Tony Uphoff is an award-winning digital media, live event, and marketing services executive. He is an accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. Tony’s transformative leadership of companies, cultures, people, and organizational performance led to building the largest single brand in B2B – InformationWeek – and to the sale of CMP Media to UBM for $940M. He was also responsible for leading The Hollywood Reporter to surpass rival Variety in market share for first time in its 75-year history.
Sean Ammirati is a partner at Birchmere Ventures focused on both SaaS and Consumer Internet investments as well as their Birchmere Labs (www.birchmerelabs.com) initiative and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School.
Stuart Bashford is the digital officer for the Swiss-based Bühler Group, a $3B, family-owned company that is 158 years old. Every day, billions of people use Bühler technologies and solutions to satisfy their basic needs for food, mobility, or communication. Hear Stuart discuss cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things.
It’s all about speed. Bobby Berry heads a team that is transforming Fruit of the Loom for the digital age, where consumers expect up-to-the-minute styles, and partners expect the latest in digital business platforms.
As Senior Director responsible for Murad’s entire portfolio of global Oracle applications and IT services, Rish Sinha focuses on coordination with technology and its business partners to provide a consensus-based enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and in synchronization with ever-changing business needs.
Christian Anschuetz is UL’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) where he is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and embedding technology innovation and digital trends into the vision, strategy, and operating models required to sustain and accelerate the company’s growth. Before assuming the role of CDO, he served as UL’s global Chief Information Officer. He is also a director of ProjectRELO, which is dedicated to transforming America’s perspective on the value and character of our veterans through intense and immersive business leadership training exercises.
Brian King oversees all of Marriott’s worldwide digital, sales, distribution, revenue management and customer engagement efforts. Brian’s organization ensures a thoughtful approach to blending high-tech and high-touch services that ultimately drive revenue and customer loyalty for life. Marriott’s digital channels generate over 17 billion in sales annually and our customer engagement centers host over 65 million interactions each year.
Chris Lochhead is founder of LOCHHEAD Enterprises, Inc., and previously held positions as chief marketing officer for Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP), and Scient.
Kris Cowles is Vice President, Global Applications IT at Topcon Positioning Systems. She previously held the position of Director, Engineering Operations at Cisco. Kris’s company operates in three segments: The Positioning Business, which uses high-precision GNSS positing technology to achieve the automation of civil engineering construction and farming; the Smart Infrastructure Business, which applies the surveying technology we have developed since our founding in the fields of infrastructure development and structural maintenance and management; and the Eye Care Business, which offers advanced solutions in the field of ophthalmology.
Wayne Sadin is chief digital officer and chief technology officer for Affinitas Life, which is targeting the 76 million Baby Boomers who want to live in metropolitan areas, and would like to continue to contribute to society through professional careers and volunteer work. He began his career at Data-Link Systems/Fiserv Lending Solutions, and has held a number of positions in the financial services and technology industries. He also serves on a number of boards, including FSA Logisitx Inc. and the National Association of Corporate Directors.