The Digital Summit, put on by RTP-based Tech Media, is May 9-10 in Atlanta.
Each year Digital Summit showcases some of the most promising Internet Entrepreneurs in the region to promote local talent and ingenuity.
The event also includes numerous panel discussions and guest speakers.
- Michael Bayle, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ESPN Mobile
As Senior Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Mobile, Michael Bayle is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of ESPN’s mobile strategy and execution, including content production, programming and publishing on every ESPN Mobile platform.
Most recently, Bayle was Vice President of Monetization and Marketing at Amobee, a leading mobile marketing developer, where he led global ad operations, North American business and market development and strategic partnerships. Prior to Amobee, Bayle was Senior Director of Global Mobile Monetization at Yahoo!, where he launched Yahoo’s mobile advertising business, while building a global team that created mobile campaigns for Fortune 500 partners in 29 markets.
- Jeff Ragovin, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Buddy Media
Jeff has more than a decade of experience driving revenue and building expansive brand relationships at major technology and marketing firms. As Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff leads sales efforts to grow revenue and guide brands in developing social media presences that are instrumental in growing their business. Jeff has played a central role in guiding Buddy Media from a start-up into the premiere Facebook Management System. Prior to joining Buddy Media, Jeff lead global sales at Acronym Media, one of the largest search marketing agencies in the world, and Acxiom (Nasdaq: ACXM) a global interactive marketing services firm.
- Alexis Maybank Co-founder, Gilt Groupe
Alexis has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling ecommerce experiences for consumers. In 2007, Alexis became a founding CEO of Gilt Groupe, working to expand the company’s sales categories from women’s brands to include lifestyle categories such as sporting goods, home decor, children’s apparel, local experiences and luxury travel services.
Prior to founding Gilt Groupe, Alexis served as general manager and business development director for AOL’s ecommerce businesses. In 1998, she became an early member of the eBay team, where she helped launch the company’s first strategic planning group and also launched eBay Canada, which grew to become Canada’s largest ecommerce business. She later helped found eBay Motors, which grew to over $2.5 billion in gross sales and continues to be the largest category of goods sold on eBay today.