Opening Keynote Speaker
(scroll down for closing keynote Karen Appleton, SVP
Global Alliances at Box)
Vice President Worldwide Partner Marketing, Juniper Networks
Marketing Innovator. Thought leader. Social media strategist. That's Luanne Tierney's DNA, which is why she is the go-to-marketing leader for some of the top tech CEO's around the globe.
With her finger always on the pulse of marketing and technology, Luanne prides herself on staying ahead of emerging trends. She knows how to marry traditional marketing with the latest social media strategies to help her channel partners differentiate and drive demand. Her winning marketing recipe has her Juniper partners ready willing and able to explore new options to make their brands break away from the channel crowd. Luanne has consistently used this combination of insight and practicality in her previous roles at Cisco, 3Com and HP.
But driving marketing results isn't her only passion. She is a dynamic speaker who has engaged global audiences with her presentations on, "Developing Your Online Brand," "Secrets to Succeeding in Today's Ever-Changing World" and "Delivering Your Marketing Advantage." One thing's for sure: no one takes out their Blackberries when Luanne speaks!
Luanne doesn't just present ideas: she rolls up her sleeves and gets involved. She has a lifelong commitment to advancing women's careers in technology. She has created and sponsored numerous women's events, symposiums and workshops over the years. And she also empowers the next generation of leaders through her work and commitment to STUDENTS RISING ABOVE.
Whether she is helping channel partners differentiate their brand or empowering women to develop their personal brands, one thing is clear: Luanne's brand is built on passion, commitment and a determination to succeed in everything she does.
Luanne's Keynote Presentation:
THE HAPPINESS FACTOR: CREATING BOUNDARIES IN A HIGH TECH WORLD
Do a Google search on "happiness" and you get 314 million hits in less than 20 seconds. It's a topic of great interest; after all, who doesn't want to be happy? But sometimes, in our high tech work environments, we spend so much time plugging-in, turning-on, texting and emailing, that we forget to unplug and spend some time recharging ourselves! Research shows that people who are happy are more successful in their careers and in life.
In my presentation, The Happiness Factor, I'm going to share a 10-step process to help you create more balance and happiness in this sometimes frenetic, "always on" world. I'll give you a formula for unplugging and recharging and creating a mindset that allows you to focus on what's really important. You'll get tips for how to free up more time, increase your energy, lose some stress, and even boost your personal and professional productivity.
Closing Keynote Speaker
SVP Global Alliances at Box
Prior to Box, Karen was Vice President of Development and a member of the executive team at Prosper Marketplace and was responsible for a full range of growth activity. She also served as National Marketing Director for the corporate group at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP. At Lexis-Nexis, she launched the firm's internet product, managed top-tier accounts, and ran business development for the state of Hawaii.
Karen earned a master's degree in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in international business from Towson University. She holds an advisory board seat with The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives and serves on the Board of Directors for SV2.
This closing presentation will be a "fireside chat," giving attendees an opportunity to have an intimate, casual back and forth conversation with Karen. She will discuss her experience at one of the hottest, fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, as well as the obstacles she has encountered as a female leader.