Virtual | December 6

Speakers

This rapidly changing world needs current, holistic insights more than ever. Market research, data science and analytics teams must come together to uncover, communicate and implement these insights. That happens at CONVERGE – a forum developed to advance teams and companies from being data driven to insight driven. 

NetBase Quid delivers AI-powered consumer and market intelligence to enable business reinvention in a noisy and unpredictable world.

Our platform uses advanced artificial intelligence to process billions of indexed resources across all forms of structured and unstructured data, empowering brand, agency, and consulting services customers to make smart, data-driven decisions accurately, quickly, and efficiently.

NetBase Quid is the trusted partner of Coca-Cola, Ogilvy, T-Mobile, United Airlines, YUM! Brands, Walmart, Hyundai, Wunderman Thompson, Microsoft, BCG, and The New York Times.

At Big Village, we explore the intentions behind customer behavior, uncovering not just the “what” but the “why”. We go beyond research to deliver integrated expertise and products that fine tune your data strategies, drive bottom line growth, and differentiate in today’s marketplace.

We proudly support clients’ Insights needs with our agile tools, optimizing the customer experience, journey mapping, building & strengthening brands, concept testing, segmentation, product testing, innovation, path to purchase, strategy, data & analytics, digital qualitative, online communities, audience creation & targeting, B2B research, youth research, and more.

A visionary leader, entrepreneur, business accelerator, investor, philanthropist and industry futurist, Zain Raj is considered a global leader in finding new and different ways to grow brands. His unique ability to unearth surprising insights and incite inspired ideas has created billions of dollars of value for his clients and investors. Currently, Zain is the Chairman and CEO of Shapiro+Raj, a top-ten independent insights and inspiration company in North America. He is also the founder and CEO of ZedNext, an ideas incubator that takes an objective and disruptive look at trends to help marketers and business leaders realize their full potential in this data-driven, digitally-led and insights-driven world. His theories and methodologies provide clear and actionable ways to help companies deliver sustainable growth through these times of significant economic and cultural change. He has authored two Amazon marketing and sales bestsellers, Brand Rituals™: How Successful Brands Bond with Customers for Life and Marketing For Tomorrow, Not Yesterday: Surviving and Thriving in the Insight Economy™. An evangelist for innovation and a strong believer in empowering others, Zain is a sought-after speaker on how marketers can build their businesses and improve their brand value in this evolving landscape of big-data, mobility, digitization and commoditization. He contributes his insights to The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fast Company, Forbes, Crain’s and publications of the nation’s top business schools.

InnovateMR is a fiercely independent sampling and ResTech company that delivers faster answers from business and consumer audiences utilizing technologies to support agile research. As industry pioneers, InnovateMR connects organizations with targeted audiences around the world and develops forward-thinking products to support informed, data-driven strategies, and identify growth opportunities.

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Schlesinger Group is the world’s most comprehensive technology-led data collection and research services company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions. For over half a century, our expert teams have continually worked to perfect the art and science of connecting human answers to business questions. We own and operate global consumer, business-to-business, healthcare, and patient panels comprising millions of stringently vetted and deeply profiled people in more than 50 countries. Our diverse panels, programmatic solutions, do-it-for-me services, and consultative approach ensure you gain high-quality insights from nationwide, global, or hard-to-reach audiences at the speed you need. With a lifetime of experience and an uncompromising commitment to your success, we are your global research partner, anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit: https://www.schlesingergroup.com.

A visionary leader, entrepreneur, business accelerator, investor, philanthropist and industry futurist, Zain Raj is considered a global leader in finding new and different ways to grow brands. His unique ability to unearth surprising insights and incite inspired ideas has created billions of dollars of value for his clients and investors. Currently, Zain is the Chairman and CEO of Shapiro+Raj, a top-ten independent insights and inspiration company in North America. He is also the founder and CEO of ZedNext, an ideas incubator that takes an objective and disruptive look at trends to help marketers and business leaders realize their full potential in this data-driven, digitally-led and insights-driven world. His theories and methodologies provide clear and actionable ways to help companies deliver sustainable growth through these times of significant economic and cultural change. He has authored two Amazon marketing and sales bestsellers, Brand Rituals™: How Successful Brands Bond with Customers for Life and Marketing For Tomorrow, Not Yesterday: Surviving and Thriving in the Insight Economy™. An evangelist for innovation and a strong believer in empowering others, Zain is a sought-after speaker on how marketers can build their businesses and improve their brand value in this evolving landscape of big-data, mobility, digitization and commoditization. He contributes his insights to The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fast Company, Forbes, Crain’s and publications of the nation’s top business schools.