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Andrew Yang

Search Evangelist at Microsoft Canada

Andrew is a Search Evangelist for Microsoft Canada. He is responsible for educating, promoting and evangelizing the Bing Ads platforms. This includes support for Bing Ads Web, Bing Ads Editor, Bing Ads Intelligence, API and the various social media platforms that Bing Ads is on. He also takes great pride in representing the users of Bing Ads.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Andrew worked for a variety of technology companies from Google, Bell and Telus. Andrew holds a Bachelors in Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario and MBA from University of Toronto.

Connect With Andrew: @yang_ers | @bingads | LinkedIn | Facebook | Blog

Tommy KernTommy Kern

Professional Development at GoDaddy

Tommy is a native Arizonan obsessed with music. The easiest way to bring him to tears is with a wholesome story with a great punch line. He had a dream of becoming a teacher and giving back to his community at an early age.

Throughout his eight year career at GoDaddy, he’s helped thousands of America’s best and brightest small businesses become great at what they do. Big ideas – in small steps. Now Tommy leads a team of passionate trainers, dedicated to teaching GoDaddy employees the innovative technologies that help customers become successful in their online endeavors.

Connect With Tommy: @GoDaddy | LinkedIn | Facebook

big3Natalia Kantor, Jan Keck, and Bryan Paccagnella

Partners at Big3 Video Agency

Big3 assembled through a perfect storm of Couch Surfing and Craig’s Listing, form Big3 Video Agency. With combined skills in cinematography, new media, web design, copy writing, comedy, production, marketing and business – this company packs a lot of punch in a three person package.

In doing what they consider “too fun to be work”, these three have blazed a new trail in online video marketing, marrying strategy, production, and distribution into one well oiled machine. Working with a wide variety of clientele, from Kickstarters to National Corp, these fun-junkies continue to push forward in new, never boring directions.

Connect With Natalia: @big3video | Facebook | YouTube | Blog

bassemBassem Ghali

Founder of the Donate & Learn and Head of Client Strategy at Green Lotus

Bassem is a search engine marketing strategist and speaker with more than 8 years experience managing online marketing strategies for some of Canada’s largest corporations including Canadian Tire, Direct Energy, and Toronto Star – New in Homes.

Bassem’s demonstrated success in online marketing has led to speaking engagements at various events including Search Engine Strategies (SES) Toronto, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, American Marketing Association, Toronto Women’s Expo, Middle East Finance Conference Toronto, and more.  Bassem is the driving force behind Green Lotus and has a knack for creating innovative online marketing strategies for small, medium and large businesses.

With a desire to support the community and increase awareness of local community non-profit organizations and charities, Bassem created the Donate & Learn Initiative organizing educational online marketing workshops for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals, with all proceeds donated to the partnering charities.

Connect with Bassem: @GreenLotus_CA | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ | Blog

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