al & Tech conferences and invites you to join him to be architects of the future, not its victims, unite with his mission to simplify the future and to build Al for Good.

Topic : Artificial Intelligence Technology

MR. M. SEVALA NAIK

High Commissioner of India to Jamaica 

Mr. M. Sevala Naik is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1995. He has served in Indian Missions in Tehran (1997-1999), Rome (2002-2005), Kuala Lumpur (2009-2012) and in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as Director (2006-2009) in Central Europe Division. He has also served as Head of the Regional Passport Office, Hyderabad from 1999-2002. Now he has been serving as High Commissioner of India to Jamaica and assumed his charge of duties on 23 August, 2016.  Prior to his present appointment, he served as Consul General of India in Munich from August 2012 to July 2016.

Mr. M. Sevala Naik is a graduate in Commerce and obtained a Masters in Business Management. He is married to Mrs Sunitha Naik and they have two daughters.

Aileen Corrigan

CEO at Trend Media

Aileen Corrigan was appointed the  Chief Executive Officer for Trend Media in December 2016.  Trend Media was launched in early 2014 brining to the market digital- led media solutions that attracts and engages valuable audiences.  Aileen has the privilege of leading a smart and talented group of people throughout the 24 Trend offices across the Caribbean to deliver a one-stop shop for digital advertisers and agencies. Trend Media also runs Loop News which operates across six markets in the Caribbean to deliver breaking local news to its 2 million users.  She has worked at the forefront of digital technology for most of her career and her areas of expertise range from telecommunications, marketing, business development, digital productization and team building.

Prior to joining Trend Media, Aileen served as Chief Executive Officer at NewCom Communications where she worked to strengthen and grow the integrated, multi-platform capabilities of their Value-added services (VAS) network.  Aileen was able to bring her extensive knowledge of Telecommunications market to this role after working for the leading telecommunications company in the Caribbean, Digicel, for more than 8 years in roles such as Group Head of Brand Marketing and Business Marketing. Before moving to Jamaica, Aileen worked for O2 Ireland where she was the Retail Marketing Manager and part of the core team to launch the very first fully digital retail store in Ireland in 2004.  

Aileen holds both a Honors Postgraduate Certification in Digital Marketing from the Digital Institute and a Graduateship in Marketing from the Marketing Institute, Dublin, Ireland. Further, Aileen studied Industrial relations at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  When Aileen isn't working, running, or travelling—she can be found spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Keerene Carty

CEO at Bumble Bee Agency

Keerene Carty is a  result-oriented management professional with over 10 years experience in mid to senior level marketing and sales leadership for start up, early stage growth, established and regional organisations. ​

A product of the country, Keerene grew up in May Pen, Clarendon - Jamaica where she attended Clarendon College. She moved to Kingston at 18 years old to attend the University of the West Indies where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature in English with a minor in International Relations. She also earned a Post–Graduate Diploma in English Education from the University of the West Indies, then later obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University. 

​ She currently holds the position of CEO at Bumble Bee Agency and has served as Business Development Manager for Unicomer Jamaica, Country Manager - Jamaica  for Trend Media (Digicel Group), Marketing & Sales Manager for RJR Group, and Asst. Advertising Manager at Jamaica Observer to name a few of her past positions.    

With a firm belief that digital is the way forward, Keerene has honed her skills has a digital marketing professional and through the Bumble Bee Agency she intends to offer creative and meaningful ways for companies to embrace change and grow digitally.

Naomi N. Garrick

Founder of Garrick Communications

Naomi N. Garrick, is a Public Relations and Personal Brand consultant with over 15 years of experience in Public Relations & Marketing. She is also the Lead PR Chick and Founder of Garrick Communications, a boutique PR agency based in Kingston Jamaica. Since the launch of her company in 2009, she has carved a niche in the Public Relations industry that focuses on a boutique and personalized approach to the way that the company engages and interacts with their clients. 

Naomi is a 2018 Vital Voices Grow Fellow, a 2017 Scotiabank Vision Achiever and a Certified Reputation Champion by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA ). Naomi is also the author of the PR Chick’s Guide: 8 Steps To Building Your Personal Brand Workbook and Mini Guide - a step by step guide to discovering, defining and developing your personal brand. And her greatest joy comes from being the mother of a super creative son, Ajani Aiden.

Tyrone Wilson

President & CEO of eMedia Interactive Group Limited

Tyrone Wilson is the President and CEO of eMedia Interactive Group Limited, a digital media and advertising business powered by technology, creativity and innovation. Further expansion came in when Tyrone raised US$350,000 in a private placement deal with Sagicor Investments. Today, the new-media company, chaired by Richard Byles and led by CEO, Tyrone Wilson, touts a diverse service offering with the aim of creating content that connects.

Tyrone is also Founder & President of iCreate Institute a partnership with the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Tyrone started iCreate out of a need to develop the regional Creative Economy and train future creatives to be job-ready for the burgeoning employment & entrepreneurial opportunities within this industry.

Tyrone’s charismatic leadership style and passion for entrepreneurship have enabled the strategic growth of his creative companies, which now have divisions in the education, television & film, publishing and advertising markets. Tyrone is an advisory board member for the GraceKennedy External Innovation Council in addition to serving as a Director of One on One Tutoring Services Limited, the Jamaica College Old Boys' Association, as well as the Academic Advisory Board for the University of Technology’s Entrepreneurship Degree.

Tyrone is a proud graduate of Jamaica College and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking & Finance from the University of the West Indies, Mona. He is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica's 50UnderFifty Business Leaders Shaping Jamaica’s Future and the Caribbean Journal's Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, in addition to being listed as one of the Caribbean’s Most Interesting People of 2013 by the Caribbean Journal.

Amanda Spann

App Founder

Amanda Spann is a publicist turned app founder. She works with aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs daily through her consultancy Spann & Company where she provides brand building resources and programming. She previously was a co-founder of tiphub, an accelerator and innovation community for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora. The Florida State and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, and as one of 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Brendan Hill

Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer

Brendan Hill is an entrepreneur and digital marketer born in Sydney but now living inside the Google Cloud. He started his career as a marketing graduate and then marketing manager at UNICEF Australia for 5 years, then worked alongside Neil Patel, the world’s best digital marketer, on his startups Quick Sprout and Crazy Egg. In 2016 Brendan sold his ecommerce site and has now started his journey of becoming an Angel Investor in awesome startups. Brendan also advises multiple startups including Catalysr, an incubator for early stage startups founded by migrant and refugee entrepreneurs who want to find success in Australia. Brendan likes listening to movie soundtracks while working (the Interstellar organ still powers him through the day) and spends his spare time with his trusty sidekick Brielle the Golden Retriever (did you know that using a dog in your video thumbnail increases click-through rates by 35%?)

Carrie Gottschalk

Social Media Marketing Expert

Carrie is a highly recognized influencer within the social media industry and has been at the forefront of the social media revolution for 10 years, paid social media for 5 years, and has managed over 10 million dollars in ad-spend -- working with large clients Shari's Berries, Wyndham Hotels, and Freida Rothman. With her extensive experience in domestic and international markets she's known as a skilled social media strategist, advertiser and has also gained a strong understanding of digital performance metrics with a good portion of her experience in eCommerce, Direct Response, and Performance Marketing.

Topic : How Facebook Chatbots Have Personalized Marketing & Increased Mobile Conversions Rates

Eyal Dror

Digital Marketing Manager

Eyal is A digital veteran specialized in online businesses, specialized in eCommerce and mobile apps. In the past, Eyal has served in various executive roles in eCommerce, casual games, social casino, and B2B companies and has acquired a cross-industry view of the online world and mechanics.

Utilizing his experience, Eyal has founded Eyal Dror consulting Ltd. The company now helps businesses in their online journey and helps boost sales and overall performance. Some examples are: reducing CACs by over 50%, increasing conversion rates by over 50% and increasing overall revenues by 150% in 3 months.

The company has developed a unique consulting cycle, enabling clients to get measurable results in extremely short time spans. Eyal serves as a director and advisor on several boards of companies. His clients range from Fortune 500 and publically traded companies to high growth startups.

In the social arena, Eyal is the leader of the game economics professionals on Linkedin and maintains a blog on eyaldror.com Eyal is also an active lecturer in conventions and in the academy.

Fouad Khafaga

Digital Marketing Manager

For over than seven years I have been on a journey with local and global brands, to discover and explore their authentic voice and to make sure that their voice was heard by the right audience, at the right time with the right message. 

I have been fortunate enough to share the stage as a speaker with some of the most brilliant minds through outstanding platforms and institution like the I.E.E.E, E.E.D and the UN.  Now at the city of the future "Dubai" I am honored to work with some outstanding brands to write the next chapters of what would be a unique and fascinating story"

For over than 7 years I have been leading multiple projects in the digital fields. 

The evolution of digital platforms alongside social media tactics, Metrics and objectives has been a contributing factor to the growth of the projects, scope and achievements. 

I have been transforming offline brands experience to an online digital journey. From introducing a Miami south beach 5 stars hotel to the shores of Dubai, to creating a globally recognized sustainability event that receives praises from Representatives of the UN, FIFA & world bank. 

Using an inbound approach with respect to data driven decision to create , monetize and amplify content is always a vital factor of the digital process of these projects.

Fouad Khafaga

Digital Marketing Manager

For over than seven years I have been on a journey with local and global brands, to discover and explore their authentic voice and to make sure that their voice was heard by the right audience, at the right time with the right message. 

I have been fortunate enough to share the stage as a speaker with some of the most brilliant minds through outstanding platforms and institution like the I.E.E.E, E.E.D and the UN.  Now at the city of the future "Dubai" I am honored to work with some outstanding brands to write the next chapters of what would be a unique and fascinating story"

For over than 7 years I have been leading multiple projects in the digital fields. 

The evolution of digital platforms alongside social media tactics, Metrics and objectives has been a contributing factor to the growth of the projects, scope and achievements. 

I have been transforming offline brands experience to an online digital journey. From introducing a Miami south beach 5 stars hotel to the shores of Dubai, to creating a globally recognized sustainability event that receives praises from Representatives of the UN, FIFA & world bank. 

Using an inbound approach with respect to data driven decision to create , monetize and amplify content is always a vital factor of the digital process of these projects.

Gabriela Gonzalez Escamilla

International Marketing Manager

Gabrila has an International Marketing degree, lived and worked for the last 5 years in Australia, Egypt, Thailand, US and Brazil. Currently living in Mexico City as part of the international expansion team at RD Station.

Passionate for Inbound Marketing, I've given on the last years+20 workshops to SMBs on Mexico, spoke on +20 webinars and had the opportunitiy to speak in 10 international conferences so far, Inbound Marketing Summit (Colombia) ROI Summit (Mexico) and Digital day (Spain),I'm helping companies grow their sales through our technology and with Digital Marketing.

The last 2 years, I've been working for RD Station since the beginning of their international expansion, worked for the Customer Success Team with the first customers in Latinoamerica and Spain.Also worked for the Content and Marketing team being responsable for the creation and edition for the first spanish blog (10k visits in less then 6 months), negotiating and participating in Events in Colombia and Brasil, co-mkt actions and creating the first success stories.

Ilaria Piemonte

Digital Strategist & Marketing Content Creator

Social & New Media Manager at BOC Group. Influencer Marketing expert. Digital native and data-driven. Lost in funnels and strategies. Curious. Complicated. Workaholic.

Topic : Influencer Marketing, Artificial intelligence and the revolution of social media marketing

Joost Fromberg

Consultant and Product Owner at Online Dialogue

Joost Fromberg works as Consultant and Product Owner at Online Dialogue (https://onlinedialogue.com) with an award winning team of data-, psychology- and UX specialists and optimizes organizations and conversion rates for brands such as Hostelworld, VodafoneZiggo, Ebay and Cheaptickets.

As an international keynote speaker on digital transformation, consumer psychology and online persuasion, you can find him at conferences such as Emerce Conversion 2017 (NL), Mobile Academy Google 2017 (NL), Smart Summit 2017 (UK), IoT in Aviation 2017 (UK), Internet of Manufacturing 2018 (DE) and many others.

With a lot of experience in conversion optimization and consumer psychology, he is all about the no-nonsense but scientific approach to growing companies and improving online dialogues.

Julia Macalaster

Head of Strategy

Julia Macalaster is a technology professional who has worked in data analytics, strategy consulting, e-commerce and mobile solutions. In her current role as Head of Strategy at Def Method, Julia partners with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises to build strong and sustainable digital products. Additionally, Julia continues to focus on her startup, PreeLine, which she co-founded in 2014. PreeLine is a digital focus group solution that helps fashion brands test future merchandise to gain insight on inventory purchase decisions. Julia started her career as a management consultant with Booz Digital. There she worked on a range of projects, including working with one of the largest public companies in the US to develop a mobile payment and loyalty strategy. She attended Princeton University and rowed on the varsity crew team. Her goal is to find technical solutions to everyday problems.

Topic : Sprinting Your Way to Bold Digital Marketing Strategies

Karen Liz Albert

Founder

Karen Liz Albert, is a Social Media expert, speaker, and owner of Behind Your Curtain. With over 20 years experience in marketing and consulting Karen has successfully used her Social Media expertise to launch targeted Social Media marketing campaigns for business owners and entrepreneurs, to achieve tangible marketing results by strategically promoting brand awareness and increasing customers. Karen also offers educational presentations, hands-on workshops and e-learning courses targeted specifically towards educating business owners and entrepreneurs on the value of Social Media and Internet Marketing for their business and their individual brand.

Topic : Learn How The Experts Leverage LinkedIn

Lisa Apolinski

Founder and Speaker

Lisa Apolinski is an international speaker, recognized digital strategist, and founder of 3 Dog Write Inc. She is considered a thought leader in the industry and has worked in the digital space for nearly 20 years. Her focus is on managing and optimizing the end user experience, and considers the digital space, technology and communication in her analysis. As a strategist, she works with companies around the globe to develop and share their brand story, particularly using digital assets.

Topic : E-mail Evolution and Internet Marketing

Navpreet Singh

Senior Analyst

Trained with Online Marketing Lab at Google, conducted 25+ webinars & classroom training sessions on Digital Marketing for around 400+ participants from 28 SMBs, 23 startups and 12 colleges with an average of 97% success results.

Crusading traditional businesses to digital marketing solutions, consulting SMBs and startups in online marketing techniques, conducting workshops for university students for career development, mentoring businessmen for skill development and now working at Merkle Sokrati (part of Dentsu Aegis Network) - it has been a ride full of learning at every hour in this ever-expanding field of Digital Marketing. Now stepping into more of technology involvement (MarTech) consisting of scripts, automation & programmatic media which interests me having educated in computer science engineering. But not disconnecting from my roots of Search Engine Marketing where it all began for me.

Nitin Manchanda

Product Owner for SEO at trivago

Nitin Manchanda is the Product Owner for SEO at trivago and Technical SEO speaker at many online/offline events all over the world. He loves the fact that SEO is ever changing and keeps challenging you all the time. He has been helping Indian startups to generate more and more organic traffic that converts, though his technical SEO audits and consultancy.

A post graduate in Computer Science who started his professional journey as a Software Engineer, fell in love with SEO while helping Flipkart grow it's organic visibility back in 2012 and since then, SEO is his first wife :-)

Rina Neoh

Managing Partner

Rina is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist & education leader with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in incubating and funding early stage businesses and scaling up successful startups in Southeast Asia.

Rina co-founded Mercatus Capital in 2006 and the venture accelerator has since funded more than 60 startups across Asia.

With a passion for education and greenfield businesses, Rina has personally invested in many education portfolios including a Master Franchisee of Mindchamps International PreSchool, Singapore’s Leading Premium Education System, in the Philippines.

Rina was Voted Top 10 Most Inspiring Businesswomen in Singapore by Top 10 Asia (2013), Top 10 Women Venture Capitalist in Singapore by Women Founders Network (2016), Eight Trailblazers Under 40s by The Peak Magazine Singapore ( 2017 ), among others.

Tiago Nogueira

Social Media Strategist

I have been working in the marketing field for the last few years and it was from here that I developed my specialization in the digital area.

I had the opportunity to work with customers and partners all over the world, and I had to adapt myself to the differences that I found. Within the digital area, I decided to specialize in the field of social media marketing, as well as in the area of digital content marketing strategy, which is where I have been recognized by the fruits of my results.

Currently, I am also deepening my knowledge in the area of performance marketing, also known as Paid Media, in parallel with the area of Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO. In the last two years, I have been invited to be a speaker at some events, invited to teach classes in Higher Education Institutions (Universities and Higher Schools), as well as providing advice to small and medium companies, as well as start-ups.

I created my first company when I was 19 years old, and I won my first money when I was only 8 years old! At this time, I try to help other professionals to leverage their business, share my knowledge with other professionals and students, but above all I need to learn.

Topic : Video Marketing and UX

Vivek Saha

Digital & Applied Analytics Leader

Mr. Vivek Saha is a Digital & Applied Analytics Leader, good in Digital Innovation & a Strategy Leader. He has 22 years of blended experience across – Digital Innovation & Consulting, Applied Analytics, Decision Support Systems, Industry/Functional Domains & Information Technology

Companies & Roles:

  • Lead Senior Advisor - DXC Technology
  • Executive Partner & Lead Coach – Digital E2E Consulting (Current)
  • Vice President – Digital & Analytics – Accenture Digital (9yrs)
  • Director – Decision Support – IBM Global Services
  • Digital Systems Head – Wipro Limited

His Education - B.E (Mechanical), MBA (specialization in Ops Research) He is Certified in – Leadership Styles, SEI-CMM Auditor, Digital Advanced Analytics, Enterprise Architect, Communication Technologies

Yaagneshwaran Ganesh

Director of Marketing at Fiind Inc.,

Yaagneshwaran Ganesh is among the top 100 Martech Influencers, an author, columnist and also the Director of Marketing at Fiind Inc., a Seattle-based artificial intelligence startup powered by machine learning. He is known for his critically acclaimed books "Syncfluence" and "Is Your Marketing in Sync or Sinking?"

Yaagneshwaran is also a speaker on global forums, a columnist and an active member of the startup ecosystem. He has served as a consultant and sounding board to startups in the Asia Pacific and Europe. His mission “One globe, one experience” is to explore marketing practices at organizations of different sizes, industry and cultures across the globe and enable a unified customer experience for brands across platforms.

Yaagneshwaran shares his perspective via columns, blogs and articles such as Huffington Post, Salesforce.com, TechStory, dtNEXT, ManagementNext, RonSela.com, and more.

Zara Baker

Digital Marketing Consultant

I am a digital marketing consultant, brand journalist and keynote speaker. In a nutshell I help businesses with the 'internet of things'. Digital marketing is an umbrella term for marketing and advertising activities taking place on the internet. As a digital marketer I have successfully developed digital marketing programs for several b2b and b2c businesses that helped them achieve competitive advantage on the worldwide web as well as maximized their conversion rate. My digital marketing strategies are tactfully drafted , taking user behavior insights and demographic data in to consideration and aimed to achieve maximum profits as well as life time value for my clients.

When I am not helping businesses you can often find me playing with my daughter or painting.

Armin M. Kittl

Coach & Keynote Speaker

Armin M. Kittl is known by many people as a webinar guru and as a genius-genius probably because he has developed completely new ways of thinking and working.

"Webinar Guru"-The name was missed by some top marketers at a meeting in Las Vegas-more than 1 million.

People from more than 70 countries have visited Armin Kittl ´ s Webinars. He was the first, who recognized webinars as an optimal marketing and sales tool. Webinars have the highest sales rate in internet marketing and are a sales machine!

He combines in a unique way the spiritual and the material world-as well as online and offline events.

Armin Kittl helps people and companies to provide top performance and solutions that are outside their rational imagination. As a result, targets can be achieved up to 10 times faster than in conventional ways.

Topic : A Strategy How To Combine Social Media, The Best Internet Marketing Strategies, And Offline Meetings

Utpal Chakraborty

Head of Artificial Intelligence at YES BANK.

Utpal Chakraborty is an eminent Data Scientist having 20 years of experience, including working as an Principal Architect in IBM, Capgemini, L&T Infotech in his past assignments. At the moment he is Head of Artificial Intelligence at YES BANK.

His expertise includes developing complex Artificial Intelligence systems for Fraud Detection, Cyber Security, Forensic Science and Security.

Utpal is a well-known speaker and researcher on Artificial Intelligence, Agile and Lean speaking at conferences around the world.

His recent research on machine learning titled “Layered Approximation for Deep Neural Networks” has been appreciated in “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conference, Florida, USA” by Data Scientists coming from across the globe from Google, Microsoft, MIT etc.

He has also demonstrated few completely out-of-the-box hybridized Agile & Lean implementations in different industries, out of those his implementation framework for movie productions and government enterprises are remarkable and appreciated by the agile & lean communities worldwide.

Topic : Artificial Intellignece

Jonathan Alonso

Digital Marketing and Public Speaker

Jonathan Alonso is a digital marketer that has worked with many franchisors, fortune 500 companies and start-ups. He currently runs his blog JonGeek.com and has helped many entrepreneurs reach digital success. After 12 Years of experience in digital marketing, he is a full stack marketer that can help strategize from the implementation of Analytics to SEO, Paid search and Paid social. He recently Auothored a Book called RAP: The Local SEO guide to help small businesses achieve local SEO success.

Topic : How traditional marketing can become great SEO opportunities

Frank Furness

Sales and Marketing Speaker

Frank Furness CSP is an internationally sought-after Sales & Technology Speaker and Social Media Presenter. His lively, enthusiastic and humorous style has inspired audiences all around the world. He is a specialist in sales, technology, social media and goal setting and how they work in tandem to produce great results for organizations. He has been a guest on many radio and TV talkback shows and is the past President of the Professional Speakers Association of Europe. He currently spends seventy percent of his time speaking internationally, working in fifty-eight countries.

Adam Houlahan

Social Media Strategist & LinkedIn Expert

Adam Houlahan is an International Keynote Speaker specialising in Social Media for business, and CEO of the highly successful boutique agency, Web Traffic That Works. He lives in Australia’s iconic tourist destination the Gold Coast Queensland and is considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in harnessing the power of LinkedIn for business. Over 13,600 people globally have sought his skill and insights to leverage the power of LinkedIn for their business.

He is the author of two Amazon best-selling books Social Media Secret Sauce and The LinkedIn Playbook and co-authored a third international best-seller Better Business, Better Life, Better World.

Adam works with many of Australia’s elite athletes assisting them to transition from paid sports stars into new careers utilising their personal brands and specifically LinkedIn as a mentor in the Athlete Empire program.

He believes real and meaningful change comes through the world’s entrepreneurs. His purpose is to provide their businesses with powerful tools to grow and accelerate their global footprint. And that together we can make an important impact!

Through his Lifetime Partnership with the Global Giving Initiative B1G1 www.B1G1.com he is well on track to positively impact the lives of more than 1 million people in need by 2018.

Previous Speaking Engagements

https://www.adamhoulahan.com/media (I have not updated this in some time so none of the 2017 events are on here yet)

I am also one of the speakers at this years Excellerated Business School in Thailand http://www.globalexcelleratedbusinessschool.com

Gianpaolo

Web Marketing & Usability Professional

Gianpaolo’s personal motto is: “Success is not easy money, but being proud of what you do“. And he would also add that this is why he will probably never get rich (or not that rich as he would like)! He was one of the first Italian web professionals who got involved in Search Engine Marketing in late nineties. He contributes to several PPC industry specialized blogs and speaks regularly in international web marketing events. In 2012 he created ADworld Experience ( www.adworldexperience.it/en), which now is the largest PPC-cases-only event in the world. He is now actively working as AdWords & Conversion Rate Optimizer freelance professional for several important companies and Non Profit organizations. His last project is PPCPM.com, an AdWords performance monitoring tool available in free beta.

Topic : I will be talking about a patented methodology to check AdWords account effectiveness.

Jen (Picard) Dewar

CEO at Jayldew

Jen Dewar is a marketing consultant in the tech industry with a focus on developing content that converts into leads. She has spent the past 10+ years working with a wide variety of companies: from corporate marketing for global organizations, to local marketing for schools and construction companies, to tech startup marketing. Throughout her career, one thing has been paramount to her marketing program’s success—and that’s content. 

Topic : Create a Marketing Machine that will Turn Content into Leads

Lina Forrestal Roque

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Lina Forrestal (formerly Lina Roque) moved to the Boston area from New York to attend Bentley University. She studied Marketing and Business Management at Bentley University and proceeded to gain experience in Fortune 500 and 100 companies such as Staples Inc and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Finding her niche in the tech world, she now does Digital Marketing for software giant CA Technologies and has since won 7 awards in 3 years for her outstanding achievements. Lina is also an accomplished public speaker and having presented at at Microsoft Envision in New Orleans and Social Tools Summit in Boston to over 300 attendees in each session. She was voted by popular vote as a “Social Media Guru” at the Social Tools Summit. Lina is an avid Crossfitter, aspiring blogger, a wife, and a dog mom. In her leisure time, you might find her paddle boarding around Winthrop or walking her beloved Boston Terrier, Daisy.

Topic : Customer Engagement and Conversion Optimization

Sean Si

CEO and Founder

Sean Si is the CEO and Founder of SEO Hacker, a Digital Marketing Company in the Philippines and Qeryz. A Conversion Rate Optimization practitioner, start-up, data analysis and urgency junkie who spends his time inspiring young entrepreneurs through motivational talks and seminars.

Topic : Customer engagement and conversion optimization

Steven Picanza

Chief Brand Strategist, Branding & Marketing Educator of Latin & Code

Steven Picanza is a brand strategist, educator and strategic advisor with a core purpose centered around connecting people, products, and organizations with their core audience. Over the past 15 years, which has seen Steven go from gigging musician, to agency owner, to start-up founder, to educator, Steven has worked with a multitude of amazing brands and organizations, often leading them through the rough waters of digital transformation and re-branding initiatives.

Currently, Steven is a co-host on both The Creative Hustler Podcast and Coffee Talk with Open Eye Global.

Steven, being passionate about all things creative, is also an Executive Board member of The San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild, a non-profit organization he helped found in 2009.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social media Transformation

Fiona Citkin

Managing Director at Expert MS Inc

Born and raised in Ukraine, a professional diversiculturalist Dr. Fiona Citkin came to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar. She published two books on cultural diversity and is now working on a book series about prominent American immigrant women.

For her first America-published book “Transformational Diversity: Why and How Intercultural Competencies Can Help Organizations to Survive and Thrive” Fiona has been recognized as a Top 2012 Champion of Diversity by diversitybusiness.com, a think-tank.

Since April 2013, her monthly Huffington Post column at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fiona-citkin-phd/ and her own blog http://fionacitkin.com/blog/ explore the issues of multicultural business women and what it takes to make it in America. Fiona is also a columnist for DyNAMC magazine https://www.joomag.com/magazine/dynamc-military-issue-13-august-2016/0722383001469770862?short exploring contributions of minority businesspeople to America’s well-being and culture.

With experience as Director of Berlitz and a personal consulting portfolio with UBS, Colgate, Dupont, and Hershey among others, Fiona has skills in public speaking, training, marketing, magazine and TV interviews, entrepreneurship, and of course, intercultural communication and languages. Fiona speaks three languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian. After living and working in Europe (Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Great Britain, and Switzerland) she now resides in Warren, NJ, USA.

Topic : How Women Do It: Soft Customer Engagement

Anna Vanlandingham

Owner, Social Media Manager and Speaker

Pinterest Pro Anna Vanlandingham, owner of Pinterest Pro Solutions, turns motel and resort owners Pinterest accounts into the hospitality brand for travelers. By collaborating with resort and motel owners, Pinterest Pro Anna promotes their best features including photos of rooms, amenities, restaurants, staff, and local points of interest. Their Pinterest accounts become lead generating machines.

Anna was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in eCommerce by WE magazine. She has been a featured guest on Vincent Ng’s podcast Pictures to Profits, the Real Estate Quarterback Show, and That Business Show. In addition, she has contributed to the Amazon Best Seller Women Innovators: Leaders, Makers and Givers and The Real Estate Quarterback’s Consumer Advocacy Playbook. She has hosted webinars and courses for Viraltag, Illumeo CPE, Sarasota Social Media Summit and The Small Business Incubator, among others. She also serves on the Caribbean Carib Academy for Social Media Advisory Board, the Education Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Innovative Growth Advisory Board.

As an award-winning economics instructor, Anna garnered the NASDAQ Southeast Region Economics Educator of the Year award, plus grants to study at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics and train teachers in Uzbekistan, among many other honors.

Topic : Brand Innovation and Social Media Transformation

Sterling McKinley

Digital Marketing Expert, Speaker

I’m a speaker, trainer, and online marketing consultant. I have over 15 years of Digital Marketing experience in helping Startups and Fortune 500 DOMINATE the web. I use the web to drive online visibility and generate leads. I have a natural knack for online marketing and pride myself on analytical thinking and my relatable personality.

I’m also certified in Hubspot, AdWords, Bing Ads, Google Analytic & Google Shopping. I’m a skilled training specialist has excellent interpersonal skills and strong abilities in designing, implementing training and educational programs.

As a Digital Marketing Trainer, I have conducted over 125 workshops on topics such as: Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click, Social Media, Video and Mobile Marketing. My writing and keynotes and workshops are delivered with, a “no-geek-speak” style that has managed to simplify internet marketing for countless companies and organizations.

Topic : Social Media Marketing

Ben Bradbury

VP Marketing at Glisser

Ben recently moved to New York from London as VP of Marketing for Glisser - an event technology company. As employee #2 in their US office he’s focused on scaling the business and was previously a speaker for General Assembly's London office.

After one of his posts went accidentally viral, Ben’s eyes were opened to the power of LinkedIn, and 2017 was the year he started taking it seriously. Ben now creates content for his clients that is viewed by millions every month, and was recently ranked #4 on the Gentleman’s LinkedIn Influencer 2018 Watchlist, after Gary Vaynerchuk.

Topic : LinkedIn-Secret Weapon to Reach Millions

Craig Campbell

Director at Craig Campbell SEO

Craig has over 16 years experience in the SEO industry. Based in the UK he is now an SEO consultant and trainer and helps individuals, agencies and many others learn from the mistakes he made over the years.

His marketing services cover all types of Online Marketing Campaigns including Email Marketing, Pay Per Click advertising, SEO consultancy, link building campaigns and all the latest SEO techniques that will help clients websites rank well.

He also offer people online SEO training courses, as well as training at places throughout the UK helping others understand SEO while passing on other advice and tips that we have learned over the years.

Fahad Mohammed

Contributor for 3x Huffington Post |Entrepreneur Magazine

Fahad Mohammed is currently working on launching his 3rd venture, BrandX Holdings is an investment firm which will acquire and/or invest in companies which have $1-100 M in revenue. Previously, he launched Bay Street Brands which was a marketing agency working with companies on their content strategy and helping scale them. He taught himself paid ads, funnels, and learned how to secure media coverage. Also, he briefly joined Influencer Viral in which he learned influencer marketing and the strategy behind making content go viral. Featured across multiple publications like Huff Post and Entrepreneur Magazine for his thoughts on marketing- he has had the opportunity to interview business leaders, personalities ranging from Hollywood Insiders to Wall Street Executives and other professionals by extrapolating their stories and creating actionable insights through written articles that will help the next generation of game changers. He has spoken at LinkedIn on a panel discussing community and personal branding with other talks lined up for 2018 that he will announce soon.

Topic : Building a Powerhouse Personal Brand On LinkedIn to Land Massive Opportunities/Deals

Jason Schemmel

Social Media Manager

Jason is an empathic professional who has been working in the social/content marketing industry for the better part of 6 years. He also carries a wealth of experience in retail having worked for numerous big-name companies.

Jason enjoys consulting & mentoring other professionals, as well as sharing expertise via Twitter chats or standard networking practices. He also produces his own podcast called the #GSDChat where he converses with guests about how they “Get S*** Done," covering how successful people work for their success, but also expand upon the challenges and struggles they experienced to get there.

Topic : Customer Engagement and Conversion Optimization

Jeff Leo Herrmann

Founder and President

Jeff Leo Herrmann is a B2B Showrunner and the Founder and President of Madison, Michigan & Market. As a champion of sales and marketing alignment, Jeff’s passion lies in leveraging the power of content, technology and data to help companies and individuals realize extraordinary growth. Jeff was recently named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Content Marketing.

In addition to being a mobile marketing pioneer, Jeff has an intense belief that organizations are better off engaging their audiences with educational and entertaining content rather than blasting them with traditional interruption-based advertising campaigns. This perspective is well informed after a 15-year career at The Nielsen Company working with global Fortune 50 brands in measuring content and advertising investments and effectiveness.

Topic : Customer Engagement and Conversion Optimization

Thibault Imbert

Director of Growth, Adobe Creative Cloud

As Director of Growth for Adobe Creative Cloud, Thibault Imbert drives the growth strategy for the Creative Cloud products. Previously, Thibault was Head of Growth for Adobe Spark and before that, Principal Product Manager for Spark Post, the new standard for designing stunning social graphics. Thibault has 8 years experience as a product manager at Adobe and is passionate about social media in his own right. When he's not growth hacking, Thibault enjoys baking and using Spark to promote his bread baking business on social media. Before product management and marketing, Thibault was a software engineer and author for Pearson and O'Reilly. Thibault lives--and bakes--in San Francisco with his wife and two adorable sons. You can follow Thibault on Twitter: @thibault_imbert

Topic : How to build a framework for Customer Empathy?

Andrew Chow

Author for Social Media Strategy, PR Personal Branding & Enneagram

Andrew Chow is known to be pragmatic, visionary, competitive, intuitive and giving. While he is a successful social media and public relations strategist, entrepreneur and speaker based in Singapore, he is also the best-selling author of a highly popular series of books: Social Media 247, Public Relations 247 and Personal Branding 247. Andrew has spoken in over 15 countries within 5 years and addressed more than 20,000 people on Digital Marketing, Personal Branding, Enneagram, Public Relations and Branding.

Alina Oana Iordache

Team Operations Manager - SEMrush

Emphatic and enthusiastic Corporate Speaker at SEMrush, Alina is running insightful keynote presentations on Topic covering Content Marketing, Social Media, e-commerce for start-ups and growing organisations, using emotional intelligence strategies. With extensive knowledge in leadership, business growth strategies, process optimisation and an excellent commercial approach to creating tactics that unlocks revenue, Alina’s presentations are business oriented and practical.

Amit Kashyap

Co-Founder at Anti Social Dragon

Amit Kashyap is a certified by IIM Bangalore for CMO- Digital Marketer and Certified by SAS for Data Science and Data Analysis. He is also certified in R basics (Harvard University). With 12+ years of total experience in leading global digital strategies and implementation of complex, enterprise-level digital projects, he has catered Digital Strategic Services to brands like Air India, SOTC, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank, Euro Kids, Club Mahindra, Times Property and many more. Amit is awarded with Best Digital Marketing Professional in 2014 by CMO Council, Asia

Iliyana Stareva

Global Partner Program Manager - HubSpot

Iliyana Stareva lives and breathes inbound marketing and PR for agencies. Iliyana spent three years in the PR industry across Germany and the UK, establishing the presence of some of the largest FMCG brands in the world in those markets. She was then headhunted by HubSpot – the leading marketing and sales SaaS pioneer – to become one of their first agency business consultants in Dublin (Ireland) where she helped dozens of marketing, content, PR and web agencies double or triple their revenues.

Aman Torka

Co-Founder at Anti Social Dragon

Aman Torka is a PGP in Digital Marketing & Metrics from the SP Jain School of Global Management. He is a graduate from Narsee Monjee College. He holds certification in R basics from Harvard University. He is certified in Customer Insights from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also done specialization in Business Analytics from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Aman has worked in the Industry for more than nine years in various positions in Marketing, Operations, Planning, MIS and Accounting. His previous stints include as consultant in areas of planning, costing, operations and business development. He has also served as consultant to startups and Entrepreneurs. He has served clients in the digital space across various spectrum in areas of Digital Strategist Growth hacking, Sentiment Analysis, Cross Platform Integration, ORM, Brand Management,VR/AR Games reviews, etc.

Topic : Mobile marketing

Femi Olajiga

Agile Marketing Coach/Trainer/Facilitator

Femi is a certified "Leadership and Systemic Team Coach", he is also the author of the book "Lean Agile Marketing". He works with leaders and teams to achieve marketing agility, growth, and transformations that result in high performance across the marketing team. Enhancing Agile marketing effectiveness and/or profitability through inspiring and empowering blend of one-to-one leadership coaching, group and team Agile rituals, and strategy programmes. Supporting individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations and encourage them to drive greater empowerment, performance, and acceleration towards goals and objectives.

Femi also has practical and solid hands-on experience in Web Analytics, Digital Customer Experience optimization, Digital Marketing Strategy, Customer Journey Mapping. Experience includes 15+ years agency side and client side. Brand names I've worked on include but not limited to; PayPal, Timberland, Fico, Comic Relief, SSE Energy, Smith & Nephew, Ovo Energy, RAC and Avis Budget Group.

Topic : Agile Marketing Transformation Model

Fernando Angulo

Corporate Speaker

Fernando is a corporate speaker at SEMrush with over five years of practical experience in online marketing within our team. He has represented the company at numerous industry conferences and events globally like, SaScon UK, SMX PAris, Prestashop Day Spain, PPC Masters Germany, Baltic Ecommerce Poland, and he was an outstanding moderator of the prestigious Brighton SEO. 

As an active member of the SEMrush marketing team, Fernando specialises in B2B search marketing, e-commerce, competitive intelligence and influencer marketing. During his sessions and workshops he immediately engages audience with his energy, sense of humor and a lot of practical examples and real cases. 

He has also conducted several workshops and masterclasses for online marketing courses and business schools worldwide and he is a regular contributor at Search Engine Journal and Hubspot. 

Topic : Smart Social Media and Affiliate Europe

Fiona Citkin

Managing Director at Expert MS Inc

Born and raised in Ukraine, a professional diversiculturalist Dr. Fiona Citkin came to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar. She published two books on cultural diversity and is now working on a book series about prominent American immigrant women.

For her first America-published book “Transformational Diversity: Why and How Intercultural Competencies Can Help Organizations to Survive and Thrive” Fiona has been recognized as a Top 2012 Champion of Diversity by diversitybusiness.com, a think-tank.

Since April 2013, her monthly Huffington Post column at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fiona-citkin-phd/ and her own blog http://fionacitkin.com/blog/ explore the issues of multicultural business women and what it takes to make it in America. Fiona is also a columnist for DyNAMC magazine https://www.joomag.com/magazine/dynamc-military-issue-13-august-2016/0722383001469770862?short exploring contributions of minority businesspeople to America’s well-being and culture.

With experience as Director of Berlitz and a personal consulting portfolio with UBS, Colgate, Dupont, and Hershey among others, Fiona has skills in public speaking, training, marketing, magazine and TV interviews, entrepreneurship, and of course, intercultural communication and languages. Fiona speaks three languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian. After living and working in Europe (Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Great Britain, and Switzerland) she now resides in Warren, NJ, USA.

Topic : How Women Do It : Storytelling to Engage Clients

Gianpaolo Lorusso

Web Marketing & Usability Professional, Speaker

Gianpaolo’s personal motto is: “Success is not easy money, but being proud of what you do“. And he would also add that this is why he will probably never get rich (or not that rich as he would like)!

He was one of the first Italian web professionals who got involved in Search Engine Marketing in late nineties. He contributes to several PPC industry specialized blogs and speaks regularly in international web marketing events.

In 2012 he created ADworld Experience (www.adworldexperience.it/en), which now is the largest PPC-cases-only event in the world. He is now actively working as AdWords & Conversion Rate Optimizer freelance professional for several important companies and Non Profit organizations. His last project is PPCPM.com, an AdWords performance monitoring tool available in free beta.

Topic : Search Engine Marketing

Jono Alderson

Mad Scientist

Jono has over a decade of blended experience in digital strategy, with expertise in SEO, analytics, brand strategy, campaign strategy, lead generation, eCRM automation, conversation rate optimisation and web development – from defining the ‘big picture’ and strategic direction, right down to getting his hands dirty in the nitty-gritty technical detail.

He's worked with agencies, startups, household brands, FTSE 100 companies and global enterprises to define, support and deliver successful SEO, content, analytics and brand strategies at an international level.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future Marketing

Kaya Cheshire

Founder of Hachi Digital

7 years experience working within digital marketing, Kaya started her career at Channel 4 running a 360 campaign to support teenagers self-esteem in the media industry. She now has her own Social Media and Influencer Management agency built from dedicated freelancers across the Globe.

With a community of 200 freelancers now on the books and over 15 clients, she's eager to develop and support as many brands and freelancers to create change but more importantly an understanding on both sides.

Topic : Digital Storytelling & Future Marketing

Tonya Hofmann

Digital Marketing Consultant & Keynote Speaker

-CEO & founder of the Public Speakers Association
-Globally Sought-After Speaker
-Host of Tonya Hofmann’s Fabulous TV Show
-Best Selling Author of 7 Books
-Winner of 5 International Major Business and Speaking Awards
-Cover of 5 International Business Magazines

Topic : Smart Social Media

Andrea D'Ottavio

Founder, Webing Academy

Digital marketing expert, international speaker.

Andrea is an experienced tech entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in digital marketing.

He founded and currently runs Webing – the first ever 100% location-independent growth marketing agency. He created and managed over 700 interactive campaigns across Europe and the USA for brands like Ferrari, Alitalia, Discovery Channel, Hyundai, Meridiana, eBay, Euronics, Avis, Pepe Jeans London, Tommy Hilfiger, Clinique and many others.

He recently launched Webing Academy, a pop up training academy offering workshops on digital marketing Topic.

Andrea is a contributing writer for the HuffPost US edition, the magazine "Millionaire" and a few blogs and often speaks at international conferences and panels around the world.

Andrea is based in London, but when the waves are pumping you can find him surfing with other fellow entrepreneurs and ocean lovers somewhere in a remote break.

Topic : How to get customers on Instagram with no media budget

Ankit Kathuria

Marketing Consultant

Ankit brings with him a vast experience on the marketing & digitization front. Having worked with leading players like Uber, OLX and Makemytrip, he has gained a holistic perspective of the online space. With exposure of working for different markets including Asia, Europe & North America, he is working towards digitization of different aspects of business from consumer & market insights to product innovations, brand building, customer acquisitions, building communities & word of mouth through brand advocates. Recently, he started advising startups on growth and marketing strategy & implementation as his way of sharing knowledge and giving back to the eco-system.

Topic : Digital Storytelling & Future Marketing

Dr. Shawne Duperon

Communication Consultant and Speaker at ShawneTV

With her PhD in gossip, numerous EMMY® awards and social media reach topping 120 million per month, Dr. Shawne Duperon is considered by many to be one of the most innovative consultants and speakers on communication today. 

From London, to Athens, to Munich, to across North America, Dr. Shawne educates corporations, universities, governments and entrepreneurs, on how to effectively communicate resulting in transformed workplace cultures, increasing engagement, retention and loyalty. Her popular and progressive conversations on forgiveness as a leadership tool, amplify inclusion and respect in the workplace. 

Her case study is Project Forgive, a non-profit and non-religious educational foundation that reaches millions in social media and tens of thousands in her Facebook Live Broadcasts. 

You’ve seen this Six-Time EMMY® winner featured in major media including: CNN, ABC, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. 

As a scholar, Dr. Shawne’s expertise is leading-edge. Applying gossip theory, she implemented strategies that caused Project Forgive to go viral, garnering an endorsement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the honor of a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for her work on global forgiveness.

Topic : Authentic content, collaborative sharing

Haych Phoenix-Stones

Managing Director & Keynote Speaker

A highly experienced digital marketing expert, with deep insight of the current and evolving digital environment who has worked for start-ups, SMEs and corporates in the UK and internationally. With 20years+ digital marketing and business experience. Haych has insights into digital marketing as her team are constantly conducting stress tests and R&D in the online space. With hands on experience in digital training, resource management, business strategy, consulting and planning services for in-house and client digital marketing and personal branding requirements, Haych has a well rounded skill set. Add to that she’s the CEO of her own digital agency and you can see she walks her talk.

Expertise includes:
Content development
Website traffic growth
Website UI/UX and advertising revenue
Marketing strategy and statistics systems
Digital marketing services from local to international successes (SEO, SEM, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media, App Optimisation and Conversion Rate Optimisation)
Strategic Consulting, including digital marketing profiling and personal branding enhancement

Haych runs Haych Enterprises Ltd as well as three other digitally focused ventures in the UK and USA serving clients globally.

Topic : Digital storytelling and Future marketing

Lexi Mills

Managing Partner

Lexi Mills is a multi-award winning digital marketing expert, specialising in integrating PR and SEO at both a strategic and tactical level. Her research work focuses on the opportunities, ethics and risks of machine learning and AI within the sector of internet search.

Lexi combines technical search algorithm knowledge and psychology to create data-driven measurable communications strategies that maximise influence on human behaviour. She applies this to external and internal communications strategies.

She has been part of core teams responsible for the communications, marketing and investment strategies of clients and agencies for over eight years. She focuses on e-commerce, music and technology sectors. Working with start-ups, SMEs and big brands across the US, UK, Europe and African markets in both the B2B and B2C environment.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future Marketing

Mohar Chakrabarty

Technology Product Owner and Keynote Speaker

Mohar is currently working as the Product Owner (PO) of B2B Digital Platform in Canon.He has completed his Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech) from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) in 2005 and his Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2012.

He is also pursuing his second Masters, this time in Integrated Marketing (IM) from NewYork University (NYU).He has over 10 years of full time experience in a wide variety of roles.He has few industry recognized certifications such as the Pragmatic Marketing Certified (PMC-VI),Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).Some of his previous roles include Tech Entrepreneur, Product Manager in IBM and Application Manager for Citigroup applications.

He is very fortunate to be taught and trained by some of the best industry leaders such as Steve Blank - the father of Lean Start up concept, Frank Rimalovski - the author of Talking to Humans, Luke Williams - the author of Disrupt,Jessica Livingston - co-founder of the famous Y Combinator accelerator and Jesse Schell - the famous game designer.

Topic : Relationship of Digital Marketing with Product Marketing Management

Cynthia Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO at Bell + Ivy

Cynthia Johnson is a keynote, business advisor, marketing professional, and author. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Bell + Ivy, a personal branding and digital marketing agency located in Santa Monica, CA. Cynthia is on the Forbes Agency Council, a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council and listed as top 20 Digital Marketing people to follow by Inc. Magazine, top 50 marketers on SnapChat by Mashable, top 12 Female Entrepreneurs that Inspire by Darling Magazine, and top 20 people in SEO by Guardian. She has been interviewed in major publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and Chicago Planner Magazine. She is also a social media influencer on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Topic : Smart Social Media: Get Through To Anyone

Elaine Lindsay

Digital Futurist, Speaker

As an early adopter and lifetime learner, for 17 plus years, Elaine Lindsay: Speaker: Trainer, Strategist, has studied web development, search optimization (SEO), social media and video to learn the best way to integrate and optimize your digital presence from the ground up. Her first foray into social media was in order to stalk her adult children. Elaine very quickly saw the business applications for her web clients. TROOL Social Media, is now Canada’s Premiere REVEALiO™ Augmented Reality Marketing Distributor • Host of BBPTVShow since 2012.

Topic : Digital storytelling and Future marketing

Natalia Talkowska

Founder at Natalka Design

Natalka Design is a creative agency and visual storytelling specialists who work on and offline for agencies and brands. Founded by Natalia Talkowska in 2012. We’ve helped clients pitch, promote, strategise, sell, and engage millions of people through visual storytelling. Don’t take our word for it through, we regularly work with the likes of Google, Intel, YouTube, TED, UK Government, Network Rail, Citymapper, Tarmac amongst others.

We’ve launched some creative ventures too :

> DRAWING SOCIAL CLUB/BOOK: Doodleledo in 2014 - social events full of interactive drawing games for anyone who says 'I can't draw!' running now in over 20 countries to rewire our brains, get us creative, start drawing again more and most importantly let us connect through play and fun.

> PODCAST / EVENT: #resistttheusual - unscripted social evenings with 3 interesting and successful people full of great stories answering questions they never heard before, no slides, no prep just raw human conversation which helps the audience to connect much more with the speakers and find their own answers as they experience the evening. Questions such as: ‘who are you’ or what’s your worst habit make us all connect on a more human, personal level and unveil the vulnerable and relatable side of all of us. #resisththeusual will revive this year as a monthly podcast to bring more stories to the table.

About the Founder

Natalia has been called many things: Ideas Consultant, Communications Specialist, Visual Storyteller, Creative Content Strategist but what she's really after is to make us think a bit differently, communicate more easily and to learn what makes people 'tick'. Natalia has been speaking internationally, a number of times also on TED stage (TEDxWomenWroclaw in Poland, TEDxLugano in Switzerland, TEDxNantes in France, TEDxDIT in Germany), conferences or internally within companies to share her extended knowledge and expertise on creativity, visual communication and clever ways to get your story heard and noticed.

Topic : Visual Digital Storytelling

Natalia Talkowska

Founder, Director and Chief Visual Storyteller at Natalka Design Ltd

Natalka Design is a creative agency and visual storytelling specialists who work on and offline for agencies and brands. Founded by Natalia Talkowska in 2012. We’ve helped clients pitch, promote, strategise, sell, and engage millions of people through visual storytelling. Don’t take our word for it through, we regularly work with the likes of Google, Intel, YouTube, TED, UK Government, Network Rail, Citymapper, Tarmac amongst others.

We’ve launched some creative ventures too :

> DRAWING SOCIAL CLUB/BOOK: Doodleledo in 2014 - social events full of interactive drawing games for anyone who says 'I can't draw!' running now in over 20 countries to rewire our brains, get us creative, start drawing again more and most importantly let us connect through play and fun.

> PODCAST / EVENT: #resistttheusual - unscripted social evenings with 3 interesting and successful people full of great stories answering questions they never heard before, no slides, no prep just raw human conversation which helps the audience to connect much more with the speakers and find their own answers as they experience the evening. Questions such as: ‘who are you’ or what’s your worst habit make us all connect on a more human, personal level and unveil the vulnerable and relatable side of all of us. #resisththeusual will revive this year as a monthly podcast to bring more stories to the table.

About the Founder

Natalia has been called many things: Ideas Consultant, Communications Specialist, Visual Storyteller, Creative Content Strategist but what she's really after is to make us think a bit differently, communicate more easily and to learn what makes people 'tick'. Natalia has been speaking internationally, a number of times also on TED stage (TEDxWomenWroclaw in Poland, TEDxLugano in Switzerland, TEDxNantes in France, TEDxDIT in Germany), conferences or internally within companies to share her extended knowledge and expertise on creativity, visual communication and clever ways to get your story heard and noticed.

Topic : Visual Digital Storytelling

Sterling Hawkins

Co- Founder and Speaker

Sterling Hawkins is a business leader, entrepreneur and investor living at the intersection of in-store and online. Currently running operations and venture relations for CART, his legacy is that of a 5th generation retailer whose family name is synonymous with retail. From that springboard, he has worked with clients on best practices in consumer marketing, loyalty and retail technology including Mitsubishi, M&M Meat Shop, Procter & Gamble and many others. Through CART, he has also partnered with universities including Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to incorporate the future of retail into their curricula and provider a go-to-market channel for relevant startups.

in 2004, Sterling co-founded, launched and sold his first retail technology company, Convena. Since, we has been actively involved in the community speaking at business conferences around the world. He has been seen in ABC Money, Comstock, RetailWire and Forbes. Sterling lives in Los Angeles and spends his time mobilizing a network of startups, investors and retailers to bring together online and in-store for the betterment of business, communities and the human condition. 

Topic : IOT and Future Marketing

Jen Spencer

Vice President

Jen Spencer is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SmartBug Media, an intelligent inbound marketing agency of experts in digital strategy, design, PR and marketing automation. Over her career, Jen has built several demand generation and sales enablement programs from the ground up and has experience working within tech startups, publicly traded companies, mid-market organizations, and the not-for-profit space. Jen subscribes to the notion that “we’re all in this together,” and great communication leads to great partnership. She loves animals, technology, the arts, and really good Scotch.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future Marketing

Mark Preston

Director

Mark has been working within the wonderful world of SEO since 2001, helping businesses of all sizes to grow. These days, he uses his years of knowledge to train in-house marketing teams business development focused SEO techniques. He also speaks at corporate and digital events all over the world.

Topic : Digital Storytelling & Future Marketing

Lauren Proctor

Digital marketer and Product strategist

Lauren Proctor is a digital marketer and product strategist. As the Jobbatical's Head of Marketing, Lauren is focused on acquiring employers and attracting high quality business, tech, and creative talent from all corners of the globe.

Before joining Jobbatical, Proctor worked at a think tank and then founded and ran a New York City based marketing and product management consultancy. She is obsessed with building growth engines to increase traffic and revenues and has worked with clients such as Virgin Airlines, YouTube, Network A, and brands at the cross-section of luxury and fashion. As an entrepreneur, Proctor also co-founded a company that made more than $4MM in revenue in its first six months and then went on to be acquired by Twitter in less than a year.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future Marketing

Chi odogwu

Author & Speaker

Chi is the Prime Doer of Deeds at Chi Odogwu Inc., a strategic new media marketing agency that helps entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders grow their credibility, influence, and income by using the awesome power of podcasting.

He helps his clients become celebrity authorities in their respective fields, so that their improved expert positioning status leads to the generation of high-quality inbound leads, closing more deals and commanding premium pricing of their products and services.

As an expert interviewer, Chi has interviewed over 150 guests on his podcast “The Bulletproof Entrepreneur” and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts. He has worked for several organizations and is an advisor to several companies around the world.

In addition to his work as a strategic marketing consultant, Chi has spoken and taught at several conferences. He is the author of the upcoming book “Podcast Marketing: Build Your Brand, Grow Your Business & Change Your Life” and is a contributing writer to websites like Influencive, The Huffington Post, Addicted2Success and more.

Topic : Podcast Marketing: Build Your Brand, Grow Your Business & Change Your Life.

Dhaval Doshi

Founder of Smarthome NX

Dhaval is a serial entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in marketing, brand communication and e-commerce. In his longstanding career, he has led digital initiatives for brands such as Amazon , Bajaj , Axis Bank to name a few. His keen interest in technology coupled with his understanding of consumer behaviour inspired him to launch Smarthome NX , a discovery platform that offers homeowners an easy way to find products and services in the rapidly evolving and fragmented smart home automation industry.

His campaigns have won several awards for the Bajaj V launch campaign for online as well as integrated categories including a Lion at the Cannes.

His web development and digital agency called Webventurous was built from scratch and sold successfully at a value of Rs. 2 cr.

Dhaval is an avid speaker in entrepreneurship and youth forums and participates in marketing roundtables as a subject matter expert in digital marketing.

He is also consulting UpGrad to develop Digital Marketing Programs for marketing leaders in Asia and Europe.

Topic : IoT - Internet of Things

Bhautik Sheth

Founder of iVIPANAN Digital Marketing Services

Mr. Bhautik Sheth is a Founder of iVIPANAN Digital Marketing and Management Services, which is a Pioneer of Digital Marketing Services in South Gujarat. He has more than 11 years of experience.

He is a Co-founder of Karizmatic Academy - the personal coaching centre for management subjects. He gives his services as a Visiting faculty at Auro University, Surat and Department of HRD, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He also gives his service as a Viva Voce examiner for MBA at Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat. He is a former online trainer for Google and Manipal Global Education (ProLearn), Bangalore’s “Google Digital Marketing Program”. He is on board as a Mentor at SMBConnect - Delhi, iKoVerk - Surat and ideas tycoon - Surat. He is a Trainer for Digital Marketing at International Organization for Importer and Exporter (IOIE), Surat. As a content writer, he is a Blogger at soconse.com (digital marketing blog) and girlinneighbour.com (fashion and lifestyle blog). He is a speaker at Josh Talks.

He holds Masters degrees in the field of IT and Management and is a Certified Digital Marketer, who has been recognized by Google AdWords certification, Bing Ads Accredited Professional and Hubspot Inbound Certification. He is also Google Educator Certified.

He has been a consultant to 50+ companies and has trained more than 10000 people for Digital marketing through Webinars, Seminars, Workshops and Training Programs on digital marketing at national & international level. He has presented many Research Papers on Digital Marketing at national international conferences out of which many have been chosen as best papers and his 6 research papers on digital marketing have already been published in countrywide and global journals. He has written a book on Search Engine Optimization for Narsee Monji Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS Global Access – School for Continuing Education) on behalf of Excel Books publications, Delhi. He has developed academic content as an Instructional Designer for various management subjects for Manipal University’s online portal EduNxt.

Blessed with a perfect blend of Management skills and creative thinking ability, Mr. Bhautik Sheth has been rendering his services as a Digital Marketing Consultant to SMEs as well as large scale businesses, Service industry and the Start ups.

Topic : Optimizing Facebook Ads

Christian Farioli

CDO, Digital Marketing Trainer & Keynote Speaker

Digital Marketing Trainer, Strategic Advisor & Keynote Speaker.

Trained more than 4000 marketing managers in the GCC region, from the largest organizations, including Bayer, Burj Al Arab hotel, Armani, Mobily, Huawei, DP World, Abu Dhabi Media, Abdul Latif Jameel...

Running ESD FZC since 2010, a Digital Marketing Agency involved in promoting businesses across the middle east. We’ve been working with major clients in the region, launching Digital Campaigns for major Banks, Events, Concerts, Media, Telco, Hospitality, Real Estate, Healthcare and Pharma.

Topic : What makes up a successful digital Entrepreneur - Understanding the audience better or understanding the technology better?

Ishveen Anand

CEO + Founder at OpenSponsorship

Ishveen Anand is the CEO+Founder of OpenSponsorship, the largest marketplace for sports sponsorship, connecting brands to a network of over 3500 athletes. OpenSponsorship is a venture backed startup including VCs from Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and notable angels. She was included on the Forbes 30U30 sports list, and graduated from Oxford University. Prior to starting OpenSponsorship, she was a sports agent representing top teams such as Mumbai Indians, Tottenham Hotspur and top brands such as Hero MotoCorp, Mastercard and Castrol. 

Topic : Success stories

Pooja Chauhan

Co founder & CEO of VAYUZ Technologies

Pooja Chauhan, Cofounder VAYUZ Technologies & Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission

Pooja was a national level athlete, hockey player as well as a NCC cadet before she gave it all up to pursue her professional career. Hailing from an agricultural background where girl education was never a family agenda, Pooja was able to shake off the inherent legacy cause of her mother’s continued persistent support. She has done her MBA in Marketing from PTU and is also a big digital enthusiast. She has close to a 10 years of experience in Customer Interfacing Management roles in Retail and Technology vertical. She has worked with brands like Pepsico, Pernod Ricard and was also one of the founding members of ideaPot, which went on to do Pre-Series A Funding.

Pooja spearheads Sales, Customer Engagements and Operations of VAYUZ, which she Cofounded in 2014. She has an eye for handpicking greenhorn talents and providing them a focused and meaningful journey. A hard task master, she is both the clock maker and clock master in VAYUZ, who ensures that everyone works as per a schedule and stays on top it at all times.

Topic : Success stories

Prantik Mazumdar

Managing Partner at Happy Marketer

For more than 10 years, Prantik has led a successful digital consulting firm, trained and advised more than 500 enterprises in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region on all things “social” – devising social strategies for brands’ marketing, sales and customer service functions.

His genuine passion for transformative social media has made him one of LinkedIn’s top 100 connectors in the APAC region and that’s what keeps his Klout score at 70 and his Social Selling Index at 90!

He has advised regional brands including Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SMRT, Bloomberg, Fonterra, Starbucks, Kaplan, Royal Brunei Airlines, TigerAir, Nanyang Business School and Standard Chartered Bank on social strategies to drive business transformation. He has also been appointed a key member of the Global Digital Board at Time International. He has advised government agencies in Singapore and in ASEAN on leveraging digital to chart out inclusive public policies and scale up political campaigns.

Prantik is a regular commentator on digital marketing in regional blogs and publications such as Marketing Magazine, Mumbrella, Campaign Asia and the Singapore Business Review. He has spoken at regional conferences such as Millennium 20/20, IRX, inCosmetics, ad:tech & iMedia and was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award at the Global Youth Marketing Forum in 2016

When not advising clients, he can be found either enjoying a game of cricket or chatting about sports, politics or public policy on Twitter.

Topic : Digital Storytelling and Future marketing

Shrishti Sahu

Entrepreneur

Shrishti Sahu is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. She has a degree in mechanical engineering (with a focus on automation and robotics) from the University of Warwick and a certificate in Capital Markets and Investments from Harvard University. She has 7+ years of entrepreneurial experience and has worked on e-commerce, social impact and financial technology start-ups. Her expertise lies in business development, growth hacking and technology. Her financial technology start-up, Aqaya, was focused on digital and financial inclusion and was acquired by a leading NBFC in India. It processed 30 Crores worth transactions on its android application monthly and served 483,000 customer accounts.

In 2014, University of Warwick recognized her as an ‘Inspirational Alumni’ alongside internationally known writers, politicians, academics, scientists and lawyers.

In 2016, Shrishti was selected as one of the 12 fellows for Rajeev Motwani Fellowship, a prestigious recognition for entrepreneurs from India and Pakistan for a Silicon Valley Immersion program and for the GSBI cohort by the Miller Center of Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University. She was also one of the 10 women selected for Women Entrepreneur Quest, a program organized for women entrepreneurs in technology by the Anita Borg Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

She has worked extensively with FICCI FLO for its Women Empowerment initiatives as a part of which she launched FLO’s National E-commerce Cell in partnership with ShopClues. She is now a part of the Innovation, Science and Technology committee of FICCI.

Topic : Success Stories

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