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David Snell - Chartwell Group. West Vancouver, BC, CA

David Snell David Snell

Chartwell Group

West Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Expert Speaker on Mobile and Social Media solutions as applied to meetings and events - Keynotes, workshops, townhall, education sessions

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Biography


Bruce MacMillan, President and CEO Meeting Planners International: "David Snell's Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value. Thanks David for making a tremendous difference for the global meeting and events industry and for MPI in particular.” November 7, 2011

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queens University and active in the high technology industry with a focus on mobile. A sought after expert speaker who has been asked to present at Conferences, Events and Industry Association meetings such as:

- IMEX "Mobile Revolution" Frankfurt 2012 (scheduled)
- IMEX America October 10 -13th 2011 "Mobile Update"
- ACTE Paris October 2 - 5th 2011
- GBTA August 2011 "Mobile Revolution - Why Should You Care?"
- ACTE Singapore - Integration of Mobile Solutions With Travel Programs, Campfire Workshop
- COMPETE CMO Conference Mobile Travel Apps Success Story with Frommer's May 2011
- cruise3sixty April 2011 Fort Lauderdale - Mobile 101 Workshop
- IMEX Frankfurt May 2011 - Mobile For Events mobile industry workshop
- ACTE New York April 2011
- LOHAS 2011 Beaver Creek CO - Mobile 101
- BTMS 2011 London UK - Panel on Social Networking
- Disney DREAM Earmarked Conference 2011 - Mobile in Travel and Entertainment
- Various other industry events in 2009 & 2010

Career focused in high technology with an entrepreneurial management, sales and marketing focus. My early career with IBM included systems engineering, solutions selling, sales and marketing team building, followed by Fortune 100 assignments in channel development, strategic and tactical planning and executive management. On the more entrepreneurial side, my experience has included investing in, founding and co-founding, and being an advisor to technology start-ups in situations of extraordinary expansion, to major re-engineering and rightsizing.

A former Provincially ranked squash player (played in the Canadian Nationals), family skier and avid boater. Expertise in software development and solutions, multimedia communications, mobile technology and application solutions, travel and entertainment, social and consumer networking and an amateur videographer.

As an original angel investor and QuickMobile Chief Marketing Officer, defined a new target market in meetings and events mobile technology solutions which increased revenues by 5000% overall, and established a #1 worldwide market position for the company in a new category, very competitive, high growth emerging market place.

Industry Expertise (3)

Telecommunications

Computer Software

Travel and Tourism

Areas of Expertise (5)

Mobile Technologies

Gamification

Mobile Platform Wars

Social Networking

Mobile Event Solutions

Accomplishments (1)

Chief Marketing Officer (professional)

Investor and Chief Marketing Officer of QuickMobile, a mobile applications solution provider to the Event, Meetings, Film Festival and Travel and Entertainment sectors. Redefined the target market and solution set which resulted in a 1600% revenue growth in 2010 compared to 2009, which contibuted to an overall 5000%+ 5 year revenue increase. 2011 continued this compound growth rate as the company is now the #1 provider of mobile solutions to its chosen markets worldwide.

Education (1)

Queen's University: BComm Honours, IT and Marketing

Affiliations (7)

  • MPI
  • ACTE
  • GMIC
  • PCMA
  • ISES
  • GBTA
  • IMEX

Event Appearances (9)

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IMEX America October 10 -13th 2011 Mobile Update  Las Vegas

2011-10-11

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GBTA August 2011 "Mobile Revolution - Why Should You Care?"  Denver

2011-08-23

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ACTE Singapore - Integration of Mobile Solutions With Travel Programs, Campfire Workshop  Singapore

2011-08-04

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COMPETE Digital CMO Conference Mobile Travel Apps Success Story with Frommer's May 2011  New Orleans

2011-05-15

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cruise3sixty April 2011 Fort Lauderdale - Mobile 101 Workshop  Fort Lauderdale

2011-04-18

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IMEX Frankfurt May 2011 - Mobile For Events mobile industry workshop  Frankfurt

2011-05-26

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LOHAS 2011 Beaver Creek CO - Mobile 101  Beaver Creek, CO

2011-04-26

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BTMS 2011 London UK - Panel on Social Networking  London, UK

2011-02-24

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Disney DREAM Earmarked Conference 2011 - Mobile in Travel and Entertainment  On board ship, Caribean

2011-01-23

Sample Talks (1)

Mobile Revolution - Why Should You Care?

Mobile technologies are revolutionizing the way business travelers, meetings and events attendees, venues and meeting organizers work and play. Travel schedules and updates, city guides and geolocated location-based services, agendas and personalized schedules, gamification and case studies, social networking, rich media and video streaming, RFID, QR codes, augmented reality, and a plethora of other cutting-edge mobile technologies have created an ever-changing and confusing eco-system. From mobile technology patent wars, to multiple platform and operating system choices, to Tablet variations and app stores, through to vendor offerings, buy-outs, partnerships and technology cancellations, who can keep up with what is happening and how it may affect mobile implementation plans and usage? One thing is sure. The mobile revolution and perfect storm we find ourselves in has caused a paradigm shift and a major change in the way we now access data, content and information. Some say it had changed our DNA in this fashion. It has definitely provided a more sustainable approach as compared to bulky paper-based alternatives, better experience overall, improved networking, and new avenues for revenue generation.

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Availability

  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance

Fees

5000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee