David Beebe VP, Creative and Content Marketing Marriott International
David is the Vice President, Creative and Content Marketing for Marriott International. In this role, David leads the global creative direction and content marketing strategy for Marriott International’s portfolio of brands. David also oversees Marriott International’s Global Creative and Content Studio, which is responsible for the development, production, and distribution of entertainment programming in all formats across all channels.
An Emmy Award winning executive and producer, David most recently partnered with Phil Rosenthal as an executive producer on “Lucky Bastard” a new travel show set to premiere on PBS. David also partnered with America’s Funniest Home Videos creator Vin Di Bona where he developed original series including “Ultimate Proposal” and “Stunt Nation” on Yahoo.com and digital brands including “Petsami” and “Toddletable” on YouTube.
Prior to that, David was the founding executive and Vice President of the Disney-ABC Television Group Digital Studio, where he led all creative and content development for short-form programming and live programming across digital platforms. In 2011, David was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for leading the digital video group that produced the Emmy Award-winning 83rd Oscars Digital Experience, and in 2008, for product managing the Emmy Award-winning Full Episode Player for ABC.com.
Prior to Disney/ABC, Beebe held multiple leadership positions at DIRECTV, eventually leading content development for DIRECTV.com.
David began his career with the United States Coast Guard, where he held a top-secret clearance and served as a Telecommunications Specialist.
Thomas Marzano Head of Design for Brand Communication and Digital Philips
As Global Head of Brand Design at Philips, his work focuses on driving brand experience design strategy and creative direction across the company, working with counterparts at Global Marketing and Communication as well as Marketing from the Philips Sectors of Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. He leads the Global Brand Communication Design function across the company and provides Brand Design strategy and creative direction to all Philips sectors and regions.
He began his career at Philips in 1998 as an audio designer. He widened his area of expertise into the digital world, and moved on to New Media Design in 2000, working on product and interface design as well as online communications. From here he then decided to focus on online, and worked as Senior Art Director as of 2005.
Within two years, Thomas moved on as Senior Consultant in Innovation Design, and developed research to support innovation design and was responsible for enriching design concepts using input from business, marketing and technology experts. He took a leading role in various Philips strategic projects, including a number of simplicity-led design innovations that were shown at the Philips Simplicity Events of 2005, 2006 and 2007 in Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong.
In 2008 he took on the role as Creative Director for Digital Brand Design focusing on digital brand design across the company.
Kaltrina Riley Director, Marketing Allegis Global Solutions
Kaltrina Riley brings more than eight years of marketing experience to her role as director of marketing for Allegis Global Solutions (AGS). Since joining AGS in April 2010, Kaltrina has worked to bring value to the organization and extensively developing the AGS brand in the marketplace. In her role, Kaltrina works on events and conferences, inbound marketing, digital and social media strategy and content generation. She has developed best in class lead generation and campaign strategies to drive qualified leads and create business opportunities.
In an effort to positively position AGS in the marketplace, she has leveraged her relationships with key industry partners to represent AGS as a market leader.
Prior to joining AGS, Kaltrina worked for a software company where she was tasked with developing software training documents for in-house and mobile hardware developers. As a part of this role, Kaltrina consulted with engineering and developed product manuals for company trainees and end users. She was also responsible for developing email marketing campaigns and leading the company’s enterprise sales account management.
Kaltrina received her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Sacred Heart University, and her Bachelors in English from the University of Connecticut. Additionally, Kaltrina is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America, and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner.
Kelly Whalley Global Head of Digital Marketing Kingspan
Kelly Whalley is the Global Head of Digital Marketing for the Insulated Panels division of Kingspan, a global leader in the manufacture of high performance insulation and building fabrics. Working primarily across EMEA, Australia and North America Kelly is responsible for developing and delivering a digital marketing strategy which supports business transformation, delivers tangible commercial ROI and is flexible enough to maintain consistency while giving the regions room for localisation.
As a certified Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK with 15 years’ experience in marketing and an MBA, Kelly has specialised over the last few years in understanding how the digital revolution can be applied to help drive change and progress in businesses.
Large scale digital projects, such as web estate transformation, marketing data consolidation and reporting, CRM and ERP integrations into marketing systems, digital sales tool roll-outs and a multitude of other digital activities such as persona management, customer journeys, customer experience and lead management form the basis of Kelly’s experience and current projects.
As well as delivering the day job, Kelly now talks around the potential for digital systems to work across whole organisations to drive change through insight and information, particularly within the B2B arena of the construction and manufacturing industries.
Chad Pollitt VP Audience Relevance
Chad Pollitt, a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and former Army Commander, is VP of Audience and Co-founder of Relevance, a digital magazine, agency and events company dedicated to content strategy, promotion and marketing. He’s also an Adjunct Professor of Internet Marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. A member of a Forbes Top 100 list, Chad authored “The Content Promotion Manifesto” and “51 Things Your Mother Taught You About Inbound Marketing.” He is a regular contributor to industry media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Guardian and Social Media Today.
Chris Hartman Global Development Officer Allegis Group, Inc.
Chris Hartman, Global Development Officer for Allegis Group, Inc., has more than twenty years of experience with the Allegis Group family. As Global Development Officer, Chris is responsible for driving Allegis Group’s strategy and enterprise-wide initiatives, including strategic investments; stewarding the Allegis Group brand both internally and in the marketplace; and ensuring we track industry changes and position the company to respond.
Previously, Chris served as President of Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), one of the largest managed services provider (MSP) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers and an operating company of Allegis Group. As a founding member and President of AGS, Chris led the strategic expansion of AGS’s global footprint, enabling the business to support the evolving needs of its customers.
Over the years, Chris has held a number of leadership roles across the Allegis Group family and has played a critical role in strengthening Allegis Group’s capabilities outside of North America. He has driven key acquisitions, stabilized platforms to drive growth in existing markets, developed capabilities to enter new markets, and established leadership succession plans for long-term success across the globe.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Accounting from Grove City College. He currently splits his time between Baltimore and London, in recognition of the global nature of his role and the Allegis Group business.
Allegis Group is a global talent solutions company focused on developing long-lasting partnerships and caring more than any other provider. We’ll go further to understand the needs of our people – our clients, our candidates, and our employees – and to deliver on our promises. This is our difference, and it’s consistent across every Allegis Group brand: Aerotek, TEKsystems, Allegis Global Solutions, Aston Carter, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Allegis Partners, and MarketSource. Collectively our network of specialized operating companies provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of talent solutions – without sacrificing the niche expertise required to ensure a successful partnership.
Cory Finding Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner Prophetic
Cory Finding is Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner at prophetic, working side-by-side with clients to turn complex applications into marketable, viable assets. He has spent over 15 years helping digital agencies, marketing agencies, analytic companies, and startups grow and succeed through brand and digital application. Cory helps prophetic’s clients achieve success through strategic thinking and insightful data-driven marketing positioning within complex industries.
Cynthia Stark VP, Global Digital Strategy Sun Life Financial
Cynthia Stark brings 25 years of marketing and digital experience to her role as Vice-President, Global Digital Strategy, Sun Life Financial. Ms. Stark joined Sun Life in 2013 and leads the Company’s digital strategy and marketing, working closely with business leaders across the enterprise to develop innovative models of engaging customers. Her Digital team ensures Sun Life advances its “Digital Edge” experience across web and mobile channels, social media, digital marketing and content marketing efforts. As well, Ms. Stark has responsibility for the global employee intranet.
Previously at Scotiabank, Ms. Stark was Vice-President, Marketing, with accountability for brand, marketing planning, digital, sponsorships and philanthropy for the International division. She also held the Director and Head, Marketing Planning position for the Canadian division of Scotiabank supporting the Retail, Commercial and Wealth Management lines of business.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ms. Stark led marketing and digital programs at other Canadian banks including Bank of Montreal, Citibank and TD Canada Trust. Previous to her banking career, she worked in account management at leading advertising agencies on retail, packaged goods and government brands. Ms. Stark is originally from Montreal and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.
Gary Davis Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing Intel Security
Gary Davis is the worldwide marketing lead for Intel Security’s Consumer, Mobile and Small Business (CMSB) organization. In this role he oversees the strategies and plans that drive brand/product consideration, preference, and demand globally. Gary is primarily responsible for optimizing the CMSB business for success and ensuring marketing superiority for the Company’s portfolio of products around the world. He closely follows technology and marketing topics to understand how they intersect and influence the behaviors of consumers. Gary is also considered an online security expert frequently discussing security threats and trends.
Gary has appeared on multiple business and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and several Bay Area television stations; and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, LA Times, Huffington Post, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, and PC World. He is a sought-after speaker discussing contemporary marketing techniques and activities. Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior leadership positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Raj Rao VP, Digital Business Model Innovation 3M
Raj Rao has been recently appointed 3M’s Global leader for Digital Business Model Innovation. He previously led 3M’s Digital Transformation championing the design, development and use of digital platforms for brand marketing, eCommerce sales and employee connectivity. In his new role based in Silicon Valley, California, Raj connects 3M’s with the world’s leading technology incubators to bring 3M Science to the Economy of Connected Things in areas such as microelectronics, wearables and digital wellness.
A native of India, Raj earned an honors degree in economics from the University of Delhi in 1988. About three years later, he completed graduate studies from Boston University’s Business School earning a Master’s Degree in Management specializing in marketing. He joined Procter & Gamble’s European HQ team in Geneva, Switzerland, and has since lived and worked around the world.
In 2009, Raj joined 3M as Director for Digital Marketing & eCommerce in the Consumer Business Group. He championed the strategic partnership with game changers like Amazon, and built out 3M Centers of Digital Excellence in Minnesota, Mexico City and Singapore. In 2011, he rose to the corporate position of Global Director for eTransformation to develop and implement the strategic blueprint for digital platforms, cloud technologies and eCommerce business models with the direct sponsorship of 3M CEO, Inge Thulin. It was less than a year later that he became a member of the 3M Executive Conference, with additional responsibility for eCommerce programs on a worldwide basis.
Raj is a big believer in the power of personal transformation and empowerment. Under his leadership, 3M has invested significantly in Digital teams and created robust Digital leadership development programs. He speaks widely about the challenges and lessons learned in Asia, Europe & Americas.
Salley Thornton VP Marketing and Communications Toshiba Business Solutions
Salley Thornton, vice president of marketing communications at Toshiba Business Solutions, oversees internal and external communications, marketing programs and collateral to support a 500-person sales force nationwide. Prior to joining Toshiba, she worked in public relations for the American Red Cross; print and television news; local morning radio; and has lectured at local colleges.
Salley’s strengths are dedication, enthusiasm and leadership, and she thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. Her most recent project developing a local sales program that was adopted nationally and ultimately selected by Tokyo headquarters as a global initiative. Program revenues have surpassed $48 million annually in the U.S.
In 2005 Salley was selected to join a month-long professional and cultural program in Sweden through Rotary Group Study Exchange. Other recognition include the local American Marketing Association and the Rochester Business Journal Top Forty Under 40.
Currently a volunteer for the American Heart Association, Salley has volunteered in leadership roles with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Episcopal Church, Seneca Park Zoo Society, AIDS Community Health Center and at various special events and local nonprofits.
Salley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Mount Union and an Executive MBA from Saunders School of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. She resides in Rochester with her partner, Mark, and his two children. Salley enjoys outdoor sports, home improvements, traveling, gardening and entertaining at her lake home.
Dodie Subler Founding Partner Tait Subler
In 2000, Dodie Subler co-founded strategy firm Tait Subler to help brands realize the economic benefits of strategic differentiation. Today, Dodie spearheads strategy innovation initiatives for Fortune 500, entrepreneurial and not-for-profit organizations. Tait Subler clients include Best Buy, Nike, Red Wing Shoes, GUCCI, Pine River Capital Management, Johnson Controls and Earthjustice among others. Prior to co-founding Tait Subler with Bruce Tait, Dodie held leadership roles at Fallon Worldwide where she actively led the transition of the advertising agency to a more integrated creativity company. Her strategic influence on such clients as VF Corporation, BMW, Nikon and Philips/Magnavox was respected as much for its impact across the client’s organization as it was for its award-winning creative work. Previous experience also includes strategy, innovation, and marketing communications roles at the Marriott Corporation and at full-service creative agency, Earle Palmer Brown in DC.
Shelly H. Glenn Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Florida Cancer Specialists
Shelly Glenn leads Florida Cancer Specialists' marketing and referral base management initiatives. Shelly joined FCS in 2012 bringing more than 20 years of healthcare industry and business-to-consumer experience with her. She is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of sales, marketing, operations, communications, training and customer service. Prior to joining FCS, Shelly was Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Vantage Oncology, a radiation oncology organization based in Atlanta, GA. While at Vantage, she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase patient volume as well as the profile of the company. Shelly was formerly the Chief Administrative Officer for Park 'N Fly and previously held positions with increasing sales and marketing responsibilities at The Care Group, Roche Professional Service Centers and Sandoz Nutrition. Shelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lehigh University, as well as a Global Leadership designation from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Dedicated to increasing cancer awareness and education, Shelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation and the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer and as both Legislative Committee Member and Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). She was 2013 Co-Chair of American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Sarasota/Manatee and was named the 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Also, Shelly is an active member of the American Marketing Association, Community Oncology Alliance’s Patient Advocacy Network and Kettering Executive Network. On the personal side, Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, biking and walking.
Barb Olson SVP, Loyalty & 1:1 Solutions Cogensia
Barb Olson is a seasoned marketing executive and loyalty marketing leader with over 20 years of experience driving company sales and profitability through effective, measurable, data-driven marketing initiatives that acquire, retain, and build relationships with profitable customers. Prior to joining Cogensia, Barb worked for Best Buy leading and revamping their loyalty program, and spent 10 years with Carlson Marketing managing 10 client brands including: Visa USA, Hallmark, AMC Theatres, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, TGI Friday’s restaurants, and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
Cameron Brain CEO and Co-Founder EveryoneSocial
Cameron Brain is the CEO and Co-Founder of EveryoneSocial, an employee advocacy platform used by leading sales and marketing organizations. Prior to that, Cameron was Head of Commerce & Business Development at Reddit, the 5th largest website in the US.
Ana Ramirez Zapata Head of Digital Marketing Millicom International Cellullar (Tigo)
Ana is the head of Digital marketing at Millicom International Cellullar (Tigo) where she has been leading the global digital marketing strategy, focused on content creation, website maintenance, community engagement and traffic generation and helping integrate the different initiatives across business units and services into a consumer centric digital masterplan, as well as ensuring the execution of the brand ID and tone of voice as it communicates in digital media.
Ana had more than 15 years of marketing expertise in strategic & operational digital roles, doing B2C and B2B, working with multinationals in different sectors (media agencies, consulting, hotels & tourism, banking industry, technology and telecommunications) and leading projects and teams in France, Spain, USA and Latino America.
Ana is graduate of the Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris, France, had a Degree in Advertising and Communication and a Master in Digital Marketing (ISCOM) in Paris, France.
Roy Fung Director of Web Operations Bealls Inc.
With over 19 years of working experience in growing and fast paced companies, including 15 years in a managerial position as Director and Technical Director, Roy has much experience leading teams with his strong background and knowledge in e-commerce Marketing and Operations.
Roy is currently Director of Web Operations at Bealls Inc. overseeing BurkesOutlet.com and Bunulu.com however, has also managed over 30 successful retail ecommerce projects in 10 years on 4 different platforms, including AnnTaylor.com, EddieBauer.com, Meijer.com, Cabelas.com, LaneBryant.com and BeallsFlorida.com.