The Legends of Impact17

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Jay Symonds

Jay Symonds

Senior Account Executive
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Jay Symonds

Senior Account Executive, Amazon

Heather Dubrow

Heather Dubrow

Actress & Television Personality

Heather Dubrow

Actress & Television Personality

Susan Akbarpour

Susan Akbarpour

Co-Founder & CEO
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Susan Akbarpour

Co-Founder & CEO, Avatar Technologies Inc.

Introducing CCommerce!

This panel will discuss the importance of closing the gap between online and offline commerce leveraging CCommerce (Contextual Commerce) technologies.

Steven Cook

Steven Cook

CMO
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Steven Cook

CMO, Champion Capital Group

Adam Hua

Adam Hua

VP of Partnerships
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Adam Hua

VP of Partnerships, CitizenNet, A Condé Nast Company

Succeeding in Branded Content and Influencer Marketing with Paid Social

The reality is simple, users are consuming branded content at a high rate, and advertisers are jumping on the bandwagon to produce more content.

Claudio Ludovisi

Claudio Ludovisi

VP, Head of Strategy and Business Planning
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Claudio Ludovisi

VP, Head of Strategy and Business Planning, ABC Entertainment, Disney ABC Television Group

Marcie Merriman

Marcie Merriman

Executive Director
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Marcie Merriman

Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

Move Over, Millennials: Make Way for Gen Z

Generation Z, the teens and tweens coming of age today, are not just another Millennial story. Far from it. They are more self-aware, more self-reliant and more driven than the generation they follow.

Blake Squires

Blake Squires

Advisor
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Blake Squires

Advisor, Drips

Conversations Matter

The on-demand economy has evolved the consumer to expect what they want when they want it. Beyond immediacy and access, the on-demand economy has to evolve to respect consumers’ time.

Warren Kay

Warren Kay

Chief Revenue Officer
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Warren Kay

Chief Revenue Officer, SOCi

Panel

Yves Le Sieur

Yves Le Sieur

Sr. Director, Strategy and Planning
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Yves Le Sieur

Sr. Director, Strategy and Planning, VDS

The New Education Track

Michael Aburas

Michael Aburas

Integrated Media Director
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Michael Aburas

Integrated Media Director, MGM Resorts International

Adobe Project

Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett

CEO & President
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Lindsey Carnett

CEO & President, Marketing Maven

Selecting the Right Influencers to Rise Above the Noise

With a plethora of influencers available to brands, what should the key influencer identification process look like for a brand?

Peter V. Lopez III

Peter V. Lopez III

Cloud Solutions Architect
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Peter V. Lopez III

Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft

Dynamic Security in the Digital Age

Threats to industry are evolving as quickly as our technology advancements, breeding new exploits at an exponential rate.

Ruth Brajevich

Ruth Brajevich

Vice President & Strategic Initiatives
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Ruth Brajevich

Vice President & Strategic Initiatives, Ware Malcomb

CMO Panel

Helen Norris

Helen Norris

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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Helen Norris

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Chapman University

Frenemies: The Complex Relationship Between the CMO and CIO (with David May)

In some organizations, the relationship between CIO and CMO is tense, focusing on turf battles and competition. At Chapman, we’ve chosen a more collaborative approach, working together to serve our common clients in a better way.

Johnathan McGowan

Johnathan McGowan

Chief Executive Officer
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Johnathan McGowan

Chief Executive Officer, TakeNote Global

Challenging the Educational Platform

The education system is falling behind. Cue two young entrepreneurs with intentions to not only change it but also help students along their path.

Gerry Grant

Gerry Grant

Chief Executive Officer
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Gerry Grant

Chief Executive Officer, PicVidShare

The Future of the Internet and Artificial Intelligence: A Collaborative Presentation

A call for open source innovation, collaboration, sharing and search optimization. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,” Helen Keller.

Dr. Stephane Muller

Dr. Stephane Muller

Business Programs Department Director
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Dr. Stephane Muller

Business Programs Department Director, University of California Irvine

Embracing Technology: (Re)Designing the 21st Century Course and Promoting It through Internet Marketing

The 21st century online classroom uses digital technology to effortlessly support learning. One of the challenges of online educators is to find approaches to effectively enable learners to access digital instruments and media-rich resources that will help them explore, experience and expand their knowledge.

Kevin Li

Kevin Li

Chief Executive Officer
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Kevin Li

Chief Executive Officer, TakeNote Global

Challenging the Educational Platform

The education system is falling behind. Cue two young entrepreneurs with intentions to not only change it but also help students along their path.

Perry Viscounty

Perry Viscounty

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Perry Viscounty

Latham & Watkins LLP

Disclosing Paid Endorsements: Being Mindful of the Risk and Reward

Endorsements must be honest and not misleading. This basic truth-in-advertising principle applies to all media, including social media.

Donevon Martinez

Donevon Martinez

Business Development / Explorer
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Donevon Martinez

Business Development/ Explorer, Comped Marketing

The Future of Chat-Based Marketing.

Brands are increasingly embracing bots and chat-based marketing.