2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Mosh Pit of Experts 2014 - The Future of Social

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Enough of the pontificating panel! In a rapid and fast paced (gameshow like) session, we put the audience (that means YOU) in the hot seat as the experts on the future of social. A combination of format (lightning round game show), audience participation, and quick witted MCs add up to a rare combination of laughter and learning. Audience members are encouraged to capture the event with Instagram, Vine or the TBD imaging app we will all be talking about in March 2104. This is our third year (Three-Peat). The insights from brands, agencies and consultants are fascinating. You will be cheered and revered by your fellow audience members (or not). Fun and insightful, this session promises more help in preparing for the future of social than anything else in your future!



Sam Decker

CEO & Co-Founder

Mass Relevance Inc

Sam Decker is Co-Founder and CEO of Mass Relevance, a social engagement platform that discovers, filters, and displays real-time content anywhere. Prior to Mass Relevance, Sam was founding Chief Marketing Officer at Bazaarvoice, the leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) social commerce technologies serving over 1,000 brands, where he was responsible for building the company’s brand, products and platform.

Before joining Bazaarvoice, Decker spent seven years of leadership at Dell, Inc. in marketing, online, CRM, and customer-centricity strategy. From 1999-2003, he led Dell’s consumer web site, building Dell.com into the largest consumer eCommerce site at $3.5B in annual sales, and established global best practices in merchandising, analytics, product management, and operations. Sam pioneered Dell’s customer-centricity strategy and customer segmentation using Six Sigma methodology.

Before Dell, Decker spent more than six years in the Bay Area leading marketing, sales and product strategy at B2B and media startups. Decker has authored two books on word of mouth marketing and serves on the boards of Monetate, Needle, New Era, and the digital advisory board for P&G.


Sean McDonald

Mgmt Dir


Currently Sean is a leader with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, working with large enterprises generating customized social strategies. In 2009, Sean joined the new start up, Ant's Eye View and established the Austin office.
Sean spent 12 years at Dell in executive positions in Marketing, Customer Service, Online, and Communications. Since 2006, Sean led the design and operation of Dell’s online community activities on and online conversations off Dell.com, where in 2008 250 million visits occurred on Dell communities.
Prior to joining Dell, Sean spent 7 years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Logistics. While in the U.S. Navy, Sean was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal for operational excellence and leadership.
Sean holds a BBA and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, the city he and his family call home. Sean is married to Liz Rescia and has two children, Keaton and Fallon.

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