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Connect attracts a well known and diverse range of companies – who want to learn about and help shape customer intelligence.
A special lineup of some of the world's greatest visionaries and leaders who share a passion for customer intelligence and customer focus.
Head of Content & Storytelling, Center for Humane Technology
VP, Social Portfolio Strategy, MGM Resorts International
Group Product Manager, Google
VP Products, Oracle DataCloud
Founder and CEO, SuperPhone
Partner, Foundry Group (Former VP/GM Data at Twitter)
Founder and Managing Director, iPullRank
VP of Marketing, Drift
Max Stossel is the Head of Content & Storytelling for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Before joining CHT, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social, spending more time learning the ins and outs of the Facebook algorithm than any human should. He ran social for Budweiser, where he drove a 3,400% increase in average engagement, before working with Gary Vaynerchuk and creating social strategies for Dove and several other major multinational brands.
Beverly Jackson is the VP, Social Portfolio Strategy at MGM Resorts. MGM is one of the world’s leading global hospitality and entertainment companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and The Mirage. As the VP of Social Portfolio Strategy, Beverly sets the strategic direction for social campaigns across the MGM Resorts brand portfolio. She researches, develops, establishes and amplifies the brand voice across new and emerging platforms.
Alex is the Group Product Manager responsible for Google Drive, including the new enterprise-grade Drive-for- Work product. At Google for the past nine years, he has also led teams in Display Advertising and Payments. In Display Ads, his team built Doubleclick for Publishers, which the largest websites in the world -- including ESPN, YouTube, and Turner -- use to deliver 100% of their online ads and revenue. Before Google, Alex was an Assistant Economist at the Federal Reserve, working on research about then-mysterious mispricing in the consumer mortgage market, and a Software Engineer at Xilinx, building electronic design automation tools. Alex is a graduate of CU Boulder, with degrees in Computer Science and International Affairs. Outside of work he is a Coloradoan through and through -- loves biking, climbing, snowboarding, triathlon and, recently, long-distance cross country ski racing.
Leads Product Management of all B2B offerings and Vertical facing products of the Oracle Data Cloud, most recent products such as B2B Account Based Marketing (ABM) are integrated with BlueKai’s Audience Data Marketplace, DMP, Datalogix matching capabilities, Social Channel Integrations, Oracle IDGraph and Oracle Marketing Cloud
Ryan is a Grammy nominated recording artist, multi-platinum music producer, and avid technologist. In addition to logging studio time with Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé, he is the architect and ultimate case study for his company Disruptive Multimedia’s simple CRM for creators, a Twilio-enabled product called SuperPhone™. Bravely opting to remove his latest album from iTunes, he used an inbound SMS campaign to drive over $2MM in gross revenue by selling an album D2C to just 15K fans. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard and splits his time between New York, LA, Paris and Miami.
Chris Moody is a partner at Foundry Group. Prior to joining Foundry Group, Chris was GM & VP of Twitter’s Data & Enterprise business and CEO of Gnip, a Foundry Group portfolio company where he was responsible for ensuring that the value of Twitter’s data is realized across the entire ecosystem of developers, partners, and customers. Previously, he was the CEO of Gnip, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of social data, which was acquired by Twitter in the spring of 2014. Gnip delivers more than 5 billion social activities per day, and their data distribution network includes more than 95% of the Fortune 500.
An artist and a technologist, all rolled into one, Michael King recently founded boutique digital marketing agency, iPullRank. Mike consults with companies all over the world, including brands ranging from SAP, American Express, HSBC, SanDisk, General Mills, and FTD, to a laundry list of promising startups and small businesses. Mike has held previous roles as Marketing Director, Developer, and tactical SEO at multi-national agencies such as Publicis Modem and Razorfish. Effortlessly leaning on his background as an independent hiphop musician, Mike King is a dynamic speaker who is called upon to contribute to conference and blogs all over the world.
Dave Gerhardt is Vice President of Marketing at Drift and he’s spent the last 7+ years working at B2B SaaS marketing companies, including HubSpot and Constant Contact. Dave also co-hosts the Seeking Wisdom podcast, and you can find him on Twitter at @davegerhardt.
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