2018 Spring Summit Agenda

2018 Spring Summit Agenda

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Wednesday, April 18th

“BS” or “Yes” for CMOs – What Really Works and What Doesn’t

  • Dave Minifie, Chief Experience Officer, & EVP Corporate Strategy, Centene
  • Paula Puleo-Blomquist, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer, Eyemart Express
  • Paul Alfieri, CMO, Cadent

Matching CMO Top Challenges with Expertise

Dealing with Big Challenges – Beating the Big Guys

  • Paul D’Arcy, SVP, Marketing,
  • Jerome Nadel, CMO, Rambus
  • Nicole Portwood, VP Brand Marketing, Titos Handmade Vodka

Problem Solving Roundtables

Building High Impact Marketing Organization

  • Chip Schuman, SVP Marketing, Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Gail Galuppo, Recent CMO, Aflac

Mistakes Most Make in B2B: Lessons Learned?

  • David Brotton, VP Marketing, Purple Wave
  • Karen Noel, Recent GM Marketing, Sprint

Leading Company Wide Customer Journey as CMO

  • Gordon Ho, SVP, Head of Global Marketing, Princess Cruises
  • Sydney Seiger, CMO, TXU Energy
  • Henry Stoever, CMO, NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors)

Personalization – From “I’m a Cookie” to “I’m a Person”

  • Dan Angus, Head of CRM Loyalty, Lane Bryant
  • Scott Foernsler, Head of Marketing & Sales, Conversant Media
  • Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, CMO, Los Angeles Rams

Problem Solving Roundtables

Bridging Talent Gaps in Marketing to Power Customer-Centric Experiences

  • Michelle Adorjan Chila, SVP, Marketing & PR, Tacori
  • Sam Talbot, Head of Marketing Technology, Sky Betting and Gaming
  • Kathy Menis, SVP Marketing, Signal

B2B Storytelling: Content That Resonates Internally & Externally

  • Rich Kylberg, VP Marketing & Communications, Arrow Electronics
  • Nancy Pearson, EVP, CMO, OpenLink Financial
  • Drew Neisser, CEO, Renegade

Negotiating Your Next Role – How to be Smarter

  • Fran Helms, CMO Practice Lead, Spencer Stuart
  • Gina McDuffie, CMO, VER

Marketing As Change Agents: Leading The Innovation Charge

  • Kevin Doohan, CMO, Xperi Corporation
  • Julie Garlikov, Head of Marketing, Rodan + Fields

My Brand and The South Pole

  • Christopher Powell, CMO, Commvault

Brands Backstage – The Power of Pop Culture

  • Laura Hutfless, Founder, FlyteVu
  • Michele Thornton Ghee, SVP, BET
  • Chris Wallace, Chief Communications Officer, LA Clippers
  • Alex Williamson, Head of Brand, Bumble

Brands Backstage – Surprise Guest


Making Your Customers Happy: Game Changing Experiences with Your Brand

  • Jared Paul, Founder, The Happy Place

From Brand Characters to Brand Friends

  • Jackie Hague, Chief Growth & Marketing Officer, Wynn’s Grain & Spice

Solving Your Biggest Challenges – New Approaches Leveraging AI

  • Porter Gale, CMO, Globality
  • Dee Mc Laughlin, Global VP Creative, Design & Branding, Capital Group / American Funds
  • Marianna Kantor, CMO, Esri

Problem Solving Roundtables

Knowing Who Your Buyers Are – The Secret Sauce

  • Sergio Alvarez, CEO, Ai Media Group
  • Adriana Rizzo, VP Marketing & Communications, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

New Marketing Ideas in the ERA of Influencers

  • Lisa Kraynak, EVP, CMO, Carbon38
  • Laura Goldberg, CMO, LegalZoom

B2B Spending Allocation – Marketing Investment Strategies

  • Randa McMinn, VP Marketing, Ten-X
  • Nick Mirisis, CMO, Dude Soutions

How To Decide on New Technology & Marketing Platforms

  • Ivy Brown, VP Brand Marketing & Advertising, TIAA Financial
  • Jennifer Elliott, CMO, Delta Dental
  • Jorge Pederzini, Head of Global Marketing, Chili’s, Brinker International

Surprise Guest

CMO Club Cares – Helping Charities Solve Their Biggest Challenges

  • Sandi Capra, CEO, Grove-Avenue Solutions
  • David Fischette, CEO and Founder, Go West Creative

The CMO Hall of Fame – Making a Lasting Impact on Society

  • John Costello, Former CMO, Dunkin Brands
  • Antonio Lucio, Global Chief Marketing & Communication Officer, HP

Brands Back Stage – Surprise Guest(s)

Celebrating Marketing Dinner + Funniest CMO in the World Contest

Thursday, April 19th

Defining New Marketing Strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Kim Feil, CMO, Aspire Energy Drinks
  • Melissa Hendricks, VP Marketing & Communications, Cerner Corporation
  • Phil Clement, Global CMO, Aon

Leading from the Front

  • Jon Bridges, CMO, Chick-Fil-A
  • Richard Marnell, CMO, Viking River Cruises
  • Jennifer Dominiquini, Chief Marketing & Digital Sales Officer, BBVA Compass

Experiential Marketing – Putting Your Customers Front and Center

  • Erika Hill, VP Experiential Marketing, PSCU
  • David Fischette, CEO and Founder, Go West Creative
  • Adrian Parker, VP Marketing, Patrón Spirits Company

Reducing the Risk of Thinking Big

  • Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy
  • Andrew Miller, VP Global Marketing & Communications, Aon
  • Charles D Smith, VP Business Management, The Midas Exchange

Problem Solving Roundtables

Content Marketing Planning: 2 Parts Science/1 Part Creative

  • Mark Bietz, CMO,
  • Allison Lewin, VP Marketing, f’real foods
  • Thomas Stern, CRO, ZOG Digital

Building a Community Around Your Brand

  • Andy Mackensen, CMO, SnackNation
  • Craig Rowley, VP Marketing, REI

New Approaches to Professional Services Marketing

  • Sandra G. Callahan, Head of Marketing, Eliassen Group
  • Mari-Anne Kehler, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Green Hasson Janks

B2B Marketing – What’s Really Game Changing

  • Jeffrey Crow, Global CMO, PRGX Global Inc.
  • Lucino Sotelo, Recent VP Marketing, Grainger

Leading Successful Transformation vs Lip Service

  • Mike Linton, Enterprise CMO, Farmers Insurance
  • Chad Lusk, CMO, Chamberlain Group
  • Tracy Dick, CMO, GlobalTranz

Brands Back Stage – Surprise Guest(s)


Listen Up CMOs: How to be a Great Mentor

  • Stephanie Anderson, CMO, Ai Media Group
  • Madhur Aggarwal, Recent SVP and General Manager, SAP Digital
  • Chris Moloney, CMO, TaxSlayer
  • Carol Kruse, CMO, Cambia Health Solutions

IoT Meets Augmented Reality: Making the Physical World Digitally Interactive

  • Kyle Eichman, Head of Technology Solutions, Sacramento Kings
  • Alex Hertel, Co-Founder & CEO, Xperiel

Surprise Guest

Encouragement Matters: For Life and Your Brands

  • James Brown, Chief Encouragement Officer, EncourageX

The Future of Marketing: What You Need to Know

  • Judy Hackett, President Credibility, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dawn Newton, COO, Netki
  • Niloy Sanyal, Recent CMO, GE Digital
  • Jeff Shelton, Head of Product, RingDNA

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