2018 AACE International Conference & Expo Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker - Monday

Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner
CEO, Marketing Insider Group
Author, The Content Formula

Michael Brenner is a globally-recognized keynote speaker on leadership, culture, and marketing. Author of the bestselling book The Content Formula, Michael's work has been featured by The Economist, The Guardian, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2017, Michael was named a Top Business Speaker by The Huffington Post and a top CMO Influencer by Forbes.

Over the last two decades, Michael has championed a customer-centric approach at organizations large and small. He led sales and marketing for software companies like Nielsen and FullTilt. As an executive at ICR, SAP, and Newscred, Michael's innovative leadership resulted in massive growth. His workshops and keynotes for Fortune 500 brands and tiny startups have inspired profound personal and professional change.

Today, Michael is the CEO of Marketing Insider Group, founded on the belief that strong leaders who champion their teams are the key to unlocking massive growth.

When he's not working with clients, Michael travels the world helping even the most bureaucratic organizations break down silos, create cultures of innovation, and build engaged workforces.

Tuesday Keynote Speaker

Allan W. Brown

Tuesday Keynote - Allan Brown
Allan W. Brown
Vice President
Boeing Avionics - Engineering Test & Technology

Allan Brown currently serves as Vice President leading Boeing Avionics and reporting to the CTO of Boeing. In this role he is leading efforts to establish an Avionics capability across the company.

Prior to this current assignment, Allan was Vice President/Program Director for the Missile Defense National Team within Boeing’s Strategic Missiles & Defense Systems division in August of 2009. The National Team organizes and executes a Government, science community and Industry Partnership that applies the best system engineering principles to develop, implement and verify the layered Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States and its friends and allies.

Previous to this assignment, Allan was Executive Director for Ground Systems on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. In this position, he oversaw the development and deployment of the GMD Ground Systems’ missile field, communication and fire control components within the GMD system architecture. His first assignment on GMD was Executive Director for GMD Systems Engineering and Integration Team.

Prior to his GMD assignment, Allan was Executive Director on a Proprietary Program in Seal Beach as part of the Space and Intelligence Systems business unit. As Executive Director, Allan led a team of Boeing personnel and key suppliers from across the United States for the hardware and software development as well as system level integration.

Allan began his career in 1983 with Warner Robins Air Logistics Command as an electronic warfare and system intelligence engineer where he worked on a number of electronic warfare systems, including the AN/ALR-69 & 74 RADARs, and the AN/ALQ-139 Countermeasure system. From there he joined the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, where he led engineering development, integration and flight test efforts on the F-4G Wild Weasel, F-15 mission computing, and F/A-18 Weapons Control System.

Allan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Business degree from Southern Methodist University. Allan is a member of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction and serves on the University of Kentucky Electrical Engineering Advisory Board.

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