Speaker Lineup

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.

Speak

Kevin Pollack

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 Pollack

Kevin Pollak

Comedian/Actor

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.

Roy Sekoff

Roy Sekoff

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 Burke 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.

Aaron Irizarry

Aaron Irizarry

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.

Valentine Matrat

Valentine Matrat

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.

Shannon Denton

Shannon Denton

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.

Lars Hirsch

Lars Hirsch

Sr Product Manager, Bing

Lars Hirsch is a product, engineering and analytics professional with 14 years of online experience. He is currently leading Bing Ads' Advertiser Insights group, a team of Big Data PhDs working on topics such as attribution modeling, ad copy quality metrics, and other exciting projects. Lars has a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Cornell University.

Nick Ayres

Nick Ayres

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.

Christopher Surdak

Christopher Surdak

Global Subject Matter Expert,
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.

Christian Nahas

Christian Nahas

CEO, Salesfusion

Christian is CEO of Salesfusion, a marketing automation company in Atlanta that empowers marketers to more effectively attract new opportunities, convert them into customers and nurture them into lifelong relationships. Christian has 16 years of experience as a hands-on technology professional. He has built a career on a foundation of hard work and persistence and is known for his passion and drive to help businesses connect with their customers.

James Andrews

James Andrews

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.

Ken Allard

Ken Allard

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.

Marshall Lauck

Marshall Lauck

Chief Operating Officer, JWT

With almost 18 years of professional experience, including seven years serving in the United States Marine Corps and over a decade in advertising and brand management, Marshall Lauck brings an exceptional level of leadership to his role as JWT Atlanta's Chief Operating Officer. Leading the agency alongside Chief Creative Officer Perry Fair, Marshall oversees the operational side of JWT.

Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas

Vice President of Business Development, Formstack

Chris is passionate about setting the vision for Formstack's marketing and sales departments, as well as discovering new ways to drive web traffic and leads. Since starting at Formstack nearly seven years ago, Chris has worked to grow Formstack's pay-per-click, SEO, public relations and social media efforts. He now focuses his time interweaving smart web marketing with overall product vision to build an ever-growing user base.

Jodi Wearn

Jodi Wearn

Segment Marketing Director, Silverpop

As Segment Marketing Director at Silverpop, Jodi leads marketing strategy and operations for Silverpop's SMB sales team. Jodi has more than 15 years of experience in the software and services industries with expertise in product management, product marketing and marketing communications. Prior to joining Silverpop, Jodi has served in marketing and product management roles at Ariba, Hewlett-Packard and Ceridian.

Raphael Hernandez

Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Hernandez

Assistant Chief of Staff for Advertising, US Marine Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Hernandez is responsible for the development and effective execution of the Corps' sophisticated, strategically aligned, multi-million dollar national recruitment advertising efforts. Designed to adapt and change in concert with a fluid recruiting environment and the target market's shifting consumption habits, the advertising program supports brand awareness and lead generation in support of over 3,000 Marine Recruiters.

Arnie Kuenn

Arnie Kuenn

CEO, Vertical Measures

Arnie Kuenn is the CEO of Vertical Measures, a search, social & content marketing company helping their clients get more traffic, more leads, and more business. Arnie has held executive positions in the world of new technologies and marketing for more than 25 years. He is a frequent speaker and author of the award winning content marketing book Accelerate! available on Amazon. Arnie was voted the 2014 Interactive Person of the Year in Arizona's TIM Awards.

Josh Cottrell

Josh Cottrell

Vice President, Technology, Rockfish

Josh leads the Technology team at Rockfish, a digital innovation partner and part of WPP Digital. Working with clients across industries, he leads projects in innovation, web and native mobile technologies in both enterprise and consumer facing capacities. With 14 years of experience in the tech industry, Josh was previously involved with the implementation and support of ERP systems with a deep emphasis on logistics and fulfillment systems, manufacturing and finance. Josh is a credentialed Project Management Professional, well versed in the leadership of agile and waterfall engagements. He holds a undergraduate degree from John Brown University.

Noelle Schuck

Noelle Schuck

Director of Content Strategy, Pinball Strategy

Noelle Schuck is director of content strategy at Pinball Strategy, a digital marketing agency that specializes in working with startup ventures. Noelle brings a valuable contribution to the SEO world with her strong background in print journalism and her passion for creating high-quality, searchable and "clickable" content. She started her career as a reporter, editor and custom publishing editor for several Gannett properties prior to joining the SEO agency iAcquire as its editor-in-chief.

Jamie Sims

Jamie Sims

Partner & Chief, WITH/Sims

With more than 16 years of experience in marketing and communications, Jamie Sims has delivered digital and traditional marketing solutions to clients of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging brands. His impressive roster of clients has included global brands such as AT&T, Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Company, AB InBev, STIHL and Aflac. Two years ago, Sims satiated his entrepreneurial spirit by partnering to launch WITH/Sims, a new breed of agency focused on collaborative partnerships offering a range of expertise and engineered to give more for less.

Michael King

Michael King

Executive Director, Owned Media, Acronym

While you may associate the name Michael King with SEO his career and contribution to digital marketing is far bigger. As the current Executive Director of Owned Media at Acronym in New York City Mr. King (aka @iPullRank on Twitter) leads teams covering consumer insights, content, social strategy and SEO for Enterprise brands such as SAP, HSBC, SanDisk and Wharton among others to digital success.

Paul McKeon

Paul McKeon

President, The Content Factor

Paul McKeon is President of The Content Factor, a professional services firm that he founded in 2004. The Content Factor specializes in the fast growing field of content marketing. Paul and his team of professionals develop messaging platforms, content marketing plans and a wide range of content assets that fuel thought leadership and demand generation programs for their clients. Prior to starting The Content Factor, Paul ran the Global Technology Practice for Ketchum Communications.

Scott McAndrew

Scott McAndrew

Chief Strategy Officer, LaneTerralever

As Chief Strategy Officer at LaneTerralever, Scott helps global brand managers not just navigate, but dominate the digital marketing space. Scott's unique approach infuses traditional techniques with innovation. He's known for creating campaigns that make a deep emotional impact and create measurable results, growing the bottom line. That's why top brands like Red Bull, DC Shoes, Quiksilver, and Teva turn to Scott and his team.

Ken Allard

Meredith Mobley

Founder, Thought Bubble Communications

With nearly a decade of experience, Meredith Mobley has dedicated her professional career the fields of public relations and marketing. 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.

Jeff Sheehan

Jeff Sheehan

President, Sheehan Marketing Strategies

With over 30 years of high-tech global sales, marketing, and advertising experience marketing to many Fortune 500 companies including Intel, and Apple Computer, as well as many others, Jeff is now a marketing consultant and job search mentor. He is also the co-author of the just released book: HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top people in the world to follow on Twitter for social media, marketing, and sales

Sonja Crystal Williams

Sonja Crystal Williams

Co-Founder, Go Getter Marketing Group

Marketing expert Sonja Crystal Williams has spent years crafting and implementing marketing campaigns for small businesses along the East Coast. In 2008, Sonja co-founded Go Getter Marketing Group, Inc. - a digital marketing, social media, and branding agency with her husband where she currently serves as the Director of Marketing. Sonja can be reached through her company website at gogettergroup.com or via Twitter at @sonjacrystal.

Jason Bowden

Jason Bowden

Chief Warrior, Digital-Warriors Internet Marketing

Jason Bowden has over 17 years' experience in Marketing Intelligence Solutions. Over his career he has worked as a key part of various Marketing Intelligence Management teams with fortune 500 companies such as UPS, T-Mobile and Cox. His key accomplishments have focused on establishing Customer Health Analytics that helped increase customer conversion and retention by double digits.
www.digital-warriors.com

Anne Marsden

Anne Marsden

CEO, Marsden & Associates

Anne Marsden has walked both sides of the marketing aisle as client and agency. Having led marketing organizations for Fortune 500 and technology start-ups, she launched Marsden & Associates to bring a new brand of results-focused marketing services to B2B companies. Recognizing the fundamental shift in buyer behaviors spurred by new digital realities, M&A helps clients identify and develop both the the messages and the channels to engage prospects throughout their journey from discovery to evaluation to purchase to advocacy.