Best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator, Gary Douglas is known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to 'know what they know'. He is the founder of Access Consciousness, an international movement empowering hundreds of thousands of people in 173 countries around the world.
As a leading social media strategist, Neal Schaffer has created social media strategies, coached implementation, and helped train dozens of companies, from startups and small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises and even a Grammy Award-winning musician. Neal was named a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer 2 years in a row, is the creator of Advertising Age's Top 100 Global Marketing Blog Windmill Networking (recently rebranded as Maximize Social Business). Neal is a global speaker on social media who also teaches as part of Rutgers University's Mini-MBA in Social Media Marketing Program. His work has been recognized by the media, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Yahoo! and the American Express OPEN Forum.
Warren Whitlock is a digital business development strategist. Warren is the host of Social Media Radio and speaks frequently about social media marketing, online publicity and marketing, social networking and building lifetime value for rapid growth. Warren helps businesses transform to a new way of doing business using social media and online marketing and promotion to attract the right audience from the 2 billion people using the Internet. His breakthrough strategies to integrate mobile marketing, public relations and lead generation with conversions to return on investment for lifetime value has helped hundreds businesses achieve rapid and continuing results from their marketing process. Warren has worked in technology, business services, broadcasting and currently involved with media, health and several startups.
Cameron Halstead is a Fresno native as well as the CEO and Founder of Pro Web Listings. Cameron’s first start-up was called Campus Booze. Campus Booze would aggregate all of the liquor and beer specials around college campuses. Cameron transitioned to Fan Page Direct in order to help businesses get their Facebook pages up and running.
Blanca Cobb, CEO of TruthBlazer, is a nationally recognized body language and lie detection expert. She is also a Senior Instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington, DC. Blanca is an 'in-demand' media guest, keynote speaker and coach who breaks down the complexities of human behavior to help people succeed in life. She's been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, USA Today, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC affiliates as well as quoted in the New York Daily News, The Root, and Cosmopolitan magazines.
David Meerman Scott is a best-selling author, speaker, and news jacking expert! David’s background involves working as a Vice President of Marketing for two publicly traded technology companies. He was also the Marketing Director for Knight-Ridder, one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies at the time, in the Asia market.
Today, David Meerman Scott has an influential blog, hundreds of speaking engagements around the world, and bestselling books. David’s books include Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History and World Wide Rave: Creating triggers that get millions of people to spread your ideas and share your stories.
William “Bill” Brown is a technology consultant with 26 years of experience in the AV/IT and consulting fields. During his career, Bill realized most technology problems a business encounters only represent larger issues within their team. Though many do not yet realize it, issues like leadership, communication and organization hurt a business’s technology usage and overall performance. With this in mind, Bill opened BD Brown Communications. He helps you not only find the right technology to put you in front of the right clients, but also guides your company toward resolving in-house problems that make technology use more difficult. Bill has served clients like the Grandover Resort, Hanesbrand, Bookmarks NC, GlaxoSmithKline, Elon University and more! He has also spoken at events such as Infocomm, the CCUMC Annual Conference and various rotary clubs! He is happy to serve as your partner in technology for the visualization of your business.
Ian Moyse, has over 25 years of experience in the IT Sector, with nine of these specialising in security and over 23 years of channel experience. He was named #1 on the top 100 cloud influencers list in 2015 & 2016. In 2015 he was named 46th most connected on LinkedIn Worldwide and awarded a Linkedin Power Profile as a top 10 Influencer in the UK technology sector.
Starting as a Systems Programmer at IBM in the mainframe environment, he has held senior positions in both large and smaller organisations including Senior Vice President for EMEA at CA and Managing Director of several UK companies.
Moyse has been keynote speaker at many events and runs one of the largest Channel Discussion Groups worldwide on LinkedIn. He sits on the board of Eurocloud UK and the Governance Board of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and in early 2012 was appointed to the advisory board of SaaSMax. In 2016 Ian was appointed to the Board of FAST (Federation Against Software Theft).
Moyse was awarded global 'AllBusiness Sales AllStar Award for 2010' and The 'European Channel Personality of the Year Award for 2011' and was named by TalkinCloud as one of the global top 200 cloud channel experts in 2011 and listed on theMSPMentor top 250 list for 2011 which tracks the world's top managed services experts, entrepreneurs and executives. Ian was also given the accolade by Channelnomics of 2011 Influencer of the year for Europe.
Mark W. Schaefer, the author of The Tao of Twitter, Return On Influence, Born to Blog, Social Media Explained, and The Content Code, is a globally-recognized educator, speaker, business consultant, and author. His well-known blog (www.businessesGROW.com), is one of the most acclaimed marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for nearly 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development and holds seven patents. Mark enjoys teaching social media marketing courses and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University and has lectured at many universities including Oxford and Princeton. He is a popular public speaker and has appeared in the WSJ, New York Times, Wired, Forbes, Fortune, CBS News, and many other global media outlets.
Shannon Peng is the Senior Integrated Manager at Ingram. Shannon has a diverse background in sales, marketing, and strategic planning. Shannon writes about ‘juggling life as a careerist, mom of twin boys, wife, and digital gladiator.
“”Every day can be a championship day”... I go after this always – in all ways.” – Shannon Peng
Kenny Nguyen is the CEO/Founder of Big Fish Presentations, a company whose mantra is "turning presentations into experiences." Kenny and his entrepreneurial/presentations tips been featured on popular media outlets such as TEDx, Hubspot Inbound, General Assembly, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo, Business Insider, Mashable, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. Outside Big Fish Presentations, he is the curator of 99u Local Baton Rouge and hosts an online food cooking channel called You've got Meal.
Keenan is A Sales Guy Inc.’s CEO and President. He’s been selling something to someone for his entire life. With over 20 years of sales experience, Keenan has been influencing, learning from and shaping the world of sales. Keenan was named one of the ‘Top 30 Social Sellers in the World’. Top Sales World Magazine named Keenan one of the ‘50 Most Influential Sales and Marketing People’. He has been cited in the Harvard Business Journal and was recently cited in the Huffington Post for his social selling expertise.
Teddy Burriss is a world renowned Social Networking Strategist. His purpose in life is to teach others the lifestyle and skills of networking for mutual benefit as well as how to build relationships in real life, through the deliberate use of social media. Teddy writes daily on his blogs "Social Networking for Business", "Are you listening to me?" and "Notes from NCWiseman”.
Alfred Poor has earned an international reputation as an expert in technology. He has reached millions of people worldwide through his writing and his public speaking. He has built his career on his ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences on a wide range of topics, and to make complex concepts accessible to them in ways that they can put to practical use.
Aron started his first company Foundation Games, in 2010 at the age of 19. At its peak, Foundation employed 27 people in 3 locations globally. The company launched 7 mobile games including Lumi, which was Apple Game of the Week and Editor's Choice.
After running Foundation for 4 years, Aron left to pursuit a position as an entrepreneur in residence at Codex Venture Partners. While at Codex, he developed and raised funding for Postly, a social app aimed at changing the way people share online. Now Aron splits his time between Postly and advising promising startups and entrepreneurs.
Christian Karasiewicz is a consultant and public speaker on social media, Internet Marketing and technology. He can often be found glued to his Apple iPhone or offering his time to individuals and business owners to help them develop, create, and put into action, a successful marketing campaign.
Cory Levy is the Co-Founder and COO of After School, the largest teen social network. After School is an app that allows teens to share news, secrets, and compliments without worry of being judged for who they are or how they feel. In high school, Cory did externships at: TechStars, Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund, and DFJ Mercury.
Cory is also the Creator of the Internapalooza, which brings together thousands of the smartest college students in Silicon Valley with experienced entrepreneurs. Previous speakers and attendees include: Ashton Kutcher, Travis Kalanick (founder of Uber), Kevin Hartz (founder of Eventbrite), and Peter Thiel (founder of PayPal).
Mark Fidelman is a recognized expert in creating sales and marketing machines leveraging his experience with freemium and open source business models. He has worked in the software and technology space for over 20 years with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk. Mark authors the ‘Socialized and Mobilized’ column on Forbes.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and former Fortune 100 c-suite executive. Dubbed "a born leader" by Mark Burnett, Jeffrey has successfully leveraged multiple media appearances on programs like Fox Business News, MSNBC's Your Business and NBC's Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. From small business to international corporations, he has put his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, bestselling author, celebrity editor to one of the largest-circulation business publications and one of the most compelling figures in global business.
Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored three books. Stutz contributes to the PersonalBrandingBlog.com plus U.S. News and World Report. GenConnect.com appointed Stutz as a leading expert, and Open View Labs designated her as one of the worldwide 25 Top Sales Influencers. Stutz consults and trains worldwide.