Insights Leadership Conference

Keynote Speakers

All Speakers

  • David W. Almy – The Insights Association

    CEO, The Insights Association

    David has served as the CEO of the Insights Association since its formation in January of 2017, representing the interests of more than 450 companies and thousands of individuals developing insights to successfully create and promote products, services and ideas. 

    • Wicked Crisps: A Story of Impossibilities

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      2:30 PM to 3:05 PM
      PST

      From successfully competing against some of the food industry's most powerful brands to forming a winning team of individuals previously considered "unemployable," Phil Kosak has modestly built a sector-leading company with a dogged determination and the belief that anything is possible.

      Join us to hear his inspiring and heartwarming story.

    • Annual Meeting of Members

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
      PST

      An update on the Insights Association and its initiatives will be provided. Questions from the membership will be addressed. All members are invited to attend.

    • Navigating the New Data Privacy Paradigm Part II

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      PST

      Joining Benjamin and Tanya to add to the discussion, the Insights Association's CEO, VP of advocacy and Standards Committee chair further detail the implementation of GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act and movement toward a US data privacy regulation, as well as provide an update on the new ISO 20252 standard and the 2020 Census, to describe outcomes for marketing researchers and data analysts. 

  • Tom Batchelder

    Tom specializes in coaching open-minded professionals who believe in what they do and need to sell, but don’t love new business development. Tom helps them to stop avoiding sales and to be more effective in their approach. He has more than 30 years experience as salesperson, entrepreneur, coach and thought leader in the area of sales psychology, effective communication and lifestyle design. 

    • Selling 180° – A Human Approach to New Business Development

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      PST

      Join us for a powerful workshop sure to energize your business development efforts.

      Whether you are seeking inspiration and tips for yourself or a plan to bring back to the office, sought-after sales consultant Tom Batchelder will provide it here in this action-oriented, interactive session.

      You will learn:

      • To navigate the fine line between optimism & delusion in sales
      • When to turn down new business opportunities that are not an ideal fit
      • How to talk about your unique value
      • That you attract what you define
      • Much more
  • Bonnie Breslauer – DISQO

    Chief Customer Officer, DISQO

    Bonnie is Chief Customer Officer for DISQO (formerly Active Measure), an LA-based company that provides opinion and behavior data to deliver the most complete view of the consumer.  Bonnie is a pioneer and seasoned veteran of online research and has 25+ years of experience in the market research industry.  In her current role, Bonnie is building on DISQO’s customer-driven growth by sharing its profound message throughout the research and insights community. As a member of its Executive Team, she helps guide DISQO’s strategic vision and positioning.

    • AI, Blockchain, Automation: Changes Ahead for the MR Ecosystem

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
      PST

      Strap In And Prepare For What’s Coming – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Automation, Data Science, The Trust Crisis – there’s much to grapple with in our evolving Insights ecosystem. What’s hype and what will stick? How should you change your business model to leverage this rapid evolution?

  • Andrew Cannon – GRBN

    Executive Director, Global Research Business Network

    Andrew is passionate about the role that research businesses have to play in enabling decision makers to both make better decisions and to be more customer- and citizen-centric. Andrew is also passionate about the role that national associations have to play in promoting and protecting the research industry.

    • Ease The Squeeze: How to Make Bigger Insights Budgets A Reality for Your Clients

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      1:55 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      Many corporate insights functions continue to feel the squeeze. As two heads of insights put it to us recently:

       “Headcount has come down and if I go back a little further, essentially the team size and the budget have been almost halved over a six-year period. We became a convenient place to cut.”

       “Research is their easiest thing to negate the need for because you haven’t really assessed the value of it in quantitative terms to say this is how much we’re actually benefiting from what we do.”

      ­BUT, not all insights teams are in this situation:

      “Over four years we’ve grown each year as a team, both in terms in the number of team members and also the amount of budget that we’ve got to work with. I would say that half of that is we are able to show a return on the money the business invests in us as a team, and half that we are able to show a return on investment in a more traditional, commercial sense.”

      During this session, we will explore what successful insights leaders are doing to fight for and win a larger share of available resources. And we will highlight what agencies should be doing to help their clients grow their budgets and to become strategic business-value-generation partners.

  • Dave Carruthers – Voxpopme

    Founder & CEO, Voxpopme

    Dave is an entrepreneur who specializes in high-growth tech businesses and also a video insight evangelist with global ambitions for growth and adventure. As CEO at Voxpopme, he has redefined the possibilities of video for market research and customer feedback. Voxpopme provides an end-to-end software solution for video research, enabling researchers to capture video feedback at speed, analyze it at scale, and share it with ease. With Voxpopme, video is now truly agile.

    • Forging Partnerships That Profit

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      In an era where innovation is imperative and forging the right partnerships often determine if your company will sink or swim – we’ll hear from those making some of the industry’s most talked about alliances.

    • Welcome

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
      PST
  • Simon Chadwick – Cambiar

    Managing Partner, Cambiar

    Industry icon Simon Chadwick is the managing partner of Cambiar, a management consulting company dedicated to the market research industry. Before founding Cambiar in 2004, Simon was Global CEO of NOP World, prior to which he ran six research companies within Kantar.

    • A Crisis of Trust: What Does Market Research Do Now?

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
      PST

      Studies indicate an alarming erosion of trust in government, media and organizations operating in nearly every market and service sector.

      As an industry that handles data and relies on authentic feedback from the entire population, market research and data analytics companies should be particularly concerned.

      Is this merely a temporary swing of the pendulum or a crisis demanding immediate action? Do we need to boil the ocean or can we differentiate MR/DA white hats from the many black hats? 

      Join us for a lively debate and valuable insight to help your company instill and safeguard trust among those who provide the data on which we depend.

    • Ease The Squeeze: How to Make Bigger Insights Budgets A Reality for Your Clients

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      1:55 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      Many corporate insights functions continue to feel the squeeze. As two heads of insights put it to us recently:

       “Headcount has come down and if I go back a little further, essentially the team size and the budget have been almost halved over a six-year period. We became a convenient place to cut.”

       “Research is their easiest thing to negate the need for because you haven’t really assessed the value of it in quantitative terms to say this is how much we’re actually benefiting from what we do.”

      ­BUT, not all insights teams are in this situation:

      “Over four years we’ve grown each year as a team, both in terms in the number of team members and also the amount of budget that we’ve got to work with. I would say that half of that is we are able to show a return on the money the business invests in us as a team, and half that we are able to show a return on investment in a more traditional, commercial sense.”

      During this session, we will explore what successful insights leaders are doing to fight for and win a larger share of available resources. And we will highlight what agencies should be doing to help their clients grow their budgets and to become strategic business-value-generation partners.

  • James Chung – Reach Advisors

    President, Reach Advisors

    James is President of Reach Advisors, a strategy, research and predictive analytics firm building data on how markets will shift into the mid-term future. He’s also a Co-Founder of StratoDem Analytics, a data science firm producing economic, demographic and segmentation-based forecasting and analytics at the hyper-local level. James is also the lead coordinator for 0213eight, an independent data science collaborative serving the Harvard University community.

    • Moving from MR to Data Science

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      12:05 PM to 1:05 PM
      PST

      Advancements in computational insight development and data science are reshaping what brands want to know.

      What does it take to transform your research firm to meet these new demands? We'll find out from a leader who reinvented his market research agency into a data analytics firm during the past decade.

      He will provide guidance on how market research firms can fund, staff, and strategize to make such a transition.

      For those not interested in going that far, he'll share advice on how to partner and position your firm to take advantage of these new and still emerging opportunities.

  • Reed Cundiff – Kantar

    CEO, Kantar North America

    Reed is the CEO of Kantar North America. He is responsible for helping clients transform their insights functions, move decisively from insight to action, and grow their business. Prior to Kantar, Reed served more than a decade as General Manager of Microsoft’s Customer & Market Research team, 100 research consultants in the U.S. and Europe. Reed consulted with senior leaders across Microsoft and presented insights-based perspectives that affected a wide range of both marketing and engineering business decisions.

    • Digitally Transforming the Insights Function

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      11:15 AM to 11:40 AM
      PST

      There has never been a more exciting time to be an insights professional!

      With the proliferation of data types, the sheer volume of data, and availability of modern technologies, there is an historic opportunity to generate customer and market insights at greater speed, volume and quality than ever before.

      Join us on the journey taken by Microsoft's team to build a digitally transformed insights function. Follow the team's path from early vision to first steps to lessons learned.

      This is a valuable look inside a progressive, evolving insights environment equipped to deliver maximum business value in the current digital age.

  • Jason Ebbing – Engine Insights

    SVP, Operations, Engine Insights
    Jason oversees day-to-day activities and strategy of US Operations teams at Engine Insights (previously ORC International).

    His responsibilities of teams include: Script/Survey Programming/Sampling, Tab/Data Processing,

    • Hiring the Right People to Keep Your Company Innovative and Growing

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      PST

      It's never been more crucial to field a team possessing a full complement of skills that ensures your company is delivering quality research, superb client experience and maintaining the edge on innovation.

      The challenge is made all the more difficult in this strong job market.

      Learn from those making it happen!

  • Benjamin Farrar – Kantar

    Director, Privacy & Data Protection, Kantar

    As the Kantar Director of Privacy and Data Protection Ben contributes to five major business operation domains globally.

    • Navigating the New Data Privacy Paradigm Part I

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      PST

      With GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act and movement toward a US data privacy regulation, questions abound for leaders in the market research and data analytics space. Get answers from the experts to protect your business today and ensure you are positioned to fulfill approaching demands.

  • Jared Feldman – Canvs

    Founder & CEO, Canvs

    As the Founder and CEO of Canvs, Jared is leading the charge on how television networks, content creators, and advertisers are measuring the impact of an audience’s emotional reaction to content.

    • AI, Blockchain, Automation: Changes Ahead for the MR Ecosystem

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
      PST

      Strap In And Prepare For What’s Coming – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Automation, Data Science, The Trust Crisis – there’s much to grapple with in our evolving Insights ecosystem. What’s hype and what will stick? How should you change your business model to leverage this rapid evolution?

  • Tanya Forsheit – Frankfurt Kurnit

    Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit

    Widely considered one of the country’s top privacy and data security lawyers, Tanya has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years.

    • Navigating the New Data Privacy Paradigm Part I

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      PST

      With GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act and movement toward a US data privacy regulation, questions abound for leaders in the market research and data analytics space. Get answers from the experts to protect your business today and ensure you are positioned to fulfill approaching demands.

  • Julio Franco – ZappiStore

    Managing Director, Americas, ZappiStore

    Julio leads the Zappi's Americas team on all things client-facing; building and executing on programs that transform how organizations collect and utilize consumer insights.  Having the client perspective, Julio also serves as an in-house consultant to the product teams as they develop new methodologies and applications.  

    • Hiring the Right People to Keep Your Company Innovative and Growing

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      PST

      It's never been more crucial to field a team possessing a full complement of skills that ensures your company is delivering quality research, superb client experience and maintaining the edge on innovation.

      The challenge is made all the more difficult in this strong job market.

      Learn from those making it happen!

  • Kerry Hecht Labsuirs – Echo

    Founder & CEO, Echo Qualitative Project Support

    Kerry began her career as a phone interviewer for MARC Opinion Research in Dallas at the age of 19 and has worked her way up in the industry ever since. Being an intuitive thinker and tireless people watcher led her to take on more research-focused roles, where she can focus on the “why.”   

    Kerry is uniquely concerned with not only the quality of research but also the participant experience and has become a leading industry advocate for research participants through her own initiatives.

    She has previously worked for Dub, Added-Value, Burke and Hall and Partners.

    • Forging Partnerships That Profit

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      In an era where innovation is imperative and forging the right partnerships often determine if your company will sink or swim – we’ll hear from those making some of the industry’s most talked about alliances.

  • Tom Hoffman – NASA

    Project Manager, NASA

    In his three decades at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tom has supported several flight projects with destinations throughout the solar system and beyond. He started his career working on the Voyager project for its encounter with Neptune and went on to be the lead hardware test engineer for the main computer system on the Cassini mission to Saturn. After this effort, Tom was a member of the project systems engineering team on the STARDUST Discovery mission to the WILD-2 comet - the first to capture and return comet dust to Earth.

    • InSight – An Out-of-This-World Data Collection Odyssey

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      4:05 PM to 4:45 PM
      PST

      Leadership and project management lessons emerge from an entirely different dimension as you marvel at the size, scope and complexity of the InSight mission to Mars.

      Launched in May, NASA's InSight Mars lander is now cruising to the Red Planet on its 205-day, 301-million-mile journey. On board are instruments which will study the planet’s interior as never attempted before.

      The data captured will shed light on understanding the early solar system, how planets form, and could also provide insights to planets around distant stars and how likely those possess climates and conditions that would be habitable to life.

      Less than a month before its arrival, we’ll get a fascinating update on this historic mission from the man responsible for managing its many complex components. He’ll also share scores of managerial lessons learned in an impressive career in space exploration.

  • Sandy Intraversato

    Partner, Iron Coaching

    Sandy brings 25 years of consulting, sales and senior executive experience to her role as Partner at Iron Coaching. Her clients include executives, business owners, and professionals of all levels who want to gain greater clarity, increase their capacity and lead lives of impact and influence.

    • Hiring the Right People to Keep Your Company Innovative and Growing

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      PST

      It's never been more crucial to field a team possessing a full complement of skills that ensures your company is delivering quality research, superb client experience and maintaining the edge on innovation.

      The challenge is made all the more difficult in this strong job market.

      Learn from those making it happen!

  • Rick Kelly – Fuel Cycle

    VP of Product, Fuel Cycle

    As vice president of Client Services, Rick has spent most of his career in the market research industry, working closely with clients and operations teams to ensure that client needs are met. He has published articles on market research methods and delivered presentations at the MRA, PAPOR, and AAPOR, among others. His research interests center around using new technology to capture data.

     

    • Forging Partnerships That Profit

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      In an era where innovation is imperative and forging the right partnerships often determine if your company will sink or swim – we’ll hear from those making some of the industry’s most talked about alliances.

  • Phil Kosak – Carolina Fine Snacks

    Founder & CEO, Carolina Fine Snacks

    In 1982 Phil founded Carolina Fine Snacks, one of the nation’s leading authorities of high tech snack food manufacturing responsible for the development of more than 130 products internationally for companies like H. J. Heinz, Weight Watchers International, Pillsbury, Quaker Oats, The Hain Celestial Food Group, Nutri Systems, and many others. In 1997, Phil founded Select Soy LLC., now the nation’s largest dry roasted soynut manufacturer and the exclusive organic dry roasted soynut supplier to United Natural Foods, the largest health food distributor in the U.S.

    • Wicked Crisps: A Story of Impossibilities

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      2:30 PM to 3:05 PM
      PST

      From successfully competing against some of the food industry's most powerful brands to forming a winning team of individuals previously considered "unemployable," Phil Kosak has modestly built a sector-leading company with a dogged determination and the belief that anything is possible.

      Join us to hear his inspiring and heartwarming story.

  • Steve Mast – Delvinia

    President and Chief Innovation Officer, Delvinia
    As Delvinia’s President and Chief Innovation Officer, Steve leads the Delvinia innovation agenda and process.

    Steve spearheads a consulting team that uses new and emerging digital technologies to help marketers, researchers, and business leaders collect, visualize and enable data.

    • AI, Blockchain, Automation: Changes Ahead for the MR Ecosystem

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
      PST

      Strap In And Prepare For What’s Coming – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Automation, Data Science, The Trust Crisis – there’s much to grapple with in our evolving Insights ecosystem. What’s hype and what will stick? How should you change your business model to leverage this rapid evolution?

  • Lonnie Mayne

    Founder, Red Shoes Living

    Lonnie Mayne is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and executive performance advisor to some of the top brands and most influential leaders in business and in life today. He is a former technology and turnaround executive who developed and has deployed one of the most innovative performance concepts of our time, Red Shoes Living.

     

     

    • Red Shoes Living

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
      PST

      Red Shoes Living is a unique and immediately impactful concept that inspires every individual to stand out for the positive in how they work and how they live. It's about creating customer-centric organizations that understand the power of connecting with people in the most inspirational and human way. The concept is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and produces lasting results that are unmatched by any other program.

      Today, companies are lining up to bring the Red Shoes Living message to their employees because it has an instant influence on the customer experience, company culture, leadership performance, and the way people live their lives outside of work. There has never been a better time than now to hear this message.

      Red Shoes Living was specifically designed to turn down the negative and non-productive noise in our world and help people become the best versions of themselves both in the way they work and in the way they live. A cyclical process that continuously improves.

      The Red Shoes Living concept has propelled individuals and companies alike to the top by giving them a framework that is simple, sustainable and wildly impactful.

  • Peter Milla

    Principal, Peter Milla Consulting

    Peter Milla is consultant and Cint’s Data Protection Officer and also works with Cint, providing services in a number of areas including, information security, compliance and contract support and research quality.

    He has expertise in a range of information technology, insights, market/survey research, data protection and information security subjects, applying expertise in information technology and research methods. He has extensive experience with the application of information technology to research.

    • Navigating the New Data Privacy Paradigm Part II

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      PST

      Joining Benjamin and Tanya to add to the discussion, the Insights Association's CEO, VP of advocacy and Standards Committee chair further detail the implementation of GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act and movement toward a US data privacy regulation, as well as provide an update on the new ISO 20252 standard and the 2020 Census, to describe outcomes for marketing researchers and data analysts. 

  • Karen Morgan – Morgan Search

    Founder, Morgan Search

    Karen has been placing insights professionals across the US for over a decade. Prior to successfully launching her own recruitment firm Morgan Search International in 2000, she spent several years at a leading New York based search firm. There she played a key role, spearheading both their market research & brand management recruitment practices, working with leading corporations across the country.

    • Hiring the Right People to Keep Your Company Innovative and Growing

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      PST

      It's never been more crucial to field a team possessing a full complement of skills that ensures your company is delivering quality research, superb client experience and maintaining the edge on innovation.

      The challenge is made all the more difficult in this strong job market.

      Learn from those making it happen!

  • Bianca Pryor – System 1 Research

    Senior Vice President, Northeast (US & Canada), System 1 Research

    Bianca has been with System1 Research for more than five years, leading, designing and coaching. Currently she runs System 1 Research's  Northeast region of the US and Canada based out of NYC. Prior to System1 Research, Bianca was at TNS on the Brand & Communications team. Her experience spans the research funnel – from idea generation to brand and ad tracking. She is passionate about designing research for real world problems to get real world answers and works with up-and-coming brands to heavy hitting brands in CPG, financial services, retail, technology, pharma, and travel & tourism. Prior to industry, she spent time in West Lafayette, Indiana pursuing a Master's in Consumer Behaviour with a focus on branding and asset ownership.

    • Hiring the Right People to Keep Your Company Innovative and Growing

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      PST

      It's never been more crucial to field a team possessing a full complement of skills that ensures your company is delivering quality research, superb client experience and maintaining the edge on innovation.

      The challenge is made all the more difficult in this strong job market.

      Learn from those making it happen!

  • Debby Schlesinger-Hellman, PRC – Schlesinger Group

    Executive Vice President, Schlesinger Group

    Debby Schlesinger-Hellman has over twenty years of qualitative leadership experience at Schlesinger Associates and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to her role as EVP. She oversees qualitative service across U.S. as well as strategic planning for the company. Debby is a past chairman of the Board for MRA as well numerous other volunteer committees for MRA and other industry organizations.

    • Welcome

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
      PST
  • Amy Snow – The Wonderful Company

    Head of Research and Consumer Insights , The Wonderful Company

    A classically trained researcher with 25 years of experience, Amy has created insights-driven branding and strategy for some of the world's biggest brands including Google, Amazon, Uber, Disney, Facebook, Visa, Nike, Starbucks, Toyota, Netflix, Microsoft, Berkshire Partners, MillerCoors, Constellation Brands, Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, Harley Davidson, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, ModCloth, Sonos, FOX, ABC, Tyson Foods, Activision, Mattel, Fortune Brands, OWN, Disney Channel, Southern Company, AT&T, Daimler Chrysler, and Lowe's, among others.

    • Building the New Corporate Research Department

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      11:40 AM to 12:05 PM
      PST

      Here’s the inside look at the work accomplished during the past several months to create a truly hybrid research team to collect and deliver creative and empirically-sound consumer insights that influence decisions, drive change, and inspire The Wonderful Company’s brands and campaigns.

      Wonderful’s new Insights team, comprised of respected researchers with both client-side and vendor-side experience across a wide range of categories, serves as the foundation of critical business strategies supporting Wonderful Agency success, brand development for a portfolio of leading and iconic brands, and macro business objectives for the company, including the important work undertaken in education, health and wellness, and philanthropy. The team is highly collaborative, focuses practical cross-disciplinary knowledge across areas, and conducts research that’s truly forward-facing.

      The Wonderful Company, a privately held $4 billion global company, owns and manages such brands as FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, Teleflora and JUSTIN Wine.

  • Sondra Thiederman

    Dr. Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation’s leading experts on unconscious bias and workplace inclusion issues. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego based training firm, Sondra has more than 25-years’ experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly-diverse workplaces. 

    • Diversity & Inclusion: Sustaining an Environment that Works for Everyone

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      3:05 PM to 4:05 PM
      PST

      Understand how unconscious bias impacts recruitment, hiring and management, as well as how it affects the well-being of the entire organization.

      Through a series of real-office scenarios, you will learn to identify and defeat unconscious bias and pass this valuable information onto others in your organization.

  • Shawn Vanderhoven – The Wiseman Group

    Partner, The Wiseman Group

    Shawn is a Partner at the Wiseman Group and heads the leadership practice for senior executives and emerging leaders. He is a collaborator on the Second Edition and New York Times Bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. He consults with companies around the world on how to build a intelligence culture.

    He has co–designed leadership development strategies with executives at leading brands like, Capital One, Deloitte, Google, Intel, LinkedIn, and Salesforce.

    • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
      PST

      Are you a genius or a genius maker?

      We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders.

      The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment.

      On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved.

      These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less.

  • Monika Wingate – Digsite

    CEO & Co-Founder, Digsite

    Monika is the CEO and co-founder of Digsite, an agile consumer insights platform. She has more than 20 years of marketing, innovation, and market research experience. Monika has held positions at Pillsbury, General Mills, and the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a frequent speaker and regular blogger on research topics.

     

    • Forging Partnerships That Profit

      Wed. November 7, 2018
      1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
      PST

      In an era where innovation is imperative and forging the right partnerships often determine if your company will sink or swim – we’ll hear from those making some of the industry’s most talked about alliances.

  • Kristi Zuhlke – KnowledgeHound

    CEO & Co-Founder, KnowledgeHound

    An entrepreneur at heart, Kristi started her first business while in college. After graduation, she joined Procter & Gamble where she worked on billion dollar brands such as Gillette and Always. There, she focused on brand building with the consumer as the center of all decisions. In 2011, Kristi returned to her passion of entrepreneurship, launching a smartphone app which analyzes moles for characteristics of skin cancer. She sold it in 2012.

    • AI, Blockchain, Automation: Changes Ahead for the MR Ecosystem

      Tue. November 6, 2018
      10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
      PST

      Strap In And Prepare For What’s Coming – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Automation, Data Science, The Trust Crisis – there’s much to grapple with in our evolving Insights ecosystem. What’s hype and what will stick? How should you change your business model to leverage this rapid evolution?