Keynote Speakers



Captivating Keynotes

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Opening Keynote

Mark Zinder

Economic Forecaster & Financial Expert

Sponsored by


Tuesday Keynote

Daniel Sieberg

Co-founder and Head of Journalism Operations, Civil

Sponsored by

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Luncheon Keynote

Amy Trask

Football Analyst – CBS Sports Network and Chairman of the Board – BIG3

Luncheon sponsored by 

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Conference Emcee

Simon Hobbs

Radio and television broadcast journalist

Mark Zinder - Biography

One of the most sought after speakers in the fields of finance, economics, and business development, Mark Zinder helps audiences respond and adapt in a rapidly innovating industry.

With more than 30 years of experience in financial services, Mark has a gift for making the complicated clear as he forecasts tomorrow’s big economic ideas and top trends reshaping business. His insights on macroeconomics and unrivaled knowledge of market history clarify investor needs and help advisors stand out from the crowd.

At Franklin Templeton Investments, where he served as senior vice president, wholesaler, and national spokesman, Mark worked directly with Sir John Templeton, one of the greatest money managers of the 20th century. While there, he also gained unprecedented access to the top money managers and elite advisors in the world, and developed an uncanny foresight on the financial markets. Before that, he was a financial advisor and wholesaler for Dean Witter.

Armed with an inside-out understanding of practice management and macroeconomic trends, coupled with deep experience in the financial industry, Mark delivers valuable lessons about historical market cycles, investor behavior, and financial trends that allow audiences to harness future economic growth.

Daniel Sieberg - Biography

Daniel Sieberg is co-founder and head of journalism operations for Civil, which is a cutting-edge new startup that couples decentralized news content with the blockchain architecture and cryptocurrency. Sieberg previously helped build the News Lab at Google and was a senior marketing executive there for six years; he also served often as official Google spokesperson. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Sieberg was an award-winning technology correspondent and anchor/analyst for CNN, CBS News, ABC News, BBC News and MSNBC dating back to 2000. He also worked as a business and civics reporter for the Vancouver Sun and wrote his first book, The Digital Diet, about a healthy approach to consuming technology.

Daniel Sieberg has been a featured speaker at events all over the world including the London School of Economics, Internet Show Indonesia, Broadband Infovision Awards in Amsterdam, Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yale School of Architecture, Smart Content in Korea, NY XPO and the Global Contact Forum in Mexico City among many others. He generally finds a way to weave in the book since the research crosses several avenues of technology, business and society. He’s just as comfortable talking about the value of backend analytics as he is about the future of connectedness on mobile devices or the social behavior of raid parties in MMOs.

Besides being a Googler and a geek, Sieberg also loves watching hockey (originally from Canada) and tries to stay in shape through cycling and running. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. He has a bachelor’s degree in writing/film from UVic ’98 and a master’s degree in journalism from UBC ’00.

Amy Trask - Biography

Amy Trask has had many titles during her career: chief executive, analyst, and author. The former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and current football analyst for CBS Sports Network, now serves as Chairman of the Board of Ice Cube’s BIG3.

During her time with the Raiders, Trask was the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL. She spent almost 30 years with the Raiders organization, where she became the NFL's first female front-office executive and was one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports.

Since 2013, Trask’s role with football extended to television as a studio analyst for CBS Sports Network on THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. She also serves as a panelist on WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show and contributes to THE NFL TODAY on CBS.

In her book, You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League (Triumph Books, 2016), Trask shared her experience as the highest-ranking female executive in the league.

Trask serves on the advisory board of directors for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.

Trask was recently honored as a woman of the year by WISE.

She graduated the University of California, Berkley Phi Beta Kappa and the USC Gould School of Law.

Simon Hobbs - Biography

Simon Hobbs has over 27-years’ experience in both radio and television Broadcast Journalism.

Most recently, he spent 18 years as the co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and the Europe Market Close. Simon’s influence and analysis often moved the Dow. Mr. Hobbs was previously with CNBC Europe and LBC Radio London. Simon is known for his courageous interviewing style, and knowledge and understanding of the financial marketplace. He attended University College London.

Simon is currently exploring opportunities.