Speakers


Diana Frost

VP Marketing

Mars Canada

Diana is the Head of Marketing for Mars Wrigley Confectionery Canada, member of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery Management Team, and leads the Inclusion and Diversity council at Mars Canada.  As the Head of Marketing, her team is responsible for the vision, portfolio strategy, innovation and brand communication for leading brands...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks; Co-chairs' opening remarks


Kris Hansen

CTO, Portag3 Ventures and CTO, Koho

Kris Hansen describes himself as “a recovering banking chief architect” and in his recovery has been advising banks, insurance companies and financial services startups on topics related to financial services transformation and innovation.  He began his career as a system administrator and software developer, started one of the first internet provider...more

Speaking at: Blockchain. The ultimate disruptor?


Ari Himmel

Founder and CEO

Faimdata

Founder and CEO of Faimdata, Ari Himmel is a serial technology entrepreneur, with Faimdata being his fourth company. Ari has fifteen years of professional experience in tech and finance, and is fuelled by a burning curiosity to solve commercial problems at scale using software, artificial intelligence, and technology. Ari’s vision...more

Speaking at: One of Canada’s most iconic fashion brands is using AI in a surprising way (And you can too)


Mitch Joel

President

Mirum Canada Agency

Mitch Joel is President of Mirum - a global digital marketing agency operating in over 25 countries with close to 3000 employees (although he prefers the title, Media Hacker). He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, digital expert and community leader. He is also a bestselling author, journalist...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks; Co-chairs' opening remarks




Erica Schmidt

Global CEO

Cadreon

Erica Schmidt’s 15 years of digital experience, search savviness and programmatic expertise enables her to lead teams who deliver top-of-industry programmatic strategy and campaigns.

Erica has set the agenda for Cadreon to be focused on bottom line results for clients. Armed with extensive data sets, the best technology and a superstar...more

Speaking at: How brands can navigate walled gardens using audience data


Rishad Tobaccowala

Chief Growth Officer and Member of Management Board

Publicis Groupe

Rishad Tobaccowala is the Chief Growth Officer of the Publicis Groupe, an 80,000-employee firm comprising companies like Sapient Razorfish, DigitasLBi, Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Starcom, Zenith and many other companies dedicated to delivering marketing and business transformation. Rishad also serves on the Publicis Management Committee.

In his current role Rishad...more

Speaking at: Keynote: Keeping relevant through transformative times


Tom Webster

Senior Vice President

Edison Research

Tom Webster is Senior Vice President of Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks. He has more than 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media and social...more

Speaking at: KEYNOTE: The rise of smart speakers, and why they matter to marketers

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