you what to expect in September but
today I want to share an update on
the speaker's line up that I
just got from MERGE! Co-Founder
addition to a couple of keynoters I
told you about earlier
this month Jothan
confirmed a half dozen more featured
speakers today (you will find the
full speaker's roster on the MERGE!
conference website where
you can also track the latest
additions to the agenda as they are
made). Frakes was excited to announce
that Microsoft's Cole Quinn
will be coming to talk. Cole manages
50,000+ domains and 8 DotBRAND TLDs
for Microsoft, is the incoming
president of the Brand Registry
Group and is on the Board of
Directors of the Domain
well-known figure in the domain
world, Kellie Peterson of Automattic
was also added. Kellie manages the
Registrar of WordPress and is
a highly experienced veteran of the
hosting, registry, and registrar
industries having played key roles
with Neustar, Endurance
and other leading providers.
Kuechenthal, the CEO and
co-founder of Lemarit, will
be speaking too. Martin is an
internationally respected expert on
domain names, brands and trademarks,
is a member of the Board of
Directors of DENIC (.DE) and
a long-standing member of the International
Trademark Association (INTA).
(left to right): Cole
Quinn, Kellie Peterson and
(left to right): Dr. Gregg
McNair, Michael Palage and
speaker (who our readers will be
very familiar with) will be Dr.
Gregg McNair, the PPX
International Chairman who was
profiled in a 2009 DNJournal Cover
list of accomplishments has grown
considerably longer in the years
since then and he can speak with
authority on any topic related to
domains, the internet and the
business world at large.
Palage of Pharos Global can
also be expected to draw a crowd.
Michael is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Blockchain
Special Interest Group of the Internet
The industry veteran is also a
former ICANN Board Member.
latest addition to the MERGE! lineup
also includes David Szetela
of FMB Media who will share a
sure to be popular session on AI-powered
PPC Advertising and Search.
David is well-known throughout the
the Search and SEO sectors.
for MERGE! is open and you can find
all ticket details here.