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Our 2015 schedule is being added to each week! The content team is busy putting together a dynamic schedule. Here is a current list of speakers joining us for FutureM in 2015!


Keynote: “Innovation in Tech”
Brian David Johnson, Futurist & Principal Engineer, Intel
: The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist he develops an actionable 10 -15 year vision for the future of technology and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called "futurecasting" – using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Johnson works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to help them envision their future. Johnson will challenge you to consider how you envision the future of technology, marketing, and advertising, then take action and change it.

Keynote: “Innovation in Philanthropy”
Mick Ebeling, CEO, Not Impossible Labs
: Recently honored as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014 and the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Mick Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible Labs, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. Not Impossible Labs was founded on Ebeling’s firm belief that nothing is impossible. Learn more at Ebeling will discuss advanced technology, corporate responsibility, and how radical collaboration can lead to new innovations and unconventional partnerships.

Keynote: “Innovation in Marketing”
Ram Krishnan, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Frito Lay North America
: Ram Krishnan leads and manages $14B PepsiCo snack food portfolio division, Frito-Lay's Marketing organization. Responsible for Brand Marketing, Innovation, Premium Brands & Channels, Strategic Insights, Design & Digital Studios. Brands include Lay's, Doritos, Tostitos, Cheetos among others.

Featured Speaker
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, Founder, Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.
: Dr. Breazeal is recognized as the pioneer of social robotics. She is Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Director of the Personal Robots Group. Globally recognized thought leader and innovator. Jibo, Inc. brings her body of expertise to the world.

Power Panel
“Managing the Complexity of Today’s Digital Marketing Mix”
Whether you are a startup or a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, staying on top of the latest in marketing technology and deciding what to use is an enormous and ongoing challenge. In this session, leading CMOs share their approach to crafting an effective digital marketing strategy. From discovery to execution they’ll talk about challenges, lessons learned and managing an ever-changing technology landscape.

Scott Brinker, CTO, ion interactive; Editor,
Christa Carone, Co-Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee; Acting Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Boston 2024 Partnership
Jeanne Connon, Co-Founder & CMO, Lindy
Duane Schulz, Chief Marketing Technologist, Xerox
Moderator: Anita Brearton, Founder & CEO, CabinetM

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We are in the middle of building an incredible line-up with dynamic content tracks: Career and Talent Development, Content, Creative, Customer Insights, Data & Analytics, Entertainment, Innovation, Mobile, Paid Media, Startup Strategy and Strategic Design. We'd be happy to hear your recommendations for speakers! Please enter your suggested speaker on our MITX Speaking Opportunities page and select FutureM 2015 as your event of interest.

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