Matt Dion is a technology industry veteran with 24 years of experience ushering early stage companies through the tricky early adopter and early majority market phases. He brings proven management and board experience with successful companies during their early stages, including Crystal Decisions/Business Objects (acquired by SAP), Apparent Networks, 90-degree software (acquired by Microsoft), Active State (acquired by Sophos), and Elastic Path Software. A consummate thought-leader in the areas of marketing, content marketing, digital transformation, ecommerce, and business development, he has spoken at Adobe Summit, Enterprise World, Digital Entertainment World, Luxury Interactive and Digital Hollywood.
Ian Jakovan Dunlap, the founder of Chimera, is known for his standout advice. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, the father and entrepreneur is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. He is a former marketing executive whose past clients include Chevron, Eastern Bank Limited and Reebok, and a fund manager that specializes in a new type of investing. Here, the business and finance consultant who calls Houston home shares insight on the secrets of investing.
Heather is a vibrant and curious gal who is determined to help the world be a brighter place. She’s an honors law school grad, a yoga teacher, and a social entrepreneur - Bogobrush and a think tank with her brother. She’s worked on venture finance and non-profit lobbying, and she loves singing, dancing, art, and the great outdoors.
Ben Parr is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, investor, and expert on attention. He is the author of "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention". He is Managing Director of early-stage venture firm Rostrum Capital and the founder of Parrticipation, a marketing advisory firm. Previously, he was co-founder of DominateFund, Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable and served as columnist for CNET. Parr was named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media, one of the top 10 Internet of Things experts by Inc. Magazine, and named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He lives in San Francisco.
When it comes to online marketing strategy, Jessica is one of the top authorities in the profession. She has been able to sell millions of dollars in products online and has now taken her talents to the network marketing industry where she has been able to achieve rank advancement and build a team in over 25 countries around the world.
Music Supervisor and Composer Dean Sultani is the founder of Nexus Soundscapes and has developed deep connections in the Music Industry over his 22 year tenure as a DJ and producer. These connections allow our company to easily obtain compositions and usage rights to thousands of pieces of music in all genres.
Jonathan David Lewis is a Partner and Strategy Director at McKee Wallwork + Company. Jonathan led his firm to be recognized by industry purveyor Advertising Age as a national leader in branding and marketing, winning the Southwest Small Agency of the Year, national B2B Campaign of the Year, and national Best Places to Work awards. Jonathan’s opinions are highly sought by numerous business and marketing publications, including Forbes, Digiday, and Advertising Age.
Hiba Hakim is speaker, business coach, life coach, and owner of Hiba Hakim Coaching. She inspires Millennials and leaders of tomorrow to dream big, actualize their potential and earn while learning. Her goal is to encourage and guide these leaders to build a business and lifestyle that will allow them to be happy, successful, and live their true self. Hiba has a background in online entrepreneurship, psychology and executive life coaching. She studies, practices and teaches the key roles of how one’s mindset and the internet intersect in designing and creating a dream business and lifestyle.
Siimon Sander is an entrepreneur from Estonia. He is the host of Entrepreneur Decoded podcast where he interviews today’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is also the founder and CEO of OscarHamilton, which offers podcast production and editing services. Consulted some of the top names in the industry. Entrepreneur Decoded was #1 in several countries we launched Massive audience online.
Ryan Stewman is a 4x best selling author and frequent contributor to places such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Addicted2Success, The Good Men Project, Huffington Post and more. He is the founder of Hardcore Closer, an online learning resource for salespeople that sells e-learning products in the advertising, marketing, funnel, sales and social media arenas. They also offer personal coaching and live events, as well as their flagship program, My Break Free Academy, which has everything you need in order to start marketing your business online and crushing your competitors.
Having a personal brand is so important in the world of business. Allie Lefevere of Shamelessly, Obedient Agency, and Moxie Nation, is an expert on personal branding. She is teaching other women how to not only brand themselves, but how to run their businesses efficiently.
Orion Parrott's mission is to transform consumer finance through intelligent fintech design. He created Lendsnap to restore profitability to retail mortgage lenders and give consumers the easiest way to shop for a mortgage. Orion has invested in real estate since he was 18. He helped design and program the national missile defense system and now applies his systems engineering and machine learning experience to consumer lending. Orion earned his MBA at Berkeley Haas where he met his cofounder Mike Romano.
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Scott Monty was ranked by The Economist as #1 atop the list 25 Social Business Leaders and by Forbes as one of the top 10 influencers in social media, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, called him "a visionary." Scott is CEO and Co-Managing Partner of Brain+Trust Partners, a strategic consultancy that helps busy executives harness power of humanity in business, particularly through digital transformation and strategy. For six years Scott was global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, where he advised on digital activities across the company, from crisis communications to influencer relations, marketing, customer service, internal communications and more. Prior to Ford, he had a decade and a half of marketing and communications experience within brands and agencies.
Glenn Rubenstein is a podcast advertising expert and the founder of ADOPTER Media, a podcast advertising agency. He has written for publications such as Wired Magazine and the Village Voice. He has also been a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and a Senior Editor at CNet.
Harry Mills is CEO of the Aha! Advantage, Harry is internationally recognized as an expert on sales, negotiation, presentation and the marketing of professional services. An accomplished consultant and trainer with over 20 years experience, Harry Mills addresses over 100 seminars and conferences annually. Harry Mills advises a number of the world's blue-chip companies and public sector organizations. The Aha! Advantage client list is a who's who of international business and includes Unilever, IBM, Toyota, Oracle, AMP, Astra Zeneca, and Ericsson.
Eric Santos studied entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno. He started his first start-up Soshowise during his senior year in college. Soshowise won the award for ‘Best Integration of the PayPal API’ at HapiHack Hackathon (SF) in June 2011 along with some startup cash from PayPal. Eric continued his entrepreneurship journey and went on to co-found several startups including Dwibbles, WishBooklet, and Scheduly. Eric is currently the CEO of Benchmark Intelligence, a product suite that helps over 1,000 restaurant and retail chain locations understand why certain locations perform better than others.
When he is not running Benchmark Intelligence, Eric writes about entrepreneurship, career advice and dating for a number of publications including Business Insider, Yahoo Small Business Advisor, VentureBeat, AskMen.com, Elite Daily and many more.
Since their inception, Ships Have Sailed have always struck a balance between exuberant pop and substantial alternative rock. Their 2014 debut EP Someday was essentially a soft launch for the band that picked up traction organically; receiving heavy airplay on College, NPR and Commercial radio in the US and Canada. Later that year the band toured the Northeastern US and, in 2015, performed showcases at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Canadian Music Week & NAMM. They also took home accolades from ISC, Unsigned Only and The John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Christian Karasiewicz is the founder of Social Chefs, the leading training and education site on social media marketing courses. With over ten years of experience in social media marketing, he has developed and created social media strategies for a number of industries to include; tech companies, defense, ecommerce, online marketing, celebrities, athletes, musicians and fashion designers. He is a consultant and public speaker on social media, Internet Marketing and technology.
Brian Fanzo is a millennial keynote technology speaker, live video social strategist, social media geek, and technology evangelist. Brian's true passion is for teaching change and he focuses on doing this with his actions as well as leveraging social and technology, as he hosts two podcasts. Brian was recognized as one of the Top 25 Social Business Leaders of 2014 by IBM & The Economist Intelligence Unit. Brian is a featured contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, Business2Community, and IBM Smarter Commerce blog.