2021 CONTENT SESSION SPEAKERS


Rafiq Ajani
Rafiq Ajani
UCB
Bill Alfvelby
Bill Alfvelby
Deluxe
Brian Benn
Brian Benn
Atlanta Housing Authority
Dr. Raheem Beyah
Dr. Raheem Beyah
Georgia Institute of Technology
Alexandria Blakely
Alexandria Blakely
Comcast
Jodie Braner
Jodie Braner
The Benefit Company
Blake Brannon
Blake Brannon
OneTrust
Gary Brantley
Gary Brantley
Beazer Homes
Jeff Buzzelli
Jeff Buzzelli
Comcast
Marc Corbett
Marc Corbett
Backbase
Stephen Debacco
Stephen Debacco
Leaders Fund
Geoff Duncan
Geoff Duncan
Lt. Governor, State of Georgia
Theresa Edwards
Theresa Edwards
WarnerMedia
Erica England
Erica England
Arketi Group
Paul Farley
Paul Farley
NCR Corporation
Mary Ford
Mary Ford
CENTEGIX
Angela Fusaro
Angela Fusaro
Physician 360
Bryce Gartner
Bryce Gartner
Cherry Bekaert
Brian Gorney
Brian Gorney
Verizon
Roy Hadley, Jr.
Roy Hadley, Jr.
Adams and Reese LLP
Stacie Hagan
Stacie Hagan
TAG Social Justice & Equity Task Force
Tye Hayes
Tye Hayes
City of Atlanta
Megan Heinze
Megan Heinze
Idemia
Jillian Henbelen
Jillian Henbelen
Fiserv
Steve Hillion
Steve Hillion
TIBCO
Shayan Hussain
Shayan Hussain
BlackRock
Ben Huyard
Ben Huyard
Sage
Stephen Ichatha
Stephen Ichatha
Google
Joyil Joseph
Joyil Joseph
IBM
Scott Klinger
Scott Klinger
EarthLink
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT of Atlanta
Ken Martin
Ken Martin
CISCO
Mohamed Massaquoi
Mohamed Massaquoi
Vessol
Heather Maxfield
Heather Maxfield
Technology Association of Georgia
Chad McCloud
Chad McCloud
Jabian Consulting
Miriam McLemore
Miriam McLemore
AWS
Ken Meyer
Ken Meyer
Truist
Andra Milinder
Andra Milinder
Equifax
Elizabeth Murthy
Elizabeth Murthy
McKinsey
Phyllis Newhouse
Phyllis Newhouse
Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
Kathryn O'Day
Kathryn O'Day
Atlanta Ventures
Toni Pashley
Toni Pashley
Sharecare
Mike Potter
Mike Potter
QLIK
Wilson Raj
Wilson Raj
SAS
Shawn Reynolds
Shawn Reynolds
Logility
Elizabeth Reynolds
Elizabeth Reynolds
AT&T
Todd Siegler
Todd Siegler
SalesForce
Jagruti Solanki
Jagruti Solanki
BitPay
Vinay Srihari
Vinay Srihari
Snowflake
Bob Thibodeaux
Bob Thibodeaux
DefenseStorm
Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas
Manhattan Associates
Kyle Tothill
Kyle Tothill
eHire
Bill Van Curen
Bill Van Curen
NCR Corporation
Glenn Weinstein
Glenn Weinstein
Twilio
Crystal Williams
Crystal Williams
FLEETCOR
Monne Williams
Monne Williams
McKinsey
Peter Williams
Peter Williams
BlackRock
John Yates
John Yates
Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
Dennis Zakas
Dennis Zakas
Zakas & Leonard

2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOS

Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa

Founder & CEO of World Class Teams | Founder of Project Athena

When the challenges are steep, and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa gives individuals and organizations the tools they need to inspire themselves and one another to their greatest heights and across their most challenging finish lines.

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on earth--The jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia, studying the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty in Extreme Teamwork. It is through these harrowing, life affirming and often hilarious experiences in the world's most grueling challenges that she has emerged with her truly unique perspective on what it takes to build the kind of world class teams that succeed against all odds, that triumph in the face of adversity and that win as one in times of great challenge and change. Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike across the Grand Canyon with a group of Survivors, or start their own businesses. This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better TOGETHER than we ever would have been alone!

Robyn has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business; her keynotes are powerful, impactful, and packed with practical, real-world takeaways that inspire peak performance and exceptional leadership. As a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a best-selling author, and founder of The Project Athena Foundation, Robyn Benincasa *definitely* knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy---or as Robyn puts it, "that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together".

Robyn's multi-faceted experience inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to achieve audacious goals that they could never accomplish alone. She is the expert that companies call on to build world class teams, inspire peak performance and create a culture of champions. Robyn has successfully translated the lessons learned from extreme team sports to the corporate world, with compelling keynotes that show how groups of ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things together!




Craig Neeb

Craig Neeb

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of NASCAR

Craig Neeb is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (“NASCAR”). Neeb oversees the company’s information technology, corporate development, the Motor Racing Network (MRN), NASCAR Productions, Racing Electronics and strategic growth initiatives including eSports, OTT and sports betting.

Previously, Neeb served as Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Development Officer of NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a motorsports entertainment company acquired by NASCAR in October 2019.

As Chief Development Officer, Neeb managed ISC’s business development maximizing use of over 13,000 acres of company-owned and operated real estate and content at 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. He sought strategic opportunities and generated creative partnerships that drove revenue and yielded the highest value, positioning ISC for growth within its core motorsports business and beyond.

Neeb helped lead the strategy and oversight for the Company’s largest development project – a $400 million redevelopment of NASCAR’s flagship track Daytona International Speedway, revolutionizing the sport and fan experience. Neeb guided ISC’s opening of ONE DAYTONA, the Daytona Beach area’s newest lifestyle and entertainment destination featuring nearly 300,000 square feet of premium retail, dining and entertainment across from Daytona International Speedway.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Neeb oversaw consumer innovation strategies identifying solutions to strengthen customer engagement. He helped spearhead NASCAR’s youth Esports series on iRacing and directed other strategic opportunities with key media partners. Neeb also oversaw MRN, the nation’s largest independent sports radio network.

His multi-faceted and insightful approach comes from serving as ISC’s Vice President of Multi-Channel Marketing and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for 13 years. As CIO, Neeb successfully developed and implemented strategic initiatives including consumer-centric technology solutions, a centralized contact center and venue content options.

Prior to joining ISC, Neeb was Vice President of Information Technology at AmeriServe Foodservice Distribution, a $9 billion food service distribution business based in Coral Gables, Fla. At AmeriServe, Neeb was responsible for the company’s information systems.