Digital Summit Atlanta will feature over 100 speakers - leading digital thought leaders who are excited to share their insight with you on the latest strategies, trends and best practices.
Additional additional speakers are added daily, so check back regularly for the latest updates.
Steve Wozniak "The Woz"
Co-Founder, Apple Computer
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles on the big screen, the small screen and the digital world. He has appeared in over seventy films (such as A Few Good Men, Casino and The Usual Suspects to name a few) as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. Pollak has starred in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy specials and was named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time.
President/Co-creator, HuffPost Live
Roy Sekoff is the President and Co-creator of HuffPost Live, and Founding Editor of The Huffington Post. Before helping create HuffPost, he was a writer and on-air correspondent for Michael Moore's Emmy-winning "TV Nation." His written work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Village Voice and The London Times, and is a frequent guest on a wide-range of TV and radio shows. In 2013, Roy was named one of min's 21 Most Intriguing People in Media.
Bonnie Burke Pan
Bonnie Pan, Senior Director & Head of Programming, Yahoo!
Bonnie leads the content development, editorial and international distribution teams for Yahoo! Screen. Bonnie is responsible for bringing critically acclaimed shows to life on Yahoo! including the 2013 Fall Comedy Lineup, Saturday Night Live clip archive and Burning Love Seasons 1, 2 & 3. Additionally, Bonnie leads the Yahoo! Video Lab and a team dedicated to new formats that is focused on how digital storytelling is changing the landscape of entertainment and content development.
Senior Product Designer, Nasdaq OMX
Aaron is Nasdaq's Senior Product Designer and he's been building web based products for over 10 years. He combines his background in visual design with a passion and deep understanding of user experience and interaction design to focus my efforts on creating well rounded product experiences.
Global YouTube & Video Lead, SMB, Google
As Global Video Lead for SMB, Valentine drives video advertising adoption and revenue for Google's small and medium size clients. In her role, Valentine oversees all scalable video ads sales and support programs, and works with product, marketing and operations to ensure that Google provides SMBs with a video advertising solution suited to their needs.
CEO, North America, Razorfish
Shannon leads Razorfish operations across North America. He came to this role after serving as president of the central region, where he was responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Razorfish clients serviced out of the Chicago, Atlanta and Austin offices. As the executive over the largest region at Razorfish, Shannon is active leader in driving innovation and excellence across all client work. In addition to his regional role, Shannon is the global executive over several strategic practice groups including omni-channel commerce, emerging experiences, and business Intelligence and analytics.
Director, Social Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group
In his role, Nick leads the strategic and tactical social marketing plans globally, and is focused on delivering an integrated social strategy to support the company's business objective of delivering preferred brands. Immediately prior to IHG, Nick spent nearly five years with The Home Depot helping architect the company's approach to social marketing as well as serving across several other functions including eCommerce, interactive marketing, brand management and new product development.
Global Subject Matter Expert, Information Governance, Analytics and eDiscovery, HP Autonomy
Christopher Surdak is an industry-recognized expert in Collaboration and Content Management, Big Data, Information Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Cloud Computing with over 20 years of professional experience. Presently, he is Global Subject Matter Expert for Big Data, Information Governance and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. Mr. Surdak has held similar roles with other leading companies such as Accenture, Siemens, Dell and Citibank. Mr. Surdak began his career with Lockheed Martin Astrospace, where he was a spacecraft systems engineer and rocket scientist.
Chief Digital Evangelist, StudioGood
James Andrews serves as Chief Digital Evangelist for StudioGood based out of their East Coast office. Studio Good is an award-wining digital and social good agency with offices in San Luis Obispo, Dallas, and New York City. James Andrews previously founded Social People a strategic communications agency that helped brands build better connections with their audiences. Their clients included Nike, Lexus, The Grammy Awards, Equinox Fitness, and legendary actress Jane Fonda. Social People was acquired by Studio Good in Summer 2013 and made Andrews a partner.
Managing Director, Business Strategy, Huge
Ken Allard is Managing Director, Business Strategy at Huge, where he oversees the company's business strategy and management consulting services. Previously, Ken was the founder and CEO of Rational Research Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm focused on helping companies generate revenue from content, data and brand assets. Before founding his own firm, Ken was also Senior Vice President of Research at Jupiter Media Metrix, where he oversaw Jupiter's $40+ million global advisory research business, led the launch of the technology and operations research services program, and spearheaded the company's efforts to integrate acquisitions.
Founder, Thought Bubble Communications
With nearly a decade of experience, Meredith Mobley has dedicated her professional career the fields of public relations and marketing. As founder of Thought Bubble Communications, Meredith has already established herself as a leader and an asset to her field. Active in her industry, Meredith has served on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the former secretary on the executive board of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, and currently serves as the secretary on the executive board of the Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta.