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Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC


Speakers 3-20-14

Vicki Draper
Director of Consumer Analytics & Research, AOL

As Director of Consumer Analytics & Research at AOL, Vicki Draper conducts innovative consumer research to aid sales and product teams across AOL. Her research spans topics including mobile, women & moms, and sales verticals such as retail and CPG. Vicki received the 2013 EXPLOR Award for Innovation in Research for her groundbreaking 7 Shades of Mobile. She has presented at conferences including The Market Research Event in 2012 and ARF Re:think 2013. Prior to AOL, Vicki was at Insight Research Group, conducting research for high profile media clients like Nickelodeon and Warner Brothers. Vicki holds a BS in Marketing & Hotel Management from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Brandon Gutman
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators Summit

As Co-Founder of the Brand Innovators Summit, Brandon Gutman 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 him @BrandonGutman

Eliza Licht
SVP Global Communications, Donna Karan International

In addition to her traditional global public relations responsibilities, Aliza Licht spearheads DKI’s award-winning social media efforts through DKNY PR GIRL, a persona she created that has become a singular voice on Twitter @dkny, and on Tumblr at dknyprgirl.com. DKNY PR GIRL @dkny was Fashion 2.0’s Best Twitter winner for 3 consecutive years, also winning Best Fashion Blog in 2012. Additionally, DKNY PR GIRL won Style Bistro’s Reader’s Choice Award for must-follow personality in social media. Aliza has been featured as one of TIME Style & Design’s “Six women who rule the Fashion World” and The New York Times has dubbed her an E-Lebrity and one of the most-followed personalities in the social media space. Follow her @DKNY PR Girl

Ted Rubin
Acting CMO, Brand Innovators, Brand Evangelist, Author

In addition to is role as acting CMO of Brand Innovators, Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist and Author of the book Return on Relationship. In March 2009, when the CMO at e.l.f. Cosmetics (EyesLipsFace.com) he started using and evangelizing the term ROR (Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR). In Septemeber he left his position as Chief Marketing Officer of Collective Bias, a company he helped build beginning in 2011. Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013, and number #2 on the Leadtail August 2013 list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers. Follow him @TedRubin

Marc Sternberg
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators Summit

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.

Nelly Yusupova
CTO, Webgrrls International

Nelly Yusupova is the CTO of Webgrrls International, Chapter Leader of NYC Webgrrls, Founder of Digitalwoman.com and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs and Build Your Social Media Footprint bootcamps. Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’s movement online since 1999 was cited by The Wall Street Journal as a “Woman on the IT Fast Track.” She is a technical strategist and an Internet, social media, and marketing expert and consultant. Nelly works with entrepreneurs and teaches them how to use and leverage technology in business. Her views have been featured in INC Magazine, the NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic and Women’s Radio. Follow her @DigitalWoman