That’s a wrap! See pictures from PreCommerce, Movers & Shapers and GeekACue. Our full YouTube playlist will entertain you for hours. Our blog recaps will keep rolling out. And get to know our 2017 presenters, below.


Our speakers represent the best and the brightest digital marketers and communicators across the health, tech and global brands industries.

Mark Bennett

Bayer, Director, Head of Digital Communications

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David Berkowitz
Sysomos, Chief Strategy Officer

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Bonin Bough
CNBC's Cleveland Hustles, Host

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Daniel Herscovici
Comcast, GM, SVP, Xfinity Home

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Jeff Haydock

Best Buy, VP, Communications

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Ellen Jackowski

HP, Sustainability

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Gary Grates

W2O Group, Principal

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Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

Verily, Chief Medical Officer

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Michael Plante

Inside Sales, VP Demand Generation

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Asif Qasim

MedShr, Founder & CEO

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Bryan Thomas

PopUp Play, CEO & Co-Founder

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Amelia Cosgrove

PopUp Play, Co-Founder

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Mark Stouse

Proof, CEO 

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Aaron Strout

W2O Group, Chief Marketing Officer

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Bob Pearson

W2O Group, Vice Chair, Chief Innovation Officer 

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9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration & Light Breakfast

10:00 AM
Welcome & Housekeeping
Aaron Strout, W2O Group

10:15 AM
Lightning Talk: The AI Revolution: How Big Data And Science  Will Unleash Revenue Growth
Michael Plante, Inside Sales

10:30 AM
Lightning Talk: Autonomous Freight: Bringing the Future to the Present

Stephen S. Roop, PhD, Freight Shuttle International 

10:40 AM
Fireside Chat
Jessica Mega, MD, MPH, Verily | Bob Pearson, W2O Group

11:00 AM
Lightning Talk: Innovation in the Harshest Conditions in the World
Ellen Jackowski, HP

11:10 AM
Lightning Talk: Joyology
Amy Lukken, Tito's Handmade Vodka\

11:20 AM
Lightning Talk
Asif Qasim, MedShr

11:30 AM
Fireside Chat: Consumers, Customization and Changing Preferences: PopUp Play on Shark Tank
Bryan Thomas & Amelia Cosgrove, PopUpPlay


12:25 PM
Bonin Bough, CNBC's Cleveland Hustles

12:45 PM
Panel: How Technology and Digital will Evolve Healthcare Outcomes
Nick van Terheyden, NTT DATA, Inc. | Mark Bennett, Bayer | Joe McKenna, Proteus Digital Health | Greg Matthews, W2O Group

1:00 PM
Co-Talk: Women Founders & Entrepreneurship
Jan Ryan, Capital Factory | Jory Des Jardins, BlogHer

1:15 PM
Fireside Chat: Adaptive Thinking
Chris Preuss, Delphi |  Jeff Haydock, Best Buy | Gary Grates, W2O Group

1:40 PM

Fireside Chat: Measure Once, Cut Twice: Why Your Current Approach to Analytics Will Get You Fired

Mark Stouse, Proof | David Berkowitz, Sysomos | Aaron Strout, W2O Group

2:00 PM
Fireside Chat: Talking to Your Home Isn't As Crazy As It Sounds
Dan Herscovici, Xfinity Home | Stacey Higginbotham, IoT Podcast 

2:20 PM
Closing Remarks

Jory Des Jardins

BlogHer, Co-Founder

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Chris Preuss

Delphi, SVP, Marketing & Communications

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Stacey Higginbotham

SKT Labs/Internet of Things Podcast, Founder

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Greg Matthews

W2O Group, Managing Director, MDigital Life

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Nick van Terheyden

NTT DATA, Inc., Chief Medical Officer

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Stephen S. Roop, PhD

Freight Shuttles International, Chairman/President

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Joe McKenna

Proteus Digital Health, Head of Business Development

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Amy Lukken

Tito's Handmade Vodka, Chief Joyologist

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Jan Ryan

Capital Factory, Partner

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