Gain insight and inspiration from business visionaries


Mel Robbins, Entrepreneur
@melrobbins

Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and internationally recognized social media influencer. She is also an award-winning opinion columnist and legal analyst for CNN, a Dr. Oz Healthline Expert and a Contributing Editor for SUCCESS magazine. Mel’s digital platform and TEDx talk about change inspire millions of people every month. 

In her dynamic keynote, Mel will present concepts from her latest book, The 5 Second Rule, a fixture on Amazon’s "Top Ten Most Read List." Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel will explain the power of a "push moment." Then she’ll share The 5 Second Rule, and how the world’s largest brands are using this simple tool to increase productivity, collaboration and engagement.


Josh Linkner, CEO and Venture Capitalist
@joshlinkner

Josh Linkner—who started his career as a jazz guitarist—has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist and author of two New York Times bestsellers. 

Josh credits a musical background for giving him a different way of looking at business. He will present, The Music Business: Translating Improvisational Thinking from the Jazz Stage to the Business World. In this stunning interactive presentation, a live jazz performance by Josh and his band is woven with stimulating dialogue. You’ll actually hear, through their music, fresh ways to unleash your organization’s creative mojo.


SEKOU ANDREWS, Poetic Voice and Entrepreneur
@sekouandrews

Called "the de facto poet laureate of corporate America" by Forbes, Sekou Andrews is a schoolteacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion and entrepreneur. Celebrated for his talks on innovation, disruption and leadership, Sekou has been featured on ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO and Good Morning America. 

Sekou will present his talk, D.i.Y Innovation. As companies, large and small, grapple with how to face disruption and inspire a culture of innovation, this keynote explores innovating from within first. Sekou will offer a creative perspective on embracing failure, encouraging unconventional thinking and being the kind of leader who walks your innovation talk. He’ll also share his own story of creating a cutting-edge style of communication, illustrating that “Innovation is simply the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’”


Re-energize your marketing in 10 minutes or less

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Lisa Henderson, Managing Director, Technology Client Services, Epsilon

In these dynamic talks, Lisa will host a series of presenters from AutoNation, Citi and Coach who will share their insights in 10 minutes or less. Buckle up and get ready to hear inspirational ideas on Marketing Transformation, Omnichannel Personalization, Customer Insights and more.


Harnessing chaos: Introducing simplicity in the face of marketing complexity

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Sandy Kolkey, SVP, Strategic Consulting, Epsilon

As marketers, our top goal is to drive revenue and efficient spend. With the rapid proliferation of devices, channels, data sources, platforms and vendors, there’s a lot of noise and complexity. Determining how to excel is no easy feat. In this panel, experts from 24 Hour Fitness, Dell and KeyBank  will share how they:

  • Identify customers cross-channel and cross-device
  • Personalize messaging through data
  • Optimize through machine learning
  • Maximize Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)