Diane Hessan – Chairman at Communispace Corporation
Diane Hessan is the Chairman of Communispace Corporation, a consumer collaboration agency. She helped to pioneer the creation of online communities to help marketers generate consumer insights. For much of her career Diane has been helping companies focus on customer-centered growth, and is the co-author of the book Customer-Centered Growth: Five Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage, which was a Business Week best-seller and published in 11 languages. She won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Northeast), the Great Boston Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, the Mass High-Tech All-Star Award, and a range of Best Boss citations. She was third on The Boston Globe’s Top Women in Technology List and Diane sits on the boards of Tufts University, Panera, The Boston Philharmonic.
Murray Newlands – Entrepreneur and Contributor at VentureBeat, Entrepreneur.com & Inc.com
Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, author, and advisor who runs a successful international marketing agency in San Francisco. He is always looking for great start-ups to work with and speaks around the world about online marketing. Murray has been recognized by Forbes and Entrepreneur.com for his innovation and contributions to the digital marketing world. Find just some of Murray’s work on VentureBeat, Inc. Magazine, and others. And he was selected as an Entrepreneur.com “50 Favorite Online-Marketing Influencers of 2014.”