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Thursday, June 26
 

1:00pm CDT

Why the Resurgence of User-Centered Design Matters for Marketers
Speakers
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Marc Landsberg

socialdeviant
Marc is the founder and CEO of socialdeviant, a social media agency dedicated to creating value for brands in a socially connected world. Marc has 20+ years of marketing and M&A experience, serving as CEO of the digital agency MRM (part of IPG) and Arc Worldwide, the digital arm of... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm CDT

'Who the hell are you?!' Identity & Anonymity in Modern Dating and Social Apps
Moderators
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Erik Torenberg

Founder, Rapt.fm
Erik Torenberg likes to read, write, rap, build startups, and communities. Erik is the founder of rapt.fm, and a hustler at Product Hunt. Erik's work and writings have been featured in BBC, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Pando Daily, Inc Magazine... Read More →

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Laurie Davis

eFlirt Expert
An expert in cyber courtship, Laurie Davis is as passionate about technology as she is relationships. She is the founder of eFlirt Expert, an online dating consultancy that has helped thousands of singles navigate the intersection of dating and technology. She’s also the author... Read More →
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Thomas Edwards

CEO and Founder, The Professional Wingman
For the past five years, Thomas Edwards has served as a social strategist to professionals around the world. A recognized authority on social skills development and lifestyle strategy, he has been consistently celebrated for his effectiveness in the world of dating, lifestyle, and... Read More →
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Colin Hodge

Down
Colin Hodge co-founded Bang With Friends, now known as DOWN, in January 2013 and has served as CEO since its conception. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Computer Science. Colin and DOWN have excited and angered crowds at SXSW, Business Insider's STARTUP... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Friday, June 27
 

12:00pm CDT

Commerce Innovation Fueled by Technology
Speakers
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Ray Velez

Razorfish
Ray Velez is the Global Chief Technology Officer for Razorfish. He manages Razorfish’s capabilities in web technology architecture and oversees the company’s more than 400 technologists globally. Ray has deep experience in the application development lifecycle, from inception... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm CDT

Managing Social Media in the 21st Century: An Interview with Sprout Social
Moderators
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John Hall

Influence & Co.
John Hall is the the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co (www.influenceandco.com). Influence & Co. helps companies position key individuals as industry influencers and thought leaders, with a focus on creating high-quality content, coming from its clients, that reaches their target... Read More →

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Justyn Howard

Sprout Social
Justyn Howard is the founder and CEO of Sprout Social, a leading Social Media Management (SMM) platform. Founded in 2010, Sprout Social provides innovative tools that help businesses more effectively manage their social media and social care efforts. A technologist at heart, Justyn... Read More →
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Aaron Rankin

Sprout Social
Aaron Rankin is CTO and co-founder of Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform. He leads the company's technology strategy as well as the growing team of developers and engineers. Aaron has astutely built the team’s tech culture around simplicity... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm CDT

Knowledge Bar: SEO Office Hours
Speakers
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Katie Donabedian

Account Manager, Walker Sands Digital
Katie Donabedian is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Walker Sands Digital. Working as an account manager, Katie collaborates with her clients to implement and improve upon their ongoing SEO strategies. Her day-to-day tasks include managing the SEO content development process, building... Read More →
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Daniel Laloggia

Digital Marketing Manager, Walker Sands Digital
Daniel Laloggia is a Digital Marketing Manager at Walker Sands Digital. As a member of the Walker Sands team, Daniel works with clients to help them strategize and implement search marketing strategies. By implementing SEO best practices and report generation, Daniel helps clients... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm CDT

What do the Queen, Jesus and Technology Have in Common?
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James Aitken

ExchangeLab
James Aitken, is Founder and CEO of The Exchange Lab. In every media endeavour that he undertakes, James anticipates market needs and gathers teams around him to build vibrant, best-of-breed business that have a deep understanding of both marketing and technology at their core. James... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm CDT

Journeying from Suck to Suck Less as a Startup: An Interview with Kathryn Minshew
Speakers
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Matt Burns

Senior Editor, TechCrunch
Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house... Read More →
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Kathryn Minshew

The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the Muse's CEO and number one swashbuckler. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm CDT

Intrapreneurship: How Curiosity.com was built from Within Discovery
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Gabe Vehovsky

Curiosity.com
Gabe Vehovsky - Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses, Discovery Communications: As Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses, Gabe Vehovsky is responsible for managing a carefully selected pipeline of new digital initiatives, working... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm CDT

Future of Social Media Panel and Online Engagement
Speakers
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Andrew Caravella

Sprout Social
Andrew Caravella is vice president of marketing at Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business. He leads a rock star team that creates and delivers relevant, engaging content and conversations through multiple forms of media and technology... Read More →
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Colleen Kennedy

Enlighten PR
Colleen Kennedy is the founder of Enlighten PR, where she handles strategy and execution of project-based PR campaigns for startups. Prior to launching Enlighten, Colleen led public relations for Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, and several of its portfolio companies... Read More →
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Joe Matthews

TagKast
Joe Matthews is co-founder of Tagkast, a social advertising platform that turns event photography into branded content. Prior to Tagkast, Joe co-founded Poggled, an events and daily deals for nightlife, while attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Before Kellogg... Read More →
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Phil Penton

SocialDealer
Phil Penton, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, has had lifelong interests and involvement in the automotive industry. As a former business owner and Vice President, Phil specializes in revenue enhancement through the application of technology into the day to day processes of a... Read More →
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Lisa Winning

Founder and CEO, HeTexted Inc.
Lisa Winning is the Founder and CEO of HeTexted Inc. Launched only 18 months ago, and with 1.8 million users, HeTexted gives answers to dating and relationship questions. Lisa and her Co-founder Carrie Henderson McDermott raised a lightning seed round led by the New York Angels' Fund... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm CDT

Reinventing the Rules by Adding Technology to Sport
Speakers
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Gene Stefanyshyn

NASCAR
Eugene (Gene) Stefanyshyn, Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development, joined NASCAR last year following three decades with General Motors. He is working closely with NASCAR's C-suite as the organization is using new technology to transform auto racing.


Friday June 27, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm CDT

Current State and Future of Video Media Content
Speakers
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Eric Johnson

ESPN
Eric Johnson is EVP of multimedia sales for ESPN’s Customer Marketing and Sales group. Johnson leads U.S. and international multimedia ad sales team efforts, responsible for all sales activity across all of ESPN’s businesses. Johnson’s tenure at ESPN began 14 years ago as an... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm CDT

Old and New: Bringing a 100-Year-Old Stadium into the 21st Century
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Allen Hermeling

Senior Director, Corporate Partnership, Chicago Cubs
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Steve Inman

Application Development, Chicago Cubs


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Saturday, June 28
 

12:30pm CDT

Video Killed the Radio Star: How the Rise of Video Sharing Websites has Changed the Music Industry Panel Discussion
Moderators
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Lane Campbell

Syntress SCDT
Lane Campbell is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of offering affordable solutions and top-notch customer service. Mr. Campbell's technical and support expertise has spanned diverse industries that include National Retail, Online Music Distribution, Social... Read More →

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Brandon Martinez

INDMUSIC
Brandon Martinez is the Co-Founder & CEO of INDMUSIC, the largest YouTube Multi-Channel Network for unsigned and independent musicians and labels. Current Channel Partners include Decon, Mad Decent, IAMSOUND, okayplayer, Baeble Music, Brendan Benson, SongsToWearPants, and ClaraCMusic... Read More →
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Brent McCrossen

CEO, Audiosocket
As CEO of Audiosocket Brent works with his partners, staff and board to craft a vision and strategy that equally benefits the company, the musicians, and the media producers it services. With over 13 years in the music business, Brent made his mark as the co-founder of Interface Booking... Read More →
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Eric Sheinkop

Music Dealers
Eric Sheinkop, 29, started out in management, forming Bandit Productions when he was just 16 years old. But early on--in 1999, by his estimation--he concluded that "it wasn't about the record labels anymore [or the] traditional lanes artists used to hope for or aspire to. There were... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654