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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keynote & Thought Leader

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Peyton Manning

Keynote Speaker

Shaquille O'Neal - What it Takes to be a Champion
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors, including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine, in addition to being the highest ranked NBA athlete on Nielsen’s State of the Media: Year in Sports 2010 and Business Week’s Power Sports 100.

But Shaquille O’Neal isn’t only a legendary athlete; he has also established himself as a powerful media personality and businessman over the years. Ranked among ‘‘The 100 Most Creative People in Business’’ last year by Fast Company magazine, O’Neal is currently an NBA analyst on TNT’s Emmy-award winning show, Inside the NBA on TNT.

In addition to being an early investor in companies such as Google, O’Neal has managed an increasingly robust personal brand, which has included television shows, a shoe line and social media/tech products. The first verified celebrity account on Twitter, O’Neal announced his NBA retirement via Tout, a new social media app that allows users to tape 15-second video statuses.

Peter Shankman

Thought Leader

Peter Shankman - The Economy of the Next Fifty Years Will be Run by Customer Service
Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

The days of begging for likes are over. The customer economy is all about doing likeable things. As the network gets smarter and smarter, it'll know your favorite places before you do, and share those with the world – when the world is looking.

So if your friends are looking for a doctor in New York City, and you live there, it'll show them who you use automatically because logic suggests that, if you go there a lot, you like the place, and your friends usually like what you like. It’s not private if you’re already posting from there, remember. What does this mean for your business? It means it's time to start focusing on the customer experience. Without that, no amount of advertising, marketing or SEO will save you.

Learn:

  • The five rules of the customer economy.
  • Why speed matters.
  • How to stay "top-of-mind" in every customer's mind, from beginning to end.
  • How millennials, as well as Generations Z and Alpha are consuming content, and how you can get in front of them.

Attendees Say

Bill "I've been to over twenty International Bowl Expos and networking is one of the biggest benefits…every (year), I've taken at least one or two ideas back home that have more than paid for my trip."

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