Susan EtlingerAltimeter Group
Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst with Altimeter, a Prophet Company, where she focuses on data, artificial intelligence and ethics. She conducts independent research on these topics and advises global executives on strategy related to emerging technologies. In addition, she works with technology innovators to help them refine their roadmaps and go-to-market plans.
Etlinger is on the board of The Big Boulder Initiative, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the successful and ethical use of data. She is a TED speaker, is regularly asked to speak on data strategy and best practices, and has been quoted in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and BBC.
Insight and Trust: Understanding Consumers in the Digital Age
- What the history of technology teaches us about how to plan for the future
- How the Internet created "Big Data", and what it means for organizations - beyond the hype
- How current trends and technologies such as digital media are affecting consumer behavior and challenging the customer experience
- What changes we are likely to see as new technologies such as IoT and Artificial Intelligence become more pervasive, and what we can do about them
- 3-5 takeaways to inform strategic planning
Monday, July 24, 2017
Founder & CEO
Robert HerjavecHerjavec Group
Founder & CEO
Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank.
Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T.
In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations.
Robert released his third book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success published by St. Martin’s Press on May 17, 2016.
Robert’s motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank.
Fast, Forward & Focused
Technology is constantly transforming, creating new possibilities and risks in the business world. Dynamic IT entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of
Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, will explore evolving technology trends, and the rising cyber security threats we face personally and professionally on a daily
basis. He will reveal a few secrets from inside the Shark Tank and inspire anyone willing to keep up in a fast moving world.
Tuesday, 25 July
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Founder & CEO
Simon MainwaringWe First
Founder & CEO
Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world. We First consulting shows companies how to define, frame and share the story of their good work in ways that build their brand reputation, customer community, and social impact. We First training includes keynote speeches, corporate workshops, and an annual Brand Leadership Summit that shows how companies combine purposeful storytelling and social technologies to inspire their employees and customers to build their business and positive impact with them.
Simon is a member of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and the World Business Academy in the U.S. He was interim CMO at TOMS, helping lead the popular apparel company’s innovative marketing strategies.
He contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, and Huffington Post on branding and social technology.
Simon’s book, We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World (Palgrave Macmillan) is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, and strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of the Year. It has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean.
Simon was included in Trust Across America’s, ‘Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 2012,’ #4 on The Guardian’s, ‘Twitter List: The 30 Most Influential Sustainability Voices in America for 2013’ and #15 on SustMeme’s CSR Top 500 Influencers for 2013, GlobalCEO’s Top CSR Leaders for 2014, YPO’s Real Leaders, ‘100 Visionary Leaders’ for 2015, and Statsocial’s 2015 Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers, and the 2016 United Nation Foundation’s ‘Global Influencers to Follow.’ He has been featured in BBC World News, TIME, The Guardian, Advertising Age, Adweek, Inc., AMA, Fast Company, GOOD Magazine, Mashable and on the cover of the National Speaker’s Magazine. He contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, and Huffington Post on branding, purpose and social media.
Simon is a sought after international speaker with engagements including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Royal Society of Arts, SXSW, TEDxSF, Promaxbda, Conscious Capitalism, Sustainable Brands, Social Good Summit, National Speakers Association, and National Press Club, as well as brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Samsung, Gucci, VW Group, NHL, and Patagonia. He has conducted corporate culture and purpose workshops for Richard Branson on Branson’s famed global leadership retreat: Necker Island.
He was voted a Top5 Marketing Speaker by SPEAKING.com five years in a row.
Prior to starting We First Simon spent 18 years as an award-winning writer, Creative Director, and Worldwide Creative Director at many of the world’s top creative advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden & Kennedy, and Ogilvy working on brands such a Nike, Coca-Cola, Toyota, and Motorola, as well as consulting on dozens of F500 brands for leading advertising, production, and digital companies. He was the writer on the U.S. launch of the first three generations of the Toyota Prius, the largest national service campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation that brought together all four major TV networks for the first time in U.S. television history, and numerous award-winning campaigns for Nike. He has received over 60 awards at major advertising festivals including the Cannes Advertising Festival (Europe), the One Show (U.S.), the Clio’s (U.S.), the Kelly Awards (U.S), British Design & Art Direction Awards (U.K.), and AWARD (Australia), among others.
Simon studied Law and Fine Arts (1st Class Honors) at St. Paul’s College, Sydney University, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
- The Millennial mindset, behaviors and aspirations that Credit Unions can leverage to build their reputation, customer communities and impact in the world.
- How Credit Unions must tell their brand stories to inspire Millennials to share them and build the Credit Union communities with them.
- How Credit Unions are uniquely positioned to define, frame and lead cultural conversations that will resonate deeply with Millennials at a time when social technologies are reinventing the banking industry and the role that money plays in Millennial's lives.
Wednesday, 26 July