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Best Selling Author and Non-Obvious Marketing Expert
Author and Unapologetic Marketing Truth-Teller
Katie Martell is an “unapologetic marketing truth-teller.” She is the author and producer of Woke-Washed, a forthcoming book and documentary exploring the collision of marketing and social movements, and serves on the board of Pride in Our Workplace. A former CMO and entrepreneur, today she partners with brands including Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft and more to amplify stories of transformation, marketing and customer experience.
Named “one of the most interesting people in B2B marketing" an Adweek Pride Star and a top voice on LinkedIn 3X, Katie has been a startup CMO, SaaS entrepreneur, communications consultant and startup “Director of Buzz.” She served as Executive Director of Boston Content, and is the author of Trust Me, B2B a short book about building long-term trust through marketing. She bats cleanup and plays third base.
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Founder, Be The Keynote
Perpetually pissed off by shitty marketing, Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner is obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices. His disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, and UX to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. He was recently named "The world’s most brilliant marketing mind" by his 2yr old son Hendrix, who knows nothing about marketing.
Idea Strategist and Author
Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen Webster helps experts drive action with their ideas. Tamsen honed her trademark Red Thread approach in and for major organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders. She's a former TEDx Executive Producer and current Idea Strategist. She's also author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible.
Technology Strategist and Certified Futurist
Crystal Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity! As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app, and web topics and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people. Crystal’s clients comprise Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, and as a sought-after keynote speaker, she has entertained and educated audiences around the globe. As one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists, she has appeared in numerous publications including Entrepreneur and Bloomberg Businessweek. She is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert. Crystal is the author of the books One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.
Education Industry Director, Google
John has pioneered Google’s thought leadership in the education space, launching a bi-weekly speaker series amidst COVID-19 to deliver high impact insights on the future of the industry and student mindset. He brings a unique perspective on the ways that Google can support the evolving space, rooted in these insights and research.
Prior to joining Google, John was President and General Manager of Brand.net, a programmatic display platform in San Francisco. He spent the majority of his career at Valassis Communications, Inc. in several capacities, including Vice President of CPG Sales and Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy/M&A. John earned his Master of Business Administration from Notre Dame and his Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale College where he was named “Graduate of the Last Decade.”
John lives with his wife and two daughters outside of Sacramento. Outside of work, John hosts a weekly podcast on college sports and trains for triathlons. He also co-founded a retro barber shop in historic downtown Chicago with his long-time barber.
Motivational Speaker & Author
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