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The Marketing Code



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Marketing Tech Products is Hard - Learn How to Make it Easier

The Marketing Code is Silicon Valley’s first conference devoted entirely to SaaS and technology marketing

If you’re a marketing professional, founder, head of operations or technology at a startup or a bigger software company, this is the place to learn cutting edge techniques and best practices to win over a complex technology market. Meet hundreds of professionals like you who take servers, algorithms and millions of lines of code and turn them into a product that people can understand, connect to and buy.
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Technology Leaders Share their Marketing Secrets

Dan Stone
Google | Lead Product Manager
Dan Stone Google

Dan is the lead product manager for user centric analysis and audience marketing at Google Analytics. Prior to joining Google, Dan's experience ranges from venture-funded consumer technology startups, where he has led product and user acquisition to working with top 100 companies in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, where he has led advanced analytics, sentiment analysis, and marketing optimization. Dan holds a B.S. in Management Science from MIT.

Laura Lippay
Netflix | Organic Search Lead
Laura Lippay Netflix

With an eye for the big picture and a history in increasing online visibility for some of the largest brands on the internet, Laura has focused on content strategy and technical optimization, straddling the divide between marketing, engineering and product teams for Fortune 500 & 1000, enterprise and agencies for 15 years. Laura is currently the Organic Search & Technical Optimization Lead at Netflix in the Silicon Valley and has started and run several boutique agencies and held previous roles that include Technical Marketing Director for Yahoo Media, SEO Specialist for CNET and, in a past life, was a professional athlete.

Tony Nelan
Twitter | Director of Sales
Tony Nelan Twitter

Tony Nelan is a National Sales Director at Twitter and leads Twitter's B2B Technology vertical. Tony has worked with many B2B brands, ranging from start-ups to the enterprise, to refine their content marketing efforts and to deliver tangible results for their businesses . Prior to Twitter, Tony worked at both Google and Doubleclick working with both consumer and business-to-business brands.

James De Bragga
DocuSign | VP International Marketing
James De Bragga VP International Marketing, DocuSign

James DeBragga serves as Vice President of International Marketing at DocuSign, focusing on aligning DocuSign’s international marketing teams, strategy and execution as the company continues its rapid worldwide expansion. James joined DocuSign following nearly four years leading DC1 Consulting, Inc., a US and EU boutique management consulting firm which James founded and where he served as President. He advised clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals across a portfolio of business functions including corporate development, go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing enablement, and organizational development. Prior to DC1, James spent nearly 20 years with Microsoft in a number of leadership positions. His roles included Director of Windows Embedded Worldwide Software Distribution; General Manager of Windows International Marketing; General Manager of Windows 7 Launch, Netbook Marketing, and Consumer Offers; and most recently General Manager of Windows Digital Marketing. James also serves as a guest lecturer on topics of entrepreneurship and venture capital investing at both the University of Washington and Seattle University, sharing with students his experiences and success as a global business leader. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University and a Certificate in German Language and History from VHS Stadt Regensburg in Germany. James and his family live in Munich.

Corey Eridon
Hubspot | Director of Content
Corey Eridon Director of Content, Hubspot

Corey Eridon is the Director of Content at HubSpot where she manages a boat load of content assets -- from blogs to ebooks to a podcast and more. She specializes in B2B content strategy with traffic and lead generation in mind, and enjoys creating scalable and operationally efficient content programs for companies at all stages of growth.

Maura Ginty
Kissmetrics | VP Marketing
Maura Ginty VP Marketing, Kissmetrics

Matt Hodges
Intercom | Senior Director of Marketing
Matt Hodges Senior Director of Marketing, Intercom

Matt founded and built out Intercom's marketing team, and continues to lead product marketing and education across Intercom’s products. The resident Australian at Intercom, he came from Atlassian where he ran marketing for their suite of collaboration products, including HipChat and Confluence.

Mig Reyes
Basecamp | Brand, Marketing & Design
Mig Reyes Brand, Marketing & Design, Basecamp

Mig is a multi-disciplinary designer from Chicago working at the intersection of art, marketing, and technology. He most recently spent the last four years helping lead marketing at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and prior to that he cut his teeth doing marketing and interactive design for Threadless. He regularly writes, teaches, and speaks about creativity, craft, and culture.

Sanjay Castelino
Spiceworks | VP Marketing
Sanjay Castelino VP Marketing, Spiceworks

Sanjay Castelino is Spiceworks’ vice president of Marketing. In his role, Castelino is responsible for the company’s marketing efforts across its branding, product marketing, demand-generation, public and analyst relations, and creative services functions. Castelino was previously a vice president at SolarWinds where he led demand generation, go-to-market strategy, and execution for the company’s Networking, Virtualization, Storage, and Security Information and Event Management divisions. During his tenure at SolarWinds, he was instrumental in helping the company build and refine it’s go-to-market strategies and positioning following its initial public offering in May 2009. Previously, Castelino worked at NetStreams, Motive, A.T. Kearney and Accenture. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Cornell University.

Lauren Vaccarello
Box | VP Marketing
Lauren Vaccarello VP Marketing, Box

Jeff Samuels
OpenDNS | Chief Marketing Officer
Jeff Samuels Chief Marketing Officer, OpenDNS

Jeff Samuels is the Chief Marketing Officer at OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco in August 2015). A proven marketing, product and go-to-market executive, Jeff is tasked with driving global adoption of OpenDNS’s cloud-delivered security services. Prior to joining OpenDNS, he served as CMO at GoGrid, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service company. Under Jeff’s leadership, GoGrid scaled cloud services and successfully repositioned itself from a regional hosting company to a dominant cloud player recognized by Gartner as one of the world’s largest providers. Jeff also served as General Manager and Vice President at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) and GM and EVP of Marketing at UltraDNS. Jeff holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

Geva Perry
Strategy & Marketing
Geva Perry Strategy & Marketing

Geva Perry is a strategy and marketing advisor to enterprise software and SaaS companies. Geva has been named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Hosting Industry, Top 50 Cloud Computing Bloggers and one of the 12 Top Thinkers in Cloud Computing. Geva has worked with large and small companies including SAP, Deutsche Telekom, Rackspace, New Relic, Twilio, Sauce Labs, Heroku, Totango, Redis Labs, Ravello Systems, SnapLogic, BigPanda and many others.

Gilad David Maayan
Agile SEO | SaaS Marketing
Gilad David Maayan Agile SEO

Gilad David Maayan is CEO and Founder of Agile SEO, a digital marketing agency focused on SaaS and technology clients. He has done strategic consulting, content marketing, and SEO/SEM for over 150 technology companies including Zend, Oracle, Electric Cloud, JFrog and Check Point. Gilad has helped numerous tech startups move from zero to tens of thousands of users, and has driven double to triple digit growth in conversion and revenue for established software businesses.

Ashley Wilson
Olivine Marketing
Ashley Wilson Olivine Marketing

Ashley Wilson is a marketing strategist in San Francisco. With expertise in developer-focused marketing, she helps technology startups implement and grow their marketing efforts from the ground up. Previously she led marketing at Sauce Labs, helping to build a global brand in automated testing. With a passion for building communities, she organized five global developer conferences and 50+ meetups on software development and testing during her time there. Ashley is also a jazz singer and loves connecting regularly to her intellectual and soulful pursuits in life.

Assaf Trafikant
Quickwin | Optimization & CRO
Assaf Trafikant Quickwin

Assaf Trafikant is the Founder and CEO of Quickwin, an online marketing agency specialized in SEO/SEM in aggressive markets. Assaf is known as a CRO and analytics ninja for SaaS companies, and has broad experience and knowledge in the gaming and fintech indutsry. Assaf works with numerous technology companies including DocuSign, Zend, Powtoon, Autodesk, Clicktale and Redis Labs.


What is The Marketing Code?
Dan Stone, Google
Beyond the Obvious: Google Analytics for Behavioral Marketing and Personalization
Tony Nelan, Twitter
To Be Announced
Maura Ginty, Kissmetrics
Your Marketing Stack is Broken: 5 Ways to Fix It
Corey Eridon, Hubspot
15 Hard-Earned Business Blogging Lessons Straight From the Trenches
Geva Perry
Positioning a Tech Brand from the Ground Up: a Methodology
Assaf Trafikant, Quickwin
Pricing Page Optimization - What Users Really Think of Your Pricing Plans
Gilad David Maayan, Agile SEO
Sailing in Uncharted Waters - Thought Leadership Through Market Mapping
Speak Up! Tech Journalism Panel
Leading tech journalists and technology PR pros discuss how to get coverage on technology news outlets - with audience case studies!
Learn from the Best
Laura Lippay, Netflix
Singularity Marketing: How Will We Prepare for Marketing to Software-Based Humans
Mig Reyes, Basecamp
Upside Down and Inside Out - Marketing as a Work of Art
Matt Hodges, Intercom
"Marketing the Job-to-be-Done" - the G2M Strategy that Grew Our Revenue by 5x
Sanjay Castelino, Spiceworks
Marketing to IT Buyers - 5 Best Practices
Jeff Samuels, OpenDNS
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
James De-Bragga, DocuSign
To Be Announced
Ashley Wilson, Olivine Marketing
Community Marketing: Leveraging Offline Connections to Build Your Brand
Lauren Vaccarello, Box
To Be Announced
Unplugged - Technology Buyers Panel
4 technology buyers with real purchasing power discuss what gets their attention, how to build a relationship and which products make them happy
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