Considered one of the leading customer analytics and digital measurement experts in the world, Gary is the CEO and founder of Digital Mortar. Digital Mortar provides comprehensive collection and measurement of the customer journey in retail stores. Previously, Gary led Ernst & Young’s Digital Analytics Practice. EY acquired Gary’s last venture – Semphonic - in 2013. President and founder, Gary grew Semphonic to be the leading digital analytics practices in the United States. Voted the most Influential Industry Contributor by the Digital Analytics Association, Gary blogs at measuringthedigitalworld.com. His book, Measuring the Digital World, was published in 2016 by the Financial Times Press.
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Chief Algorithms Officer
As Overstock.com’s Chief Algorithms Officer, Dr. Kamelia Aryafar leads the company’s machine learning, data science, data engineering and analytics functions across the marketing, customer, sourcing, and website verticals. Since joining Overstock.com in 2017, Kamelia’s teams have integrated state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms across various product teams, including personalization, pricing, ranking, search, recommender systems, marketing, CRM, advertising technologies, email, sourcing and supply chain.
Kamelia transitioned from academia to industry as a Senior Machine Learning Scientist and Lead at Etsy in 2013, where she worked with different product teams across several platforms to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms throughout the organization. This work allowed her to apply the latest technology in the realm of e-commerce.
Kamelia holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in computer science and machine learning from Drexel University, and has published several papers in scientific journals. An active member of the machine learning community, she frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences focusing on advancing the field of artificial intelligence.
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Digital Marketing and Analytics Consultant
Anil is a seasoned Digital Marketing and Analytics consultant with 15 years of experience. Anil has worked with companies ranging from Fortune 50 to startups and has helped their Digital channels improve business results. Anil’s customers include Microsoft, SmartMoney.com, ESPN, T-Mobile, Hoovers, RealNetworks, Starbucks, and TheStreet.com. Anil holds a B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India and an MBA from University of Washington, Seattle.
He has taught and trained several Digital Marketing and Analytics folks in the past 9 years of teaching at UBC, University of Washington, Bellevue College and speaking engagements at various conferences as well as his blog, http://webanalysis.blogspot.com. He also served on the Board of Digital Analytics Association (DAA) and was instrumental in starting the DAA Symposiums.
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The world's first and only stand-up economist
Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from the late Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Mandarin, Mongolian, and a dozen other languages. Speaking of foreign languages, he is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Yoram now lives in Salt Lake City but spent the prior two decades in Seattle, where he was the founder of Carbon Washington, which in 2016 placed the first-ever carbon tax measure on the ballot in the United States. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.
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Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder
Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago.
Over the past 18 years, Andy has given digital marketing advice to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at big marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs and he hosts a little marketing podcast, Content Matters.
He's written hundreds of articles on content marketing, search engine optimization, social media and Analytics.
He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.
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Head of Data Governance and Analytics
Analytics leader with client-side and consulting background. Deep knowledge of marketing and product analytics. Global industry board experience.
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Founder and President
Lee Feinberg is the Founder and President of DecisionViz, a management consultancy that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. He invented the Blue Ocean for Visualization™ Framework and the DRAW-ON™ Method and is a thought-leader on building decision-driven organizations. DecisionViz is a Tableau Software Alliance Partner and Alteryx Solutions Partner.
Industry leaders frequently ask Lee to address domestic and international audiences, including Tableau Software Conferences, O'Reilly Strata, TDWI, and TechTarget. He is the author of the BeyeNETWORK column “HD Visualization: Driving BI and Analytics,” founder/ leader of the NJ and NY Tableau User Groups, and served on Tableau's Customer Advocacy Board. Lee also serves on the Board of Advisors, Stevens Institute of Technology, Business Intelligence and Analytics program.
Prior to founding DecisionViz, Lee led Nokia's Decision Planning and Visualization practice. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University and has been awarded a US patent in telecommunications.
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Assistant Professor of Marketing
Drexel University's LeBow College of Business
Elea McDonnell Feit is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University and a Senior Fellow The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on leveraging customer data to make better product design and advertising decisions, particularly when data is incomplete, unmatched or aggregated. Much of her career has focused on developing new quantitative methods and bringing them into practice, first working in product design at General Motors, then commercializing new methods at the marketing analytics firm, The Modellers, and most recently as the Executive Director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, where she built the academic-industry partnership program. She enjoys making analytics and statistics accessible to a broad audience and has recently co-authored a book on R for Marketing Research and Analytics with Chris Chapman and a DataCamp course on Choice Modeling in R. She regularly teaches popular tutorials and workshops for practitioners on digital marketing, marketing experiments, marketing analytics in R, discrete choice modeling and hierarchical Bayes methods as well as undergraduate, MBA and MS Business Analytics classes at Drexel and Wharton. She holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Michigan, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Rand dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers. In 2007, Rand became CEO of SEOmoz, Inc (now called Moz), the software company he co-founded with his mom based on the blog’s success. That same year, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Geraldine DeRuiter, with a TV commercial that received widespread publicity (and, later, an awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show). The two married in 2008 in a move Rand consistently refers to as the best, luckiest one of his life.
Over 7 years as CEO, Rand grew Moz from 7 employees to 134, revenues from $800K to $29.3mm, and traffic from 1 to 30mm annual visitors. He raised two rounds of funding ($1.1mm in 2007 and $18.1mm in 2012), led three acquisitions, and, in 2013, re-branded the company from SEOmoz to Moz, shifting focus from exclusively SEO tools to broader web marketing software. Rand stepped down as CEO in February of 2014 during a rough bout with depression and left the company 4 years later. He remains chairman of Moz’s board.
Rand is also the co-founder of Inbound.org, a site to dedicated to sharing articles about marketing from across the web, alongside Dharmesh Shah. The site was sold (for no profit) to Hubspot in 2014.
Rand may be best known for his popular blogs and regular Whiteboard Friday series, watched by tens of thousands of marketers each week. Rand is also a frequent keynote speaker at marketing conferences around the world, averaging ~100 days on the road each year and 30-40 speaking appearances. He has, much to his own surprise, amassed a large following on Twitter, Pocket, Facebook, and Slideshare.
In 2018, Rand founded SparkToro (an under-development software company focused on audience and influencer intelligence) and published, with Penguin/Random House, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.
Rand previously co-contributed to two books: Art of SEO, and Inbound Marketing & SEO. He’s been profiled in the Seattle Times, featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, named to BusinessWeek’s 30 Under 30, written about in Newsweek, The Next Web, the Inc 500 (to which Moz was named 5 years in a row), and hundreds of other publications. He is, however, most proud of his prominent appearances in Geraldine’s first book, All Over the Place.
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Matt Gershoff is Co-founder of Conductrics, an intelligent decision engine platform (www.conductrics.com). Matt has over 15 years experience in database marketing and web analytics. He holds MS degrees in both Economics & Artificial Intelligence.
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VP of Enterprise Data Strategy
Undisclosed FinTech Startup
Paromita (“Paro”) Guha is VP of Enterprise Data Strategy at a FinTech Startup in Silicon Valley. Paro has advanced training in statistical, and econometric modeling. A native of India, Paro trained at a research institute under the Central Bank of India. Paro obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from SUNY, Buffalo (UB). She pursued a career in academia and was an Assistant Professor of Economics & Statistics for almost a decade. Paro has a thorough understanding of the challenges in data wrangling to interpretation and can effectively communicate the correct message at all levels of expertise. Paro also contributes towards white papers and reports.
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Stéphane Hamel is a seasoned consultant, Faculty Chair, Digital Analytics for Simplilearn / MarketMotive and distinguished thought leader in the field of digital analytics. Recognized as Google Product Strategy/Expert (2016) and named Most Influential Industry Contributor by the Digital Analytics Association (2012), he has made significant contributions to the industry, including creating the Digital Analytics Maturity Model, the Web Analytics Solution Profiler (WASP) quality assurance tool as well as other tools and concepts throughout the years. Stéphane has previously held a leadership position with award winning Cardinal Path agency, board positions with the DAA and thought hundreds of students enrolled in the UBC Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics and graduate-level marketing classes at Laval University. In addition, Stéphane co-manages the largest Google Analytics user community on Google Plus and serve on a number of advisory boards for agencies, startups and vendors in the digital analytics industry. He is frequently called upon to speak at conferences around the world and an often-quotedmedia contributor on the topic of digital intelligence and analysis. Stéphane holds an MBA in eBusiness and work from home in a historical heritage area called Île d’Orléans, near Québec-city, Canada.
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Analytics Practice Lead
Michael Helbling is the Analytics Practice Lead at Search Discovery. In that role he guides clients in creating meaningful analytics programs that drive value in real terms. For more than a decade he has been a practitioner of digital analytics with expertise in implementation, data interpretation, and optimization. In 2015, Search Discovery’s Analytics Practice became the first North American company recognized as an Adobe Analytics specialized partner, and also won recognition from Google as the recipient of The Google Analytics Award for Excellence.
He frequently speaks and writes about analytics topics and is a co-host on The Digital Analytics Power Hour podcast.
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Michele Kiss is a recognized digital analytics leader, with expertise ranging across web, mobile, marketing and social analytics. She is currently a Senior Partner at Web Analytics Demystified, where she works with clients on analysis, training, and process, to help them draw insight from their digital data. Michele is the winner of the Digital Analytics Association "Rising Star" award (2011) and "Practitioner of the Year" award (2013). She is a frequent blogger, writer, podcast contributor and speaker. You can read her thoughts at michele.analyticsdemystified.com
Michele Kiss is speaker of the following session:
Head of Analytics & Digital
Moe had an unusual entry path in to digital analytics moving from Defence to Australia's biggest online fashion retailer, THE ICONIC. She has worked both agency and client side and has experience with a variety of tools such as Tableau, R, SQL, Google Analytics and Excel. Moe is a strong advocate for gender and cultural diversity, organisational mentoring and networking.
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As the founder of StratInt Research, Lusine Kodagolian has worked with companies of every size and in virtually every sector to help connect the dots between digital, social, and PR and their impact on business goals. From designing measurement frameworks and KPIs to crafting compelling, data-driven stories, Lusine has worked with clients like the Department of Defense, the Department of Army, Georgetown University, AbbVie, Fiserv, ExxonMobil, Verizon, ManpowerGroup, as well as several other Fortune 500 companies. As a consultant to these companies, she navigated some of the most complex measurement challenges, helping her clients understand the true value of measurement and the importance of planning and KPI-setting as one of the first steps in every analytics journey. Prior to founding her company, Lusine worked for Dow Jones, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Siemens Enterprise Networks, where she challenged her colleagues to think outside the box and always answer the ‘Why’ before looking for ‘So What.’
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Senior Director of Data Strategy
John Lovett is an analytics thought leader who has dedicated nearly two decades to researching, writing, and consulting on data and analytics. He is widely recognized for his data strategy work that has helped large enterprises, mid-sized companies, and nonprofits gain value from digital data. John served as the President of the Digital Analytics Association and was instrumental in shifting the focus of the organization from website data to all digital data. John is a Certified Web Analyst and author of Social Media Metrics Secrets. Currently, John is the Senior Director of Data Strategy at Search Discovery, Inc.
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Jim leads Ebiquity’s Data and Analytics practice in the USA.
Specializing in marketing transformation, Jim leads major engagements and global client relationships for Ebiquity. His work spans advanced analytics, marketing technology, and marketing operating models.
In his 20+ year career in professional services, Jim has worked at digital agencies (Razorfish), strategy consultancies (Deloitte Consulting), and technology firms. He brings extensive experience and thought leadership in retail, travel, and financial services. Immediately prior to joining Ebiquity, Jim led Publicis Sapient’s business consulting practice across Europe and the Middle East.
Jim holds an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he was a Woodruff Scholar, and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.
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Founder & CEO
Dan McGaw is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for making everything around him better. As the Founder and CEO of Effin Amazing, an Analytics and CRO consultancy, he oversees marketing, analytics and growth hacking for the company's clients. He previously founded Fuelzee, Starter Studio and Bootstrap Academy, to name a few. He was instrumental in the immense growth of Code School (which was recently acquired) as well as KISSmetrics. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his wife and three sons, coming up with new businesses and doing laundry.
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Mike is Senior Strategist and product leader at SoloSegment a provider of behavior-based personalization technologies that connect customers with content that converts. Mike is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist with 11 US patents on search, text analytics, data analytics, and web technologies. Mike is the author or co-author of three books, Search Engine Marketing, Inc., Outside-In Marketing, and Do It Wrong Quickly, and serves on the faculty at the Rutgers Business School and a Visiting Lecturer at the Darden School of Business. Mike is also a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned honor of the National Speakers Association, and speaks on digital marketing technology worldwide. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research and holds an Advanced Certificate in Market Management Practice from the Royal UK Charter Institute of Marketing.
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Director of Digital Analytics
Neil Moree is Director of Digital Analytics Operations at LendingTree. He started at LendingTree five years ago as a team of one and has since hired and trained a staff that makes a considerable impact on analytics, product testing, optimization, analysis, and audience-building. LendingTree’s stock has grown ten-fold in the past five years and expanded into many new products and web properties.
Neil is primarily focused providing consistent methods of measuring digital behavior and exposing them to the organization. His focus is to maintain a center of excellence for self-service and insight-building.
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Vice President, Analytics and SEO
Mary Owusu leads the analytics and organic search (SEO) disciplines at Mower. With a strong background in performance measurement, Mary specializes in translating complex data into conversations about the trends and behaviors happening within a marketplace, then provides a roadmap of how businesses can use those insights to gain a competitive advantage.
Her past and present client list includes Ford, Chiquita Banana, Truly Good Foods, Welch Allyn, and Siemens.
Mary is also a professor at the Canisius College Wehle School of Business where she has taught digital marketing to undergraduate and MBA students since 2012. She is an active member of the Digital Analytics Association, a sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of data analytics, technical SEO and women in analytics, and was recently named a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree by The Business Journal. You can find her on LinkedIn and on Twitter (@AnalyticsMary).
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Laura takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to proving and improving the value of Marketing. Laura began her 25+ year career in sales and had the great fortune of working across functions spanning customer relationship management and Marketing with a capital “M”. Today she is at the helm of VisionEdge Marketing, founded in 1999, and is recognized as one of the pioneers and authorities in the Marketing Performance Management (MPM) discipline. The company specializes in helping companies apply data, metrics and proven best-in-class practices to improve Marketing effectiveness, deliver business impact, and enable better business decision-making. Laura and VisionEdge Marketing are all about making Marketing an engine of growth for organizations. Martechexec selected Laura as one of the top 50 women in marketing technology. Laura serves on the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Masters of Marketing Science Advisory Board.
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Jim Sterne, Conference Chair of the Marketing Analytics Summit is an international consultant focused on measuring the value of the online marketing for creating and strengthening customer relationships since 1993. Sterne has written twelve books on using the Internet for marketing, most recently: Artificial Intelligence for Marketing: Practical Applications. He produced the 16-year-long run of the eMetrics Summit, and is co-founder and Board Chair Emeritus of the Digital Analytics Association.
Head of Voice of Customer Analytics
Jennifer has helped nearly 100 companies leverage digital analytics to better understand their customers and influence customer behavior. Leveraging a background in digital marketing, Jennifer has 7 years of experience as a digital analytics consultant. She has led projects in digital measurement strategy, site optimization, social media measurement, mobile measurement and multi-channel executive dashboards. Jennifer has developed a reputation in the industry for her ability to translate digital data into meaningful reports and actionable insights. She is a frequent speaker at digital marketing and analytics conferences. Not to mention one of our top rated speakers.
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Senior Director of Analytics
Tim has been working with digital data full-time since 2001 in a variety of roles: from managing a web analytics platform migration and developing analytics processes as the head of the business intelligence department at a $500 million high tech B2B company; to creating and growing the analytics practices at three different agencies that worked with a range of large consumer brands; to consulting with the digital analytics teams at Fortune 500 companies on the their strategies, processes, and tactics for effectively putting their digital data to actionable use. Tim is a long-time creator of pragmatic content for analysts and marketers, including co-hosting the bi-weekly Digital Analytics Power Hour podcast (analyticshour.io) and co-creating dartistics.com -- a site dedicated to encouraging analysts to learn the R programming language and apply statistical methods to their data.
Tim is physically based in Columbus, Ohio, while his heart and soul maintain joint custody with Austin, Texas.
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Marilee Yorchak has operational responsibility for all of the DAA's programs and activities, as well as supervising DAA staff and vendor relationships. She works closely with the Board to ensure that new initiatives track to the DAA's mission, that budgetary goals are met, and that organizational growth meets or surpasses its targets. DAA, Marilee served as Executive Director of the Colorado Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), where she presided over the organization's growth from 75 to more than 500 members. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an MBA from New Mexico State University.
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