Alison Biggan is the Chief Operating Officer of Global Marketing at SAP. In this role, Alison leads the budget, planning, performance insights, process excellence and overall operational management across SAP marketing worldwide. In addition, Alison leads the Centers of Excellence across digital, content and customer marketing. The COE’s provide functional expertise and orchestrate scaled execution and innovation to power a consistent and seamless customer experience and to increase business outcomes, efficiency and velocity. Prior to her current role, Alison most recently led Corporate Marketing at SAP and before that was the global leader of Product Marketing.
A collaborative and pragmatic leader, Alison believes deeply in the power of building diverse teams to drive results. She is committed to investing in the professional development of up-and-coming marketers and ensuring everyone has a voice.
Alison joined SAP in 2007 through its acquisition of Business Objects and has held global leadership roles in the platform business since 2010. She played an instrumental role in the introduction and growth of flagship product SAP HANA in 2010, an achievement she considers to be one of her proudest career moments. Prior to joining SAP, she began her career in sports marketing and sponsorship sales with the Vancouver Canuck Foundation, PGA Tour and BC Lions. Alison shifted to the high-tech industry in 2001, joining Crystal Decisions, which was later acquired by Business Objects in 2003.
Active in her community, Alison is passionate about the importance of youth sports – believing participation, teamwork and competition build critical skills that last a lifetime. Alison attended the University of British Columbia and lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two children.
As VP of Data Products, David Dewey leads Mailchimp’s data science practice which is responsible for the integration of AI into the product as well as developing the intelligence component of the overall brand.
Prior to Mailchimp, David served as the Director of Research and VP of Product for Pindrop, a company which specializes in using AI to detect and prevent fraud. With over 18 years of experience in the technology industry, he has always been attracted to solving the hardest problems.
Whether it was information security, mobile development, fraud prevention, or machine learning, he has spent his career working on the forefront of innovation, applying the newest techniques to solve the hardest problems.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a PhD in computer science from Georgia Tech.
Oliver Gediehn is a leader within our European Marketing Performance Service Line with expertise both in B2B and B2C marketing.
Having led and transformed marketing organizations in corporate as well as in start-up/agency environments, he drives marketing performance and digital marketing transformations aiming both at growth and efficiency.
Jon Miller is the Chief Product Officer of Demandbase. In his role, Miller is responsible for delivering Demandbase’s product vision to delight customers and fulfill its mission of transforming how B2B companies go-to-market.
Miller has a long history of establishing and leading some of the most notable marketing technology companies. Most recently, Miller was the co-founder and CEO of Engagio, the leading Account-Based Orchestration Platform.
Earlier, Miller co-founded and held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Marketo (acquired by Adobe). He is recognized as one of the most influential executives in the marketing technology industry.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard College and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Brian Solis is a world-renowned digital anthropologist and futurist who serves as Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. Brian is also an 8x best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Forbes has called him “one of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time” and ZDNet has referred to Brian as “one of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers.”
Over the past 20 years, Brian has studied Digital Darwinism to understand the impact of disruption on businesses, markets and society. In his work, he humanizes emerging and disruptive trends to help leaders see new and more meaningful possibilities for digital transformation and innovation.
Brian’s research explores innovation, digital transformation, experience design, CX, AI, and the cognitive enterprise, and human behavior.
His insights on the state and future of digital trends have made him a go to resource among media and market experts. He has published over 60 research papers and also actively shares his work in industry-leading publications including Forbes, ZDNet, CIO, eWeek, Fast Company, Adweek, Singularity University, among others.
As a keynote speaker, Brian has traveled the world to help audiences embrace change, learn what’s coming next and why, and to take a leading role in shaping the future they want to see.
Rob Towne is the Director of Performance Marketing at Purple Innovation. He and his team build strategic partnerships with Google, Amazon, YouTube and others for paid and organic search, display, video, native, affiliate, shopping, and third-party marketplace advertising.
Purple has gone from a single Kickstarter to create over 1400 jobs in Utah and has reached a market cap of over a billion dollars delivering the world’s best mattresses and comfort products.
Prior to joining Purple, Rob has over a decade of digital marketing experience supporting B2C and B2B giants. He most recently left the B2B world where he led demand generation efforts for Utah’s largest $8 billion tech sale of 2018.
When he is not at his office, you can find Rob working on a car, riding his motorcycle in the canyons of Utah or enjoying local foods on distant islands.