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Speaker Spotlight: Chris Husong

Chris Husong is an expert in the field of Social Networking and Online
Marketing. As a media strategist and business advisor to Large Brands, TV shows,
Sports teams ,speakers and authors, Chris has over
two decades of sales and technology experience. When he served as an
enterprise account manager at Sprint, Chris was directly involved with
the launch of their original wireless [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Denise Scatena and Arika Daniels

Denise Scatena
As founding partner of Scatena Daniels Communications, Denise has extensive experience creating and implementing effective public relations strategies to achieve successful results for various types of organizations. With more than 15 years of experience working in the communications industry, she has seen how news and information consumption as evolved, which has provided immense challenge [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Downtown Rob

Rob is a serial entrepreneur and technology early adopter, with social media being no exception. He owns a web development company, Web Wizards, and is also involved in business development at Fandom Marketing, a social media marketing company, with his latest venture being MingleStream, a live social stream display for events and venues.
He has previously spoken [...]

Key Note Speaker Spotlight: Becky Carroll

Becky Carroll is president and founder of Petra Consulting Group. The San Diego based management consultancy is focused on growing businesses through customer conversation, social media, and the customer experience. Becky founded the company on the firm belief that the best way to achieve organic growth is to successfully build on a rock-solid customer base. [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Steve Eisenberg

Steve Eisenberg brings together nearly two decades of experience in the
diverse fields of technology, marketing and education. His roles have included
web marketing strategist, web developer and designer, niche publisher, small
business adviser, instructional designer and college instructor.
Prior to founding Angecom Media Group, Mr. Eisenberg held positions at several
large organizations, including AT&T, the County of San Diego [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Susan Payton

Susan Payton is the President of Egg Marketing & Public Relations, an internet marketing firm specializing in blogger outreach, social media, and PR. She uses her entrepreneurial drive to help small businesses realize their potential through smart marketing.
Susan is an avid writer. She is the blogger behind The Marketing Eggspert Blog, and has written for Brandweek, Adweek, Mashable and Lead411. [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Jed Sundwall

Jed Sundwall is the president of Measured Voice. At Measured Voice, he has developed and managed new media strategies for,, PayPal, and Unilever.
A proud and committed San Diegan, he is also the founder of Open San Diego,  a group working to make data about San Diego freely available for anyone to use. Launched [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Kara DeFrias

With a passion for creating engaging user experiences, Kara
DeFrias is currently Senior UX Writer for TurboTax.
According to her 2nd grade report card, Kara “likes to talk.  A lot .”  Which makes sense that she’d take to social media, where she’s part of a team that proactively helps customers via @TeamTurboTax on Twitter (#makesherhappytohelp). In her role on [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Melonie Gallegos

Melonie Gallegos is the founder of Fandom Marketing, a San Diego based social media marketing company, and is the social media director at Geary Interactive, a full-service digital media agency.
Melonie will be presenting the following session:

“OMG Your Audience”
Melonie will be teaching the art of social media campaigning from planning to execution. She will cover the [...]

Speaker Spotlight: Deepak Wadhwani

Deepak Wadhwani has over 16 years experience in software/wireless technologies. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies including Intuit, ESRI, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon, Vodafone, Nortel, Microsoft and Oracle in over 40 countries. Deepak has been a founder of Technology Startups for one of the first Cityguides, yellow pages online and web based enterprise solutions. He is an internet [...]