Breakthrough technologies continue to disrupt industries and change the way businesses and consumers operate. Each year “Tech Talks” tackles a different modern day technology and features experts explaining how its transforming the business landscape and what we can do to stay ahead of the curve.
David serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Mattersight. In this role, he’s responsible for product strategy and innovation, deploying Mattersight’s solution to customers, and ensuring customers are continually delighted while realizing significant benefits. To accomplish this, he has a great team of people leading product management, product delivery, implementation services, service delivery, customer success, and behavioral and data science functions. David has been instrumental in the original conception, strategy and evolution, and go-to-market planning for Mattersight’s solutions.
David Kalt is founder and CEO at Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear. As the company’s evangelist and product visionary, David has grown Reverb.com into the most popular music gear website in the world. Prior to Reverb, he made a name for himself as co-founder and CEO of online broker optionsXpress, which he took public in 2005 before the company was sold to Charles Schwab, and as founder of ClientBASE, the first CRM solution for travel agents and tour group operators
Phyllis is CEO of LEAP Innovations, an education technology hub in Chicago connecting educators and tech companies from across the nation to research, pilot, and scale instructional technology solutions. Before starting LEAP, Phyllis was a driving force behind Chicago’s charter movement. As founding president and CEO of New Schools for Chicago, she helped raise more than $70 million to support opening 80 new public schools.
Katy Lynch is the Co-founder and CMO at Codeverse, the world’s first full interactive coding school and educational tech platform for kids that was founded on the mission to teach one billion children to code.Prior to Codeverse, Katy was the CEO of Techweek, the nation’s largest traveling technology festival, as well as the President and Co-founder of SocialKaty, a full service social media marketing agency. In 2014, SocialKaty was acquired by award-winning digital agency, Manifest. Katy has appeared on FOX, NBC, Inc, Huffington Post, and Today.com, amongst others. Follow her on Twitter @thekatylynch.