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Past CMX Speakers
CEO, Product Hunt
Sr. Director Community, SalesForce
Former Head of Behavioral Analysis Program, FBI
Tina Roth Eisenberg
CEO, Creative Mornings and Tattly
Global Initiatives, Burning Man
VP of Community, Kickstarter
Founder, Startup Weekend
Ryan HooverCEO, Product Hunt
Ryan Hoover is the Founder of Product Hunt, a community of early adopters sharing and geeking out about the best new products, every day. Prior to Product Hunt, he was the Director of Product at PlayHaven (now Upsight) and EIR at Tradecraft. He is also the contributing writer of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products, and writes about startup trends, product design, and growth on his blog at ryanhoover.me.
Erica KuhlSr. Director Community, SalesForce
Erica is the Sr. Director Community at salesforce.com. Erica started the Success Community over 8 years ago and now it is 1.3 million members strong and the de-facto place to get questions answers, network, share ideas and gain greater success using Salesforce. She also created two thriving Customer Advocate Programs – the Salesforce MVP program which recognizes the top 1% of community members across social channels for their expertise, leadership and ongoing contributions and the User Group Program where customers volunteer to run local and vertical special interest groups all across the globe. Erica has been at salesforce.com for over 12 years and held various roles over the years ranging from teaching Administrators to managing content at Dreamforce, their largest customer event.
Robin DreekeFormer Head of Behavioral Analysis Program, FBI
Robin Dreeke is a certified practitioner in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I 2.0), and the Personal Discernment Instrument (PDI). Robin is an expert trainer, project manager, author, and group facilitator with a substantial background in leadership, adult learning and facilitation, both within the US Government and with private sector organizations.
Robin is a 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and former U. S. Marine Corps Officer. For the past 17 years, Robin has been in the FBI, formally serving as the head of the elite Behavioral Analysis Program of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.
Robin has studied interpersonal relations and behavior for the past 26 years. Through his professional roles and his passionate interest in this field, he has developed his own unique interpersonal techniques and tools. Synthesizing his expertise in Myers-Briggs, Emotional Intelligence and other areas, Robin has developed his own highly effective techniques for improving performance in the field of interpersonal communication. His most recent book is It’s Not All about “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport With Anyone, ” a pocket manual for teaching you to break through walls and tear down the blockers people put up to building strong, unbreakable bonds.
Robin was the lead instructor at the FBI’s Counterintelligence Training Center in all behavioral and interpersonal skills training. He is also an adjunct instructor for the FBI’s National Academy in the area of publishing, interviewing, and public speaking. He is the co-developer and lead trainer in social engineering soft skills for Social-Engineering.com. Additionally, Robin routinely conducts workshops and seminars for government, military, and private-sector organizations across the country.
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Tina Roth EisenbergCEO, Creative Mornings and TattlyTina Roth Eisenberg is a Swiss born and raised graphic designer. She runs four “side-projects gone businesses” out of DUMBO, Brooklyn; a collaborative co-working space called Studiomates, a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux the simple to-do app and Tattly, a design-y temporary tattoo shop. Tina is often referred to as Swissmiss after her popular design blog which is also the name of her Twitter handle.
Jenn SanderGlobal Initiatives, Burning Man
Jenn Sander is a Community Engagement Strategist with a passion for designing, building, and uniting international constituencies around technological innovation and physical space. She is Head of Global Initiatives at The Burning Man Project, which seeks to facilitate and extend the culture issued from the Burning Man event into the world. In addition, Jenn works on future city initiatives around urban prototyping, civic engagement, and trend forecasting with Re:Imagine Group. Jenn has over 7 years experience facilitating the go-to market strategy for start-ups and previously was Managing Director at the innovation consultancy RedRobin in east London.
Chris LindlandCEO, BetaBrand
Chris Lindland, CEO of San Francisco-based Betabrand, has built a thriving company by designing clothing around urban trends, humor and stereotypes. Betabrand is home to Web hits like Cordarounds, Executive Hoodies, Bike to Work Pants, Disco Hoodies, Sons of Britches, Sock Insurance, and many, many, many more.
Cindy AuVP of Community, Kickstarter
Cindy Au is VP of Community at Kickstarter. Cindy joined Kickstarter in 2010 as the second community hire and has grown the team to over 30 individuals working across customer support, community engagement, and trust and safety. Prior to Kickstarter, she worked as a writer and teacher covering topics in games and comics culture. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focused on Civil Rights history and African American literature. She currently resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and loves pie, game night, and corgis.
Andrew HydeFounder, Startup Weekend
Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups. He has founded three startups (two failed, one sold, one about travel guides is still kicking with his new focus is with Up Global). With roots in freelancing and design, he can hold a conversation about best interface practices as well as how to build cabins with hand tools. He is also a marathoner, Ironman competitor, blogger and event organizer. He started Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, Startup Weekend, a food/tech/music conference boco. Most recently he wrote a book named This Book is About Travel which reached the #1 sales slot for iBooks and Amazon’s travel sections.
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