Luke Beatty serves as the Chairman and CEO of Brandfolder, a digital asset management platform located in Denver. Prior to that, he served as the President of Media Brands at Verizon/ AOL. Luke founded Associated Content, Inc. in 2004 and served as its President & CEO. He sold that company to Yahoo in 2010. Prior thereto, Luke served on the executive management team of WAND, Inc. His expertise is in contextual advertising models, online media collection, and distribution strategies. In his free time, Luke is a youth lacrosse coach and fly fishes around the world. He holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Connecticut College.
"Linda Holliday is an entrepreneur who has spent a career at the intersection of media, marketing and tech, building leading-edge strategies, technologies and companies that empower the most demanding marketers and publishers to learn, teach, target, sell, and story-tell across an ever-expanding array of opportunities and challenges.
She is the founder and chief executive of Citia, a first and only 3rd party system that creates swipe-able card-based media flows that integrate into the native feeds and flows of mobile media."
"Andrew started a $30M company built on email marketing when email marketing was just getting started. Many know Andrew from his company Mixergy, where he has interviewed over 1,500 entrepreneurs and startup founders, such as the founders of Airbnb, Twitch, Groupon and LinkedIn. In recent years, he has been an angel investor in two of the early chat messaging platform companies (Manychat & Assist) which eventually lead him to build Bot Academy.
Bot Academy is an online program that teaches people how to create marketing chat bots, enabling companies to reach potential customers via Facebook Messenger instead of email. With email on the decline and chat apps on the rise, Bot Academy teaches how to build successful marketing campaigns using Messenger. The skills learned at Bot Academy help graduates build consulting companies that build chat bots for their clients or help marketers enhance their email campaigns with Messenger marketing messages."
"Daniel Ha is the CEO and cofounder of Disqus. Daniel studied computer science engineering at UC Davis and interned at big companies before deciding to drop out of school to pursue the startup world.
Disqus is the web's most ubiquitous discussion network, reaching over 2 billion unique visitors every month and spanning nearly any topic or type of community imaginable. Backed by Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, Iris Capital as well as many great angel investors.
Daniel often writes and speaks about digital media, online publishing, consumer products, and startups. Outside startups, he spends his time on the race track."
As the Founder of 5 start-ups, John has made more mistakes than most. He’s currently the CEO of HireMojo, a SaaS Hiring Automation Platform with a RecruiterBot®. He also founded Accolo, an award-winning RPO and was VP of HR at BofA. He has a BS in Math from Notre Dame and was on the US National Rowing Team.
"Expertise and dedication define our company/team. Daniel Rust, a gifted software architect and Mark Michael a bold entrepreneur met in high school. They've been working together ever since.
DevHub recognized a gap in the CMS market between website builder and enterprise scale, and pounced, launching DevHub. DevHub received funding from the best VC and angel investors in Seattle, LA, NYC and Silicon Valley. From our downtown Seattle HQ, we successfully help big name global and national clients manage hundreds of thousands of digital products and millions of campaign performance dollars at scale."
Beri Meric is the Co-Founder & CEO of IVY, The Social University (IVY.com) which unites rising leaders through a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact. IVY has 20,000 members and 200,000 followers who support its mission to unlock potential and spark a new renaissance promoting human unity, progress, and fulfillment.
David Barrett started programming at the early age of 6 and has been aspiring to become an expense report magnate ever since. David attended the University of Michigan where he worked in the Virtual Reality Lab, before moving to Texas to write 3D graphics engines for the video game industry. Next he moved to California to join Travis Kalanick in building a peer-to-peer file transfer technology called Red Swoosh, which was acquired by Akamai in 2007. In 2008, David left Akamai to start Expensify and has since been relieving the world’s frustrations, one expense report at a time.
"Gil Eyal is the CEO and Founder of HYPR, the World’s largest influencer search and discovery directory. Founded in 2013, HYPR offers brands and marketers in-depth audience analytics for over 10 million influencers across major social channels.
Gil has revolutionized the way many of the World’s biggest agencies and brands are running influencer marketing by focusing on the same data, analytics and audience demographic information relevant to any other form of marketing. Under Gil’s direction, HYPR boasts a client base of over 100 Fortune 500 brands, as well as the biggest advertising and PR agencies in the world, including LVMH, Next Models, PepsiCo, Mediacom, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Time Inc. and Estée Lauder."
Steven Clausnitzer is CEO of Forever Labs, a Y Combinator company. Prior to Forever Labs, Steven spent 15 years mentoring and developing top-talent at fortune 500 companies including American Express and Wolters Kluwer. Steven has extensive experience in strategic growth, commercialization, and team leadership.
Brandon is the COO and Co-founder of Cirrus Insight – the sales plugin for Gmail and Outlook. The company is #41 on the Inc. 5000 and the fastest-growing company in Tennessee. Brandon once raced his bicycle 508 miles across Death Valley in 35 hours and 7 minutes.
Erica Brescia is the Co-founder and COO of Bitnami. With over 1M deployments per month, the company provides the largest source of application and development environments to the world’s largest cloud service providers. In 2016, Erica was the recipient of the Top Women in Cloud award. Erica sits on the board of directors at The Linux Foundation and was an investment partner at XFactor Ventures, which empowers female-led businesses to succeed.
Aydin Acar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Influenster, the leading product discovery and reviews platform, and was recently recognized by Entrepreneur as one of 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 Who Are Creating the Next Big Thing.
Fredrik Skantze is CEO and co-founder of Funnel.io. Prior to starting Funnel he was co-founder of the automotive e-tailer Autoquake in London and worked as Product Director for mobile internet pioneer Openwave in San Francisco. He holds an MBA from Stanford and a Masters Degree in Engineering from MIT.
Sam Saltis is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in growing online companies and executing digital strategies. Sam is currently the founder and CEO at Core dna, a SaaS Digital experience platform (DXP) that is disrupting the way website properties are built and managed.
Aaron Fulkerson is an information technology businessman and co-founder of MindTouch, Inc. Fulkerson helped pioneer the open core business model, collaborative networks, and the application of Web Oriented Architecture to enterprise software. Prior to co-founding MindTouch, Aaron was a member of Microsoft's Advanced Strategies and Policies division and worked on distributed systems research.
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Steve Hartert is Chief Marketing Officer at JotForm.com, with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management and corporate partnerships. Prior to joining JotForm, he was president of Hartert and Associates, a marketing consultancy that worked with B2B and B2C companies. Steve has more than 25 years of marketing management experience.
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Robert Haydock has a background in the performance optimization of digital marketing and advertising campaigns. He co-founded Zembula in 2016 after seeing a need for a new marketing format that intrigued consumers. Zembula has quickly found its place in the market by delivering consistently better engagement than traditional marketing techniques.
Alan is Chief Executive Officer at Digilant, the paid media arm of ispDigital, in charge of the company's business development and expansion worldwide. He is also President of ispDigital, responsible for Sales, Human Resources and Compliance.
As CEO of WebPT, Nancy Ham is focused on guiding the company through its next phase of growth, bringing with her a wealth of experience in developing, growing, and operating private and public healthcare IT companies.
During her robust career, she has achieved powerful results in healthcare IT and was named one of Health IT's 25 Most Powerful Women Thought Leaders by HealthData Management. Prior to WebPT, Nancy served as CEO of Healthagen Population Health Solutions, an Aetna company. There, she oversaw several tech businesses, including Medicity, the market leader in clinical data exchange and interoperability. Nancy also previously served as CEO, president, and a director of MedVentive (later acquired by McKesson), and has held executive roles at Sentillion, ProxyMed, Healtheon/WebMD, and ActaMed Corporation.
Matt Straz is the founder and CEO at Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies. Matt has grown Namely to over 900 clients, 140,000 users, and has raised $157.8M from leading investors. Prior to Namely, Matt was co-founder of Pictela, an ad tech company he sold to AOL in 2010.
Founder and CEO at Tagove. Loves to research in AI, Machine Learning, chatbots, NLP, neuroscience.