Speaking Engagements

Over the past 17 years I have engaged in numerous industry speaking engagements both domestic and international.


Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Spain (2017) | Modern Marketing Summit: Discussing the Future of Mobile and where Aston Martin should place bets on the Future.


C-Suite Network Conference – San Francisco, CA (2016)Discussing Connection, Cognition & Immersion  (CLICK IMAGE FOR RECORDED VIDEO)


PepsiCo Digital Summit – San Francisco, CA (2016): Harnessing The Power of Data


Success North Dallas – Dallas, TX (2016):  Digital Disruption – The New Normal

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Digital Banking – New Orleans, LA (2016): How to Leverage Social Messaging & Conversational User Experiences


iieX North America – Atlanta, GA (2016): Machine Learning & Data Driven Creative

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Modern Marketing Summit Upfront @ Internet Week – New York, NY (2016): Transformation of Storytelling & the role of Data

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iMedia Agency Summit – Lost Pines, TX (2016): The New World of Content Marketing

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Brand Activation Summit – New York, NY (2016): Approach to Digital Disruption

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Brand Innovators Future of Consumer Experience – Dallas, TX (2016): Customer Experiences in 2020


Epsilon Growth Forum – Scottsdale, AZ (2016): Digital disruption and CMO Challenges

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Social Media Week – Chicago, IL (2015): Delivered a keynote discussing the Evolution of Connection

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iMedia Breakthrough Summit – Austin, TX (2015): Topic was Innovation

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Digital Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA (2015): Topic was Social Media

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Ad Age Data Conference – New York, NY (2015): Topic was Data & Creativity

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Mobile Media Summit @ Adweek – New York, NY (2015): Discussed Location as a Context Filter

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Mediapost IOT Shopping Summit – Chicago, IL (2015):  Discussed IOT & Retail

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Brand Innovators – Dallas, TX (2015) – Content Marketing

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iMedia Agency Summit – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (2015): Discussed the evolving role of Agencies

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Media Post IOT – Chicago, IL (2015) – Beacons

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Previous Speaking Engagements also included: AdTech London, Microsoft MGX, Digital Dallas Summit (2012), Social TV Summit (2013), and more ranging in topics from:

  • Connection, Cognition & Immersive the Future of Marketing
  • Agency Topics (Future Models, Mergers, Collaboration, Innovation)
  • Data Driven Creative (Machine Learning & AI)
  • Data Design
  • Proxy Web & Intelligence Revolution
  • Disruption Is the New Normal
  • Conversational Experiences
  • Digital Marketing
  • Omnichannel
  • Data & Programmatic Creative
  • Immersive Experiences (Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality)
  • Beacons
  • Internet of Things
  • Converged Media Strategy
  • Social Media (Owned, Earned, & Paid)
  • User Generated Content Best Practices
  • Content Amplification & Discovery Best Practices
  • Branded Communities
  • Innovation & Future State
  • Emerging Technology
  • Mobile & the impact of second screen viewing
  • Technology Trends

If you are interested in having me speak at your next event please contact me.


I also serve as a judge for industry award shows, recently the 2014 and 2015 REGGIE awards as well as the Local Search Association (2017).

Sample Content from previous engagements

iMedia Keynote Panel. Key Topic discussion from 15:09-19:00

Excerpt from MediaPost Internet of Things panel (2015)

Excerpt from iMedia 2014 Agency Marketer of the Year Nominee Interview

Excerpts from 2014 UGC Webinar

SXSW 2014 Content Cloud

Way2Saturday & Social TV

Brand Question… Are brands asking for Social TV & second screen solutions?

Q&A session response tied to Facebook Targeting

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