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.

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President of Global Brand

Eric Petersen is the Vice President of Community at lululemon. He has been with the company for thirteen years leading community and brand (marketing) efforts before anyone outside Vancouver had heard of it.

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.

Tony L. Ambroza

Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce

Tony Ambroza is the Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce at Carhartt, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for preserving the Carhartt brand, building brand equity and driving sales through strategic marketing plans.

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.

Jackie Poriadjian

Former Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing

Jackie Poriadjian is the former UFC Senior Vice-President of Global Brand Marketing, Public Relations and Distribution. Initially responsible for establishing the UFC’s international footprint when she joined the UFC in 2007.

Scott Cooper

Chief Commercial Officer

In his over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, Scott has become an expert at breathing fresh life into tired brands, launching category changing innovations, establishing new partnerships and leading teams to deliver sustained business perfo

Paul DeLong

President & CEO

Paul DeLong is President and CEO of car2go N.A., LLC. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer, a role he assumed in May 2009.

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.

Luc Robitaille

President, Business Operations, Alternate Governor

Luc Robitaille – a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame – is the highest scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored. He is in his ninth season as Kings President, Business Operations.

Brian Solis

Author & Keynote Speaker

Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society.

John Moore

Author: The Passion Conversation & Keynote Speaker

John Moore believes passion and purpose fuel successful brands and messaging, whether delivered via a product, service or an experience.

Gerry Dee


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

Wade Allen

Vice President of Digital Innovation and Customer Engagement

Wade Allen is Vice President of Digital Innovation and Customer Engagement for Chili’s® Grill & Bar. In this role, he spearheads the digital and mobile strategy and innovation for the brand, including Ziosk® tabletop devices which now rest
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Al Perkinson

Vice President of Marketing

As vice president of marketing for Costa Sunglasses, Al Perkinson leads, challenges and drives the brand’s marketing communications efforts.

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.

Richard Mumby

Chief Marketing Officer

Richard is the CMO of PAX Labs, Inc., which is leading the reinvention of the smoking experience with its innovative, premium vaporizers, PAX and JUUL. Previously, Richard started and ran several successful businesses and marketing teams.

Robert (Bob) Sartor


Bob Sartor is the President and CEO of Big Rock Brewery, Canada’s largest craft brewery.

Chris Kneeland


Chris spent over a decade applying his marketing acumen to several Fortune 100 brands. Client side at John Deere and The Home Depot, and as S.V.P at Rapp in Dallas TX working with brand leaders at Macy’s, Albertson's, and Best Buy.

James Connell

VP, Ecommerce & Marketing

James is responsible for the company’s digital and integrated omni-channel commerce programs.

Eric Vardon

President & CEO

Eric Vardon is the President & CEO at Arcane. He has endless curiosity about the intersection of buyer behavior and technology.

Noah Fleming

Speaker & Author: EVERGREEN: Cultivate The Enduring Customer Loyalty That Keeps Your Business Thriving

Since 2005, Noah Fleming has helped his clients discover the goldmine of profits hiding right inside of their businesses. He is a sought after business strategy consultant, high impact speaker, and the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book.

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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