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Bill Alberti

@billalberti

SVP, C Space

Bill Alberti is Senior Vice President at C Space, where he leads the client service team in helping companies find new ways to grow by collaborating with their customers. Recently, Bill's thought leadership on Gen Z has been published in Adweek, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Prior to joining C Space, Bill worked at Arnold Worldwide where he founded a business strategy group and created a consulting capability designed to communicate a public company's investment story to Wall Street analysts, investors and the media.

Bill is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. You can follow him on Twitter at @billalberti

Jim Anderson

@jvanderson

CEO, SocialFlow

Jim Anderson has a distinguished track record in technology, with a 20-plus year career spanning the development, productization, and sale of technology solutions in both B2B and B2C environments. He has spent the past six years on the cutting edge of social media, and over that time has been helping marketers effectively use technology to power their social media efforts.

Prior to SocialFlow, Jim was Chief Operating Officer of Vitrue, where he was instrumental in building the team, the products, and the customer relationships that ultimately led to the company's acquisition by Oracle.  After the acquisition, he spent a year leading the successful integration of the Vitrue products and technology into the Oracle portfolio.

Prior to Vitrue, Jim spent nearly a decade at EarthLink/MindSpring, the consumer Internet Service Provider who helped create consumer adoption of the Internet starting in the mid-1990s.  He led the development and launch of MindSpring's first high-speed DSL offering, a business that ultimately grew to more than a million subscribers.

Jim also spent nine years in consulting, advising a variety of Fortune 500 clients on technology and business issues.  He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering from Georgia Tech.  He has three children, including one very special needs child.

Brad Berens

@bradberens

Senior Research Fellow, USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future

Bio Coming Soon!!

Christa Berry

@christaleaberry

Director of Brand & Marketing, United Way for Greater Austin

Christa Berry is a marketing and communications professional who has handled a wide variety of communications sectors including events, media relations, public relations, advertising, design and direct marketing. Currently, she is the Director of Brand and Marketing at United Way for Greater Austin where she manages the marketing department, executes community-wide events and awareness campaigns, and helped launch the organization's rebrand in 2012.

Prior to United Way, Christa worked at I&O Communications, an Austin-based communications agency, where she was responsible for directing team-based project planning, design and execution of strategic digital initiatives on behalf of clients. She worked with some of the firm's most innovative customers, while focusing the majority of time on product launches and market expansions, including the launch of car2go Austin.

Christa hold's a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College in psychology. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Andrew and two dogs Oscar and George.

Robyn Bolton

@RM_Bolton

Partner, Innosight

Robyn is a Partner at Innosight, where she specializes in consumer packaged goods and consumer healthcare. She works extensively with senior-level executives to help them identify market expansion and business growth opportunities, define and build new multi-million dollar businesses, and develop organizational structures and capabilities to support innovation.  Her articles on innovation have appeared in: Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Harvard Business Review Online.

Prior to joining Innosight, Robyn worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in both Boston, MA and Copenhagen, Denmark. At BCG, she worked across multiple industries and partnered with clients to create and implement a brand turnaround strategy for a European skincare line, develop a new strategic planning and financial forecasting process for a global pharmaceutical company, and define and develop the next generation of a national retailer's e-commerce business.

Robyn also has extensive experience in brand building and business management. She spent 5 years in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble (P&G) where she led the North American launch of Swiffer; helped create, develop, and launch Swiffer WetJet. As a Brand Manager, she also managed the marketing and strategy for P&G's multi-billion dollar fabric/home/family care business at WalMart.

Robyn received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Marketing cum laude with University Honors from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Ed Boudrot

@edwardboudrot

VP Product Management, Product Strategy, Innovation, Lifecycle Management, Human Centered Design, Optum

Ed Boudrot is the VP of Product Strategy and Management at Optum, a health services and innovation company that combines data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern healthcare. Bringing his background in technology startups, Boudrot specializes in the innovation of experiences, products, and solutions, and works to integrate human-centered design, market research, product management, development practices, and experience management.

Anita Brearton

@abrearton

Founder & CEO, CabinetM

Anita Brearton is an experienced high technology start-up executive, skilled at addressing the strategic operational and marketing challenges faced by high growth, early stage businesses. She is the co-founder and CEO of CabinetM, a discovery platform for the marketing industry that is changing how marketers and marketing technology companies connect. Anita is a member of Golden Seeds and Launchpad Venture Group, and serves as the Vice Chair of Mass Ventures.

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal

@cynthiabreazeal

Founder, Chief Scientist, Jibo

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.

Charlie Breit

@charlie_breit

VP of Marketing, SurePayroll

Charlie is responsible for all aspects of SurePayroll's Marketing efforts. Charlie has over 14 years of experience in marketing, brand building, digital and customer experiences. He has great savvy in building integrated brand platforms, developing digital experiences on both desktop and mobile platforms, enhancing customer engagement, growing brand awareness and strengthening brands.

Prior to arriving at SurePayroll, Charlie was Director of Digital Marketing at Northwestern Mutual where he was responsible for directing the digital strategy to maximize engagement and improve the customer experience across digital touch-points. He supported efforts to improve the client experience and build brand awareness through the development of a new NorthwesternMutual.com in 2014 and brand narrative in 2015.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, he was a Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Allstate Insurance. While there, he directed the digital marketing strategy and drove digital innovation including launching a new Allstate.com web experience in 2013.

Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University and an MBA from Northeastern Illinois University.


Scott Brinker

@chiefmartec

CTO, ion interactive; Editor, chiefmartec.com

Brinker is the author of chiefmartec.com, a blog that examines the intersection of marketing, technology, and management; and he is the program chair of the MarTech conference. He's also the CTO of ion interactive, an interactive content software company.

Christa Carone

@christacarone

Co-Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee & acting Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Boston 2024 Partnership

Christa Carone is Co-Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee and acting Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the Boston 2024 Partnership which is the organization charged with developing Boston's bid, and the U.S.' only representative city, for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Formerly, an executive vice president at Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of  financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries.  In her most recent role, Christa applied her decades of  marketing and communications experience to shaping brands and go-to-market strategies for Fidelity's diversified businesses.  She served as an in-house marketing strategist for new business ventures, developing and consulting on market segmentation, brand purpose and identity, stakeholder engagement and integrated online/offline marketing communication campaigns. 

Christa is formerly the executive vice president of  communications and corporate affairs for Fidelity, responsible for developing enterprise-wide communication strategies and leading Fidelity's corporate affairs, media relations, internal communications, digital content, executive communications and events management.  

Prior to joining Fidelity in 2013, Christa spent 17 years in increasingly senior roles at Xerox Corporation, most recently serving as chief  marketing officer. She led global marketing strategy and initiatives that included all communication touch points across paid, earned and owned channels of  engagement with Xerox stakeholders. Her responsibilities included brand management, advertising, experiential marketing, public relations, internal communications, integrated campaigns, interactive and social marketing, citizenship and the Xerox Foundation.  

Prior to being appointed CMO in 2008, Christa was vice president of  global communications, leading Xerox's public relations, internal and corporate communications, and community relations initiatives. She joined Xerox in 1996 as communications manager for the company's manufacturing and supply chain division, was named corporate media relations manager in 1998, and became head of  corporate public relations in 2001.

Christa received her bachelor of  arts degree in communications from the State University of  New YorkCollege at Geneseo. She is a member of M50, the Arthur Page Society, an advisory board member for the Center for Reputation Management at Drexel University, and a board director of  the software company, etouches.  

Christa is known for offering points of view on marketing and communications for the Forbes CMO network, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review and Ad Age. In 2013, she was named one of the best marketers of the year by BtoB Magazine for the third consecutive year. In 2012 and 2013, she was named among the most influential marketing and communication professionals in business by Appinions, and in 2011, was honored by The Holmes Report as one of the world's most influential communicators.

David Chang

@changds

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

David is an entrepreneur and angel investor with product, marketing and software development experience at internet and mobile startups. He is currently an EiR at Harvard Business School, Funding Champion at MassChallenge, and works closely with founders and investors in the Boston area.

David has a successful track record in hands-on roles at direct-to-consumer and enterprise companies, six of which were acquired or IPO'd. He was recently COO of the PayPal Media Network, led the PayPal Boston office, and the co-founder of the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he was Director of New Products at TripAdvisor, VP of Marketing/Co-founder of SnapMyLife, Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube, Senior Product Manager at edocs, and VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 30 angel investments in early-stage startups. Recent awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, Finalist for BostInno's 50 on Fire for Tech, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.

David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chia Chen

@talk2chia

EVP, DigitasLBi

Bio coming soon!

Colleen Clark

@lifeisgood

Director of Optimistic People, Life is Good

Bio coming soon!

Jeanne Connon

@jconnon

Co-Founder & CMO, Lindy

Jeanne Connon is co-founder & CMO of Lindy, a concierge home health care service that helps people preserve their independence and age with dignity. Jeanne was founding CMO at The Grommet, an ecommerce-based product discovery platform, then CMO at FashionPlaytes where she built a market insights network of over 1.5M members. She launched her career as part of the founding team at Monster.com, and went on to join the founding team of Family Education Network (acquired by Pearson Education). Jeanne has a bachelor's degree in English from Boston College.

David Corts

@studionow

President & COO, StudioNow

David has led product development, business development, and operations for StudioNow since its inception in 2007. StudioNow was acquired by Aol, Inc. in January 2010, at which time David also served as Vice President of Product and Operations for AOL Content Solutions. When StudioNow again became a privately-held company in January 2013, David resumed his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of StudioNow.

Prior to StudioNow, David was Founder and CEO of Impulse Radio, a venture-backed company in New York City providing technology to enable wireless content and data services through HD Radio and satellite digital radio. At Impulse Radio, David forged strategic partnerships with radio broadcasters and consumer electronics manufacturers, including Kenwood, Visteon, Clear Channel and NPR. David also helped lead the data standards setting process for HD Radio with the National Radio Systems Committee in Washington D.C.

Before founding Impulse Radio, David was a member of the founding team of @Plan, an Internet advertising and market research company. While at @Plan, David was responsible for overall data aggregation and integration into all of the company's market research products. @Plan completed its IPO in May 1999 and was acquired by Doubleclick in February 2001.

David holds a B.A in English from of the University of Tennessee. 

Adam Cutler

@adam_cutler

Design Studio Program Director, IBM Design

Adam Cutler is the IBM Design Studio Program Director, responsible for the Austin Design Studio and the daily guidance of IBM Software's designer population. Adam also manages Designcamp, an immersive educational program about IBM Design Thinking.

Prior to joining IBM Design in early 2013, Adam was the Director of User Experience Design at IBM Interactive where he helped guide clients and IBM teams in the creation of valuable, dynamic and effective user experiences. Client work includes OpenPediatrics for Boston Children's Hospital, American Express, Bank of America, Chubb Insurance, L.L.Bean, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide Insurance, Nordea, Segway, State Street, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Tiffany & Co., and Wachovia.

Adam came to IBM in 2001 after working in advertising in Chicago, where his clients ranged from Michael Jordan to helping pioneer the first
e-commerce transaction from outer space.

Brian David Johnson

@IntelFuturist

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.  He was appointed first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009.

 

Johnson speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles (The Wall Street Journal, Slate, IEEE Computer, Successful Farming) and both science fiction and fact books (Vintage Tomorrows, Science Fiction Prototyping, Screen Future and Fake Plastic Love). Johnson lectures around the world and teaches as a professor at The University of Washington and The California College of the Arts MBA program. He appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science.  He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

Dave Dugan

@facebook

Global Agency Director, Facebook

Dave serves as a Director on Facebook's Global Agency Team, a role he has played since 2013.  He is responsible for developing the close partnership between WPP and Facebook, including initiatives across data and measurement, joint product and tools development, and education programs to help WPP teams bring innovation to their global client base.

Dave spent the majority of his career in the agency world, including over 11 years at Digitas (SVP/Corporate Strategy) and Arnold/Havas (Chief Commercial Officer).  Previously, Dave was President of BzzAgent, where he led day-to-day operations and facilitated their acquisition by dunnhumby/Tesco. 

He began his career as a strategy consultant at Cap Gemini in Cambridge, where he served as chief analyst of their North American strategy practice.

Dave is a graduate of Brown University with a B.A. in Business Economics.

Mick Ebeling

@mickteg

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 Mick's firm belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible's first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, The Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. Time Magazine named The Eyewriter one of the "Top 50 Inventions of 2010," and the device is now part of MoMA's permanent collection.

Not Impossible's latest endeavor, Project Daniel, now celebrates its one-year anniversary. The subject of Intel's "Look Inside" campaign, Project Daniel enabled Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3-D-print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world's first 3-D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100. Time Magazine said, "It's hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place." 

Project Daniel earned many awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, along with 3 Bronze Lions (Branded Content, Film, & Cyber), and 1 Gold (Product Design). Project Daniel has also won AICP's Next Cause Marketing Award, the 2014 One Show Gold Pencil (Design and Intellectual Property & Products, tied for "Best in Show"), the 2014 Silver and Bronze Telly Award, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon (Creativity, Ingenuity and Innovation), and was among The Nominet Trust 100, and was nominated at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards (Innovative 3-DIY). The work has been entered into the MoMA's permanent film archives.

On January 6, Ebeling's first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done, hit shelves. The book recounts his life experiences, the Eyewriter, and Project Daniel. Deepak Chopra calls it "the template for a new science of consciousness," and Jillian Michaels refers to it as, "a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others." For more information as well as excerpts from the book, visit notimpossible.com.  

Scott Ernst

@scotteernst

Entrepreneur, Business builder & Advisor

Scott was most recently chief executive of Millward Brown Digital (aka, Compete) building the team from a startup to a $100+ Million profitable company and a recognized leader/brand in the digital marketing space as both a private company and through the successful integration within WPP, the world's largest marketing services organization.

Scott is an entrepreneur, business builder and advisor with a successful track record, as a founding management team member, at four successful startups with a focus on go-to-market execution and operating excellence.  He is a recognized leader and digital advocate with deep experience in marketing, advertising, big data, analytics and consumer research.

Scott received his BS in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, he was a varsity athlete and an All Ivy honoree.  Scott is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.

Aaron Fetters

@fettersac

SVP, Marketing & Sales, comScore, Inc.

Aaron Fetters recently joined comScore as the SVP of marketing and sales. Most recently, as Director, Insights and Analytics Solutions Center at the Kellogg Company, Fetters oversees a broad marketing insights organization. From product, idea, and communication assessment through marketing effectiveness analytics and research, his group delivers services and insights that power brand growth. Previously, Fetters served as associate director, global digital strategy and analytics, responsible for enhancing Kellogg Company's capabilities in digital marketing measurement and analysis, with emphasis on digital media performance, insights, and digital marketing ROI. In addition, he was the lead digital strategist for the Pop-Tarts and Eggo brands, advising and co-creating digital marketing solutions with agency partners. Fetters began his career at P&G, where he helped develop industry-leading capabilities in the areas of digital marketing and digital marketing research.

Ben Fischman

@mgemi

Founder, M. Gemi

Bio Coming Soon!!

Barry Fiske

@SapientNitro

VP, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro

An innovative leader.  A strategic dreamer.  A new media adventurer.  Barry's talents have taken him around the world, through the award-shows and into executive leadership positions at some of the nation's most progressive marketing and design agencies.  Over Barry's 25 plus year career, he has launched products and created innovative advertising, entertainment, digital and physical experiences, and connected social ecosystems for many of the world's best known brands.  Today, Barry is putting his creative skills to work breaking boundaries at the intersection of storytelling and technology for the clients of SapientNitro. 

Jordan Fliegel

@jfleeg

Founder, President & Chairman, CoachUp

Bio Coming Soon!!

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

@jfh

CIO, City of Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Jascha Franklin-Hodge as the City's Chief Information Officer in June 2014. As Chief Information Officer, Franklin-Hodge leads the City's efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods. 

Prior to his work with the City, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital (BSD) in 2004 and ran BSD's Boston technology office. He oversaw the development and operation of the BSD Tools, an online fundraising, email, and CRM platform that powered the digital presence of President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He previouly worked for Howard Dean's groundbreaking 2004 presidential campaign, where he led the technology team responsible for scaling, securing, and maintaining a high visibility, high traffic website.

Since 2009, Franklin-Hodge has served as an advisor to Code for America, a nonprofit which connects technologists with cities to solve civic challenges and encourage innovation in government technology.

Previously, Franklin-Hodge was the director of software development for AOL's Digital Music Division, and has worked for the Art Technology Group and Software Tool and Die, and has consulted for the Computer Museum, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Niemen Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Franklin-Hodge studied computer science at MIT and lives in South Boston.

Max Fresen

@maxspire

SVP Strategy & Enterprise Development, DigitasLBi

Bio coming soon!

Robert Glazer

@robert_glazer

Founder & Managing Director, Acceleration Partners

Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners, is a customer acquisition specialist with an exceptional track record in growing revenue and profits for fast-growing consumer products and services companies. His clients include adidas, eBay, ModCloth, Warby Parker, the Honest Company, Reebok, Shutterfly, Target, Gymboree, Tiny Prints, and many other consumer brands.

In 2014, Acceleration Partners drove more than $500 million in online revenue for its clients and ranked #260 on the prestigious Inc. 500 list, earning Robert a spot in the Boston Business Journal's 40 Under 40. The company is also the 2015 recipient of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Agency of the Year and is a past recipient for Affiliate Program of the Year.

In addition to speaking at industry events like ad:tech, Affiliate Summit, DMA, IRCE, and Shop.org, he has published over seventy-five articles on marketing, strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Robert formerly served on the board of the Performance Marketing Association and currently sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. In his spare time, Robert is an avid skier, biker, amateur photographer, and serial home renovator.

Christian Goy

@GOY909

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Behavioral Science Lab

Christian Goy is the co-founder and managing director of the Behavioral Science Lab. Starting his career in strategic planning on both the client and agency side, he developed a love for consumer insights and targeting. He felt there was a lack of substantial data showing why consumers make the purchasing decisions they do, leading to his desire to answer the unknown question of WHY. Combining his passion and curiosity for arts and science, the native of Germany embarked on the entrepreneurial journey to help develop behavioral economics research tools that today are used for multiple marketing and business applications. As a former Olympic hopeful, Christian holds a B.A. in management and organization as well as an M.B.A. with a focus in marketing.

Sarah Green

@skgreen

Senior Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review

Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Associate Editor at Harvard Business Review, where she acquires, edits, and writes for HBR.org. She also leads the video program and hosts the weekly podcast the HBR IdeaCast, which has twice been nominated for a National Magazine Award under her tenure. In addition, she has edited best-selling books for Harvard Business Review Press. Previously, she spent five years as a baseball columnist and sportswriter, and was a researcher for Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated Op-Ed columnist Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University.

Jermaine Hall

@jermainehall

VP & Managing Editor, Digital, BET

Bio coming soon!

John Hall

@TweetJohnHall

Co-Founder & CEO , Influence & Co.

John Hall is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co., a company focused on helping brands and individuals extract and leverage their expertise to create, publish, and distribute content to gain influence, visibility, and credibility with their key audiences. In three years, John has grown Influence & Co. into one of the largest providers of high-quality expert content to the world's top publications, ranking #72 on Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America" list and named Empact's "Best Marketing and Advertising Company of 2014" at the United Nations. John has a weekly column for Forbes and Inc. and has contributed to more than 50 publications, including Business Insider, The Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

David Hayes

@hireminds

President & Founder, HireMinds

David Hayes is the President and Founder of HireMinds, a professional and executive search firm specializing in the areas of digital marketing, technology, and science. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Philosophy, and has been in the search profession for over 20 years. David serves on the Board of Directors for MITX and is an active member of MassBio and BIMA. Outside of work he loves to hike, scuba dive, and cycle, and is running his first ultra-marathon in 2015.

Mark Himmelsbach

@himmelsblog

President, Content @ Ogilvy

As of April 2015, Mark Himmelsbach is the President of Content@Ogilvy, a new unit of Ogilvy & Mather North America dedicated to creating and distributing seamless ideas across media channels for clients such as IBM, American Express, and Coca Cola.

Prior to Ogilvy, Mark worked at a variety of advertising and media agencies including IPG Mediabrands, BBDO, PHD, and Organic. He was a part of global teams that won Cannes Lions, Effies, Spikes, and FWAs for a variety of clients including Chrysler, Charles Schwab, AT&T, FedEx, GE, HBO, Lowe's, and Visa. 

Before his career path turned towards marketing, Mark was a strategy consultant for the US Federal Government, where he worked with agencies like the US Secret Service and Department of Justice.

He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife Annie and his daughter Willa.

Donna Hoffman

@athenahealth

Director of HR, AthenaHealth

Bio coming soon!

Kevin Hunter

@khunter

COO, Gimbal

Kevin Hunter is Chief Operating Officer of Gimbal where he is responsible for guiding Gimbal's strategy and product vision, while overseeing day to day operations and building a world class team.  As a member of the founding team of Gimbal, Kevin is recognized as a visionary in the mobile data industry and for establishing Gimbal as the leading mobile engagement platform. 

 

Prior to Gimbal's carve-out, Kevin led product management for the Gimbal platform from its beginning within Qualcomm Labs into the Qualcomm Retail Solutions division. 

 

Kevin brings more than 15 years of experience in mobile having developed and commercialized some of the very first data services and mobile websites while at Sprint.   During his six years there, Kevin was responsible for device development and realization and pioneered mobile television as the principal product engineer for the Emmy® Award winning Sprint TV.

 

Before Sprint, Kevin founded a technology and consulting business, was a software engineer in the financial services industry and a research assistant at the University of Kansas.

 

Kevin did his undergraduate in computer science at the University of Kansas and is the co-inventor on 17 U.S. patents.   He continues to evolve the way in which end users and businesses leverage mobile technology.

Meghan Joyce

@meghanvjoyce

General Manager, Uber East Coast

Bio Coming Soon!!

Emir Kapanci

@caredotcom

Director, Analytics, Care.com

As Director of Analytics, Emir is responsible for analyzing and augmenting Care.com's data assets to improve customer experience and decision making. In his role, Emir oversees a team of Data Scientists and Analysts that closely partner with many departments within the company (e.g. Product, Marketing, CRM, Finance and Operations), delivering solutions such as: Multi-channel attribution, BI dashboards, bidding models, revenue forecasting, recommendation systems, and test planning & evaluation. Prior to joining Care.com in 2013, Emir was a Data Scientist and Director of Analytical Services at Oracle Retail from 2007-2013. In that role, he worked with some of the biggest retailers in the US and worldwide, helping them optimize their product pricing, promotions, store clustering, in-store space allocation and inventory planning.

 

Emir holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University (2006), where his research was focused on Machine Learning & Statistical Modeling. 

Sherrill Kaplan

@sherrillkaplan

Director, Digital & Loyalty Marketing, Dunkin' Brands

Sherrill Kaplan is the Director of Digital & Loyalty Marketing for Dunkin' Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. In this role, she is responsible for all marketing for digital platforms including mobile, loyalty, web, CRM, email and payments, including the DD Card, Dunkin's proprietary stored value card.

Before joining Dunkin', Sherrill was the Director of Client Services at Cartera Commerce, a loyalty service company focused on card-linked offers. Prior to that, she was the Director of Product Marketing at Circles and the Director of Membership Rewards, Retail Partnerships at American Express. Sherrill got her start in marketing at Citi, beginning as Management Associate. Sherrill has an MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; and a BS in Special Education from Boston University.

Greg Karamitis

@DraftKings

VP of Analytics, DraftKings

Greg Karamitis joined DraftKings in 2014 as the VP of Analytics, where he is responsible for establishing an analytics function for the company. He began his career focused on pricing enhancements and consumer credit policy in the Marketing and Analytics group of the Point of Sale business unit at Capital One. In 2008, Karamitis joined Vistaprint to manage the Customer Analytics group. In this role, he was responsible for leveraging analytics to derive customer insights, expanding margin through algorithmic cross-sell optimization, and establishing customer level metrics throughout the business. While at Vistaprint, Karamitis moved to Sydney, Australia to establish and build the analytics team for Vistaprint Australia. In addition to the analytics team, Karamitis ultimately took on managing the acquisition and retention marketing functions for the Australian Market and the Japanese Customer Support Center.

Karamitis was born and raised in upstate New York. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biostatistics, Biochemistry from Cornell University in 2004.

Jim Kennedy

@apjmk

SVP Strategy & Enterprise Development, The Associated Press

Bio coming soon!

Gene King

@geneaking

Director, Corporate Communications, H&R Block

Gene King has built his career on combining the science of marketing with the art of communications to grow revenues and effectively protect and enhance a company's brand reputation. A 25-year communications veteran, he has built strategic brand, content, and thought leadership plans for the real estate, energy and financial services industries

 

As Director of Global Media Relations and Corporate Communications at H&R Block, King oversees corporate, consumer tax and financial services media relations and content strategies  for the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, which has offices across the globe including U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil and India. He also leads thought-leadership and brand-reputation management for the consumer tax division and The Tax Institute at H&R Block.

 

Previously, King managed marketing communications functions for DST Systems and oversaw marketing communications strategies for the energy sector of Black & Veatch. A former newspaper reporter, King earned a bachelor's in journalism and a master's in integrated marketing communications, both from the University of Kansas.

Scott Kirsner

@ScottKirsner

Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader, Columnist, Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His "Innovation Economy" column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he is also editor of the site Innovation Leader (www.innovationleader.com), which focuses on R&D, product development, corporate venturing, and new initiatives within large companies. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. His books include Fans, Friends, and Followers and Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood. He can be reached at scott@innovationleader.com and his Twitter handle is @ScottKirsner.

Ram Krishnan

@ramalytics

SVP & CMO, Frito-Lay North America, PepsiCo

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.

Nick Langeveld

@nlanngeveld

President & CEO, Affectiva

Nick Langeveld is the president and CEO of Affectiva. Langeveld has led Affectiva to become the leader in scalable and fully automated emotion sensing and analytics. He has over a decade of experience leading the convergence of media analytics and technology. Previously Langeveld held leadership roles at media and technology companies including Nielsen, BuzzMetrics (acquired by Nielsen), and IBM. Langeveld began his career at Goldman Sachs and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from Villanova University.

Frank Lo

@wayfair

Director, Data Science, Wayfair

Frank Lo is the founder and director of the Data Science team at Wayfair. He oversees multiple initiatives in the company that revolve around learning customer behavior through data mining, and translating that insight into actionable strategy for ecommerce marketing and personalization efforts. Outside of his role at Wayfair, Lo is also the founder and developer of DataJobs.com, a popular hub for analytics recruiting. Lo graduated from MIT in 2008 and has remained in the Boston area ever since.

Michael Mangione

@Bose

Director of Consumer Marketing, Bose

Michael Mangione is a strategic marketing leader with a strong track record of driving differentiated and accelerated results in marketing innovation and profitable global sales growth within a highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace. He has a passion for fostering innovation, collaboration and an unwavering focus on interactive, web, social and digital marketing. Mangione's core competencies lie in marketing strategy, advertising and multi-screen media, sponsorship activation and digital marketing. He has deep expertise in leveraging market insights and skills to create brand value, reinvent stagnant products, expand distribution and develop new businesses.

Adam Medros

@adammedros

SVP Global Product, TripAdvisor

Adam Medros heads worldwide product development for TripAdvisor. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Adam has overseen improvements to core functionality, content operations, international expansion, and development of a wide variety of travel planning features including the TripAdvisor and City Guides mobile apps on iOS and Android, the "Trip Friends" social features, and Facebook Instant Personalization on TripAdvisor. 

Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Adam held Senior Analyst and Product Manager positions at Nordstrom.com, Amazon.com, and The Parthenon Group. He serves on the Board of Directors of Wordstream and is Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX).  He was previously a board member of Oneforty.com and an adviser to Care.com. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

Nathalie Miebach

Artist

Nathalie Miebach is a Boston-based artist who translates weather data into complex sculptures and musical scores. Nathalie Miebach's work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Her woven sculptures interpret scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology in three-dimensional space. Her pieces simultaneously function as works of art, aural embodiments of data (musical compositions) and instruments that illustrate environmental change.

By utilizing artistic processes and everyday materials, Miebach questions and expands the boundaries of traditional science data visualization - and provokes expectations of what visual vocabulary is considered to be in the domain of science and art. Miebach is a TEDGlobal 2011 Fellow.

Mihael Mikek

@mihamikek1

CEO and co-founder, Celtra

Mihael sets the vision and strategy at Celtra, where he has overall responsibility for establishing Celtra as the leading rich media mobile advertising company. He incubated Celtra at Babson and led the company to become the preferred technology vendor for the mobile advertising ecosystem. Under his leadership the company won several industry awards, including the American Business Award and a MassTLC award.

Andy Miller

@InnovationAndy

Chief Innovation Architect, Constant Contact

Andy Miller is Chief Innovation Architect at Constant Contact, where he manages the Small Business Innovation Program, an accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs developing solutions for small businesses. Prior to joining the company, he was CEO of CardStar where he wasresponsible for overall business development and strategic direction for the company. Prior to CardStar, Andy founded Lumifi LLC, Quece LLC, RetirementSuite.com, and StockCar Stocks Mutual Fund where he served on the Board of Directors. In addition, Andy has held various positions at PFPC, T. Rowe Price, Putnam Investments and Bank of America.

 

Andy holds a BA in Economics from SUNY Oswego, a MS in Entrepreneurial Studies from Suffolk University and serves as a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Council at Suffolk University.

Uri Minkoff

@uriminkoff

Co-Founder & CEO, Rebecca Minkoff

Uri Minkoff is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the fastest growing brands in the fashion industry, and the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer.


Only 39 years old, Uri is well known as the most forward thinking CEO in fashion, especially when it comes to the innovative use of new technologies and the omnichannel customer experience. Uri is the driving force behind what Morgan Stanley describes as the "stores of the future." He is a highly sought after speaker on the nexus between fashion, retail and emerging technologies.  


Uri founded the company in 2005 with his sister Rebecca and also serves as Creative Director for the brand's men's line. Rebecca Minkoff is a full lifestyle brand distributing accessories and apparel in 900 wholesale doors, with retail locations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and international retail stores in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong.


In 2015, the brand is on target for substantial YOY growth and expansion in international markets around the world.

Jim Mollica

@Mastershake1

Global Digital Marketing Strategy, Under Armour

Jim Mollica is a 20-year veteran in global media and digital marketing strategy, currently serving as VP of digital marketing at Under Armour. Mollica is an expert in consumer and brand marketing, with a deep focus around consumer analytics and digital applications. Prior to Under Armour he was SVP of global digital marketing at Ralph Lauren where he built a best-in-class consumer experience, and led content creation and oversight of media and distribution. Mollica has led digital marketing strategy and programming for other notable corporations such as Viacom/MTV Networks, The Walt Disney Company, and Nissan North America. 

Mike Monello

@mikemonello

VP & Chief Creative Officer, Campfire

Bio Coming Soon!!

Steve Mooney

@jackmorton

EVP, Managing Director, Jack Morton Worldwide

Bio coming soon!

Nondini Naqui

@societygrownups

President & CEO, Society of Grownups

Nondini Naqui is the President and CEO of Society of Grownups. She took the road less-traveled to get to finance, studying anthropology, Spanish, and business, then co-founding a nonprofit for HIV+ women in Ethiopia. After a tenure at ING DIRECT (now Capital One 360), she found she could combine all her skills and interests at Society of Grownups. Day-to-day, Nondini is focused on business and marketing strategy, and also in true startup fashion she pitches in wherever she's needed.

Jeremy Nicholas

@jeznicholas

VP, Digital Product Marketing, Visa

Bio Coming Soon!!

Rebecca O'Dette

@rebecca_odette

Director of Operations, RunKeeper

Rebecca has over 10 years of project management, program management, and operations experience for agency and technology companies. She has successfully managed large scale and innovative projects for leading brands including Adidas, Sallie Mae, and TD Bank.  Over the past 3+ years, Rebecca has combined her passion for health and technology at fitness startup, Runkeeper, where she works with teams to ensure the right level of structure, communication, and process are in place for successful execution. As an experienced leader, Rebecca is focused on collaborating with dynamic and fast paced teams to deliver amazing products while ensuring that the organization and its people maintain the unique cultural identity that fosters ideas, teamwork and continuous improvement and development of the team. 

Daniel Ostrower

@dostrower

CEO, Altitude, Inc.

Dan is the CEO of Altitude, an award-winning innovation and design firm. As CEO, Dan is responsible for architecting an innovation offering that provides deep and lasting value for Altitude's clients and for building an organization in which the most talented innovators will thrive.

Dan's passion is the creation of new products, services, and businesses that improve people's lives and help companies prosper. He has done so through a career that spans technology and strategy, leadership and execution, big company and start up. Prior to Altitude, Dan was a leader and founder of start-ups for over 10 years. He helped raise over $40M in venture financing and brought multiple new technologies and products to markets. Before his startup career, Dan was a consultant with Monitor where he helped transform Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Dan has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Harvard and an MBA and MSE from Stanford.

Shelly Palmer

@shellypalmer

Managing Director, Digital Media Group, Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer. He is a trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms and a key driver of market, technology and strategic direction, as well as acquisition strategies, for his clients such as Unilever, Travelers, Astra Zeneca, Ford, GE, Fox (21CF), Meredith, Viacom, Condé Nast, Clear Channel and Verizon. 

Palmer is well known as Fox 5 New York's on-air tech expert and for his work on the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and the host of as his nationally syndicated daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN's Monday Night Football. 

An award-winning composer, producer, writer and director, Palmer has worked with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms on advertising and marketing campaigns such as,  Meow Mix, Burger King and The City of Las Vegas

He is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Elena Parker

@elenakathryn

Creative Technologist, Campfire

Bio Coming Soon!!

Brian Regienczuk

@agencyspotter

CEO & Founder, Agency Spotter

Former Group Director of Global Design at The Coca-Cola Company, Brian Regienczuk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Agency Spotter, an online marketplace streamlining how brands and agencies find one another and partner across digital, design, advertising, research and beyond.

Over the past 19 years, Brian has led teams at the intersection of design, technology and marketing. He has led innovation and branding initiatives at companies such as Bacardi, General Motors, The Home Depot, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, and WebMD, but is also known for launching the rebirth of brand standards across Coca-Cola's billion dollar brands from Sprite to Minute Maid and beyond.

Brian created Agency Spotter to disrupt the trillion dollar marketing services industry and has experience on both the corporate side and agency side of the equation. With more than 220% growth in users year over year, Agency Spotter is helping marketers at all size companies find the right partners in less time, with more information than ever before.

 

Chris Rezendes

@chris_rezendes

Founder & Partner, Inex Advisors

Chris Rezendes is the Founder and Managing Partner at INEX Advisors, an IoT consultancy; Founder at IoT Impact Labs, an IoT commercialization accelerator focused on bringing IoT to SMB (small and mid-sized businesses) operating in 'grand challenge' markets such as ag/food, water, energy, cities and more. He is also Founder and General Partner at IoT Capital Partners an IoT-dedicated early stage investment vehicle.

Sarah Robertson

Sr. Creativity Coach, Before & After

Sarah has been working with Before & After for over 15 years as a facilitator and coach.  An independent marketing and advertising consultant based in Toronto, Sarah was personally trained by Tom Monahan.  Sarah's career has included stints in the public sector, private sector and the agency world.  She has worked with clients as diverse as Labatt Breweries, Unilever and  the Toronto Raptors.  Her unique understanding of the marketing process - from brand development, research and tactical execution ensures that she is able to help companies and agencies truly understand the importance of a great idea as the backbone of creative thinking

As a B&A coach, Sarah has facilitated thousands of people in sessions for companies as diverse as health care, children's toys and alcoholic beverages as well as numerous advertising agencies across the globe.  She is an entertaining and energetic keynote speaker and a dedicated, involved facilitator who has helped companies come up with new ideas, build stronger teams and strengthen their creative resources.

Sarah has the active, open mind that is necessary to be a creative thinking coach. She brings a high level of enthusiasm and energy to helping people explore new ideas and improve their creative thinking skill sets.

Duane Schulz

@duaneschulz

Chief Marketing Technologist, Xerox

Duane Schulz is the VP of Marketing Technology and Brand at Xerox.  He's responsible for developing and coordinating Xerox's global marketing technology strategy, and activation of the Xerox Brand platform, shaping the way the world sees the new Xerox.  Prior to joining Xerox, he held leadership functions at Apple, HP and late-stage venture-backed startups. Duane is in Portland, Oregon and is an avid US Soccer fanatic.

Baba Shetty

@babashetty

Chief Global Media Officer, DigitasLBi

Baba oversees global media for DigitasLBi, including programmatic, search television, media technology and social. In 2014 DigitasLBi was awarded Adweek Media Plan of the Year for campaigns over $25 million - the first time the award has ever been won by a digital-first agency. 

 

Baba was previously CEO of Newsweek / The Daily Beast; Research Director and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research; and Marketing Communications Director at BMW of North America. While at BMW Baba was part of the team that initiated the BMW Films project, which won the first Cannes Titanium Lion and was named one of the ten best Digital Ideas of the Decade by the One Show. 

 

Baba is a 2015 Cannes Lion Juror ; serves on the Wharton Future of Advertising Global Board; and is Jury Chair for the 2015 Adweek Media Plan of the Year awards. 

Lindsay Starner

@hillholliday

VP of Analytics, Hill Holliday

Lindsay has 10 years of experience using marketing and business analytics to drive measurable results.  She has been at Trilia for over 3 years and, during this time, she has led analytics engagements for a variety of clients with a relentless focus on improving effectiveness. She is a true professional with a wealth of knowledge covering multivariate statistics & modeling, analysis of large data-sets, experimental design, and marketing research. Her previous experience spans an assortment of industries, including retail, QSR, hospitality, finance, insurance, and automotive. Over her career, she has worked extensively on clients such as Aflac, Bank of America, Dunkin' Donuts, Great Wolf Resorts, and Capella University, for whom her team won AdClub's 2014 Media Maven Award for the Best Use of Research.

 

Lindsay holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. with Distinction in Business Analytics from Bentley University.  

Cindy Stockwell

@cindymstockwell

President, Trilia Media

Cindy proudly launched Trilia as a different kind of media company, with a mandate for fiscal transparency. Trilia, which launched in 2015 and grew out of Hill Holliday/Erwin Penland's highly successful media operations, operates under the belief that the strongest client outcomes are driven by balancing Science and Ideas. Prior to Trilia, Cindy was responsible for Hill Holliday's integrated media department, overseeing communications planning, cross-channel media planning/buying, and analytics for clients such as Dunkin' Donuts, Major League Baseball, Liberty Mutual, The TJX Companies, and Chili's. Under her leadership, Hill Holliday's media department was twice named Media Agency of the Year by Media Magazine and Cindy has been honored as one of Adweek's Media All-Stars.

Throughout her career, Cindy has planned multimedia campaigns for clients in various industries, including packaged goods, retail, dining, and health care. Trilia's focus on Science and Ideas has resulted in campaigns across multiple disciplines that have consistently won awards: AdWeek Magazine's "Plan of the Year" (four times in the last five years),MediaPost's Creative Media Award (three times in the last four years), MediaPost's OMMA Award (2011 and 2014),Digiday's SAMMY Award (2014), and the MMASmarties (2014).

Jon Squire

@CARDFREE_Inc

CEO, CARDFREE

Jon Squire has more than 19 years of business, marketing and product development experience in financial services and emerging technologies. Most recently, Jon was CMO of CorFire, SK C&C's global mCommerce headquarters where he led the deployment of Dunkin' Donuts Mobile. He was also SVP of Mobile Payments at mFoundry where he spearheaded the Starbucks Card Mobile team and helped create the first mobile wallet initiatives in the U.S. with retailers, carriers and financial institutions. Between his work at CorFire and mFoundry, Jon has been involved in the two largest mobile payments programs in the nation.

Jon has consistently driven innovation and created world-class product offerings in new categories. He launched the first national mobile P2P offering in partnership with Sprint and PayPal and is well known for his leading edge work with NFC, barcode and alternative technologies that integrate with the point of sale. Earlier in his career, he also led mobile/e-commerce payment initiatives for Wells Fargo and ran E*TRADE Advisory Services.

Miles Thibault

@milesthibault

Mentor in Residence, TechStars

Miles Thibault is a mentor in residence at TechStars. He has brought his expertise in growth to multiple positions, including: Founder of Covvet, Head of Product at Wave Accounting, Product Manager at Eloqua (acquired by Oracle), Dev Lead at pH Group (acquired by Experian), and Developer at Telus.

 

Frederick Townes

@fredericktownes

Co-Founder, Placester

Bio Coming Soon!!

Charlie Ungashick

@ungashick

EVP, CMO, PTC

As PTC's CMO, Charlie Ungashick leads global marketing strategy and execution. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company's global marketing efforts, including defining and executing marketing strategies, brand management, demand generation, public relations, product marketing and channel marketing. With more than 15 years of executive experience, Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge in product management, marketing, and sales, including leading marketing teams through two successful IPOs. He has a rich history with enterprise software and SaaS companies, having held leadership roles in several high-growth companies, including SilverStream Software, Novell, and FileNet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in political science and French and also studied economics at the Universite Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Daniel Wallace

@nutraclick

CEO & Co-Founder, NutraClick

Daniel Wallace graduated from Harvard in 2008 and co-founded NutraClick in February 2009. In between, he marketed third-party health and beauty brands online, leading to the birth of NutraClick as a technology-driven health and wellness products company. In 2014, Wallace was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New England. He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and is an active participant in the Mass Scale CEO Roundtable, a sustained gathering of CEOs from growing, high-potential technology companies in Massachusetts. He is a frequent speaker at industry events including NBJ Summit, Food Vision, and eTail West on topics related to digital advertising driving demand in retail stores.

 

Under Wallace's leadership, NutraClick has received multiple accolades including Forbes' List of America's Most Promising Companies (2014), Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies (2014), Boston Business Journal's List of Massachusetts Largest Private Companies (2014 and 2015), Boston Business Journal's List of Healthiest Employers (2014), Greatist's List of the Healthiest Companies to Work for in the U.S. (2014), and Boston Business Journal's Innovation All Star Award (2013).

 

As a former collegiate rower turned young entrepreneur, Wallace believes in "optimism, passion and hard work" as well as continuous professional and personal improvement.

Karen Webster

@karenmpd

CEO, PYMNTS.com

Bio coming soon!

Tamsen Webster

@tamadear

Executive Producer, TEDxCambridge

Tamsen Webster is SVP of Executive Communications at Oratium, a Boston-based messaging consultancy, and Executive Producer at TEDxCambridge. She specializes in helping organizations and individuals tell the right story to the right people at the right time. An accomplished speaker, consultant, coach, and writer, Tamsen regularly presents on how to differentiate your brand, how to sell from the stage (without selling from the stage!), and how to craft messaging that resonates with your core audiences. As a retired Weight Watchers leader and newly minted marathoner, she is passionate about the power of transformative journeys.

 

Perry Witmer

@PepsiCo

Senior Manager, Strategy & Insights, Innovation & Emerging Brands, PepsiCo

Perry Witmer is Senior Manager, Innovation & Emerging Brands at PepsiCo, where she leads the Strategy & Insights team responsible for developing the next generation of billion-dollar brands through breakthrough innovation & intrapreneurial brand-building.  Perry is also a Trends expert: she's developed a custom framework designed to empower leadership across categories and brands to capitalize on forward-looking consumer trends. 

Prior to joining PepsiCo in early 2013, Perry was Director of Brand Strategy at Penn Schoen Berland, where she worked as a strategic advisor for clients such as Reckitt Benckiser, Celebrity Cruises, American Express & Elizabeth Arden.  Perry's extensive experience ranges from brand architecture and competitive positioning to identifying and leveraging consumer insights, including specific input into brand innovation and new product development. 

Perry came to PSB after working as a Senior Brand Strategist at Distillery, where she was a strategic consultant for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pernod Ricard, and LG Electronics, advising across industries on wide-ranging business issues throughout their marketing lifecycle.  She also held several positions on the American Express team at Ogilvy & Mather NY, where she began her career.  Perry received an A.B. in Political Science from Harvard University.  

Bill Alberti

@billalberti

SVP, C Space

Bill Alberti is Senior Vice President at C Space, where he leads the client service team in helping companies find new ways to grow by collaborating with their customers. Recently, Bill's thought leadership on Gen Z has been published in Adweek, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Prior to joining C Space, Bill worked at Arnold Worldwide where he founded a business strategy group and created a consulting capability designed to communicate a public company's investment story to Wall Street analysts, investors and the media.

Bill is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. You can follow him on Twitter at @billalberti

Christa Berry

@christaleaberry

Director of Brand & Marketing, United Way for Greater Austin

Christa Berry is a marketing and communications professional who has handled a wide variety of communications sectors including events, media relations, public relations, advertising, design and direct marketing. Currently, she is the Director of Brand and Marketing at United Way for Greater Austin where she manages the marketing department, executes community-wide events and awareness campaigns, and helped launch the organization's rebrand in 2012.

Prior to United Way, Christa worked at I&O Communications, an Austin-based communications agency, where she was responsible for directing team-based project planning, design and execution of strategic digital initiatives on behalf of clients. She worked with some of the firm's most innovative customers, while focusing the majority of time on product launches and market expansions, including the launch of car2go Austin.

Christa hold's a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College in psychology. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Andrew and two dogs Oscar and George.

Anita Brearton

@abrearton

Founder & CEO, CabinetM

Anita Brearton is an experienced high technology start-up executive, skilled at addressing the strategic operational and marketing challenges faced by high growth, early stage businesses. She is the co-founder and CEO of CabinetM, a discovery platform for the marketing industry that is changing how marketers and marketing technology companies connect. Anita is a member of Golden Seeds and Launchpad Venture Group, and serves as the Vice Chair of Mass Ventures.

Scott Brinker

@chiefmartec

CTO, ion interactive; Editor, chiefmartec.com

Brinker is the author of chiefmartec.com, a blog that examines the intersection of marketing, technology, and management; and he is the program chair of the MarTech conference. He's also the CTO of ion interactive, an interactive content software company.

Chia Chen

@talk2chia

EVP, DigitasLBi

Bio coming soon!

David Corts

@studionow

President & COO, StudioNow

David has led product development, business development, and operations for StudioNow since its inception in 2007. StudioNow was acquired by Aol, Inc. in January 2010, at which time David also served as Vice President of Product and Operations for AOL Content Solutions. When StudioNow again became a privately-held company in January 2013, David resumed his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of StudioNow.

Prior to StudioNow, David was Founder and CEO of Impulse Radio, a venture-backed company in New York City providing technology to enable wireless content and data services through HD Radio and satellite digital radio. At Impulse Radio, David forged strategic partnerships with radio broadcasters and consumer electronics manufacturers, including Kenwood, Visteon, Clear Channel and NPR. David also helped lead the data standards setting process for HD Radio with the National Radio Systems Committee in Washington D.C.

Before founding Impulse Radio, David was a member of the founding team of @Plan, an Internet advertising and market research company. While at @Plan, David was responsible for overall data aggregation and integration into all of the company's market research products. @Plan completed its IPO in May 1999 and was acquired by Doubleclick in February 2001.

David holds a B.A in English from of the University of Tennessee. 

Dave Dugan

@facebook

Global Agency Director, Facebook

Dave serves as a Director on Facebook's Global Agency Team, a role he has played since 2013.  He is responsible for developing the close partnership between WPP and Facebook, including initiatives across data and measurement, joint product and tools development, and education programs to help WPP teams bring innovation to their global client base.

Dave spent the majority of his career in the agency world, including over 11 years at Digitas (SVP/Corporate Strategy) and Arnold/Havas (Chief Commercial Officer).  Previously, Dave was President of BzzAgent, where he led day-to-day operations and facilitated their acquisition by dunnhumby/Tesco. 

He began his career as a strategy consultant at Cap Gemini in Cambridge, where he served as chief analyst of their North American strategy practice.

Dave is a graduate of Brown University with a B.A. in Business Economics.

Aaron Fetters

@fettersac

SVP, Marketing & Sales, comScore, Inc.

Aaron Fetters recently joined comScore as the SVP of marketing and sales. Most recently, as Director, Insights and Analytics Solutions Center at the Kellogg Company, Fetters oversees a broad marketing insights organization. From product, idea, and communication assessment through marketing effectiveness analytics and research, his group delivers services and insights that power brand growth. Previously, Fetters served as associate director, global digital strategy and analytics, responsible for enhancing Kellogg Company's capabilities in digital marketing measurement and analysis, with emphasis on digital media performance, insights, and digital marketing ROI. In addition, he was the lead digital strategist for the Pop-Tarts and Eggo brands, advising and co-creating digital marketing solutions with agency partners. Fetters began his career at P&G, where he helped develop industry-leading capabilities in the areas of digital marketing and digital marketing research.

Jordan Fliegel

@jfleeg

Founder, President & Chairman, CoachUp

Bio Coming Soon!!

Robert Glazer

@robert_glazer

Founder & Managing Director, Acceleration Partners

Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners, is a customer acquisition specialist with an exceptional track record in growing revenue and profits for fast-growing consumer products and services companies. His clients include adidas, eBay, ModCloth, Warby Parker, the Honest Company, Reebok, Shutterfly, Target, Gymboree, Tiny Prints, and many other consumer brands.

In 2014, Acceleration Partners drove more than $500 million in online revenue for its clients and ranked #260 on the prestigious Inc. 500 list, earning Robert a spot in the Boston Business Journal's 40 Under 40. The company is also the 2015 recipient of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Agency of the Year and is a past recipient for Affiliate Program of the Year.

In addition to speaking at industry events like ad:tech, Affiliate Summit, DMA, IRCE, and Shop.org, he has published over seventy-five articles on marketing, strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Robert formerly served on the board of the Performance Marketing Association and currently sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. In his spare time, Robert is an avid skier, biker, amateur photographer, and serial home renovator.

Jermaine Hall

@jermainehall

VP & Managing Editor, Digital, BET

Bio coming soon!

Mark Himmelsbach

@himmelsblog

President, Content @ Ogilvy

As of April 2015, Mark Himmelsbach is the President of Content@Ogilvy, a new unit of Ogilvy & Mather North America dedicated to creating and distributing seamless ideas across media channels for clients such as IBM, American Express, and Coca Cola.

Prior to Ogilvy, Mark worked at a variety of advertising and media agencies including IPG Mediabrands, BBDO, PHD, and Organic. He was a part of global teams that won Cannes Lions, Effies, Spikes, and FWAs for a variety of clients including Chrysler, Charles Schwab, AT&T, FedEx, GE, HBO, Lowe's, and Visa. 

Before his career path turned towards marketing, Mark was a strategy consultant for the US Federal Government, where he worked with agencies like the US Secret Service and Department of Justice.

He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife Annie and his daughter Willa.

Meghan Joyce

@meghanvjoyce

General Manager, Uber East Coast

Bio Coming Soon!!

Greg Karamitis

@DraftKings

VP of Analytics, DraftKings

Greg Karamitis joined DraftKings in 2014 as the VP of Analytics, where he is responsible for establishing an analytics function for the company. He began his career focused on pricing enhancements and consumer credit policy in the Marketing and Analytics group of the Point of Sale business unit at Capital One. In 2008, Karamitis joined Vistaprint to manage the Customer Analytics group. In this role, he was responsible for leveraging analytics to derive customer insights, expanding margin through algorithmic cross-sell optimization, and establishing customer level metrics throughout the business. While at Vistaprint, Karamitis moved to Sydney, Australia to establish and build the analytics team for Vistaprint Australia. In addition to the analytics team, Karamitis ultimately took on managing the acquisition and retention marketing functions for the Australian Market and the Japanese Customer Support Center.

Karamitis was born and raised in upstate New York. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biostatistics, Biochemistry from Cornell University in 2004.

Scott Kirsner

@ScottKirsner

Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader, Columnist, Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His "Innovation Economy" column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he is also editor of the site Innovation Leader (www.innovationleader.com), which focuses on R&D, product development, corporate venturing, and new initiatives within large companies. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. His books include Fans, Friends, and Followers and Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood. He can be reached at scott@innovationleader.com and his Twitter handle is @ScottKirsner.

Frank Lo

@wayfair

Director, Data Science, Wayfair

Frank Lo is the founder and director of the Data Science team at Wayfair. He oversees multiple initiatives in the company that revolve around learning customer behavior through data mining, and translating that insight into actionable strategy for ecommerce marketing and personalization efforts. Outside of his role at Wayfair, Lo is also the founder and developer of DataJobs.com, a popular hub for analytics recruiting. Lo graduated from MIT in 2008 and has remained in the Boston area ever since.

Nathalie Miebach

Artist

Nathalie Miebach is a Boston-based artist who translates weather data into complex sculptures and musical scores. Nathalie Miebach's work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Her woven sculptures interpret scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology in three-dimensional space. Her pieces simultaneously function as works of art, aural embodiments of data (musical compositions) and instruments that illustrate environmental change.

By utilizing artistic processes and everyday materials, Miebach questions and expands the boundaries of traditional science data visualization - and provokes expectations of what visual vocabulary is considered to be in the domain of science and art. Miebach is a TEDGlobal 2011 Fellow.

Uri Minkoff

@uriminkoff

Co-Founder & CEO, Rebecca Minkoff

Uri Minkoff is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the fastest growing brands in the fashion industry, and the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer.


Only 39 years old, Uri is well known as the most forward thinking CEO in fashion, especially when it comes to the innovative use of new technologies and the omnichannel customer experience. Uri is the driving force behind what Morgan Stanley describes as the "stores of the future." He is a highly sought after speaker on the nexus between fashion, retail and emerging technologies.  


Uri founded the company in 2005 with his sister Rebecca and also serves as Creative Director for the brand's men's line. Rebecca Minkoff is a full lifestyle brand distributing accessories and apparel in 900 wholesale doors, with retail locations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and international retail stores in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong.


In 2015, the brand is on target for substantial YOY growth and expansion in international markets around the world.

Steve Mooney

@jackmorton

EVP, Managing Director, Jack Morton Worldwide

Bio coming soon!

Rebecca O'Dette

@rebecca_odette

Director of Operations, RunKeeper

Rebecca has over 10 years of project management, program management, and operations experience for agency and technology companies. She has successfully managed large scale and innovative projects for leading brands including Adidas, Sallie Mae, and TD Bank.  Over the past 3+ years, Rebecca has combined her passion for health and technology at fitness startup, Runkeeper, where she works with teams to ensure the right level of structure, communication, and process are in place for successful execution. As an experienced leader, Rebecca is focused on collaborating with dynamic and fast paced teams to deliver amazing products while ensuring that the organization and its people maintain the unique cultural identity that fosters ideas, teamwork and continuous improvement and development of the team. 

Elena Parker

@elenakathryn

Creative Technologist, Campfire

Bio Coming Soon!!

Sarah Robertson

Sr. Creativity Coach, Before & After

Sarah has been working with Before & After for over 15 years as a facilitator and coach.  An independent marketing and advertising consultant based in Toronto, Sarah was personally trained by Tom Monahan.  Sarah's career has included stints in the public sector, private sector and the agency world.  She has worked with clients as diverse as Labatt Breweries, Unilever and  the Toronto Raptors.  Her unique understanding of the marketing process - from brand development, research and tactical execution ensures that she is able to help companies and agencies truly understand the importance of a great idea as the backbone of creative thinking

As a B&A coach, Sarah has facilitated thousands of people in sessions for companies as diverse as health care, children's toys and alcoholic beverages as well as numerous advertising agencies across the globe.  She is an entertaining and energetic keynote speaker and a dedicated, involved facilitator who has helped companies come up with new ideas, build stronger teams and strengthen their creative resources.

Sarah has the active, open mind that is necessary to be a creative thinking coach. She brings a high level of enthusiasm and energy to helping people explore new ideas and improve their creative thinking skill sets.

Lindsay Starner

@hillholliday

VP of Analytics, Hill Holliday

Lindsay has 10 years of experience using marketing and business analytics to drive measurable results.  She has been at Trilia for over 3 years and, during this time, she has led analytics engagements for a variety of clients with a relentless focus on improving effectiveness. She is a true professional with a wealth of knowledge covering multivariate statistics & modeling, analysis of large data-sets, experimental design, and marketing research. Her previous experience spans an assortment of industries, including retail, QSR, hospitality, finance, insurance, and automotive. Over her career, she has worked extensively on clients such as Aflac, Bank of America, Dunkin' Donuts, Great Wolf Resorts, and Capella University, for whom her team won AdClub's 2014 Media Maven Award for the Best Use of Research.

 

Lindsay holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. with Distinction in Business Analytics from Bentley University.  

Miles Thibault

@milesthibault

Mentor in Residence, TechStars

Miles Thibault is a mentor in residence at TechStars. He has brought his expertise in growth to multiple positions, including: Founder of Covvet, Head of Product at Wave Accounting, Product Manager at Eloqua (acquired by Oracle), Dev Lead at pH Group (acquired by Experian), and Developer at Telus.

 

Daniel Wallace

@nutraclick

CEO & Co-Founder, NutraClick

Daniel Wallace graduated from Harvard in 2008 and co-founded NutraClick in February 2009. In between, he marketed third-party health and beauty brands online, leading to the birth of NutraClick as a technology-driven health and wellness products company. In 2014, Wallace was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New England. He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and is an active participant in the Mass Scale CEO Roundtable, a sustained gathering of CEOs from growing, high-potential technology companies in Massachusetts. He is a frequent speaker at industry events including NBJ Summit, Food Vision, and eTail West on topics related to digital advertising driving demand in retail stores.

 

Under Wallace's leadership, NutraClick has received multiple accolades including Forbes' List of America's Most Promising Companies (2014), Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies (2014), Boston Business Journal's List of Massachusetts Largest Private Companies (2014 and 2015), Boston Business Journal's List of Healthiest Employers (2014), Greatist's List of the Healthiest Companies to Work for in the U.S. (2014), and Boston Business Journal's Innovation All Star Award (2013).

 

As a former collegiate rower turned young entrepreneur, Wallace believes in "optimism, passion and hard work" as well as continuous professional and personal improvement.

Perry Witmer

@PepsiCo

Senior Manager, Strategy & Insights, Innovation & Emerging Brands, PepsiCo

Perry Witmer is Senior Manager, Innovation & Emerging Brands at PepsiCo, where she leads the Strategy & Insights team responsible for developing the next generation of billion-dollar brands through breakthrough innovation & intrapreneurial brand-building.  Perry is also a Trends expert: she's developed a custom framework designed to empower leadership across categories and brands to capitalize on forward-looking consumer trends. 

Prior to joining PepsiCo in early 2013, Perry was Director of Brand Strategy at Penn Schoen Berland, where she worked as a strategic advisor for clients such as Reckitt Benckiser, Celebrity Cruises, American Express & Elizabeth Arden.  Perry's extensive experience ranges from brand architecture and competitive positioning to identifying and leveraging consumer insights, including specific input into brand innovation and new product development. 

Perry came to PSB after working as a Senior Brand Strategist at Distillery, where she was a strategic consultant for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pernod Ricard, and LG Electronics, advising across industries on wide-ranging business issues throughout their marketing lifecycle.  She also held several positions on the American Express team at Ogilvy & Mather NY, where she began her career.  Perry received an A.B. in Political Science from Harvard University.  

Jim Anderson

@jvanderson

CEO, SocialFlow

Jim Anderson has a distinguished track record in technology, with a 20-plus year career spanning the development, productization, and sale of technology solutions in both B2B and B2C environments. He has spent the past six years on the cutting edge of social media, and over that time has been helping marketers effectively use technology to power their social media efforts.

Prior to SocialFlow, Jim was Chief Operating Officer of Vitrue, where he was instrumental in building the team, the products, and the customer relationships that ultimately led to the company's acquisition by Oracle.  After the acquisition, he spent a year leading the successful integration of the Vitrue products and technology into the Oracle portfolio.

Prior to Vitrue, Jim spent nearly a decade at EarthLink/MindSpring, the consumer Internet Service Provider who helped create consumer adoption of the Internet starting in the mid-1990s.  He led the development and launch of MindSpring's first high-speed DSL offering, a business that ultimately grew to more than a million subscribers.

Jim also spent nine years in consulting, advising a variety of Fortune 500 clients on technology and business issues.  He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering from Georgia Tech.  He has three children, including one very special needs child.

Robyn Bolton

@RM_Bolton

Partner, Innosight

Robyn is a Partner at Innosight, where she specializes in consumer packaged goods and consumer healthcare. She works extensively with senior-level executives to help them identify market expansion and business growth opportunities, define and build new multi-million dollar businesses, and develop organizational structures and capabilities to support innovation.  Her articles on innovation have appeared in: Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Harvard Business Review Online.

Prior to joining Innosight, Robyn worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in both Boston, MA and Copenhagen, Denmark. At BCG, she worked across multiple industries and partnered with clients to create and implement a brand turnaround strategy for a European skincare line, develop a new strategic planning and financial forecasting process for a global pharmaceutical company, and define and develop the next generation of a national retailer's e-commerce business.

Robyn also has extensive experience in brand building and business management. She spent 5 years in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble (P&G) where she led the North American launch of Swiffer; helped create, develop, and launch Swiffer WetJet. As a Brand Manager, she also managed the marketing and strategy for P&G's multi-billion dollar fabric/home/family care business at WalMart.

Robyn received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Marketing cum laude with University Honors from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal

@cynthiabreazeal

Founder, Chief Scientist, Jibo

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.

Christa Carone

@christacarone

Co-Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee & acting Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Boston 2024 Partnership

Christa Carone is Co-Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee and acting Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the Boston 2024 Partnership which is the organization charged with developing Boston's bid, and the U.S.' only representative city, for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Formerly, an executive vice president at Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of  financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries.  In her most recent role, Christa applied her decades of  marketing and communications experience to shaping brands and go-to-market strategies for Fidelity's diversified businesses.  She served as an in-house marketing strategist for new business ventures, developing and consulting on market segmentation, brand purpose and identity, stakeholder engagement and integrated online/offline marketing communication campaigns. 

Christa is formerly the executive vice president of  communications and corporate affairs for Fidelity, responsible for developing enterprise-wide communication strategies and leading Fidelity's corporate affairs, media relations, internal communications, digital content, executive communications and events management.  

Prior to joining Fidelity in 2013, Christa spent 17 years in increasingly senior roles at Xerox Corporation, most recently serving as chief  marketing officer. She led global marketing strategy and initiatives that included all communication touch points across paid, earned and owned channels of  engagement with Xerox stakeholders. Her responsibilities included brand management, advertising, experiential marketing, public relations, internal communications, integrated campaigns, interactive and social marketing, citizenship and the Xerox Foundation.  

Prior to being appointed CMO in 2008, Christa was vice president of  global communications, leading Xerox's public relations, internal and corporate communications, and community relations initiatives. She joined Xerox in 1996 as communications manager for the company's manufacturing and supply chain division, was named corporate media relations manager in 1998, and became head of  corporate public relations in 2001.

Christa received her bachelor of  arts degree in communications from the State University of  New YorkCollege at Geneseo. She is a member of M50, the Arthur Page Society, an advisory board member for the Center for Reputation Management at Drexel University, and a board director of  the software company, etouches.  

Christa is known for offering points of view on marketing and communications for the Forbes CMO network, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review and Ad Age. In 2013, she was named one of the best marketers of the year by BtoB Magazine for the third consecutive year. In 2012 and 2013, she was named among the most influential marketing and communication professionals in business by Appinions, and in 2011, was honored by The Holmes Report as one of the world's most influential communicators.

Colleen Clark

@lifeisgood

Director of Optimistic People, Life is Good

Bio coming soon!

Adam Cutler

@adam_cutler

Design Studio Program Director, IBM Design

Adam Cutler is the IBM Design Studio Program Director, responsible for the Austin Design Studio and the daily guidance of IBM Software's designer population. Adam also manages Designcamp, an immersive educational program about IBM Design Thinking.

Prior to joining IBM Design in early 2013, Adam was the Director of User Experience Design at IBM Interactive where he helped guide clients and IBM teams in the creation of valuable, dynamic and effective user experiences. Client work includes OpenPediatrics for Boston Children's Hospital, American Express, Bank of America, Chubb Insurance, L.L.Bean, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide Insurance, Nordea, Segway, State Street, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Tiffany & Co., and Wachovia.

Adam came to IBM in 2001 after working in advertising in Chicago, where his clients ranged from Michael Jordan to helping pioneer the first
e-commerce transaction from outer space.

Mick Ebeling

@mickteg

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 Mick's firm belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible's first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, The Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. Time Magazine named The Eyewriter one of the "Top 50 Inventions of 2010," and the device is now part of MoMA's permanent collection.

Not Impossible's latest endeavor, Project Daniel, now celebrates its one-year anniversary. The subject of Intel's "Look Inside" campaign, Project Daniel enabled Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3-D-print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world's first 3-D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100. Time Magazine said, "It's hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place." 

Project Daniel earned many awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, along with 3 Bronze Lions (Branded Content, Film, & Cyber), and 1 Gold (Product Design). Project Daniel has also won AICP's Next Cause Marketing Award, the 2014 One Show Gold Pencil (Design and Intellectual Property & Products, tied for "Best in Show"), the 2014 Silver and Bronze Telly Award, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon (Creativity, Ingenuity and Innovation), and was among The Nominet Trust 100, and was nominated at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards (Innovative 3-DIY). The work has been entered into the MoMA's permanent film archives.

On January 6, Ebeling's first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done, hit shelves. The book recounts his life experiences, the Eyewriter, and Project Daniel. Deepak Chopra calls it "the template for a new science of consciousness," and Jillian Michaels refers to it as, "a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others." For more information as well as excerpts from the book, visit notimpossible.com.  

Ben Fischman

@mgemi

Founder, M. Gemi

Bio Coming Soon!!

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

@jfh

CIO, City of Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Jascha Franklin-Hodge as the City's Chief Information Officer in June 2014. As Chief Information Officer, Franklin-Hodge leads the City's efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods. 

Prior to his work with the City, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital (BSD) in 2004 and ran BSD's Boston technology office. He oversaw the development and operation of the BSD Tools, an online fundraising, email, and CRM platform that powered the digital presence of President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He previouly worked for Howard Dean's groundbreaking 2004 presidential campaign, where he led the technology team responsible for scaling, securing, and maintaining a high visibility, high traffic website.

Since 2009, Franklin-Hodge has served as an advisor to Code for America, a nonprofit which connects technologists with cities to solve civic challenges and encourage innovation in government technology.

Previously, Franklin-Hodge was the director of software development for AOL's Digital Music Division, and has worked for the Art Technology Group and Software Tool and Die, and has consulted for the Computer Museum, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Niemen Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Franklin-Hodge studied computer science at MIT and lives in South Boston.

Christian Goy

@GOY909

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Behavioral Science Lab

Christian Goy is the co-founder and managing director of the Behavioral Science Lab. Starting his career in strategic planning on both the client and agency side, he developed a love for consumer insights and targeting. He felt there was a lack of substantial data showing why consumers make the purchasing decisions they do, leading to his desire to answer the unknown question of WHY. Combining his passion and curiosity for arts and science, the native of Germany embarked on the entrepreneurial journey to help develop behavioral economics research tools that today are used for multiple marketing and business applications. As a former Olympic hopeful, Christian holds a B.A. in management and organization as well as an M.B.A. with a focus in marketing.

John Hall

@TweetJohnHall

Co-Founder & CEO , Influence & Co.

John Hall is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co., a company focused on helping brands and individuals extract and leverage their expertise to create, publish, and distribute content to gain influence, visibility, and credibility with their key audiences. In three years, John has grown Influence & Co. into one of the largest providers of high-quality expert content to the world's top publications, ranking #72 on Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America" list and named Empact's "Best Marketing and Advertising Company of 2014" at the United Nations. John has a weekly column for Forbes and Inc. and has contributed to more than 50 publications, including Business Insider, The Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

Donna Hoffman

@athenahealth

Director of HR, AthenaHealth

Bio coming soon!

Emir Kapanci

@caredotcom

Director, Analytics, Care.com

As Director of Analytics, Emir is responsible for analyzing and augmenting Care.com's data assets to improve customer experience and decision making. In his role, Emir oversees a team of Data Scientists and Analysts that closely partner with many departments within the company (e.g. Product, Marketing, CRM, Finance and Operations), delivering solutions such as: Multi-channel attribution, BI dashboards, bidding models, revenue forecasting, recommendation systems, and test planning & evaluation. Prior to joining Care.com in 2013, Emir was a Data Scientist and Director of Analytical Services at Oracle Retail from 2007-2013. In that role, he worked with some of the biggest retailers in the US and worldwide, helping them optimize their product pricing, promotions, store clustering, in-store space allocation and inventory planning.

 

Emir holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University (2006), where his research was focused on Machine Learning & Statistical Modeling. 

Jim Kennedy

@apjmk

SVP Strategy & Enterprise Development, The Associated Press

Bio coming soon!

Ram Krishnan

@ramalytics

SVP & CMO, Frito-Lay North America, PepsiCo

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.

Michael Mangione

@Bose

Director of Consumer Marketing, Bose

Michael Mangione is a strategic marketing leader with a strong track record of driving differentiated and accelerated results in marketing innovation and profitable global sales growth within a highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace. He has a passion for fostering innovation, collaboration and an unwavering focus on interactive, web, social and digital marketing. Mangione's core competencies lie in marketing strategy, advertising and multi-screen media, sponsorship activation and digital marketing. He has deep expertise in leveraging market insights and skills to create brand value, reinvent stagnant products, expand distribution and develop new businesses.

Mihael Mikek

@mihamikek1

CEO and co-founder, Celtra

Mihael sets the vision and strategy at Celtra, where he has overall responsibility for establishing Celtra as the leading rich media mobile advertising company. He incubated Celtra at Babson and led the company to become the preferred technology vendor for the mobile advertising ecosystem. Under his leadership the company won several industry awards, including the American Business Award and a MassTLC award.

Jim Mollica

@Mastershake1

Global Digital Marketing Strategy, Under Armour

Jim Mollica is a 20-year veteran in global media and digital marketing strategy, currently serving as VP of digital marketing at Under Armour. Mollica is an expert in consumer and brand marketing, with a deep focus around consumer analytics and digital applications. Prior to Under Armour he was SVP of global digital marketing at Ralph Lauren where he built a best-in-class consumer experience, and led content creation and oversight of media and distribution. Mollica has led digital marketing strategy and programming for other notable corporations such as Viacom/MTV Networks, The Walt Disney Company, and Nissan North America. 

Nondini Naqui

@societygrownups

President & CEO, Society of Grownups

Nondini Naqui is the President and CEO of Society of Grownups. She took the road less-traveled to get to finance, studying anthropology, Spanish, and business, then co-founding a nonprofit for HIV+ women in Ethiopia. After a tenure at ING DIRECT (now Capital One 360), she found she could combine all her skills and interests at Society of Grownups. Day-to-day, Nondini is focused on business and marketing strategy, and also in true startup fashion she pitches in wherever she's needed.

Daniel Ostrower

@dostrower

CEO, Altitude, Inc.

Dan is the CEO of Altitude, an award-winning innovation and design firm. As CEO, Dan is responsible for architecting an innovation offering that provides deep and lasting value for Altitude's clients and for building an organization in which the most talented innovators will thrive.

Dan's passion is the creation of new products, services, and businesses that improve people's lives and help companies prosper. He has done so through a career that spans technology and strategy, leadership and execution, big company and start up. Prior to Altitude, Dan was a leader and founder of start-ups for over 10 years. He helped raise over $40M in venture financing and brought multiple new technologies and products to markets. Before his startup career, Dan was a consultant with Monitor where he helped transform Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Dan has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Harvard and an MBA and MSE from Stanford.

Brian Regienczuk

@agencyspotter

CEO & Founder, Agency Spotter

Former Group Director of Global Design at The Coca-Cola Company, Brian Regienczuk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Agency Spotter, an online marketplace streamlining how brands and agencies find one another and partner across digital, design, advertising, research and beyond.

Over the past 19 years, Brian has led teams at the intersection of design, technology and marketing. He has led innovation and branding initiatives at companies such as Bacardi, General Motors, The Home Depot, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, and WebMD, but is also known for launching the rebirth of brand standards across Coca-Cola's billion dollar brands from Sprite to Minute Maid and beyond.

Brian created Agency Spotter to disrupt the trillion dollar marketing services industry and has experience on both the corporate side and agency side of the equation. With more than 220% growth in users year over year, Agency Spotter is helping marketers at all size companies find the right partners in less time, with more information than ever before.

 

Duane Schulz

@duaneschulz

Chief Marketing Technologist, Xerox

Duane Schulz is the VP of Marketing Technology and Brand at Xerox.  He's responsible for developing and coordinating Xerox's global marketing technology strategy, and activation of the Xerox Brand platform, shaping the way the world sees the new Xerox.  Prior to joining Xerox, he held leadership functions at Apple, HP and late-stage venture-backed startups. Duane is in Portland, Oregon and is an avid US Soccer fanatic.

Cindy Stockwell

@cindymstockwell

President, Trilia Media

Cindy proudly launched Trilia as a different kind of media company, with a mandate for fiscal transparency. Trilia, which launched in 2015 and grew out of Hill Holliday/Erwin Penland's highly successful media operations, operates under the belief that the strongest client outcomes are driven by balancing Science and Ideas. Prior to Trilia, Cindy was responsible for Hill Holliday's integrated media department, overseeing communications planning, cross-channel media planning/buying, and analytics for clients such as Dunkin' Donuts, Major League Baseball, Liberty Mutual, The TJX Companies, and Chili's. Under her leadership, Hill Holliday's media department was twice named Media Agency of the Year by Media Magazine and Cindy has been honored as one of Adweek's Media All-Stars.

Throughout her career, Cindy has planned multimedia campaigns for clients in various industries, including packaged goods, retail, dining, and health care. Trilia's focus on Science and Ideas has resulted in campaigns across multiple disciplines that have consistently won awards: AdWeek Magazine's "Plan of the Year" (four times in the last five years),MediaPost's Creative Media Award (three times in the last four years), MediaPost's OMMA Award (2011 and 2014),Digiday's SAMMY Award (2014), and the MMASmarties (2014).

Frederick Townes

@fredericktownes

Co-Founder, Placester

Bio Coming Soon!!

Karen Webster

@karenmpd

CEO, PYMNTS.com

Bio coming soon!

Brad Berens

@bradberens

Senior Research Fellow, USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future

Bio Coming Soon!!

Ed Boudrot

@edwardboudrot

VP Product Management, Product Strategy, Innovation, Lifecycle Management, Human Centered Design, Optum

Ed Boudrot is the VP of Product Strategy and Management at Optum, a health services and innovation company that combines data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern healthcare. Bringing his background in technology startups, Boudrot specializes in the innovation of experiences, products, and solutions, and works to integrate human-centered design, market research, product management, development practices, and experience management.

Charlie Breit

@charlie_breit

VP of Marketing, SurePayroll

Charlie is responsible for all aspects of SurePayroll's Marketing efforts. Charlie has over 14 years of experience in marketing, brand building, digital and customer experiences. He has great savvy in building integrated brand platforms, developing digital experiences on both desktop and mobile platforms, enhancing customer engagement, growing brand awareness and strengthening brands.

Prior to arriving at SurePayroll, Charlie was Director of Digital Marketing at Northwestern Mutual where he was responsible for directing the digital strategy to maximize engagement and improve the customer experience across digital touch-points. He supported efforts to improve the client experience and build brand awareness through the development of a new NorthwesternMutual.com in 2014 and brand narrative in 2015.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, he was a Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Allstate Insurance. While there, he directed the digital marketing strategy and drove digital innovation including launching a new Allstate.com web experience in 2013.

Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University and an MBA from Northeastern Illinois University.


David Chang

@changds

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

David is an entrepreneur and angel investor with product, marketing and software development experience at internet and mobile startups. He is currently an EiR at Harvard Business School, Funding Champion at MassChallenge, and works closely with founders and investors in the Boston area.

David has a successful track record in hands-on roles at direct-to-consumer and enterprise companies, six of which were acquired or IPO'd. He was recently COO of the PayPal Media Network, led the PayPal Boston office, and the co-founder of the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he was Director of New Products at TripAdvisor, VP of Marketing/Co-founder of SnapMyLife, Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube, Senior Product Manager at edocs, and VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 30 angel investments in early-stage startups. Recent awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, Finalist for BostInno's 50 on Fire for Tech, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.

David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeanne Connon

@jconnon

Co-Founder & CMO, Lindy

Jeanne Connon is co-founder & CMO of Lindy, a concierge home health care service that helps people preserve their independence and age with dignity. Jeanne was founding CMO at The Grommet, an ecommerce-based product discovery platform, then CMO at FashionPlaytes where she built a market insights network of over 1.5M members. She launched her career as part of the founding team at Monster.com, and went on to join the founding team of Family Education Network (acquired by Pearson Education). Jeanne has a bachelor's degree in English from Boston College.

Brian David Johnson

@IntelFuturist

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.  He was appointed first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009.

 

Johnson speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles (The Wall Street Journal, Slate, IEEE Computer, Successful Farming) and both science fiction and fact books (Vintage Tomorrows, Science Fiction Prototyping, Screen Future and Fake Plastic Love). Johnson lectures around the world and teaches as a professor at The University of Washington and The California College of the Arts MBA program. He appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science.  He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

Scott Ernst

@scotteernst

Entrepreneur, Business builder & Advisor

Scott was most recently chief executive of Millward Brown Digital (aka, Compete) building the team from a startup to a $100+ Million profitable company and a recognized leader/brand in the digital marketing space as both a private company and through the successful integration within WPP, the world's largest marketing services organization.

Scott is an entrepreneur, business builder and advisor with a successful track record, as a founding management team member, at four successful startups with a focus on go-to-market execution and operating excellence.  He is a recognized leader and digital advocate with deep experience in marketing, advertising, big data, analytics and consumer research.

Scott received his BS in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, he was a varsity athlete and an All Ivy honoree.  Scott is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.

Barry Fiske

@SapientNitro

VP, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro

An innovative leader.  A strategic dreamer.  A new media adventurer.  Barry's talents have taken him around the world, through the award-shows and into executive leadership positions at some of the nation's most progressive marketing and design agencies.  Over Barry's 25 plus year career, he has launched products and created innovative advertising, entertainment, digital and physical experiences, and connected social ecosystems for many of the world's best known brands.  Today, Barry is putting his creative skills to work breaking boundaries at the intersection of storytelling and technology for the clients of SapientNitro. 

Max Fresen

@maxspire

SVP Strategy & Enterprise Development, DigitasLBi

Bio coming soon!

Sarah Green

@skgreen

Senior Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review

Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Associate Editor at Harvard Business Review, where she acquires, edits, and writes for HBR.org. She also leads the video program and hosts the weekly podcast the HBR IdeaCast, which has twice been nominated for a National Magazine Award under her tenure. In addition, she has edited best-selling books for Harvard Business Review Press. Previously, she spent five years as a baseball columnist and sportswriter, and was a researcher for Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated Op-Ed columnist Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University.

David Hayes

@hireminds

President & Founder, HireMinds

David Hayes is the President and Founder of HireMinds, a professional and executive search firm specializing in the areas of digital marketing, technology, and science. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Philosophy, and has been in the search profession for over 20 years. David serves on the Board of Directors for MITX and is an active member of MassBio and BIMA. Outside of work he loves to hike, scuba dive, and cycle, and is running his first ultra-marathon in 2015.

Kevin Hunter

@khunter

COO, Gimbal

Kevin Hunter is Chief Operating Officer of Gimbal where he is responsible for guiding Gimbal's strategy and product vision, while overseeing day to day operations and building a world class team.  As a member of the founding team of Gimbal, Kevin is recognized as a visionary in the mobile data industry and for establishing Gimbal as the leading mobile engagement platform. 

 

Prior to Gimbal's carve-out, Kevin led product management for the Gimbal platform from its beginning within Qualcomm Labs into the Qualcomm Retail Solutions division. 

 

Kevin brings more than 15 years of experience in mobile having developed and commercialized some of the very first data services and mobile websites while at Sprint.   During his six years there, Kevin was responsible for device development and realization and pioneered mobile television as the principal product engineer for the Emmy® Award winning Sprint TV.

 

Before Sprint, Kevin founded a technology and consulting business, was a software engineer in the financial services industry and a research assistant at the University of Kansas.

 

Kevin did his undergraduate in computer science at the University of Kansas and is the co-inventor on 17 U.S. patents.   He continues to evolve the way in which end users and businesses leverage mobile technology.

Sherrill Kaplan

@sherrillkaplan

Director, Digital & Loyalty Marketing, Dunkin' Brands

Sherrill Kaplan is the Director of Digital & Loyalty Marketing for Dunkin' Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. In this role, she is responsible for all marketing for digital platforms including mobile, loyalty, web, CRM, email and payments, including the DD Card, Dunkin's proprietary stored value card.

Before joining Dunkin', Sherrill was the Director of Client Services at Cartera Commerce, a loyalty service company focused on card-linked offers. Prior to that, she was the Director of Product Marketing at Circles and the Director of Membership Rewards, Retail Partnerships at American Express. Sherrill got her start in marketing at Citi, beginning as Management Associate. Sherrill has an MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; and a BS in Special Education from Boston University.

Gene King

@geneaking

Director, Corporate Communications, H&R Block

Gene King has built his career on combining the science of marketing with the art of communications to grow revenues and effectively protect and enhance a company's brand reputation. A 25-year communications veteran, he has built strategic brand, content, and thought leadership plans for the real estate, energy and financial services industries

 

As Director of Global Media Relations and Corporate Communications at H&R Block, King oversees corporate, consumer tax and financial services media relations and content strategies  for the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, which has offices across the globe including U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil and India. He also leads thought-leadership and brand-reputation management for the consumer tax division and The Tax Institute at H&R Block.

 

Previously, King managed marketing communications functions for DST Systems and oversaw marketing communications strategies for the energy sector of Black & Veatch. A former newspaper reporter, King earned a bachelor's in journalism and a master's in integrated marketing communications, both from the University of Kansas.

Nick Langeveld

@nlanngeveld

President & CEO, Affectiva

Nick Langeveld is the president and CEO of Affectiva. Langeveld has led Affectiva to become the leader in scalable and fully automated emotion sensing and analytics. He has over a decade of experience leading the convergence of media analytics and technology. Previously Langeveld held leadership roles at media and technology companies including Nielsen, BuzzMetrics (acquired by Nielsen), and IBM. Langeveld began his career at Goldman Sachs and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from Villanova University.

Adam Medros

@adammedros

SVP Global Product, TripAdvisor

Adam Medros heads worldwide product development for TripAdvisor. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Adam has overseen improvements to core functionality, content operations, international expansion, and development of a wide variety of travel planning features including the TripAdvisor and City Guides mobile apps on iOS and Android, the "Trip Friends" social features, and Facebook Instant Personalization on TripAdvisor. 

Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Adam held Senior Analyst and Product Manager positions at Nordstrom.com, Amazon.com, and The Parthenon Group. He serves on the Board of Directors of Wordstream and is Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX).  He was previously a board member of Oneforty.com and an adviser to Care.com. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

Andy Miller

@InnovationAndy

Chief Innovation Architect, Constant Contact

Andy Miller is Chief Innovation Architect at Constant Contact, where he manages the Small Business Innovation Program, an accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs developing solutions for small businesses. Prior to joining the company, he was CEO of CardStar where he wasresponsible for overall business development and strategic direction for the company. Prior to CardStar, Andy founded Lumifi LLC, Quece LLC, RetirementSuite.com, and StockCar Stocks Mutual Fund where he served on the Board of Directors. In addition, Andy has held various positions at PFPC, T. Rowe Price, Putnam Investments and Bank of America.

 

Andy holds a BA in Economics from SUNY Oswego, a MS in Entrepreneurial Studies from Suffolk University and serves as a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Council at Suffolk University.

Mike Monello

@mikemonello

VP & Chief Creative Officer, Campfire

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Jeremy Nicholas

@jeznicholas

VP, Digital Product Marketing, Visa

Bio Coming Soon!!

Shelly Palmer

@shellypalmer

Managing Director, Digital Media Group, Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer. He is a trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms and a key driver of market, technology and strategic direction, as well as acquisition strategies, for his clients such as Unilever, Travelers, Astra Zeneca, Ford, GE, Fox (21CF), Meredith, Viacom, Condé Nast, Clear Channel and Verizon. 

Palmer is well known as Fox 5 New York's on-air tech expert and for his work on the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and the host of as his nationally syndicated daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN's Monday Night Football. 

An award-winning composer, producer, writer and director, Palmer has worked with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms on advertising and marketing campaigns such as,  Meow Mix, Burger King and The City of Las Vegas

He is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Chris Rezendes

@chris_rezendes

Founder & Partner, Inex Advisors

Chris Rezendes is the Founder and Managing Partner at INEX Advisors, an IoT consultancy; Founder at IoT Impact Labs, an IoT commercialization accelerator focused on bringing IoT to SMB (small and mid-sized businesses) operating in 'grand challenge' markets such as ag/food, water, energy, cities and more. He is also Founder and General Partner at IoT Capital Partners an IoT-dedicated early stage investment vehicle.

Baba Shetty

@babashetty

Chief Global Media Officer, DigitasLBi

Baba oversees global media for DigitasLBi, including programmatic, search television, media technology and social. In 2014 DigitasLBi was awarded Adweek Media Plan of the Year for campaigns over $25 million - the first time the award has ever been won by a digital-first agency. 

 

Baba was previously CEO of Newsweek / The Daily Beast; Research Director and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research; and Marketing Communications Director at BMW of North America. While at BMW Baba was part of the team that initiated the BMW Films project, which won the first Cannes Titanium Lion and was named one of the ten best Digital Ideas of the Decade by the One Show. 

 

Baba is a 2015 Cannes Lion Juror ; serves on the Wharton Future of Advertising Global Board; and is Jury Chair for the 2015 Adweek Media Plan of the Year awards. 

Jon Squire

@CARDFREE_Inc

CEO, CARDFREE

Jon Squire has more than 19 years of business, marketing and product development experience in financial services and emerging technologies. Most recently, Jon was CMO of CorFire, SK C&C's global mCommerce headquarters where he led the deployment of Dunkin' Donuts Mobile. He was also SVP of Mobile Payments at mFoundry where he spearheaded the Starbucks Card Mobile team and helped create the first mobile wallet initiatives in the U.S. with retailers, carriers and financial institutions. Between his work at CorFire and mFoundry, Jon has been involved in the two largest mobile payments programs in the nation.

Jon has consistently driven innovation and created world-class product offerings in new categories. He launched the first national mobile P2P offering in partnership with Sprint and PayPal and is well known for his leading edge work with NFC, barcode and alternative technologies that integrate with the point of sale. Earlier in his career, he also led mobile/e-commerce payment initiatives for Wells Fargo and ran E*TRADE Advisory Services.

Charlie Ungashick

@ungashick

EVP, CMO, PTC

As PTC's CMO, Charlie Ungashick leads global marketing strategy and execution. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company's global marketing efforts, including defining and executing marketing strategies, brand management, demand generation, public relations, product marketing and channel marketing. With more than 15 years of executive experience, Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge in product management, marketing, and sales, including leading marketing teams through two successful IPOs. He has a rich history with enterprise software and SaaS companies, having held leadership roles in several high-growth companies, including SilverStream Software, Novell, and FileNet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in political science and French and also studied economics at the Universite Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Tamsen Webster

@tamadear

Executive Producer, TEDxCambridge

Tamsen Webster is SVP of Executive Communications at Oratium, a Boston-based messaging consultancy, and Executive Producer at TEDxCambridge. She specializes in helping organizations and individuals tell the right story to the right people at the right time. An accomplished speaker, consultant, coach, and writer, Tamsen regularly presents on how to differentiate your brand, how to sell from the stage (without selling from the stage!), and how to craft messaging that resonates with your core audiences. As a retired Weight Watchers leader and newly minted marathoner, she is passionate about the power of transformative journeys.

 

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