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.
Chief Revenue Officer at Daily Hive
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Manny oversees and creates revenue stream for Daily Hive. He heads the Sales Department, its targets, product and pricing strategy, and client satisfaction. August 2014 is when Manny's passion project with his co-founder Karm became his full-time job. Since then, monthly revenues have increased 2,000% and the company has grown from four to thirty plus full-time staff.
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.
Partner at CSuite Content
Caroline has made a career of knowing the newsworthy and helping companies discover and achieve their dream headlines. Recognizing the shifting media landscape and the growing appetite for quality content by industry experts, Caroline moved her focus from traditional PR to launch CSuite Content in 2015.
Head of Brand Strategy at YouTube
Globe and Mail Cannes Young Marketers Canada Top 3, 2012 One Club, International Young Ones Client Pitch Judge
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.
Chief Marketing Officer at World Vision Canada
A strategic thinker and inspiring leader, Lara Dewar repositions organizations to respond successfully to volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Lara thrives in complex environments, pacing change to drive growth, preserve the values of an organizationf and intentionally adjust culture.
Former CMO at Bitly
Andrew Dumont is a serial technologist with a passion for building and growing early-stage companies. Previously, Andrew worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Betaworks, a startup studio that has invested in companies like Tumblr and AirBnB, and has created companies like Bitly, Giphy and Chartbeat. This led him to his most recent role as the Chief Marketing Officer at Bitly.
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.
Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at IBM
Debra is an accomplished, self-starting, problem solving and team-oriented marketing professional with proven talent and success in the fast-paced, ever-changing technology industry. She's experienced in strategic planning and innovative delivery of end-to-end digital and social marketing campaigns, event management, demand generation, project management, and leading marketing practices and sales.
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.
Principal Marketing Strategist at Hubspot
Sam Mallikarjunan is a Principal Marketing Strategist at HubSpot and former Head of Growth at HubSpot Labs, the somewhat-secret experimental arm of the world's #1 Sales & Marketing platform.
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.
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.
Principal & Agency Director at Popcorn
Dennis Pang is a marketing entrepreneur who has been providing strategic and creative consulting services for over 17 years. In 2009, he founded Motive8 Media, a web design and Internet marketing agency. In 2011, Dennis launched Popcorn to provide PR and digital communications services for the hospitality and food & beverage industries.
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
Miles is the Managing Partner of Drive Digital, an award-winning creative digital agency that specializes in web design and development. Since taking over as the strategic lead of Drive, the agency has doubled in size and expanded to Toronto and New York, alongside Drive’s sister-agency, 6S Marketing. Miles loves to demistify technology, because he doesn't really understand it to begin with.
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.
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.
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 an innovative and highly effective leader in the digital space with an extensive background in digital advertising, strategic partnerships and growth, B2B solutions, and leading teams to success through industry change in a competitive environment. With experience in sales, product, and strategy development, Meagan provides holistic insight to the needs of an organization.
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.