Tech Cruise speakers and instructors are some of the foremost thought leaders and innovators in the industry. Stay Tuned, 2019 Speakers not yet announced. Take a look below at the top talent that have spoken at recent Events!
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Amy was the Director of Customized Research at The Nielsen Company. During her time at the company, she developed a reputation for having an outstanding track-record in terms of new business development, staff management and a highly developed technical knowledge of both market research and the key research sectors in the Hong Kong, China, and other Asia Pacific markets (including Financial, FMCG and Retailing).
Dana’s outstanding experience includes developing roadmaps, processes, and partnerships for digital marketing that connect the power of first party data, improve relevance and ROI of digital marketing, unlock new models for e-commerce and adapt to today’s real time pace for insights and analytics to inform innovation.
Dana resides in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband David and their two teen children who constantly expand her knowledge of new social platforms, Fortnite and Youtube creators. She loves to play “Chopped” within her own kitchen and is a budding gardener when the sun actually shines in Chicago. She graduated cum laude with a business degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
Darryn continues to seek innovative ways redefine complicated processes and initiatives to help people to enjoy what they do – and ultimately convert productivity to business results. He uses the power of technology, augmented realty and progressive systems to enable his ideas.
Darryn has built his name on the conference circuit in #Gamification and Learning and Development, contributed to the book “Accelerated Learning” with Debbie Craig, and is pioneering online assessment in recognition of prior learning for Africa.
Vodacom, Rosebank college, Smarklink ICT, SABC, Sententia Gamification, Vonrick Digital, Capitec bank, FNB, EntrepreNOW!, SAAB, CNBC, Masethuthuka Holdings, Emergence Learning Academy, UFS, NWU Mafikeng, Sasol,
His broad international experience has taught him the power of serving your audience the exact content they need, tailored to the context in which they operate. No matter where your target demographic is—whether you’re in Korea, India or the United States—value-driven content is the key to building brand loyalty.
At Herbalife Nutrition, she has expanded video content strategy and production, including implementing production of serialized Facebook Live broadcasts and real-time content across social media, deepening connections with audiences and significantly impacting customer loyalty and overall brand sentiment.
Erin is also experienced in social and digital analytics, paid social media strategy, influencer, media and brand partnerships, audience acquisition, as well as integrated social media campaigns.
Previously, she has led social and digital programs for entertainment production, celebrity, fashion and consumer goods brands.
Erin’s background is in both science and journalism. Erin holds a B.S. in Biology from UC Davis and a Masters in Journalism from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Southern California. Her love of both storytelling and science comes together in her approach for content and holistic campaign strategy and development.
Georges-Alexandre holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Louvain School of Management. Prior to start Mobilosoft, he worked as a business development manager at Altran and as a consultant at Deloitte. For the last 7 years, he helped companies such as Carrefour, Quick, Burger King, BNP Paribas Fortis and many other international brands manage their location-based marketing activities through the Mobilosoft platform and his advices.
His companies manages more than 20.000 locations with a team of 25 persons. He managed to build Mobilosoft without the injection of VC funds. Mobilosoft is the only company in the sector that has been able to provide a strong triple digit growth over the last 5 years while being profitable.
Falls is an innovator in the conversation research segment of social analytics and founded the Conversation Research Institute which mines online conversations for consumer insights for businesses of all sizes. An award-winning strategist and widely read industry pundit, Falls has been noted as a top influencer in the social technology and marketing space by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Advertising Age and others. He is the co-author of two books: No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing (Que 2011), and The Rebel’s Guide To Email Marketing (Que 2012). Falls is also noted for founding SocialMediaExplorer.com, one of the industry’s most widely read blogs.
He currently leads digital and social strategy for Cornett, a full-service ad agency in Lexington, Ky. (http://teamcornett.com)
As the former Marketing Director at SEMrush, he helped content marketers succeed through advanced competitive intelligence. Prior to SEMrush, Martin produced award-winning digital campaigns for brands such as Comcast, Ricoh, Campbell’s, uPenn and Reed Business Information, where he created the largest B2B email marketing program in the world at the time. As an industry speaker, Martin enjoys contributing new ideas and insights about digital strategy, online marketing, and social media at conferences, universities, and corporate events, such as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX and more.
Over the course of his career, Britton served as CEO at MRY (formerly Mr. Youth), a digital and social media marketing services agency that he founded in 2002, which grew from a one-person startup to a global powerhouse with over 500 employees. During Britton’s 14-year tenure at MRY, the agency worked with prominent Global corporations including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Ford Motors, Visa, and Google. In 2011, MRY was acquired by the Publicis Groupe. Prior to MRY, Britton held positions at DigitasLBi, Alloy Media and Marketing (formerly YouthStream Media Networks) and The Magma Group.
A prominent industry figure who has sat at the helm of several agencies throughout his career, Britton is considered a leading expert on the millennial generation. He’s advised multiple Fortune 500 companies on youth marketing strategy, often speaks at conferences and trade shows on trends and issues that affect the millennial marketing landscape, and is the critically-acclaimed bestselling author of “YouthNation,” a marketer’s guide to millennials.
Britton has been featured on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, CNBC’s Power Lunch, Mashable, Forbes, Fortune, The Financial Times, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also been recognized as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “20 Hottest Entrepreneurs Under 30,” and featured on Event Marketer magazine’s “It” List for three consecutive years.
Melvin’s strength is in understanding the big picture within which the package must thrive whether it is offline or online. He specializes in helping clients understand the online shopping behavior more through a behavioral economic lens. His ability to keep adapting to the ever changing Ecommerce environment and coming up with applicable solutions for clients’ Ecommerce teams are highly valued.
Melvin has more than fifteen years of research experience working on different categories (FMCG, Automotive, Travel, Banking, Government) solving different type of business issues. Prior to joining PRS IN VIVO to lead the China office, Melvin has also held research positions in Singapore and China across different major research firms such as Synovate (now Ipsos), Nielsen and Kantar.
Michael understands entrepreneurs, because he is one. Part of being an entrepreneur is seeing an opportunity and moving through uncertainty to take advantage of those situations, as well as understanding how to deal with the obstacles. His work with startups and early stage companies has helped him understand how to create an Identity of being an entrepreneur. By developing this identity, an entrepreneur can create success around an idea, or business -without this shift in identity growth becomes impossible.
She is currently the Group Chief Marketing Officer at MMI Holdings, the JSE-listed group that was born out of the merger of Momentum and Metropolitan in 2010 to become the 3rd largest insurer in South Africa.
Her most recent achievements include leading a brand turn around for one of the biggest retail banks in Africa – Standard Bank. Under her leadership, a campaign entitled “What’s Your Next” changed how the retail bank in South Africa is perceived with a reported 4.4% improvement in the customer satisfaction index (largest increase of any South African Bank)
Now happily a die-hard Jo’burger, Nontokozo is a proud daughter of KwaZulu-Natal, born in Port Shepstone and raised in Richards Bay. She is proud mother of 2 precious boys, a travel junkie and an unapologetic appreciator of fine dining experiences with great friends.
Having arrived in Singapore 6 years ago after stints in Japan and the US with the US Navy, Rand found his true home in Singapore, and is excited by the challenges and opportunities available here. He has worked with clients as diverse as Merz Aesthetics, Sephora, and Fujifilm, hosting events and developing social strategies.
He also cofounded VenturePact, a service that that helps businesses build and manage software projects. He previously worked in private equity at SilverLake Partners, in machine learning and in payments. He has a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science in Economics with concentration in Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School.
Previous to Adobe, Ray led the product strategy for mobile analytics at Qualcomm’s Internet Services Division where he partnered with leading mobile operators including Verizon, AT&T, KT, Tata, and Telstra. During his career, Ray has held product management and marketing leadership roles at companies that provide software for digital analytics, pricing optimization, and business intelligence applications.
Today at 1,000 employees, Rebecca leads Team Development and Culture for HubSpot’s famous marketing team. She is focused on growing a team of exceptional marketers and developing leadership to scale the organization.
Rebecca has always been focused on HubSpot’s growth, and previously managed HubSpot’s lead generation group, accountable for over 50,000 organic leads per month for HubSpot’s sales organization.
Rebecca was also the architect of HubSpot’s original Inbound Marketing University, a free internet marketing training program that certified over 5,000 marketers globally. It has since been transformed into HubSpot Academy’s certification program.
In her forthcoming book The Money Ménage a Trois, Robyn addresses the core of what typically sabotages most relationships – MONEY. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Robyn’s proven process has helped thousands of people overcome their money issues and improve the quality of their lives. She’s an entertaining and in-demand speaker who is regularly invited to speak at companies, conferences and organizations around the world.
Robyn’s background as a Certified Financial Planner™, coupled with her experience performing around the country as a singer-songwriter, Robyn captivates audiences, inspiring them to let their guards down and motivating them to take fast action.
In late 2009, Sharanya joined the Zoho Marketing team and was primarily working with the Pre-Sales and Customer Support teams to develop a drip-marketing strategy for lead nurture. Further on, she was responsible for various feature releases, blogs and API marketing. She has also worked with various 3rd party businesses looking to integrate with Zoho to work out solutions for business problems.
Based out of Zoho India, Sharanya currently focuses on communicating the best practices of email marketing and marketing automation to customers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In her spare time, you might find her reading or practicing Bharatnatyam – the Indian classical dance form.
After completing four years at Carroll University, Shaun earned a degree in both Graphic Communications and Information Technology. He further developed his leadership and team skills by enduring 4 years of division 3 football and earning all-conference honors as the football teams cornerback. As a fan of many different types of entertainment, he enjoys participating in many different athletic events as well as going on outdoor vacations. His graphic and technical skills have led him from a position at Cloudbakers as the Manager of Cloud Enablement & Business Analysis to Director of Business Development. He’s been to India to speak on behalf on Zoho and enjoys nothing more than helping businesses find solutions to make them more efficient in their processes.
Sheila built from scratch and ran her own sales, distribution and manufacturing company. She sold operating equipment and supplies to thousands of hotels around the world. The company was built on her sales wizardry and her ability to persuade both large and small customers to buy her products.
On a personal level, Sheila overcame challenges that included poverty, an almost nonexistent education, a dysfunctional home and a very dangerous neighborhood. Sheila taught herself to read in high school and developed a “no excuses” mindset. Today she works as a business advisor, group trainer, mentor and, of course, a speaker.
Sheila is an engaging speaker whose story of persistence and passion is relevant for everyone. You will leave with useful knowledge guaranteed to help you in your business endeavors.
Prior to founding CaregiverAsia, Wan Ling worked at the Singapore Economic Development Board as a foreign direct investment veteran. She spent 15 years account managing Fortune 500 companies in the Healthcare, FMCG, Technology, Engineering and Oil & Gas industries. She has lived and managed operations in the United States, Shanghai and Hong Kong.