Bonin Bough is Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International, responsible for all forms of media, including leading and developing the partnerships, internal capabilities and strategies across all forms of consumer connections: digital, TV, print and outdoors. Bough has been recognized as one of business’ hottest rising stars in Fortune’s 2011 “40 under 40” list, as well as Fast Company’s 2011 100 Most Creative People in Business and Ebony’s Power 100 list. Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Bonin spent three and a half years at PepsiCo where he oversaw company-wide digital strategy and the implementation of social media tools across PepsiCo’s portfolio of food and beverage brands.
Mark Burrell is the co-founder of Tongal, a creative social platform for brands and meritocracy for talent. The company was founded on the understanding that creative ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and that although talent is scarce, the pool was and is much larger than the established content creation models recognize. At Tongal, Mark is responsible for business development, sales and strategy leading the world’s largest advertisers, platforms, startups, non profits and agencies into the exciting new possibilities that are created by leveraging Tongal’s distributed creative workforce model to produce content for new media.
Amy Cosper is vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Media Inc. Previously, she served as WiesnerMedia’s entrepreneur in residence, where she sought out and evaluated new business plans, ventures and partnerships to assist in diversifying the company’s portfolio. Cosper first entered the entrepreneurial trenches with her own media consulting business. Her journalism roots, however, began in the tech world, as a reporter on assignment in several countries across the globe, from Israel to France to Brazil. Cosper later became publisher and editor-in-chief for Satellite Broadband magazine at Primedia, and then went on to redesign and direct five ASBPE award-winning financial magazines at WiesnerMedia.
Steve Doan is Senior Associate Brand Manager at Mondelēz International responsible for Oreo innovation, including equity expansion through licensing and food service. Doan started his career in brand management in 2008, and has managed businesses such as Oreo Cakesters, Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy! Doan is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
As Co-Founder of the Brand Innovators, Brandon is responsible for developing premium content which means tapping marketers from the world’s most successful brands to share how they’re utilizing emerging technology and new media vehicles to build their brands and drive meaningful ROI. A prolific, highly respected writer, Brandon is an expert blogger at Forbes where his weekly contributions are featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections. Prior to launching Brand Innovators, Brandon held marketing and business development positions in the executive search sector where he forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technology developers and venture capitalists in our industry. Follow Brandon on Twitter.
Ed is Director of Innovation and Emerging Technology at Mondelēz International, where he led development of its award-winning iPhone application, the iFood Assistant. iFood Assistant won an Edison Award for Innovation in 2010. Ed also co-lead the creation of iPad application, Big Fork Little Fork. He continues to lead innovation through both mobile and digital.Ed has driven innovation digitally and traditionally during his tenure at Cadbury/Dr. Pepper, VNU, DoubleClick and Draft Worldwide. Ed published NYC Pet Project while at Good Books Publishing, a company he founded. In 2009, Fast Company magazine named Ed as “1 of the 10 Most Creative People in Food.” He also participates on the Intel Capital Advisory Board.
Dave Knox is Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, one of the fastest growing digital agencies in the country. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List. Dave is active in the entrepreneurial community, serving as a Board Observer / Advisor to multiple venture-backed companies. He is a Managing Partner in the VC firm Brand Ventures, serves on the Board of VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA, and is the co-founder of The Brandery – one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country.
Rich is focused on connecting online fans and customers to their >8,000 Walgreens locations across the country. His work and passion lies in blurring the lines between social media and traditional branding, between ecommerce and in-store point of sale, and between great marketing and great web product development. After Walgreens launched its first Ecommerce division in 2008, Rich was hired to create their online marketing group from the ground up.
Prior to Walgreens, Rich was responsible for day to day sales and operations of CircuitCity.com, and spent several years in marketing and merchandising roles at Dell, including running their flagship $4B/year US consumer notebook business. Rich has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Northwestern.
Ashwin Nathan is currently Marketing Director, Digital for the Frito Lay Portfolio at PepsiCo. In this role, he leads digital strategy, engagement and capabilities for the entire Frito Lay portfolio in North America. Prior to PepsiCo, Ashwin spent 9 years at P&G in various brand management and innovation roles. In his last role at P&G leading marketing for Braun Electric Shavers in North America, Ashwin led the go to market transformation of Braun to a 100% digital brand. Ashwin started his P&G career in digital innovation, developing some of the first mobile apps in the industry, including painfully coding apps for the blackberry platform in 2005. Ashwin has a MBA in economics and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mason is a communications and business strategist with over 17 years of experience, spending 8 years in the digital/social space. From startups to a Fortune 20 company as the Social Strategist for Verizon Wireless, he’s a collaborator, digital strategist, writer and speaker who has sparked culture change, improved business communication and persuasively mandated business innovation. A husband, father of three, avid pet owner and sports enthusiast, he continues to pursue adventure and a thorough enjoyment of life.
Danny has been creating innovative products in the web and mobile space for over 15 years. In 2000, he created one of the first ever cross-carrier SMS marketing platforms, which was used by many Omnicom agencies to deliver millions of mobile messages for their clients. Together with long-time business partner Austin Gayer, the duo has founded 3 startups together including a peer-to-peer mobile payment system, a mobile music platform, and most recently, ROXIMITY. ROXIMITY, which launched with Ford at CES 2012, is a location based advertising platform that enables retailers and brands to send targeted, contextual messaging to nearby customers. ROXIMITY is distributed through SMS, MMS, mobile apps, and within auto infotainment/nav systems. ROXIMITY recently completed the prestigious TechStars program.
Boren Novakovic is a Global Director of eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Commercial Innovation at Kimberly-Clark. He heads up digital efforts for K-C’s great consumer brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Scott, Viva and Depend as well as B2B sectors. Prior to his current role, Boren led global eCommerce strategy and the North American online and direct to consumer business at Whirlpool Corporation for Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana and JennAir brands.
Derek Pacqué is an Indianapolis-based entrepreneur who began his coat checking business during his senior year at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. What started as a profitable side job quickly turned into a passion for making bailment transactions more reliable and efficient through the use of today’s most advanced technologies. Over the past year, CoatChex has serviced events like New York Fashion Week and the Maxim and ESPN Super Bowl XLVI parties. The platform has also expanded to check bags, luggage, and other personal belongings. Derek’s focus is in technology, the bailment industry, and high-quality customer service.
Damien Patton is the Founder/CEO of Banjo, the mobile technology that provides real time content discovery by location across all major social networks. He leads the product development and technology strategy, resulting in a global presence with over 3.5 million users in just 17 months. Under Damien’s leadership, Banjo’s patented mobile location technology has received multiple awards. A trailblazer in the industry, Patton speaks frequently at conferences on subjects ranging from social, mobile and location-based technology to agile development and privacy. He currently serves as a mentor for the Harvard Innovation Lab, Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program (IXP).
Marc Sternberg is CEO of Rising Tide Media, a leading producer of conferences for the advertising and emerging technology industries. Marc was president and COO of AlwaysOn, from 2007-2011, where he produced over 20 successful conferences in the digital media, clean technology and cloud computing sectors. Marc was the vice president of advertising sales for The Hollywood Reporter, from 1989-2007. Marc has served on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles and the Anti-Defamation League/LA.
Steven is the Director, Digital Strategy and Innovation at Dell where he leads Dell’s strategic innovation efforts in creating, experimenting, partnering, and launching social commerce technologies. Previous to Dell, Steven worked at Bazaarvoice, Open Text, Vignette, Collanos, and Novell where he conceived and led different social media and mobile product lines and business development efforts. Steven is known for being an entrepreneur in large organizations and has led the development of new products, created new business units, started an eBusiness research center at Brigham Young University, created global partner programs, and driven strategic acquisition initiatives.
Amish Tolia is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Apparel Media Group™, a venture-backed digital media company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Amish and his two Co-Founders launched AMG in late 2009 with the vision of making local sponsorship a mass media communication vehicle for national brands and local businesses. AMG has created and taken to market two complimentary products, Impact™, a proprietary B2B platform and Pear™, a B2C marketplace for sponsors and local groups to connect. In his current role, Amish helps set vision, strategy and goals for the company while also guiding national sales and helping drive marketing and product innovation. Amish has recently been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.
Rodney Williams, recently selected in 2013 for AdAge’s top 40 marketers under 40, is aiming to change the way consumers interact with audio as a engagement platform and a intriguing advertising model for brands. Prior to Lisnr, he spent 4+ years at Procter & Gamble leading a number of Brand Management, digital, and point of entry media efforts, often being noted as one the most innovative young talents within the company. During his time at P&G, he became the 1st marketer to be issued a digital patent (3 Total P&G Patents awarded). Prior to P&G, he spent 2 years in Business Development for Lockheed Martin. Rodney holds a M.B.A. from Howard University.
Called the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal, Brian received his Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia at age 18. He has been recognized with many awards including: Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Forbes’ 30 under 30; and the AdAge Creativity Top 50.