#SMWNYC

Apr 30 - May 2






All 64 Speakers


Lola  Banjo

Lola Banjo

Strategy Innovation Executive, Salesforce

Lola Banjo

Strategy Innovation Executive, Salesforce

Lola Banjo is a dynamic, motivated and energetic business leader with a focus in Corporate Strategy.

As a Strategic Innovative Executive at Salesforce, Lola is part of a small team of leaders, strategists, design thinkers and innovators who help unlock value by ideating creative solutions to business and everyday challenges through a blend of strategy, vision, engineering, storytelling and business case development.

Previously, as a Strategy Consulting Engagement Manager at Accenture and Deloitte, Lola combined her business partnering, quantitative aptitude and problem solving abilities to help executives of top organizations prioritize and achieve strategic goals. She led major engagements across industries, with a focus on Consumer Packaged Goods. Past clients include Estee Lauder, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Hostess, CVS, Best Buy and Bank of America.

Prior to Consulting, she was Assistant Financial Controller of L’Oreal’s NA €3.4B luxury goods division (Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, etc). Prior to that, she was a development engineer at the CPG giant, Coty, where she worked on the Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole brands and helped launch Sarah Jessica Parker’s premier fragrance.

She holds a B.S. in Materials Engineering w/ minors in Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science from Rutgers, a M.S. in Financial Engineering and a Grad Certificate in Risk Management from NYU, and a MBA in Strategy, Finance and Decision Sciences from Emory. She has also studied at top business schools around the world including FGV-Rio (Brazil), WHU-Koblenz (Germany) and RSM-Erasmus (Netherlands).

She has traveled to 80+ countries and is knowledgeable on the economic levers and cultural uniqueness that drives how business is conducted in various parts of the globe. Her diversified experience spans strategic, operational and tactical enterprise concerns. She welcomes each day as a new chance to make an impact and an opportunity to continuously grow as a global business leader.

Upcoming Session

Why Vulnerability Transcends Fear and How to Find Your Authentic Voice

Hosted by Salesforce
Thursday, May 2 12:25 PM
Steven  Bartlett

Steven Bartlett

CEO, Social Chain Group

Steven Bartlett

CEO, Social Chain Group

Botswana born and raised in the UK, Steven Bartlett is the 26-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group – a global, social-first marketing agency and production house. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old.

Steven is currently based in NY, leading a company of 200+ like-minded individuals who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing social sphere. Social Chain’s impressive client list includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry, New Balance and Nokia, with their presence now felt in Manchester, London, Berlin and New York. Since its onset, the digital publishing house ‘Media Chain’ now owns some of the largest media assets online – reaching over 10 billion people a month through a series of online brands.

An award-winning entrepreneur with accolades such as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and Most Influential Agency Figure 2018, Steven also acts as a speaker, investor and content creator, hosting top charting podcast, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven is the voice of a generation, inspiring people daily with his disruptive methods, unconventional business model and unique company culture.

Upcoming Session

AI and Social Media: How We Are No Longer in Control

Hosted by Social Chain
Wednesday, May 1 10:40 AM
Bonin  Bough

Bonin Bough

Marketing Guru, Investor & Author, Bonin Ventures

Bonin Bough

Marketing Guru, Investor & Author, Bonin Ventures

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW.

As the Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), he created some of the first marketing programs across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Paramount Films, ABC, NBC, Fox, to name a few, and took precedence in fostering partnerships with startups including Instagram, Foursquare, and Buzzfeed. Prior to Mondelēz International, Bonin led digital marketing globally for PepsiCo, Weber Shandwick and Ruder Finn Interactive.

Upcoming Session

Will  Cady

Will Cady

Head of Brand Strategy, Reddit

Will Cady

Head of Brand Strategy, Reddit

Will Cady has made a career of looking for unexpected brilliance in overlooked subcultures. A path from zen monasteries through touring rock bands into digital media brought him to his current role as Head Of Brand Strategy at Reddit, overseeing a team built to find homes for brands amidst Reddit’s vast ecosystem of every online community imaginable.

Prior to taking on the Head Of Brand Strategy role, Will launched, hired, and managed Reddit’s Los Angeles brand partnerships office; tapping his years of experience architecting revenue-driving programs that connect brands with fast-growing pockets of music, art, and experience just as they reach their tipping points. Will is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and recipient of an Emmy Ward (Local NATAS) for Best Musical Composition/Arrangement. Will’s writing has been published in SPIN, Performer, and Death & Taxes. At Reddit, Will has created & executed programs with a host of Fortune Global 100 brands including Amazon, Toyota, Sony, T-Mobile, and many, many others.

Upcoming Session

Anton  Capria

Anton Capria

Director of Business Development, Julius

Anton Capria

Director of Business Development, Julius

Anton Capria is a digital marketing specialist with years of experience helping brands and agencies to achieve their marketing goals. His experience spans from professional soccer to influencer marketing, serving in positions at Relevent Sports where Anton worked with Real Madrid in the US market, to his current position as Director of Business Development at Julius, the Influencer Marketing SaaS company. Julius supports a global client roster of leading ad agencies and brands by helping them discover and connect with influencers, and manage their campaigns.

Upcoming Session

How to Manage the Mystery of Influencer Marketing

Hosted by Julius
Wednesday, May 1 11:35 AM
Jon  Chang

Jon Chang

Global Product Marketer, IBM Watson

Jon Chang

Global Product Marketer, IBM Watson

Jon is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker, an expert digital, growth, and product marketer, and a recognized global educator and keynote speaker. He’s currently an IBM Watson product marketer and New York University Adjunct Faculty of Social Media and Web Analytics. Jon further demonstrates his passion for marketing by teaching at General Assembly, while also advising the education non profit Exploration Summer Programs. Previously at Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, and MakerBot.

Upcoming Session

WORKSHOP: How to Tell Stories in a Multi and Omni Channel World

Hosted by IBM Watson Marketing
Tuesday, Apr 30 4:20 PM
Chapin  Clark

Chapin Clark

Executive Creative Director, Social Content, R/GA

Chapin Clark

Executive Creative Director, Social Content, R/GA

Chapin Clark is an executive creative director focused on social content at R/GA, where he has worked as a copywriter since 2001. He specializes in helping brands find their voice online. Clients he has worked with include Verizon, Samsung, IBM, SC Johnson and a number of startups participating in the R/GA Ventures program. He is also the voice of R/GA on Twitter, having managed the @RGA handle since 2009.

Upcoming Session

Marcus  Collins

Marcus Collins

Chief Consumer Connections Officer, Doner Advertising

Marcus Collins

Chief Consumer Connections Officer, Doner Advertising

Marcus Collins is a culturally curious thinker with an academic insight into the cognitive drivers that impact consumer behavior. He serves as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner Advertising, a full-serve advertising agency, and is a recipient of Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 (2016) and Crain’s Business Detroit’s 40 Under 40 (2016). Previously, he led the Social Engagement practice across Steve Stoute’s New York advertising agency, Translation. There, Marcus leveraged the psychological motivators that drive what we do, say, and share in an effort to create contagious marketing programs that extend across both the online and offline world of ‘social’. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the launch of Bud Light Platinum, the launch of the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – to name a few.

Prior to joining Translation, Marcus led iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple (iTunes Partner Marketing) and ran digital strategy for Beyoncé.

Marcus is an extremely passionate educator. He teaches at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, as a Teaching Excellence Award Winning and Golden Apple Award nominated professor of marketing. He teaches around the globe and speaks across stages far and wide, from Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity to C2 Montreal, SXSW, Social Media Week, Hyper Island, TEDx, and Talks at Google.

Marcus is pursuing his doctorate at Temple University and holds an MBA with an emphasis on Strategic Brand Marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and loving father.

Upcoming Session

The Art of Storytelling: The Currency of Culture

Hosted by Doner
Wednesday, May 1 12:25 PM
Grad  Conn

Grad Conn

Chief Experience & Marketing Officer, Sprinklr

Grad Conn

Chief Experience & Marketing Officer, Sprinklr

As Sprinklr’s Chief Experience and Marketing Officer, Grad leads a team of modern marketers focused on helping the world’s most loved brands create happy customers. His title, CXMO, reflects Sprinklr’s view that – in a world where customers are connected and empowered like never before – experience is the new brand.

Before joining Sprinklr, Grad spent 11 years at Microsoft, with the last 7 years as CMO for the Microsoft U.S. commercial business. There, powered by Sprinklr, he built the world’s largest customer experience center, analyzing and responding to 150+ million social messages per year.

Prior to that, Grad worked as CEO or CMO at a number of startups, and began his career at Procter & Gamble. He brings deep expertise in ABM, marketing automation, social selling, social engagement, event marketing, content marketing, and scale programs for commercial selling motions.

Grad holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Microsoft Founders Award winner and Circle of Excellence Platinum Club recipient, and has been awarded multiple creative awards and technology patents.

Upcoming Session

The Copernican Shift: Three Stages of Marketing Evolution

Hosted by Sprinklr
Tuesday, Apr 30 2:40 PM
Mark  Cripps

Mark Cripps

Chief Marketing Officer, The Economist

Mark Cripps

Chief Marketing Officer, The Economist

As Chief Marketing Officer at The Economist based in New York, Mark is part of the new Publisher team which was strategically formed in 2018 to serve both readers and clients of The Economist.

Mark joined The Economist’s US marketing team in 2013, before moving to London as EVP, Brand and Digital Marketing in 2015, where his main task was to acquire new subscribers for the newspaper using digital channels and to build the brand.

Overseeing global implementation of a bleeding-edge data-driven content-marketing strategy, Mark halved the organisation’s cost per acquisition whilst driving scaled subscription growth.

A second generation and evangelical direct marketer, Mark has been immersed in the digital marketing since its inception, working both agency and client-side globally. He has managed the development of dozens of digital initiatives and online advertising campaigns for many blue-chip organisations throughout his career.

Upcoming Session

Jack  Daley

Jack Daley

Sr. Director, Global Digital Content & Social Media, Under Armour

Jack Daley

Sr. Director, Global Digital Content & Social Media, Under Armour

Jack Daley is Sr. Director, Global Social Media at Under Armour. In this role Jack is responsible for the brand’s digital content strategy, original content development, as well as paid media and distribution across platforms. Prior to his time at Under Armour, Jack worked at Viacom in a variety of content and marketing roles across the Nickelodeon and MTV brands.

Upcoming Session

Ditching Traditional Production Models to Create Effective, Social-first Content

Hosted by Movement Strategy
Wednesday, May 1 5:15 PM
Kaitlin  Drexler

Kaitlin Drexler

Sales Director, Refinery29

Kaitlin Drexler

Sales Director, Refinery29

 

Upcoming Session

Eric  Edge

Eric Edge

SVP, Brand & Communications, Postmates

Eric Edge

SVP, Brand & Communications, Postmates

Eric is the SVP of Brand and Communications at Postmates — the on-demand “anything” network that helps people unlock the best of their cities and lives. Before Postmates, Eric helped drive growth at Pinterest as the head of global marketing communications. No stranger to tech, he was an early member of the Instagram business team and was the first head of marketing for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He got his start with creative agencies, serving as global chief communications officer of Havas Worldwide and VP of global communications at FCB.

Upcoming Session

The Evolution of Consumer Driven Storytelling

Hosted by Postmates
Tuesday, Apr 30 4:25 PM
Amy  Emmerich

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer, Refinery29

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer, Refinery29

Amy Emmerich is the Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment company focused on young women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An Emmy award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and social media, and is committed to creating a dialogue that matters most to a new generation of powerful women.

As CCO, Amy oversees all Refinery29 content and is focused on driving strategy and expanding distribution across channels as the brand scales globally. Under Amy’s leadership, Refinery29 has launched numerous successful franchises, content brands, and partnerships for the company. Amy also spearheaded the launch of Shatterbox, the successful short film initiative which gives female directors the opportunity to realize their creative visions and reach new audiences, now in its second season. The films have premiered at festivals globally, including Cannes, Sundance, and SXSW.

Upcoming Session

What's Your P.O.V? (Power of Vulnerability)

Hosted by Refinery29
Wednesday, May 1 3:30 PM
Augusta  Falleta

Augusta Falleta

Supervising Producer, BuzzFeed

Augusta Falleta

Supervising Producer, BuzzFeed

Augusta Falletta is a Supervising Producer at BuzzFeed, where she leads teams across editorial production, affiliate marketing programs, and branded content activations to create top-performing cross-platform content. Augusta has been at BuzzFeed for over four years, and previously was Associate Beauty Editor at Style Caster and a Senior Resident Assistant at FIT.

Upcoming Session

Meredith  Ferguson

Meredith Ferguson

Managing Director, DoSomething Strategic

Meredith Ferguson

Managing Director, DoSomething Strategic

As the Managing Director of DoSomething Strategic, Meredith leads the only nonprofit consultancy exclusively focused on young people and social impact. She has led engagements with clients including Nike, Google, Spotify, and Microsoft, simultaneously driving business goals and impact. Prior to joining DoSomething Strategic Meredith served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Northlich. There, Meredith spearheaded strategy for the award-winning campaigns YourChemistry.org, ILostABet.org and GiveThemTen.org, as well as led client work for Sam’s Club, White House Black Market, Dirt Devil, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Upcoming Session

Understanding GenZ: Why Purpose is More than a Buzzword

Hosted by DoSomething Strategic
Wednesday, May 1 5:15 PM
Julie  Fleischer

Julie Fleischer

SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence, WW

Julie Fleischer

SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence, WW

Julie Fleischer leads Customer Intelligence for WW, a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight-management program. At WW, Customer Intelligence supports the company’s millions of members in their wellness journey and enables WW to touch and impact more people around the world. As a pioneer of data-driven marketing with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Fleischer has been a driving force for change and innovation in the industry, pushing the limits of data and analytics to grow businesses and serve consumers with integrity, ethics, and sustainability.

Ms. Fleischer is a sought-after brand advocate and a well-respected media, advertising and marketing thought leader. She is a passionate advocate for the power of data and its ability to provide clarity in marketing decision-making. Her deep expertise in brand, agency and marketing technology give her unique insight into the real challenges and opportunities for new ways of marketing in the connected age.

Prior to joining WW, Ms. Fleischer led marketing at Neustar, a leading identity resolution technology provider. She previously served as Senior Director of Data, Content and Media at Kraft Foods Group. In this role, she revamped Kraft Foods’ CRM organization, content marketing strategy and programmatic media, implementing an enterprise-wide focus on generating first-party data streams to accentuate Kraft’s customer journey.

Ms. Fleischer was named Content Marketing Institute’s Content Marketer of the Year in 2013, acknowledging her role in defining the critical interrelationships between content, data and technology.

She is a proud Board Member of She Runs It, a nonprofit that strives to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing and media.

Upcoming Session

Cindy  Gallop

Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy moved to New York from London in 1998 to start up the US office of ad agency, and Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder & CEO of www.ifwerantheworld.com, a radically simple web-meets-world platform designed to turn good intentions into action, one micro action at a time – currently 9 months old in beta. She is also the founder of www.makelovenotporn.com which launched at TED 2009. She consults for brands and clients who want to change the game in their particular sector.

Upcoming Session

Essence  Gant

Essence Gant

Senior Beauty Editor, BuzzFeed

Essence Gant

Senior Beauty Editor, BuzzFeed

As Senior Beauty Editor at BuzzFeed, Essence Gant creates beauty content for underrepresented audiences and is especially passionate about amplifying the voices of women of color. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, Essence was an Online Content Producer for Black Enterprise Magazine and contributor for various online fashion and beauty publications.

Upcoming Session

Seth  Godin

Seth Godin

Best Selling Author,  

Seth Godin

Best Selling Author,  

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.

Upcoming Session

Daniel  Goldberg

Daniel Goldberg

Counsel, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit

Daniel Goldberg

Counsel, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit

Daniel M. Goldberg is a member of the Privacy & Data Security Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he focuses on social media and other digital media, advertising, and technology work. He structures and negotiates complex agreements involving the collection, use, storage, and monetization of confidential data. He regularly counsels advertisers, publishers, and technology providers on ad-tech issues, including programmatic and chatbots. He helps clients develop privacy and data security programs and policies, conduct privacy due diligence in connection with fundraising and acquisitions, and respond to data breaches and regulatory inquiries. He also works with organizations to address cross-border data transfers and prepare for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Mr. Goldberg is a frequent speaker on chatbots and other digital media matters, and has written articles published by LA Lawyer Magazine, Computer Law Reporter, and ISSA Journal. He also helped launch a technology startup, which was acquired by a multi-national company in 2016. He is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and serves as co-chair of the LA chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Upcoming Session

Lucie  Greene

Lucie Greene

Worldwide Director, The Innovation Group, J. Walter Thompson

Lucie Greene

Worldwide Director, The Innovation Group, J. Walter Thompson

Lucie Greene is global director of J. Walter Thompson’s futures think tank and consultancy.

She leads JWT’s ongoing research into emerging global consumer behaviors, cultural changes, and sector innovation, steering all content for its widely followed insights platform JWTIntelligence.com. She steers thought leadership globally, working with The Innovation Group’s units in APAC, Europe and the Middle East. She also consults with J. Walter Thompson’s Fortune 500 clients on strategy.

The Innovation Group’s research has an international following and is frequently cited in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today and The Times. Lucie is a contributor to Campaign, the Guardian, the New York Daily News and the Financial Times. She has spoken at conferences including SXSW, Web Summit, and The Next Web, as well as appearing on the BBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg TV.

Lucie’s debut book Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What it Means for Our Future was released with Counterpoint in August 2018. Silicon States has been described as “an excoriating look at the new masters of our universe” and was recently named one of the best books of 2018. It was recently optioned by award-winning media company The Front.

Upcoming Session

Ten Trends to Watch in Social Media: From J. Walter Thompson Intelligence’s Future 100

Hosted by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence
Tuesday, Apr 30 4:25 PM
Mike  Grillo

Mike Grillo

Co-Founder, President, Gravity Products

Mike Grillo

Co-Founder, President, Gravity Products

Mike Grillo is President & Co-Founder of Gravity Products, home to the wildly popular Gravity Blanket and a range of other wellness products. In this capacity, Mike oversees brand strategy, product development and corporate operations, and endeavors to build Gravity into a global sleep and relaxation brand. Prior to Gravity, Mike built a successful career at large and mid-sized ad agencies, most notably as an early employee of Gary Vaynerchuk’s eponymous agency, VaynerMedia. Mike has a deep passion for wellness and hopes that Gravity can play a meaningful role in advancing the national dialogue around mental health.

Upcoming Session

In Market: Using Social and Communities to Develop New Products

Hosted by Gravity Products & Big Spaceship
Thursday, May 2 2:40 PM
Cathy  Hackl

Cathy Hackl

Futurist, You Are Here Labs

Cathy Hackl

Futurist, You Are Here Labs

Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality & augmented reality global speaker, producer, and futurist. Linkedin recently named her the #4 Top Voice in Technology globally on the platform in 2018. She’s a Lead Futurist at You Are Here Immersive Labs, one of the Southeast’s most prominent XR labs. Prior to that, Hackl worked as an HTC VIVE VR Evangelist during the launch of their latest headset, the VIVE Pro, and during the company’s partnership with Warner Brothers’ blockbuster, Ready Player One. She’s the author of Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications. Hackl was named by IZEA and Onalytica as a leading augmented reality and virtual reality influencer and also by NBC News as one of the top women working in virtual reality. Hackl served as chief communications & content officer for Future Lighthouse, one of the world’s top VR studios focused on branded VR narrative, where she collaborated on projects with brands like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Oculus, Beefeater, and William Morris Endeavor. Hackl was also selected as a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow, a program designed to support promising diverse VR content creators and help them bring their unique ideas to market. She’s the founder of Latinos in VR/AR and has spoken about VR and social media in more than 10 countries. Hackl has been featured in media outlets like Mic, CNN, Silicon Beat, Entrepreneur, CMO.com, Forbes, VentureBeat and Mashable. She is a global advisor for VR AR Association and a leading voice in the VR AR marketing space. Before working in AR, VR and social media, Hackl worked as a journalist for CNN, Discovery Communications, and ABC News. She’s also the creator of the holographic press release. She loves all things spatial computing, tech, AI and blockchain.

Upcoming Session

Future Ready: Planning Your Brand's Roadmap in the Era of AR & VR

Hosted by You Are Here Labs
Tuesday, Apr 30 12:25 PM
Sarah  Hofstetter

Sarah Hofstetter

President, Comscore

Sarah Hofstetter

President, Comscore

Sarah is a decorated industry veteran with a proven track record of helping marketers transform their businesses to thrive amid rapid media disruption.

Before joining Comscore as President, Sarah spent 13 years at 360i leading the agency’s adaptability, helping marketers capitalize on industry changes, building best in class practices across creative, media and digital. Under her stewardship, 360i was recognized by Ad Age as one of the top advertising agencies for eight consecutive years.

Sarah was named to the 2014 AAF Hall of Achievement and the 4A’s list of 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. She has been recognized by Ad Age’s “40 Under 40,” the Adweek 50, Adweek Power 100 and has been inducted into the Word of Mouth Marketing Hall of Fame. She has also taken the stage at Cannes Lions Creativity Festival and Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, among others.

In Nov. 2018, Sarah was elected to the Board of Directors for Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB).

Upcoming Session

Tiffany  Holland

Tiffany Holland

Digital Enterprise Marketing Director, T-Mobile

Tiffany Holland

Digital Enterprise Marketing Director, T-Mobile

Tiffany Holland is the Director of Digital Enterprise Marketing at T-Mobile. She is currently building a best-in-class digital marketing team responsible for engaging campaigns and experiences across all T-Mobile digital channels including social brand channels, T-mobile.com, App, FB Messenger, Apple Business Chat, etc. Areas of focus include oversight of creative insights testing, social + web content calendars and marketing collaboration tool assessment.

Prior to T-Mobile, Tiffany has extensive agency and retail experience leading digital transformation initiatives for high profile brands including Nordstrom, Volkswagen, Toyota and Microsoft.

Upcoming Session

How the Most Loved Brand in Wireless Uses Data to Build a Better Experience

Hosted by Decoded Advertising
Wednesday, May 1 4:25 PM
Jason  Hsiao

Jason Hsiao

Co-Founder & Chief Video Officer, Animoto

Jason Hsiao

Co-Founder & Chief Video Officer, Animoto

Jason is the Chief Video Officer & Co-Founder of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality video. Used by millions of consumers, businesses, photographers and educators, Animoto is deeply rooted in the belief that video is the most effective way to communicate what’s important.

Jason studied Economics at Dartmouth College before going on to serve as a television producer for MTV Networks. He was the creator and co-executive producer of Dirty Stinkin’ Politics, a political comedy series for Comedy Central, which he developed with five-time Emmy winner Eddie Feldmann (HBO Dennis Miller Live, Comedy Central Showbiz Show with David Spade). Jason also produced segments for comics including Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart at Tough Crowd.

He was the creator and producer of New York’s Sketch Fights, a live-event competition between TV comedy writers at Carolines Comedy Club. In 2003, Jason produced the stage comedy Matt & Ben which was featured at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and then toured across the United States in 12 cities. The play’s 11-month Off-Broadway run in New York City was listed among the top five shows of 2003 by Time Magazine.

Upcoming Session

Brittany  Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Digital Asset Trade Association

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Digital Asset Trade Association

Ms. Kaiser is a leader in development and promotion of cutting-edge technology and communications, having spent her career supporting companies, governments, and international organizations in adoption and integration. She also dedicates much of her time as a campaigner for rights to digital assets such as personal data and blockchain assets. She is a thought leader and voice for global adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
Ms. Kaiser is a Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) where she lobbies government agencies and legislators to pass laws protecting digital rights, beginning with huge successes passing legislation to make Wyoming the first US jurisdiction to protect blockchain entrepreneurship. She is also a Partner at Sovereign Solutions where she leads on driving design and growth of new policy and DLT projects.

As an early promoter of blockchain technology, Ms. Kaiser is on the board of over 10 companies, working on issues from data ownership and identity to social impact. She has helped develop technologies that promote transparency, consent-based data sharing, data sovereignty, and cybersecurity.Brittany’s experience has deepened her belief that people need and deserve greater rights over both the use and proceeds of their own data. She spends her time exploring ways to empower individuals to protect and take control of their digital rights, assets and identities for their own benefit.

In early 2018, Ms. Kaiser started the #OwnYourData campaign, asking corporations such as Facebook to change their terms and conditions to provide transparency, opt-in and property/ monetization rights over the data produced in their platforms. She provided evidence to government investigations on data breaches and helped to bring truth and justice to victims of data crimes. She has also recently joined the board of The Center for Data Rights to help individuals protect their legal rights over their personal data and file for compensation for data breaches.

Ms. Kaiser is considered a top global expert in the use of data, digital asset legislation, and blockchain technology for good governance. She has been featured in and interviewed by most major news outlets around the world, including CNN, MSNBC, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Guardian, Channel 4 and the Washington Post. Ms. Kaiser has spoken about technology policy at public forums and conferences globally, including in government sessions at the European Parliament, British Parliament and the US Congress.
She is also the main subject of a new Netflix feature documentary on data, called “The Great Hack”, made by award winning filmmakers and recently World Premiered at Sundance Film Festival.”

Upcoming Session

Own Your Data

Hosted by Brittany Kaiser
Thursday, May 2 12:25 PM
Ari  Kuschnir

Ari Kuschnir

Founder, Managing Partner, m ss ng p eces

Ari Kuschnir

Founder, Managing Partner, m ss ng p eces

Ari Kuschnir is the Founder and a Managing Partner of m ss ng p eces, the award-winning new wave production and entertainment partner for content and immersive experiences that inspire culture.

Since 2005, Ari has been leading, advising and completing creative projects that resonate, seeking to shed light on people, projects, and ideas that matter to him, as well as the community he surrounds himself in. He consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in storytelling, through radical, never-been-done-before projects in emerging and immersive content.

Ari has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists, agencies, brands, and organizations. He has been featured on the Creativity 50 and sits on the board of advisors for the Future of Storytelling. He frequently speaks at conferences as an industry leader. For the past three years, m ss ng p eces has catapulted to the AdAge Production Company A-List.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Michelle and their daughter Luna.

Upcoming Session

What the World Needs Now: Activated Storytellers

Hosted by
Wednesday, May 1 9:15 AM
Reesa  Lake

Reesa Lake

Partner, Executive Vice President, Digital Brand Architects

Reesa Lake

Partner, Executive Vice President, Digital Brand Architects

Reesa Lake is Partner and Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Digital Brand Architects, where she leads development with brands, agencies, publishing houses, and digital networks, amongst others. With over fifteen years of media experience, from traditional print to television to digital, Reesa is one of the foremost experts in branded content and integrations, marketing and branding.

Reesa was the first talent manager at DBA, focusing on growing bloggers into brands and working to create an industry wide shift from traditional influencers to new media ones. Having been behind thousands of the most known influencer programs with brands that range from Cartier to Volvo as well as the strategic positioning of the industry’s most coveted talent, she is a pioneer in the social media space.

Prior to joining DBA, Reesa served as a Producer for NBC’s Great American Health Challenge and led sponsorship sales for live events. She started her career in public relations creating and implementing strategies for brands including Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan Hosiery, Fred Leighton, Gwen Stefani’s LAMB and Harajuku Lovers brands and more. With the shift in traditional media and public relations Reesa had the foresight to see the opportunities for her clients within the digital landscape.

Upcoming Session

Kaylin  Linke

Kaylin Linke

Head of Solutions Architecture, Socialgist

Kaylin Linke

Head of Solutions Architecture, Socialgist

Kaylin Linke is the Head of Solutions Architecture at Socialgist. With a background in market research, Kaylin has over 10 years experience focused on various aspects of social data. Prior to joining Socialgist, Kaylin worked in the social data delivery space as consultant, analyst, and product manager. Most recently during her time at Oracle she focused on R&D projects to continually optimize and integrate machine learning for text analytics into the Marketing Cloud.

At Socialgist Kaylin brings this expertise to guide customers as they integrate a variety of social data types into their everyday operations.

Upcoming Session

Introduction to Weibo: China’s Largest Public Social Network

Hosted by Socialgist
Tuesday, Apr 30 2:05 PM
Rani  Mani

Rani Mani

Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy, Adobe

Rani Mani

Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy, Adobe

Rani Mani is the Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy at Adobe. She’s passionate about cultivating and nurturing communities and coaching others to do the same. Rani is currently working across Adobe teams to infuse influencer relations into their strategic plans in order to elevate the voice of the community. Nicknamed The Velvet Hammer, Rani’s mantra is to make the impossible seem possible through her humor, grace, and passion. When she’s not asking provocative questions and making declarative statements at work, Rani is making magical memories with her husband and four kids as they continue to visit the many wonders of the world.

Upcoming Session

How to Drive Business by Cultivating Influencer Relationships

Hosted by Adobe
Tuesday, Apr 30 12:25 PM
Joshua  March

Joshua March

Co-Founder and CEO, Conversocial

Joshua March

Co-Founder and CEO, Conversocial

Joshua March is the founder and CEO of Conversocial, a leading social customer service solution used by hundreds of the world’s biggest brands to deliver enterprise scale customer service through social media and mobile messaging platforms.

Conversocial is an official partner of Twitter and Facebook, and has been recognized by Forrester, Gartner and Ovum as a leading vendor in the social customer care space.

Joshua previously founded leading social application company iPlatform, one of the world’s first Facebook Preferred Developers, which was acquired in 2012.

A renowned expert in social media and customer service, Joshua has been featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, and the BBC. Having started his career in London, Joshua now lives in New York.

Upcoming Session

Traversing the Customer Experience in the Social Media Age

Hosted by Conversocial
Thursday, May 2 9:15 AM
Samantha  McCann

Samantha McCann

Vice President, Journalist Practice Change, Solutions Journalism Network

Samantha McCann

Vice President, Journalist Practice Change, Solutions Journalism Network

Samantha McCann is VP of Solutions Journalism’s change practice for journalists and leads workshops for progressive journalists across the country. She comes to SJN after working in environmental and fiscal policy research at Seattle University and holding editorial positions at several publications. She has published in The Journal of International Affairs, Scholastic, The Guardian, PRI, & others, and authored the text of an award-winning photography book, Columbia University in Pictures. She has researched and published on sentencing and drug policy, racial bias in crime reporting, and the impact of a criminal record on earnings upon reentry. She holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in political science from Seattle University.

Upcoming Session

Social Impact Storytelling: Getting to "Go"

Hosted by Columbia University
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Mike  McCue

Mike McCue

Co-Founder & CEO, Flipboard

Mike McCue

Co-Founder & CEO, Flipboard

Longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mike McCue founded Flipboard in 2010 with the belief that great stories move the world forward. Flipboard curates the world’s stories for millions of people everyday, informing and inspiring their work, life and play with great articles, videos and podcasts.

In 1999 Mike founded Tellme Networks, one of the world’s largest Internet networks for voice communication. He ran the company for nearly 10 years, having successfully led the integration of the company’s technology into Microsoft’s infrastructure following its acquisition. Microsoft bought Tellme in 2007 for $800 million.

Before founding Tellme, Mike worked at Netscape as Vice President of Technology. He joined Netscape after their successful acquisition of the first company he founded, Paper Software, a leader in 3-D browser technology. He was honored with a Kilby International Award as a Young Innovator for his work bringing 3-D technology to the world through Netscape’s Web browser.

Upcoming Session

Platforms and Media: A Broken Partnership

Hosted by Flipboard
Thursday, May 2 2:05 PM
Cara  Meiselman

Cara Meiselman

Director of Brand Marketing, Skillshare

Cara Meiselman

Director of Brand Marketing, Skillshare

Cara Meiselman is the Director of Brand Marketing at Skillshare where she leads all non-acquisition B2C marketing initiatives including customer/lifecycle marketing, social media, content, press and brand marketing. Previously, she served as Director of Community and Content at ClassPass where she led the strategy for social media, influencers, activations and content marketing. Cara has experience leading brand strategy for several large companies as well as creating custom trainings for corporate clients and their employees. Cara is a frequent speaker at conferences including INBOUND, Social Media Week and WOMM-U and has featured blog posts on sites such as Mashable, Inc. and Forbes.

Upcoming Session

WORKSHOP: How to Measure the Impact of your Brand Marketing

Hosted by Skillshare
Wednesday, May 1 4:20 PM
Stephanie  Meyers

Stephanie Meyers

Group Director of Digital Growth, Fast Company & Inc.

Stephanie Meyers

Group Director of Digital Growth, Fast Company & Inc.

Stephanie Meyers is Group Director of Digital Growth at Fast Company and Inc., where she oversees social media and works on audience development and digital strategy initiatives. Previously, as Inc.’s head of social media, she led the award-winning social team and hosted Inc.’s ‘Social Media Toolkit’ Facebook Live series, which offered viewers the chance to get small business marketing advice directly from experts at companies like Shake Shack, S’well, TED Talks and more. Prior to Inc., she edited features for mental_floss magazine and non-fiction books for HarperCollins.

Michael  Miller

Michael Miller

VP Digital Creative, Experience and Social, T-Mobile

Michael Miller

VP Digital Creative, Experience and Social, T-Mobile

Michael Miller is the Vice President of Digital Creative, Experience and Social for T-Mobile. Miller oversees T-Mobile’s social media group, the Digital Experience team, as well as the Creative and Content Studios. Miller directs all of T-Mobile’s digital and social marketing work from conception to execution utilizing T-Mobile’s growing internal creative/content team, and a variety of partners, agencies and production studios.

With more than 20 years in the digital space, Miller has led creative strategies for some of the world’s top brands, including Delta Airlines, Citi, Etihad Airlines, Jeep, Target, Patrón Spirits, AT&T, Dodge/Chrysler, and Southwest Airlines.

Since joining T-Mobile at the start of 2016, he has led the brand through a complete overhaul of their digital experiences. Prior to joining the Un-carrier, Miller was the SVP Executive Creative Director for Razorfish where he oversaw the Creative/Experience Group and strategic business transformation initiatives for Razorfish’s largest accounts.

Upcoming Session

Building a Marketing Organization Setup for a Social Future

Hosted by T-Mobile
Thursday, May 2 3:30 PM
Africa  Miranda

Africa Miranda

Actress, Host, TV Personality,

Africa Miranda

Actress, Host, TV Personality,

A dynamic speaker, host, actress and spokesmodel, with distinctive style and quick wit, Africa Miranda won the hearts of many across the US, and around the globe, as the breakout star of Bravo TV’s “The New Atlanta.”

Her unique personal style, sparkling personality, and glorious, attention-grabbing mane, have made Africa an in-demand beauty expert and event host. Whether she is visiting exotic locales (#africasadventures), representing major brands, or sharing her take on hair trends and celebrity style, Africa brings her brand of accessible glamour to any setting. A sought after travel and lifestyle content creator, Africa was recently featured in Vanity Fair as one of the VF500 tastemakers to watch and has also been part of major campaigns for Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Revlon, and Kia Motors. A rising star in the digital media world, she was a Shorty Award Finalist for “Periscoper of the Year,” host of the inaugural Periscope Summit, a keynote speaker at Summit Live, and is a regular podcast guest and panelist for various entertainment and tech platforms, marrying her knowledge of pop culture with her considerable tech savvy. Africa can now add “beautypreneur” to her list of growing accomplishments. Her newly launched beauty and lifestyle brand beauty by Africa Miranda, marries her love of travel and her extensive beauty industry experience. Her first two offerings, the Facial Elixir and Luminous Body Mist, have garnered rave reviews and are fast becoming cult beauty favorites.

Upcoming Session

Jason  Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

CEO, Movement Strategy

Jason Mitchell

CEO, Movement Strategy

In 2009 with graduation from the University of Colorado impending and no plans, Jason knew he wanted to do something entrepreneurial, but wasn’t sure what. With a bachelor’s degree in advertising and recognizing the rising trend of social media, Jason and his ski buddy from college Eric Dieter launched the social media agency Movement Strategy. Today he proudly oversees the agency across NY, Denver and LA, with 15 retained clients and 40+ employees. As the head of a social-led creative agency, Jason’s malleable leadership skills reflect the ever-changing landscape of social media—he is resilient, compassionate and adaptable with the industry; ready to tackle the countless challenges of the business, pivot quickly into new industry trends, but also celebrate the wins of the agency. And in 2017, there was a lot to celebrate.

Within the last 12 months, Jason built an impressive client list and a full team of creatives and strategists in LA as part of Movement’s continued West Coast expansion. Currently, Jason is building a strong entertainment division with clients such as Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Netflix, totaling approximately 20% of Movement’s billings.

Another important accomplishment within the past year is Movement’s expansion into experiential events. Event marketing leans into the power of social media more than ever to enhance experiences, and Jason saw the opportunity to hone in on this long term trend. Over the last 12 months, Movement launched multiple experiential activations for both Warner Bros. and Under Armour, ranging from retail pop-ups to immersive storytelling within a physical space. This endeavor has added an additional 10% to this year’s billings.

Lastly, Jason led the efforts in opening two new departments within Movement—production and communications. Both have been monumental for the agency’s growth. Within the past year Movement led over 30 productions through our in-house department for clients like Under Armour, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and AB InBev; and ranging from multi-day exhibits to photo and video shoots. For the communications team, it’s since played an integral role in new business opportunities, strengthening existing work, and sharing the exciting wins of the agency.

Upcoming Session

Ditching Traditional Production Models to Create Effective, Social-first Content

Hosted by Movement Strategy
Wednesday, May 1 5:15 PM
Mary  Noel

Mary Noel

Director, DoSomething Strategic

Mary Noel

Director, DoSomething Strategic

Starting from a core belief that there is massive potential at the intersection of positive social good and smart business growth, Mary helps clients identify opportunities to reach young people in ways that are authentic and impactful. Prior to joining DoSomething Strategic, Mary led strategy and growth efforts for mission-driven tech startups Andela and Zocdoc. Once an impassioned and bold eighth-grader with an idea to volunteer on six continents before she was sixteen, she is now hoping to finally make it to Antarctica. Mary lives in Connecticut with her husband and one-year-old twins, where she is always on the hunt for the perfect avocado.

Upcoming Session

Understanding GenZ: Why Purpose is More than a Buzzword

Hosted by DoSomething Strategic
Wednesday, May 1 5:15 PM
Tim  Nudd

Tim Nudd

Editor in Chief, Clio Awards

Tim Nudd

Editor in Chief, Clio Awards

Tim Nudd is Editor in Chief of the Clio Awards, leading all content initiatives for the venerable awards company. Before Clio, he was creative editor at Adweek for eight years, becoming one of the world’s most respected advertising critics. After joining Clio in 2018, he launched Muse by Clio, a daily editorial platform of original stories and guest essays celebrating the best in creativity from the advertising world and beyond. He lives outside Portland, Maine.

Upcoming Session

Erin  Phraner

Erin Phraner

Supervising Video Producer, BuzzFeed

Erin Phraner

Supervising Video Producer, BuzzFeed

Erin Phraner is a Supervising Video Producer at BuzzFeed, where she manages teams dedicated to the creation of highly shareable editorial and branded lifestyle content across platforms covering food, home, entertainment, health and family. Before BuzzFeed, Erin was Senior Video Producer at Good Housekeeping and Assistant Food Editor at Food Network Magazine.

Upcoming Session

Victor  Pineiro

Victor Pineiro

SVP, Social Media, Big Spaceship

Victor Pineiro

SVP, Social Media, Big Spaceship

Victor Pineiro is SVP, Social Media at Big Spaceship. In his nine years at Big Spaceship, Victor brought Skittles to social media, grew YouTube as a brand and cultural force over the past six years, and helped revolutionize the way products are created and marketed at Hasbro. He also partnered with JetBlue, Google Maps, Google Play, Starbucks, Samsung Mobile, Purina and Sonos to launch or evolve their social media strategy, content and campaigns. He’s listed in Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People In Social Media, PRWeek’s Digital 50 and writes regularly for Ad Age, Mashable, Fast Company, Digiday and Vice.

Victor came to digital through his work in documentaries. He wrote, produced and marketed the award-winning film Second Skin – opening night movie of SXSW ’08, distributed internationally in ’09. He followed it up with the documentary that launched Motherboard, Vice’s tech channel.

Upcoming Session

In Market: Using Social and Communities to Develop New Products

Hosted by Gravity Products & Big Spaceship
Thursday, May 2 2:40 PM
Matt  Rednor

Matt Rednor

Founder & CEO, Decoded Advertising

Matt Rednor

Founder & CEO, Decoded Advertising

Matt Rednor is the Founder & CEO of Decoded Advertising with a rich history in advertising and emerging media experience. In 2014 he made the leap from working at top creative agencies like BBDO and MRY, and started Decoded with a vision to use data in a more progressive way to help drive creativity. He cherry-picked his team to bring in the best of the best from the creative, strategy and media worlds to surround himself with those who would challenge every marketing convention they’d ever seen.

Prior to founding Decoded, Matt was the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at MRY, where he shaped the vision and service offerings for one of the world’s premier digital and youth marketing agencies. He led digital and social transformation for some of the biggest brands, including Visa, Coca-Cola, Gillette, Volvo, AT&T and Microsoft.

Upcoming Session

How the Most Loved Brand in Wireless Uses Data to Build a Better Experience

Hosted by Decoded Advertising
Wednesday, May 1 4:25 PM
Terry  Rice

Terry Rice

Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur Media

Terry Rice

Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur Media

Terry Rice is a business development consultant based in Brooklyn. His previous experience includes helping clients achieve their marketing goals while working at Adobe and Facebook.

Terry has been been a featured speaker at industry events including Social Media Week and SXSW. He’s also a VIP contributor and the Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence for Entrepreneur magazine.

As the founder of Terry Rice Consulting, he helps clients identify the audiences, platforms and tactics aligned with efficiently reaching their business goals. During his career, he’s consulted hundreds of companies including Walmart, Bonobos, Warby Parker, Revlon and BarkBox. In addition to working with established businesses, he also serves as a startup mentor at organizations including Techstars and the New York University Entrepreneurial Institute. Terry is also an extremely passionate educator. He teaches at both New York University and General Assembly.

He holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo with a dual concentration in Marketing and Management Consulting. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to CrossFit and trying to find excuses to talk about CrossFit.

Upcoming Session

Why We Buy: How Storytelling Drives the Purchase Process

Hosted by Entrepreneur Media
Tuesday, Apr 30 12:25 PM
Anna  Ritchie

Anna Ritchie

Head of Social Media, Campbell Snacks

Anna Ritchie

Head of Social Media, Campbell Snacks

Anna is a social media & content marketing leader – and passionate digital storyteller – with over 10 years’ experience leading brands through this exciting, ever-evolving and multi-faceted space. She has extensive experience in helping brands build and deploy leading-edge social strategies, rich content marketing initiatives and all facets of digital storytelling across paid, owned, earned, and eCommerce channels. She has worked for some truly icon brands – both nationally and globally – such as Sony, Melissa & Doug, Sun Products Corp – and now manages digital content (including eCommerce) and social media for Campbell Snacks across all brands.

Prior to pivoting to the digital space, Anna spent the beginning of her career delivering communications and change management strategies at the global consulting firm, Willis Towers Watson. She holds a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University, and B.A. from Loyola University, Maryland. A New Jersey native, she now lives in a Connecticut beach town with her husband and two daughters.

Upcoming Session

The Social Commerce Debate: Community Builder or Destroyer?

Hosted by Campbell Snacks
Thursday, May 2 3:30 PM
Emily  Safian-Demers

Emily Safian-Demers

Trends Analyst, The Innovation Group, J. Walter Thompson

Emily Safian-Demers

Trends Analyst, The Innovation Group, J. Walter Thompson

Emily Safian-Demers is a Trends Analyst with the Innovation Group where she identifies cultural trends and tracks shifts in consumer behavior. Prior to joining JWT, Emily was the Senior Project Manager for the Ipsos Neuro & Behavioral Science Center, a global task force spearheading innovative consumer neuroscience research to understand consumer emotion and motivation. Her work has taken her around the world, collaborating with colleagues and clients from a wide variety of sectors to implement research using EEG, facial coding and biometrics. She has a BA in Brain & Cognitive Science and French from the University of Rochester.

Upcoming Session

Ten Trends to Watch in Social Media: From J. Walter Thompson Intelligence’s Future 100

Hosted by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence
Tuesday, Apr 30 4:25 PM
Daniel  Schotland

Daniel Schotland

Chief Operating Officer, Linqia

Daniel Schotland

Chief Operating Officer, Linqia

Daniel Schotland is Chief Operating Officer for Linqia, the first performance-based influencer marketing platform. Linqia helps hundreds of leading national brands and their agencies drive greater ROI from their influencer and content marketing programs. Prior to Linqia, Daniel served as the Chief Client Officer for TubeMogul where he led the company’s global ad operations, client service and account management teams. He was also an instrumental member of the team that led the company through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by Adobe. Prior to TubeMogul, Daniel spent ten years at Experian CheetahMail, where he served as the VP of Business Development and VP of Client Services.

Upcoming Session

Micah  Sifry

Micah Sifry

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Civic Hall

Micah Sifry

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Civic Hall

Micah L. Sifry is a writer, editor and democracy activist. Since 2004, he has been the co-founder and editorial director of Personal Democracy Media. In addition to co-founding Civic Hall, he is also a senior adviser to the Sunlight Foundation and serves on the boards of Consumer Reports and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. He is the author or editor of eight books, most recently A Lever and a Place to Stand: How Civic Tech Can Move the World (Personal Democracy Media, 2015) and The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Changed Politics (Yet) (OR Books, 2014), and in the spring of 2012 taught “The Politics of the Internet” at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He lives with his family in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Upcoming Session

Social Impact Storytelling: Getting to "Go"

Hosted by Columbia University
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Shiv  Singh

Shiv Singh

Founder & CEO, Savvy Matters

Shiv Singh

Founder & CEO, Savvy Matters

Shiv Singh advises Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups on marketing and digital transformation as the Founder of Savvy Matters. He is the co-author of the book, Savvy – Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders & Fake News in the Post-Trust Era which is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Prior to Savvy Matters, Shiv was a Senior Vice President at Visa Inc., where he was responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy for some of the company’s most disruptive innovations. Earlier in his career, Shiv led digital marketing globally at PepsiCo Inc and wrote the book, “Social Media Marketing for Dummies.” He is a member of the Board of Directors at United Rentals Inc., a Fortune 500 company.

Upcoming Session

Spectacular  Smith

Spectacular Smith

CEO, Adwizar

Spectacular Smith

CEO, Adwizar

Spectacular Blue Smith, known by his stage name Spectacular is an American entertainer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder of the record label Mula Music Group and the founder and CEO of Adwizar Inc.

Upcoming Session

Marcia  Stepanek

Marcia Stepanek

Media & Communications Lecturer, Columbia University

Marcia Stepanek

Media & Communications Lecturer, Columbia University

Marcia is a journalist and media professor specializing in social impact narratives and emerging media in Columbia University’s graduate Nonprofit Management Program. The author of the forthcoming book, Swarms: The Rise of the Digital Anti-Establishment, about the evolving influence of digital networks, Marcia is also the CEO and Executive Producer at Brand Stories Studios, a Manhattan media collaborative she founded to help civil sector organizations convey and scale their social impact. A frequent speaker at conferences and universities around the world, Marcia contributes to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and has been featured as a media and nonprofit expert in publications including The New York Times, WIRED, the Huffington Post, and on MSNBC.com and National Public Radio. Her journalism has won a variety of awards, including a George Polk Award and a National Press Club Award for Washington Correspondence; she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a World Technology Network award for media and journalism.

Upcoming Session

Social Impact Storytelling: Getting to "Go"

Hosted by Columbia University
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Hannah  Taylor

Hannah Taylor

Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit

Hannah Taylor

Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit

A rising star in the advertising and marketing law community, Ms. Taylor represents advertisers and advertising agencies working in a wide variety of industries, including beauty, entertainment, fashion, music, design, retail, art, textiles, consumer products, food and beverage, and transportation. Her recent accolades include being named to Law 360’s “Top Attorneys Under 40” list, The Legal 500’s “Next Generation,” and Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars.”

Ms. Taylor is a frequently sought out public speaker on advertising, social media, and emerging technology, speaking at conferences sponsored by the Association of National Advertisers, the Brand Activation Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Society of Digital Agencies, Social Media Week, and many others.

Upcoming Session

Kieley  Taylor

Kieley Taylor

Managing Partner, Global Head of Social, GroupM

Kieley Taylor

Managing Partner, Global Head of Social, GroupM

As Global Head of Social for [m]PLATFORM (part of GroupM), Kieley’s focus is in streamlining operations, disseminating thought leadership, training, best practices, and advocating on behalf of client interests with key publishing partners. She is the lead subject matter expert within social for GroupM clients. In her current role she evangelizes an audience first approach to integrated planning and buying.

Before the global expansion of her role, Kieley had been the US Head of Social. Through her efforts and focus of applying media rigor to social media billings grew significantly YoY.

Kieley originally joined the GroupM family via the MetaVision Media agency where she lead paid social strategy and buying on behalf of Nestle’s 60+ brands in the US.

Prior to GroupM, was Director of the Intent Lab at Media Storm where she grew and oversaw the agencies Search and Social offering. There Kieley was focused on strategy, Kieley delivery, and the application of integrated insights. At Media Storm clients included Entertainment, Tech, Spirits, and Sports.

Upcoming Session

What Marketers Can Learn from the "Rest of the World"

Hosted by GroupM
Thursday, May 2 3:30 PM
Jason  Teichman

Jason Teichman

CEO, Pond5

Jason Teichman

CEO, Pond5

Jason Teichman is the CEO of Pond5, the leading marketplace for professional-quality video, music, and rich-media content licensing. With the world’s largest collection of royalty-free video, a best-in-class technology platform, and an innovative focus on high-growth new media such as VR/360, 3D models, and motion graphics, Pond5 is uniquely positioned to help creators license their work to a rapidly growing global audience of professional content buyers.

Prior to Pond5, Jason served as EVP and COO at Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB), where he helped businesses of all sizes drive growth via a platform of creative services and online-marketing solutions. He has also held executive leadership roles at Register.com and American Express, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science.

Upcoming Session

The Content Paradox: A Passing Fad or Our New Reality?

Hosted by Pond5
Tuesday, Apr 30 11:35 AM
Henry  Timms

Henry Timms

Founder of #givingtuesday and President and CEO, 92Y

Henry Timms

Founder of #givingtuesday and President and CEO, 92Y

Henry Timms is President and CEO of 92nd Street Y and the author of the NYTimes best-seller, New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You. Under Henry’s leadership, 92Y is re-imagining the role of the traditional community center, using innovative programming and new technology both locally and globally. Henry oversees the organization’s 40+ businesses, including critically-acclaimed performing and visual arts programs; a world-renowned series of talks and readings; a huge range of family and wellness programming; professional development opportunities; and more.

In 2012, Henry founded #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that was honored with a Cannes Lion at the International Festival of Creativity; the PRWeek Global Award for Nonprofit Campaign of the Year; and the inaugural UJA-Federation Riklis Prize in Agency Entrepreneurship. Henry also co-founded the annual Social Good Summit, which pioneered a new, inclusive summit model that opened up the critical discussions held during UN week to a much wider audience and led to concurrent gatherings around the world. As an extension of the Social Good Summit, Henry led the team that developed a MOOC (massive open online course) called “How to Change the World,” offered with Wesleyan University; 51,000 students participated in its first year.

Upcoming Session

Social Impact Storytelling: Getting to "Go"

Hosted by Columbia University
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Dooley  Tombras

Dooley Tombras

President, The Tombras Group

Dooley Tombras

President, The Tombras Group

Dooley leads Knoxville-based Tombras, a FastCo “Most Innovative Company” 2018 and #3 Most Effective Independent Agency in the U.S. (Effies), and in just a few years has taken his agency’s growth farther than ever before. Named to Adweek’s Creative 100 in 2018, Dooley has led some of the agency’s most iconic brands to new levels of unprecedented success. From the MoonPie campaign that drove sales so high the factory had to temporarily shut down, to helping Orangetheory Fitness become a billion dollar business, Dooley’s contribution has been to effectively connect data and creativity for business results. After graduating from Miami Ad School in 2005, Dooley started as an account planner at Tombras. Soon after, the agency began the transformation to a digitally capable, data- and creativity-driven entity that today has refocused its growth on national brands.

Upcoming Session

Megan  Toth

Megan Toth

Senior Social Media Lead, NBCUniversal

Megan Toth

Senior Social Media Lead, NBCUniversal

Megan Toth is the Senior Social Media Lead at NBC, overseeing the social media strategy for NBC’s lifestyle programs. Prior to NBC, Megan led the social strategy and content creation at CNBC for its primetime programming, including Jay Leno’s Garage. Her growth strategies resulted in Jay Leno’s Garage growing its Facebook page to 1 million likes, and Open House TV’s YouTube channel to over 100,000K subscribers. Before joining NBCUniversal, Megan worked on the agency side, managing the social presence for Audi of America at HUGE and LG Electronics at iCrossing.

Upcoming Session

Neil  Vogel

Neil Vogel

CEO, Dotdash

Neil Vogel

CEO, Dotdash

Neil Vogel joined Dotdash (then About.com) in April 2013, and has led the company’s transformation from a general information website to a vibrant collection of branded vertical properties. Today, Dotdash is among the largest and fastest-growing online publishers, and each of its brands is among the leaders in its category.

Prior to joining Dotdash, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities including the Webby Awards, The Telly Awards, and Internet Week New York and Europe.

Before starting Recognition Media, Neil was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market. Neil also serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital.

Upcoming Session

Why We Don’t Care About Facebook and Never Did

Hosted by Dotdash
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Adam  Williams

Adam Williams

Chief Revenue Officer, Takumi

Adam Williams

Chief Revenue Officer, Takumi

Adam (Sven) has over 18 years of media experience and 7 of those were with Spotify. He was the 4th person in the UK to join Spotify and for the last 3.5 years at Spotify he was the UK, Benelux and Ireland MD. Sven then decided to leave to launch his own business called Words Won’t Do, a personalised video platform. That business is still going strong but he decided to leap into the rapidly growing Influencer marketing space and that is where he joined Takumi as Chief Revenue Officer at the start of 2018. Sven’s main focus is to drive Takumi’s revenue strategy across all markets (UK, Germany, US) and to find new revenue streams to keep Takumi as the market leading Instagram influencer platform.

Upcoming Session

Influencer Marketing: A Shift from WHO to HOW

Hosted by Takumi
Tuesday, Apr 30 2:40 PM
Katie  Wilson

Katie Wilson

Founder & CEO, TapOnIt

Katie Wilson

Founder & CEO, TapOnIt

Digital advertising veteran Katie Wilson co-founded TapOnIt with her sister Sara Castillo in their home state of Iowa to help bring customers to small businesses while providing them with an easy way to save money. Katie’s background in advertising and passion to serve small businesses inspired her to create TapOnIt to support local communities through simple, visual text messages.

Prior to starting the company, Katie was the Digital Advertising Director for a media company, The Quad-City Times where she built a $2 million per year revenue generating 1/2 priced deals program similar to Groupon. As the digital landscape evolved, Katie realized how important it was to preserve small-business culture in cities across America, especially as large e-commerce platforms continue to grow taking potential funds out of local communities.

Katie was named one of Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 People to Watch and her digital program was named one of the top ten in the country that same year by the same publication. She has spoken at Advertising Week, DMA &Then, and other leading conferences to share her expertise on the future of mobile marketing and messaging.

Upcoming Session

Brian  Wong

Brian Wong

CEO & Co-Founder, Kiip

Brian Wong

CEO & Co-Founder, Kiip

Brian Wong is the 27 year old cofounder and CEO of Kiip. Kiip (pronounced “keep”) is a mobile consumer engagement platform that advertises in “moments” in 10,000 apps. Kiip is credited with the creation of “moments marketing”, which involves brands marketing to consumers in the right timing and mindset, based on their mobile behaviors. Backed by Verizon Ventures, American Express Ventures, US Cellular, Interpublic Group, North Atlantic Capital, Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, and others, the company has raised over $35 million in funding to date.

Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and is listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K12 grades. Brian has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:
● Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years in a row, and then a judge for 2016
● Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in Advertising” and
“18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”
● AdAge’s “Creativity Top 50”

Brian recently launched his first book, The Cheat Code, published by Crown Business / Penguin Random House. The Cheat Code contains 71 bite sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success. The book has been translated into Simplified Chinese and Arabic, and is featured by Forbes, CNBC, Elle, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and many more publications around the world, and is quickly becoming the goto book for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial advice for our generation.

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Patrice  Woods Wildgoose

Patrice Woods Wildgoose

Social Media Brand Strategist, AARP

Patrice Woods Wildgoose

Social Media Brand Strategist, AARP

 

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