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Featured speakers

  • George Foreman
  • Allan Adler
  • Brooke Beach
  • Josh Browder
  • Paul Edwards
  • Marc Gorlin
  • Gene Hammett
  • Kasim Reed
  • Susan Solovic
  • Robert Tercek

George Foreman

Gold medalist, heavyweight champion, ordained minister, marketing icon

George Foreman has come a long way since his impoverished youth in Houston’s Fifth Ward. Gold medal winner at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Two-time heavyweight champion of the world—first in 1973 at age 24, then again in 1994 at the astonishing age of 45. Ordained minister and founder of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Marketing force that helped sell over 100 million units of the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine and grow the Meineke Car Care Centers business to over 1,000 franchises. Author of 10 books. Not bad for a poor kid from Marshall, Texas.

Allan Adler

Managing Partner of Digital Bridge Partners

As Managing Partner of Digital Bridge Partners, Allan Adler develops and executes digital business innovation, value network and ecosystem, and go-to-market strategies for leading industrial and technology companies including Adobe, Boeing, Cisco, Marketo, SAP, Tech Data, and VMware. Allan’s thought leadership helps clients refine their innovation cultures and practices, build profitable business ecosystems, and develop winning go-to-market strategies.

Brooke Beach

Founder and CEO of Marketwake

Brooke Beach is the Founder and CEO of Marketwake - a digital marketing agency that focuses on sharing stories and building brands. Most recently she was the CEO of a technology company called Kevy where she helped turn around the company after it's pivot into marketing automation in 2015. Brooke graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. After graduation, she became a spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies and helped lead nation-wide PR and marketing campaigns. A serial entrepreneur and sought-after leader in the industry, Brooke has a passion for helping businesses and leaders grow.

Josh Browder

Entrepreneur and founder of DoNotPay

Joshua Browder is a British entrepreneur and public figure. He is the founder of DoNotPay, the first website that allows motorists to appeal their parking tickets automatically. Browder grew up in Hendon, London. At the age of 18, he began to receive a large number of parking tickets. Noticing that these tickets were issued unfairly, and the "formulaic nature" of the process by which they could be appealed, Browder created DoNotPay. Since its launch, the site has attracted over 175,000 successful users and saved UK and New York motorists an estimated $5 million.

Paul Edwards

Research Director of Software Channels & Ecosystems

Paul Edwards serves as Research Director of Software Channels & Ecosystems research at IDC. Within this role, Paul is focused exclusively on providing research-backed guidance to leading ICT vendors on partner strategy in the software market, whether on premise or in the cloud. As part of his research, Paul extensively studies vendor and partner dynamics as they relate to and impact channel strategy.

Marc Gorlin

Founder and CEO of Roadie

Marc Gorlin, a key player in Atlanta's biztech community, is the founder and CEO of Roadie, an app-based shipping community that utilizes excess capacity in passenger vehicles by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers. Roadie is experiencing significant growth and in the scale-up phase. Marc is also the co-Founder of Kabbage, a technology company that quickly connects small businesses with capital.

Gene Hammett

Strategic Coach, Speaker, Author

Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into forces of nature in their market. He sorts through the complexities of business strategies to help you "be the choice, not just a choice." Gene has been a business leader for 20 years. He started and ran multiple million-dollar companies. He succeeded, failed, reinvented himself, and succeeded again. He can pass along to you the key lessons he’s learned in the process so you can have a business that is both successful and fulfilling.

Kasim Reed

Mayor, Atlanta

Kasim Reed was inaugurated as the 59th Mayor of the City of Atlanta on January 4, 2010. Since taking office, Mayor Reed has hired more than 200 police officers, improved fire-rescue response times, re-opened all of the city’s recreation centers, and improved the service delivery of city departments such as Sanitation and Public Works.

Susan Solovic

The Small Business Expert

After starting her career as a news anchor and reporter, Susan Solovic is now an award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, and attorney.

Susan was the CEO and co-founder of one of the first video-based Internet sites, a company she grew from its infancy to a million-dollar-plus entity. She also served as a small-business contributor for ABC News and hosted a syndicated radio program, “It’s Your Biz.” Additionally, she appears regularly as a small-business expert on Fox Business, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break,” CNN, CNBC, and many other stations across the country.

Robert Tercek

Chairman of Creative Visions Foundation in Malibu, California

Robert Tercek has spent 25 years designing and launching new digital services all over the world. He hassupervised the launch of satellite TV networks, Internet game services, online learning programs, and the world’s first video services on mobile phones. He has founded startup ventures and also worked in senior leadership roles at major media companies, including MTV, Sony Pictures and most recently the Oprah Winfrey Network where he was the president of digital media. Today he is the Chairman of the Creative Visions Foundation in Malibu, and the author of VAPORIZED: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World.

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