Marc Smookler has founded 6 companies 2 of which have been acquired and 3 of which are market leaders in their respective spaces the leading brick-and-mortar retail analytics company (IdealSpot.com), a leading online retailer (SakeSocial.com), and a cutting-edge marketing services platform (Written.com). Marc's companies have generated over $300M in lifetime revenues and sold over 150,000 products worldwide. His current focus, IdealSpot, matches brick-and-mortar businesses to their ideal locations by mapping local demand for their product or service. Marc is also a partner/mentor for Austin tech incubator/fund(s) Capital Factory and Techstars, and invests and serves as a board member/advisor for a number of companies in the B2SMB/B2C spaces.
Roz Lemieux is the Director of Blackbaud Labs. Blackbaud (BLKB) is the world's leading software company powering social good. Over 18+ years in campaign tech, Roz has served as the CEO of Attentive.ly (now a Blackbaud company), founding partner at Fission Strategy, and Executive Director of the New Organizing Institute (NOI).
Greg Tanaka is CEO and Founder of Percolata. Percolata helps retailers optimize their retail sales teams giving retailers up to a 30% sales uplift using the same labor budget. They do this by using sensors data to schedule the right number and composition of salespeople to handle the forecasted shopper profiles using proprietary deep learning technology. Percolata has closed their Series A in 2017 and is funded by Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures and others. They have had contracts with over 40 different retail brands in the United States, Europe and Asia. The company is based in Palo Alto with a R&D office in Shenzhen, China. Greg is also on the Palo Alto City Council. Previously, he served on the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission and the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission, and he started the imaging group and held other senior business roles at Rambus, a leader in Intellectual Property. Greg has also played key roles at two other venture backed startups and at Synopsys, a $5B public software company, where he sold and marketed multi-million dollar solutions. He is a Caltech and UC Berkeley alumni.
Building stuff since i was young. Had 1 'real' job where I was hired as an assistant, built their website, their intranet, their parent company...Started web firm, grew it to about 10 people. Started startup which never really took off (trackmypeople.com). Moved on to a large agency where we grew from 5 to 80 people. In charge of sales. Moved to Prezly about 3 years ago, never looked back
As CEO, Clate is leading Infusionsoft on its mission to simplify growth for millions of small businesses worldwide. Under Clate's leadership, Infusionsoft has landed four rounds of venture capital. Clate is a national speaker, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller 'Conquer the Chaos'. Clate has a BA in Economics from Arizona State University, an MBA and a JD from Brigham Young University.
Emeric started his career in 1996 as a business lawyer in Washington DC. He launched his first startup in France in 2000. After 3 semi-failed Saas projects in the social media space, he finally got traction with Agorapulse, a social media management software launched in 2012. It got to $5M in ARR and is growing 80% per year.
Bret has over 15 years of experience in affiliate marketing software development and business. He is the CEO of LinkTrust, a recognized leader in the affiliate & referral tracking. His experience in building businesses, working with teams and developing enterprise software has honed him into a valuable mentor.
Simon Grabowski is the CEO and founder of GetResponse. With only $200 in his pocket, Simon created the first version of GetResponse in 1998 to solve a business problem he needed an easy way to build an email marketing list and send drip content to customers at preset intervals. The product worked so well that Simon established GetResponse with the mission to bring big-company technologies to small businesses. Over the years, his vision and leadership has attracted a team of over 300 highly-skilled employees to create an innovative online marketing platform known for great design, simplicity, and an unmatched user experience.
Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY. Bryan (alongside his wife, Shannon) leads a US-based virtual solutions company that has over 550 people on payroll, all working from home, virtually. Prior to starting BELAY, Bryan worked for companies in the tech and construction industries. Bryan obtained his B.A. in Business from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH, which is where he met his wife, Shannon, who also co-founded BELAY.
Deboprio Ghosh is a serial entrepreneur and founder at Rewango, an AI and ML based retail analytics and proximity marketing technology. He also was the Co-Founder and CTO of Sustanalyze, a company that develops AI and ML based simulation software for chemical and materials R&D.
Paras Chopra is the Founder & CEO of Wingify, an India based fast-growing software company that makes globally admired technology products like Visual Website Optimizer (VWO) and PushCrew
With a background in computational biology, machine learning, online marketing and web technologies, Paras started Wingify in early 2009. Twice featured in the Forbes list, in 2014 the Forbes India “30 Under 30” List followed by 2016 top “promising young leaders and game changers” under the age of 30 in Asia, Paras believes in customer obsession, innovation, experimentation & failure, and data driven decisions.
Paras is an avid reader & his interests include philosophy, science, and business.
Pushkar is the founder of Aeroleads which is a bootstrap prospect generation software startup with over 20,000+ users. When not working, he likes to work on finishing his time machine!
Todd Olson is CEO and Co-Founder of Pendo, a product experience platform that helps product managers deliver successful products. Before Pendo, Todd served as VP of Products at Rally Software Development which he led through its public offering. Todd joined Rally via its acquisition of 6th Sense, a company he founded and served as President and CTO.
Dan Greenburg is the CEO and co-founder of Sharethrough, a platform which powers in-feed native advertising for many of the world’s largest publishers.
Erik is an expert in PR analytics and big data. Before leading TrendKite, he ran Product for Sprinklr after the merger with social analytics firm Dachis Group. He brought to market Dachis Group’s platform that enables brands to optimize paid, owned and earned tactics through the lens of earned media.
Juri Kaljundi is the CEO & Co-founder of Weekdone, a weekly team check-ins and quarterly OKR goal-setting service, turning any team into superheroes. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started building web-based products in 1994. He's a product guy with tech background and vast business leadership experience. In addition to Weekdone, he is the Co-Founder of Garage48 startup foundation.
Nigel Shanahan set up Rant & Rave after a poor experience at a motorway service station. He believes that consumer emotions drive their behaviour and a company’s revenue. Rant & Rave is on a mission to change the world of customer feedback from dull surveys to a conversation that customers want to have
John Lemp is an entrepreneur who has built two internet companies from the ground up into multi-million dollar businesses, and all with $0 in funding. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. In 2013, John Founded Revcontent, a content recommendation network. Revcontent has grown into one of the largest Native and Content Recommendation companies in the world, powering over 250 Billion Content Recommendations per month.
Oscar Macia is an experienced, sales-orientated manager and entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder and CEO of ForceManager.
ForceManager has transformed from small start-up to leading competitor in sales management in just a short space of time. This rapid growth has seen ForceManager’s impact spread globally to over 35 countries, with offices already open in Spain, London and Latin America counting with a wide portfolio of clients including several large multinationals.
Maciá earned a degree in Nuclear Engineering from UPC and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Entrepreneur and CEO with more than 10 years of experience in linguistic technologies and services.
Now focused on building an operating and payment platform for the global translation industry, Smartcat.ai, through enabling collaborative workflow and automating hiring and settlements for all market participants.
John has spent the last two decades helping retailers, distributors, and brands optimize their omni-channel strategies and operations. Prior to Celect, John was VP of Product Management & Strategy for Oracle Commerce, coming to Oracle via the Endeca acquisition where John was VP of Marketing & Product Management. John started his career within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. John holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Boston College and received his master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.
Jack Parmer is the CEO at ploy.ly
Kevin Tan is an accomplished entrepreneur and advertising industry technology leader with over 20 years of experience. Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of Eyeota, the global leader in audience data with more than 3.5 billion unique profiles across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
Peter Daboll has more than 25 years of experience in the science and business of advertising effectiveness. He has spent his career developing and implementing analytical models and testing systems to measure consumer response to advertising. As CEO of Ace Metrix, Peter has led the company in developing innovative metrics and methods for helping advertisers make better, more impactful video creative. Peter was also the CEO of Bunchball, Chief of Insights at Yahoo!, and president and CEO of comScore Media Metrix. He has received numerous industry awards recognizing his leadership in advertising research including a 2011 Great Mind award from the ARF, and is a regular contributor to media outlets and advertising industry associations.
Peter recently wrote and published the Amazon Bestselling book, AD-Itude.