Our 2019 Speakers

Alicia Tillman is the global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP. Alicia is responsible for curating and accelerating the company’s worldwide marketing strategy and furthering its brand recognition. A purpose-driven marketer, she is committed to telling the authentic SAP story, demonstrating how the company’s innovative solutions are powering social, economic, and environmental change through its community of customers.

Alicia Tillman

Joan Kuhl, founder of Why Millennials Matter, is an author, speaker, and champion of girls leadership and advancing women in the workplace. Through her international speaking engagements, research, and consulting, she has guided leaders from more than sixty countries and led projects inside some of the world’s largest organizations, including Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly and Company, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, U.S. Soccer and the New York Mets. She is the author of Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build the Company You Deserve

Joan Kuhl

After 5+ years at Demandbase (and 20+ years in B2B Marketing), Jessica has seen it all when it comes to Account-Based Marketing. Playing an instrumental role in Demandbase’s rollout of an ABM strategy, and educating over 2000 B2B marketers on the principles of ABM over the last two years through Demandbase’s own ABM Certification program, Jessica has become a resident expert. She is the author of “Account-Based Marketing: How to Target and Engage the Companies That Will Grow Your Revenue.”

Jessica Fewless

Marisa Kopec is Vice President of Innovation and Product Management at SiriusDecisions. She is member of SiriusDecisions' Executive Leadership Team and also serves as a Research Fellow.

Before joining SiriusDecisions, Marisa spent 12 years with Gartner, most recently as a managing vice president and product marketing leader for Gartner’s High-Tech and Telecom Programs business unit. 

Prior to this role, Marisa was vice president of global corporate marketing, where her accomplishments included launching a new brand strategy and architecting the development of the company’s first customer-centric data warehouse. 

Marisa Kopec

Alex Kirk is the Director, Sales Marketing & Research for Refinery29. She heads up the Sales Marketing and Research teams at Refinery29, creating unique value propositions to showcase Refinery29 as a thought leader in understanding young women and content creation. She has led thought leadership initiatives that have been presented at the United Nations, Cannes Lions, SXSW and CES.

Prior to joining Refinery29, she worked at media agencies OMD and MediaCom, focusing on media strategy, communications and planning. Alex has a Bachelor degree in Communication with concentrations in Media Studies and Marketing.

Alex Kirk

As Forrester’s chief sales officer, Kelley leads a global selling and customer success organization of more than 500 people. She is responsible for driving Forrester’s revenue growth and sales productivity by delivering value for clients.

Kelley is an 18-year Forrester veteran who has led teams across sales and client services. During this tenure, she has repeatedly managed high-performing teams with strong focus on performance, culture, and employee development. Most recently, she has been driving Forrester’s migration into its new customer engagement model.

Kelley holds a B.A. in economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University.

Kelley Hippler

Tanya Van Court is the Founder and CEO of Goalsetter.  Goalsetter is a goal-based FDIC-insured savings, gifting and financial literacy platform made just for kids and powered by those who love them.   Goalsetter lets kids save in 3 big categories:  saving for their future, sharing with others and spending on things or experiences that really matter to them. Prior to her role at Goalsetter, Van Court served as SVP of partner marketing at Discovery Education; at Nickelodeon, where she led their digital preschool and parenting businesses; and as VP of new media products for ESPN, where she led the launch of ESPN3.

Tanya Van Court

Kathleen Walsh Tulley is VP/Content for the Haymarket Medical Network, part of the Medical Communications Group of Haymarket Media. She holds a BA in English from CUNY Hunter College and an MA in Community Health from CUNY Brooklyn College. Prior to joining Haymarket in 2015, Kathleen was the Director of Editorial Services for Medscape Education, where she was involved in the creation of educational programs for an audience of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, covering more than 30 clinical specialties. Kathleen was the recipient of the 2019 Connectiv Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award, which honors Marianne Dekker --  a compelling force in medical who set a standard of consistent editorial excellence.

Kathleen Tulley

Sandy Rubinstein oversees all DXagency operational divisions as well as marketing strategies and execution. As part of her management role within the agency Sandy also oversees staff development and ensures that each member of the team learns, grows and provides the clients with the best possible work product. Sandy came to DX in 2009 after 20 years’ experience in various senior Marketing, Management and Advertising roles at television networks and consumer brands including: TVLand, General Motors R Works, Lifetime Television and Nick at Nite. Sandy graduated from the University of Miami with a double major in Classical Voice & Business and a minor in Marketing & Advertising.

Sandy Rubinstein

Sara Robertson is Global VP, Product and Engineering at Xaxis. Sara is responsible for the development and success of Copilot, Xaxis' proprietary artificial intelligence engine. Copilot employees machine learning techniques to optimize digital advertising campaigns, driving double-digit performance improvements for Xaxis clients across 47 countries. Sara oversees a team of 40+ engineers, data scientists, and product managers around the globe and applies her skills and team toward helping Xaxis continue to innovate and dominate in the digital advertising space. Sara’s broad-reaching professional experience has given her a unique perspective on product development and engineering: she’s able to bridge the gap and explain highly technical concepts in a way that is clear and entertaining for non-technical listeners. 

Sara Robertson 

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