meet the keynotes

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Marc Randolph | Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor 

Sunday, September 30, 2018; Sponsored by PwC

Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, investor and keynote speaker. Marc was co- founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement in 2004.

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s been a founder of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, a mentor to hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous successful (and an even larger number of unsuccessful) tech ventures.

Most recently, Randolph co-founded an analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as an advisor to numerous other startups, serving variously as a mentor, CEO coach, and/or board member. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, and is a trustee of the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School.

Marc Randolph is charming, handsome and modest; and whenever possible avoids referring to himself in the third person. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Read an excerpt from Marc's recent interview with Elizabeth Rennie for APICS Magazine.  


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Connie Podesta | Expert in the Psychology of Leadership, Sales and Change 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Connie is a game-changing, revenue-building, sales-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud comedy, killer take-away strategies, and interactive, no-power-point delivery style have made her one of the most unique and memorable speakers on the stage today.  Connie is also an award-winning author, former radio/TV personality and therapist.  Her areas of expertise include sales, leadership, change, accountability and engagement. 

Connie understands the importance of having goals, but, as a therapist and expert in psychology, she had found throughout the years that many of the people she was coaching were setting goals that only limited them. To actually make a transformation, you need to take risks, be open to new things, and be confident.  Her years of experience have helped individuals out-shine past performance, out-think old ideas and out-maneuver anyone who says it can't be done.