September 27, 2017

Final Speakers Announced for B2SMB Summit Next Week (Special Offer)


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Five new speakers have been added to the lineup for The B2SMB Summit Oct. 3-4 in Chicago – next week. The latest additions to the program include:

• Carrie Jacobson, VP, Tech Services, Office Depot
• Tehsin Daya, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, ReachLocal
• Peter Steger, Head of Business Development, Kabbage
• David Turner, Senior Director, Product Management, NeuStar
• John Pletz, Tech Editor, Crain’s Chicago Business

The 1 ¼ day event – co-chaired by bizHive Chairman Dave Walker and LocalOnliner Principal Analyst Peter Krasilovsky — is now set to feature 38 speakers spread over two locations: 1871, the tech accelerator at The Merchandise Mart on Day 1; and Revel Fulton Marketplace on Day 2.

The event features four keynotes, 4 B2SMB leader sessions; a great research session featuring new LSA research; three superforums; and several top tier panels. We also have some excellent Chicago-centric extra-curricular networking events planned. The weather report is also cooperating: low to mid-70s throughout the event.

In addition to Jacobson –who comes to Office Depot as part of the “new think” team from Verizon- our keynoters include:

• Erik Day, VP and GM,North America Small Business, Dell Technologies
• Jonathan Cherins, EVP, Small Business & Partner, Yext
• Brett Tolbert, VP of SMB Marketing and Data Science, Comcast Business

Additional Speakers include many well known to the “local” and “SMB” communities, as well as some very relevant newcomers. The rest of the speaker list includes:

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• Jenn Allen, Co-to-Market Lead for SMB Segment, Cisco
• Bob Armour, CMO, Jellyvision
• Sam Artmann, SVP,
• Steven Aldrich, CPO, GoDaddy
• Christal Bemont, SVP, Global SMB, COncur
• Tehsin Daya, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, ReachLocal
• Scott Gifis, VP & North American GM, AdRoll
• Dan Gliatta, CEO, Cargo
• Michael Griffiths, VP, Global Marketing and Communications, Pitney Bowes
• Steven Handmaker, CMO, Assurance
• Gordon Henry, CMO, DexYP
• Peter Hutto, Managing Partner, Three Things Consulting
• Cesar Keller, Investor, Entrepreneur, Collective Brains
• Charles Laughlin, Lead Analyst, Tech Adoption Index, LSA
• Robert Levin, CEO, RSL Media
• Doug Llewellyn, President/COO, Purch
• Lem Lloyd, CRO, BuzzBoard
• Sandy Lohr, CEO, Matchcraft
• Raj Mukherjee, SVP, Product Development, Indeed
• Jerome Pache, Principal Global Product Manager, O365, Microsoft
• Randy Parker, CEO, Brevi
• Jeff Perry, VP of Commercial Sales,SMB, DocuSIgn
• Stu Richards, CEO, Bredin
• Martin Schmidt, Lead Strategic Business Development 1&1
• Annette Tonti, CEO, The Innovation Scout
• Sandi Thomas, VP, Strategy, Infor
• Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871
• Ryan Wilson, Independent Agency Lead, LinkedIn