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We connect with amazing people who are living, learning, working, playing – in the clouds

Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg is the Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis Communications. Jason is a 4th generation retailer, who launched his first e-commerce site for Blockbuster Entertainment in 1995. With a focus on e-commerce and digital marketing for omni-channel retailers, he has worked with over 100 clients on the Internet Top 500 and has been responsible for billions of dollars in on-line revenues. Under his twitter feed @retailgeek he is one of the most followed e-commerce subject matter experts on the web.  

Jeff is a dynamic leader with an extensive history of success launching innovative products across multiple industries – including media, global financial services, life sciences, the public sector and retail.

Throughout his career Jeff has a demonstrated track record of success in developing and managing C-level relationships to increase market penetration and distribution channels. With a proven ability to identify new business opportunities, and initiate/structure multi-million dollar contracts with FORTUNE 500 and other leading companies, Jeff has been able to build highly successful teams in the enterprise market.

Salvatore (‘JR’) has over 30 years experience building and growing startup companies with more than US$50MM in successful exits. He has served as a director on a diverse range of boards, including a former board position for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He founded Acolyte Industries Inc. in 1996 and grew the company into an award-winning global manufacturer of LED lighting solutions. An avid angel investor, seed investor and advisor for tech, finance and e-commerce startups in China and the United States, JR co-founded NYNJA with Alec Gramont and Marshall Taplits in 2016.

Conor is a sought-after keynote speaker on Leadership. He teaches Leadership Communications at IESE Business School and is the President of Vistage in Spain, part of the world’s leading CEO organisation.  As an entrepreneur, he has founded 5 companies, selling 16 private jets and building the 3rd largest fleet of private jets in Spain. He is a visiting professor at University College Dublin, the University of Montevideo and Permanent Faculty on Entrepreneurs’ Organisation’s Global Leadership Academy.

Discussions can lead to any of these topics

  • The keys to delivering employee happiness
  • 5 questions to ask before starting your own company
  • Best practices for creating happy customers
  • The future of work + effective leadership
  • Maintaining great workplace culture at all stages of growth


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