Roger Manix is Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Ludolo, a Play-based learning company that sparks innovation, strengthens culture and fosters human connection. He taught at The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University for six years. While there, he created a methodology to teach Emotional and Social Intelligence using Play-based learning. Roger was invited by Parsons School of Design at The New School to develop coursework centered on collaboration, creativity and empathy. He continues as a professor at Parsons where he teaches Compassionate Leadership through Play in a Global Executive Master of Science program.
Learnings from building an agency business development platform on how to run a better digital agency business.
Janis Sprenne is one of the founders at Fulfilli. Janis has been in online sales and marketing for 17+ years and 10 of those he started and grew a digital agency to a top5 digital performance agency in the country. His agency’s success came from fully automating lead acquisition while generating 100s of leads a year. Since he was always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of his business, he and his team came up with an idea to automate pricing – to answer the most common first question customers ask – how much is it to work with us?
Joel Friedlander is a software developer and co-founder of Red Guava. Red Guava is the software company behind Cliniko (a web-based healthcare practice management system that is used by more than 30,000 people worldwide).
Red Guava is a fully remote company, with 35 team members around the world. They work a 30-hour work week (full time pay), have unlimited annual leave, no managers, no meetings, and full autonomy.
Geoff Hucker is an expert in the non-profit, social enterprise sector and a passionate advocate for socially responsible, purpose-built businesses.
How tech can power better travel.
Tal Shalit is the founder and CEO of Betterez. He has been reimagining a human-centric approach to mobility ever since he tried to buy a bus ticket online in 2011. While the attempt was unsuccessful, he ended up starting his own company and hasn’t looked back.
In a world where technology is improving at the speed of light, leading us to the era of 5G, what are the skills interpreters need to improve and focus on, in order to make a difference?
Alessandra Campana is the Founder of Inlingo. She received her degree as an Interpreter and Translator (Italian<>English – Italian<>French) after 5 years of courses in technical and literary translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation at the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori of Rome, Italy. Her love for knowledge and her innate curiosity in all types of subjects, from literature to technology, from philosophy to science, lead her to accumulate years of experience in multiple fields.
Nate Brown is the Co-founder of CX Accelerator, the world’s best virtual community for experience professionals. While Customer Service is his primary expertise, Nate is able to leverage experience in professional services, marketing, and sales to connect dots and inspire change. From authoring and leading a Customer Experience program, to journey mapping, to building and managing a complex contact center, Nate is always learning new things and sharing with the community. Follow him also on Twitter @CustomerIsFirst.
Utilizing technology professionally and personally to nurture your social circle and develop lasting and fruitful professional relationships.
Sean Bair is the founder and CEO of ZooWho Inc. He is an entrepreneur, software developer, author, and a former crime fighter. In the early 90’s he developed an application that revolutionized the way law enforcement and the defense industry analyze data. This application pushed boundaries in identifying, analyzing, and resolving crime series and patterns.
BAIR Analytics was formed shortly thereafter and grew to have thousands of police agencies, the defense department, and major retailers such as WalMart, Macy’s, and Target, using its software and analytical techniques to fight crime and neutralize insurgents on the battlefield. BAIR Analytics was acquired by LexisNexis in 2015.
Ways to get better at it when scaling your company.
Heidi Helfand is the author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches and influences fast-growing companies using practical, people-focused techniques. Her approach is based on experience at highly successful startups. The first was ExpertCity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) where she was on the development teams that invented GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Heidi helped the company scale from 15 employees to 800. Then she was Principal Agile Coach at AppFolio, Inc. makers of workflow software for property management and law verticals. There, she built a coaching group that supported dynamic, cross-functional teams as the company scaled from 10 people to 650.
She is currently at Procore Technologies – a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. At Procore, Heidi is in R&D leadership, coaching and consulting on software development and reteaming best practices as this company scales globally.
Visit my website: https://www.heidihelfand.com/
Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent analyst providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel with a focus on the business-level impact of digital transformation in the workplace. Core areas of expertise include unified communications, cloud communications, collaboration, Artificial Intelligence, speech technologies, Internet of Things, future of work, contact centers, customer experience, video, VoIP, and social media.
He has been consulting in many of these areas since 2001, and his independent practice was founded in 2005. JAA is based in Toronto, Ontario, and serves clients across North America as well as in Europe.
Jon’s thought leadership can be followed on his widely-read JAA’s Analyst Blog, along with daily commentary on Twitter and LinkedIn. In addition, Jon produces a monthly podcast – Watch This Space – which is a regular feature in his monthly newsletter, JAA’s Communications and Collaboration Review.
Utilizing technology for Development in Travel and Tourism as it pertains to Cultural Economics.
April Jefferson is the Founder and CEO of Black Space App. an application created specifically for the travelers from the black community. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO the heart of the Midwest. As the oldest of four, she often held the responsibility to nurture and care for those around her, including those in her Community. Having attended Saint Louis University—one of the most prestigious schools in the Country, after two years at the University and experience culture shock being on of the few Black students on campus she transferred to a Public University. She studied Psychology, until she gave birth to her first son in 2009. She planned to give birth and return back to school immediately however her son was diagnosed with several complications at birth and spent his first month of life in the NICU, with his Mother right by his side. From there she worked in Design picking up contracts with St. Louis Public Schools and several small businesses, and Education working in several capacities from tutor, to registrar.
How to turn one video into all of the marketing content you’ll ever need.
Todd Giannattasio is a veteran marketing expert who has been featured by Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Huffington Post for his proven systems to grow brands, generate leads and increase sales in our constantly evolving, digital world. His combination of fundamental principles and modern marketing strategies are what create a force multiplier for clients.
Todd has worked in digital communications and marketing since 2003. He is the founder of Tresnic Media and of Growth Suite, and Advisor for Propelify. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world from Universal Records to BASF, and with growing startups and small businesses.
Using the power of intention with integrity as a one-prong approach for success in the tech and entertainment industries.
A fifth-degree black belt in Shotokan karate, Erik Passoja lived in Japan for a year and was brutally beaten by men far smaller than he.
Besides being a tech entrepreneur as the CEO of Seventh Planet, a web development company in Los Angeles, this classically-trained actor is a graduate of Yale University and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. He recently starred in the Actors Studio West production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Barbara Bain. He also recently originated the role of Claude in Cheyenne, written by Liz Tuccillo (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You).
The DojoLIVE international frontline team shares what it’s like to turn a humble internal hangout into a full-fledged digital media company that seeks to bridge cultural gaps for tech companies across the globe.
Six energy habits that you can use to leverage the road and that will help you to improve your work, health, and home life, leading to a mastery of the business travel life.
Bryan Paul Buckley is a business traveler performance expert and a domestic and international experienced road warrior. He’s traveled as a bottom of the barrel manager to the height of a vice president and knows the challenges of both worlds. He pushed so hard on the road he was sidelined with major health issues that could’ve been avoided. He also found himself 40 pounds overweight and struggled with his energy until one day “had enough” and made major life changes that produced tremendous results in every area of his road life.