Chris has been recognized twice by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in social digital marketing. Marketo named him a marketing illuminator, and PR News nominated him as Social Media Person of the Year. He is the vice president of marketing technology at SHIFT Communications, co-founder of PodCamp New Media Community Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast.
Samantha is the founder of The Marketing Advisory Network and author of Unleash Possible: A Marketing Playbook that Drives Sales. Throughout her career, she has launched go-to-market initiatives and lead award-winning marketing strategies for technology companies including Netezza, SAP, and Powersoft. Her book is a how-to guide for high growth marketing in complex selling environments. Through case studies and actionable advice, Samantha doesn't just tell you what to do, she shows you how to do it, and how to partner with sales to get the right results.
Allen founded MarketingProfs in 2000 and continues to provide strategic direction for the company. He currently serves as both a professor of marketing and the director of mindful at the University of Southern California. Prior to MarketingProfs, he served as a professor at Stanford University and a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. His research and consulting expertise is in the marketing of high technology products and internet marketing. He has consulted with leading technology companies, including Texas Instruments, Intel, IBM, and Hughes Space and Communications. He also teaches mindfulness in companies at InsightLA.
Carlos is founder and CEO of VisumCx, a Customer Experience Strategy Firm. He has over 20 years of experience working with B2B organizations in delivering multi-channel customer experiences. Carlos is widely recognized for his expertise and as an international speaker on how organizations need to transform to meet the needs of their customers and buyers. He is the author of Driving Demand, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management for the last six years, and is recognized by Onalytica as the “Most Influential Person in B2B North America in 2015.”
An Entrepreneur Magazine Top 10 Online Marketing Influencer of 2016, Heidi is the chief content officer of the award winning Actionable Marketing Guide, focused on social media, content and mobile marketing. As a consultant and a professor, Heidi helps executives and students understand and apply actionable tactics to execute their marketing strategy. She has worked with Citibank, The Economist, Bertelsmann, New York Times Digital, and other top companies.
Gini is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.
Matthew is the CMO in Residence for Aberdeen, a firm which conducts comprehensive research on technology markets and executes a broad range of marketing programs on behalf of our clients. Prior to Aberdeen, Matt ran content strategy and PR for Aquent, a global staffing firm. Matt also served as a managing editor at MarketingProfs, where he launched the Marketing Smarts podcast and programmed content for MarketingProfs University. Matt has a PhD in German Studies, so if you would rather discuss neo-Hegelian philosophy than B2B marketing strategy, he can do that, too.
Nancy is chief creative officer of HBT Marketing and is passionate about the impact of behavioral science on marketing. An Online Marketing Institute Top 40 Digital Strategist, Social Top 50 email marketing leader, and the winner of numerous International ECHO awards for marketing effectiveness, she has creative directed integrated campaigns for clients such as AT&T, IBM, Dell, Nationwide, Sheraton, UnitedHealthcare, TripAdvisor, American Express, and more.
Prolific author and award-winning blogger, Matt is president and founder of Heinz Marketing, bringing 20+ years of marketing, business development, and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He consistently delivers measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. He is repeat winner of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management as well as the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers.
Storyteller, Speaker, & Author Chief Experience Officer | Type A Communications @CarlaJohnson
For two decades, Carla has helped architects and actuaries, executives and volunteers, innovators and visionaries leverage the art of storytelling to inspire action through amazing experiences. Her work with Fortune 500 brands set the stage for the latest of her seven books. Experiences: The 7th Era of Marketing sets the benchmark for a powerful new way for marketing to create value for businesses. Named one of the top 50 women in marketing and the chair of the ANA’s Business Marketing Association board of directors, she travels the world teaching anyone (and everyone) how to cultivate idea-driven teams that breed unstoppable creativity and game-changing innovation.