Dx3 Conference Releases Impressive 2018 Speaker Lineup

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The popular Dx3 conference is happening again next month in Toronto on March 7 and 8, and registration is now open. Dx3 has released an impressive roster of speakers from companies and brands including Amazon, Twitter, Google, Snapchat, Uber, Element AI, and others. 

Registration is currently open.

Dx3 is Canada’s largest digital marketing, retail and advertising conference, and the two-day event takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, conveniently located in the heart of the city. 

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“Dx3 is about innovation, but also inspiration. Nowhere else in Canada will you find such a diverse collection of experts exploring so many unique and creative ways to reach the modern shopper,” said Eric Mercer, Director of Content for Dx3. “And this is only the beginning – we’re excited to share more incredible programming announcements in the lead-up to March 7 and 8.”

More than 60 exhibitors and 50 speakers will be featured at Dx3 2018. Sessions at the conference range from large-scale keynotes by industry thought-leaders to intimate hands-on deep dives and workshops. Keynote speakers will include: 

Tamir Bar-Haim, Country Manager, Amazon, who will discuss how Amazon’s customer-centric focus has driven their tremendous growth – and the learnings and takeaways from their success.

Jeff Miller, Global Head of Creative Strategy, Snapchat, who will open the second day of Dx3 with a dynamic presentation on the changing nature of “creative”. The medium matters, Mr. Miller will argue, and delivering a compelling message to consumers where they are is a powerful tool for the modern marketer.

Theresa McLaughlin, EVP & Global CMO, TD Bank Group, will conclude the first day of Dx3 with a discussion that will explore how to maximize the impact of the marketing discipline within any organization, from attracting the right talent to growing and developing internal teams to seamlessly integrating marketing with other key business functions.

Demystifying AI — This fireside chat will feature Chris Laver, Distinguished Data Scientist, Machine Learning and AI, RBC Royal Bank, and Katy Yam of Element AI and will explore the role – today and in the future – of AI in the worlds of marketing and retail.

Dx3 wil also include a panel discussion, ‘Twitter bootcamp’ and creative workshop as follows: 

-Panel Discussion: Women in Tech – Lessons I’d Teach My Younger Self: On International Women’s Day (Thursday, March 8), four female tech leaders – April Dunford from Sprintly, Kristy Bates from Uber, Mandy Gilbert from Creative Niche and Meagan Tanner from Google – will engage in a dialogue on their experiences, successes and challenges in the industry.

-Twitter Bootcamp: How to Build Award-Winning Campaigns: Leanne Gibson, Twitter’s Interim Managing Director, will share a ‘playbook’ of techniques on how to build better campaigns and stronger promotion on Twitter.

Beyond the Banner Ad: A Creative Workshop – Josh Hudson, Creative Director at Amazon, will lead an innovative, hands-on seminar targeted at marketing and advertising agencies. He’ll explore the topics of Amazon Alexa, Twitch, and AR.

Registration is now open for Dx3 2018, taking place in Toronto on March 7 and 8. For more information and to register, visit:

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Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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