As the COO and co-founder of BUDDY, Kimberly Owens oversees operations including product development, market positioning, client relations, strategic partnerships, and growth strategies. Prior to BUDDY, she was the COO-for-hire at FestiFi, a leading IT integrator for events, festivals, and conferences where she increased and diversified the company’s revenue streams, developed marketing strategies, and redesigned internal operations. She led hundreds of event WiFi back-of-house deployments for clients including Lyft, Disney, Ring, Cartier, Revolve, and Land Rover.
Kimberly’s experience and expertise also lies in digital and content marketing, along with 25+ years in journalism, reporting on entertainment, tech, culture and the live events industry, publishing in-depth reports and presenting findings on event tech trends, connectivity, sponsorships, livestreaming, experiential, XR, and more.
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