Robin Raskin has spent longer than she cares to remember exploring what it means to be living in digital times. An author, editor, events and conferences creator, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, and consultant, Raskin says she’s never met a media she doesn’t like, and is happiest when she’s writing about technology’s second citizens: kids, seniors and women.
Raskin is the former editor of PC Magazine and Editor in Chief of FamilyPC. She’s been a columnist for USA Today Online and Yahoo! and has authored 6 books about parenting in the digital age and one book as the parent of college graduates called The Parents’ Guide to College Life. For the past five years, Raskin partnered with the Consumer Electronics Association, where she produces a number of different lifestyle events including Living in Digital Times, HigherEd Tech, KidsatPlay, MommyTech, Silvers Summit, Digital Health, Sports and Fitness Tech, Last Gadget Standing, Mobile Apps Showdown, and FashionWare. Each mixes entertainment, education and great technologies to create some of the most popular forums at CES.
Raskin lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop in now and then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.
Jill Gilbert is a catalyzer of people, events, and ideas. Her experience ranges from speaker, publisher and Silicon Valley entrepreneur to Hollywood producer to breakthrough industry conference curator. Her most recent accomplishments include producing the Digital Health Summit and Robotics on the Runway, which are adjuncts to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). She also founded and premiered the Digital Health Summer Summit in 2012, which continues to grow and receive rave reviews.
Earlier in her career, Jill served as the VP of E-Commerce at Caring.com and co-founder and CEO of Gilbert Guide, the first national senior living directory and advisory resource. She also spent years in feature film development and production at Columbia Pictures, Disney, MGM and Love Spell Entertainment.
When she’s not mixing people and ideas, Jill enjoys her her adorable new son, a quiet glass of wine and a loud USC Trojans game.
Linda Nessim-Rubin is the Founder of Design Concept, a production company hosting corporate events, tradeshows and summits; and is partner in Living in Digital Times, which focuses on technology that’s relevant to particular lifestyles. Before starting Design Concepts Linda completed an 18-year stint as Executive Vice President of Communications and Branding for The Princeton Review, a leading provider of education services and products, with more than 200 publications and 150,000 students worldwide. In her role, Linda was responsible for overseeing all public relations, market research, marketing communication efforts and Human Resources for the company. With over 20 years of professional experience in the marketing of cutting-edge educational products, Linda has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week.
Shana Duthie, Strategic Wizard
Shana Duthie has always been curious about how we live, how things work, what motivates us to use devices to assist us with our lives, and more importantly how we feel and embrace our experiences. Shana takes this curiosity to work everyday to assist companies with refining and developing their customer experiences. The experiences she has developed have been very diverse in nature, including the user interface for the first Jitterbug cell phone developed with Arlene Harris and her team while she was at GreatCall to MDLIVE where Shana architected the client and customer service experience that is being delivered today.
Shana enjoys focusing on products and services related to digital health and healthcare as companies continue to expand their product offerings while engaging with consumers on a direct level. She understands that in today’s environment the customer experience is as important as brand development.
Shana graduated from Chapman University, Orange with a degree in Economics and a secondary minor in Pre-Med.
Sarah Halstead, Client Wizard
Sarah Halstead has a passion for finding the latest and greatest technologies that brings tailored information to the fingertips of people. Her passion for constantly looking for new innovations in technology and bettering the consumer experience has been fueled by her studies in cognitive psychology, her career in the IT solutions industry, and becoming a mother to an incredibly curious child. She has represented multiple technology companies working at Zones, Inc, and has experience in IT Marketing, and Healthcare IT Solutions sales, and has worked with products ranging from the desktop to the datacenter.
Sarah Halstead loves finding new ways to help her customers enhance their productivity, better their experience, and tailoring a solution to their needs. As a working mother in an ever-changing industry, she knows the demands are high and is always looking for ways to work and live smarter in the short hours of a day.
Sarah graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, Art & Norwegian from Pacific Lutheran University. Sarah brings six years of marketing and business development experience to her current role.
Laura Mitchell, Social Wizard
Laura is a marketing and sales consultant, with a career emphasis on business development, go-to-market strategies and unique, effective online outreach strategies.
She has over a decade of experience in the digital health, medical and remote patient monitoring market. Laura possesses a firm grasp of language, communication and writing skills, ease in public speaking and on camera presence, a large network of aging/technology/long term care/homecare contacts, first-hand knowledge of technology and innovation in the healthcare and aging space, and vast experience developing strategic distribution and channel partnerships.
Laura was featured in a 2012 Forbes article for social media and growth hacking strategies and is Innovation Flame Award winner; Custom Retailer’s “Young Turk of CE;” Dealerscope’s 40 under 40; Top 40 Women of M2M recipient, CEA Innovative Entrepreneur of the year in 2012, AARP Senior Tech Award winner in 2012, People’s Choice Award winner in 2012, and Best Senior Product Awards winner in 2013 and 2014.
Laura Mitchell Consulting is a strike team of experts providing agile marketing, growth hacking services and effective awareness strategies to businesses of all kinds. We specialize in growth techniques including creative press, social media, website design, video production and splashy product launches at conferences.