April 9th, 2014

SPEAKERS

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Robert Scoble

Keynote Speaker
Co-Author of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy


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As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Robert Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports for Rackspace TV and in social media.

He is co-author – with Forbes columnist Shel Israel – of a new book: Age of Context: How Mobile, Sensors and Data Will Soon Change Your Life. Their previous book, Naked Conversations, has been called a watershed work in introducing businesses to social media. Talk to him online @scobleizer or at scobleizer.com.

Stephanie Gallo

Keynote Speaker
Vice President of Marketing at E&J Gallo Winery


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Co-founded by her grandfather Ernest and great-uncle Julio nearly 75 years ago, E&J Gallo Winery is now the largest winery in the world with fourteen family members, spanning across three generations of the Gallo family, actively working in the business. As vice president of marketing of E&J Gallo Winery, Stephanie brings her passion for wine and commitment to family to her job marketing the Gallo Family Vineyards brands to a broad spectrum of consumers from around the world.

Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from Notre Dame and her masters of business administration from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2007, she was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by California State University Stanislaus.

Jessica Rosman

Panelist
Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at Caesars Entertainment Corporation


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Jessica Rosman is the director of supplier diversity and sustainability for Caesars Entertainment’s Sourcing Team. Her work is focused on operational efficiency programs as well as maintaining Caesars’ commitment to a diversified pool of vendors and working with developing businesses to help them grow. She is an integral part of Caesars Entertainment’s CodeGreen and Sourcing Teams, driving recycling programs and creating corporate contracts across 37 properties.

She has an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and was active in their Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from UCLA and was selected as a 2007 Fulbright Scholar in Mexico to further her work making Mexican companies more efficient and better CSR partners.

Nancy Light

Panelist
VP of Communications for the Wine Institute


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Nancy Light is Vice President of Communications for the Wine Institute, a public policy association of 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses dedicated to enhancing the environment for the responsible consumption and enjoyment of wine. With two decades of experience in strategic communications for wine and related businesses, she is responsible for guiding the organization’s media relations, member communications and issues management agenda.

Light manages several Wine Institute programs designed to support the long-term growth and vitality of the California wine industry. “California First” is a new initiative to identify and communicate the positive and distinctive attributes of California wine to consumers, trade, media and public officials. She also works with Wine Institute’s environmental affairs team to communicate about California sustainable winegrowing, most recently with a new book: Down to Earth, A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California.

Shel Israel

Keynote Speaker
Co-Author of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy


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As a freelance journalist, consultant and presentation coach, Shel Israel helps businesses tell their stories in engaging ways. He is the co-author with Robert Scoble for Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data & the Future of Privacy. Previously, the two wrote Naked Conversations, a seminal book on why businesses should use social media.

He currently writes The Contextual Beat column at Forbes and provides bylined editorial content to companies of all sizes. Over the years, he has consulted over 100 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

Candace Hodder

Moderator
Director, Clean Agency


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As a corporate sustainability consultant, Candace develops and manages sustainability initiatives for major brands including Nestlé, Disney, Liz Claiborne, Asics and Mattel. She helps her clients to understand the environmental impacts of their products and packaging, and recommends solutions that enable stronger integration of sustainability into day-to-day practices. Candace is a Certified Reporter under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); the world’s most widely used framework for organizations to measure and report on their economic, environmental, and social performance.

Prior to joining Clean Agency, Candace worked in public outreach for various nonprofit and conservation organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Candace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Queen’s University in Canada and a Master of Arts in Environmental Politics from Keele University in the UK.

Kaj Johnson

Panelist
Sr. Director, Product Development at Method


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Kaj Johnson is a Green Chef at Method Products in San Francisco formulating environmentally friendly cleaning, laundry and personal care products. The role as a Green Chef is to bring together the very best environmental and human health solutions together with innovative applications to solve consumer needs. The goal is to make every consumer experience a great one that drives them back for more.

Prior to joining Method, Kaj worked in formulation and new business development for 22 years with Clorox helping to launch products like Brita and Greenworks.

www.methodhome.com