Picture this: An annual conference for one of the biggest retail brands on the planet is in full swing, and San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is overflowing. Thousands of individuals have applied for the privilege of buying a ticket to be here. And the tone is… monotonous. Dry. So far, it’s all about product enhancements and company announcements.

Then Bozoma Saint John walks onto the stage. And suddenly Apple’s WorldWide Developers Conference becomes electrified.

Within moments, BuzzFeed is proclaiming Saint John “the coolest person to ever go onstage at an Apple event.” Wired asks: “Who the hell is this badass woman, and how did Apple keep her secret for so long?”

If this story sounds familiar, you know all about the marketing visionary who’s now serving as Uber’s chief brand officer. And you’ll be just as excited as we are to have Bozoma Saint John as a keynote speaker at Catalyst Americas 2018 in San Diego.

As you may have heard, we’re shaking things up for this year’s annual e-commerce conference — and our keynote speakers will play a big role in providing the insights you need to stay ahead. Saint John is one of several highly sought-after experts you’ll hear from during Catalyst Americas.

This year’s diverse superstar lineup includes:

Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer, Uber
Widely recognized as an industry leader who’s truly at the cutting edge of technology trends, Saint John is one presenter you won’t want to miss.

David Spitz, CEO, Rithum
If you’re eager for highly actionable takeaways centered around the latest industry trends, you won’t want to miss Spitz’s interactive keynote session.

Doug Stephens, Retail Prophet
One of the world’s most prominent retail industry analysts, Stephens will share insights from his latest book, Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World.

Kara Swisher, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Recode
If there’s a tech trend impacting the e-commerce industry, Swisher knows all about it. Her session will pull from decades of in-depth reporting experience as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Recode.

Maureen Mullen, Chief Strategy Officer at L2
Mullen will share her deep knowledge of what it really takes to boost a brand’s digital impact in today’s market.

Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketing
Frequently lauded as “the best keynote speaker ever,” Stratten’s session will offer innovative ideas on what it means to create meaningful connections with consumers in the modern market.

We’ll be interviewing Stratten, Saint John, Swisher, Stephens, Mullen and Spitz in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for an enticing look at these exciting speaker sessions.

It all goes down April 17 – 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. Rithum Catalyst Americas will be your one chance to get up close and personal with these incredible industry leaders — all in one place.

To reserve your spot and get more information on breakout sessions, the user conference and more, visit https://catalyst.rithum.com/. Use the promo code Blog9946 to save an additional $100 off your registration.