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November 27 - 28, 2018|San Francisco, USA

A speaker line-up featuring the US's most senior brand leaders in the digital space

Sherif Mityas

Sherif Mityas

Chief Experience Officer, TGI Friday's

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Sherif Mityas is the Chief Experience Officer for TGI FRIDAYS with oversight for the Brand’s Strategy, Marketing, Operations, and Digital efforts. Mr. Mityas has more than 20 years’ experience in the retail and hospitality industries in both senior consulting and executive industry roles.

Prior to joining TGI FRIDAYS, Mr. Mityas served as the Managing Partner for JS Consulting and as the Chief Executive Officer for Hollywood Video/Movie Gallery.

Mr. Mityas received a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Boston University, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Fred Santarpia

Fred Santarpia

Chief Digital Officer, Condé Nast

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Fred Santarpia was named chief digital officer of Condé Nast in October 2014, and is responsible for building and executing the company's digital strategy to expand the reach of its brands, strengthen its marketing offerings, and deepen its relationship with consumers across all platforms.

In this role, he has pushed the company to explore new distribution partners and develop new revenue streams, leading the recent acquisitions of the popular music editorial property, Pitchfork, the London-based editorial tech company, Poetica, leading social data and marketing platform, CitizenNet, and the launch of a new digital innovation center in Austin, Texas. Santarpia’s team, Condé Nast Co/Lab, works across 10 categories—business development, monetization, data, technology, product, design, audience development, digital assets, content, and strategy—to support the company both from a collaborative centralized team and from positions embedded within the brands. Previously, Santarpia served as executive vice president and chief digital officer of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ). Under his leadership, CNÉ launched 14 fully distributed video channels based on Condé Nast’s iconic portfolio of brands, in addition to The Scene, a platform dedicated to creating and curating premium digital video content.

Michael Korcuska

Michael Korcuska

Chief Product Officer, Weight Watchers

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Michael Korcuska joined WW in November 2017 as Chief Product Officer, where he leads product transformation. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in both consumer and enterprise technology companies, Michael is responsible for seamlessly integrating an overall product vision into the digital and physical worlds.

Prior to joining WW, Michael was Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn where he led several product teams, including Lynda.com and LinkedIn’s products for China. Previously he was Senior Director of Global Customer Operations at LinkedIn, where he was responsible for supporting and training the company’s individual members and corporate customers.

Prior to LinkedIn, Michael spent 20 years in technology-enabled education and training. He was Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation, a non-profit consortium of universities working together to produce a teaching and learning software platform, and served as COO for Employment Law Training, a leading compliance-training provider. He also held leadership positions at e-learning companies DigitalThink and Cognitive Arts, and previously served on the board of ATD, the Association for Talent Development.

Michael earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Bryan Mahoney

Bryan Mahoney

Chief Technology Officer, Glossier

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Bryan started his career in Montreal, pursuing a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship at McGill University. In 1998, during his sophomore year, he founded Dynamo, a digital design studio that would later become his full-time job with a team of thirty-five. Over the course of 15 years, Dynamo established itself as a go-to partner for venture-backed startups in the e-commerce space, including brands like Blue Bottle Coffee, Samsung, the Honest Company, and Glossier. After Glossier launched in 2014, Bryan was tasked with helping the New York-based company build out their own in-house tech team. He ended up taking on the job himself and now serves as their Chief Technology Officer. At Glossier, Bryan’s focus has shifted to overseeing an international team of developers and data analysts as they work to create a forward-thinking experience for customers and build a technology infrastructure from the ground up. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.

Michael Gough

Michael Gough

Vice President – Product Design, Uber

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Michael Gough is the Vice President of Product Design at Uber. Prior to working at Uber he was the Chief Design Officer for the Office Product Group at Microsoft and the Vice President of Design at Adobe. Today, Michael is involved in every bit of design that Uber touches- ranging from the rider app to the driver app. He is passionate about the radical changes Uber is making to transportation and how it is helping reshape our cities to become more efficient.

Vivienne Errington-Barnes

Vivienne Errington-Barnes

Chief Strategy Officer, HER Social App

Bradford Shellhammer

Bradford Shellhammer

Global Head of Buyer Engagement and Growth, eBay

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Bradford Shellhammer is eBay’s Global Head of Buyer Engagement & Growth and a leading product visionary in the company. He and his teams define the direction, design, and build of eBay's Discovery and Personalization experiences including: homepages, browse pages, global header and navigation, content, Interests, My eBay, fashion and soft goods experiences, guest experiences, couponing and referral programs, Watch List and saving searches, sellers, and collections. He also sets the vision of eBay’s personalized shopping algorithms and products, and the company’s mobile strategy, while providing creative direction of visual design and curation.  Prior to eBay he was one of Fast Company’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and was coined the ‘King of Quirk’ by Forbes Magazine and the ‘Eames of E-Commerce’ by Wired. He was also the founder of Fab.com, Bezar, and Queert, was Chief Design Officer at Backcountry.com, and has won 3 Webbys. In his spare time, you can find Shellhammer singing in a rock band.

Katharine Bailey

Katharine Bailey

Senior Vice President - Digital Product/Head of Product, Wall Street Journal

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Katharine Bailey is SVP, Digital Products at The Wall Street Journal.  She has held roles in Corporate Communications, Marketing, Engineering, and Digital Product, and has worked at IAC, NBC Universal and Dow Jones, most recently at WSJ.  She currently oversees our WSJ website, apps, video, audio, editorial tools, newsletters, alerts and off platform products.  She is most excited lately about the formation of the WSJ PDE 'Product Design and Engineering' team, as well as implementing OKRs and seeing how they can force us to ask the hard questions around 'why' we are building things, tighten the product development cycle, as well as innovate and come up with creative solutions.

Parag Vaish

Parag Vaish

Head of Digital Product Management, Content and Design, Tesla

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Parag Vaish is an innovative professional, and industry leader, in the field of digital product management. Boasting a successful track record in product and business roles, Parag has helped both large corporations and startups surpass their goals on an annual basis. With an emphasis on quantitative analysis, his efforts in the field of mobile commerce, as well as product design and vision, create a road map to success in his current role as Head of Digital Product Management, Content and Design at Tesla in San Francisco.

Parag came to Tesla in 2017 after previous successes at such diverse companies as Epocrates, Inc, StubHub and MSNBC.

He earned a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration at California State University, Northridge and an MBA, Business Administration and Management, General from Boston University.

Robin Daniels

Robin Daniels

Global Head of Product, Growth and Activation Marketing, Linkedin

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Robin is the Head of Global Product, Segment, and Activation Marketing at LinkedIn. Robin’s responsibilities include go-to-market initiatives, competitive and market intelligence, field enablement, marketing excellence, and evangelism. Before LinkedIn, Robin was the Chief Marketing Officer at Vera, a cyber-security company based in Silicon Valley. Prior to Vera, Robin held leadership roles at Box, Salesforce, Vignette, and Veritas. Robin has extensive knowledge in the areas of enterprise software, cloud computing, social and collaboration technologies, and business innovation. Robin is a passionate advocate and speaker on technology, marketing, and innovation.

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Jason Jedlinski

Jason Jedlinski

Head of Consumer Product, USA Today Network

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Jason Jedlinski leads the Consumer Product team for the USA TODAY NETWORK, responsible for designing brand-defining experiences that meet target audiences wherever they want to engage. The group’s primary focus is to deepen audience engagement. Jason is passionate about putting customers and users first, delivering true value and ROI over vanity metrics, and showing the country that our success is vital for communities to connect, act and thrive.

Prior to Gannett, Jason led sales and marketing for Twelvefold, an ad tech startup that used a deep understanding of content to build custom audience segments and help brands identify where their creative message would resonate best. Jason was previously SVP Marketplace Development at News Distribution Network (now Inform), a disruptive online video platform.

Before that, Jason enjoyed a seven-year run at Tribune Company (before split and well before “tronc”), where he managed digital products and the content management system for flagship media businesses like KTLA-TV and the Los Angeles Times. Jason spent the first seven years of his career producing local television news in Chicago, after graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Jason is a Chicago native, lifelong Cubs fan, former choral singer, avid student of history, aspiring photographer and proud Chihuahua dad.

Sonika Chandra

Sonika Chandra

Global Head of Product, Western Union

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Sonika Chandra is an executive who brings together deep knowledge and experience in both digital money transfer and payment networks. She is currently Vice President, Global Head of Products at Western Union Inc., the industry leader in cross border money transfers. She is responsible for product strategy and management for the global portfolio of money transfer products. Since joining the company in 2013 she productized and launched the first partner facing platform “WUConnect” for strategic partnerships with Banks, Telcos and Fintech companies. She spearheaded company’s efforts to explore alternative money transfer mechanisms and conceived and launched key partnerships with tech/messaging giants WeChat, Viber, and Coinbase (bitcoin wallet).

Previously, at Visa Inc., she led product innovation for emerging markets and launched key payment products and partnerships in India, Africa and Latin America. She led several initiatives for financial inclusion in partnership with the Governments across markets. She launched the first biometric identity based financial service in India, led expansion of Visa Network in Latin America and the go-to-market for Visa Mobile product, globally.

In her current role, she heads a global organization and is responsible for strategic partnerships and products, with a goal towards driving an omnichannel customer experience through new products and solutions. She is a strong advocate for women in leadership and is on the CEO Council for driving gender equality and diversity within Western Union ranks. Sonika is passionate about connecting people with payments and is constantly exploring ways to make things simple.

Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson

Chief Brand Officer, Bumble

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Alexandra Williamson is Bumble’s Chief Brand Officer. She majored in Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University, where she discovered her love of content creation. Having a variety of experience with film and production, Alex began managing social media for Bumble in October 2014 and worked her way into her current position with an unwavering passion for the company’s mission and a strong belief in the brand. Williamson helps empower Bumble users and brings Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s innovative ideas to life. Alex communicates this vision with the Bumble community through voice, content, social media, and customer service.

Annie Jean-Baptiste

Annie Jean-Baptiste

Global Product Inclusion Evangelist, Google

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Annie Jean-Baptiste is Google’s Global Product Inclusion Evangelist. She is passionate about making the web and Google’s products work for underserved communities and ensuring that Google is a place where everyone shines for their differences. She’s responsible for working with Google product teams on the creation and execution of their diversity strategy, and formerly created programs related to Diversity talent management/career development within several technical product areas within Google.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!) with degrees in International Relations & Political Science. She is an avid Boston sports fan & loves to bring her dog Hercules to work. She currently is based in Google’s San Francisco office.

Outside of Google, Annie is an American Heart Association spokesperson and a One Young World ambassador, focused on healthy lifestyles in underserved communities. She most recently was featured in Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B campaign to help people find resilience in the face of adversity. She’s also been covered in Vogue, Milton Magazine and the Boston Globe.

Brent Harrison

Brent Harrison

Vice President - Global Product, Expedia

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As Vice President of Global Product for Expedia, Brent leads commerce and in-trip traveler experiences across mobile apps (iOS and Android) and websites (home page, shopping search and itinerary). He is also responsible for cultivating emergent technologies such as chatbots, voice (Alexa, Google Assistant), and virtual reality.

Brent has over 20 years of experience leading product, design, engineering and marketing with Apple, AOL, and Netscape. Prior to joining Expedia, Brent was recruited by the COO of an Alibaba-funded mobile technology startup – Quixey – to lead consumer product development and go-to-market in Silicon Valley and India.

Brent served as an advisor to Facebook and currently advises early-stage startups: Eventzz, Maven, Mobile Pages and Mohji.

Haden Kirkpatrick

Haden Kirkpatrick

Vice President Strategy and Innovation, Esurance

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Mr. Kirkpatrick is a marketing, product, and strategy professional specializing in the mobile, fintech, and technology categories.  Currently, Haden serves as the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Esurance, where he is responsible for all consumer, competitive, and market intelligence, as well as the marketing, product, and customer experience strategies that help differentiate Esurance in the category overall.  Prior to Esurance, Haden spent 15 years in the mobile telco category on both the carrier and technology platform side of the business, helping brands like T-Mobile, Rogers, DirectTV, and AT&T develop consumer value propositions for the ever-changing world of mobile services

Bethany Powell

Bethany Powell

Vice President Digital Products and Experience, National Geographic

Sang Ahn

Sang Ahn

Vice President and General Manager, Samsung Pay

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Mr. Ahn is the VP & General Manager of Samsung Pay, Inc., responsible for driving the business and operations of Samsung’s mobile wallet in the U.S. Mr. Ahn has been involved in Samsung Pay from day one by leading the investment and then strategic acquisition of a proprietary technology that became the basis for Samsung Pay’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST). Today he leads teams in Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York City working closely with Samsung divisions in the U.S. and Korea. 

Mr. Ahn also leads the commercialization of select Samsung services in the identity management, artificial intelligence, mobile commerce, and mobile browser spaces for the U.S. market. He reports to the Global SVP of Services at Samsung Electronics.

Previously Mr. Ahn was the Managing Director and Head of East Coast Investments for Samsung’s Global Innovation Center (GIC). GIC builds, buys, invests, and partners with innovative startups that can make a strategic impact for Samsung. At Samsung he invested in LoopPay (payments, acquired by Samsung), Automated Insights (language processing, acquired by Vista Equity) and Wevr (software and content for virtual reality). 

Prior to Samsung, Mr. Ahn was a Principal at Dawntreader Ventures (a $300mm venture fund based in New York) where he served as a lead investor and Board Director of companies that have been acquired by leading technology companies such as Google, EMC, VeriSign, and IAC.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Ahn was the founder and President of Glenkirk Advisors (technology advisory) and Founder & CEO of AhnWalker Therapeutics (novel drug development). Mr. Ahn is a current Board Director of MarketFactory, an emerging financial technology company. 

Mr. Ahn is a husband and father of two daughters and resides in Palo Alto, CA.

Brad Maglinger

Brad Maglinger

Vice President User Experience, Marriott International

Buddy Altus

Buddy Altus

Vice President - Innovation, Customer and Partner E-Commerce, Avis Budget Group

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Francisca Hawkins

Francisca Hawkins

Vice President of Digital, Philz Coffee

Gail Giacobbe

Gail Giacobbe

Vice President Product and Customer Experience, GoDaddy

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Gail Giacobbe is VP of Product and UX Design for the Customer Experience organization at GoDaddy, where her mission is to give entrepreneurs the tools and insights needed to start, grow and thrive in their ventures. Prior to GoDaddy, Gail spent 15 years at Microsoft where she led product management teams in Skype, Office, SharePoint, and Windows. She also serves as co-president of GoDaddy’s Women in Tech employee resource group, has spoken at the Grace Hopper Conference, and writes the WITness Women in Tech publication on Medium. Gail holds a BA from Princeton and an MA in teaching from Brown University.

Carl Rivera

Carl Rivera

CEO and Co-Founder, Tictail

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Carl Rivera is the co-founder and CEO of Tictail, the Swedish-born shopping destination dedicated to empowering the self-made entrepreneur to build a global brand. Carl grew up in Stockholm and launched his first company -- a boutique design agency -- at the age of 18, with early clients such as Spotify and Nokia. The company saw early success and was acquired by Identity Works, one of Sweden’s largest branding agencies. It was during his time at Identity Works when Carl first realized e-commerce’s need for a platform that both allowed entrepreneurs to easily create an online shop and also gain access to the tools needed to grow a global business.

In 2012, he and three co-founders launched Tictail as an easy to use, free custom shop service. In the past six years, they’ve raised $32 million in funding, launched a sprawling online marketplace with 4 million products from tens of thousands of brands across 140+ countries, and opened two retail locations in New York City and Stockholm. 

Carl opened Tictail’s New York offices in 2014, where he is currently based, alongside the company’s marketing, growth, and creative teams. Today, Carl and the Tictail team are heavily invested in mobile and video as the future of e-commerce, As Tictail was the first ever e-commerce platform to allow entrepreneurs to build a business entirely on their phone, it has found that young, mobile-based small business owners are overwhelmingly attracted to the platform: 62% of Tictail sellers are Millennials or Gen-Z, and 65% of this population use their phones to run their businesses. And with shoppers on Tictail being equally attracted to mobile shopping (70% of sales and traffic comes from mobile), Tictail aims to be at the forefront of mobile innovation, developing products that create a seamless mobile experience for sellers and shoppers alike. 

Carl lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Babba, and their Boston Terrier, Blue.

Reid Williams

Reid Williams

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, TravelBank

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Reid Williams is an engineering leader and entrepreneur with with more than a decade of experience in systems architecture and software design and development. Currently, Reid is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of TravelBank, a San Francisco-based travel and expense management company.

Prior to working at TravelBank, Reid ran his own consultancy for over 4 years and spent over a year at Parature building a social media monitoring tool that was key in it’s Microsoft acquisition. He served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for six years as both a network/systems administrator and a developer. Reid earned his Master’s of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.

Kate Seiberlich

Kate Seiberlich

Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer, Taste It Wines

Yasi Baiani

Yasi Baiani

Head of Product Management - Software Experiences, Fitbit

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Yasi Baiani is a product innovator, entrepreneur, and startup advisor. As the Head of Product Management, Software Experiences at Fitbit, she strategizes the next generation of wellness products and leads the product teams to deliver those products and experiences. She is also a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, teaching the Product Management course she designed from scratch to the MBA students. Yasi is a blogger with over 370K followers. She was recognized as The Top LinkedIn Voices in Healthcare in 2015 and 2016. Prior to Fitbit, Yasi was the CEO and Co-Founder of ActivePepper, a health and fitness mobile company and the Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth, a $5.5 billion healthcare IT firm. She experienced entrepreneurship through the lens of a venture investor; she was a VC for a $3.5 billion venture fund in Silicon Valley, invested in tech and digital health startups. She served on the board of for-profit (Zvents) and non-profit organizations (City of Dreams) in the past. She holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Yasi was listed as The 27 Most Impressive Harvard MBAs by Business Insiders.

Katie Mentus

Katie Mentus

Head of Marketing and Design, Travelbank

Joe Fullman

Joe Fullman

Vice President of Marketing, The Onion

Matthew Brian Buchenroth

Matthew Brian Buchenroth

Vice President of Brand and Experience, Pluto TV

Patrick Aluise

Patrick Aluise

Senior Vice President – Head of Digital and Augmented Reality, Moviebill

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Patrick Aluise has spent over a decade creating AR and interactive mobile experiences for some of the world’s most recognizable brands and media companies. The very first AR experience Patrick ever created was for Lexus and Sports Illustrated, for their 2011 March Madness Issue.

Patrick currently serves as SVP, Head of Digital & AR at MOVIEBILL. 

Moviebill is a new mobile-activated, “connected print” movie magazine (1M avg circ) that launches Augmented Reality and other interactive experiences from every page, including the Ads.

Moviebill launches in April 2018 with our “Avengers: Infinity War” issue, in exclusive partnership with Regal Cinemas. 

Prior to joining Moviebill, Patrick Aluise was Head of Business Development for Trigger Global, and prior to that, Patrick Aluise helped launch the AR Platform and unicorn, Blippar in the US where he served as VP, Head of Media & Entertainment.

Patrick began his focus on mobile-activated media in 2008 when he became VP, Business Development for mobile interactive agency, Nellymoser (now BlueSoho). While there, he helped create and deliver some of the very first ever AR experiences as well as hundreds of other interactive mobile campaigns for media outlets, entertainment companies and brand advertisers.

Patrick has also produced the feature films, “The Lather Effect” and the award-winning, “Green Street Hooligans.”

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Phillip Nelson

Phillip Nelson

Director of Product, Job Search, UX Lead, Glassdoor

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Phillip Nelson is Director of Product at Glassdoor, where he's leading Jobs User Experience and Mobile. Previously he was Senior Director of Product and the Search lead at Quixey. Phillip has co-founded 3 start-ups that have all led to acquisitions. He has 9 years of product ownership experience in the consumer mobile space. Phillip has a Computer Science degree from Cornell University and worked as a software engineer before his career in product management.

Genevieve Owyang

Genevieve Owyang

Mobile Marketing Director, Realtor.com

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Genevieve Owyang is the Director of Mobile Marketing at Realtor.com, the leading real estate portal with the most accurate data in homes for sale and rent. 

In her role, she oversees the team for user acquisition, consumer and product app marketing, and ASO efforts. She’s been in the Mobile space for 6 years. Prior to Realtor.com, she led the team for Search Engine Marketing at Ticketmaster. 

Jonathan Toler

Jonathan Toler

Head of Product and Innovation, Kloeckner Metals Corporation

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Jonathan is a product and innovation leader with over 16 years of industry experience at both Fortune 500 and early stage startups. He currently is the Head of Product & Innovation at Kloeckner Metals were he is tasked with helping turn a billion dollar steel company into a B2B e-commerce marketplace. Previous to Kloeckner, Jonathan led product management teams at Owners.com, Bridgevine, Triton Digital, Macys, and Autotrader.com. He has previously spoken at ProductCamp Atlanta, Bosnia Agile, Prime Advantage, and Gsummit. Jonathan currently holds an MBA and BBA from Kennesaw State University and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner. He is an avid Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United fan.

Jerry Leisure

Jerry Leisure

Vice President Player Retention and Customer Services, Kabam

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Jerry Leisure is the Vice President of Player Retention and Customer Services at Kabam. Jerry is a passionate, high-energy, collaborative, and innovative customer success executive with over 20 years of experience in leading “Best in Class” organizations from the front. His leadership ethos is built upon 5 key business principles: people do business with people, loyal and engaged customers build the company, communication makes things happen, adoption and usage deliver real value, and increasing customers success is a company’s lifeblood. These ethos principles have consistently enabled the teams he has led to be a differentiator in Kabam’s ability to lead the industry. Jerry has extensive knowledge in areas of customer service, customer experience, customer retention and player satisfaction.

Jordan Girman

Jordan Girman

Senior Director of User Experience, Glassdoor

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Jordan has worked for more than fifteen years in the fields of user experience architecture and interaction design. In the past, Jordan has managed large teams at award-winning agencies like Critical Mass, has lead UX for product development on triple-A titles at Electronic Arts and has lead design advancing mobile eCommerce for Mobify. Currently Jordan is the Head of Design at Glassdoor, driving the strategic design vision, perspective, and execution of Glassdoor's full product suite end-to-end, spanning Consumer (B2C) and Employer (B2B) facing products. Leading the creative execution of the future product at Glassdoor as well as growing and guiding a full UX team of designers and researchers.

Safia Ali

Safia Ali

Director of Product Design, Stubhub

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As Director of Product Design at StubHub, Safia Ali leads the organization that is accountable for product experiences on all browsers (mWeb), native apps (iOs & Android), bots, wearables and other platforms at StubHub. During her career, she’s witnessed firsthand how UX needs have shifted from web to mobile to wearables to voice-activated devices.

Along with a fearless team of visual designers, interactions designers, content writers and prototypers, Safia is elevating design thinking at StubHub and partnering with a cross-functional group – including product marketing and engineering – to deliver an engaging, simple experience for StubHub’s tens of millions of customers across 48 countries. Safia joined StubHub to create a user experience that helps fans create lifelong memories.

With nearly two decades of experience in UX design, Safia leads a team that is responsible for creating experiences for StubHub users across browsers, apps, wearables, connected TV devices, chatbots and other platforms. Prior to StubHub, she led teams at Intuit for TurboTax, DemandForce and Intuit Health. 

Originally from Pakistan, Safia Ali has always loved art and design. During her youth, she was enrolled in a co-ed art school – an extremely progressive move at the time – where she excelled in photography, fashion, and graphic design. Safia holds a Master’s degree in Web design from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

A strong advocate for women in tech, Safia has shared her own advice on developing an executive presence. She encourages women to know their strengths and master them; work smarter, not harder; hone their people skills; speak with confidence; and trust their instincts.

James Colgan

James Colgan

Senior Director of Product Management - Enterprise for Outlook, Mobile, Mac, Desktop, Microsoft

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James Colgan currently serves as the Senior Director of Product Management – Enterprise for Outlook Mobile, Mac, Desktop for Microsoft in San Francisco. In his time at Microsoft, he has been responsible for growing Microsoft Outlook on iOS and Android to over 54 million MAU (monthly active members), in just 6 months, from the previous number of under 1-million.

James specializes in understanding product management from the context of the user. This unique insight enables him to develop compelling products that also delight, and ignite, the experience of the customer.

Besides his current position, Colgan has rapidly grown business for revolutionary startups, well-known companies and multibillion-dollar juggernauts through the effective optimization of both the customer and user journey.

Respected by his peers for his customer empathy and understanding, as well as the ability to develop highly rated consumer products, Colgan leverages disruptive technologies and an analytic-based knowledge of consumer behaviors/needs in order to spur tremendous growth for companies of all sizes.

In addition to playing a key role in the cultural transformation of Outlook, Colgan has enhanced the user interface and experience of customers and casual users at organizations as varied as  Nestlé, Novartis, Unilever, Dentsu Aegis, Koch Industries and Bank of America.

Meghann Lomas

Meghann Lomas

Director of Product Management, Strava

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Meghann Lomas is Director of Product Management at Strava, where she leads the Athlete Experience team. Previously, she was a Senior Product Manager at Opower focused on engagement, internationalization, and data insights. She is most excited by product development that informs, inspires, and enables users to accomplish their goals and make a positive impact on their lives. Meghann has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Soofia Inayat

Soofia Inayat

Senior Product Manager, Walmart Global eCommerce

Franz Bernstein

Franz Bernstein

Senior Product Manager, Pandora

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Franz Bernstein is a Sr. Product Manager at Pandora, where he leads the strategy and execution of ad format innovations in the area of Rewarded Advertising. Before joining Pandora, Franz was a Product Manager at Dictionary.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management as well as an MBA from the University of Vermont.

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Aimee Witherspoon

Aimee Witherspoon

Mobile Product Owner, ExxonMobil

Subha Townsend

Subha Townsend

Product Leader, Intuit

Ramanand Reddi

Ramanand Reddi

Director of Product - Mobile, Match.com

Carlos González de Villaumbrosia

Carlos González de Villaumbrosia

Founder and CEO, Product School

Rob Lawson

Rob Lawson

Global Partnerships, Google

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Co-founder, Kaleido Insights

Travis Hawley

Travis Hawley

Vice President Business Development, Viral Nation

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Travis has always had knack for language and creativity. As an adolescent he wrote and recorded hip hop songs, taught himself foreign languages for fun, and then as a young adult he went on to became a cryptologic linguist in the US Air Force working at the National Security Agency (NSA).

On his way to Afghanistan one winter he began making 'memes' for fun (yes those funny images you see on the internet). Somehow this lead him to a job leading social media, influencer marketing, and celebrity marketing at the mobile gaming company Machine Zone in the heart of Silicon Valley. He's managed social media for brands, for celebrities, and now is the VP of Business Development at Viral Nation.

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