AMA Marketing Technology Virtual Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote as the opening session of the recent AMA Marketing Technology Virtual Conference. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing. Here is the full …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Environment & Synthetic Reality

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the third pillar of the E^3 framework, Environment in Video 4 of 4 in the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video outlines how our world is shifting towards synthetic reality with the convergence of location, computer vision and mixed …

Innovation To Reality™

TOM EDWARDS – INNOVATION TO REALITY OVERVIEW Tom is a dynamic speaker focused on future-proofing business while delivering results today. He has a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence and its impact on industries such as retail, …

Tom Edwards Marketing Speaker

Tom is a dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of Gen Z, the camera as the next marketing platform, …

Tom Edwards Speaker Bio

Tom is a dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of Gen Z, the camera as the next marketing …

YouTube Messenger Launch Analysis

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon analyzes the worldwide launch of YouTube messaging as well as previews the path to immersive co-viewing. Today, YouTube launched in-app conversational video sharing functionality that essentially enables conversational threads or messaging within the native YouTube app experience. In this video, Tom …

Symposium 2017

I had the privilege to speak and host Epsilon Symposium 2017. With hundreds of clients in attendance, I was tasked with discussing the role of artificial intelligence across Epsilon and Conversant as well as tease examples of emerging technology that my team and I are working on. Here are the key highlights I discussed during …

9 Tech Trends To Watch in 2016

Recently my article 9 Tech Trends Marketers Can’t Ignore in 2016 was the lead cover story for iMedia. From virtual reality and social messaging to dark data and sequential storytelling. 9 Tech trends explores key territories that will have an impact on consumer marketing in 2016 and beyond. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

CES 2016 Trend Recap

Below is my comprehensive slideshare recap of CES 2016. There was a lot of content and interesting tech on display. I distilled it down into 6 strategic territories for your consideration that includes an overview and key takeaways for marketers.     1.    The New Reality – Outlining the various virtual reality offerings presented including advancements in …

Evolution of Connection Keynote

I recently had the privilege of delivering a keynote presentation during Social Media Week Chicago. The topic was the evolution of connection. Evolution of connection explored the past, present and future state of social media. The initial section highlighted the transformational innovation that forever changed digital marketing by enabling accessibility to create content and how consumer …

Speaking Engagements

Tom is a dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of Gen Z, the camera as the next marketing …

Advisor

Based on nineteen years of experience & subject matter expertise, TOM “TheBlackFin” EDWARDS provides strategic insight, guidance, direction & access to investor networks for start-up and early-stage companies. If you have a need for a strategic resource that is focused on: Data-Driven Marketing Product & Platform Marketing & Insights Innovation & Emerging Technology Business Development …

Welcome to BlackFin360

TOM EDWARDS is focused on bringing Innovation to Reality™ through original content, speaking and strategic consulting. As a futurist speaker, Tom is dynamic with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™ with …

About

Tom “The BlackFin” Edwards is a futurist keynote speaker and strategy/innovation consultant through BlackFin360™. Tom is a dynamic speaker focused on future-proofing business while delivering results today. He has a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence and its …

Evanta CMO Summit Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Evanta CMO Summit in Dallas, Texas. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, the New 4 P’s of AI marketing and new themes introduced by the Apple WWDC …

Frito-Lay Boundless Marketing Summit Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Frito-Lay Boundless Marketing Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing. Empower is looking at how accessibility to …

Financial Brand Forum Tom Edwards Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Financial Brand Forum. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on Data, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Modal and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing,  and much more. Empower is looking at how accessibility to mobile technology has led to …

MarTech Conference Tom Edwards Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at MarTech West 2018. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhance to focus on Gen Z & Computer Vision, The evolution of the camera from capture to communication and much more. Empower is looking at how accessibility to mobile technology …

REX Executive Roundtables IHRSA Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote for the REX Executive Roundtable group at the San Diego Zoo. This was a lead-up event to recent IHRSA 2018 conference. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhance to bring examples relevant for the evolution of experience in the fitness industry. Here …

SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute Interview

I recently had the privilege to be interviewed by the SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute team for the TAI blog. This is a repost of the interview discussing various topics tied to teaching, career advice, and how the advertising industry has shifted over the years. Professor Tom Edwards is teaching capstone course ADV 4399 Advertising Campaigns for …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Enhance

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the second pillar of the E^3 framework, Enhance in Video 3 of 4 in the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video is all about how intelligent systems will enhance our world. From all facets of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning, deep learning, natural language …

AI and Computer Vision Key Trend for 2018

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon discusses how computer vision, powered by artificial intelligence will be the key trend to watch in 2018. I recently provided commentary to CMO.com discussing 7 digital trends that will change business forever. My contribution to the piece was tied to  the …