Leadership THOUGHT LEADERS
Jay Baer has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 700 companies, including 31 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides social media and content marketing advice and counsel to leading companies such as Oracle, Salesforce.com, California Tourism, Billabong, Hardee’s and Dole.
Chris Curran is a principal and chief technologist for PwC's advisory practice in the U.S. Curran advises senior executives on their most complex and strategic technology issues and has global experience in designing and implementing high-value technology initiatives across industries.
Robert P. Hartwig is president of the Insurance Information Institute. Since joining the I.I.I. in 1998 as an economist and becoming chief economist in 1999, Dr. Hartwig has focused his work on improving understanding of key insurance issues across all industry stakeholders including media, consumers, insurers, producers, regulators, legislators and investors.
Hunter Hoffmann is head of U.S. communications at Hiscox and is responsible for media relations, social media, internal communications and executive messaging. He joined Hiscox in August 2010 and has a B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Chunka Mui is the co-author of the best-selling Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, which in 2005 the Wall Street Journal named one of the five best books on business and the Internet. He also cowrote the recent sequel The New Killer Apps: Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups and Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years.
Shaun Crawford leads Ernst & Young's $1.4 billion global insurance business. He has been in the financial services industry for 27 years, having worked both in consulting or line management with the majority of European life assurers and U.K. retail banks at some point.
Neil Howe is a historian, economist and demographer who writes and speaks frequently on generations, the economy and social change. He is the nation's leading thinker on who today's generations are, what motivates them and how they will shape America's future.
Tony Boobier is a former worldwide insurance executive at IBM focusing on analytics and is now operating as an independent writer and consultant. He entered the insurance industry 30 years ago. After working for carriers and intermediaries in customer-facing operational roles, he crossed over to the world of technology in 2006.
Brian Pretti is a partner and chief investment officer at Capital Planning Advisors. He has been an investment management professional for more than three decades. He served as senior vice president and chief investment officer for Mechanics Bank Wealth Management, where he was instrumental in growing assets under management from $150 million to more than $1.4 billion.