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Janet Smith

Vice President of Brand Communications - Atlanta Hawks & State Farm ArenaAtlanta

With extensive experience in entertainment and experiential marketing, Janet Smith’s career has seen stints at Jive Records, Red Bull and Habitat for Humanity International. In her current role, Smith creates unique ways to tell the Atlanta Hawks brand story and engage basketball fans.

Janet discusses the impact of the pandemic on the sports industry, leading to the amplification of social injustice issues around the globe. She speaks to the importance of brand purpose and the complexities and emotions involved in marketing a sports team.

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Brent Smart

Brent Smart

CMO at IAGSydney

As CMO at IAG Insurance and ex-CEO at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, Brent Smart knows how to change the fortunes of businesses from the inside out.

Aseem Puri

Aseem Puri

CMO Unilever International & CEO Unilever KoreaSingapore

Aseem leads marketing, innovation and digital communications for Unilever International, responsible for managing brand building for a billion dollar portfolio.

Luanne Calvert

Luanne Calvert

Start-up advisor and ex-CMO Virgin AmericaSan Francisco

Luanne Calvert has decades of experience shaping some of the world’s leading brands. She was Google’s first Creative Director, and served as CMO at Virgin America for 6 years.

Paulo Silva

Paulo Silva

Board Member, Advisor & Internet pioneerSão Paulo

An internet pioneer in the 80s and ex-CEO of Walmart.com in Brazil, Paulo Silva has over 25 years experience leading high performance teams across Latin America. He’s currently the founder and managing partner of RockOn Advisors.

Andrew Waddel

Andrew Waddel

General Manager - Australia, Tourism New ZealandSydney

Andrew heads up Tourism New Zealand's marketing and business operations in Australia. His 20 year career has seen him work on iconic brands such as Red Bull, Stella Artois and Beck’s.

Lamar Dawson

Lamar Dawson

Senior Marketer in Multicultural BeautyNew York

Lamar has helped some of the world's most iconic brands tell their stories through digital channels, including L’Oréal, Pepsi, Oreo and Nike, and is currently focussing on multicultural beauty.

Jeff Burroughs

Jeff Burroughs

Senior VP, Def Jam RecordingsNew York

A music industry veteran, Jeff’s illustrious career has seen him hold senior positions at Columbia Records, Bad Boy Recordings and Syco Entertainment.

Sarah Wyse

Sarah Wyse

General Manager - Digital, Media & Marketing, AFLMelbourne

With almost 20 years global experience specialising in the digital media and advertising technology sector, Sarah is currently overseeing the core news, content, creative and production teams of the AFL.