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Friday, Sep 29
10:00am — 11:30am
280 attending

Machines with Brains: Marketing + AI

From self-driving trucks to grandmaster-beating artificial intelligences, machines today are brainier than ever. These developments offer vast potential new benefits—highly efficient delivery networks, intelligent clothing, and gamers who train with machines to greatly improve their skills—but also come with a wide range of risks.

Join us as we talk through the ways AI is influencing Marketing today. Our panel will cover AI’s current and future impact on marketing, intelligent chatbots, and the future of advertising.


Samid (Sam) Hoda, Data Scientist at Kalnin Ventures LLC

Sam obtained his PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization from Carnegie Mellon University focusing on optimization and artificial intelligence. His professional career spans several industries including software, logistics, oil & gas, telecommunications, and digital advertising.

Manny Puentes, Founder & CEO at Rebel AI

Manny Puentes is an experienced executive leader in the digital advertising and software industries. He is the founder and CEO of Boulder-based startup Rebel AI. Rebel AI has brought together a team of product and engineering executives to address some of the digital advertising industry’s most pressing problems through a suite of products built to ensure quality in programmatic media trading.

Lindsey Galloway, CMO, Rebel AI

With more than a decade of experience in digital media, Lindsey Galloway has developed strategy and content for the world’s leading publishers, including Thomson-Reuters, BBC Worldwide, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and AOL. She has also worked closely with startup technology teams to develop product positioning and strategy for platforms in the advertising, content marketing, and local journalism industries. She's currently the CMO of Rebel AI, which works to bring security and blockchain technologies to programmatic advertising.

Robert Barclay, Vice President, Analytics at Return Path

Robert Barclay has spent most of his career building data solutions for marketing clients. He has been a software developer, a product manager, and a data scientist and run R&D teams. For the last decade he has been building both Data Science teams and data products to help improve email for consumers, marketers, and mailbox providers.

Dave Elchoness, SVP, Product & Technology at Digital First Media

Dave Elchoness is SVP, Product & Technology at Digital First Media where he oversees all digital product development and management across the 60+ local news organizations that comprise DFM, and Adtaxi, DFM's conversion-based digital marketing agency. In the past two years alone, DFM and Adtaxi have developed and successfully launched, among other things, a new WordPress VIP-based content management system; Magellan, the award-winning campaign optimization platform; and a Google Innovation award-winning Search Pacing tool. Prior to joining DFM in 2013, Dave co-founded and ran a start-up on the leading edge of mobile AR and location-based storytelling. Dave lives near Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three sons.

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