Open Mobile Media's The Open Mobile Summit is renowned for the seniority and quality of the speakership.
We gather global luminaries from the world's influential consumer facing brands, alongside the major MNO’s and device players that are at heart of the mobile ecosystem.
SVP Product, Twitter
Kevin is responsible for product development and design at Twitter. Between 2010 and 2014, he led product development for Twitter’s advertising platform, as well as the acquisition of MoPub and the development of Fabric, Twitter’s mobile services strategy. Previously, he led the Twitter analytics team, where he was an early evangelist of and contributor to the open-source Hadoop ecosystem.
General Partner, Google Ventures
Rich co-founded Android and is a pioneer in the mobile space. He leads Google Ventures’ East Coast investment team.
Rich is based in Cambridge, Mass. He has over 25 years of experience growing businesses with innovative communications and interface-intensive applications.
Rich came to Google through the acquisition of Android, a mobile platforms company that he co-founded. During his early years at Google, he helped lead the development of the Android platform and ecosystem.
Prior to Android, Rich was a vice president at Orange, where he led R&D activities in North America and was an original principal at Orange Ventures when it was founded.
Rich came to Orange through the acquisition of another company he co-founded, Wildfire, which developed a voice-based personal assistant.
Rich received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Partner, Accel Partners
Brian is a Partner at Accel Partners leading efforts across consumer and mobile. He was previously a General Partner at Battery Ventures. Earlier on, Brian helped launch several startups which were subsequently acquired by IBM, ORCL and MOT.
Jeffrey Cruttenden is the co-founder of Acorns. He co-founded Acorns with his father, Walter, to radically simplify investing. While in college, Jeff realized that most of his classmates found it impossible to overcome the barriers of fees, high minimums and overwhelming investment options encountered at traditional brokerages. Acorns was designed as a solution: an investment application to allow people to effortlessly save and invest their spare change into diversified portfolios. Jeff graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College.
Group Creative Director, AKQA
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Principle Analyst, Altimeter Group
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Managing Editor, Altimeter Group
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CDO, American Eagle
Joe Megibow is the SVP/Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle Outfitters. In his role, Joe is responsible for digitally enabled customer experiences across all channels and touchpoints, including P&L responsibility for the American Eagle and Aerie direct businesses, omni-channel customer-facing technology, online marketing, analytics, and customer service.
Prior to American Eagle, Joe was VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, where he had P&L responsibility for the US with direct ownership of marketing, merchandising, and operations. In this role, Joe led the launch of the successful ""Find Yours"" brand campaign and viral ""Find Your Understanding"" videos.
Joe also held the role of VP, Mobile and eCommerce Optimization, with global product management responsibilities of search, checkout, and all mobile initiatives, as well as ownership of analytics, optimization, and site experimentation. Joe joined the Expedia, Inc. family in 2006, heading up Online Marketing and Customer Experience for hotels.com.
Joe worked for seven years as a charter employee of Tealeaf Technology where he held a variety of leadership roles. Prior to 2000, Joe held management positions at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, where he launched the Java Services practice, E&Y's first e-commerce practice; and held engineering positions at EDS in their Advanced Technology Group.
Joe was recognized in 2011 as Practitioner of the Year by the Digital Analytics Association and is currently serving on the DAA Board of Directors.
CEO and Co-founder, Amplitude
Spenser founded Amplitude in 2012 to revolutionize the way companies interact with their mobile users. He and co-founder Curtis Liu completely rebuilt the mobile user analytics stack, creating a behavioral analytics engine that would finally allow companies to easily understand what their users are doing in their applications. Spenser first discovered the need for a better mobile analytics solution while founding Y Combinator startup Sonalight, a voice recognition app, which led to his idea for Amplitude. Prior to Sonalight and Amplitude, Spenser worked as an algorithmic trader for DRW Trading Group.
Chief Commercial Officer, Enterprise Growth, American Express
Stefan Happ is Chief Commercial Officer, Enterprise Growth at American Express. In this role, Stefan has P&L responsibility for the digital prepaid business across international markets and in the United States, including business development, client management, marketing and portfolio management for prepaid and new online and mobile payment capabilities and services, including the Lianlian Group digital wallet in China, Bluebird, in partnership with Walmart, and Serve, the company's next generation payments platform, as well as the AXP single load and gift card business.
Previously, Stefan served as SVP and GM in the company's U.S. prepaid business, re-launching American Express Serve in 2013, which has won numerous industry awards and is now available in over 30,000 retail locations across the country, as well as leading the dramatic growth of the American Express Gift Card and Reward Card franchises in the United States and Canada. He has also spearheaded the company's introduction of the ground-breaking family of reloadable prepaid cards, both through the American Express E-commerce channel and through numerous distribution partnerships.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Stefan spent ten years at a number of American Express divisions and functions in the UK and Continental Europe, and served as a board member on three joint ventures.
He began his career at British Airways, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and operations in the United Kingdom as well as Central and Eastern Europe. He holds a BA from University College London and an MBA from Lancaster University Management School.
Co-Founder + CEO, AppBoy
Mark Ghermezian is the co-founder and CEO of Appboy, a marketing automation platform for mobile apps. He sets the company’s strategic vision and drives adoption of its platform among app developers and brand marketers.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Mark has launched three companies in the last seven years. Prior to Appboy, he started XE Mobile, one of the largest MVNOs in the United States with over 3,500 points of sale. He also founded and sold Flush Media, an indoor advertising company with 2,500 locations in North America. Mark is an active angel investor in B2B and enterprise startups, which gives him an inside perspective on the future of the category.
Mark graduated from Yeshiva University with a degree in Finance. A native of Canada, he made his first mobile call with a Nokia 6110.
GM, Bleacher Report
Dorth Raphaely was promoted to general manger of Bleacher Report in 2015, adding responsibility for business operations, product management and design, engineering and oversight of international expansion to his previous leadership of the programming, analytics and quality control teams.
Raphaely, who joined Bleacher Report in 2011, previously held the position of vice president of programming, analytics and quality control. He oversaw the audience growth and programming strategy for Bleacher Report's consumer-facing products including the Team Stream mobile app, BleacherReport.com, newsletters and social media pages; improving and maintaining the quality of the site; and leveraging analytics to drive audience growth.
Bleacher Report is among the fastest growing digital sports destinations, currently ranking as the second largest non-sports league site based on cross-platform audience. It is ranks No. 1 among all sports sites in the sharing of content across social media platforms, according to Newswhip. Prior to joining Bleacher Report, Raphaely was employed by Yahoo!, CBS, and Stanford University in sports and media roles. A native of South Africa, Raphaely currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters."
Vice President, Digital Product Development, Capital One
Ken oversees all digital consumer messaging products at Capital One, including interactions with users through new channels such as digital assistants and 3rd party chat platforms. Prior to Capital One, Ken ran digital products for Cricket Media, The Washington Post and Mobile Surroundings. He has produced multiple mobile apps that have gone to #1 in their category and twice been recognized at the Global Mobile Awards for innovation. Ken holds a JD/MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill and resides in Arlington, VA.
Founder and Chief Creative, argodesign
Mark Rolston is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Prior to founding argodesign with his longtime colleague, Mark was the Chief Creative Officer of frogdesign, responsible for the creative direction of one of the most successful product design firms in the world. Mark was an early pioneer of software user experience, working with clients to leverage emerging technologies and setting the tone for user interface design and mobile platforms. A veteran design leader, innovator and patent holder, he is an internationally recognized expert on software, experience design, emerging computing platforms, and mobile applications.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Binary Capital
Justin was born and raised in Vermont. He attended Duke University to major in Economics. After Duke, he worked at Mckinsey, where he focused on serving telecom clients and subsequently attended Harvard Business School. After HBS, Justin joined Bain Capital Ventures as an associate and moved up to Principal, Director and eventually Partner. He initiated the opening of the Bain Capital Ventures West Coast office in 2008. While at BCV, he led and participated in a number of investments including Bloomreach, INRIX and Media Radar. In 2011, he joined Lightspeed Ventures as a Managing Director and has led investments in Grubhub, Luxe Valet, Taskrabbit, Styleseat, Stitchfix, and others as well as sourcing the investment in Whisper. Justin has also personally invested in One Kings Lane, Kahuna and Collective Health. While at Duke, Justin played Varsity basketball under Coach Krzyzewski and received the Glenn E “Ted” Mann Award for Reserve contributing most to team morale.
VP, Enterprise Mobility, CA Technologies
As VP of Enterprise Mobility, Jonathan is focused on CA's mobility strategy delivering innovation to enterprises deploying employee and customer-facing mobile apps.
Jonathan is passionate about improving how software is built and delivered. He has co-founded and led several venture-backed startup companies, including Replay Solutions, acquired by CA in 2012. Jonathan has over 20 patents, including Smart Mobile Containerization. He enjoys engaging audiences on software best practices that deliver value and improve the lives of software teams.
Vice President, Digital Strategy and Channels, CA Technologies
Sanjay Tailor is the Vice President, Digital Channels, Mobility for North America. He is responsible for sales, developing CA's go-to market strategy and building CA's partner ecosystems.
Sanjay's expertise has been focused on Enterprise Mobility and Analytics and he has a passion for helping companies maximize the value of their mobile applications through user, developer, and operational analytics. He's worked on number of complex projects ranging from Point-of-Sale applications to Omni-channel strategies for some of the largest financial institutions.
He discusses strategies, product direction, and new technologies with many of the top Industry leaders, and has presented these trends and his findings at a number of executive mobility events/summits.
Prior to joining CA in 2008, Sanjay was the Sr. Director for BMC software's Business Service Mgmt (BSM) team (BSM), BSM fundamentally changed the company's direction and much of Sanjay's vision, entrepreneurial spirit and focus was at the heart of it. Over his 20 years in Enterprise Software, he has worked with NIST, Center of Excellence for Cyber Security, has Chaired Big Data Analytics workgroups, and ran CA's Energy and Utilities business unit. Sanjay's overall expertise and focus has been on Application Life Cycle Mgmt, (BSM), Big Data, and Enterprise Mobility and Analytics.
SVP Worldwide Sales, Cheetah Mobile
Mr. Djamel Agaoua serves as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales of Cheetah Mobile Inc. Mr. Agaoua served as Managing Director of AchatPro S.A. Mr. Agaoua served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Hubwoo.com SA. since July, 2008. Mr. Agaoua was in charge of Finance and Human Resources for the Hubwoo.com.
SVP Product, Etsy
Mike is Etsy’s SVP of Product, bringing over 15 years of product experience to Etsy’s product efforts.
Before Etsy, Mike was the Vice President of Product Management at Pandora, where he focused on creating an innovative, engaging mobile experience. During his tenure, Pandora’s mobile app was consistently one of the most downloaded music apps on both iOS and Android.
Previously, Mike led product and monetization initiatives for both LinkedIn and Yahoo.
In 2007, Mike founded Activated Networks, a social media marketing startup whose clients included Fox, NBC and Atlantic Records.
VP of Product, Eventbrite
Laurent Sellier is currently Vice President Product at Eventbrite, the global marketplace for live experiences, where he leads the Product and Design teams
Previously, he served as Director of Product Management at Twitter, where his team drove the product strategy and roadmap for the Twitter apps on iOS and Android. He also led a cross functional team that defined the growth strategy for Twitter in Emerging Markets.
Previous to Twitter, Laurent was at Amazon where he was Director of Product Management for Kindle. During his seven years at Amazon, he led product development and strategy for many generations of Kindle devices, spearheaded the Kindle cross platform strategy (Kindle on iPhone/Android/iPad etc.) and developed the concept for Kindle Fire and for Kindle with Special Offers.
Before joining Amazon, he worked at Macromedia, Inktomi and Vivendi Universal in various Product Management roles. Laurent graduated from HEC in Paris.
Laurent lives in San Francisco with his wife Ann and his two sons (Alex is 4, Mat is 6). In no specific order, he loves spending time with his friends and family, traveling, good wine and strong coffee.
VP of Mobile Products, Evernote
Jamie Hull is the VP of Mobile for Evernote where she heads the iOS and Android product teams. In this role, Jamie leads the development of the two core mobile platforms for Evernote, from initial design through development and to deployment. She manages over a dozen engineers and designers and a schedule of near-weekly major software releases.
Jamie began her career with several technical roles in web development, before moving into product management and team leadership. Prior to joining Evernote, Jamie led development teams at a mix of consumer products and B2B services companies, including Comcast (Plaxo), UpMo, Blurb and AOL/Advertising.com.
She holds an MBA from University of Maryland, a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems from Towson University and is an avid Bay Area cyclist.
Head of Commerce Product Marketing, Facebook
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CEO and Managing Partner, Fahrenheit 212
Todd Rovak is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Fahrenheit 212 and the architect behind the unique theory, capabilities and talent that drive the company’s innovation process. He oversees F212’s ability to predictably unlock growth on behalf of both Fortune 500 companies and institutional investors, and is responsible for the commercial impact of the company’s work.
Managing Director, Fjord
A digital lifer, Steve has spent the past 8 years in leadership roles for some of the largest and most respected global design and innovation firms. As a Managing Director at Fjord, the Design & Innovation practice at Accenture, Steve is leading transformative engagements for some of Accenture's largest global clients. Prior to joining Fjord, Steve lead West coast operations at both R/GA and Frog Design, working with clients that included Microsoft, Samsung, Airbnb, Disney, AT&T and Intel.
Founder and Chief Product Officer, Flybits
Hossein is a recognized figure in ubiquitous and pervasive computing. His research explores artificial intelligence, mobile human-computer interaction, and the effective design of contextual services. In 2012, he was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 for his research in context-aware computing. The Smithsonian named Hossein as one of the top six innovators to watch. Hossein has 30 publications and 10 patents in ubiquitous computing, and is a Council Member of the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Hossein is also a visiting scholar at the Human Dynamics group at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Ryerson University.
After nearly missing a San Francisco Giants NLCS game because he didn’t have access to print his tickets, Brad Griffith reimagined a simpler process for buying tickets on the go. Focusing completely on the mobile experience, Brad wrote v1.0 of the Gametime iOS application in 2012 and now leads a passionate team focused on mobilizing the ticket buying process for fans. He’s fascinated with fan experience - answering the question: How can we make it faster and easier to attend games? Brad is a Santa Cruz native and huge S.F. Giants, Golden State Warriors and 49ers fan. After earning an Engineering degree from Stanford, he followed his dreams to work in sports by helping the Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox (2005 World Series Champs!) build statistical infrastructure to analyze player value. In 2010, he helped launch Zappedy, which delivered customer analytics for local businesses (sold to Groupon in 2011). At Gametime, he's able to combine his love of sports and analytics to help fans attend more games and connect with their communities.
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Founder & CTO, Good Eggs
As co-founder and CTO of Good Eggs, Alon and his team are creating the digital tools to rebuild the local food system: one that supports small farmers and food producers by connecting them directly to the busy customers who value their high quality products.
Prior to Good Eggs, Alon was co-founder at Carbon Five, an agile software design and development firm specializing in working with early-stage companies and new product development.
Alon grew up eating from his mother’s garden in Massachusetts and now tends the Meyer lemon tree in his own backyard garden. He makes about 100 jars of lemon marmalade each year, as well as a tasty kombucha.
Director, Product Partnerships, Google
Danny Bernstein, Director, Product Partnerships - Integrations at Google Danny Bernstein is the head of platform product partnerships for Google. His team is responsible for product-enabling partnerships that drive adoption of Search, Google Now, and Sign-In by consumers, developers, and global partners. Danny joined Google via the company's acquisition of Meebo in June 2012. Danny was Meebo's first business hire, and oversaw business and publisher development.
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Hany Nada is co-founder and Managing Partner of GGV Capital. He has worked as a long-term partner with more than 150 companies and is a trusted resource to public and private company CEOs on global market development, customer introductions, and M&A/IPO guidance across US and Asian markets. Hany led GGV's investments in Tudou (NASDAQ: TUDO; acquired by Youku), athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Kintana (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Turbine (acquired by Time Warner) and Xfire (acquired by Viacom). Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for Draft Kings, PlayHaven, Vocera Communications (NYSE: VCRA), BandPage, Glu Mobile, and Wild Tangent, and also led the firm's investments in SoundCloud and Houzz. Before entering the venture capital business, Hany spent 10 years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst at Piper Jaffray focusing on Internet software and infrastructure. He a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide
As global chief digital officer for Havas Worldwide, Matt Howell leads all digital efforts across the network, overseeing both strategy and offer development.
Throughout his career, Matt has been driven by a passion for fusing technology with marketing. Prior to his current role, he was a partner at Vermonster LLC, a design and technology consultancy specializing in product development. In March 2011, he joined Arnold Worldwide as global chief digital officer and in December 2012 was appointed to the same role at Havas creative Group. Previously, Matt served as president at creative agency Modernista! in Boston, where he ran the interactive group and successfully integrated digital practices into the core of the agency's offering. He spent over three years at R/GA, where he helped launch one of the company's first expansion offices, in Stockholm, and later managed the Nike account, overseeing the creation of products like NIKEiD and Nike+.
Matt's work has taken top honors at Cannes, the CLIOs, and The One Show. He served on the Board of Directors at Boulder Digital Works at the University of Colorado for nearly three years and is currently an instructor at smith & beta.
VP Product, Hotel Tonight
Amanda Richardson currently serves as Vice President of Product at HotelTonight, the world’s first made-for-mobile hotel booking app. Famous for giving users the ability to book a hotel in less than ten seconds and four taps, HotelTonight offers the best pricing for last minute deals at top hotels vetted personally by HotelTonight staff.
At HotelTonight, Amanda oversees product strategy, product management, design and user research. She is responsible for the consumer mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows, as well as HTx, the web-based tool for hotel revenue managers.
Amanda has more than 10 years of senior leadership experience in product management in companies including Snagajob and Eclipsys. Prior to joining HotelTonight, Amanda served as Head of Product at Prezi where she upgraded Prezi’s workflow and user interface and led mobile efforts to create a truly multi-platform product suite. Amanda holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.
Sam Shank is the Co-founder and CEO of HotelTonight, the on-demand mobile hotel booking app. A travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam previously founded and was CEO of DealBase a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of TravelPost, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquiredTravelPost and Sam stayed on as VP of business development until its fortunate acquisition by Kayak. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vice President of Business Strategy, Huge West Coast
Naseem Sayani, Vice President, Business Strategy at Huge LA, is responsible for building a team of digital strategists who, in partnership with Huge’s creative and technology teams, infuse insight (e.g., competitive, user behaviors, internal capabilities), strategic thinking, and a focus on business outcomes into everything we deliver. Prior to joining Huge, Naseem was Chief Operating Officer of Strategy& Digital Services (formerly Booz Digital), the digital innovation practice at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) which helped clients identify, design, and launch new digital products & businesses. She has expertise in helping clients build “user first” growth strategies, and transform these into sustainable new business models. She has been published in Strategy&Business magazine multiple times around topics including digital commerce, the power of mobile engagement, and how to drive digital innovation in companies large and small. Naseem received a bachelor of arts in Business Economics from UCLA, and an MBA in Strategy & Operations from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Shaffiq.
Eileen Campbell joined IMAX in July 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. She oversees a staff of 60 marketers based across the globe and her team collaborates with all major movie studios in support of IMAX releases. Prior to joining IMAX, Eileen spent 12 years at WPP-owned Millward Brown, a $1 billion brand building and research-based consultancy. She was the Global Chief Executive Officer of the agency from 2007 to 2013. Eileen is the former Chair of CASRO, a former advisory board member for the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Vision Critical, a Canadian-based SaaS and research consulting company.
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CEO and Co-founder, Kahuna
Adam Marchick co-founded Kahuna in May 2012. Prior to Kahuna, Adam held product and engineering roles at Facebook, Oracle, and Accenture, and invested seven years supporting start-ups at Bain Capital Ventures and Menlo Ventures. Adam also previously co-founded and ran The Glow Foundation, which has provided financial literacy and aid to over 20,000 students. Adam received both his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University.
VP Strategy and Consulting, Kony
As VP of Strategy and Consulting, Matt Brown leads Kony’s most complex consulting engagements by calling upon his more than 15 years of experience in providing enterprise IT solutions to major U.S. and global organizations.
Matt’s career has spent his career with large and small technology, web and mobility organizations - and has held various roles in sales, project management, strategy and consulting. Previously Matt served as the vice president of Kony’s healthcare practice and has led the development and execution of enterprise mobile and omni-channel strategies for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Matt graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Westminster College.
CEO and co-founder, Leanplum
Momchil Kyurkchiev is the CEO and co-founder of Leanplum, the leading mobile marketing automation solution on the market, trusted by big brands like Tesco, Expedia, and Publishers Clearing House. Momchil spent 5 years as a lead engineer at Google optimizing video ads. There he realized there was a large opportunity to re-invent marketing for the mobile world, which is his mission today. He is a graduate of Carnegie Melon University.
Head of Social & Mobile North America, Leo Burnett
A “Creative Londoner” living in the US, Rupert Runewitsch is currently Head of Social and Mobile for North America at Leo Burnett Group. Rupert is responsible for building out participatory and connected engagement across Leo Burnett’s broad portfolio of clients. Prior to moving to the US, Rupert was client services director at Leo Burnett and Holler UK, where he managed all the key client relationships and revenue. Having worked for some of London's best digital shops and worked across a number of different categories, he brings with him a wealth of experience in multi-channel delivery as well as the development of strong and agile team structures to meet the modern day demands of clients. In 2010, he was Shortlisted for NMA magazines 'One to Watch' and was involved with the IAB UK Social Media Council.
VP Product, LinkedIn
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Product Lead, LinkedIn Pulse, LinkedIn
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Senior Director Product Marketing and Strategy, Localytics
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Founder, Lopez Research
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Senior Director of Growth, Lumos Labs
Fabian is Senior Director of Growth at Lumos Labs, developer of the Lumosity brain training app used by more than 70 million members in 180+ countries. His current focus is growing Lumosity's adoption in the international markets. Fabian previously led the Lifecycle Marketing team responsible for creating the content educating and engaging Lumosity's users throughout their brain training journey. Prior to Lumosity Fabian was a Principal and member of the leadership team for the communications, technology and media sectors at consulting firms Booz Digital and Booz & Company. He advised companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 on marketing, eCommerce and strategy topics.
Head of Segment Marketing, Marketo
Matt joined Marketo in January 2013 and serves as a Senior Product Marketing Manager, overseeing segment marketing. Before Marketo, Matt spent six years at Texas Instruments, where he held positions in sales, marketing and business development. He was responsible for Business Development and Product Management at Rovi Corp., working on digital media and entertainment software products. Most recently, Matt helped launch LineStream Technologies in Cleveland, OH as the VP of Marketing.
Apps Reporter, Mashable
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General Partner, Maveron
David Wu is a general partner at Maveron. He joined Maveron’s San Francisco office in 2012 to help identify new investments in Web companies that have the potential to become leading consumer brands. He sourced and led the firm's investment in August Home and led investments in Eargo and Darby Smart. David appreciates what it’s like to be in the shoes of innovators, and you’ll often find him coaching entrepreneurs at top Bay Area incubators such as Y Combinator, AngelPad, 500 Startups, and Stanford’s StartX. His close ties to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community have led him to invest personally in over 30 startups, including Practice Fusion, Postmates, Tile, Jaunt VR, and SeatMe. David began his tech career writing C++ code at Scitor and Synopsys. He subsequently spent a decade as an executive at Homestead Technologies, where he helped the company grow to more than 400,000 paying subscribers before its acquisition by Intuit. He then managed varied Intuit businesses. David holds degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Stanford.
MD, Mayfield Fund
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Director, Media Fetch
Tim Villanueva is Director of media at Fetch, a global mobile marketing agency part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, with offices in London, San Francisco, New York Berlin and Hong Kong. He currently leads a team of mobile media specialists to orchestrate and deliver media strategies for brands like Expedia, Hotels.com, Uber, and Stubhub. Under his supervision, these efforts have led to industry best results in both the brand awareness and direct response sectors. His background in digital and integrated agencies includes stints with Razorfish and Wieden + Kennedy, where he had the opportunity to work with leading brands such as Levi’s, Hilton Hotels and Yahoo. Tim holds a BA in Business and Marketing from UC Riverside and enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, where he can leave his phone behind.
Vice President, Retail Brand Marketing, The Mens Warehouse
As the Vice President, Retail Brand Marketing for all MW brands, Bruce is a seasoned strategic, innovative marketer. With more than 15 years of marketing leadership with brands, marketing services companies and technology startups, Hershey is known for his expertise in developing strategic plans, Omni-channel integrations, ROI modeling, customer journey’s, contact strategies and CRM strategies for many leading brands.
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Ehren is VP/GM at MoEngage, a mobile marketing automation solution for mobile app companies. He focuses on customer success, sales and marketing.
Prior to MoEngage Ehren consulted with a variety of companies to design and launch B2B and B2C mobile experiences. He is an advisor to early stage startups at Alchemist Accelerator, was a founder at Scale Computing and Corvigo and was an EIR at Foundation Capital.
If you see Ehren, make sure to ask him to show you one of the most soul-less apps he’s found.
CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
Greg Stuart is the CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global media trade group focused on the burgeoning mobile marketing industry. Over the past four years, Greg has transformed the association, attracting marketing and business leaders across the industry to lock arms and advance the mobile marketing movement. By expanding and evolving the MMA’s core resources, Greg has more than doubled the organization’s revenue, oversees the 800 member companies globally with operations in 12 countries, and works alongside top “mobile-first” brands on the MMA Global Board.
The MMA’s position on mobile marketing, “nothing gets marketers closer to consumers than mobile,” is a testament as to why Greg, a proven business builder, is dedicated to developing mobile as the most powerful channel available to marketers.
While Greg is an expert on mobile marketing, his background expands to include both the traditional and digital arena. He was formerly the CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade group for interactive advertising and marketing. During his tenure, Greg grew the IAB’s revenue significantly, providing vision and direction to spur the industry to invest $17 billion in Internet advertising, a monumental leap from $6 billion when he first started with the IAB.
With nearly three decades spent in marketing, two of which focused on digital and emerging technology, Greg has worked across the media landscape including roles with Y&R, Sony Online Ventures, Cars.com, Flycast Ad Network that IPO’d in 1999 and advising the CEO’s of two dozen other venture-backed businesses, a group of which have now sold for over $2 billion.
In addition to being a sought after speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association, Greg is an author of What Sticks: Why Most Advertising Fails and How to Guarantee Yours Succeeds, which was recognized by AdAge as the as the No. 1 book of the “10 books you should have read”.
Industry authorities have awarded Greg for his work as a pioneer in emerging media. In 2006, AdAge selected Greg as part of the “10 Who Made Their Mark” and he is a regular contributor to leading publications such as Fast Company for his views on mobile marketing.
VP of the Americas, M&C Saatchi Mobile
Steve designed, developed, and managed large Display, Mobile, SEM, and SEO campaigns for several Fortune 500 brands.
Prior to M&C Saatchi Mobile, he focused on the Programmatic space at StrikeAd, developing campaign strategies and media/tech partnerships for advertisers such as Walmart, McDonald’s, Cadillac, The Dish.
Steve oversaw the Mobile marketing efforts for The Economist, helping the magazine obtain one of the largest Digital circulations within the industry. He managed Display and SEM programs at top digital agencies for clients such as Home Depot, ABC Television, Hyundai and USPS and led the SEO practices of BMW and Adidas by Stella McCartney.
Mike Chan is the Co-founder of Nextbit Systems Inc. and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Along with Tom, he was also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before that stint, he was the first employee at 3LM, where he served as Senior Director of Engineering. There, he led 3LM’s Platform team, creating core system and framework enhancements to Android for the enterprise. 3LM was later acquired by Motorola, and then Google. Prior to joining 3LM, Mike was a Software Engineer at Google working on Android before version 1.0 launched through 3.0 (Honeycomb). While there, Mike led and oversaw power management for all of Android, and worked on Android system security, kernel bring-up, application management and sandboxing. He worked with the Gmail team to develop the initial Gmail sync protocol, which was the basis for GCM, a push messaging system that is still in use by every Android app to this day. He is the author of Android kernel’s interactivity governor for improved CPU frequency scaling, providing faster response with improved power efficiency used in Android 3.0 and later. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.
SVP Marketing, OpenTable
Scott Jampol joined OpenTable in 2008. During Scott's tenure, OpenTable has grown its network from 10,000 restaurant customers to more than 32,000 and from seating 3 million diners each month to seating more than 15 million per month. In addition to helping diners discover and book the perfect restaurant table and helping restaurants grow their businesses, Scott oversees marketing efforts behind OpenTable mobile apps and mobile payments.
Prior to OpenTable, Scott co-founded and served as Vice President of Marketing for Hark.com, a start-up company that distributes multimedia clips online and via mobile devices. Prior to Right Sized Media, Scott spent five years at Yahoo!, where he held several key roles including marketing director for Yahoo! Travel. In this role, he helped drive website visitors to book air, car, hotel and travel packages. Among his accomplishments, Scott helped grow Yahoo!’s user-generated review submissions and nurture a robust online travel community.
Scott earned his BA at Bucknell University and his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Product Manager, Pandora
As a member of the product management team at Pandora, Jonathan Eccles drives the strategy, roadmap and execution of Pandora's native ad products. His primary goal is to create ad experiences that empower brands to capture the intents and interests of Pandora listeners while encouraging their existing organic behaviors. Before joining Pandora, Jonathan was a product manager and tech lead at Thismoment. During his time there, he grew the social integrations and infrastructure of the company's SaaS platform, enabling Fortune 500 brands to organize and distribute content across social destinations.
Founder/CEO of Partnered, a next generation business development platform connecting brands and startup. Partnered is back by Y Combinator, Sherpa Ventures and other top Silicon Valley VC's.
President and COO, Plastic Mobile
As President, COO, and Queen Melody has led countless groundbreaking initiatives, collecting a plethora of awards and accolades, including the Webby’s, W3’s, and Davies along the way. Through her passion and business savvy, Melody has won the trust and confidence of some of the most monumental brands including Blackrock, Shoppers Drug Mart, AIR MILES, Pizza Pizza, and Rogers Communications – to name a few.
Not only is Melody leading the most awarded mobile marketing agency – that has grown at an astronomical rate year after year, but she somehow finds time to mentor young women, and enlightening audiences all over North America about the impact of technology on business and consumerism.
Driven by her passion to challenge the status quo and formulate new technologies to enhance the human experience Melody’s foresight for opportunities in the industry has paved the path for unparalleled success in mobile marketing.
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Founder & CEO, Products That Count
SC Moatti has created and monetized Emmy-nominated mobile services used by billions of people. Currently, she serves on the board of Opera Software (OPERA: Oslo) and runs Products That Count (www.productsthatcount.com), a think tank on mobile, innovation and leadership. Prior, Moatti was a product executive at Facebook upon successfully selling the mobile company she founded and ran. She also held general manager positions at Nokia and Trulia. She has a Stanford MBA and an MS in electrical engineering. Connect: linkedin.com/in/scmoatti, @scmoatti, facebook.com/scmoatti
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, PushSpring
Tyler Davidson is one of PushSpring’s co-founders and the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. He oversees the growth and support of PushSpring’s customer base and related lines of business. Prior to PushSpring, Tyler was a Regional Vice President at Amdocs with general management responsibility and accountability for a $270 million operating P&L tied to the company’s relationships with T-Mobile, Telus, MetroPCS, Cricket, and Clearwire. Tyler has experience leading hundreds of employees across a full spectrum sales, technical, and operating functions. Tyler joined Amdocs after holding leadership roles in marketing, strategy, and corporate development at IceBreaker (now DeNA), Clearwire (now Sprint), AT&T, XO Communications, and Ernst&Young. Tyler has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
President, Racepoint Global
Peter is president of Racepoint Global and is responsible for oversight of the company's strategic direction and operations. A seasoned entrepreneur and veteran of the communications industry, Peter has deep experience working with leading Fortune 500 and Global 1000 brands including AT&T, IBM, Fujitsu, Phillips, Thermo Fisher, Sybase and Kaiser-Permanente. Prior to assuming leadership of RPG, Peter was the company's Chief global Accounts Officer, leading development and implementation of global strategy and account services with regional managing directors. A graduate of Boston University, Peter serves on non-profit boards in the education sector and has spoken and written extensively on the role of social media in the construct of an overarching communication strategy.
Associate Editor, Social Media, Re/code
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Associate Director, Strategy, Resource/Ammirati
Jay is Associate Director of Strategy at Resource/Ammirati, where he leads innovation and strategy projects for brands like Microsoft, Staples, Bush’s Beans, Procter & Gamble, Newell Rubbermaid, Lane Bryant and Purina. Jay also covers emerging mobile technologies and startup companies for top industry blog TechCrunch. He’s written for the blog since 2009 and has also been published in CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, Mobile Marketer and consulted by The Sacramento Bee and the Columbus Dispatch. He is one credit hour away from his MBA at Capital University.
Head of Product, SeatGeek
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Head of Product, Shyp
As the Head of Product at Shyp, Wes oversees product strategy. He leads a team of Product Designers and Product Managers that work cross-functionally to build solutions for the largest problems faced by Shyp's stakeholders - both internal and external. Prior to joining Shyp, Wes was the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Live Nation Entertainment, where he was responsible for all Live Nation digital properties. A serial entrepreneur, he's spent the majority of his career in early stage startups, one of which he co-founded and sold to Omnicom Group. He holds a BS in Business Management from Babson College.
VP of Product, Skyhook
As VP of Product, David is responsible for designing the next generation of disruptive location technology. Prior to Skyhook, David formed and led all of Catalina Marketing’s mobile efforts, focusing on monetizing one of the world’s largest datasets of consumer purchase history. David has a host of mobile, product leadership and general business experience, including time at Thomson Reuters, Catalina and JP Morgan. David’s education spans both sides of the pond. He has a BA in finance from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Cambridge / Queens College in Cambridge, UK.
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Sling TV
Ben Weinberger oversees product development, product management, programming and editorial teams at Sling TV, LLC. Prior to joining Sling TV in 2015, Ben served as co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths. In this role, Ben helped pioneer the development of video discovery solutions that made it easier for consumers to find personally relevant programming at any time across multiple devices. As a result, the company’s products were adopted by seven of the top ten pay-TV providers in the U.S. In 2014, Ben was instrumental in the acquisition of Digitalsmiths by Tivo for $135 million in a move to expand on new opportunities to commercialize and deploy TiVo’s cloud-based services and technologies to operators in conjunction with Tivo’s renowned user interface. Post-acquisition, Ben expanded Digitalsmiths’ efforts to include Latin America and Europe.
VP Product, Creators & Monetization, SoundCloud
At SoundCloud, I am responsible for managing our offering to creators, rightsholders and advertisers. I have full responsibility for monetization products (creator subscriptions, ad products development, content operations and consumer subscriptions).
Prior to SoundCloud, I worked for 4.5y at Nokia HERE in Berlin where I managed a large team of developers, product managers, interaction and visual designers responsible for Nokia HERE Maps across platforms (Symbian, Windows Phone & tablets, web, html5, start of Android).
Prior to that, I was responsible for business development for MySpace in Europe, based out of London.
Earlier in my career, I worked in corporate strategy at France Telecom / Orange Group in Paris then for Sony NetServices (later acquired by Real Networks) which was powering Vodafone’s music download and streaming services in Europe.
Head of Product, Sprig
Angela is the Head of Product at Sprig. Sprig delivers organically-sourced, healthy meals in 15 minutes in San Francisco, Chicago, and Palo Alto.
At Sprig, Angela oversees product management, design, research, and analytics. She is responsible for Sprig’s mobile apps, real-time optimization algorithms, and tools that enable the kitchen and operations teams to efficiently create and distribute Sprig’s constantly rotating menu.
Prior to joining Sprig, Angela worked in product management at Uber on surge pricing, and dispatch. Before Uber, Angela led several R&D efforts as a PM at Microsoft. Angela holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science from Rice University and an MBA for Harvard University.
CFounder & CEO, StyleSeat
Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments. McCloskey co- founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the appointment booking process. With StyleSeat, industry experts are provided a place to showcase their work, connect with clients, and build their business while clients can discover new services and providers and book appointments on the go. Prior to developing StyleSeat, McCloskey led digital distribution at Current TV, where she met developer Dan Levine. McCloskey and Levine pooled their skill sets and creativity with a determination to help small businesses thrive and merge style and technology in new ways. Today, the platform has over 320,000 beauty professionals in over 15,000 US cities and has powered over $1 billion in appointments. High profile investors of StyleSeat include Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush, Guy Oseary and Uber CEO Co-founder Travis Kalanick. McCloskey has been recognized among industry leaders, receiving accolades such as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Inc. Magazine’s Top Women to Watch in Technology, Business Insiders’ Most Stylish People in Silicon Valley and Story Exchange’s Top 10 Young Women to Watch. McCloskey serves as a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship and as an advisor for Stanford Business School’s Silicon Valley Project. McCloskey currently resides in San Francisco, where StyleSeat is headquartered.
Chief Executive Officer, Swrve Mobile
Mr. Christopher S. Dean, also known as CD, has been Chief Executive Officer of Swrve Mobile, Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Dean served as the Chief Revenue Officer of Urban Airship, Inc. since January 2012, where he was responsible for driving the company's revenue goals through the management of the sales and business development organizations. Mr. Dean served as Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Skype Technologies S.A. (Alternate name: Skype Limited) until June 2011. Mr. Dean served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Actiance, Inc. (also known as FaceTime Communications, Inc.). He has 20 years of experience in business and corporate development, strategy consulting and advising startups. He specializes in deals to grow revenue, create new distribution channels and develop and launch new products. Mr. Dean has held multiple additional executive roles in technology startups, management consulting firms and venture capital firms. He served as a Director of Analytical Surveys Inc. from August 13, 2002 to December 15, 2004. Mr. Dean holds a Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College.
GM and Co-Founder, Taptica
Bareket recently sold Taptica Inc, the ad-tech company she co-founded in 2012. Sigal Moved to SF on 2013 and set up the SF and NY branches of the company, working with advertisers like Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Disney, Sony, Expedia, eBay, Zynga, EA, Open table and many others. On 2014 Sigal was listed by Mobile Marketer as one of the 25 Most Notable Women in Mobile. Sigal is now advising agencies, tech companies, brands and mobile-first companies on how to grow their user base, engage their users and utilize data for ROI-based marketing. Speaking at Mobilebeat, Mobile media summit, Casual connect and other leading industry conferences, Sigal is very active in spreading the word of performance-based marketing, and in sharing best practices and case studies marketers can learn from. Prior to co-founding Taptica, she served as the CEO of Logia Mobile, a global provider of content services to leading wireless carriers, as well as led Logia’s Media Division which specializes in providing monetization services for app developers and media brands.
Chief Product Officer, TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit Chief Product Officer, John Vars, has more than 15 years of technology experience and a passion for creating amazing user experiences. He leads the product, engineering and design teams responsible for building and optimizing the TaskRabbit experience. Prior to joining TaskRabbit John founded Dogster, a portfolio of premium pet properties that was acquired by Say Media in 2011. At Say Media, John served as VP of Product building the award-winning publishing platform, Tempest, and growing Say’s stable of top media brands.
Silicon Valley Editor, TechCrunch
Connie Loizos is Silicon Valley Editor at TechCrunch and the founder of StrictlyVC, a news organization centered around a widely read daily e-mail newsletter. Loizos got her start in Silicon Valley at the original Red Herring magazine in the late '90s.
Senior Writer, TechCrunch
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Founder and CEO, Thuuz Sports
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Product Marketing, Twilio
Elisa leads Product Marketing for the Voice portfolio at Twilio. Many of the top star players in the Marketplace and Sharing Economy are built on Twilio, but each Marketplace is different and requires a personalized "Communication Recipe". Elisa guides companies in spotting the essential Communications building blocks which will set them apart from competition, drive consumer usage and fulfill their business potential.
Elisa combines a technical and business background, and holds an MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Pisa University (Italy) and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from IE Business School (Madrid). Previous to Twilio, Elisa lead the cloud products market introduction for Ericsson.
Founder and CEO, Ustream
Brad Hunstable founded Ustream in 2007 with a vision to bring video technology to the entire world. Brad serves as Ustream’s CEO and has grown the company to serve tens of millions of users globally. He was honored as an influential young leader in San Francisco Business Times’ "40 Under 40", was ranked among the 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and honored as Variety’s Producers Guild of America’s Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers. Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Senior Vice President, Product, The New York Times
David Perpich was named senior vice president, product for The New York Times in 2015. In this role, Mr. Perpich is responsible for overseeing The Times’s digital product portfolio across mobile and web products.
Mr. Perpich most recently served as general manager, new digital products, where he oversaw the development and launch of new subscription products. From 2011-2013, he was vice president, product management.
Mr. Perpich joined The Times in February 2010 as executive director, NYTimes.com paid products. In this role, Mr. Perpich helped lead the development and launch of The Times’s online pay business.
Mr. Perpich came to The Times from the management consulting firm Booz & Company, where he was a member of their consumer, media and digital industries practice, focusing on growth strategy. He previously founded and ran two companies, both in the music industry, and he held roles in product management and business development at About.com, a New York Times Company property.
Mr. Perpich received a B.A. in economics from Duke University and went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Director of mobile products, The Washington Post
Julia Beizer is director of mobile products for The Washington Post. Julia launched The Post's first iPad app and has worked on every mobile product the company has developed since. She is currently leading the initiative to create a new suite of products geared toward a national audience. Julia lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, two kids and a ton of devices.
General Manager, Consumer Division, The Weather Company
As general manager for The Weather Company's Consumer Division, Domenic Venuto is responsible for leading the company’s consumer weather products across all digital platforms as well as building Weather’s location-based products, capabilities, activation, and analytics. The Consumer Division includes AdFX, the team that creates localized ad targeting solutions using Weather’s access to location data and the most comprehensive weather data in the world. Prior to Weather, Venuto served as global president, data, technology & partnerships at VivaKi, of Publicis Groupe. There, he led a global team, overseeing product, strategy, engineering and partnerships to develop proprietary programmatic products that interface with external data, ad tech and publisher platforms. He has also held positions within Razorfish and started his career at Arthur Andersen.
Global Product, TripAdvisor
Adam Medros heads worldwide product development for TripAdvisor. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Adam has overseen improvements to core functionality, content operations, international expansion, and development of a wide variety of travel planning features including the TripAdvisor and City Guides mobile apps on iOS and Android, the "Trip Friends" social features, and Facebook Instant Personalization on TripAdvisor. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Adam held Senior Analyst and Product Manager positions at Nordstrom.com, Amazon.com, and The Parthenon Group. He serves on the Board of Directors of Wordstream and the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) and was previously a board member of Oneforty.com and an adviser to Care.com. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
Silicon Valley editor, Verge
Casey Newton is the Silicon Valley editor for The Verge, where he writes frequently about social networks, startups, and software.
VP of Product Management, Vimeo
Christophe Gillet is Director of Audience Product at Vimeo. In this capacity he is responsible for Vimeo’s viewing platform and it’s different iterations across desktop, mobile and TV apps. Since joining Vimeo, Gillet has overseen the launches Vimeo’s subscription Vimeo On Demand offering, redesigned Vimeo’s mobile experiences, and redesigned Vimeo’s search and clip pages.
Gillet joined Vimeo in 2014 from Adap.TV, which was acquired by AOL in 2013, where he launched and led product for their programmatic linear video advertising platform. Prior to Adap.TV, Gillet was Head of Product at Fan TV (acquired by Rovi), a cross devices video discovery platform. Fan TV launched onstage at D: All Things Digital conference in 2011. Gillet has also held product positions at Ebay, Vuze, and Ipreo. He holds six patents across media and ecommerce, and was awarded the CES Innovation Award in 2012 for the Fan TV iPad app.
Gillet lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and dog.
Co-Founder & CEO, VSCO
VSCO® is an art and technology company empowering people everywhere to create, discover, and connect. Our goal is to honor art and artist while fueling a worldwide creative movement through innovative tools and experimental projects.
Founded in 2011, VSCO is based in Oakland, Colorado Springs, and New York City."
SVP Digital Customer Experience, Wells Fargo
Marie Floyd is Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Customer Experience at Wells Fargo. Her team is responsible for customer insights, design, and content for Wells Fargo’s mobile applications and web experiences. Marie has devoted her career to improving customer experiences in the high-tech industry since 1989. Her prior affiliations include eBay, Intuit, Nielsen Norman Group, Lotus Development, Dun & Bradstreet Software, and University of California at Berkeley. She is co-author of the best-selling 2002 book "Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed" and has spoken and taught around the world on customer research methodologies and design.
VP Consumer and Mobile Product, Yelp
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As Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Jeremy runs consumer marketing and oversees product management and strategy for the company. Jeremy can share the company's challenges and successes building the Zillow brand into a household name, growing the Zillow audience, and building innovative products that delight millions of consumers. And, as a mobile first innovator, he can provide insights for engaging discussion on where the overall mobile industry is headed.
Prior to joining Zillow, Jeremy drove marketing and product management for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and consumer mobile efforts, where he grew digital distribution for Xbox, and led product strategy for a mobile incubation group.Prior to Microsoft, he worked in product management and sales for Trilogy Software, a pioneer in ecommerce software.
Jeremy holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University.