CEO at RTOWN
Luke Aulin is the founder and CEO (also known as the Mayor) of RTOWN - a company recently named one of the Top 20 largest digital marketing companies in BC by Business in Vancouver. Prior to RTOWN, Luke had an equal number of successes and failures in business and, aside from his entrepreneurial pursuits, he's a world traveler who's been to over 60 countries.
Director Of Marketing Banff World Media Festival & nextMEDIA at Banff World Media Festival
A strategic marketing leader with a multi-disciplinary background, Scott’s digital expertise spans lead generation, brand, direct, social and thought leadership with a vision for innovative, return-on-investment based marketing. Scott has taken to turning complex data and stats into art, weaving seemingly random numbers into one version of the truth easily digestible by anyone.
Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at L'Oreal Canada
Stéphane Bérubé has close to 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. After obtaining a Business Administration degree from Université Laval in Quebec in 1996, he started his career in Toronto in an international consumer goods company. In 2002, he joined L’Oréal Canada as a Marketing Director for Maybelline New York, where he contributed to the success of the brand’s partnership.
Head Instructor at Lighthouse Labs
Don Burks has been active in the web and IT scene for 18 years. Currently Head Instructor at Lighthouse Labs, Don has also held roles with Microsoft and MetroLyrics.com. He has been involved with eleven startups in the Vancouver area. Also an avid pro-am classical musician and published author, creativity is the fuel that drives him every day.
General Manager, Influencer Marketing at Canada Post
A leader in multi-channel marketing strategy, Jennifer has spearheaded countless initiatives to support the industry, including the recent introduction of Smartmail Marketing™. She joined Canada Post in 2006 and has led teams of experts who bring hands-on marketing experience and knowledge to a wealth of customers, agencies and industry partners across the country.
Cofounder at CSuite Content
Caroline is an executive brand builder. After a decade of working in lifestyle and tech PR, she teamed up with award-winning journalist, Remy Scalza, to launch CSuite Content in 2015. Their boutique thought leadership agency focuses solely on CEOs and senior executives, helping them define their personal brand, share their vision with new audiences and bring the human story to their business.
Content Marketer at Shopify
Liz Couto began her career in marketing as a social media consultant, working on everything from mobile apps to e-commerce stores, to award-winning CPG campaigns. Liz later transitioned into advertising where she helped craft campaigns for some of Canada's most beloved brands.
Brand and Marketing Manager of The Rec Room at Cineplex Entertainment Ltd.
Katelyn Crawford’s work in advertising, sponsorship marketing, and brand development has taken her from the world of advertising, working for such brands as Dove and Coca-Cola, to the hockey sponsorship team of Scotiabank, to her current role as Brand and Marketing Manager of The Rec Room – a new business venture for Cineplex Entertainment Ltd.
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager at Vega
Fueled personally and professionally by a passion for purpose-driven brands, start ups, and natural health, Jaclyn Cummings is the Senior PR and Community Marketing Manager at Vega where she oversees PR, corporate communications, crisis communications and event sponsorships. Jaclyn leads a team of 7, helping to bring Vega, a plant-based protein brand, into consumers' hands and hearts across Canada
Chief Marketing and Development Officer at World Vision Canada
Lara’s long-standing desire to serve the world’s most vulnerable children became reality in October, 2015. Through her visionary leadership and extensive experience, Lara is helping chart the course for World Vision Canada’s future, increasing financial resources while strengthening its unique and compelling advocacy work.
Head of Open Innovation at GM
Ted Graham is the Head of Open Innovation at GM where he works with outside partners to solve the important problems that will shape the future of transportation. Prior to this, he was the Innovation Leader at PwC Canada, helping to turn ideas into invoices. He is also founder of the South Core Innovation Hub, a collaborative group of innovation leaders from Toronto's unique waterfront area.
Director of Amplification at Rethink at Rethink
Leah is an enthusiasm enthusiast, award-winning media strategist and Director of Amplification at Rethink. Her innovative approach to amplification and earned media has helped earn billions of impressions for Canada’s most viral advertising campaigns for clients like Uber, Molson Canadian, Sport Chek, and A&W Canada.
Marketing @ Unbounce (International Markets, partnerships & events) at Unbounce
As the 9th employee at Unbounce and one of the first marketers, Stefanie Grieser has gone from scrappy, start-up marketer to a passionate leader, building, and leading teams. Right now she's in a really neat spot, wedged between three diverse, high performing teams: international marketing (aka world domination), partnerships & events
Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at IBM
With over 15 years of experience conceptualizing and executing innovative digital, social media and event management campaigns, Debra knows what it takes to generate online leads, drive engagement and create social advocates. Her inventive campaigns consistently deliver bottom line results and audience buy-in, and have seen her win over a dozen awards.
Digital Marketing Practice Leader at Deloitte Digital
An award-winning digital executive with a strong track record in successful brand, marketing and business transformation of Fortune 50s like IBM, Bell to Silicon Valley startups like Enterasys, Extreme Networks. A senior advisor to CMOs, CIOs and fellow CDOs, Bilal leads the Digital Strategy & Marketing Transformation Practice at Deloitte Digital.
Principal at Forge and Smith
A 20 year survivor of the design industry, Shawn is the founder and Principal at Forge and Smith, a father of two, a wannabe ninja and an emerging foosball star. He's always focused on creating simple and easy-to-use interfaces grounded in sound structure and focused strategy.
Regional Head at Facebook
Vik Kambli leads Facebook and Instagram's growth within Western Canada, and is responsible for identifying strategies focused on transforming businesses in key industry verticals.
Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa
Nic Lopez is the Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa Canada. Since joining Visa in 2012, Nic has overseen digital and social media strategies, and spearheaded the development of successful marketing programs for products such as Visa Debit, Visa Checkout and now mobile payments.
Keynote Speaker at Pixar
Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.
CEO at Native Ads
As a former Martial Arts instructor and Nightclub DJ – Jon took an unconventional path to becoming an adtech executive.
Now as CEO of NativeAds.com, the Vancouver-based company recently ranked #6 in the world by Entrepreneur.com for native advertising, Jon has made it his goal to introduce as many marketers as possible to both the opportunities and risks involved with Native Advertising.
Sr. Manager Social Media & Insights at Adobe
Joe Martin is a founding member of the Digital Index team and the current head of Social Insights at Adobe. He’s worked more than nine years in consumer data analysis, corporate strategy and digital marketing. His analyses have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and many other publications.
Senior Manager, Sponsorship Marketing at RBC
Fawn Mulcahy is a Public Relations and Sponsorship practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. During her career, she has worked both in agency and on the client-side of programs for international events, corporations, not-for-profits and public organizations in B.C., across Canada, and in the U.S. and Europe.
SEO & Content Architect at Moz
Britney Muller is the SEO & Content Architect for Moz and a Minnesota native who relocated to Colorado after graduating from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Britney’s been doing digital marketing since 2007 and founded Pryde Marketing (a data-driven medical marketing agency) in 2012.
Co-Founder at Modern Craft
John Ounpuu is a seasoned strategist, writer and speaker with a deep interest in the new challenges and opportunities facing marketers today. He is co-founder and partner at Modern Craft, a boutique marketing consultancy focused on helping brands keep pace with modern customers by upgrading the most critical components of their marketing engine.
Manager, Programmatic Demand at AOL Canada
Mike Reeves leads programmatic partnerships across display, video, and mobile at AOL Canada. Leveraging expertise in acquisition marketing, Mike transitioned that skillset to the publisher businesses at Microsoft & AOL. Mike has been designing and implementing strategies in the monetization of supply for almost 10 years.
Co-founder / Brand Manager at Popcorn
Nick Routley is good at many things, but not at writing bios. The things he is good at include online marketing and visual communication – particularly when there’s data and storytelling involved. Nick's the co-founder of Popcorn, a boundary-pushing digital agency headquartered in Vancouver. Marketing begins and ends with the human connection; everything else is logistics.
PR & Social Media Manager at Microsoft
Pamela Saunders has been working in marketing, public relations, event management and social media for more than two decades. After five-years as Communications Manager at Future Shop, she left the big box world behind to tell stories and build brands as Composed Creative.
Managing Partner at Drive Digital
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President at Kinetix Digita
Paula Skaper is the President and Founder of Kinetix Media Communications – a content marketing company that operates both the Kinetix Digital inbound marketing agency and the NakedLens Digital Video Production Studio. She is also the founder of Adizue (pronounced ah-dee-zoo), a business support community for women entrepreneurs.
Founder at Sunday Dinner
Lindsey is a natural born connector. She focuses on finding ways to help marketers orchestrate new ways of working with today's top agencies, publishers, and creative minds. Her company, Sunday Dinner, is dedicated to bringing the right people around the table to use a modern think tank process to work through brand challenges.
Head of Business Marketing at Twitter Canada
Michelle Slater is an award-winning marketer, with 17 years of leadership experience in strategy development, consulting and execution within social, digital and traditional marketing disciplines for both B2B and B2C audiences. As the Head of Business Marketing at Twitter Canada, Michelle works closely with Fortune 100 companies to integrate Twitter into their marketing plans.
VP Brand Strategy at Buzzfeed
Lindsay Stewart has been active in the digital advertising industry for 18 years. She joined BuzzFeed in 2016 as Vice President of Brand Strategy, where she oversees the Canadian business team to increase brand integration and reach across the company's social audience.
CEO at Daily Hive
CEO and Co-Founder of Daily Hive. What started Vancity Buzz in early 2008. What started out as a passion project it now garners over 7 million page views a month. Working along side a strong team dedicated to making this the largest digital media publication in western Canada. In 2016 we went national under a new brand, Daily Hive.
Founder & CEO at Camp Tech
Avery Swartz is a Toronto-based tech expert. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, the tech workshop company for non-technical people. Avery regularly appears on national television talking about tech trends, writes articles about tech and the modern woman for Chatelaine, writes about tech and small business for The Globe and Mail, and hosts the Camp Tech podcast.
Senior Manager Product Marketing at Interac
Michelle Tampoya is Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Interac responsible for the go-to- market strategy and execution for the digital product suite and services. With over 15 years of digital marketing experience, Michelle provides strategic leadership as well as product launch and growth expertise.
Strategic Partner Manager at Google
Meagan is passionate about empowering local business owners and marketers with the right solutions to help their businesses thrive.
She began her career in digital advertising ten years ago and has worked across four different countries with some of Google's largest Premier Partners. In that time, she has had the privilege of meeting over a thousand local advertisers, learning about their goals.
Senior Director, Growth and Education at Hootsuite
Cameron is the Senior Director, Growth and Education at Hootsuite; a global leader in social media with more than 15 million users, including 800+ of the Fortune 1000. He is focused on building Hootsuite's global brand through a customer-centric approach, leading global Social, Advocacy, Owned Media and Online Education teams.
Senior Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble
Ealeen Wong is a brand builder with experience leading billion dollar portfolios across North America. She has led the brand strategies, marketing communications, and advertising for major beauty, health, and household brands including Olay, Crest, and Bounty. Her passion for storytelling, innovation, and people development has led to many adventures around the globe.