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Bryon Colby - Cornerstone Brands, SVP Digital Commerce

Bryon has been in the retail and online industry since 1995 when his team built some of the first web-based transactional storefronts for publishers including Business Week and USA Today. He’s currently the SVP of Digital Commerce at Cornerstone Brands (Nasdaq: HSNI) where he leads digital strategy, mobile innovation, and technology operations across seven brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Chasing Fireflies, Travelsmith, Improvements, and Grandin Road. Cornerstone’s 2012 digital penetration rate was 65% with over $650 million of sales generated from their desktop, mobile, tablet, and social channels. Previous roles include VP of Ecommerce at global fashion company Marc Ecko Enterprises; Managing Director at eCommerce platform developer Fry Inc. (serving clients such as Ann Taylor, Godiva Chocolate, Canon USA, Kraft, Yves Rocher, Nautica, Circuit-City, La-Z-Boy, and Waterford/Wedgwood); President of digital marketing agency Activelead Consulting; and the US Founder & VP at Scan Mobile (mobile commerce start-up). Bryon is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, serves on the Dreamit Ventures eCommerce Advisory Board, participates as a member of the Shop.org Content Committee, and is a former founding Board Member of the largest charter school in New York City.

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Taylor Davidson - Foresight, Founder

Taylor Davidson is the founder of Foresight, which helps entrepreneurs use financial models for business decisions. Through his template financial models and strategic advisory services, he has helped over 18,000 entrepreneurs on financial planning, projections, and fundraising and business strategy. Taylor has also worked with over 90 angel investors and funds on investment strategy, portfolio tracking, capital planning and forecasting, and fundraising. He has lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, School of Visual Arts (SVA), General Assembly, and numerous startup accelerators in the USA and abroad.

He has invested and advised a number of early-stage startups throughout his career as a venture capitalist, consultant, advisor, and mentor, working with consumer and enterprise businesses in digital media, advertising technology, imagery, mobile, and communications. Taylor was formerly the Director of kbs+ Ventures, the early-stage venture investment arm of the advertising agency kbs. In addition, he co-created and ran an internal educational program called kbs+ Ventures Fellows, which taught kbs+ employees about venture capital and entrepreneurship. He co-curated the book Creative Entrepreneurship to share this educational goal with anyone in the world.

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Joe DiNunzio - Fido Management, President

Joe has more than two decades of creative, technical and business leadership creating new ventures and building successful organizations. He has extensive experience as a management consulting practice leader, a Fortune 100 senior operating executive, and a start-up founding CEO. He has a substantial focus on education, both as a teacher and as a board member, in the for-profit and non-profit worlds.As President of Fido Management, Joe leads a consulting partnership that works with senior executives to identify and exploit emerging opportunities at the intersection of media, entertainment, marketing and technology. Fido works with Fortune 500 and early-stage companies on key initiatives to drive growth through creation and evaluation of new products and experiences, and the development of strategic, business, operational, and marketing plans. In this role, Joe serves on the board of a number of early stage companies, including Go Go Kiddo (education-centric mobile Apps), Harebrained Schemes (narrative-driven games), and Kvantum (media mix optimization).Joe’s prior entrepreneurial experience includes Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of 42 Entertainment, the leading creator of experiences that seamlessly integrate online, mobile, and physical world narrative content with user communities; and founding CEO of Z.com, a venture- backed digital media studio and network. Joe’s prior corporate work includes serving as SVP of New Product Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he led the global development of theme park concepts and digital media initiatives, and built the company’s first digital theme park, DisneyQuest; as a Principal at management consultancy Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he sold and led client engagements in marketing, operations, and organization; and in brand management at Procter & Gamble.Joe has an AB (Psychology) from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford. He is a Lecturer in Management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he leads the IMPACT Consulting program for the second year MBA students. He is a Director at the business accelerator Davis Roots, and a Mentor at The Brandery. Joe serves as a board member at the educational foundation Ryman Arts, and is a member of the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, Dr. Liz Stelow (DVM), have six-year-old twins and a menagerie of animals.

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Angelique Faul - Kulesa Faul, Inc., Principal

Angelique Faul is principal of Kulesa Faul, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based public relations agency that provides social media, public relations and digital marketing services to enterprise and consumer technology companies. Angelique works closely with her clients to build and implement successful, strategic PR and social media programs. With over 18 years experience serving high-technology companies such as Dell KACE, Act-On, Meraki, Influitive, Neo Technology and Asurion Mobile Applications, Angelique has extensive knowledge around horizontal and vertical markets, including Wi-Fi, cloud/SaaS, marketing and mobile technologies.

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Bob Gilbreath - Ahalogy, President & Co-Founder

Bob Gilbreath is Co-Founder and President of Ahalogy, a Pinterest & Content marketing company that works with companies such as P&G, Kraft and Abercrombie & Fitch. Previously, Bob was a partner at digital agency, Bridge Worldwide, which was acquired by WPP. Post-acquisition, Bob became Chief Strategy Officer of POSSIBLE. Bob is the author of The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with your Customers by Marketing with Meaning (McGraw-Hill). His career started in marketing at Procter & Gamble, where he launched Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and was named an Advertising Age Top 50 Marketer. Bob has an MBA in Marketing from NYU/Stern and a BA in Economics from Duke University.

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Mike Hadgis - Vox Media, VP of Sales & Partnerships

Mike Hadgis is Vice President of Sales & Partnerships at Vox Media, one of largest and fastest growing online publisher. Vox Media builds smart media brands (SB Nation, The Verge, Eater, Vox, Curbed, Racked, and Polygon) for smart audiences.

Prior to joining Vox Media, Mike worked at Meebo (acquired by Google) and News Corp’s MySpace, where he was part the inaugural Chicago team for both companies. While at MySpace and Meebo, Mike built strategic partnerships with Unilever, Motorola, Sprint, Ford, and more. Before his career in digital advertising, Mike worked for MatchPoint Marketing, an advertising agency in Cincinnati, OH, that focused on CPG in-store, print, and event marketing for Sunny Delight. Mike received a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University with a focus on marketing.

Mike currently serves as the President of Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA), which is a dedicated group of digital and interactive marketing professionals working to provide the Chicago interactive marketing community with opportunities to network, learn, and share expertise. CIMA is one of the oldest and largest IMAs in the country.

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Daniel Incandela - Return Path, Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing

Daniel Incandela serves as Senior Director of Global Digital Marketing at ExactTarget, where he drives digital marketing strategy for the company across five continents. He recently led the relaunch of seven regionalized versions of exacttarget.com, complete with a new CMS.

Daniel formerly worked as Director of Online Strategies at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar Series, leading strategy for online marketing, social media, content creation, and online community development. Prior to that, Daniel spent five years as Director of New Media at the Indianapolis Museum of Art where he established the new media team, renowned for museum technology innovation, brand development, and digital content delivery.

Among his accomplishments, Daniel counts the launch of ArtBabble.org, a forum to showcase high-quality video art content. He was honored to be the keynote speaker at the National Digital Forum in New Zealand, included in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty under 40, and named a British American Project Fellow. In 2011, he contributed a chapter to The Digital Innovation Playbook: Creating a Transformative Customer Experience.

Daniel holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He believes, as best phrased by Thea Alexander, that great things are only possible with outrageous requests.

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Sonny Jandial - Dragonfly Technology

Sonny has 12 years of experience with Procter & Gamble and is currently a Brand Manager within P&G FutureWorks, the business unit that works across many of P&G’s businesses to develop and incubate new corporate growth ventures. Sonny has most recently focused on vetting, developing, and implementing new business models and external partnerships within Futureworks ranging from health care to new mobile/digital business models being tested for P&G. Sonny recently moved to Silicon Valley to work on a Venture Capital backed start-up within the mobile space as part of P&G Futureworks innovation portfolio. Sonny is the single point of contact between P&G and the Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Sonny has worked across multiple functions within P&G including manufacturing, sales, and marketing and multiple categories from home care and coffee to health care services to his most recent work focused on innovating within the mobile space. Sonny has led innovations both in marketing with the launch of Swiffer Dusters and new business model ventures within health care. Sonny has managed external partnerships with major retailers like Safeway while also leading relationships with renowned health care thought leading organizations.

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Dave Knox - Rockfish Interactive, CMO and Brandery Co-Founder

Dave is the Chief Marketing Officer of Rockfish Interactive. A veteran of Procter & Gamble, Knox was most recently the Brand Manager, Global Branded Entertainment where he led the strategy for new business models in digital media, venture investments, and original content. Previously, Dave served as P&G’s Corporate Marketing Brand Manager for Digital Business Strategy, responsible for driving digital innovation and capability across P&G’s 300+ brands worldwide. As the author of HardKnoxLife.com, he was named by AdAge as “1 of 25 Media People You Should Follow on Twitter” and by Media Industry News as a “2010 Social Media Superstar.” Dave is active in the marketing and start-ups communities, serving as a Board Observer / Advisor to several venture-backed companies and on the board of VCU Brandcenter. @daveknox

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Tim Kopp - Hyde Park Venture Partners, General Partner

As chief marketing officer, Tim Kopp was responsible for all aspects of ExactTarget’s marketing worldwide, including branding, interactive, field marketing, corporate communications, advertising, thought leadership and leading strategic partnerships with global technology leaders including Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe. As the company’s senior brand advocate for nearly five years, Tim has led the transformation of the company’s marketing, pioneering the concept of ‘marketing from the inside out’ – an initiative that infuses the company’s energetic corporate culture in every interaction and communication with clients, partners and team members around the globe.Prior to joining ExactTarget, Tim served as Chief Marketing Officer for WebTrends and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. While at Webtrends, Tim led the process of reinventing the brand and moving from a single product company to full marketing platform.Tim is a veteran interactive marketing leader with deep expertise in both business and consumer marketing. From 2005 to 2007, Tim served as Vice-President of Worldwide Interactive Marketing for the Coca-Cola Company. While at Coke, he led the successful re-launch of Coca-cola.com and pioneered a global technology platform that served as a catalyst for the company’s next generation of marketing. Prior to leading Coca-Cola’s interactive marketing efforts, Tim was one of the founding members of Procter and Gamble’s Interactive Marketing program. From 1998 to 2007, Tim developed and ultimately led the entire Interactive Marketing Organization for Procter and Gamble’s Beauty Care division, achieving approximately $17 Billion in annual sales.Tim received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of Dayton. He serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Mobile Marketing Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana. Tim has earned numerous awards and accolades for his leadership, including being named a finalist for CMO of the Year by Chief Marketing Officer Institute, one of Indiana’s Best and Brightest by Junior Achievement and ’40 under 40’ by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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