Inclusion has been a hot topic for the last few years, but what does it actually take to transform our workplaces? We will hear from experts as to how their forward-thinking companies have adapted to a more inclusive model — and the road to change ahead. After a quick meet-and-greet session and panel discussion, attendees will join “reflect and react” small-groups, empowering all to develop real, workable solutions to inclusion that they can bring back to their workplaces.
Dionne Aiken brings over 20 years of award-winning, industry-beating experience to her role as Chief Marketing Officer for Kantar’s Profiles Division.
Specialising in the technology industry, she has a solid track record for growing profits through cutting-edge marketing and lead generation strategies.
Dionne is passionate about leading in an inclusive way to ensure diversity is celebrated. At Kantar, she plays a strong role in the UK Inclusion and Diversity committee, educating and promoting on the importance of making it possible for everyone to bring their true self to the workplace.
Christine joined Verizon in 2018 where she leads the consumer brand and communications insights team. She has built the Verizon’s advertising testing eco-system by evolving pre-market testing capabilities and enhancing in market measurement solutions to provide comprehensive diagnostics that help drive creative strategy earlier in creative development. Her team also leads the company’s brand strategy insights, and most notably impacted Verizon’s 5G Nationwide launch with a comprehensive political campaign approach to measurement and partnership in a cross functional rapid response team.
Prior to Verizon, she was a Director within Phoenix Marketing International’s communications and brand analytics practice. There she partnered with Financial Services and Insurance clients including American Express, MetLife and Aetna to build pre-market and in-market solutions to understand the effectiveness of their advertising, marketing communications and brand health domestically and internationally.
Christine has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Concentration in Marketing from Babson College.
Damon is the Vice-President of Telephone Operations at Burke, Inc. Damon plays a critical role in Burke’s Data Collection Division as he oversees the day-to-day operations involved in the execution of telephone research projects. He manages the execution of our Hispanic telephone data collection through our subcontractor partner network. In addition to his day to day responsibilities, Damon serves as Chair of Burke’s Inclusion & Diversity Strategic team called Kaleidoscope and serves on multiple teams within the organization.
Damon is continually involved in staying current in MR Data Collection and general industry knowledge by his active membership in the Insights Association.
He is a Board advisor of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Insights Association and serves as Chair of that Chapter’s Diversity and Education Committee which he formed during his tenure as President in 2014-15, and serves on the National Insights Association’s Chapter Leadership Committee and the newly formed IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access) committee with National IA . He has been a presenter at multiple educational conferences. Damon is a Graduate of the University of Georgia’s Principles of Marketing Research Certification Program. Damon is also a Graduate of Cornell University’s Online Diversity and Education Certification Program. Damon has been with Burke since July of 1996.
Damon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati with a double major in Marketing and Management.