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Keynote Speakers

Bonin Bough

Former Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondelēz International, TV host, author

From being one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, to leading some of the industry’s largest global marketing efforts, Bonin Bough is a champion in bringing brands to life through the creation of innovative campaigns. Bough is a former media and e-commerce executive at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), and has also led digital marketing programs for a diverse array of corporations, including Instagram, Pepsico and Paramount Films. His expertise in developing brands and directing others to think big has positively disrupted the marketing space.

Kat Cole

COO and President, North America, Focus Brands

Kat Cole’s journey began as a restaurant hostess and has brought her to her role as the executive head of franchises for several global brands, including Cinnabon. Widely recognized for her success in fueling multi-channel growth for brands, Cole is an established expert in integrating social media, community engagement and partnerships with start-ups in order to achieve strong financial results. For her purpose-driven philosophy and results-based mentality, Cole is celebrated by the World Economic Forum, CNBC’s Next 25 Innovators List, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes.

Leon Logothetis

TV host, producer, author, traveler

Uninspired and chronically depressed by his life as a broker in London, Leon Logothetis abandoned the comfort of his regular routine and found his purpose by pursuing life on the road. Logothetis’s adventures range from traveling from Alaska to Argentina in his yellow VW Beetle, to trekking from London to Mongolia, to giving free cab rides across the States—all with the hope of showing kindness to strangers and interacting with those in need. Hear his perspective on personal worth, potential and the power of human connection.

Autumn Manning

Co-founder of Kazoo

Autumn Manning is a successful entrepreneur and leading expert on employee engagement and building high-performance cultures and teams. In 2013, Autumn co-founded YouEarnedIt, the award-winning SaaS platform. She led the company as CEO through multiple strategic investments, a 500+ global customer base with hundreds of thousands of end-users impacted through the platform, and finally a strategic acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2018. YouEarnedIt is now the world’s most robust employee experience platform. Featured in notable publications including, The New York Times the Economist, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and HuffPost, her views on culture and leadership are respected and trusted by many.

JP Nicols

Co-founder, FinTech Forge

JP is Cofounder of FinTech Forge, the industry leader in helping financial institutions build and leverage their innovation capacity through strategic fintech partnerships and investments, and the Alloy Labs Alliance, the world’s first member-driven shared innovation lab and accelerator to help regional and community banks reduce risks, lower costs, and shorten the time between ideas and results. He was also founder of the Bank Innovators Council, which is now as a part of Next Money, a global community committed to reinventing finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

He has served in past leadership roles at top financial institutions, including as the first Chief Private Banking Officer for a top five U.S. bank, where he managed $7 billion in assets and $250 million in revenue. He was also a part of the team that built their first enterprise innovation program starting in 2007.