Artificial Intelligence driven Marketing Communications
Conference Hound is a global conference discovery platform that facilitates information on conferences held in cities across the US.
Conference Hound is a global conference discovery platform.
We are building the world’s largest and most current curated database of upcoming conferences, trade shows and conventions, (estimated at 100 million per year) by aggregating the world’s conference data, estimated at 500,000 conferences annually. We improve the conference discovery experience primarily “before-the-conference” but also “during” and “after” conferences, trade shows and exhibitions.
We provide enhanced data products that serve the $1 trillion conference and trade show industry. Our customers and users are conference organizers, sponsors, exhibitors, CVBs and the larger conference eco-system .
Primarily a “before the conference” resource, our website allows users to filter basic conference information: by date, city, industry, speaker, tag, social graph, availability of recreational opportunities and more.
By aggregating this data, we are attracting the massive eco-system of organizers, exhibitors, CVBs, vendors, hotels, venues and providers of local attractions. This in turn creates highly valuable user data.
Our content distribution model also includes syndication across the Web.
Conference Hound will disrupt a huge, highly fragmented, dis-aggregated global marketplace by leveling the playing field when it comes to the basic data that drives the industry.
Conference Hound provides a variety of automated and custom services to help conference organizers promote their events. This includes email alerts, promoted listings, affiliate marketing and data services.
Bruce Carlisle is an Internet marketing and web publishing entrepreneur.
Prior to launching Conference Hound, Bruce co-founded SF Interactive, one of the original west coast interactive marketing services agencies. At SFI, he raised $10 million in private equity financing from William E. Simon & Sons. SFI was an award winning early mover in online marketing. in 2000, “SF Interactive” was named the “fastest growing privately held company in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times.After selling SF Interactive in 2003, Bruce was president of Butler, Shine Stern & Partners before launching his consulting firm, Digital Axle.
Bruce is a recognized expert and speaker on digital media and communications and marketing organizations who has been hired by organizations including companies, ad agencies, colleges and trade associations (including the 4As) to consult on digital change management.
Jay heads up engineering and product development at Conference Hound.
Previously, he has architected, built and operated some of the world’s largest and most trafficked web sites, including some of the world’s most recognizable brands. His work has received numerous accolades and awards, most recently for sites such as Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), Turner Broadcasting (NYSE: TWX), and Food Network & HGTV (NYSE: SNI), where traffic numbers exceeded 700 million page views and 25 million unique users monthly.
An early pioneer of the social media space, he co-founded Mixture.com in the late 1990s, an Internet start-up targeting the Gen-X/Gen-Y community, with members spanning across more than 20 countries.
Jay has a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA. In his off time, he enjoys road cycling, snowboarding, single-malt scotch whiskys, and seeking out alternative types of music. Earlier in life, he raced cars and made music.
Anil H.P. Pereira
Anil Pereira is a high technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of deep startup and corporate experience. He has an intense passion for building highly visible, trusted, global brands and scalable, network-effected revenue machines.
Pereira is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Verious, a Silicon Valley startup that has created a patent-pending solution for mobile application developers. Verious has transformed into a “code recommendation engine”, aggregating programming libraries, open source code, tutorials, code samples and snippets and other content to help app creators and other programmers speed up their time to market. Verious received significant recognition as a Finalist in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011.
Jay Weintraub is the Founder and CEO of the LeadsCon conference series. Founded in 2008, LeadsCon is the largest gathering of vertical media and marketing professionals with 5,000 individuals attending each year and growing. In 2012, Jay sold LeadsCon to Access Intelligence, owners of a diversified portfolio of b2b media properties.
Prior to founding LeadsConference, Jay was part of the founding management team of Los Angeles based Oversee.net, a domain name advertising network that grew to more than $200mm/year with no outside funding.
Jay also spent two and a half years at Advertising.com, helping create the company’s first product monetizing undersold inventory. Jay is a recognized thought leader on online customer acquisition and has invested and/or advised dozens of companies.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
A Harvard Business School OPM graduate, visionary innovator and founder of online ventures including, Safeonline.com and Insurancewide.com; the first insurance aggregator in the UK, which revolutionised the industry. Now launching a new personal finance online solution in the USA – okcompare.com. Very exciting!
On a personal basis works as an advisor to start-ups and growing online businesses including Ontrade.com and doglost.co.uk. James is a regular commentator on the BBC on all matters Internet and personal finance.
Specialties: Start-ups, e-commerce, B2C online marketing, B2B online marketing and lead generation, building ROI in social media.
Internet and marketing executive with substantial entrepreneurial credentials. Experience with small startups and Fortune 100 firms. Action-oriented with an eye towards results. Believes in the power of strategically-driven creative work. Comfortable on Madison Avenue, Silicon Valley, Sand Hill Road, and everything in between.
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry.
After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media. President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.
After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business. In the year 2005, and Mr.