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DIG SOUTH Unveils 2017 Speaker Lineup, Featuring 155 Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists

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DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference Charleston South Carolina

Fifth annual conference to include C-Suite presenters from Vox Media, Jet.com, Casper, DraftKings, Rubicon Global, Blackbaud, BoomTown, MakerBot and more

Charleston, SC – March 20, 2017 – DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference (DIG ICON), the Southeast’s premier event for digital innovators, today announced its 2017 speaker lineup featuring 155 leading executives and entrepreneurs including Jet.com President Liza Landsman, VOX Media CEO & Chair Jim Bankoff, Casper CEO Philip Krim, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, MakerBot Co-founder Bre Pettis and more; national media, including Forbes, Forbes Radio, Marketplace Tech, TechCrunch, Mashable, and Slate; and major regional, national and global technology companies, including BoomTown, Blackbaud, Snagajob, Rubicon Global and more.

The theme of DIG ICON is Breakthrough: the platforms, strategies and tactics that will help you and your company break through to the next level of growth.

Robert Cooper, a sought-after management consultant, neuroscientist and best-selling author who works with Apple, 3M, Google, Virgin, GM, NASA, Coca-Cola and other global brands will headline DIG ICON. Cooper has been called “a national treasure” and “the ultimate business guru for the new millennium.” His books have sold more than four million copies. Cooper will also headline the DIG C-Level Summit, an exclusive C-Suite event sponsored by Salesforce and running concurrently with DIG ICON. The Summit theme is “Who Dares to Win the Future Wins.”

“This is where leading global brands meet fast-growth startups to do business,” said DIG ICON founder Stanfield Gray. “Executives, entrepreneurs, experts and investors find the best contacts, content and capital opportunities in the South at DIG ICON.”

Scheduled for April 25–27 at Charleston Gaillard Center and other select venues on the Charleston peninsula, the Conference will feature sessions on topics including digital marketing and advertising, neuroscience marketing, AI, VR, IoT, business development, the venture-capital marketplace, healthcare disruption, transportation, gaming, data analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain and more.

“I believe there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world at DIG ICON,” said Gary Vaynerchuk, best-selling author, marketing expert and CEO of Vaynermedia.

“DIG SOUTH is a fantastic meeting ground for entrepreneurs and investors,” said Bobby Ocampo, director of Revolution Ventures. “This event is a must for anyone involved in the technology scene in the Southeast.”

DIG ICON 2017 sessions topics will include The Thrills & Spills of AR/VR Development; Well Served: The Next Wave of Curated and On-Demand Customer Services; The Importance of Relevant Content in E-commerce; From Seed to Private Equity: How to Navigate the Full Spectrum of Investment Stages & Opportunities and more.

DIG ICON will also produce its fourth annual “Wild Pitch” event within the Conference. Billed as “The South’s Capitol of Capital,” Wild Pitch features 12 next-stage startups, plus two additional pitch events presented by The Harbor Entrepreneurship Center in Charleston and Queen City FinTech (QC FinTech) in Charlotte.

TO LEARN MORE and REGISTER: Visit icon.digsouth.com. Badge rates increase on March 31!

DIG ICON Sponsors: Accountfully, Alphavest, Atlatl, Blackbaud, Blue Acorn, BoomTown!, BREWPUBLIK, CatchTalent, CRDA/COS, Charleston County Economic Development, The Charleston Museum, Cherry Bekaert, City of Charleston, Coffee Kind, Cru Catering, CurEat, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Edmund’s Oast, EventHaus, Good Done Great, Grayson Thomas, Grey Ghost Bakery, Gorman Financial Group, Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Historic Charleston Foundation, Karst Promotions, Nelson Mullins, O&O Hooch, The Office People, Parker Poe, Pawpaw, Payscape, The Post & Courier, Q4Launch, QC Fintech, Raptor Group, SC Department of Commerce, SCRA, Salesforce, Smithworks Creative Arts, Snagajob, Sustain, TEC, TechCXO, TEKsystems, The Town of Mt. Pleasant, TriNet, Verde, and VeriStor Systems