Speakers - Customer Obsession. Empowering Meaningful Relationships


  • Jonah Lehrer
  • Jonah Lehrer

    Author, Imagine: How Creativity Works

    Hailed as "something of a popular science prodigy," Jonah shatters the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative "types," Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single "gift" possessed by the lucky few. It's a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, and daydreaming productively, then he takes us out of our own heads to show how we can make our companies more productive. Collapsing the layers separating the neuron from the finished symphony, he reveals the deep inventiveness of the human mind, and its essential role in our increasingly complex world.

  • Charles Duhigg
  • Charles Duhigg

    Author, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do
    in Life and Business

    Charles Duhigg explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. He takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight.

  • Michael Strahan
  • Michael Strahan

    Pro Football Legend & TV Personality

    Super Bowl Champion and "Fox NFL Sunday" co-host Michael Strahan led the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory. A top defensive captain, Strahan's entire 15–year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. Now partnered with long time friends, Constance Schwartz and Mark Sudack to form SMAC Entertainment, Strahan brings his skills, determination, leadership, experience and humor to the multi-dimensional entertainment management, branding, and production company.

  • Sameer Mehta
  • Sameer Mehta

    Co-Founder and CEO – 12Society

    Sameer Mehta is a young entrepreneur transforming the world of commerce and content. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon he launched JungleCents, a platform that placed editorial-driven deals on publisher sites such as Ask Men and Complex. It was eventually acquired by Mark Cuban, which led him to start 12Society that has gained notable success with co-founders Blake Griffin, Nas, Michael Strahan and many more.

  • Michelle Pearlman
  • Michelle Pearlman

    Senior Advisor – Irving Place Capital

    Ms. Pearlman is a Senior Advisor at Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. She focuses on helping Irving Place Capital's portfolio companies develop and execute their marketing, retailing, e-commerce, and direct-to-consumer strategies. Prior to joining Irving Place Capital, Ms. Pearlman was a Senior Vice President at Sears Holding Corporation, where she was President of its jewelry business. Previously, she was an Executive Vice President at Ann Taylor, Inc., where she led the e-commerce business unit and direct marketing for its Ann Taylor and Loft divisions. Prior to Ann Taylor, she was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company and started her career in sales and brand management at The Procter & Gamble Company.


  • Rob Brosnan

    Rob Brosnan

    Senior Analyst,
    Customer Intelligence
    Forrester Research

  • Shar VanBoskirk

    Shar VanBoskirk

    Vice President/Principal Analyst Interactive Marketing
    Forrester Research


  • Amy Choyne

    Amy Choyne

    SVP/Chief Marketing Officer
    Kenneth Cole

  • Bryon Colby

    Bryon Colby

    SVP Digital Commerce
    Cornerstone Brands

  • Don Steele

    Don Steele

    VP Digital and Marketing
    Comedy Central

  • Patrick Fitzgerald

    Patrick Fitzgerald

    Vice President, Interactive
    SIRIUS XM Radio

  • Mike Dean

    Mike Dean

    Experian Consumer Direct

  • As well as leading brands:

    Estee Lauder, Brookstone, Hilton Hotels, American Eagle, Sport Chalet, Taunton Press, Jos. A. Bank, The Jones Group, United States Tennis Association, Hyatt Hotels and more!


  • Victor Nichols

    Victor Nichols

    Chief Executive Officer
    Experian North America

  • Matt Seeley

    Matt Seeley

    Group President
    Experian Marketing Services

  • Ashley Johnston

    Ashley Johnston

    Vice President, Marketing
    Experian Marketing Services

  • Daniel Schotland

    Daniel Schotland

    VP Business Development
    Experian CheetahMail

  • Bill Tancer

    Bill Tancer

    General Manager,
    Global Research
    Experian Marketing Services

  • Regina Grey

    Regina Grey

    Vice President,
    Strategic Services
    Experian CheetahMail

  • Yara Lutz

    Yara Lutz

    Vice President
    Client Services
    Experian CheetahMail