Keynote Speakers

Tim Hwang

Co-founder and CEO, FiscalNote

Tim is currently the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, a Government Relationship Management platform that uses AI, analytics, and natural language processing to help global organizations take control of their government risk and automate the law. The global company with offices around the world has now grown to become the largest privately held company in the legal analytics space and powers 1,300 of the world’s largest and most influential law firms, legal departments, and governments in creating a more open and transparent society through data. With Hwang’s technology and capital partners from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, Steve Case, NEA, Renren and others, FiscalNote is revolutionizing access to legislation, regulations, and court cases for organizations around the world. Prior to founding FiscalNote, Hwang started his career in politics in the Obama ’08 campaign, assisting in the election of the first Obama Administration. He was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education a year later, overseeing a budget of over $4 Billion for 22,000 public employees. As a student, Tim also served as the President of the National Youth Association and the founder of Operation Fly. Inc., – a national 501(c)(3) organization that served inner-city children in underprivileged areas around the country.

David Kieselstein

Chairman of the Executive Board, MidOcean Partners

David Kieselstein joined MidOcean’s Executive Board in January 2018 and serves as Chairman. In this role, Mr. Kieselstein leads the Executive Board’s efforts to provide strategic guidance to MidOcean’s portfolio companies. Mr. Kieselstein also serves as Operating Partner across MidOcean’s business services portfolio, and works closely with the investment team in the sourcing, evaluation and execution of new business services investments. In addition, Mr. Kieselstein currently serves on the boards of two MidOcean portfolio companies, Questex (Chairman) and The Planet Group. Mr. Kieselstein most recently served as CEO of Penton, a former MidOcean portfolio company and the largest privately held professional information services company in North America. After joining the company in early 2012, he was instrumental in driving the rapid transformation of Penton, by executing on a three-pronged innovation and growth strategy: continuous improvement of core offerings, strategic acquisitions in high potential industry sectors, and creation of a new product launch engine. Penton was acquired by Informa PLC in November 2016 for $1.6 billion.

Charlene Li

Founder and Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group

For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s the bestselling author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. She is working on her next book, “The Disruptor’s Agenda” scheduled to publish in May 2019. She’s also an entrepreneur who founded and ran Altimeter Group, a disruptive industry analyst firm that was acquired by Prophet in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in tech and business, she has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and leadership. Charlene has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CNN and CNBC, and is frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press. Charlene was named one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc, and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.


Steven Casey

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Steve serves B2B marketing professionals. Thematically, his research focuses on the impact of consumer behavior and preferences on the B2B buying cycle and how B2B marketers need to adapt their strategies, tactics, and technologies to optimize engagement with this new "B2B consumer." Steve covers account-based marketing (ABM) strategies and solutions, data providers and data management solutions (including customer data platforms [CDPs]), programmatic advertising, as well as emerging and enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and virtual assistants, and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Steve is an accomplished B2B marketing expert with more than 20 years’ experience in demand generation, sales enablement, and corporate marketing roles. He started his career as a journalist covering consumer and business technology markets at IDG and Cahners. As a marketing practitioner, Steve has held senior positions with, and served as an agency counselor to, a diverse set of technology firms, from venture-backed startups to global corporations, including Deloitte, TeleTech, RSA, Sybase, Carbonite, and TomTom.

Angela Scalpello

Strategy Activator, Angela Scalpello

Angela Scalpello is an accomplished global Executive Coach to C-Suite executives, helping them unlock their leadership power to deliver on their strategic and personal objectives. She has helped CEOs transform their companies; provided insight to C-Suite execs in finance, marketing, HR, technology and security to align their individual goals with the company’s strategy; and also worked with teams to transform them into “high-performing” teams. Angela’s skill in working with leaders to drive significant business transformation, is delivered from her experiences across multi-million dollar service companies. She is seen as a trusted advisor and sounding board. Most recently Angela was Senior Vice President of Organizational and Learning Development for UBM, one of the largest global b2b event organizers in the world and now part of Informa. She has held other senior Human Resources positions for companies such as PR Newswire and UBM Tech (UBM plc companies), Ogilvy Public Relations and Ogilvy Advertising. Angela is passionate about helping individuals and teams develop the capabilities they and their organizations need to enhance their success. She has developed and facilitated leadership training sessions around the world and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as leading with emotional intelligence in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (“VUCA”) environment, employee engagement, career development and women in leadership.

Christian Ward

Chief Data Officer, SourceMedia

Christian Ward has been driving data innovation for 20 years, across financial services, digital marketing and media companies. He was most recently EVP of global data partnerships. Prior to this, Ward served as Chief Data Officer at Infogroup and as Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters.

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