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Gary Angel
Gary Angel

CEO

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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Kamelia Aryafar Ph.D
Kamelia Aryafar Ph.D

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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Andy Crestodina
Andy Crestodina

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.

  • Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Watch, Forbes
  • Top 50 Marketing Influencer, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Watch, Social Media Explorer
  • Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers to Follow, Outbrain

He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.

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June Dershewitz
June Dershewitz

Head of Data Governance and Analytics

Twitch

Analytics leader with client-side and consulting background. Deep knowledge of marketing and product analytics. Global industry board experience.

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Mike Doll
Mike Doll

Team Lead for Digital Analytics

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Lee Feinberg
Lee Feinberg

Founder and President

DecisionViz

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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Elea Feit
Elea Feit

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 Fishkin
Rand Fishkin

Founder

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 TwitterPocketFacebook, 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 NewsweekThe 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 (Invited)
Matt Gershoff (Invited)

Cofounder

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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Moe Kiss
Moe Kiss

Head of Analytics & Digital

Wine Gallery

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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Michele Kiss
Michele Kiss

Senior Partner

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 

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John Lovett
John Lovett

Senior Director of Data Strategy

Search Discover

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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Dan McGaw
Dan McGaw

Founder & CEO

EffinAmazing

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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Mary Owusu
Mary Owusu

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 Patterson
Laura Patterson

President

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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​Shubhra Srivastava
​Shubhra Srivastava

Vice President, Global Data Solutions for Telco & Tech

Shubhra Srivastava is responsible for driving the strategy and data & analytics solution sets focused on telco and tech partners at MasterCard Advisors. Previously, she has been Advisors the General Manager and P&L owner for various targeting, segmentation, insights and customer/business intelligence solutions within the Digital Media vertica. Prior to Mastercard, Shubhra was driving digital acquisition strategy for American Express, held various roles at Nokia, InterContinetal Hotels Group, Acxiom and FedEx in the areas of customer intelligence, web analytics, information services and marketing analytics.

Shubhra is also a Digital Analytics Association Director Emeritus.

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Jim Sterne
Jim Sterne

Founder

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.

Kendell Timmers
Kendell Timmers

VP of Advertising Analytics

Kendell Timmers has a passion for all aspects of data and analytics. She is currently the VP of Advertising Analytics for the New York Times, where she manages the data, processes, and analytics associated with digital advertising, working closely with her colleagues in ad tech, advertising, sales, and finance to create data products and insights to support advertising revenue at NYT.

 
Prior to joining NYT, Kendell owned the US prospect data for American Express, where she ran all capabilities and data associated with card acquisition, managed AXP's DMP strategy, and implemented on-site personalization.  Her experience ranges across many aspects of data analytics, including a patent for a type of entity graph.
She holds a masters degree in Operations Research from MIT as well as a degree in Business from UNC Chapel Hill.  

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Jennifer Veesenmeyer
Jennifer Veesenmeyer

Global Head of Digital Analytics

Cigna

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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Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson

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
Marilee Yorchak

Executive Director

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.