For Marketers, Innovators, and Leaders
Join us at Signals 19 for insights and inspiration on how to succeed in our signals-saturated world.
Sept. 25–27, 2019 / Chicago, IL
Don’t miss a single signal
Beth Comstock navigates change on a personal, team, and organizational level. She continues her quest for evolution having recently stepped down from her position as Vice Chair of GE, the first woman ever to hold the post, and now exploring a path as an author, instigator and connector. Over nearly two decades, she initiated GE's digital and clean-energy transformations, developed new businesses, increased GE's brand value and sales, and partnered to enhance its inventive culture. She led the creation of Current, an intelligent environments business, and was the company's first Chief Marketing Officer in 20 years. As President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, Beth oversaw ad revenue and the company's digital efforts, including early development of hulu.com. She held a succession of marketing and communications roles at GE, NBC, CBS and Turner Broadcasting/CNN. Today, Beth is a director at Nike and trustee of The National Geographic Society.
Sameer Kazi is CEO at Cheetah Digital and brings nearly 20 years of experience as a public and private company technology and SaaS executive with operating and board roles at Salesforce, ExactTarget, Simply Measured and Emarsys. Sameer has collaborated with and held advisory roles with a number of investment partners including Bessemer Venture Partners, KKR and Vector Capital. Sameer lives in Chicago with his wife and three children and enjoys Formula One, shooting hoops in the backyard with his kids, early 90s hip hop (and all types of music except country), video games (PS4) and science fiction books, films and television.
Named one of the "Top 10 Creative Canadians" by Marketing Magazine, Ron Tite has been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, and Volvo. Tite is founder and CEO of Church & State, a content marketing agency based in Toronto. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few. His newest book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), was published by HarperCollins in 2016.
Bill Ingram is the Chief Product Officer at Cheetah Digital, where he leads the innovation team, which includes product management, product marketing, engineering, and user experience. With more than 25 years of experience in product leadership roles, Bill most recently led the Analytics Cloud business as Vice President and General Manager at Adobe. Preceding his years at Adobe, he worked at a variety of enterprise SaaS organizations including Sybase and Omniture. Bill lives in Utah with his wife, Amy, and three kids. When he is not working you can probably find him fly-fishing or cycling.
Andrew Davis is a bestselling author and keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew produced for NBC and worked for The Muppets. He's appeared in the New York Times and on the Today Show. He's crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. Today, Andrew Davis teaches business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacy.
Michelle Curless is the Chief Customer Officer at Cheetah Digital where she oversees the go-to-market Services and Delivery, Training, Consulting, Transformation, and Client Experience for clients around the globe. She has more than 20 years of experience in customer strategy transformation and has worked with leading organizations and startups across industries in consulting, operational, and business development roles. Prior to joining Cheetah Digital, Michelle led the post-sale organization at Monetate. She also previously served as Vice President, Customer Experience at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, where she established Customer Experience as a key business discipline. She resides in Michigan with her husband and two daughters.
Ed Frederici is the CTO at Cheetah Digital, overseeing product development and technology strategy across the company. He has more than 20 years of experience leading technology strategy for SaaS companies across a number of industries including marketing, finance and HR. He most recently held CTO positions at Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Before the company's acquisition by Salesforce, Ed served as the SVP of Global Engineering & Platform Services for ExactTarget, managing Cloud Engineering, Quality Engineering, Configuration Management, and Release Management teams. Prior to joining ExactTarget, he held senior technology leadership roles at Achievant, ChaCha and Performance Assessment Network. Ed lives in central Indiana with his wife and two children. He enjoys fitness activities of all kinds and is an avid Crossfitter.
Judd Marcello is the EVP of Global Marketing at Cheetah Digital overseeing a global team that is responsible for all aspects of the brand, demand generation, digital marketing, corporate communications, and sales development. A marketer at heart, Judd has more than 20 years of experience delivering high-impact B2C and B2B marketing leadership in the software, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, and food and beverage industries across the United Kingdom, Americas, Australian and European markets. Prior to joining Cheetah Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several companies, including Canon, Salesforce, ExactTarget, and Smartling. Judd is a husband, a dad, and spends most of his time spinning old blues, soul, and country records.
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Additional speakers, product announcements, networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and the full agenda will be announced soon.