Kilts Speaker Series

Kilts Speaker Series

At the Kilts Speaker Series, students learn about trending marketing topics and best practices from industry leaders. The series has welcomed executives from Amazon, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Tyson, Google, and others.

Industry leaders in marketing, technology, CPG, and telecommunications, and seasoned executives from a broad spectrum of industries share their expertise on topics such as analytics and international strategy development, the future of social media marketing, and how product development drives growth.

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Shantanu Narayen

Adobe CEO

Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. Building on this transformative strategy, Adobe has achieved record revenue and wide industry recognition, making it one of Fortune’s Most Admired companies, one of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands, and a leader and sustainable and ethical business practices.

Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a board member of Pfizer, and Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s magazine in 2018.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:00PM (Doors Open 11:45AM)
Location: Harper Center Room 104

Registration Opens: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Past Speakers

Gary Briggs

Gary Briggs

Former Vice President and CMO, Facebook

Briggs has led marketing efforts for numerous top-tier companies in industries ranging from CPG to technology. Early in his career, he served as director of Brand Pepsi and launched Aquafina. He later held several senior positions at Google, including CMO of Motorola. He continues to bring his marketing expertise to diverse companies as an advisor, including for the finance startup Lending Club and the craft brewery Lagunitas.

Sally Grimes

Sally Grimes, ’97

Group President, Prepared Foods, Tyson Foods

Throughout her career, Grimes has spearheaded the growth of dozens of iconic brands, including Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Sharpie, and Jimmy Dean. She's been recognized in Fast Companys “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Ad Age’s “Top Women to Watch,” and the Chicago Tribune’s “Top Innovator in Chicago.”

Ted Buell

Ted Buell, ’07

Director of Analytics and Attribution, Google

Over his career, Buell has connected technology and marketing to build brands and drive sales for companies across a wide range of industries, including retail, consumer electronics, and telecommunications. His expertise encompasses product launch, new market entry, data-driven marketing, and more. At Google, he advises senior executives from some of the world’s biggest companies on marketing strategies.


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