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February 20-22, 2019 | Austin, Texas

 The 2019



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Shar Vanboskirk helps CMOs lead customer-obsessed strategies at their firms while also transforming their marketing functions to deliver brand experiences that are relevant to empowered customers.


Her specific research focuses on marketing strategy, budgets, staffing, organization, and creating an operating model for customer obsession.

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Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world.

Chris spends his life connecting with businesses and individuals, across industries, and around our hyper connected digital world. With a talent for analyzing emerging trends, patterns and behaviors, Chris's insights are compelling, thought provoking and inspirational.

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Alex Hunter is a branding and customer experience expert, keynote speaker, and angel investor.

He is also the creator and host of Attaché, an award-winning online travel show. Previously, Alex served as the global Head of Online for the Virgin Group, overseeing the Virgin brand’s global digital strategy in its entirety, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s personal digital strategy.

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John Ellis
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John Ellis speaks around the world about how data - from cars and all kinds of devices - will transform industries, business models, and our lives. He was the global technologist and head of the Ford Developer Program with Ford Motor Company.

Previous to that, he was an executive with Motorola delivering wireless software products and services to the mobile industry.

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Ben Royce
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Ben Royce is a Creative Effectiveness Lead for the Google BrandUnit. During the workday, he works on building machine learning based insight tools for YouTube.


He works with advertisers and agencies on trend analysis, best practice development, and how AI is changing creativity. At night, he is a lecturer of MS Applied Analytics at Columbia University in New York.

Brett Kohn
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Brett is the Co-President and General Manager of Thinknear, responsible for setting the strategic vision and product roadmap for Thinknear's location-based marketing platform. Brett oversees all product, marketing, and engineering functions at Thinknear.


Prior to Thinknear, Brett developed monetization strategy for Telenav and led growth strategy efforts as a management consultant for a number of fortune 1000 brands including United Airlines and General Mills.


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5:30 - 7:30 PM

February 20th, 2019


Guest Arrivals

Welcome Reception @The Corner Bar 

located off the lobby of the JW Marriott

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February 21st, 2019


Breakfast @The JW Marriott

located on the second floor in Meeting Room 201

Shuttle | Walk to the Austin Central Library

meet in the main lobby of the JW Marriott

Digital Summit Event: A Local Revolution

PowerChord Welcome

Morning Session

Lunch @Austin Central Library Gallery

located on the second floor of the Library

Afternoon Session

Closing Notes

Shuttle | Walk to the JW Marriott Austin

meet on the corner of West Ave, next to the Library sign

Google Cocktail Hour @Coopers Old Time Pit BBQ

located next to the Burger Bar, which is attached to the JW Marriott

Dinner, Drinks, and Live Music @Coopers Old Time Pit BBQ

6:30 - 8:00 AM

8:15 - 8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:05 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

4:10 PM

6:00 - 7:00 PM

7:00 - 9:00 PM


All Day

February 22nd, 2019


Guest Departures




The Austin area is served by the Austin Bergstrom

International Airport.


We recommend Uber or Lyft for transportation from the airport to the hotel. A rental car won't be necessary throughout our scheduled events.



Located in the heart of downtown, the JW Marriott Austin will be your home away from home during the 2019 PowerChord Digital Summit.

*Please do not make reservations with the hotel directly, as this will be handled by PowerChord.



The motto for this event has always been "Get yourself there and the rest is on us!"

Once you've RSVP'd, PowerChord will confirm your reservation and hotel stay.

We've also got you covered for the best BBQ and libations the city has to offer.


Let's keep the innovation​ going

We Want Your Feedback From The 2019 PowerChord Digital Summit


We had a blast listening and learning about how the digital world is transforming human behavior and business.


We hosted some of the industry's leading experts to showcase the latest in digital solutions and the most anticipated tech trends of the future. But we're always looking to improve our event.

We will be in touch!

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