Past Speakers

Jonathan Mildenhall

Chief Marketing Officer

Jonathan started his career in 1990 at McCann-Erickson. Over the next 15 years, Jonathan rose rapidly through the ranks of the London Ad Agency...

Rodney Rambo

Global Vice President of Marketing

Rodney Rambo is the VP Marketing, Special Projects at Converse Inc. where he oversees the creation, development and execution of all global special projects for the Converse brand.

Mike Germano

Chief Digital Officer

Mike Germano serves as Chief Digital Officer of VICE Media, working out of their world headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.

Adam Garone

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam Garone is CEO and co-founder of the Movember Foundation, a global charity that inspires men to live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising more than $670 million.

Tyler Williams


Tyler Williams is the Fungineer for online retailer No official schooling, accomplishments, or achievements were required to earn this title since there are no titles at Zappos.

Dave Freeman

Head of Brand Marketing

Dave Freeman is the Head of Brand Marketing at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. In this role he is responsible for all facets of brand strategy for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, Toronto Raptors, Raptors905, Toronto FC and TFC 2.

Gerry Dee


Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents, drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher.

Jim Ferolo

Senior Director, Web, Mobile and Digital

Jim is Senior Director, Digital for Maui Jim Sunglasses. His work and experience encompasses B2B and B2C eCommerce strategy and implementation, retail IoT, mobile, high profile promotions and online research methodologies.

Brian Walker

Chief Strategy Officer

Brian Walker is the Chief Strategy Officer at SAP Hybris. In this role, he creates the vision and strategy for solution and product development for SAP’s customer experience, marketing, commerce, sales, and service solutions.

Mark Porto

Vice President of Operations

Mark Porto is a strategic, multidisciplinary executive with strengths in both consulting and general operations management. Mark has worked across a broad array of industries and global venues. Although his skill set is vast, his greatest expertise.

Al Ford

National Brand Director

Al Ford is a National Brand Director for Rogers Radio and is responsible for ensuring that the JACK and SONiC radio brands deliver consistent, and targeted, brand attributes both on-air and online.

Jamie Herbert

Head of Marketing

Jamie Herbert leads Spotify's marketing efforts in Canada and is charged with immersing Canadians in the world's largest streaming music service through innovative brand marketing, partnerships and sponsorships.

Dave Mowat

President & CEO

Dave Mowat is a banker. That's pretty straightforward. And it is, in the sense that he deals with a lot of big numbers, understands the confusing world of banking, leads lots of creative team members, & continually thinks about how to serve customers

Jasmine Thompson

Director Insights and Brand Strategy

Jasmine has 10 years of strategic marketing, consumer product and experiential marketing experience with brands such as L’Oreal Canada, Garnier, Blackberry, Cineplex, Mavea, Corby Distilleries, ENMAX and Travel Alberta.

Rodney Perry

Managing Director, Canada

Rodney Perry is Managing Director, Canada of Xaxis. As Managing Director, Rodney is responsible for building a team of seasoned digital marketing professionals to provide best-of-breed audience planning solutions to a roster of top clients.

Doug Brooks

President and Chief Executive Officer

As Canada’s #1 marketing association, CMA Members represent Canada’s leading business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies

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