Featuring leading speakers from within and outside of the Industry, the Content Sessions bring you actionable and inspiring insight delivered on trends, opportunities, skills, best practices and personal growth; providing you with the means to inspire innovation, leadership and growth for you and within your own organization. Please visit frequently to see the details as they are added.
sunday, october 20
6:00pm – 6:45pm
Opening Keynote: The Kindness Diaries
Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play.
The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. And. Doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!
Global adventurer, motivational speaker, & author/creator of the book and Netflix show, The Kindness Diaries.
Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries
His show The Kindness Diaries is streaming on Netflix! His books, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, The Kindness Diaries and Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live, published by Readers Digest, are in stores now.
monday, october 21
2:10pm – 2:55pm
Content Session: The Retailer’s Innovators Dilemma
Most recently, Katie was Founder & Principal of Store No 8, Walmart’s incubation arm, where she launched 4 portfolio companies in under 3 years—including Jetblack, Walmart InHome Delivery, Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), and Spatial&. Katie Finnegan brings a passion for retail and entrepreneurship to incubation. From sitting in on conference calls starting at age 8 with her retail executive dad, to early days in merchandising with J.Crew, to co-founding an innovative retail tech startup, Katie has always had a passion for retail and building.
She came to Walmart as a ‘key man’ in Walmart’s $3.3Bn acquisition of Jet.com, where she was Head of Corp Dev, Strategy, and IR (raised $800M in Venture Financing in 18 mos.) reporting directly to CEO Marc Lore. Katie joined Jet in 2014 with the acquisition of Hukkster, the retail tech start-up she co-founded in 2012.
A recent transplant to Santa Monica from NYC, you’ll find Katie cruising around town in her powder blue 1980 International Scout with her sidekick, Gormley (a puppy Cavalier). Katie holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Finance from Duke University. A proud Colgate alum, Katie is a founding chair of the Colgate Entrepreneurship Network, recipient of the Ann Yao ’80 Alumni award, 2015 recipient of the Maroon Citation, and most recently named Colgate University’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.
tuesday, october 22
Hosted by Chris Todd, CEO, Theatro
11:30am – 12:00pm
Start Up Workshop
(Solution Providers only)