Vanessa DiMauro is the CEO and Chief Digital Officer of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and online community building. She is a popular executive advisor, author and speaker. With over 20 years’ experience in social business leadership positions (Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, CXO Systems), Vanessa has founded and run numerous online communities. With Leader Networks she has developed award winning social business strategies for dozens of the largest and most influential companies in the world.
Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. He's also one of the world's foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social.
In a unique sharing experiment conducted in his recent TED Talk at IBM titled Why Sharing is Reimagining Our Future, Bryan witnessed the true power of sharing when inspiration combined itself with reach and technology. The results were stunning - 21 million impressions in just 4 hours, spanning the globe to over 10 countries. No stranger to lists, having worked hands-on as a senior advertising account executive, interactive planner and strategist, managing consultant, online producer, and marketing consultant for some of the Bay Area's largest marketing firms, Bryan has built his career on understanding every part of this business.
As President/CEO of PureMatter, Bryan's leadership has steered the agency to consistent growth over the last 10 years, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley for over five years by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Jon Spenceley is a Community Marketing Manager at Vidyard, a technology and social media enthusiast, and gentleman buccaneer. Jon is passionate about fine cocktails, exotic libations, and other memorable moments in the art of intoxication.
Dwight Hurst has been in the field of Mental Health since 1999, and has worked in a wide range of services, from inpatient to outpatient. He works with many clinical issues, including Autism, Domestic Violence Recovery, Addiction, and Sexual Compulsivity. He also teaches graduate courses to counselors-in-training. Dwight created Innovate Mental Health Solutions in order to bring together quality therapy staff and clever programming. He believes that all problems have a solution, and that his clients are the best experts of their own situation. Dwight is also the creator and host of The Broken Brain Podcast.
Kevin Thomas Tully is Founder and CEO of ScealCom. Kevin has employed the principles of Social Selling long before the term entered the popular business vernacular. With a C-level background in Sales, Marketing, and PR, Kevin built multi-million dollar sales infrastructures and trained award-winning sales teams across variable verticals both as an entrepreneur and corporate officer. Kevin brings extensive experience managing senior-level sales and marketing strategy, brand development, integrated communications, and social media content strategy for regional and national brands. For more than two decades, clients have trusted Kevin to do what others “can’t do, won’t do, or haven’t thought of doing.” Kevin Thomas Tully believes in the prescient advice of his father: The most important business skill is the ability to develop integrity-based relationships.
Sue Falcone, also known as "Simply" Sue, started her speaking and training career over a span of 40 years as an AT&T executive, and Diamond Leadership with Premier Designs Inc. Sue is a leading expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, customer service, negotiation, speaking, and training. Sue is author of a best-selling book called, The Lighthouse of Hope-A Day by Day Journey to Fear Free Living. Sue is the founder and owner of "Simply" Sue Speaks, a global booking agency. Simply Sue Speaks books, markets, and promotes speakers, trainers, coaches, and authors.
Tom Zbaren founded Beyond the Hedge to help small to medium-size businesses accelerate their growth. He helps organizations adopt, integrate and scale growth. Tom always strives to develop workflows that are teachable and repeatable because this improves efficiency and can reduce costs. Far too often the highest cost employees spend too much time on routine tasks that can be performed by a much lower cost fellow employee, or with a seamlessly integrated outsourced service. We live a very exciting time for entrepreneurs and small businesses because digital marketing and the growth of social media virtually eliminate the barriers of cost and time. Anyone can setup their own website for less than $10 per month and engage with global market opportunities within a millisecond. Tom’s passion involves helping businesses grow beyond their boundaries and knock down their barriers to growth.
Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
David Amerland is the author of eight best-selling books including "Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Gets Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence" and "Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time." His very latest one: SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will help your Business Grow is a practical guide to semantic search optimization for busy webmasters and marketers. He helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques.
Stephie Rockwell, CEO of Rockwell Global Media is a seasoned veteran in the world of digital and social media marketing. Stephie began working in finance, consulting and fashion buying, and fashion public relations, before parlaying these experiences into her own custom-designed jewelry and fashion apparel business. She is also an Executive Editor for Embark Magazine, which is an international luxury interior design publication.
Phil Glutting is the Founder and Owner of Your Strategic Marketing. Founded in the 20013, Phil made it his mission to develop affordable marketing services for small businesses. In one year, Phil grew his Twitter followers to over 100,000. Phil assists clients with social media marketing, sales funnels, email marketing, paid online advertising, and lead generation.
Courtney has been successfully branding and marketing companies since 1991. She began her career as an art director in East Lansing, MI, and then launched a successful design firm, which she owned and operated for three years.
In 2002, Courtney relocated to California and co-founded PureMatter where she currently serves as creative and strategic lead for the PureMatter brand and its clients. An accomplished creative thinker, designer and copywriter, Courtney has a knack for simplifying the complex. Since its inception, Courtney has earned over 100 awards including ADDYs (Best in Shows, Special Judges Awards, Gold, Silvers and Bronzes), Neenah Paper International Design Award, PRINT International Design Annual, Logo Lounge Master Library Series and Graphic Design Monthly.
Onyi Anyado is a multiple award-winning international Global Thinker, Entrepreneur, Conference Speaker, Author and Life Coach who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship, employee development and youth impact coaching. From his message of distinction, Onyi speaks on educational, business and corporate platforms around the world teaching, training & equipping people how to become distinguished in their chosen field.
As founder and CEO of Score More Sales, Lori leads efforts for B2B front-line sales growth and works with (or in conjunction with) technology brands worldwide.
Beginning in technology sales for companies like Apple, IBM, HP and Siemens, Lori rose through the ranks from retail to corporate accounts, then from individual contributor (closing multi-million dollar deals) to inside sales leader. Her last corporate position was as Director of Education for a technology / financial services company in Boston which was sold to Thomson Reuters. There Lori coached and trained in sales, assessed employees, improved customer service, created and led cross-functional manager training and grew bottom-line revenues.
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.
Jason Falls is a digital strategist and thinker of things, mainly Internet and marketing related. Some people have called him innovative and influential. His work has touched a number of large brands including Maker’s Mark, AT&T, Cafepress and Humana, to name a few. He has co-authored two books and is a professional public speaker. Jason focuses on digital marketing with a specific niche expertise around social media and content marketing. When he speaks, audiences normally learn something and laugh a little, too. Jason’s day job is as senior vice-president for digital strategy for Elasticity, an integrated digital marketing agency based in St. Louis. He heads its Louisville, Ky., office and touches most of their clients with digital marketing counsel.
Bree Kelley is a passionate millennial who is revolutionizing the way millennials are perceived and how they go about their work. Her passion for people, business, and their success has helped her throughout her 5+ year B2B sales and marketing career. Bree graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Business Organizational Communications and Sales Management. She’s a sales and marketing associate for an enterprise software and business intelligence consulting firm, and community manager and brand ambassador for several brands from apparel to IT.
Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt Heinz is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 15 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways. Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers. Matt is living through the renovation of a 105-year old historic farmhouse in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, Beth and three young children.
Mic is the founder of Vanguard Leadership. He is a creative and innovative leader in international sales and marketing with experience in multi-channel environments. Thrives on the passion to drive sales and profit up by demonstrating and diversifying the unique selling points of high quality products and services. Has been involved in and used social networking to generate business in B2B environment for the last 10 years.
A passionate marketer, Ekaterina writes and speaks on topics of leadership, business culture, and marketing innovation. After spending over 10 years as an integrated marketer and social media leader at Intel and Accenture, she was the co-founder and CMO of BRANDERATI (acquired by Sprinklr in 2014). Ekaterina is an author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Think Like Zuck" and "The Power of Visual Storytelling." She is an avid evangelist of holistic consumer experience management.