Quality speakers and presentations are essential. The leadership at Digital World Expo has been selected and reviewed to ensure key takeaways are inherent in presentations. The result is each attendee armed with next steps and practical tactics to apply to their business. You will find each speaker to be dynamic with their own style and training methods refined from their past experience.
Would you like to see what some of our speakers are talking about happening in the digital space in the next 10-20 years? Click here for Future Views : Digital World Expo’s very own Podcast! Stay tuned for new and stimulating content!
Aaron, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Slingshot SEO, has deep experience in organic search engine optimization, graphic design and web testing/analytics.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Biology at Indiana University. During the following year, Aaron travelled the country working at Watson Pharmaceuticals in Phoenix, Arizona and later for an environmental abatement company in Miami, Florida. In 2006 he applied and was accepted into medical school. It was at this time that he got a call from an old friend, Jeremy Dearringer, regarding SEO, at which time Slingshot SEO was born with his friends from high school.
Adam Kmiec is the Director of Social Media for Walgreens, the country’s largest pharmacy retailer. He is focused on leveraging social media to connect Walgreens’ 5.9 million daily customers with their 250K employees, while helping to transform the organization into a socially savvy retailer of the future.
Alison Gensheimer is the Director of Customer Development, leading Velti pre-sales and account management teams in the North American and Europe. With Velti, Alison has led the strategic development and launch of global mobile marketing initiatives for Subway, Chevrolet, HP, and other top tier US brands and agencies.
As CEO, Andrew Beckman oversees the strategic direction and business growth of Location3 Media and its division, Local Search Traffic. Andrew founded Location3 Media in 1999 as a media buying agency and has since expanded the portfolio of services to include PPC management, SEO, local search marketing, landing page optimization, social media, web analytics and more.
Bill is a senior executive with an outstanding track record of profitable business building based on exceptional strategic, analytic, and financial disciplines. He has broad marketing and general management experience in both the Consumer Products and consumer Service sectors. Bill has both Sales and Marketing functional expertise and is recognized as a Inspirational Leader that builds strong teams of direct reports and cross functional teamwork. He is often the “face” of the organization taking important leadership roles internally when others are less capable to fulfill this role.
Brandie Feuer is an interactive marketing professional with more than ten years of experience in advertising, interactive marketing and emerging media. Currently, Ms. Feuer consults with a boutique agency, Chateau20, as Director of Strategy. Most recently, Brandie drove marketing, public relations and innovation for Tropicana Las Vegas during their $180 million Phase 1 rebranding.
Since 1999, Brent has worked as an in-house online marketing expert for: Tribune Company, OneCall.com, Targus, SimpleTech and Viking Components. During this time, he has worked closely with well-known brands like: Amazon.com, Best Buy, Buy.com, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, NewEgg.com, Walmart.com and many smaller brands.
Brian is the Director of Marketing for AwayFind, where he helps businesses and consumers of AwayFind’s email productivity platform to get away from their inbox while still being responsive to the urgent emails they need. Before this, he spent the past 15 years in direct marketing creating the kinds of emails people want to read—instead of the kind they want to get away from their inbox to avoid.
Brock Pierce is a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist Pierce has spent most of his life as an entrepreneur and is best known for pioneering the market for virtual goods in online games. He has founded eight companies, acquired more than thirty companies, and closed a dozen corporate finance transactions, securing more than $200 million on behalf of his companies.
Prior to Joining SkyWire Media, Inc. Chris Roe held various positions with MICROS Systems, Inc. most recently as Customer Service Manager at MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, is the world’s leading developer of enterprise applications serving the hospitality and specialty retail industries.
With more than 20 years of advertising and digital experience, Dean is passionate about how creative technology is combined with brand messages to engage consumers. He is a recognized expert at navigating through the maze of emerging media, telling stories about how digital has shifted consumer behavior, moving from direct mail to Twitter, through QR codes on mobile phones to RFID interactive screens and onto BluRay Live, IPTV and ePaper.
As CEO of Adnetik, Ed is responsible for planning and implementing the company’s strategic direction, overseeing international operations, and delivering on the company’s vision to become world class marketing investment managers. In 2010, Ed oversaw the expansion of Adnetik into six international markets and was awarded LatinTRENDS Magazine’s Latino Trendsetter Award in the technology category.
Erin Levzow is an Internet Marketing Manager for MGM Resorts International. She is responsible for internet planning and implementation for Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay and New York New York hotel, Beau Rivage, and Gold Strike. Erin specializes in developing and implementing strategies to grow e-mail acquisition, mobile subscribers, and social media fans/followers. As well as identify new and existing channels to optimize ROI and fuel revenue growth.
Eshwar Belani is responsible for defining the vision and developing Rocket Fuel’s brand, direct response, social, and vertical product families. In addition, he leads the development of strategic relationships with Rocket Fuel’s data, technology, measurement, analytics, and vertical partners to create a robust suite of offerings for digital advertisers.
John Heaukulani, a.k.a. @JohnMischief, is a Co-Founder/Executive Editor/Social Media Guru of @SINNERmag, the World’s first print magazine to blend Print Media with Mobile/Web/Social Media through the use of QR codes placed throughout the ‘zine. These QR codes make every ad and story an interactive or “SINNERactiveTM” experience delivered directly to the reader’s smartphone.
John Durham, is Managing General Partner of Catalyst–a strategy firm for digital start-ups and early funding companies. Check them out at Catalyst
A true industry veteran, most recently Durham served as the executive vice president, business strategy at Carat Fusion, for Carat’s offices across the country including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.
As director of social products at Webtrends, Justin drives the development of social products and acts as a social media thought leader for the company. He was the key component behind the development of Webtrends’ Facebook Analytics as well as the end to end Facebook campaign solutions – a market first for the industry.
Kate Buck Jr is the CEO of KBJOnline, a social media management firm in Austin, Texas and is a highly sought after speaker and consultant. Over the last six years, she has the opportunity to work with clients ranging from some of the top names in Internet Marketing to corporations, entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups around the globe.
Currently residing in Las Vegas, Kristine has thirteen years experience in the creation, development, implementation & maintenance of websites in all areas including government, academia, entertainment & ecommerce with a focus on usability, architecture, human factors and W3C/508/WCAG accessibility compliance.
Don’t let her cute shoes fool you. Not only is Laura Coronado the mastermind behind the Las Vegas fashion, shopping, style and beauty blog LollieShopping.com, she is also a contributing writer for the magazines Vegas Rated and BLVDS Las Vegas, as well as a columnist for Vegas Seven. In addition, she has 15 years of marketing experience under her designer belt.
Lauren Freiman is the Senior Account Executive for Specific Media, responsible for growing the Las Vegas and Arizona regions. Specific Media is an online media company that provides advertisers a suite of leading edge targeting technologies that pinpoint desired audiences across a display and video network comprised exclusively of branded, top tier sites.
Lynn M. Ingham is an experienced and professional advertising, publishing and internet executive, charged with leading national traditional and interactive media sales efforts. She is currently Chief Executive Officer for New West, a next-generation media company dedicated to the culture, economy, politics, environment and lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West. The company’s core mission is to serve the Rockies with innovative, participatory journalism and to promote conversation that helps one understand and make the most of the dramatic changes sweeping this region.
Having been succesful in online content since the 90′s, Matt Tuens stepped to the forefront of Internet marketing and search by developing intelligent content strategies and comprehensive solutions that transformed ordinary sites into vibrant destination brands, creating multiple revenue streams, generating search results and traffic, increasing conversion, and ensuring both short- and long-term success.
Michael Terpin began SocialRadius in 2007, the latest chapter in a 25-year career in public relations, Internet marketing and digital innovation. A serial entrepreneur, he has been frequently written about as a pioneer in online PR and marketing, newswire distribution and social media/Web 2.0 marketing. His most recent venture is SocialRadius, a full-service social media marketing firm.
Mike Roberts understands search marketing from different angles. Having founded SpyFu in 2006 and introduced RECON Files in 2010, he led the charge in transforming the way search marketers craft their strategies in PPC and SEO. His creations fuel success for many entrepreneurs, but as SpyFu President, Mike puts himself in the mind of a search marketer just trying to make sense of challenges ahead.
Nicole was recruited to join the SkyWire Media team immediately upon receiving her BS in Business Administration, Majoring in Hospitality with emphasis on Gaming and Entertainment, from Central Michigan University. During the course of her studies, Nicole spent a Semester attending the prestigious Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando, Florida.
Randy is responsible for executing AdReady’s sales, service and marketing initiatives for advertisers and agencies. He has more than eleven years experience in the software, Web and online advertising industries, and is a sought after speaker. Randy was previously Vice President of the Global Search and Online Marketplace at Microsoft, where he was instrumental in operationalizing Microsoft’s “Search Alliance” agreement with Yahoo! for the small and medium sized space. In this role, Wootton led a staff of more than 300 sales, marketing and support employees.
With ten years of experience launching digital media startups and monetizing online content, Rebecca Watson is one of the leading young visionaries in Silicon Valley. Currently, she serves as vice president of business development for RadiumOne (formerly gWallet), a network that helps online publishers and mobile app developers monetize their audience through new advertising formats.
Shahab Zargari is creative director and managing partner of Assurance Advertising, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the University of California at Irvine, which he acquired in 2000. The only thing that exceeds Shahab’s passion for art, photography and music is the love for producing captivating and highly creative advertising campaigns.
Shawn Rorick is a digital media professional with over 15 years experience in development, advertising, Internet marketing and next-gen advertising. Witnessing the boom of Las Vegas and working as Interactive Marketing Director for large corporations such as Cox Communications, MGM MIRAGE, Wynn Resorts and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained the insight and experience to accurately define our new media today and provide road-map assessments of our future.
As a recognized expert in the dynamic world of email marketing, Guerra brings six years of in-depth experience to consultations supporting the needs of clients ranging from small non-profits to multinational, Fortune 500 companies. He guides organizations toward the implementation of best practices and advises companies on innovative techniques to reach their marketing goals.
Steve Earl is the Director of Product Marketing for Analytics at Webtrends. In this role he is responsible for all product marketing activities related to Webtrends’ digital analytics product line, including site, mobile and social analytics. Steve oversaw the release of Webtrends Analytics 10, the next generation of Digital Analytics, a breakthrough product that provides marketers a unified view of the performance of their online brand.
Steve is the founder and CEO of Encore Media Metrics, a leading provider of campaign measurement, attribution and reporting services for brands and agencies. Encore’s platform enables clients to optimize media spend through deeper insights into performance of paid, owned and earned media, while lowering the cost and complexity of online measurement.
Taigh White is a recognized expert in online marketing with over 14 years of experience in direct response, brand marketing and public relations; Seven years purely digital. He has worked for such well-known Florida brands as BankAtlantic, Stiles Corporation and Walt Disney World Company, and is a past president of the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA).
Thomas Moyer is a Business Development Manager for Mediaplex, the technology division of ValueClick. In his role, he is responsible for pre-sales technology demonstrations of MOJO Adserver, MOJO SEM, MOJO Mail, Natural Search, Rich Media and MOJO Real Time Bidder. Thomas is also the lead blog contributor, handles social media and heads up the business development team.
Victoria is creative, distinctive, standout, innovative and original communications leader – common feedback from her peers, competition and members of the community. As a veteran of numerous organizations she always brings strategic thinking and creative execution together to enhance her past and current company and client’s presence among influential members of the media and community leaders. Soares is a consummate professional with a natural instinct for developing high-quality programs and campaigns that generate impressive results bringing rich experience, enthusiasm and an open mind to all that she does – which is also her greatest strength in leadership.