Allen Bonde | Partner, Digital Clarity Group, Advisor, The Pulse Network, and #IMS13 Chair
Allen is Partner and Principal Analyst at Digital Clarity Group (DCG), an advisor to The Pulse Network, and chairman of #IMS13. He has spent the past 20+ years as an enterprise software CMO, research analyst, entrepreneur and consultant to top firms and start-ups. Recognized as one of the leading voices in CRM and social media, Allen believes in the value of social business, having the right tools, and creating customer solutions, content and playbooks that empower users and get people talking. Through his journey from corporate R&D to strategic advisor, Allen has worked with global leaders such as O2, Philips and SAP, launched brands and products, and shared his perspectives in media ranging from The New York Times and CNBC to top industry blogs and events. A co-founder of social marketing pioneer Offerpop, he was also CMO and head of strategy at CRM consultancy eVergance, was part of a team at McKinsey that did early work in online advertising, and ran Yankee Group’s second Internet practice. Named a Top CMO on Twitter, he writes for 1to1Media and shares his perspectives via the Just Clarity blog. Allen holds degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Virginia.
Nobby Akiha | Senior Vice President, Marketing, Actuate
Mr. N. Nobby Akiha is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate Corporation, with a career spanning 25 years in technology marketing and product management. Prior to joining Actuate in 2000 as vice president of marketing, he held the roles of vice president of marketing and business development at Inference Corporation; senior consultant at Regis McKenna, Inc.; director of marketing communications for CASE vendor Interactive Development Environments (IDE); and group product manager at Oracle. Mr. Akiha started his career consulting to consumer packaged goods companies Management Decision Systems and Burke Marketing Research. He holds a Master of Science in Management degree from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Kare Anderson | Forbes and Huffington Post Contributor, and CEO, Say it Better Center
Forbes columnist and Emmy-winning former Wall Street Journal and NBC journalist, Kare Anderson has been a public speaker in 18 countries, and consultant to companies, sports teams, startups, government leaders and non-profits as diverse as Google, The Skoll Foundation, London School of Economics, Nordstrom, Siemens, Deloitte, and Novartis. For Obama’s first presidential campaign she created over 208 issues formation teams. She was Pacific Telesis first Cable TV and Wideband Division Director and a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown. Anderson co-founded nine women’s political action committees. Her ideas are cited in at least 18 books. She is the author of Getting What You Want, Walk Your Talk, Beauty Inside Out and Resolving Conflict Sooner. People in 28 countries read her blog, Moving From Me to We.
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Nitin Badjatia | Director, Market Strategy, Oracle
Nitin Badjatia has served as Director, Market Strategy at Oracle Corporation. Prior to his current role, Nitin was Director, CX Strategy – Knowledge Solutions at RightNow Technologies (acquired by Oracle in 2011). Previously, he was Director, Business Strategy at Knova Software, the leading knowledge management vendor, and was a part of the financial services practices at Siebel Systems and Oracle. Nitin started his career as a global banker, first as the Asia Analyst at Mellon Bank, then as an Officer in the Global Bank at NationsBank (Bank of America). Nitin is a founding board member of Customer Commons, a Non-Profit organization spun out of the ProjectVRM effort at the Berkman Center for Internet Law and Society of the Harvard Law School. Nitin holds a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, has done post-graduate study at Columbia University in information systems, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University.
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Frank Belzer | VP of Corporate Training, Kurlan and Associates
Frank is the VP of Corporate Training at Kurlan and Associates and has been helping companies for years to improve the effectiveness of their sales and overall go to market strategy. Working side by side with Recognized Author and sales development expert Dave Kurlan, Frank has taken the lead in preparing programs and curriculums for Companies around the world. He played a Key Role in revising the proven Baseline Selling Model to reflect the impact of changes in the market that led to sales 2.0. Frank’s Blog, The Sales Archaeologist, draws on lessons from history and makes application to sales and business leadership. His articles have also been regularly featured in Sold Magazine and popular sales websites like Invoke Selling, Venture Fizz and Sold Lab. Frank is the author of “Sales Shift – how inbound marketing has turned sales upside down making it more difficult and more lucrative at the same time” which is now available on Amazon. Frank is a featured speaker at sales conferences and has been invited to speak on the topic of sales and sales management throughout the world. He has trained and coached Senior Executives from a wide range of international companies including Malaysia Airlines, Petronas Chemical, Lufthansa, Arvin Meritor, Total Petroleum, Beckman Coulter, Bombardier, Schindler Elevator and many more.
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Jennifer Betka | SVP of Marketing, Wikia
Jennifer leads Wikia’s effort to broaden brand awareness and expand the company’s portfolio of media content sites. At Wikia, Jennifer is helping to define an audience of next generation editors and collaborative curation techniques that will shape the way people create and consume content. Jennifer has a successful track record of conceptualizing and executing large-scale integrated marketing campaigns for music, sports, and entertainment fan communities as well as driving revenue for multi-brand media portfolios. She’s built brands and expanded market presence for leading media companies including AOL, Time Warner, Veoh, SIRIUS XM, and the LA Times.
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Andre Bourque | Associate Editor, Technorati
Andre (Social Marketing Fella) is a top-ranked social media marketing and inbound marketing specialist, and a featured blogger on Social Media Today. He writes a C-level interview series on Technorati, focused on emerging social media industry technologies and trends. Andre has held positions in technology marketing at Sun Microsystems, Intel, Web 2.0 startups, and most recently in the in-flight entertainment industry. He serves as a copywriter and content marketing strategy consultant for several firms and brands.
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Murad Bushnaq | President & Creative Director Morweb CMS
Murad Bushnaq is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Morweb CMS, a desktop and mobile site content management system (CMS). Morweb enables organizations to create and maintain HTML5 responsive design websites with zero coding, keeping their brands in front of mobile consumers. By trade, Murad is a UI and UX designer with over 10 years experience with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about innovative technology, simplistic design and creative freedom. Murad is also the CEO of nine-year-old, Calgary-based, interactive agency, Morad Media.
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Patrick Cahill | Principal, beep! Directed Voicemail
Patrick Cahill is the Principal of beep! Directed Voicemail and has served as an expert resource for organizations like Citrix, Google, SalesForce.com, Hoovers, RainToday, and The Sales Lead Management Association. Patrick helps companies understand how to host compelling lead generation campaigns that attract motivated prospects, develop valuable content that builds trust and establishes credibility, and implement follow-up programs that uncover qualified opportunities.
Andrew Dumont | Director of Business Development, Moz
Andrew is the Director of Business Development at Moz, a marketing analytics platform with over 25,000 customers. There, he oversees the Business Development team, which is responsible for data licensing, product distribution, strategic partnerships, and various other growth-related initiatives. In previous lives, Andrew held similar roles at Seesmic (acquired by Hootsuite) and Tatango. Andrew’s work has been routinely recognized across an array of technology blogs, and he’s a frequent mentor at groups like Startup Weekend and Teens In Tech. During the occasional free weekend or evening, Andrew can often be found hacking on Stride, a passion project of his.
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Bill Flitter | CEO and Founder, Dlvr.it
Bill Flitter is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience in online advertising. Bill pioneered advertising to RSS along with other content routing technologies that has generated revenue for The New York Times, CNET, Inc. and other large premium publishers while helping Fortune 500 marketers reach new audiences.Bill’s newest venture, dlvr.it, helps bloggers, small businesses, brands and publishers distribute their content and broaden their reach across search, social, mobile and the greater web. He is also the creator of the Content Marketing Strategies Conference, a yearly event that fosters conversation around content marketing. Prior to dlvr.it, Bill founded Pheedo, Inc. and Email Shopping Network and directed its sales and marketing activities until its acquisition by eUniverse in 2002. An active member in his community and alma mater, Bill serves on the St. Perpetua School Board in Lafayette, California and also created the Scholarship for the Advancement of Interactive Advertising at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Janet Fouts | CEO, Tatu Digital Media
Janet Fouts is Founder and CEO of Tatu Digital Media, a San Jose Digital Marketing Agency. Founded in 1996, Tatu Digital works with a range of clients from tiny non-profits to Fortune 50 corporations to manage brand reputation, create effective social business strategies, manage inbound marketing campaigns, search engine optimization and PPC. Janet speaks frequently on the topics of digital marketing and social business at conferences and within corporations around the world, and she conducts internal training in inbound marketing and social media tools. She has written 4 books, Social Media Success!, Google+ for Business tweet, Social Media PR tweet and Social Media Nonprofit tweet, and blogs at JanetFouts.com and Tatudigital.com with actionable business advice for today’s social business. Her writing is syndicated on influential websites such as Social Media Today, Ragan.com, and Business 2 Community.
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Jason Garoutte | CMO & Head of Product Marketing, Mintigo
Jason runs marketing and US operations. Prior to joining Mintigo, Jason spent 7 years as a key executive growing Salesforce.com as VP of Sales Operations and subsequently VP of Product Marketing. Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Jason was an entrepreneur and product marketer at innovative software companies Blue Martini Software and nQuire Software. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a B.S. in engineering from Stanford.
Michele Grant | VP, Solution Management, Moxie
A seasoned marketer with over 12 years of experience, Michele’s areas of expertise include websites, email marketing, email deployment engines, email service providers, SEO, display media, mobile, and syndicated content in digital and strategic marketing. Before joining Moxie, Michele had the opportunity to work with a wide range of brands including, Delta, The Home Depot, AT&T, Coca-Cola, and IHG. At IHG, Michele worked in loyalty marketing for their Priority Club Rewards Program and managed all banded email campaigns across their portfolio of brands.
Marc Hausman | Founder, President and CEO, Strategic Communications Group
Marc Hausman is the founder, President and CEO of Strategic Communications Group (Strategic), a content marketing and social media consultancy that helps technology, telecommunications, security, healthcare and financial services companies more quickly identify and cultivate sales opportunities. In addition to his role at Strategic, Marc writes columns about “social media for sales” for the American City Business Journals, Digital Marketing Remix, Modern Marketing Today and Social Media Today. He has been a featured presenter on this topic at a myriad of industry conferences and events, including Eloqua’s Experience North American User Conference, immixGroup’s Channel Leadership Conference, Pitney Bowes Software Global Sales Conference, TEAM Polycom 2013, Human Resources Leadership Forum, among others.
Adam Helweh | CEO of Secret Sushi Creative and co-host of The SoLoMo Show podcast
Adam is the CEO and founder of Secret Sushi Creative, a strategic design, digital and social media marketing agency. He specializes in the convergence of design, social and technology to provide businesses with more intelligent and interactive ways to connect with customers and grow. His clients have included Edelman, Broadcom, Stanford Federal Credit Union, the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Bunchball, Content Rules Inc. and others. Adam’s expertise has been recognized by organizations as varied as Cadence Design Systems, Paypal, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, the Luxury Marketing Council and the Malaysian Government, which selected him to join a group of entrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur on a bridge-building mission between their emerging tech sector and Silicon Valley. Covering the latest breaking news and trends in digital marketing, Adam co-hosts the #1 syndicated social-local-mobile podcast, The SoLoMo Show, every week. As a speaker on digital marketing, he has presented alongside senior executives from Facebook, Virgin Airlines, Dell and 24 Hour Fitness. Also, he has presented at The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco, Social-Loco conference, and to major corporations including JP Morgan Chase. He is also a regular contributing author on the top-ranked digital marketing blog SocialMediaExplorer.com, has managed social media for TEDxSanJoseCA and has made numerous radio appearances to discuss digital marketing.
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Kelly Jo Horton | Principal Consultant, Marketo Social Marketing
A Primetime Engineering Emmy® winner 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development, Showtime Sports Interactive, Kelly is Principal Consultant for Marketo Social Marketing. She is also a Blue Ribbon Panel Judge for the Primetime Emmys in the Interactive Media category in 2011 and 2012. An active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, Kelly was Lead Ideation adviser and technology implementer for the wildly successful Hunger Games “Run for Mayor” social media experience on the 12 District Facebook pages for Lionsgate.
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Esteban Kolsky | Principal and Founder, ThinkJar
Esteban Kolsky is the Principal and Founder of ThinkJar, an advisory and research think-tank focused on Customer Strategies. He has over 25 years of experience in customer service and CRM consulting, research, and advisory services. Most recently he spent eight years at Gartner, focused on Customer Service and CRM research. While there he coined the terms for EFM (enterprise feedback management) and CIH (customer interaction hub). In addition, he researched and wrote on the social networking topics that led to today’s revolution and assisted Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 organizations in all aspects of their CRM deployments. Mr. Kolsky is currently advising vendors and organization how to extend customer interactions from the CRM niche to the entire organization in their efforts to become Social and Collaborative Businesses.
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Blake Landau | Social Media Program Manager, Support, Intel
Blake Landau is Social Media Program Manager for Intel and blogs for Huffington Post. She’s worked with brands such as Verizon Wireless on social media, branding, public relations and marketing. She serves as the VP of Programs for SOCAP‘s Bay Area chapter. She started her career in customer strategy building Customer Management IQ, a social networking site and online business publication. She delivers workshops and recently spoke at Clorox for SOCAP International on “A Social Consumer Oriented Practice.” She’s published in Forbes Woman, CMSWire, Direct Marketing News and more.
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Emily Lines | Marketing Manager, Berkeley Humane Society
Emily Lines has been the Marketing and Individual Giving Manager at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society since late 2012, overseeing their online, print media and the direct mail program. She completed her MS in Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University in 2013. She managed a national study on adoption retention of pets with the American Humane Association and PetSmart Charities, published in 2013. Before pursuing a career in animal welfare, Emily worked in equity research and investor marketing for a large bank in New York. Emily is an avid runner and cook; she and her husband share their home in San Francisco with two loving and goofy rescue dogs.
Loie Maxwell | Former VP Global Creative, Starbucks
Loie Maxwell has directed the creative vision and strategic marketing for some of the most influential and beloved brands and designers including: Starbucks, Target, CVS/pharmacy, Barbie, and Isaac Mizrahi. Most recently as VP of global creative at Starbucks she led efforts to drive audience engagement with the Starbucks brand via a new content strategy, was instrumental in the launch into the India market, and led the brand launch of Evolution Fresh Juices and TAZO’s first ever retail store. Prior to Starbucks she was the top creative officer at CVS/pharmacy where she led several innovations in chainwide store signing, packaging, and loyalty programs, and was the creative lead on the launch of “GO International,” a series of collaborations with world renown fashion designers while at Target Corporation. She has been a keynote at conferences and events for Shoppers Insights In Action and The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, and has been published in Print, How Magazine and Communication Arts. She currently resides in Seattle, WA with her husband of 15yrs and their young son, and is passionate about social causes including education reform, the advocacy of women and children causes and animal rights and rescue.
Melissa McGinnis | TV Producer and Host, Greenopolis
Melissa McGinnis is a young up and coming eco-advocate whose work saving family farms resulted in a successful marketing and production company, Melissa McGinnis Productions. Melissa has expertise in marketing meaningful environmental messages to “millennials” and has been engaged by major CPG companies to get their messages out to this specific group. Currently she has developed a web based TV show on Greenopolis about converting waste to resources and resource conservation. Melissa enjoys sharing useful tips, eco advice and green stories on Greenopolis TV, and she’s proud to one of the first members of the Greenopolis team. She says, “Greenopolis has helped raise awareness in so many people, which is creating a positive change in our behaviors and environment. It has been inspiring and challenging to learn and grow along side our viewers and with everyone who works here.”
Cathy McKnight | Partner and Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
A founding partner of Digital Clarity Group, Cathy is a strong advocate of the concepts of communities both within and around the enterprise. Cathy works with clients to maximize their engagement, knowledge management, and the opportunity to build relationships with all their customers by finding the right-fit digital content management technology. A hybrid with deep experience in consulting, communications, and project management, Cathy has provided internal web strategies and implementation roadmaps to dozens of companies from Fortune 100 to not-for-profits; helping them implement successful intranet and portal solutions. Prior to DCG, she has held senior and director level consulting roles with IBM, Prescient Digital Media and Aon Hewitt. Cathy has had the opportunity to speak at various communications and web related events on such topics as social media, web governance, and employee engagement. Cathy is a certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI), and when not absorbed in tinkering with the latest social channel, she can be found running through whatever city she happens to be in, or enjoying time with her family and two black labs back in Toronto.
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Marius Moscovici | Founder and CEO of Metric Insights
The Metric Insights Push Intelligence platform combines a patented KPI warehouse with collaboration and notification to allow users to quickly identify what key metrics have changed and the drivers behind those significant changes. Marius is passionate about data and analytics and has spent over 25 years generating actionable insights from large data sources for organizations of all sizes. Prior to founding Metric Insights, he led the Analytics and Fraud Detection team at Linden Lab. Marius was also co-founder and CEO of Integral Results, a San Francisco based Business Intelligence consulting company. He holds degrees from Cornell University and Lehigh University.
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Navin Nagiah | President and CEO, DotNetNuke
Navin Nagiah is the president and CEO of DNN, with two decades of experience guiding enterprise technology companies to global success. Navin’s extensive skills in marketing and business strategy have been instrumental in helping DNN acquire more than 2,200 customers who use DNN software for creating and managing online content; building and nurturing customer communities; and increasing market engagement. Prior to joining DNN, Navin served as president and CEO of Cignex, an open source enterprise content-management software company, and was the founder, president and CEO of Xisource, a San Francisco-based enterprise software company with offices in London and Mumbai. Before Xisource, he was one of the founding employees of Internet Securities Inc., where he set up the company’s operations in India, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and was the managing director for Asia at the time of the company’s acquisition by Euromoney (LSE Symbol: ERM). Navin holds a master’s degree from Kansas State University.
Sameer Patel | Global VP and GM, Enterprise Social Software, SAP
Sameer Patel is Global Vice President and GM for SAP Social Software. In this position, he has responsibility for SAPs strategy, product and GTM for social software. Sameer has spent the last 12 years leading organizations that were responsible for working with well known companies on executing large scale social and collaboration initiatives. Customers have included Ingres, Sun Microsystems, KPMG, McKessonHBOC, WR Wrigley Jr. Co., CA, Nike, Oracle, The Sabre Group, Grupo Televisa (Mx) and Intel. A frequent industry speaker on how to accelerate performance via the use of social and collaborative approaches and technology, Sameer has keynoted events such as the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, The Social Business Forum, Milan, IBM Connect/Lotusphere, SIIA, WebCom Toronto, KMWorld, The Future of Talent, Defrag, GigaOm Net:Work, amongst others. Sameer has been quoted on this subject in publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNBC, CIO.com, ZDNet, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and other news outlets. Previously, Sameer worked at the Sovos Group, SpanStrategies and marchFIRST/USWebCKS. Sameer has a Bachelors in Corporate Finance, Securities and Economics from Babson College in Wellesley, MA and a Masters degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Boston University’s School of Management in Boston MA.
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Chandar Pattabhiram | VP of Worldwide Marketing, Badgeville
Chandar is VP of Worldwide Marketing at Badgeville where he is responsible for go-to-market strategy, product marketing, demand generation and corporate marketing. Prior to joining Badgeville, Chandar was most recently VP of Product and Channel Marketing for IBM Cast Iron, the leader in Cloud integration. With his marketing leadership, Cast Iron transformed from a small appliance provider to the #1 brand in a new market category with more than a ten-fold increase in revenue. IBM acquired Cast Iron as a centerpiece of it’s Cloud strategy. Before transitioning into startup companies, Chandar spent many years at Andersen Consulting where he led strategy, e-commerce and business re-engineering projects for numerous Fortune 500 providers in Retail, High-tech and Oil and Gas industries.
Erik Pavelka | Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Martini Media, Inc.
Erik Pavelka comes to Martini with rich experiences in digital media across multiple formats and platforms. Prior to Martini, Erik was the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Business and Corporate Development for Hands-On Mobile, a leading mobile applications and games company, where he held worldwide responsibility for product, sales, and business and corporate development. Erik also worked at Yahoo! where he formed global strategic media partnerships with companies like Dell and Motorola, led its relationship with Verizon, and launched a variety of mobile products. Erik has also worked for Excite@Home where he focused on strategic alliances with media, cable and telecommunication companies. In addition, Erik has extensive strategy consulting experience, and started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
Erik Prugh | Sr. Director, Content Management Products at ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company
Eric oversees engineering, design, product management and product marketing for content-related products at digital marketing solutions provider & marketing cloud leader ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company. He built his career consulting with enterprises like TripAdvisor, Best Buy, Billabong, Gilt Groupe, Citi, and News Corporation to develop both digital marketing strategies and a plan to overcome technical barriers. Through his experience in working with clients including a 2 year stint abroad in Australia, he’s presented at local (ADMA, AMI Marketing Week) & global conferences (Online Retailer) on highly sophisticated email marketing programs and cross-channel story development. He currently resides in San Francisco and holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
Dorth Raphaely | Senior Director of Programming, Bleacher Report
Dorth Raphaely is the Senior Director of Programming at Bleacher Report. At BR, he’s oversees the strategies for all of the company’s programming channels such as BleacherReport.com, Team Stream mobile app, newsletters, affiliate partnerships, and social media. Bleacher Report is the fourth largest Sports web site in the U.S. who focuses on making it easier to be a sports fan by creating and curating the best content. The mission of Bleacher Report is to deliver the most engaging sports content in real-time on all platforms.
Boaz Ronkin | Senior Director, Product Marketing, Ensighten
Boaz Ronkin is heading the product management and product marketing teams at Ensighten, the leader in Enterprise Tag & Data Management. Prior to Ensighten, Boaz drove product marketing at MyBuys, Baynote and Coremetrics. Boaz spent the last six years in web analytics, marketing optimization and personalization for both B2B and B2C companies.
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Robert Rose | Strategist in Residence, Content Marketing Institute and Senior Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
As an author, speaker and Senior Analyst with DCG, Robert helps marketers become storytellers. Robert shares his expertise and experience in Content Marketing through thoughtful white papers and research reports. Along side his work with DCG, he is also the Strategist in Residence and brand advisor for the Content Marketing Institute, a featured writer and guest blogger for iMedia Connection, CMSWire and Fierce Content Management. Robert also maintains his own blog at The Mythic Marketer. A recognized expert in content marketing strategy, digital media, and the social Web, Robert innovates creative and technical strategies for a wide variety of clientele. He’s helped large companies such as PTC, First American Title, Valley Crest, American Camp Association, and Nissan tell their story more effectively through the Web. He’s worked to strategize digital marketing efforts for entertainment and media brands such as Dwight Yoakam, Nickelodeon, and NBC. Robert lives in Los Angeles, California, with his amazing wife Elizabeth and their golden doodle Daisy.
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Lisa Joy Rosner | CMO, NetBase
Lisa Joy Rosner is the award winning Chief Marketing Officer at social intelligence company NetBase, where she works with the largest brands in the world—including Coca-Cola, Kraft and Taco Bell—as they transform their approach to real-time marketing. Ms. Rosner is a 22 year Silicon Valley veteran, who is known for her creative and educational approach to marketing. Lisa Joy is an active blogger and guest columnist on many topics related to social business. Rosner has served on the marketing advisory board for the Silicon Valley Red Cross as well as the Content Committee of Shop.org, the AMA and Benchmark. A guest lecturer at universities including Hass School of Business, Stanford and the Tuck School of Business, Lisa Joy is quoted in top tier press including The Wall Street Journal, Mashable and HBR. Named a “Silicon Valley Woman of Influence” and B2B Marketer of the Year in 2013, Ms. Rosner received a bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in English literature from the University of Maryland. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and mother to four young children.
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Page Sands | VP of Social Marketing, R2integrated
As Vice President of Social Marketing, Page works with R2i’s content marketing team in the development and execution of R2i’s digital marketing engagements. Page helps R2i’s clients understand and utilize subtle differences in customer behavior in order to deliver a programmatic approach to solving customer pain. As someone who believes that “markets are conversations,” Page uses a variety of Web-based tools and media formats to design content that is portable and shareable. Page has been a featured speaker at Microsoft, The Internet Summit, digiday, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, the CSO Breakfast Club and more on a variety of topics including social media, social networking, and mobile applications. Prior to R2i, Page held Web developer positions at The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Hearst Publications in New York City. He earned a graduate degree in eBusiness and Innovation from Birkbeck, University of London.
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Jacob Shama | CEO and Co-Founder, Mintigo
Dr. Jacob Shama brings more than 20 years of executive experience in the fields of Information Technology and Communications. Prior to Mintigo Jacob was Vice President of Products and Vice President of Operations at modu mobile, the modular mobile handset company. His previous experience includes various managerial and leading research positions. He received his Doctorial D.Sc. degree from George Washington University, Washington DC, and both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. with honors from Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Shama specializes in communications, signal processing, data analysis and processing, algorithm research and patterns recognition.
Alex A.G. Shapiro | Director of Communications & Public Affairs, UC Hastings
Alex is a creative guy with a background in fiction, public relations, social research, and strategic planning. His current work focuses on public affairs and communications for UC Hastings, online and off, particularly as it relates to rebooting legal education. See www.uchastings.edu/social for a taste of the content he’s running for the school.
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Jeff Sheinbein | Founder and CEO, Social Imprints
Selected by Bloomberg Business Week as America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur in 2011, Jeff Sheinbein is a leading global social entrepreneur. Jeff is currently the CEO of Social Imprints – the San Francisco Weekly 2009 “Startup of the Year” – which provides custom printing services to leading brands including Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Dolby, Square, Dropbox and JetBlue. Social Imprints offers high-functioning at-risk adults (including ex-offenders, recovering drug addicts and economically challenged individuals) with white-collar career opportunities in management, sales, marketing and customer service. 100% of Social Imprints employees come from the social mission. Jeff is also a two-time Investors Circle finalist, a member of the Advisory Council for Meridian International Global Service Leaders, and speaks at many worldwide social enterprise conferences, including “United We Serve” and “The Global Service Innovation Summit.”
Loren Simon | Sr. Director of Online Marketing, Walmart.com
Loren Simon has been Sr. Director of Online Marketing at Walmart.com for almost 2 years. At Walmart, Loren oversees Email Marketing, Display and is leading efforts at how to use data for targeted marketing across Walmart, both online and offline. Prior to joining Walmart, Loren served as Director of Email Marketing and Operations at Provide Commerce, in San Diego where he oversaw email marketing for the Gourmet Foods businesses and ran email operations for all of Provide’s brands. Previous to Provide, Loren led strategic consulting projects at Mars & Co consulting, working with Fortune 50 companies around the world in development of their sales, marketing and distribution strategies. Loren holds an MBA from Wharton, a MS in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a BS in Nuclear engineering from Purdue University. His favorite part of working at Walmart is the enormous scale in everything it can do, and the positive impact it can have in its customers lives.
Rashmi Sinha | CEO and Co-founder, SlideShare
Rashmi is the CEO of SlideShare. She focuses on product strategy and design. Before SlideShare, she built MindCanvas, a game-like survey platform for customer research. Rashmi has a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from Brown University and conducted research on search engines and recommender systems at UC Berkeley. She was recently named amongst the World’s Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by Fast Company and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo and Future of Web Apps. Her blog is at www.rashmisinha.com.
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Loni Kao Stark | Director, Product and Industry Marketing, Adobe
As director of product and industry marketing for Adobe’s Digital Marketing solutions, Loni leads a team responsible for defining solutions and go-to-market strategies essential to CMOs and digital marketers worldwide. Stark has more than 14 years of experience helping businesses apply technology to optimize critical functions to meet business objectives, including building brand awareness and driving consumer demand. She also co-founded Stark Insider, a West Coast online magazine covering technology, theater, arts, wine, and food to more than half-a-million readers per year. Stark holds a Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
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Elyse Tager | Regional Development Director, Constant Contact
Elyse Tager is West Coast Regional Development Director for Constant Contact. A long-time marketer and passionate entrepreneur, Elyse has helped hundreds of small businesses, associations, and nonprofits develop and implement effective social media and email marketing strategies to grow their business or organization. Elyse is a popular speaker, writer and educator known for providing marketers with the practical tools, techniques and strategies they need to grow their business using the combined firepower of email and social media marketing. Elyse has been a past speaker on social media topics for the Association of Professional Fundraisers, the American Marketing Association, Ad-TechSF, the Direct Marketing Association, Women in Consulting and Hubspot, among others. She is an active member of the Bay Area business community, and has been a part of Silicon Valley American Marketing Association, Northern California Business Marketing Association, Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area, Catalog and Ecommerce Club of Northern California, Women in Consulting and the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she has been a past columnist for ClickZ and contributor to Network World on various marketing topics.
Mike Telem | VP Business Development & Co-Founder, Insightera
Mike applies his extensive online marketing and business development experience to drive Insightera’s global business initiatives and sales operations. Prior to founding Insightera, Mike served as Business Development Manager in the RAD-Bynet group, focusing on new product business development for web, video and smart networks. He has also held business/technology positions at Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), Integrity Systems (acquired by Glass House USA) and Economic Models Ltd. A soccer enthusiast who prefers to play rather than watch. Mike also loves relaxing with old 80′s TV series re-runs.
Jason Thibeault | Sr. Director, Market Strategy, Limelight Networks
Jason Thibeault is the Sr. Director, Market Strategy at Limelight Networks. Jason works to set direction, strategy, messaging, and market positioning for Limelight. As Limelight’s thought-leader in digital presence and storytelling, Jason frequently speaks at conferences and webinars about trends driving the industry, publishes whitepapers, authors books, and engages with customers, analysts, and press worldwide. Most notably, Jason has been intimately involved with, and responsible for Limelight’s 2012 market pivot from a traditional CDN player to a leading Digital Presence provider. For that, Jason drove the over-arching strategy, developed core messaging, created a new brand (Orchestrate), and even put pen to webpage as a primary writer/architect of Limelight’s revised website and digital presence. Jason is Limelight’s author, its voice in the market, and a primary source of its creative, strategic energy. Jason has also held product development, management, and cloud strategy roles at Limelight. Prior to Limelight, Jason was the founder/CTO of GoWare, a mobile “personal cloud” play, and the CIO/VP of Product Development for jdpower.com. Jason holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine Campuswide Honors Program and a M.A. in English, with distinction, from California State University, Northridge. Jason also holds several technical patents with Limelight Networks.
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Darya Trushkina | SVP of Business Development, NARR8
Darya Trushkina is NARR8′s Senior Vice President of Business Development, and her ongoing travels have paved the way for the company’s international expansion into key territories including Japan, Korea, Europe, and Latin America. In addition to signing crucial deals with major telecom carriers, publishers, and social networks, Ms. Trushkina’s extensive experience as an investment consultant informs the strategic planning she provides for the company with respect to platform-based development, targeting territories for expansion, and analytics research.
Andrew Way | VP of Business Development, ONTRAPORT
As head of Business Development, Andrew Way brings experience changing the face of companies like Nike, Patagonia, and Amazon.com, as well as helping to grow the internet marketing giant Eben Pagan’s business. In 1997, Andrew became employee #238 at a little Seattle bookstore called Amazon.com. Starting as a tier one customer service rep, his career grew as quickly as the online sales giant. After leaving Amazon.com, Andrew made his way to online marketing master Eben Pagan, handling marketing and subscriber acquisition. He then started his own successful management and marketing consulting business, where he worked with the aforementioned Fortune 500 clients, as well as many well-known internet marketers and small businesses. When not working to transform businesses of all sizes, Andrew can be found outdoors – surfing, mountain biking, and skiing – and spending time with the loves of his life, wife Filaree, and two sons, Holden and Tyne.
Adam Wright | Senior Vice President of Sales, Fanzy
Adam heads the sales organization at Fanzy, a social loyalty and behavior encouragement provider. Adam has over 15 years experience in Silicon Valley focused on sales and marketing of social media tools both within the United States and internationally. Prior to Fanzy, he held senior sales roles at Gigya, AOL, and Goolara. Adam is an avid traveler, a rabid fan of cricket, and loves being outdoors.
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