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Tuesday, April 25
 

1:30pm

2:00pm

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Keynote 1 – Who Dares to Win the Future Wins: The New Neuroscience of Extraordinary Leadership & Performance
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance database with over one million leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and teams.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

CEO, Cooper Strategic
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance... Read More →



Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

2:30pm

DIG ICON – Harbor Entrepreneur Center Cohort 7 Pitch
Charleston's best early-stage startups collide at the culmination of their cohort. Visit harborec.com for further details.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Charleston Museum 360 Meeting Street

3:15pm

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Interactive Breakout 1 – If you had to become the business that would put your company out of business in the least time, what would be different and better?

Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts.Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance database with over one million leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and teams.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

CEO, Cooper Strategic
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance... Read More →



Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

4:15pm

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Interactive Breakout 2

Deacon Webster is the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Walrus in the USA. Walrus is an independent advertising agency that has worked with national brands including Pfizer’s Emergen-C, AMC, Amazon, Bloomberg, Staples, HBO, XOJET, General Mills and more.


Speakers
DW

Deacon Webster

Owner, Chief Creative Officer, Walrus



Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

6:00pm

Upload Charleston – DIG ICON Welcome Shindig
Upload Charleston is the official opening night celebration of DIG Innovation Conference. Craft brews, lowcountry bites and bumping music await!



Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aiken-Rhett House 48 Elizabeth Street

6:00pm

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Dinner & Cocktails at The Dewberry, Sponsored by Salesforce
The Dewberry is a luxury hotel which offers old world charm juxtaposed with a distinctive modern edge. Founder and owner John Dewberry describes this as "Southern reimagined". We trust The Dewberry will inspire today’s experiential seeking, globetrotting traveler.


Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Dewberry Ballroom & Walled Garden 334 Meeting Street

8:00pm

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Keynote 2 – Recommenders: The Single Greatest Untapped Asset to Grow Any Business, Brand, Service, or Idea

Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts.Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance database with over one million leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and teams.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

CEO, Cooper Strategic
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance... Read More →



Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Dewberry Ballroom & Walled Garden 334 Meeting Street
 
Wednesday, April 26
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Keen knowledge and networking await.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 7:00am - 5:00pm
Gaillard Center Lobby

8:00am

8:00am

9:00am

Super Keynote 1 – Breakthrough: The New Neuroscience of Accomplishing the "Impossible"
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance database with over one million leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and teams. *Reserved seating for VIPs and C-Levels

Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

CEO, Cooper Strategic
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Performance Hall

9:00am

DIG ICON – VIP Lounge
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Founder's Lounge Gaillard Center

9:00am

DIG ICON — VIP Lounge
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Gaillard Center

10:00am

DIG ICON — Exhibitor Lounges
Explore three floors of unique exhibitor experiences at the Charleston Gaillard Center. Learn about the latest gear, check out tech-lifestyle products and services and network in a creative, festive atmosphere.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:00am - 3:45pm
Gaillard Center

10:15am

Super Keynote 2 & C-Level Summit –  Jet and the Future of E-commerce: Supply Chain is the New Black
Join us at DIG Innovation Conference to meet the woman who helped turn e-commerce brand Jet.com into a $3.3 billion juggernaut, took on Amazon and made online shopping fun – while rising to President of the company. *Reserved seating for VIPs and C-Levels

Speakers
avatar for Liza Landsman

Liza Landsman

President, Jet.com, Choice Hotels & Go! Project
The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Performance Hall

11:00am

Food Truck Rodeo - Open 11AM - 1PM
Grab mobile delights at your leisure!
Please note there is no food allowed in the Sessions.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
George Street

11:10am

Breakout 1 – Disrupting a Tired Industry: A Fireside Chat with Casper CEO Philip Krim
Find out how Philip Krim took this $200M sleep startup from $0 to $100M in the first full year, and onward to $200M in 2016. Since launch, Casper has expanded across the globe, and introduced sheets, pillows, a foundation, and even a dog mattress to it's product lineup. Casper was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017, and Forbes says, “Casper can do for sleep what Nike did for sports.”

Speakers
avatar for Philip Krim

Philip Krim

Co-Founder & CEO, Casper


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
Grand 2 - Marketing Stage

11:10am

Breakout 1 – Investing in the South: The Current State of Deal Flow Around the Region
Moderators
JL

Jack Lyles

Partner, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, TechCXO

Speakers
SB

Sean Barkman

Ballast Point Ventures
avatar for John Cambier

John Cambier

Managing Partner, Idea Fund Partners
John Cambier is a founding general partner at IDEA Fund Partners. Over the past 10 years, John has used a deep understanding of technology commercialization and company formation, along with his experience managing intellectual property, licensing and contracts, to help grow technology companies throughout the Southeast. At IDEA Fund Partners, John holds responsibilities for finance and investor relations functions, in addition to serving as a... Read More →
FX

Frank X. Dalton

Fulcrum Equity Partners
DG

David Gould

Partner, TechOperators


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
Salon 1

11:10am

Breakout 1 – The Next Frontier of Startup and Corporate Collaboration, Sponsored by Parker Poe
Executives share partnership opportunities and discuss how startups and accelerator programs should best approach corporations in order to establish relationships, license IP, become suppliers and collaborate. 

Speakers
JC

John Carrington

CEO & Founder, ZVerse
CH

Chris Heivly

Entrepreneur in Residence, TechStars
PK

Patrick Kirby

Managing Director, Innovation Incubator at Michelin North


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
Grand 1 - Technology Stage Sponsored by Snagajob

11:10am

Breakout 1 – The Sport of Innovation: What Fans Expect in a Digital World and How to Deliver it to Them, Sponsored by Raptor Group
Panel discussion dives into top trends in fan engagement, social media, eSports and other forms of digital innovation in sports. 

Moderators
SB

Sheri Barros

VP of Marketing & Brand Ambassador, Cooper Holdings

Speakers
avatar for Peter Blacklow

Peter Blacklow

Partner, Boston Seed Capital
avatar for Jason Robins

Jason Robins

Co-Founder & CEO, DraftKings, Inc.
avatar for Peter Sorckoff

Peter Sorckoff

Chief Creative Officer, Executive Vice President, Brand & Innovation, Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena
avatar for Adam Zimmerman

Adam Zimmerman

Vice President, Atlanta Braves


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
Performance Hall

11:10am

DIG C-Level Summit (Invite Only) – Interactive Session 2 – If you had to become the leader, professional, or entrepreneur, who most quickly and effectively puts the current you out of a job, what would be different and better?
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts.Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance database with over one million leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and teams.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

CEO, Cooper Strategic
Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. His podcast, Upwire, is rated one of the world’s top neuroscience podcasts. Cooper Strategic originates and customizes ultra-practical ways for leaders and teams to excel, innovate and set records year after year. Cooper and his firm draw on a peak performance... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

12:00pm

Super Keynote 3 – A Fireside Chat with Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings
Join us at DIG Innovation Conference to learn how the 35-year-old king of daily fantasy sports built a user base of more than 7M daily fans. Get the inside scoop on the league’s rise and what’s on deck for 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Robins

Jason Robins

Co-Founder & CEO, DraftKings, Inc.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Performance Hall

1:15pm

Breakout 2 - The Importance of Relevant Content in E-commerce
This panel will cover the importance of relevant content in eCommerce, and how how agency, eCommerce, and content distribution work together and are starting to live under the same roof.

Speakers
avatar for Logan Lee

Logan Lee

Co-Founder & CEO, Wine Awesomeness
avatar for Samantha Plue

Samantha Plue

President, D3 NYC


Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Salon 2

1:15pm

Breakout 2 – From Seed to Private Equity: How to Navigate the Full Spectrum of Investment Stages and Opportunities

Every round of funding has it advantages and pitfalls. This panel of investment experts will advise on how to best swim with the sharks and whales as a company scales and grows.



Moderators
DS

Doug Spear

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Speakers
AE

Alex Estevez

Excel Partners, Venture Partners
avatar for Bobby Ocampo

Bobby Ocampo

Partner, Revolution Ventures
Bobby is a Partner at Revolution Ventures and focuses on identifying, investing in, and helping to build innovative and impactful early-stage companies. Bobby serves as a Board Observer at Booker (formerly GramercyOne) and OrderUp. Prior to joining Revolution Ventures, Bobby was an Associate with Grotech Ventures, where he was active in sourcing and executing investments in software, internet, and digital media sectors. His investment... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Patrick

Dawn Patrick

Partner, Industry Leader - Technology and Health & Life Sciences, Cherry Bekaert LLP
DR

Don Rainey

General Partner, Grotech Ventures


Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

1:15pm

Breakout 2 – TBA
Speakers
avatar for Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis

Founder, Bre & Co., Co-Founder, MakerBot Industries
I'm Bre Pettis. I have been a puppeteer, school teacher, artist, videographer and co-founder of MakerBot, Thingiverse, and NYCResistor. I co-wrote the Cult of Done Manifesto and I am currently holed up in a workshop making things for my new company Bre & Co. At events, I encourage stories of meaningful things like hammers and heirlooms.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Performance Hall

1:15pm

Breakout 2 – WOMEN IN CHARGE: From C-Suite to The Boardroom

Whether climbing the Fortune 500 ladder or launching a world-dominating, scalable startup, what does it take in today’s business climate to rise to the pinnacle of success? Get actionable advice you can use today whether you are a woman, minority or business owner hoping to build a stronger, more diverse management team.


Moderators
EH

Emma Hinchcliffe

Business Reporter, Mashable

Speakers
avatar for Blair Christie

Blair Christie

Chief Development Officer, Landit, Former CMO of Cisco
avatar for Carolyn Finch

Carolyn Finch

Executive Director, Charleston Women in Tech
Carolyn Finch is the Founder and current Executive Director of Charleston Women in Tech (CWIT).  Founded in May 2014, CWIT has grown from 20 to over 1500 members.  Programs and events focus on supporting, connecting, and developing women of all ages for careers in tech. Finch has developed an annual mentorship program connecting over 90 women within the industry and has partnered with local companies to host quarterly networking and education... Read More →
MV

Michelle Van Jura

Founder, Intersect Communications


Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Salon 1

1:15pm

1:15pm

Wild Pitch Check-in and Rehearsals
Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Grand 2

2:15pm

Breakout 3 – Well-Served: The Next Wave of Curated and On-Demand Customer Services
I want it now. But how do I find a quality option for the best price? Today's customer expects digitally-based marketplaces with convenient access and quick fulfillment of quality goods and services. This panel of experts will discuss how to launch, scale and grow a company around this concept. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Mangano

Stephen Mangano

Founder, CurEat
The CurEat app arose from Mangano’s passion for food, love and appreciation for chefs and restaurants and his innate entrepreneurial spirit. Growing up in Queens and with roots in Italy and family in Australia and Argentina, Mangano has a deep respect and appreciation for all cuisines and cultures. A passionate cook with Italian heritage, Mangano received a degree in hospitality management from... Read More →
avatar for Yali Saar

Yali Saar

CEO, Tailor Brands
Yali Saar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Algorithmic Branding startup; Tailor Brands. With over 800,000 clients worldwide, TB is teaching computers to design and is set to become the first automated branding agency. Saar’s background started as a journalist, when he was only 18, he hitchhiked on a Tank to get the first news piece from the battles raging in Gaza. By the time he was 21, Saar has already managed to serve as a Political Spokesperson... Read More →
NT

Nick Taranto

Co-Founder, Plated


Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand 3 - Marketing Stage

2:15pm

Breakout 3 – TBA
Speakers
avatar for Peter Sorckoff

Peter Sorckoff

Chief Creative Officer, Executive Vice President, Brand & Innovation, Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena


Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 - Technology Stage Presented by Snagajob

2:15pm

Breakout 3 — Next Gen Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Moving Beyond the Basic Pitch & Building a Sustainable Model, Sponsored by Charleston County Economic Development
Moderators
SH

Stephanie Hughes

Producer, Marketplace Tech

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Bonnett

Director/General Manager, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
JD

Josh Dorfman

Director of Entrepreneurship, Venture Asheville



Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Salon 1

2:15pm

3:15pm

Super Keynote 4 – Fireside Chat with Jim Bankoff, CEO/Chair, Vox Media
Discover how this Emmy-winner and former EVP of AOL leads the web’s hottest new media companies – Vox, SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Polygon, Curbed and Racked. Get the inside scoop on Bankoff’s personal and professional breakthroughs and how he applies those lessons to leading a global new media company today.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bankoff

Jim Bankoff

Chairman & CEO, Vox Media
Jim Bankoff is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of the leading digital media company that reaches hundreds of millions young adults worldwide across its eight brands -- The Verge, Vox, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Racked, Curbed, and Recode -- and portfolio businesses. Vox Media builds smart brands people love in big categories they’re passionate about, through high-quality journalism, storytelling, and brand... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Performance Hall

4:00pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

Sponsored Cocktail Parties
Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

 
Thursday, April 27
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Thursday April 27, 2017 7:00am - 4:00pm
Gaillard Center Lobby

8:00am

9:00am

Super Keynote 5
Thursday April 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Performance Hall

9:00am

DIG ICON – VIP Lounge
Thursday April 27, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Founder's Lounge Gaillard Center

10:00am

Breakout 4 - TBA
Speakers
DK

David Katz

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough


Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Salon 2

10:00am

Breakout 4 – Disruptive Technologies in the Healthcare Industry & How to Adapt
Innovative healthcare executives discuss recent breakthrough technologies that are accelerating the evolution of efficient healthcare delivery, and how those innovations apply to any business.  

Speakers
RC

Rebecca Cofinas

CEO, AristaMD
SJ

Steve Jungmann

Founder & Managing Director, Somerset & Church

Steve Jungmann is the Founder & Managing Director of Somerset & Church, a boutique data platform and software development firm helping small and emerging healthcare firms collect and realize the value in their big and little data. His partner is MIT data scientist Jaya Plmanabhan. Recently, Jungmann led the design and development of a multi-sided patient platform to connect cancer patients with clinical trials. Traditionally a very expensive... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Salon 1

10:00am

10:00am

Breakout 4 – The Thrills & Spills of AR/VR Development: How to Help Your Business Grow and Harness its Full Potential Through the Power of AR/VR
Did you know that 28 million people will be paying for VR and AR content by 2018? If executed correctly, this new technology can be a huge opportunity for your business to differentiate their sales and marketing efforts from everyone else. During this session we'll hear directly from companies who have discovered new and innovative ways to leverage augmented and virtual reality to help their business grow and succeed. We'll also highlight commonly made mistakes that they've uncovered so that you can avoid them.

Speakers
avatar for John Cater

John Cater

Manager of Emerging Technologies, Atlatl Software
John Cater graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's in Video Game Design in 2014.  He immediately started working at Atlatl Software Inc. in Charleston, SC as a C# Unity Developer where he is still employed.  His hobbies include quantum physics, cartoons, and motorcycles.
avatar for Francis Duranceau

Francis Duranceau

Lead Field Engineer, Unity
Francis started his career over 11 years ago as an embedded Software Engineer in the field of automotive and robotics. Later on, he moved toward gaming industry with stops at Electronic Arts, Autodesk and as a freelance developer. Now, he's the Lead Field Engineer at Unity and is helping others to succeed.
avatar for Andrew Hanold

Andrew Hanold

Software Developer, Atlatl Software
avatar for Sanjay Mistry

Sanjay Mistry

VP of Business Development, VIMaec
Sanjay Mistry brings 20 years of user experience and sound technical, development, and business expertise. He has dedicated his career to working in the design, film, and games industries and possesses in-depth knowledge of each global market, ranging from product development to sales.Sanjay was the Global Director for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Manufacturing industries at Unity Technologies, responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

10:00am

Breakout 4 — TBA
Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand 1

10:00am

DIG ICON – Exhibitor Lounges
Explore three floors of unique exhibitor experiences at the Charleston Gaillard Center. Learn about the latest gear, check out tech-lifestyle products and services and network in a creative, festive atmosphere.

Thursday April 27, 2017 10:00am - 3:45pm
Gaillard Center

11:00am

Breakout 5 - Don't Let 'em Breakthrough: Information Assurance and Continuity Management - Presented by VeriStor
This panel will share insights on the challenges of keeping your data secure and safe, via the simple insight, “Don't Let 'Em Breakthrough Trifecta” 1) Proactive Assessment 2) Mitigate Risk 3) Ensure Continuity. Panelists hope to create vested collaborations with the audience throughout DIG ICON.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Bubp

Kyle Bubp

Security Practice Lead, VeriStor Systems
For over a decade, Kyle Bubp has been elevating the state of security for enterprises, service providers, government organizations and the industry at large. In his current role, Kyle puts himself in the attacker’s mindset so he can help clients establish a sound security posture and deploy advanced threat prevention, end point protection and threat response solutions. Throughout his career, Kyle has worked on several privileged and... Read More →
DH

Derek Harp

Founder & Chairman, CS2AI
AM

Adam Murphy

President, Murphy Technology Group
avatar for Michael J. Stolarczyk

Michael J. Stolarczyk

Vice President, VeriStor Systems
Michael joined VeriStor in May, 2016 to architect the vision and blueprint for the company’s Cloud Managed Services business. His unique expertise in developing processes and operations from the ground up, empower his team to deliver the solid data security and dynamic bandwidth capacity that lend his customers a competitive edge. | | Prior to VeriStor, Michael was director of Global Logistics Asia at Microsoft. Throughout his career he... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Salon 2

11:00am

Breakout 5 – Virtual Breakthroughs: How Companies Can Prepare to Leverage Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality Opportunities in a Pokemon Go World. And Why You Should be Building Products Now
Speakers
avatar for John Buzzell

John Buzzell

President, You Are Here
It takes more than ever before to engage people. As a business, you need your audience in the moment - your moment. That's why I work at an "immersive experiences" studio in nearby Atlanta, Georgia. We use emerging technologies including Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Projection Mapping, LED Walls, and more. Building on more than 25 years' working in the interactive field, I lead an interdisciplinary team to create engaging... Read More →
VL

Vince Lynch

CEO, IV.AI
avatar for Zach Pousman

Zach Pousman

Co-Founder / Head of Strategy, Variable Labs
Zach Pousman is a digital innovator and strategist, designing better ways for people and technology to work together. Zach has a deep background in human-computer interaction, including ethnographic and qualitative research methods to uncover unmet customer and user needs, which serves him well as Variable Labs’ Chief Strategy Officer. Zach has consulted with startups and blue chip companies including Coca Cola, Verizon Vehicle... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand 2 - Marketing Stage

11:00am

Breakout 5 – Designed for Fulfillment: A Deep-Dive Discussion on IoT Devices That Improve Our Lives & Increase Performance
Speakers
avatar for F. Scott Moody

F. Scott Moody

Co-Founder & CEO, K4Connect
F. Scott Moody is the co-founder and CEO of K4Connect, a company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives through an open technology delivery and management platform that combines home automation, wellness technology, content and communications. The company’s products enable smarter living environments and healthier lives, while fostering family and community... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

11:00am

Breakout 5 – TBA
Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Salon 1

11:00am

Breakout 5 — Technology
Speakers
JM

Jocelyn Mangan

Chief Product & Marketing Manager, Snagajob


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand 1 - Technology Stage Sponsored by Snagajob

11:00am

11:00am

Food Truck Rodeo - Open 11AM - 1PM
Grab mobile delights at your leisure!
Please note there is no food allowed in the Sessions.


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
George Street

12:00pm

Super Keynote 6 - Building a Decentralized Internet
The internet is broken - hacking, tracking, paswords, and middlemen are all a threat to our freedom and safety on the internet. Now more than ever, it's clear we need a new internet that gives the power back to the users and puts security and freedom at the forefront of the architectural design. Blockstack is at the forefront of building this more secure, decentralized internet and provides a platform for building server-less applications. We believe the dream of building a truly decentralized internet is now within reach, and are excited to tell you about how we can make it happen. 

Speakers
MA

Muneeb Ali

Blockstack
avatar for Ryan Shea

Ryan Shea

Co-Founder, Blockstack
Ryan Shea co-founded Blockstack, a new decentralized internet for people to take back control of their data. With his co-founder Muneeb Ali, Blockstack has raised funding from top investors like Union Square Ventures and Naval Ravikant. Ryan majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton with a minor in Computer Science and led the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club through award-winning years. After graduation, Ryan started working... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Performance Hall

1:00pm

Breakout 6 – Touch of Grey: Operating Innovative Startups in Regulatory Grey Zones
Innovation and disruption are moving through the economy in new ways - particularly in services that can be easily socialized, such as the hotel business, the taxi industry, and the education market. As socially driven disruption progresses, companies like Aribnb, Uber and Coursera run into more and more regulatory hurdles. New entrants to many markets face ill fitting (and ill defined) regulatory structures. Investor Chris Dixon described many of the companies operating in this space as “regulatory hacks.” As Dixon described: “Sometimes the businesses that change regulations are startups. Startups don’t have the resources to change regulations through lobbying. Instead, they need to start with regulatory hacks: “back door” experiments that demonstrate the benefits of their ideas. With luck, regulators are forced to follow.” This session will explore operating as a startup in such spaces. How do you assess when to move forward in such gray areas? What do you consider? What resources do you look to?

Speakers
avatar for James Peters

James Peters

Head of Global Compliance & Legal Services, LegalZoom
James Peters is the Head of Global Compliance & Legal Services for LegalZoom, responsible for directing product development strategies and managing regulatory compliance related to new legal services offerings. James has served as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and University of Miami School of Law teaching Strategic Management and the Economics of the Legal Services Industry. He is the Innovation Officer for... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon 1

1:00pm

1:00pm

Breakout 6 – Storytelling Through Products: How to Build a New Brand & Leverage the Right Marketplace
Moderators
BM

Beezer Molton

CEO, Half-Moon Outfitters

Speakers
avatar for Rosario Chozas

Rosario Chozas

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bammies.life
Bammies (which stands for business + jammies) is a 6-piece core collection of comfortable yet chic styles that will become staples in your wardrobe and allow you to easily dress for the various appointments you have in your day -- from that breakfast meeting to the office to the networking cocktail to date night and beyond.
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Gene Cook

Former Head of Emerging Verticals, Ebay, CEO, Diana Labs
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Erik Holmberg

Founder, Craftsman, J. Stark
J. Stark was founded on my desire to create something tangible. I’d spent the previous decade building digital representations of things – ghosts that would vanish the moment they were unplugged. It began as a rediscovery of my own potential and became something much greater. I learned it wasn’t about me. It’s about all of us. J. Stark products rely on the hard work of countless artisans, craftspeople and makers that... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand 1 - Technology Stage Sponsored by Snagajob

1:00pm

1:00pm

Breakout 6 — Mastering the Gig Economy: How to Deftly Assemble & Manage Globally Distributed Teams and Land Top Clients, Sponsored by Innovecs

Sure, you can live and work almost anywhere you want to in the digital age. But how do you increase your client base, manage the workflow and optimize as you scale – from anywhere? How do you find exactly the right talent at a rate you can afford. And how do you get everyone on the same page, delivering a quality product consistently and on time? Our panel of experts from diverse industries will break down the process for you and deliver actionable advice you can deploy without delay. Gear up!


Moderators
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Debbie Kennedy

Head of Advertising, CarMax

Speakers
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Ben Hartmere

President & CEO, InMotionNow
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Karoli Hindriks

Founder & CEO, Jobbatical
Karoli is the Founder and CEO of Jobbatical.com. Jobbatical is where techies and creatives meet employers across the globe who want to borrow their skills. She has previously founded three and managed five companies in television and marketing field. In 2006 Karoli helped to launch of MTV (Music Television) Estonia as a Marketing Manager and in 2007 took over as the Country Manager of MTV Estonia, tripling the sales by 2009. Having founded a... Read More →
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Mike McAuliffe

Managing Director, Accelerance


Thursday April 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand 2 - Marketing Stage

2:00pm

Breakout 7 - Curing Lifestyle Deficit Disorder (LDD): Liberating your business, your relationships and your life with the Perfect Day
Professionals prone to LDD have constructed their whole lives around their businesses. Work comes first, and their hobbies, passions projects, friends, and family members get what’s left over. Exhaustion and overwhelm become a way of life. This breakout session will give you the LDD cure - the elusive holy grail that practically every entrepreneur wants to find but secretly doubts its very existence: a healthy, balanced lifestyle with a thriving business that makes you want to get out of bed each morning. This cure is the Perfect Day formula, and it has the power to change your life. Whether that means climbing the peak of Kilimanjaro or sailing a distant sea, giving a TED talk in front of hundreds of people or launching your fifth startup, this session is your roadmap to launching yourself into the life you’ve always dreamed of. 

Speakers
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Cokie Berenyi

Founder, Red Triangle & Alphavest.com
Alphavest is a revolutionary approach to investing that seeks to challenge Wall Street, lead investors to prosperity, and thoroughly transform our industry.


Thursday April 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand 3 - Business Stage Sponsored by Alphavest.com

2:00pm

Breakout 7 – One-Page Marketing Plan Guaranteed to Increase Your Traffic, Leads & Sales
Marketing doesn't have to be complicated! In our 1 Page Marketing Plan we'll break it down for you to help you focus week by week on what you need to be doing and help you build a weekly plan and formula for success!

Speakers
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Matt Bare

Founder, Q4Launch
Founder - Q4LaunchJuly 2008 – Present (8 years 8 months)Charleston, South Carolina AreaQ4Launch is a full service design and internet marketing firm working with a wide range of clients throughout the United States. We are startup junkies who design beautiful websites, market your best ideas and help businesses launch with their best foot forward! Increasing Traffic, Leads and Sales- that's the bottom line. Lets move passed the buzz words and... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon 1

2:00pm

Breakout 7 — Mobilizing the Future: Breakthrough Innovations and Top Trends in Transportation, and What They Mean for Consumers & Regulatory Agencies
Moderators
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Henry Grabar

Staff Writer, Moneybox, Slate

Speakers
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Morris Ellison

Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, Economic Development, Real Estate and Business Litigation Partner
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Patrick Kirby

Managing Director, Innovation Incubator at Michelin North


Thursday April 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand 2 - Marketing Stage

2:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

Super Keynote 7
Thursday April 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Performance Hall