Dinner with DMFB Speakers

Speaker Dinners - 2 Speakers + Registered Guests

Speaker Dinners – 2 Speakers + Registered Guests

In an attempt to give attendees some additional quality time with some speakers, we have set up some dinners around town.

Each dinner will have 2 conference speakers and 8 additional chairs for registered guests.

There are no fees to register for your seat. You only pay for your own meal.

May 14th Dinners

Keynote Speaker David Giannetto

BuKu – Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

David Giannetto – David Giannetto is SVP of Performance Management of Salient Corporation and Chairman of the Board for Spina Bifida Resource Network. He is a nationally recognized thought-leader on business intelligence, enterprise performance management, information management and MIS technology; proven track record using marketing to create C-level sales and lead. David is a popular keynote speaker, writer for national magazine; advisor to technology firms, and author of multiple books. His latest book is “Big Social Mobile.”

Jake St. Peter and Gavin Smith

The Oxford – Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jake St. Peter – Founder of Dirigo Creative specializing in Web Development, Graphic Design, WordPress, Online Marketing, E-Commerce, Photography and Video.

Gavin Smith – 20+ years of experience creating and executing award-winning broadcast operations and digital marketing strategy. Through Gavin Consulting, he has served 100+ clients, 30+ e-commerce start-ups and several international projects. As a social entrepreneur, Gavin leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilian DOD employees exposed to contamination aboard U.S. military installations.

Steve Mortiboy and Patrick Stox

Garland Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stephen Mortiboy – I have over 25 years of business development experience working for large consulting firms, enterprise managed services providers, and military/government departments. I am an experienced project manager who has successfully managed large scale projects for enterprise clients in the financial, healthcare, telecommunications, and government sectors.

Patrick Stox – Patrick is the Marketing Project Supervisor at TheeDesign Studio. He is a contributing author at Search Engine Land and co-hosts a weekly website audit series for the Raleigh SEO Meetup.

May 12th Dinners

Keynote Speaker John Gagnon

Jimmy V’s Oysteria and Bar – Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

John Gagnon – John Gagnon is a Bing Ads Evangelist at Microsoft. He has worked for both Bing Ads and Google AdWords, and is a frequent speaker for Marketing conferences including SES, SMS, and others. He has advised hundreds of clients ranging from Microsoft teams like Windows and Internet Explorer to small business like garage door repair shops that are just getting started.

Mark Traphagen and Stacy Griggs

The Rockford – Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mark Traphagen – Mark is the senior director of online marketing at Stone Temple Consulting responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the online branding, promotion, and reputation of Stone Temple Consulting, as well as specialized consulting with selected Stone Temple clients.

Stacy Griggs – A high energy technology who has built and managed high-performing teams of sales professionals, engineers and operations. Worked in Internet Advertising, Cloud Computing (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS), Managed Hosting and Shared Hosting. Built three technology companies to the point where they were recognized in the INC500 of fastest growing privately-held businesses in the United States.

Victor Font

Bolt Bistro – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Victor Font – Victor M. Font Jr. is an award winning author, entrepreneur and global Information Technology executive with hands-on experience in application development, cyber security, business continuity and disaster recovery, project management, business analysis, quality assurance, and leadership development.

Diane Pease and James Kotecki

The Oxford – Raleigh – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane Pease – Diane is an Inbound Marketing Manager for Cisco, and has been in online and traditional marketing for over twenty-five years. She has expertise in SEO, social and traditional marketing, but her primary specialty and passion is paid search and analytics.

James Kotecki – James Kotecki is the Manager of Media & Public Relations at Automated Insights, whose Wordsmith platform automatically turns data into narrative. Wordsmith is a “robot writer” for clients like The Associated Press, Yahoo, Comcast, and Edmunds.com.