2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOS


Duncan Wardle

Creativity Speaker. Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world using a very unique approach to Design Thinking, that helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA. Duncan is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Master Classes at Yale, the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the University of Florida. In 2008 he received the American Citizen of Choice Award at the White House. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.


Will McIntosh

Executive Vice President of Digital and Sports Consumer Business at NBC Sports Group
Will has direct oversight of the NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of digital businesses, including all business aspects of GOLFNOW, all golf-related lifestyle businesses, SportsEngine, GOLFChannel.com, and NBCSports.com among other web-based businesses, including Rotoworld. McIntosh reports to Pete Bevacqua, President, NBC Sports Group.

NBC Sports is also a founding partner of SportsTech, an Atlanta-based international sports tech accelerator formed in January 2020 by Comcast NBCUniversal and several leading sports brands, and McIntosh serves as the company’s executive representative.

Previously, McIntosh spent a decade as the head of digital for GOLF, most recently as Executive Vice President, Business and Strategy. During his tenure, McIntosh was the primary driver of more than 15 mergers and acquisitions that have proliferated company growth, including EZ Links Golf, the leading provider of golf course technology in North America. In 2016, McIntosh spearheaded NBC Sports’ entry into youth sports via the acquisition of Minneapolis-based Sport Ngin – rebranded as SportsEngine – the leading provider of sport-life management software and mobile applications for more than 45,000 sports organizations and 16 million coaches, parents and youth athletes. Since 2009, McIntosh has driven the strategy and growth for GOLFNOW, a technology company specializing in golf-related digital products and services with the most powerful tee-time marketplace in golf, which is now the golf industry’s No. 1 technology and services company. In that time, the business grew from 1,000 golf course partners to currently nearly 10,000 in 24 countries, connecting with more than 3 million golfers, which are serviced by more than 800 GOLFNOW team members.

Prior to joining GOLF Channel, McIntosh owned and operated his own business ventures with a focus on interactive marketing and software development within the hospitality industry, founding and serving as CEO of three distinct businesses from 2004-2009.

McIntosh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in financial management, from Winthrop University where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a graduate of Comcast’s Executive Leadership Forum, an intensive, company-wide program for Comcast leaders, and was named one of SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious “Forty Under 40,” honoring the best young talent in sports business.


Mallory Weggemann

Motivational Speaker. Paralympic Gold Medalist.
Mallory Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. On January 21, 2008, she went to the hospital to receive her third and final epidural injection that she was receiving to help treat back pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia. The epidural injections that were supposed to help with the debilitating pain instead left Mallory a paraplegic with complete loss of movement from her abdomen down.

Just three months after her injury at the age of 18, Weggemann chose to return to the pool. In April 2008, her older sister found an article in the local newspaper discussing the Paralympic Swimming Trials at the University of Minnesota. Through the encouragement of her family, Mallory attended the meet as a spectator with her sister and met several of the US National Team coaches, as well as her former coach, Jim Andersen. Still coping with her new disability, Weggemann found one thing unchanged, her love for swimming.

Following the London 2012 Games Mallory launched her career as a highly sought-after motivational speaker and began her training for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Although, in 2014 fate would leave Weggemann with another twist in her athletic journey after she sustained permanent nerve damage to her left arm. Faced with the reality of potentially having to retire Weggemann decided that she wasn’t willing to give up on her dream of the Rio 2016 Games without a fight.

Weggemann returned to the water, her sanctuary and looked to the black line as she fought her way back. With the support of her coach, Steve Van Dyne, Weggemann began her comeback. When Mallory talks about her comeback following injury she says, “It takes a community, it takes a belief that you can be better, that you can fight back, that you can defy all odds and that you do not have to be a victim of your circumstance. A comeback is about the desire to redefine all limitations, having the courage to do what many would call impossible, the passion for what you love to do and most of all having the grace to know when you simply cannot do it alone.”

Weggemann is now a two-time Paralympian and will be training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.


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Jason Allen
Jason Allen
Crown & Caliber
James Azar
James Azar
CyberHub USA
Sean Banks
Sean Banks
FinTech Academy
Michael Barker
Michael Barker
Columbus State University
Shannon Benham
Shannon Benham
UPS
Jeff Buzzelli
Jeff Buzzelli
Comcast
Mario Cambardella
Mario Cambardella
City of Atlanta
Stephen Childs
Stephen Childs
Panasonic Automotive
Michael Choi
Michael Choi
Ponix
David Cummings
David Cummings
Founder, Atlanta Tech Village
Cynthia Curry
Cynthia Curry
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Brian Dally
Brian Dally
GroundFloor
Rayford Davis
Rayford Davis
AWS
Jay Deuskar
Jay Deuskar
Performance Predictions
Jim Douglass
Jim Douglass
Fulcrum Equity Partners
Neil Erikson
Neil Erikson
Equifax
Jim Everidge
Jim Everidge
RapidLD
Blake Fleischer, PhD
Blake Fleischer, PhD
Gallup
Kelly Gay
Kelly Gay
Mike Gomes
Mike Gomes
Cortland
Todd Harris
Todd Harris
Skillshot Media
Amy Hudnall
Amy Hudnall
Georgia Center of Innovation - Aerospace
Stephen Ichatha
Stephen Ichatha
Google
Jenna Kurath
Jenna Kurath
SportsTech
Chanel Lee
Chanel Lee
Hypepotamus
Dennis Legori
Dennis Legori
Global Payments
Brad Mandala
Brad Mandala
Airbus Aerial
John Mathis
John Mathis
Delta Enabling Technologies
Chad McCloud
Chad McCloud
Jabian Consulting
Ron McMurtrie
Ron McMurtrie
Sage
Adam Moore
Adam Moore
Truist
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
FinTech Agenda
Mike Morris
Mike Morris
Broadgreen Solutions
Smriti Motwani
Smriti Motwani
NCR
Tom Noonan
Tom Noonan
ICE/NYSE
Jeremy Poore
Jeremy Poore
Atlanta Reign
Christine Primmer
Christine Primmer
Georgia Power
Senour Reed
Senour Reed
Jabian Consulting
John Rich
John Rich
Moxie
Ray Rothrock
Ray Rothrock
RedSeal
Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
The Coca-Cola Company
Richard Smith
Richard Smith
Benton & Bradford
Jonathan Smoke
Jonathan Smoke
Cox Automotive
Dan Sterling
Dan Sterling
Jabian Consulting
Matt Stevens
Matt Stevens
Centegix
Thomas Stubbs
Thomas Stubbs
The Coca-Cola Company
Shena Seneca Tharnish
Shena Seneca Tharnish
Comcast Business
Kyle Tothill
Kyle Tothill
eHire
Justin Varghese
Justin Varghese
DreamHack
Adam Waid
Adam Waid
SalesLoft
Richard Warner
Richard Warner
Aware Force
Jeff Whipple
Jeff Whipple
Ferguson
Scott White
Scott White
Fleetcor
Larry K. Williams
Larry K. Williams
Technology Association of Georgia
Peter Williams
Peter Williams
BlackRock
Beverly Wright
Beverly Wright
Relational AI
Walt Wyupek
Walt Wyupek
Skyfire Consulting
Christian Zimmerman
Christian Zimmerman
Qions