Tiffani Bova
Global, Customer Growth, and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce

Tiffani Bova is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business. Tiffani has appeared on MSNBC and Yahoo Finance and is a regular contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Marketing Matters on Wharton Business Radio - SiriusXM and HuffingtonPost in addition to a variety of industry-leading podcasts. She is a top influencer in Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Sales, and she was recently recognised as one of Inc.

Russel Howcroft
Chief Creative Officer, PwC

Russel has over 25 years experience in marketing and media. He has held leadership roles across industry and agencies, and brings his vast experience to his role as PwC's Chief Creative officer.
He's worked with many of Australia's iconic brands and is the champion of big and brave ideas that transform business and brands. He's well known for his outspoken opinion in the media and ABC1’s “Gruen” and has published a book on the subject When It's Right To Be Wrong.

Jo Gaines
AVP, Sales, Salesforce

Speaker bio coming soon.

Stefano Menti
Global Product Lead, Google

Stefano is a Global Product Lead for Google Marketing Platform focusing on Data Studio and Martech solutions, including Google Analytics and its integrations with Google Cloud Platform and Salesforce.

Stefano previously lead Growth and Analytics at Helix (a genetic company) where he designed and implemented the company Martech stack (analytics, media buy, DMP, BI, Cloud). He also worked on Ads Products at Facebook, and as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and Google.

Stefano holds a BS and MS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Padova and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Ryan Strynatka
GM Product, Salesforce

Ryan Strynatka currently serves as SVP of Product Management and GM for Salesforce social marketing solutions, bringing over 15 years of technology product management industry experience. Throughout the course of his career, he has worked in product leadership roles in both start-ups and industry incumbents.

Based in Atlantic Canada, Ryan recently re-joined the social business after spending three years driving adoption and product strategy for the broader Salesforce Marketing Cloud. He previously led product management at Radian6, the industry-leading social media-monitoring platform, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2011. Ryan joined Radian6 after spending several years building photogrammetric mapping technologies, while based in several locations in the USA and Europe.

As both a marketer and a geographer, Ryan is passionate about innovation around the intersection of people, brands, and places.

Josh Teichman
Group Manager, Digital Transformation, eSolutions, Monash University

Josh leads Monash University's Digital capability which is responsible for the end-to-end provision of Product Management, Experience Design and Digital Engineering services across core platforms including Web, CRM and Mobile from ideation and strategy through to execution and ongoing support. Coming into higher education from a corporate consulting background, Josh's focus is working closely with his stakeholders to make sense of the digital changes disrupting their ways of working by quickly discovering, validating and implementing solutions which foster real innovation and deliver tangible customer and business outcomes.

Maddy Shimmen
Digital and Client Lead, OMD

Maddy has spent the last 9 years working at OMD both in the UK and Australia delivering digital strategic planning across the likes McDonalds and Qantas. Maddy has loved working with her clients to solve their business problems and is passionate about coming up with solutions that place consumers at the epicentre – advertising that they have responded to because it is built with them in mind. She is fascinated by all things digital and how new technologies can drive change and innovation within our industry.

Suzie Cardwell
GM Data Commercialisation, Newscorp

Suzie has almost 20 years experience in digital media, working for organisations including Foxtel, MCN and News Corp. Suzie has led the commercialisation of the digital and data assets of some of the market’s largest media brands including Network Ten, Foxtel, Telstra, Fox Sports, Viacom, NBC Universal and Sky News.
Suzie’s experience includes the launch and development of a number of new initiatives for media owners. Suzie launched the digital advertising service on Foxtel’s streaming products, developed Foxtel’s addressable TV advertising strategy, led the advertising growth strategy for Network Ten’s catch up TV service Tenplay, launched the digital advertising sales strategy for CNN in Australia and developed a location data advertising business for MCN.
At News Corp, Suzie leads the audience data commercialisation and partnership strategy. Her team delivers the data product roadmap and works with commercial partners to build audience targeting services for brands and advertisers that helps them drive their marketing objectives.

Jonathan Waecker
Chief Marketing Officer, The Warehouse Group

The Warehouse Group appointed Jonathan Waecker to the role of Chief Marketing Officer in November 2017. Jonathan is responsible for The Warehouse Group’s marketing and communications activities, leading brand strategy and driving customer engagement for The Warehouse Group and its brands, including The Warehouse, the Noel Leeming Group, the Torpedo7 Group, and Warehouse Stationery.

Michelle Anderson
Chief Digital Officer, The Warehouse Group

Having previously worked within FMCG and Telco industries in Programme Management roles, Michelle joined The Warehouse Group in 2006. She led the teams that delivered the re-platform of www.warehousestationery.co.nz and the first transactional version of www.thewarehouse.co.nz. Focused on customer experience, Michelle has proven success in delivering business results and real change in the rapidly evolving consumer and media landscape beyond traditional & digital marketing, into technology, analytics, and data insights. In her role as Executive General Manager Data she is now leading the development and execution of the Data Strategy across the Group.

Jake Hird
VP, Strategy, Merkle APAC

Jake is VP of Strategy APAC for Merkle. Prior to this, he held senior roles at Publicis.Sapient, Accenture and Econsultancy, with international experience spanning across finance, media, travel, telco and FMCG industries. Over the years, he’s worked with some of the world’s best known brands to define their digital business and customer strategies, including the likes of Disney, Air New Zealand, Oxfam, Cisco, Telstra, Tabcorp, PayPal and the BBC.

Ted Stites
Managing Director, ANZ and EVP, Customer Experience and Marketing Technology Solutions, APAC, Merkle APAC

Ted has 20 years in digital marketing and analytics experience working with Fortune 1000 companies. He has been a strategic partner driving digital transformation with leading technology companies such as Adobe, Salesforce, Oracle, IBM, and Teradata over the last decade. At Merkle, Ted leads go to market strategy of the Merkle business across the APAC region as well as the business operations in ANZ.Prior to joining Merkle, he founded and led a digital services company specialising in digital analytics, optimisation, and campaign management. He is a recognised industry leader in digital marketing and has developed best practices in the areas of KPI development, campaign management, marketing technology and marketing operations.

Kelly Price
General Manager, Marketing, Spotlight Retail Group

Kelly Price is the Group General Manager of Marketing for the Spotlight Retail Group which has her overseeing the strategic delivery of the marketing program and customer contact centres for the business’s retail brands Spotlight and Anaconda.

Shay Hamama
Chief Product Officer, Luxury Escapes

Shay is the Chief Product Officer at Luxury Escapes. Since joining in 2016, Shay has lead the digital re-transformation of Luxury Escapes, by launching a new platform which was built from scratch. Shay’s background in software development, business development, sales and product management shaped his pragmatic, delivery-focused, lean approach to building products that users love to engage with.

Dwayne Birtles
Head of Digital Media and Analytics, Flight Centre

Dwayne Birtles is Head of Digital Media & Analytics at Flight Centre Travel Group. Dwayne’s current role at Flight Centre Travel Group is leading the digital media and analytics efforts for the Flight Centre brand in Australia. Key focus is delivering quality traffic, leading to cost effective conversions on-site and in-store and ensuring measurement is at the centre of all marketing activity. Prior to this, he was National Data Commercial Manager at News Corp Australia developing audience targeting partnerships with media agencies and clients in pairing Data with Media to deliver effective media buying.

Cameron Robert
Direct Digital Manager, Flight Centre

Cameron is the Team Leader of Digital Direct Marketing at Flight Centre Travel Group. He is passionate about all things digital and data driven, and dedicates his time to developing and improving customer loyalty and lifecycle automations. Cameron has over 6 years experience in digital and direct marketing across casino loyalty and retail travel industries, and is always looking for new ways to deliver intuitive and automated marketing interactions with customers.

Parth Gandhi
Head of Digital, Sydney Olympic Park (SOPA)

Parth is a visionary leader within the technology space and specialises in connecting workplace technology and systems with real world business outcomes. Parth is the Head of IT and Digital at Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) and has held several positions as the Head of IT, previously working at Reed Exhibitions where he was the recipient of three innovation awards and transformed customer experience at their OzComicCon and PAX Australia events. He has a strong background developing people-centric solutions to generate efficiencies and revenue.

Derek Laney
Head of Product Marketing, Salesforce

Derek Laney is a keen advocate and commentator for customer lead digital transformation. Derek has worked for 19 years in customer relationship management and 11 years at Salesforce as consultant to its largest customers helping drive their adoption of new and emerging technologies. As Head of Product Marketing, Derek is now responsible for the go-to-market strategy for Marketing, Advertising, Commerce, Customer Service and Platform products.

Mark Green
CEO, The Monkeys

The Monkeys create provocative ideas that live within advertising, entertainment and technology. We’ve been called an ad agency, a collective, a branded content company, the business model of the future, and a bunch of bloody dreamers. Truth is it’s a bit of each. We set up Maud with David Park in 2013. Along the way we have picked up a few accolades including in 2016:
Campaign Asia - Australia/New Zealand Creative Agency of The Year
B&T Awards - Advertising Agency of The Year
Australian Effies - Effective Agency of The Year
Mumbrella - APAC Creative Agency of The Year
AdNews - NSW Agency of The Year