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YOUR CONFERENCE LINEUP

We're excited to bring you a stack of the most well-versed subject matter experts in interactive marketing. Being not only professional innovators in their fields, this lineup of speakers has also mastered the art of communicating what they do to our entire industry.


Search, social, content, video, all around strategy and more will round out IS18 to be one of the most influential events you take part in. We thank every one of our speakers who have come from across the globe and from our own great city of Houston to share with us all on this special day!

Kami Huyse
CEO | Zoetica Media

Kami Huyse, is a public relations professional, author and multi-passionate entrepreneur. Kami helps brands and entrepreneurs build meaningful online community and brand awareness to drive measurable results. She is the CEO of Zoetica Media, a digital marketing and public relations agency in Houston, Texas; the founder of the Social Media Breakfast of Houston, with its monthly event and livestream; the co-founder of the Communities That Convert podcast; and also the co-founder of the influencer platform, TexasTravelTalk.com, a membership community for top travel influencers from the Lone Star State. Kami also serves on the board of Civilination, a nonprofit dedicated to taking a stand against online harassment, character assassination and violence.

Robertson Barrett
President of Digital Media | Hearst Newspapers

Robertson Barrett was named president of digital media for Hearst Newspapers in January 2016. He is responsible for all digital development and product innovation of the next wave of news, information and entertainment across Hearst Newspapers’ local markets. Prior to joining Hearst, Barrett oversaw Yahoo's owned and operated media properties, content strategy and major partnerships, as well as Yahoo Media's collaboration with Yahoo Product divisions. His work in 2014-15 included high-profile hires (including Katie Couric and David Pogue), creation and development of new owned and operated verticals, off-network content distribution and execution of major media partnerships. From 2011 to early 2014, Barrett was vice president of Yahoo News and Yahoo Finance. While at the helm of Yahoo News, Barrett launched Yahoo's groundbreaking on-air and online integration with ABC News and the development of a Washington, D.C., news bureau team boasting several blue-chip talent acquisitions from the news and political media space. He was also the architect of Yahoo News' unique, user-centric coverage of the 2012 presidential race. At Yahoo Finance, the world's largest business news site, Barrett launched a major strategic alliance with CNBC to create original cross-platform financial news video programming and go-to-market strategies. Earlier in his career, Barrett served as chief strategy officer of Idealab's Perfect Market, a Comcast-backed venture; EVP of Tribune Interactive, where he ran online properties in 40 U.S. markets, including latimes.com; and VP and GM of The FeedRoom Inc., an internet news video venture backed by NBC. Previously, Barrett helped launch online ventures for Time Inc. (time.com), Disney (ABCNEWS.com) and Primedia (Channel One Interactive).

Grace Rodriguez
Co-Founder, CXO | Station Houston

Grace Rodriguez is passionate about helping do-gooders do greater. She co-founded Station Houston in 2016 to rally Houston’s innovation ecosystem and connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to solve some of society’s most challenging problems. Grace has spread ideas, shaped experiences, and spurred action as a speaker, workshop facilitator, panel moderator, and events and community organizer for diverse organizations, directly reaching over 247,000 people in the last decade. During Hurricane Harvey, she organized a group to help disseminate accurate and timely information to a quarter of a million people across Houston, and connected Sketch City’s tech volunteers with information and resources to help over 26,000 people across the city get informed, rescued, sheltered, and fed. She engaged and energized over 800 high-profile, international thought leaders as Creative Director of TED’s TEDActive Conference; and helped elevate perceptions of Houston for 12,000+ participants over eight years of promoting Houston at SXSW. Grace worked with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (during his term as Mayor Pro Tem) to create the first Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee. She serves the region as an advisor, board member, or organizer of: NationSwell; TMCx (Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute Accelerator); Houston Exponential (HX); TX/RX Labs; Writers In The Schools; Houston Public Media; Houston Arts Alliance; Houston Zoo; Discovery Green; Women In Tech:Houston; and TEDxHouston. Grace is currently working on a city-wide event to showcase Houston's creative talent, connect its innovative businesses, and spotlight its thought leaders, and seeks forward-thinking organizations to collaborate with!

Marty Weintraub
Founder & Creative Director | Aimclear

Marty Weintraub is an entrepreneur, author, speaker & wilderness guide. He founded Aimclear®, a driven marketing agency dominant in psychographic targeting, winner of 10 US Search Awards, including 2X Best Large Integrated Agency, Best Use Of Social In A Search Campaign. Aimclear's differentiator is the Tao of holistic brand creative-builds and integrated psychographic performance marketing. Credits include Uber, eBay, ClassPass, Airbnb, Dell, LinkedIn, Etsy, Eurail, Firestone, Amazon, Martha Stewart Omni, Intel, Travelocity, Macy's, GoDaddy, 3M, InfusionSoft, Siemens, Seagull Outfitters and many more. A fixture on the international conference circuit, Marty has appeared in front of hundreds of international search & social marketing conference audiences, from Jerusalem to Sydney. Having helped Aimclear to Inc. 500/5000 status 6X (2012-2017: fastest growing privately held US Firms), Marty guides Aimclear agency content, vision, services & creative-hands-on. Aimclear is a 4X top 100 workplace by Minnesota Business Magazine. Marty won 4 "Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts" awards, Top 100 Twin Cities People To Know & claimed the coveted "US Search Personality Of The Year" tiara. Marty is a perennial judge and presenter at The European & UK Search Awards. Marty has been cited & quoted in flagship publications including WSJ, NPR, Inc., Forbes, MediaPost & Adage. Aimclear Blog is well read, having been cited as a Top 10 Small Business Blogs, Top Ten Social Media Blogs and PRWeb's 25 Essential Public Relations Blogs You Should Be Reading.

Shelly Fagin
Community Manager | SEMrush

Shelly first started working in web development over 16 years ago and shortly after her fascination with SEO began. After a brief stint as SEO Director for a large Agency, the past ten years she has worn many hats as an independent consultant as her passion is working with local businesses and helping them thrive through digital marketing. Shelly is a coder at heart, a data junkie and loves a good brainstorming/strategy session. Besides SEO & Development, Shelly also has the pleasure of working for one of the top SEO Tool companies, SEMrush as a Community Manager. One of her favorite things about this industry is it’s continuous evolution and keeps her on her toes. For years, Shelly’s primary focus was exclusively on Organic Search, but she recently discovered a new fascination in Paid Social, most specifically Facebook & Instagram Advertising, and it's ability help her local business clients dominate their markets. She loves finding clever ways to hyper-target the perfect customers and then capturing those leads by utilizing the power of strategic sales funnels.

Divya Visentini
Managing Director | Accenture Interactive

Divya Visentini is Managing Director for Accenture Interactive and the transformation and innovation lead for the Energy business in North America. For nearly over years, Divya has been crafting marketing and experience strategies driven by technology for Fortune 500 and other enterprise clients. She has orchestrated national and global digital marketing strategies and campaigns for brands like Shell, Chevron, NRG, Direct Energy, HP, Microsoft, Sony, AIG, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, SunGard, Travelex, Citi Group, Cadence Bank, Shell, Continental Airlines, Bausch + Lomb, Shell, Red Bull, and GE Capital. A change maker, she has always sought to drive innovation and drive business value for her clients. She came to Accenture from Hearst. At Hearst, she started the digital agency GTM and delivery model that resulted in a tri-coastal agency market presence for Hearst. A speaker, a change maker, a guide, and mentor – Divya has always sought to create a balanced, happy, and productive work environment and influence the people around her with her positivity and passion. Divya is a member of the board at SEARCH Homeless, a Houston-based organization working on ending homelessness in Houston. She is also a member of advisory board for SMU’s digital accelerator. Additionally, she is the Executive Sponsor on behalf of Accenture for Convent House, Texas and is an advisor for Accenture’s recruitment efforts in the Southwest markets. She is a mother to a 13-year-old boy and a dog mother to two dogs. Divya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry (Bangalore University, India), a MBA in Corporate Finance & Strategy (Hull University, UK), and another MBA in Marketing (University of Houston). Go Coogs! A cricket and soccer enthusiast, she is a diehard supporter of Arsenal Football Club. A self-proclaimed “aspiring polymath”, she enjoys many things but for now she is focused on reading, art, travel, and learning new languages. She is a keen advocate of Diversity & Inclusion and is active in helping drive education among refugees settling in our lovely city.

Juston Western
Senior Solutions Architect | Amazon

Based in London, Juston Western is a Senior Solutions Architect for Amazon Appstore UK. He currently oversees developer relations in non-US markets, with a focus on the EU & India. In this capacity, Juston engages directly with developers inside the major television broadcasters in these countries to help guide them in creating the best digital experiences for Amazon’s TV, tablet and voice devices with Alexa built in. Additionally, he works with Amazon’s device & platforms teams at Lab126 in Sunnyvale to help influence product roadmaps, both in hardware & software. Prior to moving to London, he spent 10 years in Houston in the technology sector. As President & Chief Technology Officer at Knomatic, Juston led the firm’s mobile platform development efforts focused on contextually powered apps for remote workers. Previously Juston was the Director of Operations at ChaiOne, where he spearheaded the agency’s enterprise mobility practice, servicing customers in the energy, financial services and entertainment verticals. While serving as a Communications Officer in the United States Air Force, Juston provided consult on emerging mobile, web, and wearable technologies across Air Mobility Command. After separating from the Air Force, he was a consultant at Aon Hewitt driving technology transformation and change management initiatives. With a considerable depth of knowledge in voice enablement, along with wearable and smart home technologies, he regularly speaks on these subjects at conferences and institutions around Europe. Juston earned his BS in Computer Science at Tulane University, and later his MBA at Auburn University.

Randall Chesnutt
President | Spoken About

In 2015, Randall founded Spoken About, A Digital Marketing Firm specializing in inFacebook and Instagram Advertising. Randall feels strongly about how social media can empower small business owners. Randall also enjoys talking about the pros and cons of social media participation. Having spent $50,000+ month in Facebook Ads alone, he has learned many techniques some that don’t work, but more importantly those that do. Randall, speaks on the Topics of Social Media Strategies, Facebook/Instagram Advertising, and Marketing Automation. At Spoken About, he leads a team of designers, professional writers and social media professionals that focus on listening to consumers and paying attention to the data, relevant to the companies they service. He has made it his personal mission to help others grow and enjoys making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Michelle Stinson Ross
Managing Director | Apogee Results

Michelle Stinson Ross is an industry recognized authority on digital marketing, particularly the convergence of content, search, and social media. As the Managing Director of Marketing Ops, Michelle is the agency’s internal marketing strategist. She guides the strategy behind Apogee’s website, blog, social marketing, industry thought leadership and advertising footprints. She is also a key consultant to the internal team and agency clients.

Jeff Reichman
Founder | January Advisors

Jeff Reichman is the founder of January Advisors, a data science consulting firm that specializes in the public and nonprofit sectors. He is also the founder of Sketch City, a nonprofit community of 3,000+ people who advance technology and data in public decision making. Jeff serves on the board for the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, where he leads projects related to issues and advocacy. In 2015, he was named one of Houston’s 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal.

Stephanie Wisdom
Manager, Global Social Media Marketing | Micro Focus

Stephanie Wisdom is a social marketing leader, specializing in Enterprise Technology. Creating disruptive social business within the age-old business of Enterprise Tech is a challenge which keeps her on her toes. Managing global social marketing for a number of tech titans, she has had several opportunities to dip her toes in the puddle, get her feet wet, fall in and drown, and pull herself back up–all in the name of building a social business. A passionate creator of social campaigns and social business, Stephanie enjoys discussing why and how traditional organizations must restructure to operationalize social collaboration to create loyalty–with customers AND employees–and capture the attention of the always-connected customer.

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