2016 Main Stage Speakers

Brad Peterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Nasdaq

Brad Peterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Nasdaq

Brad Peterson currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Nasdaq. He previously served as CIO and EVP for Schwab Technology Services (STS), responsible for Schwab’s technology innovation, development, infrastructure and operations.

Filippo Catalano

Chief Digital Operations Officer, Nestlé

Filippo Catalano

Chief Digital Operations Officer, Nestlé

Filippo is the Chief Digital Operations Officer of Nestlé, where he is leading Innovation, Development, and Operations for the Global Digital Platforms (Digital Marketing, CRM, Social, eCommerce).

Rudy Chang

Vice President, Content Strategy & Marketing Platforms, IBM Digital Business Group

Rudy Chang

Vice President, Content Strategy & Marketing Platforms, IBM Digital Business Group

Rudy Chang is Vice President, Marketing and Digital Platforms for IBM. He has strategic responsibility of the platforms, systems and data, that power the transformation and delivery of IBM’s client experience.

Sharyn Clarkson

Assistant Secretary, Online Services Branch, Australian Department of Finance

Sharyn Clarkson

Assistant Secretary, Online Services Branch, Australian Department of Finance

Sharyn is Assistant Secretary of the Online Services Branch in the Australian Department of Finance responsible for the creation and delivery of a range of ‘whole of government’ platforms including govCMS.

Dan Lyons

Novelist, journalist, screenwriter on the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley

Dan Lyons

Novelist, journalist, screenwriter on the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley

Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Times best seller when it was published in April 2016, and the Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”

Mark Kramer

VP, Digital Technology, Pac-12

Mark Kramer

VP, Digital Technology, Pac-12

Mark Kramer is VP, Digital Technology for Pac-12 Networks, leading fan engagement and digital technology. Mark's responsibilities include Pac-12's video platform, mobile apps, content management systems, websites, and business intelligence technology.

Chris Desiano

Director of Digital Marketing, Pfizer

Chris Desiano

Director of Digital Marketing, Pfizer

Chris has worked in the technology industry for 18 years and at Pfizer for 12 of those years, in varying roles from developer to project manager to operations lead.

Holly Bounds

Digital Strategy Leader, GE Energy

Holly Bounds

Digital Strategy Leader, GE Energy

Holly Bounds is Digital Strategy Leader for GE Energy Management.

Joel Meek

Vice President of Operations, Reddit

Joel Meek

Vice President of Operations, Reddit

As Vice President of Operations, Joel oversees Reddit’s Community, Trust & Safety, Finance, Media Partnership, and Business Development teams.

Gabriel Stern

SVP, Global Client Operations, Wunderman Production

Gabriel Stern

SVP, Global Client Operations, Wunderman Production

Gabriel serves as SVP of Global Client Operations at Wunderman Production since June 2013 based in Boston, overseeing Client engagements and Business development.

Jorge Teyssandier

VP of Technology, Globant

Jorge Teyssandier

VP of Technology, Globant

Jorge Teyssandier is a VP of Technology at Globant.

Bret Otzenberger

CTO, North America, Mirum

Bret Otzenberger

CTO, North America, Mirum

Bret Otzenberger is Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading Mirum’s North American technology team and shaping Mirum’s technology delivery model across our offices, helping the team deliver innovative, creative technology, and platform solutions for clients and prospects.

George Hammer

DigitasLBi SVP, DLBi Studios

George Hammer

DigitasLBi SVP, DLBi Studios

George Hammer is a data-driven storyteller. He’s motivated to create magic by bringing together an audience passion for great stories and a brand’s desire to create relationships through content.

Annie Miller

Vice President, WPP

Annie Miller

Vice President, WPP

Annie Miller is a Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at WPP, where she works to grow and develop WPP's digital capabilities and marketing technology partnerships.

Laura Simpson

Global Director, McCann Truth Central, MRM//McCann

Laura Simpson

Global Director, McCann Truth Central, MRM//McCann

Laura Simpson is Global Director of McCann Truth Central, the global thought leadership unit of McCann Erickson Worldwide, dedicated to discovering “the truths that illuminate the world and help brands make their mark in it.” Laura invented McCann Truth Central, launched it in 2012, and has made

Christopher Blaydon

SVP, Strategy & Analysis, DigitasLBi

Christopher Blaydon

SVP, Strategy & Analysis, DigitasLBi

As SVP, Strategy & Analysis, Christopher’s project experience at DigitasLBi includes strategy and analytics for both online and offline channels, as well as segmentation and competitive positioning efforts.

Tom Erickson & Dries Buytaert

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Acquia

Tom Erickson & Dries Buytaert

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Acquia

Tom Erickson is a founding director of Acquia, working with co­founders Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson to develop the company’s open source commercialization model and recruit the early team members.

Loren Jarrett

Chief Marketing Officer, Acquia

Loren Jarrett

Chief Marketing Officer, Acquia

With more than 15 years working in enterprise software, Loren brings a wealth of experience in marketing, product management, and corporate strategy to the Acquia senior leadership team.

Christopher Stone

Chief Products Officer, Acquia

Christopher Stone

Chief Products Officer, Acquia

Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in software development and pioneering open source solutions for the enterprise.

Bryan House

SVP Worldwide Account Management, Acquia

Bryan House

SVP Worldwide Account Management, Acquia

Bryan joined Acquia in 2008 to run product marketing. He created our Global Account program in 2014 and is now responsible for all business in our customer base.

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