NEXT 2018

Program

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This conference brings the entire audience together to hear from several sought-after keynote speakers, to witness and participate in our popular Shark Tank, and to enjoy ample networking opportunities. You also get to tailor your experience by choosing from among three concurrent track sessions the topic that most interests you. Attend with a colleague to further expand the knowledge you bring back to the office.

Our three tracks:

In the Know – Research techniques & theories are put to the empirical test.    

In the Now – Delve into the most novel work being done to extract insights and drive meaningful action.

In the Future – Glimpse beyond your horizon and prepare for what’s next.

April 29, 2018

April 30, 2018

8:30am to 8:35am
Terrae Schroeder - Kellogg's +1
keynote

Terrae Schroeder - Kellogg's, Kristi Zuhlke - KnowledgeHound

8:35am to 9:10am
Steve Koenig - Consumer Technology Association
keynote

Steve Koenig - Consumer Technology Association

9:10am to 9:45am
John Hagel - Deloitte's Center for the Edge
keynote

John Hagel - Deloitte's Center for the Edge

9:45am to 10:15am
Jessica Tarlov - Bustle Digital Group +2

Jessica Tarlov - Bustle Digital Group, Christian Kurz - Viacom, Natalia Lumpkin - Mars Petcare Europe

10:15am to 11:00am
11:00am to 11:30am
Beth Rounds - Dapresy +3
In the Know

Beth Rounds - Dapresy, Christian Super - ORC, Scott Luck - LRW, Sima Vasa - Paradigm Sample

Thatcher Schulte - Conagra Brands
In the Future

Thatcher Schulte - Conagra Brands

11:35am to 12:05pm
Donna Sabino - Condé Nast +1
In the Know

Donna Sabino - Condé Nast, Jason Klein - ListenFirst

 Jason Hauer - The Garage Group +1
In the Now

Jason Hauer - The Garage Group, Ann Thompson - The Garage Group

12:10pm to 12:40pm
Terrae Schroeder - Kellogg's +3
In the Future

Terrae Schroeder - Kellogg's, Alex Hunt – System 1 Research, Michelle Adams – Marketing Brainology, Pranav Yadav – Neuro-Insight

12:40pm to 1:45pm
1:45pm to 2:15pm
Roddy Knowles – Research Now +2
In the Know

Roddy Knowles – Research Now, Ted Saunders – MaritzCX, Zoe Dowling - Focus Vision

2:20pm to 2:50pm
Jonathan Schwedel -  Verizon +1
In the Know

Jonathan Schwedel - Verizon , Jialin Xi – Verizon

Mandy Rassi - 84.51
In the Future

Mandy Rassi - 84.51

2:55pm to 3:25pm
Niels Schillewaert - InSites Consulting +1
In the Future

Niels Schillewaert - InSites Consulting, Marlon Rinoza Plazo - Heineken

3:45pm to 4:15pm
4:15pm to 4:55pm
Jeff Fromm - FutureCast
keynote

Jeff Fromm - FutureCast

4:55pm to 5:40pm

May 1, 2018

8:15am to 9:00am
Liza Kindred - Mindful Technology
keynote

Liza Kindred - Mindful Technology

10:30am to 11:15am
11:15am to 11:45am
11:45am to 12:15pm
Julie Knox - Jigsaw Research +1
In the Know

Julie Knox - Jigsaw Research , Tom Vanozzi - Jigsaw Research

Maggie Garner - WatersonGarner +1
In the Now

Bao Nguyen - MillerCoors, Maggie Garner - WatersonGarner

Alexia Raven - Warner Bros. Television
In the Future

Alexia Raven - Warner Bros. Television

12:20pm to 12:50pm
Lisa Wilding-Brown – Innovate +4
In the Know

Lisa Wilding-Brown – Innovate, Andrew Cannon – GRBN, Bob Graff - MarketVision Research, Dyna Boen - UBMobile, David Lau - Mindbody

Michelle Gansle - Mars Wrigley
In the Now

Michelle Gansle - Mars Wrigley

Kyle Fugere - dunnhumby
In the Future

Kyle Fugere - dunnhumby

12:50pm to 1:50pm
1:50pm to 2:20pm
Alyssa Rodrigo - Labatt Breweries of Canada +1
In the Now

Alyssa Rodrigo - Labatt Breweries of Canada, Raj Manocha - Delvinia

Tom H.C. Anderson – OdinText, Inc. +1
In the Future

Tom H.C. Anderson – OdinText, Inc., John Colias - Decision Analyst

2:25pm to 2:55pm
Jonathan (JD) Deitch - P2Sample
In the Know

Jonathan (JD) Deitch - P2Sample

David Lo - Scorpio Partnership +1
In the Now

David Lo - Scorpio Partnership, Alexis Renaudin - AON

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Margie Strickland – Synthesio +1
In the Know

Margie Strickland – Synthesio, Troy Janisch - U.S. Bank

3:30pm to 3:30pm