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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.

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.

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. 

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.

Sherrill Kaplan

@sherrillkaplan

Senior Director, Digital Marketing & Innovation, 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.

Teddy Lynn

@theteddler

Chief Creative Officer, Content & Social, Ogilvy & Mather

Teddy Lynn's role as Chief Creative Officer of Content & Social, Ogilvy North America is to help Ogilvy's client brands create, produce and distribute seamless ideas across a wide range of media channels.

 

Teddy has been working with brands on creating content for almost 15 years.  He launched content offerings at Arnold Worldwide, UM, BBDO and Mediabrands and has created effective and award winning work on behalf of clients such as AT&T, Walmart, Charles Schwab, Ocean Spray and Microsoft.

 

Before dedicating himself to advertising, Teddy was a producer of film, television and music videos. Among his numerous production credits is "Pleasantville", which starred Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

 

He holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA. When he isn't working he likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife Jenni, his daughter Stevie and his son Jay at their home in Brooklyn.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Sherrill Kaplan

@sherrillkaplan

Senior Director, Digital Marketing & Innovation, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teddy Lynn

@theteddler

Chief Creative Officer, Content & Social, Ogilvy & Mather

Teddy Lynn's role as Chief Creative Officer of Content & Social, Ogilvy North America is to help Ogilvy's client brands create, produce and distribute seamless ideas across a wide range of media channels.

 

Teddy has been working with brands on creating content for almost 15 years.  He launched content offerings at Arnold Worldwide, UM, BBDO and Mediabrands and has created effective and award winning work on behalf of clients such as AT&T, Walmart, Charles Schwab, Ocean Spray and Microsoft.

 

Before dedicating himself to advertising, Teddy was a producer of film, television and music videos. Among his numerous production credits is "Pleasantville", which starred Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

 

He holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA. When he isn't working he likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife Jenni, his daughter Stevie and his son Jay at their home in Brooklyn.

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. 

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