2018 Masters of B2B Marketing

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The 2018 ANA B-to-B Masters of Marketing Conference is themed Growth: Driving Results and Marketing Value. You will hear from leading CMO’s, technology companies executives, B-to-B agency leaders and select B-to-B industry leaders sourced  from across the major sectors of industry.  They will share their inspirational approaches to effective, results-driven brand marketing. 

With the increased complexity and dynamism in business-to-business marketing, marketers are required to apply new and different strategies needed to effectively reach buyers requiring marketers to be disruptors, innovators, and to leverage next generation technology and approaches.  The conference will provide powerful  insights into the approaches that successful B-to-B companies have taken to create, deliver, and profitably harvest value.  Our conference speakers, will share their experiences, taken from their strategic marketing efforts, to provide insights and inspiration.  We will also showcase the redesigned 2018 B2 Award winners at a fun networking oriented Gala where we will share insightful, winning case studies in all areas of B-to-B marketing and celebrate the winners.

Registration for the Masters of B2B Conference also includes entrance to the B2 Awards Gala dinner. You do not need to register for the gala separately if you are attending the Masters of B2B Conference.

The hashtag for this event is #ANAB2B.
The handle for this event is @anamarketers.

Conference MC:
Bill Tucker
Group Executive Vice President
ANA

When
Begins:Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:00am
Ends:Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12:00pm
Where

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

To make your room reservation, please click here. Rates are $355-$360 per night. You may also call the reservations department at 312-836-0100 and reference the ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference. Please notify the hotel of any special needs that you may have.

Agenda
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9:30am  

Registration Opens

7th Floor Registration Desk

10:30am  

Conference Kickoff Sessions

Grand Ballroom 3

 

Session 1: DRIVING MEASURABLE GROWTH & VALUE CREATION THROUGH IMPROVED MARKETING & SALES INTEGRATION

This discussion will highlight 5 steps to help you to improve your alignment and integration with Sales and Business leaders. It is designed to provide a practical framework (with examples) that will help you increase measurable value creation and marketing relevance within your organization.

John Petralia

Managing Partner

Catalytik Partners

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11:30am  

Session 2: TRANSPARENCY, SPEED, GROWTH: TRANSFORMING DATA AND ANALYTICS INTO ROI AT SCALE

B2B marketing is entering a data-driven golden age, taking its central role as an engine of innovation within the business. But big challenges define our time.  How do we solve outstanding issues in data transparency, speed, and agility and how will that impact growth? In this session, discover how connected data, analytics and teams from across the customer journey (and around the globe) created the foundation for smarter decision making, data-driven creativity, and exceptional ROI at scale.  You will also hear firsthand about the path IBM has taken to their recent ANA Genius Award for Analytics, how Datorama and IBM work together to scale marketing ROI, and what you can bring back to your company right away to achieve similar results.

*Working Lunch Provided*

Akesh Bhalla

Global Leader, Data Strategy and Reporting

IBM

Rob Edelman

Manager, Analytics & Data | Performance and Programmatic Marketing

IBM

Katrin Ribant (@Ribant)

Chief Solutions Officer & Co-founder

Datorama

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1:00pm  

General Session Begins

Grand Ballroom 1+2

 

OPENING REMARKS

Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer

ANA

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Conference MC

Bill Tucker

Group Executive Vice President

ANA

 

DRIVING PROFITABLE GROWTH AND B2B BRAND LEADERSHIP FOR COMCAST BUSINESS

Comcast Business is the fastest growing subsidiary of Comcast Corporation and offers crucial business tools to help organizations of all sizes. Denice Hasty leads B2B brand leadership and ensures profit growth across Comcast Business. Hear Denice’s insight into the strategies, challenges, and experiences driving marketing value in a fast growth environment.

Denice Hasty (@denicehasty)

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Comcast Business

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CISCO’S JOURNEY TO BECOMING A GLOBAL DIGITAL AND DATA DRIVEN B2B MARKETING ORGANIZATION

Cisco is in the midst of a multi year business transformation as the company becomes a data driven and digitally centric marketing organization. As VP of Digital Marketing,  Joseph Puthussery is a central driver of this tremendous fundamental change.  Joseph will discuss this transformational journey, including establishing a clear difference between transitions vs transformations, as well as highlighting the challenges, lessons learned and cutting edge data driven measurement approaches that assess performance at a global scale.

Joseph Puthussery

Vice President, Digital Marketing

Cisco

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2:55pm  

Networking Coffee Break  

Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:10pm  

General Session Cont.

Grand Ballroom 1+2

 

REINVENTING AN ICONIC 114 YEAR OLD MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY BRAND

Sentry Insurance is one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the United States. With the help of Gyro, Stephanie Smith led the complete reinvention of this 114-year-old brand. Stephanie will talk about the trends that drove this transformation as well as the challenges and successes she has experienced along the way. 

Stephanie Smith

Vice President, Chief Marketing and Brand Officer

Sentry Insurance

Doug Kamp

Executive Creative Director

Gyro Chicago/Denver

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DRIVING MARKETING INNOVATION AND VALUE FOR STANLEY BLACK AND DECKER

Stanley Black and Decker is a leading global diversified industrial company specializing in tools and storage, security, and industrial products. Mike Simpson oversees marketing across the entire company worldwide. Mike’s experience includes the orchestration of marketing innovation and value across a highly diverse and complex portfolio of business.

Mike Simpson (@Mr_Mike_Simpson)

Chief Marketing Officer

Stanley Black and Decker

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4:30pm  

Adjourn

6:30pm  

Reception  

Grand Ballroom 3

7:30pm  

Hall of Fame and B2 Awards Dinner Gala

Grand Ballroom 1+2

7:45pm  

B2B Hall of Fame Induction

The ANA B2B Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to B2B professionals from all sides of the industry who have made significant and lasting contributions throughout their careers while serving as B2B advocates and displaying a consistent spirit of innovation and professionalism. Criteria considered for induction include B2B marketers who have consistently:

  • Elevated B2B marketing and moved the B2B industry forward
  • Demonstrated outstanding personal and organizational leadership and achievement in their individual field
  • Contributed to the future of B2B marketing by inspiring talent and championing development programs for the next generation.

Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda Boff

Chief Marketing Officer

General Electric Company

Hall of Fame Inductee: Kathy Button Bell

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Emerson Electric Co.

Hall of Fame Inductee: Christoph Becker

CEO & Chief Creative Officer

gyro

8:05pm  

Dinner Served

8:45pm  

B2 Awards

The B2 Awards are back and bigger than ever for 2018. The ANA business-to-business prestigious award program recognizes and honors B-to-B marketers and B-to-B agencies who exhibit excellence in innovative global brand strategy, customer marketing strategy, integrated internal and external marketing communications strategy, e-business and/or new media strategy, and successful new product and service introductions. The B2 Awards Gala will celebrate and honor top awards such as Corporate Marketer of the Year (Large and Small), Agency of the Year (Large and Small), and Marketer of the Year.  Plus, a special performance by 15-year old vocal prodigy, Nicole Michelle, who’s currently working on her first full-length record titled Generation N, produced by Jeff Timmons of the multi-platinum vocal group 98 Degrees.

B2 Jury Chair and Awards Gala Host: Toni Clayton-Hine

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Xerox

Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:30am  

Breakfast  

MQ TRIVIA- INDUSTRIAL B2B MARKETING TRIVIA

MQ Trivia – B2B marketing’s own live trivia game show is making a special appearance at Masters of B2B Marketing! Based on HQ Trivia, the app taking the world by storm, MQ Trivia will test your knowledge of trends in industrial B2B marketing, based on IEEE GlobalSpec Media Solution’s own research. Can you outlast your peers and correctly answer all 12 questions?  

Amber Cooleen

Director, Marketing

IEEE GlobalSpec Media Solutions

Linda Uslaner

Director, Product Management

IEEE GlobalSpec Media Solutions

Grand Ballroom 3

8:30am  

General Session

CONDUENT: BUILDING A NEW BRAND AND COMPANY POST XEROX DIVESTITURE

At the start of 2017, Xerox officially divested its business services division to form Conduent. Vice President, Marketing at Conduent, Tracy Yelencsics, works to strengthen the bond between marketing and sales for demand generation. Supporting this work is an ongoing effort to build a professional and disciplined marketing and communications function for the newly formed Conduent brand. Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest provider of diversified business process services with Tracy’s top-level insight into marketing and building a new brand.

Tracy Yelencsics (@TYelencsics)

Vice President, Marketing

Conduent

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Grand Ballroom 1+2

 

KINGSPAN + MOWER

Savvy B2B marketers know that tying marketing efforts to business goals is the ticket to better decisions and stronger results. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that marketers who link marketing metrics to business results are 3X more likely to hit revenue goals than those who don’t.

The problem is this: Although marketers want effective results, many find themselves faced with barriers to aligning marketing and measurement. A large majority of marketers (61%) struggle to access or integrate the data they need, 22% don’t have the tools or technology they need, and 26% struggle to get buy-in and support from executives.

Join this session to hear firsthand about the path that Kingspan – a European super-brand and global manufacturer of high performance insulation and building products – took to effectively scale barriers to effective measurement while launching an unfamiliar brand in the U.S. market. You will hear how Kingspan worked with Mower’s analytics team to implement an executive-friendly measurement framework that defined CFO-friendly KPIs upfront, while using data to predict and achieve positive ROI. You’ll leave with a sample measurement framework (a Success Plan) you can take back to your company to achieve similar results.

Suzanne Diaz (@KingspanIns_US)

Marketing Manager, North America

Kingspan Insulation

Tom Armentrout

Executive Vice President, Managing Director

Mower

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THE NATION’S LONGEST RUNNING BANK BNY MELLON BRINGS BACK ITS FOUNDER ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO DRIVE BUS

Aniko DeLaney is the Global Head of Corporate Marketing for BNY Mellon, which had $33.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. Aniko is responsible for BNY Mellon’s global corporate brand strategy, digital marketing, and market research. Aniko will share a compelling 360 degree cross-channel case study leveraging the BNY Mellon founder Alexander Hamilton. This work has been widely lauded as a breakthrough case demonstrating innovation and business results.

Aniko DeLaney

Global Head, Corporate Marketing

BNY Mellon

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10:40am  

Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:05am  

HOW HUMAN HISTORY EXPLAINS THE FUTURE OF B2B MARKETING

The story of human progress — like marketing — has an attribution problem. In our session, Tomer Cohen, LinkedIn’s VP Of Product, will discuss the real story — and marketing lessons — behind human progress. This story informs the marketing products and services LinkedIn is building to accelerate professional success. It’s an epic story of past, present and future. And you’re at the center of it.

Tomer Cohen

Vice President, Product

LinkedIn

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TRANSFORMING EQUIPMENT DEPOT INTO A HUMAN AND EMOTIONALLY CONNECTED BRAND

Hue Du is a successful Sales and Marketing Executive with extensive automotive and material handling industry experience. She is the head of brand and marketing for Equipment Depot, America’s largest independent material handling and rental business. Hue will share her experience in transforming a low-interest, unassuming brand into a more sophisticated, emotionally-driven brand that now stands out in the marketplace.

Hue Du

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Equipment Depot

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12:30pm  

Luncheon  

USING EVENT MARKETING TO ACTIVATE A PASSIONATE CUSTOMER BASE

Since its inception in 2003, Tableau Software has both enjoyed and been challenged by enormous growth – most tangibly evidenced by the transformation of its flagship event from a few hundred users getting together to talk shop, to a 15k+ attendee Data Analytics conference. This candid talk will peak behind the scenes at a company balancing a start-up mindset while building relationships with global enterprise customers, and how Tableau and GES have collaborated to make Tableau Conference one of the most fun and high-value tickets in the industry.

Amy Barone

Senior Director, Events and Customer Engagement Programs

Tableau

Dax Callner

Chief Strategy Officer

GES Events

Grand Ballroom 3

2:00pm  

General Session Cont.

Grand Ballroom 1+2

 

THE STARS AND “STORY BEHIND THE STORY” OF XEROX’S PROJECT: SET THE PAGE FREE

Hear the “Why” the “What” and the “So What” of this innovative omnichannel marketing initiative that is all about content, communication and creativity. It is told through the lens of   14 world renown authors and artists who collaborated to create a tale of the modern workplace, filled  with passion, suspense and paperclips  –  and all made possible by Xerox.

Barbara Basney (@bbasney)

Vice President Global Brand, Advertising and Media

Xerox Corporation

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UNCORNERED-SOLVING GANG VIOLENCE, BUILDING A BRAND, AND MARKETING LESSONS FROM THE NON-PROFIT WORLD

You might wonder why a B2B Agency took on the marketing challenges of a non-profit committed to ending the systemic gang violence wracking our cities. It’s not as big a stretch as you would imagine. In fact, it had all the hallmarks of a classic business marketing challenge. Uncornered – an initiative to get gang members to choose college over the street corner – is about changing attitudes about a population that most people are quick to write off. It’s a marketing story about upending assumptions and reframing conversations. It’s a complex, high-ticket sale to a sophisticated audience. All familiar trademarks to B2B marketers.  

The speakers will share the Uncornered campaign, a truly integrated campaign with video, on-line, experiences, events, and press. Uncornered has gained national media attention in outlets such as The Atlantic’s CityLab, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Mark Culliton (@CollegeBoundDot)

Chief Executive Officer

College Bound Dorchester

Mike O’Toole

President and Partner

PJA Advertising

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3:20pm  

Networking Coffee Break  

Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:40pm  

THE RISE, FALL AND RISE OF MARKETING TECHNOLOGY

Recent Gartner research shows that marketing technology is on average consuming 22% of enterprise marketers’ budgets — on par with media, people and services. Yet, a 2017 study revealed that only 15% of marketers believe they are among the “most successful marketers” who are using modern martech effectively. Why are so many marketers still struggling to realize martech’s potential at a level that’s commensurate with their investment? As they struggle, are they falling behind in preparedness for the next major movement forward: the adoption of AI and other imminently emerging technologies; as well as the renaissance in iconic creativity in the form ideas and experiences that deliver emotional impact along the buyer journey? At this session, Matt Preschern, SVP of Performance Marketing at CA Technology, Tom Stein, chairman of global B2B agency Stein IAS, and Marc Keating, Stein IAS's Chief Innovation Officer, will lay out the path forward for marketers seeking to master Modern Marketing and step ahead into B2B marketing’s Post-Modern age.

Matt Preschern (@MattPreschern)

Senior Vice President, Global Demand and Performance Marketing

CA Technologies

Tom Stein (@Tom_Stein)

Chairman and Chief Client Officer

Stein IAS

Marc Keating (@marckeating)

Chief Innovation Officer

Stein IAS

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Grand Ballroom 1+2

4:20pm  

Reception

Grand Ballroom 3

5:30pm  

Dinner on your own

Friday, June 8, 2018
7:30am  

Breakfast  

Grand Ballroom 3

8:30am  

General Session

Grand Ballroom 1+2

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN GOLF: THE PARTNERSHIP OF CONSTELLATION AND THE PGA

As the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships for Constellation, Kristina Gregory drives the overall strategic direction for Constellation’s branding and communications efforts. She is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing initiatives for the company’s sponsorship activations, including the PGA of America. Kristina will speak to the valuable partnership that Constellation has established with the PGA of America to show leadership in sustainability and environmental awareness across the industry and among golf fans. Kristina will present a case study on sponsorship activation that showcases how Constellation leverages this partnership to target golf courses to help reduce their overall environmental impact with Constellation’s energy efficiency solutions while supporting the PGA of America in the creation and promotion of their first ever social responsibility report. Kristina will discuss the innovative and customizable B2B and B2C messaging tactics her team employs such as consumer education programs and engaging digital media campaigns.

Kristina Gregory (@ConstellationEG)

Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships

Constellation

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COMMUNITIES CONNECTED: INSPIRING SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A MOBILE-FIRST WORLD

Local business owners around the world are looking to connect with one another to share ideas, best practices, jobs and new growth opportunities. To help navigate the rapid technological evolution and bring communities closer together, Facebook is supporting small businesses in cities across the globe by providing skills training, education, and marketing advice. Join Michelle Klein, Marketing Director, North America, Facebook, to hear more about the company’s focus on inspiring businesses for success in a mobile-first world.

Michelle Klein (@mklein_NYC)

Marketing Director, North America, Global Business Marketing

Facebook

9:50am  

Networking Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:20am  

General Session Cont.

USING CONVERSATIONAL AI BOTS TO BRIDGE THE MARKETING-SALES DIVIDE

2018 has seen a number of technology innovations in B2B marketing, but arguably one of the most interesting is artificial intelligence, AI. Conversica is the leader in conversational AI for business and the only provider of AI-driven lead engagement software for marketing and sales organizations. Used by more than 1,200 companies worldwide, Conversica’s sales assistants are built on a proven AI platform integrating natural language processing, natural language generation, and machine learning capabilities.

How can AI help marketing and sales? Conversica may just have the answer in their presentation about using conversational AI bots to bridge the marketing-sales divide. In the next session, you will learn how solutions in the fast-developing conversational AI market are empowering brands to deliver amazing yet automated two-way conversations at scale, strengthen the marketing-sales relationship and drive more revenue with less effort.

Alda Quintanilla

Conversational AI Expert

Conversica

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Grand Ballroom 1+2

10:50am  

ANA'S BUSINESS MARKETING CHICAGO CHAPTER PANEL

A provocative B2B Marketing panel discussion hosted by Andrew Miller, Vice President, Global Corporate Marketing at Aon, of the ANA’s Business Marketing Chicago Chapter. The panel will cover two topics: Brand: lessons learned on how to be relevant and different when launching new brands or amplifying existing ones and Empowering women in B2B marketing – what was important (or inhibiting) in your journey to the CMO role?  What is your approach in coaching others?  The panel will include:

Moderator: Eric Leininger

Clinical Professor, Executive Education

Kellogg School of Management

Adrienne Fasano

Head, Marketing and Communications, Americas

Cushman + Wakefield

Maggie Lower

Chief Marketing Officer

TrueBlue Inc.

Teresa Poggenpohl

Senior Managing Director, Marketing and Communications, North America

Accenture

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11:35am  

Conference Adjourns


Cancellation Policy and Notes

Single ANA member and non-member conference registrations can be cancelled in writing only via email (registration@ana.net). Phone cancellations are not accepted. A 50% refund will be granted, if written request for cancellation is received by email 60 calendar days before the conference start date. No refunds will be granted for any cancellations received after the conference start date or for 'no shows.' Corporate packages are not eligible for cancellation. Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. ANA will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. A $125 processing fee will be assessed to change the name on a registration. Hotel room cancellations must be sent directly to the hotel. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Miscellaneous:
     1. The conference agenda is subject to change.
     2. A portion of your guest room rate will be used to offset conference costs.
     3. ANA accepts no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property.
     4. Registrations received after two weeks prior to the conference may not be included in the attendee list.

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