Chairman Emeritus, ddb
Keith Reinhard is Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. He is one of the few agency heads to rise through the creative side of the business. Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, DDB Worldwide became one of the largest and most awarded advertising agency networks in the world. A member of the Advertising Hall of Fame, Keith has been referred to as the industry’s “soft-spoken visionary” by Advertising Age, which in 1999 named him one of the 100 most influential figures in the history of advertising. Keith is the author of Any Wednesday, a collection of notes on advertising and life.
Cvp, Brand, MArketing, and Research, Microsoft
As CVP of Brand, Advertising and Research, Kathleen Hall is responsible for stewardship and activation of the Microsoft Brand, creating world-class advertising globally, and delivering strategic insights that drive Microsoft’s business decisions. Hall previously led Global Advertising and Media, including the consolidation of campaigns across Microsoft, winner of the 2016 Clio Advertiser of the Year Award. Hall joined Microsoft in 2008 from Fidelity Investments; prior she worked on the advertising agency side. Kathleen has received numerous industry awards and accolades. She is an executive sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft and a member of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors.
Chief Heart Officer, Vaynermedia
As VaynerMedia’s first Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver unlocks human potential by forging human-to-human connection with honest and empathic communication. Claude has a unique perspective on corporate leadership and team-building, which shines through in her experience in talent management, employee retention, workplace culture, and people operations for over 750 employees. Prior to VaynerMedia, Claude held leadership positions at JWT, SAYMedia, and Publicis London. Her focus on strengths & wellness, active listening, and nurturing a workplace that embraces inclusivity, collaboration, and candor allows her to build deep trust and respect from those who work around her.
Chair of masters in branding, SVA & Host of the podcast design maters
Debbie Millman is a designer, author, illustrator, educator, brand consultant, and host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters. She is named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA. As the founder and host of Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts, she has interviewed over 400 artists, designers, and cultural commentators since the past 13 years. Debbie is the Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, is the President Emeritus of AIGA, is has also authored of six books covering visual essays, branding, and design.