July 13, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Al
Lyric Theatre
Presented By
The Southeast's Premier Tech Conference
featuring Bozoma Saint John and Payne Lindsey
Hosted By

Bozoma
Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor and former Chief Brand Officer at Uber

Marketing guru and leading woman in tech, Bozoma St. John, has taken Silicon valley by storm. As Endeavor’s Chief Marketing Officer, she is one of the tech industry’s brightest stars. At the age of five Boz moved from Ghana to the U.S. and later attended Wesleyan University. She quickly rose the ranks as a “badass” executive no matter which Fortune 500 company she held an executive position at. From PepsiCo where she was head of music and entertainment marketing to Beats.

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Marketing guru and leading woman in tech, Bozoma St. John, has taken Silicon valley by storm. As Endeavor’s Chief Marketing Officer, she is one of the tech industry’s brightest stars. At the age of five Boz moved from Ghana to the U.S. and later attended Wesleyan University. She quickly rose the ranks as a “badass” executive no matter which Fortune 500 company she held an executive position at. from PepsiCo where she was head of music and entertainment marketing to Beats. After Beats was acquired by Apple she became head of global and consumer marketing for iTunes and Apple Music. She stole the show at Apple’s keynote Worldwide Developers Conference when introducing the new Apple Music interface and the video went viral and Buzzfeed called her the “coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event.” Bozoma is making her mark with marketing. The recent launch of the NBA-themed national ad campaign “Rolling with the Champion” made a big splash as she tapped LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital agency Uninterrupted.

Boz’s outstanding career has been widely recognized by both the industry and her peers from her induction into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement to Executive of the Year by Billboard Magazine. She’s featured in Fortune Magazine’s Disruptors, Innovators & Stars 40 Under 40 feature, Billboard’s Top Executives 40 Under 40 and Power 100 lists, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, Ad Age’s 50 Most Creative People, Ebony Magazine’s 100 Powerful Executives, Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and she made the cover of AdWeek as one of the most exciting personalities in advertising. Additionally, Boz has been awarded African Health Now’s Inaugural Gift of Life Leadership Award as well as BET’s Leading Women Defined Butterfly Award. In March, 2017, she was named as a Henry Crown Fellow in the Aspen Institute.

Payne
Lindsey

Host of Up and Vanished Podcast, CEO at Tenderfoot TV

Payne Lindsey is an Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the co-creator and host of the hit podcast “Up and Vanished.” Driven by a new found passion for both the true crime genre and investigative journalism, Lindsey decided to investigate the disappearance of beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, a notorious decade-old cold case from South Georgia. At the time, he hoped to develop Tara’s story into his own documentary film project. As Lindsey chronicled his investigation in real-time, week by week, in audio form, he ventured into a new field, podcasting.

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Payne Lindsey is an Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the co-creator and host of the hit podcast “Up and Vanished.” Driven by a new found passion for both the true crime genre and investigative journalism, Lindsey decided to investigate the disappearance of beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, a notorious decade-old cold case from South Georgia. At the time, he hoped to develop Tara’s story into his own documentary film project. As Lindsey chronicled his investigation in real-time, week by week, in audio form, he ventured into a new field, podcasting. The events of the next 12 months turned Tara Grinstead’s case into one of the biggest crime stories of the year. With over 150 million downloads, “Up and Vanished” propelled Grinstead’s case into the mainstream media, uncovering new evidence that helped to crack the 11-year-old cold case in early 2017 and lead to two arrests. On the strength of the podcast’s success, Lindsey launched Atlanta-based content creation company Tenderfoot TV, along with his business partner Donald Albright. Under Tenderfoot TV, Lindsey will take on a new case in “Up and Vanished: Season 2,” take his documentary skillset to the TV screen with a docu-series for “Up and Vanished” in development with Oxygen, as well as investigate the infamous Atlanta Child Murders in a brand-new podcast “Atlanta Monster.” The core of Lindsey’s work, whether it is investigating, podcasting, or directing, continues to be storytelling that serves as a catalyst for change.

Other Speakers

  • Charles Berg
    Charles Berg

    Senior Interaction
    Designer at Google &
    Google Home UX Design
    Lead

  • Chris Moody
    Chris Moody

    Partner at Foundry Group
    and former CEO of
    Twitter's Gnip

  • Randall Woodfin
    Randall Woodfin

    Mayor of Birmingham

Level Up Birmingham Panel

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith

    Founder and CEO of Shipt

  • Bob Crutchfield
    Bob Crutchfield

    Executive Director at
    Innovate Birmingham

  • Ashlee Ammons
    Ashlee Ammons

    Cofounder and COO
    of Mixtroz

  • Josh Carpenter
    Josh Carpenter, PhD

    Director of Innovation
    and Economic Opportunity,
    City of Birmingham

Agenda

Event Emcee: Will Lochamy, Birmingham Mountain Radio
  • 8:00 - 8:45 am Registration at the Lyric Theatre
  • 8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham (interviewed by Jim Cavale)
  • 9:30 - 10:15 am Chris Moody, Partner at Foundry Group and former CEO of Twitter's Gnip
  • 10:20 - 10:45 am Morning Break
  • 10:45 - 11:00 am Welcome Back
  • 11:00 - 11:45 am Level Up Birmingham Panel: Bill Smith, Bob Crutchfield, Ashlee Ammons, and Dr. Josh Carpenter (moderated by Dr. Anthony Hood)
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break (sponsored by Teklinks) (provided by Taco Mama & Slice)

    Forma Arts + Wellness
    1820 3rd Ave N | Suite 201
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Charles Berg, Senior Interaction Designer at Google & Google Home UX Design Lead
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm Payne Lindsey, Host of Up and Vanished Podcast, CEO at Tenderfoot TV
  • 3:00 - 3:20 pm Afternoon Break
  • 3:20 - 3:30 pm Welcome Back
  • 3:30 - 4:45 pm Bozoma Saint John. Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor and former Chief Brand Officer at Uber (interviewed by John Hudson)
  • 4:45 - 5:00 pm Thank You & Closing Remarks
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm Light Up the Lyric After Party (sponsored by Foresite Group, Inc.)
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm VIP Reception/Party (sponsored by DC Blox & Denham)

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