New speakers will be listed here as they are confirmed.
James Pogue Ph.D.
CEO, James Pogue Enterprises
Leadership and training are at the core of who Dr. Pogue is and the work he does. Beginning with his military service and overseas deployment he learned the critical importance of leadership, 'followship' and training for the benefit of both himself and his teams. He learned quickly that the improvement and survival of oneself and their organization is based not only on the best possible information but also the best training and leaders possible.
After spending nearly 10 years in Higher Education as a Researcher, Professor and Administrator focusing on issues of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Pogue expanded his work to include Multi-Generational Leadership, with the goal of helping companies recruit and retain Millennials and now Generation Z. His work in these two necessary and distinct areas has put him in front of 1000's of professionals seeking to improve their leadership and ability to engage today’s workforce. As an Expert Keynote, in Workshops or Executive Coaching, James continues to help organizations attract, engage and develop leaders and talent at all levels.
James has recently partnered with Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), the premier Leadership Development organization in the food industry to develop a Multi-Generational series of programs designed to attract, engage, develop and retain talent in the Food Industry.
James has worked with various organizations across the Food Industry including Chili's and Domino's.
President and CEO, Thomas Publishing
Tony Uphoff is President and CEO of Thomas Publishing. He previously was CEO of Business.com; the leading online destination that over 30 million, small-to-medium business executives rely on to acquire the knowledge, products and services they need to run and grow their businesses.
He is a uniquely accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. He has been a leader in media innovation and transformation for the last 20 years. Before joining Business.com in 2013, he was CEO of UBM TechWeb, where he led the transformation of a declining $125M print-centric business into a fast-growing $225M digital media, live event and marketing services powerhouse.
Prior to that, Uphoff was founding CEO of Beliefnet, an Internet startup that was sold to News Corporation in 2007. He served as President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, growing the business to $100M in revenue and delivering the 3 largest years in The Hollywood Reporter’s 75 year history. Uphoff was Publisher of InformationWeek in the mid-90′s, growing revenues from $15M to over $150M and into the largest brand in the history of B2B media. Uphoff also served in several key management positions at Ziff-Davis during the company’s rapid growth in the early 1990′s. Uphoff was named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine in 2011 and is regularly named in the Top 100 business media execs by B2B Magazine. He was named “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B in 2009.
Uphoff is acknowledged as an industry expert on media, marketing and technology and serves as a regular speaker at industry conferences and leading business schools. Uphoff serves on the boards of NTN Buzztime, the HIMSS Media Group and as a Trustee of Linfield College. He also serves as a Business Mentor at Mucker Labs Accelerator and on the advisory boards of the data company Connotate and the Internet radio company Jelli.
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