Past Speakers

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He's on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley)...

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...

Tony Hsieh


In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO...

Gotham Chopra


Gotham Chopra is a filmmaker, author, and entrepreneur. His recent documentary on NBA superstar Kobe Bryant entitled Kobe Bryant’s Muse was the highest performing sports documentary ever on the Showtime Network...

Chris Jackman

VP, Global Levi’s® Brand Marketing

Chris has been with Levi Strauss & Co. since 2010 and has been the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for the Levi’s® Brand since March 2014. Prior to his current role, Chris held a variety of positions at Levi Strauss & Co...

Gary Gulman

Stand-Up Comedian

Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City and is one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program...

Afdhel Aziz

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer

Afdhel Aziz is one of the world's leading experts in marketing innovation. He was most recently Director of Absolut Labs in the USA, and is currently the Founder and Chief Creative Office of Conspiracy of Love...

Jeanne Bliss

Founder and President

Jeanne Bliss pioneered the role of the Chief Customer Officer, holding the first ever CCO role for over 20 years at Lands’ End, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker and Allstate Corporations...

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch

Chief Marketing Officer

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch is the Chief Marketing Officer at Canada Goose Inc. Jackie oversees an integrated marketing team and is responsible for developing a business intelligence practice to provide insights that helps shape strategy...

Ryan Collis

Senior Director of Marketing

Ryan Collis is the Senior Director of Marketing for Mountain Dew, where he leads all consumer engagement and commercial execution for the $7 Billion brand, which is the number one flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S....

John Vranas

Chief Strategy Officer

John Vranas is the Chief Strategy Officer for Make-A-Wish International where he oversees the creation and execution of all global projects working to reach every child that is eligible for their one true wish...

Derek Kent

Chief Marketing Officer

Derek Kent is CMO for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the architect of the newly re-imagined Canadian Olympic Team brand. Derek's a veteran marketing and communications executive and has played a senior brand marketing role at 6 Olympic Games...

Johnny Castrup

Technology Strategist of LEGO Community Engagement

Johnny Castrup is the Technology Strategist of LEGO Community Engagement. LCE enables the LEGO Group’s continued work with millions of adult fans worldwide to support mutual value creation, authentic brand advocacy and innovation capability...

Dave Welch

Head of Communications and Community Relations

Dave Welch is the Head of Communications and Community Relations for Resignation Media, which owns and operates the website His primary role is to activate one of the most engaged audiences on the Internet to “party with a purpose"...

Nick Woodhouse

President & Chief Marketing Officer

Nick Woodhouse is a C-suite executive with a proven ability to launch, reposition and transform iconic consumer brands. A marketing and creative thought leader, Woodhouse is respected for his motivational leadership style, ability to build and more..

Heather Marie Wilson

Brand Guru / Facilitator / Personal Development Author

Heather Wilson is a multi-dimensional business leader with many diverse talents, innovative perspectives, and the ability to get things done. As former Marketing Director and consultant for The Home Depot, she has developed new products and brands...

Matthew Seagrim

Managing Director

Matthew Seagrim is the Managing Director of SCENE, the biggest entertainment loyalty program in Canada. Unique among loyalty programs, SCENE has earned a place in the hearts of over 8 million Canadian members...

Bruce Linton


Bruce Linton is the founder and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, a diversified cannabis company that, under Bruce's leadership, has expanded into global markets through two consumer-facing brands, Tweed & Bedrocan Canada...

Melissa Ziegler

Director of Marketing

Filson’s self-proclaimed description as 119-year old start up, was an opportunity too good to pass up. Prior, she was Director of Marketing for TaylorMade-adidas Golf and spent over a decade managing clients in creative agencies...

Brandon Hall

CMO & Co-Founder

Since launching ONEHOPE in 2007, Brandon has played an integral part in the growth of ONEHOPE, helping to launch the brand out of the trunk of a car and transforming it into one of the fastest growing independent wine brands in the United States....

Jamie Anderson

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

As SVP and CMO, Jamie focuses on SAP Hybris’ customer engagement and commerce portfolio which incorporates solutions that support businesses across five key pillars: commerce, billing, marketing, sales, and service...

Michelle Berg

Leading Lady / HR Strategist

Growing up a serial entrepreneur’s daughter in Southern Manitoba, Michelle has built her career committed to building employee experiences that matter and launched her own business, ElevatedHR in 2010...

Sharon McIntyre

Chief Social Scientist

As Chief Social Scientist, Sharon McIntyre contributes to the leadership team at Chaordix [kay-or-dix], a crowdsourcing technology and methodology pioneer in the brand, product and social innovation/co-creation space.

Jess Hilton

Vice President, Client Partnership

Over the past decade Jess has applied a philosophy of ‘responsible disruption’ with her clients, ensuring that marketers are applying best practices while considering cutting-edge options.

Austin Wright

SVP, Strategy

Austin began his experience in customer engagement at the age of 12 selling snow removal insurance door-to-door. From that first policy to now, one truth has stayed paramount; you must KNOW your customers in order to GROW your customers.

JoAnn Sciarrino

Knight Chair, Digital Advertising and Marketing

JoAnn Sciarrino is Knight Chair, Digital Advertising and Marketing, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism. Sciarrino, is an advertising and marketing executive with nearly 30 years of experience...

Matthew O’Neil

Sr. Director Brand & Media

Matt oversees all aspects of the Cowboys brand; including all branding, marketing, and advertising; all content creation including TV production, radio, internet, social media, and print publications.

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