Forbes Publisher & Author of Team Genius
Rich Karlgaard has been with Forbes for 20 years. He is a leader at the magazine, a columnist, a television commentator, a private investor, and a board director. Rich is also a past winner of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and author of “The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success.”
Chief Insights Officer, Forbes Media
Bruce H. Rogers is the Chief Insights Officer for Forbes Media, managing the Forbes Insights division. He is responsible for the company’s CMO Practice, overseeing the CMO Network section of Forbes.com and events such as the annual Forbes CMO Summit. He is also the co-author of "Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Services Firms Become Thought Leaders."
Chief Marketing Officer, Forbes Media
Tom is responsible for Forbes’ brand marketing, sales development and advertising revenues. With twenty five years of media management experience, Mr. Davis uses technology and business innovation to help Forbes' advertising partners. Tom helped launch several Forbes products -connecting marketers and audiences in measurable ways. Before joining Forbes in 2008, Tom held multiple roles at International Data Group - a global technology media company. He was Associate Publisher of Network World and became the General Manager of IDG's Customer Access Group - winning a min's Best of the Web Gold Award. A graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, Mr. Davis lives in New York with his wife and four children.
Founder and President, Think Big, a Teradata company
Ron Bodkin founded Think Big to help companies realize measurable value from Big Data. The company’s expertise spans all facets of data science and data engineering as they help customers create business value from Big Data initiatives. Previously, Mr. Bodkin was the VP of Engineering at Quantcast where he led the data science and engineering teams who pioneered the use of Hadoop and NoSQL to create a $100 million ad tech business from Big Data. Prior to that, Mr. Bodkin founded New Aspects, which provided enterprise consulting for Aspect-Oriented Programming. He was Co-Founder and CTO of B2B applications provider C-Bridge, which led to a successful IPO. Mr. Bodkin earned his Master’s in Computer Science from MIT, leaving the PhD program after the idea for C-Bridge placed him in the finals of the 50k Entrepreneurship Contest. Follow him at @ronbodkin.
Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Marketing Analytics Center (CMAC)
Matt Ariker is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Marketing Analytics Center (CMAC) with McKinsey & Company’s Marketing & Sales Practice in Silicon Valley, CA. Matt brings 30+ years in CRM and IT experience using transactional analytics, campaign delivery systems, performance management & organization design & deployment, data architecture, Big Data analytics, real time analytics, data-management, and business intelligence.
Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder
Todd is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices and is a core member of the Technology Practice. He has worked closely with companies in the consumer and high tech industries to improve the caliber of their commercial and IT organizations. In addition, as a core member of the talent management practice group, he works with executive teams to improve succession planning and talent management practices.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Todd was Director of Business Planning and Strategy at Roche Diagnostics. He joined Roche after spending 8 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and the Monitor Group. Mr. Hutchings started his career at GE as a member of the corporate audit staff and the corporate business development team.
Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumersthrough a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in funding to date.
Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades.
Brian has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:
Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.
As the leader in video and marketing strategy for YouTube, Manwaring is dedicated to understanding why consumers share what they do. In 2015, Manwaring was awarded by Forbes 30 Under 30 for his contributions in Marketing and Advertising. He has developed specific strategies to create shareable and successful content. He brings a track record of success with specialized knowledge in shareable content creation and organic marketing to evangelize audiences for global brands and burgeoning YouTube stars alike. He is proud to have created a sustainable model of advertising that will never change regardless of the platform.
Shareability is the first full service brand agency to focus exclusively on YouTube. The company combines the art and science of shareability to create and market content for the YouTube generation. Cameron has generated over 900 Million organic views in the past 2 years, and has produced and/or marketed over 100 videos with 1 million + views, propelling over 40 videos to the front page of YouTube.
The company was founded in 2013 and has already worked with an array of notable brands and YouTubers including Dreamworks, Turkish Airlines, Sony, ESPN, NVIDIA, Cristiano Ronaldo, and YouTube.
Kyle Wong is an entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pixlee, an enterprise SaaS platform that helps brand's marketing using user-generated content. In 2012, Wong founded Pixlee out of his dorm room at Stanford University with co-founders Awad Sayeed, Miraj Mohsin, and Jeff Chen. Wong is also a regular contributor on Forbes where he covers the startups, social media marketing, and technology, and was named to the 2014 30 Under 30 List.