ZDNet Interview: 2019 Trends

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the Tonya Hall show. Tonya is a contributor to CBS Interactive properties such as ZDNet and Tech Republic. Our discussion touches upon a number of currently trending topics such as artificial intelligence, spatial computing, voice assistants, proxy marketing, digital twin, 8K and much more. Here is the full interview.

2019 Oncon Icon Awards

Awarded Marketing Trailblazer for Innovation & Marketing Contributor for Thought Leadership

CES 2019 Full Event Recap

Tom Edwards & Ian Beacraft recap highlights of the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.  Highlight Time stamps:  Press conference highlights 0:21AI Everywhere 1:22Voice Based Ecosystems 2:13Framing AR 3:018K & Shift to Multimodal 4:20Experiential Design 5:33 Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360 & Ian Beacraft @Ianbcraft

Path To Purchase Expo Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the Path To Purchase Expo. 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 and how the convergence of all of these will impact …

Tom Edwards Awards & Recommendations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2019 Professional of the Year Marketing and Emerging Technology Award Winner– Selected as the Professional of the Year by Strathmore Worldwide for the categories of marketing and emerging technology. 2019 Tech Titan Technology Advocate Award Winner – Selected from four finalists for the Technology Advocate Award. This award recognizes a technology advocate/champion …

Tom Edwards Amazon Alexa Voice Summit Keynote & Interview

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the 2018 Amazon Alexa Voice Summit in Newark, NJ. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the voice ecosystem,  the camera as a platform, multi-modal, and how artificial intelligence and the Pixar Theory is the key to understanding …

Tom Edwards Keynote Artificial Intelligence & the Future

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the Financial Brand Forum on May 8th, 2018. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on potential impact on the financial services industry and pending disruption based on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, and the New …

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 …

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 …

Apple WWDC 2018 Recap & Analysis

Immediate reaction and analysis to the Apple WWDC 2018 Developer keynote by Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and keynote speaker. This video outlines Apple’s announcements tied to iOS12, AR Kit 2, Animoji & Memoji, updates to Facetime, Siri Shortcuts and much more. Follow Tom @BlackFin360    

Tom Edwards TEDx Talk

Tom Edwards, futurist and Advertising Age marketing technology trailblazer outlines the evolution of experience at TEDx Oaklawn. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

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 …

Facebook F8 Keynote Recap

Immediate reaction and analysis to the Facebook F8 developer keynote delivered by Mark Zuckerberg by Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Keynote speaker. Follow Tom Edwards  @BlackFin360

GEN Z & The Camera As The Next Marketing Platform

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer, and Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Agency @ Epsilon explores how Gen Z and their view of the camera will evolve marketing as a part of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video explores how Generation Z, the first mobile-first generation are evolving the role of the …

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 …

In The News

Latest Media & Industry Commentary across topics such as data & AI.

Tom Edwards Keynote Speaker 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 through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of …

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 …

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 …

MarTechSeries Interview

I was recently interviewed by MarTechSeries in advance of my speaking engagement for MarTech West on April 24th in San Jose, California. The full interview covers topics such as my role with Epsilon, advice for B2B marketers dealing with evolving technology, start-ups I am working with, how to prepare for the impact of AI, apps …

SXSW 2018 Artificial Intelligence Event

During SXSW 2018 I had the opportunity to discuss “How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Marketing“. The session was in partnership with Oculus360 & their CEO, John Dubois. John and I discussed our collaborations with machine learning applied to various categories, including eSports and how to align unstructured & structured data. Here is a recorded webinar that we …

In The News: Entrepreneur.com 2018 Trends

I was recently asked to contribute to Entrepreneur.com India discussing key marketing trends for 2018. The article highlights major trends that will continue to advance in 2018. The Camera As a Platform Messaging Apps Evolve System Based Marketing Integration of AI Assistants into Everyday Life Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

Future of IoT Discussion at CES 2018

During CES 2018 I had an opportunity to sit down with the Ecovacs team, a leading robotics manufacturer. We talked about the future of Internet of Things (IoT) experiences, the role of data, blockchain and artificial intelligence impact on how IoT experiences will evolve. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

WMD Podcast: Balancing Personal & Professional Branding

This is the second part of my interview session with the Words of Mass Disruption podcast with Eric Hanes. During this discussion, we dive into finding the right balance between personal and professional branding , 4 steps to a better digital you and the importance of creating and sharing content,  and adding value to your professional …

CES 2018 Trend Recap

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency and Ian Beacraft, VP, Digital Strategy at Epsilon Agency recap key trends from CES 2018. Key areas discussed: Shift from Smart Everything How IOT is evolving from platforms to experiences through emotive robotics How artificial intelligence, specifically computer vision made an impact on …

In The News: Marketing Dive 2018 Trends

I was recently asked by the Marketing dive team to provide insight into 2018 trends that will impact content marketing. My commentary was tied to the integration of both social messaging and the pending shift of mobile user experiences. For more detail about 2018 Trends please review the full trend analysis. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

Exploring Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon explores the merging of artificial intelligence and robotics as a part of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video discusses the topics of Defining robotic intelligence Emotive robotics as a key to connection with humans Where robots powered by AI …

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 …

In The News: HuffPost & Adweek The Evolution of Experience

I had an opportunity to share my thoughts and predictions about the evolution of customer experience in 2018 with Advertising Week & the Huffington Post. I outlined how technologies that empower consumers, intelligent systems will enhance experiences, and how the blurring of experience between digital and physical will continue to converge in 2018 leading to new …