2017 DIGITAL ASCENDANT GATHERINGS

SILICON VALLEY
OCTOBER 4-5, 2017

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APRIL 26-27, 2017

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  • A
    COMMUNITY
    OF
    DIGITAL
    PIONEERS

    Babs Rangaiah
    Global Partner, Global Marketing Solutions, iX Division
    IBM
  • At the
    forefront
    of
    digital
    INNOVATION

    Brian Boland
    VP, Product Marketing & Ad Tech
    Facebook
  • NOMINATED
    + VETTED

    PROFESSIONAL
    NETWORK

    Kirsten Ward
    Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
    Microsoft
    Julie Ryan
    Executive Director, Worldwide Digital Marketing
    20th Century Fox
  • peers
    helping
    peers
    ascend

    Elizabeth Pizzinato
    SVP, Marketing & Communications
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • DOMAIN
    +
    CAREER
    EXPERTISE

    Craig Laviano
    Managing Principal
    Korn Ferry International
  • 100+ EXECS
    1½ DAYS
    2X YEAR

    Kirsten Ward
    Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
    Microsoft
    Heidi Browning
    EVP & CMO
    NHL
  • SUBSTANCE
    +
    FUN

    Charlene Li
    Founder & CEO
    Altimeter Group
    Michael Fisk
    EVP, International Marketing
    Lionsgate
  • +
    MORE
    FUN

    Marti Funk
    Partner + Advisor
    Ascendant Network
    Brian Wong
    Founder & CEO
    Kiip
  • DRIVE
    YOUR
    BUSINESS
    +
    CAREER

    Vasanthi Chandra
    Founder & Board of Directors
    RewardsPay
  • WE ARE
    THE DIGITAL
    ASCENDANT

    Susan MacDermid
    Founder + CEO
    Ascendant Network
    Karin Timpone
    Global Marketing Officer
    Marriott International
  • A
    COMMUNITY
    OF
    DIGITAL
    PIONEERS

    Babs Rangaiah
    Global Partner, Global Marketing Solutions, iX Division
    IBM
  • At the
    forefront
    of
    digital
    INNOVATION

    Brian Boland
    VP, Product Marketing & Ad Tech
    Facebook
  • NOMINATED
    + VETTED

    PROFESSIONAL
    NETWORK

    Kirsten Ward
    Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
    Microsoft
    Julie Ryan
    Executive Director, Worldwide Digital Marketing
    20th Century Fox
  • peers
    helping
    peers
    ascend

    Elizabeth Pizzinato
    SVP, Marketing & Communications
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • DOMAIN
    +
    CAREER
    EXPERTISE

    Craig Laviano
    Managing Principal
    Korn Ferry International
  • 100+ EXECS
    1½ DAYS
    2X YEAR

    Kirsten Ward
    Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
    Microsoft
    Heidi Browning
    EVP & CMO
    NHL
  • SUBSTANCE
    +
    FUN

    Charlene Li
    Founder & CEO
    Altimeter Group
    Michael Fisk
    EVP, International Marketing
    Lionsgate
  • +
    MORE
    FUN

    Marti Funk
    Partner + Advisor
    Ascendant Network
    Brian Wong
    Founder & CEO
    Kiip
  • DRIVE
    YOUR
    BUSINESS
    +
    CAREER

    Vasanthi Chandra
    Founder & Board of Directors
    RewardsPay
  • WE ARE
    THE DIGITAL
    ASCENDANT

    Susan MacDermid
    Founder + CEO
    Ascendant Network
    Karin Timpone
    Global Marketing Officer
    Marriott International

THE DIGITAL ASCENDANT COUNCIL

  • Babs RangaiahGlobal Partner,
    Global Marketing Solutions, iX Division
    IBM
    Digital since '99
    Advisor since '14
  • B. Bonin BoughSVP, Chief Media & eCommerce Officer
    Mondelez International
    Digital since '99
    Advisor since '14
  • Shiv SinghSVP, Global Head, Digital & Marketing Transformation
    Visa, Inc.
    Digital since '99
    Advisor since '14
  • Susan MacDermidFounder + CEO
    Ascendant Network
    Digital since '95
    Founder since '14
  • Brad BerensPrincipal
    Ascendant Network Advisor + Big Digital Idea Consulting
    Digital since '00
    Advisor since '14
  • Marti FunkPartner
    Ascendant Network
    Digital since '98
    Advisor since '14
  • Julie RyanVP, Global Digital Marketing
    20th Century Fox
    Brand Council since '14
  • David Goodrich VP, Electronic Commerce Licensing
    20th Century Fox Film
    Brand Council since '14
  • Jort PosselHead of Social Media
    Accenture
    Digital since '05
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • Ian TrombettaGlobal VP, Consumer Marketing
    Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Brand Council since '15
  • Chris MurphyManaging Editor, Newsroom
    Adidas
    Brand Council since '14
  • Paul Goott Brand Executive
    AIG
    Brand Council since '14
  • Tatyana ZlotskyVP, Digital Acquisition Marketing
    American Express OPEN
    Digital since '03
    Brand Council since '14
  • Bettina SherickFounder
    Be In Touch Advisors, LLC
    Brand Council since '14
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    Bettina SherickFounder
    Be In Touch Advisors, LLC

    “The Digital Ascendant is about more than finding peers, it’s about finding PARTNERS and PERSONAL SUCCESS. It deliberately addresses our industry’s diversity issue head on; fully half the speakers and participants are female executives. Hearing all these women (and men) describe how they are building their careers is inspiring.”

    Brand Council since '14
  • Eric JillardDirector, Brand Execution & Digital Marketing
    Cadillac
    Brand Council since '14
  • Carol KruseCMO
    Cambia Health Solutions
    Brand Council since '15
  • Pete BolandSVP, Brand Strategy & Activation
    Charles Schwab
  • Julian AldridgeVP, Brand Evangelism & Activation
    Charles Schwab
    Digital since '99
    Brand Council since '14
  • Brian HovisGlobal Head, Digital Marketing
    Citi
    Brand Council since '14
    x
    Brian HovisGlobal Head, Digital Marketing
    Citi

    “A great group of just the right people. The Digital Ascendant concept that we’re ascending as individuals and as a group together is so singular. That’s why there’s a level of candor and intimacy that results in material conversations. People are here to forge connections and do business.”

    Brand Council since '14
  • Mike Boush SVP, E-Business & Chief Digital Officer
    Discover Financial Services
    Brand Council since '14
  • Gunjan BhowSVP, Consumer Marketing & GM
    Disney Movies Anywhere
  • Kevin DoohanCMO
    DTS, Inc.
    Brand Council since '14
  • Sherrill Zack KaplanVP, Digital Marketing & Innovation
    Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
  • Mary GerzemaVP, Global Media
    Estée Lauder
  • Damian GarbaccioGlobal Chief Commercial Officer
    eXelate, a Nielsen Company
  • Will Platt-HigginsVP, Global Client Partnerships
    Facebook
    Digital since '98
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • Michael InnocentinExecutive Director, Digital Marketing
    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Elizabeth Pizzinato SVP, Marketing & Communications
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
    Brand Council since '14
  • Tricia NicholsGlobal Lead, Consumer Engagement
    Gap Brand
    Brand Council since '14
  • Andy MarkowitzGM, Performance Marketing Labs
    GE
    Digital since '98
    Brand Council since '14
  • Jim Cuene President
    GoKart Labs
    Digital since '97
    Ascendant Council since '14
  • Jay DarkDirector, Search & Mobile Marketing
    HP
    Brand Council since '14
  • Mike ParkerRegional President, West
    iCrossing
    Digital since '98
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • Michael ZemanDirector, Marketing & Business
    Development, Intuit's Consumer Ecosystem Group

    Intuit
  • Perry HewittCDO & EVP, Global E-Commerce
    ITHAKA
    Digital since '95
    Brand Council since '15
  • Amy PascalSenior Director, Digital Marketing Strategy
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Julie GinchesCMO
    Kahuna
  • Rick GreenbergCEO
    Kepler Group, LLC
  • Jon Suarez-DavisChief Marketing & Strategy Officer
    Krux
  • Nadine McHughSVP Omni Media, Strategic Investments & Creative Solutions
    L'Oréal Group
    Digital since '96
    Brand Council since '16
  • Rachel WeissVP, Digital Innovation, Content & New Ventures
    L'Oreal Group
    Digital since '96
    Brand Council since '14
  • Gary MilnerGlobal Director, Digital Marketing
    Lenovo
  • Michael FiskEVP, International Marketing
    Lionsgate
    Brand Council since '14
    x
    Michael FiskEVP, International Marketing
    Lionsgate

    "It was an incredible conference. It was a perfect mix of presentations and networking. I learned a tremendous amount. Thank you for introducing me to this 'Class of 2000'."

    Brand Council since '14
  • Joseph EpsteinSVP, Marketing
    Machinima
  • Serena PotterGVP, Digital Media
    Macy's Inc.
    Brand Council since '15
  • Karin TimponeGlobal Marketing Officer
    Marriott International
    Digital since '05
    Brand Council since '14
  • Michael DonnellySVP, Group Head, Global Digital Marketing
    MasterCard Worldwide
    Brand Council since '14
  • Peter DaviesHead of Commercial, NA
    MediaMath
  • Kirsten Ward Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
    Microsoft
    Brand Council since '14
  • Justin ChoiPresident & CEO
    Nativo
    Ascendant Council since '14
    x
    Justin ChoiPresident & CEO
    Nativo

    “The Digital Ascendant transcends networking and helps to forge connections based on shared goals and challenges. They bring together a fantastic group of people and create bonds between them through learning, experiences, and in-depth and impactful discussion on topics that matter to marketers.”

    Ascendant Council since '14
  • Pete BlackshawGlobal Head, Digital Marketing & Social Media
    Nestlé S.A.
    Digital since '95
    Brand Council since '15
  • Antonio SciutoEVP, CMO eBusiness
    Nestlé Waters North America
  • Boon LaiCMO
    Nokia Technologies
    Digital since '93
    Brand Council since '15
  • Alix HartGlobal Head of Digital Marketing
    NVIDIA
    Digital since '99
    Brand Council since '15
  • Cory TreffilettiVP, Marketing & Partner Solutions
    Oracle Data Cloud
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • Karina MontgomeryVP, Sales Development
    Pandora
  • Bryan WarmanSVP, International Interactive Marketing
    Paramount
    Brand Council since '14
  • Dina MarovichSVP, Worldwide Media & Interactive Marketing,
    Paramount Home Media Distribution
    Paramount Pictures
    Digital since '97
    Brand Council since '14
  • Ben EdwardsVP, PayPal.com
    PayPal
    Brand Council since '15
  • Ira RubensteinSVP & GM, Digital
    PBS
    Brand Council since '14
  • John Ross, Jr. Director, Customer Solutions, Digital Engagement
    PepsiCo, Inc.
    Digital since '99
    Brand Council since '15
  • Tim MurphyVP, Digital & Media
    Pernod Ricard
    Digital since '00
    Brand Council since '15
  • Nadya KohlEVP, Business Development & Marketing
    PlaceIQ
    Digital since '00
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • John ZissimosChief Creative Officer
    Salesforce
    Ascendant Council since '16
  • Samantha Skey President & CRO
    SheKnows Media
    Digital since '94
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • John PicconeChief Strategy Officer
    Simulmedia
    Digital since '97
    Ascendant Council since '15
  • Bladimiar NormanSVP, Digital Marketing
    Skydance Media
  • Shane O'DonnellBusiness Director
    SocialCode
  • Jim AndersonCEO
    SocialFlow
    Digital since '98
    Ascendant Council since '14
  • Jake ZimSVP, Digital Marketing
    Sony Corporation
    Brand Council since '14
  • Anne MurraySenior Director, Marketing Communications
    Southwest Airlines
    Brand Council since '14
  • Nancy BhagatCMO, Consumer Solutions Segment
    TE Connectivity
    Digital since '99
    Brand Council since '15
  • Tom DalyGroup Director, Global Connections
    The Coca-Cola Company
  • Scott McAllisterSVP, Consumer Digital Marketing & Revenue
    Time, Inc.
    Digital since '98
    Brand Council since '14
    x
    Scott McAllisterSVP, Consumer Digital Marketing & Revenue
    Time, Inc.

    “Best conference I’ve ever attended. I didn’t pick up my cell phone all day because the sessions were so incredibly engaging.”

    Digital since '98
    Brand Council since '14
  • Nick JohnsonSVP, Digital Ad Sales Strategy
    Turner
  • Gail TiffordVP, Media & Digital Engagement, Unilever NA
    Unilever
    Digital since '96
    Brand Council since '15
    • Babs RangaiahGlobal Partner,
      Global Marketing Solutions, iX Division
      IBM
    • B. Bonin BoughSVP, Chief Media & eCommerce Officer
      Mondelez International
    • Shiv SinghSVP, Global Head, Digital & Marketing Transformation
      Visa, Inc.
    • Susan MacDermidFounder + CEO
      Ascendant Network
    • Brad BerensPrincipal
      Ascendant Network Advisor + Big Digital Idea Consulting
    • Marti FunkPartner
      Ascendant Network
    • Julie RyanVP, Global Digital Marketing
      20th Century Fox
    • David Goodrich VP, Electronic Commerce Licensing
      20th Century Fox Film
    • Jort PosselHead of Social Media
      Accenture
    • Ian TrombettaGlobal VP, Consumer Marketing
      Activision Publishing, Inc.
    • Chris MurphyManaging Editor, Newsroom
      Adidas
    • Paul Goott Brand Executive
      AIG
    • Tatyana ZlotskyVP, Digital Acquisition Marketing
      American Express OPEN
    • Bettina SherickFounder
      Be In Touch Advisors, LLC
    • Eric JillardDirector, Brand Execution & Digital Marketing
      Cadillac
    • Carol KruseCMO
      Cambia Health Solutions
    • Pete BolandSVP, Brand Strategy & Activation
      Charles Schwab
    • Julian AldridgeVP, Brand Evangelism & Activation
      Charles Schwab
    • Brian HovisGlobal Head, Digital Marketing
      Citi
    • Mike Boush SVP, E-Business & Chief Digital Officer
      Discover Financial Services
    • Gunjan BhowSVP, Consumer Marketing & GM
      Disney Movies Anywhere
    • Kevin DoohanCMO
      DTS, Inc.
    • Sherrill Zack KaplanVP, Digital Marketing & Innovation
      Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
    • Mary GerzemaVP, Global Media
      Estée Lauder
    • Damian GarbaccioGlobal Chief Commercial Officer
      eXelate, a Nielsen Company
    • Will Platt-HigginsVP, Global Client Partnerships
      Facebook
    • Michael InnocentinExecutive Director, Digital Marketing
      Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
    • Elizabeth Pizzinato SVP, Marketing & Communications
      Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
    • Tricia NicholsGlobal Lead, Consumer Engagement
      Gap Brand
    • Andy MarkowitzGM, Performance Marketing Labs
      GE
    • Jim Cuene President
      GoKart Labs
    • Jay DarkDirector, Search & Mobile Marketing
      HP
    • Mike ParkerRegional President, West
      iCrossing
    • Michael ZemanDirector, Marketing & Business
      Development, Intuit's Consumer Ecosystem Group

      Intuit
    • Perry HewittCDO & EVP, Global E-Commerce
      ITHAKA
    • Amy PascalSenior Director, Digital Marketing Strategy
      Johnson & Johnson
    • Julie GinchesCMO
      Kahuna
    • Rick GreenbergCEO
      Kepler Group, LLC
    • Jon Suarez-DavisChief Marketing & Strategy Officer
      Krux
    • Nadine McHughSVP Omni Media, Strategic Investments & Creative Solutions
      L'Oréal Group
    • Rachel WeissVP, Digital Innovation, Content & New Ventures
      L'Oreal Group
    • Gary MilnerGlobal Director, Digital Marketing
      Lenovo
    • Michael FiskEVP, International Marketing
      Lionsgate
    • Joseph EpsteinSVP, Marketing
      Machinima
    • Serena PotterGVP, Digital Media
      Macy's Inc.
    • Karin TimponeGlobal Marketing Officer
      Marriott International
    • Michael DonnellySVP, Group Head, Global Digital Marketing
      MasterCard Worldwide
    • Peter DaviesHead of Commercial, NA
      MediaMath
    • Kirsten Ward Senior Director, Devices & Studios Marketing
      Microsoft
    • Justin ChoiPresident & CEO
      Nativo
    • Pete BlackshawGlobal Head, Digital Marketing & Social Media
      Nestlé S.A.
    • Antonio SciutoEVP, CMO eBusiness
      Nestlé Waters North America
    • Boon LaiCMO
      Nokia Technologies
    • Alix HartGlobal Head of Digital Marketing
      NVIDIA
    • Cory TreffilettiVP, Marketing & Partner Solutions
      Oracle Data Cloud
    • Karina MontgomeryVP, Sales Development
      Pandora
    • Bryan WarmanSVP, International Interactive Marketing
      Paramount
    • Dina MarovichSVP, Worldwide Media & Interactive Marketing,
      Paramount Home Media Distribution
      Paramount Pictures
    • Ben EdwardsVP, PayPal.com
      PayPal
    • Ira RubensteinSVP & GM, Digital
      PBS
    • John Ross, Jr. Director, Customer Solutions, Digital Engagement
      PepsiCo, Inc.
    • Tim MurphyVP, Digital & Media
      Pernod Ricard
    • Nadya KohlEVP, Business Development & Marketing
      PlaceIQ
    • John ZissimosChief Creative Officer
      Salesforce
    • Samantha Skey President & CRO
      SheKnows Media
    • John PicconeChief Strategy Officer
      Simulmedia
    • Bladimiar NormanSVP, Digital Marketing
      Skydance Media
    • Shane O'DonnellBusiness Director
      SocialCode
    • Jim AndersonCEO
      SocialFlow
    • Jake ZimSVP, Digital Marketing
      Sony Corporation
    • Anne MurraySenior Director, Marketing Communications
      Southwest Airlines
    • Nancy BhagatCMO, Consumer Solutions Segment
      TE Connectivity
    • Tom DalyGroup Director, Global Connections
      The Coca-Cola Company
    • Scott McAllisterSVP, Consumer Digital Marketing & Revenue
      Time, Inc.
    • Nick JohnsonSVP, Digital Ad Sales Strategy
      Turner
    • Gail TiffordVP, Media & Digital Engagement, Unilever NA
      Unilever

    4 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

    “We are the Class of 2000”

    Michael Donnelly
    SVP, Group Head, Global Digital Marketing
    MasterCard Worldwide

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