DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT
The South's Tech Summit
APRIL 26-28, 2023
theme = transformation
DIG SOUTH connects midmarket companies and leading global brands to the South's most scalable startups – and you.
Executives, founders, investors, business leaders, developers and innovative experts convene in Charleston to talk tech innovation, business growth, digital marketing and what's next.
Don't miss this primo opportunity to network, showcase your company, raise capital, recruit talent and grow in 2022.
TRACKS | Emerging Tech, Business Growth, Digital Marketing, Streaming
FinTech, Metaverse, Web3, Blockchain, Fundraising, HealthTech, Sustainable Tech, Transportation, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, E-com / Re-com, Investment Capital, Social Media / Influencers, NFTs, DAOs, Advertising, Video, Gaming, Streaming / TV / Film, Talent Attraction, Remote Workforce, Growth Strategies and more.
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO Vaynermedia
"This is one of the only conferences in my life that I’ve been to more than once. And, I believe that there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world."
Christopher Bernat, CRO
“If it wasn’t for DIG SOUTH we would not have this new business development relationship with Jet.Com and Walmart.Com. In a time when marketplaces demand so much focus to create success within your business, the networking at DIG SOUTH delivered the opportunity to create success."
Liza Landsman, President Jet.com (former)
"I came to DIG SOUTH because Charleston is an amazing town and I just love the idea of building hubs of tech and innovation outside of New York and San Francisco."
Tony Berry, CEO & Founder, Interloop
“DIG SOUTH was actually part of what helped us to decide to move Interloop to Charleston.”
President, Vayner NFT
Avery serves as the President of Vayner NFT. She leads the company's mission to build long-term strategic NFT projects for the world's leading intellectual property owners serving brands, celebrities, athletes and associations looking to incentivize and reward brand advocacy and customer loyalty.
Avery previously led VaynerMedia's expansion into APAC, growing a team from 0-150+, opening offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Sydney, and was awarded SEA Independent Agency of the Year, within 2 years. Prior to joining Vayner, she spent six years working at Google, in both Silicon Valley and New York City. Avery will drive meaningful cultural relevance for others to unlock the potential of one of the biggest technology shifts of our time.
Founder & CEO, General Creativity
Author of Vaporized
WHAT’S NEXT AFTER WHAT’S NEXT: The Next Computing Platform
Every decade, the dominant computing platform is supplanted by something entirely new. We’ve all seen this before, as mobile replaced the desktop, apps replaced web sites, video replaced text, and social replaced static web pages. With each change, computing was driven further and deeper into society, business, government, and our personal lives. The 2020s will be no exception to this cycle. Big changes are coming soon. This exciting presentation will provide an overview of the many new technologies and controversial computing paradigms that are already in process, including Web3, decentralization, DAOs, NFTs, and the Metaverse. Don’t miss this special opening presentation from the keynote speaker at the inaugural Dig South in 2012.
Melissa McGhie Proctor
EVP & CMO, Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena
From Ball Girl to Atlanta Hawks CMO (and More): Melissa Proctor in the Disruptor Studio at DIG SOUTH
Melissa Proctor is the Executive Vice President and CMO of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and of State Farm Arena, the venue where they fill the seats with rousing competition and entertainment. In her highly public dual role, Melissa is as much a ball-handler as the players she supports. Not only does she oversee day-to-day marketing operations, but she also deftly manages marketing integration and direct response, digital content, and advertising and promotions.
James "Jay" Bailey
CEO & President
Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
How to Make Inclusive Innovation a Reality: Jay Bailey in the Disruptor Studio at DIG SOUTH
Jay Bailey is the president and CEO of the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs. Since 2018, he has been disrupting the way entrepreneurship works. Today, Jay is the leader and architect of the largest Black entrepreneurship center in the country. He is challenging the status quo to take inclusive innovation from idea to reality. As he does, he’s helping to ensure equitable opportunities for Black business owners and multiplying prosperity for the Black community.
EVP Business Strategy & CMO
Tim Minahan is executive vice president, business strategy and chief marketing officer (CMO) at Citrix, where he has a proactive role in helping to drive focused strategic initiatives and the company’s overall business strategy. In addition, he leads global marketing strategy and operations for the company’s vision of securely delivering the world’s most important apps and data to enable people and businesses to work better.
A technology industry veteran who specializes in defining new markets and positioning companies to own them, Minahan has served in a broad range of business leadership roles at leading enterprise software, cloud, and services firms. He most recently spearheaded SAP’s successful transition to the cloud as CMO of the company’s Cloud and Line of Business unit. Minahan joined SAP when the company acquired Ariba, where he was SVP of Business Network Strategy and global CMO.
DIG SOUTH WILD PITCH
Wild Pitch is "the South's Capitol of Capital" where early- and growth-stage startups pitch to a live audience of top-shelf investors, founders, tech executives and other business leaders.
Speed-dating for Startups
Wild Pitch: Mainstage
Wild Pitch: Sidestage
301 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Located in the heart of the Charleston peninsula, the College of Charleston TD Arena is the perfect venue for the 10th anniversary of DIG SOUTH Tech Summit. The 142,750 square-foot multi-purpose venue offers an open circular concourse for exhibitors, a gorgeous hospitality suite featuring a skyline view of the bridge, plus three stages and breakout rooms. TD Arena is within a stone's throw of Charleston's world-class food & beverage scene and the finest accommodations in the Lowcountry at various price points – and only 15 minutes from two gorgeous, white-sand beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.