Speakers 2016

The following speakers have been confirmed for the 2016 conference. More speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

2016 Keynote

Kathryn Friedrich Head of Global Monetization YouTube

Kathryn Friedrich

Head of Global Monetization


2016 Opening Address

President and Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony Financial, Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane

President and Chief Executive Officer

Synchrony Financial

2016 Speakers and Presenters

Peter Barkman

Peter Barkman


Palmu Inc.

Adam Dambrov

Senior Manager-Trade & Customs Practice


Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fontanilla

Director of Customer Experience

Freight Farms

Stephen Ganis


The Law Firm of Stephen L. Ganis

Laura Jaworski

Business Development Project Manager

CT Department of Economic and Community Development

Mario Leite

Founder & President

Tea-rrific Ice Cream

Brenda Lewis


Transactions Marketing Inc.

Nora Madjar

Nora Madjar

Associate Professor of Management

UConn School of Business

Jenny Norris

East Regional Manager

Meridian Finance Group


Meredith Sandiford

Executive Director

The Capital Network
Greenhorn Connect

Geoff Schneider

Founder & Managing Director

Cava Capital

Frances Schweip


Comcast Ventures

Jacqui Torcellini

International Trade Specialist

Connecticut Small Business Development Center

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Author, Innovation as Usual

Partner, The Innovation Architects