Robin Raskin is the founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations to look at the intersection of lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces a number of notable conferences and expos at CES® and at conferences and events worldwide. The company’s trademark events include: Last Gadget Standing, Digital Health Summit, FashionWare, Fitness Tech Summit,[email protected], The Digital Money Forum and others.
In a previous lifetime, Robin honed her tech chops at a variety of technology publications. She was a columnist for USA Today online, editor of PC Magazine, started FamilyPC magazine and was one of the founding contributors of Yahoo! Tech. Author of six books, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, Robin has been a thought-leader at the forefront of an ever-changing topic: what it means to be digital. Robin also serves on the board of the CTA Foundation.
She lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop-in-now-and-then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.
Linda Nessim-Rubin is the Founder of Design Concept, a production company hosting corporate events, tradeshows and summits; and is partner in Living in Digital Times, which focuses on technology that’s relevant to particular lifestyles. Before starting Design Concepts Linda completed an 18-year stint as Executive Vice President of Communications and Branding for The Princeton Review, a leading provider of education services and products, with more than 200 publications and 150,000 students worldwide. In her role, Linda was responsible for overseeing all public relations, market research, marketing communication efforts and Human Resources for the company. With over 20 years of professional experience in the marketing of cutting-edge educational products, Linda has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week.
As the principal of Next Level Sales and Marketing, Annette’s expertise in producing conferences, sales, and marketing strategies for digital and print media is mirrored by her entrepreneurial spirit and success in working with clients to expand market share and build brand awareness.
Current clients include Living in Digital Times, a conference producer and partner to the International CES where she directs sales for the Digital Money Forum (www.thedigitalmoneyforum.com) and Marketplace and the High Tech Retailing Summit (www.hightechretailing.com).
Annette has launched publications, created dedicated pavilions for tradeshows and conferences and grown market share for a number of media and event properties in the Consumer Technology, Hispanic Media, Retail, Shopper Insights, and Market Research categories. In addition, she has been retained by numerous media outlets for projects including, competitive analyses, market research, and development.
Tina gained her event production chops creating unconventional, life changing experiences joining Tough Mudder in its (very) early days as an Event Operations Manager. While producing these mass participation events, Tina saw her fair share of Mud, Sweat, and Tears executing events ranging in size from 5,000-25,000+ attendees in locations all across the US, Canada, and UK. With the company for over 5 years, she also oversaw national sponsorships, managing partnerships with companies such as Old Spice, Shock Top, and Merrell. After Tough Mudder, she oversaw partnerships for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! summer long concert series in Brooklyn’s famed Prospect Park and oversaw experiential activations for brands such as Uber, Pinterest, and Kind Bars as a Producer for an experiential agency in NYC. After getting the itch for a slightly greener pasture than Brooklyn, she packed up and headed to the Caribbean for some sunshine, fresh mangos, and island life and began working remotely for Living in Digital Times.
Andrew is an expert in the technologies and trends shaping the future of financial services, payments and commerce. He serves on multiple boards and is an advisor to several fintech organizations, including the Technology Association of Georgia’s Fintech Society and HOPE Global Forums.
Andrew was Chief Content Officer for Money20/20 USA, the leading global event covering innovations in payments, commerce and financial services. The U.S. event grew from 2,000+ attendees in its inaugural year to 11,000+ attendees in 2018 (including more than 1,000 CEOs, from over 3,000 companies and 75 countries). He also helped launch global editions in Singapore, Amsterdam and Hangzhou, China.
Prior to Money20/20, Andrew founded and led Morris Advisors Inc., an independent consultancy that advised retailers and other industry stakeholders on payments and commerce strategy. He also co-founded and led the mobile commerce consulting practice at inCode, a division of Ericsson Inc.
Prior to his consulting career, as VP of Internet Program Development for Prudential Bank and Trust, Andrew spearheaded the development of Prudential Financial’s first online banking platform and led several strategic initiatives to open new channels for the bank’s products.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Transylvania University and a Master of Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Kentucky. He is based in Johns Creek, Georgia
Matthew Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain enterprise software company. Mr. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain-enabled technology with a portfolio of over 20 investments, including Block.One, Blockstream, Civic, Factom, Mesh and QTUM. Mr. Roszak is a blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr. Roszak is a director and beneficial owner of Eboost, Enter Financial, MissionMode, Neu Entity, Onramp, SolidSpace and TrueLook.
April Rudin, Founder of The Rudin Group, is an acclaimed financial services/wealth management marketing firm. Aprilâ€™s expertise is centered on wealth, millennials and technology/fintech. The Rudin Group, founded in 2008, designs bespoke marketing campaigns for some of world’s most important financial services firms.
April is a regularly featured source of expert commentary to international news and business outlets, trade publications and broadcast media. April is recognized by IBM as an â€œInfluencerâ€ in both wealth management and fintech.
She has also created and maintains an extensive thought leadership domain featured on Huffington Post, American Banker, CFA Enterprising Investor, Family Wealth Report, Fundfire, Investment News, Wealthmanagement.Com, and many other trade publications. April is a judge for Family Wealth Reportâ€™s Annual Wealth Management Industry awards, she is a member of the PAM (Private Asset Management) Advisory board, and serves on the Global Board of Directors for the Hedge Fund Association (HFA). April is also a heads the editorial board for NexChange, a global financial servicesâ€™ networking start-up.
Michael Terpin is founder/CEO of Transform Group, whose divisions include Transform PR, a global public relations firm that has served 100+ clients in the blockchain field; Coinovate, a cryptocurrency consulting and development company; CoinAgenda, an event series for cryptocurrency investors, and SocialRadius, one of the nation’s first social media marketing firms twice named to the Inc. 5000. Transform Group is headquartered in Las Vegas, with offices in Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, NYC, and San Juan.
Terpin also co-founded BitAngels, the worldâ€™s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and he is managing partner of bCommerce Labs (www.bcommercelabs.com), the first blockchain incubator fund. Previously, Terpin founded Marketwire, one of the world’s largest company newswires, which was acquired in 2006 and later sold to NASDAQ for $200 million. He also co-founded Direct IPO, one of the earliest equity crowdfunding companies, and founded and sold his first PR firm, The Terpin Group.
Terpin holds an MFA from SUNY at Buffalo and dual BA in journalism and English from Syracuse University, where he serves on the board of advisors at the top-ranked Newhouse School. Terpin is also an investor and advisor to many media and technology companies, including Purse.io and ShapeShift.