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Monday, April 27
 

11:00am EDT

REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK UP
Pick up registration materials and badges at DIG SOUTH HQ.


Monday April 27, 2015 11:00am - 5:30pm EDT
DIG SOUTH HQ 637 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
 
Tuesday, April 28
 

11:00am EDT

REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK UP
Pick up registration materials and badges at DIG CENTRAL.


Tuesday April 28, 2015 11:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

4:00pm EDT

DIG SPACE WALK
Meet the minds behind Charleston’s tech and creative companies in their natural habitat. (It’s fine to feed the animals.) Get a feel for their workspace, join them at a sponsored happy hour or peruse a pop-up studio.


Tuesday April 28, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Charleston Metro Area Multiple

6:00pm EDT

UPLOAD CHARLESTON, PRESENTED BY CHARLESTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The official “Welcome to DIG SOUTH” event – a craft beer bash celebration for all badge holders. Enjoy brews, bites and bumping music from David Wax Museum with your new friends (fellow attendees).

Catering provided by Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, brews provided by Palmetto Brewing Company and wine provided by Mira Winery.

About David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with indie rock and American roots to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). David Wax Museum has reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own.

Artists
avatar for David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with indie rock and American roots to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies... Read More →



Tuesday April 28, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Charleston Museum Courtyard 360 Meeting St.
 
Wednesday, April 29
 

7:00am EDT

REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK UP
Pick up registration materials and badges at DIG CENTRAL.


Wednesday April 29, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:45am EDT

WELCOME TO DIG SOUTH
Wednesday April 29, 2015 8:45am - 9:00am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00am EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO / Co-founder, VaynerMedia MARKETING IN THE YEAR WE LIVE IN
DIG 2015 Kickoff Keynote by Gary Vaynerchuk: entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality.

From Gary:

I have been a businessman for as long as anyone close to me can remember. You can be fancy and call it being an "entrepreneur," but at the end of the day, I do business. While most eight year olds were learning how to properly squeeze a lemon, I was managing seven lemonade stands across my neighborhood in Edison, NJ. When I turned twelve, I set my sights on my local mall, where I became something of a legend selling baseball cards on weekends. In high school I joined the family business, a liquor store called Shoppers Discount Liquors that my dad started. It wasn’t long before I became obsessed with collecting wine.

My core thesis has always revolved around one question: Are you marketing like the year you actually live in? That’s it. It’s not about where things are going to be in 5 years, and it’s definitely not about how we’ve always done it. Do what works. Right now.

In 1997 I was selling wine with an email list while most stores were still faxing their customers. Building on that, I quickly came to recognize the importance of e-commerce, and launched WineLibrary.com, one of the very first wine sales sites. As soon as Google Adwords came out, I was the first (and for a long time the only) person to advertise against people searching for “wine.” All of this helped me to grow the store from a $3 million business to a $60 million business, and it was just the beginning.

Within a year of YouTube popping up, I knew it would be an incredibly powerful platform. Armed with a Flipcam and a NY Jets bucket, I started Wine Library TV in 2006 to share my knowledge and passion for wine with a community that desperately needed a fresh voice. It wasn’t long before 100,000 people were watching my videos every day (shout-out to my Vayniacs – love you guys).

In the spring of 2009, my brother AJ and I launched VaynerMedia, a strategic creative agency focusing on social and digital. VaynerMedia has helped Fortune 500 companies likeGEPepsiCo, and Mt Dew execute against their KPI’s, and build their digital brands through micro content and other storytelling techniques. The idea took hold, and what started as a 6-person project 5 years ago has swelled to a 400-strong team spread across the country.

After years of angel investing in companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Uber and BirchBox, I justlaunched VaynerRSE, a $25 million seed fund that will help invest in and launch the next generation of world-changing technology companies.

When I’m not spending time with my family, who mean everything in the world to me, Ispeak and share my experiences in business with people around the world. I have also found a passion for storytelling, so definitely check out my latest book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. I’m so excited you have taken a few minutes out of your day to drop by. Don’t forget to say hey.

PS: I love to hustle!

 

Presenters
avatar for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO Co-Founder, VaynerMedia
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses: Fresh out of college, he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia--one of the world's hottest social media-first digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00am EDT

DIG CONFERENCE

Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

BRANCHING OUT WHILE STAYING TRUE TO YOUR ROOTS
Since its inception, Garden & Gun has established itself as the voice of a culture deeply rooted in tradition. With the challenge of thoughtfully translating the print experience to the digital landscape, Digital Media Director, Kim Alexander joined forces with Christopher Lester, VP of Sales at Emma Email marketing. Join them for a discussion on how their collaborative partnership allowed Garden & Gun to amplify their online marketing efforts and reach even more readers and fans.  

Presenters
avatar for Kim Alexander

Kim Alexander

Digital Media Director, Garden & Gun Magazine
Kim Alexander is the digital media editor for Garden & Gun magazine, where she oversees the direction and growth of the brand's online efforts as well as the social media strategy. Alexander joined Garden & Gun in 2011 from Time Inc., where she worked on the editorial side... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Lester

Christopher Lester

VP Sales, Emma
Christopher Lester is the vice president of sales at Emma where he leads the team of experts who provide strategic and tactical services to all Emma clients, as well as specialized support to large senders and significant brands. Christopher's extensive experience in sales and marketing... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

FILM VIEWING SESSION: Indie Filmmaking in the South
Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

IT’S ALL A GAME: Your Non-Gaming Company is a Gaming Company and You Don’t Know it Yet
Moderators
avatar for Doug Dyer

Doug Dyer

Managing Director, Innovecs U.S. & VP of Gaming, Innovecs
A technology executive for over 20 years, Doug is currently leading Innovecs' expansion efforts in the US. He previously held leadership roles at Microsoft, THQ, and Warner Bros. He was CEO of publicly-traded Oasys Mobile and most recently consulted for leading interactive, VR/AR... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Atul Bali

Atul Bali

President, Games, RealNetworks
Mr. Atul Bali has been the President of Games Division at RealNetworks Inc. since April 2014. Mr. Bali is overseeing a diverse group that includes direct-to-consumer online, mobile and social game development, cross platform publishing, licensing, and technology. He served as the... Read More →
avatar for John Geddes

John Geddes

Director Gaming, Entertainment, Events, USA Today
John Geddes is the director of gaming, entertainment, and events at USA TODAY and is responsible for the marketing and advertising within gaming, entertainment, and events content.
avatar for Michael Rubinelli

Michael Rubinelli

CEO, P4RC
Michael is the CEO of P4RC, a gaming/app company based out of the San Francisco area.
avatar for Rob Sebastian

Rob Sebastian

Co-Founder, Dewey Square Group
THE C-SUITE WHISPERERFor the past decade, CEO's, COO's, CMO's and CFO's have engaged me to help guide them through business problems that require deeper levels of engagement from people either inside (employees) or outside their organizations (customers and audiences). Focused on... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

SOCIAL MANUFACTURING ON DEMAND: How to Harness the Communities’ Revenue Potential
Throughout history, individuals have worked mostly anonymously to support the needs of a larger population. In the digital age, barriers have been removed, and individuals have a new voice through social media, social publishing, and now social manufacturing.  We are building resources and systems to enable the digital citizen to build their own commercial apparel engine, furthering their creative voice and giving more power to their communities. Join us to talk about how everyone's content can be turned into sustainable revenue. We will examine how Print On Demand technologies not only deliver a critical component to the zero-inventory revenue model, but give a new voice to individuals around the world.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Bernat

Christopher Bernat

Chief Revenue Officer, Vapor Apparel
Mr. Christopher Bernat served as Director of Sales at Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. Mr. Bernat serves as a Director of Speciality Graphic Imaging Association, and is associated at Vapor Apparel/Source Custom.
avatar for William Etundi, Jr.

William Etundi, Jr.

CEO, See.Me
For the past three years, William Etundi, Jr. has led See.Me from a scrappy side project into an international business involving hundreds of thousands of artists and millions of viewers. Prior to See.Me, Etundi was the lead creative for May First Technology, building online identity... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

SOCIALIZE: How to Hone Your Social Skills & Ad Content to Attract, Engage and Maintain An Audience for Business or Pleasure
Moderators
avatar for Angie Goff

Angie Goff

Anchor, NBC Washington and NBC News
Angie Goff is a cross-platform reporter and anchor for NBC Washington in Washington, DC. The Emmy-Award winning journalist has spent over a decade covering the news out in the field and from behind the desk. At NBC4 Angie anchors the weekend editions of News4 Today and reports for... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Adinolfi

Michelle Adinolfi

Account Executive, Twitter
Michelle is an Account Executive at Twitter, responsible for client partnerships within the Telecom vertical. Prior to joining Twitter in early 2012, Michelle worked at AOL managing several key accounts across the Southeast. Michelle earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University... Read More →
avatar for Brent Bannon

Brent Bannon

Fmr. Research Manager, Facebook
Brent was the research manager of growth at Facebook and is currently the founder of Mobirig. He lives in Charleston, SC.
avatar for Holly Burns

Holly Burns

Content Strategist, Instagram
I'm a comma-loving content strategist, with 14 years of experience as a writer and editor. I've produced content for Instagram, Facebook, Gowalla, Ladies' Home Journal, Yahoo! and Travel + Leisure, and for almost 5 years I was the official written voice of the Travelocity Roaming... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Chau

Lisa Chau

COO, Alpha Vert
Lisa Chau founded Alpha Vert, a private consultancy focused on digital strategy and cross–platform marketing.  She is an international marketing and Ivy League business school public relations professional published in Forbes, Huffington Post as well as US News & World Report on... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Warzel

Charlie Warzel

Tech Editor, Buzzfeed
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

SOUTH BY VOICE, EYE & DESIGN: A Cross-Discipline Panel on Why Storytelling, Tone & Point of View Matter & How to Use Them to Great Effect
Moderators
avatar for Buff Ross

Buff Ross

Duke of URL, Alloneword Design
Buff Ross has been designing and pushing pixels since 1999. Seven years ago he started Alloneword Design to focus his services on museums, artists and other cultural organizations, in addition to commercial clients. Prior to this he served as the Assistant Director and curator for... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Megan Oepen

Megan Oepen

President/Senior Creative Director, Payne Advertising
An award-winning Creative Director and Live Action Director, Meg has spent more than 15 years working with major broadcast and sports clients, including the NBA, MLB, PGA and NASCAR, as well as clients like Dove Beauty, Gatorade, Sprite, ESPN, Delta Air Lines, Regal Cinemas, Chick-Fil-A... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Payne

Andrew Payne

CEO, Payne Advertising
Andrew Payne is the CEO of Payne Advertising located in Atlanta, GA.
avatar for Chuck Reece

Chuck Reece

Editor, The Bitter Southerner
My partners and I launched The Bitter Southerner, a weekly web magazine, in 2013 to tell the stories of a new(er) South. We have built a tremendous community around the magazine, building audiences of tens of thousands around the world for our site and our brand in social media. Our... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

THE ART OF INDIE FILMMAKING: Southern Edition, Pt. I
What does it mean to work outside the means and structure of the film industry, and how does a filmmaker blaze his/her own path? Professionals from the Southeast will provide their insight on producing films locally, finding funding, and navigating film as a business.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Jayne

Brad Jayne

Filmmaker & Commercial Director | Founder of Indie Grants (indiegrants.org)
Son of the South. Believes in the immense storytelling and rich culture of his home region, and that it possesses nuances and dynamics most of the world doesn't see. Which kinda pisses him off. But then he drinks a beer and decides to show 'em. Writer/Director/Producer. Wrapping... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Tom Clark

Tom Clark

Manager, South Carolina Film
Tom brings the South Carolina Film Commission over 30 years experience in television, radio, film, and multi media production and management. As writer, producer, executive producer, and crew member, he is accomplished on both sides of the camera and microphone as an actor, narrator... Read More →
avatar for Erica Dunton

Erica Dunton

Director
British Writer/Director Erica graduated from Durham University with a Law degree and then went on to spend three years at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. She has directed five features plus commercials, promos and television including the CW show, "One Tree... Read More →
avatar for Chad Fortenberry

Chad Fortenberry

Head of Creative Network, StudioNow
Chad has been a part of the filmmaking and advertising industry for over 10 years wearing multiple different hats as an Actor, Producer, Director, Shooter and Editor. At StudioNow he manages a Creative Network of over 8000 filmmakers and production companies. StudioNow connects filmmakers... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Kleiman

Jenny Kleiman

Filmmaker, Jenny Kleiman Storyteller
Jenny Kleiman is a Director, Producer, and Storyteller with The Royal Wild. She was recently chosen as CHARLIE Magazine’s 50 Most Progressive of 2014. Born in NYC and raised in the Lowcountry, Jenny received her BFA in Film from CU Boulder before moving to Los Angeles for an apprenticeship... Read More →
avatar for Steve Rhea

Steve Rhea

Owner, SteveRhea Location Scout Services
Your guide to filming in South Carolina. Steve Rhea Location Services provides location scouting, location management and production services for Motion Picture, Television, TV Commercials and Commercial Photography. We specialize in Catalogs and Print Advertising. Steve Rhea has... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

THE SOUTHEASTERN TECH STARTUP: Bootstrapped & Booming
A Conversation With the Co-Founders of BoomTown on their meteoric ascent from a mid-sized Southern town

Presenters
avatar for Grier Allen

Grier Allen

CEO & Co-Founder, BoomTown
BoomTown is a company driven by creating a more consumer focused real estate industry. We do this by connecting home buyers and sellers with knowledgeable, forward thinking real estate professionals in the U.S. and Canada. We build software products that help real estate professionals... Read More →
avatar for Cooper Bane

Cooper Bane

‎Co-Founder, BoomTown
In 2006, Cooper paired with Grier at Syndeo Interactive for contracted software development work in the Real Estate Industry. Frustrated with a lack of product ownership, Cooper took on the title of entrepreneur. He co-founded Boomtown, a product that would not only be innovative... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

DIG SHOW
75+ DIG EXHIBIT SPACES
Exhibit spaces located in the following ports-of-call:

ENTREPRENEUR’S LANDING
A showcase of tech, tech-related and creative companies, products and services.

LIFESTYLE LANDING
A showcase of hardware, packaged and scalable goods. From drones to buttered scones, fit bits to biscuits, smallbatch Bourbon, iPad accessories and beyond. Crazy commerce, we know!


Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

BEYOND FOOD PORN: The Fresh Taste of Digital Media in the Food & Beverage Industry
Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt

Director of Digital Content, The Local Palate
Director of Digital Content for The Local Palate, MA in English from UNC Charlotte, and super into pork rinds, anything that is flavored with rose, and Mad Men.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Bailey

Rachel Bailey

Writer, Freelance
Rachel's road to social media maven-hood grew out of her life in food. A longtime service industry veteran and avid consumer of and contributor to the online cultural conversation, she naturally grew into the role of communications manager and strategist during her tenure working... Read More →
avatar for Kate Connor

Kate Connor

Culinary Writer/Recipe Tester / Producer
Kate started in New York City with independent film production, Journeyman Films, which led her to Los Angeles to work for the President of Creative Artist Agency. After teaching celebrities how to drive their Prius’, she decided not to pursue the business side of film production... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Hatfield

Brooke Hatfield

Writer, Georgia Organics
Brooke is the Communications Director for Georgia Organics, a non-profit that connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. She's also a writer, illustrator, and minor Flannery O'Connor scholar. 
avatar for Angie Mosier

Angie Mosier

Writer/Photographer, Placemat Productions
Angie Mosier is a writer, photographer, stylist, and cook endeavoring to merge all of these skills in a meaningful way.  By documenting food, and the folks who work to bring good food to the table, she hopes to celebrate it, save it, cook it, serve it and of course, eat it.  Her... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

CONNECTED LIFE: How Cars, Kiosks, Smartphones, Watches and Other Digital Devices are Fusing Our On and Offline Experiences
Moderators
avatar for Ashlyn Remillard

Ashlyn Remillard

Digital Strategy Manager, CSE
Ashlyn Remillard is the Manager of Digital Strategy for CSE. She is responsible for developing digital marketing strategies and concepts as well as overseeing the execution of social campaigns focused on growing brand awareness that are in-line with organizational goals. While at... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Jen Kavanagh

Jen Kavanagh

CEO & Founder, JK Media
Jennifer is an award winning entertainment and media strategist who leads with cross-platform DNA.  As Principal at BRaVe Media Ventures, she led advisory work for major clients with an emphasis on persona mapping, sales strategy, content marketing, organizational development... Read More →
avatar for Prag Shah

Prag Shah

SVP, Global Operatons & Customer Experience, Zubie
Prag (Pragnesh) Shah, is an executive leader with over 20 years experience in digital, mobile, E-commerce, and consumer subscriber-based services. He has served in broad P&L and GM roles in US and international markets, leading marketing, sales, product launches, and customer operations.Prag... Read More →
avatar for Caleb Yaryan

Caleb Yaryan

CEO, City Corridor
Caleb has over 15 years of experience in the Technology industry, specializing in start-ups with an emphasis in cyber security, interactive digital platforms, and cloud based point of sale systems. He has served on the CEA Tech Home board of directors and as a Network Monitoring SME... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

DAMN THIS TRAFFIC JAM: Disruptive Transportation Modes, Methods and Revenue Models You Can Apply to Any Business Road Block
Moderators
avatar for Jon Yarian

Jon Yarian

Principal, SeaChange
Jon Yarian founded SeaChange in 2008 after working in Washington, DC, at a boutique PR firm and on Capitol Hill as a congressional press secretary. His clients have been featured in print and broadcast outlets including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Kurt Cavanaugh

Kurt Cavanaugh

Executive Director, Charleston Moves
Kurt relocated to Charleston from New York City for the opportunity with Charleston Moves. He most recently served as Deputy Director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), a park conservancy organization responsible for maintaining and enhancing North Brooklyn’s 100-plus... Read More →
avatar for Sean Flood

Sean Flood

CEO, The Gotcha Group
GOTCHA Ride and Gotcha Bike are collegiate, eco-friendly, advertising and transportation companies that are spreading to college campuses across the country. We offer free, safe rides to students, faculty and visitors on and off campus, day and night while giving the brands they care... Read More →
avatar for Marc McLeod

Marc McLeod

CFO, Scoop
M.B.A. graduate from The Citadel with concentrations in finance and logistics, I am a sustainability minded corporate leader, currently leading the charge for change in Eco-friendly transportation at Charleston's first and only fully electric transportation service, Scoop.Marc McLeod... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

PLAY FOR PAY: How Do Games Make Money and Why Should I Care?
Moderators
avatar for Daniel Lehrich

Daniel Lehrich

VP Creative, WeMash

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Kaye

Stephen Kaye

Director, BlackRock
Accomplished executive with a proven track record of delivering large, complex, projects on-time, on-budget, and to customer satisfaction. High levels of influence with senior executives and employees. Demonstrated strengths in the areas of collaboration, responsiveness and customer... Read More →
avatar for Jon Kimmich

Jon Kimmich

CEO, The Software Illuminati
As a seasoned veteran of 15-years in the digital entertainment industry with companies such as Microsoft, Jon has established a reputation for thoughtful insight into successful product franchises as Halo, and identifying outstanding creative talent such as Big Huge Games and Gas-Powered... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rubinelli

Michael Rubinelli

CEO, P4RC
Michael is the CEO of P4RC, a gaming/app company based out of the San Francisco area.
avatar for Matthew Tonks

Matthew Tonks

Game Developer, bitMonster
For just under ten years Matt has been developing his career in video games. In 2004, his beginnings as a hobbyist and modder led him to join the ranks of game development as a Software Engineer.In 2007 Matt was hired at Epic Games where he has worked in a myriad of capacities; Matt’s... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

THE ART OF INDIE FILMMAKING: Southern Edition, Pt. II
What does it mean to work outside the means and structure of the film industry, and how does a filmmaker blaze his/her own path? Professionals from the Southeast will provide their insight on producing films locally, finding funding, and navigating film as a business.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Jayne

Brad Jayne

Filmmaker & Commercial Director | Founder of Indie Grants (indiegrants.org)
Son of the South. Believes in the immense storytelling and rich culture of his home region, and that it possesses nuances and dynamics most of the world doesn't see. Which kinda pisses him off. But then he drinks a beer and decides to show 'em. Writer/Director/Producer. Wrapping... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Tom Clark

Tom Clark

Manager, South Carolina Film
Tom brings the South Carolina Film Commission over 30 years experience in television, radio, film, and multi media production and management. As writer, producer, executive producer, and crew member, he is accomplished on both sides of the camera and microphone as an actor, narrator... Read More →
avatar for Erica Dunton

Erica Dunton

Director
British Writer/Director Erica graduated from Durham University with a Law degree and then went on to spend three years at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. She has directed five features plus commercials, promos and television including the CW show, "One Tree... Read More →
avatar for Chad Fortenberry

Chad Fortenberry

Head of Creative Network, StudioNow
Chad has been a part of the filmmaking and advertising industry for over 10 years wearing multiple different hats as an Actor, Producer, Director, Shooter and Editor. At StudioNow he manages a Creative Network of over 8000 filmmakers and production companies. StudioNow connects filmmakers... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Kleiman

Jenny Kleiman

Filmmaker, Jenny Kleiman Storyteller
Jenny Kleiman is a Director, Producer, and Storyteller with The Royal Wild. She was recently chosen as CHARLIE Magazine’s 50 Most Progressive of 2014. Born in NYC and raised in the Lowcountry, Jenny received her BFA in Film from CU Boulder before moving to Los Angeles for an apprenticeship... Read More →
avatar for Steve Rhea

Steve Rhea

Owner, SteveRhea Location Scout Services
Your guide to filming in South Carolina. Steve Rhea Location Services provides location scouting, location management and production services for Motion Picture, Television, TV Commercials and Commercial Photography. We specialize in Catalogs and Print Advertising. Steve Rhea has... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

THE POWER OF LIVE STORYTELLING
How to use Twitter as a business platform to build momentum by using strategic tweets plus TV and mobile video.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Adinolfi

Michelle Adinolfi

Account Executive, Twitter
Michelle is an Account Executive at Twitter, responsible for client partnerships within the Telecom vertical. Prior to joining Twitter in early 2012, Michelle worked at AOL managing several key accounts across the Southeast. Michelle earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

THE PRIVATE BOOM: Equity Sales for Tech Companies in the Secondary Market
Moderators
avatar for Eric Bowman

Eric Bowman

Owner, Charleston Battery

Presenters
avatar for Cameron Hamilton

Cameron Hamilton

Principal, The McLean Group
Cameron Hamilton, a Principal of The McLean Group, joined the firm in 2001 and has been involved in more than 30 successful sell- and buy-side M&A and capital formation engagements. Currently, he focuses on serving federal contracting clients. His recent deals include advising NetCentrics... Read More →
avatar for Will Jamieson

Will Jamieson

CMO, InfiniteTakes
Chief marketing officer focusing on consumer acquisition and business development for our flagship product Stre.am
avatar for Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

Founder, Chill, Tappy, Ad.ly, Tinder
I am a entrepreneur, product developer and curiosity seeker. I am passionate about exceptional people, products and markets. If it's not a long term solution to a real inefficiency then I am probably not interested. I like to challenge myself by learning new markets, technologies... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:30am EDT

FIELD TRIP DAY 1
The Field Trip series will feature live music at the (free!) DIG Show. Day 1 features Regina Ferguson at 11:30am and She Returns From War at 12:30pm.

About Regina Ferguson
Regina works diligently to shape a musical identity influenced by her love of
jazz and acoustic guitar. Her sound is sultry and rich, and has been related to artists 
such as Adele and Ella.

About She Returns From War
 
She Returns From War formed in 2012 by two singer songwriters, Hunter Park
and Jesse Ledford, both South Carolina born and raised. The hardships and 
questions each face is a direct proponent of their eccentric, folk-addled melodies. 

Artists
avatar for Regina Ferguson

Regina Ferguson

Regina works diligently to shape a musical identity influenced by her love ofjazz and acoustic guitar. Her sound is sultry and rich, and has been related to artists such as Adele and Ella.
avatar for She Returns From War

She Returns From War

She Returns From War formed in 2012 by two singer songwriters, Hunter Parkand Jesse Ledford, both South Carolina born and raised. The hardships and questions each face is a direct proponent of their eccentric, folk-addled melodies.


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm EDT
DIG Show Stage at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:35am EDT

VISUALIZING A BETTER WAY: The Art and Science of Data
Presenters
JC

Jen Clark

Data Scientist, Benefitfocus


Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:35am - 12:30pm EDT
Code Talk Lounge Presented by Benefitfocus 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

12:00pm EDT

DIG LUNCH SPONSORED BY VERDE
Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

12:30pm EDT

THE MOD SQUAD: Building a Modular UI with Dust + Less
Presenters
KG

Kyle Goggin

Senior Interaction Engineer, Benefitfocus


Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Code Talk Lounge Presented by Benefitfocus 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

GEEK CHIC: What's Trending in Wearable Tech and How it Can Improve Your Health, Answer Email and Add Style to Any Wardrobe
Moderators
avatar for Cator Sparks

Cator Sparks

Editor-in-Chief, The Manual
Cator Sparks is Editor in Chief of TheManual.com. Previously Cator was covering menswear, grooming, lifestyle and design for The New York Times, Details, Vanity Fair.com, Style.com and The Huffington Post to name a few. Mr. Sparks splits his time between his apartment in Harlem and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Tom Carpenter

Tom Carpenter

Owner, Spec-Ops Productions, LLC
Tom Carpenter has been working in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” for 20 years, holding such posts as CTO & CIO of an advertising company, SVP Operations of a digital TV service, advisor to the MPAA and RIAA and Tech Lead for an e-commerce startup among others, He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Malarie Gokey

Malarie Gokey

Staff Writer, Digital Trends
I'm a staff writer for Digital Trends who covers all the fun stuff like apps, phones, wearables, and tablets.
avatar for John Mitchell

John Mitchell

SVP, Strategy, CSE
Innovative and strategic leader with a passion for digital media and mobile technologies. I've helped Fortune 500 Companies, Non-Profits and Start-Ups reach their audiences and then turn them into consumers.


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

LOVE IT OR HATE IT: How Online Ratings, Reviews and Rants Can Make or Break a Business and What to Do About it
Moderators
avatar for Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

Community Manager, Yelp!
As the sole member of Yelp's staff in Charleston, Scott Carpenter said he's constantly explaining what he does for a living. As a community manager for Yelp, Carpenter writes all the newsletters about what's happening in the local business and restaurant scene, and he's always busy... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

COO, Go Where I Go
As a small business owner for more than 17 years, Chris identified his strongest referral pipeline was his happy customer base. After extensive research into referral marketing, he found no existing digital resource to help him take advantage of the power of word-of-mouth. As a result... Read More →
avatar for Heather Sautter

Heather Sautter

VP Public Relations, CSE
Accomplished publicity and communications professional with an emphasis in media relations, talent relations, unit publicity, project strategy and execution, social media, internal and external communications. A strong leader with 14 years experience in both entertainment and corporate... Read More →
avatar for Julia Smekalina

Julia Smekalina

Senior Manager, Political Clients & Strategy, IMGE
Julia Smekalina is responsible for client management and digital strategy development for political clients at IMGE. Now working with some of the countries biggest campaigns and candidates, she has a diverse professional background working on both political and corporate campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Turner

Charlie Turner

CEO, Go Where I Go
Dr. Charles J. Turner is an optometrist with experience in start-up operations and challenges, having opened a successful business in 2007 that continues strong growth in Charleston, S.C. As a small business owner, Charlie was frustrated by the lack of technology that would allow... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

THE SPORT OF INNOVATION: Tools and Strategies Driving Sports Marketing, Sales and Fan Engagement
Moderators
avatar for Mindelle Ziff

Mindelle Ziff

CEO, Kaleidoscope Youth, Family, Millennials
Mindelle Ziff is Founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope YFM, a youth, family, and millennial marketing agency with specialty in education, cause, and lifestyle marketing. An industry leader in marketing for youth, family, and millennial audiences, she has built an agency that delivers strategic... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Andrews

Stephen Andrews

CMO & Co-founder, Scorebird
I am a lover of the entrepreneurial mind. I've spent the last 15 years working for the corporate "man" and have only just recently (after dreaming of doing it for all of those 15 years) stepped into the waters of the start-up world. I love marketing and developing the psychology... Read More →
avatar for Jason Damewood

Jason Damewood

CEO, Scorebird
I am a season veteran of the world. I proudly served 12 years in the US Navy in the Submarine Force and was able to travel extensively throughout my younger years. I attended school while serving and I graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree and jumped straight into...Finance... Read More →
avatar for Brad Hopkins

Brad Hopkins

Retired Pro Bowl OT, NFL
Bradley D. Hopkins is a former American football player. He played left tackle for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), all of them with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization. He currently works as an analyst for SiruisXM's Bleacher Report Radio... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kreitman

Alex Kreitman

VP of Digital Marketing, Kaleidoscope YFM / Snapcastr
Alex is a digital innovator always looking for new ways to use the latest trends and technology to drive success for national brand clients at both Kaleidoscope YFM and Snapcastr. His insight and experience continues to lead campaigns into the future. Alex has an interactive media... Read More →
avatar for Peter Scott

Peter Scott

VP Emerging Media, Turner Sports
Peter Scott has been with Turner Broadcasting, an Time Warner company since 1989. He first started in the Video Journalist program at CNN, becoming an editor and cameraman for CNN news. He traveled the world for six years covering wars in Bosnia, the US invasion of Haiti, Presidential... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

TOP TRENDS IN 2ND SCREEN TECHNOLOGY & HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON THEM
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Van Jura

Michelle Van Jura

Founder, Intersect Communications
Michelle Van Jura is a seasoned professional with various aspects of marketing and public relations experience. Michelle’s career experience and focus has ranged from business-to-business hardware, software and Internet clients to consumer-focused products. She has handled a full-range... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Jen Kavanagh

Jen Kavanagh

CEO & Founder, JK Media
Jennifer is an award winning entertainment and media strategist who leads with cross-platform DNA.  As Principal at BRaVe Media Ventures, she led advisory work for major clients with an emphasis on persona mapping, sales strategy, content marketing, organizational development... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Redniss

Jesse Redniss

Co-Founder, Brave Ventures
Jesse is an Emmy-nominated and Shorty Award-winning storyteller who has become a leading voice in defining and reinventing the future of TV. From his use of innovative technologies to his ability to meld marketing and show running for a winning recipe, Jesse has been on the front-lines... Read More →
avatar for Steve Sharp

Steve Sharp

VP Business Development, Hearst Television
Steve Sharp has 15 years of experience in media and entertainment. He is presently running digital business development at Hearst. His previous experience spans corporate development, business development and operations at CBS Television, FOX Sports Interactive and Warner Bros. P... Read More →
avatar for Frank Sinton

Frank Sinton

CEO & Founder, Beachfront Media
Frank Sinton is the CEO of Beachfront Media, a full stack video company with solutions for publishers, advertisers, and developers. Previously, he worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment as Executive Director of Architecture.At Beachfront, Frank is working to bring simplicity to... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

WHAT EVERY MARKETER CAN LEARN FROM GAMES MARKETING
Moderators
avatar for Doug Dyer

Doug Dyer

Managing Director, Innovecs U.S. & VP of Gaming, Innovecs
A technology executive for over 20 years, Doug is currently leading Innovecs' expansion efforts in the US. He previously held leadership roles at Microsoft, THQ, and Warner Bros. He was CEO of publicly-traded Oasys Mobile and most recently consulted for leading interactive, VR/AR... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Atul Bali

Atul Bali

President, Games, RealNetworks
Mr. Atul Bali has been the President of Games Division at RealNetworks Inc. since April 2014. Mr. Bali is overseeing a diverse group that includes direct-to-consumer online, mobile and social game development, cross platform publishing, licensing, and technology. He served as the... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lehrich

Daniel Lehrich

VP Creative, WeMash
avatar for Marcus Matthews

Marcus Matthews

Gaming and Digital Media Expert, Sega Sports
A proven gaming and digital media expert, with over 20 years of experience. Marcus has start-up and Fortune 500 corporate experience, including stints at IBM, Turner Broadcasting, and Sega. Also shares his experience in a number panels and speeches. He ran Sega Sports, a $100 million... Read More →
avatar for Evan Shamoon

Evan Shamoon

Writer, Freelance
Have written features, reviews, interviews, and news stories for a host of print, online, and on-air publications. These include Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Edge, Wired, Details, XLR8R, IdN, MTV.com, Popular Science, Polygon, The Fader, Famitsu (Japan), Game Developer, Stars and... Read More →
avatar for Blain Smith

Blain Smith

Partner, Mad Glory
I thrive on solving problems in the areas of web sites all the way through to mechanical issues with my mustang and motorcycle. It is a thrill to take a step back and bask in the moment of accomplishment. I blame my parents for that. I am a partner at MadGlory Interactive, a web... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

WHY I LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB: A Grand Unified Theory of Curiosity and Persuasion
Plato, Joseph Campbell, B.F. Skinner, Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahneman, Abraham Maslow, Bill Bernbach, Simon Sinek, Carol Dweck and Jonah Sachs walk into a bar.

Presenters
avatar for David Bonner

David Bonner

Executive Creative Director, On Ideas
20 years experience, 10 years in the Executive Creative Director role. Toronto, Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis, Balt/DC, and back home to Jacksonville. Agencies large and small, multi-nationals, regional firms and a design boutique. Account planner to writer/creative director to... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

ANIMATION + IMAGINATION: Visual And Artistic Storytellers Discuss How to Breathe Life Into Imaginary Worlds
The animation industry has transformed as the artform has evolved from 2D, hand-drawn frames to elaborate worlds rendered in 3D by swarms of computers, but the process remains rooted in characters and story-telling. This panel brings together a diverse group of animation gurus to discuss the process, techniques and technology utilized to breathe life into imaginary worlds.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Jew

Nathan Jew

Founder/Producer, The Correspondents' Club
A trained conductor & music composer, Nathan transitioned into live action and animation production after a move to NYC in 2000. Having freelanced at award-winning shops for over 12 years, he gained experience in productions both large and small, working with such clients as Nike... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Ransom

Bryan Ransom

Founder & CEO, Moondog Animation
After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in engineering, Bryan began his career as an process engineer in charge of multi-million dollar projects. In 2007 he moved into audiovisual production in Paris, France. There, Bryan worked as producer for the development... Read More →
avatar for David Stanfield

David Stanfield

Motion Designer, David Stanfield // Design, Animation, Direction
I'm a freelance designer and animator. I use lovingly crafted motion graphics to help people and organizations tell fun, meaningful stories. I work under the naive notion that the combination of design, motion, and sound has the power to make people think, and perhaps better yet... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Tessendorf

Jerry Tessendorf

Academy Award Winner/Professor, Clemson University
Jerry Tessendorf is a Professor of Visual Computing at Clemson University's Digital Production Arts program. He is a 20 year veteran of visual effects and animation in feature film, with a filmography that includes Titanic, Superman Returns, Happy Feet, X-Men 2, and Life of Pi, and... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

Big Bad Brand Storytelling and Fresh Perspectives on Effective Content Marketing Across Industries
Moderators
avatar for John Tripolsky

John Tripolsky

CEO, JTE Marketing Group
John Tripolsky is the founder and chief executive officer of JTE Marketing Group. Formed in 2008 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, the company also holds a presence in Detroit, San Diego and Raleigh. He is also the founder and president of BuildMyPodcast.com, a top-tier, all-inclusive... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Dziadul

Kristin Dziadul

Founder, KD Media
Kristin Dziadul the founder of KDMedia, a Boston-based digital marketing firm that is focused on startup marketing with a strong passion and attention to early customer acquisition via content creation, brand storytelling, social media and community engagement, and much more. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jill Grozalsky

Jill Grozalsky

Strategy Director, Verndale
Jill Grozalsky is a seasoned digital marketer with experience in social media strategy, crisis communications and comprehensive digital marketing strategies. Strategy Director at Verndale, Jill develops strategic visions and roadmaps focused on helping clients achieve both near-term... Read More →
avatar for Joey Hall

Joey Hall

VP, Content Marketing, EnVeritas Group
In 2008, Joey Hall joined EnVeritas Group’s operations staff and now serves as VP of Content Marketing. In that role, he develops and implements customized content marketing, SEO and content strategies for clients in a variety of industries, from major hospitality brands like Marriott... Read More →
avatar for John McGinn

John McGinn

Chief Creative Officer, SOUTH
Award-winning, multi-certified Creative Officer with tactical ability to generate qualified traffic and revenue. Through brand identity leadership, strategic design planning and market penetration, I have the ability to deliver rich user experiences, proven profitable growth and strong... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

FIT TO PLAY: How Technology Can Enhance Your Health and Performance
Presenters
avatar for Andrew Barksdale

Andrew Barksdale

Territory Manager, Shaw Sports Turf
Andrew Barksdale serves as the territory manager for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. A native of West Virginia, Andrew graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He spent the first seven years of his career working in collegiate athletic administration... Read More →
avatar for Jody Murdough

Jody Murdough

Founder, ScoreBand
ScoreBand is the creation of One Seed, LLC, a Mount Pleasant, S.C. small business that specializes in product development and sales for the sporting goods industry. Launched in June 2012, the original ScoreBand product was developed to help recreational athletes focus on the game... Read More →
avatar for Ronnie Pascale

Ronnie Pascale

Vice President - Eastern Region, Brock International
Ronnie Pascale has joined Brock International as Eastern Regional Vice President. Drawing upon his unique perspective as a former coach and professional soccer player, Pascale will advance Brock's mission to educate coaches, athletic directors, landscape architects and park... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Warzel

Charlie Warzel

Tech Editor, Buzzfeed
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
avatar for Mindelle Ziff

Mindelle Ziff

CEO, Kaleidoscope Youth, Family, Millennials
Mindelle Ziff is Founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope YFM, a youth, family, and millennial marketing agency with specialty in education, cause, and lifestyle marketing. An industry leader in marketing for youth, family, and millennial audiences, she has built an agency that delivers strategic... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

GAMES, BIZ, DEV: How the Gaming Business Has Evolved & How to Build a Scene
Moderators
avatar for Doug Dyer

Doug Dyer

Managing Director, Innovecs U.S. & VP of Gaming, Innovecs
A technology executive for over 20 years, Doug is currently leading Innovecs' expansion efforts in the US. He previously held leadership roles at Microsoft, THQ, and Warner Bros. He was CEO of publicly-traded Oasys Mobile and most recently consulted for leading interactive, VR/AR... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Atul Bali

Atul Bali

President, Games, RealNetworks
Mr. Atul Bali has been the President of Games Division at RealNetworks Inc. since April 2014. Mr. Bali is overseeing a diverse group that includes direct-to-consumer online, mobile and social game development, cross platform publishing, licensing, and technology. He served as the... Read More →
avatar for Jon Kimmich

Jon Kimmich

CEO, The Software Illuminati
As a seasoned veteran of 15-years in the digital entertainment industry with companies such as Microsoft, Jon has established a reputation for thoughtful insight into successful product franchises as Halo, and identifying outstanding creative talent such as Big Huge Games and Gas-Powered... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lehrich

Daniel Lehrich

VP Creative, WeMash
avatar for Mark Parrish

Mark Parrish

President, Kiz Studios
Kiz Studios is an independent video game and entertainment developer with offices in Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. With titles like the mobile hit Critter Escape! , the cross-platform battler Might and Mayhem and the puzzle game, Jiggle Watts, Kiz Studios bends genres and blurs... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

SUBJECT MATTERS: Exploring Ideas with Digital Video
Being Southerners, storytelling is in our bones, and we put storytelling techniques to use when shaping compelling narratives that have specific purposes. By talking through our process and showing examples, we’ll provide tips and tricks on how to create video content that encourages viewers to act - whether that’s by donating money to a non-profit, applying to a university, or learning about some piece of long-forgotten local history.

Presenters
avatar for Jon Milavec

Jon Milavec

Creative Director, Mixed Bag Media
Jon Milavec is a curious person. And he loves his work. By telling the stories of people, companies, organizations and technologies that cross a very wide spectrum, Jon gets to exercise his skill of taking big, complex stories and and making short, easy-to-understand videos that raise... Read More →
avatar for Jim Threlkeld

Jim Threlkeld

Producer/Writer, Mixed Bag Media
Mixed Bag Media creates videos focused on Education, Technology, Culture and Science. In our hands complexity becomes clear, understandable language and images. My work as a producer and writer at Mixed Bag Media lets me bring all my various experiences to bear on a project. I also... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

TAG, MARKET AND BAG IT: How to Use Complex Data, Analytics and Applications to Capture Marketshare & Monetize Content
Moderators
avatar for Mike Astle

Mike Astle

Technical Architect, Somo
Mike is an experienced software development manager that has worked for companies as big as Yahoo and as small as a 2 person startup. During his career, he's worked with many different approaches to software development across a variety of technology stacks. He's hoping that he can... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Brent Bannon

Brent Bannon

Fmr. Research Manager, Facebook
Brent was the research manager of growth at Facebook and is currently the founder of Mobirig. He lives in Charleston, SC.
avatar for Rudi Shumpert

Rudi Shumpert

Sr. Architect & Evangelist, Adobe
Rudi Shumpert is a Sr Architect & Evangelist for the Marketing Cloud Lighthouse Team at Adobe and is responsible for sharing the vision of Adobe’s Core Services solutions. He has been focused on enterprise-level data collection for web analytics since 2000, working with various... Read More →
avatar for Frank Sinton

Frank Sinton

CEO & Founder, Beachfront Media
Frank Sinton is the CEO of Beachfront Media, a full stack video company with solutions for publishers, advertisers, and developers. Previously, he worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment as Executive Director of Architecture.At Beachfront, Frank is working to bring simplicity to... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

THE FUTURE IS HERE: What are you wearing?
John Mitchell, Sr. Vice President, Strategy, CSE, Atlanta
Wearable technology is here in force and the pace of the possibilities is a fast one. Learn about the latest in wearable advancements from the mainstream to the fringe. John will discuss the implications of the data derived from wearables. It is good? Is it safe? How can consumers and brands play together in the space? As an early adopter and a true digital geek, John’s been consulting and working with a myriad of clients on emerging technologies for years and will offer insight into what resonates with brands and how that can engage consumers.

Presenters
avatar for John Mitchell

John Mitchell

SVP, Strategy, CSE
Innovative and strategic leader with a passion for digital media and mobile technologies. I've helped Fortune 500 Companies, Non-Profits and Start-Ups reach their audiences and then turn them into consumers.


Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

3:00pm EDT

MeMo Workshop PROVOKING THE HIVE: Group dynamics, Collaboration & Interdisciplinary Creativity
Presenters
avatar for Chris-Gerard Heyward

Chris-Gerard Heyward

Co-Founder, MēMō
Chris-Gerard Heyward strives for truth through listening, awareness, and understanding.  As a published author, teacher, working actor, recording artist and world traveler Chris-Gerard lives as a modern day Renaissance man.  With a BFA in Performance a.k.a the Art of Storytelling... Read More →
avatar for John Kern

John Kern

Co-Founder, MēMō
John's passion for people and performance springs from his tireless pursuit of creative projects. He co-founded an internationally touring theater company, which has performed and conducted workshops from Northern Europe to the Balkans and domestically for numerous cultural institutions... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

3:00pm EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE: Peter Scott, VP Emerging Media, Turner Sports TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT: An Open Field View of 21st Century Sports Media Digital Strategies and Intelligence and how Turner Sports continues to evolve and Innovate for the Connected Fan
Turner Sports, a worldwide leader in television and digital, powers and partners with some of the biggest brands in professional sports; the NBA, NCAA, MLB, PGA of America, NASCAR and Bleacher Report. Pete Scott, VP of Emerging Media, will walk us through this ever changing media and entertainment landscape and help us understand how Turner helps these brands stay relevant and tangible to their fan bases.  Topics that will be covered include; finding and leveraging the right technology partner, using cross media platforms to personalize and target content and advertising, democratizing data to make it easier to use, and identifying the passionate fan who can help you amplify and connect to your own tribe or brand.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Scott

Peter Scott

VP Emerging Media, Turner Sports
Peter Scott has been with Turner Broadcasting, an Time Warner company since 1989. He first started in the Video Journalist program at CNN, becoming an editor and cameraman for CNN news. He traveled the world for six years covering wars in Bosnia, the US invasion of Haiti, Presidential... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4:00pm EDT

DIG MASHUP PRESENTED BY CHARLESTON OPEN SOURCE
Happy hour for attendees with live music by DJ Party Dad.

About DJ Party Dad
Party Dad (aka Tay McNabb) is an all-vinyl disco and funk DJ based in
Charleston, SC. A life-long music nerd and collector, he has been playing his 
distinctive blend of forgotten classics and newer productions in and around the Holy 
City since 2009. 

Artists
avatar for DJ Party Dad

DJ Party Dad

Party Dad (aka Tay McNabb) is an all-vinyl disco and funk DJ based inCharleston, SC. A life-long music nerd and collector, he has been playing his distinctive blend of forgotten classics and newer productions in and around the Holy City since 2009.



Wednesday April 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

5:00pm EDT

DIG MEDIA BASH (PRESENTERS AND MEDIA ONLY)
Invite-only, private happy hour for DIG Conference Presenters and Media. Hosted by Edmund's Oast and featuring live music by David Wax Museum.

About David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with indie rock and American roots to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). David Wax Museum has reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own.  

Artists
avatar for David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with indie rock and American roots to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies... Read More →



Wednesday April 29, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Bower at Edmund's Oast 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403

9:00pm EDT

LATE NIGHT AT THE ROYAL AMERICAN: NEW MADRID, JOHNNY DELAWARE & THE NEW ARTISANALS
Late Night at The Royal American is a separately ticketed music series for the rowdy and the brave. For more information and tickets, visit: http://theroyalamerican.com/schedule/

About New Madrid
From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band's inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered "Album of the Year," and the band's formula of constant touring and creative restlessness earned them "Artist of the Year" at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe - Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album's body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains. With their sophomore album, New Madrid continues to redefine...

Artists
avatar for Johnny Delaware & The New Artisanals

Johnny Delaware & The New Artisanals

Born and raised on the prairie of South Dakota, Johnny Delaware’s debut album takes you from wide-open spaces, through a maze of high rises, harsh deserts and sunburst desolate canyons. Delaware’s debut, “Secret Wave,” speaks to his well-traveled past across the American landscape... Read More →
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New Madrid

From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered... Read More →


Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
The Royal American 970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
 
Thursday, April 30
 

7:00am EDT

REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK UP
Pick up registration materials and badges at DIG CENTRAL.


Thursday April 30, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:00am EDT

DIG BREAKFAST PRESENTED BY BOOMTOWN
Thursday April 30, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:45am EDT

OPENING REMARKS
Presenters
avatar for Stanfield Gray

Stanfield Gray

CEO, DIG SOUTH
Stanfield Gray launched DIG SOUTH Tech Conference from his garage in Charleston on July 4, 2012. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Gray set out with a simple goal in mind: “Succeed in the South.” The strategy was clear: 1. Connect homegrown startups to leading global brands. 2... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 8:45am - 9:00am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00am EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE: Joel Book, Principal, Marketing Insights, SalesForce Marketing in the Age of the Highly Connected – and Highly Empowered – Consumer
Introductions: Rivers Pearce, Director of Digital Strategy, BoomTown!

Moderators
avatar for Rivers Pearce

Rivers Pearce

Director of Industry Relations, BoomTown!
Director of Marketing for BoomTown, an online real estate platform based in Charleston, SC. Rivers has over 8 years experience in the online marketing and advertising space, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies across the e-commerce, travel and real estate verticals.After receiving... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Joel Book

Joel Book

Principal, Marketing Insights, Salesforce
Joel Book is a founding Principal in the Marketing Insights group at ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company and the world’s leading provider of 1:1 digital marketing solutions leveraging the combined strengths of Email, Mobile, Social Media and Websites. A respected professional... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00am EDT

DIG CONFERENCE

Thursday April 30, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

BREAKING UP WITH CONFORMITY
Growing up, the notion of being an outlier is typically frightening. It’s synonymous with words like ostracize, blacklist, snub, and rejection. But for entrepreneurs who truly wish to innovate, embracing those unique character defining traits not only makes us more confident, but also more successful. This is common sense when discussing products and services; the USP is a key component of every savvy business plan. But it’s equally important for personal development. Within the vast number of people in our global industries trying to innovate and creating amazing things, sometimes we forget to foster our own personal traits – or, unfortunately, we choose not to. But in doing so, we also fail to show clients and customers that behind the amazing things we make are amazing human beings.



Presenters
avatar for Blain Smith

Blain Smith

Partner, Mad Glory
I thrive on solving problems in the areas of web sites all the way through to mechanical issues with my mustang and motorcycle. It is a thrill to take a step back and bask in the moment of accomplishment. I blame my parents for that. I am a partner at MadGlory Interactive, a web... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Parker Ward

Sarah Parker Ward

Social Media Specialist, Kathleen Palmer Media
Pulling from diverse experience in content development and communications, Sarah provides strategic guidance to organizations for maximizing their digital investment. Her motivating belief is that by shifting business focus from transactional consumer interactions to authentic digital... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

DATA IS THE NEW OIL: How to Leverage and Monetize the 21st Century's Greatest Natural Resource
Moderators
avatar for Matt Gough

Matt Gough

Founder/ Chief Echovater, Echovate
Matthew Gough is a serial entrepreneur, founder and Chief Echovater at Echovate; a predictive cloud based hiring platform built from the ground up for emerging growth companies. Matt bootstrapped his first company, which sold in 2005. Took some time away from running startups and... Read More →

Presenters
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Jesse Harriott

Chief Analytics Officer, Constant Contact
Dr. Jesse Harriott has been a research and analytics professional for more than twenty years and has held various client- and supplier-side analytics leadership positions. He is currently Chief Analytics Officer at Constant Contact, a marketing solutions company that helps over 500,000... Read More →
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Steve Pogorzelski

CEO, Avention
Mr. Steve Pogorzelski has been the Chief Executive Officer of Avention, Inc since August 08, 2014. Mr. Pogorzelski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Cannondale Investments. He has over 25 years of management experience in various global leadership roles including 22 years of... Read More →
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Bryan Wempen

Mobile Assessment CEO, Assessment R&D
BRYAN WEMPEN is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and committed to vegan-eating. He's currently CEO of Assessment R&D, Author of "Note to Self, a collection of life lessons" and Founder of Thug Metrics, an internet radio show about Big Data. Previously, he was Chief Strategy Officer... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

ECONOMIC INNOVATION ARCHITECTURE
This talk will review the history of urban development; the impacts of startup communities, hackerspaces, makerspaces, and incubators. We will address models of financial sustainability for these organizations which are essential to the creation of a new mesh network of innovation centers in small to mid-size cities and spark a broad based and sustainable economic recovery. Anyone interested in a self sustaining revenue model for hacker/maker/co-working space

Presenters
avatar for Grace Belangia

Grace Belangia

Executive Director, HACKAugusta
Grace Belangia is a writer, traveler, amateur triathlete, and an impassioned Community Development Strategist focused on community building to support innovation economies. She consults with educational institutions, civic organizations, media companies, government agencies and community... Read More →
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Eric Parker

Innovation Architect, CONima Architects
Eric Parker is one of the leading Innovation Architects in the nation. He has worked with many top research institutions and technology incubators, elite Universities, and Fortune 500 companies. Eric's work has been published in Bloomberg Business Week, and featured in the Stanford... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

OPERATION INNOVATE: How to Launch, Support and Sustain an Urban Innovation District
Introductions: Steve Dykes, Economic Development Director, Charleston County

Moderators
avatar for Jon Yarian

Jon Yarian

Principal, SeaChange
Jon Yarian founded SeaChange in 2008 after working in Washington, DC, at a boutique PR firm and on Capitol Hill as a congressional press secretary. His clients have been featured in print and broadcast outlets including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Steve Dykes

Steve Dykes

Economic Development Director, Charleston County
Steve directs all aspects of the Charleston County economic development mission, which include recruitment, retention and expansion of primary businesses, as well as improvement of the business climate. Steve is the primary department contact on all matters pertaining to corporate... Read More →
avatar for Adam Klein

Adam Klein

Chief Strategist, American Underground
Adam Klein is Chief Strategist for the American Underground, a thriving campus for entrepreneurs in Durham, NC. Under Klein's leadership, the American Underground has become a model for how to transform a once depressed downtown into a magnet for high-growth companies. The American... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Minor

Derrick Minor

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, City of Raleigh
My mission is to elevate Raleigh as one of the top 5 destinations to live, work, learn, and play by helping entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage growth companies to start, stay, and prosper in our local ecosystem. The end result of which will be an amazing quality of life for... Read More →
avatar for John Moore

John Moore

CEO, NEXT
John is the CEO of NEXT, a company that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow.
avatar for Dan Roselli

Dan Roselli

Co-Founder, Packard Place
Dan and his business partner and wife, Sara Garcés, are co-founders of Packard Place which focuses on the core values of "Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Community.” Packard Place is devoted to developing fast growth entrepreneurial companies and has over 100 companies as residents... Read More →
avatar for Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

CMO, Actifio
Mike Troiano is the Chief Marketing Officer of Actifio, a hyper-growth enterprise technology company changing the way customers around the world manage their data. He spent his early career at premiere New York ad agencies on brands including Coca-Cola, AT&T, and Taco Bell, and was... Read More →
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Michael Woody

Raven Cliff Company
Michael is the founder of Raven Cliff Company LLC, a real estate investment and development company in Charleston, SC.


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

REINVENTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: How to Stay Alive and Thrive in the Digital Age
Like all industries disrupted by the digital revolution the music business has been in flux, scrambling to adopt a new paradigm for how music, video and other media can be shared, distributed, and consumed. These accomplished panelists offer insider perspectives and solutions on survival in the new Wild West of music, media and creative industries.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan

Musician, Hootie & the Blowfish
Mark Bryan is a founding member, songwriter, and the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish

Presenters
avatar for Alex Collier

Alex Collier

Co-Owner, Sunday Ent / Eastward Music / Bedlam Music Mgt
Sunday Ent. creates original compositions for advertising, film trailers, brand films, and documentaries. We are a music house: composers, artists and strategic thinkers. Working with our artists, we help navigate and strengthen their role in the world of film, music and advertising. I... Read More →
avatar for Dan Gross

Dan Gross

CMO/Head of Brand Partnerships, The Wild Honey Pie
Dan Gross is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Partnerships at The Wild Honey Pie, a music blog, media, and events collective. They focus on live video and audio recordings and have captured sessions at Newport Folk Festival, in Electric Lady studios, and in the LA desert... Read More →
avatar for Luke Lewis

Luke Lewis

Founder, Lost Highway Records; Former Head, Universal Group Nashville, Lost Highway Records
Lost Highway was created by Luke Lewis, chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, who also oversees Mercury and MCA Records Nashville. Lewis, who won a Grammy as executive producer of The Complete Hank Williams, received the 2010 Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement... Read More →
avatar for Ian Wheeler

Ian Wheeler

Co-Founder, Partisan Records
Ian Wheeler grew up in North Carolina and attended the College of Charleston in sunny South Carolina. Down south, he wrote about music for various publications (Charleston City Paper, The Flagpole in Athens, GA) and studied jazz and blues origin theories. He also started managing... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

THE TECH BUSINESS OF HEALTH: Transformational Solutions for Large Institutions, Mid-Sized Companies and Startups
Moderators
avatar for Renee Dickinson

Renee Dickinson

Creative Services, Roper St. Francis
I create clever, clean and concise content. I have developed content across all traditional media platforms with over a decade immersed in healthcare.With the explosion of digital content, I have evolved to create messaging that maximizes online success. Today content is king. Video... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Senior Director, Foundations, Premier
I like moving things forward. I'm here to solve the $78 billion integration problem in healthcare. Specialties:Integration strategy - for payers, providers, GPO's, and ISVs (Independent Solution Vendors)Provider rollout - hospitals, ambulatory centers, and physician officesHealthcare... Read More →
avatar for Brent Anthony

Brent Anthony

Director, Strategy & Engagement, Brasco
Brent, Founder of BDA Health Solutions, is advising health companies on market solutions and business functions to maintain, expand and scale efficiently. He is a business consultant with over 10 years of health care experience, applying health strategies, digital technology and innovation... Read More →
avatar for Allen Byerly

Allen Byerly

Ceo, Grouphub
At my core, I love working on creating simple, elegant systems to solve complex problems through collaboration. I am passionate about helping people and making a difference in their lives. I love digging into these problems when there is a real need and no place has a more immediate... Read More →
avatar for Shan Fowler

Shan Fowler

Director of Product Management, Marketplaces, Benefitfocus
Shandon Fowler is the Director of Product Management for Marketplaces at Benefitfocus, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, where he formulates, develops and deploys the company’s private exchange solutions. Benefitfocus’ development and launch of a broad... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

DIG SHOW
75+ DIG EXHIBIT SPACES
Exhibit spaces located in the following ports-of-call:

ENTREPRENEUR’S LANDING
A showcase of tech, tech-related and creative companies, products and services.

LIFESTYLE LANDING
A showcase of hardware, packaged and scalable goods. From drones to buttered scones, fit bits to biscuits, smallbatch Bourbon, iPad accessories and beyond. Crazy commerce, we know!


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

BLOCKCHAIN: How Will It Change Our World?
Blockchain — the distributed public database used to record Bitcoin transactions — has just begun entering the spotlight for enabling some important capabilities outside of Bitcoin. Join this session to find out what you need to know and how to take advantage of the opportunities.

Moderators
avatar for Manoj Govindan

Manoj Govindan

Strategic Partnership Executive for Emerging Technology, Wells Fargo & Co
With expertise in the areas of innovation and transformational technology management, Manoj Govindan, brings the perspective of strategic change and idea actualization to the challenges of aligning environmental, technological, social and financial stakeholders.Mr. Govindan is the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Eric Martindale

Eric Martindale

Developer Evangelist, BitPay
Eric acts as BitPay's chief developer evangelist and open source advocate, and was the founding engineer and CTO of several companies related to decentralization. He is the co-host of the DECENTRALIZE podcast, and a proud autodidact and polymath.  
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Jake Zeller

Managing Member, 1991 Management Co, AngelList
Jake Zeller is a Venture Hacker at AngelList and investor in early stage technology companies. He invests opportunistically and current interests include Bitcoin, food, labor, marketplaces, and data.
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Timothy Zwerner

Associate Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

HOW DO I GET IT BUILT?: My New Web and App Ideas are Genius, But I Can’t Code
Moderators
avatar for Mike Astle

Mike Astle

Technical Architect, Somo
Mike is an experienced software development manager that has worked for companies as big as Yahoo and as small as a 2 person startup. During his career, he's worked with many different approaches to software development across a variety of technology stacks. He's hoping that he can... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Drew Connelly

Drew Connelly

Director of Software Development, CodeLynx
As the Director of Software Development for CodeLynx, LLC, Connelly manages over a dozen technical professionals who create secure, scalable, custom applications for government and commercial clients. From requirements definition to site architecture, design, build out, testing, and... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Producer, Arbitrary
Matthew Cook a Freelance Producer working with Arbitrary (and other select clients). Whether building teams, constructing processes, or guiding conversations he sees around corners and ensures results. When he’s not producing projects you can find him building one of the best coworking... Read More →
avatar for Will Jamieson

Will Jamieson

CMO, InfiniteTakes
Chief marketing officer focusing on consumer acquisition and business development for our flagship product Stre.am
avatar for Jamie Kosoy

Jamie Kosoy

Founder / Head of Technology, Arbitrary
Jamie Kosoy is the Founder / Head of Technology of Arbitrary. Jamie brings over 10 years of professional experience leading teams on projects ranging from web sites to interactive installations. His love of pixels and code goes far beyond the screen. He's served as TechStars Mentor... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

INNOVATIONS IN CROWDFUNDING and How You Can Capitalize on Campaigns, New Equity Platforms and More
Moderators
avatar for John Biggs

John Biggs

East Coast Editor, TechCrunch
I'm a writer, consultant, programmer and geek. I report about technology and expensive watches and love all things that glow. I live in Brooklyn, NY and write about technology, security, gadget, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer... Read More →

Presenters
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Zack Danger Brown

Potato Salad Guy, Bro, Do You Even Net?
Zack Danger Brown, from Columbus OH, is responsible for raising over $55,000 dollars on Kickstarter for his potato salad campaign. He made national news when he surpassed his $10 fundraising goal. When asked his reason for the creation of the page, his response was "I realized that... Read More →
avatar for Dan Roselli

Dan Roselli

Co-Founder, Packard Place
Dan and his business partner and wife, Sara Garcés, are co-founders of Packard Place which focuses on the core values of "Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Community.” Packard Place is devoted to developing fast growth entrepreneurial companies and has over 100 companies as residents... Read More →
avatar for Rob Sebastian

Rob Sebastian

Co-Founder, Dewey Square Group
THE C-SUITE WHISPERERFor the past decade, CEO's, COO's, CMO's and CFO's have engaged me to help guide them through business problems that require deeper levels of engagement from people either inside (employees) or outside their organizations (customers and audiences). Focused on... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

THE EVOLUTION OF E-COMMERCE: Hot Platforms, Tools and Strategies For Building Communities & Supercharging Sales
Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Berman

Jeremy Berman

Product Manager, IBM MobileFirst
Jeremy is a Mobile Product Line Manager that leads IBM’s mobile application strategy.  He currently directs the MobileFirst for iOS and Ready App programs. Prior to joining IBM, Jeremy worked as a consultant and helped launch a tech startup. Additionally, Jeremy is helping to build... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Sam Casey

Sam Casey

Digital Marketing & Media Director, Buffalo Jackson Trading Company
I am the founding partner at Banyan Creative, a full service digital and marketing agency based in Charlotte, NC. We focus in driving online sales growth and helping companies maximize their presence online. My passion is connecting people and helping provide solutions to complex... Read More →
avatar for Xan Hood

Xan Hood

Founder / CEO, Buffalo Jackson Trading Company
Founder and CEO of Buffalo Jackson Trading Co, a clothing and leather goods company for men. I am a serial entrepreneur, with a background in starting a non-profit wilderness and leadership program for young men, have written two books for men about masculinity, and practical and... Read More →
avatar for Amy Piazza

Amy Piazza

Director of Web Development, Blue Acorn
I am a skillfull leader with a technology background and a proven ability to deliver and delight customers along with a knack for combining my creative, artistic, and analytical skills to deliver complex customer-oriented, professional results.
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Jeff Terrell

Director, Community, eBay
I lead the Community functions for eBay North America, including our very active onsite discussion boards (come join us at http://community.ebay.com/), live customer engagement events, our customer advisory panels, seller education functions, and our "eBay for Business" social media... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

THE REALITIES OF UX COLLABORATION: Four Agency Perspectives Working Together to Make BadAssery
Presenters
avatar for Albert Banks

Albert Banks

Partner + Managing Director, Myjive
Albert oversees agency operations, manage financial health of the agency, establish and enforce agency goals and policies and manage growth of the agency.
avatar for Ron Edelen

Ron Edelen

Partner, Myjive
Ron is a cofounder of Myjive, a digital agency based out of Charlotte, N.C. He started his career working for motion design studios in Los Angeles, Calif., where he began blending his passion for film, pop culture, fine arts and emerging technology.Today, Ron oversees an A-list team... Read More →
avatar for Brett McCoy

Brett McCoy

Enagement Director, Myjive
As the Engagement Director I currently oversee Account Direction and User Experience Research, Strategy & Communications for Myjive, a Charlotte based digital agency. I am accountable for formulation of key strategic plans to attract and engage qualified audiences to our client’s... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:30am EDT

FIELD TRIP DAY 2
The Field Trip series will feature live music at the (free!) DIG Show. Day 2 features Collective Disparity at 11:30am and the Electric Jazz Project at 12:30pm.

About Collective Disparity
“A consciously uplifting musical experience.”

About The Electric Jazz Project

The Electric Jazz Project can be described as a creative fusion of smooth
grooving melodies and head banging beats. Their implication of jazz theory with the 
steady rhythm and precision of EDM gives the electric jazz project a unique sound 
that can bring listeners to a euphoric paradise.

Artists
avatar for Collective Disparity

Collective Disparity

“A consciously uplifting musical experience.”
avatar for Electric Jazz Project

Electric Jazz Project

The Electric Jazz Project can be described as a creative fusion of smoothgrooving melodies and head banging beats. Their implication of jazz theory with the steady rhythm and precision of EDM gives the electric jazz project a unique sound that can bring listeners to a euphoric... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm EDT
DIG Show Stage at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:35am EDT

AT YOUR SERVICE: REST, JSON and the Benefitfocus API
Presenters
AF

Alan Frye

Enterprise Architect, Benefitfocus
MW

Mark Williams

Senior Software Engineer, Benefitfocus


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:35am - 12:30pm EDT
Code Talk Lounge Presented by Benefitfocus 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:45am EDT

DIG LUNCH
Thursday April 30, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

12:00pm EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE: Brandi Temple, CEO, Lolly Wolly Doodle
A conversation with the CEO of one of the Southeast’s hottest social commerce businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Angie Goff

Angie Goff

Anchor, NBC Washington and NBC News
Angie Goff is a cross-platform reporter and anchor for NBC Washington in Washington, DC. The Emmy-Award winning journalist has spent over a decade covering the news out in the field and from behind the desk. At NBC4 Angie anchors the weekend editions of News4 Today and reports for... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Brandi Temple

Brandi Temple

Founder, Lolly Wolly Doodle
While I never in my wildest dreams set out to build a 'big company,' or to be able to work with such an incredible family of people, I am so thankful for the many blessings we have had and still can't quite believe how far we have come! I started out in 2008. I was a full-time mom... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

BRAND GARAGE: How to Champion New Technology Within Your Company & Sell Up the Chain
About four years ago, Cheryl Cheng, an operating partner at Blue Run Ventures and co-founder at BrandGarage, started seeing the Fortune 500 come to Silicon Valley to do their technology shopping. Today, the Bay Area is home to corporate labs, accelerators, and venture arms that actively engage with the startup community. Many brands are seeking relationships with technology innovators that extend beyond the one-day showcase. As a corporate executive who is looking to champion new technology from within your company, how do you sell new technology up the chain and minimize risk? Labs and accelerator programs draw substantial resources and have seen mixed results in the corporate innovation community.

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Cheng

Cheryl Cheng

Partner, BlueRun Ventures
Cheryl is a Partner at BlueRun Ventures where she invests in early stage mobile startups and runs the BRV portfolio development program. She works closely across the mobile ecosystem and Fortune 500 companies to build relationships for the BRV portfolio companies. Cheryl has worked... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

CONSISTENT DIGITAL EXPERIENCES FOR TODAY'S CONSUMERS
While organizations are embracing the opportunity to interact with their customers across digital touch-points, marketplace trends are showing they're struggling to manage and support their fast growing number of applications and the overall experience is fragmented. Maintaining a large number of digital touch-points increases the likelihood for customers to be presented with a variety of experiences that are not entirely cohesive or consistent. Organizations need to reorient their utilization of each touch-point as a single, stand-alone experience, and consider how each one contributes to the holistic picture of the experience they're creating for their customers.

In this session, we will discuss what strategies, technologies and approaches to consider in order to create a consistent and compelling digital experience.

Key Takeaways:

-How to innovate with a consistent approach
-Bridging internal silos within an organization (and how this can impact innovation)
-What digital strategies work best to facilitate this kind of consistency across touch-points
-How to maximize the work done across different touch-points
-How to leverage cloud-based solutions to speed up the internal innovation and public deployment cycles  
Themes: digital strategy, e-commerce, multi-channel marketing, technology, design

Presenters
avatar for David Tucker

David Tucker

VP Experience Technology, Universal Mind
David Tucker serves as the Vice President of Experience Technology at Universal Mind. He works closely with Universal Mind’s clients to develop an effective technical strategy as well as end-to-end experiences that span devices and technologies. David is a software architect with... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

HEALTHY CHOICES: New Options in Consumer-Centric Healthcare Platforms and Apps
Moderators
avatar for Shan Fowler

Shan Fowler

Director of Product Management, Marketplaces, Benefitfocus
Shandon Fowler is the Director of Product Management for Marketplaces at Benefitfocus, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, where he formulates, develops and deploys the company’s private exchange solutions. Benefitfocus’ development and launch of a broad... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Sean Elwell

Sean Elwell

CEO, CareIT
Sean Elwell has 14 years healthcare technology experience and holds 5 Technology Patents. He’s a PMI Certified Software Developer with lots of start up experience. Formarly Head of Strategy and Operations at Aetna’s CarePass Division.
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Denise Gosnell

Data Scientist, PokitDok
Dr. Gosnell is a woman of action who pursues life with passion and enthusiasm. She is a retired college swimmer, former math teacher and National Science Foundation Graduate STEM and IGERT Fellow. During her time as a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, she was involved... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Lemire

Ryan Lemire

Chief Evangelist, PillFill
Ryan Lemire is the Chief Evenglist for Apothesource, LLC, a mHealth startup and the developers of the Pill-Fill mobile medication management app. Ryan also serves as the Executive Director of Operations and Development for Geocent, LLC, a software development and IT contractor to... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

IDENTITY CRISIS: Who Has Access to My Online Identity and What Can They Do with It?
Moderators
avatar for Megan Stifel

Megan Stifel

Executive Director,, Americas Global Cyber Alliance
Megan Stifel is Executive Director, Americas, at the Global Cyber Alliance. She previously served as Cybersecurity Policy Director at Public Knowledge. Megan is a Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Byrnside

Daniel Byrnside

Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Twelve years of professional experience in various information assurance functions, to include supporting Certification and Accreditation (C&A) efforts, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and security-focused network architecture design. Also serves in the South Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Christopher O'Rourke

Christopher O'Rourke

CEO - Founder, Soteria
Experienced Security Vulnerability Analyst, with over 10+ years of Product Management within Federal and Private arenas. Demonstrated success in defining and and launching feature rich products and platforms within Big Data and Security. Extensive background covering Cyber Security... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Warzel

Charlie Warzel

Tech Editor, Buzzfeed
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
avatar for Brandon Woods

Brandon Woods

Of Counsel, Troutman Sanders
Brandon Woods' practice includes counseling and representing public and private companies in the areas of information technology, commercial transactions, outsourcing, information security and privacy, software development and licensing, international mergers and acquisitions, and... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

THE 21st-CENTURY WAY TO LEARN: Digital Platforms, Approaches and Strategies to Scholastic Success
Moderators
avatar for Jim Stritzinger

Jim Stritzinger

Executive Director, Connect South Carolina
Executive Director of Connect South Carolina, one of the NTIA's State Broadband Initiative grantees. We are leading the effort to increase broadband access, adoption and use to ensure South Carolina’s competitiveness in the connected global economy.An accomplished entrepreneur... Read More →

Presenters
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Nora Dempsey

Senior Advisor for Innovation, US Department of State
I create partnerships. Malcolm Gladwell calls me a "connector." Although I am currently focused on using technology as an innovative diplomatic tool around the world (via TechCamps and the Virtual Student Foreign Service), I have been at the heart of more traditional partnerships... Read More →
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Jamiesue Goodman

Technical Program Manager, Google
JamieSue Goodman is a technical program manager at Google and Project Lead on CS First. Prior to joining Google, from 2001 to 2011, JamieSue was the Director of Technology at Zagat Survey where she was responsible for building new book publishing tools which allowed Zagat to expand... Read More →
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Bridget Roddy

VSFS Visionary, U.S. Department of State
Bridget Roddy is the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) manager in the Office of eDiplomacy. VSFS is the largest virtual internship in the world and allows State Department, USAID, and other US Government agencies to build their digital and technological capacity... Read More →
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Robin Willis

VP of Talent Pipeline Strategies, Charleston Metro Chamber
Robin Willis is the Director of Career Academies for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Advocacy Division advocates on behalf of the Chamber’s 1700 members at the local, state and federal levels to ensure members operate within a positive business climate... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

A SPORTING APPROACH: Games, Apps, Capital & the Great Outdoors
Moderators
avatar for Jon Yarian

Jon Yarian

Principal, SeaChange
Jon Yarian founded SeaChange in 2008 after working in Washington, DC, at a boutique PR firm and on Capitol Hill as a congressional press secretary. His clients have been featured in print and broadcast outlets including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal... Read More →

Presenters
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Andy Brusman

CEO, Alchemy Global
As the founder of Alchemy Global Holdings, LLC, Andy has built his career on capital formation, fund management, and client advisory services. Prior to the formation of Alchemy, Andy founded SAE Advisory Group, the predecessor firm to Alchemy, as well as Westham Capital Partners... Read More →
avatar for Roger Catchpole

Roger Catchpole

CEO & Founder, Sportody
Roger Catchpole is founder & CEO of Sportody.com, a travel review & booking network for outdoor sports. Sportody connects adventurers and sporting providers worldwide with more opportunities for sports such as hiking, camping, skiing, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, and golf. Originally... Read More →
avatar for Haley Dilling

Haley Dilling

VP Marketing, Sportody
Haley serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Sportody, an online review network for outdoor sports, which hosts customer reviews and booking details for hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and 12 other adventure sports. A University of Florida MBA graduate, Haley focuses on mobile... Read More →
avatar for Will Elliott

Will Elliott

Founder, Meet & Compete App
Will is an estimating and pricing specialist at Boeing, formerly a financial analyst, as well as the founder of the app meet and compete. He currently resides in the Seattle area.
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Marcus Matthews

Gaming and Digital Media Expert, Sega Sports
A proven gaming and digital media expert, with over 20 years of experience. Marcus has start-up and Fortune 500 corporate experience, including stints at IBM, Turner Broadcasting, and Sega. Also shares his experience in a number panels and speeches. He ran Sega Sports, a $100 million... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

BEHIND THE CAMERA: Professionals at Work Explain How to Get in the Game, Part 2
Moderators
MB

Marty Bluford

Manager, High Output, Inc.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Motion Pictures and Film industry. High Output's Systems Divsion is aggressively involved in the design and installation of Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and Drapery systems in a variety of venues throughout New England, and the Southeast. We offer... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Adam Boozer

Adam Boozer

Filmmaker, Jewell & Ginnie
My name is Adam Boozer, founder of Jewell & Ginnie, a title inspired by my grandmothers' names.  They taught me how to drink sweet tea, catch fireflies and value hard work. Today I work hard, drink too much sweet tea and I pretend that every story we capture at J&G is as memorable... Read More →
avatar for Ursula Camack

Ursula Camack

Producer, Freelance
Ursula is a freelance producer of commercials and independent films, most notably for "Crash Site" and "The Perfect Fit." She currently lives in the Los Angeles area.
avatar for Taylor Engel

Taylor Engel

Director, Project Greenlight
Taylor Engel was born on December 18, 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is an editor and writer, known for The Pavement (2015), Magic Man (2008) and Before Your Eyes(2008).
avatar for Jerry Tessendorf

Jerry Tessendorf

Academy Award Winner/Professor, Clemson University
Jerry Tessendorf is a Professor of Visual Computing at Clemson University's Digital Production Arts program. He is a 20 year veteran of visual effects and animation in feature film, with a filmography that includes Titanic, Superman Returns, Happy Feet, X-Men 2, and Life of Pi, and... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

GLOBALIZE: The Tips You Need to Find Talent, Capital, Manufacturing, Distribution and Hot Markets Abroad
Moderators
avatar for Thomas Arnold

Thomas Arnold

Fmr. Director of Global Recruiting, Facebook
General Management, Team Building, Online Advertising, International Operations and Culture, Recruiting, Sales, New Product Development and Launches, Product Policy with Facebook

Presenters
avatar for Austin Grandt

Austin Grandt

CEO, Export Abroad
Austin Grandt is a co-founder of Export Abroad and has experience in tech and international business. He is an avid traveler and is constantly looking for new opportunities across the globe.
avatar for John McElwaine

John McElwaine

Attorney, Nelson Mullins
IP Attorney focusing his practice in the cutting-edge fields of intellectual property, Internet, domain name and technology litigation, and strategic counseling.
avatar for Patrick Stuart

Patrick Stuart

Director, Media Distribution for Latin America, NBA
I am a seasoned executive with a proven track record of almost 20 years working in the media and entertainment industry. I have led sales and business develop for such recognized organizations as The Walt Disney Company and The National Basketball Association, focusing on the markets... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

LEAD WITH DESIGN: Build Your Startup Creatively
Moderators
avatar for Matt Gough

Matt Gough

Founder/ Chief Echovater, Echovate
Matthew Gough is a serial entrepreneur, founder and Chief Echovater at Echovate; a predictive cloud based hiring platform built from the ground up for emerging growth companies. Matt bootstrapped his first company, which sold in 2005. Took some time away from running startups and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Brad Kaloupek

Brad Kaloupek

Director of Design, SPARC
Brad is the Creative Director at SPARC, where he leads the design team supporting new business growth, setting the design strategy for projects, and define the role of user-experience and design in their ever agile company. Prior to working with SPARC, Brad has 15 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Brian McDonaugh

Brian McDonaugh

Creative Director, Zubie
For the past year and a half, Brian McDonaugh has been employed at Zubie – a Sullivan’s Island-based company, that is ‘all about’ the connected car. At Zubie, he wears the hat of creative director with responsibility for the company’s visual direction for both product... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Ramaci

Jonathan Ramaci

Executive Director, US Studios, Sketchin
Substantial background, experience and passion for creating value within organizations through design, innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. Proven senior executive experience in technology companies generating value via products, services and solutions both domestically and... Read More →
avatar for Ant Sanders

Ant Sanders

Co-Founder, GIANT
Anthony is a seasoned UX professional with over 15 years experience. Currently a Senior Experience Designer at Mad*Pow, Co-Founder of GIANT and Founder of Charleston UX.


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

POINT, SHOOT … THEN WHAT? How Mobile & Cloud Technologies Are Changing Field Work & Photo Documentation
Ninety percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and the brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text. While it is clear that images are the most effective way to document a story or project, how can they be utilized efficiently in a business setting. Open discussion about techniques and mobile and cloud platforms in the context of using them for business operations, field work and data collection. Field-related industries have and continue to adopt new mobile and cloud technologies to streamline their systems and operations.

Presenters
avatar for Sly Barisic

Sly Barisic

Founder & CEO, FotoIN
Sly Barisic is the co-founder and CEO of FotoIN Mobile, a mobile first, patent pending technology that automates business photo documentation process. Sly co-founded the company in 2012 after running a private equity real estate fund in Croatia. Before that he worked for Capital One... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

WHERE THE MONEY LIVES: A National Perspective on the Venture Market
Moderators
avatar for Wiley Becker

Wiley Becker

Partner, Alerion
Wiley leads the due diligence function at Alerion. He previously was Principal for Square 1 Ventures, the private equity arm of Square 1 Bank, which went public in March 2014. Wiley also helped found the SouthCoast Angel Fund, a committed capital angel fund in New Orleans. He has... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Cheng

Cheryl Cheng

Partner, BlueRun Ventures
Cheryl is a Partner at BlueRun Ventures where she invests in early stage mobile startups and runs the BRV portfolio development program. She works closely across the mobile ecosystem and Fortune 500 companies to build relationships for the BRV portfolio companies. Cheryl has worked... Read More →
avatar for Nelson Chu

Nelson Chu

Managing Director, Kinetic Ventures
Nelson joined Kinetic Ventures in 1998. His investment activities focus on information and infrastructure technologies, enterprise and Internet software, and other emerging software and hardware technologies. He has led a broad range of Kinetic investments including BroadWare (acquired... Read More →
avatar for Dayna Grayson

Dayna Grayson

Partner, NEA
Dayna joined NEA in 2012 and focuses on investments in both business and consumer services. Specific areas of interest include SaaS, vertically integrated eCommerce, media, financial technology and on demand consumer services. She is an early stage investor and works with several... Read More →
avatar for David Jones

David Jones

General Partner, Bull City Venture Partners
Prior to co-founding BCVP, David was (and continues to be) a partner with Southern Capitol Ventures. David was with the Deloitte Consulting practice in Washington, DC where he managed strategic technology projects for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. He is co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Derek Willis

Derek Willis

SC Launch Coastal Regional Manager, SCRA
SC Launch, an SCRA affiliate, has been named Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the 2011 American Business Awards. This national award, known as The Stevie Award, recognized SC Launch for their role in leading collaborative entrepreneurial and economic development efforts. SC Launch... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

MeMo Workshop WEATHERING THE BRAINSTORM: A Group Approach to Developing Brand Narrative and Storytelling
Presenters
avatar for Chris-Gerard Heyward

Chris-Gerard Heyward

Co-Founder, MēMō
Chris-Gerard Heyward strives for truth through listening, awareness, and understanding.  As a published author, teacher, working actor, recording artist and world traveler Chris-Gerard lives as a modern day Renaissance man.  With a BFA in Performance a.k.a the Art of Storytelling... Read More →
avatar for John Kern

John Kern

Co-Founder, MēMō
John's passion for people and performance springs from his tireless pursuit of creative projects. He co-founded an internationally touring theater company, which has performed and conducted workshops from Northern Europe to the Balkans and domestically for numerous cultural institutions... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

3:00pm EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE, Lance Weiler, Director of Experiential Learning, Applied Creativity & CEO, Connected Sparks STORY-DRIVEN INNOVATION
Introductions: Mitch Pugh, Executive Editor, The Post and Courier

With the emergence of technology, the notion of formats, running times and platforms established over 100 years ago are being challenged. As consumption habits shift to meet an on-demand culture, code and story often clash. However, early efforts have resulted in business models that are merely emulating traditional ones. Join Lance Weiler founder and director of the Digital Storytelling Lab @Columbia University and CEO of Connected Sparks for a look at how story can help drive innovation and shape the next generation of entertainment software and hardware.

Moderators
avatar for Mitch Pugh

Mitch Pugh

Executive Editor, The Post and Courier
I am the editor of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. Live in Mount Pleasant with Peri Gonulsen Pugh and Sebastian Pugh, 9.

Presenters
avatar for Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler

CEO, Connected Sparks
Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and engage audiences, Lance has designed experiences that have reached millions of people via theaters, mobile devices and online. In recognition of these storytelling innovations, BUSINESSWEEK named Lance “One of... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4:00pm EDT

DIG MASHUP PRESENTED BY NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH
Happy hour for attendees.


Thursday April 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

5:00pm EDT

DIG INVESTOR BASH (SEPARATELY TICKETED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Separately ticketed happy hour for DIG SOUTH Investors and Wild Pitchers. Who do you need to meet?


Thursday April 30, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

6:00pm EDT

STARTUP SHINDIG, CO-PRESENTED BY DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN & SPARC
Startups, investors, presenters and dignitaries collide on the eve of Demo Day. Expect bites from Coastal Crust, brews from Tradesman Brewing Co., specialty cocktails by Cathead Vodka + Bittermilk, wine provided by Mira Winery and music from Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Hosted by the Town of Mount Pleasant.

About Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Holy Ghost Tent Revival is a six-piece rock & roll band from North Carolina, driven by an exhilarating live show that has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past seven years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz.” 

Artists
avatar for Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Holy Ghost Tent Revival is a six-piece rock & roll band from North Carolina, driven by an exhilarating live show that has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past seven years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock... Read More →



Thursday April 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park 99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Boulevard Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00pm EDT

LATE NIGHT AT THE ROYAL AMERICAN: GOLD LIGHT & TAPE WAVES
Late Night at The Royal American is a separately ticketed music series for the rowdy and the brave. For more information and tickets, visit: http://theroyalamerican.com/schedule/

About Gold Light
Gold Light is an American rock and roll band formed in 2013 around the songs of musician and filmmaker Joe Chang. 

"This album makes you forget about all the crap going on this cold, cold world by making alive again the elements of what makes the classics classic—the purity and innocence of what love could and should be, the sweet lyrics and the quivering harmonies.. Even Elvis and Robert Smith come to mind when hearing Chang’s handsome voice..

Chang believes—no, he knows that—there is still beauty in this world to make sense of, there are still mysteries and there is still love—all kinds of it." ~ Hannah Cook (The Blue Indian)

Artists
avatar for Gold Light

Gold Light

Gold Light is an American indie rock band formed in 2013 around the songs ofmusician and filmmaker Joe Chang.  Their self-titled debut album (Hearts and Plugs) reveals a sound spanning from 50's rock and roll to 60's garage, to warm and wistful post-folk that's at once melancholy... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
The Royal American 970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
 
Friday, May 1
 

7:00am EDT

REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK UP
Pick up registration materials and badges at DIG CENTRAL.


Friday May 1, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:00am EDT

DIG A JOB BREAKFAST & MARKETPLACE, PRESENTED BY BLACKBAUD
Presented by Blackbaud.

RECRUITERS MEET TALENT. TALENT MEET OPPORTUNITY. From recent graduates to senior executives, this FREE EVENT will be a hive of hiring activity. Meet reps from Benefitfocus, Blackbaud, Blue Acord, BoomTown, Charleston Open Source, Intellectual Capitol, OneInAMil, The Post & Courier, Robert Half Technology, SPARC and TEKsystems.


 


Friday May 1, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:00am EDT

DIG SHOW
75+ DIG Exhibit Spaces
Exhibit spaces located in the following ports-of-call:

STARTUP HARBOR
A showcase of fast-growth entrepreneurs exhibit and take turns pitching on the side stage.

DIG A JOB MARKETPLACE
Presented by Blackbaud 

Recruiters, meet talent. Talent, meet recruiters.

 


Friday May 1, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

8:00am EDT

DIG DEMO DAY
FRIDAY, MAY 1 IS DIG DEMO DAY. 


SCHEDULE:

DIG A JOB BREAKFAST (8 AM) PRESENTED BY BLACKBAUD
Light breakfast for recruiters and job seekers. Click the DIG A Job tab above for more information.

DEMO DAY KEYNOTE 1 (9 AM)

DIG WORKSHOPS (9 AM – 3 PM)

DIG SHOW (10 AM – 5 PM)
PRESENTED BY TBA
75+ DIG Exhibit Spaces Exhibit spaces located in the following ports-of-call:
- STARTUP HARBOR
A showcase of fast-growth entrepreneurs exhibit and take turns pitching on the side stage.
- DIG A JOB MARKETPLACE 
PRESENTED BY BLACKBAUD
Recruiters, meet talent. Talent, meet recruiters.

WILD PITCH: STUDENTS (11 AM – 1 PM)
PRESENTED BY TBA
Cash prizes awarded to the top three startups. Student entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of experts.

DEMO DAY KEYNOTE 2 (12 PM)

WILD PITCH: ACCELERATORS (2 – 4 PM) 
PRESENTED BY NEXTON
Cash prizes awarded to the top three startups. investment capital prize. Entrepreneurs from top accelerator programs pitch high-impact ideas. A panel of investors and experts judge each startup on stage in front of a live audience.

DEMO DAY KEYNOTE 3 (3 PM)

DIG MASHUP (4 PM)
PRESENTED BY TBA
Happy hour for DIG attendees.

SOUTHEASTERN SYNC UP (6 – 9 PM)
PRESENTED BY TBA
The climactic bash celebrating the close of DIG SOUTH 2015, featuring national touring bands, delectable F&B and hip mingling with presenters, investors, startups and other dignitaries.



Friday May 1, 2015 8:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00am EDT

SUPER KEYNOTE: Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine Why You Should Be Thinking NOW about Your Exit
Burlingham will highlight the four stages of the exit process and present the seven factors that will determine whether or not you wind up better than ever—or overwhelmed with regrets.

Presenters
avatar for Bo Burlingham

Bo Burlingham

Editor-At-Large, Inc.
Burlingham joined Inc. in 1983. An editor at large, he is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. The book was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2006. Burlingham is also the co-author with Norm... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

HOW TO HIRE TOP TALENT: Culture, Capacity, Cash and Kismet
Moderators
avatar for Peggy Frazier

Peggy Frazier

VP Global Talent Acquisition, Blackbaud
Over 30 years of HR and Talent Acquisition experience for dynamic brands - Apple Computer, Microsoft, Under Armour and VP of Talent Acquisition for Blackbaud (world's largest provider of software & services for nonprofits, foundations and CSR programs). Creative, innovative leader... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, HireVue
Melissa Foster has spent the past 8+ years in HR roles ranging from her current position, as a Customer Success Manager for 30 enterprise level clients at HireVue, to other management and executive level positions in generalist functions. All of Melissa Foster's experience has been... Read More →
avatar for Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer

VP Field Operations, SkillSurvey
Leader of professional sales, marketing, and service teams that deliver customers and partners significant operational benefits, best practices, and five star support for their business initiatives. Teams understand requirements, work closely with stakeholders, under promise, and... Read More →
avatar for Lee-Anne Scalley

Lee-Anne Scalley

CIO, Addicted to Innovation
"LA" is a Talent Evangelist who owns the C-level and technical recruiting market. She is a start-up junkie with a passion for sourcing only the very best talent. Her winning strategy is hiring on culture first, aptitude second, and resume third. She is a thought leader with a background... Read More →
avatar for Ann Weiser

Ann Weiser

President, Weiser Works
Ann is currently the president of Weiser Works and is on the board of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity as the HR Committee Chair.


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
DIG Show Stage at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

SHAKING HANDS WITH THE PORCUPINE
We’ve learned a lot in our 8 years from unfunded startup to established creative firm and we want to share in the hopes we can help and inspire others like us, regardless of their field or focus. Without the benefit of any formal business education, we’ve made our decisions (good and bad) based on guts, intuition and what we think is most likely a very different ethos than they’re teaching in school. Join in the adventure as a couple of guys who just love what they do give their best advice, based on some brutal and humorous experience, on how to do what you love and survive while you’re at it. Don’t needlessly die of dysentery in the entrepreneurial wilderness – let’s explore the uncharted path of doing your own thing together.

Presenters
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Daniel Stewart

Studio Director, Wier / Stewart
Alex Wier and Daniel Stewart are partners at Wier / Stewart, a creative firm in Augusta, Georgia. Both graduates of the University of Georgia, they grew their business from 2 to 12 people in a poor economy, with neither having any formal business training. The work of W/S has been... Read More →
avatar for Alex Wier

Alex Wier

Creative Director, Wier/Stewart
Alex Wier and Daniel Stewart are partners at Wier / Stewart, a creative firm in Augusta, Georgia. Both graduates of the University of Georgia, they grew their business from 2 to 12 people in a poor economy, with neither having any formal business training. The work of W/S has been... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

USING YOUR HEAD, HEART & SOUL: 21 Ways to Survive Your Startup
This session delivers 21 proven ideas to help your mind, body, and soul thrive at your startup. From “Check Entitlement at the Door” and “Be Your Own Worst Critic” to “Work Out or Tap Out” and “Classy Never Goes Out of Style,” these lessons from entrepreneurs Chad Norman and Christina Lock, who helped build 2013’s fastest-growing software company SPARC, provide a framework for living the startup life – from garage to corporate headquarters. Their experiences, along with those of successful industry leaders, will help you create the company of your dreams, and the lifestyle to survive it. Think, feel, and love your startup…and your head, heart, soul, (and profits) will follow!



Presenters
avatar for Christina Lock

Christina Lock

VP Human Resources, SPARC
Christina has over 10 years of human resources and recruiting expertise with a proven track record of driving results, implementing ‘best-in-class’ processes, and instilling a business-minded approach to functional situations. A strategic problem solver with excellent aptitude... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

WARP-SPEED ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The Down Low on Accelerators, Incubators & Co-working Spaces
Moderators
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

IP Attorney, Hellman Yates & Tisdale
Jason is an attorney with Hellman Yates & Tisdale practicing in the areas of intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright), entrepreneurial ventures, and a wide range of business litigation and corporate matters. He is a member of the US Patent Bar, as well as the state... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Chris Gatewood

Chris Gatewood

Lawyer, Founder, Threshold Counsel
Lawyer for (mainly tech) startups. Founder of startups in the big data, legal tech, and WordPress areas. Board member, Lighthouse Labs accelerator. Instigator and contributor, 804ork, the Richmond restaurant cookbook.
avatar for Chris Heivly

Chris Heivly

Managing Partner, The Startup Factory
Chris Heivly is an accomplished executive in the software-technology sector with proven experience in marketing, sales, business development, investment finance and operations. His accomplishments include:One of the co-founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B)Managing Director... Read More →
avatar for John Osborne

John Osborne

Founder, The Harbor Entrepreneur Center
After a decade working in the financial services industry and has seen the struggles entrepreneurs have when looking to start or grow their businesses. Seeing a shift in the industry and the challenges facing entrepreneurs accessing capital I sought out to create a mechanism to assist... Read More →
avatar for Jake Zeller

Jake Zeller

Managing Member, 1991 Management Co, AngelList
Jake Zeller is a Venture Hacker at AngelList and investor in early stage technology companies. He invests opportunistically and current interests include Bitcoin, food, labor, marketplaces, and data.


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

WHEN TO TAKE THE STAGE: How to Prepare for Every Round of Funding
 

 

Moderators
avatar for Wiley Becker

Wiley Becker

Partner, Alerion
Wiley leads the due diligence function at Alerion. He previously was Principal for Square 1 Ventures, the private equity arm of Square 1 Bank, which went public in March 2014. Wiley also helped found the SouthCoast Angel Fund, a committed capital angel fund in New Orleans. He has... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Michael Cain

Michael Cain

Angel Resource Institute & Wilmington Investor Network, Chairman & Founder
Michael Cain is the founder, investor, and managing partner of Wilmington Investor Network, LLC an angel investment fund he formed in July 2004.He is a founder and managing Partner of Guardant Partners, LLC an investment management partnership and also a managing partner of their... Read More →
avatar for John Cambier

John Cambier

Managing Partner, IDEA Fund Partners
John Cambier is a founding general partner at IDEA Fund Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investing in underserved geographies of the US. Over the past 12 years, John has used a deep understanding of technology commercialization and company formation, along with his... Read More →
avatar for Frank Dalton

Frank Dalton

Founder, Fulcrum Equity Partners
Mr. Dalton is a founder of Fulcrum Equity Partners, a growth equity fund with over $140 million under management, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Frank was a General Partner with Cordova Ventures and the managing director of Cordova Intellimedia Ventures, L.P... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Ocampo

Bobby Ocampo

Partner, Revolution Ventures
Bobby is a Partner at Revolution Ventures and focuses on identifying, investing in, and helping to build innovative and impactful early-stage companies. Bobby serves as a Board Observer at Booker (formerly GramercyOne) and OrderUp. Prior to joining Revolution Ventures, Bobby was an... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

10:00am EDT

WOMEN IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: What’s Gender Got to Do With It?
Women in the film and TV business are still fighting to make a splash in the face of a male-dominated business. But in public relations, women hold the highest percentage of jobs in the field. Where does gender create boundaries? Or, do those boundaries still exist? Six women representing very different creative backgrounds will discuss what role, if any, gender plays in their professions.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Emerson

Anne Emerson

Producer & Writer, ABC News
Producer/writer specializing in creating and executing successful multimedia branding campaigns for companies worldwide. Emmy award-winning journalist with a consistent ability to write excellent copy, a sharp attention to detail and a sense of timeliness. Works well independently... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Jessie Anderson-Berens

Jessie Anderson-Berens

Owner, Palmetto Coast Media
Since 2004, Jessie has produced a variety of TV series, films and videos for production companies such as Litton Entertainment, Wheelhouse Media, Hollywood SC Studios, Hank Productions, The Chart Group and Guerrilla Productions. In 2011, she created her own video production company... Read More →
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Ursula Camack

Producer, Freelance
Ursula is a freelance producer of commercials and independent films, most notably for "Crash Site" and "The Perfect Fit." She currently lives in the Los Angeles area.
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Erica Dunton

Director
British Writer/Director Erica graduated from Durham University with a Law degree and then went on to spend three years at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. She has directed five features plus commercials, promos and television including the CW show, "One Tree... Read More →
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Barbara McCullough

Chair, Visual Effects, Savannah College of Art and Design
A native of New Orleans, Barbara McCullough spent most of her life in the Los Angeles area.  Experimental film and video were her first love as she strove to “tap the spirit and richness of her community by exposing its magic, touching its textures and trampling old stereotypes... Read More →
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Kayla Morrisey

Filmmaker, Danny Boy Pictures
Kayla Morrisey is a filmmaker and media producer through her production companies Danny Boy Pictures and The Royal Wild. As a writer & director, her award-winning short films and screenplays have screened, and received finalist awards at domestic and international film festivals... Read More →
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Babs Tarr

Head Artist, Batgirl, DC Comics
Barbara (aka Babs) grew up in the sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she received her BFA in Illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, CA where she is living the dream working as a full... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

DARK SIDE OF THE DEAL: How to Keep Fast Cash From Running You Off the Rails
Moderators
avatar for Patrick Bryant

Patrick Bryant

Co-Founder, The Harbor Entrepreneur Center
Currently Bryant is a Partner in Go To Team (video services), Cigar Row (cigar distribution), SouthEaston Systems (home technology), and real estate holdings. Bryant feels strongly about making Charleston and South Carolina a better place to work as an Entrepreneur. He founded the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Marty Ettlemyer

Marty Ettlemyer

VP, Strategic Investments, SCRA
Marty is an investment professional with over 15 years of principal investing experience in the US and Europe. He has been deeply involved in the formation and operation of several private equity and venture capital funds.  As vice president of SCRA Tech Ventures strategic investments... Read More →
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Chris Heivly

Managing Partner, The Startup Factory
Chris Heivly is an accomplished executive in the software-technology sector with proven experience in marketing, sales, business development, investment finance and operations. His accomplishments include:One of the co-founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B)Managing Director... Read More →
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Jason Premo

Chairman - Premo Ventures / Managing Director - Swamp Rabbit Angels, Swamp Rabbit Angels/PREMO Ventures
Jason’s diverse career has encompassed a wide variety of roles ranging from design engineering to CEO to serial entrepreneur, within industries including aerospace, consumer packaged goods, defense, energy, engineering, industrial automation and software, corporate environments... Read More →
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Frank Silva

Senior Associate, Millennia Partners
Frank Silva specializes in the healthcare and business services sectors. Frank’s primary responsibility is to work with the partners providing analytical support on existing and potential portfolio companies. In addition, he is responsible for identifying and evaluating prospective... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

EMPLOYEE ADVOCACY: The Hottest Social Media Marketing Trend of 2015
In this session, I will show businesses how they can empower their employees to join an employee advocacy program and instantly transform their staff into a KILLER marketing team – effortlessly! Benefits of an employee advocacy program: extend your brand reach on social media; discover new audiences; increase revenue; a more authentic presence on social media; build consumer trust; increase employee productivity; attract top talent.

Presenters
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Alen Bubich

CEO, Social Horsepower
Alen is the Founder & CEO of Social Horse Power. He is a successful technology professional with over 15 years of software development experience at world-class companies including, ScotiaBank, National Post, Verizon, Ogilvy and WebKinz. With his limitless energy and entrepreneurial... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

FUTURES: Building the Next Human Experience
The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how futures studies (also known as foresight) can help designers and strategists: (i) imagine a functional forward view of future worlds, (ii) create services/products in the contexts of those worlds (iii) understand systemic implications based on the relationship between the service/product and the future world. During this workshop we introduce some of the basic concepts of future studies and drawing from the decades of research in this field, teach and practice specific futures methods. These methods will then combined with more traditional design tools (e.g. user research, journey mapping, rapid prototyping etc.) to demonstrate how futures can empower designers and strategists to deal with change.

Presenters
avatar for Sandjar Kozubaev

Sandjar Kozubaev

Futurist, SparksGrove
Sandjar Kozubaev is an futurist, experience strategist, innovation consultant and educator. He currently works Sparks Grove, an innovation and marketing strategy division of North Highland, a global management consulting firm. Sandjar’s specialty is to use his background in economics... Read More →
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Minsoo Pak

Chief Creative Officer, SparksGrove
Sparks Grove co-Founder, Minsoo, has been creating breakthrough, award-winning work for more than 18 years.He is well known in the industry for generating big ideas that focus on creativity, usability and measurability. Previously,Minsoo held top creative posts at StudioCom, Sawyer... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

WikiWealth’s VALUE INVESTING APP: Wall Street Stock Research for Main Street Investors
WikiWealth’s FIRST EVER value investing app gives investors a real time look at value and risk. Our analyst put Wall Street’s top secret research at your fingertips, because every investor needs this level of quality. Search over 2,500 stocks and compare investments with the easy to use value-dometer. Want more data? The cash flow, comparative, and buffet approaches reveal 4 key financial metrics used in our financial modelling.

Presenters
avatar for David Durant

David Durant

VP of Research, WikiWealth
David started investing at the age of 13 to pay for college. His successes allowed him to gain an education, work on Wall Street, and travel the world. After finally reading The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, he discovered a way to combine value investing principles with... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

WOMEN IN TECH: How Soon Until All Men Report to Them?
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Van Jura

Michelle Van Jura

Founder, Intersect Communications
Michelle Van Jura is a seasoned professional with various aspects of marketing and public relations experience. Michelle’s career experience and focus has ranged from business-to-business hardware, software and Internet clients to consumer-focused products. She has handled a full-range... Read More →

Presenters
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Lisa Chau

COO, Alpha Vert
Lisa Chau founded Alpha Vert, a private consultancy focused on digital strategy and cross–platform marketing.  She is an international marketing and Ivy League business school public relations professional published in Forbes, Huffington Post as well as US News & World Report on... Read More →
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Lorraine Cichowski

Former SVP/CIO, Associated Press
Ms. Lorraine Cichowski serves as Senior Vice President of Technology at The Associated Press, Inc. Ms. Cichowski has been with The Associated Press since 2004 to work on digital strategies, started a product development department later that year and became Head of AP Technology in... Read More →
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Jen Kavanagh

CEO & Founder, JK Media
Jennifer is an award winning entertainment and media strategist who leads with cross-platform DNA.  As Principal at BRaVe Media Ventures, she led advisory work for major clients with an emphasis on persona mapping, sales strategy, content marketing, organizational development... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:00am EDT

WILD PITCH: EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS & STUDENTS
Cash prizes awarded to the top three startups. Early-Stage Startups and Student entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of experts.

Moderators
avatar for Juan Garzon

Juan Garzon

Director, PitchBreakfast
Juan works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them clarify their brand, communicate their value, and accelerate the growth of their business. He has spent over a decade in marketing and communications, ranging from entrepreneur to the head of marketing for a global market... Read More →
avatar for Vic Howie

Vic Howie

‎VP Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Manage the financial affairs for a select group of entrepreneurs and privately-held business owners and their families, with special emphasis on planning for liquidity events and wealth preservation and transfer. Co-managing partner of a seven member team within Merrill Lynch.

Presenters
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Dayna Grayson

Partner, NEA
Dayna joined NEA in 2012 and focuses on investments in both business and consumer services. Specific areas of interest include SaaS, vertically integrated eCommerce, media, financial technology and on demand consumer services. She is an early stage investor and works with several... Read More →
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Troy Knauss

President, Angel Resource Institute
Troy is a partner in a number of Angel funds and networks that invest in high-growth and turnaround companies. Troy has over 20 years of experience in family, growth, and start-up businesses. In addition to his fund activities, Troy is an exited entrepreneur with start-up and growth... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Ocampo

Bobby Ocampo

Partner, Revolution Ventures
Bobby is a Partner at Revolution Ventures and focuses on identifying, investing in, and helping to build innovative and impactful early-stage companies. Bobby serves as a Board Observer at Booker (formerly GramercyOne) and OrderUp. Prior to joining Revolution Ventures, Bobby was an... Read More →
avatar for Jake Zeller

Jake Zeller

Managing Member, 1991 Management Co, AngelList
Jake Zeller is a Venture Hacker at AngelList and investor in early stage technology companies. He invests opportunistically and current interests include Bitcoin, food, labor, marketplaces, and data.

Wild Pitchers
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Break-up Box

Break-up Box is a unique gift box for girls going through a break-up. Our “Boyfriend Detox” includes typical products and remedies used by heart-broken girls. There are 3 box sizes which range from $30-$60. We partner with companies that produce ideal inputs for our boxes and... Read More →
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Standard Ice

Standard Ice has created a first working prototype of a machine that makes crystal clear, oversized, slow melting ice cubes that can finally match the quality of top shelf drinks. Standard Ice is a startup from Greenville, SC that aims to change how people view one common item most... Read More →
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MechOptix

The first automatic brake lamp. Stoptix (by MechOptix) is the only automatic brake light that requires no modifications to your motorcycle or vehicle. Stoptix is the first product to offer a deceleration indicator solution inside the lamp — self-powered and self-illuminating. MechOptix... Read More →
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SAROS Desalination Project

By leveraging one of the most prevalent sources of renewable energy, ocean waves, EcoH2O Innovation’s venture, SAROS Desalination Project (Swell Actuated Reverse Osmosis System) is creating and testing a wave-driven, self-contained, seawater desalination system. Utilizing only... Read More →
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Sequr

Throw away the key fobs, and download the future. Sequr has created a next generation access management solution by turning everyone's phone into their personal key card. Our proprietary software solution is eliminating the headache of keeping track of key fobs, key cards and keys... Read More →
avatar for Product Shout

Product Shout

Every day, people have ideas that could change the world. However, very few people want to live the risky life of an entrepreneur. That’s where we come in. ProductShout is a company that takes the simple napkin sketches and turns them into tangible products. We take the burden... Read More →
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TheTee.Co

From the creator of See.Me: The first cross platform apparel customization tool, enabling brands, individuals, events and organizations the ability to offer customized apparel and share it with their social networks. The $1.6 trillion apparel industry is primed for disruption. People... Read More →
avatar for Traderion

Traderion

Traderion is a game-based assessment tool that accurately identifies top talent and predicts its future professional performance. Finding the best talent in the finance industry takes huge screening time and costs and money spent. Talent is constantly overlooked. Recruitment companies... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

11:35am EDT

FAIRY CODEMOTHER: Using a UI Toolkit to Connect (and Disconnect) Your UI and Backend
Presenters
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Matthew Brown

Vice President of Design & User Experience, Benefitfocus
Matthew Brown is the Vice President of Design & User Experience for Benefitfocus. Since joining the company in 2004, Brown has been integral in implementing the company's design vision and company culture blueprint. He is responsible for the company's UI/UX styles and standards, integrating... Read More →
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Abby Parker

Software Engineer, Benefitfocus


Friday May 1, 2015 11:35am - 12:30pm EDT
Code Talk Lounge Presented by Benefitfocus 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

12:00pm EDT

DIG LUNCH
Friday May 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

12:00pm EDT

REVERSE WILD PITCH
In this market-driven conversation, major companies working on creative paths to innovation and other initiatives share opportunities with early-stage startups, inventors and entrepreneurs. In other words, the corporations pitch to problem-solving entrepreneurs and potential employees — the reverse of the typical approach.

Moderators
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Derek Willis

SC Launch Coastal Regional Manager, SCRA
SC Launch, an SCRA affiliate, has been named Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the 2011 American Business Awards. This national award, known as The Stevie Award, recognized SC Launch for their role in leading collaborative entrepreneurial and economic development efforts. SC Launch... Read More →

Presenters
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Louise Connell

Supplier Diversity Coordinator, BMW Manufacturing
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Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.

President / CEO, Dispersive Technologies
Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
 President and CEO, Dispersive Networks
President and CEO, Dispersive Technologies Chair of the Board of Directors, Dispersive NetworksBob holds 101 granted patents with numerous others pending in wireless, GPS, networking and location technology. A Department... Read More →
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Harris Nussbaum

CEO, Qonceptual
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Dayel Ostraco

Co-Founder / CIO, Qonceptual
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Barton L. Sachs

MD, Chief of Staff/Special Assistant to CEO, MUSC
Bart Sachs, M.D. is the Chief of Staff & Chief Administrative Officer for MedicalUniversity of South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the American College of PhysicianExecutives and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. As anOrthopaedic spine surgeon, he maintains fellowship... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
DIG Show Stage at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

HOW TO BUILD A FORT
I believe that the lessons you learned and applied as a 10-year old with the simple task of “building a fort” can be applied to launching the company you always wanted to. By orienting your mental framework as a 10-year old and focusing on the leap and those first critical steps, I posit that you will place yourself in a better position. I will break down my personal fort-building experiences and use them as an analogy related to my journey of building MapQuest as well as The Startup Factory

Building the Fort outlines four basic elements that are common to both fort-building and startups:



  1. Socializing Your Idea



  2. Identifying and Marshaling the People You Trust



  3. Gathering the Minimal Resources Closest To You



  4. Acting on the Smallest and Simplest of the Idea.



Presenters
avatar for Chris Heivly

Chris Heivly

Managing Partner, The Startup Factory
Chris Heivly is an accomplished executive in the software-technology sector with proven experience in marketing, sales, business development, investment finance and operations. His accomplishments include:One of the co-founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B)Managing Director... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 11 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

HOW TO JUMP START ECOMMERCE ROI: Exploring Google AdWords and Analytics Opportunities
This presentation will provide information on aspects of online advertising via Google AdWords that expands reach and ROI of ecommerce campaigns, including but not limited to the following:

How your ads can help searchers understand your products better and get them to purchase quicker.

How to use your ads to drive additional conversions and revenue.

How to increase conversion rates and lower costs by retargeting your visitors with ads across the web tailored specifically to them. 

How to get more insight into the best reports and tracking options from both Google AdWords and Google Analytics to more fully understand the impact of ecommerce advertising initiatives and make better decisions about your budget and resources.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Arnoldi

Tina Arnoldi

Consultant and Trainer, 360 Internet Strategy LLC
I'm qualified in both Google Analytics and Google AdWords, and part of the Google Partners program. I help clients develop and manage their internet strategy. I'm also a trainer, offering instruction on topics including Google tools and social media. As a licensed professional... Read More →
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Amanda Sides

Account Director, Marketing Mojo
Amanda Sides has been with Marketing Mojo for over six years and serves as an Account Director, managing SEO, PPC, Facebook and LinkedIn initiatives for clients. She develops strategy and manages tactics for improved performance and manages an account management team in our Charleston... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 10 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

HOW TO MARKET WITH GREAT PIXELS AND GREAT TIMING
How to market with great pixels and great timing. A joint talk between the UX and strategy side and the creative side. Excellent takeaways for small businesses and huge mega-corp clients too.

Presenters
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Zach Pousman

Digital Strategy, UX Strategy & Digital Products, THINK Interactive
Zach Pousman is a digital strategist with strong foundations in human-computer interaction, user experience design, marketing and advertising. Zach brings nearly fifteen years of experience and research-led innovation to connect businesses to people's daily rhythms and routines through... Read More →
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Kristin Woodward

Creative Director, THINK Interactive
I’m an Atlanta-based creative director, writer and former business owner with over 15 years’ experience creating award-winning digital work. I’ve led big thinking and tactical executions at places like The Martin Agency, AKQA, Razorfish and THINK for a range of big name clients... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 9 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

IF CULTURE EATS STRATEGY FOR LUNCH, ARE YOU CREATING THE RIGHT CULTURE?
The famous business author Peter Drucker said that “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch” but unfortunately many companies either are creating a bad culture or are spending all their time trying to govern with only strategy and policy. Either way they are left crippled in the battle for company growth and profits. In this session we will look at 7 reasons culture trumps strategy and how you can grow the right culture in your organization. We will also look at start up culture creation and what elements have to transition with growth and maturity. You will leave the session with a challenge and a set of example activities to take back and build on.

Presenters
avatar for Shon Isenhour

Shon Isenhour

Partner, Eruditio
Shon has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences and clients to get out of their comfort zone and do work and life different. He has spoken at conference on every contentment but Antarctica and is eagerly awaiting that opportunity. After starting his career in corporate America... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 6 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

TAKING AGILE TO A NEW FRONTIER: Your Brain
During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn straightforward, easy-to-use, brain-friendly methods that will disrupt negative thoughts and actions and put you back on a positive path to achieving your goals. We’ll cover three areas: self-care, self-management and managing others. 

By the end of the workshop, you’ll gain these three benefits: 1) increased understanding of the unique qualities of your brain; 2) new tools you can immediately apply to tend to your brain’s care and feeding to maximize its powers; and 3) practical ways you can help yourself and others use science to get more done well.

And if you had any doubts before, you'll understand why the brain is our last frontier and why it's so valuable to keep exploring and experimenting. 

Presenters
avatar for Liz Guthridge

Liz Guthridge

Managing Director, Connect Consulting Group
Liz Guthridge helps leaders get better at getting better. The founder of the boutique consulting and coaching firm, Connect, Liz has extensive expertise and experience in applied neuroscience, behavior design and mindful communication.  Tech leaders and others hire her to help them... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 8 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:00pm EDT

VISUAL COMMUNICATORS: Advertising Through Images
In the digital revolution, marketing and advertising have undergone tectonic scale shifts since the age of Mad Men style agencies. In this panel, top professionals will guide us through the new face of film, print, television, and interactive and discuss how creatives connect to clients today.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Van Jura

Michelle Van Jura

Founder, Intersect Communications
Michelle Van Jura is a seasoned professional with various aspects of marketing and public relations experience. Michelle’s career experience and focus has ranged from business-to-business hardware, software and Internet clients to consumer-focused products. She has handled a full-range... Read More →

Presenters
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Adam Boozer

Filmmaker, Jewell & Ginnie
My name is Adam Boozer, founder of Jewell & Ginnie, a title inspired by my grandmothers' names.  They taught me how to drink sweet tea, catch fireflies and value hard work. Today I work hard, drink too much sweet tea and I pretend that every story we capture at J&G is as memorable... Read More →
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Taylor Engel

Director, Project Greenlight
Taylor Engel was born on December 18, 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is an editor and writer, known for The Pavement (2015), Magic Man (2008) and Before Your Eyes(2008).
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Chad Fortenberry

Head of Creative Network, StudioNow
Chad has been a part of the filmmaking and advertising industry for over 10 years wearing multiple different hats as an Actor, Producer, Director, Shooter and Editor. At StudioNow he manages a Creative Network of over 8000 filmmakers and production companies. StudioNow connects filmmakers... Read More →
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Jon Milavec

Creative Director, Mixed Bag Media
Jon Milavec is a curious person. And he loves his work. By telling the stories of people, companies, organizations and technologies that cross a very wide spectrum, Jon gets to exercise his skill of taking big, complex stories and and making short, easy-to-understand videos that raise... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Theater 7 at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

1:30pm EDT

FIELD TRIP DAY 3
The Field Trip series will feature live music at the (free!) DIG Show. Day 3 features Volcanoes in the Kitchen at 1:30pm.

About Volcanoes in the Kitchen

Volcanoes in the Kitchen is a band of sibling songwriters based out of
Charleston, SC. Drew, Gabrielle, and Hannah Hadley deliver an energetic 
performance combining depth, humor, and sibling banter with a lush, groove-laden 
folk-pop sound primarily consisting

Artists
avatar for Volcanoes in the Kitchen

Volcanoes in the Kitchen

Volcanoes in the Kitchen is a band of sibling songwriters based out ofCharleston, SC. Drew, Gabrielle, and Hannah Hadley deliver an energetic performance combining depth, humor, and sibling banter with a lush, groove-laden folk-pop sound primarily consisting of acoustic guitar... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DIG Show Stage at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:00pm EDT

WILD PITCH: ACCELERATORS, PRESENTED BY NEXTON
Cash prizes awarded to the top three startups. Entrepreneurs from top accelerator programs pitch high-impact ideas. A panel of investors and experts judge each startup on stage in front of a live audience.

Moderators
avatar for Juan Garzon

Juan Garzon

Director, PitchBreakfast
Juan works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them clarify their brand, communicate their value, and accelerate the growth of their business. He has spent over a decade in marketing and communications, ranging from entrepreneur to the head of marketing for a global market... Read More →
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Vic Howie

‎VP Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Manage the financial affairs for a select group of entrepreneurs and privately-held business owners and their families, with special emphasis on planning for liquidity events and wealth preservation and transfer. Co-managing partner of a seven member team within Merrill Lynch.

Presenters
avatar for Manoj Govindan

Manoj Govindan

Strategic Partnership Executive for Emerging Technology, Wells Fargo & Co
With expertise in the areas of innovation and transformational technology management, Manoj Govindan, brings the perspective of strategic change and idea actualization to the challenges of aligning environmental, technological, social and financial stakeholders.Mr. Govindan is the... Read More →
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David Jones

General Partner, Bull City Venture Partners
Prior to co-founding BCVP, David was (and continues to be) a partner with Southern Capitol Ventures. David was with the Deloitte Consulting practice in Washington, DC where he managed strategic technology projects for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. He is co-Founder... Read More →
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Frank Silva

Senior Associate, Millennia Partners
Frank Silva specializes in the healthcare and business services sectors. Frank’s primary responsibility is to work with the partners providing analytical support on existing and potential portfolio companies. In addition, he is responsible for identifying and evaluating prospective... Read More →

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Export Abroad

Export Abroad is a global intelligence application that targets the $170 Billion spent every year on export research and brokerage fees. Our platform uses proprietary algorithms to identify a company’s top international markets, keeps track of global competition, and helps shape... Read More →
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Bidr

Bidr is a text to bid platform for silent auctions that helps automate the event process and increase fundraising revenues. It’s the bees and honey. We are changing the way organizations raise money. Bidr is a text to bid platform for silent auctions that helps automate the event... Read More →
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Dyme

Dyme is the easy way to grow your personal savings for the things that matter most to you. Dyme is a completely new way to relate to your money and focus your funds on the major items and experiences that inspire us. Most people pay their bills, casually buy things throughout the... Read More →
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GroupHub

GroupHub is a Unified Health, Insurance & Benefits Platform. We have our own proprietary enrollment system. Additionally, our platform integrates many systems related to wellness, health, and benefits. As a Covered Entity grouphub can ensure compliance, security and privacy where... Read More →
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Cathedral Leasing

Cathedral Leasing is a financial technology company launching the largest equipment leasing marketplace, matching companies that seek to lease equipment with lease financing firms. We are to the equipment leasing industry what LendingTree is to mortgage lending. Companies need equipment... Read More →
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mobiPET

mobiPET is the world’s first photo amber alert for pets. mobiPET brings the immediate action of real-time mobile networking to the search for a lost pet. With just one text message, people in the area who care about pets are alerted that a pet is missing. mobiPET requires no special... Read More →
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PillFill

PillFill is the Mint.com for medications. Using our patent-pending process, users can import all their medications, doctors & pharmacies in as little as 30 seconds. This patient-focused platform enables us to create tools to help our users avoid life-threatening issues while also... Read More →
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Wires

With 1.4 million apps in the Apple App Store, “There’s an app for that” has become a common phrase around the world. Almost as well known is the phrase, “There should be an app for that.” We believe capturing those ideas should be as natural as making a grocery list. That’s... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
DIG Pavilion at Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

2:30pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

DIG MASHUP PRESENTED BY CLEMSON MBA
Happy hour for attendees with live music from McKenzie Eddy.
 

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Friday May 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Cinebarre 963 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

6:00pm EDT

SOUTHEASTERN SYNC UP
Climactic bash celebrating the close of DIG SOUTH 2015, featuring Langhorne Slim & the Law, delectable F&B and hip mingling with presenters, investors, startups and other dignitaries.

Catering provided by Indaco and Básico; cocktails and additional catering provided by The Cocktail Club; brews provided by Twisted Cypress Brewing Company; wine provided by Mira Winery.

About Langhorne Slim


Something of a one-man mixture of the Cramps, Beck’s early indie records (circa One Foot in the Grave), and the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou, singer and guitarist Langhorne Slim offers a sardonic, modern take on traditional folk, country and blues.

Langhorne Slim has been celebrated by numerous press outlets. Rolling Stone praised 2012 album “The Way We Move” as “damn near perfect,” while The Guardian proclaimed the band as “one of the greatest live acts.” Additionally, Entertainment Weekly called Langhorne Slim “your next obsession,” and The New Yorker described him as having “Leadbelly’s gift for storytelling and Dylan’s ability to captivate crowds.”

Langhorne Slim has performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Newport Folk Festival and has made appearances on Letterman, Conan, and NPR’s World Cafe. May 1, 2015, Langhorne Slim & the Law will headline DIG SOUTH.

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Langhorne Slim

Something of a one-man mixture of the Cramps, Beck’s early indie records (circa One Foot in the Grave), and the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou, singer and guitarist Langhorne Slim offers a sardonic, modern take on traditional folk, country and blues. Langhorne Slim has... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Harborside East 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

9:00pm EDT

LATE NIGHT AT THE ROYAL AMERICAN: LECTRA LUST & HUMAN RESOURCES
Late Night at The Royal American is a separately ticketed music series for the rowdy and the brave. For more information and tickets, visit: http://theroyalamerican.com/schedule/

About Lectra Lust
Lectra Lust describes their sound as "cerebral synth pop."The quartet offers fans and listeners a new sensation, stimulated by a sleek layer of synth driven new wave overtones and warm accented vintage guitar textures, which are all commanded by the percussive rhythmic nu disco breakbeats and highlighted by driving bass lines.

The members of Lectra Lust started making electro pop music in late December of 2012 after being introduced to one another at a tacky Christmas sweater party. Yes, that is a true story. The band is led by outlandish frontman, Joe Davies, who hails from the birth place of rock and roll, Memphis TN. Mike Meehan, is the bassist, sound engineer, guitar tech, and roadie....all in one. He grew up on Sullivan's Island. Jamie Teske grew up West of the Ashley, plays a mean guitar, and loves long walks on the beach. Brooks Wharton, a native of Sumter, is the beatmaster. Mike, Jamie, and Brooks had played in a couple of bands together for a couple of years before they met Joe. Joe's previous Electronic Dance Music (AKA Digital Joe) experience helped shape and guide Lectra Lust's current sound today. 

Lectra Lust is one of Charleston newest and upcoming bands. They have participated in The Royal American "Eclectic Evenings", Tivoli Art Studio's "Final Fridays", King Dusko on King St., Magic Whisper Shablam Throwdown house party and YogaPop, which was a celebration of Charleston's yoga community. Lectra Lust is currently excited and humbled to be invited to play a benefit for MUSC Brain And Spinal Tumor Program for the Brain Tumor Action Month this May. Also, you never know when Lectra Lust may be playing a house party near you soon.

About Human Resources
Human Resources (HЯ) is a new-wave dance rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. The band utilizes a contemporary approach to writing and producing its music, incorporating new tones and technologies to create accessible songs that are deeply engrained with dance and heavy groove sensibilities.

As the flagship project of Charleston based record label, Coast Records, the individual members of HЯ frequently lend their services, both as producers and session players, to a wide variety of musical acts in the area, an effort that has resulted in a comprehensive understanding of both the conceptualization and execution of a complete musical product. While the sound is instantly accessible, the band’s emphasis on layered, textural grooves allows listeners the opportunity to find new moments of excitement within each experience.

Human Resources’ live shows further reflect the band’s eye for concise and professional production. In addition to varying set lists, song manipulation, and intricate segues, each show also contains unique lighting and visual elements.


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Human Resources

Human Resources (HЯ) is a new-wave dance rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. The band utilizes a contemporary approach to writing and producing its music, incorporating new tones and technologies to create accessible songs that are deeply engrained with dance and heavy groove... Read More →
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Lectra Lust

Lectra Lust describes their sound as "cerebral synth pop."The quartet offers fans and listeners a new sensation, stimulated by a sleek layer of synth driven new wave overtones and warm accented vintage guitar textures, which are all commanded by the percussive rhythmic nu disco breakbeats... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
The Royal American 970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
 
Saturday, May 2
 

TBA

DIG THE LOWCOUNTRY
Explore the region while taking advantage of DIG SOUTH’s program of preferred businesses.


Saturday May 2, 2015 TBA
Charleston Metro Area Multiple

7:00pm EDT

LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL: STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS & ELISE TESTONE
Chucktown Music Group (CtMG) founder and Blowfish Mark Bryan will host Live at the Charleston Music Hall, featuring Stop Light Observations and Elise Testone. 

About Stop Light Observations
Charleston, South Carolina home-grown artist Stop Light Observations, also known as SLO started playing together at the young age of 13 when songwriter, and pianist Cubby asked guitarist Louis Duffie the iconic teenager boy question.... "wanna start a band?" Through the young years of focusing on writing great solid songs, the young duo picked up childhood friend Luke Withers, and Will Blackburn, to play dem' drums and sing dem' songs! Over time the adding of Coleman Sawyer on bass and fiddle, and Wyatt Garrey on lead guitar, formulated the power-dynamic six piece Rock Group know as Stop Light Observations.

Stop Light Observations plays a unique style described as Southern-Retro-Electro-Rock with influences of ; Classic Rock N' Roll, Indie, Motown, Hip-hop and Folk, Revival, Psychedelic, Garage, and Arena Rock. They claim their drive is the fun and spirit of performing and creating great songs, but most of all the camaraderie that is shared with this group of life long southern friends.The truly unique band Stop Light Observations plans on furthering their impact on the national music fan community and have some fun and change some lives for the good in the meantime. 

About Elise Testone
A powerhouse vocalist whose incredible stage presence and vocal maturity rank with the best, Elise Testone is the perfect combination of soul, rock, attitude and restraint. Equally as impressive and at ease belting James Brown style vocals over a relentless funk groove as she is resting her voice gently over a ballad, Testone’s range of influences and vocal capacity know few limits. Her first original album, 

In This Life, released last year received rave reviews, celebrating her ability to “wail the blues, rock like a bitch and purr sexily” (Goldmine Magazine). Growing up in New Jersey with a father who collected juke boxes, Testone knew she was a singer even as a young girl. Exposed to music that ranged from Motown and the Beatles to Queen and, later, Nirvana, she began studying privately at the age of 5, excelling and performing publicly at local coffeehouses through her teens. Eventually graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a Vocal Performance degree, Testone came of age as a professional performer and private educator in Charleston, SC, becoming one of the most seasoned and well respected musicians in town. At the age of 27 she was approached by a scout from television reality show American Idol and decided to use the opportunity (urged on especially by her students) as a stepping stone to propel her career, ultimately becoming a finalist on the hit show.

In the wake of her appearance on American Idol, Testone has toured extensively and has appeared on such popular TV programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Kelly, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Good Morning America and others. While she enjoyed her time on Idol, Testone is excited to bring her own unique brand of music to the world, a brand that owes more to artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, James Brown and Sam Cooke than to today’s hit-makers. She has opened for B.B. King, Snoop Dogg, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and Dumpstaphunk, to name a few. Her album, In This Life, featuring 10 original tunes, most of which were written or co-written by her, marks the beginning of what has been and will be an extraordinary journey for her as an artist and for her fans. In a world full of vocalists who seem to be acting, Elise Testone’s performance is anything but that. Her heart more exposed with every note, it’s not uncommon to find her on her knees and out of breath at the end of a hard-driving soul tune – all in service of the music. 

Moderators
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Mark Bryan

Musician, Hootie & the Blowfish
Mark Bryan is a founding member, songwriter, and the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish

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Saturday May 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Charleston Music Hall 37 John St. Charleston, SC 29403

9:00pm EDT

LATE NIGHT AT THE ROYAL AMERICAN: BABY BABY, BRIAN ROBERT, LOGAN VENDERLIC & THE LONERS
Late Night at The Royal American is a separately ticketed music series for the rowdy and the brave. For more information and tickets, visit: http://theroyalamerican.com/schedule/

About Baby Baby
Channeling the Beastie Boy’s silly irreverence and Andrew W.K.'s party-rockin’ spirit, Baby Baby blend their homemade Fun Rock songwriting with a hip-hop swagger and an emphasis on the live experience. Imagine if National Lampoon directed the next Legally Blond and you'll start to get an idea of what BABY BABY is all about. 

Baby Baby convened in the summer of 2009, when singer/guitarist Fontez Brooks and drummer Grant Wallace shook off the sleepiness of the suburbs of Carrollton and set out to bring a new element to the Atlanta scene. Packed with broody self loathing artists, haters galore, the crossed-over-arm generation and the strip-club rap scene, The ATL simply needed some fun rock. And that’s what Baby Baby — which now includes Ryan Burruss on Keys, Colin Boddy on percussion and Hsiang Wen on bass — delivers on their sophomore album, Big Boy Baller Club, the follow-up to 2011’s Money, out April 1 on the Gospel of Rhythm Recordings.

Baby Baby is a big, inclusive tent. There’s room under it for friends, foes, Nickleback fans, even haters; we all need someone to keep us in check, don’t we? All they ask is that you come ready to dance and make some new friends on the floor. They’ll take care of the rest.  

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Baby Baby

Channeling the Beastie Boy’s silly irreverence and Andrew W.K.'s party-rockin’ spirit, Baby Baby blend their homemade Fun Rock songwriting with a hip-hop swagger and an emphasis on the live experience. Imagine if National Lampoon directed the next Legally Blond and you'll start... Read More →
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Brian Robert

Brian Robert was the lead singer/songwriter of the band Company. Robert started Company (or "Co.") around 2007 with his childhood best friend, Kelly Grant when they wound up living in Charleston, SC following college. After reconnecting and touring regionally for a few years, they... Read More →
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Logan Venderlic

Logan Venderlic & The Loners live in the far outskirts of Americana. With a folk foundation, they explore new wave, Southern roots, soul pop, and psychedlic-tinged rock. "Logan Venderlic alternates between love songs for the troubled and folk-punk that recalls The Clash." -- NPR... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday May 3, 2015 11:30pm EDT
The Royal American 970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403