HUBILO PRESENTS

Restart 2021

The era of experiential

digital events.

12+

Keynote

Speakers

Watch on demand Available now.

4000+

Marketing

Professionals

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Guy Kawasaki, the marketing specialist will be giving a keynote at

Restart 2021 on 23 March.

We are going BIG this time.


Come experience the power of experiential digital events

with experts around the globe

4000+

Marketing Professionals

from around the globe, will be attending Restart 2021 to learn about the power of experiential digital events and how they can add it to their marketing mix.

40+

CMOs

VP/Heads of Marketing of established B2B and Consumer SaaS companies and across corporates will be speaking for this event and helping them understand how to leverage the new marketing stack – “Virtual events” – to engage their customers and prospects.

400+

Event Industry professionals

will be exhibiting & attending Restart 2021 to network with marketing professionals and showcase their offerings that can help create such experiences.

Featured speakers


Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

Scott Brinker

VP Platform Ecosystem – Hubspot

Nicola Kastner

Global VP, Event Marketing Strategy SAP

Robert Safian

Former Editor & Managing Director, Fast Company

Gianna Gaudini

Author of The Art of Event Planning and AWS Head of Events,Training and Certification

David Pogue

New York Times Columnist, Emmy-Winning CBS Sunday Morning Contributor & NOVA Host

Rebecca Costa

Technology & Science Futurist, World Acclaimed Sociobiologist and Author

Jon Youshaei

Product Marketing, Instagram | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Writer, Time Magazine

Vaibhav Jain

CEO & founder, Hubilo

Will Curran

Founder & Chief Event Einstein – 

Endless Events

Adam Parry

Co-Founder & Editor, Event Industry News

Matt Coleman

CEO, Magnify World

Janna Erickson

Director of Events, Drift

Phil Libin

CEO & Co-Founder, mmhmm

Jonh Brandt

CEO of the MPI Group & Author

Larry Gulko

Brand Architect & Strategist, Strategic Growth Advisor, CEO

Dietmar Dahmen

Expert on Change, Transformation & Success

Anat Baron

Futurist, Tech Entrepreneur & Former Head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Chandra Champion

MSSA, CNM National WIC Association

Justin J.Shaifer

LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology, Science Show Host & STEM Educator

Soraya Darabi

Trendspotter, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Venture Capitalist

Kristen Geez

Millennial & Gen Z Practitioner

Taylor Nguyen

Head of Creative Experiences and DEI, Google Cloud Next

Courtney Stanley

Keynote Speaker & Event Emcee, CS Consulting

Marty Pesis

Director, Cameo for Business

Severence MacLaughlin

Artificial Intelligence Expert & Data Scientist

Jeff Civillico

Las Vegas Headliner | Host Personality | Philanthropist

Keynote and Sessions

Day 1

Welcome to Restart 2021

Vaibhav Jain, Founder & CEO – Hubilo

Episode 1: The Inception

Session 1:

Marketing – What’s Changed?

Scott Brinker, VP Platform Ecosystem – Hubspot

Scott Brinker takes you through how marketing is moving towards more personalised experiences for prospects via using technology and employing engagement by branding, employing analytics, and tracking user behaviour.


Episode 1: The Inception

Session 2:

The Year of Hybrid

Will Curran, Founder & Chief Event Einstein – Endless Events

Adam Parry, Co-Founder & Editor, Event Industry News

Adam Parry and Will Curran give us the low down on hybrid events. Why they are important and how can corporates can leverage hybrid events to maximize brand awareness.

Episode 1: The Inception

Session 3:

The Era of Experiences

Dietmar Dahmen, Expert on Change, Transformation & Success

Experience At The Core: This year we will see an increasing number of events become bespoke experiences from beginning to end. This growing focus on personalisation requires a paradigm shiftEvery marketers dilemma: answered. Dietmar Dahmen shares his experiences on how marketers can create an immersive digital experience for their audiences.

Episode 2: The Showcase

Session 4:

Brand Building using Digital Tools

Robert Safian, Former Editor & Managing Director,

Fast Company

Anat Baron, Futurist, Tech Entrepreneur & Former Head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Larry Gulko, Brand Architect & Strategist, Strategic Growth Advisor, CEO Whisperer

Building a brand in the virtual world is the next challenge that needs to be addressed. Learn from brand experts and their valuable personal experiences on how experienctial digital events have been deployed in different industry verticals to create impactful brand building campaigns.

Episode 2: The Showcase

Session 5:

Essentials of Event Planning

Gianna Gaudini, Author of The Art of Event Planning and AWS Head of Events,Training and Certification

Nicola Kastner, Global VP, Event Marketing Strategy SAP

Courtney Stanley, Keynote Speaker & Event Emcee, CS Consulting

Janna Erickson, Director of Events, Drift

Major Experiential Marketers who are leading the event marketing industry

Episode 2: The Showcase

Session 6:

The Big Shift

Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

The marketing landscape is going through the big shift and it is essential to understand the change to be able to navigate through it successfully. Hear from the marketing expert Guy Kawasaki, as he shares his ideas on this transition. Events were the least digitized part of the marketing mix before the pandemic. It is now time to leverage technology to turn this chaos into opportunity.

Day 2

Welcome to Restart 2021 – Day 2

Vaibhav Jain, Founder & CEO – Hubilo

Future of AI in Events

Severence MacLaughlin, AI Expert & Data Scientist

Episode 3: The Trends

Session 7:

Gen-Z, Marketers & Events

Justin J. Shaifer, LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology, Science Show Host & STEM Educator

Kristen Geez, Millennial & Gen Z Practitioner

Gen Z—open-mindedness, pragmatism, creative expression, ambition, healthy hedonism and innovation. Here, we explore the report’s “jumping-off” points for marketers, and what it means for your events. The Gen Z target can’t recall a time without technology. Generally defined as those born during the late 1990s to the late 2000s, Gen Z is estimated to have a direct spending power of up to $143 billion in the U.S. alone, according to a Frost & Sullivan study.


Episode 3: The Trends

Session :8

Content is the King maker

Jon Youshaei, Forbes 30 Under 30, Product Marketing Manager, Instagram (Formerly at YouTube and Google)

How leveraging content and nailing content strategy is the key to successful registrations and attendance at your events. Hear from Jon as he shares his tips on the importance of content while building your campaign strategy.

Episode 3: The Trends

Session :9

Get Set Go

David Pogue, New York Times Columnist, Emmy-Winning CBS Sunday Morning Contributor & NOVA Host

John Brandt, CEO of the MPI Group & Author of NINCOMPOOPERY

Rebecca Costa, Technology & Science Futurist, World Acclaimed Sociobiologist and Author

To be able to survive and stay relevant in this dynamic world of marketing, constant upskilling for professionals is a staple. David Pogue and John Bandt and Rebecca Costa will be sharing their experiences on constant upgrading skillsets and how that increases the success rate for marketing professionals.

Episode 4: The Potential

Session 10:

The Responsible Eventeer

David Pogue, New York Times Columnist, Emmy-Winning CBS Sunday Morning Contributor & NOVA Host

Soraya Darabi, Trendspotter, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Venture Capitalist

Taking care of the environment and aligning events with the Green Deal.

WATCH SESSION

Episode 4: The Potential

Session 11:

Into The Future

Matt Coleman, CEO, Magnify World

Integrating events with technology (AR,VR,IOT,Haptic), and coming up with novel concepts like virtual pop-ups and digital promotions.

Episode 4: The Potential

Session 12:

Expert Speak

Nicola Kastner, Global VP, Event Marketing Strategy SAP

Taylor Nguyen, Head of Creative Experiences and DEI, Google Cloud Next

Chandra Champion, MSSA, CNM National WIC Association

Marty Pesis, Director, Cameo for Business

Experts from the industry come together for a panel discussion

Episode 4: The Potential

Session 13:

The Essential of our new Hybrid Reality: Better Videos

Phil Libin, CEO & Co-Founder, mmhmm

Experts from the industry come together for a panel discussion

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Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

Guy Takeo Kawasaki is an American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984.

Scott Brinker

VP Platform Ecosystem – Hubspot

Scott Brinker has been analyzing marketing technology and its impact on marketing organizations for more than a decade. He writes the chiefmartec.com blog and serves as the program chair of the MarTech conference series. He serves as VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, helping to grow and nurture the company’s community of technology partners. And he authored the best-selling book Hacking Marketing, about adapting software management practices — such as agile methodologies — to marketing teams. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA from MIT.

Nicola Kastner

Global VP, Event Marketing Strategy – SAP

Named to the Event Marketer “B2B Dream Team” and as a “Top Woman in Events”, Nicola is Global VP of Event Marketing Strategy for SAP, an end-to-end enterprise application software market leader with more than 440,000 customers and 200 million users globally. In this role she is responsible designing event strategies that capture new audiences; drive accelerated business performance; and customer value. By applying analytics and insights to better understand attendees, their behaviors and interests, and improve engagement she is focused on driving the continual optimization of SAP’s events, strategies, and plans. During this global crisis that has impacted the events industry so profoundly, Nicola and her team are embracing the opportunity to completely redesign SAP’s event approach and portfolio of more than 1,000 events globally.

Bob Safian

Founder at The Flux Group and Host of Masters of Scale: Rapid Response

Robert Safian is one of the most sought-after speakers, moderators, and interviewers in modern business. From his acclaimed podcast “Masters of Scale: Rapid Response”—which has identified critical post-pandemic lessons across industries— to leadership positions at Fast Company, Time, and Fortune, Safian has been lauded as an unparalleled source of insight on the future of global enterprise. With deep relationships in C-suites at hundreds of blue-chip brands and dynamic startups, Safian has unique access to the cutting-edge developments and breakthrough strategies that are reshaping our world.When Covid-19 struck, Safian was tapped to host “Rapid Response”, dedicated to covering the real-time adjustments required in this time of uncertainty and change. Safian’s guests have included dozens of CEOs from Airbnb to Verizon, Delta to GM, Marriott to Target, plus leaders in medicine, philanthropy, academia, emerging tech and more. Cited by the New York Times as one of its “Podcasts for the Pandemic Era,” “Rapid Response” has been embraced by listeners, downloaded millions of times. At the same time, through his advisory firm The Flux Group, Safian has provided confidential strategic advice to key Fortune 50 companies, global professional-services firms, high-impact nonprofits and more.

Gianna Gaudini

Author of The Art of Event Planning and AWS Head of Events,Training and Certification

Gianna is the Global Head of Events, Training and Certification at Amazon Web Services. A former Google event leader for nine years, and Global Head of Events for the SoftBank Vision Fund, Gianna is an experienced brand marketing event leader and the author of Amazon best-selling book, The Art of Event Planning. Her specialties and focus are driving global event strategy, building community, diversity and inclusion, events, and experiences that drive business results, brand and reputation. Gianna has a powerful platform supporting the industry as a speaker and writer and published The Art of Event Planning to share her personal strategies for successful engagement in event planning. She is a guest speaker at the California state schools and her book is part of their hospitality program curriculum. In addition to her passion for creating impactful experiences and events, Gianna holds her Court of Master Sommeliers certification, is a certified interior designer, former concert pianist and marathon runner.

David Pogue

Host of 18 “NOVA” specials on PBS at WGBH

The go-to expert on disruptive tech in a fast-changing world, David Pogue is a New York Times best-selling author, beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, NOVA host on PBS, and New York Times contributor. Whether he’s covering AI, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, the latest consumer tech, a post-robot world, or preparing for climate change, David is a master communicator who brings even the most non-technical audiences up to speed. His highly entertaining keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor, and, frequently, music and song. David Pogue provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, health, society and connections with each other— now and into the future.

Rebecca Costa

American Sociobiologist, Futurist and Author

For over four decades Rebecca Costa has worked with the world’s largest organizations to get the jump on disruptive technologies, emerging scientific discoveries, and foreseeable trends. From the impact 5G, social robots, AI, genomics, and nanotechnology will have on how we work and live, to how facial recognition, cryptocurrency, space flight, personalized nutrition and innovative methods for storing energy will usher in a demand for new products and services, Costa has her hand firmly on the pulse of what’s around the next corner. According to Costa “foresight” is the only proven antidote to uncertainty. Organizations which get out in front of change arm themselves with a priceless advantage: the opportunity to act before-the-fact.

Jon Youshaei

Product Marketing, Instagram | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Writer, Time Magazine

Jon Youshaei has been named a top marketer by Forbes and Entrepreneur and lauded by Inc. Magazine for “cracking the code for going viral.” As YouTube’s Head of Creator Product Marketing, Jon worked with the platform’s stars to grow their communities and create viral content with millions of views. Today, he works at Instagram as Product Marketing Manager for their new video platform, IGTV.

Vaibhav Jain

CEO & founder, Hubilo

Building world’s smartest virtual event platform, Founder Hubilo. Since March 2020 Hubilo has seen 32x growth in top line and has served more than 5000 events and hosted over 2 million attendees

Will Curran

Founder & Chief Event Einstein –Endless Events

As the founder of Endless Events, Will Curran has been named one of the most influential people in the meeting & events industry, one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders.

Adam Parry

Co-Founder & Editor, Event Industry News

Adam Parry is the co-founder and editor of the event industry’s global online magazine, www.eventindustrynews.com (EIN).As an avid technology evangelist, Adam coupled his 10+ years’ experience in the event industry with his passion for the latest tech trends to co-create Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. On top of this, Adam is also the co-organiser of the Event Technology Awards, a world-renowned awards scheme showcasing the very best in event technology. EIN’s vast readership comprises organisers, promoters, event management and production companies, suppliers, experiential agencies, the corporate sector, local government and organisations that host exhibitions and conferences.

Matt Coleman

CEO, Magnify World

Matt has had over 25 years’ experience in entertainment, has been awarded several emerging technology awards & launched one of the world’s first augmented and virtual reality companies Magnify World in 2014 and podcast series.Matt has also been working on the future of education since mid 2019 working on a new immersive e-learning platform called the www.hollywoodcreativeacademy.com. The academy offers students direct access to world leading experts in the fields of Music, Film/TV, Fashion and digital entertainment.In 2020 he became a director and co-founder with Russell Wilson (NFL) and Jeff Bezos with the company Play Tally (www.playtally.com) a fan engagement innovation using free to play prediction web based experiences powered by pari-mutuel software.Matt also co-founded FansXR formerly known as ARIVAL, the company uses augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video to engage fans offering real time player game stats and gamification in stadium and at home through their digital devices. The company won the prestigious Hype Innovation global technology award at the 2017 Commonwealth Games against thousands of companies. Hype holds the largest accumulation of sports starts up worldwide with a total of 42,000 executives.

Janna Erickson

Director of Events, Drift

Janna is the Director of Events at Drift where she leads events and social. Janna joined Drift in 2017 to help take the team’s event strategy to the next level. Prior to Drift, Janna accumulated over 15 years of event experience from working at brands like HubSpot, Kayak.com, and TomTom.

Phil Libin

CEO & Co-Founder, mmhmm

Phil Libin is co-founder and CEO of All Turtles and mmhmm. He started All Turtles in 2017 to create products that address real-world problems using cutting-edge technology. Mmhmm, a new app created during the pandemic to make video communication more clear and compelling, is one of those products.Prior to All Turtles, Phil was a Managing Director at General Catalyst, a leading venture capital firm, where he is currently a Senior Advisor. Previously, Phil was the co-founder and CEO of Evernote, growing the product to hundreds of millions of users. Phil also co-founded and served as CEO of CoreStreet, which was acquired by ActivIdentity (now owned by HID Global) in 2009. Earlier, Phil was co-founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation (VIGN) in 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications. Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston University, where he is currently on the Board of Overseers.

Jonh Brandt

CEO of the MPI Group & Author of NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It, MPI Group

An experienced executive, entrepreneur, journalist, author, and researcher, John R. Brandt is the founder and CEO of The MPI Group and the former editor-in-chief and publisher of both Chief Executive and IndustryWeek magazines. His newest award-winning book—NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It (HarperCollins, 2019)—is based on groundbreaking research into leadership and performance excellence across more than 50,000 organizations. Nincompoopery is a 21st Century primer on how leaders can create more value for customers, employees and shareholders—while having more fun.At MPI, Brandt has led more than 1,000 research and thought leadership projects for clients including SAP, Infor, SAS, Microsoft, McKinsey, Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young, the Italian Trade Commission, and hundreds of others. Most recently he directed the creation of a cloud-based Supply Chain Maturity Model/Improvement Program for the ASCM Global Health Supply Chain Initiative (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), which seeks to improve access to life-saving medicines in Africa. He is currently directing the creation of a cloud-based Digital Maturity Acceleration program to boost performance at manufacturing companies (funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce).

Larry Gulko

Brand Architect & Strategist, Strategic Growth Advisor, CEO Whisperer, Media Personality, Founder & Moderator of the annual CEO Brand Leadership Roundtable at the Harvard Business School

Larry is a brand strategist, growth advisor, executive coach, and CEO whisperer with a track record for positioning an eclectic range of brands to compete more effectively in today’s rapidly evolving and ever-changing business landscape. He founded and moderates the annual CEO Brand Leadership Roundtable at the Harvard Business School, now celebrating its 13th year. This popular business program has showcased over 50 CEOs of iconic brands including Delta Air Lines, Dunkin’ Brands, Keurig, Ritz-Carlton, Bose, NBC Sports, Harley-Davidson, PGA of America, Converse, Donna Karan, Wayfair, Zumba, Talbots, Newman’s Own, TaylorMade Golf, Birkenstock, Wheels Up, Greg Norman, Foxwoods.Larry is the co-host of Name Brands, a CBS Boston insightful and entertaining brand leadership podcast show which features in-studio conversations with leading brands and CEOs who share their nuggets of wisdom to create and build best-selling brands, enhance customer loyalty, establish leadership credentials, and drive brand performance and business growth to the next level.

Dietmar Dahmen

Expert on Change, Transformation & Success

Dietmar Dahmen is a leading International Speaker on change, future, disruption, digital transformation, innovative business models, sales and marketing and customer centered success.Dietmar started out as a strategic planner and later moved on to become a highly awarded creative business leader. He was Creative Director with DDB, Executive Creative Director with Ogilvy, and Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director with BBDO, working in Hamburg, New York, Munich, Los Angeles and Vienna. After this he worked for 10 dynamic years in high tech, holding the position of Chief Innovation Officer with exc.io, later sold to IBM.Today Dietmar works independently as a professional speaker and consultant for change, innovation and disruptive market strategies with global clients and worldwide engagements. He is the founder and managing director of Dietmar Dahmen Brainkicks and functions as the expert for disruptive marketing with the European Association of Communication Agencies (EACA). He is involved with various companies and startups, mainly in customer centered, high tech solutions, including the blockchain. 

Anat Baron

Futurist, Tech Entrepreneur & Former Head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Futurist, Tech Entrepreneur & Former Head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Chandra Champion

MSSA, CNM National WIC Association

Chandra is an accomplished Event planner/producer with over fifteen years of experience. She has worked in all aspects of the industry working with Corporations and Nonprofits. Chandra is currently the Senior Events Manager with the National WIC Association (NWA), the non-profit education and advocacy voice of the United States’ Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); a public health nutrition service for the nation’s nutritionally at-risk mothers and young children serving over 7 million participants.After completing University at Tennessee State (BA) and Case Western Reserve (MS) universities, Chandra’s passion for events, people and education led her to serve in the private and non-profit sector. She has worked and planned events for the several companies. Chandra’s gifts of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner in the Washington

Justin J.Shaifer

LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology, Science Show Host & STEM Educator

A rising star in STEM education and advocacy, Justin “Mr. Fascinate” Shaifer is a Linkedin Top Voice in Technology with a talent for inspiring Generation Z. Far from camera shy, Justin has hosted science TV shows with WGBH, the Travel Channel and Al Roker Entertainment.Justin’s goal “to be for STEM what ESPN is for sports” and to inspire young people to “embrace their inner nerd despite their surroundings,” springs from his own life experience. Growing up in a single parent home on the South Side of Chicago, he had little awareness of the potential of a STEM career. Self-taught and fascinated by science, Justin earned scholarships from NASA and NOAA that covered 100% of his tuition and room and board at Hampton University.Having kickstarted his professional speaking career with his popular TEDx Talk, “How to Speak Generation Z,” Justin continues to reach millions with his content, keynotes and workshops. His work has been featured in Forbes, Variety, Essence and other media.

Soraya Darabi

Trendspotter, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Venture Capitalist

Soraya Darabi is an experienced entrepreneur and investor; the Founder of TMV, a successful early-stage holding company overseeing two venture funds and three investment vehicles all focused on ideas that will transform industries and inspire new ones. At TMV, Soraya serves as General Partner where she leads impact investments across the future of work, health-care and education technology.Earlier in her career, Soraya served as the Manager of Digital Partnerships & Social Media at The New York Times, where she activated ground-breaking partnerships, established award-winning campaigns and spearheaded the positioning of the global media and news leader across social networks.In 2009, she co-founded Foodspotting, named “App of the Year” by both Apple and Wired (later acquired by OpenTable, then Priceline).

Kristen Geez

Millennial & Gen Z Practitioner

Kristen Geez is a freelance reporter, brand ambassador for Women That Soar, training consultant, TEDx speaker, author, and founder of Advising Generation Z, a nonprofit mentoring program focused on equipping Gen Z and Millennials with leadership opportunities. She holds a B.S. in ethical leadership, a M.Ed. in leadership and development, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in strategic leadership. Geez’s mission is to develop and empower people of all ages to become the best versions of themselves.

Taylor Nguyen

Head of Creative Experiences and DEI, Google Cloud Next

Taylor creates experiential programs and builds global teams in hyper-growth environments. She specializes in bringing the brand to audiences, turning partners into collaborators, and customers into advocates. Her leadership of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Google’s Cloud Next conference, resulted in AdWeek designating Next among The Best of Experiential. ” As far as inclusion goes, they’ve really helped to set the industry standard”. Forbes also cited it as ” One of the Top 3 Conferences Women In Tech Should Attend to Further Their Careers”.Taylor has worn many hats: as a Broadcast Journalist, Founder, and a Lead of Developer and Product Marketing. Always a visual storyteller, her work has been featured in a range of publications including TechCrunch, Bloomberg, The Today Show, HGTV and Martha Stewart.

Courtney Stanley

Keynote Speaker & Event Emcee, CS Consulting

Courtney Stanley is recognized globally as an award-winning changemaker, keynote speaker and event emcee, and acclaimed creator of the women-inspired podcast, Dare to Interrupt. Courtney has spent 10 years helping professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations engage in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics, and drive meaningful change.Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Board of Directors. She is the recipient of Smart Meetings’ 2020 Women in Events Entrepreneur Award, Meetings Today’s 2019 & 2020 Trendsetter Award, MeetingsNet’s 2019 Changemaker Award, the Association for Women in Events (AWE) 2018 Disruptor Award, the 2015 MPI Chairman’s Award and 2011 MPI RISE Award, named Collaborate and Connect Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2011, and is recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney serves on the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force, AWE’s Board of Directors, MPI’s Women’s Advisory Board, is a Meetings Mean Business Ambassador and is the co-founder of the award-winning movement, #MeetingsToo.

Marty Pesis

Director, Cameo for Business

First marketing hire at Cameo. Built and led teams for paid, CRM, content ops, creative, PR, and organic social before transitioning to the partnerships org. Currently focused on launching Cameo for Business, a new team dedicated to helping businesses leverage the power of celebrities at scale.

Severence MacLaughlin

Artificial Intelligence Expert & Data Scientist

One of the top ranked data scientists in the world, Severence McLaughlin is a recognized authority on artificial intelligence and leveraging AI, data sciences and advanced analytics to overcome challenges and optimize opportunities. As an advisor to C-level executives and Fortune 500 companies in a range of sectors, including healthcare, banking, financial services, fintech, life sciences/pharma, energy and retail, Dr. McLaughlin has helped organizations accelerate growth, harness data and leapfrog competition. As a speaker and thought leader, he is known for demystifying the complex, finding actionable ways to improve outcomes, increase productivity, decrease costs, enhance compliance and increase ROI and top line growth. All while providing a fascinating overview of the future of AI and the ever-evolving world of data and analytics.

Jeff Civillico

Las Vegas Headliner | Host Personality | Philanthropist

Jeff Civillico recently celebrated a 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip as a Headliner with Caesars Entertainment at the iconic hotel properties The LINQ, The Flamingo, and The Paris. His clean, family-friendly “Comedy in Action” show remains highly acclaimed: voted “Best of Las Vegas” three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal, named “Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc, and honored by his fans with a 5-star rating on Yelp, Ticketmaster, and Google. Jeff now takes his renowned clean comedy show to live, virtual, and hybrid corporate events and conferences nationwide. He also serves as a Host and Keynote Speaker. When Jeff is not on stage or on camera, he is working on the continued expansion of his national nonprofit Win-Win Entertainment. Win-Win Entertainment brings smiles to children who need them in hospitals by arranging in-person and virtual visits from performers, athletes, and celebrities.

Vaibhav Jain

CEO & founder, Hubilo

Building world’s smartest virtual event platform, Founder Hubilo. Since March 2020 Hubilo has seen 32x growth in top line and has served more than 5000 events and hosted over 2 million attendees

Scott Brinker

VP Platform Ecosystem – Hubspot

Scott Brinker has been analyzing marketing technology and its impact on marketing organizations for more than a decade. He writes the chiefmartec.com blog and serves as the program chair of the MarTech conference series. He serves as VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, helping to grow and nurture the company’s community of technology partners. And he authored the best-selling book Hacking Marketing, about adapting software management practices — such as agile methodologies — to marketing teams. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA from MIT.

Will Curran

Founder & Chief Event Einstein –Endless Events

As the founder of Endless Events, Will Curran has been named one of the most influential people in the meeting & events industry, one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders.

Adam Parry

Co-Founder & Editor, Event Industry News

Adam Parry is the co-founder and editor of the event industry’s global online magazine, www.eventindustrynews.com (EIN).As an avid technology evangelist, Adam coupled his 10+ years’ experience in the event industry with his passion for the latest tech trends to co-create Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to even