Hilton Midtown Manhattan

NameSummit - (212) 269-5000


Sunday, August 6th

04:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcome to NameSummit 2017 – Guest Arrival Day – Open Registration & Evening Event.

Monday, August 7th


Registration and Networking Lounge Open


Opening Remarks

Welcome Co-Founders Steve Kaziyev and Jason Schaeffer

Powering Your Brand, sponsored by Verisign

Brett Napoli

10:20am – 11:05am

Influencer Branding – Social Currency and Branding Yourself

Gerard Adams (The Millennial Mentor) and Greg Yuna (Mr. Flawless)

11:10am – 11:50am

Social Media Management and Monetization Across Platforms

David C. Zaretsky Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, Snips Media and Ryan Malone Senior Manager Sales/Operations Likeable Social

12:00pm – 12:35pm

Integrated Digital Marketing Mix – SEMPO and SEO Trends

Marc Engelsman, SEMPO Board of Directors/VP of Research


Brands, TLDs and the Evolution of Digital Superbrands

Lunch presentation, Tony Kirsch , Head of Professional Services and Evangelist for Neustar

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Empowering You to Share Your Story

Speaker: TBD

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Digital and the Next Wave – AI Integration and Beyond SEO

Speakers: TBD

3:20pm – 4:20pm

AdwordsStrategies and Trends to Keep Your Paid Advertising On Top

Timothy Jordan, Google Agency Development Manager and Michael Venezia, Digital Marketing Director, Cool Nerds

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Digital and Smart Cities

Robert Monster, CEO of Epik.com and Digital Town and Joseph Peterson, Director of Operations at Epik.com

Tuesday, August 8th


Registration and Networking Lounge Open


Welcome to Day 2 of NameSummit

Evolution of the Domain Industry and its Branding Trends

Fireside Discussion with Tobias Flaitz, CEO, Sedo

10:30am – 11:15am

Changing the Game: 7 Essential Elements of Legendary Branding

Jeff Sass, CMO, .CLUB Registry

11:20am – 11:55pm

Blockchain – Disruption in Digital Advertising and Marketing

Peter Borovykh, Blockchain Solution Architect at Blockchain Driven

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Marketing Strategy Holistic Approach for Clients to Maximize ROI

Michael Suarez, Senior Strategist, Ajax Union
Mike Mahler, Senior Strategist Ajax Union

12:45pm- 1:15pm

Advanced Retargeting: Nuturing Your Audience Across Digital Channels

Stacee Mandeville, Founder Red Leaf Coaching

1:20pm- 2:20pm

New Brands, TLDs and Creative Projects

2:25pm – 3:05pm

A New York State of Mind – .NYC Branding and Creating a Global/Local Brand

Art Malkov, Co-Founder and Digital Director, Souveniers.nyc, John Colascione, CEO LongIsland.com and Andrew Hazen, Founder, Angel Dough Ventures

3:10pm – 4:00pm

Protecting Your Brand and Online Identity – from Trademarks to Social Media Law

Daliah Saper, IP, Media and Business Attorney, Saper Law, Jason Schaeffer, IP Attorney ESQwire.com, Stevan Lieberman, Partner, APLegal.com and Ari Goldberger, Founder, ESQwire.com

4:05pm – 4:40pm

Name Selection – Identifying Great Name for Branding – How Domains Can Propel your Business

Dave Evanson, Senior Broker SEDO and Sevan Derderian, Director of Brokerage, Above.com

4:45pm – 6:40pm

Presentation for Exclusive Asset Sale