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Who will you see at Tech Cruise 2020?

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!

 

Aaron Polmeer

Event Producer and Conference Host, DigiMarCon

Aaron Polmeer
A serial entrepreneur, Aaron Polmeer is Search Experiences™ Founder and CEO, a recognized leader and pioneer in Branded Search. During his tenure, he has built Search Experiences™ assets through securing key client relationships, assembled world-class technical and management teams, built a global partner channel, supervised the successful development and commercialization of Search Experiences™ solutions and secured the support of the investment community. Aaron is also the Owner, Event Manager and Conference Host of the DigiMarCon Digital Marketing Conference series, responsible for overall event management, including marketing, creative, content, domestic and international market expansion, fostering strategic partnerships and securing corporate sponsors. He also handles Event Management for the Sales Summit and TECHSPO Technology Expo Event Series. Aaron holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Commerce.

Aaron Taylor

Chief Marketing Officer, INCYCLE Marketing

Aaron Taylor
Aaron Taylor is the current CMO of INCYCLE Marketing. Having lived in the UAE for almost 7 years, he has a wealth of knowledge regarding the mechanisms of business in the region. Aaron has worked exclusively in marketing and agencies during this time and has played many roles from paid advertising, social media management and SEO to team management and business development. Throughout his time in agencies Aaron spent a great deal of time learning and developing his sales skills which have played a huge part in the growth of the agencies he has worked for. These skills enabled him to close and work alongside such international clients as Gulf Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Emborg and Dilmah Tea to name but a few.
Aaron has devoted his time to learning as much as he possibly can about digital marketing so that he can bring the latest and most effective marketing techniques to his clients and continues to see success with his team today.

Adam Gausepohl

Creative Director, PopShorts

Adam Gausepohl
Adam Gausepohl is the co-founder and Creative Director of PopShorts, a mobile-focused social agency that works with social influencers to craft compelling branded stories for the World’s leading brands, studios and start-ups. Adam has crafted successful social campaigns for clients such as The Voice, CBS Films, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Sanuk, Kohl’s and the Los Angeles Kings. Adam has spoken as an authority on social at conferences across the country.

Allan Watson

CEO and Co-Founder, Holr Media Group

Allan Watson
Allan Watson is the founder and CEO of Holr Media Group. Holr, based in New York City, is launching its revolutionary social media app in Q3 2018. Returning the control of content and power of monetization to influencers and artists holr spans a broad range of categories including sports, wellness, music, lifestyle, e-gaming etc.
Prior to founding holr, Mr Watson was in the financial markets and led derivatives teams at Northern Trust in London and Goldman Sachs in both London and New York City.

Allen Gannett

Chief Executive Officer, TrackMaven

Allen Gannett
Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics service whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on the disciplined pursuit of creativity, coming out in June 2018 from Crown, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.

Allen Hammer

Senior Business Development Manager, Delivra

Allen Hammer
Allen Hammer has spent over a decade in digital marketing & business development, consulting with B2B & B2C companies ranging from start-ups to FORTUNE 500 corporations. Allen is a veteran in finding innovative solutions to help clients acquire and retain more customers. His hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, and background in sales and marketing culminate in a speaker and trainer who leaves every audience armed with powerful strategies and tactics. With his current firm, Delivra, Allen regularly helps his clients overcome their marketing challenges and achieve their business goals.

Almitra Karnick

Head of Marketing, CleverTap

Almitra Karnick
Almitra Karnick is a highly seasoned global marketing executive in the mobile and SaaS space with more than 10+ years experience in product marketing, marketing communications, sales and business development, go-to-market and product monetization. Having led marketing at big companies such as Cisco, EMC and start ups such as Splunk, Twilio and CleverTap, Almitra has the necessary breadth and depth required for dealing with scale and translating complexity into top-line revenues and phenomenal growth.

Amanda Bond

Owner, The Ad Strategist

Amanda Bond
Amanda Bond, The Ad Strategist, is responsible for tens of millions of Facebook ads impressions served up worldwide. And works with top info-preneurs to fuel their sales funnels, book launches, digital programs and membership sites by creating ad strategies that get results. She encourages brands to stop spending money on Facebook (until they have a strategy, that is) and teaches the 3C framework: Connect. Convert. Close. It’s time to learn the right way to do Facebook ads.

Amy Lee

Director of Marketing Strategy & Insights – Mainland China, Coca-Cola

Amy Lee
Amy is currently the Director of Marketing Strategy & Insights at The Coca-Cola Company for Mainland China. She plays a pivotal role in the company’s long-term and short-term marketing and business strategy planning, drive innovation and insight within the company, identify consumer/ shopper trends and support the business overall through the development and management of a strong insights team.

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).

Andrea Corson

Digital Video Strategist + Producer, Video Pop

Andrea Corson
Andrea Corson is an Emmy-nominated television producer, digital strategist and consultant. She has created awesome video for a wide range of clients including Google, Disney, Covergirl, DSW, Carnival Cruise Line, & Nordstrom, along with a lengthy roster of start-ups, coaches, bloggers, and course creators. A long-time entrepreneur, Andrea has always been incredibly passionate about helping her fellow creatives grow their businesses and audiences, and consequently launched Video Pop, helping these modern brands learn how to create the best possible video for their websites and social channels. Whether you’re looking to nail down the perfect strategy for your video, figure out how to make the best video for a specific social platform, launch a successful YouTube channel, hone your shooting/editing skill set, or decide you simply want to teach your team how to make video (or have someone make video for you), Andrea is a true one-stop shop.

Andrew Chow

Managing Director, Ideas & Concepts

Andrew Chow
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.

Andrew Jenkins

Principal, Volterra Consulting

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins has provided social media strategy and social selling services to numerous mid to large enterprises such as Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, BMO Nesbitt Burns, National Bank, Sirius XM Canada, and World Vision Canada. He has spent the last twenty years working in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spanning social media, wireless, and e-business. He has taught entrepreneurship at OCAD University and currently teaches Digital Strategy at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Andrew speaks internationally about the social and digital landscape. His entrepreneurial efforts have been featured in the Toronto Star and by LinkedIn Canada as one of their success stories.

Anita Windisman

Anita Windisman Consulting

Anita Windisman
Anita Windisman is the Founder of a LinkedIn consultancy practice, specializing in helping sales teams accelerate their business through Social Selling. Most recently, she was a Sr. Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn, where she spent 5.5 years, both in the Toronto and London, UK offices.She worked with leading global clients such as SAP, Oracle, Xerox, 3M, Vodafone, and Salesforce – providing strategic direction to senior sales leaders on how to scale Social Selling programs within their organizations. Being on LinkedIn since 2003 as member #34,445 makes Anita a super early adopter. She holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.

Anna Rokina

Social Selling Lead, Oracle Digital Tech APAC

Anna Rokina
Anna Rokina drives social selling enablement and adoption across APAC for Oracle Digital Technology teams. Through her whole career she has worked with social and digital data and insights, ensuring Social and other Digital Marketing initiatives are driven by business objectives.

Anthony Troia

Co-Founder & Web Designer, Capital District Digital

Anthony Troia
Anthony Troia is a creative marketing professional with over 16 years’ experience managing interactive media. Past clients include Kaplan, Prudential, Pitney Bowes, Readers Digest, Auto Nation, Avon, Audi of America, Volkswagen and Diageo. In his local area, Anthony has worked for the Hearst Digital Media where he was responsible for creating and driving overall SEO, social and mobile strategy for over 300 client accounts. In 2014, Anthony co-founded Capital District Digital with his wife, Kaila Troia. They currently work with over 100 small businesses providing them all-inclusive digital marketing solutions that are affordable, sustainable and enterprise-level. Anthony has provided services for numerous industries from consumer goods to financial services, travel and hospitality, packaged goods and automotive.

Arnie Kuenn

Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Measures

Arnie Kuenn
Arnie Kuenn is an internationally recognized SEO and Content Marketing expert, speaker and author. He is the co-author of Content Marketing Works and author of Accelerate. Arnie speaks to and trains thousands of people every year all around the world. He has held executive positions in new technologies and marketing for more than 25 years. In 2006, Arnie founded Vertical Measures, a highly respected SEO and Content Marketing agency. In 2008, he founded the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA). In 2014, he was honored as the Interactive Person of the Year in Arizona and in 2015 entered the Content Marketing Hall of Fame.

Arvell Craig

Chief Executive Officer, Chatbot Funnels

Arvell Craig
Arvell Craig is a marketing consultant, coach and entrepreneur. Since 2001 he’s been actively helping businesses with digital marketing. As an early adopter of chatbots technology, Arvell helps companies create messenger funnels that take leads on interactive journeys to become qualified opportunities. Arvell’s company Chatbot Funnels, partners with digital marketing agencies to help them leverage the power of messenger marketing for their customer acquisition campaigns.

Ashley Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, Mouth Marketing

Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson is an entrepreneur and speaker, she founded Mouth Marketing in 2015 to help businesses reach their full potential through strategic lean marketing tactics and improved processes. Her first experience with entrepreneurship took place while still in high school where she developed and sold custom myspace pages for friends in school. While continuing her education she had a side hustle helping small businesses with their social media. Today, she focuses on sharing insights and helping more businesses find success with lean marketing.

Astha Kalbag

Marketing Science Expert, Facebook

Astha Kalbag
Astha is one of the youngest and brightest minds in digital marketing in Asia – She has won numerous awards such as (1) Digerati: top 50 people in digital in Asia (The Drum) (2) World’s Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders (World Marketing Congress). She is very passionate about the marketing industry and is the president and founder of the Singapore Management University Marketing Alumni Group, speaking at various speaking engagements and writes a marketing blog (www.mooketing.com) that is read in over 100 countries. Astha is currently a marketing Science Expert at Facebook and has previously worked at Uber (Performance Marketing) and Skyscanner (Growth Marketing) respectively.

Audrey Naidoo

Head of Digital Marketing, Absa

Audrey Naidoo
Audrey Naidoo is Head of Digital Marketing at Absa Group, Brand council member of IAB SA, CMO Africa Council Member and marketing publisher. She has extensive experience in both traditional and digital marketing and see myself as both a creative and strategic thinker with a passion for ROI and a value creator for businesses. Prior to Absa, Audrey worked at Standard Bank, Nedbank & IBM. Her responsibility is to challenge mediocrity within marketing spheres and drive change and transformation across Africa by actively participating in conversations. Her priority currently is to redefine marketing in the new era and craft a view for the future.

Bahia Nar

Communication and Social Media Expert & Trainer, Fireworks Consultancy

Bahia Nar
Bahia Nar is the CEO and founder of Fireworks consultancy, a social media and communication expert and trainer, a mentor and international speaker. With 10 years of experiences, Bahia , Bahia began her career working in the best Tunisian communication agencies where she worked for Tunisian major brands and gained experience that she now transmits as a teacher and trainer. She decided to work with non-profit organizations and institutions as an expert in communication and social networking and as a trainer. She had several consulting experiences with national and international organizations such as the USAID, UNESCO, USAID, IFES Libya, UN Women, EBRD.

Basma Abou Assaf

Head of SEO, RBBi

Basma Abou Assaf
Basma is the Head of SEO at Red Blue Blur Ideas (RBBi), the Middle East’s first human-centered digital solution consultancy headquartered in Dubai. After graduating in computer engineering, she found passion in algorithms & decided to focus on search engine optimisation. Native Arabic speaker, Basma is an award-winning Search Marketing expert with a strong experience on managing top brands in the Middle East in various industries including E-Commerce, Tourism & Finance. She is regularly sharing her knowledge & experiences through public speaking in Dubai at Google tech start-up incubator Astrolabs in Jumeirah Lakes Tower.

Ben Peacock

Founder and Partner, Republic of Everyone

Ben Peacock
Ben Peacock is founder of Australia’s leading purpose driven agency, Republic of Everyone. Working internationally with brands from Unilever to Patagonia, he and his team harness the power of sharing and people-media to build movements of people who want to find and support brands and products that build a better world. His is co-founder of Australia’s #1 community day, the Garage Sale Trail and a Director of the Future Business Council.

Ben Soubies

Head of APAC, Talkwalker

Ben Soubies
Ben Soubies has experience in working across multiple different industry sectors and different countries. Engaging with C-Level Executives and trying to understand what they need to achieve to drive true business outcomes. Ben enjoys following the development and impact of information technology in business and society. Having worked for TBWA, Gartner and Talkwalker Ben brings a lot of market research experience to the table. For years he has been advising companies across the world on how to leverage the digital age to their advantage. Today as Head of APAC at Talkwalker Ben advises partners and organisations on best practices in monitoring, measuring and analysing online conversations.

Bonnie Bruderer

Chief Executive Officer, BINGE Networks

Bonnie Bruderer
Bonnie Bruderer is a film and TV producer with over 700 television segments, and the writer, director, producer of the documentary: INFLUENCER on the social media generation and the advertising industry. With a strong background in technology and media, she started her career at companies like CitySearch, NBC Internet, Active Networks and learned first hand how to build and sell emerging media. She worked for two decades, touring with some of the world’s top personal development gurus including Tony Robbins, Harvey Mackay and others. She founded BINGE networks, which is a multi-channel media network for creators and brands, with syndication on 50 top OTT television networks. The company has a proprietary technology that can instantly get any video content featured on outlets all over the world. She is a kick boxer, an avid dog-lover and auntie and has starred in multiple fight movies. She is also a four-time author and holds 10 certifications in human potential and coaching, including Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Program.

Brett Kohn

President and General Manager, ThinkNear

Brett Kohn
Brett Kohn is the President and General Manager for Thinknear, a location technology company and mobile advertising network focused on delivering amazing advertising campaigns for agencies, brands and consumers. At Thinknear, Brett focuses on evangelizing mobile and location technologies with leading brands and agencies. Prior to Thinknear, Brett developed monetization strategy for Telenav and lead growth strategy efforts for a number for Fortune 100 brands as a management consultant.

Brian Cristiano

Chief Executive Officer, BOLD Worldwide

Brian Cristiano
Brian Cristiano is the founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide, a Manhattan-based advertising agency that connects brands with sports, fitness and lifestyle consumers through social, digital and video campaigns.
Brian has led BOLD’s results-focused work with clients including Tropicana, International Champions Cup, Gillette, BodyGlide, Ray-Ban, Major League Ultimate, the New York Mets, R&A Cycles and Polar Electro. He is an industry thought leader who has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Fortune Live, Fox Business News and CBS Sports, and in the Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, The Street, and eMarketer. Most recently, Brian delivered a keynote speech about 360° VR video at Social Media Week.
Brian hosts a video series, #OutOfScope, to discuss business, sports and marketing. Outside of the office, Brian is a Cat3 competitive cyclist and lives with his wife and their newly adopted rescue puppy, Ellie.

Brian Mac Mahon

Founder & CEO, Expert DOJO

Brian Mac Mahon
Brian Mac Mahon is the founder of Expert DOJO, the largest expert listing and start up website in 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.

Bruce May

President, Axix Marketing

Bruce May
Bruce May is President and Executive Producer of Axix Media, an online television network producing shows for business professionals in multiple industry segments. The marketing division of Axix provides marketing services for their sponsors and other clients. Bruce is experienced in marketing, digital media and television. He has worked as a consultant, a business executive and entrepreneur in both traditional and interactive media. He has spoken at many industry events over the years and authored four books on media and marketing.

Bryan Kramer

President & CEO, PureMatter

Bryan Kramer
Bryan is an author of the recently released bestselling book There is No More B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human #H2H. Bryan is a Social Business Strategist and CEO of PureMatter where he’s led his agency to consistent growth over the last 13 years earning a spot as one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing private companies by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Bryan recently delivered a TED Talk for TED@IBM. He has also been listed as the 43rd most talked about marketer by global senior marketers in a report study via LeadTail, The Top 50 Social CEOs on Twitter in the world by the Huffington Post, and was identified as a Top 25 Influencer to follow by Forbes. And most recently listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter by Business Insider.

Byron John

SSA Insights & innovations Director, Dentsu Aegis Network

Byron John
As the SSA Insights & Innovation Director, I am responsible for the research and innovation development for clients locally and regionally. With an extensive background in marketing, media and the consumer research space that spans 15 years with experience in heading up consumer insights across companies which include the likes of: SABC, TNS Research Surveys, Mediamark, Habari Media, Caxton and Dentsu Aegis Network. My career highlight was Project-leading and pioneering ‘DStv-i’, the first passive TV audience measurement panel in South Africa. Also, successfully setting up CCS across Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

Carolyn Tracy

Director, Direct Response Marketing, Sun Life Financial

Carolyn Tracy
Carolyn Tracy is a seasoned marketing leader who transforms traditional marketing programs, across small and large businesses, in traditional and agile environments – always ensuring clients’ needs are at the core of all strategy. Carolyn’s primary focus has been in financial services, driving group and retail insurance engagement for B2C and B2B audiences. Carolyn’s energized and passionate about the evolving landscape and speed of Marketing; especially as digital tools and analytics-driven opportunities enable us to drive increasingly human, personalized dialogue with clients.

Carrie Kerpen

Chief Executive Officer, Likeable Media

Carrie Kerpen
Carrie Kerpen is an entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and social media expert with a passion for connecting women in digital media. As CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media, she has grown the company from a husband-and-wife start-up into an award-winning content studio. Carrie has built her company with a deep commitment to culture– achieving Crain’s 11th “Best Place To Work in NYC” and being recognized for forward-thinking work (Top 50 Ad Agencies by PivotStack and a Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses by WPO and American Express OPEN).

Catherine Mavrocoleas

Managing Director, Elevator

Catherine Mavrocoleas
Currently the Managing Director of ELEVATOR Agency, a Data-Driven Experience Agency that Delivers Result. Cath has been actively involved in Elevator Agency for 7 years working in Client Service, Events & Digital Production and Business Operations. She has worked in the industry for 15 years, she started out in Events Management in South Africa and the UK, after which she joined Associated Magazines for 2 years, before joining Ogilvy Cape Town and the advertising world in 2010. She worked on multiple campaigns at Ogilvy for VW, Stimorol, BATSA and Douwe Egbert before joined forces with Mike Silver to help run Stretch Experiential Marketing. Over the last 3-4 years she spent her time restructuring the agency to be an Integrated Experience Agency specialising in Digital & Experiential Marketing which is now called ELEVATOR Agency. Currently the business is made up of 40 staff throughout CPT, JHB and DBN who work on a number of different clients including Lipton Ice Tea, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, Malibu, Twisp, Old Mutual, Heineken & Cell C.

Celina Farrell

Digital Strategist and Director, MAXEMUS Digital Marketing

Celina Farrell
Celina Farrell has over 20 years’ experience working in media and technology with household names such as Woolworths, Sanitarium and Scholastic. A hype-free digital marketing strategist who is driven by data, Celina is quick to understand business models and identify opportunities for growth. She is passionate about growing businesses using cutting-edge digital technology, personalising the customer journey and increasing customer engagement. Her hands-on business experience leaves every audience armed with powerful strategies and tactics.

Ceo Wimmer

Head of Revenue, ETN Media – Street League Skateboarding

Ceo Wimmer
Ceo is a visionary leader with extensive experience developing, launching, and managing national and regional cable networks, leading sports marketing and sponsorship agencies, and corporate partnerships for major sports and entertainment properties. Proven ability to accomplish objectives and exceed expectations. Recognized for balanced judgment, stability and capacity to drive consensus among business units with diverse agendas and visions. Extremely effective manager with the talent to empower management and lead teams to achieve business and company objectives.

Chaz McGowan

Founder, Zepto Group

Chaz McGowan
An internet and social media guru as well as a highly successful concert promoter. Over the years, he has developed many award winning web and social media sites for clients and brands. He is an expert in social media and has created and executed numerous campaigns to drive various clients affinity and sales. He is an expert in writing code and can create virtually any web or social media site needed.

Chris Parnell

Marketing Manager, Kairos Media

Chris Parnell
Chris Parnell, is one of the co-founders of influencer marketing and esports agency, Kairos Media, that works with social media influencers to create authentic, branded content for the world’s leading brands, across all sectors including gaming, esports, sport, mobile, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. The Kairos Media team have produced compelling and effective campaigns for clients such as Tencent, Samsung, KFC, Vodafone, King and many other top industry-giants. Chris has a wealth of knowledge from both sides of the industry, co-founding Kairos from an ex-YouTuber background and now an investor in esports team the ‘Lightning Pandas’, a team competing globally with huge success.

Chris Schwager

Video Marketing Strategist, Ridge Films

Chris Schwager
Chris Schwager is an Inbound Video Marketing Specialist for Ridge Films and a frequent speaker at industry events. Since 2002, Chris has advised leading Corporate Organisations, Government & Small Businesses, to maximise their video marketing potential. He started as a video director over 20 years ago, broadening to feature films and video presenting. His latest viral video on ‘Swim Survival’, reached 4 million Facebook fans in the first year.

Christi Olson

Head of Evangelism, Microsoft

Christi Olson
Christi is the Head of Evangelism for Bing at Microsoft and is a member of the board of SEMPO. For over a decade Christi has led Digital Marketing teams at Microsoft, Expedia, Harry & David, Pointmarc and Point It. She is passionate about search marketing and has spent her career helping businesses solve their marketing challenges and goals through studying and analyzing data to develop actionable insights and strategies. Christi has been recognized by PPC Hero and her peers as one of the top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 2018. Her deep love for digital has driven her to speak at hundreds of conferences and events globally including CES, AdWeek New York, DMEXCO, Mumbrella, the AMA, the AMAMI, SMX, SEOktoberfest, PubCon, HeroConf and Search Insider Summit.

Christian Cadeo

Regional Director, Southeast Asia , Domo

Christian Cadeo
Christian Cadeo is currently the Regional Director, Southeast Asia for Domo. With nearly US$700MM in funding raised from investors such as Benchmark, IVP and TPG as well as 2,000+ customers since the solution was launched, Domo is changing the way people think about Enterprise Software and Business Intelligence to make better business decisions. Prior to Domo, Christian was the Director of Asia for Hampton Creek a food tech start-up. As the first employee in Asia, he was tasked with driving expansion for the region. Hampton Creek has raised over US$239MM from investors such as Temasek, Founders Fund and Eduardo Saverin. Before Hampton Creek, Mr. Cadeo worked at Google for four years managing the mobile and enterprise division in Southeast Asia. He came into Google via the US$750MM AdMob acquisition where he was the first Asia based employee. Mr. Cadeo started his career in Asia with Microsoft managing commercial development for Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Christian Farioli

Digital Marketing Lecturer & Digital Transformation Advisor, ESD FZC

Christian Farioli
Christian Farioli is a digital marketing pioneer who has formerly worked with Oracle in Italy, Spain and Ireland and as Sales and Marketing Director with Al Habtoor, Dubai. He now owns several businesses and specialises in digital marketing consulting, business development and training. Christian’s areas of expertise include: digital marketing strategy, SEM/PPC, digital display advertising, mobile marketing, search engine optimization and web analytics. Christian is an Italian national who has worked on numerous online projects with major banks, event companies and digital marketing agencies. His passion for digital marketing goes back to 2003 when he pioneered the introduction of PPC in Oracle. Christian is a serial entrepreneur and wears numerous hats including: CDO, Digital Marketing Trainer for Informa and the Digital Marketing Institute, Entrepreneur and Book Author.

Christian Karasiewicz

CEO & Founder, Social Chefs

Christian Karasiewicz
Christian Karasiewicz is a consultant and public speaker on social media, Internet Marketing and technology. He can often be found glued to his Apple iPhone or offering his time to individuals and business owners to help them develop, create, and put into action, a successful marketing campaign. With over ten years of experience across social media, e-commerce, Internet Marketing, personal branding, affiliate marketing and related technologies, Christian Karasiewicz strives to create meaningful social media campaigns that help businesses connect and engage with their customers and to keep coming back. Christian has created social media campaigns across a variety of different industries ranging from online retailers and medium to small businesses to individual products, celebrities, musicians, athletes, defense contractors, news organizations, fashion designers and jewelry designers.

Christian Twiste

Chief Operating Officer, Korcomptenz

Christian Twiste
Christian combines almost 20 years of experience in enterprise marketing technology with a diverse background including strategy, business development, and creative to support the total technology transformation needs of international organizations. His mission is to deploy innovative, personalized programs that accelerate business results by leveraging big data and other leading-edge solutions powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has worked in multiple market sectors including retail, healthcare, and financial services, supporting some of the largest and most recognizable brands in the world such as Pfizer, Wells Fargo and March of Dimes.
Christian has a background in fine arts with a degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to his work in the technology sector, he is an award-winning independent filmmaker, author of multiple novels, and a semi-professional race car driver. He began his career in automotive sales before moving to print design and ultimately interactive, where he has developed into a thought leader with a reputation for developing innovative, agile solutions to complex challenges. In his role as Chief Operating Officer at KORCOMPTENZ, Christian works with over 200 clients, implementing best-practices, processes, platforms, and programs to drive digital transformation around the world.

Clare Trafankowska

Head of Digital, Carat

Clare Trafankowska
With over 8 years of experience within the Advertising industry, spanning both Media Owner and Agency worlds, I have developed an insatiable energy for this fast-paced, engaging and highly dynamic environment. I am passionate about people and digital media, and I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of acquiring new business as well as devising well-thought, strategic approaches that address clients’ business challenges. I have an innate sense for people and am extremely comfortable when presenting and pitching. Thought-leadership and the development and sustainment of strategic relationships are particular strengths of mine.

Clover Carroll

Chief Executive Officer, New Story Media

Clover Carroll
Clover Carroll is the CEO of New Story Media, an award-winning marketing agency. He has filmed and produced for large networks such as National Geographic, Investigate Discovery and Discovery Channel as well as hosted his own television show. His 15 year experience in film brought him to the realization that many businesses have a hard time telling their story, so he created a storytelling process that helps businesses clarify their message, create powerful marketing material, engage their customers and grow their business. Clover specializes in Inbound Marketing, and enjoys helping businesses tell their story.

Dana Shank

Digital Strategist

Dana Shank
Dana Shank is a leading digital marketer, with proven success transforming and accelerating businesses using data, analytics and technology. She recently was recognized as a top female marketer in Chicago. Dana’s depth of experience includes over 5 years of CRM/ digital marketing at Kraft-Heinz, recent engagements with Kellogg’s and Pepsico, and over 15 years of agency leadership within the Publicis agency group.

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.

Daniel Lemin

Senior Strategist & Author, Convince and Convert

Daniel Lemin
Daniel Lemin is a respected authority on the reputation industry. He has been quoted in the New York Times and USA Today and featured on CBS Radio, Fox News and many other national and international news outlets. An early Google hire, Lemin was one of the first pioneers to realize the importance, impact, and power of online ratings and reviews on small businesses and the ongoing struggle business owners have with their online reputations. Lemin is an acknowledged expert on digital marketing, public relations, and reputation management and is a consultant for prominent Fortune 500 companies, including Nestlé USA, Procter & Gamble, Hilton Hotels, Sony, Suzuki Motors, Munchkin, and Best Buy. Lemin is also a senior strategist with the consulting firm Convince & Convert, a regular contributor to the Convince & Convert marketing blog, rated the number-one content-marketing blog in the world, and a frequent speaker at industry events and trade shows. Lemin holds an M.A. in communications and leadership from Gonzaga University.

Danny Wood

Real Estate Group Coaching Coach, BrokerageNation

Danny Wood
Danny Wood is a serial entrepreneur, public speaker and digital marketing expert. His focus is on “passive reoccurring income” that’s driven by technology. His company (BrokerageNation) has over 80 real estate brokerages and 5,000 agents subscribed to his monthly programs.He also helps people with consulting and setting up systems. From creating the landing pages and sales funnels… to mastering lead follow up and ultimately the marketing that drives it all.

Darren Goldie

Former Chief Global Digital & Consulting Officer, Havas Media Group

Darren Goldie
During a career, holding positions from software developer to managing director across leading agency, client, consulting and technology companies, Darren has been fortunate to be involved with a number of successful technology businesses within UK, EMEA and APAC regions. He has led the roll-out and scale-up strategies for companies dealing with change, both in the build up to change and under the competitive weight of new market entrants. Within his role at Havas Media, part of Vivendi, He helped manage the response of a 32 billion euro media and content company in the fast paced advertising & marketing industry.

Darryn Van Den Berg

Chief Play Maker, SmartBotz

Darryn Van Den Berg
Darryn has been pioneering alternative learning and development solutions for over 17 years – developing solid Return on Investment methodologies and disrupting the current learning landscapes. He lives his brand of passion and thrives on innovating and effecting positive change in both business and personal life. Darryn is regarded as a thought leader in Assessment and recognition of prior learning and a local maverick in Gamification. He specialises in building and applying frameworks that help to demystify the ‘grey’ in complex systems – to maximum user engagement and sustainable solutions. And through creativity, fun and focus continues to grow his portfolio of successful projects and happy clients.

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.

BRANDS:
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,

Dave Kerpen

Chief Executive Officer, Likeable Local

Dave Kerpen
Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software product for small businesses, as well as the chairman and former CEO of Likeable. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Likeable Social Media and writes for the New York Times, Inc.com, Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com.

David Elkins

Head of Content Review, Zoho CRM

David Elkins
David Elkins is the Head of Content Review for Zoho, David manages the editorial pipeline for their 35+ cloud-based business apps. In this capacity, he is involved in all types of content at all stages of the sales pipeline, including email campaigns, product pages, content marketing, help documentation, and UI text. Prior to joining Zoho, David worked as the lead English copywriter for PCN Inc., a major web design firm in Seoul, South Korea. While there, he wrote the English-language webpages for a range of Samsung subsidiaries, including Samsung Display, Samsung Engineering, and Samsung Medical.

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.

David Fowler

Head of Digital Compliance, Act-On Software

David Fowler
With over 20 years of experience in the digital marketing industry strictly focused on the issues associated with digital marketing, deliverability and privacy compliance. He helps companies navigate the complexities of the digital ecosystem to ensure client satisfaction and business ROI.

David Reilly

Managing Director, Let’s Learn Digital

David Reilly
David Reilly is a strategist, digital trainer and writer with 17 years’ experience of digital marketing, innovation consultancy and training. He is founder and managing director of lets learn Digital and leading-edge training company which delivers training workshops on Blockchain, Artifical Intelligence, Data Analytics and Virtual Reality. He is passionate about how businesses are being reinvented through digital, technology and new technical innovation like Blockchain and AI to deliver client growth.

David Rosenstein

Director, Neural Sense

David Rosenstein
Dr David Rosenstein is the lead neuroscientist and a director at Neural Sense, a consumer neuroscience consultancy and research company. David is a psychologist and behavioral scientist and has a PhD in neuroscience, from the department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. He also has 10 years of experience in the field of neuromarketing, is an honorary lecturer and a supervisor of both Masters and PhD students at the University of Cape Town’s Commerce Faculty.

Derek Lackey

President, Direct Marketing Association Canada

Derek Lackey
A Marketing and Branding Specialist, Derek brings a creative, results oriented approach to every business challenge. He is the Publisher of Blazon.Online and the current President of the DIRECT Marketing Association of Canada. In a distinguished advertising career of well over two decades, Derek Lackey has consistently combined entrepreneurial spirit with street-smart marketing while working with major international brands such as Canon, Air Canada Vacations, Arthur Andersen Co., Pioneer Electronics, AGFA Film, American Express Merchandise Services, and many others. His focus since 2003 has been internet marketing – finding ways to effectively fuse traditional advertising with social media, seo and online marketing.

Diana Lucaci

CEO & Founder, True Impact

Diana Lucaci
Diana Lucaci is the Founder and CEO of True Impact, Canadian Chair of the Neuromarketing Science and Business Association (NMSBA) and winner of the Best in Class research award, from the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA). True Impact’s mission is to humanize the customer and drive marketing success, having helped organizations like Canada Post, Colgate-Palmolive, Yahoo Canada, DDB Group, Plastic Mobile and many more. She holds a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Donald Mokgale

General Manager, Posterscope SA

Donald Mokgale
Donald Mokgale, former sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Development Director for Posterscope with 11 years of media and advertising experience. He has a diploma in Media Studies, specialising in Strategic Advertising and has studied digital marketing through the Greenwich School of Management in London, through which he obtained a Digital Accreditation Certificate. He has been instrumental in setting up the Ghana Posterscope office as well as rebooting the Posterscope Kenya business model. In his current role, Donald is responsible for managing the SA Posterscope team and business to growth and profitability.

Doug Pullman

Director Global & Digital Marketing, K2

Doug Pullman
Doug is an award-winning data-driven marketer and Director of Global Demand Generation at K2. Most recently he was a Senior Consultant at The Pedowitz Group and has held a number senior marketing leadership positions at a number of large U.S. based companies overseeing everything from SEO, SEM, Programmatic Advertising, Marketing Automation, CRM and web development with a strong focus on operationalizing marketing and driving growth.

Elissa Hudson

ANZ Senior Marketing Manager, HubSpot

Elissa Hudson
Elissa Hudson is HubSpot’s Senior Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Elissa has a background in SEO, influencer marketing and content strategy, and ran demand generation and partnerships for HubSpot in Australia and New Zealand for over two years. Now, she is responsible for building HubSpot’s brand presence in the region, focusing on content and PR.

Emily Sloan-Pace

Professor In Residence, Zoho Corporation

Emily Sloan-Pace
Emily Sloan-Pace has been with Zoho since 2015. From creating and reviewing content to designing and leading ongoing education sessions for employees, Emily wears a lot of hats. She primarily focuses on helping employees improve their written communication skills and working on ways to better tell the Zoho brand story. Prior to joining Zoho, Emily received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She also holds an MA in Humanities from Stanford.

Erin Richards-Kunkel

Director, Social Media, Herbalife Nutrition

Erin Richards-Kunkel
Erin Richards-Kunkel serves as Director, Social Media in the Global Corporate Communications department for Herbalife Nutrition where she leads the development and execution of the global social media strategy and cross-functional company-wide digital initiatives.

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.

Evan Aaronson

President, Boomopolis

Evan Aaronson
As president of influencer marketing agency, Boomopolis, Aaronson is known for aligning brands with top social media influencers via sponsored posts, public appearances and more. Through his network, he now has access to over 150 million followers across 9 different platforms. He’s done hundreds of brand deals with companies ranging from Klondike to Fox to McDonalds. He also manages some of this talent and provides them with opportunities ranging from TV to music to book publishing deals. Aaronson is an NYU graduate and his work has been recognized by the LA Business Journal, Variety, AOL, Roger Ebert and more. His influencer marketing journey began when a popular Viner came to look at his guest house for rent. When the Viner posted a video in Aaronson’s backyard, and it got thousands of likes within 3 minutes, Aaronson was immediately sold. Within weeks, he got his first brand deal, and the rest is history.

Faith Aronow

Director of Digital Marketing, Wyndham Worldwide

Faith Aronow
Faith Aronow serves as Director of Digital Marketing for RCI, a division of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest vacation companies.   She has over twenty years B2B and B2C marketing experience, with deep knowledge base in the digital channel. Her current responsibilities include leading of digital marketing transformation strategy and execution as well as day to day revenue generating digital marketing including paid social, search, display, email and mobile marketing.

Forest Cassidy

Chief Executive Officer, LeadFerret

Forest Cassidy
Forest Cassidy is the CEO and Co-Founder of LeadFerret.com and has built numerous companies in the B2B data space over the past 12+ years. In 2002 Forest helped change the industry forever when he launched ProspectDB and started compiling the earliest known B2B emails lists that could be purchased. At that time marketers could only rent email lists, but ProspectDB pioneered this new space and remains a leader in the industry 12 years later.

Gary Kazmer

GM Global e-Commerce, Crayola

Gary Kazmer
Gary Kazmer develops the Direct to Consumer global e-commerce business by transforming Crayola.com into an inspirational brand store on-line. Responsibilities include e-commerce development, go-to-marketing planning and execution including logistics, order management, fulfillment, assortment, pricing, promotion, on-site experience, consumer relations, call center, content and marketing. Year over year sales have increased at over 5X the national average.

Gavin McGarry

President, Jumpwire Media

Gavin McGarry
Gavin McGarry has been working in the media space for over 25 years. In 2009, he founded Jumpwire Media, (BBC, Coca-Cola, Entertainment Tonight, Starz, Sony Pictures Television, Fandango, UNHCR, 1800 Dentist) an agency which specializes in building and managing social media communities. Prior to that, McGarry worked for the Skype backed online video start up Joost, and was the head of cross platform business development at the global television production company Endemol. His past experience also includes positions at major television networks, as well as owning and operating a television production company and a boutique advertising agency.

George Lawrence

President, MerchantWords

George Lawrence
George Lawrence is the founder of MerchantWords. He loves helping merchants discover what online buyers are searching for. Knowing the exact search terms buyers are using when they shop on Amazon is critical to success as an Amazon seller. By leveraging these keyword insights, sellers can connect with more buyers. He has helped thousands of Amazon merchants turn struggling products into best sellers by making simple adjustments to the search terms of their listings.

Georges-Alexandre Hanin

Chief Executive Officer, Mobilosoft

Georges-Alexandre Hanin
Georges-Alexandre Hanin is the founder & CEO of Mobilosoft. Mobilosoft is a Brussels-based Digital Marketing company. Mobilosoft offers a software dedicated to local business owners and retailers. It helps them manage their on-line digital presence on Google, Facebook, Apple Maps, and many other media used by consumers to find location information. The platform is also a center to manage reviews from the web, publish local promotions, events & contents and to trigger location-based media campaigns on Google & Facebook.

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.

Gladys Kong

Chief Executive Officer, UberMedia

Gladys Kong
Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia, is an expert in mobile technology and data solutions. Gladys is dedicated to innovating and developing new ideas within technology startups. Since joining
UberMedia as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2012, Gladys has been responsible for taking UberMedia from social media app development company to a leading mobile advertising technology company and recruiting one of the best data science teams dedicated to consistently producing data solutions that anticipate and respond to today’s diverse marketplace. Gladys’s tenure in technology is extensive: She was CEO and co-founder at GO Interactive, a social gaming firm. Prior to that she was VP of Engineering at Snap.com, and VP of R&D at Idealab, where she helped create numerous companies, including Evolution Robotics, Picasa, X1 Technologies, and many more.

Greg Rosner

Chief Executive Officer, PitchKitchen

Greg Rosner
Greg Rosner is CEO of PitchKitchen, a marketing and design agency that cooks up great design and meaningful presentations that help build trust. PitchKitchen has created hundreds of presentations that turned prospects into customers, employees into owners and VC’s into investors. In 2016 PitchKitchen was ranked in the Top 10 Marketing Webinars in Brighttalk and won Best Presentation awards from Prezi.com for two consecutive years.

Heather Dower

Marketing and Communications Manager, ESL UK

Heather Dower
Heather Dower is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager at ESL UK where she joined the team in February 2018. Since joining she has actively worked on digital marketing campaigns with Intel, for example, allowing brands to be more in touch with the esports community. She has been heavily involved in UK esports for over 8 years with an in-depth of varying experiences and roles. Her most recent role in the world of esports before joining ESL was being a full-time presenter and producer for the linear broadcast company, Ginx Esports TV. With the world’s only live daily esports TV show ‘Daily Download’ along with other shows; such as co-hosting ‘The Bridge’. Broadcasted globally to over 55 Million homes in 50 territories. Alongside live broadcasts, she been talent for a plethora of UK live stage finals as host and desk analyst.

Hedvig Lyche

Founder & Managing Director, Core Agency, Asia

Hedvig Lyche
Hedvig is a communications expert with over 12 years experience working as both business owner, director and strategic lead in traditional, digital and content agencies across Europe, Australia and Asia. She’s been integral in building successful brands and businesses through highly innovative, impactful and profitable communication strategies for clients in industries such as Financial Services, Travel, FMCG, Luxury Retail, Telecom and Automotive. Hedvig previously held the title of GM and Global Strategy Director at Isentia Strategy and Content, formerly King Content and is now the co-founder and CEO of Core Agency; a strategy led communications consultancy with offices in Singapore and Oslo.

Helen Farr-Leander

Founder, Watson & Wolfe

Helen Farr-Leander
Helen Farr-Leander is a highly accomplished Sales and E-Commerce Professional with extensive experience of growing and managing multi-channel luxury brands. With a well developed background in sales and customer service this individual understands the importance of well maintained business data. Commercially astute and committed to driving business performance. Female Founder at Watson & Wolfe Ltd, a premium, British Men’s accessories brand focused on delivering sustainable, vegan wallets, card cases, belts and travel accessories.

Henry Schuck

CEO, DiscoverOrg

Henry Schuck
Henry Schuck is regarded as a market disruptor in IT sales intelligence. This led to his pursuing what he calls “innovation through dis-innovation”: building the industry’s most accurate contact database not through technology like webscraping or crowdsourcing, but by employing a team of 85+ data analysts continually calling into thousands of IT and finance departments. As a result of Henry’s approach, DiscoverOrg is noted for being the highest quality IT sales intelligence company in its space which has grown sevenfold in the last three years, has been on the Inc. 500 for the last three years, and won both a Stevie and a CODIE award in 2014.

Ian Farmer

Managing Director, Frontiering

Ian Farmer
Ian Farmer is a highly driven digital strategist who also has a great international client side and well as an agency background. He is creative, energetic and highly strategic in his thinking. He embraces the digital age and is on the forefront of identifying and interpreting emerging trends. Ian brings confidence, maturity and a strategic mind to the advertising world. He gets the bigger brand picture and can connect brand strategy with digital strategy. He has a rare competency to transcend the traditional advertising, social media and technical execution functions (CRM/ PR/ Promotion) of the digital domain and has a passion for transferring this knowledge to others.

Ian McKee

Chief Executive Officer, Vuulr

Ian McKee
Ian McKee is an entrepreneur with 20 years experience building businesses in Asia, and prior to that in the UK. In 2017 Ian saw the opportunity created by the disruption in the industry caused by the OTTs and the power of the blockchain – to start Vuulr – a blockchain based Supply Chain and Marketplace for Broadcast Content. Ian founded Vocanic in 2005 and led the business to become the largest, regional, full service social media marketing firm in Asia with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. In 2013 Ian sold a majority holding in Vocanic to WPP, today Vocanic is part of the GroupM network. Prior to being CEO at Vocanic, Ian was COO of an Incubator that brought businesses to Asia, MD of a Business Analytics business, did Balanced Business Scorecard consulting, was an evangelist in Artificial Intelligence for Sun Microsystems and worked with IRI Software (then acquired by Oracle) one of the very first “Big Data” businesses.

Igor Amaro

Marketing Director, ASA Ventures

Igor Amaro
Igor Amaro is one of ASA Ventures’ pioneer team members who, in no small part, helped establish the foundations of what is now an international venture capital company with presence
in Europe, South Asia, and the GCC. He is now the head of operations in ASA Ventures – Portugal, now overseeing the operations of mobiledeals.pt, Portugal’s leading electronic gadget
e-commerce website. He is actively involved in the development of ASA Ventures.

Inez Gn

Digital Account Director, Carbon Interactive

Inez Gn
Inez doesn’t believe in the status quo. That’s why she’s in digital content marketing. As the Account Director at carbon interactive, a digital creative agency, Inez is constantly pushing boundaries and experimenting outside of the sandbox. Armed with a fresh Gen Y perspective and her background across the digital landscape, Inez looks at creating engaging and relevant content contextual to social media platforms and web.

Jacob Curtis

Owner, Branding by Jacob

Jacob Curtis
An experienced New Media Marketer and Personal Branding advocate, Jacob Curtis consults both companies and individuals in developing and maintaining their digital identity online. Previously Jacob has worked as a strategist and community manager for major B2B and B2C Fortune 500 companies and in his free time produces the well-known ‘#SocialMediaMinute’ tutorial series published on his popular YouTube channel.

James Foster

Chief Executive Officer, Ezypay

James Foster
James Foster is the Chief Executive Officer at Ezypay, responsible for overall operation of the business. James is a passionate technology executive, with experience across marketing, sales, product management & delivery roles. He has strong experience building and managing teams in complex organisational environments, always ensuring individual & team success.

James Gilbert

APAC Marketing Director, HubSpot

James Gilbert
James Gilbert is HubSpot’s Marketing Director in APAC. He leads the inbound movement in Asia, Australia and New Zealand with a mission of helping businesses grow better by transforming the way they market and sell to match the way modern humans want to buy. James also leads HubSpot’s global Facebook Messenger team, directing how the company builds a robust infrastructure and experimentation framework to develop messaging and chatbots as an effective marketing channel.

Jan Klawer

Managing Director Middle East and Africa – Emerging markets, Artefact

Jan Klawer
Jan Klawer joined Artefact Group as Managing Director Middle East and North Africa in 2012, tasked with establishing the company’s operations in the MENA region.
On-boarding Emirates as the first Middle Eastern client, Jan has since grown the team in Dubai to more than 35 people and successfully building the Artefact Dubai client portfolio to more than 20 clients including top names from the region such as Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai Tourism, flydubai, Azadea Group / Virgin Megastores and Smart Dubai Government.
Jan is also a member of Artefact’s Strategic Committee.
Prior to joining NetBooster Jan has held multiple international digital marketing and e-commerce positions at Office Depot, Liberty Global, Vattenfall and Orange Telecom. Holding a degree in Corporate Finance and Strategy from the University of Amsterdam he started his career in venture capital.

Jason Falls

Director of Digital & Social Strategy, Cornett

Jason Falls
Jason Falls is a leading digital strategist, author, speaker and thinker in the digital and social media marketing industry. His strategies and ideas have touched iconic brands including AT&T, Valvoline, Buffalo Trace, Humana, Rawlings, Maker’s Mark, Tempur-Pedic, Fireball Whisky, Trident, GM and more.

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)

Jeff Gapp

Channel Evangelist, WoodWing Software

Jeff Gapp
Jeff Gapp, currently an evangelist for WoodWing, joined the staff at WoodWing The Americas in early 2004 serving as the VP of Projects, responsible for helping customers install and implement WoodWing software in a variety of environments. Jeff started in the publishing software industry in 1992, when he joined the staff at Baseview Products, starting as a trainer/installer before working as an assistant Product Manager and Product Manager.

Jeff Turnbow

Marketing Consultant, TURNBOW, INC.

Jeff Turnbow
The goto for transformational turnarounds, Jeff Turnbow’s name is quickly spreading within the contact lists of CEO’s looking for revolutionary results. After founding various startups of his own and consulting with more than 4,000 unique business types, Turnbow became a best-selling author and editor’s choice award recipient for Mastering the Art of Success. While featured on a ThoughtLeader program for Fox, CNN, and MSN, Turnbow described his unique consulting style as “encompassing everyone from the CEO to the receptionist”. His proven case studies include a diverse representation of SMB’s and top Forbes list companies. Known within the media industry for his explosive integration of digital sales for companies such as Gannett and Raycom, Turnbow utilized his leadership, sales management, and digital marketing expertise to break industry records. An emerging thought leader in the digital marketing industry, Turnbow’s resume is packed with digital certifications from Google, Harvard, Cornell, LinkedIn University, and more than 900 peer recommendations. He operates a niche consulting and marketing firm under his last name- TURNBOW. Contracted by several Universities and the largest consulting and research firm in the world, Turnbow still finds time to serve as CMO for the largest indoor RV and Marine Showroom company in the USA. “If I can make a significant positive impact on a business or organization, then I want to do it. I have created a small yet efficient team that is capable of handling those calls and delivering transformational results. My passion, though, is getting in the classroom with other like-minded and hungry talent. I thrive in that environment.”​

Jena Apgar

Founder, Brand Dot Blog

Jena Apgar
Jena Apgar is the Founder of Brand Dot Blog, a Social Media Management & Digital Marketing Agency specializing in Small Business Growth that has strategized, built, launched, managed and consulted with 100’s of companies in various industries ranging from Fortune 500 companies, dentists in the UK, Internet marketing applications to stay at home moms and veterans launching lean startups. A dynamic speaker and workshop trainer, she also provides in-depth courses to entrepreneurs and corporations.

Jenna Gehlhausen

Creative Director, TCC

Jenna Gehlhausen
Jenna Gehlhausen is the Creative Director for TCC, formerly known as The Cellular Connection. Founded in 1991 and based in Carmel, Indiana, TCC is the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., operating more than 700 locations in 38 states from coast to coast. In her time there, Jenna transitioned their traditional marketing operation into a full-service agency that fulfills the creative, digital advertising, and content needs for the three arms of her company: parent brand TCC, philanthropic arm Culture of Good, as well as Redux, a revolutionary phone drying system that removes all liquid from electronic devices after a drop or spill. Prior to TCC, Jenna got her start as a copywriter and worked her way through a variety of strategic marketing positions before moving back toward her roots in the creative side of marketing.

Jess Todtfeld

President & Media Trainer, Success in Media

Jess Todtfeld
Jess Todtfeld is President of Success In Media, Inc, one of the leading business communication and media training authorities in the U.S. With more than 20 years of experience, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespeople, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to not just become better communicators, but create real tangible outcomes. Todtfeld brings with him 13 years of experience as a Television Producer on the National Level for networks including NBC, ABC, and FOX. During that time he booked and produced over 5,000 segments. He was also part of the team that launched “The O’Reilly Factor”
and “Fox & Friends.”

Joan Brehl

President, Alliance of Audited Media

Joan Brehl
Joan Brehl is vice president and general manager of AAM Canada. Brehl oversees AAM’s Toronto-based office and is the go-to contact for the organization’s Canadian clientele. In this role she works with a wide range of traditional and digital media clients from Canada’s publishing, advertising and ad tech industries to help them find accountable and trusted solutions that meet their business needs. With more than 30 years of experience in media, Brehl has a deep understanding of today’s cross-platform landscape. Prior to joining AAM, she held positions at TIME Publishing, TIME Canada and Harrison Young Pesonen & Newell (now PHD). She graduated from Ryerson University with bachelor’s degrees in both business management and marketing management and is a Certified Advertising Agency Practitioner (CAAP).

Joe Nguyen

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, comScore, Inc.

Joe Nguyen
Joe Nguyen has been a senior management professional with many years of experience in media sector particularly internet, analytics and eCommerce. His roles & responsibilities have spanned from Sales & Marketing, to Director of Technology, to Business Development, to Project Management, to Chief Operating Officer and to Global eCommerce. He has worked for start-ups to SMEs to large multinationals. He has spent over 20 years in the Media sector starting with direct response TV to pay television and then into digital over 15 years ago. Joe has spent the last 15 or so years in senior positions growing multinational businesses across Asia Pacific. He was comScore’s first employee in APAC and grew the business in the last 9 years to be the digital currency that it is today. comScore has allowed him to be in the middle of digital advertising and ad tech sectors working with clients (brands, agencies and publishers) on their online strategies, understanding data and business direction. As a thought leader, he is involved at the industry level with IAB and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) to “grow the pie”, and he often speaks and moderate panels at industry events and conferences all over Asia Pacific. He has grown companies and firmly believe that it is all about the people and working to energize and galvanize them towards a goal.

Joe Sanchis

Chief Executive Officer, Queue

Joe Sanchis
Joe Sanchis is Founder & CEO of Queue Technologies, a viral growth amplification and brand advocacy marketing platform. Joe is also EIR and growth expert at Bootstrap labs an AI focused venture capital firm, and angel investor in Zanbato an alternative investment platform. Prior to founding Queue, Joe worked in finance as a VP at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. He’s also an advisor to corporations and regular speaker at marketing events.

Jonathan Dunn

Snr. Director, Business Development, Juice Mobile

Jonathan Dunn
At Juice, Jonathan leads partnership activity across supply, data and emerging technology, as well as providing management oversight of the Creative Studio and Marketing functions. He is a believer that commercialization without the irritation is possible and, ultimately, required. As consumers and platform owners take back control of their ad experience, Jonathan’s mission is to ensure Juice delivers compelling, progressive, measureable and ultimately effective solutions for our clients. His career in mobile pre-dates the iPhone and covers roles at publishers, agencies and technology vendors.

Jordan Scheltgen

Managing Partner, CAVE Social

Jordan Scheltgen
Jordan Scheltgen is the co-founder of Cave Social, a digital marketing agency with offices in Toronto and Fort Lauderdale. He helps businesses create lasting relationships with customers through content creation. He’s an avid writer and Minnesota Vikings fan.

Jose Kantola

Head of Asia Pacific, Smartly.io

Jose Kantola
Leveraging his mix of technology and business background, Jose has over the years helped online advertisers build and implement some of the most advanced and cutting edge technologies to take their advertising efficiency to a new level. He has worked with advertisers from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia and across e-commerce, travel, financial service and many other verticals. The cumulated knowledge and best practices are constantly shared and updated in his current role as Head of Asia Pacific at Smartly.io, where he and his team work with leading advertisers like Lazada, Carousell, Uber and Skyscanner.

Julia Macalaster

Head of Strategy & Growth, Def Method

Julia Macalaster
Julia Macalaster is a technology professional who has worked in data analytics, strategy consulting, digital marketing and mobile solutions. In her current role as Head of Strategy & Growth 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.

Juntae DeLane

Sr Digital Brand Manager, University of Southern California

Juntae DeLane
Juntae is the founder of the Digital Branding Institute, CEO of DIGITAL DELANE, and Sr. Digital Brand Manager for the University of Southern California. 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.

Kabeer Choudhary

Regional Director APAC, M&C Saatchi Mobile

Kabeer Choudhary
Kabeer Chaudhary is the Regional Director APAC at M&C Saatchi Mobile. He is a digital marketing professional experienced with business development, strategy & operations across Asia Pacific. Passionate about how technology has changed the face of advertising. From the methods of planning, buying and optimizing to the way we analyze and attribute marketing data.

Karabo Sitto

Lecturer, Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg

Karabo Sitto
Karabo Sitto is a lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to joining academia, she had been working in digital advertising and public relations for leading award-winning South Africa agencies with a range of client brands and organisations. She is currently working towards her PhD and also remains actively involved with her digital communication industry community. Her research areas of interest include online communication, identity as well as teaching and learning. She is the co-editor of Connect: Writing for Online Audiences which was published by Juta in 2018.

Karen Parucha

Account Manager, The Marketing Strategy Group

Karen Parucha
Karen Parucha is a seasoned marketing communications professional with more than 10 years experience in developing integrated marketing campaigns in B2B and B2C. A graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program, Karen has a progressive background in PR, social media and content marketing. She has built a track record of successfully applying traditional with non-traditional media and recently won a Gold Sponsorship Marketing Award for one of her integrated marketing campaigns.

Katrina Too

APAC Marketing Strategy & Operations Manager, HubSpot

Katrina Too
Katrina is APAC Marketing Manager at HubSpot in Singapore. She spearheads Sales Enablement and cross-sell/upsell strategy for the APAC region – she also facilitated with HubSpot’s go-to-market strategy in India. Prior to HubSpot, Katrina was a Product Marketer at TradeGecko, an inventory management software company in Singapore.

Kelvin Lee

Global Director, Social Media, Thomson Reuters

Kelvin Lee
Kelvin Lee is Global Director of Social Media for the Financial & Risk division at Thomson Reuters, where he leads social media strategy for the financial, risk and compliance markets, focusing on B2B social media content, campaigns and selling. Schooled in Singapore and Rotterdam, the Netherlands in business management, Kelvin led global teams in London, UK for nearly a decade but is now in Singapore. He holds executive certifications in digital transformation (Cass Business School, UK), strategic innovation (Cambridge Judge Business School, UK), entrepreneurship, start-up strategy and digital media. In 2017, he led the launch of the world’s first social influencers list focusing on risk, compliance and regtech sectors in the UK (currently a finalist at the International B2B Marketing Awards 2018, UK).

Kenda Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer, Automation Ninjas

Kenda Macdonald
Kenda Macdonald is an Automation Ninja. With a background in Forensic Psychology and an affinity for statistics and behaviourally intelligent automation – she’s not your average expert. She’s been living and breathing Infusionsoft for over 5 years and has spent over 14 500 hours learning new ways to automate what people think is impossible. She’s a true nerd, and spends her waking hours helping businesses understand behaviour for super effective marketing, and relishes in simplifying over complicated processes for truly intelligent automated marketing. She’s the founder of Automation Ninjas – Experts in behavioural automation. Expect enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge – not normalcy.

Keneilwe Boipelo Mekgwe

Marketing Lead: Digital Services, MTN

Keneilwe Boipelo Mekgwe
A passionate and proud African Digital Marketer who wakes up to find ways of building meaningful solutions for Africans.  By this I mean, I have seen the impact that Mobile Money has made at the MTN Group to “bank the unbanked” safely and conveniently and seeing Africans pay school fees, utility bills, send money home to the villages, pay for a ride in a “boda-boda etc and this has inspired me to work within MTN Group’s Digital Services division to build solutions for Africans that are not only entertaining but also creating impact in the operating countries.  Working in the fun verticals of gaming, music and video and having started with the video vertical: I am part of a team that developed a short form video proposition: MTN Shortz which is live in 6 African markets and is changing lives of content creators who are on the platform.  My strengths lie in Branding, Social Media analysis, research and developments, customer engagement, working in multi-cultural environments and product development from “minimum viable product” to full on product launches.

Keren Lerner

CEO and Founder, Top Left Design

Keren Lerner
Keren Lerner is the founder and director of Top Left Design, a Soho based design and markeitng company providing design, branding, social media management, social media training and content marketing services. Her clients are owner/managers and marketing managers who value high level bespoke design and strategic marketing services. She has had the business since 2002, chooses team members who fit with certain values, and believes in continuous learning and improvement. She regularly speaks at events, runs workshops and seminars on social media and content marketing.

Kevin Adema

Managing Director, Emissary Insights

Kevin Adema
With international and local agency real-world leadership experience ranging from Fortune 100 corporations down to small boutique clientele, Kevin’s consults bring an optimistic and fresh outlook for agencies ready to embrace change. His listen-first philosophy transcends his consulting engagements but also his international award-winning, results-driven, outcomes in brand-based marketing. His successes include: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Global, Nestle-Purina, Bayer, World Vision, Medtronic Diabetes, DHL and numerous other corporations in the Consumer, Business-to-Business, Healthcare and Government sectors.

Kevin Butler

VP, Strategy, Goose Digital

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler is the VP of Strategy at Goose Digital, Canada’s leading marketing automation agency. Kevin has more than 10 years of experience leading marketing teams for high growth tech organizations. Kevin is known as an early adopter of marketing automation platforms, having built cutting edge marketing programs around this technology dating back to 2008. Prior to Goose Digital, Kevin lead marketing for OrderDynamics, a globally recognized retail order management software provider.

Kevin Jonas

CEO & Founder, Flashopp

Kevin Jonas
Kevin Jonas is the CEO & Founder of FlashOpp, a Snapchat analytics and campaign management tool. Kevin has the unique experience of being both a major influencer, and a businessman, working alongside brands to help them craft compelling stories to engage their target audience. Kevin is an entrepreneur who has chosen to “double down” on social, believing it is the key to marketing to today’s mobile millennials.

Kevin Lee

Executive Chairman, Didit

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Didit a leading digital marketing firm and CEO of We-Care.com – $8+ million generated for nonprofits via cause marketing. With 22 years of digital marketing experience, 4 books, 400+ speaking engagements, and 680+ published columns, Kevin Lee, is a true Digital Marketing pioneer who gives back to clients and the industry. Since founding Didit in 1996, Kevin’s team has helped clients across industries from the Fortune 500 to startups and mid-sized businesses. His recent inventions include www.GivingForward.com and www.Sweeps4aCause.com both philanthropic conversion catalysts for email and social activation as well as brand lift. A nonstop inventor and innovator, Kevin is also launching a new SEO platform in mid 2016.

Kevin Rowe

Chief Executive Officer, Rowe Digital

Kevin Rowe
Kevin Rowe is Founder & CEO of Rowe Digital, an SEO/SEM firm specializing in technical SEO and link building. He has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and Fast Company for his experience in search engine marketing and leadership. Kevin has led industry-leading projects for some of the world’s leading brands, Silicon Valley Startups, and SMEs throughout the US. Kevin also created the SEO Module approach to SEO, which drives holistic SEO programs that can scale and work with the client’s own internal resources.

Khalid Saleh

Chief Executive Officer, Invesp

Khalid Saleh
Khalid Saleh is a recognized expert in conversion rate optimization. He has inspired audiences to rethink their approach to marketing, and his work has helped hundreds of businesses to increase sales and growth. Khalid is an Amazon.com best-selling author of “Conversion Optimization: The Art and Science of Converting Prospects into Customers.” In his book, he offers companies a methodology for capturing more customers by creating a fully integrated marketing strategy that has a lasting impact on any organization. Khalid has inspired audiences to rethink their approach to marketing, and his work has helped hundreds of businesses to increase sales and growth.

Kim McLaughlin

Social Media Strategist, Lyra Communications

Kim McLaughlin
With a background in PR, copywriting and professional services, Kim takes a common-sense approach to social media. Her experience runs the gamut; she’s flacked for politicians, written speeches for Olympic champions and developed social media presences for some of Toronto’s most recognizable companies like Steeped Tea and Kisko Freezies. Kim launched Lyra Communications in 2009 to help companies struggling with marketing better engage buyers and build their online brand without having to spend a ton of money on a big agency. Her email, web and social media content have helped Lyra’s clients land hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business and meet their business goals.

Kritika Srinivasan

Managing Editor, Asia, Isentia Strategy & Content

Kritika Srinivasan
With extensive in-house and agency experience in content strategy and creation across sectors, Kritika currently leads the editorial team in Asia for Isentia Strategy & Content. As Managing Editor, she works closely with clients to implement their content strategies and craft impactful, targeted and relevant content. In the past 16 years, Kritika has worked in four different countries, moving from corporate communications and publishing to her true love – content marketing.

Lance Loveday

Chief Executive Officer, Closed Loop

Lance Loveday
Lance Loveday is the founder and CEO of Closed Loop. Closed Loop specializes in helping high-growth companies realize massive profit through online advertising on Google AdWords, Facebook, programmatic display and other channels. Closed Loop has worked with numerous high-growth brands and managed over $500M in digital ad spend for our clients. Lance is also a mentor for 500startups, a 3X founder and bootstrapped Closed Loop to over $5M in ARR.

Laura Burrus

Product Marketing Manager, Zoho CRM

Laura Burrus
Laura Burrus is the director of sales enablement for Zoho CRM. She has over ten years of experience working in technology, leading sales teams, and providing marketing consulting to startups. She holds a dual B.A. in Journalism and French from Texas Tech University. In her free time she attends as many live music shows as possible and blogs about local music in her hometown of Austin, Texas.

Laurel Mintz

Chief Executive Officer, Elevate My Brand

Laurel Mintz
Laurel Mintz works with prestigious global brands including Public House Restaurant
Group, Bassett, iCoffee, Paw Patrol and Susan G. Komen. She founded Elevate My
Brand, a digital marketing and live events agency, in 2009, sits on the boards of
directors for the American Heart Association and the Fender Music Foundation, and is
a mentor for The Women’s Global Leaders Initiative. Laurel received LA Business Journal’s 2016 Women In Business Award, Comerica Bank & LA Lakers 2015 Women of Promise Award, and was nominated for Ernst and Young’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She also runs an exclusive networking group, “The Taste Salon.” In addition, Laurel host a weekly show through Business Rockstars, which reaches 36 million listeners nationwide while also contributing to Inc. and CSQ magazine as a columnist. Laurel received her B.A. from UCSB and J.D., M.B.A. from Rutgers University.

Leah Faul

Founder and Digital Marketing Director, 15000 Cubits

Leah Faul
Leah Faul is an innovative digital strategist, and the founder of 15000 Cubits, an SEO and digital marketing agency. Prior to this, Leah drove growth that tripled the size of Houston’s largest private moving company, 3 Men Movers, and then served as Chief Marketing Officer for a global tech startup, HelpCentral. With over 27K Twitter followers and 11K LinkedIn connections, she is a powerful influencer on the topics of social media, content marketing, SEO, and growth-hacking. Leah also serves as president of the Houston Interactive Marketing Association and was recently named one of the top 75 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) influencers nationwide. A personal passion of hers is cryptocurrency and blockchain, and she’s fascinated by the impact she believes it will have on the digital marketing industry.

Lee Yi

CEO and Founder, Drund

Lee Yi
Lee Yi is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Drund, a technology company that provides apps and OTT services to the education, healthcare and entertainment markets. Drund has been featured in Forbes, Mashable, Businessweek and recently helped to power the Cleveland Cavalier’s Wine and Gold Nation premium community. In addition, Lee has been a guest contributor to the Business Insider and Mashable, as well as a panelist for the MIT Enterprise group hosted at Carnegie Mellon. Prior to founding Drund, Lee founded businesses in the finance, real estate and the digital services industries.

Leslie Hughes

Principal, PUNCH!media

Leslie Hughes
Leslie Hughes is LinkedIn Specialist, a Professor of Social Media and the Principal of PUNCH!media. Her client list includes Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Investment Planning Counsel TVO, The Children’s Wish Foundation. Leslie is corporate trainer for the Digital Marketing & Social Media Management Certificate at The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and is an Adjunct Professor of Social Media at Durham College. Leslie was featured on CTV’s “The Social”, is proud to have been called a “Social Media Guru” by CBC Radio and has just authored her first book “CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT.”

Lindy Roux

Partner, DEFT Digital

Lindy Roux
Lindy has over two decades of experience in content and digital strategy, CMS, SEO, user experience, consumer insights, branding and analytics. She has led a broad range of engagements including enterprise-level websites, ecommerce sites, experiential micro sites, online communities, integrated campaigns, mobile applications and email and social media programs. Lindy is experienced in a number of enterprise CMS’s, Digital Asset Mangagement (DAM’s), ecommerce and community platforms including Adobe Experience Manager, SDL Tridion, Sitecore, Sharepoint, Telligent, Lithium, Hybris and ADAM. Her experience spans leading media, technology, consulting, non-profit, travel, pharma and consumer retail brands.

Loni Stark

Sr Director, Adobe

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is senior director of strategy & product marketing at Adobe. In her role, Stark oversees business growth and go-to-market strategy and execution for Adobe’s digital experience management business. Stark is also co-founder of Stark Insider, a new media brand about All Things West Coast® with over half-a-million readers a year exploring the intersection of technology and culture. She is a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator where Stark advises start-ups focused on the enterprise. In 2013 she was named one of Direct Marketing News’ Top 40 under 40.

Luca Destefanis

GBS & Industry Marketing Leader, IBM Asia Pacific

Luca Destefanis
Luca Destefanis is a highly skilled marketing executive with strong business background rooted in 20 years of international experience. He is an expert at designing customer centric, data-driven marketing initiatives, with an extensive background on strategic planning and organizational design, building and leadinghigh performance teams across cultures and skill-sets. Known for continuously challenge the status quo, Luca has built the practice for new service offerings in Europe (user accessibility services, customer experience management); worked in partnership with Dubai institutions to open in UAE an innovation center with skills at the intersection of design, consulting and technology; advised more than 20 clients on customer and employee engagement; piloted new marketing operating models; led strategic planning workshops across Asia Pacific; managed multiple marketing initiatives to strengthen IBM brand and activate demand generation. I am currently Services & Industry Marketing Executive for IBM in Asia Pacific.

Luka Stanojevic

Digital Marketing Director, Powered.ae

Luka Stanojevic
Luka Stanojevic is a Digital Marketing Director at Powered.ae, a Dubai-based agency that designs & develops innovative mobile applications. He has helped companies of all sizes and from all parts of the world grow and succeed on the web. Luka is a contributor to online digital marketing publications including SEM Rush and Template Monsters where he gives insights into the marketing climate of the MENA region.

Luke Summerfield

Partner Services, HubSpot

Luke Summerfield
Luke Summerfield wakes up each morning excited to inspire others to reach their peak performance. He does this as the Partner Services Program Manager at HubSpot, along with coaching, writing, and speaking. Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Luke is huge believer in having a growth mindset. Everyone’s abilities, talents and intelligence are not fixed, rather, they can be grown by challenges and learning.

Mark Vecchiarelli

VP Digital Content Strategy, AMA Toronto

Mark Vecchiarelli
Mark Vecchiarelli has a diverse skill set that spans marketing, privacy, and emerging technologies. He is currently Board Member and Vice-President of Digital Content Strategy for the American Marketing Association (Toronto Chapter), and was recently chosen to be its next president. Mark has also spent several years working in academia alongside forward-thinking scientists, researchers, and theorists. He has also spent several years working in the field of advocacy, collaborating with top policy advisors, legal professionals, security experts, and data scientists. When he is not busy attending networking events or speaking alongside panel of industry experts, he is busy at the helm of his entrepreneurial ventures, building successful businesses related to digital marketing and product development.

Martin Weinberg

Digital Marketing Strategist

Martin Weinberg
Martin Weinberg is digital marketing strategist that helps companies effectively reach their audience online and inspire them to action.

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.

Mathew Slavica

Founder, Digital Stand

Mathew Slavica
Mathew Slavica is the Founder of Digital Stand, a performance-based social media agency. He has over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing in Australia, US, UK and APAC in both B2C and B2B. His articles on social media strategy and execution have been featured globally by Social Media Week New York, and LinkedIn. He also authored the feature article for Woolworths TEDx sponsorship. He has led Digital Stand to work with some of Australia’s best-known brands. The list includes, but is not limited to RSL, Accor Hotels, Forrester, and COBA (the mutual banking sector).

Matt Britton

Chief Executive Officer, Crowdtap

Matt Britton
Matt Britton oversees the continued evolution of Crowdtap’s products and offerings, leading the cultivation of deeper brand and client relationships, helping with the recruitment of top talent, and driving thought leadership for the company. As a founding member of Crowdtap back in 2009 and Chairman of the Board for 7 years, Britton played an integral role in the company’s growth, helping drive the creation, incubation, and current spin-off of Crowdtap, as well as its on-demand consumer network now used by over 100 of the largest brands and marketing agencies in the U.S.

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.

Matt Lattanzio

Digital Marketing Manager, Weight Watchers Canada

Matt Lattanzio
Matt Lattanzio is an experienced digital marketer with a proven track record of implementing successful digital strategies for top-tier brands. Currently at Weight Watchers, Matt manages the integrated digital strategy which includes CRM, email, social, paid media, SEO, website management and content marketing; while utilizing leading marketing technology.

Matt Murfitt

Director – Data and Analytics, Goji Web Marketing

Matt Murfitt
Matt Murfitt is Director of Data and Analytics at Goji. He specialises in Search, Analytics, Display, Social and Personalisation across a broad range of industries. He has a passion for data-driven, customer acquisition and improving the customer journey. He is qualified in both Marketing and Psychology and routinely works with brands both big and small to increase their web traffic, leads, improve customer experience and collaborate across new and challenging projects. His passion for technology is rivalled only by his curiosity of what it’s capable of to improve our lives.

Matthew Perl

Director of Performance Marketing & Broadcasting, Oakland Athletics

Matthew Perl
Matthew Perl is a marketing executive and demand generation expert with focus on new customer acquisition, conversion optimization, revenue growth and analytics. Responsible for conceptualizing, implementing and positioning brands and messaging across numerous channels and platforms. Placed, nurtured and optimized over $200 million in marketing spend. Earlier in career, worked as a television producer, winning two Emmy Awards. Graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and has a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing from the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University. Served on advisory boards for two digital e-commerce companies.

Matthew Scherrer

Partner, DEFT Digital

Matthew Scherrer
Matthew is a digital consulting professional and entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience in operations, finance, business development, product design and client relationship management. Strong background in leading domestic and international talent and cultivating profitable development environments.

Maya Malach

Founder & CEO, GroWithUs

Maya Malach
Having over 6 years of experience starting and scaling her own brands and businesses and tons of others, developed a customised marketing system that suits itself to each business and industry. As the amount of clients grows and in order to maintain the same value to each client, she hired a professional team which works closely with her and build the foundation of GroWithUs Agency.

Mbali Ndandani

Africa Digital Manager, Unilever

Mbali Ndandani
Mbali is the Africa Digital Lead for Unilever, leading the organisation’s digital media, digital transformation and tech enablement across the organisation’s key Sub Saharan Africa markets. Her role is to drive digital led thinking in the organisation and finding new digital and tech opportunities for growth and relevance to consumers. In her previous role, she looked after digital experience and digital engagement at McDonald’s South Africa, setting up the structures, lead the change management as well as the strategy to fulfil the brands digital aspirations. She led this division which has a dual role of defining the future experience of customers empowered by technology solutions, while building the brand online through ecommerce and online consumer campaigns.

Melissa Chetty

Managing Director, Curious Tree

Melissa Chetty
Melissa Chetty is a digital marketing consultant with nearly a decade of digital marketing experience. She previously started and headed up Creative Spark’s Johannesburg office, prior to this Melissa was the Head of Digital Marketing at Creative Spark’s Cape Town office. She was one of the longest-serving employees at Creative Spark, having served 6 years at the company from when it was a small Cape Town startup to a medium sized specialised agency which was acquired by M&C Saatchi PLC in November 2015. Since 2016, Melissa has been working with several agencies, small businesses and tech companies as a business consultant, business development manager and digital marketing strategist on a freelance basis. Melissa also works as a mentor with the South Africa Media Innovation Program: SAMIP to help train and advise independent media outlets.

Melvin Ng

China Head, PRS IN VIVO

Melvin Ng
Ng, is the China Head of PRS IN VIVO, a company that conducts over 1000 research studies annually to help marketers “win at retail” in-store and online.

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.

Mez Homayunfard

Founder, Online Marketing Gurus

Mez Homayunfard
From starting in the Retail and Software industry Mez Homayunfard has gone on to Co Found The Online Marketing Gurus, Australia’s most awarded, fastest growing and true data first Search Agency. With over 85 Staff Full time staff between Australia, the USA and Europe The Online Marketing Gurus help businesses both large and small design search engine marketing campaigns, both organic and paid that drive real ROI… We have our own stack of technology from our R&D department and combine this with the best talent in our industry. Mez has Consulted to over 600 businesses globally, which include Artline, CBRE, Peters of Kensington, Doors Plus and many more. Mez is an open networker and loves working with small businesses, Tier 1 enterprises & everything in between.

Michael Brenner

Chief Executive Officer, Marketing Insider Group

Michael Brenner
Michael Brenner is the author of The Content Formula and a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He’s also a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, and Entrepreneur. Over the last two decades, Michael has led sales and marketing strategies for brands such as SAP, NewsCred, International Communications Research, Nielsen, and FullTilt. He’s initiated content marketing strategies for Fortune 50 brands and built thriving communities for tiny start-ups. Today, Michael Brenner is the CEO of Marketing Insider Group where his team creates content designed to reach, engage and convert new customers.

Michael Melfi

Entrepreneur in Residence , National Association of Sales Professionals

Michael Melfi
Michael S. Melfi is an Intellectual Property Attorney and Entrepreneur. Michael has a dynamic background that allows him to provide insightful legal services, while creating business development strategies for funding and growth. With a vision to empower the entrepreneurial eco system, Michael is focused on creating value for his clients through a portfolio of products including programming and training to develop successful entrepreneurs.
Over the last decade Michael founded and led a national multi-media company. As COO & General Counsel, Michael pioneered various experiential and digital marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. As a thought leader and innovator, Michael utilized the digital marketing and various social media platforms to develop an online presence for his company in the top 1% of all websites globally. Since then Michael has worked with numerous national industry leading products and brands to monetize and grow their business digitally.

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.

Michelle Dias

Marketing Manager, PR & Communications, Intercontinental Hotels Group

Michelle Dias
With her bold natured personality and innovative thinking Michelle Dias has lead successful social media and public relations campaigns for Canada’s leading brands; such as GoodLife Fitness, Loblaw Companies Ltd., and the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. Michelle believes that authentic storytelling is a marketer’s best tool for consumer awareness and engagement. In 2016, Michelle was named PR in Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 and received a 2017 CPRS Merit Award for IHG’s Sleep Campaign for the Holiday Inn Express brand. As the Marketing Manager, PR and Communications for IHG® Michelle spearheads marketing strategy for over 175 hotels, for five hotel brands across Canada.

Michelle Geere

Chief Integration Office, Elevator

Michelle Geere
Michelle is the Integration officer at Elevator Agency South Africa. Having worked in senior roles requiring skills in Strategy, Conceptual Thinking, Digital and Client Service her experience spans across all facets of the advertising and marketing world, resulting in a well-rounded appreciation and knowledge of the industry. Michelle’s has previously worked at Gloo where she managed well-known brands such as FNB, South African Tourism and Samsung. Following that, Michelle ran the studio at Hellocomputer for the year they integrated with FCB and won the highly acclaimed and awarded Tweeting Badger. Michelle then took the plunge and started her own Digital Agency called Culture which she successfully ran for 3 years looking after clients such as Lucky Star, Twisp, Standard Bank and OLX.

Mike Byron

Creative Director, Astral Studios

Mike Byron
As a creative director, Mike’s passionate enthusiasm for developing inspiring video communication productions has enabled many businesses to build strong connections with their target market. Mike Byron has extensive experience in the technical application of TV and Video Broadcast, Marketing and Promotions, Corporate Identity and Branding, Training and Education. He has consummate skills in communication and extensive knowledge of the business world, having worked both in the Corporate and Media Marketing and Communications arena. His expertise extends to execution of all promotional and advertising needs, from concept and research to design development and delivery in a variety of digital media.

Mike Craddock

Owner, Lightning Pandas

Mike Craddock
Mike Craddock, is the owner of the ‘Lightning Pandas’, a professional esports team who play and compete in tournaments all over the world. Currently, the organisation fields competitive rosters in FIFA, Call of Duty and Fortnite. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across gaming, deriving from his ex-professional CoD player background, where his YouTube channel ‘FearCrads’ peaked at 300,000 subscribers. Mike acted as an influencer and secured brand partnerships with Nissan, Xbox, Activision and various other global brands, before setting up an influencer agency.

Mohammed Daouk

Digital Marketing Supervisor, 3M Canada

Mohammed Daouk
Mohammed Daouk is a results driven marketing professional and project manager with over 5 years experience in digital marketing, interactive strategies, and eCommerce. Proven leadership with the ability to deliver highly effective and measurable strategies to drive revenue and increase brand awareness. Mohammed enjoys working with product marketers and introducing ideas, technologies, and solutions focused on business strategies to generate sales and drive engagement in the digital space.

Nate Smith

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe

Nate Smith
Nate Smith is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Analytics, part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. In his role, Nate oversees strategic marketing for Adobe Analytics and ensures the success of ongoing product releases. He has been involved in digital marketing for the past ten years and holds a BS in Information Systems and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Nathanial Bibby

Principal, Bibby Consulting Group

Nathanial Bibby
Nathanial Bibby is the Managing Director of Bibby Consulting Group, a digital marketing agency that has built up an outstanding reputation for delivering ROI through social media. Nathanial has helped over 5,000 business grow during his 13+ year career, clients include the likes of Westpac, Western Union, Apple, The Capital Group and Choice Hotels.

Nick Vinckier

Chief Strategy Officer, Duval Union Consulting

Nick Vinckier
Nick Vinckier leads the MENA office of Duval Union Consulting, where he helps large corporates like Chalhoub Group and Volvo Trucks transform their organization to become future proof a digital-first world. His entrepreneurial attitude, digital expertise and on-stage energy make him a sought-after management advisor and keynote speaker.

Nontokozo Madonsela

Group CMO, MMI Holdings

Nontokozo Madonsela
Nontokozo Madonsela is a recognised and respected expert and leader with nearly 2 decades of experience in marketing.

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.

Patrick Tripp

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe

Patrick Tripp
Patrick is a senior product marketing manager focused on product strategy for email cross-channel campaign management at Adobe and has over 15 years of experience in the technology, consulting, and marketing industries. Previously, Patrick led go-to-market strategy for real-time marketing solutions at Pegasystems. Prior to that, he spent several years in research and product management at Forrester Research. He has also worked in the travel and financial services industries.

Pete Grubb

VP, Enterprise Channels, Syniverse Enterprise Solutions

Pete Grubb
Pete Grubb leads the global channel strategy and driving strategic partnerships for the new business unit. Building an ecosystem of channel partners, enterprises and brands who will leverage decisioning solutions and mobile engagement tools to make better business decisions and establish mobile-first relationships with their customers.

Philip Rebentisch

President, AMA Los Angeles

Philip Rebentisch
For over twenty years, Mr. Rebentisch worked as a television and digital video writer-producer-director in entertainment, marketing, and public relations. Switching to the legal side of the media business, he is currently Director of Media Clearances for Manhattan Advertising & Media Law, Inc. In July 2016, Mr. Rebentisch becomes President of AMA Los Angeles, the vibrant local chapter of the American Marketing Association. The AMA is the largest professional marketing association with over 30,000 members worldwide. Philip is honored and thrilled to emcee Digimarcon 2016. He loves creative content, great marketing, and is excited to be moderating a panel at the conference.

Praval Singh

Senior Product Marketing Leader, Zoho

Praval Singh
Before joining Zoho in 2012, he co-founded a digital media agency that helped large brands like Samsung and Maruti Suzuki with their digital media and product launch strategies in India. Over the last 10 years—between his agency work and his time with Zoho—Praval has had the opportunity to take part in product management, marketing, business development, and evangelism.

Quinn Whissen

Director of Marketing, Vertical Measures

Quinn Whissen
Quinn Whissen is the Director of Marketing at Vertical Measures, a content marketing agency based in Phoenix, Arizona. Quinn leads internal cross-platform content marketing efforts, working with individuals from every department to produce useful content for VM’s audience. She has keen insights into both the high-level strategy work and day-to-day implementation that goes into creating content marketing that drives results. She adheres to the belief that content marketing is not a campaign, it’s a culture and that it can truly transform a business if done right. Quinn is a workshop leader and speaks regularly on topics of unconventional marketing, the importance of content, design, social engagement, and more.

Rachel Meranus

Chief Marketing Officer, Olapic

Rachel Meranus
Based in Olapic’s New York headquarters, Rachel Meranus has nearly 20 years experience in B2B marketing within the digital media and technology space. As CMO of Olapic, Rachel leads global revenue marketing and communications strategies, focusing on driving demand from the world’s largest brands and retailers, and growing Olapic’s leadership position within the visual earned content industry. Rachel joined Olapic from her role as CMO of MediaMath, where she helped accelerate the ad tech company’s global growth and maximize value from data, technology, and media partners within its ecosystem. Prior, Rachel transformed PR Newswire’s marketing team into a revenue-generating function through integrated content marketing campaigns and sales alignment. While there, she was honored as a finalist for the Content Marketing Institute’s Content Marketer of the Year Award.

Rahul Mudgal

Career Business Marketing Leader – Asia, Middle East & Africa, Mercer

Rahul Mudgal
Rahul leads content marketing for Mercer’s Career business across Asia, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Mercer is a leading global consulting firm, part of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Mercer’s Career business encompasses the entire portfolio of their HR Consulting and technology-led solutions. Rahul began his now decade-long journey with Mercer in India as a consultant, and has since worn multiple hats across consulting and marketing. Rahul has worked with Citigroup and Infosys before he joined Mercer. He also leads the Social-Selling program for Mercer in the region. He has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of the most influential CMOs on the platform, and was awarded the ‘Top-50 CMOs in Asia 2016’ by the World Brand Congress.

Ramon Ray

Technology Evangelist, Infusionsoft

Ramon Ray
Ramon is a serial entrepreneur, best selling author (Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing), international speaker and more. Ramon is publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine and Small Business Success Evangelist at Infusionsoft. He’s a piano player, graduate of the FBI Citizens academy, former United Nations staff member and interviewed President Obama in the President’s first Google Hangout.

Rand Fishkin

Wizard of Moz, Moz

Rand Fishkin
Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He co-authored/co-founded the Art of SEO, Inbound.org, and Moz (he clearly likes doing stuff with other people). Rand’s an addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and FourSquare.

Rand Rogers

PR & Social Media Manager, PR People

Rand Rogers
Rand Rogers has been in the PR and Events Industry for over 20 years. Adapting and embracing the ever-changing digital landscape, Rand currently works with The PR People in Business Development, Events and Social Media Strategy.

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.

Randy Rayess

Cofounder, Outgrow

Randy Rayess
Randy Rayess is the cofounder of Outgrow, a growth marketing platform focused on increasing customer engagement and boosting demand generation through interactive experiences. He is passionate about demand generation, content marketing and personalized marketing.

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.

Ray Pun

Head of Mobile Marketing, Adobe

Ray Pun
As the head of product marketing for mobile across the Adobe Marketing Cloud, Ray drives the marketing strategy for solutions that help marketers to acquire, analyze, and engage users via mobile apps, mobile websites and smart devices. He is passionate about helping customers across media, retail, financial, and high tech industries to achieve success in digital marketing and mobile engagement. Ray is a frequent blogger and his latest articles about mobile marketing can be viewed at CMO.com and you can follow him on Twitter (@RayPunSD).

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.

Rebecca Corliss

Director of Marketing, HubSpot

Rebecca Corliss
Rebecca Corliss is one of HubSpot’s original marketing team members, joining the company in 2008 when it was fewer than 50 employees.

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.

Renee Stopps

Enterprise Account Director AUNZ, Microsoft

Renee Stopps
With 18 years’ experience in the Media Industry, and a strong focus on client relationship management and strategic partnerships, Renee has developed a passion for working with large global organisations, enabling them to achieve their marketing goals and objectives.
Renee is a passionate sales leader specialising in driving lead generation, brand awareness and helping brands deliver strong return on investment from their digital marketing strategies. This is increasingly evident in her most recent accomplishment, receiving recognition for her work on innovation and customer focused strategic partnerships, with a Microsoft Gold Club Award.

Rhonda Hatfield

National Director/Founder, National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Rhonda Hatfield
Rhonda Hatfield is an experienced National Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Nonprofit Organization Management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Marketing, Business Planning, Operations Management, Analytical Skills. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Human Resources from UOP.

Rick Middlemass

VP Business Development, National Association of Sales Professionals

Rick Middlemass
Rick Middlemass has a dynamic view of professional selling from his experience as an account manager, business developer, sales leader as well as owning his own business. He has been actively selling for both his own businesses as well as working for large corporations for almost a decade with ten’s of millions of dollars of sales within the team. Rick is a Certified Sales Advisor and VP of Business Development for the National Association of Sales Professionals. He has trained under the NASP CEO Rod Hairston and his family of companies for almost 10 years.

Rob Cressy

Founder, Cress Media

Rob Cressy
Rob Cressy is the Founder of Bacon Sports, a sports comedy and men’s lifestyle blog. He has more than 12 years of digital and marketing experience, including creating campaigns with NASCAR, Redhook Brewery, and Hormel Bacon. Rob specializes in content creation and sports fan engagement, while co-hosting the Sports Marketing Huddle, a daily podcast that gives insight and actionable advice on marketing topics in the world of sports. He believes that life and business should be fun and through creativity, being forward thinking, and loving what you do, anything is possible.

Robyn Crane

Money & Relationship Expert, RobynCrane.com

Robyn Crane
Money & Relationship Expert, Robyn Crane is the host of the TV show, Financial G-Spot and Radio show, Let’s Talk Money. Her blueprint for financial and relationship success has been featured on Fox Business News, The Motley Fool and SavingsAccount.com.

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.

Roey Rafael

Paid Growth Director, Envato

Roey Rafael
Roey Rafael took part in strategical roles in paid acquisition for Wix.com in Tel Aviv, involving analytics, ab testing, paid search, display, and video as well as measuring offline activity including radio, tv and Superbowl ads. Currently Roey has established the paid growth team for Envato’s various business units which is continuously growing, Currently, his team includes 15 employees with a $10m/year+ spend rate and covers paid channels, partnerships, and analytics.

Rohan Pasari

Chief Executive Officer, Cialfo

Rohan Pasari
Rohan co-founded Cialfo with the vision to help 1 million students globally reach their dream colleges by 2020. Cialfo has since been the named the winner of EdTechX Asia awards, names among the top 5 startups to watch in 2017 and been featured in CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Straits Times, Sohu, Times of India to name a few. He strives everyday to be able to level the playing field in the application process for higher education. Rohan is a double Gold Medalist from Nanyang Technological University with a background in Engineering, Economics and Entrepreneurship. He published conference and journal papers and interned with two Fortune 500 companies (Barclays and ExxonMobil) before choosing to disrupt education. He is also a member of International Association for College Admission Counselling (IACAC), HECA and has been invited to speaks at various conferences such as Echelon, EdTech Asia, EdTechX, GET Beijing summits.

Ron Cariker

President, 7 Media Group

Ron Cariker
Ron Cariker is a native Oklahoman and has an extensive background working with Oklahoma’s leading media companies for over 12 years. His vision of endless marketing opportunities through the mobile devices our society has come to rely on coupled with the support of his family and friends spurred the creation of 7 Media Group in 2007. Working with global brands such as Harley-Davidson, Anheuser-Busch, Ford Motor Company and many others to reach audiences on a local level gives him an incredible insight on the challenges and solutions these brands face. He has since become one of the industry’s leading experts in Mobile Marketing with speaking engagements and workshops led around world.

Ronell Smith

Associate, Moz

Ronell Smith
Ronell Smith, a business strategist with more than decade of experience helping businesses online and offline, assists companies looking to create a user experience their customers will recognize, appreciate and reward them for with their business. His passion is for removing the obstacles keeping individuals and businesses from reaching their full potential, in large part by helping them think strategically about how search, social and content work together successfully.

Ronsley Vaz

Chief Executive Officer, Amplify

Ronsley Vaz
Ronsley Vaz is a speaker, author and marketer. He is the author of the book AMPLIFY – How to raise your voice, boost your brand and grow your business. His podcast, ‘Bond Appetit’, is Australia’s #1 food podcast on iTunes and receives between eight and twelve thousand listeners a day. Ronsley is also the founder of content marketing agency Amplify, which has grown from zero to twelve staff in just ten months. He has an MBA in Psychology and Leadership and a Master’s in Software Engineering as well as a Diploma in Financial Services.

Sabrina George

VP of Marketing, Onstream Media

Sabrina George
Sabrina George is Vice President of Marketing at Onstream Media a leading provider of webinar, collaboration and streaming media solutions. She helps businesses design high converting online event experiences and is a recognized expert in the business of collaboration and streaming technologies.

Sacha Christe

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Graphic

Sacha Christe
Sacha Christe is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of Emirates Graphic, a UAE-based digital agency that specializes in development and marketing. Emirates Graphic has created hundreds of creative websites and interactive mobile application for its clients since its inception making it one of the leading agencies in the industry. Sacha has been featured as a speaker in numerous events in the UAE including GITEX and Dubai Startup Hub where he shared his knowledge about the digital world with tech enthusiasts and budding entrepreneurs alike.

Samantha Ramlu

Managing Director and Co-founder, M Theory

Samantha Ramlu
Sam is the Managing Director and co-founder of Method – an award winning creative innovations agency, and M Theory – an AR/VR experience agency.
With over 18 years’ experience in digital and innovation she’s passionate about creating and producing experiences and stories that truly connect with audiences and sees technology as a driver and enabler in making these experiences engaging, fun and immersive. With M Theory’s focus on creating own interactive stories, experiences, and games in augmented and virtual reality, Sam is driving development of new projects in New Zealand and internationally while overseeing ideation and production. Sam is on the board of the NZVRAR Association and a member of the AR/VR Garage with the view to advocate for greater collaboration within the local industry to build the scale necessary to secure international projects.

Sameer Khan

Director of Marketing Analytics Operations, Direct Energy

Sameer Khan
Sameer Khan is an award winning leader focused on building and optimizing demand gen engines for revenue growth. I have helped IBM, Alert Logic, Rackspace, Macys, Toyrus, Golds Gym, Toyota, Pokomtel, Tmobile and several others in building their analytics and digital strategy, vision, and infrastructure. I have been called as a top 100 big data analytics influencer on the web, I own Keywebmetrics Blog (#6 digital analytics blog) & have led several marketing and analytics organizations. I presently run Direct Energy’s marketing analytics operations org.

Samuel Charles

Digital Marketing Manager, PizzaExpress

Samuel Charles
Samuel Charles leads the company’s digital and trade/consumer strategies and activity across multiple consumer touch points, growing customer engagement and revenue by developing highly innovative platforms and marketing campaigns. Responsible for devising and implementing social media strategy and CRM integration, producing digital content and overseeing community management.

Samuel Yip

Head of Marketing, eBay Canada

Samuel Yip
Samuel Yip is the Head of Marketing at eBay Canada where he leads the integrated marketing including online and offline activities. He is a member of the management team and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Canadian operations. Prior to joining eBay, he was the director of digital marketing at the pharmaceutical arms of Johnson and Johnson and had held number of marketing leadership position at Sony Canada.

Sharanya Ramachandran

Senior Product Marketing Leader, Zoho

Sharanya Ramachandran
Sharanya Ramachandran leads Product Marketing for Zoho’s marketing products, where among other things she’s responsible for planning and leading successful product launches, understanding her audience and defining the best messages for them. Her fields of expertise include email marketing, marketing automation and CRM.

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.

Shaun Banta

Director of Business Development, Cloudbakers

Shaun Banta
Born and raised in small town Wisconsin, Shaun grew up in a family who preached good leadership and hard working values. Always looking for ways to make life better for everyone around him, a career path in business solutions was an obivious choice early on.

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.

Shawn Sipman

CX Business Dev & Strategy Leader – Africa, Oracle South Africa

Shawn Sipman
Shawn has 23 years’ experience in the Information Technology arena. Shawn Sipman presents impressive career success in driving innovative, cross-functional and multifaceted solutions to enterprise challenges. Having worked extensively in South Africa, Dubai and the UK across multiple industries in executive, consultancy, architecture and sales roles, Shawn leverages key strategic insights and applications expertise that optimise operational efficiencies and maximise business growth. Shawn’s primary focus over the past 17 years has been on CX related solutions and he has a keen interest in emerging technologies including Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning and the impacts on customers, consumers and citizens.

Sheila Skolnick

Business Speaker & Consultant, Sheila Skolnick Worldwide

Sheila Skolnick
Sheila Skolnick’s story is truly “rags to riches.” Sheila created and started her business with NO money, NO experience, No mentors and NO connections. Fourteen short years later Sheila sold her multi-million dollar business to a 6 BILLION dollar company. The audience will learn first-hand how they can also create a very successful business from a woman that actually was “in the trenches.” The presentation will teach, motivate and inspire you. Her business and personal guiding principles will be a vehicle to guide you in both your business and personal life. In increasing your sales and
to get repeat business!

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.

Shelley Grierson

Marketing Manager, VidBuild

Shelley Grierson
Shelley is an experienced Marketer with a history of within the private sector and non-profit organization management industries. Focused predominately on the digital space, Shelley is also experienced in managing traditional campaigns, from big budget TV and radio to outside-the-box guerrilla marketing. Shelley’s experience is full-spectrum, from start-ups to some of the world’s largest organizations, and some of the most recognized celebrities to internationally recognized luxury brands. Join Shelley’s passions are consumer psychology and brand amplification through well structured marketing campaigns.

Shevy Shafie

CEO | Chief Marketing Officer, Marstudio

Shevy Shafie
A graduate of University of Maryland and University of Baltimore School
 of Law. Shevy grew up the son of a businessman, his entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to pursue new and exciting business ventures. He truly enjoys finding creative human solutions that help businesses get off the ground, continue their growth, and maintain their competitive edge. Once engaged, Shevy and the team act as your off-site marketing department. Acting as your CMO if needed, Shevy essentially puts the wheels of the project in motion and makes sure the right mix
 of strategic and creative resources are in place to execute and deliver
 your project as it is planned based on priorities and targeted deadlines.

Simon Jacobson

Search Advertising Lead – UK, Microsoft

Simon Jacobson
Simon is a seasoned and passionate search marketing professional with over 10 years’ obsession across all corners of the industry. With his experience running Search programmes on the advertiser-side, agency-side and bid-technology provider side of the industry, Simon currently works as a Sales lead at Microsoft Search Advertising, promoting the benefits of the ever-growing Bing Network to ambitious Small and Mid-Sized businesses across the UK.

Simon Kelly

Chief Executive Officer, Story Worldwide

Simon Kelly
Simon Kelly is co-founder and CEO of Storyworldwide, based in Seattle and New York. He is a serial entrepreneur, recognized as a leader in promoting and growing the brand storytelling industry, which is now rapidly replacing traditional advertising. Since moving to Seattle in 1995 from his native UK, he spearheaded the launch of the Custom Content Council, was in Folio: 40 for his work integrating print and web content, was the first recipient of the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award, and was instrumental in the launch of the Content Marketing Institute. Since then, Kelly and his partners have transformed a custom content company into an audience obsessed storytelling agency that he believes will replace traditional advertising. Simon regularly addresses marketing, advertising and media professionals about the rapidly changing advertising landscape and why it is that brands that tell the best stories will win in the post-advertising age.

Stanley Lim

Senior Manager (Digital and Content), External Affairs & Marketing, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Stanley Lim
With digital marketing knowledge in a variety of industries and sectors including youth marketing, e-commerce, governments and education, Stanley brings to the table fresh perspectives on how best in class digital marketing practices are developed and executed.
He currently leads the digital marketing team in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and is responsible for content opportunities to help drive thought leadership for the school and deepen engagement with its intended audience.
Prior to joining the LKY School, Stanley was with Youth.SG, the Singapore Economic Development Board and Global Sources (a B2B e-commerce platform).

Steve Robinson

Advisory Board Member, Institute of IBusiness

Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson has 15 years of experience in marketing and technology. As an

Steve Wiideman

President, Wiideman Consulting Group

Steve Wiideman
Specializing in strategic planning for multi-location and franchise brands, Steve Wiideman, of Wiideman Consulting Group, considers himself a scientist and practitioner of local and ecommerce search engine optimization and paid search advertising. Wiideman has a played a role in the inbound successes of brands that have included Disney Parks and Resorts, Linksys, Public Storage, Meineke Car Care Centers, SKECHERS, and others, with emphasis on strategy, planning and campaign oversight.

Steven Lloyd-Barlow

Director, VidBuild

Steven Lloyd-Barlow
Steven has a background in global media operations involving management of teams working across Europe, South America, MENA & the UK. With over 25 years of media and film production on a big scale, Steven has shifted focus to knowledge sharing. He brings a wealth of global industry insight to the innovative projects that he leads. Steven’s entrepreneurial experience continues to shape and create leading global products and brands; with new online creation tools and apps through technology, digital platforms and software development. Steven is committed to collaborating, mentoring, sharing and driving new solutions for business & digital innovation.

Stuart Brown

Head of Digital Strategy, LocalSearch

Stuart Brown
Stuart Brown has been working in digital marketing for 16 years and is a regular speaker at Google Partner events across Australia. His most recent accomplishments include creating an 86% increase in website traffic at Localsearch, and causing Yellow Pages (a primary competitor) to start copying his SEO techniques. Stuart’s background in the army has taught him much about analysing his opponents, while maximising opportunities to grow and succeed.

Tamar Frumkin

Director of Marketing Communications, Conversocial

Tamar Frumkin
Tamar Frumkin has ten years experience in start-ups built in Tel Aviv tech, where she began her career. Tamar’s background spans Ad Tech, Fashion Tech, Gaming, Fin Tech with an expertise in Enterprise SaaS. She is currently the Director of Communications at Conversocial, a social engagement platform helping businesses increase customer loyalty by enabling effortless, in-the-moment customer service through social and mobile channels, including Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, SMS and more. With a focus on aligning marketing, product, and thought leadership into an agile editorial cadence, Tamar weaves smart messaging and artful storytelling throughout marketing initiatives.

Tamara Habib

Business Director, Netizency

Tamara Habib
Tamara Habib is a communication professional with over 17 years of local and international experience, Tamara has worked across a variety of communication disciplines including ATL, BTL, social media, digital, direct marketing and PR. During her 11 year tenure at Leo Burnett in Dubai, she handled several multinational and local brands including Kellogg’s, Aldar Properties, Mars, Richemont Group, Jumeirah, Wild Wadi, Fromageries Bel, Oasis, Rainbow Milk, Bic pens, Jotun paints, Gillette and Oral B. She has been Netizency’s Business Director since May 2016, where she is the account lead for the agency’s UAE-based clients, including Dubai Properties, Enoc, Volkswagen (Al Nabooda), Think with Google and Uber. She is also responsible for the establishment of operational processes to help streamline workflow and client communication. She was raised in the UAE and spent the last 11 years working in Dubai, which has allowed to build a strong understanding and knowledge of the region, the consumers and the media landscape.
Tamara holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from HEC in Montreal. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

Thomas Kattnigg

Chief Revenue Officer, Talenthouse

Thomas Kattnigg
Thomas Kattnigg is the Chief Revenue Officer of Talenthouse, the world’s largest creative collaboration platform for ideation and content production and is responsible for the company’s global growth and operations. Thomas is a business development executive specializing in international multichannel growth strategies and building lean sales operations. In his previous engagements, Thomas lead the US expansions as an executive of European software start-ups such as Pipeliner CRM and celum.

Thoryn Stephens

Chief Digital Officer, American Apparel

Thoryn Stephens
Thoryn is a prominent business and web analytics professional with expertise in complex data problem solving, data architecture, consumer insights, testing/personalization/recommendations and systems development. With fifteen years of management experience, he is responsible for growth and strategic development within companies such as American Apparel, Fox Networks (Fox Broadcasting, FX Networks and Fox Sports) and Amgen. His documented skill in analyzing user behavior data produces actionable results across a wide variety of platforms and applications. Thoryn has a background in molecular and cell biology, with multiple scientific publications. His work has led efforts in cardiovascular and infectious disease drug development programs. When he isn’t synthesizing information, Thoryn enjoys heli/backcountry snowboarding, composing music and competing as an Ironman distance triathlete.

Tim Hayden

President & Co-Managing Partner, Brain+Trust Partners

Tim Hayden
Tim Hayden has two decades of experience leading high growth technology firms and marketing agencies. Before Brain+Trust Partners, he headed marketing at Zignal Labs, a real-time media intelligence platform. He is also former head of the Mobile program at Edelman Digital in North America. Tim has served as a catalyst for transformational change in some of the world’s leading brands, including Dell Technologies, Bacardi USA, McDonald’s, ExxonMobil, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft Foods, and Walmart. He is co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution (QUE Biz Tech, October 2014), lives in Austin with his wife and son, and he hasn’t owned a car since 2003.

Tim Sae Koo

Chief Executive Officer, TINT

Tim Sae Koo
Tim Sae Koo is the CEO and co-founder of TINT, a content marketing platform that has helped over 5000+ brands in 172 countries deliver trust across all customer touchpoints by humanizing their marketing with authentic customer generated content.

Tom Szirtes

Chief Executive Officer, Mbryonic

Tom Szirtes
Tom Szirtes, founder of London-based immersive tech agency Mbryonic and also an internationally renowned music producer and performer, has been developing innovative, engaging augmented and virtual reality experiences for over four years. Coming from a video gaming background, he decided to utilize his skills in a different manner, generating engaging, original VR and AR content for diverse sectors, such as medical, advertising, entertainment and the arts. His wealth of creative experience has been practically applied when working with global leading brands, as well as depicted through award winning work in the arts and entertainment sector.

Tony Eades

CEO (APAC) and Chief Strategy Officer, Salted Stone

Tony Eades
Tony is CEO (APAC) and Chief Strategy Officer at Salted Stone, a global award-winning digital marketing agency and HubSpot Diamond Partner. In July 2018 Tony’s previous agency, BrandManager merged with US based, Salted Stone to form a global team of over 60 operating in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. BrandManager was HubSpot’s first ever Diamond Tiered partner for Australia and New Zealand and 2016 APAC Partner of the Year. Tony assists growing companies to become market leaders through innovative brand strategy, creative communications and digital marketing that delivers measurable ROI across multiple platforms. He is passionate about digital marketing and thrives on growing brands – from start-ups to corporates. He writes for a number of publications on the subject of business brand strategy including Anthill magazine, Dynamic Business, CEO magazine, Business Director and Telstra Small Business. Tony is also the Brand and Customer Experience Expert for Kochie’s Business Builders – a national business TV show which airs to an audience of 3 million and a weekly blog which is sent to over 100,000 small businesses across Australia. He is also an international keynote speaker, MC and a board member of Professional Speakers Australia, regularly speaking at events across Australia, India and the US.

Tracy Kobzeff

VP, Marketing, Fame Partners

Tracy Kobzeff
Tracy has been working in digital direct marketing for the past 12 years. Currently VP, Marketing at the high-growth fashion e-commerce startup, Fame and Partners, Tracy oversees all marketing activities from performance media to PR to creative. Prior to joining Fame and Partners Tracy was the Sr. Director, Acquisition & Product Marketing for online dating site eHarmony.com, where she led a team dedicated to customer acquisition, retention & monetization. Outside of the office Tracy spends her free time hiking, going to concerts, and traveling.

Trevor Crane

Chief Executive Officer, Step Up Strategies

Trevor Crane
Trevor Crane has been a trusted business advisor, coach and mentor for over a decade. He has a special passion for helping service-based businesses, consultants, coaches, authors and speakers take their businesses to the next level – no matter how successful they already are. Trevor’s unique commonsense approach, along with his humor, wit, and infectious energy, allow him to connect with virtually any business leader or entrepreneur. Trevor helps companies outperform, outsell, and outlast the competition through systemic and strategic consulting, coaching, training, marketing and support. He provides tools for individuals, sales people, businesses and executives on how to improve and maximize on their opportunities.

Trish Witkowski

Chief Executive Officer, Foldfactory

Trish Witkowski
Trish Witkowski is a direct marketing maven, a YouTube sensation, and a captivating speaker. With a background in marketing and design, she took ownership of a niche and rocked her industry with inspired resources, online courses, and a strangely addictive YouTube series. Today, Trish utilizes her unique and dimensional perspective to flip the current soft-selling craze on its head—fundamentally changing the way we think of sales and customer relationships.

Wan Ling

Chief Executive Officer, Caregiver Asia

Wan Ling
Wan Ling, based in Singapore and Hong Kong, runs Caregiver Asia which is an Asian care company that transforms the way care is delivered today. She is an international business builder with strong networks in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and United States. She is noted for her exceptional people skills and her ability to warm up cold relations.

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.

Yang Han

Chief Technology Officer, StackAdapt

Yang Han
Yang Han has founded a number of startups and is currently the Co-founder and CTO of StackAdapt, a native advertising platform that utilizes machine learning for real-time decision-making. He previously built financial trading software at Bloomberg, and studied Business and Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Yannick Khayati

Growth Expert / Managing Partner, The Growth Revolution

Yannick Khayati
Yannick is the founder of The Growth Revolution, a global one-stop-shop for growth solutions. He breathes experimentation & translates this to both his personal & work life. After working as a growth professional in many scaleups & corporates for over 5 years, he started focussing on rapid experimentation across different company departments like marketing, hr & product. Last but not least, Yannick is known as a die hard Ajax Amsterdam fan.

Yiwen Chan

Head of Commercial, Content.co

Yiwen Chan
Yiwen is the Head of Commercial at Content.co, which connects businesses to a global network of top marketing, digital and content specialists on demand. Previously shortlisted by Mumbrella in 2017 for the Disruptor of the Year award, Content.co has delivered solutions and has powered thousands of campaigns for global clients such as Unilever, Philips, DBS and Grab on its most transformational initiatives. Previously a journalist at The Business Times and a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnus in Media, Marketing & Advertising, Yiwen has been featured in various publications including Marketing Magazine, Forbes and The Straits Times.

Zina Kayyali

Director of Customer Programs, WordStream

Zina Kayyali
Zina is the Director of Customer Programs at WordStream and has been a member of the Customer Success org at WordStream for over 5 years.  In that time, she has seen WordStream grow from a 50 person company to a 250+ person company!  She has a B.A. in History from Kenyon College and though she has been engrossed in paid online advertising for the last 5 years, she remains a bit of  a history nerd.  In her spare time, you can find Zina binging Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast or busy with her second obsession — barre class!

Zoe Cairns

Social Media Strategist, ZC Social Media

Zoe Cairns
Zoe Cairns is a highly respected and proficient International Social Media Speaker, Trainer and Consultant. Specialising in many areas but focusing on one of the many areas people do not cover when they first set out in Social Media, their Social Media Strategy. I work with many companies, brands and Fortune 500 companies to make sure that they have a strategy and know how to implement high profile campaigns to get the maximum from their Social Media activities. Zoe’s passion is also sharing the message about Social Media and how it can be used in business.

Zohare Haider

Founding Director, Digital Street

Zohare Haider
Zohare is a forward-thinking, cultured and open-minded entrepreneur, with great experiences and stories to share. He’s scaling two startups; a brand marketing agency in Dubai and an accelerated food-tech product in Pakistan. In a past life, he transformed the digital landscape for British Council in South Asia, launched a major telecom operator with Ooredoo Group, and built a low-tech agri-business with Acumen. He has a BA from Buckell University (USA), made a career in Digital Strategy, Transformation & Marketing, and strives to use technology and communications to create intrinsic value and delightful human experiences.