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Meet the Gilbane Conference keynote speakers

Gilbane Conference keynote

Join us in Boston to learn how your peers and competitors in marketing, IT, business, and content across industries integrate content strategies and computing technologies to produce superior customer experiences for all stakeholders.

Keynote presentations

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Rachael Schwartz, VP, Product Management & General Manager, Keurig Connect, Keurig Green Mountain
Build Customer Conversations (NOT Impressions): A Keurig Green Mountain Digital Success Story​

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Gabi Zijderveld, CMO, Affectiva
Let’s Get Emotional: Creating Deeper Customer Connections With Emotion AI

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Juhee Garg, Senior Product Manager, Adobe
Adaptive Content Strategy: How to increase your ROC (Return on Content)

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Subrata Mukherjee, Digital Transformation Strategist, Chief Digital Officer, RealConnex
Disruption – Is Enough Really Enough?​

Gerry Murray, Research Director, Customer Experience: Sales and Marketing Tech, IDC
The Rise of AI in Marketing: IDC Shares What Every Marketer Should Know


The Gilbane Digital Content Conference is focused on content and digital experience technologies and strategies for marketing, publishing, and the workplace.

Main conference program: November 28 and 29
Post-conference workshops: November 30

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Gilbane Conference featured speakers

We are thrilled to have over 100 expert speakers for you to learn from and network with. Join us and your content and digital experience professional peers in Boston in three weeks. Below is a sample of who you’ll meet. Look forward to seeing you.

Register today to save your seat – use code F16G for a discount.

marissa-jarratt-cropped-sharp60Marissa Jarratt, PepsiCo tania-yuki-cropped60Tania Yuki, Shareablee jon-marks-for-siteJon Marks, Kaldor

subrata-mukherjeeSubrata Mukherjee, The Economist

alice-carpenterAlice Carpenter, America’s Test Kitchen

arjen-van-den-akkerArjen van den Akker, SDL

camille-wellardCamille Wellard, Intermountain Healthcare

tim-goughTim Gough, Verve Mobile

jacqueline-lagrattaJacqueline Lagratta, Campbell Soup

maureen-thormannMaureen Thormann, National Instruments

adrien-nussenbaumAdrien Nussenbaum, Mirakl

erin-martinErin Martin, NPR

 mel-tingeyMel Tingey, LDS Church

 kristen-holgersonKristen Holgerson, WBUR

 jeanette-newtonJeanette Newton, Pennwell

 nancy-andersonNancy Anderson, Dell EMC

 tim-lewisTim Lewis, Continuum

 tara-bartleyTara Bartley, Akamai Technologies

mindy-carnerMindy Carner, Optimity Advisors

niki-vecseiNiki Vecsei, Transamerica

sergio-silvaSergio Silva, Kik

 melissa-websterMelissa Webster, IDC

 bill-trippeBill Trippe, MIT Press

 scott-brinkerScott Brinker,

 mark-walterMark Walter, Content Technology Strategies

 tony-byrneTony Byrne, Real Story Group

 deanna-lauferDeanna Laufer, Forrester Research

scott-liewehrScott Liewehr, Digital Clarity Group

gerry-murrayGerry Murray, IDC

 sara-redinSara Redin, Redin Consult

Register today to save your seat! – use code F16G for a discount.


Gilbane Digital Content Conference Call for Speakers Deadline is May 6

Gilbane Digital Content Conference

Main conference: November 29 – 30
Workshops: December 1
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA




Share your expertise and network with peers and digital content leaders…

Submit your proposal today

Tracks include:

Content, Marketing, and Customer Experience

Designed for marketers, marketing technologists, social marketers, content strategists, web content managers, content marketers, content creators and designers, business and technology strategists focused on customer experience and digital marketing.

Focused on how to overcome challenges and implement successful strategies and practices to reach, engage, and retain customers with superior content and digital experiences.

Content, Collaboration, and Digital Workplace Experience

Designed for content, information, technical, and business managers focused on intranets, enterprise search, social, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and internal, field, and backend content applications.

Focused on tools and practices for building agile, information rich, collaborative, and distributed digital workplaces to meet the demands of modern organizations and the changing workforce.

Technologies for Content, Marketing, and Digital Experience

Designed for technology strategists and executives focused on near-term and future software for creating, managing, and delivering compelling digital experiences across platforms, channels, and form factors.

Focused on what you need to know about evolving, and potentially disrupting, content and digital experience technologies for marketing and the workplace.

Re-imagining Digital Strategies for Publishing and Media

Designed for publishing and information product managers, marketers, technologists, strategists, and executives focused on digital transformation, new channels and business models, and managing digital assets.

Focused on the business and technical challenges facing information, publishing, and media organizations creating, managing, and delivering content across the growing number of competing platforms and channels.


The Gilbane Conference on Content Management, Marketing, and Digital Experience helps marketers, IT, and business managers integrate content strategies and computing technologies to produce superior digital experiences for all stakeholders.

Submit your proposal today

Gilbane Conference Opening Keynote Presentations

Wednesday, December 2, 8:30 am – Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

Gilbane conference opening keynote

Moderator: Frank Gilbane, Founder, Bluebill Advisors, Gilbane Conference

Donna Tuths, Global Managing Director, Accenture Interactive, Accenture Digital
Global Marketers and Digital Transformation: What They are Doing and What They are Thinking

Scott Brinker, Founder, & Co-founder & CTO, ion interactive
Building an Infrastructure for Marketing Digital Transformation

Jon Marks, CTO and co-founder, Kaldor
Are Apps All They’re Cracked Up to Be? (Or Should We Just Embrace Mobile Web Instead?)

Scott Calderwood, Director, Digital Web Strategy, SAS Institute
Key Ingredients for Today’s Modern Web Experience

Michele J. Givens, Publisher and General Manager, Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
Strategies for Improving Digital Outreach & Increasing Audience Engagement

The complete schedule, program and other details can be found at

Stay up-to-date between now and the conference with the Gilbane Advisor.

The top 103 Gilbane conference speakers

Once again we are thrilled to have attracted such an impressive collection of experts to be Gilbane Conference speakers. We’ll continue to publish some speaker spotlights, but obviously will not be able to do justice to the entire list. With the conference only two weeks away you’ll just have to join us in Boston to hear from them all. Be sure to check out the conference program to see what each of these pros will be speaking about.

Chris Adams, CoFounder & CTO, gShift Labs

Rick Allen, Content Strategist, ePublish Media, Inc.

Tom Anderson, President, Anderson Digital

Rahel Anne Bailie, Founder and Senior Content Strategy Consultant, Intentional Design

Luke Barton, Technical Director, Siteworx

Bryan Bell, VP, Enterprise Solutions, Expert System

Elisabeth Beller, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions, Celerity

Diane Berry, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communication, Coveo

Kipp Bodnar, Director of Marketing, Hubspot

Doug Bolin, Associate Director, User Experience Design, Digitas

Arno Bose, Senior Software Consultant, e-Spirit Inc.

Marcel Boucher, Marketing Cloud Evangelist, Adobe

Robert Bredlau, COO, e-Spirit Inc.

Scott Brinker, Founder & CTO, ion interactive, inc.

Jim Brockman, Senior Interactive Producer, Boston Interactive

Tom Brown, VP, Multichannel Solutions, HP

Rich Buchheim, President & CEO, CirrusBridge Consulting

Adam Buhler, Vice President, Creative Technology / Labs / Mobile, Digitas

Gloria Burke, CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) and Global Practice Portfolio Leader, Unisys

Joseph A. Busch, Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies

Tony Byrne, Founder, Real Story Group

Arjé Cahn, CTO, Hippo

Christopher S Carter, General Manager, aLanguageBank

Sandro Catanzaro, Founder and SVP, Analytics and Innovation, DataXu

Larry Chait, Managing Director, Chait and Associates, Inc

Dale Cruse, Software Engineer, McGraw-Hill Education Labs

Michael Daitch, Vice President, Group Creative Director, Digitas

Russ Danner, Vice President, Products, Crafter Software

Pawan Deshpande, Founder & CEO, Curata

Jake DiMare, Senior Project Manager, ISITE Design

Matt Dion, VP Marketing, Elastic Path

John Felahi, Chief Strategy Officer, Content Analyst Company, LLC

Jaime Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Partner, Fitzgerald Analytics

Jordan Frank, VP, Sales & Business Development, Traction Software

Jane H Frankel, Principal, The Art of Performance LLC

Greg Fuller, VP Marketing Technology/Operations, Pearson Education

Frank Gilbane, CEO, Bluebill Advisors Inc

Jarrod Gingras, Analyst and Director of Advisory Services, Real Story Group

Ken Golkin, Technical Project Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health

Mayur Gupta, Global Head of Marketing and Technology, Kimberly Clark

Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst, Real Story Group

Frank Hamerlinck, Chief Operating Officer, NGDATA

Rachel Happe, Founder, The Community Roundtable

Kristen Harris, Director, ECM Solutions, Zia Consulting

Heather Hedden, Taxonomy Consultant, Hedden Information Management

Urban Hedström, Founder, Findwise

Bruno Herrmann, Director Of Globalization and Localization, The Nielsen Company

Demian Hess, System Architect, Avalon Consulting, LLC

David Hobbs, Website Transformation Consultant, David Hobbs Consulting

Mark Jacobson, Senior Consultant, Delta Think, Incorporated

Oliver Jaeger, VP Marketing & Communications, e-Spirit Inc.

Pradeep Jain, Chief Content Architect, Ictect, Inc.

Aaron Kechley, Senior Vice President, Products, DataXu

In Koo Kim, Senior Manager, NorthPoint Digital

Pamela Kostur, Partner, Parallax Communications

Sara Larsen, Vice President, Digital Marketing, SAP

David H. Lipsey, Partner, Media & Entertainment, Optimity Advisors

Brian Makas, Director of Marketing Technology and Business Intelligence, Thomas Publishing

Hilary Marsh, Chief Strategist, Content Company

John Matthews, Managing Principal & Founder, Comscient Group, Inc

Steve McMillan, Director, Enterprise Knowledge Management, Apollo Group, Inc.

Christopher McNulty, SharePoint CTO, Dell

Michael Meinhardt, Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder, Cloudwords

Teri Mendelsohn, President, Mendelsohn Consulting

Gerry Mintz, Managing Partner, Percepta Partners LLC

Sheldon Monteiro, CTO, SapientNitro

Lynda Moulton, Principal, LWM Technology Services

Dom Nicastro, Contributing Author,

Kevin Nichols, Director and Global Practice Lead, Content Strategy, SapientNitro

Niels Nielsen, Managing Director, Avalon Consulting, LLC

Scott Noonan, Chief Technology Officer, Boston Interactive

Peter O’Kelly, Big Data Solutions Architect, Savvis

Vikram Pant, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kendal Peiguss, Inbound Marketing Manager, SmartBear Software

Chris Pena, Global VP Engineering for Online and Ecommerce Platforms, Pearson Education

Ron Person, Sr. Consultant, Business Optimization Services, Sitecore

Christine Polewarczyk, Senior Director, Global Enterprise Marketing, SDL

Stephen Powers, Vice President and Research Director, Forrester Research

Adam Ribaudo, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Velir

Rebecca Rodgers, Senior Consultant, Step Two Designs

Lindy Roux, Principal Content Strategist, Siteworx

Pat Sabosik, President, Elm City Consulting, LLC

Frank Schneider, VP Customer Experience Solutions, Creative Virtual USA

Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP & General Manager, SIIA

Bryant Shea, NorthPoint Digital

Pete Sheinbaum, CEO, LinkSmart

Philip Smolin, Senior Vice President, Market Solutions, Turn

Jake Sorofman, Research Director, Marketing Leaders Research Team, Gartner

Loni Stark, Director of Product, Industry Marketing, Adobe

Marc Strohlein, Principal, Agile Business Logic

Ian Truscott, VP Product Marketing, SDL

Karla Turcios, User Experience Lead, Esri

Keelin Vaccaro, Internal Communications Director, National Geographic

Michael Vessella, Vice President, Director, Experience Design, Digitas

Sal Visca, CTO, Elastic Path

Meghan Walsh, Senior Director, eCommerce Platform System Management, Marriott International

Mark Walter, Director, Strategic Solutions, Managing Editor Inc. (MEI)

Melissa Webster, Program VP, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC

Tom Wentworth, CMO, Acquia

Dave White, Chief Technology Officer, Quark Software Inc.

Tim Wilmot, President & CEO, KnowSo, Inc

Karl Wirth, CEO/Founder, Evergage

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