Emerging Media Conference Speakers San Francisco 2013

The Emerging Media Conference is presented by independent consultants and slated professionals who are influential experts in their field. Our attendees benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward. Each speaker goes through a review process and direction with a updated list attendees, presentation approval, and guidance in ensuring their topic will bring the most value to our attendees.

This is a working list of those we have given a slot within the agenda to. As we get closer to our dates we may add or remove speakers depending on availability and/or final approval, so keep checking back often to see the updated list.

Cheryl Elizaga

By |January 25th, 2013|

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Social Engagement Specialist
The Buddy Group
Cheryl Elizaga is a Social Engagement Specialist at The Buddy Group, a digital agency specializing on the intersection of storytelling, marketing and technology. She brings her savvy for passionate connections to developing and executing strategies aimed at increasing exposure and engagement for national B2C brands — including […]

Warren Zenna

By |January 15th, 2013|

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Managing Director, Digital / Mobile Practice
Woods, Witt, Dealy & Sons
Warren has over 17 years of Digital Marketing experience – among which the last 5 he has focused on the mobile marketing space, including 2 and a half years of immersion as the VP of Mobile Strategy at Publicis Groupe’s Phonevalley.  Now […]

Scott Rickard

By |January 15th, 2013|

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Mr. Rickard has designed, developed and operated strategic and emerging media communications, intelligence and security infrastructure for international service providers, software developers, product manufacturers, and aerospace and government organizations.  Mr. Rickard has in-depth technical knowledge and business experience with a wide variety of telecom, cable, wireless, mobile and media communications technologies […]

Benj Arriola

By |January 15th, 2013|

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SEO Director
Internet Marketing Inc.
Benj has worked in the Internet marketing industry for the past 7 years after being a web designer & developer since 1997. He deals with all aspects of Internet Marketing with a strong focus on SEO that helped lead Internet Marketing Inc. into one of the fastest-growing digital […]

Ruben Quinones

By |January 11th, 2013|

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Director of New Media
Path Interactive
Ruben Quinones is the Director of New Media @ Path Interactive where he provides forward thinking leadership for the company’s social media marketing processes and is the lead for client Facebook marketing programs.  Additional responsibilities includes strategic consulting,  key project management for client digital strategy and execution.

Irene Koehler

By |January 11th, 2013|

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Social Media Strategist, Speaker, Consultant
Almost Savvy
After a seemingly endless career is corporate management, Irene escaped to explore  the world of self-employment. Along the way, she found herself deeply immersed in the world of online branding, reputation management and social media. A frequent speaker and social media consultant, Irene has a passion […]

Simon Heseltine

By |January 11th, 2013|

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Director – SEO
AOL Inc.
Simon Heseltine is responsible for organic search and training across all AOL and Huffington Post Media Group properties, including Techcrunch, Huffington Post, and Patch.com.

In his previous position as director of search at a Washington, D.C.-based agency, he was responsible for developing and implementing organic search and social media strategies […]

Kim Stuart

By |January 8th, 2013|

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14 years of online marketing and business development; varying positions with companies across a broad range of sizes and structures.  Big, pretty bio on LinkedIn.

Lisa Jean Moore

By |January 2nd, 2013|

Purchase College SUNY
Lisa Jean Moore is a medical sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her scholarship is located at the intersections of sociology of health and medicine, science and technology studies, feminist studies, animal studies and body studies. She is the author of Sperm Counts: […]

Tom Lee

By |January 2nd, 2013|

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Director of Product Management
Ex Royal Air Force Officer and Arabic interpreter who worked in most of the Middle East and Afghanistan. Now turned Entrepreneur and Product Guy. Loves Snow and Sand.

Matt Schmidt

By |January 2nd, 2013|

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Director, Interactive Production
Creative Lift
As a formally trained sociologist, Matt is obsessed with understanding the ways in which meaning is conveyed by digital media. As Director of Interactive Production at Creative Lift, a full-service creative agency in San Francisco, he directs his obsession toward the study and practice of social media, semantic web […]

Chase McMichael

By |December 17th, 2012|

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CEO and Co-Founder
Chase is a leader in cloud big data technologies co-founding InfiniGraph enabling better engagement through better content marketing.  With over 19 years experience in the real-time collaboration technologies, his first company UNBOUND achieved a source license exit with Sprint PCS and achieved cash flow positive.  Chase has formulating large scale […]

Mark Cooper

By |December 2nd, 2012|

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CMO and Co-founder
Mark is the CMO and Co-Founder of Offerpop, a fan marketing platform for Facebook and Twitter. Thousands of companies use Offerpop to run promotions, sweepstakes and fan engagement programs – launching campaigns in minutes and tracking performance in real-time.

Mark has helped launch an array of online, mobile and media businesses, […]

Niall Harbison

By |December 2nd, 2012|

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Founder & Director
Niall is an Irish entrepreneur who founded his latest business Simply Zesty in 2009 and sold it 3 years later to UTV Media. The company which now employs 30 people and has offices in Dublin, London and Belfast was founded in his spare bedroom with just €10,000 in start up […]

James Sinclair

By |December 2nd, 2012|

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Vice President
CanWe Studios
James is a successful tech entrepreneur with a background in business incubation and angel funding. He has worked with a range of tech incubator clients, where his focus is on strategy, operations and business growth. He has held technology and business roles at EDS and Diageo and was part of […]

Morgan Vawter

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Director of Analytics
MEA Digital
Some say Morgan’s first word was “Internet.” Since then, she’s demonstrated an uncanny knack for deciphering the complexities of the web. At age 16, she was selected to enroll in college two years early at the Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering & Science. After graduating from Oglethorpe University, she […]

Mitch Neff

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Gurus and Experts in the Land of Make Believe
Mitch is a technophile, social strategist, startup junkie, and college football fiend. He drinks coffee black and Jack Daniels straight (not listed in any particular order).
By day he is wiring up the pieces of client’s social presence, petulantly insisting that social actions drive actual […]

Laura Baum

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Laura Baum is not your typical rabbi. She is a connector and innovator who functions best “outside the box.” As the Founding Rabbi of OurJewishCommunity.org, Laura has reached ¼ million people online and now leads the largest synagogue in the world – online.
An expert on social media and using it to meet […]

Christian Buckley

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Director of Evangelism
Christian Buckley is Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler, driving product awareness, SharePoint best practices, and both partner and community development. He previously worked at Microsoft as part of the enterprise hosted SharePoint platform team (now part of Office365), and led an engineering team in advertising operations. Prior to Microsoft, […]

Shawn Scheuer

By |October 21st, 2012|

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CEO and Co-Founder
Moolah Media
As the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moolah Media Shawn oversees the company’s vision and market execution. Shawn brings over 15 years of progressive leadership experience with many leading mobile companies. Most recently Shawn was Founder and CEO of Fattext, a mobile social company that offered free messaging […]

Todd Parsons

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Todd Parsons is the founder and CEO of ADITIVE. Previously a co-founder of BuzzLogic, Todd began
his media career developing algorithms for influencer identification and ad targeting on the web. A passionate tech entrepreneur, Todd has served in the leadership of Silicon Valley Bank, and taught in San Jose State University’s eCommerce […]

William (Bill) Leake

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Apogee Results
former McKinsey and Company consultant. Post-McKinsey, have served in a variety of progressively more challenging roles as a finance, sales, and marketing executive. Dell, Power Computing, Haystack Labs, TIS, and Journyx (a successful, multi-million $$ bootstrapped software company in Austin Texas with over 300 of the F 1000 as clients)

In mid-2002, […]

Brandon Prebynski

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Social Strategist / Tech Editor / Producer
Cisco / Pearson / Web Trends
Hi, I’m Brandon. I currently live in Silicon Valley, manage global digital and social media initiatives at a high-tech company, and produce industry-related video content and events at Robot Superhero. Emerging technology, digital strategy, business development, and pop culture are my […]

Bryan Boettger

By |October 21st, 2012|

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The Buddy Group
Bryan Boettger is Chief Creative Officer of The Buddy Group, one of the fastest growing digital engagement agencies in the country. As CCO, Bryan is responsible for ensuring the high quality of all creative work delivered by the agency and inspires programs for clients including YouTube, American Express, Epson, Old […]

Jeet Banerjee

By |October 21st, 2012|

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19 year old serial entrepreneur, technology expert, consultant, and college student.

I created my first startup company at the age of 17 and would go on to sell it one and a half years later.

From there, I created my next startup company StatFuse and am currently on the verge of launching two more […]

Clark Dodsworth

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Osage Associates
Clark does product strategy and development with a focus on Context Awareness, the next big step in UX and commerce. He was co-creator of the Ambient Intelligence concept and strategy for Philips, later adopted by the EU for its 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development on IST Research 2002-06, […]

Eric Holtzclaw

By |October 21st, 2012|

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User Insight
As CEO and founding partner of User Insight, Eric Holtzclaw identifies strategic service offerings and oversees operational excellence and innovation across User Insight’s business lines. Eric’s 20+ years of experience includes work for a variety of successful startup companies including GeoMedica, Information America, OneCoast and CyberSource. Eric has been responsible for […]

Lindsey Port

By |October 21st, 2012|

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GLO Gaming
Lindsey Port’s GLO Gaming is THEE leader in unique marketing strategies in the online and mobile gaming space with customized social media solutions. With clients such as Microsoft, Gatorade, Ann Taylor LOFT, Kraft, Disney, McDonalds, Blockbuster and 2K Games, GLO Gaming is at the forefront of the industry, giving brands the […]

Aaron Fossum

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Managing Partner
Society Consulting
Aaron Fossum has been in the web analytics industry for over 12 years. Aaron has served in roles from practitioner to vendor to consultant, serving Fortune 500 clients and well known Internet brands including Microsoft, ESPN, Walmart, Dow Jones, Mercedes Benz and others.

“I love the art and science of collecting […]

Chanel Summers

By |October 21st, 2012|

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Syndicate 17
Chanel Summers began her career as a pioneering designer and producer of video games, developing everything from high-performance 3D vehicle simulations, to action/arcade platform games, to hardware peripherals while working at companies such as Mindscape, Velocity, and Mattel Media.

Recruited to Microsoft in the late ’90s, Chanel was responsible for the release […]

Shravan Goli

By |October 21st, 2012|

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An internet and technology veteran, Goli manages all aspects of Dictionary.com’s business and strategy. Dictionary.com is an IAC company, acquired in 2008 by IAC. Before joining Dictionary.com in late 2009, Goli was at Slide, Inc., where he was General Manager of the Social Media Business. He also was a General Manager at […]

Pascal Schuback

By |April 20th, 2012|

Emergency Management Program Manager
King County, Washington
Pascal Schuback is a Core member and the Seattle city lead for CrisisCommons. Pascal’s day time job is a full time Emergency Management Program Coordinator at King County Office of Emergency Management. He is presenting on behalf of CrisisCommons and how they use the integration of technology, open data in […]

Lynne D Johnson

By |March 24th, 2012|

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Digital and Social
Lynne d Johnson is a Content and Community Consultant developing content and community strategies that help brands become more human to build better communications and relationships with consumers toward driving brand awareness, loyalty, and purchase intent. She was formerly a Senior Social Media Strategist at R/GA, the digital agency of […]

Myron McMillin

By |March 19th, 2012|

Cymbal Interactive
An innate talent for building and leading intensely loyal and exceptionally talented high-performing teams. Myron has over 10 years experience designing, directing and refining the creation of applications and user interfaces on a myriad of platforms (kiosk, CD, web, mobile device) and is an expert on content creation for many mobile platforms. Myron has […]

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David Evans Ph.D.

By |March 19th, 2012|

Lecturer, MCDM
University of Washington
David Evans earned his Ph.D. in social psychology in 1999 from the University of Iowa. His dissertation was the first online multivariate experiment published in social psychology, examining validity of online data-collection in assessing political and racial attitudes. David taught collegiate statistics and psychology at Union College in Schenectady, NY, then joined […]

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Laura Lippay

By |February 22nd, 2012|

With an eye for the big picture and a history in optimizing enterprise properties for online visibility, Laura Lippay has focused on content marketing strategy for some of the top brands on the internet, bridging gaps between marketing and dev teams in order to provide a comprehensive solution to online visibility. Laura Lippay’s role as Director […]